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  1. Thanks, that looks like it would work for the...

    Thanks, that looks like it would work for the Properties screen, but not the System Information screen.
    It looks like I would need to be able to edit the bios file to change what I want, which is...
  2. How Do I Reset Some Stuff In System Information?

    I am thinking that most of the info that appears in System Information is read from the bios.
    There are a couple of line items that would be nice to be able to change.
    One is; System Manufacturer...
  3. HTH Thanks for the tip, but no I don't run...

    HTH
    Thanks for the tip, but no I don't run McAfee. Bad experience several years ago.
    I use AVG, which I know is not everyone's favorite, but it works for me.

    rstew
  4. .......or just say to heck with it! Seriously,...

    .......or just say to heck with it!

    Seriously, I will give that a try.
    interestingly, two other Win7 HP systems have installed the same security update without issue. Wonder what the difference...
  5. Security Update KB2585542 Has Failed Dozens of Times. Why?

    This update has failed to install many many times since last Sept; yet all other updates have installed OK and everything is up to date. (Win7 HP x 64 bit) System is running just fine.

    Anyone got...
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    Ok I figured out how to delete them. Turned out...

    Ok I figured out how to delete them. Turned out to be quite easy!
    Thanks to all for the help.

    rstew
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    Roland; I downloaded and ran Fileseek, and it...

    Roland;
    I downloaded and ran Fileseek, and it found all the *(1).* files. Maybe I am stupid, but I don't see how you delete them.
    Is this a feature only in the paid version I wonder?

    Thanks,...
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    Paul That first option is kind of what I was...

    Paul
    That first option is kind of what I was thinking. A throwback to the old dos days!
    I think I will copy the folder to a usb stick and run it from there, then if it all looks good, copy it back...
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    Selectively Remove Duplicate Files?

    Somehow I managed to merge two folders together and many of the files got duplicated, with (1) appended to the duplicates.
    These are scattered over all over many sub-folders etc etc. I started...
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    You could try re-initializing and full formatting...

    You could try re-initializing and full formatting the drive from scratch.
    If windows is going to be able to recognize the disk at all, this should do it.
    The only caveat here is if you have...
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    That seems strange to me. Any new Win 7 install...

    That seems strange to me.
    Any new Win 7 install I have done boots to a full desktop in under 40 seconds, some in 30 seconds. And that is with a conventional SATA 600 HDD; not an SSD.
    This is way...
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    What Are The Most Common Complaints With Win 7?

    I happen to think Win 7 works pretty well and is way ahead of Vista in most respects.
    And I personally don't care for Win 8.1's cheesy tile interface, though there are lots of folks who seem to like...
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    Typically any W7 HP x64 installation I have done...

    Typically any W7 HP x64 installation I have done installs about 135 updates right after installation, so I don't think what you are seeing is unusual at all.
    Just a fact of life with Windows. Takes...
  14. Clint; that looks like what I need. I ordered one...

    Clint; that looks like what I need. I ordered one up so we shall see. Price is right. It sounds like it comes with a 20 pin USB3 plug which should plug right into mobo.

    Berton; the mobo is a new...
  15. OK got it. I thought it might be something along...

    OK got it. I thought it might be something along those lines.
    I guess to make them into USB 3 connectors I will have to replace the connectors and the cabling to the mobo.

    Thanks a bunch,
    rstew
  16. How To Upgrade USB 2 Panel Connectors To USB 3?

    If you connect a pair of older front panel USB 2 connectors (that terminate in a standard 2-row 20 pin plug) to a newer mobo that has a blue 2-row 40 pin connector (using an adapter), does that make...
  17. Follow up: Well the transfer finally finished...

    Follow up:
    Well the transfer finally finished after close to 48 hours.
    Upon checking it looks like everything is there, and it all seems to work.
    I still can't believe that this represents a...
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    Who would have guessed that the mundane topic of...

    Who would have guessed that the mundane topic of drive formatting would generate such a heated debate?

    I am back to my original premise (editted slightly with some words by satrow):

    If it's a...
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    [QUOTE=Drew1903;1001374]"I wouldn't bother with a...

    [QUOTE=Drew1903;1001374]"I wouldn't bother with a full format on a new drive, quick is more than enough and who needs to wait that long to use your new toys?" (Paul)


    Absolutely. Basic rule of...
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    This has been a very informative topic. Many...

    This has been a very informative topic. Many thanks to all who contributed.

    My personal conclusion:
    If it's a new drive, a full format will do.
    If it's a used drive being re-purposed (and is...
  21. Ok, never really thought of it in those terms....

    Ok, never really thought of it in those terms. Still seems incredibly slow.
    We actually are away for a few days and I had to leave with the transfer still in progress.
    Hopefully when we get back it...
  22. Painfully Slow Data Transfer Rate Using Windows Easy Transfer!

    After a few miscues I finally got Easy Transfer going so as to migrate some 192 GB of files and data from my old Vista 32 bit machine to a new Win7 64 bit machine.
    As transfer started I noted a time...
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    FN; I did check and made sure it was the 32 bit...

    FN;
    I did check and made sure it was the 32 bit version in the old machine.

    jwoods;
    I followed that link and searched a couple of other links. Went into the registry and sure enough found one...
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    OK now of course Easy Transfer does not seem to...

    OK now of course Easy Transfer does not seem to want to start.
    As soon as I try to open it, I get a window saying I am logged on using a temporary account; please restart and try again. I have tried...
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    OK good to know. Its not like I have any deathly...

    OK good to know.
    Its not like I have any deathly sensitive information to hide, but its nice to know that if an old drive happened to find its way into recycling or something, no one could extract...
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