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  1. OP wanted to go BACK one year. Martin M's formula...

    OP wanted to go BACK one year. Martin M's formula goes AHEAD one year.
  2. Thread: BIOS Issue

    by nate01pa
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    Are you getting this error BEFORE you see the...

    Are you getting this error BEFORE you see the Windows splash screen? If you are, the problem is most likely with the computer itself and not Windows.

    Did you check to make sure that the Floppy is...
  3. Dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu This is a...

    Dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu
    This is a "QuickStart" explanation. There are many detailed explanations online on how to do this.

    1. Before beginning, make sure that Win 7 boots correctly.
    2....
  4. This is one of the most sensible articles on this...

    This is one of the most sensible articles on this topic that I have seen and I agree with the writer's concept.

    Most people buy computers to perform tasks. They are not going to delve deeply into...
  5. OP asked how much memory to set aside for the VM....

    OP asked how much memory to set aside for the VM.
    I usually use 512 MB for 32-bit Windows XP with Virtual Box.
  6. My Compaq had a "button" battery which died...

    My Compaq had a "button" battery which died causing the computer to lose the time and date. It had one of those little white plugs which connected to pins on the mobo. I was able to get a workable...
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    To test your system to see if a DOS program can...

    To test your system to see if a DOS program can run in full screen mode, try this: (from the site WordPerfect for DOS Updated)

    On your Windows 7 computer, click on the Windows "pearl" where the...
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    I would like all the data removed weather it has...

    I would like all the data removed weather it has Linux, MS or any other OS, but not to compromise the basic boot-up, so it can still read a the A: ( if fitted) HD C:, CD, or USB.
    There is no need to...
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    I am wondering if the OP has a printer with a...

    I am wondering if the OP has a printer with a parallel port because he mentioned Centronic. If that is the case, there has to be a driver for the adapter in addition to the driver for the printer.
    ...
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    When you say "Clean HD" do you mean one ready to...

    When you say "Clean HD" do you mean one ready to use again or one with all the data removed?

    Formatting a hard drive under DOS or with one of the Linux discs does not destroy the data. It just...
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    WP is my word processor of choice. I still use...

    WP is my word processor of choice. I still use version X3 as I am not sure that the new version has features I really need.

    I use a doPDF to create PDF files. It is free and works with most...
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    One thing to keep in mind if you want to switch...

    One thing to keep in mind if you want to switch from XP to Linux is will I be able to perform essential tasks when running Linux? There are Linux replacements for many Windows apps but not all of...
  13. Back when printers did not require Windows to...

    Back when printers did not require Windows to operate, you could press Shift-PrintSCr on each main setup screen and you would have a hard copy of the current setup. Alas, that isn't possible with...
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    My experience with Linux has been just the...

    My experience with Linux has been just the opposite.

    I believe most of the new versions have trouble with my nVidia video hardware. The system will freeze up and then the display looks like an old...
  15. Are you talking about a password set in the BIOS...

    Are you talking about a password set in the BIOS setup?

    If so, I would think that the only way to bypass it would be to get into the BIOS setup and clear the password. If the machine offers a...
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    I am with you Paul T. Whenever I want to do real...

    I am with you Paul T. Whenever I want to do real word processing, I fire up my copy of WordPerfect Office X3.

    What the OP wants to do is easy with WordPerfect--in fact that is the default with...
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    Something nobody touched on is the OP's copy of...

    Something nobody touched on is the OP's copy of Windows an OEM version or a retail version? He should be prepared to call Microsoft to activate Windows because of all these hardware changes.
  18. That phrase is from the Clint Eastwood movie...

    That phrase is from the Clint Eastwood movie "Gran Torino".
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    I had some friends who used XTree Gold and liked...

    I had some friends who used XTree Gold and liked it. Back when I was using DOS, my file manager of choice was a shareware product called Stereo Shell. By default, it always showed two panes and tasks...
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    Is this happening all the time or just this once?...

    Is this happening all the time or just this once? Just in Excel or in Word as well?

    I have an older version of Excel and issuing the Print Preview command shows where the page breaks will be....
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    One of the first things I do when I get a new...

    One of the first things I do when I get a new system with a Recovery Partition on it is to make a set of DVDs that can be used to restore the system to its original condition.

    This guarantees that...
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    I have to disagree with you if you are a single...

    I have to disagree with you if you are a single person like me and only plan to use Office on one PC and/or one Windows tablet. Why pay $30 more to install it on 5 PC's when you don't have them?
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    Image backup and restore times will just about...

    Image backup and restore times will just about always be shorter than the time it takes to reinstall the OS and programs. Plus, all of your data is also restored and it is in the right places.
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    I have been using a program called doPDF which is...

    I have been using a program called doPDF which is available online and free for personal use. Like some of the others, it installs as a printer driver. It creates very compact PDF files.
  25. If the OP is trying to use the key on the...

    If the OP is trying to use the key on the computer, it is for the OS that was shipped with the machine. If it is XP Pro, it will NOT work with Windows 7.

    Bassfisher6522 is correct. The Digital...
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