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  1. I'm not sure of that. I *did* have Windows 8 x64...

    I'm not sure of that. I *did* have Windows 8 x64 installed and running on this machine. This was the initial install of Windows 8.0 installed from the USB key that I loaded when I purchased the...
  2. Many thanks for all the suggestions. I did...

    Many thanks for all the suggestions.

    I did resolve my problem, but in a completely different way. It turns out that I had ordered the optional physical media when I had purchased one of my...
  3. Many thanks, JC & Drew. I'm going to play...

    Many thanks, JC & Drew. I'm going to play tonight to see what what services are currently running and what I can dispense with.

    I do have a couple of other questions.

    1) Given that I have only...
  4. Which apps and services can I disable in Windows 8?

    Good day to all.

    I am in the process of getting Windows 8.1 running on my Acer H340 & H341 home server boxes. These use under-powered Intel Atom processors (N230 in the H340, D410 in the H341)...
  5. How to install Windows 8 32-bit using only a product key?

    Good day to all.

    I'm having a minor problem and I hope the collective wisdom here can help.

    I purchased several Windows 8 keys back when Microsoft was offering upgrades from earlier versions. ...
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    Antivirus for Windows 98

    Good day to all.

    I still run a couple of old Windows 98se computers because of software / hardware reasons. I used to use Eset's NOD-32 antivirus program but Eset dropped Win98 support last year....
  7. Display resolution mysteriously drops from 1920 x 1200 to 640 x 480

    Good day to all.

    I've got another, long-standing annoyance with my Win 7 Pro home machine.

    This is an AMD machine with Asus F1A75-M Pro motherboard having on-board Radeon HD6530D video. Its...
  8. Hi there. Its a Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB drive,...

    Hi there.

    Its a Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB drive, 7200RPM, 64MB cache. System is configured for AHCI as opposed to regular IDE mode - I went with AHCI for the hot-swap capability on the SATA ports. ...
  9. Slow Hard Drive performance after upgrading from 2TB to 3TB

    Good day to all.

    I recently upgraded one of the data drives on my Win 7 Pro system from a 2TB WD "Green" 2TB drive to a nice, shiny Seagate 3TB drive. The original drive was initialized as MBR...
  10. How well does Windows 8 run on Intel Atom netbook?

    Good day to all.

    I recently purchased a couple of inexpensive netbooks that came with Windows 7 Starter. I upgraded one of those to Windows 7 Home Premium with a purchased upgrade product key. ...
  11. This sounds familiar - I've run into this several...

    This sounds familiar - I've run into this several times in the past. My memory is failing me and I don't have a step-by-step procedure for you but its pretty simple. You need to bring up the Disk...
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    IE9 not working any more

    Good day to all.

    My wife told me yesterday that Internet Explorer on her Win 7 (64-bit) machine isn't working anymore. Apparently, its been broken for a few days but she told me only yesterday. ...
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    USB hard drive not recognized

    Good day to all.

    My WIn 7 Pro 64-bit box has started to not recognize my external USB hard drives. It started off with one USB port being a problem and has since increased to 2 ports being...
  14. Yeah - about the only thing that I've done that...

    Yeah - about the only thing that I've done that actually works is to use a wide piece of tape (duct tape) to secure the connector to the bottom of the netbook. Actually works quite well.

    dwayne
  15. Looking for Win98se drivers for Samsung printers

    (also cross-posted in the Windows 98 section)

    Good day to all.

    I am looking for Windows 98 or 98se drivers for a couple of Samsung printers. These are both USB printers but I plan to actually...
  16. Looking for Win98se drivers for Samsung printers

    Good day to all.

    I am looking for Windows 98 or 98se drivers for a couple of Samsung printers. These are both USB printers but I plan to actually install them on Windows XP or Win 7 machines and...
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    I'm assuming that this is in Windows 7. Go to...

    I'm assuming that this is in Windows 7.

    Go to the Control Panel and select the 'Sound' icon. Note - I have my Control Panel set up displaying Small Icons - the Sound icon may be hidden inside one...
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    Win7 won't boot: 'A Disk Read Error

    Good day to all.

    I spent an unpleasant 5 hours or so last night fixing an 'Oops'. Its a long story, but I'll be as quick as I can.

    My Win 7 Pro box has been stable for more than a year now. ...
  19. Well, I must be tired or something - it never...

    Well, I must be tired or something - it never even occurred to me to run chkdsk. I left the drive connected to my IDE / SATA - USB adapter and did just that. Chkdsk did make the drive bootable...
  20. OK - I can install the drive in one of my desktop...

    OK - I can install the drive in one of my desktop machines. But: what repair tools are available? Names, URLs greatly appreciated.

    dwayne
  21. What tools are available for recovering corrupted NTFS partitions?

    Good day to all.

    I have an older netbook that normally has a 500GB drive installed in it. The drive is partitioned as a 15GB "C" drive, with the rest going to the "D" partition.

    I was asked to...
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    I'm not sure, but I don't think that its a boot...

    I'm not sure, but I don't think that its a boot block problem. Reason: I can get into Vista's Repair Console. I don't think that would be possible if the boot block was bad.




    This is a...
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    I think that I will take your advice. I tried...

    I think that I will take your advice. I tried installing a retail Win 7 Home Premium Upgrade disc and everything seems to work well. I used the Vista TouchPad and Bluetooth drivers but downloaded...
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    Many thanks for that link. I truly had NO idea...

    Many thanks for that link. I truly had NO idea how wide-spread this problem was!

    I've spent the past couple of days trying many of the things listed on that page as well as some of the things...
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    One of the first things I checked was to make...

    One of the first things I checked was to make sure that the machine was not set to use an external display. Hitting the hot-key combo (Fn + F7) causes the display to blank very momentarily, then...
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