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    2 optical drives - Y or N?

    I tried using 2 CD burners on a single system back in IDE days; regardless of the drives' setup (master, slave etc) the OS always ended up confused.

    Running Win 10, 64 bit & sata connectors for...
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    Checked driver & it is current. Reinstalled to...

    Checked driver & it is current. Reinstalled to make sure.
    Still the same problem
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    Bluetooth mouse problems

    Just installed MS Sculpt Comfort Mouse on a Win 8, 64 bit system.

    Previously, I had a MS wireless keyboard/mouse combo: 6000, Ver 3.0. Flawless performance until the mouse failed. The keyboard...
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    Win 10 build 1511 & OEM

    Currently running Win 8 on a machine that originally came with Win 7 Pro oem. This machine presently will not upgrade to Win 10 - the installation will initiate but it ultimately reports an...
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    Backup strategies

    Currently running Windows 7. My backup uses a Seagate external drive & an HP SimpleSave. Afaik, the included software will not work in Windows 10 & there are no upgrades pending/available.
    I have...
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    What Now? Update to Windows 10

    Went to MS download site & d/l the Windows 10 Pro 64 bit ISO. Used the MS utility to burn to dvd.

    My Windows 7 Pro is an "Intended for distribution with a new PC." It came with a 25 alphanumeric...
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    Thanks again for all the help. @satrow: ref...

    Thanks again for all the help.
    @satrow: ref your post "... Refer to the Insider Hub for more information on these activation improvements including requirements."
    What is the Insider Hub and where...
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    Upgrade to Win 10 methods

    My system originally came with Windows 7 Pro. Gradually upgraded to Windows 8.0 and included the MS patches, etc as provided.
    Somewhere along the way I hit a glitch: when the system tries to install...
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    Jim Used the "print as image" & success! While...

    Jim

    Used the "print as image" & success! While not ideal, it is legible & a significant improvement. Thanks for the tip.
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    Increase contrast of printed .pdf

    I have a line drawing (black on white) in a PDF document that appears ok on-screen; however, when actually printed the drawn lines and dimensions appear too faint for easy reading. Similarly, other...
  11. Thread: Wi-Fi dongle?

    by Duncan_1
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    Wi-Fi dongle?

    I am looking for a USB dongle that can provide Wi-Fi. I do not have it in my router (nor do I want it enabled full-time). Purchasing a new router to have Wi-Fi all the time when all I need to sync...
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    Got it going... thanks anyway

    Got it going... thanks anyway
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    Bluetooth probs

    Trying to pair a Windows 8 (not 8.1 - another story) desktop (Asus P8Z68, Rev 3) with an Asus TF101 tablet. Wi-Fi, while available, is off for both devices.
    Bluetooth is on for both the desktop...
  14. Thread: Upgradeable?

    by Duncan_1
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    Upgradeable?

    I am running Windows 8, upgraded from Windows 7 Pro. I have attempted to upgrade to Windows 8.1 multiple times but at the end of the process it reports an error & reverts to 8.0. I have tried various...
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    Thanks all... off to Easeus

    Thanks all... off to Easeus
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    Cloning probs?

    Upgraded from a 128 GB ssd to 256 GB ssd. Used Macrium Free. Clone worked perfectly - too perfectly! My newly cloned drive shows:
    System Reserved - 28 MB NTFS
    C:\ (Windows 8, 64 bit) - 111.76 GB...
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    You got it! Thanks, jwitalka

    You got it! Thanks, jwitalka
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    OneDrive on the Desktop?

    I have an existing account on my desktop system (using Windows 8) and wonder if there is a method to create a shortcut (icon on my desktop) as I have with Dropbox? I went to the location that...
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    Time of day differences

    Sent an email from Outlook (in Firefox) and noted in the top right corner of the Outlook window that the file was automatically saved at 3:25 pm.
    I have no problem with the auto save but my system...
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    Thanks for the replies. Unit has separate power...

    Thanks for the replies.
    Unit has separate power supply & it is good - I can hear the drive spin up.
    I had tried the different usb port approach - no go.
    Now all is OK (few days later). I gave it a...
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    USB drive hiccup

    Running Windows 8. Have an external sata drive that I connect intermittently using usb (external box houses sata drive but connects to system via usb cable). Until today, it would show up as an...
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    Image editor features

    Wondering about the differences of Corel PaintShop Pro X6 (PSP) & PhotoPaint (included in the CorelDraw X6 suite). Are the feature sets identical? If not, what are the major pros/cons? Tried on the...
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    Thanks for the instantaneous replies!

    Thanks for the instantaneous replies!
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    Is this legit?

    I have a popup from http://ca.java-updating.com/k210sbpgb6r1usko2sh7psjcp5
    stating that it is a Free Java Security Update (Ver 7, Update 21) that is *Required*

    It isn't kidding! I can not remove...
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    Win 8.1 problem

    Running Win 8 Pro, 64 bit. On visiting the Windows Store (to obtain Win 8.1) I do not see the download option.

    I return to Windows 8 & run the updater. This has returned "Failure configuring...
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