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    Coochin; Wow, I make that transfer speed about...

    Coochin;
    Wow, I make that transfer speed about 5.5 MBps. That is painfully slow.
    I guess I am not the only one who finds real world USB transfer rates kind of suck.

    Why is this I wonder?
    Is...
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    USB data transfer rates?

    I have always been puzzled as to why USB data rates seem to be so slow.
    For instance, USB 2.0 has a supposed data rate of 480 mbps; or 60 MBps.
    So in a perfect world you should be able to transfer...
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    Coochin Yes sorry, they are all desktops. The...

    Coochin
    Yes sorry, they are all desktops.
    The CPU fans are all connected to the correct 4 pin fan header, and the case fans to the chassis or sys fan headers as you suggest.
    I will have to check...
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    Something Weird About "Sleep" Mode in Win7

    I have 2 rigs running Win7 x 64 bit and 2 running Vista enterprise x 64 bit.
    The Vista rigs shut down all fans and drives when put in sleep mode, but the Win7 rigs leave the fans running, and the...
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    I think I found a good alternative. At the local...

    I think I found a good alternative.
    At the local computer parts store I found something called and "Icy Dock"; which is described as a "5.25" hot swap dirve caddy for 2.5" & 3.5" SATA hard drives or...
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    I had a couple of PUP's that kept re-appearing,...

    I had a couple of PUP's that kept re-appearing, but the new version of malware bytes seems to have killed them. I scan weekly.

    rstew
  7. This sounds like it might work nicely! Thanks...

    This sounds like it might work nicely!
    Thanks for the link. :B):

    rstew
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    Cochin Thanks for this idea. I had forgotten...

    Cochin
    Thanks for this idea. I had forgotten about being able to power down drives.

    Cheers,
    rstew
  9. The current oem install is 32 bit and it's...

    The current oem install is 32 bit and it's working fine so I will just leave it alone. I don't have a 32 bit non-oem version. The idea originally was to get rid of the oem install with all its...
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    I hear you Paul! rstew

    I hear you Paul!

    rstew
  11. Sound advice Clint! I think it sounds like it...

    Sound advice Clint!
    I think it sounds like it would be more trouble than it's worth, so I will just leave it running Vista until I retire it completely, like Joe suggested.
    I forgot that upgrading...
  12. More questions about upgrading from Vista to Win7

    So I have my custom built shop rig up and running nicely on Win7 x 64bit. Everything works great and I am happy with it. (Thanks to many on the forum for all the valualble information and...
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    Current most popular version of Windows?

    So in looking at the numbers of people viewing the various Window forums on any given day, it appears that Win7 usually has 300 to 600 or more viewers.
    Vista has way less than 100, typically around...
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    OK I was afraid that might be the case. Also I...

    OK I was afraid that might be the case.
    Also I notice that the backup is not in any recognizable format.
    It shows as several hundred sequentially numbered "backup file" folders.
    So I guess there...
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    How to Turn Off Backup HDD?

    I have given up on trying to backup one rig to another, at least for now.
    So after I run a file backup (using Windows backup) to a second hdd in my my rig, is there a way to shut the backup drive...
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    Thanks for that link Joe. Wow, once again...

    Thanks for that link Joe.
    Wow, once again something that you think should be easy, turns out needing dozens of debugging steps! :huh:
    I am sure that as I work through it I will solve the issue.
    I...
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    Can't Network One PC To Another!

    Just having some trouble backing up files from one PC to another on my network.
    They are both cat 5 cabled to my router, which also has a printer connected.
    One PC is running Vista HP 32 bit; the...
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    Here is the window that opened: 39899 ...

    Here is the window that opened:

    39899

    Spooky or what? :o:

    rstew
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    Yes it looked suspicious to me. I just hit the...

    Yes it looked suspicious to me.
    I just hit the exit button and it disappeared.
    I did get a picture of it before I killed it.

    rstew
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    I just got a warning flag pop up in the lower...

    I just got a warning flag pop up in the lower corner of my screen that has AVG in one corner.
    It says "SHELLSHOCK; Everything you should know about this global threat"
    Then it has a big red button...
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    So as to reduce the scare factor I wound up just...

    So as to reduce the scare factor I wound up just swapping back in the old mobo. A gigantic step backward!
    Anyway everything works as it did.
    I can now fully backup all my data files, then maybe...
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    Berton; So are we saying that simply upgrading...

    Berton;
    So are we saying that simply upgrading to Vista 64 bit, on the same drive, may render the non-windows data unrecoverable?
    The video driver and network driver at least seem to be fine...
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    If I was to boot up with Vista Enterprise 64 bit...

    If I was to boot up with Vista Enterprise 64 bit (non-OEM) from the DVD drive, and upgrade to this (registered etc.), would I still be able to access all my old data files on the old drive? Or would...
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    Clint Both mobo's worked fine beforehand. The...

    Clint
    Both mobo's worked fine beforehand.
    The problem must be different disk controllers as Paul says.
    Paul;
    I had no idea disk controllers were different
    Another example of how what you...
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    Updated motherboard in older Gateway failed

    So I decided it was time to replace the mobo in my old Gateway backup rig.
    Its a 2008 GM5410E with a clunky old OEM Intel DG965OT motherboard, running a quad core Q6600.
    I swapped in a Gigabyte...
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