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    You should verify that the virtualization support...

    You should verify that the virtualization support in your CPU is turned on in the BIOs. There are a lot of utilities that will tell you if your CPU supports virtualization, but from my experience...
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    I'm a little confused. In order to install Win...

    I'm a little confused. In order to install Win 8.1 or 10 on a virtual machine you must run the virtual machine, so you already know how to start it. Unless I am completely misunderstanding what you...
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    I would run the disk cleanup utility first, it...

    I would run the disk cleanup utility first, it can often free up a lot of space, especially if you have not run it before. But if you have a small drive, or have lots of media files, then a second...
  4. Try this - go to the Advance Power Option, expand...

    Try this - go to the Advance Power Option, expand Sleep > Allow Wake Timers and make sure that On Battery is Enabled. This setting is supposed to enable Windows to wake up from sleep when a scheduled...
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    Based on the screen shots you posted, I think...

    Based on the screen shots you posted, I think that your new laptop has a very high resolution (3200x1800) and that is playing havoc with what you are seeing. In the first screen shot, IE looks fine...
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    Does the installer say that javaw.exe is running...

    Does the installer say that javaw.exe is running and needs to be stopped first? And you don't know what javax.exe is? javaw.exe is used to run desktop Java applications that display windows (as...
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    I have to +1 this advice. Once I had a laptop...

    I have to +1 this advice. Once I had a laptop that slowed to a crawl; I looked inside and noticed what appeared to be a piece of felt covering the radiator fins - it was actually an accumulation of...
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    VirtualBox 4.3.14 Problems

    Has anyone else experienced problems with VirtualBox version 4.3.14 (with that specific version)? During my monthly run of Secunia PSI, it alerted me to this new version (I was running 4.3.12), but...
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    Which VirtualBox client utilities have you...

    Which VirtualBox client utilities have you installed - the ones that come with VirtualBox, or the ones provided by the Ubuntu distro? If neither, you need to install one or the other. I have found...
  10. Ages ago when I upgraded to Win7 I could not find...

    Ages ago when I upgraded to Win7 I could not find a driver for my ancient Epson scanner. I ended up running an XP virtual machine (using VMWare Server at the time) and installed the scanner software...
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    DosBox doesn't actually run DOS (it doesn't come...

    DosBox doesn't actually run DOS (it doesn't come with any utilities or other things you might expect from DOS), it is more of an emulator that runs programs that need DOS to run. And like Paul, I use...
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    What brand of laptop do you have? My Sony Vaio...

    What brand of laptop do you have? My Sony Vaio has an "extend battery life" option which, when set, doesn't charge the battery beyond 80%. Took me a while to figure out why my battery was at 80% and...
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    Changing the screen colors and font size is easy....

    Changing the screen colors and font size is easy. The PowerShell window is just a repurposed command prompt window so you can change the font/colors in the same way: access the window menu in the top...
  14. Another possibility is VirtualBox...

    Another possibility is VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/).
    One thing you will need: lots of RAM. Windows Server will want at least 2GB, each Win 7 VM another 1GB. You'll probably need 8GB or...
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    I'll give a +1 to TrueCrypt. I use it to encrypt...

    I'll give a +1 to TrueCrypt. I use it to encrypt several USB keys and USB external drives, and I have no problem accessing the drive contents from any machine with TrueCrypt installed.
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    A dot by itself means the current directory....

    A dot by itself means the current directory. Also, in Linux, a file or folder that starts with a dot us hidden. Many Java apps follow the Linux usage. (I assume you are tking anput Java since...
  17. This KB article has several reasons why not all...

    This KB article has several reasons why not all RAM might be usable: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978610
    I think the best suggestion is to make sure you are running the latest BIOS for your...
  18. Check your BIOS and verify that it has not...

    Check your BIOS and verify that it has not limited the RAM available to the OS. I have 32GB on my desktop and I know my BIOS has an option to limit the amount of RAM available to the OS. My OS sees...
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    Regarding passwords, better yet use a password...

    Regarding passwords, better yet use a password manager. There are many available for free, and they work on PCs, phones, etc. (I don not know any of my passwords other than what I need to log onto my...
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    The main reason to have separate users is to keep...

    The main reason to have separate users is to keep each user's data separate. And to allow each user to customize their settings. I suspect that you could set up a "non-graphics" user to have lower...
  21. I would set the SSD up as the C: drive and the...

    I would set the SSD up as the C: drive and the 4TB drive as the D: drive (one large 4TB partition, there is no need to create smaller partitions - I have 2 4TB drives and each is a single partition,...
  22. According to this page:...

    According to this page: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126449
    what you want is "numeric keypad *"
  23. I tried your code and sending a winrar file...

    I tried your code and sending a winrar file worked for me. I tried inserting various errors into the code to try to simulate the error message you got but was unsuccessful. I suggest temporarily...
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    Go for it! A month or so ago I upgraded my Vaio...

    Go for it! A month or so ago I upgraded my Vaio ultrabook to 8.1 and was never happy with it. Last Wednesday I accidentally hosed the ultrabook and had to run the full restore that reset it to...
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    The biggest issue with using FAT32 is that you...

    The biggest issue with using FAT32 is that you are limited to files that are 4GB in size or less. This is usually only a problem if you are dealing with high def video files which can be larger than...
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