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  1. Fascinating! I certainly didn't know about that....

    Fascinating! I certainly didn't know about that. But

    I can imagine!

    Funnily enough, although I'd get IE, the only time I use it is when neither Opera (default browser) nor Firefox can render a...
  2. Thanks Doc, but I'm well aware of most of the...

    Thanks Doc, but I'm well aware of most of the possibilities. No disrespect, but what I'm after is the voice of experience. I do have MGADiag.exe available.
  3. One tip I found elsewhere is to install on a...

    One tip I found elsewhere is to install on a non-critical partition and run MGADiag.exe, before going any further. But whether that was based on actual experience I don't know.
  4. Anyone know the implications of "FOR DISTRIBUTION IN US ONLY" - in the UK?

    I suspect that the installation of Windows 7, by someone in UK, using a disk labelled "FOR DISTRIBUTION IN US ONLY", might be fraught with problems.

    But does anyone happen to know what the actual...
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    Although I don't have records of precisely when I...

    Although I don't have records of precisely when I converted from the over user-friendly Microsoft Money, I have records of all my financial transactions since 1994, but I'm not sure how many were...
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    I have used KeePass (free) for some time and keep...

    I have used KeePass (free) for some time and keep the (encrypted) database in Dropbox. I prefer that it's a not a browser add-on, but is nevertheless very simple to use, and I'm quite confident it's...
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    I note you mention "XX Copy". For a system drive,...

    I note you mention "XX Copy". For a system drive, I have been using XXClone Freeware for several years (on XP SP3) and have never had a problem; it does a good job, including managing drive letters...
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    My wife and I have had a number of such calls...

    My wife and I have had a number of such calls here, though we never let them get beyond a couple of sentences. The phone rang while I was reading this thread and guess what? It was that thick south...
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    I've been using AnVir Task Manager Free for going...

    I've been using AnVir Task Manager Free for going on four years. It watches for anything to be added to Startup, warns me, and offers to either allow it, quarantine it or delete it.

    What I've not...
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    Why I like Opera so much

    Because it's a small target for hackers and does everything I want. And it's mostly quicker to load.

    Mind you, I keep my passwords in KeePass so I can use them just as easily with any browser that...
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    Use TrueCrypt

    I use TrueCrypt for all my confidential data, so need to enter a password only when I want to access that. This keeps it protected from everyone, including boot disks.

    It's not hard to use if you...
  12. Oh how I wish I'd found xplorer2 sooner.

    Having been more or less frustrated with Windows Explorer since day one, it was with enormous relief that I discovered xplorer2 a couple of years ago. And I don't even use all the facilities of the...
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    And Safe user practices are the only antivirus...

    And Safe user practices are the only antivirus precautions I have ever used in over 20 years of PC use. True, I once had a drive-by trojan back in the day (pre 2004) when the Windows firewall...
  14. Changing the default application for shell Open

    Some time ago I rashly edited the registry to cause double-clicking a file with an unknown extension in Window Explorer to default to opening with a text editor. This turned out to be a mistake, but...
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    In case no-one's noticed, the relevant website...

    In case no-one's noticed, the relevant website says "Sorry, we no longer offer Norton Partition Magic."

    Having recently acquired a new Seagate drive, I'm now finding Seagate DiscWizard a free,...
  16. I was pleased to see AutoHotkey mentioned. The...

    I was pleased to see AutoHotkey mentioned. The only interest I have to declare is that of a user who would find life difficult without it. For ten years I used Macro Express and like AzDayton found...
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    It is indeed the exporting of data (if only to...

    It is indeed the exporting of data (if only to keep file sizes reasonable) that is a pain. However, I did manage to get all my transactions from 1994-2008 into MySQL database which is quite good for...
  18. For those who can't find any CD to install from,...

    For those who can't find any CD to install from, you could always try http://bootdisk.com/
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    According to Wikipedia, "GIMPshop is a...

    According to Wikipedia, "GIMPshop is a modification of the free and open source graphics program GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop."

    I...
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    For amusement only Intuit stopped supporting...

    For amusement only

    Intuit stopped supporting Quicken some years ago, here in the UK. My bank stopped offering download of transactions in Quicken 2000 format (which I was using) without warning....
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