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  1. Which Precision model? Have you flashed the...

    Which Precision model? Have you flashed the latest BIOS?

    The symptom you are experiencing is consistent with a Dell OEM DVD installed on a machine with a non-compliant BIOS.

    When installing...
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    Have you checked whether there's an option in the...

    Have you checked whether there's an option in the Kaspersky menus to delete log files or something similar?
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    Hmm, if that's the case, then there's definitely...

    Hmm, if that's the case, then there's definitely something amiss. 300 GB of used space is way too much if it's not user data.

    So you've got two separate issues that ought to be addressed. One is...
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    oldgeezer75, As you can see from your DiskMgmt...

    oldgeezer75,

    As you can see from your DiskMgmt screenshot, the problem is the unallocated space you freed up is not adjacent to your C: partition, so DiskMgmt cannot expand into it. In a...
  5. Great to hear everything worked out, Linda. I...

    Great to hear everything worked out, Linda. I was confident you'd get it right once you got the Movie Maker distraction resolved. The webpage looks good now, and the audio is definitely a good...
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    Now why didn't I think of that? Thanks, Coochin!...

    Now why didn't I think of that? Thanks, Coochin!

    I have a similar configuration: laptop with 8GB ram, 250GB SSD, and 1TB HDD with a D:\DATA partition replacing the optical drive in the media bay....
  7. Yep, I think you're on top of things now. The...

    Yep, I think you're on top of things now.

    The original downloads are 16:9, but I got misled by other evidence into thinking it might have been another aspect ratio. Once the video got misshapen...
  8. First, let me say I have little experience in...

    First, let me say I have little experience in video editing, so I'm not sure I can really help you with that part. But by at least identifying where the problem is, perhaps other loungers more...
  9. From your post #1 above: From your post #16...

    From your post #1 above:


    From your post #16 in last year's thread:

    I have no experience with WordPress so don't know what you have control over, but can offer some observations that will help...
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    Don't know if this news story ever made it across...

    Don't know if this news story ever made it across to Australia, but to folks in California the joke may be too soon after the Asiana Airlines tragedy in San Francisco less than two years ago: ...
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    Don, while RG's suggestion to identify your keys...

    Don, while RG's suggestion to identify your keys is a good practice in general, note the two keys (on the COA sticker and the one exposed by Magic Jelly Bean) will not be the same.

    For your...
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    Yes, a Dell-branded Reinstallation disc is...

    Yes, a Dell-branded Reinstallation disc is essentially identical to a retail disc, so you can slipstream the Dell discs just as easily as a retail disc. I used to slipsteam my library of Dell discs...
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    I happen to be quite familiar with how Dell...

    I happen to be quite familiar with how Dell implemented XP on their machines, and wrote a definitive thesis, "Inside the Dell PC Restore Partition", that during the XP era was used as a reference by...
  14. It's not always that obvious, though. A lot of...

    It's not always that obvious, though. A lot of people--even otherwise intelligent people--can be confused about where the URL box is. They believe they're typing in a URL when they're actually...
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    I second rokky's notion of using Portable Apps. ...

    I second rokky's notion of using Portable Apps. I use as many of them as I can instead of the regular "installed" versions. My flash drive includes the portable versions of the Chrome browser,...
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    That won't work because the restored image will...

    That won't work because the restored image will still be using the ATA driver.

    Also, I thought the OP had already reformatted the drive so the ATA installation is no longer available to make an...
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    I still use Truecrypt and have no qualms about...

    I still use Truecrypt and have no qualms about its security. In fact, I trust it far more than I would trust Microsoft's Bitlocker.

    I have seen nor heard any evidence or indication that Truecrypt...
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    Nope, there seems to be more to it than just...

    Nope, there seems to be more to it than just javascript. Been there, done that. Many times. There are simply some PDFs that will not render with anything other than Adobe Reader.
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    Foxit Reader doesn't completely replace the full...

    Foxit Reader doesn't completely replace the full functionality of Adobe Reader. That's because AR can run program code embedded in the PDF, even though that makes it a security nightmare. I guess...
  20. I don't believe this is that uncommon anymore,...

    I don't believe this is that uncommon anymore, and we're probably going to see a lot more ISPs going this way as they try to monetize every aspect of the customer.

    I think they can only do that,...
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    Archiving is essentially no different from Tony's...

    Archiving is essentially no different from Tony's suggestion, but Tony's is better. Archiving is for storing msgs you want to keep but don't need to see constantly. If you use that as an interim...
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    "Get out more", as in "you seem to be living in a...

    "Get out more", as in "you seem to be living in a bubble if you've never encountered this before."
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    You need to get out more. As Paul indicated,...

    You need to get out more. As Paul indicated, programs that store user data in the program folder have not been that uncommon. Intuit, for one, used to have a bad habit of defaulting to the program...
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    Would creating a Yahoo Group...

    Would creating a Yahoo Group or Google Group work?
  25. That "old school" was back in the DOS/Win9x days....

    That "old school" was back in the DOS/Win9x days. It is not true any longer. In fact, it wasn't a hard and fast rule even then--one could have multiple primaries with DOS if you chose to do so, but...
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