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    Thanks for all the great advice and suggestions....

    Thanks for all the great advice and suggestions. I considered using Wine for CAD quite a while ago. After looking into it, I decided not to use it for some reason I can't remember. I now have a...
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    WinXP Continues to Update

    I recently completed a fresh install of WinXP SP3 in VirtualBox. After installation, it went through the update process and, I assumed, that it installed all the updates available up to the "end of...
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    :( OK. Thanks.

    :( OK. Thanks.
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    Ah! I think I found it. In the Virtual Media...

    Ah! I think I found it. In the Virtual Media Manager it is a checkbox labeled "Immutable". I don't usually use big words like that ;). I also intend to use "snapshot" when appropriate.
    Very helpful....
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    Is This Configuration Legit?

    I currently dual boot Win7 64 and a Linux distro. Primarily I work with Linux. The computer originally came with 32 bit Win7 pre-installed. The 64 bit version was purchased as an upgrade. Of course,...
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    I agree. Virtualbox does not offer me a 1920 x...

    I agree. Virtualbox does not offer me a 1920 x 1080 res to select; only something close. This is only a problem because I want to eliminate distortion in the CAD shapes while using the entire screen...
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    Paul, I'm not sure what you mean by "...not...

    Paul,
    I'm not sure what you mean by "...not saving any changes, so you don't care about updates...". Once changes have been made to the OS and you then shutdown, the changes are saved. How do you...
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    The monitor I'm using is an LG Flatron E2350V-SN....

    The monitor I'm using is an LG Flatron E2350V-SN. It's specs say that resolution is 1920x1080 with an aspect ratio of 16:9. The screen is 23" diagonal and is 11 1/2" high by 20" wide.
    I am running...
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    Adjusting Resolution

    I run a CAD program in WinXP. I also use a monitor with extra width. I would like to adjust only the vertical or horizontal resolution to create a ratio that will take advantage of the extra monitor...
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    Running XP in VirtualBox

    I usually work on a Linux box but there is a CAD program I like that runs only in Windows. So, I've installed Virtualbox and WinXP SP3 and my CAD program. Everything is working well. The down side is...
  11. Thread: TPM Connection

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    OK. Thanks.

    OK. Thanks.
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    Finger Print Reader

    I recently acquired a Lenovo T500 running Vista Business. I updated the OS, so all is well there. I don't have a user manual and cannot find one on-line. One issue I'm having is with the finger print...
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    TPM Connection

    I recently acquired a Lenovo T500 running Vista Business. I updated the OS, so all is well there. One issue I'm having is a message that comes up on start-up that says (paraphrasing) Problem...
  14. Thread: Re-use of OS

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    handcuff36 & curiousclive, Thanks for the step...

    handcuff36 & curiousclive,
    Thanks for the step by step. I've printed this off and will put it to use after we get past the holidays.
    I appreciate all the help.
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    handcuff36, Thanks for the words of...

    handcuff36,
    Thanks for the words of encouragement.
    To anyone that might know: The OS that I'm dealing with is going (if successful) from one computer brand to another. In the event that I have a...
  16. Thread: Re-use of OS

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    Clint, All of the OSs I'm talking about came...

    Clint,
    All of the OSs I'm talking about came installed on a computer and are OEM. So, they may not re-activate. I just wanted to make sure that by trying it that I wouldn't screw something up so...
  17. Thread: Re-use of OS

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    Re-use of OS

    I have a laptop that I purchased several years ago. It came with Win7 Home Premium 32 bit. I found out after a while that the computer is actually a 64 bit machine. So, I purchased a 64 bit Win7 disk...
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    ruirib, Thanks. I found that the free version of...

    ruirib,
    Thanks. I found that the free version of Easeus ToDo does just what I want. It made multiple image disks and a boot disk that I can give back to my daughter along with the fixed laptop. If...
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    Vista image backup

    Sorry if this has been asked and answered before. If so, I couldn't find it.

    I just spent quite a lot of time on a family member's laptop that runs Vista Home Basic. It had a serious crash & burn...
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    I'll do it manually so that it gets done before...

    I'll do it manually so that it gets done before Christmas. Funny, MS says that SP2 includes everything that's in SP1. Yet, it also says that you can't install 2 without all ready having installed 1....
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    I'm not sure about SP1. I'll check. However, I...

    I'm not sure about SP1. I'll check.
    However, I think I corrected the problem. After re-installing Vista, when prompted, I created a user name and password. Without thinking about it being an admin...
  22. To all, Is his laptop still functioning? If so,...

    To all,
    Is his laptop still functioning? If so, won't putting a copy of the OS on his fiance's computer be against licensing agreements? If he is not going to use his laptop again then I think it is...
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    Deleting user account

    I am fixing up a 5 year old laptop for my grandson. I have installed a new HD and re-installed Vista Basic. After setting up some user accounts I decided to delete one of them. As Admin, I removed...
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    Ultimate Boot CD Questions

    The Ultimate Boot CD 4 Windows (UBCD4Win) has been around for a lot of years, but doesn't seem to have been updated recently. In any case, by the description, it appears to be something that I can...
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    I will, but it will take a while.

    I will, but it will take a while.
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