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  1. I'm thinking that it is a windows 8 installation...

    I'm thinking that it is a windows 8 installation image and not a recovery disk.

    Brian
  2. Hmmm, no reagent.xml file. For that matter, the...

    Hmmm, no reagent.xml file. For that matter, the file RetiredGeed mentioned, X:\sources\boot.wim doesn't exist. No \sources folder. I wonder if this USE might have the install iso instead of being a...
  3. What version of Windows is on the recovery USB drive

    How can I figure out what version of Windows is on my USB recovery drives? I've several USB sticks that are recovery drives. But I don't know if they have Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 on them. Is there some...
  4. BSOD & Missing Optical Drive - Motherboard or Driver problem

    I've a Dell laptop, only 2 1/2 years old, that was running Windows 7. A few months back it started having random BSOD and freezes. When it froze usually the mouse would still work but nothing else...
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    Windows backup running out of space

    I've a friend with Windows 7 that is using Windows Backup. Their problem is that their backup drive keeps getting fuller and fuller until it runs out of space and the backups start failing. They...
  6. How to blank 2nd monitor during presentation

    We're setting up a pair of projectors for use during events. We want to switch the projectors to show nothing when not needed but still allow the monitor to remain on so we can swap what is being...
  7. Office 2013 and The network is busy. Try again later

    I have desktop and a laptop both running fully patched Windows 8.1. I also have a Buffalo Linkstation LS-CHL NAS drive that contains much data. Then I have three more PC's running Win 7 (Home...
  8. How to reduce partition number in ASUS desktop

    I tried to ask this in the ASUS forums, but they don't appear to have a forum for desktops (or laptops). Anyway, I have an ASUS M51AC desktop running Windows 8.1. It came with six partitions in this...
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    Win 8.1 and partition management

    I have a fairly new ASUS desktop that came with Win 8 (now 8.1 fully updated). I need to tweak its partitions and would love some suggestions on the best way to do it. It is a 1 TB drive broken up as...
  10. Publisher printing many copies creates many print jobs

    Since we upgraded to Publisher 2013 we've been having issues when we print many copies of our bulletin. This bulletin is four pages long and we need to print 300 copies of it. When Publisher sends it...
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    At least for the Toshiba laptop I've gotten a...

    At least for the Toshiba laptop I've gotten a solution (with great effort) out of Toshiba support. I was able to duplicate the message my friend didn't write down. It was from Toshiba Power Saver and...
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    The network is busy, please try again

    Often, ever since I upgraded to Office 2013, when I try opening a spreadsheet or doc file that is located on a NAS drive using Open > Recent Workbooks I often get a pop-up messaging saying "the...
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    A general Toshiba problem with vanished optical drive?

    Is this a Toshiba problem? I'm working on a friends Satellite P775-S7215 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium, fully patched. It may be a coincidence but after an Avira antivirus update there was a...
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    Recommend software to copy DVD or CD?

    I need to make copies of DVDs and CDs. They include data disks, video and music disks. They are all homemade (no copy protection). I can find paid solutions such a Roxio and Nero but not free or low...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Handy Backup looks...

    Thanks for the suggestion. Handy Backup looks interesting, but browsing its site, it states that it can backup a PC to NAS storage. But it is not clearly stated if it can or cannot work the other...
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    Thanks to all who answered. It really does sound...

    Thanks to all who answered. It really does sound like it is a PSU problem. I'll open it up and take a look for bad capacitors. Then I'll replace the PSU anyway. That's a lot cheaper than replacing...
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    Will not post after a shut down

    I have a 4 year old Dell Inspiron 530 tower. Yesterday I shut it down. When I later pushed the power button the light blinked and nothing else happened. If I held down the power button it would light...
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    Thanks, Paul. Sorry for the formatting. It looked...

    Thanks, Paul. Sorry for the formatting. It looked nice before I posted but lost all line breaks. We may be up the creek as the oldest backup we have is from after this mess started. Brian
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    Exchange 2007 transaction logs not clearing

    I (barely) manage a SBS 2008 server running Exchange 2007 for my church. First off, I am not a trained admin and am trying to learn as I go. I haven't learned enough yet.Our problem is Exchange. The...
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    How to backup a NAS drive

    My home network has a network attached storage (NAS) drive for all the data. I want to back it up. Previously I've use Acronis True Image but have had problems with v2010 through v2012 and...
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