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    Kill the partition, re-create the partition and...

    Kill the partition, re-create the partition and then quick format the drive using XP's install option.
  2. If Facebook and Google are doing it it must be...

    If Facebook and Google are doing it it must be OK. I'm sure the call it something else. :coffeetime:

    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/170919-Sick-of-Windows-spying-on-you-Go-Linux
  3. https://blogs.msdn.com/b/usbcoreblog/archive/2012/...

    https://blogs.msdn.com/b/usbcoreblog/archive/2012/06/27/how-to-determine-whether-a-usb-3-0-device-is-operating-at-superspeed.aspx?Redirected=true
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  4. Unfortunately if the OP has 4 IDE channels the...

    Unfortunately if the OP has 4 IDE channels the odds are the MB has an old chipset that only supports 2 SATA ports. The OP can try the other port and a different cable but it may not matter if the...
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    I doubt much of anything gets past Windows...

    I doubt much of anything gets past Windows firewall so leaving the PC on is moot. If it is in sleep or hibernation mode with a wake on LAN or other device/chip/OS timer it still is not particularly...
  6. Please remember there is a learning curve for a...

    Please remember there is a learning curve for a new OS whether Win7-10, Mac or Linux. It will frustrate you at first. But you should get the hand within a couple of days no matter what you try.
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  7. Linux Mint +1 I still like Win7 and it is...

    Linux Mint +1

    I still like Win7 and it is supported until I think 2020.
  8. discrete video? dual core or quad core? ...

    discrete video?

    dual core or quad core?

    amount of RAM?

    native resolutions of both monitors and frame rates? What are you running that it heats up?
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  9. Send it back as both the laptop (I assume) and...

    Send it back as both the laptop (I assume) and the WDTVLive Box (per user guide) have wifi.

    From the manual: The recommended setting on Wireless N routers is 802.11n-only with a channel width of...
  10. Go into your startup folder and disable all of...

    Go into your startup folder and disable all of them. You can nuke them all later when laptop prove stable if you wish.

    Be sure to check back after a reboot to see if any turn themselves back on...
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    1. Very few, I mean very few, 32-bit XP apps...

    1. Very few, I mean very few, 32-bit XP apps won't run fine on Win7.
    2. XP Mode is just as insecure as running XP. It suffers from the same issues because it is XP. You could equally run a...
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    Just because you are running a newer Windows OS...

    Just because you are running a newer Windows OS than XP does not preclude you from getting attacked via all of these things. Indeed, Flash, Java, Adobe Reader, etc. have little to do with XP...
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    Unplugged from the internet, I'd try ...

    Unplugged from the internet, I'd try

    http://download.wsusoffline.net/

    burned to a DVD or USB drive.

    If you still had issues, I'd reinstall your OS again from the vendor disk and then...
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    I understand why someone would want to put XP...

    I understand why someone would want to put XP back on an XP computer.

    I guess I would ask why would you want to do this in the manner you insist, rather than nuking from orbit and starting over? ...
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    Control the PC, not the TV

    That will work nicely. [Nice instruction set PaulT.] You would just set your PC instead of your TV to shut down (since you are using the TV as a monitor). There are even autoshutdown apps that...
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    Presumably your backup program includes a...

    Presumably your backup program includes a bootable app that should allow you access to the backup file and the ability to apply it. Otherwise it wouldn't be a very good backup in case of boot drive...
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    Unfortunately MS now only provides updates for...

    Unfortunately MS now only provides updates for people with retail or upgrade versions of Win7, not OEM versions. Nice to see though that this link now actually works. The OP's product key (either...
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    Completely untrue. A vendor's key (as displayed...

    Completely untrue. A vendor's key (as displayed by such apps as Belarc Advisor or Magic Jelly Bean) will not work, you would only have at best the activation grace period the MS provides (30-day?)....
  19. Wake issues annoy, especially intermittent ones. ...

    Wake issues annoy, especially intermittent ones. Unfortunately I can think of a myriad of issues that can cause this. And no great logs/events that record what interferes.

    'Wake from keyboard'...
  20. SS7 Phone-Switch Flaw Enabled Surveillance ...

    SS7 Phone-Switch Flaw Enabled Surveillance

    .... This helps anyone bent on surveillance, of course, but it also means that a well-equipped criminal could grab your verification messages (such as...
  21. I am not the one who made the claim. But with as...

    I am not the one who made the claim. But with as many lines of code and with MS' penchant for giving the finger to security and stability for speed I know Win10 like all OS is riddled with flaws...
  22. If you were looking at it with a Linux OS booted...

    If you were looking at it with a Linux OS booted up it would see the partitions if they are Linux formatted.
  23. It is rather crappy that Win10 won't rollbalc to...

    It is rather crappy that Win10 won't rollbalc to the prior Windows with all files and settings intact after 30 days. Even MS' evaluation OS (Enterprise gave you 90-120 days and hacks that MS never...
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    And it doesn't have to be an OEM version, it can...

    And it doesn't have to be an OEM version, it can be a retail or upgrade version as well. Any can perform a in place nondestructive repair install (assuming the SSD pr SATA controller has not...
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    To reply to the original poster, no I have not...

    To reply to the original poster, no I have not seen any reports of XP exploits newly released. This will become increasing lower likelihood as XP users on the web dwindle (14-17% last I looked). ...
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