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  1. As close as it's getting to Christmas & having...

    As close as it's getting to Christmas & having just dropped $220 for a monitor (though on promo), those headphones may have to wait a month or so. Too, in January there's more promos ran, because...
  2. Am still looking for a compatible Bluetooth...

    Am still looking for a compatible Bluetooth headset, but have been busy with my newly purchased ASUS VE248Q 24" LED backlight monitor.

    Seems that most that I've looked at more for phone/music...
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    I use Macrium on 2 machines myself. Had the same...

    I use Macrium on 2 machines myself. Had the same issue on the Dell that shipped with a 1 year McAfee IS suite, though I didn't know that was causing the issue. When trying to create WinPE rescue...
  4. That's because MS is doing all they can to get...

    That's because MS is doing all they can to get their customers off of XP, even if it's an upgrade to Windows 7, if the machines can run it.

    While I do have 2 computers running & designed for XP,...
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    I believe that WD has also acquired Hitachi, as...

    I believe that WD has also acquired Hitachi, as they're now marketed as the HGST brand. Basically a generic WD. My luck with WD has been good, except for a 750GB Caviar Black that was beginning to...
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    3 days later, PC still faster than out of the box...

    3 days later, PC still faster than out of the box in 2009! Ended up reducing the swap from 2048MB to 1024.

    Safe Defaults, some are OK, but many also robs the customer of performance that their...
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    Didn't realize it until doing a check today, all...

    Didn't realize it until doing a check today, all of my Windows 7 installs (3) has IE11. Though I primarily use FF & Chrome, I did use this opportunity to test IE11 out, on all installs, it's as...
  8. Glad IreneLinda created this topic! Have been...

    Glad IreneLinda created this topic! Have been considering a headset myself for my Dell, but had forgotten about the Bluetooth option, actually have it disabled at Startup because I'm not using it....
  9. lostwages, I would have bought that bluetooth...

    lostwages, I would have bought that bluetooth headset, but the 90 day warranty on the white set held me back. No warranty is specified on the black set, even on the Philips website. Just the 30 day...
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    Wished I could say my Toshiba was as good. I have...

    Wished I could say my Toshiba was as good. I have the Satellite A665-S6086 (will add to my System Specs next time I visit the Lounge with it). HDD was failing not long after initial warranty period,...
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    I don't know about that. Toshiba's of today...

    I don't know about that. Toshiba's of today aren't what they were just a few years ago. Just 5-6 years ago, Toshiba was a top rated brand, highly due to quality. Now one buys a Toshiba, the HDD...
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    Only to regain it back every other year & lose it...

    Only to regain it back every other year & lose it again.....of course her husband thinks she's hot, she's a celebrity, has money & endorsements (such as this one), no way he's leaving.

    Cat
  13. Ballmer dismissed his likely replacement in...

    Ballmer dismissed his likely replacement in Steven Sinofsky, so it's unclear.

    It would likely be best to bring in an outsider, for starters to put everyone at MS on notice that the status quo...
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    Being 2 versions behind. There are more security...

    Being 2 versions behind. There are more security features with most any new browser released, regardless of brand. IE9 is only one step above IE8, though it is much better than the latter.

    I...
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    Trick seems to be speeding up my low spec HP...

    Trick seems to be speeding up my low spec HP MS214 AIO (Win 7 Pro) with 4GB DDR2 RAM. More RAM is in use, while Swap is reduced. Short virus scans are faster, plus VLC, which always has been slow on...
  16. You're welcome, Mr T! That's what we're here for,...

    You're welcome, Mr T! That's what we're here for, is to give honest advise.

    Sign up for promos at online sites such as Newegg & Fry's, 7 Home Premium & Pro are often ran on promo, have seen Pro...
  17. Apps such as MBAM Pro & SuperAntiSpyware Pro...

    Apps such as MBAM Pro & SuperAntiSpyware Pro (both are also available as free) plays well with most AV/IS suites. F-Secure IS is one exception to the rule.

    All are looking for different types of...
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    This is the defrag software that I use on my few...

    This is the defrag software that I use on my few non-SSD installs & has performed wonderfully.

    Raxco does offer a 15 day trial on most of their software. It will likely take 3 defrag passes to...
  19. Also, many schools offers Windows products at...

    Also, many schools offers Windows products at very little or no cost, as long as the student has a verifiable email address associated with the school/university. Lots of choices of software are...
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    In the right hands, it can be a great tool to...

    In the right hands, it can be a great tool to use. In inexperienced ones, ASC can torch a Windows install, as by default the registry cleaner is overly aggressive. Yes, ASC does rate the potential...
  21. You can only get an activation key (COA) with a...

    You can only get an activation key (COA) with a purchase of Windows 7. Either from the MS Store or online retailers such as Newegg & Fry's, which runs frequent promos on current Windows software.
    ...
  22. I use EaseUS Todo Workstation (version 5.8) on 2...

    I use EaseUS Todo Workstation (version 5.8) on 2 computers, it's loaded with features. Version 6 is even better, having all of the support for Windows 8.1.

    It is often offered at promo pricing at...
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    RetiredGeek, I have the same make/model of PC as...

    RetiredGeek, I have the same make/model of PC as you & Macrium rocks! Was able to clone the OEM 1TB HDD to a 120GB Samsung 840 EVO with the app. Macrium downloaded the needed WinPE files from MS to...
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    To answer the OP, yes, MS software is still...

    To answer the OP, yes, MS software is still needed. There's some things, such as high performance gaming, those who requires MS Office at work/school, & some (mainly AMD) video cards. This isn't to...
  25. Normally, I simply click the middle (+) symbol on...

    Normally, I simply click the middle (+) symbol on the outer VM screen, that usually works for me. A few times I had to adjust the resolution, but that's been a while back.

    Cat
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