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    I think the recording industry and others,...

    I think the recording industry and others, namely, the motion picture industry, put the
    screws to Microsoft et al at the advent of Vista when it comes to such copyright.

    I don't think the OP can...
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    If you're a prolific downloader they might be...

    If you're a prolific downloader they might be throttling you.
    It wouldn't surprise me with AT&T.
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    No, and I would not suggest you try it either. ...

    No, and I would not suggest you try it either.

    Scamadviser doesn't trust them either.
    And the Scams Never Stop
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    Some of them are a tad bit on the stupid side,...

    Some of them are a tad bit on the stupid side, like #6 for instance.

    You can get #4 with QTTabBar now, how to use it.
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    Yes, either that or start thinking about emptying...

    Yes, either that or start thinking about emptying it.
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    The default Windows 7 disk manager tool is...

    The default Windows 7 disk manager tool is limited in what you can do with your partitions.
    In fact you really would be better off with one of the many 3rd party tools out there.

    I use this when...
  7. Thread: USB 3.0 issues

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    1. Make certain that you are not using a USB 2.0...

    1. Make certain that you are not using a USB 2.0 type cable.
    2. Make certain that you are not connecting a USB3 cable and device to a USB 1.0 or 2.0 port.
    (that includes USB 2.0 motherboard...
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    Leave it alone If that second drive is an...

    Leave it alone
    If that second drive is an internal SATA drive you don't need to do anything.
    It will only consume power if it's accessed and therefore does not need to be turned off.
  9. Just do the clean install and you can start off...

    Just do the clean install and you can start off free from any of the OEM attachments.
    Just make the install as part of a PLANNED affair and download all the drivers and
    make arrangement to have...
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    W8.1 (with all updates etc) I've noticed...

    W8.1 (with all updates etc)
    I've noticed something similar but less frequent behavior; just once in a booted session, and that's after logging onto the system and opening my wifi connection to the...
  11. Office 97 is outdated and no longer supported...

    Office 97 is outdated and no longer supported with updates, security or otherwise,
    which makes it insecure and open to attack, even on it's intended operating system(s).

    It's continued use is...
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    Basically it comes down to advancements made in...

    Basically it comes down to advancements made in hardware.
    If you research this you will find there once existed 8 and 16 bit architectures as well, but they are now largely obsolete.

    64 bit...
  13. I recommend doing BOTH so that the OP can have...

    I recommend doing BOTH so that the OP can have the factory recovery partition made into an independently bootable disk
    of either USB or DVD type, as well as the content of the hidden partition in...
  14. What would be the point of the added complexity...

    What would be the point of the added complexity involved in using a 3rd party image or cloning application for the simple transferring
    of data from one external drive to another when a simple...
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    Because that copy of Windows 7 isn't entirely...

    Because that copy of Windows 7 isn't entirely yours in the first place.
    (You will be limited by hardware differentiation and by licensing agreements).

    That copy of W7 will be tied up as an OEM...
  16. From a novice standpoint you don't need to be...

    From a novice standpoint you don't need to be overly aggressive with these types of temporary files.
    As Paul says, the built in clean manager or an app like CCleaner, will be more than sufficient...
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    What's your make and model of computer, and what...

    What's your make and model of computer, and what is your current operating system?
    What kind of computer know-how do you have?


    Was this an "in-person" repair visit, or via remote desktop...
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    Disk Cleanup: deleting unnecessary files...

    Disk Cleanup: deleting unnecessary files: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
    (specific to Vista)





    Make certain you perform an image based backup first, as others have said, these
    are MANUAL...
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    You should be able to rule on the mouses'...

    You should be able to rule on the mouses' behavior, either in or out, by simply removing (unplugging) the current mouse and attaching another one.
    If the behavior persists it is more likely to be...
  20. Then you can also try the device on another PCI...

    Then you can also try the device on another PCI express slot if you havn't done so already.
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    Keep tools like PCMatic or PC Pitstop OFF your...

    Keep tools like PCMatic or PC Pitstop OFF your system.
    There are time honored maintenance procedures advocated here that don't include "snake oil" software.
    Besides, none of the above have anything...
  22. Thread: Heat issues

    by CLiNT
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    Alternative (better) temp monitoring software: ...

    Alternative (better) temp monitoring software:

    HWMonitor
    Real Temp


    If those temps are in Celsius, that's way too hot for a system at idle.
    I'm willing to bet it IS a hardware issue, at...
  23. It would be unlikely to heatup so fast where it...

    It would be unlikely to heatup so fast where it causes reboots,
    ...unless you have the processor's heatsink come loose from it's base or have a total
    heatsink fan failure.
    Open up the case if you...
  24. I prefer the swinging hammer. It has the dual...

    I prefer the swinging hammer.
    It has the dual effect of destruction with tension relief.

    If it's a large disk type drive you have to open it up and get at the platters.
  25. I agree, Open Office is a far better alternative...

    I agree, Open Office is a far better alternative to the grotesquely antiquated and insecure Office 97.
    I'd rather go to the torrent sites looking to STEAL a more recent ver than to EVER consider...
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