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    Disk managaement didn't work, because it wouldn't...

    Disk managaement didn't work, because it wouldn't initialize the drive so it could be reformatted. Retired Geek's idea to use a partitioning program worked. I should have thought of that myself,...
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    hard drive not showing up in Win 7

    I had two 3TB externals that I was usuing to back up a NAS that I no longer needed for that function, having gotten some bigger drives for that purpose. I took one of the drives and removed it from...
  3. Thanks rui, it's actually a desktop, but...

    Thanks rui, it's actually a desktop, but disabling secure boot did the trick. Now to install the drivers.
  4. trying to install win 7 64bit to on a win 8 PC

    So I'm dealing with the fallout from recommending to my Rabbi that he get a new PC to replace an 8 year old, no longer suitable for task Win XP machine. He now has an HP Pavillion 500, which had win...
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    I had seen that site before I asked the question,...

    I had seen that site before I asked the question, and checked to see if I had anything inconsistent with what it says, and didn't find anything. But when I have the chance this weekend, I'll start...
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    Win 7 PC not seeing XP machine on network

    I have a small home network that's a mix of wired and wireless. There are two wired pcs and the question concerns those. One is running XP home, the other is a machine I built running win 7...
  7. True there are many many ways a lunkhead can...

    True there are many many ways a lunkhead can allow malware to thrash a system, but there are some pieces of malware that spread by themselves. I consider myself a careful, proactive power user, but...
  8. Well, I find it odd that you need to have updates...

    Well, I find it odd that you need to have updates in order to download the service pack. I had seen all the advice about avoiding windows update and was planning on grabbing the service pack from...
  9. new win 7 install; sp1 not displaying in win update

    Hi, I'm a longtime win secrets subscriber, but never signed up for the lounge until now. This weekend I built a new computer and installed win 7 ultimate 64; unfortunately, Amazon didn't have an SP...
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