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    You really did not help much. Many machines do...

    You really did not help much. Many machines do not allow UEFI turn off (which MS really suggests). ASUS machines and motherboards are notorious for this. Try booting 7 on them. You should have a...
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    I would consider changing the battery, I had...

    I would consider changing the battery, I had weird start up issues on an old machine till I did that.
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    All of your pointers go to Rakuten, used to be...

    All of your pointers go to Rakuten, used to be buy.com. They have a serious issue with credit card fraud

    SD USERS REPORTING CREDIT CARD FRAUD VIA RAKUTEN SHOPPING SITE: 312

    Have a great day,...
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    Sorry, MT Minitower

    Sorry, MT Minitower
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    Dell Optiplex 990 MT cooling

    With two hard drives, temp on the HDs is about 113F, there are no extra fan headers and the available used ones are 5 pin (love Dell). There is a grill at the front, any ideas how to up the cooling.
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    Remember to use a ups if you put in an SSD...

    Remember to use a ups if you put in an SSD
    http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/03/01/224257/how-power-failures-corrupt-flash-ssd-data
  7. Run ssd on ups

    SSDs do very poorly in power loss.
    http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/13/03/01/224257/how-power-failures-corrupt-flash-ssd-data
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    Synology Disk Stations

    Anyone use them. Any opinions
  9. Thread: iTunes fraud

    by ibm650
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    American Express will next day your new card. I...

    American Express will next day your new card. I do not know of others that give this service.
  10. installing 7 on ausu windows 8 laptop with uefi locked to 8

    Could not decide if this went in hardware. I was considering buying an Asus win 8 laptop. Can I load 7. Anyone know if Asus allows looting in bios mode. Or unsecure mode. Apparently no help from...
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    monitor

    You may have failing capacitors, if so it will get worse. This is how my monitor slowly died.
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    I just looked at my Win7 Dell quad and it has 119...

    I just looked at my Win7 Dell quad and it has 119 processes. Why on earth would you recommend Windows 8, I have been testing it and I hate it. Opinions differ but 7 is a very good operating system,...
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    Your HD is failing

    Back it up ASAP. If you are getting more and more bad sectors back it up and install a new one.
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    This is another way that printer manufacturers...

    This is another way that printer manufacturers are screwing you, I now use third party ink carts.
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    I would get rid of Norton Internet Security. I...

    I would get rid of Norton Internet Security. I would bet that if you did a clean install you would run fast enough. If you are looking at a new machine, an I5 class would be great. Your machine...
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    refurb

    I never purchase refurbished hard drives and I tend to avoid refurbished components altogether ever since my very first
    computer was a refurbished unit. (Compaq Presario~Best Buy)

    I had one of...
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    Be careful with using compressed air, if you hit...

    Be careful with using compressed air, if you hit the fan it can overspin and damage the magnets.
  18. dell 790 optiplex ultra small form factor minipci card usb3

    Does anyone know if this card really exists, it is referenced in the dell pdf but dell parts can not find it.
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    I allowed the office genuine to install, and it...

    I allowed the office genuine to install, and it was happy. Some time later I cannot open outlook items , get
    Cannot open this item. The text formatting command is not available. It may not be...
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