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  1. [SOLVED] Firefox won't restore session after System Restore

    I rolled Windows back to 8/28/2014 to try to solve a different problem. Firefox wouldn't recognize its sessionstore file. I rolled windows forward to the durrent date and only got the "well, this is...
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    [SOLVED] Problem solved, another problem created and...

    Problem solved, another problem created and solved. The problem was either the mouse or the driver. The third mouse I tried installed a new driver and now the problem has gone away. I had tried a...
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    [SOLVED] Yes, I tried a different mouse. I also tried...

    Yes, I tried a different mouse. I also tried system restore back to before the problem happened. No dice, and that lost all my tabs in Firefox. I have the sessionstore file backed up but Firefox...
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    [SOLVED] Mouse pointer freezes

    I've recently been having the mouse pointer freeze -- sometimes momentarily, sometimes it doesn't recover and in that case, sometimes but not always, the laser in the mouse goes out. This is...
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    The slow green bar

    What is happening when a hard drive which used to load quickly in Windows Explorer instead shows a slowly lengthening green bar at the top of the Explorer window and may take as long as a couple of...
  6. Well, back up everything, no matter what drive...

    Well, back up everything, no matter what drive you are using. ... I've been running a 480 GB SSD as the boot drive in my desktop for several months now and I'm happy with it. All in all, it saves me...
  7. An SSD connects to a SATA port. An older computer...

    An SSD connects to a SATA port. An older computer with only PATA ports won't work with an SSD except if it is on a USB connection or possibly with a plug-in SATA card, but there isn't much of a point...
  8. >"Assuming you can't fit all your data on the new...

    >"Assuming you can't fit all your data on the new SSD, what should you transfer and what should you leave behind on the old drive?"

    Some software demands faster file acces. You could check disk...
  9. What about speed and burden on the computer? ...

    What about speed and burden on the computer?

    When you have lots of data, that can be a major concern.
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    IOBit Defrag installer ate Firefox tabs

    I'm not sure just how this happened but when I installed Iobit defragger -- or maybe clicked on a bloatware/crapware download button by mistake, my home page in Firefox got changed to Yahoo, my...
  11. 3 TB drive limited to 2TB -- solved it myself.

    To use all the space on a disk with more than 2 Gb, you have to convert MBR to GPT in the left panel for the disk (the one that gives the disk number) in Administrative Tools > Computer Management >...
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    I restarted the laptop in the hope that would...

    I restarted the laptop in the hope that would solve the problem. Instead now the tower has disappeared from the HomeGroup listing on the laptop, though the laptop appears in the Network listing. And...
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    Permission denied

    I've set up a homegroup and also workgroup. All my PCs are running Windows 7 Home Premium. The Public folder and my user folder on my tower computer and their contents are accessible on my laptop. I...
  14. One correction: the long wait occurred when I...

    One correction: the long wait occurred when I shut the computer down, not when I started it. I've edited the original post to make that correction

    I never selected these updates. They appeared...
  15. Installing Update #11 of 137 -- for 7 hours so far.

    I recently updated 3 computers using a Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack. Each one went differently. So far, I have success with 2 of them.

    The one I updated from Windows 7 Starter brought in...
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    Next I install Linux, dual-boot. Thenswitch...

    Next I install Linux, dual-boot. Thenswitch between two different sets of problems :-)
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    OK, here is the sequence that finally worked: I...

    OK, here is the sequence that finally worked: I already had validation, using Internet Explorer. But the file I had downloaded in Firefox was outdated, and the information about a validation code was...
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    Getting a validation code from GenuineCheck

    I'm trying to download winhlp32.exe so I can run the help for some older software. I'm runnin Window 7, 64-bit.

    Windows GenuineCheck is needed for this download.

    This page,...
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    All the drivers are the ones Windows supplies...

    All the drivers are the ones Windows supplies automatically. No drivers were supplied with the device. I assume 64-bit but who knows.
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    USB audio input device won't start

    I am trying to get my tower computer running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit to recognize a Radio Shack XLR to mini USB Microphone adapter. (This is a microphone preamp and analog-to-digital converter...
  21. Office 2010 required me to verify product key though I already did.

    I installed office 2010 several weeks ago, giving the product key. Today when I went to open Excel, Office asked me for the product key again, and the verification process took 2 or 3 minutes. Why...
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    Actually I did reboot the computer yesterday...

    Actually I did reboot the computer yesterday without the camera and Disk Management didn't load. But then again this morning after I started the computer once again, I was able to launch Disk Manager...
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    Disk Management doesn't load

    This morning I attached a camera to my computer with a USB cable before starting Windows. When Windows started, I found that the camera had taken on the drive letter of an external hard drive and...
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    Indexing hogs disk resources on startup

    When I start Windows 7, the Windows indexer grabs hold of disk resources and won't let go until it is done-several minutes. During that time, I am unable to use the computer or even start...
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    Windows boots only os 2nd, 3rd, 4th try

    The computer is a Powerspec G160 tower (Intel i5 -- spec are here: http://powerspec.com/systems/system_specs.phtml?selection=G160

    I start the computer and it gets as far as the Windows startup...
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