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    The OS is Dead! Long Live the OS! XP Rules ...

    The OS is Dead! Long Live the OS!

    XP Rules

    We are even at this late date after the day after, staring the Bogeymen in the eye and flaunting our loyalty to Windows XP.

    I found an "old"...
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  3. Ihave used "eusing registry cleaner", recommended...

    Ihave used "eusing registry cleaner", recommended by Windows Secrets, for years without any problems. Its actions are conservative, and I use it to prevent reg bloating caused by "session orphans".It...
  4. Especially when something like this EATS YOUR...

    Especially when something like this EATS YOUR LUNCH ! :cool:
  5. I would suggest using Belarc Advisor for keeping...

    I would suggest using Belarc Advisor for keeping track of MS updates, patches, bandaids etc.

    Example:

    Missing Microsoft Security Hotfixes [Back to Top]

    All required security hotfixes (using...
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    Please disregard the reference to "sh4ldr"

    Please disregard the reference to "sh4ldr"
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    Thanks for the info. I have a question re: "The...

    Thanks for the info. I have a question re: "The only issue with Zorin is that it replaces the bootloader with its own version and you may have a problem reverting back to Windows only if you want to...
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    Thanks for the link. I'm sure I'll eventually...

    Thanks for the link. I'm sure I'll eventually learn enough about Linux to be mostly self-sufficient. After working on some mainframe beasts in the '70s and '80s (I'll never will forget the node of 7...
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    THE DAY AFTER I INSTALLED ZORIN I am liking...

    THE DAY AFTER I INSTALLED ZORIN

    I am liking it more with learning a few things. Had one inexplicable spontaneous reboot, but I suspect it was a temperature-cpu situation as the weather here has...
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    "Press F2 for Setup, F12 to select Boot Device" ...

    "Press F2 for Setup, F12 to select Boot Device"

    Yes, that works ! Now, to ;earn Zorin OS-8 Lite. I'm so glad it's not Win7, 8, etc. Thanks!

    P.S. The apps that come with it are amazing, reminds...
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    So, I got ahold of a 32 Gbyte USB "stick", and...

    So, I got ahold of a 32 Gbyte USB "stick", and used < Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2.exe > to put the Zorin files on it.

    The setup "bios" on this machine has a provision to boot from a "USB...
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    So, I picked up the Dim. 9100 today, but upon...

    So, I picked up the Dim. 9100 today, but upon examination is is extremely filthy and in need of complete disassembly, thorough cleaning, re-assembly, and testing. It will be a couple of days before I...
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    HELLO, I have not picked up the 9100 yet, the...

    HELLO,

    I have not picked up the 9100 yet, the guy who gave it to me was sick today but it should not be long before I can mess around with it.

    The D-4700 will boot from a USB stick, at least...
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    Hello again. The iso file for Z-8 light is...

    Hello again.

    The iso file for Z-8 light is 926,720 Kb and thus too large fo a CDR. My DVD drive is not a burner.

    I was recently given a Dimension 9100 which had a MSRP of ~ $2,700 in 2005, vs....
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    Thanks. How old is too old? I had W7 x64 ...

    Thanks. How old is too old? I had W7 x64 (seemingly) running OK on a Dell Dimension 4700, ca. 2005. Its only issue was the lack of an available W7 video driver for its on-board Intel graphics chip....
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    Thanks much for the info. Would you please PM me...

    Thanks much for the info. Would you please PM me with some details on "Puppy Slacko" and the "Linux version from Zorin"? And what is "the Mint version of Linux"?

    Thanks Again, PP-
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    Well, it seems the devil was at work around here...

    Well, it seems the devil was at work around here also...

    In [underwhelming] anticipation of my XP machine's entry into harm's way, I got W7 "Ultimate" (oh, really?) installed on an alternate...
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    Yes and no. They can identify system hardware and...

    Yes and no. They can identify system hardware and their drivers, chipsets & their revisions, bios versions, etc.

    I have found it necessary to ID these things since Win 7 does not get every driver...
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    I have been using Belarc Advisor since they first...

    I have been using Belarc Advisor since they first offered it, and find it to be a very useful tool. It does much more than list MS upgrades and patches.

    Another great system analysis tool is (also...
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    Point well taken. Thanks! Now I am curious as...

    Point well taken. Thanks!

    Now I am curious as to where the profitablity lies in piggybacking all these toolbars, It's my guess that a lot of those which wind up being installed are done so...
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    OPTIONSCHOICESIGNOREWARE (TOOLBARTHUGGERYWARE) ...

    OPTIONSCHOICESIGNOREWARE (TOOLBARTHUGGERYWARE)

    Last week I had to re-install Avira, because a service would not start. I am very careful when installing anything, and look for the inevitable...
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    But seriously, Folks...

    Thanks again to all respondents. I've been a subscriber to Windows Secrets for several years, but only a few months on the forum. But in that short time I've gotten good advice whenever I ask a...
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    Esquire, Master William? NO 1 U NO > Or...

    Esquire, Master William?

    NO 1 U NO
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    Or fifteen years ago, I was: John_Smith@company.com (Netscape)

    It's OK, I'm cleared for DOUBLE-SECRET RIDICULOUS

    "If I told you, you would have to...
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    Thanks, thanks! So, what does Roboform do...

    Thanks, thanks!

    So, what does Roboform do beyond passwords?

    Regards, PP-
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    Thanks. I got LastPass and it seems to be working...

    Thanks. I got LastPass and it seems to be working OK.

    Still, Yahoo Mail has no "Remember my Password" function BUT... I discovered accidentally that in any current Firefox session I can "back...
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