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  1. Here's a question. If you install VirtualBox or...

    Here's a question. If you install VirtualBox or VMware Player on the Windows 7 machine, and install Windows 8/8.1 onto either VirtualBox or VMware Player, does that mean that you can install Windows...
  2. I assume that the external drives are USB drives?...

    I assume that the external drives are USB drives? When plug in a USB drive, and it doesn't show on Windows Explorer, which isn't that unusual, I go to Disk Management, and see if it shows there,...
  3. There is a tool called Windows 7 USB DVD Download...

    There is a tool called Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool that you can use to write a bootable version of the .iso file to either a USB device, or a DVD. It's great for USB devices, but I would just...
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    Ubuntu is definitely going that way. They offer...

    Ubuntu is definitely going that way. They offer all kinds of things that you have to log in to their systems to use.

    Linux Mint and most other distros, at least currently, are not doing it. That...
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    Using Android and Google tablets

    For some time now, it has been a moot point, because in my opinion, the Android OS hasn't been fully enough developed, the hardware has been too underpowered, and the tablets have been too expensive....
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    Windows 7 is the OS of the present, and for now...

    Windows 7 is the OS of the present, and for now it is fine. I have two Windows 7 Desktops, and my wife has two Windows 7 laptops. One is an old Core 2 Duo with 4GB of memory that she uses mainly...
  7. You are confusing the 8.1 with the RT. A...

    You are confusing the 8.1 with the RT.

    A Windows 8.1 Pro tablet with an Intel x86 processor will accept Desktop programs such as Firefox, Thunderbird, or Microsoft Office 2010.

    A Windows 8.1...
  8. The Windows 8 and 8.1 RT tablets don't have an...

    The Windows 8 and 8.1 RT tablets don't have an Intel x86 processor. All windows desktop apps are written for Windows-x86. The RT tablets have ARM processors, and are binary incompatible with x86...
  9. First I would clone the hard drive. When your...

    First I would clone the hard drive. When your computer tries to start up, it is going to be trying to reconfigure your system, things are going to be, to say the least, confused, and it could do...
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    This installed on my Windows 7 x64 system on...

    This installed on my Windows 7 x64 system on Wednesday, and has not caused any problems yet.

    I checked my Windows 10 machine, and it is not installed there, but I didn't really expect it to be.
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    I have a couple of Windows 7 boxes, my wife has...

    I have a couple of Windows 7 boxes, my wife has one in the next room, and both her laptops are Windows 7. My laptop is Linux Mint 17.

    I also have an XP box. It is here right beside me, on the...
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    I don't like Windows 8/8.1, and I don't have any...

    I don't like Windows 8/8.1, and I don't have any computers that run them. When I recently got a new laptop for my wife, I got an HP Probook 4540s that was "downgraded" from Windows 8 to Windows 7...
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    First go and see what Macs cost. They are high...

    First go and see what Macs cost. They are high priced computers. If you are still interested after that, don't compare them to budget laptops or netbooks, There are some very nice and comparably...
  14. Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon Release Candidate

    I have installed it in a VMware Player virtual machine, because the computer that I would usually install it on is tied up with Windows 10. It looks the same as Linux Mint 17 Quiana, which I am...
  15. When I was in the Air Force, I was a Digital Data...

    When I was in the Air Force, I was a Digital Data Equipment Maintenance and Repairman (30551) - an electronics technician for computer stuff, but as part of my OJT, I was trained to repair a special...
  16. If you didn't start with CPM, you're a newbie. ...

    If you didn't start with CPM, you're a newbie. And MS-DOS was stolen from Digital Research by a company in Seattle that adapted the 8-bit CPM to a version that would run on the new Intel 16-bit 8086...
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    Going back to the original post, the name of the...

    Going back to the original post, the name of the post is Windows 7 Ultimate IOS. Are you trying to refresh a Windows 7 Ultimate installation with Windows 7 Home Premium Update? I don't think you...
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    It is build 9860, although I'm not sure what it...

    It is build 9860, although I'm not sure what it was before the latest updates.

    I was going to check the updates this morning, but when I turned on the Dell Optiplex that has Windows 10 on it, it...
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    Windows 10 Update

    I loaded Windows 10 onto a physical machine, a Dell Octiplex 755 with a Quad Core processor, and it worked fine, without issues that I was aware of, until the Windows 10 Update, which I believe was...
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    Have you looked in the event log to see if there...

    Have you looked in the event log to see if there is anything there?
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    As others have said, what you should do, depends...

    As others have said, what you should do, depends on what you've got, but if I were replacing my hard drive right now, I would get a 250GB SSD for the operating system and program files, and a 3TB...
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    Now would be a good time to go to Device Manager...

    Now would be a good time to go to Device Manager and check to see what your Keyboard Driver Provider, Driver Date, and Driver Version are. If you have a problem again, check to see if it has been...
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    Were you able to get all of your wife's apps...

    Were you able to get all of your wife's apps reloaded and working okay?
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    As I am sure you already know, Apple does not...

    As I am sure you already know, Apple does not want you to down grade from iOS 8 to iOS 7, and does not provide a way to do it.

    Since you have already downloaded iOS 7.1.2 and started trying to...
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    Most Linux installers know about Windows, and can...

    Most Linux installers know about Windows, and can recognize a Windows System, partition the hard drive, install Linux in the new partition, and have the boot manager properly start both operating...
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