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  1. Sorry. Might not have made the point clear...

    Sorry. Might not have made the point clear enough.

    The main point is that thanks to Ziggy Switkowski Telstra users in Australia now have to put up with strong Indian/Pakistani/Phillipino accents...
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    I agree in principle. Most users need only use...

    I agree in principle.

    Most users need only use the built-in backup features in Win7 and Win8.

    The important thing is that an accessible backup exists (best to backup to a USB HDD so the backups...
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    The way ahead for USB

    For all my fellow pre-WinXP "cavemen" out there, remember this? Windows 98 crashes during Gates demo

    Who, at that time, would have foreseen just how successful USB would turn out to be?

    Earlier...
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    Is K: a USB drive?

    Is K: a USB drive?
  5. Thread: thumb drives

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    Another way is to right-click on the thumbdrive...

    Another way is to right-click on the thumbdrive in Computer then click on "format".
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    Provided the wireless printer is connecting to...

    Provided the wireless printer is connecting to the router your wireless devices should be able to see it and connect to it.

    For example: on a Win7 laptop you would go to Control Panel/Devices and...
  7. I would expect so.

    I would expect so.
  8. You might want to create a Win8.1 installation...

    You might want to create a Win8.1 installation DVD. See this thread: get Windows 8.1 genuine download.

    The Windows 8.1 installation DVD should allow you to format the Win7 partition and install a...
  9. 1. No. No point in updating Win7 before upgrading...

    1. No. No point in updating Win7 before upgrading to Win8.

    2. The Win8.1 upgrade might not appear in the "App Store" until you have installed Win8 updates available from Windows Update.

    3. The...
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    I ran Detekt on one of my workbench PCs (Win7...

    I ran Detekt on one of my workbench PCs (Win7 32bit). Scan completed in a little over a minute; no problems.

    I then ran it on my main Win7 64bit system; again the scan completed in little more...
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    Just download & install it. The installer should...

    Just download & install it. The installer should replace any existing files with the newer versions.
  12. Broad claim, but unsupported with facts. ...

    Broad claim, but unsupported with facts.

    Please explain what leads you to state ...this has already been tried and failed... in the present context (this thread).
  13. Sorry Sudo15, but you are quite wrong in assuming...

    Sorry Sudo15, but you are quite wrong in assuming that a Win7 installation from an earlier system cannot work with a newer computer's hardware. Else where would we have been so many times in the...
  14. It has been several months now since I last was...

    It has been several months now since I last was asked by a customer for help with problems resulting from their having been "sucked in" by this "Windows Support" (AKA "Windows Technical Department")...
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    Interesting. Will check it out on one of my...

    Interesting.

    Will check it out on one of my workbench systems.
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    If you have Win8 64bit: SX235W 64bit Driver...

    If you have Win8 64bit: SX235W 64bit Driver

    If you have Win8 32bit: SX235W 32bit Driver
  17. Thread: Computer Died

    by Coochin
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    Have you tried resetting the BIOS as in my #19...

    Have you tried resetting the BIOS as in my #19 post? (see my #6 post at Blown Motherboard).
  18. Memory-related error. Could be caused by RAM...

    Memory-related error. Could be caused by RAM errors. Try cleaning the contacts on your RAM chip(s) (carefully rub the gold-plated contacts with a white pencil rubber, then brush off any particles...
  19. I have edited my #6 post above to more accurately...

    I have edited my #6 post above to more accurately reflect my experience with replacing motherboards and subsequently re-activating Windows.



    In none of these cases (since 2002 after XP was...
  20. Whether Win7 is OEM or retail/upgrade makes no...

    Whether Win7 is OEM or retail/upgrade makes no difference. Whenever I have fitted new motherboards to customers PCs Windows (whether XP, Vista, or Win7) has re-activated successfully.

    So far I...
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    Agreed. And Mailwasher uses a whitelist and...

    Agreed. And Mailwasher uses a whitelist and blacklist on your PC, and also predicts which emails might be spam using various Internet spam databases.

    Mailwasher simply displays a list of email on...
  22. Thread: Computer Died

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    From all that has been posted in this thread it...

    From all that has been posted in this thread it seems the motherboard's BIOS is halting during POST when attempting to initialise the onboard VGA (display).

    Can you put your hands on a PCI-E VGA...
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    The TP-Link TL-WA850RE range-extender in my #6...

    The TP-Link TL-WA850RE range-extender in my #6 post is rated at 300Mbps. In almost all cases I have seen involving home networks with ADSL or cable Internet connections through a router, the router...
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    Another option may have been to add a second...

    Another option may have been to add a second HD68xx graphics card using AMD Crossfire Technology.
  25. Yes, four Win7 installations. I shut everything...

    Yes, four Win7 installations. I shut everything down overnight and if I am going to be away for more than an hour or two.

    WU checks for updates soon after Win7 starts up; if updates are available...
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