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  1. For the pictures that are oriented incorrectly...

    For the pictures that are oriented incorrectly (Irfanview and others probably correct automatically) you'll have to physically turn them as they should be. There is probably a setting in Irfanview to...
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    I've been without active protection since 07! Ya...

    I've been without active protection since 07! Ya know if one is still using XP as the day to day as I regularly still am, those of us remaining never had issues with protection in the first place or...
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    Amen brother, I notice more than a few little...

    Amen brother, I notice more than a few little quirks in my own two upgrades, it runs well for the most part but those little things can be really annoying when older OSes like 7 and XP are pearfict...
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    If you're of a mind, look up DVD Decrypter, an...

    If you're of a mind, look up DVD Decrypter, an ancient program long since mothballed, it can make exact copies of the entire DVD in the form of an ISO. They won't be shrunk or anything but quality...
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    I think just going to Add/Remove Programs and...

    I think just going to Add/Remove Programs and Add/Remove Windows components and "removing" Internet Explorer removes most if not all references to IE, even with IE8 installed. Stealth mode; still...
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    Almost the same response..that's not the way us...

    Almost the same response..that's not the way us haters are thinking at all, at least not me...its more like why is Winhate so painfully biased to touch when it should have been neutral or even biased...
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    Very wise! I had a refurb that came with 8 and...

    Very wise! I had a refurb that came with 8 and tried it early in VM, so the VM is next if it ever gets around to offering it.


    Indeed, I think that about sums up what Microsoft should have kept...
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    Ya, I'm no hurry either, whatever version I have...

    Ya, I'm no hurry either, whatever version I have is good now, I have to admit it seems every bit as fast as my XP systems and I might...MIGHT even warm to a few apps now that they and the desktop...
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    So did you get off the update merry-go-round...

    So did you get off the update merry-go-round lumpy? After a painless loop back to Win Hate, I threw the tea leaves in the air again and this time I think it stuck. Too early to tell for certain but...
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    Ya, center wheel works for a bleep-load of stuff...

    Ya, center wheel works for a bleep-load of stuff like that, both scroll-wise and click-wise, especially for browsers and media players. Some are position specific so if ya scroll in one place it...
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    Sounds like you're going to have to try it on...

    Sounds like you're going to have to try it on another computer and/or remove it from the enclosure and hook it up another way...experiment and find out what exactly is keeping it from functioning....
  12. If you have verified your image so you know it...

    If you have verified your image so you know it works I'd say you're AOK. No it won't make any difference, but, it's an in-place upgrade right? Which means any system that has been customized further...
  13. I just went ZERO out of 4 on Win10 upgrades, this...

    I just went ZERO out of 4 on Win10 upgrades, this time the official channel update-upgrade...I'm starting to wonder if I'll get a successful upgrade in the one year time limit for the free offer.
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    Well, my record is still intact, the offered...

    Well, my record is still intact, the offered upgrade seems to be performing well, except, the taskbar is FUBAR. I unloaded ClassicShell and Stardock before the upgrade too. Most persistent problem is...
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    I JUST received the original upgrade to Windows...

    I JUST received the original upgrade to Windows 10 for free message on my system yesterday...yes, yesterday. Who knows how many thousands and thousands of configurations are being "looked at" and...
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    They lost me at "Esteem." Actually an email that...

    They lost me at "Esteem." Actually an email that obvious would not even get that much attention from me.
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    You should try 3.1 and .45! Still time is my...

    You should try 3.1 and .45! Still time is my friend in this case. Computers stick with it.
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    Generically, I use any drives I wish to, in this...

    Generically, I use any drives I wish to, in this case it's a couple drives at a friends house and then using GBridge, which creates a virtual private network and backup/synchronization scheme, I've...
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    Google photos backup because it's free and...

    Google photos backup because it's free and probably 95-98% of the size content of a backup, the rest fits on a DVD or small thumb drive.
  20. More than likely the computer that fails to...

    More than likely the computer that fails to recognize the raw drive correctly doesn't have compatible Intel storage drivers. Once formatted on another system that is compatible then any 64 bit system...
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    Best thing I ever did was "mobilize" XP Mode by...

    Best thing I ever did was "mobilize" XP Mode by converting it into a VMWare vmdk file. Now it plays anywhere, anytime as long as the host OS supports VMWare Player. If you're running XP Mode in Win 7...
  22. I use TeraCopy for that, it says duplicate file...

    I use TeraCopy for that, it says duplicate file name with some options, I click on rename all and the matching file names are appended and copied over.
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    Well it would include getting a new PC (with W10)...

    Well it would include getting a new PC (with W10) that didn't replace an old one and maybe one or two other qualifiers un-thought of...wanna try not to fall into the same confirmation bias trap.
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    Who said if it's free if must be rubbish? I can't...

    Who said if it's free if must be rubbish? I can't find that just on a quick look here.

    Also, I don't think anything you just said is "selling" the OS right now as all the insiders have probably...
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    I think it's more about the adoption rate being...

    I think it's more about the adoption rate being discussed right? Those points may be right in the long run, but over the short run rate it's number 1 and 4 in concert. Consider every license going...
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