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  1. A "lot" of data is rather subjective, but why not...

    A "lot" of data is rather subjective, but why not just Copy/Paste over the network, or use a data backup program to create a copy over the network?
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    Lenore, you haven't responded to posts #4 and #5...

    Lenore, you haven't responded to posts #4 and #5 regarding Device Manager, a different animal than Disk Management. There may be a problem with the desktop's USB system that might show up there.
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    Karl, I believe Acronis means "System Partition"...

    Karl, I believe Acronis means "System Partition" when it wants to use the name "System" for a full backup image of the C: partition.

    Window System Restore is a backup of some Windows system...
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    "On top of" would more accurately describe a...

    "On top of" would more accurately describe a repair reinstallation. You probably just installed XP "along side of" the previous installation, within the same disk partition. If the previous...
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    That's not a bad idea. I know you can use...

    That's not a bad idea.

    I know you can use Belarc Advisor to list the updates that have already been installed on a system, and use that to search for at least some of the corresponding...
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    Bob, I think you will still be able to use...

    Bob, I think you will still be able to use Windows Update or Microsoft Update on XP for some time.

    "Extended Support" for XP is scheduled to be retired 4/8/2014. (Or 8/4/2014, depending on which...
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    Although the OEM license to activate and use an...

    Although the OEM license to activate and use an installation of XP is tied to the PC it originally came with, any Dell-branded XP installation CD (or copy) should work to provide the installation, as...
  8. hammond mike - I installed the IE Tab 2 (FF...

    hammond mike -

    I installed the IE Tab 2 (FF 3.6+) extension on FireFox which allowed me to run the scanners mentioned in the article. That may work for you.

    GM

    PS - I should probably add...
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    Try this: http://www.typefastertypingtutor.com/...

    Try this:
    http://www.typefastertypingtutor.com/

    I noticed it on this freeware site a day or two after reading your post:
    http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD//XPFreeware.html


    GM
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    Yes, I was expecting .NET to show up on my system...

    Yes, I was expecting .NET to show up on my system sooner rather than later, but nothing yet.

    Maybe my PC needs to get out more, and find a real job.


    GM
  11. Thread: Audio sounds

    by GreyMack
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    That's usually due to a damaged jack. The signal...

    That's usually due to a damaged jack. The signal routing (internal speakers vs external wires) is mechanically switched inside the jack when a plug is inserted or removed. On some systems the jack is...
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    I personally only install .NET when doing a...

    I personally only install .NET when doing a slipstreaming project. I presume it's required for lots of other things, but I've never needed it for anything else.

    GM
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    DD Brown, BootVis may provide some of the...

    DD Brown, BootVis may provide some of the information you're looking for. It provides some graphic visualization of the boot process.


    GM
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    I've used DirSize from Mark Dormer -...

    I've used DirSize from Mark Dormer - http://markd.mvps.org/

    He is now recommending a program named Folder Size- http://foldersize.sourceforge.net/

    Which is no relation to another program named...
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