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    This topic has slipped away a bit from Silas'...

    This topic has slipped away a bit from Silas' original concerns - are you okay now, Silas?

    But it seems a suitable place to raise a few issues for those of us braving open source OSes.

    I note...
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    Hi Silas It's good you're moving forward. You...

    Hi Silas
    It's good you're moving forward. You mentioned a concern about space for the dual systems. Linux\Ubuntu appears to count space across existing partitions, and when I had an extra external...
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    Hi Silas My computer spec is similar to yours....

    Hi Silas

    My computer spec is similar to yours.

    There's some good advice there above, but as someone who has switched successfully to Ubuntu 12.04 in the last six weeks, there are a few points...
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    Thanks Paul, I missed this. I tried VMWare a...

    Thanks Paul, I missed this.

    I tried VMWare a year ago but it did not appear to work on Windows 7 Home Premium without an XP product key (which I can't provide.)

    However Fred Langa doesn't...
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    Thanks, both There seems to be a catch with...

    Thanks, both

    There seems to be a catch with VMWare too. I did get to use that on an experimental basis (30 days) but I couldn't validate the key. What I saw was that the legacy programs I wanted...
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    Thanks Clint Two things I'm not sure about. I...

    Thanks Clint
    Two things I'm not sure about. I have 64 bit, so I guess you mean Home Premium 64 bit? Do I download that from Microsoft? Then I'd hopefully be finding a key from a legitimate seller...
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    Advice on a Windows 7 upgrade

    I'd be glad of some advice on a W7 upgrade.

    I've got Home Premium with 4Gb RAM and an adequate HDD. Because I want to get at some legacy programs, I would like to upgrade to W7 Pro but at this...
  8. Well I think I'm back to normal now. I'll...

    Well I think I'm back to normal now.

    I'll make sure this thread is accessible so if I need to come back to remember the advice and use it, I can do so. We don't seem to have a Thread Solved...
  9. Just an update. Since starting this thread I've...

    Just an update. Since starting this thread I've really got to understand the way that programs compete for memory.

    4 days ago when this started, I was finding I had to reboot every quarter of an...
  10. Hi Rui I missed your last post at the time. I...

    Hi Rui

    I missed your last post at the time. I think the trouble may have started when the trojan was spotted, but can't be sure.

    A memory check is still on the list but for the moment I'm...
  11. Thanks to what I've learned here, I've got some...

    Thanks to what I've learned here, I've got some new ideas for monitoring the system. I find if I keep Task Manager open, focus on the Mem Usage column (sorted in reverse order of size) I can keep...
  12. Thanks, Rui Great attention to detail....

    Thanks, Rui

    Great attention to detail. cideamon.exe - I haven't heard of it, or even noticed it. 50% is a lot.

    About a week ago I had a trojan, which MSE found and rooted out. Then I put Trend...
  13. I hope now the jpgs are where they should be .......

    I hope now the jpgs are where they should be ....

    Not being a techie, I don't know whether these are duplicates that slow the system, and I don't which can be removed. Perhaps you know?
  14. Thanks Rui Right, I'll try the FAQ at Memtest....

    Thanks Rui

    Right, I'll try the FAQ at Memtest. It's worth it to beat this bug.

    Well, I've converted the processes as 2 jpgs on my desktop. If you could see them, you'd be sure to see something...
  15. So, I've got back to the memtest page, Rui, but...

    So, I've got back to the memtest page, Rui, but I'm a bit lost. I've got rid of the other stuff for now - my fault for not being careful.

    There is a list of memtest86 variants and I downloaded...
  16. No. Fooled again, I imagine. I'll try and get...

    No. Fooled again, I imagine. I'll try and get the right download. Task Manager is showing sometimes 100% usage.

    Almost certainly I've picked up crapware which is surprising as MemTest.org is an...
  17. Hi Rui I ran SpeedFan just now and it shows...

    Hi Rui

    I ran SpeedFan just now and it shows Temp 1 as 52 C (CPU?) and Temp 2 as 36 C. I have emergency shut down set at 60 C or 70 C, I don't remember which. It's hot, but not overheating, I...
  18. Thanks Rui C drive has 20Gb, free space usually...

    Thanks Rui
    C drive has 20Gb, free space usually around 5Gb. No abnormal disk space variation, but CPU usage shoots up.
    I hadn't thought of keeping Task Manager on, but it's on now, showing that eg...
  19. XP - Task Manager and other programs won't start

    Hi everyone

    I'd be interested to know if anyone has had a brush with a particular problem that's been bugging me the last fortnight.

    I'm running XP, SP3, Pentium 4 CPU 2.80Ghz, 100 Gb hard...
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    Thank you, CLiNT I can't fault that answer,...

    Thank you, CLiNT

    I can't fault that answer, it covered the whole field. And unlike me and many others, you must be an accomplished explorer in Microsoftland. I've had many searches where I've...
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    Microsoft Security Essentials - end of XP

    Like many other loungers, I do a bit of future proofing from time to time.

    As you know, Microsoft is withdrawing support for XP in mid-2014. Do we know whether Microsoft Security Essentials will...
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    I would like to ask pohs (Rick) above what he...

    I would like to ask pohs (Rick) above what he regards to be the great improvements in Excel in Excel2013?

    This may perhaps be the wrong place to ask, and I will respond to an Admin caution, but...
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    I'm glad Woody has given us a sharp review of...

    I'm glad Woody has given us a sharp review of this topic. Thanks.

    What I'd like to look at are the alternatives! We can easily react to MSOffice like a rabbit caught in the headlights. In this...
  24. Thanks Copenhagenmail This topic seems to have...

    Thanks Copenhagenmail

    This topic seems to have generated more heat that usual. Thanks for your tips. I've calmed down now and will uninstall the older versions. I've learned a lot from the diverse...
  25. I'm probably approaching this problem from a...

    I'm probably approaching this problem from a different angle!
    I'm attached to my 2006 computer running XP and to date it has never had a reinstall or major hiccup.

    Following Woody's article I...
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