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  1. Since I want to install Win7 on my Vista computer...

    Since I want to install Win7 on my Vista computer I ran Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
    According to Windows 7 Update Advisor
    NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Status: Action Recommend:
    Details: Before...
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    I like the idea of using a VPN. One of my...

    I like the idea of using a VPN.
    One of my friends recommends LogMeIn Hamachi but he doesn't use it
    --- Does that sound like a good choice?
    Are there a few other VPN's I should investigate?
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    Unsecured network

    I was at the library today and noticed I would have had to connect through an unsecured network
    I didn't connect.
    What can I do to work on an unsecured network with at least some degree of safety?
  4. Since I am not experienced at setting up hard...

    Since I am not experienced at setting up hard drives, it’s good to know it will be set up properly on a blank hard drive. Most likely I would be following the default settings but I like to have some...
  5. On the 7.82GB Recovery partition on the right...

    On the 7.82GB Recovery partition on the right what do the diagonal lines mean?
  6. Need advice on how to ensure new blank hardrive is properly partioned

    I have a Windows Vista desktop on which I will be installing Windows 7 Home Premium
    I will be removing the installed 250GB hard drive and will be replacing it with a 250GB SSD
    It isn’t necessary...
  7. Thanks for your excellent answes. Since I have a...

    Thanks for your excellent answes. Since I have a Win7 HP disc I'll install it and go from there
  8. Instead of installing the Windows 10 Preview on...

    Instead of installing the Windows 10 Preview on my son's laptop I want to consider installing it on
    HP Compaq-Presario SR5710F Vista HP SP2 32-bit desktop
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Athlon Dual Core...
  9. Thanks everyone for your inputs. The reason I...

    Thanks everyone for your inputs. The reason I inquired about such an example is because I'd like to be ready for making the correct decision when I see them. There have been times when someone has...
  10. Thread: Dead laptop?

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    I was in electroplating in an electronic firm and...

    I was in electroplating in an electronic firm and "tarnishing gold" is usually caused by a defective finish either in the electroplating process, prior processes that affect the base metal and/or...
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    I agree, the Kaspersky Rescue disc is worth...

    I agree, the Kaspersky Rescue disc is worth trying

    I did a search for boot up rescue disc and came up with
    http://lifehacker.com/5984707/five-best-system-rescue-discs
    Try at least one of them if...
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    Apologies for post 33. I had my mind on 2 other...

    Apologies for post 33. I had my mind on 2 other computers at the same time and mixed up to many issues
    Anyway Coochins point abot the gold contacts is very imprtant and I know garyfritz has cobvered...
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    I use Win7’s Create a system image utility on one...

    I use Win7’s Create a system image utility on one of my Win7 computers
    When I started using it I did test it and everything worked out fine
    In case you need to know though is that when you create...
  14. Is it worth considering buying a computer with a low frequency processor such as this one

    I need some advice for when an “excellent” deal such as this one is available
    --- So you’ll know its already out of stock but I need a couple of opinions because the price was only available for one...
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    Post 4 by Sudo15: “This article describes how to...

    Post 4 by Sudo15: “This article describes how to create a Vista Repair disk but you would need another Vista machine with the same architecture to create it on.
    ...
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    The new 4GB memory chip is added in and the...

    The new 4GB memory chip is added in and the computer runs fine

    I checked the system information and this is the info
    Accessories > System tools > System information
    --- Installed Physical Memory...
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    Double check the specs & information on the...

    Double check the specs & information on the memory chips that were installed and the ones you purchased
  18. Thread: Dead laptop?

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    "With a stronger light and a darker room, I...

    "With a stronger light and a darker room, I determined the screen IS doing something. But it looks mostly like gibberish. It flashes by too fast to see on the darkened screen, but it looks like...
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    Checking the BIOS battery etc. makes sense: I...

    Checking the BIOS battery etc. makes sense: I hope it gets you going

    I don't see yet whether or not both of your memory chips are ok and if there are issues with them buy at least 1 new memory...
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    How many beeps do you get with on a normal bootup...

    How many beeps do you get with on a normal bootup with the memory sticks in place?

    On the mobo battery, we can't tell whether or not it should be changed but it would be a good idea to do so....
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    The following items have been requested: have you...

    The following items have been requested: have you tried them?
    --- Can you boot into the BIOS?
    ------ Also does the BIOS have the correct time?
    --- Have you tried booting into Safe Mode, even Safe...
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    The installed memory in the computer has a...

    The installed memory in the computer has a Samsung 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-11-F3
    The one I ordered from Crucial is a 4GB chip and will be added
    I understand the concern about knowing what is...
  23. Thanks for that info FN When I removed the...

    Thanks for that info FN
    When I removed the bottom panel it was all in one piece and that surprised me
    And it appears to me it will be pretty simple if I have to ever replace any component "easy to...
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    Memory spec CL-11 What does it mean?

    I just ordered 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 Unbuffered Non-ECC 1.34V CT5048807 CL=11
    --- What does the CL=11 mean and is it significant?
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    Back up your data immediately and ensure you know...

    Back up your data immediately and ensure you know the 25 character key Product ID

    As requested "Exactly what happens when the PC does not boot?"

    Booting into Safe Mode, Safe Mode with...
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