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  1. I use MyDefrag, and have for years, back when it...

    I use MyDefrag, and have for years, back when it was JKDefrag. He hasn't updated it in a couple of years, but there's not really any reason.

    I use it because it can treat different types of data...
  2. Well, Cortana is a trip! I asked, "Where am I",...

    Well, Cortana is a trip! I asked, "Where am I", and she replied, "As near as I can tell, you're at ..." (almost had the address nailed - one house off). I tried again a little later, and she said,...
  3. Windows Phone 8.1 Official (AT&T) Update.

    I just finished a 5-minute, 2-reboot pre-update update to prepare my Nokia Lumia 1520 for Windows Phone 8.1. It's currently downloading the 8.1 update (which appears to be fairly large, but I'm on...
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    How about July 24 for AT&T... downloading the...

    How about July 24 for AT&T... downloading the update at the moment.
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    Glad you got it sorted out, and thanks for...

    Glad you got it sorted out, and thanks for posting your success.
  6. Have you searched the registry for the name of...

    Have you searched the registry for the name of the troublesome folder?
  7. I'm not quite following the reasoning for opening...

    I'm not quite following the reasoning for opening the desktop IE when you have the Modern UI IE App open already.
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    There is no real problem with x64 architecture...

    There is no real problem with x64 architecture and software incorporating x86 snippets. If it isn't working correctly, it will let you know almost immediately. Many of these x86 elements do not...
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    Your motherboard specs say it supports Phenom II...

    Your motherboard specs say it supports Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series CPU's. I can find no mention of Vishera support. This page does not list your board as supporting your processor.
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    Poll: How many millions of PC's in business and...

    How many millions of PC's in business and industry are left on 24/7, particularly in production/manufacturing facilities that operate 24/7. How many more millions of PLC's (Programmable Logic...
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    That is why chkdsk /r needs to be run from a...

    That is why chkdsk /r needs to be run from a Recovery/Repair boot disk. It will continue to run. I've had HDD's that took hours for chkdsk /r to complete.
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    Chkdsk checks the magnetic media of the disk and...

    Chkdsk checks the magnetic media of the disk and all its parameters; partitioning, formatting, file system, sectors, the condition of the magnetic surface of the disk. It's looking at things other...
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    Poll: I don't shut anything down. My laptops...

    I don't shut anything down. My laptops hibernate, my printer goes into standby, my modem and router are always on, my desktop is always on because I use Task Scheduler to take care of most of my...
  14. I would take it one step farther. Make a repair...

    I would take it one step farther. Make a repair disk, then make certain it will boot each computer. Then make a second, spare repair disk, and make certain that it will boot each computer.

    Label...
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    If your HDD is failing, reinstalling Windows...

    If your HDD is failing, reinstalling Windows won't cure that. You said running chkdsk on a reboot failed before it finished. Such a failure doesn't pinpoint whether the failure is Windows or the...
  16. I don't use HomeGroup, I use workgroup...

    I don't use HomeGroup, I use workgroup networking, but here is a tutorial from Microsoft, HomeGroup from start to finish. It includes printer sharing.
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    Boot from a repair disk or USB stick (hopefully...

    Boot from a repair disk or USB stick (hopefully you have one or the other or both) and run chkdsk /r from there.
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    Follow-up on replacing HDD with SSD

    In the thread, "No boot device...", in my last post I wrote, "Everything's like it should be now, all partitions aligned, and both sides of my dual boot working as they should."

    I had booted and...
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    What did sfc report on screen after it finished...

    What did sfc report on screen after it finished running? Did you get a message that there were errors that it could not repair? Sfc sometimes needs to run three or four times.

    Also, have you run...
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    Go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items >...

    Go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Power Options > Edit Plan Settings. On that page, choose when to turn off the display, and select "Put the computer to sleep: Never". Then click on...
  21. Try a cold boot. Shut down (not "Restart") and...

    Try a cold boot. Shut down (not "Restart") and wait a minute or so, then power back up.
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    Another area to check for problems with waking...

    Another area to check for problems with waking from sleep/hibernation is in Device Manager settings for hardware components. Many components can be shut down to conserve battery power just by...
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    The BIOS is not OS specific until one gets into...

    The BIOS is not OS specific until one gets into OEM Windows 8, which requires UEFI/GPT from OEM's, and bootloader protection in the hardware.

    On your laptop, that isn't an issue. I'm of the "if...
  24. As you can see from the pic, the one I'm using...

    As you can see from the pic, the one I'm using now is a Netgear, and this one is about 4 years old. It's an N750 4-port gigabit Ethernet/dual-band wireless with hardware firewall, and I've never had...
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    Wavy, thanks for that link. The empty spaces I...

    Wavy, thanks for that link. The empty spaces I had weren't alignment spaces. My Windows 8 partition and one other were correctly aligned just with restoring the image. I used BootIt Bare Metal to...
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