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    Good old Microsoft! Always trying to save us from...

    Good old Microsoft! Always trying to save us from using something that might be useful, so they can do it their way. Ya gotta love it!
    I think I'll give VLC a try and see how that works out.
    Thanks...
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    Media Player can't play .mp4 files

    I occasionally get this message when trying to play a file.
    I have been on the Windows site and can't seem to find an upgrade version that plays .mp4's.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    rstew
  3. Well I fixed the problem. Went to Bestbuy and...

    Well I fixed the problem. Went to Bestbuy and picked up a Logitech pair on sale for less than the off-brand pair.
    has worked great now for several days, just like it should. Lesson: no more...
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    Ok understood; but what does "nit vetted" mean...

    Ok understood; but what does "nit vetted" mean exactly?

    rstew
  5. Thread: Advertisements?

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    Advertisements?

    So whenever I sign onto the forum I get various "advertisment" banners immediately below the top toolbar.
    They can read "Fix Windows Fast", "Fix Windows.dll", "Fix sluggish computer now", whatever....
  6. I am having mouse issues with a brand new...

    I am having mouse issues with a brand new wireless KB and mouse combo that is 2.4 GHz. The mouse starts off fine then gets flakey, stalls, jumps, etc. if I press the connect button it's ok for a...
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    Coochin; So I downloaded Produkey and ran it. It...

    Coochin; So I downloaded Produkey and ran it. It came back with "Product key not found" though it did fine the ID # and the correct version, SP, etc.
    I wonder why that is?? :confused:

    rstew
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    Yes I have the original product key, no problem....

    Yes I have the original product key, no problem.
    I'll see if I can download the Vista ISO file, and hopefully it will have SP2 and other current updates.
    I already downloaded the Win 7 SP1 ISO...
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    Roland; I was hoping to kind of re-create a full...

    Roland;
    I was hoping to kind of re-create a full Windows re-installation DVD that could be used if you had to do a clean install like on a new HDD or similar.
    But I realize that windows takes way...
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    Well I tried booting from the recovery disc and...

    Well I tried booting from the recovery disc and it seems to work fine.
    After loading it opened up a screen with lots of file restore and file source options.
    Hope I never have to actually use it,...
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    Thanks Joe. That covers it quite well. rstew

    Thanks Joe.
    That covers it quite well.

    rstew
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    Thanks all for the good advice. So I created a...

    Thanks all for the good advice.
    So I created a recovery DVD with Macrium. Went well.

    Now i guess I need to test it out and see if it works!

    rstew
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    Windows version and support matrix?

    I think it would be nice to have a handy reference table of update and support date info for the various Windows versions.
    I am thinking of something that has service pack version, IE version, MS...
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    How to create system recovery disc?

    I have a secondary desktop running Vista Enterprise x64 bit.
    Recently it installed sp2 and ie9. All good.
    Now I would like to create a recovery disk with all the current patches and updates as...
  15. [SOLVED] OK problem solved finally!! :rolleyes: I had a...

    OK problem solved finally!! :rolleyes:

    I had a stroke of brilliance (happens every once in a long while).
    I used my laptop (running Win7 x 64 bit with IE 11) to download the IE9 file, then moved...
  16. [SOLVED] So I tried both sites and neither one will open....

    So I tried both sites and neither one will open. Same stupid "IE cannot open the internet site" message.

    Rod
  17. [SOLVED] Yes I have tried mnual updates and all that has...

    Yes I have tried mnual updates and all that has shown up is Vista updates; no IE updates.
    Is there another way to "force" an IE update?

    Occasionally when I open IE it says my version is out of...
  18. [SOLVED] Trying To Upgrade IE 7 to IE 9 in Vista 64 bit SP2

    Hi All;
    I am using Vista Ultimate 64 bit SP2, and I can't seem to upgrade IE7 to IE 9.
    Everytime I try to download IE 9 from microsoft I get a window that says it can't open the internet site....
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    Coochin; Wow, I make that transfer speed about...

    Coochin;
    Wow, I make that transfer speed about 5.5 MBps. That is painfully slow.
    I guess I am not the only one who finds real world USB transfer rates kind of suck.

    Why is this I wonder?
    Is...
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    USB data transfer rates?

    I have always been puzzled as to why USB data rates seem to be so slow.
    For instance, USB 2.0 has a supposed data rate of 480 mbps; or 60 MBps.
    So in a perfect world you should be able to transfer...
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    Coochin Yes sorry, they are all desktops. The...

    Coochin
    Yes sorry, they are all desktops.
    The CPU fans are all connected to the correct 4 pin fan header, and the case fans to the chassis or sys fan headers as you suggest.
    I will have to check...
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    Something Weird About "Sleep" Mode in Win7

    I have 2 rigs running Win7 x 64 bit and 2 running Vista enterprise x 64 bit.
    The Vista rigs shut down all fans and drives when put in sleep mode, but the Win7 rigs leave the fans running, and the...
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    I think I found a good alternative. At the local...

    I think I found a good alternative.
    At the local computer parts store I found something called and "Icy Dock"; which is described as a "5.25" hot swap dirve caddy for 2.5" & 3.5" SATA hard drives or...
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    I had a couple of PUP's that kept re-appearing,...

    I had a couple of PUP's that kept re-appearing, but the new version of malware bytes seems to have killed them. I scan weekly.

    rstew
  25. This sounds like it might work nicely! Thanks...

    This sounds like it might work nicely!
    Thanks for the link. :B):

    rstew
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