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Forum: Virtualization 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By jimbo45
Diasable BIOS PC Beep when starting some Windows Guests

Hi there.

Some of you might be trying W8 / W8.1 guests using VMWARE -- on a laptop you might find you get an annoying BEEP from the PC speaker when powering on / starting up one of these Guests....
Forum: Virtualization 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there All the updates up to cut off date ARE...

Hi there
All the updates up to cut off date ARE and STILL WILL be available on the site for the foreseeable future.

Cheers
jimbo
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there the problem isn't the theoretical...

Hi there
the problem isn't the theoretical maximum number of users - but the capacity of your system to route that much traffic through it. - I suspect that after about two or three users -...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there Would something like this work. ...

Hi there
Would something like this work.

Free text to speech software with Naturally Sounding Voices -- Free NaturalReader (http://www.naturalreaders.com/)

cheers
jimbo
Forum: Sound & Audio 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there try re-tagging the music with mp3tag...

Hi there
try re-tagging the music with mp3tag or re-rip the file. Also what program did you use to rip and tag the album in the first place. I don't thing this is a Windows problem per se but one of...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 446
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there you *might* be able to get an iso from...

Hi there
you *might* be able to get an iso from a torrent site -- TAKE CARE though -- don't use any activation bypass and use your own key for activating.

I wouldn't recommend this action...
Forum: News 2 Days Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there Perhaps some people ought to read the...

Hi there
Perhaps some people ought to read the "Spiel" a bit better

It doesn't mean your 8.1 system is no good -- simply that in order to receive further updates you have to upgrade 8.1 update...
Forum: News 2 Days Ago
Replies: 34
Views: 1,095
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there Pity Blue tooth transfer is as...

Hi there

Pity Blue tooth transfer is as slow as molasses -- even playing a FLAC uncompressed audio file on blue tooth speakers can suffer from slow transmission.

However irrespective of the...
Forum: News 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there What's up with Battery technology...

Hi there
What's up with Battery technology these days -- we use more and more devices with them -- if they are a fire hazard - just think of how many mobile phones there would be on a crowded metro...
Forum: News 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there Using XP in the UK wouldn't be a...

Hi there

Using XP in the UK wouldn't be a problem --they've BLOCKED so many sites that using a NORTH KOREAN or CHINESE Gov't sponsored proxy would probably grant you more Internet access -- and...
Forum: News 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there I can't believe that article...

Hi there

I can't believe that article didn't mention running it as a VM although it did mention it's best not to connect it to a network or the Internet.

Running as a Stand alone machine...
Forum: News 6 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,215
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there Yet again people haven't understood...

Hi there
Yet again people haven't understood --NOT ALL MACHINES need to be connected to the Internet - so the idea of a Virus or a Botnet just doesn't apply.

Keep the machine isolated --then...
Forum: News 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there "....You can lead a horse to Water .....

Hi there
"....You can lead a horse to Water .. but you Can't make it drink..".

Actually there are loads of reasons in certain circumstances why sticking with XP isn't always a bad idea -- but...
Forum: Microsoft Office 6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 5,612
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there I tried a few weeks ago -- anyway I...

Hi there
I tried a few weeks ago -- anyway I DON'T like office 2013 -- I hate the way for example EXCEL 2013 starts - it doesn't quite know if it's a Metro app or a desktop one -- total case of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there Check first if USB is on USB 1.1 --...

Hi there
Check first if USB is on USB 1.1 -- that would operate at GLACIAL Speed -- a river of molasses would move quicker.
Unplug USB / re-boot.

Better still if USB 3 drive and USB 3 ports
...
Forum: General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 341
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there Go for an INTEL rather than an AMD one...

Hi there
Go for an INTEL rather than an AMD one -- you should go for a minimum of 8GB RAM and an i5 (preferably at 2.0G or higher).
For portability I'd go for the smaller screens such as 14 inch...
Forum: Virtualization 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there When setting up the VM use the...

Hi there
When setting up the VM use the Configuration -- here's an example from VMWARE -- processors can be set from 1 - 4 I think.

In general though there isn't much advantage in setting a VM...
Forum: News 6 Days Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,215
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there Like all things "caveat Emptor" -- I...

Hi there
Like all things "caveat Emptor" -- I still believe that a lot of people won't have any problem at all using XP for a while yet if they operate their devices safely and surf wisely.

The...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there You guys make this stuff TOO...

Hi there
You guys make this stuff TOO complicated by far

Here's REALLY how to do it ( I'm an "Old Fashioned" Oil and Gas Engineer not an I.T Guru - but I've messed around (and messed UP) enough...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there With boot directly to desktop...

Hi there

With boot directly to desktop (default in 8.1 update 1, in base 8.1 you have to configure it) and using a custom toolbar I just load a file (My progs) which generates a cascading menu to...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,215
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there The trick is to keep it Isolated - and...

Hi there
The trick is to keep it Isolated - and a lot of hardware can interact directly with the VM -- especially if it's USB based as the USB drivers are usually "Pass thru" which means they can be...
Forum: Media Center 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 13,485
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there Still using it - even on W8.1 x-64 -...

Hi there
Still using it - even on W8.1 x-64 - works fine -- I like the feature of playing via FOLDERS - I hate anything to do with playlists !!!.

I even have it on my Samsung S4 Phone.

If...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,215
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there. The several hundred thousand "Ma...

Hi there.

The several hundred thousand "Ma and Pa Kettle" types won't be on the Internet at any one time -- if you are committing Fraud on any "sensible" scale you want to do it quickly -- In and...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,215
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there a lot of residual XP machines will be...

Hi there
a lot of residual XP machines will be running as VM's and probably quite safely too --especially if they are dedicated / single purpose isolated machines.

The remaining ones will be...
Forum: Virtualization 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By jimbo45
Hi there Download VMPLAYER - it's very easy to...

Hi there
Download VMPLAYER - it's very easy to use and is FREE - and you can run almost ANY OS a guest .

Cheers
jimbo
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