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Forum: Drivers 22 Nov 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By macksgarage
:::OT::: Whoa. Packard Bell? I didn't know...

:::OT:::

Whoa. Packard Bell? I didn't know that name had survived into the XP days. My 286sx and 386dx were both packard bell machines. But that was, like, 20 years ago. Actually, I think my...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Nov 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By macksgarage
I've got windows 7 running on a similarly aged...

I've got windows 7 running on a similarly aged system (P4/PCI/AGP/IDE). To make aero work, I dropped in an AGP Nvidia Geforce 6 series card. Other than that, everything else worked pretty much out...
Forum: Software 20 Nov 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By macksgarage
I've been using Chromium, the developer release...

I've been using Chromium, the developer release of Chrome, since 7100. At that time Chrome wouldn't install at all, but the more bleeding edge developer release was patched already, and has always...
Forum: Drivers 20 Nov 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 8,256
Posted By macksgarage
On my vaio VGN-FZ140E, I was able to use the...

On my vaio VGN-FZ140E, I was able to use the vista drivers for 32-bit 7 without issue. For 64-bit drivers, things are a little more complicated. sony has released 64 bit drivers, but hidden them and...
Forum: Microsoft Office 20 Nov 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,089
Posted By macksgarage
Office 2007, offiline files, and homegroups

I am having a problem with saving edited files back to a homegroup server from office 2007. Other applications can open files, edit them, and save them in place in the same shared folder, and I can...
Forum: Network & Sharing 20 Nov 2009
Replies: 65
Views: 48,588
Posted By macksgarage
I have set this up at home to work, allowing me...

I have set this up at home to work, allowing me to RDP to all of the machines at home. Just map various external ports to port 3389 of each of the internal machines, so that perhaps:

55555 =...
Forum: Network & Sharing 09 Oct 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 17,038
Posted By macksgarage
Actually, I tried that and at least on this...

Actually, I tried that and at least on this machine, running RTM, disabling the services no longer has the desired effect. I certainly would have rathered it work in that more gracefull manner, as I...
Forum: Network & Sharing 09 Oct 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 17,038
Posted By macksgarage
Well, some one else found the particular chain, i...

Well, some one else found the particular chain, i gleaned this info from some Vista forum, then it was just a matter removing the individual keys one by one until i found the one's that did the...
Forum: Network & Sharing 07 Oct 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 17,038
Posted By macksgarage
UPDATED INFORMATION: PROBLEM SOLVED (for me at...

UPDATED INFORMATION: PROBLEM SOLVED (for me at least)

The specific keys to be removed are these: under

HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Desktop/Namespace

The key for...
Forum: Network & Sharing 07 Oct 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 17,038
Posted By macksgarage
I did finally find a way to get rid of the...

I did finally find a way to get rid of the Desktop icons for Homegroup and libraries. the following hack is kinda brutal, a little more research is needed to refine it, but here it is, raw and...
Forum: Network & Sharing 07 Oct 2009
Replies: 15
Views: 17,038
Posted By macksgarage
That last link worked well to give me more...

That last link worked well to give me more control over what was shown in the sidebar, but I still can't get rid of the homegroup icon on the desktop.

I've tried the oft-circulated tip to disable...
Forum: Drivers 15 Jul 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 6,597
Posted By macksgarage
My ThinkPad T43 had a number of flaky and oddly...

My ThinkPad T43 had a number of flaky and oddly inexplicable issues with bluetooth, using the MS supplied drivers. It now behaves much better after installing this Broadcomm WIDCOMM Bluetooth...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Jul 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 5,537
Posted By macksgarage
T43 + Windows 7 = WIN

I'm running 7 on a thinkpad t43 (see specs) and I have to report that it is excellent. Performance is about equal to XP, massively better than I expected. I can't say it's faster, but it's not any...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jul 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,156
Posted By macksgarage
So far my experience with 7 is that it fills up...

So far my experience with 7 is that it fills up about 25% of available memory, which can rise as the machine is running for a while. On a laptop with 2Gb, 512 Mb are used at boot, an on a big...
Forum: Themes and Styles 09 Jul 2009
Replies: 38
Views: 16,601
Posted By macksgarage
Hm, I've installed this, but it seems to have...

Hm, I've installed this, but it seems to have made no actual change I can find on the system. I looked for a process, and a service, but there's no sign of these. not sure what the trouble is. Does...
Forum: Themes and Styles 09 Jul 2009
Replies: 2
Views: 7,836
Posted By macksgarage
uxtheme thread

There's some starting information on patching uxtheme at this thread:

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/9308-uxtheme-patch-windows-7-build-7100-a.html

and a few themes up at deviant art,...
Forum: Graphic Cards 09 Jul 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 103,367
Posted By macksgarage
Works for me

I got all excited when you said it 'posted and aero score of 1.9.' Not that 1.9 is good, but I thought that meant this driver made aero work. Wishful thinking. I was able to install the driver...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jul 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 43,191
Posted By macksgarage
Installation?

Hm, that's interesting. On my t43 the fingerprint reader was detected automagically, which caught me by surprise. I didn't expect it to work off the bat like that, but stumbled upon the Biometric...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jul 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 43,191
Posted By macksgarage
oh, wait, I'm a dumba$$

Actually, if i just swipe my finger at the login screen, it works fine. the 'other credentials' button was just a red herring.
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jul 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 43,191
Posted By macksgarage
I second that

Just keeping a thread alive. I've found no solution. The inbuilt windows fingerprint reader software seems as if it could be a lot more graceful than the old IBM add on, except that I have to make...
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