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Forum: General Discussion 28 Mar 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By captnorm
Kari, FANTASTIC. You're right it is what I...

Kari,

FANTASTIC. You're right it is what I was looking for, worked great. Thanks for writing this tutorial. Was more involved than I thought it would be, but worked.

Norm
Forum: General Discussion 24 Mar 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By captnorm
Automatically move permissions to a different partition

In Windows 7 Home Premium, I've created a few standard users. I have a "data" drive I want to put all documents, desktop... on. I created a Users folder on D:\, then User1 folder. On C:\Users\User1\...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Jun 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 21,018
Posted By captnorm
That's exactly what I was looking for. Don't know...

That's exactly what I was looking for. Don't know how I forgot the startup group, guess I was just focused on the old autoexec.bat way.

Thanks,

Norm
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jun 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 21,018
Posted By captnorm
I hate to bring up a dead horse, but would like...

I hate to bring up a dead horse, but would like to run a DOS command each time Windows 7 boots. I come from the old DOS days and have been reading this thread & confirmed AUTOEXEC.BAT definitely...
Forum: Graphic Cards 20 Jan 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By captnorm
Well, I have my problem solved, wish I could tell...

Well, I have my problem solved, wish I could tell you why it broke. I suspect something got corrupt. I restored a month old Acronis TI image & both monitors work exactly how they should. I did learn...
Forum: Graphic Cards 19 Jan 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By captnorm
I appreciate all the help & suggestions you are...

I appreciate all the help & suggestions you are giving me, but I believe if it was a hardware issue, XP would also demonstrate the issue.

Last night I got the ATI driver directly from their web...
Forum: Graphic Cards 19 Jan 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By captnorm
Only get 1 of my 2 monitors when Win7 boots

I'm using 32-bit.

Regarding re-seating the vid card, I don't think it's a hardware problem. If it were, XP would have the same problem.

Thanks,

Norm
Forum: Graphic Cards 19 Jan 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By captnorm
Only get 1 of my 2 monitors when Win7 boots

I just reloaded the video driver & got a new version. After re-boot, I see the same problem.

I also reduced the resolution on both monitors (saw the change) & rebooted. I still see the same...
Forum: Graphic Cards 18 Jan 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By captnorm
Only get 1 of my 2 monitors when Win7 boots

I'm not sure this is the best place to post, but will try here.

I've been using dual monitors for a long time w/XP & for a few months Win7 Pro. All of a sudden, when I re-boot (or cold boot) Win7,...
Forum: Tutorials 23 Dec 2009
Replies: 166
Views: 265,173
Posted By captnorm
How about right-click Start/open windows explorer?

I've changed the default location of the pinned Win Explorer (thanks for the tutorial), works great. Coming from my most recent XP days, I still right-click Start, then click open win explorer. Is...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 12 Dec 2009
Replies: 39
Views: 50,485
Posted By captnorm
Figured out why I need to re-activate

Here is the scenario:

I normally run with 4 hard drives, 1 IDE, 4@SATA. I often run Acronis True Image 2010. Today I needed to clone a SATA drive to an IDE. Rebooted with IDE connected (in mobile...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Dec 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 5,141
Posted By captnorm
Since it's on the Desktop, I just dragged it to...

Since it's on the Desktop, I just dragged it to the Favorites (top left) area of windows explorer. Works great.
Forum: Software 08 Dec 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 82,955
Posted By captnorm
TweakUI

I've been using tweakui133.exe for years with XP. It lets you change locations for My Documents, Favorites, Desktop, Program Files and lots of other locations. TweakUI actually does quite a bit more,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 07 Dec 2009
Replies: 39
Views: 50,485
Posted By captnorm
Good point, this last change could have brought...

Good point, this last change could have brought me over the edge.

I rebooted with 2 additional SATA drives connected (IDE in question not connected). Still activated.

Then I wanted to get back...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 Dec 2009
Replies: 39
Views: 50,485
Posted By captnorm
I agree, student version is the same as a retail...

I agree, student version is the same as a retail box. Some posts have indicated a student download, so I indicated where I got it.

My point was adding an IDE drive broke activation.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 06 Dec 2009
Replies: 39
Views: 50,485
Posted By captnorm
Adding an IDE drive broke activation for me

I have just been told Win 7 Pro (student download) needs to be activated. It was originally successfully activated (29 or so days ago). What triggered this was putting a 500GB IDE drive in my mobile...
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Dec 2009
Replies: 1
Views: 5,730
Posted By captnorm
How good is Homegroup security

Got it working between wireless laptop & desktop, very easy setup. The question is how secure is it? I know there is a 10 character alpha(upper&lowercase)/numeric password, which would take a long...
Forum: Tutorials 26 Nov 2009
Replies: 76
Views: 334,479
Posted By captnorm
Show Desktop works near start button, can I get rid of

This procedure worked perfectly. Is there any way to get rid of the small icon to the right of the time?
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 26 Nov 2009
Replies: 14
Views: 6,213
Posted By captnorm
XP screen saver works on Win7

I also really enjoy the XP photo screen saver, especially with 2 monitors. Sometimes, a photo starts on the bottom left of the left screen & transitions to the top right of the right screen.

I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Nov 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,664
Posted By captnorm
bcdedit fixed it, now need to re-activate

I saw 2 entries, so deleted the 2nd one with bcdedit. Reboot booted directly into Win7 on sata1.

Now, I see win7 is no longer activated. It was properly activated on the other drive, surprised it...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Nov 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,664
Posted By captnorm
Win7 Pro won't boot normally again

I've been running XP for years (on SATA1), installed Win7 about a week ago on, say SATA3 hard drive. It was originally installed on mobile HD. Once Win7 was installed, I changed the boot order to...
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