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Forum: Installation & Setup 06 Feb 2016
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Posted By 450125
Yeah, I know programs can't generally carry over....

Yeah, I know programs can't generally carry over. Confused though as to why the software offered this capability.

Tomorrow I am going to copy and paste, yes. I have looked and can't find a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 Feb 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By 450125
I did use the Easeus tool, and it was a complete...

I did use the Easeus tool, and it was a complete disaster.

WET - not an option here of course - was smart enough to figure out what files went where, for what user profiles or whatever, and even...
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 Feb 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By 450125
I had been eyeing that Easeus tool, and am right...

I had been eyeing that Easeus tool, and am right now in the process of transferring to an external drive from the old laptop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txeZaTar15s shows how to do this (wish...
Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Feb 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By 450125
WET equivalent to go from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

I'm apologizing in advance for a question inviting a "google is your friend" response, but I've come up unsatisfactory to this point using google, and using sevenforums' own search function, so here...
Forum: Microsoft Office 30 Jan 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By 450125
Transferring Office 2007 without the installation disk?

My daughter got six good years, four of them as a full-time college student, out of her laptop. Not easy to do. But it's time to get a new one, and one way she'd like to save money is to move her...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 22 Jan 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,299
Posted By 450125
I know it's bad form to bump my own thread, but I...

I know it's bad form to bump my own thread, but I have somewhat new information, and a repeat of a question I'd asked in the original post.

Left to its own normal uses, my computer has been fine. ...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Jan 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,299
Posted By 450125
chkdsk and \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 has a bad block

I'll start with my two questions, then go to the backstory part:

1. How do I force Windows to run a chkdsk on a certain disk, not now, but at bootup?
2. What do a seeming explosion of Event ID 7...
Forum: System Security 18 Dec 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By 450125
Why do you say that? I'm a big "if it ain't...

Why do you say that?

I'm a big "if it ain't broke don't fix it" person, and haven't seen or heard or experienced a reason to change from MSE.
Forum: System Security 17 Dec 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By 450125
Cautionary Avast! tale

This probably isn't the first or 500th mention of this topic, but I had mysterious and intermittent BSOD issues, that disappeared for me after I completely uninstalled Avast! free and its remnants...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 17 Dec 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
15 days! - so marking solved

Okay, this morning is the 15th consecutive morning of waking to no blue screen, so I'm marking the problem as solved.

Actually, sort of the 14th; we were unexpectedly out of town earlier this...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 03 Dec 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
Very minor update... I did successfully...

Very minor update...

I did successfully remove Avast last night using the 3-step method Axe0 linked to, then installed Microsoft Security Essentials.

No BSOD so far, which doesn't at the moment...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 Dec 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
I can't put into words why, but I just have this...

I can't put into words why, but I just have this weird gut feel that this is going to fix it. But as you said, I can't really say "solved" for a while. If this helps me break the 72-hour barrier...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 Dec 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
Again axe0, thanks a lot. When you say to...

Again axe0, thanks a lot.

When you say to uninstall Avast while troubleshooting, that's a bit tricky.

If this problem was causable and repeatable (i.e., predictable), that would be great. But...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 Dec 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
Thanks axe0. I'm now at work, but will look...

Thanks axe0.

I'm now at work, but will look further into this in the evening. (EDITED TO ADD THE FOLLOWING): If any bios settings were changed, it was not by my or any other human hands. I'd...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 Dec 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
0x00000101 again - second time in four days

It happened again, and I have attached the collected files here.

Normal restart around 22:00 last night (I'm using 24-hour time here since I'm being helped by people outside the US). It went to...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 01 Dec 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
Just to make clear, my regular regimen is to...

Just to make clear, my regular regimen is to restart (using Restart from the Start circle) at the end of each day. The computer then sleeps (?*) after 2 1/2 hours. I wake it in the morning, and...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 01 Dec 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
I took another look at my event log and maybe the...

I took another look at my event log and maybe the following information will be helpful.

The two most-recent BSOD incidents were on 11/24 and 11/29.

Because I restart my computer every night,...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 30 Nov 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
Regarding the observations about the system time...

Regarding the observations about the system time changing, I took a look at my event log, filtered down to EventID 1, and it appears that every radical system time reset immediately follows a...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 30 Nov 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
This time thing is interesting to me. I'm...

This time thing is interesting to me.

I'm looking at the event log in my work computer, and the time resets are never more than unnoticeable fractions of a second - versus the occasional hours...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 30 Nov 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
I appreciate the suggestion, but was it made...

I appreciate the suggestion, but was it made after analyzing the BSOD information I uploaded?

None of my three hard drives (system C drive less than a year old; mirrored D/F data drives) has ever...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 29 Nov 2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By 450125
3 BSODs in the last six weeks, most recent was 0x00000101

I have had three BSODs in the past six weeks.

First was on October 12, and definitely happened in the process of the normal restart of Windows I do each evening before bed, as I was watching and...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Nov 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,250
Posted By 450125
After I posted this, I did a lot more googling,...

After I posted this, I did a lot more googling, and eventually - it took a while - found a thread elsewhere describing what I was experiencing.

It turns out that my application log file was at the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Nov 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,250
Posted By 450125
Unhandled exception in Managed Code Snap-In (?????)

This problem falls under the old vaudeville joke "Doc, it hurts when I do this / well then don't do this"...

Last night, for the second time in about a month, I got a BSOD during my normal...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Nov 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By 450125
Not happening. LastWriteTimes, and such, are...

Not happening. LastWriteTimes, and such, are properties of the file system (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms724290(v=vs.85).aspx) and aren't stored in the files themselves....
Forum: General Discussion 04 Nov 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By 450125
Just to clarify, I am talking all files, not just...

Just to clarify, I am talking all files, not just image/jpg files.
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