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Forum: Installation & Setup 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Agrippa
Problem solved.

Problem solved.
Forum: Installation & Setup 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Agrippa
Compatibility during attempted repair install of Windows 7

I have Win 7 Professional x64 SP1.

Because of serious Windows update problems it has been suggested that I need to do a repair install of Win 7. I have a Dell OEM version of the OS but,...
Forum: Drivers 23 Mar 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Agrippa
Thanks for the replies. Now that you've...

Thanks for the replies.

Now that you've jogged my memory I'm pretty certain that I have Belarc installed somewhere.

I've visited my OEM's site, Dell, and it does look like that if I enter the...
Forum: Drivers 22 Mar 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Agrippa
Backing up drivers before Win 7 reinstall

I'm looking into doing a repair reinstall of Win 7. In preparation I've been doing a bit of checking on the Internet. Time and again I see the warning to back up drivers; the last one I looked at...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Mar 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Agrippa
Thanks for the further replies. My PC (a Dell...

Thanks for the further replies. My PC (a Dell Inspiron) was bought in 2010 and I'm pretty sure that it is MBR.

Now that I've realised that life could get complicated (and discovered new terms such...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 01 Mar 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Agrippa
Many thanks for the replies. So, the two 2 TB...

Many thanks for the replies. So, the two 2 TB partitions would be mandatory, not optional.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Agrippa
Partitioning a large external HD

I'm looking to buy a new external HD for backup and storage and as my past experience is that they never end up being big enough I've decided to go for broke and buy a 4 TB one - I'm surprised how...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 12 Feb 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By Agrippa
Numerous upate failures over past year

I have Win 7 Professional 64bit.

Over the past year or so I have had numerous Windows updates fail.

I have run SURT. There were no error messages.

I have run sfc. No errors were reported.
...
Forum: Software 03 Sep 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By Agrippa
Thanks for the reply. However I have finally...

Thanks for the reply. However I have finally managed to solve it using a neat little program called Default Programs Editor (the name tells it all). It's recommended by How To Geek which is a pretty...
Forum: Software 03 Sep 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By Agrippa
Double clicking fails to open a 7-Zip file

I was trying to make some changes to7-Zip file associations and have managed to lose the ability to open a 7-Zip file (with a .7z extension) by double clicking it with the left mouse button.

All...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Dec 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By Agrippa
Bulk repair of file shortcuts in Windows Explorer

I've a fair number of ebooks on my PC and, to help keep track of series, I have a folder containing sub-folders, one for each series, which contain the shortcuts for the series. The ebook files...
Forum: Virtualization 26 Sep 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 6,621
Posted By Agrippa
Problem solved! I've discovered that there is a...

Problem solved! I've discovered that there is a button to compact Win XP Mode Virtual Hard Disk in Windows Virtual PC. I just pressed it and quarter of an hour later the job was done and the vhd file...
Forum: Virtualization 25 Sep 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 6,621
Posted By Agrippa
Compressing vhd file in Windows XP Mode

I have 64-bit Win 7 Professional.

In Windows XP Mode I have a total of 10 GB of files but the size of the corresponding vhd file is 42GB. Is there any easy way of compressing the vhd file and...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Jul 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,925
Posted By Agrippa
I remember a program doing something similar -...

I remember a program doing something similar - here's the link (http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/step-by-step/1937018/shortcut-windows-close-programs). The limitation is that it will try to close...
Forum: Tutorials 28 Jul 2011
Replies: 68
Views: 429,316
Posted By Agrippa
Thanks for the prompt reply. I'll now carefully...

Thanks for the prompt reply. I'll now carefully read your comments.
Forum: Tutorials 28 Jul 2011
Replies: 68
Views: 429,316
Posted By Agrippa
Firstly, let me say what a useful tutorial this...

Firstly, let me say what a useful tutorial this is.

I did have Dell Dock but it became unusable following a power cut shutting down my PC and has proved impossible to reinstall. A lot of googling...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Apr 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By Agrippa
OK, I can't do Win 7, but looking at my copy of...

OK, I can't do Win 7, but looking at my copy of Windows XP Registry gives me this (and it's all pretty lengthy):

1. Power-on self-tests and various operations leads to the NTLDR file.

2. NTLDR...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Apr 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,962
Posted By Agrippa
Can I pin a jpeg file to the Taskbar?

Is it possible to pin a jpeg file to the task bar so that I can easily open it with a single click from wherever I am. It is possible to pin it to the jump list for some programs on my Taskbar (eg...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 07 Mar 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 53,632
Posted By Agrippa
Very impressive! Many thanks for the solution.

Very impressive! Many thanks for the solution.
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 06 Mar 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 53,632
Posted By Agrippa
Indeo 5.x codec

I have Win 7 Professional 64-bit and Windows Media Player Ver 12.0.

I have a number of old video clips produced using a Logitech web cam. These played successfully under XP in my old PC but with...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 28 Jan 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 8,851
Posted By Agrippa
Many thanks for the info. And - oops! - it was...

Many thanks for the info. And - oops! - it was only after posting that I realised that saying what browser I had really would have made things easier! :)
Forum: Browsers & Mail 28 Jan 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 8,851
Posted By Agrippa
How can I open the Download List?

When you download anything from the Internet a download list opens. As well as the current download, it contains a list of previous downloads; you can clean up the list by deleting any entries you...
Forum: Gaming 19 Nov 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By Agrippa
Thanks for the info. But why, why unstick it?...

Thanks for the info. But why, why unstick it? Surely it must be among the top few questions that Win 7 users want to ask about games? Ah, well, hopefully it it will stay floating on page one. I shall...
Forum: Gaming 19 Nov 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By Agrippa
Where has the sticky thread on game compatibility with Win 7 gone?

Where has the sticky thread on which games are compatible and which are not with Win 7 gone? I could have sworn that it was in the Gaming forum, but apparently not. Please help my failing memory. :)
Forum: Browsers & Mail 12 Oct 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,394
Posted By Agrippa
Moving the "From" box to the left of the screen in Windows Live Mail

When creating a new message how do I move the "From" box to the left of the screen so that it lies directly below the "To" box (as used to be the case with Outlook Express)? At the moment the "From"...
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