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Forum: Drivers 11 Mar 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4,057
Posted By sclausnitzer
Try the Vista Drivers

Many hardware drivers for Vista will work for Win7.

I think HP uses a program to monitor the "extra" buttons like volume, play, mute, etc. Try the Vista version of that program for your laptop.
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Forum: Installation & Setup 30 Dec 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By sclausnitzer
You can look online for older copies of Windows...

You can look online for older copies of Windows XP, that come with a COA (Certificate of Authenticity). Just make sure it has never been activated. If you can find one cheap enough, you can use it...
Forum: Installation & Setup 30 Dec 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,000
Posted By sclausnitzer
You can look online for older copies of Windows...

You can look online for older copies of Windows XP, that come with a COA (Certificate of Authenticity). Just make sure it has never been activated. If you can find one cheap enough, you can use it...
Forum: Gaming 30 Dec 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 9,151
Posted By sclausnitzer
If you can't run XP mode on your PC, then try...

If you can't run XP mode on your PC, then try Sun's VirtualBox. It is probably the best virtual desktop software I have used. It will require that you have a valid copy of XP, but it runs great on...
Forum: Microsoft Office 23 Dec 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 5,561
Posted By sclausnitzer
The reality of smaller businesses

The reality of smaller businesses is that they cannot afford to upgrade their software every time a new version of windows is released.

If it works, they will continue to use it. A site or volume...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Dec 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By sclausnitzer
Depending on the model and the age of the laptop,...

Depending on the model and the age of the laptop, you can look at investing in other upgrades as well.

Memory is pretty cheap these days, and most laptops can be upgraded to 2GB, or more.

eBay...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Nov 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,674
Posted By sclausnitzer
While most hard drives are designed to withstand...

While most hard drives are designed to withstand a limited amount of impact force, they are not designed to be repeatedly smacked around while running. In fact, it's only been in the last few years...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Nov 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,674
Posted By sclausnitzer
Since you are trying to determine if the noise...

Since you are trying to determine if the noise was a fan or the hard drive, you can pull the hard drive from the laptop, then run the computer awhile to see if the noise returns. Most laptops have...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Nov 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 19,297
Posted By sclausnitzer
Alfarin: This sounds like a hardware or...

Alfarin:

This sounds like a hardware or driver problem. Here are some quick ideas off the top of my head......

If the experience index was at 4.5 when you first got the unit, and in a very...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Nov 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,981
Posted By sclausnitzer
If I read your post correctly, you want to...

If I read your post correctly, you want to restore the laptop to the original Acer configuration, with Windows 7 only. If that is correct, then you have a few options.

It sounds like the recovery...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Nov 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 19,297
Posted By sclausnitzer
This sounds like the Toshiba value added package...

This sounds like the Toshiba value added package may have replaced some of the core DLLs without properly registering the changes. Even re-installing Windows may not cure the problem if you...
Forum: Network & Sharing 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By sclausnitzer
Make sure you have not set your "home" wireless...

Make sure you have not set your "home" wireless network connection to be a public network. This disables many network browsing features.

After that, disable your firewall and see if that has any...
Forum: System Security 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,863
Posted By sclausnitzer
Another set of tools you can use are the free AV...

Another set of tools you can use are the free AV boot CDs from the different AV vendors. Each has it's own strengths and weaknesses. I suggest running them while hardwired to your router, as wireless...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Nov 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,108
Posted By sclausnitzer
That would be StandaloneStack. Some of the...

That would be StandaloneStack. Some of the earlier builds had that problem. Newer builds seem to work better, but I am moving over to 7stacks myself.
Forum: General Discussion 09 Nov 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 6,108
Posted By sclausnitzer
Look into 7Stacks...

Look into 7Stacks (http://www.alastria.com/index.php?p=software-7s) and StandaloneStack (http://www.chrisnsoft.com/standalonestack/), these allow you to create a "menu" of programs that are accessed...
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