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Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 3,780
Posted By sgage
Thank you very much! I only embrace change when...

Thank you very much! I only embrace change when it benefits me. For example, I don't have a smart phone. Sure, the features are nice but that big monthly bill would more than offset the advantages of...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 129
Views: 3,780
Posted By sgage
I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Windows 10...

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Windows 10 (latest build) on this desktop machine. I love Windows 7, have it set up to my tastes, and it will be on this computer for as long as it lasts. I like...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 23 Nov 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 236
Posted By sgage
IE 11 not loading tabs from last session on startup

As the title says, although I have the correct option selected in the settings, upon startup IE 11 always starts up with just one blank tab. It was working fine for the past several months now. Any...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Nov 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By sgage
Just something to think about: Only 2 things have...

Just something to think about: Only 2 things have ever made Windows 7 crash on me since its release.

1) Google Maps in Firefox
2) DropBox (the sync program that runs on the PC)

Both of these...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By sgage
I agree - WinDirStat can be an extremely useful...

I agree - WinDirStat can be an extremely useful tool. I strongly recommend you give it a try...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Oct 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By sgage
Let me reiterate what JDobbsy has said - fire up...

Let me reiterate what JDobbsy has said - fire up a Linux LiveCD, and get 'er done.
Forum: General Discussion 14 Sep 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By sgage
I wouldn't bother unless you were planning on...

I wouldn't bother unless you were planning on increasing your RAM. With only 2 GB RAM, you don't really gain anything from a 64-bit system. I don't know that your system would run slower (others here...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Sep 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By sgage
If you will be dual booting, you'll be wanting to...

If you will be dual booting, you'll be wanting to share data between the two OSes. Which means the bulk of your data will need to be on an NTFS filesystem. The way I do it (and I've been doing this...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Aug 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By sgage
Just so you know, EasyBCD is also free - I've...

Just so you know, EasyBCD is also free - I've used it for years, and has proven a very trusty and useful tool.

Good luck with your setup!
Forum: General Discussion 24 Aug 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By sgage
First, I would install EasyBCD in Windows 7. Then...

First, I would install EasyBCD in Windows 7. Then I'd install Linux over XP - pick 'something else' during the partitioning stage and you can tell it exactly what to do - check the box to 'format'...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Apr 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By sgage
Hmmm... I got no such update. I think you...

Hmmm...

I got no such update. I think you may have been spoofed. I would run some scans using Malware or something like that. I suspect your MSE may have been compromised.

What a crappy...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Mar 2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,366
Posted By sgage
I will use Windows 7 until something better comes...

I will use Windows 7 until something better comes along. As of now, Windows 8.x offers me nothing that I want or need, and indeed removes features from Desktop Windows that I really like.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Feb 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By sgage
The problem is that Windows has the MBR, and grub...

The problem is that Windows has the MBR, and grub thought it did, so the necessary info is not in the boot record of the actual Linux partition - grub was originally installed in the MBR, not the...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Dec 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By sgage
Or just hold the ctl-key while you drag'n'drop.

Or just hold the ctl-key while you drag'n'drop.
Forum: General Discussion 21 Sep 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By sgage
I used the DP, CP, RP, and bought the cheap...

I used the DP, CP, RP, and bought the cheap upgrade. It took me a long time to warm up to it - I must have gone back to Win7 a dozen times :p

After learning how it really works, and how to avoid...
Forum: Software 15 Sep 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 1,746
Posted By sgage
Yes, msconfig.[/QUOTE] No, not msconfig. You...

Yes, msconfig.[/QUOTE]

No, not msconfig. You guys aren't getting it - you can disable startup directives with msconfig or ccleaner or what have you, but there are certain programs that will simply...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 03 Sep 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By sgage
I think that once you've changed your Comcast...

I think that once you've changed your Comcast password, when you try to check your mail with Thunderbird it will find that it doesn't work and prompt you for a new password.

You're right, though -...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Jul 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3,788
Posted By sgage
Piriform's Speccy system info software will tell...

Piriform's Speccy system info software will tell you your key, under 'Operating System'. What it reports as the serial number is actually the product key.
Forum: General Discussion 12 Jun 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By sgage
Just right-click on the E drive in the disk...

Just right-click on the E drive in the disk manager and select 'delete'. Then right-click on D and select 'extend'. that should do it.
Forum: System Security 11 Jun 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 14,664
Posted By sgage
Until one day you're a little tired and in a...

Until one day you're a little tired and in a hurry and not paying close attention...

I never understood the problem with UAC - it's just a click, and it can save LOTS of grief...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Mar 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,261
Posted By sgage
You are doing exactly what you accuse me of...

You are doing exactly what you accuse me of doing. You won't find me bashing people who have chosen to stay with Windows 7. Guess what...I'm also one of them. I'm typing on a system now that's...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Mar 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,261
Posted By sgage
It IS fascinating, isn't it!? :)

It IS fascinating, isn't it!? :)
Forum: General Discussion 25 Mar 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,261
Posted By sgage
A "crack"? If you think that was just a crack...

A "crack"? If you think that was just a crack about hype, you've missed a lot of very entertaining threads.

There has been the same, if not more people making wild claims and bashing the people...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Mar 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,261
Posted By sgage
No one brought that up but you. The majority of...

No one brought that up but you. The majority of the people bashing Windows 8 have never even used it, or given it any real length of time. Most people who do, realize that it is a good OS, even if...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Mar 2013
Replies: 31
Views: 2,261
Posted By sgage
This is where your way of thinking will only harm...

This is where your way of thinking will only harm you going forward. Don't automatically believe the hype from the "it's cool to hate Windows 8' crowd. I've been using it since it's release, and...
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