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Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Jan 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 10,285
Posted By loaba
Yes More info - I downloaded the Win 7 pro...

Yes

More info - I downloaded the Win 7 pro ISO again. When through the process of making the boot USB stick again. Now the the UEFI system reliably sees the USB drive and starts the Windows...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Jan 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 10,285
Posted By loaba
Update: finally got the USB stick to boot,...

Update: finally got the USB stick to boot, however the install process still hangs on "starting windows" screen. Doesn't matter if secure boot is enabled or disabled.

I have updated BIOS and it is...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Dec 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 10,285
Posted By loaba
I'm DLing it again - tried fresh ISO - no go ...

I'm DLing it again - tried fresh ISO - no go

Note - tried a Linux Mint 14 live USB and it worked under UEFI.

The process works, just not with this particular Windows ISO? I guess I could try...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Dec 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 10,285
Posted By loaba
UEFI BIOS - Secure Boot enabled Security /...

UEFI BIOS - Secure Boot enabled

Security / Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing /

files that can be selected are as follows
USB 1/bootmgr.efi
USB 1/efi/microsoft/boot/cdboot.efi
USB...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Dec 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 10,285
Posted By loaba
My iso is labled X17-59186

My iso is labled X17-59186
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Dec 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 10,285
Posted By loaba
I have a full version of Win 7 64 SP 1 that I...

I have a full version of Win 7 64 SP 1 that I downloaded while I was student, as part of a university program.
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Dec 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 10,285
Posted By loaba
Where do you buy your DVD from?[/QUOTE] I...

Where do you buy your DVD from?[/QUOTE]

I don't have a physical media, rather I have a student ISO. I could order a recovery disk from Acer, but that would be Win 8 of course.
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Dec 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 10,285
Posted By loaba
Greg - thanks for the link As for bypassing...

Greg - thanks for the link

As for bypassing UEFI - I can (and have) installed Win 7 normally using the Legacy BIOS. The system works fine, with the exception of the SSD and Intel RST.
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Dec 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 10,285
Posted By loaba
Theog - I tried that route (and a few others) and...

Theog - I tried that route (and a few others) and it's a no-go.

I'm using a sandisk cruzer 8gb flash drive (formatted FAT32 and set to boot) and it does work in Legacy BIOS mode. The usb device is...
Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Dec 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 10,285
Posted By loaba
Laptop: Aspire M5-581t OS: Win 8 oem BIOS:...

Laptop: Aspire M5-581t
OS: Win 8 oem
BIOS: UEFI

Issue - Want to install Win 7 in UEFI mode but USB stick is not recognized.

Error(s) - no bootable drive found and I can't seem to disable...
Forum: Software 28 Feb 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 4,632
Posted By loaba
Panais - app seems to be working. Will report...

Panais - app seems to be working. Will report back in an hour or so.
Forum: Software 28 Feb 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 4,632
Posted By loaba
AV is by Avast. I like it. It's free. :) ...

AV is by Avast. I like it. It's free. :)

What I want is to transfer my entire DVD collection (400 titles) to HDD. While I like having the physical library, it would be nice to have everything on...
Forum: Software 28 Feb 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 4,632
Posted By loaba
How Long Should VLC Take...

... to rip a DVD?

It's been rocking along since, I dunno, 10:00 this morning. Seems like 4-hrs is a bit longish? Or is my rig just that bad?

Edit! - started ripping at 11:50, so it's been about...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By loaba
In terms of security, having Windows on the 500...

In terms of security, having Windows on the 500 isn't bad at all. If the 500 dies, then I install its twin and keep on rolling. Data on the newer (and therefore more reliable) 1TB drive makes more...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By loaba
In terms of performance gain (if any), I'd be...

In terms of performance gain (if any), I'd be looking at striping, or Raid 0.


I used to run Raid 0 all the time but have never done so on my current box.


The 1TB drive is less than 2yrs...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By loaba
After testing the 1TB and the 500GB drives, it...

After testing the 1TB and the 500GB drives, it would appear that the 1TB drive is just a bit faster.

Test file size: 1000mb
1TB: Read 119.5 / Write 116.2
500GB: Read 96.99 / Write 95.24

I...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By loaba
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High...

Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By loaba
This seems like a solid solution. I'm big into...

This seems like a solid solution. I'm big into torrents these days (mainly TV series and movies) and being able to pass off a "media" drive would be useful. I could set up a mirror raid with the 2x...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By loaba
Newegg.com - COOLMAX V-500 500W ATX Power Supply...

Newegg.com - COOLMAX V-500 500W ATX Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159062)

My bad - 500w, $27.99. It should be noted that it only has a 3-egg rating.
Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By loaba
I used to subscribe to that theory, but not...

I used to subscribe to that theory, but not anymore. First, when I did believe in 600 watt PSU's, I was running 3 or 4 HDDs, 2 optical drives and big video cards. Nowadays, I'm running a very...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Feb 2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,651
Posted By loaba
Opinion: How would you utilize two HDDs

I was digging around in my parts bin and I came across a pair of old Seagate Barracuda 500gb units. They're matched, each one is 7200rpm, probably SATA-2.

I have no idea what the specs are for the...
Forum: Chillout Room 02 Dec 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By loaba
I get that, and there is also the issue of Linux...

I get that, and there is also the issue of Linux being open source as well. Be that as it may, that wasn't really my question. I want to know whose decision it was (MS or Netflix) to not fully...
Forum: Chillout Room 02 Dec 2010
Replies: 1,765
Views: 57,748
Posted By loaba
YouTube - The Rebel Jesus - Jackson Browne...

YouTube - The Rebel Jesus - Jackson Browne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEC7d5jbAbo)
Forum: Chillout Room 02 Dec 2010
Replies: 1,452
Views: 52,677
Posted By loaba
King John from Robin Hood. I like it. 8/10

King John from Robin Hood. I like it. 8/10
Forum: Chillout Room 02 Dec 2010
Replies: 1,522
Views: 55,021
Posted By loaba
5/10

5/10
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