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Forum: Drivers 22 Jul 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Mark Phelps
Installing drivers from WinPE disk

I'm having problems with a Win7 desktop that will not boot -- and my best guess is that the chipset drivers need to be reinstalled.

The problem with the PC is that it refuses to recognize any USB...
Forum: Software 09 Aug 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,140
Posted By Mark Phelps
Yeah, I know it's been a couple of days now, but...

Yeah, I know it's been a couple of days now, but if you're still following this thread, consider posting at the Windows 10 forums: Windows 10 Forums (http://tenforums.com)
Forum: Software 09 Aug 2015
Replies: 24
Views: 1,990
Posted By Mark Phelps
Personally, I would recommend using Active@File...

Personally, I would recommend using Active@File Recovery -- it's the best recovery software I've seen, and I've used most of them. The free version is limited in file size but the paid version is...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Aug 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By Mark Phelps
Please remove your image -- as soon as possible! ...

Please remove your image -- as soon as possible! I can make out nearly all the letters, and with a little guessing, could probably figure out the two I can't see clearly. The first person to guess...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Aug 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 18,912
Posted By Mark Phelps
Sorry, but for a long time into the future, MS is...

Sorry, but for a long time into the future, MS is going to continue to try to force Win10 on us all. They've already change the KB number of the Win10 upgrade once -- probably to sidestep folks who...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Aug 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Mark Phelps
Don't know why MS told you could perform a...

Don't know why MS told you could perform a clean-install because you can NOT. To do that, you must have previously upgraded that PC to Win10. Why? Because, at this point in time, MS is using...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Aug 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By Mark Phelps
Personally, I would recommend using Active@File...

Personally, I would recommend using Active@File Recovery to see if you can get your files back. You can get it at Active@ File Recovery searches for lost & deleted files, recovers damaged volumes,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 09 Aug 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By Mark Phelps
There may be free ways of doing this, but I've...

There may be free ways of doing this, but I've found that Who's on my Wifi is a great product that simplifies this. You do a scan with it and it finds all devices on your local network. It's then...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Aug 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By Mark Phelps
What is most likely causing the problem (I know...

What is most likely causing the problem (I know because this happened to me!) is that Win10 has something called FastStartup turned ON by default. That means when you shut down Win10, any volumes...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Aug 2015
Replies: 1,035
Views: 256,679
Posted By Mark Phelps
Well, my failure rate with Win10 upgrades far...

Well, my failure rate with Win10 upgrades far exceeds the 50/50! I have three Win7 PCs, all older boxes. Of the two I tried, the first failed early into the upgrade -- soon enough that it rolled...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Aug 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By Mark Phelps
Unfortunately, it probably will. But, the...

Unfortunately, it probably will. But, the numbers we're seeing in the media are probably grossly distorted.

Why?

Because MS is probably counting just the number of activation requests and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 04 Aug 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Mark Phelps
Personally, I would avoid upgrading to Win10 at...

Personally, I would avoid upgrading to Win10 at this time. I made the mistake of doing that on an HP laptop running Win7, and after a LONG wait on HP support, was told they are being swamped by...
Forum: Installation & Setup 04 Aug 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By Mark Phelps
You didn't say why you were installing a fresh...

You didn't say why you were installing a fresh copy, but if it because Windows has slowed down to a crawl on your PC, that's a strong indication of drive hardware failure -- and if that is the case,...
Forum: Installation & Setup 04 Aug 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,457
Posted By Mark Phelps
Need source for Win7 64-bit Home Premium ISO

My HP laptop got trashed during an attempted Win10 upgrade, so I need to do a Repair Install. Problem is, I don't have install media and the OEM disk that HP will SELL me, from what I read here, can...
Forum: Drivers 03 Aug 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 11,861
Posted By Mark Phelps
NO -- you can only get an activated Win10 install...

NO -- you can only get an activated Win10 install by doing an in-place upgrade.

In a few weeks, MS is going to be releasing an SR1 for Win10 -- which should contain lots of fixes and some new...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Mar 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,278
Posted By Mark Phelps
My guess would be that the life-cycle of a device...

My guess would be that the life-cycle of a device phrase that MS apparently used was intended to limit the installation of the free version of Win10 to one "device" -- be it SDD or HDD, in a manner...
Forum: Software 02 Mar 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By Mark Phelps
This is not a simple process. You need to read...

This is not a simple process. You need to read up on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) as you will have to install that in order to create the ISO file used to deploy Win7.

You will also...
Forum: Installation & Setup 02 Mar 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mark Phelps
You should try using EasyBCD. I did this on an...

You should try using EasyBCD. I did this on an old Tablet PC that I used with Ubuntu 8.04 -- because I didn't want to mess with the boot loader files or folder to install GRUB.

You can download...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Mar 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Mark Phelps
There's no way to disable specific features in...

There's no way to disable specific features in the DVD device itself. If you want to prevent other folks from writing to DVDs, you would need to hide the program that is used to do that.

The MS...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Mar 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Mark Phelps
If the Geforce card is removable, you could try...

If the Geforce card is removable, you could try removing and reseating it. It may have worked loose over time.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Mar 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By Mark Phelps
DVRs typically encrypt their drives to ensure...

DVRs typically encrypt their drives to ensure that you can not copy saved video off the drive. When you try to read this drive from any other unit, including the same model DVR but a different box,...
Forum: Backup and Restore 24 Feb 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 23,924
Posted By Mark Phelps
First of all, you should not be resurrecting a...

First of all, you should not be resurrecting a post over two years old to ask a question; instead, you should be starting your own thread.

Second, I don't use ATI anymore, and have not for years,...
Forum: Backup and Restore 28 Jan 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By Mark Phelps
Anything you create from the Wim8.1 box is going...

Anything you create from the Wim8.1 box is going to be Windows 8, not Windows 7.

You can try downloading an official Win7 ISO file from the link, burning it to DVD, and booting from that: Windows...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 28 Jan 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Mark Phelps
There's no such thing as an unallocated...

There's no such thing as an unallocated partition. By definition, a partition is allocated space. Unallocated space is just that -- space not assigned to any partition.
Forum: Graphic Cards 04 Jan 2015
Replies: 22
Views: 32,090
Posted By Mark Phelps
Basically -- NO, they can not, as Intel stopped...

Basically -- NO, they can not, as Intel stopped supporting this old chipset when Vista came out.

You have to use XP drivers, and install them in XP compatibility mode. See the link and download...
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