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Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparks72
Just a little info as to what I do if purchasing...

Just a little info as to what I do if purchasing a machine that ONLY comes with a backup DVD or partition.

1) Hunt down the drivers for the machine (Unless they come on a seperate disk with your...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparks72
Great, let us know how it goes.[/QUOTE] Will...

Great, let us know how it goes.[/QUOTE]

Will do thanks a lot you guys were very quickly responsive and quite helpful. I had a general idea of what I needed to do I just didn't want to accidentally...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparks72
Great, let us know how it goes.

Great, let us know how it goes.
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparks72
On that note.........can you update ther bios?

On that note.........can you update ther bios?
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparks72
I would wipe the HD and do a fresh install...

I would wipe the HD and do a fresh install (assuming you don't have anything to lose by completely wiping the HD and doing a fresh install)
I would also suggest collecting all the drivers you need...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By sparks72
1) Check this first...... Explorer could be...

1) Check this first...... Explorer could be blocking the sites, it will affect all browsers as IE is the main system browser.
...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparks72
A suspicious mind!, I like it. :D I'd put it...

A suspicious mind!, I like it. :D

I'd put it down to crappy restore partitions. I know a good few people who have lost everything due these types of installations.
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparks72
Depending on past usage the hard drive could be...

Depending on past usage the hard drive could be on it's way to HD Heaven, or...as I said earlier, the restore image has become corrupted.

Yes it's legal to download Windows 7:
...
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparks72
Depending on past usage the hard drive could be...

Depending on past usage the hard drive could be on it's way to HD Heaven, or...as I said earlier, the restore image has become corrupted.

Yes it's legal to download Windows 7:

Official Windows...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By sparks72
1) Which browswer are you useing, IE or Mozilla...

1) Which browswer are you useing, IE or Mozilla Firefox?
The reason I ask, it could be your internet settings causing the problems.

2) Ask your ISP, if your PC is clean then I suggest sites are...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By sparks72
Win 7 Ultimate / Pro - dual boot - slow!

Hi

I have 2 x 500GB hard drives, Win 7 Ultimate on one drive, Win 7 Pro on the other.
Win7 pro was only installed yesterday, the dual boot screen didn't show at first until I did a repair...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By sparks72
Tried another media player? VLC perhaps.

Tried another media player? VLC perhaps.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 51
Views: 50,867
Posted By sparks72
http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activat...

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/214688-preparing-configure-windows-stuck.html
Forum: Backup and Restore 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By sparks72
Is it a new PC? If so, send it back. I...

Is it a new PC?

If so, send it back.

I remember when you used to get a genuine windows cd / dvd with your purchase, now you get a restore disc / partition.
If that partition with the image...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 09 Oct 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By sparks72
1) Is your isp blocking sites? 2) Have you...

1) Is your isp blocking sites?
2) Have you checked for viruses / malware?
3) Even VPN's can limit accesss to sites depending on location. (I know as it's happened to me)
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 06 Feb 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,256
Posted By sparks72
Perhaps, although I've heard nothing back...

Perhaps, although I've heard nothing back regarding the matter. I'll see what they say come subscription renewal time. ;)
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 05 Feb 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,256
Posted By sparks72
Looking good! No BSOD & all running...

Looking good!

No BSOD & all running smoothly. It's very frustating that my VPN provider might be the culprit but are not willing to do anything about it.
Forum: News 05 Feb 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,309
Posted By sparks72
With all due respect, the survey was asking why...

With all due respect, the survey was asking why we in the UK hadn't purchased Windows 8. The most obvious reason being the extremely small amount of touch screen PC's available. MS knew this, that's...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 04 Feb 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,256
Posted By sparks72
The Asus AI Suite is still installed. I've got...

The Asus AI Suite is still installed.
I've got CCleaner thanks, I've been using it for around 3 years. It's attached to my recycle bin for a quick clear out of cookies etc......

No BSOD since I...
Forum: News 04 Feb 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,309
Posted By sparks72
I agree with you 100% Did you fill in the...

I agree with you 100%

Did you fill in the 'Why aren't you buying Windows 8' survey on the MS site a couple of weeks ago?
Errr, because I don't have a touch screen PC Mr Gates. It was clearly...
Forum: News 03 Feb 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,309
Posted By sparks72
What I as well as many do indeed understand is...

What I as well as many do indeed understand is that W7 is extremely popular because it is designed to fit the specific needs of the desktop user and it does it extremely well. Not so with W8!
...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 03 Feb 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,256
Posted By sparks72
The BSOD happened after I installed Asus. ...

The BSOD happened after I installed Asus.
Something else that was puzzling me, I have a paid for VPN, I upgraded to their new client which was slow and unreliable. I got a feeling this may be part...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 Feb 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,256
Posted By sparks72
It seems I spoke too soon. Got BSOD ...

It seems I spoke too soon. Got BSOD Driver IRQL not less or equal again :(

Hmmmm, the machines been running like a dream all day and then this happens again!
I Installed a new Samsung...
Forum: News 30 Jan 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,309
Posted By sparks72
That's what I thought, but after all these years...

That's what I thought, but after all these years of thinking the fatality rate in a cardboard car must be huge..........I did a little research, I didn't have to look far.......The body was made of...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 30 Jan 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,256
Posted By sparks72
Still no BSOD. (New HD arriving this week) ...

Still no BSOD. (New HD arriving this week)

Thanks for your help x BlueRobot :cool:
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