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Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By sgage
You are wrong - it is native to Windows 7 and...

You are wrong - it is native to Windows 7 and other versions of Windows. It is not due to a third party. Do a little research.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By sgage
The problem is that when you go on to select...

The problem is that when you go on to select other things, etc., the "dotted rectangle" box stays on the icon. This is a very well known and long-standing bug. It is not normal.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By sgage
rebuilding the icon cache looks risky to...

rebuilding the icon cache looks risky to me.[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure if rebuilding the icon cache is really necessary. The rectangle is just showing keyboard focus - it indicates that the item is...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 606
Posted By sgage
This is an artifact of being able to operate the...

This is an artifact of being able to operate the desktop by keyboard. It happens for me every so often. To get rid of it, I hit Ctrl-Esc to bring up the start menu, cursor down (no mouse!) to some...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By sgage
No harm whatever. Many programs default to...

No harm whatever. Many programs default to putting stuff in (username)/Documents, or whatever, but most every program can be configured to use whatever directory you want as a default.
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By sgage
Why not just move your data to where you want it,...

Why not just move your data to where you want it, instead of playing games with your /Users/(name) directory. You can tell your programs what drive/directory to use as default. That's what I do.
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By sgage
:ditto:[/QUOTE] Ditto ditto. Windows Imaging...

:ditto:[/QUOTE]

Ditto ditto. Windows Imaging has always worked perfectly for me. The only drawback is that it can be a bit s l o w .
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By sgage
As of now, no, there is no way to make it look...

As of now, no, there is no way to make it look like Win7. No Aero, and MS seems almost militantly unwilling to bring it back. And you still have the new start menu, which is like a junior start...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By sgage
I've tested it extensively. As far as I'm...

I've tested it extensively. As far as I'm concerned, it offers nothing useful to me for the desktop, and I am strictly a desktop user. I will not be upgrading. I'm sure my next computer will come...
Forum: Backup and Restore 12 Apr 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By sgage
Did some searching and found that the problem was...

Did some searching and found that the problem was with the System partition not having enough room on it. I put the boot stuff on C: and got rid of the System partition - problem solved.

This also...
Forum: Backup and Restore 12 Apr 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By sgage
Problem creating System Image

I did a clean reinstall of Windows 7 a couple of days ago, and now that it's all updated and tweaked to my liking, I'd like to make a System Image. I have a 1 TB external hard drive that I use for...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Mar 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By sgage
How did you get the educational deal? I am a...

How did you get the educational deal? I am a student, so that might work out...

I'm fairly sure it's vista's fault, as I'm running with a Q6600. A dual-core laptop (maybe 6 months newer) running...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Mar 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By sgage
Does G: really exist? If it shows up in Explorer,...

Does G: really exist? If it shows up in Explorer, right-click on it and click properties. How big is it?

You might try booting with a Linux Live USB/CD and running gparted - I've been able to fix...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Mar 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By sgage
Vista is not inherently much slower, if at all,...

Vista is not inherently much slower, if at all, than Windows 7. Vista actually was quite nice with SP2. I upgraded to Win7 because I was able to get a cheap educational deal - I wouldn't have paid...
Forum: Graphic Cards 06 Mar 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By sgage
I have an Nvidia card with no fan (I hate noise),...

I have an Nvidia card with no fan (I hate noise), and it routinely runs in the mid-upper 70's C, according to Speccy. Been running like this for 6 years, and never a problem.

What kind of monitor...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Feb 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By sgage
No - case doesn't matter in Windows. It does in...

No - case doesn't matter in Windows. It does in Linux and such, but Windows is not case-sensitive.
Forum: General Discussion 16 Feb 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By sgage
The only reason I can think of to use 32-bit...

The only reason I can think of to use 32-bit instead of 64-bit is if you have some ancient 16-bit program that you need to run. 32-bit Windows will run just about any old thing you throw at it, going...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Feb 2015
Replies: 43
Views: 2,043
Posted By sgage
Just for future reference, if you have an actual...

Just for future reference, if you have an actual error code, plug it into bing or your search engine of choice, and you will soon know what it's all about.
Forum: General Discussion 29 Jan 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By sgage
System Properties will tell you. In Windows...

System Properties will tell you. In Windows Explorer, right-click on Computer, select Properties. It will tell you right there under 'System Type"
Forum: General Discussion 20 Jan 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By sgage
Most, if not all, consumers UPSes use a sealed...

Most, if not all, consumers UPSes use a sealed lead/acid battery which is not the same as a car battery. Besides being spill proof, the UPS batteries are also far less likely to outgas. Also, a car...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Dec 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 4,855
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 01 Dec 2014
Replies: 129
Views: 4,855
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: 488
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: 641
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: 602
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...
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