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Forum: General Discussion 14 Aug 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,708
Posted By PeteC
Outside of the XP compatibility mode, I see no...

Outside of the XP compatibility mode, I see no compelling reason to choose Win 7 Pro over Home. In fact, none of the apps that I use (on win 7 Home 64 bit) have any problem running on 32 bit...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Aug 2010
Replies: 1,927
Views: 173,988
Posted By PeteC
I find the driver "issue" to be one of the most...

I find the driver "issue" to be one of the most complained about "shortcomings" for pretty much every OS. Unfortunately, you can not continually improve and evolve an OS while maintaining 100%...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Jul 2010
Replies: 1,927
Views: 173,988
Posted By PeteC
??? Adjusting the volume works exactly the same...

??? Adjusting the volume works exactly the same in Win 7 as it did in XP. Now, you may have a problem as far as the driver in your sound card or keyboard, which may make for example a volume key on...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Jul 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 3,686
Posted By PeteC
Pretty safe bet that there is a process running...

Pretty safe bet that there is a process running that won't play nice and shut down when you are trying to shut your computer down. You should be able to identify this, by running Task Manager after...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Jul 2010
Replies: 58
Views: 3,852
Posted By PeteC
Nope...my Win 7 installation runs fine now. If I...

Nope...my Win 7 installation runs fine now. If I had any specific problems that SP1 might repair, then I might have tried it, but that is not the case.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Jun 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 9,404
Posted By PeteC
I hate to say it, but it does not sound, or act...

I hate to say it, but it does not sound, or act like an inverter at all, nor does it sound like a backlight issue. I am more suspicious of a mainboard issue with the gpu. I hope that it IS the...
Forum: Backup and Restore 16 May 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 3,856
Posted By PeteC
No, you can either do an image, or back up data...

No, you can either do an image, or back up data files. there is no way to "separate" just the OS. I understand your question, and your goal, but no, Windows backup, while not too bad at all, can...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 15 May 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 3,099
Posted By PeteC
I am not "anti" Chrome, FireFox, Opera, IE, or...

I am not "anti" Chrome, FireFox, Opera, IE, or anything...IMHO, whatever makes 'ya happy! I am not a fan-boy of anyone's product. (hell, they don't pay me, after all!)

However, I simply am not...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 07 May 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 4,512
Posted By PeteC
I do not have an exact answer, but sleep mode...

I do not have an exact answer, but sleep mode uses ram to maintain settings et al, unlike hibernate, where these settings are kept on disk. Keeping in mind that Win 7 is not even recommended for...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 May 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 47,072
Posted By PeteC
Unfortunately getting it to work in Vista may be...

Unfortunately getting it to work in Vista may be easier than in Win 7, and if you are using Win 7 64 bit, harder yet. This model never had any drivers developed past Win XP, 32 bit. Getting those...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Apr 2010
Replies: 28
Views: 3,873
Posted By PeteC
My understanding is that you can't do this. I...

My understanding is that you can't do this. I dropped my laptop the other and busted the hard drive. Yesterday, I received and installed the new one and when i run the built-in image restoration tool...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 14 Apr 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 39,659
Posted By PeteC
Well, I do not see it as "stupid", but more as an...

Well, I do not see it as "stupid", but more as an impossible question to answer. If you browse through here you will see endless debates over the "best" browser, for exactly the reason that we all...
Forum: System Security 14 Apr 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,846
Posted By PeteC
More protection? Well, I use Windows Firewall...

More protection? Well, I use Windows Firewall and have never, to date been breached, That would seem to indicate pretty adequate firewall protection to me.

In terms of configuation flexibility,...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Apr 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By PeteC
This may be because Windows 7 does not designate...

This may be because Windows 7 does not designate a "my document" folder, rather it is now simply "document". You may need to re-designate the save option through your printer's scanning software.
Forum: General Discussion 08 Apr 2010
Replies: 58
Views: 6,402
Posted By PeteC
I went with 64bit for my notebook w/4gb ram, but...

I went with 64bit for my notebook w/4gb ram, but really? It was a close decision. Without a doubt, the future is rapidly approaching where 64 bit will be the mainstream. Had I any insurmountable...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 29 Mar 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By PeteC
Hmmm, I can not say that I have ever encountered...

Hmmm, I can not say that I have ever encountered this in Win 7 running IE8, nor for that matter with Win XP Pro or Vista running IE8. In 3 or 4 different machines with different versions of Windows,...
Forum: Chillout Room 29 Mar 2010
Replies: 76
Views: 5,303
Posted By PeteC
I prefer Google, but not by any wide margin, just...

I prefer Google, but not by any wide margin, just most comfortable with it. Bing gives me more inconsistent search results, or at least it seems that way to me? Yahoo is ok, but then I prefer...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Mar 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,704
Posted By PeteC
The OP's notebook certainly can run well enough...

The OP's notebook certainly can run well enough under Win 7...whether "better" (faster?) may be a question, but it will run well enough.

The question is why upgrade it? Unless you need to run...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Mar 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By PeteC
We were checking this out at another...

We were checking this out at another forum...looks like a very misguided effort at best. It is poorly designed, will absolutely run hot, offers none of the benefits of a desktop (expandability),...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Mar 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,243
Posted By PeteC
logicearth gave a terse, but correct answer: ...

logicearth gave a terse, but correct answer: Unless your system is just plain ram-starved, Ready Boost will do nothing at all for it.

Ready Boost was a fine idea...with little practical...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 27 Mar 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3,892
Posted By PeteC
JK is right in that just because they collect...

JK is right in that just because they collect information, how they actually store and categorize it, determines what kind of usage may be involved. I would not assume anything sinister, but then,...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 27 Mar 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 9,838
Posted By PeteC
I see both sides of this subject: Windows XP,...

I see both sides of this subject: Windows XP, which I first bought and installed back in 2001, is without a doubt "the past", and it really makes no sense from MS's point of view to keep marketing...
Forum: System Security 27 Mar 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 4,626
Posted By PeteC
Nice choice with Avast. I wonder what accounts...

Nice choice with Avast. I wonder what accounts for the difference in the OS (action center I mean) not seeing Avast. Do u have an additional third-party firewall.[/QUOTE]
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In Windows XP it was...
Forum: Drivers 26 Mar 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 9,615
Posted By PeteC
This may prove tough as there actually is no HP...

This may prove tough as there actually is no HP 722C driver specific even to Vista, let alone Win 7. The "universal" driver built into Vista is pretty limited.
Forum: Software 13 Mar 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 12,530
Posted By PeteC
To me, sleep although very convenient has never...

To me, sleep although very convenient has never to this day been quite "prime-time", sometimes, on some machines it works well, but all too often when one of my systems comes out of sleep something...
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