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Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By benellard
Thanks Greg. Here's the story as of today. ...

Thanks Greg. Here's the story as of today.

Followed steps in "Windows 7 Installation Failure - Troubleshoot."

This BIOS does not offer SATA controller choices.

At first couldn't access...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By benellard
Apologies. I thought I had read and followed the...

Apologies. I thought I had read and followed the directions, but apparently not closely enough. In any case, my thanks for your patience. If this message ends that patience, I fully understand and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By benellard
Will try later. By new installer do you mean a...

Will try later. By new installer do you mean a different ISO? Will my OEM product key on an ISO from, say, Digital River?
Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By benellard
Had time to attempt again -- to no avail. Same...

Had time to attempt again -- to no avail. Same message: "A required CD/DVD device driver is missing"

I tried "Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7" as suggested, but received error message: "The specified...
Forum: Installation & Setup 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By benellard
Thanks as always Gregrocker. One item I failed to...

Thanks as always Gregrocker. One item I failed to mention: this is not a Win7 re-install. the Pavilion 360 came with Windows 8.1 and I desperately want it gone -- to the point I'd consider installing...
Forum: Installation & Setup 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By benellard
Cannot install Windows 7 on HP Pavilion 360 from USB

Install starts, opening screen appears, and then the welcome screen with language, etc. When I click Install now, I get this message " A required CD/DVD device driver is missing." Beneath the...
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Jun 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By benellard
Entire drive shared, but only the first few folders available.

My entire D drive is shared and accessible to other computers hardwired to the Verizon router. But only the first few folders show up over a wireless laptop connection. One laptop runs WinXP, the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 21 Apr 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By benellard
Actually the deal does not involve a student...

Actually the deal does not involve a student version, but a Win7 Professional Upgrade that I expect to install where there is now Win7 Home Premium. Can I still use the Home Premium product key?
...
Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Apr 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By benellard
Just one more question, I promis: Am I correct in...

Just one more question, I promis: Am I correct in assuming that if we use the OEM installed key on the VIAO that MS activation will match that key with the computer -- MAC #, for example -- we're...
Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Apr 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By benellard
Had my daughter scan the key on the bottom of the...

Had my daughter scan the key on the bottom of the VIAO, It's totally legible, so that's what I'll try. Thanks again.
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Apr 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By benellard
Thanks very much for the very thorough tutorials....

Thanks very much for the very thorough tutorials.

Question: In "How to Clean Reinstall a Factory OEM Windows 7", near the top of the page you refer to a "retail Upgrade Windows 7" with "retail"...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Apr 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By benellard
Unfortunately it appears a clean install using...

Unfortunately it appears a clean install using the upgrade (which calls it a custom install) cannot be done on a wiped disk, probably because upgrade needs to verify the legitimacy of the existing...
Forum: Installation & Setup 16 Apr 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 870
Posted By benellard
Will downloaded Windows 7 backup disk do a clean install?

We have to wipe the disk on my daughter's Viao because of various infections. She does not have a backup disk for that computer. So before speaking with me she ordered Windows 7 through the discount...
Forum: Microsoft Office 08 Apr 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By benellard
phantom contacts in Outlook 2007

An important contact does not show up in the list of contacts in Outlook 2007. There is only one contact list. If I export that list, the contact does not appear in the resulting Excel file either.
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Forum: Network & Sharing 20 Jul 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By benellard
Thanks very much. Following your instructions, I...

Thanks very much. Following your instructions, I realized there was a sharing tab but no security tab. I had to go to tools, folders, etc. and uncheck simple file sharing. Wouldn't have gotten there...
Forum: Network & Sharing 20 Jul 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By benellard
cannot write to new disk on XP machine

Installed a new disk on my XP machine for backup. In XP the disk is shared, users can change files. My windows 7 machine sees the disk and the files on it, but it cannot open them, and it will not...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Sep 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By benellard
I would never do such a thing. Never. Not even a...

I would never do such a thing. Never. Not even a little bit. And thank for the answer. Just wanted to be sure.
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Sep 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By benellard
MS Win 7 OEM System Builder Version

My system builder pack warnings refer to a "fully assembled computer system." I bought it to install on a new system C: drive, but I need to add two data drivers (D: and E:) later. Is that going to...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Jun 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,422
Posted By benellard
Downloads folder hijacked, no ransom note

My Downloads folder, the one that installs originally, has vanished along with its contents -- I think. I searched for one of the files and search (another newly unfathomable function) found it. It...
Forum: Network & Sharing 27 May 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,459
Posted By benellard
Thanks much for the suggestions. Unfortunately...

Thanks much for the suggestions. Unfortunately disabling simple file sharing did not have any effect.
Forum: Network & Sharing 26 May 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,459
Posted By benellard
Can't access XP drive from Win7 PC

Here we go again. Last year managed to create shares and gain Win7 access to drives on XP PC. All was well. Just installed a new drive on XP and now cannot gain full access from Win7. Win7 sees the...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By benellard
Not the case here since Office was installed...

Not the case here since Office was installed using all defaults. I'm afraid MadMaxData is probably right. Sorry you've had the problem too, but I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one having this...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By benellard
I have changed registry settings in...

I have changed registry settings in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft. I'd have to go back and look up the specifics. Those changes did not work and I restored the...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,438
Posted By benellard
Windows installer launches constantly

Installer launches whenever an Office app is started. The only time it does not launch is when I open Word or Excel through an existing document. I'm using Office 2007, however I still use FrontPage...
Forum: Network & Sharing 02 Dec 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 88,136
Posted By benellard
JFail: For me it turned out to simply be the...

JFail: For me it turned out to simply be the share name on the XP machine.

On the Win7 machine right click the drive you want to share. Select Properties. Select Sharing. Select Advanced Sharing....
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