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Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Sep 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By IcarusII
Only because when you do a full wipe / reinstall...

Only because when you do a full wipe / reinstall you often discover you dont have half the programs you wished you did to hand.

I work on my PC a lot and given its sunday - dont want to a clean...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Sep 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By IcarusII
Hi Ranger Thanks for the reply. I ran disk...

Hi Ranger

Thanks for the reply. I ran disk cleaner and got rid of temp files etc....that deleted 250mb in all (i do generally delete this stuff on a regular basis). Cleaning system files was...
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 Sep 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By IcarusII
Clean install W7 onto SSD which already contains bootable W7

Hi

Its been a while since I last posted here as everything has been going very well thanks to all your help over the years.

I have a 128 Gb SSD with W7 booting from it just fine. However it is...
Forum: Software 04 May 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By IcarusII
Selling on my Microsoft Outlook

Hi folks,

In 2008 or 09 my wife and I both bought a standalone copy each of Microsoft Outlook 2007. At the time we thought it was great.

then along came google mail, the cloud and all our...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 02 Apr 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By IcarusII
Firstly thanks for the response. The two...

Firstly thanks for the response.

The two versions are not the same. They are both W7 Home Premium, but hers is a bit older than mine, so hers is just the standard disk whereas mine came with SP1...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 02 Apr 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,019
Posted By IcarusII
Checking which Win7 CD is mine....

Hi guys,

Been a while, primarily becasue due to all your advice when I built my PC everything has worked perfectly since. Anyhow onto my question:

Me and my wife both have PC's. We both have...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 21 Apr 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,792
Posted By IcarusII
Hey Deacon - you get around the forums dont ya. ...

Hey Deacon - you get around the forums dont ya.

You ask a question that my knowledge of the subject sorely lacks. Im not even sure how to answer you.

I have a Synology DS411j NAS. Part of...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 19 Apr 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,792
Posted By IcarusII
Interesting, so if I'm not looking to compress I...

Interesting, so if I'm not looking to compress I only need dvdfab. Cool.

Another question then: when you rip a DVD you get multiple .vob files. Especially if it's a series.

Is there a way...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 19 Apr 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,792
Posted By IcarusII
A little help appreciated with DVD ripping please

Hi folks,

I've been reading around this quite confusing topic for a while now and whilst I have a plan (below) I would appreciate advice as to whether it's good and the answers to some queries:
...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By IcarusII
That's awesome news. Many thanks. Will save me a...

That's awesome news. Many thanks. Will save me a lot of windows updating!

Thanks for quick response

Matt
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By IcarusII
Quick answer please? - Getting SP1 the quick way - or bad idea?

Hi guys,

Having built my new puter Im now re-building my old one to become my wifes puter. Ive just started the W7 clean install process on it and came to a realisation:

The old RETAIL W7...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By IcarusII
Guys - thank you very much for all the really...

Guys - thank you very much for all the really helpfull comments and reassurances. Thanks Greg for asking for WHS's advice on Macrium - appreciate it.

WHS - thanks for the guest appearance and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By IcarusII
Oh Greg - Im sorry - i forgot to mention that the...

Oh Greg - Im sorry - i forgot to mention that the images are not windows images - they are made using Macrium Reflect (Free) v5

Does the same apply? My entire backup strategy using Macrium is...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By IcarusII
Expanding a partition - not sure where to post this

Hi guys,

I am about to install another 1Tb HDD into my new build. Currently my system is set up as below (its a W7 64 bit HP setup)

204020

My current 1 Tb drive is split into 2...
Forum: Backup and Restore 18 Mar 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By IcarusII
Hi guys, This problem still persists for me...

Hi guys,

This problem still persists for me and Im surprised others havent mentioned it until now.

Im running two logins - my standard admin login created when w7 first installs and a user...
Forum: Microsoft Office 18 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By IcarusII
Thanks Brink, I just gritted my teeth and...

Thanks Brink,

I just gritted my teeth and went for it. Activated just fine. I guess i had at least once licence left.

The trickier bit comes now...my old machine, which dual boots vista...
Forum: Microsoft Office 16 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By IcarusII
Office and licences

Hi there,

Few years ago i bought Office Home and Student 2010. it came with 3 licences. On the back it says licenced for 3 pc's.

Two questions:

1) Im pretty sure I only ever installed...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Mar 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,231
Posted By IcarusII
This is an interesting and strange issue. ...

This is an interesting and strange issue.

The monitor going dim has nothing to do with your PSU - your monitor is powered my the mains from a wall socket. However as with a few others here Im...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By IcarusII
pcfreak - figured this out now. you had it right...

pcfreak - figured this out now. you had it right - it was the sharing settings.

When you initially set up the homegroup for a PC there are a series of checkboxes for what you want to share...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By IcarusII
How to get user created libraries to show in homegroup

Hi guys,

I have a homegroup between 2 w7 pcs. It's working just fine over my network but I'm a bit confused about something.

I am storing no data in my w7 'librarys' becsuse my data is on a...
Forum: Backup and Restore 15 Mar 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,918
Posted By IcarusII
I was just about to start using synchtoy. I...

I was just about to start using synchtoy.

I find it almost impossible to believe they could have overlooked echoing/mirroring delete actions in the source to the Target.

Who wouldn't want that...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 14 Mar 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 3,401
Posted By IcarusII
New Build - wont stay asleep in sleep mode

Hi guys,

Something odd is happening with the new rig ive built.

It is working flawlessly on a clean install of W7 HP 64bit aside from one rather annoying issue: when i put it into sleep...
Forum: Backup and Restore 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,979
Posted By IcarusII
Can you read a normal CD or DVD in the drive? ...

Can you read a normal CD or DVD in the drive?

Is the data lead still plugged into the back of the drive?

Just trying to rule out the silly...just sounds a bit odd if the drive light isnt...
Forum: Backup and Restore 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,979
Posted By IcarusII
Ive found Macrium (free) 5 to be extremely hassle...

Ive found Macrium (free) 5 to be extremely hassle free.

i took the liberty of creating the WinPE recovery disk rather than using their linux versions. It requires a 1.7Gb download but it was...
Forum: Backup and Restore 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By IcarusII
Ive had a good read of the link you posted thanks...

Ive had a good read of the link you posted thanks - I get the general idea.

Im also currently trying to move my steam account (and all the games) from my old PC to this so Im avoiding doing loads...
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