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Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 278
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If all is working well - leave it alone. The...

If all is working well - leave it alone. The BIOS does not need an update based on what you added.
DO NOT go to Windows 8 - in my experience you will be better off to stay with W-7. Remember that...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By jc836
I have the same laptop as the OP. The 3...

I have the same laptop as the OP. The 3 partitions are identical in size and naming as yours. Might I suggest that you have a file corruption issue. Dell offers a Windows 7 image file based on...
Forum: Software 01 Jun 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By jc836
LMiller7- Thanks for correcting my oversight. I...

LMiller7- Thanks for correcting my oversight. I am simply used to using Pro and nothing else :)
Forum: Software 01 Jun 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By jc836
Windows 7 64 bit supports Microsoft XP Mode and...

Windows 7 64 bit supports Microsoft XP Mode and Virtual PC. This is an excellent solution for me as the program I have to run this way is no longer supported. You will find the install very easy. ...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Apr 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,553
Posted By jc836
Now it is time to do the KB article for Windows...

Now it is time to do the KB article for Windows update, whicxh will give you the file needed to do the replacement. Then run the Windows Oflline Updater. Again, you may need to do a completely...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Apr 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,553
Posted By jc836
If you can get into SAFE Mode you can enter...

If you can get into SAFE Mode you can enter services.msc on the command line. Scroll down to the entry Windows Update and carefully Disable it entirely. This will stop the service and the high CPU...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Apr 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 4,553
Posted By jc836
There is an offline updating tool that you can...

There is an offline updating tool that you can use. It is WSUS offline Update.
FIRST thing that you should do is disable Windows Update in Control Panel and then do the same in Services. This...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Apr 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By jc836
There are a number of W 7 machine from Dell,...

There are a number of W 7 machine from Dell, Lenovo and HP that are still in the warehouse. I have my preferences and others will offer theirs. If yo want great prices you can Google. Keep in mind...
Forum: News 17 Apr 2016
Replies: 235
Views: 27,599
Posted By jc836
Remember "Windows 10 or else...."

We had the combination long search time/download issue on both of our w7 64bit Pro laptops. The desktop machines were not affected. One is a completely clean install and the other an OEM Lenovo. ...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Apr 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jc836
OEM copy of Windows 7 Home or Professional (my...

OEM copy of Windows 7 Home or Professional (my preference) are available from several sources including Amazon, Newegg and Tiger.
Forum: General Discussion 03 Apr 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By jc836
Simple solution would be to buy an OEM copy of...

Simple solution would be to buy an OEM copy of Win 7. You will need to have the drivers including Chipset and Network on a disc ready to install. Download from the laptop's website.
Another point...
Forum: Drivers 02 Apr 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1,050
Posted By jc836
Have you set the BIOS to load from USB first? ...

Have you set the BIOS to load from USB first? This will allow you to install from a stick regardless of the Port type (USB2 or3). My experience with the USB 3 drivers called for them to be...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Apr 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By jc836
In addition to what the others have suggested - I...

In addition to what the others have suggested - I would seriously consider an external drive for each user's data (as a backup at least). MalwareBytes FREE version resides on all of my machines and...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 13 Mar 2016
Replies: 34
Views: 1,557
Posted By jc836
Windows Update error w/"clean install"

When you clean installed W7 SP-1 you were not given the latest version of Windows Updater. This alone WILL cause a failure/error. Microsoft has a solution, but it is buried in the FIXIT and or info...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Jan 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By jc836
If you want to rid yourself of the nags from...

If you want to rid yourself of the nags from Microsoft, there is a list here of the Updates that you want to HIDE and also delete from your machine. This is actually important as Microsoft will do...
Forum: News 24 Dec 2015
Replies: 42
Views: 3,067
Posted By jc836
Version 38.5.0 is out today. I use Lightning...

Version 38.5.0 is out today. I use Lightning Calendar as well and both work perfectly for my needs.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
Forum: General Discussion 13 Dec 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By jc836
You can sign up for the Insider program on the...

You can sign up for the Insider program on the Microsoft site and then download the ISO of W10.
Personally, i would seriously consider waiting until the Sprting before installing W-10 unless yoou...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Nov 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By jc836
Have you gone to the Microsoft site and found the...

Have you gone to the Microsoft site and found the various language packs that are available? You should be able to install the English (UK or US version) without any difficulty.
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Sep 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,131
Posted By jc836
If this is a new motherboard you may well want to...

If this is a new motherboard you may well want to contact Asus and ask for their help. Failing that, it could well be that the controller has failed or the Bios is corrupted. If you can try running...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Sep 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,231
Posted By jc836
You really need a minimum of 1 Gig of RAM with 2...

You really need a minimum of 1 Gig of RAM with 2 being better for Win-7 32 Bit. Your list of utilities is also important. Did you completely remove ALL of the IOBit programs, registry entries and...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Sep 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By jc836
IF you have a blank 500gb drive then clone the...

IF you have a blank 500gb drive then clone the small one to it using Macrium Reflect or similar program.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Aug 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By jc836
Do the "Clean Install" FIRST. Then reboot and...

Do the "Clean Install" FIRST. Then reboot and let Windows Update do its work. There are a large number of them. Be very careful to AVOID the ones related to getting Windows 10. There are about 6...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Aug 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By jc836
Go to the Microsoft Download Center to get the...

Go to the Microsoft Download Center to get the ISO. You need to go to the Downloads page and scroll down near the bottom to find Windows 7. If you are still having trouble check the Forum as it is...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 23 Aug 2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By jc836
Something comes to my mind -where did you buy...

Something comes to my mind -where did you buy Windows 7 from. Was it a complete with SP-1 version? Most users here get their copy from either Newegg or TigerDirect. It comes in a sealed package. ...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Jun 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By jc836
Yes, you can Clone the drive to a new one. As to...

Yes, you can Clone the drive to a new one. As to the slowness-there are several things to look at. You removed malware, etc. Did you also use the Tutorials to get rid of any bloatware too? Then...
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