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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 22 Mar 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 11,111
Posted By howetechnical
Stevena, per your earlier post, not the WD align...

Stevena, per your earlier post, not the WD align utility does not format your drive. When you use it, it tells you that it's a non destructive utility (unless your system loses power, then you lose...
Forum: Gadgets 17 Mar 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 4,119
Posted By howetechnical
Found the issue, it was the settings.ini file in...

Found the issue, it was the settings.ini file in my appdata/microsoft/windows sidebar folder. Closed all gadgets, renamed the file, then opened gadgets again and all is better.
Forum: Gadgets 16 Mar 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 4,119
Posted By howetechnical
Gadgets don't save settings

Hi all,

Using Windows 7 Ultimate here. Every time I restart, my gadgets don't automatically open. Furthermore, the settings that I put into them such as pictures folder for the slideshow gadget,...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Mar 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 11,111
Posted By howetechnical
No, the WD align utility is for Windows XP as...

No, the WD align utility is for Windows XP as well as if you cloned an older disk with Windows Vista or Windows 7 on it to a new WD disk. That's what I did (cloned older WD disk to a new 1TB one)....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Mar 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 11,111
Posted By howetechnical
Just so you know, again, Nod32 is a far better...

Just so you know, again, Nod32 is a far better choice than avast (or any free alternative). It has almost no footprint on the system, and scans effortlessly in the background.

As for the slow...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Mar 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 11,111
Posted By howetechnical
I wouldn't change the antivirus. Nod32 is a great...

I wouldn't change the antivirus. Nod32 is a great one, and is gaining a heck of a lot of good buzz in the tech world. I actually implemented the client-server edition of Nod32 on the corporation...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11 Mar 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 8,245
Posted By howetechnical
If you haven't already, I would suggest to run...

If you haven't already, I would suggest to run MalwareByte's AntiMalware to rule out any 3rd party malware interference. Then if your system is clean, you might want to run a hardware diagnostics...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11 Mar 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 11,111
Posted By howetechnical
You may want to try some hardware diagnostic...

You may want to try some hardware diagnostic software, such as Seagate's SeaTools just for the hard drive, found here:

| Seagate (http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools)
...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,990
Posted By howetechnical
Just an FYI for those who don't know, doing an...

Just an FYI for those who don't know, doing an upgrade install after changing CPU or Motherboard components works great. My install last night was stuck at 18% of unpacking Windows resources for...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,990
Posted By howetechnical
I'm doing an upgrade re-install now to see if...

I'm doing an upgrade re-install now to see if that helps. It's definitely more sluggish than normal, even when doing the upgrade, so I have hope that this will have a good affect.

On a lighter...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,990
Posted By howetechnical
Thanks for the tips. I did the system file...

Thanks for the tips. I did the system file checker, no issues found. It's completing the Windows update right now, but nothing driver related, just some SQL Server 2008 (optional stuff) and generic...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,990
Posted By howetechnical
Of course it does. By just slapping the old HD...

Of course it does. By just slapping the old HD back on you didnt update any of the drivers. It is always going to do that even if you find every single driver. I know a clean install is a PITA,...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Mar 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,990
Posted By howetechnical
New CPU/Mobo, didn't re-install 7

Hi all,

I've got a 1TB hard drive with Windows 7 Ultimate on it. I've been using it in my dual core machine for a while now, but my CPU was showing signs of age, so I got a new motherboard and a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Feb 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By howetechnical
I normally would be telling the owners about...

I normally would be telling the owners about this, but she's been with the company for almost 20 years and it's not worth her possibly losing her job over.

As far as the key goes, she simply...
Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Feb 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By howetechnical
Employee used company's disk to install at home

Hi there,

I'm an IT Administrator for a large chain of companies, and I had recently purchased four Windows 7 Home Premium FULL disks and installed them onto four new machines. I left the install...
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