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Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Jan 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Involute
> If I understand correctly you've set up a...

> If I understand correctly you've set up a scheduled task to create system restore points but you don't see them.

I see the task ran successfully in the History tab of the task scheduler; they've...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Jan 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Involute
Thanks for the pointers, Callender. I tried...

Thanks for the pointers, Callender. I tried Quick Restore Point Maker and it works well for spur-of-the-moment things. For my scheduled restore points, it seems like Win7 should be able to do what...
Forum: Backup and Restore 26 Jan 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By Involute
Locating system restore points

I use task scheduler to create a system restore point at startup and at midnight (Win7 x64). When I view the history of this task within the task scheduler, it shows it doing what it's supposed to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Mar 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By Involute
How to upgrade a system SSD

I'm down to the last 3GB on my 128GB system SSD so I'm starting to think about upgrading to 256GB. Since all my apps are on this same SSD, I'd like to just image the whole thing to the new SSD and...
Forum: Microsoft Office 01 Dec 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By Involute
Trouble merging envelopes directly to printer in Word 2010

I'm running Word 2010 on Win7 x64. I've merged addresses in an Excel workbook to an envelope document using the standard mail merge wizard. I'd like to print these 10 at a time since that's all I...
Forum: Network & Sharing 24 Oct 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By Involute
Folder sharing trouble

I have a new Win7 x64 laptop connected to my home network (HomeGroup). My Win7 x64 desktop PC can see the laptop's filesystem and vice-versa. I've shared the MyDocuments folder on the laptop with...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Sep 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By Involute
As I said, big, a clean install will most likely...

As I said, big, a clean install will most likely disable the ThinkVantage button built into ThinkPads, which I'd prefer not to do.
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Sep 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By Involute
Thanks, Greg. Just what I was looking for. Even...

Thanks, Greg. Just what I was looking for. Even though I'm probably going to do this before I install any apps, I'll probably use the "easy" approach from the first tutorial. Not only does it look...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Sep 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By Involute
How to install Win7 on a laptop SSD (2nd drive)

I'm thinking of buying a Lenovo X230 laptop. Their SSDs max out at 256GB and I need more total storage than that, so I was thinking of buying a unit with a 500GB HDD and installing a 256GB mSATA SSD...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jan 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By Involute
Thanks for the pointers, seavixen32. ...

Thanks for the pointers, seavixen32. Unfortunately I'm unable to change my permissions or create new users per the tutorial (the checkboxes and add button are disabled). I'm the first and only user...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jan 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,394
Posted By Involute
Exposing a hidden folder

I just downloaded and unzipped Tor (a browser that preserves anonymity) on my Win7 Pro x64 system. During the unzipping process I told the self-extractor to create a Tor folder in my Program Files...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Dec 2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,455
Posted By Involute
How to enable a login password at startup

I installed Win7 x64 on my laptop a few months ago, so I'm the admin on that system. As I'm the sole user, I never enabled any sort of login; it just boots right to the desktop. Now I'm getting...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By Involute
Aaah, that's what I was looking for. Thanks. Is...

Aaah, that's what I was looking for. Thanks. Is there a way to make a view created this way the default, so I don't have to set it up every time?
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By Involute
Well, here's what my view looks like with Details...

Well, here's what my view looks like with Details selected. Nothing like yours.
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jun 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,826
Posted By Involute
Listing audio files in Windows Explorer with date

In previous versions of Windows (well, maybe not Vista; I never used it), you could select a variety of views for the files in a folder in Windows Explorer. The Details view would tell you date...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 9,874
Posted By Involute
Which of the two suggested directories should I...

Which of the two suggested directories should I put the .cmd file in to be executed at startup?
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 9,874
Posted By Involute
Thanks, guys. If I'm the only user on this PC,...

Thanks, guys. If I'm the only user on this PC, and I don't use a log-in (I just start and boot to the desktop), which directory should I use?
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 9,874
Posted By Involute
"Access denied:" How to overcome denied access to a folder

I'd like to put a .cmd file in my c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup directory, but \Documents and Settings has a lock on it and tells me "Access denied" when I click on...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 43,550
Posted By Involute
Thanks for the pointer to WinDirStat. It helped...

Thanks for the pointer to WinDirStat. It helped me solve the problem by identifying hundreds of unnecessary files.
Forum: General Discussion 01 Jun 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 43,550
Posted By Involute
What is the purpose of the AppData/Roaming folder?

I'm running Win7 x64 and noticed I was down to the last 7 GB of storage on my 120GB app disk. I've only got about 50 GB of apps so it looked like something was amiss. I did some poking around and...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Dec 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,349
Posted By Involute
Have you tried the manufacturer's tech support?

Have you tried the manufacturer's tech support?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Dec 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,349
Posted By Involute
My system's been fine since the last post, so I...

My system's been fine since the last post, so I still assume my problem was SpySweeper. In your case, blackace, the driver may keep being reinstalled because the device it's associated with is...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Dec 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,349
Posted By Involute
I meant Device Manager was just showing the...

I meant Device Manager was just showing the generic VGA driver, not the Quadro 4000, so it couldn't find the appropriate driver itself. Anyway, I downloaded it from Nvidia and it installed fine.
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Dec 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,349
Posted By Involute
OK, here's the latest. I resolved the USB driver...

OK, here's the latest. I resolved the USB driver issue with greg's Hardware Identification tip (thanks). I was missing the driver for my USB 3.0 controller which I hadn't noticed because I don't...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 11 Dec 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,349
Posted By Involute
Thanks, zigzag. The problem does not occur in...

Thanks, zigzag. The problem does not occur in safe mode, so you're probably right that it's a driver conflict.

Thanks, greg, especially for pointing me to all those Win7 resources I didn't know...
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