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Forum: Network & Sharing 27 Apr 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Double check you have tested with your antivirus...

Double check you have tested with your antivirus and firewall off.
I have had better luck with sharing in a home network than work.

Back in the days of XP file sharing problems it was often...
Forum: Network & Sharing 26 Apr 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By Duke of Alinor
As you can tell, Chev is a Win7 cheerleader, I am...

As you can tell, Chev is a Win7 cheerleader, I am a skeptic.
You did try mapping a drive using the IP address you can ping?
Does your XP machine have a logon pass running?
You said you tried...
Forum: Network & Sharing 25 Apr 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,864
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Unfortunately there is no quick or easy answer. ...

Unfortunately there is no quick or easy answer.
Also try static IP's and put each user on each machine being sure the passwords match.
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Apr 2010
Replies: 39
Views: 2,589
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Finally got around to looking into File and...

Finally got around to looking into File and Transfer Wizard concerning corrupted files.
GR is correct, you can import corruption that way.
There is a utility that parses them and can repair a...
Forum: News 24 Apr 2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,403
Posted By Duke of Alinor
You two might consider getting out of your...

You two might consider getting out of your Windows box. People do test these things.
YouTube - Mac OS X Leopard vs Snow Leopard Speed Test (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Nm5bvh_ric)
the 64 bit OS...
Forum: News 23 Apr 2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,403
Posted By Duke of Alinor
I have decades with secure OS's. Windows...

I have decades with secure OS's. Windows vulnerabilities are just that, Windows vulnerabilities. OS's can be made virtually virus proof and run stable for years. Microsoft has set their balance on...
Forum: News 21 Apr 2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,403
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Have you seen any concrete methods they will use...

Have you seen any concrete methods they will use to make Win8 faster?
What parts will be faster?
Sorry, but I remain skeptical. I highly doubt there will be much reduction of services, code...
Forum: Network & Sharing 19 Apr 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,058
Posted By Duke of Alinor
I differ from Chev in that certified drivers...

I differ from Chev in that certified drivers installed in Win 7 in fact do make this a Win 7 problem. It would not happen in XP.
But agree we need more information on how you are set up. What kind...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Apr 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,056
Posted By Duke of Alinor
On my Win7 trials I have taken to static IP's. I...

On my Win7 trials I have taken to static IP's. I fire up all the computers in the network and tell the router to give out the same IP to a given computer every time.
5 local home theaters and all...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 17 Apr 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Good call WHS I will add that if you see...

Good call WHS
I will add that if you see references here to panels you are not familiar with, type the first few letters in the Search files and Programs box (click start to see it).
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 17 Apr 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,285
Posted By Duke of Alinor
There are better places to ask about OC, you...

There are better places to ask about OC, you might try
XtremeSystems Inc (http://www.xtremesystems.org/)
the good news is most of the advice here is correct.

I do need to ask a few questions for...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Apr 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By Duke of Alinor
64 takes a new install, but the question really...

64 takes a new install, but the question really is should you go to 64 bit?
If you list your computer specs and what you do with it we can give better advice. In the end the 32 bit runs a tiny bit...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Apr 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,056
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Stick with it, in the end you will win! You...

Stick with it, in the end you will win!
You have to remember what one of the prime directives for MS is to increase computer sales and IT department size.
I was installing Mac and PC when Win 95...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Apr 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,609
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Welcome to the forums. Being part of the...

Welcome to the forums.
Being part of the lunatic fringe gaming L33T puts you into Win7 64 bit and at least Professional.
If at all possible, shake down a student for a copy and use the extra money...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Apr 2010
Replies: 96
Views: 5,664
Posted By Duke of Alinor
thanks ZZZ and Carl, Hopefully my time spent...

thanks ZZZ and Carl,
Hopefully my time spent will be the most you ever see for an install.
And hopefully MS will get the hint to put a warning in Homegroups setup.
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Apr 2010
Replies: 96
Views: 5,664
Posted By Duke of Alinor
mpcrsc562, Since you use analogies... People...

mpcrsc562,
Since you use analogies...
People still buy Harleys - even though for utility they are far from the best for the price.
The M1 Garand is still a more accurate rifle than present...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Apr 2010
Replies: 39
Views: 2,589
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Gregrocker, I have not heard of that ever. Could...

Gregrocker, I have not heard of that ever. Could you post some links or point me in a direction to find out more about corruption from transferring settings? Files can be corrupt of course but I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Apr 2010
Replies: 39
Views: 2,589
Posted By Duke of Alinor
A clean install is best. If you have any UI...

A clean install is best.
If you have any UI changes from stock, back them up and use the transfer.
Transfer files and settings from another computer...
Forum: Backup and Restore 14 Apr 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 5,305
Posted By Duke of Alinor
With all the computers in the same workgroup, try...

With all the computers in the same workgroup, try setting up static IP's.
Assuming your DHCP can hand out the same IP you can leave all the PC's on DHCP and configure the server to always hand out...
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Apr 2010
Replies: 96
Views: 5,664
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Lordbob, Perfectly posted. times, opinion and...

Lordbob, Perfectly posted. times, opinion and humor.

Yes, this is a troll. I am trying to get more to post like you did. The system spec in my info here is what I am installing on, hardly old or...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Apr 2010
Replies: 50
Views: 3,658
Posted By Duke of Alinor
My job is years of boredom interspersed with...

My job is years of boredom interspersed with moments of start terror.
I live in Silicon Valley and so when the Altair came out it was a natural time sink. Unfortunately I have always been better...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Apr 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 9,436
Posted By Duke of Alinor
I would move them to a temp dir in the root so...

I would move them to a temp dir in the root so you can find them easily in case you need to boot a CD and repair. Move and reboot.

WinDirStat is way cool, thanks. My WinDir is 13G, not sure why it...
Forum: Installation & Setup 13 Apr 2010
Replies: 96
Views: 5,664
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Somehow I did not expect many of you to give a...

Somehow I did not expect many of you to give a real answer.
But none of you?

There is great truth in the statement you get faster with more installs, I sure did. Smartyball had an inkling, but...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Apr 2010
Replies: 96
Views: 5,664
Posted By Duke of Alinor
Real time to get Windows 7 functioning as XP install

Please no BS posts of 17 minutes or even 8 hours.
You are not taking stock well at all if you think it cost you so little time.
We are not born knowing how to set up Win7 as we like it. Include...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Apr 2010
Replies: 86
Views: 5,917
Posted By Duke of Alinor
I am NOT recommending pirated software, but by...

I am NOT recommending pirated software, but by far the best user interface for Win7 is Tiny7 (32 bit). Rather than spend weeks reinventing the wheel, down load it, install, use easy transfer when you...
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