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Forum: Customization 14 Dec 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 168,909
Posted By Big Dan
Thanks Bull Dog I'll give it a try later. :)

Thanks Bull Dog I'll give it a try later. :)
Forum: Customization 14 Dec 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 168,909
Posted By Big Dan
Windows 7 Starter Change desktop background

Hi Folks,

I picked up an Acer netbook for my sister, it's got Windows 7 Starter on it overall runs great there is just one problem that is there is no easy way to change the desktop background....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 29 Oct 2009
Replies: 30
Views: 7,400
Posted By Big Dan
Do we really need a DVD Drive any longer?

Howdy Folks,

After a recent reinstall of Windows, I realized that I don't install anything from CD except Windows. Aside from burning ISOs, I don't use my DVD drive for anything. I'm wondering...
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Oct 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,308
Posted By Big Dan
Got the PRO 90-Day Trial - Tranfer file to new version?

Howdy Folks,

I downloaded the 90 day trial of W7 64 Bit Pro. I'd been running the RC but wanted to RTM just to be safe in case any security patches weren't backported to the RC. My question is...
Forum: Software 27 Oct 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 6,493
Posted By Big Dan
[/LIST] I stand corrected. I didn't realize...

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I stand corrected. I didn't realize there was a 64-bit version as I normally download from File Hippo. I went to 7-zip.org and got the 64.bit version it works great. Thanks for the tip. :)
Forum: Software 21 Oct 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 6,493
Posted By Big Dan
Volery is great, tried it last night got an...

Volery is great, tried it last night got an invite code from the How To Geek (Volery Makes Installing Software Incredibly Simple :: the How-To Geek...
Forum: News 20 Oct 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3,007
Posted By Big Dan
I would ask the Windows Engineers: Why don't UAC...

I would ask the Windows Engineers: Why don't UAC ask you before allowing an application or application installer to run itself at start up? Not only is it an annoyance to your customers that software...
Forum: Software 20 Oct 2009
Replies: 19
Views: 7,994
Posted By Big Dan
Why not skip the Codec Packs and just use VLC...

Why not skip the Codec Packs and just use VLC (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) which plays just about every format without codec packs.
Forum: Software 20 Oct 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,991
Posted By Big Dan
Are you sure this is a UAC prompt? On both Vista...

Are you sure this is a UAC prompt? On both Vista and Windows 7 the build in Firewall blocks Yahoo Messenger, I click allow access once and Yes to the UAC prompt then it works fine.
Forum: News 20 Oct 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By Big Dan
I'll bite. :p As has been said pretty much any OS...

I'll bite. :p As has been said pretty much any OS will work for basic web surfing, IMing, and email checking. I'd probably using Ubuntu full time if Flash worked as well as it does on the other...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Oct 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By Big Dan
Thanks Tews. :) As it is now all my hardware...

Thanks Tews. :) As it is now all my hardware works out of the box with Windows 7. When I connect to Windows update it finds a few updates but everything just works.

@SuperSport: Looks like that's...
Forum: Software 20 Oct 2009
Replies: 13
Views: 6,493
Posted By Big Dan
Fresh Install of Windows -- What apps do you install?

Just wondering what everyone rushes to install on a fresh install of Windows. If this type of thread has been done already, sorry feel free to merge. :)

I tend to format and reinstall so often...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Oct 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By Big Dan
I sure hope so, for the sake of anyone who wants...

I sure hope so, for the sake of anyone who wants to upgrade from 32 to 64. Sorry I don't have a definitive answer.

Does anyone know if that was possible with the Vista upgrade media? (besides...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Oct 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,911
Posted By Big Dan
Vista HP 32 to Win 7 64 Bit

Hi All,

I'm new here and have a couple of questions about upgrading, I searched through some of the update threads and it still seems to be up in the air about whether or not you will be able...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Oct 2009
Replies: 2,203
Views: 161,719
Posted By Big Dan
Hi Guys, Big Dan here, I've been using...

Hi Guys,

Big Dan here, I've been using Windows 7 on and off since the first public beta. Yesterday, I formatted my main desktop back to Vista with a crap filled OEM image but running the RC on...
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