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Forum: General Discussion 30 Apr 2012
Replies: 14
Views: 11,277
Posted By bbearren
My routine maintenance is done by Task Scheduler...

My routine maintenance is done by Task Scheduler at night while I sleep. I seldom shut down, so startup is not an issue. My laptops hibernate, so startup is not an issue with them, either.

As for...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Apr 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,471
Posted By bbearren
I also dual boot from two hard drives, and I also...

I also dual boot from two hard drives, and I also use drive imaging for backup exclusively. On this machine I dual boot Home Premium and Ultimate. I do things a bit differently than most, but I have...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 29 Apr 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By bbearren
I'm not familiar with Windows Live anything, but...

I'm not familiar with Windows Live anything, but I'm certain that there are many here who are. Hopefully someone will come along soon who can properly advise you. You might start by checking your...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 29 Apr 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By bbearren
What sort of file, and opened with what...

What sort of file, and opened with what application?

Do you have an email application installed on your PC?
Forum: General Discussion 29 Apr 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,109
Posted By bbearren
There are a handful of Registry entries that will...

There are a handful of Registry entries that will give up ownership only to the default Windows Adminstrator, and not to a created member of the Administrators Group. Other than that, I haven't...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Apr 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By bbearren
All I'm doing is answering your question. What...

All I'm doing is answering your question. What you do is up to you, and I'm fine with that; I'm not trying to tell you what to do.

This Dell Inspiron 580 is only the second OEM desktop I've...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Apr 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By bbearren
I've never really claimed to be in my right mind,...

I've never really claimed to be in my right mind, but I do try to stay legitimate. I use retail.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Apr 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By bbearren
They do make it pretty clear...

They do make it pretty clear (http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/licensing/sblicensing/pages/licensing_for_hobbyists.aspx). OEM Windows 7 installed on a custom built PC is meant to be sold to another...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Apr 2012
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By bbearren
The OEM Windows 7 sold through third parties is...

The OEM Windows 7 sold through third parties is intended for builders who are building a PC for sale to another person. The EULA for OEM Windows 7 states pretty clearly that the OEM version is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 27 Apr 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By bbearren
Does your motherboard support the new RAM? ...

Does your motherboard support the new RAM?

If your motherboard supports it, it may be a bad stick.
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Apr 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 4,715
Posted By bbearren
There is indeed a way, but it is not simple, it...

There is indeed a way, but it is not simple, it is not easy, it involves separating the Windows 7 main system folders from the OS and placing them on another drive, it involves partition resizing,...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,234
Posted By bbearren
I did try this but Dell's BIOS only gives the...

I did try this but Dell's BIOS only gives the options to boot from "Onboard or USB Hard Drive" or "Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive" so I can't tell it to boot to a certain hard drive. If I just one of...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Apr 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 3,234
Posted By bbearren
My guess is that your BCD is on that disk. Have...

My guess is that your BCD is on that disk. Have you tried to format that disk by booting to the Windows 7 DVD?
Forum: General Discussion 22 Apr 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,128
Posted By bbearren
I have found that there are a few registry...

I have found that there are a few registry settings that will respond only to the default Windows Administrator account, and to no other account in the Adminstrators Group. That indicates to me that...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Apr 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,128
Posted By bbearren
I don't think there's a lot that can be done to...

I don't think there's a lot that can be done to the default Windows Administrator account other than enable it or disable it. I don't think you can change the privilige level on that account.
Forum: General Discussion 21 Apr 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,128
Posted By bbearren
What do you mean by "super admin...

What do you mean by "super admin account"?
Forum: General Discussion 21 Apr 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,350
Posted By bbearren
With 8GB RAM, about the only time the pagefile is...

With 8GB RAM, about the only time the pagefile is being used is during bootup, when Windows pages part of the kernel that is used for bootup to disk. That bit of paging won't be used again while the...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Apr 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By bbearren
When there are problems with Windows (malware,...

When there are problems with Windows (malware, etc.), there is no more powerful tool to work on such Windows problems than another installation of Windows on a separate partition or hard drive,
...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Apr 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By bbearren
Technically, the second installation will not be...

Technically, the second installation will not be legal according to Microsoft's licensing. This is a question I pursued with Microsoft a few years ago concerning XP. It took many emails and lots of...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Apr 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By bbearren
There are a number of features that a lot of...

There are a number of features that a lot of folks "wish" were in Windows 7 that are actually already there; they just haven't been "discovered" yet.
Forum: General Discussion 21 Apr 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By bbearren
You can download an ISO of the same version of...

You can download an ISO of the same version of Windows 7 that was factory installed (there is a link in the tutorial that gregrocker linked), and burn that to DVD. The COA on your notebook will...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Apr 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,350
Posted By bbearren
My setup is sliced and diced as in Set 7 Free...

My setup is sliced and diced as in Set 7 Free (http://www.bbearren.com/set7free/set7free.html). I have 15 partitions on two 1TB drives in Windows, 19 partitions total. This is a system of...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Apr 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,350
Posted By bbearren
For one thing, the x64 and x86 versions of...

For one thing, the x64 and x86 versions of iexplore.exe have the same name, as well as other files in the Internet Explorer folders.
Forum: General Discussion 20 Apr 2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,155
Posted By bbearren
Have you looked into the forums at MyDigitalLife?...

Have you looked into the forums at MyDigitalLife? Here's their About (http://www.mydigitallife.info/about-us/) link; from there, click on the My Digital Life Forums...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Apr 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By bbearren
Check this tutorial...

Check this tutorial (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11253-mount-drives-partitions-folder.html).
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