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Forum: Gadgets 23 Nov 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 14,539
Posted By DaveR
Thanks, Jerry! Looks perfect at 125% = 120 DPI. ...

Thanks, Jerry! Looks perfect at 125% = 120 DPI.

In the meantime, I had gone to http://www.styleseven.com/ and gotten their Desktop Clock-7. The free version is nice, though it doesn't offer...
Forum: Gadgets 22 Nov 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 14,539
Posted By DaveR
Well, I spoke too soon. After a day's use, I find...

Well, I spoke too soon. After a day's use, I find that at 119% the clock is visible, but so distorted that it's hard to use (and unpleasant to look at). Both the minute and second hands pick up pink...
Forum: Gadgets 21 Nov 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 14,539
Posted By DaveR
I also recently (and unwisely, I think) let...

I also recently (and unwisely, I think) let Windows 7 upgrade to Internet Explorer 11. So far I've found two things that this broke, and one of them was the gadgets. The only one I use is the clock,...
Forum: System Security 01 Jun 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,622
Posted By DaveR
I moved the .dat and related files out of...

I moved the .dat and related files out of C:\ProgramData to a different folder, then put them into a .zip file and deleted them to the Recycle bin. The only reason I haven't deleted them altogether...
Forum: System Security 01 Jun 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,622
Posted By DaveR
Thanks for the pointers, VistaKing and...

Thanks for the pointers, VistaKing and cottonball. At this point, I'm confident that I've removed the infection and the emergency is over, but it can't hurt to run the further scans with Hitman and...
Forum: System Security 31 May 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,622
Posted By DaveR
Regrettably, I don't even know the name of the...

Regrettably, I don't even know the name of the Website. I had barely clicked on it when the malware took over, and I lost track of what it was in the aftermath.
Forum: System Security 31 May 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,622
Posted By DaveR
Ransomware infection using Windows 7 Rundll32?

Yesterday, through unwise browsing, my computer (a Dell Inspiron 580 desktop running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1) got infected with a ransomware Trojan demanding, in the name of the FBI, that I send...
Forum: Themes and Styles 22 Sep 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By DaveR
Hmm, that just seems to be the preinstalled...

Hmm, that just seems to be the preinstalled themes that come with Win7. I don't see anything related to my customizations there. At any rate, things are working OK now, and I've made myself some...
Forum: Themes and Styles 22 Sep 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By DaveR
Well, I'd say it's 90% solved. After manually...

Well, I'd say it's 90% solved. After manually moving the folder Junk to the Recycle Bin, I reopened Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Personalization, and the old themes had finally...
Forum: Themes and Styles 22 Sep 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By DaveR
OK, sports fans, here's how things stand now. ...

OK, sports fans, here's how things stand now.

Not wanting to lose them permanently yet, I created a subfolder under C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes called Junk and moved...
Forum: Themes and Styles 21 Sep 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By DaveR
OK, I'll give that a try, though it seems like an...

OK, I'll give that a try, though it seems like an odd way to do things. I'll also try deleting the contents of the Themes folder. I didn't have these specific problems when I first started using Win7...
Forum: Themes and Styles 21 Sep 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By DaveR
I realize that I haven't really tried this,...

I realize that I haven't really tried this, mainly because I'm not sure I understand it. Do you mean in the folder on disk where the pics are stored? When I create the theme I should just browse to...
Forum: Themes and Styles 21 Sep 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By DaveR
I appreciate your persistence. Here's the most...

I appreciate your persistence. Here's the most recent story: Focusing on the two "Autumn" themes, and working with a folder two levels underneath My Pictures where I have gathered 16 autumn-related...
Forum: Themes and Styles 21 Sep 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By DaveR
Yes, some of the seasonal themes are saved, with...

Yes, some of the seasonal themes are saved, with a certain set of pictures. But if I want to change the pictures, or create a new theme (Summer, for instance), the problems I described occur. Windows...
Forum: Themes and Styles 21 Sep 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By DaveR
Thanks. However, I have no "Unsaved Theme"...

Thanks. However, I have no "Unsaved Theme" showing. I can't remember the last time I did (if ever). I do have two themes labeled "My current theme." Both of them show a desktop background that is not...
Forum: Themes and Styles 21 Sep 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,484
Posted By DaveR
Trouble saving customized desktop backgrounds theme

I like to change my desktop background pictures with the changing seasons. I'm trying to save four themes (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer), with the only difference among the themes being the desktop...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 13 Sep 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,085
Posted By DaveR
Thanks, Rich! That does look very helpful,...

Thanks, Rich! That does look very helpful, covering a number of programs I was not aware of.

I do expect a large number of replies to such a broad question, and I agree that the solution is bound...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 13 Sep 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,085
Posted By DaveR
E-mail programs under Win7

I'm looking for recommendations for good, reliable, easy to use e-mail programs under Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Here's what I know so far.
My wife and I must both be able to use the program. She is not...
Forum: Virtualization 12 Aug 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,563
Posted By DaveR
I may need to do that, we'll see. But in the...

I may need to do that, we'll see. But in the meantime, I managed to download VMLite (not much is intuitive on their Web site!), and it created a Windows XP virtual machine from the XP Mode...
Forum: Virtualization 12 Aug 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,563
Posted By DaveR
I did at first try to simply convert from the...

I did at first try to simply convert from the .vhd file created by installing Windows XP Mode.exe. When that failed, I realized my mistake, and went ahead with the full Windows Virtual PC install,...
Forum: Virtualization 12 Aug 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,563
Posted By DaveR
Absolutely no luck

I've created a Windows XP Mode virtual machine in Windows 7, using Windows Virtual PC. I've tried multiple times to import or convert it into VMWare. The VMWare player has an "Import Windows XP Mode...
Forum: Virtualization 09 Aug 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,563
Posted By DaveR
OK, thanks, I'll see if I can get some of this to...

OK, thanks, I'll see if I can get some of this to work. VMWare Player does have an "Import Windows XP Mode VM" option on the File menu. I've tried it, and it always just gives the error message "An...
Forum: Virtualization 09 Aug 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,563
Posted By DaveR
Thanks, Darician, that's encouraging! I just...

Thanks, Darician, that's encouraging! I just attempted to create an XP VM using the file "Windows XP Mode base.vhd" that the Windows XP Mode installation created. No dice, apparently. The process...
Forum: Virtualization 09 Aug 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 5,563
Posted By DaveR
Newbie question - VMWare Player needs XP disk

I just downloaded and installed VMWare Player on my new Dell running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. When I created my first Windows XP virtual machine, I was asked to supply an XP OS installation disk. Oops!...
Forum: Software 15 Jul 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 5,068
Posted By DaveR
Just wanted to say thanks, this post is still...

Just wanted to say thanks, this post is still useful months later! I'm in basically the same situation as Guy, moving to Windows 7 and moving from PowerDesk to DirectoryOpus, but not wanting to lose...
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