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Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
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Posted By usta
Yes, I've happily used Acronis or Reflect in the...

Yes, I've happily used Acronis or Reflect in the past, but this time Ghost v15 was delivered with the new disk (by Samsung), so I thought to give it a try.

I think next time I'll go back to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,883
Posted By usta
I think so. I can see it in disk management, and...

I think so. I can see it in disk management, and the recovery program (Dell Datasafe) goes as far as to the point of being ready to restore the factory image.

In fact, everything works fine. I...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Mar 2012
Replies: 1,608
Views: 91,581
Posted By usta
That is strange. This is what I get: 202249

That is strange. This is what I get:

202249
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Mar 2012
Replies: 1,608
Views: 91,581
Posted By usta
Interesting. SSD Life doesn't support Samsung 830...

Interesting. SSD Life doesn't support Samsung 830 series SSDs. Probably something to do with these SSDs using Samsung's own controller.
I should be able to monitor the disk health via Magician....
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,883
Posted By usta
@Kaktussoft, Thanks for reply. I've already...

@Kaktussoft,

Thanks for reply. I've already posted a screenshot of disk management on post #3. This is the situation after the cloning and replacing disks, whereby the source disk is now an...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Mar 2012
Replies: 1,608
Views: 91,581
Posted By usta
I'm in love with SSDs! :D The only thing I...

I'm in love with SSDs! :D

The only thing I have not done yet is the so-called Over Provisioning option in Magician tool.
It says "Over Provisioning is a feature that helps re-size partitions on...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,883
Posted By usta
Sure. Below is the screenshot. Ignore Disk1 Media...

Sure. Below is the screenshot. Ignore Disk1 Media D: (that's my second internal HDD).

The changes I've made since the cloning process:
1) connect the old disk as an external drive (Disk2).
2)...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,883
Posted By usta
Cloning HDDs - the right way to do it?

I've cloned my HDD using Norton Ghost 15 (following its user guide), but there were issues in starting Win7. Here is the setup:

Original disk partitions (Win7):
1) OEM Partition
2) RECOVERY...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Mar 2012
Replies: 1,608
Views: 91,581
Posted By usta
I just replaced the boot HDD in my Dell Studio...

I just replaced the boot HDD in my Dell Studio 1749 notebook with a Samsung 830 128GB SSD. What I did was to clone the C: drive with the W7 installation using the supplied Norton Ghost (nice of...
Forum: Software 06 Aug 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By usta
Thanks! I wish the Defraggler (and CCleaner)...

Thanks!
I wish the Defraggler (and CCleaner) had auto-update feature like Skype has.
Now I have to manually download these programs, uninstall the old ones and install the new ones. Too many steps...
Forum: Software 04 Aug 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,397
Posted By usta
I've created accounts and tried to call the same...

I've created accounts and tried to call the same contact using Skype, WLM and Google Voice/Talk.
Only Skype worked without issues...:rolleyes:
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 03 Aug 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 5,566
Posted By usta
If you are not experience in audio editing and...

If you are not experience in audio editing and you mostly want to split mp3s, then you can use MP3DirectCut: mp3DirectCut - editor to cut, fade, split and record compressed mpeg audio...
Forum: Software 03 Aug 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,397
Posted By usta
Which VOIP software for do you use?

Skype is probably the most used VOIP software, especially for voice calls.
I was wondering if anyone is using other software, like Windows Live Messanger for video calls?
What do you use and why?
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 26 Jun 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2,974
Posted By usta
What? Only those two options? :D What if I...

What? Only those two options? :D
What if I think the best media player is some other software?
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 23 Jun 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 7,163
Posted By usta
Arc, you are probably using the old version of...

Arc, you are probably using the old version of the Handbrake. In the new one (v0.9.4) they have dropped the support for AVI files. :)

By the way, you have just gave the OP a good idea: if he video...
Forum: Software 23 Jun 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,628
Posted By usta
I didn't like TuneUp Utilities, because it was...

I didn't like TuneUp Utilities, because it was too aggressive and heavy on my old XP. Replaced it with CCleaner.
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 23 Jun 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 7,163
Posted By usta
Your system specs are ... not great. Can you...

Your system specs are ... not great.
Can you check the resolution of those H264/MKV files? Try to play one no higher than 720p.
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 23 Jun 2010
Replies: 39
Views: 15,176
Posted By usta
Why, you don't like MPC-HC?:D OK, try Splash...

Why, you don't like MPC-HC?:D
OK, try Splash Lite: Splash - Next Generation Player (http://www.mirillis.com/splash.html)
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 23 Jun 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 12,541
Posted By usta
Looks like T410 is using the integrated graphics...

Looks like T410 is using the integrated graphics chip that is combined in the Arrandale processor.
The good news is that this chip fully supports HW acceleration, so the solution is to try to...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 23 Jun 2010
Replies: 48
Views: 5,713
Posted By usta
You can cut a 2 min video out of it (for example...

You can cut a 2 min video out of it (for example using Avidemux), upload it somewhere and post a link to it for download.
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 21 Jun 2010
Replies: 48
Views: 5,713
Posted By usta
That is not a codec. That shows only that the...

That is not a codec. That shows only that the video is encoded according to MPEG4 standard using AVC codec and wrapped in a ISO image file.

As I've suggested, messing with codec packs can nuke...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 21 Jun 2010
Replies: 48
Views: 5,713
Posted By usta
I personally don't like WMP and avoid any codec...

I personally don't like WMP and avoid any codec packs (bad experiences in the past).
If you want an easy approach to play your video files, just get another player (GOMplayer, KMplayer, VLC player,...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 21 Jun 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 4,978
Posted By usta
If you don't want to have any quality loss, then...

If you don't want to have any quality loss, then you should keep the subs as soft in the same directory as the video file and with the same file name. Any modern video player will pick up the subs...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 21 Jun 2010
Replies: 39
Views: 15,176
Posted By usta
Try another player, like MPC-HC. The HW...

Try another player, like MPC-HC. The HW acceleration should help to decode 1080p videos.
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 20 Jun 2010
Replies: 39
Views: 15,176
Posted By usta
MPC-HC. It has the advantage that you don't have...

MPC-HC. It has the advantage that you don't have to install it like other players, and doesn't forcibly install video codecs (keeps your system clean with less chance of conflicts/crashing).
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