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Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
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Yup. After the ethernet driver was installed I...

Yup. After the ethernet driver was installed I waited 'till all the updates were complete (and when you think they're finally complete - just wait 5 minutes and they'll be a whole new set), then I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
You guys have been great! With GR's tip about...

You guys have been great! With GR's tip about the drivers and windows updates, I only had to get the Ethernet driver from ASUS. The rest just came in with the updates. Have activated Windows,...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Success! :shock: It actually worked. Of course...

Success! :shock: It actually worked. Of course I have no drivers. Can they be pulled of the old drive, or should I just go to the ASUS site?
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Had to open 7-zip from all programs, then...

Had to open 7-zip from all programs, then navigate to the pidgen.rar file to get it to work. That ain't the way it USED to work.....
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
And the frustration level continues to ratchet...

And the frustration level continues to ratchet even higher.... This is a RAR file and although this computer seems to be able to handle zip files with a right click followed by extract all, right...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
SOB.... After jumping through all these hoops to...

SOB.... After jumping through all these hoops to determine the product key, wiping, partitioning, formatting a new drive, and using my unbranded Windows 7 Home Premium disk to install Windows.... I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
I've got 2 Microsoft Windows 7 disks - one is 32...

I've got 2 Microsoft Windows 7 disks - one is 32 and the other 64. But they're Windows 7 Professional and I sort of remember getting an indication somewhere that the bad HDD was Home Premium. I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Okay... FINALLY something that seems to work. I...

Okay... FINALLY something that seems to work. I have the key. Or at least A key, with the requisite 25 character jumble of letters and numbers. And since the image process has gone south I guess I'll...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
I'm still working on the re-image part of this...

I'm still working on the re-image part of this FUBAR. I'll try your product key suggestions if and when it's determined that this imaging end of the project is a dead end...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Either the next time you're over for Yuengling...

Either the next time you're over for Yuengling Lager...., or it was a rhetorical question

I still get nothing. Could I be using the wrong tool? I'm running something called produkey-x64, because...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Some times I'm not very good at reading between...

Some times I'm not very good at reading between the lines. Just ask my wife. A slap upside the head followed by bellowing in my ear 'Just end the check disk' is all that would've been required....
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
I appreciate the distinction but it has little...

I appreciate the distinction but it has little practicable application since a non-activated Windows will expire in 30 days

The E: drive, as it is now known did have 189GB of free space on a drive...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Unfortunately this tool does not work for me. ...

Unfortunately this tool does not work for me. Whether it is because of chkdsk (still running, still on stage 4, replacing bad clusters like crazy, but also using 2GB - yes 2,000,000K - of my...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
I find product keys to be incredibly maddening -...

I find product keys to be incredibly maddening - one purchases the key when one purchases an OEM PC. But if it fades, or rubs off, or the dog's claws render it unreadable, you're SOL since Magic...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Oh, now I see. Up until the point that you...

Oh, now I see. Up until the point that you reinstall, the PC is not using the product key on the COA sticker. But isn't this a catch-22 situation? If your COA wears off the bottom of your laptop...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
I'm going to try two of the suggestions I've...

I'm going to try two of the suggestions I've received here - first the ProduKey, followed reimaging of the old drive and restoring the image to the new drive suggestion. I'd never get my brother to...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Thanks. I'm unfamiliar with this product. I'll...

Thanks. I'm unfamiliar with this product. I'll give it a try and report back.
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
And I did not know it was illegal. I have known...

And I did not know it was illegal. I have known computer shops to purchase operating systems and product keys online. They'll get a link to download the OS followed by an email containing the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Thanks, but I don't know what that statement...

Thanks, but I don't know what that statement means in regard to a product key displayed using Belarc. If I have to reinstall Windows 7 on a custom built PC I'll need a product key. I've already...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
From the first two sentences of my thread: My...

From the first two sentences of my thread: My brother bought a tower a few years ago from a small computer shop in the area. The shop is no longer in business.
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Sounds great..... however the phrase 'image all...

Sounds great..... however the phrase 'image all partitions from that drive with your Windows 7 system' is Greek to me. What tools do I need to do that? Are there step-by-step instructions? And...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
I managed to extract a little more information...

I managed to extract a little more information from my sister in law... The tower was apparently constructed by the little out-of-business computer shop with Windows XP on it. The shop purchased...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Week Ago
Replies: 56
Views: 980
Posted By boweasel
Determine Product Key From Unbootable Hard Drive

My brother bought a tower a few years ago from a small computer shop in the area. The shop is no longer in business. My niece has been using the computer without problem since they first set it up...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By boweasel
I actually don't know why I'd want to move any...

I actually don't know why I'd want to move any data to D. All that really has to be done is to take about 500 GB from D and move it to C. Then she can continue to use the now much bigger C drive as...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By boweasel
I don't know exactly. I'll have to get back...

I don't know exactly. I'll have to get back there and check it out in detail. I do know that, in an effort to free up C space, she copied all of her pictures to D and then deleted them from C.
...
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