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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 07 Aug 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 39,126
Posted By sparkyuiop
Easy to fix

Just download and install MS Update KB971003 below.

Description of the update for Windows Activation Technologies (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971033)
Forum: Software 01 Aug 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By sparkyuiop
The actual Windows installation is on the C disk....

The actual Windows installation is on the C disk. All of my (non-hidden) personal folders located in 'C:\Users\Username\**' are directed to other disks. I.e. My Documents folder is not...
Forum: Software 31 Jul 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By sparkyuiop
Hurh! Anyone?

Hurh! Anyone?
Forum: Software 31 Jul 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By sparkyuiop
Sure. The 'Z' partition is an encrypted...

Sure.

The 'Z' partition is an encrypted True-Crypt volume already. I also have 'my documents, my music, my videos, favorites, desktop, links' forwarded to the other disks. Does that matter?
...
Forum: Software 30 Jul 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By sparkyuiop
Windows does not boot from the drive it is installed on.

I'm hoping someone can help me with a boot issue on my Windows 7 Professional desktop computer.

I want to encrypt the Windows partition with True-crypt but I have several hard disks and somewhere...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Jul 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 7,042
Posted By sparkyuiop
Acer RAM Upgrade

I tried to upgrade the RAM on an Acer Extensa 5220 from the factory installed 1GB (2 x 512Mb modules) to 4GB (2 x 2GB 667Mhz modules) and it BSOD when loading Windows 7 but showed 4GB of RAM...
Forum: Virtualization 07 Jul 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,802
Posted By sparkyuiop
Thanks Karl. The Microsoft page I went to did not...

Thanks Karl. The Microsoft page I went to did not say anything about virtual PC but then I may of missed it jumping to the download page via Google.

That link to the virtual PC you posted is dead...
Forum: Virtualization 07 Jul 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,802
Posted By sparkyuiop
Please help XP mode VHD not opening.

Hello I have downloaded Microsoft's XP Mode for my Windows 7 x64 Professional machine but I can't get it to launch as it did not configure itself to any program. I tried to launch it with VMware but...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 16 Apr 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,026
Posted By sparkyuiop
Well I could select them one at a time if I...

Well I could select them one at a time if I wanted to spend hours trying to find out which one it is but frankly I don't which is why I asked if anyone has had an issue with any before.

I have...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 16 Apr 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,026
Posted By sparkyuiop
New set of 9 Microsoft Updates Crash Windows 7 64 Bit Desktop

Hi All.

My computer had all of the MS updates avaliable last week and then today alerted me to a new set of 9 to install. If I click OK and install them my computer will not boot and the recovery...
Forum: Drivers 19 Mar 2012
Replies: 64
Views: 436,189
Posted By sparkyuiop
I just pulled a USB RTL8187 adapter out of a...

I just pulled a USB RTL8187 adapter out of a knackard Elonix Webbook and stuck it in my Win 7 P.C to find that Windows update cannot locate a driver for it. When I installed the driver in my previous...
Forum: Drivers 19 Mar 2012
Replies: 64
Views: 436,189
Posted By sparkyuiop
Here is a link to the driver. Extract the RAR /...

Here is a link to the driver. Extract the RAR / ZIP to a folder, run the setup if you want to use the horrible Realtel wireless software or point device manager to the inf file if you don't! Verified...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Apr 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 8,839
Posted By sparkyuiop
Resolved

If anyone is interested it is done as follows, no need to restore which can cause more problems than you had in the first place.

Go the the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / MICROSOFT /...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Apr 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 8,839
Posted By sparkyuiop
As I said, the system runs fine, other than the...

As I said, the system runs fine, other than the boot issue with explorer. As I said I wish to avoid a restore. I'm sure this is simply fixed with a registry tweak but it's not one I have come across...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Apr 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 8,839
Posted By sparkyuiop
Windows 7 Not loading Explorer on Boot

Hi all. A friend installed some crappy registry cleaner on his computer that ran automatically after loggining in and prevented explorer from loading. It also opened the 'My Documents' folder for...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 03 Jan 2010
Replies: 2,990
Views: 555,640
Posted By sparkyuiop
SSD Hard Drive?

What's one of those when it's not having it's head cut off?
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Nov 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 9,896
Posted By sparkyuiop
Hi Ken Yeah they all have drive letters, I...

Hi Ken

Yeah they all have drive letters, I just cant change the names. I will attach a snapshot.
Thanx for your help

Phill
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Nov 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 9,896
Posted By sparkyuiop
Cannot Rename Hard Disks

Hi everyone. I have installed 7 on the ACHI format and have 4 hard disks. My first drive is partitioned into 2 parts, one of which contains Win 7 and the other is empty and formatted awaiting an XP...
Forum: Drivers 26 Nov 2009
Replies: 47
Views: 195,800
Posted By sparkyuiop
Card Reader Display Issues

It seems Win 7 turns off the display of empty card readers. If you want to see them go to control panel / folder options. Click view and click 'Show hidden files, folders and drives'. This will then...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 18 Nov 2009
Replies: 2,990
Views: 555,640
Posted By sparkyuiop
That is very good for a laptop. Well done. Mind...

That is very good for a laptop. Well done.
Mind that GPU though. If it's an Nvidia or ATi they are known for overheating and coming off the motherboards which is practically un-repairable.
Just to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Nov 2009
Replies: 2,990
Views: 555,640
Posted By sparkyuiop
Anyone out there tell me why so many of us are...

Anyone out there tell me why so many of us are getting rated on our hard disks base score of 5.9? My hard disks are all modern SATA's so why only 5.9?
I have my system BIOS set to SATA mode and not...
Forum: Gaming 11 Nov 2009
Replies: 268
Views: 54,639
Posted By sparkyuiop
Try it first

Er, what is this honest Johns website or something? Use Giganews and have yourself an evaluation. If it works as I'm sure it will then buy it and go online with it too.
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Nov 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,287
Posted By sparkyuiop
Also!

Get a hard drive and relocate your desktop, documents, pictures, videos and any folder found under USERS on your C drive to the new drive. That way after a new install you can restore all of your...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Nov 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,287
Posted By sparkyuiop
Do yourself a favour matey and learn about the...

Do yourself a favour matey and learn about the NewsNet (giganews.com) and put your purse away!
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Nov 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,287
Posted By sparkyuiop
Easy, said it yourself. Enter BIOS, usually by...

Easy, said it yourself. Enter BIOS, usually by pushing F2 or DEL when you first turn on your computer. Go to the Boot Menu, usually one of the last options, and set the PC to boot from CD first (i.e...
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