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Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Apr 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By GWT
derekimo, thanks for the video. At least I now...

derekimo, thanks for the video. At least I now know how to open it. :D

~


No it will be a bare bones HD, probably a Western Digital Scorpio Blue in either 500GB or 1TB. I've had good...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Apr 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By GWT
How do I replace a storage hard drive that's built into my laptop?

I have a Dell Precision M4500 laptop that I bought a couple of years ago. It has a 64GB SSD with 64bit Win7 on it, and a 500GB internal 5400rpm Toshiba storage HD linked to the SSD. Lately I've...
Forum: General Discussion 21 May 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By GWT
It was just a clarification I asked for, that's...

It was just a clarification I asked for, that's all. Nothing personal.

A simple re-image of the machine should have improved performance but in this case it didn't. I've done this many times in...
Forum: General Discussion 20 May 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By GWT
So you're saying don't download or install any...

So you're saying don't download or install any drivers from Dell's website? Let Microsoft search for all the drivers it can?
Forum: General Discussion 20 May 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By GWT
Thanks gregrocker but I did all that. I never...

Thanks gregrocker but I did all that. I never downloaded any device drivers from Microsoft. I got them all strictly from Dell. The Dell WIn7 .ISO that came with it had no crapware or bloatware...
Forum: General Discussion 19 May 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By GWT
Yeah that's what happened. I went through and...

Yeah that's what happened. I went through and disabled them one by one and rebooted. It's slightly faster but a lot slower than my old Core 2 Duo HP that's also using Windows 7.

Any other...
Forum: General Discussion 19 May 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By GWT
Nope, no programs on it at all other than the...

Nope, no programs on it at all other than the Windows 7 OS and the embedded key that comes with it.

That's also been my experience with other Dells I've owned in the past.
Forum: General Discussion 19 May 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By GWT
Well I did that. I un-ticked everything in the...

Well I did that. I un-ticked everything in the Startup tab. Then went to the Services tab, ticked the "Hide Microsoft Services" first, and then I clicked on the "Disable all" button down on the...
Forum: General Discussion 19 May 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By GWT
Thanks, but which model was madcratebuilder...

Thanks, but which model was madcratebuilder referring to?
Forum: General Discussion 19 May 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By GWT
Actually I don't have an anti-virus program...

Actually I don't have an anti-virus program installed on it yet. This is a perfectly clean install with just the updated drivers and the current Windows 7 updates on it. I haven't even installed...
Forum: General Discussion 19 May 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By GWT
What model Samsung? And how much does it...

What model Samsung?

And how much does it cost?
Forum: General Discussion 19 May 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By GWT
I did a clean install from the Windows 7 OEM disc...

I did a clean install from the Windows 7 OEM disc that was included and reformatted the drive. I then installed the drivers one-by-one, some from the included drivers disk, a couple from Dell's...
Forum: General Discussion 19 May 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 3,493
Posted By GWT
Slow bootup on new laptop

Hello,

I just got a Dell Latitude E6530 with dual 320GB HDDs and am getting slow boot up times of over 90 seconds. I ran CCleaner and it detected the following programs under Startup on the...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Aug 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By GWT
Well the problem is this. At a certain unnamed...

Well the problem is this. At a certain unnamed website, I've had to create three different accounts in the last 60 days because a troll keeps hijacking my username and has logged into an account...
Forum: General Discussion 18 Aug 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By GWT
I just want to know if it can be done. Do you...

I just want to know if it can be done. Do you know if it can?
Forum: General Discussion 17 Aug 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By GWT
How do I create hidden characters in a .txt file?

Does anybody know how? I'm talking only plain text, not text hidden in a Word document.

I've heard of Notepad ++ but have had no experience with it.

Thanks
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 3,760
Posted By GWT
Wow, I'm disappointed. I usually get good...

Wow, I'm disappointed. I usually get good responses here.

:(
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Apr 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 3,760
Posted By GWT
Windows Audio Endpoint Builder issue

I've noticed high CPU utilization on that one particular service from time to time, sometimes hitting as high as 85,000k in Windows task manager, and I'm not even running anything with sound on it...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 12 Sep 2011
Replies: 12
Views: 26,625
Posted By GWT
Wow, I forgot all about this thread. lol... ...

Wow, I forgot all about this thread. lol...

I'm proud of the fact that it's generated over 9,000 views, one of the highest of all threads out there.
Forum: Network & Sharing 18 Jul 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,891
Posted By GWT
Well no answer. I guess this can't be done,...

Well no answer. I guess this can't be done, right?

:sarc:
Forum: Network & Sharing 15 Jul 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,891
Posted By GWT
Network connection repair issue in Win7

Hey, remember back in the good old XP days when you could right mouse click your networking icon in the service tray and select "Repair your network connection" and it would flush out NETbios and...
Forum: Tutorials 23 Apr 2011
Replies: 718
Views: 3,139,775
Posted By GWT
So I have to now boot off the disc now? I...

So I have to now boot off the disc now?

I can't just let sfc /scannow run and let it prompt me to insert the disc later on during it's scan?
Forum: Tutorials 23 Apr 2011
Replies: 718
Views: 3,139,775
Posted By GWT
Brink, Would not popping in the Windows 7 OS...

Brink,

Would not popping in the Windows 7 OS disc and running it off the CD drive do a repair? Like with XP?
Forum: Tutorials 13 Apr 2011
Replies: 718
Views: 3,139,775
Posted By GWT
That's surprising since in XP, things broke all...

That's surprising since in XP, things broke all the time.
Forum: Tutorials 12 Apr 2011
Replies: 718
Views: 3,139,775
Posted By GWT
Allright. Txt file, attached...

Allright. Txt file, attached...
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