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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By IcarusII
Firstly thanks for the response. The two...

Firstly thanks for the response.

The two versions are not the same. They are both W7 Home Premium, but hers is a bit older than mine, so hers is just the standard disk whereas mine came with SP1...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By IcarusII
Checking which Win7 CD is mine....

Hi guys,

Been a while, primarily becasue due to all your advice when I built my PC everything has worked perfectly since. Anyhow onto my question:

Me and my wife both have PC's. We both have...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 21 Apr 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,003
Posted By IcarusII
Hey Deacon - you get around the forums dont ya. ...

Hey Deacon - you get around the forums dont ya.

You ask a question that my knowledge of the subject sorely lacks. Im not even sure how to answer you.

I have a Synology DS411j NAS. Part of...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 19 Apr 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,003
Posted By IcarusII
Interesting, so if I'm not looking to compress I...

Interesting, so if I'm not looking to compress I only need dvdfab. Cool.

Another question then: when you rip a DVD you get multiple .vob files. Especially if it's a series.

Is there a way...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 19 Apr 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,003
Posted By IcarusII
A little help appreciated with DVD ripping please

Hi folks,

I've been reading around this quite confusing topic for a while now and whilst I have a plan (below) I would appreciate advice as to whether it's good and the answers to some queries:
...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By IcarusII
That's awesome news. Many thanks. Will save me a...

That's awesome news. Many thanks. Will save me a lot of windows updating!

Thanks for quick response

Matt
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By IcarusII
Quick answer please? - Getting SP1 the quick way - or bad idea?

Hi guys,

Having built my new puter Im now re-building my old one to become my wifes puter. Ive just started the W7 clean install process on it and came to a realisation:

The old RETAIL W7...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By IcarusII
Guys - thank you very much for all the really...

Guys - thank you very much for all the really helpfull comments and reassurances. Thanks Greg for asking for WHS's advice on Macrium - appreciate it.

WHS - thanks for the guest appearance and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By IcarusII
Oh Greg - Im sorry - i forgot to mention that the...

Oh Greg - Im sorry - i forgot to mention that the images are not windows images - they are made using Macrium Reflect (Free) v5

Does the same apply? My entire backup strategy using Macrium is...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,268
Posted By IcarusII
Expanding a partition - not sure where to post this

Hi guys,

I am about to install another 1Tb HDD into my new build. Currently my system is set up as below (its a W7 64 bit HP setup)

204020

My current 1 Tb drive is split into 2...
Forum: Backup and Restore 18 Mar 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By IcarusII
Hi guys, This problem still persists for me...

Hi guys,

This problem still persists for me and Im surprised others havent mentioned it until now.

Im running two logins - my standard admin login created when w7 first installs and a user...
Forum: Microsoft Office 18 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By IcarusII
Thanks Brink, I just gritted my teeth and...

Thanks Brink,

I just gritted my teeth and went for it. Activated just fine. I guess i had at least once licence left.

The trickier bit comes now...my old machine, which dual boots vista...
Forum: Microsoft Office 16 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,015
Posted By IcarusII
Office and licences

Hi there,

Few years ago i bought Office Home and Student 2010. it came with 3 licences. On the back it says licenced for 3 pc's.

Two questions:

1) Im pretty sure I only ever installed...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Mar 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,073
Posted By IcarusII
This is an interesting and strange issue. ...

This is an interesting and strange issue.

The monitor going dim has nothing to do with your PSU - your monitor is powered my the mains from a wall socket. However as with a few others here Im...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By IcarusII
pcfreak - figured this out now. you had it right...

pcfreak - figured this out now. you had it right - it was the sharing settings.

When you initially set up the homegroup for a PC there are a series of checkboxes for what you want to share...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Mar 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,103
Posted By IcarusII
How to get user created libraries to show in homegroup

Hi guys,

I have a homegroup between 2 w7 pcs. It's working just fine over my network but I'm a bit confused about something.

I am storing no data in my w7 'librarys' becsuse my data is on a...
Forum: Backup and Restore 15 Mar 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,219
Posted By IcarusII
I was just about to start using synchtoy. I...

I was just about to start using synchtoy.

I find it almost impossible to believe they could have overlooked echoing/mirroring delete actions in the source to the Target.

Who wouldn't want that...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 14 Mar 2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,913
Posted By IcarusII
New Build - wont stay asleep in sleep mode

Hi guys,

Something odd is happening with the new rig ive built.

It is working flawlessly on a clean install of W7 HP 64bit aside from one rather annoying issue: when i put it into sleep...
Forum: Backup and Restore 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,621
Posted By IcarusII
Can you read a normal CD or DVD in the drive? ...

Can you read a normal CD or DVD in the drive?

Is the data lead still plugged into the back of the drive?

Just trying to rule out the silly...just sounds a bit odd if the drive light isnt...
Forum: Backup and Restore 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,621
Posted By IcarusII
Ive found Macrium (free) 5 to be extremely hassle...

Ive found Macrium (free) 5 to be extremely hassle free.

i took the liberty of creating the WinPE recovery disk rather than using their linux versions. It requires a 1.7Gb download but it was...
Forum: Backup and Restore 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By IcarusII
Ive had a good read of the link you posted thanks...

Ive had a good read of the link you posted thanks - I get the general idea.

Im also currently trying to move my steam account (and all the games) from my old PC to this so Im avoiding doing loads...
Forum: Backup and Restore 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By IcarusII
Hi. Thanks for reply. I'm no expert on...

Hi.

Thanks for reply. I'm no expert on permissions etc so sorry for asking more about this.

You suggest i run macrium elevated as admin. Fine, I can see how that would work. But I don't want...
Forum: Backup and Restore 13 Mar 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By IcarusII
Macrium free 5 couldn't create image

Hi guys,

I recently built a pc and all is well. Clean install of w7 HP 64. For the first couple of days I was in and out of the system as the default admin (user you are asked to create during w7...
Forum: Backup and Restore 12 Mar 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,861
Posted By IcarusII
Chaps, Thanks for all the info. I had...

Chaps,

Thanks for all the info. I had watched whs's tutorial on macrium free 5 before I did anything and so first thing I did was create the win pe rescue disk. Whs warned it would take 1.5 hrs...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Mar 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By IcarusII
By the way - where is barefootkid these days. He...

By the way - where is barefootkid these days. He struck me as someone who would not be leaving a forum such as this anytime soon

Anyone know he was really nice to me when I took my fledgling...
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