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Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Wandering one
If you can get another 4gigs memory into your...

If you can get another 4gigs memory into your laptop it will be a lot less frustrating to put your XP into Virtual Box in W7. Your four G's you have now will be a bit of a bottleneck.
I went...
Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Wandering one
The upgrade will work fine. Install the original...

The upgrade will work fine. Install the original Home Premium first and activate. Then go to 'all programs' and click on 'upgrade' Follow the instructions and enter your upgrade key. Takes only a...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Wandering one
You might try to TEMPORARY set updates to...

You might try to TEMPORARY set updates to 'never'. Reboot and see how it goes. CPU seems to run up around 50+% when stuck on looking for updates, then whatever else you have may be running hot.
...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Wandering one
Or make a bootable stick with Partition Wizard...

Or make a bootable stick with Partition Wizard and boot with that, then go to the old drive and kill the active flag.
Should work fine after that.
Art.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Wandering one
A bit more ram would probably be more effective. ...

A bit more ram would probably be more effective.
Art.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By Wandering one
Might work better to forget hub and pass three...

Might work better to forget hub and pass three individual GOOD quality cables. With hub all have to use a single line.
Art,
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Jun 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Wandering one
Suprise with M$ updates

Have always had both my computer and wife's laptop set to NEVER check for updates. I usually manually check perhaps twice a month, and usual time to search was around 30 minutes. Since January times...
Forum: System Security 01 Jun 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Wandering one
An off the wall thought. Since the phone a lot...

An off the wall thought. Since the phone a lot of people use today is linked to your home WIFI could not the phone call be holding an unsecured router link open to access the computer?
Art.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 May 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Wandering one
Probably easier to get single driver with set of...

Probably easier to get single driver with set of replaceable tips.
Art.
Forum: Chillout Room 25 Apr 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Wandering one
Fun video projection

Google "Le Petit Chef" and watch the U-Tube video. Very well done. Would make a wait almost fun.
Art.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 26 Mar 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1,593
Posted By Wandering one
The following is a cut&paste from windows update...

The following is a cut&paste from windows update privacy statement.

" Choice and control

Update Services are turned on if you choose one of the following settings: (a) install updates...
Forum: Gaming 14 Mar 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By Wandering one
Sounds like a plan. I can make a new user to try...

Sounds like a plan. I can make a new user to try as my score is 100% and I don't want to screw that up. Took a few false starts to get this far.
Art.
Forum: General Discussion 14 Mar 2016
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By Wandering one
I may be way out in left field here, but perhaps...

I may be way out in left field here, but perhaps you could install the whole thing in a virtual machine then use a virtual floppy to boot ?
Art.
Forum: Gaming 14 Mar 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By Wandering one
Being a stubborn senior I stay on each one until...

Being a stubborn senior I stay on each one until finished. Aces out works most of the time but not always. Does seem to improve thinking after a while. There are a few nasty ones that usually seem to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 24 Feb 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By Wandering one
C-Cleaner works very well to select and delete...

C-Cleaner works very well to select and delete any restore point except the latest one.
Art.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Jan 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Wandering one
When I bought an MSI for my wife last year it...

When I bought an MSI for my wife last year it came with 8. Called one of the sales lines to ask about using with 7 instead. Was transferred to tech support and given all info including drivers and...
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jan 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Wandering one
Really good spot for a tin=foil hat conspiracy...

Really good spot for a tin=foil hat conspiracy theory, ' M$ kickbacks have started ' :D
Art.
Forum: General Discussion 26 Jan 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 11,199
Posted By Wandering one
Appears that it might be your home page is...

Appears that it might be your home page is holding the pop-up.
Art.
Forum: News 22 Jan 2016
Replies: 42
Views: 3,564
Posted By Wandering one
Would be interesting to see how much tax write...

Would be interesting to see how much tax write offs they get as a side benefit for the "generous" give away program.
Art.
Forum: General Discussion 17 Jan 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Wandering one
Put a SSD in wife's laptop and stuck the original...

Put a SSD in wife's laptop and stuck the original 500g spinner in a caddy in place of the optical drive. She never really used CD's and if ever needed a USB drive will always do.
Art.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Jan 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By Wandering one
Do a clean install with original W7 disk....

Do a clean install with original W7 disk. Activate, go to and select upgrade in programs menu, enter your upgrade code, reboot and done. Worked for me a month ago.
Art.
As an afterthought I...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Jan 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By Wandering one
I believe that when moving across partitions /...

I believe that when moving across partitions / drives, the file is deleted as it is being written in the new location. This is why I always copy and then delete manually. Found out the hard way if...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Jan 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Wandering one
I think the answer may be in the second to last...

I think the answer may be in the second to last line of the O/P's post #9.
Art.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Jan 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Wandering one
I think the O/P is asking about drivers. If so...

I think the O/P is asking about drivers. If so enter "clear unused usb drivers" no quotes in search box at top of this page.
Art.
Forum: Virtualization 06 Jan 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2,624
Posted By Wandering one
I have just set up VBox over the holidays with my...

I have just set up VBox over the holidays with my old XP pro. Took a bit of trial and error to get it proper ( Macrium a lifesaver at this project) and it works way superior to the M$ virtual XP....
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