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Forum: Network & Sharing 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By mrjimphelps
Go somewhere where there is an internet...

Go somewhere where there is an internet connection.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By mrjimphelps
Is there a Windows install key sticker on the...

Is there a Windows install key sticker on the computer? if so, which Windows version is it for? If it is for Windows 7, then you can use that key to activate Windows 7. However, if it is for...
Forum: Software 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By mrjimphelps
Sounds like you don't have enough free space on...

Sounds like you don't have enough free space on your hard drive.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By mrjimphelps
Before buying a new computer, try running Linux...

Before buying a new computer, try running Linux on it, to see if the problems exist while running Linux. If the problems don't exist in Linux, then a clean install of Windows will likely fix the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By mrjimphelps
If Windows 8.1 will work on your computer, you...

If Windows 8.1 will work on your computer, you could install Windows 8.1 and Classic Shell, and then configure Classic Shell to make Windows 8.1 look and feel exactly like Windows 7.

I fear that...
Forum: System Security 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By mrjimphelps
MAC address filtering will keep out most people;...

MAC address filtering will keep out most people; it will not prevent a knowledgeable hacker from getting through. If the person you want to keep out is not very technically inclined, then MAC address...
Forum: Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By mrjimphelps
Run MSCONFIG and go to the Services tab. If you...

Run MSCONFIG and go to the Services tab. If you see this product listed among the services, disable it. Also, if you see it listed on the Startup tab, disable it there as well.

Now open your...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By mrjimphelps
The only time you need to shutdown (and restart)...

The only time you need to shutdown (and restart) after Windows Updates are installed is when Windows tells you that it is needed.

Although there is generally no harm in delaying the reboot till...
Forum: Installation & Setup 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By mrjimphelps
I was thinking exactly the same thing. It's...

I was thinking exactly the same thing.

It's sad when someone evidently doesn't know enough to help themselves, so they reach out for help; then when you try to help them, they act like they know...
Forum: Network & Sharing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By mrjimphelps
Try another browser, such as Firefox.

Try another browser, such as Firefox.
Forum: Network & Sharing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By mrjimphelps
Do a Windows update. Look at the Optional...

Do a Windows update. Look at the Optional updates. If there are any which appear to relate to wifi, networking, lan, etc., install only those updates. See if that fixes things.
Forum: Network & Sharing 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By mrjimphelps
The correct website is "outlook.com". Try that...

The correct website is "outlook.com". Try that one.
Forum: General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 3,677
Posted By mrjimphelps
I suggest you reinstall your previous hard drive,...

I suggest you reinstall your previous hard drive, and that you then do a backup of the hard drive using something like Macrium Reflect Free. Also, be sure to create the Macrium emergency boot disk....
Forum: Installation & Setup 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By mrjimphelps
Just to be clear: is there a Windows 7 OEM...

Just to be clear: is there a Windows 7 OEM license key sticker on your computer, and is that the install key you used to activate Windows 7?

Recently I downloaded the Windows 7 Pro 32-bit ISO...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 6 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By mrjimphelps
If your computer works fine in Safe Mode, then...

If your computer works fine in Safe Mode, then there could be a service running which is messing things up. Here's how you can see if this is the case, and fix it if it is:

Go into Safe Mode. ...
Forum: Graphic Cards 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By mrjimphelps
Did you try replacing the CMOS battery as...

Did you try replacing the CMOS battery as suggested by iko22? When you do this, disconnect all wires and devices from the computer, including AC power; then remove the CMOS battery. Wait 10 minutes...
Forum: Software 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By mrjimphelps
What are some of the errors?

What are some of the errors?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By mrjimphelps
Did you get an install disk with your XHCI...

Did you get an install disk with your XHCI controller? If so, run the install disk. This will install the necessary drivers to get your XHCI controller to work correctly in Windows 7.

I...
Forum: General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 5,054
Posted By mrjimphelps
He is diagnosing an issue -- the computer is...

He is diagnosing an issue -- the computer is slow.

MSCONFIG is the easy way to disable services. It is very straightforward. And it works on every modern version of Windows. There is no...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 5,054
Posted By mrjimphelps
Does the computer seem to be faster now that you...

Does the computer seem to be faster now that you have disabled the non-Microsoft services?
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 5,054
Posted By mrjimphelps
Now that you have disabled all of the...

Now that you have disabled all of the non-Microsoft services except for Mozilla Maintenance, has the computer performance issue been resolved? If so, then one or more of the non-Microsoft services...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By mrjimphelps
I've never tried this, but if you took the cover...

I've never tried this, but if you took the cover off of your computer and set up a portable air conditioning unit to blow continually at your computer, I'll bet that would solve your overheating...
Forum: Drivers 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By mrjimphelps
I'm not disputing Barman's advice - it makes a...

I'm not disputing Barman's advice - it makes a lot of sense.

But what most people recommend is that if a device is working, there is no need to update the driver. Stick with the one currently on...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By mrjimphelps
You don't have to defrag; you could go forever...

You don't have to defrag; you could go forever without defragging your drive. But over time, if defrag is never run, your hard drive will get more and more fragmented. At some point, the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 4,561
Posted By mrjimphelps
I wouldn't worry about unchecking HP updates. As...

I wouldn't worry about unchecking HP updates. As long as your printer is working, you don't need HP updates. Much of what HP puts on your computer is bloat, so I always uncheck HP updates.
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