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Forum: General Discussion 05 Nov 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By margrave
This might seem appropriate ...... but the bigger...

This might seem appropriate ...... but the bigger box has only 1 TB of storage, and the smaller one has only 640 GB.

In contrast I added a 2 TB third drive to my new desktop. It's my backup drive...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Nov 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By margrave
Quick-formatting and then reinstalling Windows...

Quick-formatting and then reinstalling Windows won't erase unallocated sectors.
So I guess I'll have to do a full wipe with DBAN first.
Forum: General Discussion 05 Nov 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By margrave
A media center is of no use to me. I don't watch...

A media center is of no use to me. I don't watch TV. And my wife uses the DVR for whatever she needs.

I guess the donation idea is best.
Now ... how do I wipe my stuff off the drives?

I know...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Nov 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By margrave
Up until this summer the media server would have...

Up until this summer the media server would have been a good idea. But we have google fiber now, and it comes with an all-room DVR. (The service is excellent.)

I just might end up donating them,...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Nov 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By margrave
What can I do with an old desktop PC ?

I bought a new Dell desktop six months ago to replace my six-year-old HP (i7-930, Win 7, 8 GB, 1000 + 500 GB drives).

And I got a Lenovo laptop with dock to replace my wife's HP desktop (i3-540,...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By margrave
So ... new DVI cable last night ... My wife...

So ... new DVI cable last night ...

My wife shut it down late last night. I booted this morning early. Normal.
A bit later I put it to sleep and then awoke it. Normal.
I put it to sleep again...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By margrave
I swapped the DVI cable. So far no problems.

I swapped the DVI cable. So far no problems.
Forum: General Discussion 02 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By margrave
I used AVG's uninstall tool to remove AVG. ...

I used AVG's uninstall tool to remove AVG.

The problem appeared again this morning. It was sleeping, and upon wake up the desktop went black.

I removed and replugged the DVI cable from the...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By margrave
Boot (or wakeup) normal for one sec ... then black screen

My wife's desktop is giving an intermittent problem. She usually sleeps it overnight, and I wake it up in the morning.

Beginning a few days ago, the wakeup would arrive at the logged-in Desktop...
Forum: General Discussion 01 Apr 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 8,129
Posted By margrave
The PAYING customer is always right.If a customer...

The PAYING customer is always right.If a customer pays me to fix his recurring lost-password problem, fine. But if he won't pay he's not a customer.
Forum: Software 01 Apr 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By margrave
It's true that you ought not delete these...

It's true that you ought not delete these folders, and that a bigger drive is called for.

But this is just wrong:
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 37,770
Posted By margrave
There are two issues here: 1. An app has...

There are two issues here:

1. An app has locked a file for exclusive access. This is good. If two programs were to write on the file, the result would be mangled ... tantamount to losing the file...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2017
Replies: 66
Views: 10,129
Posted By margrave
What does "popular" mean? Depending on the...

What does "popular" mean?
Depending on the interpretation, it could fairly be said that Windows 3.1 is still popular.

So ... yes, Win 7 is popular.
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2017
Replies: 51
Views: 8,129
Posted By margrave
I like this:It's not a computer repair persons...

I like this:It's not a computer repair persons job to be a babysitter.
I would want my customers to come back because they like my work not because they can't do their part of being a computer...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,258
Posted By margrave
I cannot help with 7-Zip. But know that many...

I cannot help with 7-Zip. But know that many programs install "helpers" that tie into Windows Explorer. These are called BHOs (Browser Helper Objects).

Many of them are unreliable and cause...
Forum: System Security 27 Mar 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By margrave
Thanks. I'm not really looking for a solution. I...

Thanks. I'm not really looking for a solution. I stumbled into the solution by chance. If there's anything good to be said about AVG it's simply that their 30-day timeout forced me to look for a new...
Forum: System Security 26 Mar 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By margrave
Slow disk speed on my Windows 7 desktop

I've been suffering with slow disk speed on my Windows 7 desktop.

It was a new HP desktop in 2010, running an i7-930 at 2.8 GHz, 8 GB of 1066 MHz RAM. It had a 1.5 TB C: drive, 500 GB D: drive...
Forum: System Security 26 Mar 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By margrave
AVG not installable

I began using Malwarebytes several years ago because AVG was interfering with my piano software.

But Malwarebytes simply bites. It's slow. Painfully slow.
It's not like a Yugo next to a Ferrari....
Forum: Software 14 Mar 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By margrave
You can script it with a macro.

You can script it with a macro.
Forum: General Discussion 11 Mar 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1,113
Posted By margrave
Everyone seems concerned about the OS. I'd be...

Everyone seems concerned about the OS. I'd be more concerned about the laptop. How do you know it even works? Even the seller cannot know ... because there's no OS! You could be buying a $74 brick.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 10 Mar 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 854
Posted By margrave
Cannot burn a dual-layer DVD

I have an HP desktop with a DVD burner. I mostly use single-layer DVD+R disks, but occasionally is use a dual-layer for the higher capacity. I use Nero Burning ROM to do the work.

Yesterday I...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Mar 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By margrave
I, too, have been having problems with Chrome. ...

I, too, have been having problems with Chrome.
I did not have your reboot problem. My issues were different.
But Chrome has become useless to the point where I've abandoned it completely.
Forum: Software 01 Mar 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By margrave
PDFill PDF Tools will split or merge PDFs,...

PDFill PDF Tools will split or merge PDFs, extract images from PDFs, create PDFs from images, and more.
I think it's free.

It does not extract text from PDF files.
Forum: General Discussion 25 Feb 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3,799
Posted By margrave
You paint with too broad a brush.I gladly use Win...

You paint with too broad a brush.I gladly use Win 10. I don't do upgrades, so two home desktops are still on 7. But the new laptop is 10. Works great. No complaints.

The two desktops would move,...
Forum: News 22 Feb 2017
Replies: 57
Views: 9,186
Posted By margrave
I don't fuss over the OS. I've never upgraded the...

I don't fuss over the OS. I've never upgraded the OS on any computer.
When I buy a new box, I get a new OS.

As for 7 vs. 10 ... they're not much different to me.
I had to fix Win 7 with Classic...
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