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Forum: Chillout Room 1 Day Ago
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Posted By bigmck
When I first read that I thought......."That...

When I first read that I thought......."That can't possibly be right. I have been coming here myself a lot longer."........I guess I have been here about ten years. How time flies when you are...
Forum: General Discussion 09 May 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,624
Posted By bigmck
She solved the problem............

She solved the problem............
Forum: General Discussion 08 May 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,624
Posted By bigmck
Just be sure and clean it every month and you...

Just be sure and clean it every month and you will be in good shape. I always have compressed air on hand to spray the dust.
Forum: General Discussion 07 May 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,624
Posted By bigmck
Purplelover -- I would suggest you do not follow...

Purplelover -- I would suggest you do not follow any other posts except Megahertz07. Another post is where you got the Thermal Paste info from. Megahertz07 has you on a good path. Stay with him.
Forum: General Discussion 06 May 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By bigmck
You have found the problem, the Graphics Card. ...

You have found the problem, the Graphics Card. Get a new one and you problems are over. Don't try to save a broken Graphics Card. You will end up breaking something else. Good Luck.
Forum: General Discussion 04 May 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 11,883
Posted By bigmck
If you want to have something for a install, you...

If you want to have something for a install, you could make a Macrium Reflect image of your present one and do a Restore of that. I guess legally that would cause a problem with the COA, but after...
Forum: General Discussion 04 May 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 11,883
Posted By bigmck
There won't be any Windows Updates. That is what...

There won't be any Windows Updates. That is what "End of Life" means. If you are happy with Win 7 now, it will stay that way when End of Life comes. I don't see any panic. If you keep yourself...
Forum: General Discussion 04 May 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 11,883
Posted By bigmck
Agreed. 20-25 years ago when Windows first...

Agreed. 20-25 years ago when Windows first started, there were so many improvements that were made, I changed computers and upgraded every couple of years. It is to the point now where the machines...
Forum: General Discussion 04 May 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By bigmck
It sounds like you have narrowed it down a bit. ...

It sounds like you have narrowed it down a bit. The monitor is good, so it looks to me it is the graphics card. At this point why not spend $40 and get a new graphics card. I don't see what else...
Forum: General Discussion 03 May 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,624
Posted By bigmck
If your disk dies, ie does not work anymore, you...

If your disk dies, ie does not work anymore, you lose everything. == This will not help you now but when your PC is working, you must do this to have a backup of your files so you will not lose...
Forum: General Discussion 02 May 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 2,624
Posted By bigmck
Does the black screen come up and you go to Safe...

Does the black screen come up and you go to Safe Mode or are you stuck at the black screen? == Can you get into Windows at all? == It sounds to me like it could be a heat problem. If you can get to...
Forum: General Discussion 02 May 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,482
Posted By bigmck
I looked at the four pics in the link. The two...

I looked at the four pics in the link. The two on the left are normal, correct? Did the top right always appear when the PC was working OK? The bottom right is weird I know. == You have no backup...
Forum: General Discussion 02 May 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 11,883
Posted By bigmck
Last weekend we drove to a small town not too far...

Last weekend we drove to a small town not too far away for a "Frontier Days" festival. There was a parade with some cars from the 1930's. The older cars get from point A to point B just like my...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Apr 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By bigmck
I have accidently hit Shutdown instead of Log Off...

I have accidently hit Shutdown instead of Log Off before. How is there time to run any of the aborts above? You have maybe five seconds until Shutdown. Just curious.
Forum: General Discussion 23 Apr 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 11,883
Posted By bigmck
Here is the way I look at it. = If you have been...

Here is the way I look at it. = If you have been married to a woman for 20 years and are happy, is there really a need to upgrade? :-)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Mar 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By bigmck
The only error was on my part, it wasn't an SSD...

The only error was on my part, it wasn't an SSD but a spinner. I decided to just go with a 240 GB SSD. I don't add that many things these days so a big one is not needed. It is on my desk now to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Mar 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By bigmck
OK, thanks very much to both of you. What peaked...

OK, thanks very much to both of you. What peaked my interest was I saw a 2 TB SSD for $54 at Newegg. They are cheap now. == Now you have to listen to one of my stories. -- In the mid 1990's the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Mar 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By bigmck
Hard Drive Capacity

I am remembering from a few years ago that if you got a HD over 1 TB there was some extra stuff to do because something would not read the drive. I never worried about this before because I could...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Mar 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By bigmck
SSD Cache

Never mind, bad post
Forum: Chillout Room 11 Feb 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By bigmck
Android, LG K20 Plus

Android, LG K20 Plus
Forum: Chillout Room 10 Feb 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By bigmck
Thanks, that gives me a little info. I...

Thanks, that gives me a little info. I appreciate it.
Forum: Chillout Room 09 Feb 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By bigmck
Downloading Pictures from Phone to My Win 7 PC

Hi Guys -- Chillout was the only place I could find to put this but I know someone can help. When I take pictures using my phone, I just plug into my Win 7 PC and a menu pops up that says "Import...
Forum: Chillout Room 20 Dec 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 3,217
Posted By bigmck
Hi There -- I decided to stagger over here and...

Hi There -- I decided to stagger over here and see how things are. I do not visit much these days but do keep y'all in my thoughts. Merry Christmas to all. == A Guy's post made me look at my join...
Forum: Drivers 18 Sep 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,214
Posted By bigmck
The Bios is similar to the engine in a car. ...

The Bios is similar to the engine in a car. Without it, it does not run. = When I was in high school, a friend bought a car for $50, of course it did not run. We thought we would pull the engine...
Forum: Drivers 17 Sep 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3,214
Posted By bigmck
I have given up on getting this to work. It is a...

I have given up on getting this to work. It is a pain in the rear. I appreciate everyone's assistance.
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