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Forum: General Discussion 15 Oct 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By Carson Dyle
Thanks. I'd already done that. But I think I...

Thanks. I'd already done that.

But I think I got it now. I just had to rename it from within Explorer. If I look in the user folder from a command prompt, it's still call Documents, but shows up...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Oct 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By Carson Dyle
Ok, I think I may be part of the way there... ...

Ok, I think I may be part of the way there...

I found the Documents folder that I deleted in the Recycle Bin and restored it. Now I have a 'Documents' folder in my user folder.

I moved the...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Oct 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By Carson Dyle
How to restore user directory configuration - My Documents?

I use the free Dropbox to store most of my non-sensitive personal files. Since I use several computers in the house and for work, I find it handy to have everything right at hand on each of them.
...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Oct 2016
Replies: 96
Views: 78,893
Posted By Carson Dyle
Don't failed to install updates just come up...

Don't failed to install updates just come up again the next time? The first big update I ran was something like 770 updates and I think 120+ failed to install. They came up next time and successfully...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Oct 2016
Replies: 96
Views: 78,893
Posted By Carson Dyle
Thanks for the detailed help. I just went through...

Thanks for the detailed help. I just went through this ordeal, which took almost two full days, even after following these steps.

One thing I kept running into at first was that the Windows...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Oct 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By Carson Dyle
Yes, very helpful. Thanks. It's interesting that...

Yes, very helpful. Thanks. It's interesting that the feature isn't enabled by default.

One thing isn't completely clear. Just so I understand, the tutorials says:



Does this mean that any...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Oct 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By Carson Dyle
Do Windows HDD power settings have any effect on SSDs?

Was wondering whether or not Windows 7 power settings actually do anything to a system SSD? If I have a system set to turn off the "hard drives" after 20 minutes, but have Sleep disabled, is it any...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 Oct 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By Carson Dyle
Pointers on minimizing Windows 7 footprint?

I just installed Windows 7 Pro on an older Atom N450 (single core, two threads) netbook with 2GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. I'm looking for suggestions for minimizing the OS footprint to maximize...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Oct 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By Carson Dyle
Folders in Start Menu?

In the past I've always used Classic Shell to modify the Start menu and Explorer to work as near as I could get to XP. But I just installed Windows 7 on a netbook and I'm trying to keep it as...
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Oct 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By Carson Dyle
How to wipe an SSD before doing a clean install?

I have an older netbook that had been running XP Home for years. Last week I installed Windows 10 Pro on it, but it ran terribly slow. Now I'd like to try installing Windows 7 Pro.

When I...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Sep 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Carson Dyle
Thank you. :)

Thank you. :)
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Carson Dyle
Because this is a question that's never been...

Because this is a question that's never been asked or answered before?
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Carson Dyle
Again, that's not my concern. People have gotten...

Again, that's not my concern. People have gotten Win7 video drivers to work on Win10 without problems.

Which OS should be faster?
Forum: General Discussion 12 Sep 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Carson Dyle
Windows 7 Pro or Windows 10 Pro for older N450 Netbook?

I have an older Atom N450 (single core) netbook with 2GB RAM currently running Windows XP off of a hard drive. I just got a new (used) 128GB SSD for it and a Windows 7 Pro OEM product key. I'm...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By Carson Dyle
Thanks. Required a reboot, but it works. Any way...

Thanks. Required a reboot, but it works. Any way to disable the 'insert disk' prompt as well? I get a spinny mouse curer that lasts a several seconds even after the prompt is dismissed.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By Carson Dyle
DVD drawer opens when drive is clicked

If I'm in Windows Explorer and inadvertently click the DVD-RW drive, it opens the drawer and asks me to insert a disk. This is a problem because the drive is behind a door on the PC, and also just...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jun 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 9,255
Posted By Carson Dyle
Like I said in the first post, it's just a small...

Like I said in the first post, it's just a small annoyance. It opens a second window that is unnecessary. Placing it in the Star Menu should handle that, but this makes about 200 things now for which...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jun 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 9,255
Posted By Carson Dyle
No, I've been using it for quite a while and will...

No, I've been using it for quite a while and will never get used to things in the user interface that only make things more tedious. I understand now the reason that Microsoft moved in the direction...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jun 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 9,255
Posted By Carson Dyle
Those are all applets, most of which have always...

Those are all applets, most of which have always launched a new window. The Administrative Tools is subfolder (or submenu).
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jun 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 9,255
Posted By Carson Dyle
Control Panel > Administrative Tools

Does anyone know why the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel launches a new (Explorer) window rather than simply opening in the same window as the Control Panel, as it once did (XP)? This is...
Forum: Software 29 May 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,676
Posted By Carson Dyle
Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, it runs fine on...

Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, it runs fine on my system. Not exactly what I was looking for, but if I don't find something else, it may work. Ideally, I'd like to snap windows while dragging and...
Forum: Software 29 May 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,676
Posted By Carson Dyle
Have all windows snap to a grid

Is anyone aware of a utility that I could install that would allow all application windows to be snapped to a grid? I often work with a number of open apps where I position the windows just so....
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Apr 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,880
Posted By Carson Dyle
The question isn't about where to find a driver....

The question isn't about where to find a driver. It's about how to install it on the server so that it's readily available for Windows 7 clients when they install a network printer.

The procedure...
Forum: Network & Sharing 14 Apr 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,880
Posted By Carson Dyle
Installing Win7 printer drivers on W2k3 Server

This may well be a server issue. I just don't where to begin.

I have a Windows Server 2003 file and print server on my home network. And I have an HP 4050 laser printer on the network that is...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Aug 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By Carson Dyle
Thanks, but I have no ****ing idea what you're...

Thanks, but I have no ****ing idea what you're talking about.

The issue is as stated below, from one of the links in your signature. I just want to simplify things. Applications seldom need to use...
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