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Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,807
Posted By dsperber
Great. Clever trickery outfoxes the rules of the...

Great. Clever trickery outfoxes the rules of the master again.

And what happens after January 4, 2020?

Plus, you may or may not actually have Win7 drivers for the hardware contained in the new...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,807
Posted By dsperber
Last version of Intel hardware supported...

Last version of Intel hardware supported officially by MS and Win7 is 6th generation CPU and Skylake chipset. 7th and 8th (which is in your ASUS TUF Gaming FX504GE) generation CPU's will not be...
Forum: Backup and Restore 14 Sep 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By dsperber
Well I haven't done a "native" Windows image...

Well I haven't done a "native" Windows image backup/restore since I first installed Win7 about 9 years ago and experimented with this new functionality. It was then that I immediately decided to go...
Forum: Backup and Restore 13 Sep 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By dsperber
Well, the whole idea behind an "image backup" is...

Well, the whole idea behind an "image backup" is that it is a photograph of any complete drive (C, D, E, etc.) and all of its contents. The backup can then be used for an "image restore" and the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Sep 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By dsperber
Never fails to amaze me when I hear these...

Never fails to amaze me when I hear these stories, as to why people continue to use Acronis when Macrium Reflect Free (https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree)is available and is 100% reliable and NEVER...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Sep 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By dsperber
I format SD cards to FAT32 for use in my Samsung...

I format SD cards to FAT32 for use in my Samsung Android phone under Windows using GUIFormat (http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm). I've done this with cards as small as 2GB and...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Sep 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By dsperber
Well, there IS a significant difference between...

Well, there IS a significant difference between (a) "convert MBR to GPT", and (b) delete all partitions and start over, creating new partitions from scratch using GPT.

Perhaps AOMEI has a problem...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Sep 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By dsperber
I suspect that AOEMI didn't do the job expected. ...

I suspect that AOEMI didn't do the job expected.

Give Minitool Partition Wizard Free (https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html) a try now, assuming it's possible to correct...
Forum: System Security 01 Sep 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By dsperber
I simply go with free Microsoft Security...

I simply go with free Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) as anti-virus on every Win7 machine I touch, which is now once again re-branded as Windows Defender on Win10.

And I also use Malwarebytes...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Aug 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By dsperber
Can't help but suggest that you think about...

Can't help but suggest that you think about utilizing Start10 from Stardock (https://www.stardock.com/products/start10/), which will cost you $5. It gives you 100% of the Win7 Start Menu...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Aug 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By dsperber
Here's my approach. It'll cost some money to buy...

Here's my approach. It'll cost some money to buy a decent USB-connected measuring device, but you will be able to then use it forever on all your laptops and desktop monitor setups that run Windows...
Forum: Sound & Audio 08 Jul 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 3,313
Posted By dsperber
My own $.02. I don't use VLC. I don't use...

My own $.02.

I don't use VLC. I don't use WMP. I don't use any external "codec-pack", of any kind (no need to). Tried them all and none is a better player than PotPlayer with ordinary standard...
Forum: Sound & Audio 03 Jun 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2,508
Posted By dsperber
I confess, I'm not sure I understand what your...

I confess, I'm not sure I understand what your problem is or what exactly you're asking about.

Motherboards with Realtek HD Audio sound make use of Realtek audio driver, and the colored analog...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 28 May 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By dsperber
Well, lots of people have come by to read this...

Well, lots of people have come by to read this question. But there's not one single "solution". So I have to believe this is simply not possible to accomplish in Win7.

I have now confirmed that...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 26 May 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By dsperber
Would like "play-to" for FLAC and WMP12

This subject has been discussed on the Internet before, and even in this forum. Seems like it just can't be done, but I'll give it one more try.


I would like to send FLAC files from Win7 to a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Apr 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By dsperber
Ahh... I didn't pick that up. I see he's now...

Ahh... I didn't pick that up. I see he's now edited his original post to clarify just that.

So I guess I'm now puzzled. Why wouldn't you plug a USB keyboard into a USB port? Why would you want...
Forum: Drivers 13 Apr 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 3,388
Posted By dsperber
Interesting. Hard to comprehend how the Hardware...

Interesting. Hard to comprehend how the Hardware ID could be the same as it was and yet Windows now can figure out the driver to use/activate. If you were to look up that Hardware ID as I did, you...
Forum: Drivers 13 Apr 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 3,388
Posted By dsperber
Please elaborate and clarify. Did you run...

Please elaborate and clarify.

Did you run that installer from the DriverIdentifier site, and was THAT the proper driver for your touchpad/touchscreen?

Or was it simply that BIOS settings change...
Forum: Drivers 13 Apr 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 3,388
Posted By dsperber
Where did you get the driver installer file that...

Where did you get the driver installer file that you installed? Was there a version number for the driver? Was it supposed to support Win7 x64?

Does Device Manager still show it as no driver...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Apr 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By dsperber
Here is the Adesso PS/2 to USB adapter...

Here is the Adesso PS/2 to USB adapter (https://www.amazon.com/Adesso-Adapter-connects-connectors-ADP-PU21/dp/B00008ZPED) I still use for all of my IBM PS/2 keyboards on multiple machines. I've been...
Forum: Drivers 13 Apr 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 3,388
Posted By dsperber
Although from your later posts it appears you've...

Although from your later posts it appears you've finally been successful in accomplishing your objective, I mention several things.

(1) Modern machines based on Skylake or newer hardware use USB...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Apr 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 13,494
Posted By dsperber
Just in passing, it may someday become mandatory...

Just in passing, it may someday become mandatory to go with Win10 if you ever find yourself buying a new machine. I, too, continue to use Win7 Pro as my OS on five machines (three desktops and two...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Mar 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By dsperber
Just in passing, you probably still do also have...

Just in passing, you probably still do also have an M.2 NVMe option (PCIe x4, which would provide significant measured performance gains over SATA3), if your motherboard had a second "negotiable"...
Forum: Backup and Restore 20 Mar 2018
Replies: 1,992
Views: 408,457
Posted By dsperber
Two separate issues. To avoid new similarly...

Two separate issues.

To avoid new similarly fragmented image backups out of Macrium Reflect in the future, you need to target your backups to a partition which is NTFS, not FAT32. So the smartest...
Forum: Backup and Restore 19 Mar 2018
Replies: 1,992
Views: 408,457
Posted By dsperber
Nothing to do with Win7. Your target...

Nothing to do with Win7.

Your target partition must be formatted as FAT32, hence maximum file size of 4GB, and Macrium Reflect breaks up the output image into 4GB segments.

If you convert it to...
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