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Forum: News 06 Aug 2018
Replies: 42
Views: 3,821
Posted By TechnoMage2016
And, just what makes you think we're not!!! :p ...

And, just what makes you think we're not!!! :p


Those of us who have made W7 our OS of choice will never fully embrace Windows 10 in any version.
Some may install Windows 10 in one version or...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 28 Jul 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By TechnoMage2016
With all of the Windows 7 versions that are...

With all of the Windows 7 versions that are available for download, I'd grab one and get me a nice clean install of Windows 7.


Then reinstall all my software and data files.
Windows (?) is...
Forum: Backup and Restore 16 Jun 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 33,278
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I test a lot of software on my main PC and as...

I test a lot of software on my main PC and as often as not I want to get rid of what I'm testing.
Thank God and Microsoft for the System Restore function in Windows. And woe be to him/her that...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Jun 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 2,624
Posted By TechnoMage2016
As a computer tech of over 30 years, my best...

As a computer tech of over 30 years, my best advise would be to turn OFF your computer when you're done using it. Then you won't have the problem as you outlined it.


Cheers!
:cool:
Forum: General Discussion 06 Jun 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By TechnoMage2016
It never fails, that any mention of a new version...

It never fails, that any mention of a new version of any OS, always brings the Licensing Police out of the woodwork. That's NOT what this thread is all about.:zip:



I just like experimenting...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 Jun 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,466
Posted By TechnoMage2016
The biggest drawback on a Netbook (I have the...

The biggest drawback on a Netbook (I have the Acer Aspire ONE Netbook) is that it's an 'Appliance' and not something that lends itself to hardware upgrades.


Mine came with 1.48GB of ram (maxed...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Jun 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By TechnoMage2016
What kind of "Components" are you talking about? ...

What kind of "Components" are you talking about?


I'm definitely a DIY guy, but that does not include OS's. I like to see what others have done and are doing.


My days of OS programming are...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jun 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I'm reminded, of something I've done in the past,...

I'm reminded, of something I've done in the past, for a customer who did not have any viable backups, and windows was corrupted beyond repair:


I've removed the hard drive from its parent case...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jun 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By TechnoMage2016
It's just those weird things that prompt us old...

It's just those weird things that prompt us old timers to say, "Backup! Backup! Backup!"


With FREE backup software so easy to download from the Internet, there is really NO good reason for...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jun 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Well, without getting into a big bru-ha-ha about...

Well, without getting into a big bru-ha-ha about licensing and all that intails, I just look at something like CRUX as an example of programming creativity. Not to mention that it works dang well!
...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jun 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By TechnoMage2016
That's a big problem with Microshaft....NO sense...

That's a big problem with Microshaft....NO sense of humor.:cry:


In case you've not noticed, every version of Windows since Win-95 has had some body work done on it by the aftermarket boys. Many...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jun 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,523
Posted By TechnoMage2016
The CRUX of a new Windows 7

A part of my retirement has been to change my profession as a PC Builder, programmer and repair tech, to just a hobbiest while still doing all of the above.


One of my favorite things to do, to...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jun 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I hate dragging up ancient history, but, ever...

I hate dragging up ancient history, but, ever since sleep and hibernate were invented by MS, they've been buggy. Sometimes, and for some people they work OK, but then there's the rest of the world....
Forum: Software 01 Jun 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I've said this before, on various forums, and I...

I've said this before, on various forums, and I usually get flamed for it, but here I go again.


Several years ago, I heard about CCleaner and decided to try it. When it finished, my PC was...
Forum: Backup and Restore 17 May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By TechnoMage2016
OK, you have got me. System Restore and...

OK, you have got me.


System Restore and System Repair are like apples and oranges. Are not the same thing and all too often are confused for each other.



After many OS installs, System...
Forum: Backup and Restore 17 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By TechnoMage2016
I must ask, "what version of Ghost were you...

I must ask, "what version of Ghost were you using?". When the originating company that wrote Ghost, in New Zealand, back around 1996, sold Ghost to Symantec Corp, it began to degrade. When Ghost...
Forum: Backup and Restore 17 May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Special software to back up DATA? Why? ...

Special software to back up DATA? Why?

Since the later days of MS DOS, there has been, in the OS, a quick, easy and FREE program that will back up everything but the Boot Sector on any HD.
...
Forum: General Discussion 15 May 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 5,045
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Looking at that list of things you have running,...

Looking at that list of things you have running, I can see several memory hogs that I would certainly shut down, if you don't require them to be running all the time.

I find this on my customer's...
Forum: General Discussion 15 May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By TechnoMage2016
All too often, things just don't work the way...

All too often, things just don't work the way we'd like them to. That is when we have to get creative.
Color outside the lines, think outside of the box. I've been doing this stuff since I built...
Forum: General Discussion 08 May 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By TechnoMage2016
A little background: When Microsoft releases...

A little background:

When Microsoft releases a new OS, they turn on, by default, just about every Service that any of their customers would ever want. But for most of us, home PC users, there are...
Forum: General Discussion 05 May 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 2,951
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Ron, bring it here and I'll fix it for you. Eh...

Ron, bring it here and I'll fix it for you. Eh Mate? Florida is beautiful this time of year, and not too hot yet.

I run Windows 7 Ultimate x86 myself, and I prefer it over any other OS (and I...
Forum: General Discussion 05 May 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Just one more little suggestion, to Old Miss'...

Just one more little suggestion, to Old Miss' from Florida.

Since we all know, or should know by now, that any MS Upgrade/Update can turn your PC into a door-stop, it's only good business to shut...
Forum: News 23 Apr 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By TechnoMage2016
For those of us who have been watching....an...

For those of us who have been watching....an extremely high % of all MS updates over the past nn years have all been to patch security holes in I.E. And yet, MS has not really "Fixed" it! I.E. is...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By TechnoMage2016
Just for whatever it's worth to whomsoever gives...

Just for whatever it's worth to whomsoever gives a hoot....

I just got through fixing a neighbors eMachine that would not boot up.
I had just cleaned it out and installed a new CMOS battery less...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Apr 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,276
Posted By TechnoMage2016
What can I say? I've never found the windows...

What can I say? I've never found the windows time thingy worth two cents. I have it shut OFF on my PC.

If you set your system time off of a known good source, it should not change, and if it...
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