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Forum: General Discussion 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By mrjimphelps
Here's an example of someone who was losing the...

Here's an example of someone who was losing the BIOS settings, but not the time, because of a bad CMOS battery:

BIOS Setting's...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By mrjimphelps
Might be helpful to do a clean install of Windows...

Might be helpful to do a clean install of Windows 7, in order to completely erase what is on the drive now, that is, Windows 10.

Also, is your computer 32-bit or 64-bit?

If your computer is...
Forum: Themes and Styles 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By mrjimphelps
Try Classic Shell (http://www.classicshell.net/)....

Try Classic Shell (http://www.classicshell.net/). Classic Shell will let you use a custom Start button.
Forum: General Discussion 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By mrjimphelps
I had a computer which according to all...

I had a computer which according to all appearances had a dead motherboard. On a lark, I replaced the CMOS battery, and the computer came back to life.
Forum: Network & Sharing 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By mrjimphelps
Try installing another Network Adapter in the...

Try installing another Network Adapter in the problematic computer. Disable the onboard one, use the newly-installed one. See if that fixes the problem.

My guess is that your onboard Network...
Forum: General Discussion 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By mrjimphelps
Replacing or testing the CMOS battery is very...

Replacing or testing the CMOS battery is very easy, cheap, and fast. Therefore, you should eliminate that possibility.
Forum: System Security 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By mrjimphelps
You can go to any of the Linux sites (I recommend...

You can go to any of the Linux sites (I recommend Linux Mint: http://www.linuxmint.com) and download one of the install files, then create an install DVD from that file. Then boot the computer with...
Forum: Software 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By mrjimphelps
Your friend is telling you to get a bigger hard...

Your friend is telling you to get a bigger hard drive. A drive that small can cause Windows to have problems.
Forum: General Discussion 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By mrjimphelps
Did you actually test the CMOS battery? The only...

Did you actually test the CMOS battery? The only way you can know if it is the CMOS battery is to either test the CMOS battery or replace the CMOS battery. The CMOS battery might be very low with...
Forum: System Security 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By mrjimphelps
Go to the computer that you think is the safest,...

Go to the computer that you think is the safest, that is, that you get online the least with, or that you go only to known safe websites. Use that computer to create your Windows Defender Offline...
Forum: System Security 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By mrjimphelps
This is not Microsoft, it is either a hacker or...

This is not Microsoft, it is either a hacker or some malware.

I suggest that you immediately disconnect your computer from the internet, and make it so it cannot connect to the internet. This...
Forum: Network & Sharing 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By mrjimphelps
I would start by disconnecting the external drive...

I would start by disconnecting the external drive from whatever it is connected to; and I would unplug it from A/C power if it is plugged in.

If you can still read and write to the drive after...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By mrjimphelps
Your computer looks very clean. There doesn't...

Your computer looks very clean. There doesn't appear to be any dust. But if there is dust, then I suggest that you blow it out with compressed air. Or, go to your local department store or...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,532
Posted By mrjimphelps
I have not looked through his previous posts; I...

I have not looked through his previous posts; I read only this one. It looks like a hardware issue; but an easy way to find out for sure is to boot to Linux Live and try to do several different...
Forum: Network & Sharing 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By mrjimphelps
I suggest that you create a set of Factory...

I suggest that you create a set of Factory Restore disks, if you can find that option on your HP computer. Having those disks will be invaluable should your hard disk crash and you have to replace...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,377
Posted By mrjimphelps
I have heard of cases where an activated and...

I have heard of cases where an activated and genuine Windows install will start telling you that it is not genuine, forcing you to reactivate it. I believe that your license store gets corrupted,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By mrjimphelps
I agree with what you said. In fact, I just...

I agree with what you said. In fact, I just installed Linux Mint 19 on my laptop. Comes with Libre Office 6 and the latest Firefox straight out of the box. This is my preferred option. I could...
Forum: Software 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,153
Posted By mrjimphelps
If it was me, I would delete the folder. ...

If it was me, I would delete the folder. Deleting it will mean that the program won't be able to run, because it won't exist any more on your computer.

Hopefully that is the only place that this...
Forum: Software 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you have a 40 GB hard drive, I suggest that...

If you have a 40 GB hard drive, I suggest that you first get a bigger hard drive - at least 240 GB. Transfer everything to the new drive, install the new drive, remove the old drive, and reboot. ...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,377
Posted By mrjimphelps
...and you never answered the question I asked in...

...and you never answered the question I asked in post #16:



My purpose in asking this question was, if you have a Windows 7 OEM sticker on your computer, you have a known good install key to...
Forum: Network & Sharing 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By mrjimphelps
Go somewhere where there is an internet...

Go somewhere where there is an internet connection.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By mrjimphelps
Is there a Windows install key sticker on the...

Is there a Windows install key sticker on the computer? if so, which Windows version is it for? If it is for Windows 7, then you can use that key to activate Windows 7. However, if it is for...
Forum: Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By mrjimphelps
Sounds like you don't have enough free space on...

Sounds like you don't have enough free space on your hard drive.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 3 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,532
Posted By mrjimphelps
Before buying a new computer, try running Linux...

Before buying a new computer, try running Linux on it, to see if the problems exist while running Linux. If the problems don't exist in Linux, then a clean install of Windows will likely fix the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By mrjimphelps
If Windows 8.1 will work on your computer, you...

If Windows 8.1 will work on your computer, you could install Windows 8.1 and Classic Shell, and then configure Classic Shell to make Windows 8.1 look and feel exactly like Windows 7.

I fear that...
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