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Forum: General Discussion 11 Jan 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,748
Posted By zBobG
The "buzz" is electronic noise picked up by the...

The "buzz" is electronic noise picked up by the soundcard.

This can sometimes be fixed by muting any sound sources you are not actually using, particularly the microphone. If you sometimes use a...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Sep 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 287,100
Posted By zBobG
All Windows folders are always marked read-only....

All Windows folders are always marked read-only. This does not mean that they are read-only. The Windows folder read-only flag can never be changed by the user, all Windows folders will always be...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Jun 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 79,699
Posted By zBobG
I just had a file like that, could not open it,...

I just had a file like that, could not open it, could not delete it, could not scan it with MSE.

What's worse it would completely jam up Explorer (not responding) and slow down my system to a...
Forum: Gaming 26 May 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
Posted By zBobG
Open Games Explorer from the Start Menu. ...

Open Games Explorer from the Start Menu.

Drag a shortcut to your game into the folder.

If it's compatible you should get a shortcut created in the Games Explorer folder.

I haven't tried this...
Forum: Gaming 26 May 2010
Replies: 45
Views: 6,824
Posted By zBobG
I have some 60Gb of Steam apps on my computer....

I have some 60Gb of Steam apps on my computer. I've had Steam since it was first released and used for Half Life. The first two years of Steam were no fun, all the bugs are gone now. Steam runs...
Forum: General Discussion 26 May 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 136,447
Posted By zBobG
In Windows Seven: There are three or more...

In Windows Seven:

There are three or more Start Menu folders. Installing an application may put shortcuts into one or more of those folders. I like to move the entries around to make my Start Menu...
Forum: General Discussion 25 May 2010
Replies: 52
Views: 70,136
Posted By zBobG
Running MS Media Center (not just Media Player)...

Running MS Media Center (not just Media Player) seems to turn the dotted line back on without doing anything that has to do with the desktop/keyboard focus.

Ctrl-Esc, Alt-Esc and Tab does NOT fix...
Forum: General Discussion 20 Feb 2010
Replies: 52
Views: 70,136
Posted By zBobG
I don't think the wallpaper has anything to do...

I don't think the wallpaper has anything to do with the problem. I've only ever used the standard Windows supplied "theme" wallpapers.

Something very odd just happened to my hardware. I did the...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Feb 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 17,111
Posted By zBobG
In Seven x64, keys found under this key may...

In Seven x64, keys found under this key may override HKCR keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID
Forum: General Discussion 19 Feb 2010
Replies: 52
Views: 70,136
Posted By zBobG
Uncheck drop shadows does not work. Refresh...

Uncheck drop shadows does not work.

Refresh desktop does not work. Oh yes, it clears the dotted line but when you click the desktop again the dotted line shows back up.

Rebooting turns the...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Dec 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 50,269
Posted By zBobG
I have had Distributed Link Tracking Client...

I have had Distributed Link Tracking Client DISABLED since I installed Seven, Windows still deleted some of my desktop shortcuts including one I had just used a few hours before. So I think it's not...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Nov 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,393
Posted By zBobG
Do you have your Seven partition hidden from XP?...

Do you have your Seven partition hidden from XP? You might have done this to prevent XP from deleting Seven's restore points.

See this Vista tutorial: Hide restore points...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Nov 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 20,781
Posted By zBobG
The "HID keyboard device" is NOT the same as the...

The "HID keyboard device" is NOT the same as the "HID mouse device".

According to your picture everything's fine. Don't remove anything!

Are you still getting the "unspecified" thing?

I have...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Nov 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 20,781
Posted By zBobG
Go to Device Manager (not the Devices page in...

Go to Device Manager (not the Devices page in your pic), find the device, it should have a yellow sign with an exclanation mark, right-click it, click Uninstall.

It is safe to do this, if the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 09 Nov 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 70,784
Posted By zBobG
If when you enter slmgr command and an error...

If when you enter slmgr command and an error returns that ’slmgr’ is not a recognized internal or external command, the cause is due to \Windows\System32 directory is not inside your environment’s...
Forum: Installation & Setup 07 Nov 2009
Replies: 20
Views: 11,918
Posted By zBobG
Workaround for Dual Boot XP/7

I have found that for whatever reason the standard (Vista or) Windows 7 dual boot methods often fail when XP is installed on a physically separate harddrive, you set up EasyBCD with the proper drive...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Nov 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,662
Posted By zBobG
Thank you, I know how to do it, I had the 7...

Thank you, I know how to do it, I had the 7 partition hidden before I even installed the OS. Just needed to know if it was still necessary, I kinda thought it did.

I just thought of another...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Nov 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,662
Posted By zBobG
Hide Windows 7 From XP?

Is it still necessary to hide the Windows 7 partition from XP to prevent XP (when XP is running) from damaging the Windows 7 restore points?

This was the usual practice with Vista.
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 Nov 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,402
Posted By zBobG
Solved and Installed

Windows 7 64 Pro installed successfully into partition 1 after moving the Vista partition to partition 2. I did a custom (clean) install from a Seven upgrade DVD, entered the PID at install time and...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Nov 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 20,640
Posted By zBobG
Default Permissions

Here is a MS article about [/URL][URL="http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222#"]resetting default permissions (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313222#appliesto), be sure to read the warning about...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Nov 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 20,640
Posted By zBobG
User Won't See Folders

This is a possible solution to the user seeing the 'duplicate' folders (i.e. Application Data) when the user does not want to see those folders.

In Control Panel->Folder Options on the View tab,...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 20,640
Posted By zBobG
Junctions

There is a good MS article (a very long read) that describes some of the functions and features of junctions and why they are designed as they are: Managing Roaming User Data...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2009
Replies: 34
Views: 20,640
Posted By zBobG
Junctions

I have seen these duplicate folders (junctions) on a computer that had a fresh install where there had been no changes in permissions. I don't think it has anything to do with permissions. It does...
Forum: Installation & Setup 31 Oct 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 4,508
Posted By zBobG
Manually Uninstall ZoneAlarm

Instructions to manually uninstall ZoneAlarm...
Forum: Installation & Setup 31 Oct 2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,402
Posted By zBobG
Back from Dancing

Sorry not to reply sooner. It was late when I got back to look for an answer, first two posts seemed to adquately reassure me anyway. That was an excellent link for the PW, thank you.

Actually I...
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