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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
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Posted By mrjimphelps
I just did a clean install of Windows 7 on a...

I just did a clean install of Windows 7 on a handful of computers, and every one of them got hung up on Windows updates, with an 8007000E error.

Go to Search for Windows Updates takes forever? -...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you want to improve your graphics, you need a...

If you want to improve your graphics, you need a good graphics card. That means that you need to either buy a laptop with a good graphics card built in, or buy a desktop and pick your own graphics...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By mrjimphelps
According to your computer specs, you have 32 GB...

According to your computer specs, you have 32 GB of RAM. And you already had one SSD. Both of those factors will give you a very fast computer. Therefore, it is understandable that you might not...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By mrjimphelps
What might have made this a success would have...

What might have made this a success would have been to insert a big USB flash drive, then try again to do the update. You can tell Windows to use the space on the flash drive during the update...
Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By mrjimphelps
Perhaps to you; but not everyone knows these...

Perhaps to you; but not everyone knows these things. I do this for a living, so I wanted to list the things I do, in case you didn't think of everything.
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By mrjimphelps
Macrium Reflect Free will successfully transfer...

Macrium Reflect Free will successfully transfer all partitions from the 1st drive to the 2nd. Recently I had a blank drive, and I needed to get the system and OEM partitions onto it, so that I could...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By mrjimphelps
I agree with everything you have said. We used...

I agree with everything you have said. We used LTO5 tapes at my last job. They weren't very expensive, if you considered how much data you could get on one tape; but the drives were outrageous. ...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By mrjimphelps
I personally believe that you can safely install...

I personally believe that you can safely install all "important" Windows 7 updates if you are not a corporate computer user. Those in the corporate world need to be more careful when installing...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By mrjimphelps
I would check to see if your CD drive is your...

I would check to see if your CD drive is your default drive in iTunes. If it is, change the iTunes default drive to a different drive.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By mrjimphelps
I never thought about that. For me, that would...

I never thought about that. For me, that would definitely speak against using SSDs for long-term backup storage.

On my last job we backed up hundreds of servers every night to tape. Tape is by...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By mrjimphelps
You get more space for the money with a...

You get more space for the money with a mechanical hard drive. That factor alone makes it a good backup drive.

As your backup drive gets close to filling up, you will either need to buy a new...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you are needing more drive space, the easiest...

If you are needing more drive space, the easiest way to get it is to install a second hard drive. Not only will this give you more space, but it can also speed things up, because while the program...
Forum: Installation & Setup 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By mrjimphelps
In order to go from 32-bit Windows to 64-bit...

In order to go from 32-bit Windows to 64-bit Windows, you will need to do a manual upgrade, not an in-place upgrade.

Here's what you need to do:

* Do a complete backup of your hard drive to...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By mrjimphelps
I think you would have been better off by getting...

I think you would have been better off by getting an auto backup solution such as Memeo (I haven't used Memeo in years, but back in the day it was an excellent product).

Here's how Memeo works:...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,638
Posted By mrjimphelps
Here is a genuine Acer battery for your laptop: ...

Here is a genuine Acer battery for your laptop:
New Acer AL10B31 BT.00603.114 Black Netbook Battery 4400mAh 6 Cell...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By mrjimphelps
I would not advise deleting either of your...

I would not advise deleting either of your Program Files folders. It's not hurting anything to keep both of them; and you might mess something up that is looking for something in one of those...
Forum: Software 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By mrjimphelps
Try using Macrium Reflect Free to do the cloning.

Try using Macrium Reflect Free to do the cloning.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By mrjimphelps
I use Firefox for most browsing. I use Opera as...

I use Firefox for most browsing. I use Opera as my secondary browser. Basically I use whichever one works best for whichever website I am visiting.

If your computer doesn't have much memory, it...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By mrjimphelps
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By mrjimphelps
You may have a rogue non-Microsoft service...

You may have a rogue non-Microsoft service running in the background, misbehaving, slowing everything down. To see if this is the case, you can run MSCONFIG, go to the services tab, and check the box...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 2,474
Posted By mrjimphelps
Do you have the same issue if you choose...

Do you have the same issue if you choose Hibernate rather than Sleep? If not, then I suggest that you do Hibernate rather than Sleep. Or just leave the computer running all the time.
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By mrjimphelps
+1 for what both Paul and Bill said.

+1 for what both Paul and Bill said.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By mrjimphelps
If a customer of mine asked me that same...

If a customer of mine asked me that same question, I would tell him that the newer drives run cooler because of newer, better technology. But that's only a guess.

Lower operating temperature for...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By mrjimphelps
The only thing I can suggest is that you get the...

The only thing I can suggest is that you get the webcam at a local retailer, so that it is easy to bring it back for a refund, if it turns out that it doesn't work well with your computer. Make sure...
Forum: Microsoft Office 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By mrjimphelps
With Unicode, you can have a huge PST file - I...

With Unicode, you can have a huge PST file - I have heard that you can go up to 50 GB. (ANSI would max out at 2 GB, and if you kept adding data, you would corrupt the file.)

Here's how you can...
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