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Forum: Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By mrjimphelps
I have heard good things about Deep Freeze: ...

I have heard good things about Deep Freeze: http://www.faronics.com/products/deep-freeze

Here are some user reviews (they appear to be legitimate): https://www.capterra.com/p/32308/Deep-Freeze/...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By mrjimphelps
Get a USB wifi adapter for your computer. Any of...

Get a USB wifi adapter for your computer. Any of these will probably be good: ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By mrjimphelps
If the computer is on, and if there is a live...

If the computer is on, and if there is a live Ethernet cable plugged into the computer, then it is normal to see some flicker with the two Ethernet lights. When you are logged onto Windows, the...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By mrjimphelps
I have found that some things are just mysteries....

I have found that some things are just mysteries. You don't understand the process or the reason, but if it is all working fine for you, count your blessings and move on.
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By mrjimphelps
When I said to back up the folders, I meant to...

When I said to back up the folders, I meant to suggest a simple copy of the files and folders, rather than doing a backup with backup software. Then copy them back, once you have deleted the old...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Day Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you have a genuine retail license for Windows...

If you have a genuine retail license for Windows 7 Pro, then there should be no problem installing it, IF your computer is 64-bit. If your computer is 32-bit, you should install the 32-bit version...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By mrjimphelps
I'm guessing that the two folders are somehow...

I'm guessing that the two folders are somehow synchronized. If you delete the "XP" style folder, then everything will be only in the folder that you didn't delete. But before I deleted anything, I...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By mrjimphelps
When you did the clean install, did you tell it...

When you did the clean install, did you tell it to wipe the drive, or did you tell it to put the new Windows in a different folder than the old one?

The only way you can have both...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,226
Posted By mrjimphelps
My thought is that your computer was upgraded...

My thought is that your computer was upgraded from XP to Windows 7. And it was a simple upgrade, not a "wipe the drive" clean install. For this reason you have the two locations for your pictures,...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
Posted By mrjimphelps
When you did the clean install, did you delete...

When you did the clean install, did you delete all partitions, then create one new partition, when you began the install process? By deleting all partitions, then creating one new partition, you...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By mrjimphelps
This means that the drive was shared by the...

This means that the drive was shared by the computer it was plugged into; and the other computer was set up to access the drive as a shared drive.

If you want it to be shared, then plug it back...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 294
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 609
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 237
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 478
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 654
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 2,463
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 478
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 478
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 353
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 938
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 2 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,858
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...
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