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Forum: News 20 Oct 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,621
Posted By motorfingers
Whoops, a power failure, I manually shut down the...

Whoops, a power failure, I manually shut down the machine to save the UPS battery, and eventually turned off the UPS when I got a text from the power company that said the outage would be fixed in...
Forum: News 20 Oct 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,621
Posted By motorfingers
My DVD in the box is labeled SP1 as is the MS...

My DVD in the box is labeled SP1 as is the MS file. I think I'll use the DVD and the sequence of KB updates recommended above for the main machine. I think that the sequence of KB updates is...
Forum: News 20 Oct 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,621
Posted By motorfingers
My laptop came with an OEM copy of Windows 7...

My laptop came with an OEM copy of Windows 7 Home, upgraded though the OS with Microsoft to Windows 7 Pro.

I think I'll use your Link to the MS courtesy site to get new DVDs for both the laptop...
Forum: News 20 Oct 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,621
Posted By motorfingers
Showkey works on both machines. On my main...

Showkey works on both machines.

On my main machine, it shows both the original Windows 7 Ultimate key that is on the box with my DVDs and a new key for Windows 10. It correctly sees no OEM key in...
Forum: News 20 Oct 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,621
Posted By motorfingers
Here is what I got on my main machine (NOT the...

Here is what I got on my main machine (NOT the laptop; note I have the DVD for the main machine), updated by Skynet to Windows 10. I'll copy MGADiag.exe to the laptop and reply in the next message. ...
Forum: News 19 Oct 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,621
Posted By motorfingers
No, I never had the laptop activation key. It...

No, I never had the laptop activation key. It was upgraded to Windows 7 Professional before the Windows 10 "Stuxnet" upgrade.
Forum: News 19 Oct 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,621
Posted By motorfingers
I was looking at my laptop, an Acer that came...

I was looking at my laptop, an Acer that came with Windows 7 Home. I upgraded it to Windows 7 Pro to get it on a WiFi network in a workplace. I don't have the Windows 7 authorization for that...
Forum: News 18 Oct 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,621
Posted By motorfingers
Whoooa. If I didn't know to disable auto-update...

Whoooa. If I didn't know to disable auto-update and manually install KB3020369, then KB3125574, then KB3172605, I would have bricked my main machine. Thanks; I'll be back!

The first thing to do...
Forum: News 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,621
Posted By motorfingers
I'm already planning my re-installation of...

I'm already planning my re-installation of Windows 7 Ultimate. I will need a day or more to re-install everything, get the drivers working, etc.

My laptop came with Windows 7 Home, updated...
Forum: Installation & Setup 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By motorfingers
Hmmm. I just located my DVD installation disks...

Hmmm. I just located my DVD installation disks for Windows 7 Ultimate.
Forum: News 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 71
Views: 10,621
Posted By motorfingers
It's more like a snake that comes up and bites...

It's more like a snake that comes up and bites you on the <your choice of body part here>. I took the free update some time ago and have had nothing but trouble with privacy, insistence on linking...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 01 Aug 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By motorfingers
I kept getting a failure of the update for the...

I kept getting a failure of the update for the Windows 10 files, error 80240020, which didn't get a page on the Microsoft web site when I clicked the links on the Windows Update pop-ups. As the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 01 Aug 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 2,340
Posted By motorfingers
This happened to me after I upgraded the HD and...

This happened to me after I upgraded the HD and then did an RMA on the motherboard. The serial number on the DVD wasn't enough. The phone activation worked like a charm.

I would try the serial...
Forum: Tutorials 02 Feb 2015
Replies: 37
Views: 15,705
Posted By motorfingers
WinS3v3n64Bit - actually I started building my...

WinS3v3n64Bit - actually I started building my own TRS-80's from the beginning, buying a tape Model III and adding floppies, etc. I didn't want to mention the 8/16 bit Windows, because I used OS/2...
Forum: Drivers 06 Oct 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By motorfingers
If your copy of windows will write a bootable...

If your copy of windows will write a bootable Rescue DVD, you might try that. If it goes to Windows Update for bad files, it might work.
Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Oct 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By motorfingers
Then, there's Stardock...

Then, there's Stardock...
Forum: Drivers 05 Oct 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,614
Posted By motorfingers
You could try booting from the installation disks...

You could try booting from the installation disks and doing a boot repair. If you have had Windows Backup, Acronis, or any other backup, ever, you might try right-clicking on the file and opening...
Forum: Sound & Audio 09 Sep 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 56,032
Posted By motorfingers
I saw an email notice of a reply on this thread...

I saw an email notice of a reply on this thread with a link to eightforums about using a DMI cable, which would not have helped my bad motherboard. It's weird, referring to post#20, etc.

I also...
Forum: Sound & Audio 05 Apr 2014
Replies: 34
Views: 56,032
Posted By motorfingers
UPDATE: ASUS contacted me through the vendor...

UPDATE: ASUS contacted me through the vendor *and* directly and authorized an RMA for a new or refurbished motherboard. The new motherboard has been in place now for about nine weeks and it is...
Forum: Sound & Audio 16 Dec 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 56,032
Posted By motorfingers
Well, I now have sound, thanks to my new ASUS...

Well, I now have sound, thanks to my new ASUS Xonar DGX, which is perfect for my limited needs for sound, except that it doesn't take a front-panel microphone. However, the microphone in my Logitech...
Forum: Sound & Audio 16 Dec 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 56,032
Posted By motorfingers
DevManView shows the RealTek driver there,...

DevManView shows the RealTek driver there, enabled, and loaded:

Realtek High Definition Audio Realtek IntcAzAudAddService MEDIA Sound, video and game controllers ...
Forum: Sound & Audio 16 Dec 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 56,032
Posted By motorfingers
The post office has the card now, according to...

The post office has the card now, according to the tracking. Last time they had a computer part in town, they shipped it to Cape May before delivering it, presumably for the view, and it arrived two...
Forum: Sound & Audio 15 Dec 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 56,032
Posted By motorfingers
The speaker jack has no sound with the Microsoft...

The speaker jack has no sound with the Microsoft driver, either. Neither does the headphone jack.

My speakers are truly ancient. I bought them off the shelf at Fry's in the L.A. area sometime in...
Forum: Sound & Audio 15 Dec 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 56,032
Posted By motorfingers
No joy. I couldn't find the "mixer" for the...

No joy. I couldn't find the "mixer" for the Realtek sound manager, which looks entirely different from the screenshot on the Intel troubleshooter page, but I did find the Speakers with test buttons,...
Forum: Sound & Audio 15 Dec 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 56,032
Posted By motorfingers
I did see something that has been happening since...

I did see something that has been happening since the beginning of the problem: the Sound window with the four tabs, Playback, Recording, Sounds, and Communications, never lists the headphones or...
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