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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
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It isn't likely to be in the Libraries area; it...

It isn't likely to be in the Libraries area; it will be under Windows (C). You should go to C:\Program Files (or possibly to C:\Program Files (x86)).
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By mrjimphelps
The Libraries is simply some shortcuts to...

The Libraries is simply some shortcuts to specific folders. It isn't an entire folder list for your hard drive. In fact, you can add folder shortcuts to the libraries to make the folders more...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By mrjimphelps
"For the birds" means...

"For the birds" means "worthless".
Forum: Customization 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By mrjimphelps
I suggest you go back to the previous version of...

I suggest you go back to the previous version of the Nvidia drivers. If you don't know what that version was, just try an older version of the driver.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you have two identical drives, you could use...

If you have two identical drives, you could use the circuit board from one as a spare part for the other.

I know a guy who keeps a detailed list of the hard drives he installs in his customers'...
Forum: Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By mrjimphelps
Here is a link to the Oracle Java Archive: ...

Here is a link to the Oracle Java Archive:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/archive-139210.html

It has older versions of Java.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By mrjimphelps
Optional updates: If everything is working ok...

Optional updates: If everything is working ok with your computer and with all attached devices, I suggest that you don't install any of the "optional" updates. If your computer has any issues which...
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Day Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By mrjimphelps
I totally missed that one.

I totally missed that one.
Forum: Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By mrjimphelps
TheDeerDude: Thanks for that information. Yes,...

TheDeerDude: Thanks for that information. Yes, I understand and agree that a .BMP is not a true .ICO file. But the user wanted something simple, so I gave him my "quick and dirty" method. If he...
Forum: Backup and Restore 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By mrjimphelps
I agree with everyone on Macrium Reflect Free. ...

I agree with everyone on Macrium Reflect Free. And be sure to follow Lady Fitzgerald's suggestion about the emergency boot CD, DVD, or USB flash drive.

I replaced my hard drive with a solid...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By mrjimphelps
I would suggest installing all of the standard...

I would suggest installing all of the standard monthly updates from 2017 and prior years. But only the "important" ones, not the "optional" ones.

I would hold off on all of the updates for...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By mrjimphelps
Since your computer is in good condition (except...

Since your computer is in good condition (except for the DVD movie issue), do a full system backup with a good aftermarket backup program. I use Macrium Reflect Free. (Don't forget to create the...
Forum: Software 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By mrjimphelps
What do you mean, it doesn't give an icon at all?...

What do you mean, it doesn't give an icon at all? An icon is nothing more than a thumbnail picture on your desktop which, when clicked, runs a program. I have created many icons in this way. I'm...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By mrjimphelps
Which one did you get that works?

Which one did you get that works?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you want to use the PS/2 port for your...

If you want to use the PS/2 port for your keyboard, you might be better off using an actual PS/2 keyboard. There are several available on amazon.com. Or, you can go with the real thing -- an IBM...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By mrjimphelps
The only time I ever install an "optional"...

The only time I ever install an "optional" Windows update is if I can't get the associated Windows device to work any other way.

If you have tried absolutely everything and you still can't get a...
Forum: Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By mrjimphelps
If all you want to do is create some simple...

If all you want to do is create some simple icons, you don't need an icon editor. All you need to do is to open any image file in Paint, save it in .BMP format, and put .ICO (rather than .BMP) as...
Forum: Installation & Setup 3 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you just want to put your documents on the...

If you just want to put your documents on the other drive (but not all of the other user files), there is a really easy trick for this:

Create a folder for your documents on the other drive.
...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 704
Posted By mrjimphelps
Try booting into Linux Live, and then plugging in...

Try booting into Linux Live, and then plugging in the drive, to see if you can read it in Linux. If so, you can copy the files from it while in Linux.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By mrjimphelps
Try replacing one thing at a time. If any of...

Try replacing one thing at a time. If any of these steps cause the drive to work, then you have found the cause of the problem.

Make sure that each of the plugs (the SATA data cable and the...
Forum: Microsoft Office 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By mrjimphelps
You might try using Thunderbird for your email,...

You might try using Thunderbird for your email, if you can't get Outlook activated.

I'm not convinced that you have a counterfeit license. If your license has worked (i.e. has been valid) for...
Forum: Installation & Setup 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By mrjimphelps
1. As I understand it, the only difference...

1. As I understand it, the only difference between a partition and a volume is that a volume is formatted, while a partition is not. In other words, a different name is used for the same thing, to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By mrjimphelps
Sounds like your drive somehow got hosed. It's...

Sounds like your drive somehow got hosed. It's also possible that the SATA-to-USB circuitry in the drive's plastic case got hosed, rather than the drive itself.

Try booting to Safe Mode and then...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By mrjimphelps
Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. ...

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you.

Here is some helpful information about NTFSprogs:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/512461/how-do-i-install-ntfs-3g-ntfsprogs-manually-on-ubuntu
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By mrjimphelps
Linux is sometimes more capable than Windows of...

Linux is sometimes more capable than Windows of reading a drive. Therefore, if you boot into Linux, you may be able to see the files on the drive, and then copy them to another location.
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