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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
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Posted By mrjimphelps
Not sure why you are getting that error message...

Not sure why you are getting that error message with such an old CPU.

Here's something you might try - it's a hack that someone developed for new CPUs, so that they will continue to receive...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By mrjimphelps
Amazing what that one little battery (or the lack...

Amazing what that one little battery (or the lack of it) will do.
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By mrjimphelps
Try replacing your CMOS battery. I had a...

Try replacing your CMOS battery. I had a motherboard a few years ago which I thought was dead. I tested the CMOS battery and it appeared to be dead, so I replaced it, and the computer came back to...
Forum: Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By mrjimphelps
Lady Fitzgerald, I recall us speaking about the...

Lady Fitzgerald, I recall us speaking about the issues of scanning in Linux prior to now. I was considering using VueScan in Linux, until I found that I was able to go to the Canon Asia (Thailand)...
Forum: Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you want to scan multi-page PDF documents, it...

If you want to scan multi-page PDF documents, it doesn't get any simpler than the free program NAPS2 (Not Another PDF Scanner 2) -- https://www.naps2.com/

NAPS2 also scans to JPG format.
...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By mrjimphelps
What is your internet speed? How much memory...

What is your internet speed? How much memory does your computer have? And how much free space is on the hard drive? Any of these items can produce the problem you have described; the most likely...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By mrjimphelps
Try increasing the resources that VMWare makes...

Try increasing the resources that VMWare makes available to the virtual machine. For example, make sure that the vm has enough memory. Your computer has 8GB of RAM, so give half of that to the vm. ...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By mrjimphelps
I suggest that you do one of the following...

I suggest that you do one of the following things, in the order I have listed them below:

1. Try installing different versions of the NIC driver - a new one, an older one, perhaps a Vista...
Forum: Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By mrjimphelps
I'll bet this is a good book: ...

I'll bet this is a good book:

https://www.amazon.com/Windows-7-All-One-Dummies/dp/0470487631/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524491648&sr=1-3&keywords=woody+leonhard#reader_0470487631

I...
Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By mrjimphelps
What method did you use to copy from your HDD to...

What method did you use to copy from your HDD to your SSD? If you did a full image backup of the HDD with an aftermarket backup program such as Macrium Reflect Free, then restored that image to the...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By mrjimphelps
If your fan gets louder, then either your fan is...

If your fan gets louder, then either your fan is bad, a sensor is giving the fan bad information, or your laptop is overheating.

I suggest running a program called Speedfan...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By mrjimphelps
Exit Windows Update, and then go to your...

Exit Windows Update, and then go to your C:\Windows folder. You will find a folder there called SoftwareDistribution.

Rename the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to something else, say,...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By mrjimphelps
I first found out about this "trick" several...

I first found out about this "trick" several years ago on my job -- we set up the user so that their network user folder was their "My Documents" folder. I have used it ever since, not only on the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By mrjimphelps
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 232
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By mrjimphelps
"For the birds" means...

"For the birds" means "worthless".
Forum: Customization 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 255
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 192
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 181
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 172
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By mrjimphelps
I totally missed that one.

I totally missed that one.
Forum: Software 4 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 342
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 392
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 244
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 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 318
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...
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