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Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 3,224
Posted By dg1261
And here's the latest reminder of that vaunted...

And here's the latest reminder of that vaunted Win10 stability: "Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By dg1261
MG, here's a brief backgrounder, if it helps put...

MG, here's a brief backgrounder, if it helps put things in perspective.

Technically, a "router" connects networks (not computers) together--in your case, it's connecting the public internet to...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 4,538
Posted By dg1261
I haven't tried what you're doing, but that would...

I haven't tried what you're doing, but that would be my assumption. It should be the same driver you already have, but in case it's not it should be easy enough to update it after the fact. The main...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 4,538
Posted By dg1261
I just setup a desktop last month with an i7-7700...

I just setup a desktop last month with an i7-7700 and a Radeon R7 450. As Alejandro said, there are only three blocking issues, none of which are insurmountable. I did a clean install of Win7, but...
Forum: General Discussion 11 Oct 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 4,357
Posted By dg1261
Rich, you're in good hands with SIW2 and...

Rich, you're in good hands with SIW2 and PaulBlack, so I won't butt in except to say that I don't think you're "hosed". It's not like the files you want aren't readable, it's only a matter of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Oct 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By dg1261
These Dell speakers are branded Harmon-Kardon,...

These Dell speakers are branded Harmon-Kardon, but appear to be similar. Power supply is spec'd at 1A@12VDC, center pin positive. I think maybe your supply voltage is too low.
Forum: News 02 Oct 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By dg1261
IMHO, not a very useful "study". The pdf...

IMHO, not a very useful "study".

The pdf lists the "routers included in the sample", but doesn't say which had vulnerabilities. If 83% had vulnerabilities, that means 17% were completely devoid of...
Forum: News 21 Sep 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By dg1261
I got an email two days ago. Supposedly, they are...

I got an email two days ago. Supposedly, they are "alerting those accounts at risk", so if you didn't get an email that should mean your account isn't at risk.

More info is supposedly due "by...
Forum: News 13 Sep 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By dg1261
I read this and thought, "Huh?? What's the big...

I read this and thought, "Huh?? What's the big deal? I've uploaded AVI video to YouTube in the past."

Then I noticed it's talking about AV1, not AVI.

Sigh. I can only imagine the confusion this...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Sep 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By dg1261
ricobico, are you talking about an old DOS...

ricobico, are you talking about an old DOS program? If so, does it need to access any hardware ports directly? If not, then I'd suggest taking a look at DosBox...
Forum: General Discussion 25 Aug 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2,811
Posted By dg1261
Does this thread...

Does this thread (https://forums.windowssecrets.com/showthread.php/175083-ntuser-dat-files-thick-on-the-ground!) in another forum help? (Disclosure: I contributed to that thread, as well.) That...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Aug 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By dg1261
Have you confirmed your motherboard can use ECC...

Have you confirmed your motherboard can use ECC RAM? (ECC is more typically used in servers.)

The HMT41GU7BFR8A-PB does indeed appear to be ECC, but according to crucial.com...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Aug 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By dg1261
I'm not familiar with exactly what your BIOS...

I'm not familiar with exactly what your BIOS options are, but if the erasure is controlled by the BIOS, it's almost certainly going to be via an ATA/ATAPI command.

It won't be a "simple format"...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 08 Aug 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By dg1261
It's very simple. Launch Chrome, and...

It's very simple. Launch Chrome, and drag-and-drop your html file into the browser window. It should display your page of links. Then just bookmark the page (by clicking the star on the right end of...
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Jun 2018
Replies: 63
Views: 6,012
Posted By dg1261
Drive letters are assigned by the booted OS, not...

Drive letters are assigned by the booted OS, not by each partition's disk or the position on the disk. "C" and "H" are just interim designations so that bcdboot or bcdedit can be clear which...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Jun 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By dg1261
You're okay. The i3-3120M was released in 2012,...

You're okay. The i3-3120M was released in 2012, and supports SSE2, SSE3 and SSE4. Practically all Intel CPUs since the Pentium 4 (release date 2001) support SSE2.

I've heard some people are...
Forum: Network & Sharing 22 Jun 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By dg1261
+1 for Jim's print server idea. If you're...

+1 for Jim's print server idea. If you're unfamiliar with these devices, I wrote a small webpage (https://www.goodells.net/tutorials/printservers/) many years ago illustrating how they can be...
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By dg1261
Welcome to the forum. The term "drive" is...

Welcome to the forum.


The term "drive" is fuzzy, and means different things in different contexts--e.g., "floppy vs optical drive", "WD vs Seagate drive", "master vs slave drive", "EIDE vs SATA...
Forum: System Security 10 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 2,443
Posted By dg1261
A little math shows that would be over 55 clean...

A little math shows that would be over 55 clean installs per work day. With the time it would take to clean install Windows, install all drivers, and install all Windows updates on 55 computers a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 25 May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By dg1261
When you configure the router's wifi setup,...

When you configure the router's wifi setup, you'll specify a SSID (aka, "network name"), authentication or "security mode", and the password. If you turn on the guest network, you'll also configure a...
Forum: Software 24 May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By dg1261
Sven is right. To clarify a bit more, when you...

Sven is right. To clarify a bit more, when you boot the CD you're not actually booting a "CD", per se, you're booting an image of a floppy disk. In fact, when you boot MS-DOS from the CD disc you...
Forum: Network & Sharing 23 May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By dg1261
Glad to hear the speed issue is resolved. ...

Glad to hear the speed issue is resolved.



If you have no wifi devices, turn wifi off altogether. (Page 18 of your user guide)

Also disable WPS ("Wifi Protected Setup" - page 18). This is a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By dg1261
OE6 uses .dbx files, while OE-Classic uses .mbx...

OE6 uses .dbx files, while OE-Classic uses .mbx files. I don't know what's different about them, but I don't think you can do a straight drag-and-drop replacement.

OTOH, OE-Classic has an...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By dg1261
In the past decade I have done countless OE6...

In the past decade I have done countless OE6 email conversions for customers migrating from XP to 7/8/10. IME, the most reliable method was to create a temporary IMAP account with gmail or...
Forum: Network & Sharing 17 May 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By dg1261
I replaced their WRT54G's for a couple customers...

I replaced their WRT54G's for a couple customers last year in similar circumstances--their ISPs upgraded them from ~35Mbps to 100Mbps--and I can confirm that the WRT54G is a roadblock. By plugging a...
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