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Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 193
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Check this web page: The 7 Best Digital...

Check this web page:
The 7 Best Digital Converter Boxes to Buy in 2018 (https://www.lifewire.com/best-digital-converter-boxes-3276142)

Any of these converter boxes should work for you. As long...
Forum: News 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 3,658
Posted By mrjimphelps
The "icing on the cake" for me was when, in spite...

The "icing on the cake" for me was when, in spite of the GWX Control Panel being installed on his computer (and set to block a Windows 10 upgrade), Microsoft upgraded my father in law's computer to...
Forum: News 20 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By mrjimphelps
I did onsite desktop support for many years. I...

I did onsite desktop support for many years. I was at one point part of the outsourced IT, and at another time a company employee. When users call the helpdesk, they expect an IT Tech to show up at...
Forum: News 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By mrjimphelps
It sounds like Microsoft is figuring on the...

It sounds like Microsoft is figuring on the corporate customer doing his own IT work while on the phone with a Microsoft tech, and then bringing or shipping his own computer to the Microsoft repair...
Forum: News 1 Day Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 3,658
Posted By mrjimphelps
Since when does "today" equal "16...

Since when does "today" equal "16 months"?
Forum: System Security 3 Days Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By mrjimphelps
Try reinstalling the program, so that you can log...

Try reinstalling the program, so that you can log into it and put in your PIN.
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 82
Views: 13,025
Posted By mrjimphelps
Can you be more specific on exactly what law or...

Can you be more specific on exactly what law or laws Microsoft has violated with Windows 10?
Forum: Browsers & Mail 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By mrjimphelps
Check this out: 5 best video blocker extensions...

Check this out: 5 best video blocker extensions for your browser (https://windowsreport.com/video-blocker-extensions/)


I can't comment from having personally used these products, but perhaps...
Forum: General Discussion 5 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 9,147
Posted By mrjimphelps
I momentarily considered doing that, then I...

I momentarily considered doing that, then I realized that if the host doesn't work, the VM isn't going anywhere.
Forum: General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 9,147
Posted By mrjimphelps
Make sure you get plenty of memory - 16 GB...

Make sure you get plenty of memory - 16 GB minimum. And get a big (at least 500 GB) PCI3 NVM3 SSD (Solid State Drive) rather than a mechanical hard drive. Both the memory and the SSD will hugely...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By mrjimphelps
Boot with Linux Live. Run GPARTED. Delete...

Boot with Linux Live.
Run GPARTED.
Delete whatever partitions are currently on the drive.
Create one new partition for the entire drive.
Format the partition with FAT32.
Exit GPARTED.
Open...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By mrjimphelps
Apparently Newegg.com is still selling Windows 7...

Apparently Newegg.com is still selling Windows 7 OEM licenses:
windows 7 oem - Newegg.com (https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Description=windows%207%20oem&Submit=ENE)

At...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By mrjimphelps
How in the world will a regular user know that...

How in the world will a regular user know that these people are scammers? They have the word "Microsoft" as part of their web address.
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By mrjimphelps
First of all, you are not stupid. However, you...

First of all, you are not stupid. However, you are not a geek, so there is no way for you to have a good understanding of these issues. The bad people know that, and that's how they are able to...
Forum: Microsoft Office 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By mrjimphelps
The easy way to search for these marks is to...

The easy way to search for these marks is to highlight one of them, then choose COPY. Now open the Find and Replace window, and paste it into the Find field. Now click Search.
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 9,147
Posted By mrjimphelps
I have a W7 VM and a W8.1 VM. Both Windows...

I have a W7 VM and a W8.1 VM. Both Windows installs are 32-bit. My Linux host is 64-bit. The W8.1 VM is slower than the W7 VM; the W7 VM runs fast. The computer has 4 GB total of RAM, and I have...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 9,147
Posted By mrjimphelps
That is true - I have read that since posting the...

That is true - I have read that since posting the above. And I don't think it is possible any longer to become a Windows 7 volume license customer.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By mrjimphelps
I hope you are right. A few years ago I...

I hope you are right. A few years ago I purchased a USB3 card, and it came with a driver CD. But the problem was, there were four different drivers on the CD, and the instructions didn't say which...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By mrjimphelps
You can log into the drive as "root", and make...

You can log into the drive as "root", and make sure you have the permissions set to read/write. I did this just yesterday to one of my hard drives and one of my flash drives, because although I...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 2,393
Posted By mrjimphelps
I'm with Barman. NEVER use a name for any of...

I'm with Barman. NEVER use a name for any of your folders which matches the standard name that Microsoft is using or has used. You're asking for trouble if you do.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you can't find the driver anywhere else, I...

If you can't find the driver anywhere else, I have found that you may find it if you do a Windows update. Do a scan for Windows updates. Look in the optional updates, and if you see an update for...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 9,147
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you're willing to pay, you can now keep using...

If you're willing to pay, you can now keep using Windows 7 with an additional three years of support from Microsoft:

Microsoft offers paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates to Jan. 2023...
Forum: News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By mrjimphelps
I wonder how much it will cost?

I wonder how much it will cost?
Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By mrjimphelps
Do you have a retail Windows 7 license? You will...

Do you have a retail Windows 7 license? You will have a hard time getting a Windows 7 retail license these days if you don't already have one. A "retail" license allows you to activate your copy of...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 9,147
Posted By mrjimphelps
If you have enough memory in your computer (8GB...

If you have enough memory in your computer (8GB or more), you could probably bypass this problem by running your older version of Windows in a VM. The VM will provide the functionality that is...
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