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  1. Mark Phelps

    Please Read - A Change is Coming

    You said "$K" -- you meant "4K", right?
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    My New Computer

    Raedwulf: VERY impressive build -- I especially like the colorful keyboard and mouse. And do my eyes deceive me? A new motherboard that ALSO has a PCI slot?? I though all of those died out years ago! I used to use ASUS board myself on all my builds. The last one I used was an A8N32-SLI board which worked great for years and then one day, it just burnt out! I replaced it with a Gigabyte board and have used those, since.
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    Want to upgrade from Win 7 Enterpise to 10 Pro

    I'm NOT a huge fan of Win10 myself -- but I've become accustomed to using it and now actually prefer it due to greater familiarization. If I was you, then I would do the following to see if the "migration" from Win7 Ent to Win10 Pro will work out well: 1) Using Macrium Reflect, make an Image backup of Win7 Ent. What I recommend is the following: 1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR) from here: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx 2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive or USB stick 3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD My experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file. 2) Grab a copy of Laplink PC Mover Pro -- you will use this to create a migration "file" for Win7 apps and settings. If you can't find that here, you will have to search other sites for it -- most likely, Warez-BB would have it. 3) Install Laplink PC Mover Pro and create the Migration File -- I don't remember the details on how to do this, so you will have to do some Googling. Copy the Migration file to a large USB drive. 4) Install Win10 Pro on your PC -- use the option to format the existing OS partition. But, when it prompts for a product key, choose the option to skip that. If MS gives you issues about activation, you might have to disconnect your network from the Internet. You don't need that access for the rest of this. 5) Boot into Win10 and install Laplink PC Mover Pro 6) Insert the USB stick containing the Migration File and start up PC Mover Pro. Select the option to import from the Migration File. This could take a while, so let it run. If all works well, after Laplink is done and you reboot, you should have your settings and apps back from Win7 Ent. Try them out and see how well they work. NOTE: the final parts of this presume you can install and run Laplink without activating Win10. I have not tried that, so I don't know if that will work.
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    Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers 6.0.8688.1 WHQL

    Thanks for posting this update using Uploaded!
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    Upgrading 32-bit to 64-bit

    If it were me, yes; but, they're my wife's apps -- so, no.
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    Upgrading 32-bit to 64-bit

    It's not just a matter of the apps not working, it's more a matter of hidden files the apps use that won't work with a clean-install. I did such an install, opened the folders on the Win10 32-bit setup, looked around for hidden files and folders, even saved off and copied Registry entries -- but nonetheless, after all that, some of the really OLD 32-bit apps would still not work. That's why I need to do an in-place Upgrade -- so that I can retain the hidden files/folders and registry settings.
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    Upgrading 32-bit to 64-bit

    OK, so before anyone says this can't be done -- I'm well aware of the "official position" on this. But ... I do remember vaguely a while back seeing some hacks posted that would allow you to overwrite the OS and middleware 32-bit libraries with 64-bit and essentially, do an in-place "upgrade" from 32-bit to 64-bit. It was so long ago, that I can't remember where I saw it, nor (despite repeated online searches) can I find that information, anymore. I have an old Win7 32-bit PC whose motherboard I have since replaced with one with a 64-bit processor and tried to Upgrade it to Win10 64-bit, but (of course!) the MS installer would not let me do that, so I had to upgrade it to Win10 32-bit. Doing a clean-install of 64-bit is not a solution -- as I have already tried that and some of the 32-bit apps will not "migrate" to 64-bit, and I even tried using compatibility mode, which does not work for them. I also tried using the well-known "migration" apps of EaseUS and Laplink, and those did not work, either. So, if anyone knows of where I could look for this information, thanks in advance.
  8. With everything plugged into a USB-C hub, it's like using an HP mini -- which is roughly twice the size of the Note. What you are doing is relegating the Note to be the processing unit with all the peripherals plugged into the hub -- essentially the same idea as when I was using a laptop at work with the cover closed but with it, and everything else,plugged into a dock. It's a proven approach -- just different hardware.
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    Help....External HD Toshiba 3TB - Died

    I have used Active@File Recovery several times to recover files from drives -- although, be prepared to wait a long time, hours to days, for the SuperScan to look through every sector of the drive. I recently ran it on an external 2TB drive as a test just to see how long it would take -- since the drive can not be removed from its case and can only connect via USB3 port. The SuperScan took over ten days -- but I was able to recover about 40GB of files that I thought I had lost. If you hook the drive to an internal SATA port, it will scan much faster, but I still let it run overnight and check the results the next day.
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    windows 7 key

    There are no keys you can get. They have been posted so many times that MS has blacklisted ALL of them. You need to use a "crack" as Readwulf has posted in order to activate Win7 on an ongoing basis. However, here is an alternate source of Win7 ISO files you can try: https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool Download the Windows ISO Downloader.exe file and run it. When the window opens, select the Windows tab in the upper-right and then click the Windows 7 radio button. Under Select edition, choose the Windows 7 ISO version you want. Then, download it.
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    As an interesting alternative ... I recently switched over from Cox Media, where I was limited to 300Mb/s to Verizon, where I'm now getting Gigabit service. OF sorts ... While Speedtest maxes out around 500Mb/s, I can drive downloads up to 950+ Mb/s -- which is real close to my theoretical limit. The limiting hardware factor for me is that I am connected via Coax, since they didn't run an ethernet cable between their router and my router in my home office, and while that is supposed to cap out around 400 Mb/s, they are using a couple of Coax-to-Ethernet adapter boxes which, they claimed, will allow me to get Gigabit throughput. The speedtest results claim this is NOT the case, but as I have doubled up on downloads, I can achieve nearly 1000Mb/s throughput. So, I guess the technology is working. Big disappointment is that downloading with the filesharing services, most commonly Rapidgator, does not come anywhere near the Gigabit level.
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    Site Upgraded to the latest infrastructure

    Sorry, not a fan of change ... as it takes me a while to get used to something new. But, the new look is interesting and the board seems to load faster, now. Just ... will take some time to find where everything is, now.
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    missing or corrupted file

    If this is an ORIGINAL XP system (i.e., it came with XP preinstalled), that means it is at least 10 years old, and if it still has the original hard drive in it, most likely, this is filesystem corrupted from a failing drive -- and if that is the case,there will be very little you can do about it, as no one markets XP anymore. When it was up and running, you could go to Warez-BB.org, the Apps section, and search for XP ISO file images. IF you found one, then presuming you had access to a working PC, you could then have download one of those (using a working PC), create install media from the download (using a CD), and then boot your PC from that and do a fresh install of XP. But ... Warez-BB has been down for a week now, and there is no telling when they will be back up ... and although we sometimes have Windows images here, we don't have anything that old.
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    Turbobit - troubled bit?

    While I agree that RG is "horrible" (as I typically have to try 10 times to get even one download to complete), all too often, it is the ONLY filehost that posters use. So, I would object to banning it -- despite its problems. Personally, I've found Uploaded to be the best (even though it's rarely used) and FileFactory to be fairly good-- although with this, results are inconsistent.