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Mark Phelps

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  1. Mark Phelps

    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.
  2. 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.
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    need Windows 7 64 bit (Completed)

    NOTE to Downloaders: This does NOT, repeat NOT, make ANY copies of Windows "genuine"; instead, what it does is install software that allows you to continue to use Windows "as if" it were genuine. It will work, but it only lasts for 6 month intervals and has to be renewed every six months to continue working.
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    Windows 8.1

    We're not mindreaders here!! If you won't provide answers to questions, we can't help you ...
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    Windows 8.1

    This is NOT a tech support section, but instead, is used for posting application software. For technical help, please use the HelpDesk section.
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    Which Anti-Virus to use?

    I have found MalwareBytes Anti-Maleware (MBAM) to do the best job for me. I have used others, including Eset and Norton and MBAM did a better job than both of those at finding stuff and preventing it.
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    Rapidgator becoming useless for downloads!

    Did that -- did not make any difference.
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    Rapidgator becoming useless for downloads!

    Unfortunately, it did not help. I installed JDownloader 2, copied the RG link into it, tried the download. It was real slow and, after less than a minute, the connection terminated. This is the same result of trying to download it manually. So basically, that did not work.