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    Windows 7 upgrade problem

    I realize that this thread is now over three years old, but perhaps my recent "discovery" will assist somebody needing to reinstall their current Windows installation with the same version. If you just need to reinstall the Windows version that you have due to some files getting lost or...
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    can still taste the black

    No, Carla, that is "so last year". It is as something from before My Space, facebook, and twitter. Kids cannot be kids anymore, lest they lose idolization (The act of worshiping blindly and to excess) of their peers. Welcome to the forum.
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    Windows 8 Sucks, yes it does.

    Perhaps I can express an EXTREMELY negative response in an acceptable way. I think Windows 8 SUCKS for MY use. I am 71 years old and my professional days are behind me. Computers are a tool for enjoyment to me now and not a tool for business. I immensely enjoy familiarity at my stage in...
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    can still taste the black

    When I drink coffee, which is all day long every day, I drink nothing but coffee in my cup. I don't want to spoil the "black" with a bunch of junk added to the coffee.
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    Changes to MSDN/Technet subscriptions

    This TechNet change is particularly damaging to TechNet Standard subscribers. I was unaware of the change until I reinstalled a previously installed OS with a TechNet product key and after installation, I learn that my product key is no longer valid. Standard members cannot even download MANY...
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    Windows 8: Good or Bad?

    I am very disappointed with Microsoft's recent (July 16) reorganization of TechNet. Product Keys that we have in use on our computers have been disabled so we cannot even reinstall an OS that we currently have installed for MANY of the products. These same products are not even available for...
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    Windows 8: Good or Bad?

    Mitchell, I am not trying to be a smart aleck here. I am asking a serious question. Perhaps I am in the wrong thread, but this is the thread you mentioned the issue, so I wish to proceed here if Admin permits. I am not sure how you can call Windows 7 search powerful. I cannot find anything...
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    Windows 8: Good or Bad?

    "Well, let's see... 1 st all, Win7 ain't broken... if it ain't broke, don't fix it." "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is excellent advice - BUT: Windows 7 IS BROKEN!! I have many more operational problems on each of my computers with Windows 7 than with two XP and one 2000 computer...
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    Windows 8: Good or Bad?

    I realize that the author of the article in question is expressing a biased opinion and some of the points he makes are arguably valid and some arguably invalid. For sure, I am on his side in a general perspective. I have copies of Windows 8 betas on DVDs, but have seen Windows 8 on a couple...
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    New Dell computer....

    I get amused at some of the discussions and the contents of some of the discussions here. My favorite photo editing program only handles an 8 character file name. (most of you never heard of that limitation before.) My FAR AND AWAY most stable OS on my 8 computers is Windows 2000 with 1 GB...
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    Windows 8: Good or Bad?

    WOW, this group is the most universally positive about Windows 8 of any group I am familiar with. I have only played with Windows 8 on friend's computers because my personal preferences are absolutely old school. I have downloaded and recorded all three pre-production versions so far, but not...
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    New Dell computer....

    Catilley, you just made a statement here that I have made many, many times in nearly that exact wording and have been flogged by many who claim to be experts but, in my opinion, are not too good at observation. It is generally accepted by the computer repair and configuration community that the...
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    Mozilla decides to drop support for Win 2K with Firefox 12

    I don't understand about the Firefox 12 upgrades (updates or whatever).The Firefox pattern for the past several months is that each update no matter how minor gets a new number. It seems to me that if you have 12 installed when Firefox revises it, the new designation will be Firefox 13. Those...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    "One of the coolest new tools in Windows 7 is the Problem Steps Recorder (PSR) — especially for those of us who provide tech support to Windows users." I realize that this comment is several months old, but one phrase here is so very appropriate to look at by tech support professionals...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    This thread seems to be edging toward Windows 8, pro or con, so I would like to add a comment. IT Pros fail to realize that there are hundreds - probably thousands - of non-IT Pro computer users for each IT Pro user. The developers, as well as the "street Pros", fail to realize that they are...
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