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    MS Updates

    hy does MS update push 32 bit updates to my 64 bit machine?
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    Monitor brightness dropping just after boot

    Can anyone give me any idea on what may be causing my monitor brightness to visibly drop just after logging into windows. This does not happen every time and when it does, rebooting often 'fixes' it. I have checked all the monitor connections at both ends.
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    Homegroup over dLAN

    Hi Thanks for your reply. In meantime not sure if success in gettign HomeGroup recognised on both machines is anything to do with what I did or if it was just down to HomeGroup just being it's tardy self with a new configuration. The HomeGroup connection came through on both machines after I...
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    Homegroup over dLAN

    Hi I have been using Windows 7 HomeGroup successfully for some time to share data between my desktop and notebook. However, I have just acquired a Develo DLAN Homeplug 200 AV Plus. I have this connecting ok BUT the HomeGroup does not get 'loaded' or recognised over the dLan Is there...
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    Truecrypt System and Volume Encryption

    I used Windows PE disk restore via Macrium Reflect to restore the system image back to the new drive. Then I checked that my original windows installation was still booting. It was. Then disconnected the other two drives and set BIOS to boot from new disk. Got boot error so ran Fix Boot...
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    Truecrypt System and Volume Encryption

    Configuration:Disk 0 - System [C] - [special library folders pointed to D] Disk 1 - Data [D] - [changed to X for volume encryption process] Disk 2 - Copy Data [E] - [mirror of D] I have used truecrypt system encryption to encrypt Disk 0 I changed the drive letter of Disk 1 to X as I want...
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    Windows 7 x64 Hosts File

    hosts files found Sorry. I thought anything prefixed with # was the sample file. Last two entries were as on the example you posted. Thanks I am now doing a low level format anyway as I really am concerned that nothing was found on my machine by any of the scanners I used following...
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    Windows 7 x64 Hosts File

    elusive hosts file only hosts file I can open is a sample file
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    Windows 7 x64 Hosts File

    I cannot find the hosts file and need to check that it has not been changed. Looked in: %systemroot%\system32\drivers Can anyone help?
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    Trabsferring full retail version to new machine

    Hi Thanks for that. Seems that there are no special un-installation procedures as with some software which does not allow installation on another machine unless the hash records the right number of installations to un-installations. I am very familiar with the activation process with XP...
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    Trabsferring full retail version to new machine

    Hi Dell are going to replace my laptop on which I have installed a full retail version of Windows 7. Is there anything I need to do on the old machine to make sure I can install and activate the operating system on the new machine? The replacement will actually be 'exactly the same' model...
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    dvd rom disappearing from device manager

    IDE / ACHI BIOS setting No that's how it was. I was going to try then found it set as suggested on another forum. Thanks anyway. It's just very odd that the drive appears to work and appears in device manager when in use but then disappears from device manager and system tray seconds...
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    dvd rom disappearing from device manager

    Dell laptop E5500 running windows 7 x64. DVD ROM appears in device manager after start up for a few seconds then disappears. Showing Error Code 45 (not connected to computer) Earlier this evening it also showed error code 10 (device cannot start) Opening and closing the tray prompts it...
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    special folder default locations

    Re: special folder / library default locations Hi again, Having another bite at this. I think I may have been confused about the distinction between special folders and libraries in Windows 7. I'm finding this very difficult to get my head around! What I would like to do is change the...
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    command prompt to register ocx files

    Okay. I have updated the system registry to read as the correct pathname (not truncated as in C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak Imaging\imgscan.ocx) but I do not know if this has actually made any difference to the result. Despite the error message noted above ("Failed to update the system...
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