Recent content by scajjr2

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    best install procedure to dual boot w/XP

    Working on an older Dell desktop for a friend of my son. It was her Mom's and she had it passed on to her. She usually uses a Mac but has been using this Dell because it has Office and Quickbooks on it for her businesses (she does home cleaning and also photography). Anyway she brought it to...
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    Windows 8 Media Center stutters & freezes

    Just installed Win8 Pro and bought the Media Center add on. I run an i7-3770k, 16Gb ram, GTX 780 3Gb video card and have 2 25" monitors. Now when I play a game on display 1 and have Media Center running Live TV on display 2, Media Center stutters, freezes. As soon as I close the game on...
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    fail to load sortbls.nlp error after Windows Update froze

    Yeah tried that, didn't fix it. Ended up just reinstalling Windows. Sam
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    fail to load sortbls.nlp error after Windows Update froze

    Ran Windows Update on wife's computer today (Biostar A75-MH mobo, AMD A8-3850, 8Gb DDR3-1600, 64Gb Samsung 830 SSD boot drive, Win7 x64) and upon restart it froze at 35% installing the updates. After it did nothing for 30 min I rebooted. It boots to the desktop but with an error box saying...
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    Why does muting sound in Live TV mute all Windows sound?

    Why when watching Live TV in media center does muting the sound there mute all of Windows sounds? Would like to be able to mute TV sound, use close captions but still have windows sound function for other programs. Sam
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    Pale Moon and Safefox web browser alternatives to Firefox made only for Windows.

    Minefield is the 64-bit beta of Firefox. Sam
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    Installed SSD - Ended up with Dual Boot situation ... Not what I wanted

    I just installed a SSD and what I did was make a backup image of my C: partition (which is the one I have Win 7 one) to another partition on my hard drive ( I used Acronis), then shut down, put the SSD in, booted from hard drive, restored image to the SSD, shut down, took out hard drive, booted...
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    10 Reasons Why SSDs Are Better Than Mechanical Disks

    Seagate's Momentus XT drives are the only ones I know of. 2.5" form factor, one review I read said notebook drive power usage with velociraptor drive speeds. sam
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    Wireless Keyboard Doesn't Work For Windows Error Recovery Screen

    I always have a PS2 or USB wired keyboard on hand as wireless adapters are not always picked up. Comes in handy. Sam
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    10 Reasons Why SSDs Are Better Than Mechanical Disks

    I just added an OCZ Agility2 120Gb SSD as my boot drive. I was fortunate to get it for $149 (Newegg had it on sale, I had just received a 20% off any SSD coupon from them and it also had a $20 rebate). Have Win7 x64 and a few apps on it. Win7 loads in about 10 secs, apps load almost instantly. Sam
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    8600GT No AeroPeek & No record on dxdiag?

    Also try here-a good site for video card drivers and discussion forums download from Sam
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    8600GT No AeroPeek & No record on dxdiag?

    So what exactly is your problem? Sam
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    Win 7 shows much lower Wireless N speed than XP

    Found what the issue was. The security had to be changed from TKIP to AES. Once I did that speed went up to 270mb/s. Sam
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    IPv4 & IPv6 no internet connection in Windows 7

    If you can connect via wireless try uninstalling the hardwired Ethernet device, letting Windows re-find it and install drivers. Then run update driver for that device to see if a newer one is available. Then try plugging in the cable and see if it connects. Sam
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    HD5850 no widescreen desktop in XP?

    I got it to work. I had posted over on the AMD site and got a reply about Underscan/Overscan being the control. Now I am using the new Catalyst 10.2 (driver vr 8.07.2). One of the menus is DTV (DVI)4. Open that and the 3rd option down is Scaling Options. Clicked that and got a slider for...