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    [SOLVED] Application to list apps most often used?

    Thanks much for the tip! Among the many apps/scripts available, Nirsoft's WinPrefetchView makes it possible to sort files by their location, an easy way to ignore those living in the Windows directory. Cheers,
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    [SOLVED] Application to list apps most often used?

    Hello, To make a bit less painful to migrate from my aging 32-bit Windows 7 workstation to the latest and greatest, I need to find what apps I most often use, before gathering and installing the latest version of each and importing data files and settings. The "Last Used On" column in W7's...
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    [SOLVED] Windows command to identify chipset of USB wifi dongle?

    "msinfo32.exe" provides the infos I was looking for.
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    [SOLVED] Windows command to identify chipset of USB wifi dongle?

    Hello, Is there a simple way in Windows to find the chipset used on a USB wifi dongle - preferably something that can be run on any Windows since XP? I need someone remote to run a command and tell me what hardware he has on his computer; As he is barely computer-literate, I need the simplest...
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    [SOLVED] Windows 7 (Ultimate) on old netbook?

    Booting Linux Mint 18 Mate off a USB keydrive, it boots a bit slower than XP, but it should be as fast from the hard drive. The UI definitely looks better than LXDE, but I have the same issues I had with the other distros: Wifi fails authenticating Likewise, no sound through speakers, but OK...
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    [SOLVED] Windows 7 (Ultimate) on old netbook?

    Wouldn't Mint be too fat for such a slow CPU (+ possibly 2GB if it turns out it won't take more) ?
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    [SOLVED] Windows 7 (Ultimate) on old netbook?

    I tried a few lighweight distros (LXDE, ElementaryOS, Porteus, LinuxLite, SparkyLinux, etc.) but all of them had issues with either wifi, sound, etc. In XP, everything just worked, and the UI is consistent across applications. Looks like 2017 still won't be the year of the desktop Linux :bigtongue:
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    [SOLVED] Windows 7 (Ultimate) on old netbook?

    Thanks. Indeed, it does currently have 2GB of RAM. Can I really add bigger sticks? Actually, since it shipped with W7 Start, I'm more concerned about performance. Does anyone have W7 running well on such a slow CPU?
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    [SOLVED] Windows 7 (Ultimate) on old netbook?

    Hello I bought a second-hand Asus EeePC 1001PXD which sports an Atom N455 processor and 2GB RAM. While Linux had multiple issues, XP worked right away. However, as XP is no longer supported, I was wondering how Windows 7 would run on that hardware, either Home or Ultimate. Thank you.
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    Couple of questions before cloning W8

    Thanks for the info. After posting, I read this elsewhere: "The second 100mb partition is your boot sector, plus recovery options. You should NOT delete this; however, you can avoid the creation of this partition if you format your drive using something other than the Windows Setup before...
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    Couple of questions before cloning W8

    Hello I'd like to save an image of Windows 8 onto a second partition using Clonezilla, and have a couple of questions before proceeding: 1. Why does W8 create two partitions (350MB and 147.3GB) instead of just one? 2. When running fdisk in Linux, why does it display so many /dev/ramX...
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    [WinPE] Tool to build a live Windows7 USB keydrive?

    Hello I've never really used BartPE until now, and would like to know whether some tool is available to create a bootable live image of Windows7 with enough drivers to support basic VGA and most common Ethernet/wifi chips that I could use to build a bootable USB keydrive. I need this as an...
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    W7 no longer boots after restored from Clonezilla image

    Thanks for the info. I'm used to using Clonezilla, which being ncurses-based, isn't as user-friendly as Windows equivalent like Easeus ToDo Backup, which I'll try too to see how it works.
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    Why does Windows7 create two partitions?

    Thanks for the info. Creating/formatting a 15GB partition in Linux prior to running the Windows 7 installer did the trick: Only one partition now :) I'll run sysrep before imaging the partition, delete, restore, and see how it goes.
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    Why does Windows7 create two partitions?

    [SOLVED] Why does Windows7 create two partitions? Hello I installed Windows7 Ultimate from scratch, and it warns that it might create a 100MB partition before creating a second one where the real stuff lives. This makes imaging more complicated. # fdisk -lu Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB...
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