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  1. catilley1092

    Does NVIDIA Telemetry 'phone home' to Microsoft?

    My Topic header is basically the question, have installed a GTX 1070 FTW + ACX 3.0 in my main PC, and the 1060 FTW +ACX 3.0 in it's 'little brother'. Ironically, the main runs the best Devil's canyon in the i7-4790K & the i5-4690K in the other, both OC'd.:D As are the GPU's. When looking...
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    Windows 7 Can I install VirtualBox VM onto a USB3 Flash Drive?

    Last month, I bought a 128GB Crucial M4 SSD for my MSI FX603-064US notebook. Performance is excellent, couldn't ask for more, especially given the bottleneck, the SSD is designed for SATA3, my MB is SATA2. But I have a concern. I've read forum posts & articles that states that it's not good to...
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    Mozilla decides to drop support for Win 2K with Firefox 12

    Today, I upgraded my Firefox 11.0 to 12.0 on Windows 2000, & got a warning. That there will be no more support or updates for FF 12 on the OS. Users who wants updates must stick with FF 11 or lower. And that users should upgrade to Windows 7. Or if these users wants to keep a modern browser...
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    Do we need the NET Framework 4 installed on XP?

    There is an app for my webcam (CyberLink You Cam) that requires this update on my HP desktop. But on this Dell, I've yet to run across a component that requires this software. The NET Framework 4 takes a bit to install, not counting the numerous updates to it that takes quite some time to...
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    Just got a PC today, for free!

    Today, while visiting my mother-in-law, after I did her routine maintenance for her (MBAM alone found 271 bad items, including 33 trojans), I got a surprise. She gave me a Dell Dimension 2400 (the one I used to keep up for her), & it's in great shape. It has XP Home, but I plan to install a dual...
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    Would like to move my Win 8 DP install to another HDD as a dual boot

    Presently, I have Win 8 CP on a 40GB WD HDD. What I'd like to do is dump Vista, which is installed on one of my better hard drives, slide Windows 7 over beside XP Pro x64, rebuild the MBR & do a repair install to that. Then, using Mini Tool Partition Home Wizard, copy my Windows 8 install to...
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    Question about OEM licensing & dual boot

    Having used Windows 8 CP on both my desktop & notebook, there's no doubt as to my decision to purchase, as I love the OS. For all intents & purposes, it's already become my default Windows install on my desktop, having purchased a separate IS for it. What I want to know is this: If I were to...
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    Windows Anytime Upgrade from Home Premium to Pro for $67.99@Newegg w/code EMCNGNB67

    This is a great time to upgrade your Windows 7 Home Premium install to Pro at a fantastic price! Newegg has it (and will sell out fast) of this great deal. And Free Shipping! Pro offers more than Home Premium, including XP Mode (download from MS required). No formatting or reinstall required...
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    Windows 7 Uninstall Java For Better Security

    Skill Level: Easy Oracle’s Java is a common programming language – tiny Java programs can run inside a web browser to allow you to play some web based games (e.g. Runescape) or use online calculators etc. Java is installed as an add-on or extension into the web browser - 80% of our visitors...
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    Windows 7 For those who chooses Windows Defender as their AV, adding MBAM Pro would be a Plus

    Windows 8 CP has a free AV/Spyware solution in Windows Defender (re-branded MSE). This may be well for some users, as it auto updates & scans the system for you. Just a few settings to make, notably the time of scan & a few other options. However, if you're considering this as your permanent...
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    Windows 7 ESET Endpoint Security Beta good through 04/30/2012

    While it may be a short term solution, there's a beta security program named ESET Endpoint Security (Beta) that runs well on Windows 8 CP. It's good through 04/30/2012. ESET has always delivered great security products, and is working hard to deliver more. For those who doesn't trust Windows...
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    Windows 7 Anyone else having trouble with SuperAntiSpyware updating?

    This is the 2nd time within a week that this issue has arisen. Whenever I try to update SAS, or the Pro version does on it's own (I have 2 Pro versions), it appears as though it's updating, twice. Like there's going to be 2 updates. Then, after the updates are finishing downloading, there's 2...
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    Windows 7 Someone has ripped me off!

    Today, prior to making a purchase, I checked my balance on my government issued debit card. While doing so, I noticed an error on my statement of charges. A charge to Everingame.com, Omaha, NE for $10.96. I checked out the site & it was a gaming accessory site. Never seen it before in my life...
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    Microsoft Update tried to shove IE8 down my throat this morning..I'm pissed!

    While my years of using Windows products overall has been very positive for the 12 years that I've been a MS customer, sometimes they try to break one off in me. Whenever I install XP, I always hide IE8 as an update, due to a bad experience I had when IE8 was released. I didn't even want IE8...
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    Windows 2000 Pro, still a usable OS after all these years.

    There may be those who don't care about running older OS's, and if so, just ignore this thread. This is for those who still wants to run Windows 2000 Pro, or is interested in trying. First, you either need a computer that Windows 2000 was meant to run on, where drivers are still available from...
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    ESET Smart Security 5 + XP 32 bit=Big Problems

    A couple of weeks ago, I downloaded the trial version of ESET Smart Security 5, to try out on my IBM ThinkPad T42 which dual boots Win XP MCE & Win 2K Pro. I done this because my ESET NOD32 AV's subscription was running out (it now has). After installing the trial version on the ThinkPad...
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