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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

    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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    HD5850 no widescreen desktop in XP?

    Just replaced a GeForce 9800GTX+ with an ATI HD5850. Dual boot XP x86 and Win 7x64. Monitor is a HannsG HH251 25" LCD. In Win 7 the screen is filled. In XP however the screen isn't (has black border all the way around about 1 inch). Resolution and refresh are set correctly (1920x1080 60Hz)...
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    Win 7 shows much lower Wireless N speed than XP

    On my home network I have 4 computers (2-wired, 2-wireless N) thru a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH. Both wireless adapters (pcmcia card in laptop, PCI card in desktop) are Ralink RT2860 based. The laptop sits about 15 feet from the router. The desktop is in a front upstairs bedroom (about 30 feet...
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    Best way to install 7 for me?

    My PC had XP and Vista dual booting. When I decided to try the 7 RC I put it on a 2nd hard drive which gave me a triple boot option. What I'd like to know is if I install the 7 retail over the Vista can I then import any programs/data from the drive that has the 7 RC on it afterwards or do I...
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    Using wireless N driver from MS update causes speed drop?

    Fiance's laptop- Dell Inspiron 8500 (P4 2.4Ghz, 2Gb ram, 80Gb HDD, Mobility Radeon 9000 video, Encore ENPWI-N RT2860chipset wireless N card). Router is a new Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH. Installed 7 RC fine. Wireless showed 270/mbps when checking the status with RC driver vr, dated...
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    problems upgrading from Vista x64

    I have an older system currently running Vista Home Premium x64. It is a Biostar K8NHA Grand nForce 3 250 chipset board, Athlon 64 3400+ (2.4Ghz) CPU, 2Gb ram, MSI GeForce 7600GT 512mb AGP video card, Maxtor 340Gb IDE HD and an NEC IDE DVD burner. Runs Vista x64 fine, only used connected to a TV...
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    RC flashing screen using AGP video card

    Ok decided to try installing the RC on an older system I have laying around. Guts are a Dell Optiplex GX270 SMT (P4 2.4Ghz, 2Gb PC2700 ram). I have upgraded the power supply to a Coolmax 500w, put in a Samsung 140Gb IDE HD, an IDE DVD drive and am using a XFX GeForce 6600GT 128mb AGP video card...
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    TV Tuner causes BSOD

    System: nForce 3 250Gb mobo/Athlon 64 3400+/2Gb ram/6600GT 128mb AGP vid, Vista Home Premium x64. Put in a Compro Videomate TV Gold Plus PCI TV/FM card that I had had in this setup before when it was my XP Pro system. Downloaded x64 driver and software from Compro's site. Install went fine...
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    Vista shows more mem that is installed?

    I took what was my old system (K8NHA Grand nForce 3 250Gb mobo, Athlon 64 3400+ w/2Gb ram) and put together a system for my fiance to use up in our exercise/music room. Decided to try Vista x64 on it and it installed and runs fine. The odd thing is Vista shows the system as having 4Gb of memory...
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    Minefield x64 browser (aka Firefox x64)

    Anyone using the Minefield beta x64 browser? I'm running it and it's been very stable. Web pages load faster, Minefield itself loads almost instantly. Also the Shredder email client ( aka Thunderbird x64). No problems with that either. Sam