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  1. sammytruck

    computers & cars

    My first computer was a XT that was a 8 megahertz cpu, with a 20-meg FM hard-drive. Now I run 2 towers. My better is a i5 quad-core with 16 gigs ram, 7870 chipset videocard. My first car was a 1963 Chevy Canso, with a 194 six-cylinder engine. ....now I'm rebuilding a car I bought last year...
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    the frickin' GWXUX...

    I have windows 8.1 and am quite happy with it. Don't want to upgrade to the "free" Windows 10. But getting a bit po'd about the GWXUX cropping up on every re-start. (no hurry to get win10). Don't give me some crazy amount of steps to get rid of it. Is their a REG to just kill it...??? (or...
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    god old Paint Shop Pro 7...

    I was surprised to see that my legal copy of Paint Shop Pro 7 actually works just fine, even in Windows 10....!
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    vlc in Win10, after some time...

    When I am watching a tv series off my hard-drive... after about 15 or so episodes... vlc starts to act funny... though it may be Windows. I have to manually un-click the watched episode, manually click on the next episode, then right-click and click on play. Plus the spacebar does not...
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    my board or Windows-7

    I have had several times in the last while where my system 2/3's freezes up. Can't get back to the desktop just after minutes, but still able to reboot. Wondering if it is this B75M-D3H Gigabyte board..?
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    Capitalising on my ram...

    Back to running Windows-7-pro. Still more solid than 8.1 or beta-10. I have 16-gigs of ram on the board. Windows-7 sees it, but I often wondered if it actually uses it. I had the pagefile at 12-gigs. So I did a test. I moved 38-gigs from one sata drive to another sata drive. The desktop...
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    a windows thread....

    Windows has been around for a long time. Windows 2000 pro, Windows 7 pro, are the 2 best OS's Microsoft ever made. We are hoping that Windows 10 will equal the previous two.....
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    name the OS what you want...

    I don't care if you call it windows-8.2, windows-9, or windows-10. Decide.... and move on. ALL the software people need to know is what OS they are trying to write drivers for. The 10 version sounds good. Please make it as good as it sounfs...!
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    Insider Preview playing with the win10 start menu....

    Tried a after-market classic start menu, but didn't like it. Trying to tweak the default one..... Ooops, should of said.... using a cute .BAT file called "Resizable_Start_Menu.bat" At http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3674-start-menu-enable-disable-resizable-windows-10-a.html, Scroll down...
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    Going back to Windows 7....

    I have had Windows 8.1 on my tower for about a 2 months now. Am just getting tired of how controlling it is. I made comments in the past as to how good it was. I was being optimistic. Just missing all the good stuff in Windows 7. I don't care if I have to do ALL those updates. I want...
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    aero coming back in 8.2....

    Man would I like that....! Windows 8.1 was/is getting me pissed off. Am almost tempted to go back to my Windows 7 Professional. There are so many tweaks in win7 that I can't do in win8....grrrrrr!!!
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    Our other hobbies....

    I have a 1991 Chev 3/4 ton truck, a 1998 GMC 1/2 ton, a 1985 Ford Continental Mark 7 car. The car has only 120,000 k's on it. Look at it... https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9860238/My%20Own%20Stuff/desktop-aug-01-2014.jpg
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    Change the annoying rainbow background, on the signing-in screen...

    I have Googled with great frustration and cannot find a way to put a better background there. It's that kind-of upside-down rainbow.... grrr. You click on it. Then comes the blue screen where I have to put in my 8-digit password. How does a guy change that rainbow..?
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    Want to download Win-8.1, and install with my key...

    I bought this Acer V5-472-6893 laptop just a while ago. Want to dual-boot it with Linux. But first have to wipe the six partitions on this drive. THEN... make a partition for Windows 8.1, and for Linux. So I used JellyBean to find my 25-digit number. Just need a copy of Windows 8.1...
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    Removing hidden partition with Windows 8 on it...

    My Acer-V5 laptop has a hidden partition with Windows 8 on it. I ran Jelly-Bean Finder and got my 25 digit serial number. Could I get/download a copy of Windows 8, use MY serial number, and wipe the whole drive? Then install Windows 8, without any hidden partition? I want to do all this...
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    Bought new keyboard...

    Yeah... bought the Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-ca/p/sculpt-ergonomic-desktop I wanted to buy Logitech... But Micky had the best Ergonomic out there. Just don't like the mouse. Re-activated my wireless Logitech 510 mouse... with those NEEDED forward & backward thumb buttons.
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    removing a login password...

    Okay... I had to re-install Windows-7-pro recently. I set it up with a name and password. Is there a way now to get rid of the password, and have an automatic login...???
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    My current playlist...

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/men290nzqsikvck/my%20playlist.jpg
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