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    FYI Win7 & Mini-Tool Partition Wizard

    An addendum to the above - The Linux bot media ISO that contains the Mini-tool application does not have AMD APU compatible video drivers. Any intel and any non-APU integration AMD chipset will work as expected and display at approx 720P. I used the term "unallocated" only because that is...
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    FYI Win7 & Mini-Tool Partition Wizard

    I think this experience may be useful to Win7/8 users who build and maintain home and small business systems. I regularly clone and swap drives keeping at least one spare at the ready per system at all times. I was shocked to discover that under certain conditions Win7 installation creates a...
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    Westclox Automation or What Task Scheduler?

    After only 35 yrs in the general purpose OS business, MS cannot devise a reliable "wake from sleep" scheduler. The task scheduler can shut down, or sleep, but not awake with any hope of reliability. The BIOS can set a base "power management" start-up, but it is insensitive to refinements in...
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    Which Win7-Pro VM comes closest to Steady State?

    OK - You've listed plenty of info I can investigate. Much thanks for that and especially the safe WinOS ISO source. There are various rumors they are off line. I'll put that away for later when they announce end of life for Win7. The reason I was looking at streaming Netflix again, but on...
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    Which Win7-Pro VM comes closest to Steady State?

    Hey Fixer, what a great idea. An unlicensed Temp install of WinOS. Maybe I could use something like Win7 starter. Would that support Silverlight? That could be it. I know there are pirated WinOS out there but they are often malware vectors. Where do I find the legit Win7 ISO pkg? I'll do...
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    Which Win7-Pro VM comes closest to Steady State?

    Well, I'm beginning to regret having installed Virtual-PC on my system. I looked for in in "remove programs" and didn't find it. It's beginning to sound like the VM concept has been regulated and licensed out of existence for any useful purpose. I think I'll just clone a spare HDD and then...
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    Which Win7-Pro VM comes closest to Steady State?

    Win7-Pro, Virtual PC. As I understand it, you need Win-pro or greater to run V-PC. I'll want to flush the system about once a week. How many steps to erasing and recopying the VM image? How long does the entire recycle of your VMware take? What kind of backup do you use? Did you have to...
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    Which Win7-Pro VM comes closest to Steady State?

    I've been reading some informative threads on Virtual PC etc, but still have not come to the conclusion as to which VM is best for my purposes. I have zero experience running a VM. My AMD64 bit APU is qualified. I installed Virtual PC and it appears that I must re-install from system DVD. Can...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    I'd give it a 6 rating out of a possible 10. Stability and security are greatly improved. The confusion in the file system ruins what could have been a superb accomplishment. The compulsion to complicate the file system in a misdirected attempt to simplify the end users organizational...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    ------------------------------------ Your reply and others on this forum who take note of the wrecked Win7 file system and "libraries" are in my view some of the few people who are really paying attention to the loss of direction and clarity of purpose at MS. Why the management and code...
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    How would you rate Windows 7

    ---------------------------- Your reply and others on this forum who take note of the wrecked Win7 file system and "libraries" are in my view some of the few people who are really paying attention to the loss of direction and clarity of purpose at MS. Why the management and code monkeys at MS...
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    Auto Login w/ Two Accounts

    I just wanted to make a brief rejoinder on a comment made in the discussion of LieBerrys on the subject of purported "progress" in digital concepts. As to unimpeded and automated multiple logins. No office or industrial computer system can be allowed to limit the desires and peculiar...
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    Auto Login w/ Two Accounts

    Thanks for links. I'll study on that lead. My need at present is just to launch the stream recording program which has a self contained scheduler, captures AM-FM audio streams.
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    Auto Login w/ Two Accounts

    Eureka! - I found this: Auto-Login page - netplwiz utility http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/auto-logon-windows-7.htm Click on Start and then enter the following command in the search box: netplwiz Press the ENTER key. This command will load the Advanced User Accounts...
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    Auto Login w/ Two Accounts

    I want my Win7-Pro box to auto start (BIOS Power mgmt Time Set) and launch automated scheduled application. I had to disable UAC so it can start and run like my old XP. This works with one account and no password. I wanted full admin permissions so I created 2nd acct, super-admin with...
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    Chrome, Firefox, IE10 Comparison w/Poll

    Pale Moon is Firefox, with fewer kitschy styling experiments. All FF add-ons work in Pale Moon. I've never compared the speed between browsers. You are absolutely correct on the add-ons and security of FF, which is identical to Pale Moon. I subscribe to minimal speed Brdbnd/DSL alternating on...
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    What Do You Think of the Win7 "Libraries" Concept?

    I think I get the virtual meta-file concept - I understand it was contrived through good intentions as are many disasters. I look at it simply from the aspect of the graphical view of my file system. The Win7 explorer file view is an atrocity. The last thing I want or need is a virtual pass...
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    Chrome, Firefox, IE10 Comparison w/Poll

    Keep in mind Chrome (as of this month, May 2014), lacks the capability of rejecting invalid certificates - the Heartbleed solution. When the Brendan Eich stink erupted at Moz, I started looking for alternatives. Pale Moon is a solid, stable,non-Moz branch of FF, that eschews the constant...
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    Thanks very much for these links. I've tried searching but didn't find much. Perhaps others...

    Thanks very much for these links. I've tried searching but didn't find much. Perhaps others share my dissatisfaction.
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