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Windows OEM musical chairs by Nil
I own one Windows 7 Pro OEM license and one Windows 7 Home OEM license. The Pro license is currently in use on a computer that doesn't take advantage of its advantages (specifically its RAM limit of 192 GB. My new build-in-progress has the Home license installed but not yet registered. I'd like...
December 8th 17 07:05 PM
by Nil Go to last post
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hard disk transfer speed changed by John B. Smith
When backing up one logical drive today I noticed Drive Image was taking a long time to 'scan' all the drives before it declared itself ready. (When I back up my system drive I use Macrium, but when I back up this particular drive I use old Power Quest Drive Image because it allows me to set a...
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December 6th 17 01:08 AM
by John B. Smith Go to last post
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Case issue by Nil
I'm into my computer build (first since 2006!) that I mentioned in a previous thread. Parts are on their way, and the first to arrive was a case I bought from Newegg: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352070 I guess I'm behind the times, because I never even consided the...
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December 3rd 17 02:10 AM
by David Samuel Barr Go to last post
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Intel to announce Coffee Lake during solar eclipse? by [email protected]cos.com
i5 becomes sex-core, i3 becomes tetra-core so AMD has really fired them up and claiming at least 11% performance boost over Kaby baby but what about an i9? are they struggling to get many-core working at 14 nm?
December 1st 17 02:28 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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How to view what the hard drive is doing? by [email protected]
Hi, Often when I'm just sitting there reading or doing something that's not bothering the hard drive, or right after it has booted up but I haven't started using it yet, I can hear the hard drive crank up and start making it's busy noises when it seems like there should be nothing for it to do. Is...
November 30th 17 09:12 AM
by David B.[_3_] Go to last post
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Laptop charger? by Yousuf Khan[_2_]
I realize this is not really a homebuilt PC question, but it is a PC hardware question. I got a laptop that doesn't seem to charge its battery while it's running. You need to completely shutdown the machine, and leave it plugged in, and it'll recharge only then. If you are running the machine...
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November 30th 17 05:05 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Build advice sought... by Nil[_3_]
I'm planning to assemble a computer to replace my 11-year-old XP desktop. This will be used for general computing and audio recording and editing. No gaming. I'm planning to run Windows 7 64-bit on it, so I want a CPU that's among the most recent and highest performing ones that will support...
November 29th 17 04:08 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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More PROMISES of VIOLENCE From Guess Who? (Ayep, Killer-Boi-Dusti) by Anonymous Remailer (austria)
This psychopath has little else on his mind but BRAGGING and wishing VIOLENCE on someone. Those are the sole reasons for his still being on Usenet since the powers-that-be strangled his virus writing/passing due to his involvement in the Melissa fiasco. A sleaze bag lawyer saved his ass for...
November 29th 17 09:48 AM
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Moving a pre-installed os? by Davej
Just ordered a new pc but now think I might want to change out the SSD that it comes with for a larger SSD. Problem is that win10 will be on the original SSD. Can this be moved? Thanks.
November 28th 17 04:16 PM
by PeterC Go to last post
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"Replacing x86 firmware with Linux and Go" by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
"Replacing x86 firmware with Linux and Go" http://www.osnews.com/comments/30097 "The Intel Management Engine (ME), which is a separate processor and operating system running outside of user control on most x86 systems, has long been of concern to users who are security and privacy...
November 28th 17 01:29 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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What is the screw size for 3.5" floppy drives? by [email protected]
Im adding a floppy drive to a computer that is about 10 years old and never came with one. The tower case has a bay for that size drive, but I dont have the screws. Hopefully my local hardware store will have them. What size do I need? length, thread pitch, diameter, etc. Are they rated as SAE or...
November 27th 17 02:53 AM
by VanguardLH[_2_] Go to last post
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What kind of USB connector is this? by [email protected]
I bought a US Robotics 56K USB External Fax-modem V.92 Model 5633A on ebay without the USB cable. The plug on the rear of the modem is NOT a standard USB connector. It's almost square and fairly large. I will need to buy a cable on ebay for this, but I am not sure what to look for. Is there a name...
November 27th 17 01:24 AM
by Loren Pechtel[_2_] Go to last post
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Windows 10 can swallow total hardware change? by [email protected]
I have avoided most versions of Windows. I recall with older versions, if you took a Windows hard drive and plugged it in to a different PC, it would faff about detecting new hardware, and then either BSOD or complain too much hardware had changed, so require re-activation. Now I found a PC in a...
November 25th 17 06:56 PM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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Windows 7 ultimate may contain "sector allocation bug". by [email protected]
Lately Windows 7 on my computer is misbehaving. Windows 7 is under a lot of stress from Firefox and it's many tabs that are open. Firefox may also cause some kind of corruption in the audio driver of creative labs. Somehow this affects the sleep mode of windows 7. Windows 7 was configured to...
November 24th 17 11:31 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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cyberpower 1500pfclcd UPS by Seymore4Head[_2_]
Yesterday the power went off. My computer is on a UPS, but the computer also went off. When the power came back on, the computer didn't. The UPS has a red reset button on the back. When I push it, nothing happens. It has some very loose play. I tried pushing it very hard, but no reset. Can I...
November 24th 17 01:17 PM
by SC Tom Go to last post
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Is there any proof that Usenet is still international? by Mr. Man-wai Chang
Many ISPs have already killed their Usenet service and servers! So how could you be sure that Usenet is still that Usenet? Are we only accessing a local Usenet within our country of residence? :) -- @[email protected] Remain silent! Drink, Blink, Stretch! Live long and prosper!! / v \ Simplicity is...
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November 22nd 17 03:43 PM
by Mr. Man-wai Chang Go to last post
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new version 57 of FireFox today by Lynn McGuire[_3_]
Well, I got the new version 57 of FireFox today. New and Improved with all new Quantum technology (whatever the crap that is). It is noticeably faster and has new color skins (blander, much blander). It appears that each webpage has its own process now plus a couple of more for good luck. ...
November 22nd 17 10:40 AM
by Yousuf Khan[_2_] Go to last post
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New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyoneq by Mr. Man-wai Chang
New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone Full story: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/11/new-quad9-dns-service-blocks-malicious-domains-for-everyone/ Set DNS server to, and (known) malware and phishes won’t be able to phone home. The...
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November 21st 17 04:25 AM
by B00ze Go to last post
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End result of mechanical 87-key by Flasherly[_2_]
Great keyboard, by all indications, after three weeks usage. The "blackness" ,10 measures or 1/6th a greater force of tactility, comparative to wider-used "blue" keys, is appreciable;- not as much for actual utility, as I suspect on speed tests the blues may have it, whereas the black would be...
November 20th 17 04:23 AM
by Flasherly[_2_] Go to last post
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limitation of SODIMMs (fewer pins)? by [email protected]
I was tearing down a HP all-in-one ****box, and noticed that it used SO-DIMMs, like a notebook. Now, these have 204 pins, versus 240 for desktop DIMMs. What is lost? Smaller maximum address space or data bandwidth?
November 20th 17 03:48 AM
by Yousuf Khan[_2_] Go to last post
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