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  1. Thread: DVD help

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    Re: DVD help

    There's something with the disc if a PC won't boot from it. If the Windows 7 disc is a 64 bit disc, it won't run from the XP 32 bit desktop for obvious reasons.

    Buying a real licensed copy is...
  2. Thread: DVD help

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    Re: DVD help

    Though I doubt the disc is the problem, it's an easy enough and inexpensive test. Have him burn you another disc, maybe using a different brand.
  3. Thread: DVD help

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    Re: DVD help

    Test the memory of the machine that won't work. More than 1 pass.
  4. Thread: DVD help

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    Re: DVD help

    Try a different optical drive.
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    Re: XP after support stops?

    Right now, on update Tuesday, MS provides security updates for XP, Vista, 7, 8 and the corresponding servers OSes. When they discontinue support (and updates) for XP, the security flaws fixed in the...
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    Re: Can sata cables go bad?

    Yes, I have had a few (in customer's computers) go bad over the years. It is rare, but not unheard of. I've seen more cases of the flat SATA cable on MacBooks going bad than of standard PC SATA...
  7. Thread: DVD help

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    Re: DVD help

    The optical drive in the machine in question has problems. However, licensed copies of MS software come with original discs (and a COA), not burnt copies. On the other hand, if you already had a...
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    Re: Where are all the old threads gone?

    Noorman,

    If you go to the bottom of the page, under "Thread Display Options", click "show thread from..." and pick "beginning", it will show you threads all the way back to 2001.
  9. Re: Opinions on modem routers with Gigabit ethernet and 802.11n

    I've had no issues to speak of with Netgear WNDR3700 routers.
  10. Re: Connection failed with 651 error.Windows 7

    If the connection is via cable, it's almost certainly not PPPoE. You need a router connected to the modem. Preferably a wireless one.

    Welcome to the forums. :)
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    Re: New Build Suggestions

    That would save you about $270... So, at that point it should definitely be doable. I recommend G.Skill memory - go with 8 GB sticks. Asus, MSI, Foxconn or Biostar motherboard. No opinion on SSD...
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    Re: New Build Suggestions

    You do realize that processor uses $570 out of your $950 budget?
  13. Re: Windows 7 - Notepad launched when Windows starts

    On the processes tab, click the button that say "show processes from all users".
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    Re: Failed Windows Updates...

    Download MicrosoftFixit50202 and the System Update Readiness tool. Run the Fixit tool, choose aggressive. Reboot and run the Readiness tool. Try Windows Update again.
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    Re: Installing OS on Identical Mobo's...

    Should work without issue. I've done it for much less similar hardware. Do wait to activate.
  16. Re: Let me know what you think of this new build.

    Should work well! :)
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    Re: AV for Windows XP MCE?

    Avast works well.
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    Re: COA Stickers on Potential Rebuilds

    I'm not sure what else the above quoted line could mean. :)

    But, this is not required with Vista and later...
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    Re: COA Stickers on Potential Rebuilds

    To be more accurate, the COA sticker on the machine is very likely OEM. Which is fine. You can install the OS that is defined on the sticker without issue.
  20. Re: New system check, want to make sure parts work together.

    Should work just fine.

    Whether you would notice any difference between the two processors would be dependent upon the type of programs you run. For games, I doubt you would notice any difference,...
  21. Re: Win7 64 Screen GHOSTING & "NON-RESPONDING"

    Next, I would download the hard drive diagnostic utilities from Western Digital and Seagate and run the comprehensive (long) tests on all drives.
  22. Re: Win7 64 Screen GHOSTING & "NON-RESPONDING"

    I recommend looking for bad/failing capacitors on the motherboard and video card.
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    Re: Virus from hell

    I second combofix, but felt you would already have it as part of your cleanup routine.

    The other registry keys that will/can prevent you from running programs like regedit would be the Policy...
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    Re: Virus from hell

    It seems like I had to edit the registry: HKLM->Software->Microsoft->Windows NT and delete the Image File Execution key. It's been a couple of weeks, so I don't remember for sure. You can do this...
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    Re: Virus from hell

    http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/ or http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

    Make a bootable CD and unlock the admin account.
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