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    To wipe the hdd clean, run dban from a cd or a...

    To wipe the hdd clean, run dban from a cd or a usb thumb drive. You can find dban among the hdd tools on the Ultimate Boot CD.

    Once the hdd is clean you should be able to resume installing any OS...
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    Almost everything in a computer runs on 5V or...

    Almost everything in a computer runs on 5V or 12V. But I pulled out an adapter from one of my usb 3T drives: 12V 1.5A and it's a switching psu, so input can be 120 to 240V.
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    Symptoms of a bad bios/motherboard battery?

    Old Core2 Duo (or just Core Duo?) laptop, Acer Travelmate 4230 with a fresh Linux Mint Cinnamon install. Time on the desktop keeps changing, and it seems to be having issues when it resumes from...
  4. Since this is a fresh install, you don't have...

    Since this is a fresh install, you don't have files to rescue, just reinstall Win 7. As glussier said, a legit install should not contain malware, although oem installs can contain large amounts of...
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    I`ve cut the cable so I`m not getting the CFL and...

    I`ve cut the cable so I`m not getting the CFL and found myself watching a few NFL playoff games, mostly Seattle. CFL is a faster, better game. Is this really the 50th. I can remember when the game...
  6. For many people now, the ultimate answer for...

    For many people now, the ultimate answer for these types of problems is called Linux Mint. And for Win specific needs, Win 7 in a VM. With this version of Windows, MS is using the regular users as...
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    Thanks, Steve.

    Thanks, Steve.
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    Win 7 - File Associations

    Aas if it weren't bad enough that MS is sneaking in updates that download Win 10 against our wishes, I suspect that recent updates have been messing with file associations. My default media player,...
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    Two things happened: Computers have become a...

    Two things happened: Computers have become a commodity item, and laptops have taken over from desktops, reducing dramatically the changes or fixes a user can do.
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    This wouldn't be an update that downloads Win 10...

    This wouldn't be an update that downloads Win 10 (whether you approved or not) not having sufficient space for the download would it?
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    by DanceMan
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    Americans may not get the poutine...

    Americans may not get the poutine reference.

    I've been thinking of him as Vlad the Invader.
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    Wipe a used SSD before OS install?

    Being a perfectionist, or an obsessive, I've always wiped a used hdd with Dban before installing a new OS on it. Is there anything equivalent to be done to a used ssd,, or do you just proceed with an...
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    An adblocker and NoScript. And why I won`t be...

    An adblocker and NoScript.

    And why I won`t be using Edge -- no extension support.
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    Tried the RTM on one laptop. Not as bad as 8.1,...

    Tried the RTM on one laptop. Not as bad as 8.1, not as good as 7 for navigation and usefulness. And frankly the appearance of it made me think of a 10 year old linux distro. Not being able to turn...
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    If only the content providers would wake up and...

    If only the content providers would wake up and change. I tried deleting Flash but needed it to view the endurance road racing from IMSA's website (Sebring 12hr, etc.)
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    Second Display: XP vs. 7

    Could not get an Acer TM 6592 (Intel mb chipset video) to properly enable a second display. Unit has a custom XP install (ex Olympics re-image) and I could get a Win desktop display on the second...
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    Feel sad for Vigneault, less so for Kesler....

    Feel sad for Vigneault, less so for Kesler. Vancouver biases.
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    by DanceMan
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    My first reaction to the Google cars (much...

    My first reaction to the Google cars (much different than the few features on this Volvo) were negative, given my own biases for control, like a manual trans. But give this 15 or 20 years when I'll...
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    I've read that Win 10 includes a utility for...

    I've read that Win 10 includes a utility for reverting to the previous install. Following this intently because I have a new laptop with 8.1 that I have not used yet because of 8.1 -- haven't had...
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    Nothing but silence from Vancouver. Now watching...

    Nothing but silence from Vancouver. Now watching the IIHF games when I get the chance.:(
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    Haven't tried 10 but I have a new laptop that...

    Haven't tried 10 but I have a new laptop that will be upgraded to 10 as soon as it's released.

    On the subject of browsers, using Pale Moon now. It's cooperating nicely with my FF extensions.
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    I don't know if the realization has penetrated MS...

    I don't know if the realization has penetrated MS yet, but this could be the beginning of the end for Windows as the dominant OS. If some there know they wouldn't be broadcasting it to the public....
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    The current huge drives are great, but if one...

    The current huge drives are great, but if one dies on you (and if you don't think they do, read the reviews on Newegg) you lose a lot of stuff really quickly. If you don't have it on two separate...
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    I was quite sceptical, until I watched that...

    I was quite sceptical, until I watched that video. The emphasis they've put on both quiet and cost, and partnering with CoolerMaster for production, changed my opinion. You would still need a case...
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    by DanceMan
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    Have you tried KeePass? I haven't used it, or any...

    Have you tried KeePass? I haven't used it, or any of the others, but I've seen it over the years as one of the more popular open source utilities.

    Following your quest with interest.
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