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  1. Thread: Cannot Go back to Win7 from Win10 in Installation and Setup by jimbo45
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    Hi there Oh Dear Why don't some people EVER...

    Hi there

    Oh Dear

    Why don't some people EVER LISTEN to sensible advice on these Forums

    Why on earth didn't you IMAGE you W7 system before doing any upgrades etc --things like MACRIUM are...
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    Solved Hi there. WKS 12.0 should also have worked -...

    Hi there.

    WKS 12.0 should also have worked - but 12.1 is fine.

    Using the Linux VM as the multi media server with the Linux formatted HDD's is so much better than the NTFS file system and using...
  3. Replies 7 Views 149

    Solved Hi there re-installed vmware WKS 12, updated...

    Hi there

    re-installed vmware WKS 12, updated to 12.1 via automatic update -- now working fine -- no problem attaching HDD's with Linux Fs.

    PLEX on Linux VM working fine and serving to remote...
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    Solved Hi there the problem is Windows 10 comes up...

    Hi there

    the problem is Windows 10 comes up with a popup boc containing the message "This drive must be formatted before you can use it". If you cancel the popup and don't format somehow the USB...
  5. Thread: Lowest Possible RAM usage? in Performance & Maintenance by jimbo45
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    Hi folks Windows like most other OS'es is...

    Hi folks

    Windows like most other OS'es is perfectly capable of managing RAM for best performance --there's little point in a user trying to optimise this.

    Virtual Memory and demand paging...
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    Hi there No change of format was done -- test...

    Hi there

    No change of format was done -- test was done on identical hardware - one box was 100% Windows with Windows NTFS for the external HDD, other test done 100% Linux (Centos 7) with XFS file...
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    Solved Hi there Thanks for the suggestion -- but I...

    Hi there

    Thanks for the suggestion -- but I don't want to do that as the HDD is actually a "2 port" hornttek HDD-->USB3 enclosure with 2 X 3 TB drives already arranged via the boxes own internal...
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    NTFS file system with large nr of files SLOOOOOOOOOOOW !!!!

    Hi there

    Copying 2.7 TB of files (music, video) from USB3 ext drive to RAID 0 internal fast HDD on Windows --- nearly 8 hours.

    Copying same 2.7 TB also to RAID 0 on identical system though...
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    Hi there Well some sites are just STUPID or...

    Hi there

    Well some sites are just STUPID or fronts for pushing other products.

    I used to use ACRONIS but after their totally stupid and complex activation systems and also having sneaking...
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    Hi there OK - I agree about the networking bit...

    Hi there

    OK - I agree about the networking bit -- copying data between 2 VM's on same physical host goes through Network - seems to use the PHYSICAL wi-fi network rather than internal "Virtual...
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    Solved Windows HOST, attach Linux external USB to Linux VM

    Hi there

    I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows...
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    Hi there Call me peverse - but why would you...

    Hi there

    Call me peverse - but why would you want to dual boot from WITHIN a VM -- what's wrong with having TWO VM's -- no prob running both at the same time if you have anothing bigger than a...
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    Sticky: Office Hi there Retail is now 16.0.7070.2028 91985...

    Hi there

    Retail is now 16.0.7070.2028

    91985

    There *could* be a later insider version -- not sure though as I'm not using Office insider builds any more --retail works just fine for me.
    ...
  14. Thread: Unable to unlock USB drives encrypted/locked with Bitlocker To Go in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security by jimbo45
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    Hi there assuming the drives aren't encrypted...

    Hi there

    assuming the drives aren't encrypted then a Linux Distro should rescue you here.

    Boot up any Linux Live CD - Linux Mint is a good one. Plug your USB in - should be recognized as an...
  15. Thread: V2P Tutorial needed!! in Virtualization by jimbo45
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    Hi there That's the point of VM's - you can do...

    Hi there
    That's the point of VM's - you can do things like that

    On an old PC with virtualisation in the CPU enabled (all new cpu's are by default) I ran W7 X64 and even W10 X-64 on XP !!!! (32...
  16. Thread: Warning for late adopters in General Support by jimbo45
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    Hi there It can't be emphasized enough --...

    Hi there

    It can't be emphasized enough -- BEFORE BEGINNING BACKUP YOUR CURRENT SYSTEM. Others have posted this too - but it can't be posted enough --so many people fail to do this and end up with...
  17. Thread: Preinstalled McAfee LiveSafe on laptop - Should I Uninstall? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security by jimbo45
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    Hi there Whatever system you do (or do not)...

    Hi there

    Whatever system you do (or do not) install ALWAYS have GOOD QUALITY CLEAN BACKUPS that you can recover from via a bootable USB for example.

    A bit of "Sensible Brain Usage" too is a...
  18. Thread: V2P Tutorial needed!! in Virtualization by jimbo45
    Replies 18 Views 417

    Hi there Just one final point here A VMWARE...

    Hi there
    Just one final point here

    A VMWARE VM can have a UEFI or MBR (standard) boot whether or not the physical machine has UEFI capability.
    If you create a VMware image with a UEFI boot you...
  19. Thread: PLEX - update single library in a set ? in Software and Apps by jimbo45
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    Solved Thanks --that worked Cheers jimbo

    Thanks --that worked

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Hi there Gorilla Glass is resistant and strong...

    Hi there
    Gorilla Glass is resistant and strong Physical properties. Aero Glass is an EFFECT like the AERO themes used in Windows VISTA.

    Cheers
    jimbo
  21. Thread: Preinstalled McAfee LiveSafe on laptop - Should I Uninstall? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security by jimbo45
    Replies 13 Views 380

    Hi there for PRIVATE users McAfee is known as...

    Hi there

    for PRIVATE users McAfee is known as Mc AWFUL --horrendous resource hog and not very good anyway. Uninstall - and I know I have a difference with about 90% of people on this forum in...
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    Hi there Love the idea of Gorilla Glass -but I...

    Hi there

    Love the idea of Gorilla Glass -but I think anybody using selfie sticks should be electrocuted at least with 300,000 Volts.

    Fortunately now loads of Sports stadiums and tourist centres...
  23. Thread: V2P Tutorial needed!! in Virtualization by jimbo45
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    Hi there your reply is a bit confusing I...

    Hi there

    your reply is a bit confusing

    I assume if you want a V2P you already have a VIRTUAL MACHINE image in some working format.

    In this case if you don't have the vmware format simply...
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    World's nr 1 torrent site seized and owner arrested !!

    Hi there
    The world's nr 1 torrent site has finally been shutdown. This has long been a thorn in in Ms's and Hollywood's side.

    Hope not against Forum rules as this IS newsworthy and the news link...
  25. Thread: Ransomware Protection? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security by jimbo45
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    Hi there the best software in the world can't...

    Hi there

    the best software in the world can't protect against everything

    the best way is to REGULARLY have decent Image backups - clean ones of course --and then if you ever get any sort of...
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