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  1. Thread: Problem with old programme by mike s
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 11 Views 1,072

    Solved Assuming this is a 16-bit (DOS) program, it will...

    Assuming this is a 16-bit (DOS) program, it will never run in 64-bit Windows.
    If it is that important you would have to launch in within a VM or DOSBox.
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    It's probably a legitimate product which cost...

    It's probably a legitimate product which cost about $20 or so at the time; prices have since dropped anyway making the original payout seem not so much of a bargain as of now.. The drive functions...
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    Thanks Helmut. In a way you are essentially...

    Thanks Helmut. In a way you are essentially restating my observation that a assembling DIY USB SSD can be a hit-or-miss proposition.

    In the OP I indicated that I did not purchase this set of...
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    DIY External (USB) SSD - pitfalls of power loss?

    A while ago at Micro Center I noticed a bucket of these SSD's at a very cheap price and tossed one into my basket:

    https://www.amazon.com/Inland-Professional-120GB-Internal-Solid/dp/B076XMH2JT...
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    Have you tried running the driver update...

    Have you tried running the driver update assistant app downloaded from the Intel web site? It might be able to identify a newer chipset driver than your manual search.
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    Incompatible ACPI BIOS/driver? On an old...

    Incompatible ACPI BIOS/driver?

    On an old laptop I've had similar issues and with each Windows update had to go and manually disable hibernation in order to restore smooth functioning to startup...
  7. Thread: CD Ripping Errors by mike s
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 3 Views 324

    Not knowing anything about how Windows does this,...

    Not knowing anything about how Windows does this, I'd suggest using reliable third-party utilities to rip CD's such as Exact Audio Copy or CDex. Might return better diagnostics too -- EAC gives you a...
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    True , but usually you can add a (temporary or...

    True , but usually you can add a (temporary or permanent) security exception. In the case of the OP is it not there.
    I have seen this phenomenon on managed machines.
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    Group policy?

    Group policy?
  10. Thread: Rogue Start Menu App by mike s
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 7 Views 1,022

    Point taken.

    Point taken.
  11. Thread: Rogue Start Menu App by mike s
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 7 Views 1,022

    Heh. I have used start menu replacements that I...

    Heh. I have used start menu replacements that I never even saw what was going behind them. I just did a manual 1809 to 1903 update and peeked at the "Windows Start Menu" after Open Shell had loaded....
  12. Thread: BlueRay DVD P by mike s
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 7 Views 663

    DVD resolution is SD by definition, that's why...

    DVD resolution is SD by definition, that's why your DVD disks "look like something like SD"

    A disc player (or television/monitor) with good upscaling capabilities can make a SD source look a bit...
  13. Thread: Cleaning pdf files by mike s
    Forum: Customization
    Replies 8 Views 1,295

    Solved PDF X-Change editor is a free download and, while...

    PDF X-Change editor is a free download and, while payware, allows the use of a core of editing functions in its free/trial install state. You might be able to accomplish some of these tasks using the...
  14. Thread: DVD / CD labels by mike s
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 10 Views 1,121

    Solved Adhesive labels for optical discs are a world of...

    Adhesive labels for optical discs are a world of hurt. Don't use them. They interfere with rotational stability by adding weight to the disc and making it unbalanced.
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    Solved Good luck. Another excellent one (if you...

    Good luck.

    Another excellent one (if you strike out with the above) is Create Synchronicity.
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    Solved Why not use an external program like FastCopy or...

    Why not use an external program like FastCopy or FreeFileSync?
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    If I'm not mistaken, this might be yet another...

    If I'm not mistaken, this might be yet another manifestation of the Explorer file selection dialog bug, in which the original order of multipy-selected files is corrupted such that the last file...
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    Try Steve Si's "Easy2Boot" (Easy2Boot...

    Try Steve Si's "Easy2Boot" (Easy2Boot).

    Far and away the best platform for multibooting from ISO's.
  19. Thread: Browsers that are lesser-known by mike s
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 3 Views 720

    PaleMoon. It's a lightweight browser based...

    PaleMoon.

    It's a lightweight browser based upon legacy Firefox, which means if you have some old extensions that you can't live without, they may work here. Technically Palemoon has its own...
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    You may need to use hardware: Amazon.com:...

    You may need to use hardware:

    Amazon.com: kwmobile HDMI EDID Manager to audio and video control: Musical Instruments
  21. Thread: 40 Free Data Destruction Software Tools - good resource! by mike s
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 632

    The one I always use to do a complete disc wipe...

    The one I always use to do a complete disc wipe is the "Secure Erase" utility that is bundled with PartEdMagic.
    It is payware now, but the "last free version" has this function too and is widely...
  22. The persistence of these products was...

    The persistence of these products was instrumental in maintaining updates for folks holding dearly onto XP.

    A simple registry patch allowed continued security updates for XP past the end of...
  23. Thread: Still haven't received 1809 update as of 1/23/2019 by mike s
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 40 Views 8,670

    The rollout strategy continues to mystify. ...

    The rollout strategy continues to mystify.

    During December's holiday sales I got a Dell Optiplex machine which came with 1709 Pro installed. I left the update settings at default, and over some...
  24. Thread: Drive LG WH10LS30 not recognizing BD. Any fix? by mike s
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 770

    Cleaning the lens under direct vision is not,...

    Cleaning the lens under direct vision is not, technically, a very difficult task.

    Typically the drive mechanism is enclosed in an aluminum clamshell shield which is held together by 4 very...
  25. Thread: Drive LG WH10LS30 not recognizing BD. Any fix? by mike s
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 770

    No idea. These are generic ODD troubleshooting...

    No idea. These are generic ODD troubleshooting strategies which often work.

    It is certainly possible that the BD laser diode has crapped out, but the timing is odd. This type of troubleshooting...
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