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    Zorin anyone?

    The reason I use Linux is because my needs exceed what Windows can offer. Alas, my needs also exceed what Linux can offer. Solution: Use both. Because I'm also a hobbyist and because I also need to stay abreast of what's coming down the line I also use Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and...
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    Downloads Folder messed up in 8.1 64-Bit

    Gearhead was talking about redirecting his downloads by altering the registry. That can run into complications. Downloads to the downloads folder makes perfect sense to me. Duplications of the downloads folder doesn't sound that practical. I suppose it is a matter of personal preference. I...
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    HP Deskjet 9300 printer on win 8.1

    Yup she's an oldie but a goodie. Or was. For a couple of Canadian C notes I got an M252DW that made life so much easier. My days of messing with ports are done. (Well, sorta)
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    Hard drive about to die

    I absolutely recommend a clean install on a new drive in situations like this because if they haven't made any backups by then, they had better get started on saving their personal data first. If their 3rd party software is so old they can't retrieve it online it's probably defunct already or...
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    Zorin anyone?

    My sentiments precisely. In fact I'm replying to this post on a Linux o/s even as I type. I have other programs that I know I can't use on Linux and it gets annoying some times but I'm finding more and more that I'm going back to Linux when I don't need to use Windoze software. Some of my...
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    Hard drive about to die

    It really depends on how big the drive is and he didn't give us much info to go on, as you pointed out. I find the paid version of Mini Tool Partition Wizard Pro Ultimate does a pretty quick job of cloning even the larger old mechanical "Klunk drives". R drive image works in a pinch too. It prob...
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    Hard drive about to die

    So it's been 7 years. You never made any backups. Your drive is dying. I recommend a fresh install on a new hard drive. First, get a drive that has enough capacity to hold all your personal files. Make sure you also have a second, new and healthy drive for a new operating system to be...
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    Downloads Folder messed up in 8.1 64-Bit

    I didn't even know it was possible to redirect your downloads folder. Isn't this messing with the Windows architecture a little more than Microsoft allows? I mean, I could be wrong and it could be a handy trick in some situations if done wisely. Methinks it would be easier to simply move the...
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    Show us your SSD performance

    My fastest so far.
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    dual boot Win8.1 with Win7 error

    It's frustrating when someone posts a problem and keeps the information so limited. It's also annoying when they never come back to share what they did to fix the problem OR, if they ever fixed it at all. :(
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    Show us your SSD performance

    Slowest NVMe I've ever owned.
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    Need Help with Services logon - wont start due to being a different setup

    * OH. This one should be marked as *solved* I think.
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    Need Help with Services logon - wont start due to being a different setup

    I first really began appreciating the gravity of having backups in 2004. Before that I knew they were important and occasionally used System Restore to squeeze out of a few tight spots, but I began to appreciate it more fully back when I was an MS+ for Microsoft Gaming Zone. So many would come...
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    Need Help with Services logon - wont start due to being a different setup

    Glad to learn that it all worked out for you, Chalkie. Always a pleasure to help. :)
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