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Jun 26, 20, 10:50 pm
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Posted By BigLar

Yeah - I still run Win 7 and I have the Task...

Yeah - I still run Win 7 and I have the Task Manager open all the time. I like to watch the internet traffic - both the graph and the bytes/sec in and out. I recall directly connecting a laptop to my...
Jun 25, 20, 4:22 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 6,725
Posted By BigLar

Something, something, "...too rich or too thin"...

Something, something, "...too rich or too thin" updated to include " or too fast."

I run a 1 gig LAN in my office. Not even sure where I would get 10 gig hardware.

ETA: I know it's out there. I...
Jun 25, 20, 4:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By BigLar

On a machine still running Windows 7. I naturally...

On a machine still running Windows 7. I naturally get a lot of updates from Microsoft, but for some time now they've just been security updates to Windows Defender. However, yesterday I got that...
Jun 23, 20, 1:07 pm
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Views: 6,725
Posted By BigLar

Good for you. I certainly wouldn't want my...

Good for you. I certainly wouldn't want my graphics card blabbing about what goes on in my office. :)
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 9, 20, 9:17 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 1,779
Posted By BigLar

I never liked skim milk. I grew up on whole milk,...

I never liked skim milk. I grew up on whole milk, but for some reason we switched to 2%. I like it fine - whole milk almost has the mouth feel of cream, so that's a treat whenever I have it.

When...
Jun 4, 20, 5:05 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 6,725
Posted By BigLar

True, but if he's as non-techie as he claims, he...

True, but if he's as non-techie as he claims, he might need a little more step-by-step than just "hit DEL or ESC" or whatever :). Getting at the recovery partition is not as straightforward as it...
Jun 4, 20, 5:00 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 6,725
Posted By BigLar

Actually, Windows Defender nowadays rates pretty...

Actually, Windows Defender nowadays rates pretty high as an anti-virus
May 31, 20, 11:22 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By BigLar

I have a similar, but not directly-related...

I have a similar, but not directly-related problem:

I have a number of shortcuts on my desktop (mostly spreadsheets). I store them along the right edge of the screen; the rest of the shortcuts and...
May 27, 20, 9:09 am
Replies: 98
Views: 6,725
Posted By BigLar

Sounds somewhat like using the "hosts" list, but...

Sounds somewhat like using the "hosts" list, but on steroids.
May 13, 20, 11:47 am
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Views: 808
Posted By BigLar

If this goes on long enough, I'm giving serious...

If this goes on long enough, I'm giving serious consideration to a ManBun.

Seriously, the rest of the hair (including facial) is so scraggly, if I were to walk down the street people would offer...
Apr 28, 20, 10:43 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By BigLar

I'm definitely planning on shaving when this is...

I'm definitely planning on shaving when this is all over. Maybe a haircut, too, although we do have a large soup bowl and some dog clippers - might give my daughter a whirl at it.

Probably a bath,...
Apr 27, 20, 9:23 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By BigLar

Tommy John pants?

OK - Tommy John (the two founders, I presume) have been putting a lot of commercials on TV lately, flogging their brand of pants/shorts/leggings etc.

The men's shorts apparently have a waistband...
Apr 25, 20, 2:40 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,837
Posted By BigLar

Interesting. I have a 'collection' of power...

Interesting.

I have a 'collection' of power bricks, ranging from 65W to 135W. The older Dell's used to complain if they found either a non-Dell charger or a 65W charger, stating (or implying) that...
Feb 9, 20, 1:54 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,339
Posted By BigLar

Out of curiosity, does BAEC list the current...

Out of curiosity, does BAEC list the current expiration of your/HH accounts? I've looked (admittedly not thoroughly) but can't seem to find anything.

TIA
Jan 21, 20, 9:32 am
Replies: 95
Views: 9,013
Posted By BigLar

My preferred method for data safety is a RAID...

My preferred method for data safety is a RAID server. With RAID 1 or 01 (10?) the important property is data redundancy. If a hard drive fails, it lets you know. The data is still safe on the other...
Jan 19, 20, 11:47 am
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By BigLar

Windows Updates Redux

OK - Windows 10 is here, nothing else works, so you better get with the program. My Windows 7 machines are frequently interrupted with a blue screen warning me Windows 7 is long gone - you will get...
Jan 19, 20, 8:53 am
Replies: 95
Views: 9,013
Posted By BigLar

Oh sure! I'm not saying it's common, but since I...

Oh sure! I'm not saying it's common, but since I am in that situation, no harm in trying it out.

BTW, I do believe there are more than a handful of folks out there who have more than one computer...
Jan 17, 20, 8:28 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 9,013
Posted By BigLar

I don't know about the "rollback". I have enough...

I don't know about the "rollback". I have enough machines running Win 7 - I'm just looking at the procedure for getting to Win 10 if necessary., So ...

Progress Report

I used the older machine...
Jan 17, 20, 11:13 am
Replies: 95
Views: 9,013
Posted By BigLar

Correction: I tried it with a Win 7 64-bit...

Correction: I tried it with a Win 7 64-bit machine. Tried to run setup but it said I should use the 64-bit version. So, apparently, it duplicates the version (Home, Pro, etc.) and bit level (32, 64)...
Jan 16, 20, 11:47 am
Replies: 95
Views: 9,013
Posted By BigLar

From the description of how this all works...

From the description of how this all works (digital signature), I'm not too sure of that.

We'll see. ;)
Jan 16, 20, 10:45 am
Replies: 95
Views: 9,013
Posted By BigLar

Oh yes, but we are not talking about a clean...

Oh yes, but we are not talking about a clean install (from the MS DVD). This is the "back-door" approach described above - you just mount the DVD copy that you burned (on a computer running a legal,...
Jan 16, 20, 9:32 am
Replies: 95
Views: 9,013
Posted By BigLar

Well, not exactly, as others here have attested...

Well, not exactly, as others here have attested to.

Back when MS was pushing free upgrades to Win 10, I let it download the utility but didn't use it. The utility would examine my systems, and a...
Jan 14, 20, 9:21 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 9,013
Posted By BigLar

So ... does this mean I will always have a...

So ... does this mean I will always have a 'legal' copy of Win 10 and never have to upgrade a Microsoft OS again?
Jan 14, 20, 9:14 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 9,013
Posted By BigLar

Out of curiosity - what are you using to clone...

Out of curiosity - what are you using to clone your drive(s)?

I used to use Xxclone, which worked very well, but the owner/developer died, and suddenly all my copies of the program don't work any...
Jan 14, 20, 5:53 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 9,013
Posted By BigLar

I can confirm that, as of tonight (14 Jan 2020),...

I can confirm that, as of tonight (14 Jan 2020), it still works!

I'll try it tomorrow on another one of my Win 7 machines and see if they stop it, now that Win 7 is no longer supported. If there's...
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