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Your support options will only become fewer. It look liked a simplified version of Vista....so I felt, at the time. Run HiJackThis in Normal Mode. You also don't need to read the book in order unless you want. have a peek here

Take the opportunity to clear out the dust from the fans and your PSU. WE ARE QUITE CAPABLE OF MAKING DECISIONS IN LIFE WITHOUT ASKING ADVICE FROM INDIVIDUALS WITH CLOSED MINDS. Style Default Style Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Copyright © TechGuy, Inc. Mark J May 12, 2011 2:13 AM @Bob Are you using Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise? https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-behaving-very-badly.643749/

It solves alot of problems. I've gotten conditioned to just right-click buttons in the taskbar, which appropriately brings the window to the front of the monitor, but then you have to left-click somewhere to get rid I have a 1.5 terabyte secondary drive that is 3/4 full of installed programs so I can speak from experience about compatibility) So, to conclude, for anybody struggling with Windows 7 And only ends up making everything a mess.

  1. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Try this (Score:5, Funny) by cyphercell ( 843398 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:27PM (#26567815) Homepage Journal then hold the keyboard over your head
  2. You should only disable services using the Services Management Console (services.msc) where you cannot disable services that may be vital to boot your system.The reason is because with msconfig and Hardware
  3. Even in PIO mode you don't have to poll until it's done.
  4. Notenboom, © 2011 At present, I'm running Windows 7 and find it really complicated.
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In the Check Disk dialog box, select the "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, click "Start" and have it repair anything it finds. I get that. Windows can't change some of the things that it assigns when you create a user once, and as such I've always found that creating the same username twice to be a Thanks, Dave ahnen, Oct 26, 2007 #1 Claymore Joined: May 20, 2005 Messages: 2,548 Hello, These sound like symptoms of malware.

There are a slew of other sysinternals tools as well, many of them would probably be perfect for troubleshooting system bottlenecks. My only hesitation in writing the sentence "...if your machine is capable of running Windows 7, then it's ... I firmly believe that there is nothing wrong with wanting what is comfortable and familiar as long as it works. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/83987-45-reload-home-failed-boot Different people have different learning and communication styles, and some respond to change quite negatively.

Slow Computer/browser? Virtual XP machine will need to have a separate anti-virus and/or firewall on it even if the PC is resides in has them. And now I'm plagued continually with the notification crap that my copy of XP is invalid. The fact is that reverting to Windows XP is going to be a fair amount of work that is not without its own set of frustrations.

Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Computer problem? Get More Info Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. I would run a spyware detection program, but it is very difficult (and time consuming) to get this machine to respond to any input. I noticed this on an offloaded pc I cleaned up to pass on.

Liked it, much cleaner than xp but would say I need a $99 full version to make switch on my home net Sandra June 23, 2011 1:14 PM XP and OE6 http://upxpress.net/windows-xp/windows-xp-patch-windows-xp-media-center-edition-fast-user-switching-hotfix-mar-5.php Share twitter facebook linkedin My area of expertise (Score:3, Insightful) by kabloom ( 755503 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:30PM (#26567857) Homepage I have become an expert at telling Firefox (Score:5, Funny) by tnk1 ( 899206 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:16PM (#26566761) Actually, the first thing you should do is close Firefox. As a consultant, Terry Ogletree travels the world, consulting with major corporations on nearly every imaginable computer topic, from disaster recovery to operating systems.

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Click on 'General' and untick the 'Optimise hard disk when idle' box. this whole windows 7 deal is about fashion only. I'm used to it, got it working the way I want and I like it.

Daffey May 17, 2011 8:54 AM I know Leo's focus is on Windows solutions, and I applaud that.

You can add programs, devices, and things to the XP virtual machine to the limits of your drive space. same result on everyone of them. MSI B85-G43 BIOS update through MSI Live Update failed and now pc wont boot. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:5, Informative) by Klaus_1250 ( 987230 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:55PM (#26567403) http://hddscan.com/ [hddscan.com] Checks SMART, can perform

You'll need their original installation media and/or downloads. Do I think it a horrible shame that MS didn't make 7 totally backward compatible? up to a point. this contact form Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward writes: Clearing the prefetch does not improve performance.

A big perf log can eat up your whole harddrive if you leave it running. The best solution is to work around any & all changes that will cost you even more time & money, so that you can remain productive for as long as possible I read the basics before the PC got here and once it was here the book and I played around with the new operating system. Technical support sites and services, like Ask Leo!, will slowly begin to stop servicing Windows XP.

Re:macintosh (Score:4, Funny) by SBrach ( 1073190 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:40PM (#26567987) Only if it has a hard drive. Eduardas Kubilinskas June 27, 2011 2:58 PM I dont upgrade my pc to anything. Having a shitload of processes running at startup can bring your system to its knees. Plus, I would have to do a clean install of about everything which is tedious even with Easy Transfer to assist with moving files.

Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Insightful) by Atraxen ( 790188 ) writes: It's not a bad plan, but I'd shorten the reinstall time even further by setting up a backup This completely revised edition covers both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. Ask ! While some interface changes may be unavoidable, users would be better served if the adjustments were evolutionary, not revolutionary.

But there's no reason to dislike Win 7. What I hear from people is that, while their initial reactions are often negative, they end up liking Windows 7 - often better than Windows XP - after living with it Instead they want the users to do it for free. All the HD makers have one, just get the one appropriate for yours.

His clients include Bristol-Myers Squidd, Digital Equipment and AT&T. However, the most helpful utility for tackling this kind of problem is, in my experience, AnVir Task Manager Free.