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    Need help/advice on files that will not open

    Running Win 7 Pro on a Dell desktop. Just went to my Genealogy Folder which I keep on the desktop. It contains multiple folders with multiple text files ( .rtf. etc), image files and browser links that are suddenly blank. I am able to click on the folders and open them but when I try to open...
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    Anyone knowledgeable about cloning with Macrium v.7

    I have a 906GB HDD with 215GB used. I have purchased a Samsung 500GB SSD to clone the HDD partitions. After reading the v 7.2 manual cloning instructions some questions have me needing assistance. 1. I will cloning only three partitions totaling 215GB will it try to copy the entire 906GB...
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    Questions on installing an SSD drive

    Many thanks for your insights and assistance - most helpful Frank
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    Help with registry entries

    Many thanks for the response and link. Frank
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    Help with registry entries

    When installing proprietary software I overlooked and did not uncheck a box for the install of Avast antivirus. Once discovered it I used Revo Uninstaller to remove it as I already have Norton Security Suite. I believe I had completely uninstalled AVast but this morning an Avast pop up appeared...
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    Help with copying too long file name(s)

    Running Win 7 pro on a Dell desktop Trying to copy family genealogy files from an external HDD to a folder on my internal HDD but keep getting the following popup ..."the file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder -you can shorten the file name and try again". The files are...
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    Questions on installing an SSD drive

    My Dell XPS 8700 running Win 7 Pro is now 5 years old and although HDD health tests report no issues I am concerned about its age and thinking about installing an internal SSD 250GB drive to replace the conventional HDD. I have been looking a the Samsung 850 EVO but several questions arise: 1...
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    SOLVED Question on opening multiple web pages

    It appears to be working finally and thanks to your patience and input.
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    SOLVED Question on opening multiple web pages

    TM - Checked the file associations in Set Associations and found Firefox associated with these file extensions: FTP,HTTP,HTTPS,.xht,.xhtml,,shtml,.oog, Noticed that .url was associated with Internet Browser - I changed it to Firefox but wonder if it is generic for all browsers. Should I have...
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    SOLVED Question on opening multiple web pages

    TM I am using a standalone email client-the latest version of Mozilla Thunderbird. Wondering since they are both Mozilla products could there be a setting in TB?
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    SOLVED Question on opening multiple web pages

    Until recently I have been able to open more than one web page, i.e., with one web page open I click on a link in my email or other source and the link fails to open. I don't recall having the issue in the past. Have I inadvertently changed a configuration setting? Is there a way to rectify...
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    Need assistance with recent mouse lockup issue

    Running 64 bit version of Win 7 Pro with current updates. Recently have encountered lockups with mouse freezing and pc inoperative. I can only restore operation if I do a power shutdown and restart. I realize there could be multiple causes, but wonder if someone could suggest the more probable...
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    Question on Win 7 Pro and XP mode

    Thanks for your help, TrainableMan. Your input was enlightening. Frank
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    Question on Win 7 Pro and XP mode

    Many thanks for the response, TrainableMan; after reading your comments and some of the earlier threads on the same topic, I am leaning toward foregoing XP Mode and just run 7 Pro. It would appear from comments made by other forum members that many if not most XP programs and apps will work on...
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