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    Computer hangs on POST screen - after power outage

    I have had four brief (30 seconds) power outages in the last six weeks; the first three didn't cause any problems but the last one , on Friday night, did. (And typical sod's law, I was waiting for a new battery to be delivered for my 3 year old UPS!). When I tried booting the computer after the...
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    Copying without compression?

    Is it possible to copy folders/files from one drive to another drive WITHOUT Windows always compressing the data? I've searched on Google for an answer without success, and I can find no setting or a box to uncheck - BEFORE copying. It can take hours to copy, say, 50 GB of data and then, if...
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    SOLVED Windows Is Not Genuine warning after new motherboard

    Thanks very much Trainable - that does make sense, thinking about it. But it just seems we never stop having to shell out. I've ordered a W7 license key which should do the trick as I don't need the OS itself as I already have that. Thanks for your very lucid explanation :)
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    SOLVED Windows Is Not Genuine warning after new motherboard

    Can some kind person please tell me the normal procedure for dealing with the "Windows is not genuine" warning when the screen also turns black. It's driving me nuts. I fitted a new motherboard yesterday, upgrading the old one and doubling the memory at the same time as upgrading the CPU. I...
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    SOLVED Windows Update causes IE to stop working!

    This, for a change, isn't a plea for help - it's to help anyone who found, like I did yesterday, that Internet Explorer stops working. I noticed this only happened AFTER I had installed a couple of Windows (Optional) Updates yesterday. The symptoms were the little Error Box saying: "Internet...
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    Restoring program files SIMPLE question

    Hi Clifford and thanks for replying. No, I didn't clone it... and neither was it the partition containing the OS. It was just a partition containing additional programs which I've added, and backed up normally... not cloned. I suppose the only benefit from this, is that I have a list of...
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    Restoring program files SIMPLE question

    Can anyone confirm this for me, please: If I 'restore' a partition containing program files from an ext. USB HDD to a NEW int. HDD, the programs would not work, would they (because there would be no entries in the registry/start menu etc)? I will be using Acronis to restore. I had to...
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    Partition Wizard Home

    Thanks Cat (and Trainable too). I have now used it and agree that it is brilliant. It solved my partitioning problems that the Windows tool wouldn't even look at. :)
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    Hello everyone

    Thanks Clifford :)
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    Partition Wizard Home

    Thanks for that Cat. My problem (I'm not sure if you'd prefer me to start a new thread with this or not?) is that using the Windows Disk Management tool, when I re-installed Windows 7 (using the Recovery disks I'd made), the files must have been strewn out for miles - because I didn''t partition...
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    Hello everyone

    Thanks Bass. I shall start a new thread as soon as I get time. They might interest you... there were at least one red herring :D
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    Hello everyone

    Hi to everyone! I actually made my first post on the software thread (Partition Wizard) but thought I should introduce myself here. I live in Scotland in the UK although I spend a lot of time 'in the US' via the Second Life platform. I run 2 computers, one as a support machine which I built...
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    Partition Wizard Home

    Hi all and greetings (my first post! after abortively trying several times to register on IE last week - and being told I hadn't filled in the Image Verification string correctly - but fact was that on IE there wasn't one showing! As soon as I switched to Chrome, all was revealed, and here I am...
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