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    Solved: New Computers how to set up a backup solution?

    Can be a deep subject but you are trying anticipate Murphy's Law and how a failure might occur that can get you. For me, I've solved it by always having more than one identical hard drive that can be swapped out. I build the systems with a tray that allows getting the hard drives out...
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    Problem with IE-8 and Java

    Lots of things to try I guess. I have a lot of the older Java versions on a stick, can try reloading those, playing with the settings. The best option might be to go back to IE-7. I told my girlfriend not to up grade to IE-8 and she still runs IE-7 which seems to remain problem free. I have one...
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    Problem with IE-8 and Java

    I have three different computers with XP / IE-8 and am having the same general problem on all of them. Therefore I have concluded the problem is in IE-8. Seemed to start after a series of recent updates over say a month time frame. Java will not work on website investershub.advfn correctly...
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    Solved: Need a simple free desktop publishing program

    I've tried PagePlus. Looks like a winner, should do the job. Not a bad learning curve.
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    Need a simple program to edit and splice video clips

    I looked at Movie Maker. Is there some place that has a sort of instruction book for it? Something with a lot of examples. Maybe I will look in the library for a printed book. Anybody know of one of those? Like most things probably won't be too bad after I figure out the basics. Any other...
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    Need a simple program to edit and splice video clips

    I need a simple program where I can edit and then splice video clips. Maybe also convert different formats too. Don't know the full scope of it yet. Just know there are digital standard video clips that will play on a computer, most probably a few minutes long at the most. Haven't seen any of...
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    Solved: Need a simple free desktop publishing program

    I have a requirement to make a booklet for a class reunion. Nothing fancy, a cover page, alternating pages of pixs and text for about the next 16 pages. I need a freebee program that can do this. Ideally something that will allow a standard printer to print on both sides of the page by a...
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    Solved: External hard drive not assigned a drive letter

    Ok, didn't work exactly like you said but apparently it didn't like something about the primary partition, let me reformat the drive and got a drive letter that way via some Wizard. Still don't understand it but it works super, drive is on line. See if I can muddle thru the rest of the...
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    Solved: External hard drive not assigned a drive letter

    I have an old BYTECC hard drive enclosure. Trying to use it on an older XP system for back up. Got a bunch of 40G hard drives I can use. The OS will detect the external drive is connected and powered up, arrow shows in the tray for a USB drive, checked the device manager and it sezs the drive...
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    Solved: Linux - Mini Knoppix Download

    I ordered some more memory, so hopefully will be able to run all the Live-CD versions I get my hands on. Been interesting so far.
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    Hard drive cloning

    Sort of a type operation I had in mind for a type of back up regime for the older machines. Are you doing it with the Freebie version???? What OS are you using? Do you have any problems switching drives around? I was wondering more about WinXP kicking up a fuss in being loaded on different...
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    Lighthouse Pup - KDE MediaManager is Not Running

    I tried Linux Lighthouse Pup V 3.01 and like it. I am a novice in starting to explore what Linux can do. Running it in a Live-CD mode. Everything seems to work great but when I try to download anything or transfer files, etc, I get a message window saying "KDE MediaManager is Not Running"...
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    Hard drive cloning

    Ok, I downloaded xxClone. Will look into it. Seems simple enough. Least I should not have any problems with the drives being different sizes. I shall study it a bit more. Might do what I want. Do you use it for back up too??? Which version do you have???? Looks attractive for doing...
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    Hard drive cloning

    I need to clone a hard drive to make an operating double of it. The system is Win2000 set up with drawers / trays for the hard drives so I can move things around pretty easy. I want to clone the existing Win2000 Drive C which is an 80G drive, 2.93G of it is used (NTFS) to another spare...
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    Solved: Linux - Mini Knoppix Download

    Did get Vector Linux, did get it to run on the PC I want to use. Still would like to find the Mini Knoppix, the bigger version will not boot, not sure why. Added some more RAM to the system, got like 192 MB, old PC is probably 2003 vintage, think it is some version of a PS/2. Zero names or...
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