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    Program That Will Save All Settings??

    Hello. This might be a little belated, but have you seen BackRex Expert Backup? It will backup all settings for Windows, IE, MS Office (Word customisations, etc), email client settings..... Restoration is from the backup file itself - no need for the original program. Very useful - my...
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    "Computer Ready" indication

    Hi. Back again. It works a treat! A splendid bit of software - everyone should have one. It's going to be fun playing with it! Thank you. Regards, kb-r
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    What's the best free antivirus program?

    At the moment, I have both AVG and AVAST on the PC (both free versions). AVG is the permanently running program (shield, email, etc...) while Avast is used as an on-demand scanner only, sitting idly until called on. I'm fairly impressed with Avast (It found two trojans that AVG seemed to...
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    "Computer Ready" indication

    Thankyou for that. (I shall also explore the Help files and Tutorials to see how that comes about.... It's an intriguing piece of software.) Meanwhile, I'm flying off for a week in Portugal tomorrow, so it can wait a while. Best Regards. kb-r
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    "Computer Ready" indication

    "Taskmanager will open full size on screen at start..." Ooooh... Dangerous, believe me! She has mastered the idea that if she finds something running or on-screen, she can just minimise it, or (more hassle for me, but usually safe) to close it. Task Manager has a nice big button marked...
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    "Computer Ready" indication

    Hi. Thanks for your interest. The Task Manager CPU icon will, I'm afraid, be as much use as saying "wait until that little green light goes out..." But the Autoit idea looks interesting - I'll check it out. Thanks again. kb-r
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    "Computer Ready" indication

    Hi. My wife is not completely computer-illiterate, but certainly has an "I don't need to understand it, I just want to drive it" attitude. One thing that I cannot get across is that, ideally, one needs to wait for the PC to finish booting before, e.g., opening MS Word and starting to...
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    Half-Drive for Hard-Drive

    That's it! Sorted! Thanks a bunch. I did all that - worked my way through... I have one bay for disk drives, and have to remove and fit floppy and CD-ROM drives, and change the BIOS boot preferences at different stages... But - Windows is back on and I have the full 4.8 GB disk...
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    Half-Drive for Hard-Drive

    Oh... Oh well, It's getting so I know my serial key by heart! I just went into DOS, and ran fdisk; went thru all the choices, positively accepting: “Do you wish to enable large disk support...? Create DOS Partition or Logical DOS Drive... Create Primary DOS Partition... Use the...
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    Half-Drive for Hard-Drive

    Hello. "use FDISK and FORMAT..." That sounds like another format and reinstall job - am I right? kb-r
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    Half-Drive for Hard-Drive

    Hi. Sorry, I should have said - in the BIOS it shows 4.8GB. In the last hour, I did a conversion from FAT16 to FAT 32 (as guided in the Win Help files), but things are still the same, with only 1.99GB showing in C:\ Properties, and also in the volume panel of Diskeeper. I've also done...
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    Half-Drive for Hard-Drive

    Hi, all. I have a Dell Latitude Cpi, with Win98SE installed on a FAT format. I have always thought that the hard drive is of 4.8GB capacity. However, when I look at it through “my Computer/C:/Properties…" it shows as being only 2GB (1.99GB). I pulled the drive out and it is a...
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    PS2 to USB

    Hi. Thanks for thr reply. I feared as much - and the only similar alternative found so far seems to be black, and only black. kb-r
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    Context menu - adding items

    Thanks, bingo24. I shall play around with those and see where I get. kb-r
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    PS2 to USB

    Hi, all. My new Dell Dimension 5150 (WinXP Home) has no PS2 sockets, but plenty of USB ports. My favoured keyboard, a Microsoft "Internet" (comfort cuved), has a PS2 connector. My thought is to just plug it into the new PC via a simple PS2-to-USB adaptor but when I tried this, I got an...
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