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  1. Mickey Way

    Ubuntu

    Login...you've created a monster... Stop me before I boot again!
  2. For anyone still reading this post, hard drives are typically identified as IDE, Intigrated Device Electronics. SATA is the method of connection to storage devices such as hard disks, solid-state drives, and CD-ROM drives.
  3. Mickey Way

    Ubuntu

    Hi login. I just checked the Acronis Disc Director site. Do you have version 10.0? http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/diskdirector/partitioning.html This page addresses version 10.0 and the list gives you all the details about what you can do with DD. I looks like it should be able to reformat Linux partitions. Just briefly reading about DD, it looks like a pretty good program. I tried Easeus many years ago on a W2K system and had bad results. After that, I haven't used any partition programs other than Win 7 (which is istalled with 7 and works great), and the Linux
  4. Why would you have to post a screenshot of your OS and installation date? You shouldn't need photo proof of your OS. If you are posting a question on a tech support site or forum, no one is going to challenge your system reference. MicroSoft is the ONLY site that cares about this information, and I can tell you with 100% confidence, THEY don't need a screenshot of your system information. Irregardless, the Speccy team has already initiated my suggestion, which is why I came back to this post to tell them "Thanks". I just did a reinstall and downloaded Speccy, not realizing the version now
  5. I'm as old as my nose and a little older than my teeth.
  6. Mickey Way

    Ubuntu

    What is your internet connection type? Dial-up modem, cable, DSL? I don't know what your computer "habits" are, but rather than pausing or stopping the download, what I do is start a big, slow download an hour or two before going to bed. Depending on your download speed, it should be complete when you wake up. Also, I'm not sure about Win 7 having an image burning tool, but the best alternative is a simple little one-window tool called Astroburn Lite. Take a look at their home page here; http://www.astroburn.com/products/abLite (Don't be confused by the "Buy Now" button. It is
  7. OUTSTANDING reference ishan rulz! I never heard of him before. I Googled and went for the Wiki ref; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hotz It's people like George that guarantee Big Business will never have app-solute control!
  8. I see this every day. But the point you are missing is that these people are part of the human race that can't own anything that ISN'T the latest trend/fad/fashion, etc. Ipods especially are nothing more than a "label" to "fit-in" with the crowd. I have a $10 2GB off-brand MP3 player that sounds just as good as an Ipod, but try and convince one of the "fashion dictates I MUST own an Ipod" people to be happy with a player like mine. Their ego would not allow them to be seen in public with such a "vulgar" accessory like that. I actually encountered a WalMart employee in the electronics de
  9. Mickey Way

    Ubuntu

    I understand not wanting to install it just yet. I did the same thing with Ubuntu for a couple of months just checking it out live. The big thing is: if you install it on XP, it's there to stay unless you either download a partitioning tool to help remove it, or do a complete reinstall and start all over...CLEAN. (Either way can be a headache for alot of people.) If you have Win 7, you can just go into the Disc Manager and delete it! POP! I kinda lucked out when my neighbors parents computer died. They gave it to me and all I did was spend $45 on a mobo. It's perfect for trying ANYTHING
  10. Mickey Way

    Ubuntu

    OOPS! I forgot to thank Hazelnut for giving me a new toy to play with! THANKS HAZELNUT!!!
  11. Mickey Way

    Ubuntu

    Hi login. I can't tell from your last two posts if you have installed 9 or just running live. Well, I just finished installing Mint 9. I'm downloading updates right now. (I'm on another computer to write this...KVM's sure are handy!) Last night after posting here, I downloaded the i386 standard version via torrent, checked the MD5 with HashTab, then burnt and verified the disc with Astroburn Lite. (I chose the standard version because the additional software on the DVD version can be downloaded at any time later.) Then booted from CD. The list that comes up has a "check disc" option
  12. Mickey Way

    Ubuntu

    WOW! Thanks Hazelnut! I never heard of Mint. I just finished checking out their web site and will start trying this OS pretty soon. I'm slowly dabbling with the idea of weening myself off of the M$ teet, and have installed Ubuntu 9.10 as a dual-boot on one of my computers. Ubuntu is a good OS for what I would need beyond XP, but it doesn't hurt to check out other options. XP is still my workhorse, and will be until, as the gun-guys say, "you can have it when you pry it from my cold, dead hands".
  13. I just discovered Speccy. It is GREAT! Of course everybody and their uncle are going to say "add this" and so on, so why should I be any different. Under the Operating System section, it would be nice to list the Product Key. It would be a simple way to recover the key if you have misplaced your original key and are stuck when you want to do a re-install of the OS. MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3 Installation Date: 31 December 2009, 11:36 Product Key: xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx Cheers!
  14. Well, I'm not that fussed about it. It's just a "nice-to-have" idea. The Windows method of deleting the old restore points is still the best way to clear out some space on the harddrive. I would prefer to have about five points on-hand...just in case there is something boogered-up with the only remaining restore point. With computers, you never know. As for finding the actual restore points in the System Folders, I tried a few years back, but I had a moment of clarity when the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." kept running through my head. Nuff said. As far as the TuneUp Ut
  15. Hello Augeas, and thanks for the reply. (I'm about 7 hours behind you near four VERY famous stone faces. I'm an overnight trucker, so 4:50 AM is actually middle afternoon to me.) I guess in my experience over the years when it comes to keeping your system "healthy", one of the most common actions is to delete unnecessary old restore points, among other things, to free up disc space. As with the format provided by Windows, you can delete all but one. When I saw an article about CCleaner and selective deletion, I just took it for granted it would actually remove the data from the disc, wh
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