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    Handy site, thanks! Is it worth splashing out an...

    Handy site, thanks! Is it worth splashing out an extra 10 for a kit (this type of thing)to migrate my existing drive across or is that easy anyway? I assume that to do this, the new drive has to be...
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    Thinking of upgrading to SSD

    I have this PC (what an awesome resource) with the standard 320Gb HDD and 4Gb RAM, running W7 Ultimate. I'm actually quite happy with it though it's a few years old.
    I have thought on and off about...
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    Is the forum dead?

    I've been away for ages but had a techy question and this site was my first choice... but looking at the forum post dates most forums have no posts this year. Has TZ community exploded or moved...
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    How can a Windows update cause the PC to turn...

    How can a Windows update cause the PC to turn itself on from a depowered state? The OS isn't running when hibernated, is it? The memory contents are shunted to hard-disk and the PC turns off.
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    It just gets weirder... As I said I've never...

    It just gets weirder...

    As I said I've never been able to catch Windows in the act, but I assumed it jumped straight to the login screen at the end of hibernation process.

    However last night I...
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    Hibernate going wonky

    My XP PC is slowly getting more and more eccentric. A little while back, it started to sometimes fail to hibernate or turn off... it would get to the shutdown screen and hang forever.
    Most recently,...
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    Well I installed Vista Ultimate on my MacBook...

    Well I installed Vista Ultimate on my MacBook using VirtualBox. It installed but was hideously slow. Also, it refused to let me install a nVidia Geforce 9400M driver, leaving me with a standard VGA...
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    What's the deal with .DMG installers?

    Most Mac apps I download simply install & run, there's a .APP somewhere. But some download a .DMG file which is described as being mounted, like some sort of weird virtual disk drive. I seem to have...
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    I need to test the 3D rendering app I am working...

    I need to test the 3D rendering app I am working on on Mac/Windows, so I'm a bit worried anything like a virtual machine or Wine might skew my performance testing.

    How does a virtual PC work with...
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    Running Vista on a MacBook

    I have a new Macbook (the aluminium type) and I've heard Vista can be dual-booted on these quite easily.
    Does anyone have any tips, or links to sites advising on this? I don't really want to have to...
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    Best browser on the Mac?

    I just got my first ever Mac (a new MacBook) for work, and I'm a total noob on this OS.

    Obviously Safari comes as standard, but is it considered weird to use something like FireFox?
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    Erratic behaviour from wireless mouse

    I have a nice MS Laser Mouse 5000 (and matching wireless keyboard). Sometimes, the mouse gets unresponsive. It acts like a dirty ball-mouse but also the buttons stop working properly.
    It's only...
  13. Thread: re: Denyse

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    Sorry if I'm being thick, but I thought I'd seen...

    Sorry if I'm being thick, but I thought I'd seen a post from Denyse mentioning the accident. Has she been home and now returned to hospital for more treatment?
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    Confused by Outlook Contacts

    I have always been confused by Outlooks contact management. If I reply to emails, it normally seems to know about the email address from the first couple of letters. But if I look in my address book,...
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    Windows Update seems to be going mad

    For at least the last 2 weeks, every time I turn on my PC I get told that "Security Update for WindowsXP (KB942830)" & "Security Update for WindowsXP (KB942831)" need to be downloaded. I always...
  16. Network file copying... xcopy slow compared to explorer

    I have a VPN connection to a remote PC on which there is a shared folder. Which is handy since I can copy files across easily. I have been doing it through using explorer (i.e. CTRL-C, CTRL-V) but...
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    On a related note, Dell have a wonderful adapter...

    On a related note, Dell have a wonderful adapter in the US: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Power/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=310-8814&mfgpid=192401
    It can run off mains...
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    I'm very familiar with DOS, I grew up using it. I...

    I'm very familiar with DOS, I grew up using it. I just want my command prompt to automatically open in the folder I use most often...
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    Starting folder for command prompt (cmd.exe)

    When I open a command prompt window it always goes to c:\documents and settings\<logged in user>. Is there a way I can cahnge this e.g to c:\work?
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    Power adapters for my Dell Laptop

    I bought a Vostro 1000 recently and since I'm in the UK, it came with a UK-style 240V adapter.
    I'm taking a trip to the US so I nee a way to run it off 110V... but I'm confused by Dell's website. I...
  21. Thread: Avast!

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    Avast!

    I recently installed Avast! Home Edition. I've a couple of issues with it which are making it unsuitable... but I might be using it wrong:

    1)Even a quick scan on c:\ is taking ages. I don't know...
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    I realised something. On both my desktop and and...

    I realised something. On both my desktop and and laptop, Messenger has a small banner at the bottom - this isn't actually too annoying really. The annoying thing is the special window which keeps...
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    That link doesn't work for me. Maybe the site is...

    That link doesn't work for me. Maybe the site is down, can anyone confirm that link is correct?
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    I tried it but it told me I don't have MSN...

    I tried it but it told me I don't have MSN Messenger installed. Which is odd since I just installed the latest version this week. Maybe it doesn't support Live Messenger, only older versions?
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    That's not really the answer I was looking for...

    That's not really the answer I was looking for...
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