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Windows not booting up after hardware change.

I have a problem with Windows 7 startup after I made some hardware changes. The computer won't boot automatically and I'm hoping for some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Dec 5, 2010 - 5 answers

I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me?

I can't use any operating systems because of Grub. Can any computer experts help me? [more inside]
posted by EatingCereal on Sep 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Going from 12 Years on the Mac to a Windows XP Notebook

Beginning this week, I will start using a Windows XP notebook as my home computer; to date my personal computers have been Macs. I've done some preliminary research as to Windows alternatives to programs, but I'd appreciate three areas of people's suggestions: (i) general tips for owning a Windows machine as your home machine; (ii) specific tips for people migrating from a Mac to a Windows machine; and (iii) critiques and/or alternate suggestions for Windows alternatives to the Mac programs I've used. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 21, 2010 - 23 answers

Top my lap

I need a new laptop - Windows 7, about 14/15" screen, not super-powerful but with enough storage space and power for me to collect my photo archives and play the odd game. I am flummoxed by what's on offer. HELP! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Feb 19, 2010 - 13 answers

I need help upgrading my windows OS 6.1 to 6.5

I want to upgrade my HTC Touch HD GSM Windows OS from 6.1 to 6.5. What is 1.56.OliNex simple comprehensive English? what is the difference between upgrading through HSPL and USPL? I don't really know the meaning and the difference between HSPL and USPL, and which one is recommended and less risky? I went to xda-developers.com and couldn't comprehend there well.
posted by omaralarifi on Oct 6, 2009 - 0 answers

Help me rescue a .QIC backup file?

IT Filter: Anyone know of a resource or protocol for opening .QIC files (Old Windows backup file format) short of finding a machine with Windows 95/98 on it? Had a laptop stolen and this is the only format in which I still have ALL of my writing from college/grad school. Any help is appreciated (please no lectures on backing up files... have learned my lesson.)
posted by Prevailing Southwest on Aug 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Why does external drive keep switching back to read-only setting?

I have an external usb drive running off my Windows 7 computer. It keeps switching back to Read-Only, so when I try to send files to it, it merely appends a file and adds a number to its name, instead of re-writing the entire file. I've tried to change it back, but it does not stay changed. The minute I refresh the page, the read-only status comes back! Is there some setting I'm missing? Is there something in Windows 7 that's causing this to happen?
posted by noir on Feb 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Easy remote assistance involving Windows 98 computer, in late 2008?

Are there still any easy-to-configure remote assistance solutions where the non-technical end user is on Windows 98? Small sums of money may be available, but free preferred. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Nov 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Reinstalling Windows on Laptop Without CD Drive

We have a laptop at work that's just so full of crap, etc. that it's near unusable and we've decided to just wipe it and do a fresh install of Windows XP (for which we have the CD). The problem is, this laptop doesn't have a CD or floppy drive - it has some kind of dock connector on the bottom that I guess might have a CD drive, but we don't have that either. Any ideas?
posted by OverlappingElvis on Aug 7, 2008 - 12 answers

You won't steal my heart by stealing my focus

IE7 keeps stealing focus, even after I use TweakUI. [more inside]
posted by subbes on Jun 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Ubuntu ate my XP bootage

Ubuntu ate my WinXP via Grub: help me induce vomiting? [more inside]
posted by onshi on May 9, 2007 - 16 answers

Windows won't let me install!

Help! Windows won't let me install downloaded programs. [more inside]
posted by dagnyscott on Feb 24, 2007 - 8 answers

Why is my computer suddenly grumpy, slow, and generally uncooperative?

Why is my computer suddenly grumpy, slow, and generally uncooperative? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Sep 6, 2006 - 14 answers

How do I get basic tooltips and AutoArchive working in Outlook 2003?

I would like to get basic tooltips and AutoArchive working in Outlook 2003. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Mar 2, 2006 - 6 answers

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