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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:08 AM
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a reply to: rigel4

I run windows 7 Home edition and 4 gb of ram.

what program might cause all the icons i assign to my data folders to disappear all the time.

When i set the folder view options to list view they inevitably default back to something else. When setting to list view I follow instructions I found on the net for doing this. It does not happen immediately, it tends to occur over 3-4 days.

Would the fact that I use an LCD screen account for the fact that the desktop of many websites I visit greatly exceed the screen size, some websites more so than others.

What can I do to fix the Windows installer? Many times I cant install a program with out getting a message to say windows installer does not work? I use the Tweeking .com tool which fixes it most times but having to do it every so often gets a bit tiresome.

I cannot do a repair install because it gets all the way to the very end then a fault message (cant remember it now) comes up and undoes everything its just done. This has occurred about 4-5 times. I spent 6 hours one Saturday doing nothing but re-installs trying to get one to stick.

Thanks

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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:28 AM
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Windows 10.


it burns



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:31 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

The folder thing I think is just something you have to live with cause Micrsoft are a bunch of jerk holes..

With the webpages being the wrong size, have you tried this?;

Hold down the CTRL on your keyboard and then scroll your mouse wheel, it will resize your page size in seconds. (This is in Chrome though, not sure if thats a thing in other browsers)


edit; With the install thing, that could be many things. Without seeing what's happening (I'm not a pro here) my first thoughts would be along the lines of your virus software which might have registry protecting stuff going on, or firewall controls etc. which are blocking certain checks of whatever program you are trying to install.
Also, I'm guessing you tried installing it as an Admin user? UAC controls turned off?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 04:54 AM
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originally posted by: Qumulys
a reply to: Azureblue

The folder thing I think is just something you have to live with cause Micrsoft are a bunch of jerk holes..

With the webpages being the wrong size, have you tried this?;

Hold down the CTRL on your keyboard and then scroll your mouse wheel, it will resize your page size in seconds. (This is in Chrome though, not sure if thats a thing in other browsers)


edit; With the install thing, that could be many things. Without seeing what's happening (I'm not a pro here) my first thoughts would be along the lines of your virus software which might have registry protecting stuff going on, or firewall controls etc. which are blocking certain checks of whatever program you are trying to install.
Also, I'm guessing you tried installing it as an Admin user? UAC controls turned off?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:38 AM
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originally posted by: Morrad
I am a bit confused about su and sudo. I read that only experienced users who allocate specific tasks to the wheel group should use sudo. A carte blanche sudo is just another root account so therefore better an inexperienced user to use su. From what I see most Linux users use sudo. Just switched from Fedora to Linux Mint and still trying to get my head around root having no password.







Sudo and Su are exactlly the same thing as I understand it.
sudo (super user do) followed by ie: apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
followed by password.


> su then the root password.
At that point your working in an elevated CLI
you would then type your commands.

Premise is the same.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:42 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

That sounds like it has many more problems than Folder View issues!

Perhaps a wipe and install something like Ubuntu may suit you!

Easy to do too.

Not that i like to advise wiping machines.. but you dont sound technical
and your machne sounds like it has many problems.

Wiping it would be the best outcome with whatever os you choose.


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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 06:32 AM
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a reply to: rigel4

I have a few dead laptops. How dead, I have no clue, some don't start, some won't get pass the startup process. I have a ton of precious pictures on it that may be lost forever. Does it really costs thousands of dollars for a professional to recover these photos for me?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 06:45 AM
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originally posted by: ckhk3
a reply to: rigel4

I have a few dead laptops. How dead, I have no clue, some don't start, some won't get pass the startup process. I have a ton of precious pictures on it that may be lost forever. Does it really costs thousands of dollars for a professional to recover these photos for me?



No It doesnt.. provided the hard drives are intact.

You can simply find a manual (if needed) to remove the hard drive from the laptops.

Then you can either attach them to a sata port on a PC or buy a cheap USB to Sata Caddy.

And then just browse the hard drives for your data.

Professional recovery is for damaged or corrupted hard drives.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 06:49 AM
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a reply to: CoBaZ

Look in the task mananger and try and identify any CPU and Memory hogs.

If all looks normal in there( i doubt it by the way )

Then i can only suggest removing the laptop covers and gain access to the heatsink and fans.
Blow out the heatpipe with compressed air, clean the fans and re-seat the heat sink with themal paste.

let me know what you find in the task manager



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: rigel4

Me neither. Thanks anyway!

What has hinted at a pearl worth pursuing are its easy spread sheets and its easy ability to make little video clips. Sorry, not at my desk to see what it's called. Quick Time or some such.

Even though I'm not a recipient of your offer, I still admire your generosity.






posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:38 AM
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a reply to: CoBaZ
For starters, get rid of ready boost. Especially if those drives are usb 2.0. Very inefficient, and ready boost was one of MS hair brained ideas that didn't work in real world use as well as it did on paper. (You might get by with 3.0's)
Next, what is the wattage on that docking station? Unless it's higher than your Charger, much of your power is being wasted in heat from a CPU that's doing double-duty as a processor and a graphics card.
Add to that, all of the crap that eval Win10 is doing in the background while you're gaming.
Are you running these older games in compatibility mode with admin privileges? You should be if you aren't.
What are you pasting that with, and have you checked the flatness of that heat sink. I replaced a warped heat sink in a new laptop that had an overheating issue. That fixed it.

Lol. Give me directions to your place. I wanna see that rig in person, and have a few beers.


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edit on 4/3/2016 by Klassified because: words



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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I'm still using Windows 7, but I took control of the "updates" process. Then, I forgot to do the updates for a couple of months and am now told there are 50 updates available.

Problem is.......when I select the updates and try to order them up for installation........nothing happens! Its like the computer can't locate the updates on the MS servers?

Got any fix for this?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:49 AM
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originally posted by: rigel4

originally posted by: ckhk3
a reply to: rigel4

I have a few dead laptops. How dead, I have no clue, some don't start, some won't get pass the startup process. I have a ton of precious pictures on it that may be lost forever. Does it really costs thousands of dollars for a professional to recover these photos for me?



No It doesnt.. provided the hard drives are intact.

You can simply find a manual (if needed) to remove the hard drive from the laptops.

Then you can either attach them to a sata port on a PC or buy a cheap USB to Sata Caddy.

And then just browse the hard drives for your data.

Professional recovery is for damaged or corrupted hard drives.

Exactly.

A word of caution. Unless you feel comfortable pulling a hard drive from a laptop yourself, take it to a tech. NOT Geeksquad. A real tech. If you decide to do it yourself, and your Windows profile was passworded, you will need to manually change permissions to access your personal files, or a little registry hack called "Take Ownership", which can be found online.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: TonyS
a reply to: rigel4

I'm still using Windows 7, but I took control of the "updates" process. Then, I forgot to do the updates for a couple of months and am now told there are 50 updates available.

Problem is.......when I select the updates and try to order them up for installation........nothing happens! Its like the computer can't locate the updates on the MS servers?

Got any fix for this?

There are two ways to fix this, all else being equal. The "easy" way is to install KB3102810 from Microsoft. If it stalls while installing, restart the computer, and try it again as soon as the machine has finished restarting. This install isn't magic. You will still have some waiting time, but it should fix the issue with Windows update that causes your symptoms.
KB3102810

The other way is to start in safe mode, and delete everything in the "software distribution" folder. Then restart, and search for updates again. Only do this if the above does not work. This is for when you have corruption or partial downloads in that folder.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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I've been contracted to port a legacy 100,000 line interactive application written in APL with a user interface based on light-pen and a multi-mode keyboard to Android and iOS using only the native programming API's. The client also wants to be able to use Oculus Rift as a means of doing product pre-visualisation. I was wondering if anyone had previous experience of doing this kind of project before and if they could provide any hints?



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:08 AM
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originally posted by: ckhk3
a reply to: rigel4

I have a few dead laptops. How dead, I have no clue, some don't start, some won't get pass the startup process. I have a ton of precious pictures on it that may be lost forever. Does it really costs thousands of dollars for a professional to recover these photos for me?



You don't need to take your laptop to a professional. I tried that once. Wanted to charge me £1000. Got myself a jewellers screwdriver kit (could have saved a few $$$ if I had just bought a Swiss army knife for IT workers), removed the screw that kept the hard disk drive in place, pulled the disk drive out, popped it in a external USB drive enclosure, and copied the files away using a USB cable.

Once had a hard disk drive die on me due to heat exhaustion (her indoors got fed up of the laptop being on the table so she put it on the window sill in direct sunlight with the screen folded down). Had to recover the data using the put-the-drive-in-a-plastic-bag-and-put-it-in-the-freezer-for-30-minutes-and-give-it-a-sharp-twist-once-plugged-into-the-usb-socket method.

Sometimes it's the motherboard that has died, or maybe the OS partition itself, maybe user configuration files, or the disk partition tables. But the data is still there safe.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:28 AM
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Yes, install KB3102810 manually. It separates the trustedinstaller process from the windows update service.
Any time I install a fresh Win7Sp1, I install it and it takes half the time to get windows updates installed.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: Klassified

Sorry didn't read your post before posting my reply but we both came to the same solution.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

iconcache.db which is stored in your profile folder, appdata, local, is where windows retains the folder settings for your profile.
Certain cleaning apps like ccleaner have an option to reset the icon cache. If you don't have any apps that touch that file, it maybe corrupt. So delete the file and then set your folder options to what you like and see if it retains the settings.

Windows installer on windows 7 is tricky to repair and if a repair install doesn't work then the only other thing to try is an sfc /scannow command on an elevated command prompt might work. You could also try the windows update readiness checker which will download any missing windows updates which may help your issue.

Your display could be a number of things, like someone already mentioned it maybe your web browser settings are too large. It could also be your windows DPI settings, which can be accessed from personalisation, display and reduce the DPI of your desktop. The other could be that your graphics card is set to overscan, check your graphic card control panel and see the section regarding display scaling.
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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 10:04 AM
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originally posted by: stormcell
I've been contracted to port a legacy 100,000 line interactive application written in APL with a user interface based on light-pen and a multi-mode keyboard to Android and iOS using only the native programming API's. The client also wants to be able to use Oculus Rift as a means of doing product pre-visualisation. I was wondering if anyone had previous experience of doing this kind of project before and if they could provide any hints?


U2U member adjensen. I don't know if he still lurks here or not, but he could likely provide you with some pointers.



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