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About Ski52

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  • Birthday 12/30/1947
  • Age 70

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    Palm Bay, Florida
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    46 years of computers & I have given up learning how to use a Mac
    3D Printing
    R/C Aircraft & Boats
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    IMac 27
    3.2 Ghz I5
    16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 5TB Storage
    Solidoodle 2PRO 3D printer
  • Age 70

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  1. Dell with Windows Vista

    There should be a way to get to an MS DoS prompt with the install disk. If so, you can run the old fdisk then format. That will obliterate everything on your HD, - factory clean. Then you can run the install disk. All the old methods of cleaning and installing Windows are gone completely from my mind, comes with age I guess. Create a bootable CD/DVD with the old MS DoS commands, should be able to find them on line - save what you want/need off the drive and blotto the disk and start over. Used to be so easy... Just looked at your screen shot - you have 168GB free - SP2 must be pretty large....
  2. Dell with Windows Vista

    I believe there is a partition with the old Win install in it's entirety. If you are satisfied with the 7 install, delete the Windows.old or other newly created partition. If there is another new Win partition, you might want to back it up to a CD/DVD or other off-machine means, it's just taking up space. Memory will not give you space. Run Disk cleanup from disk tools. That should help.
  3. Dell with Windows Vista

    It's been a while, but if I recall it will ask you if you want to overwrite it or move a copy of the core files to a separate directory. I had both 7 & Vista and liked 7 a lot more. Vista was the beginning of the mess we got now - Vista - 8 - 8.1 - 10 and who knows what else.
  4. Dell with Windows Vista

    Shouldn't have to adjust much of anything. A real installation disk will scan the machine first and tell you if it's OK or not, then it will go ahead and run the install.
  5. Happy Birthday rokytnji

    Happy Birthday Rok...
  6. Need Dual Monitors for Job Now! Please Help!

    Here is a google search for an nVidia product..... https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1&q=nVidia+Quadro+FX+3450+Dual+Dvi+Video+Card&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi5mqPjnpbZAhUm9YMKHcoDCbwQBQgkKAA&biw=1849&bih=945 Here are some others from google... https://www.google.com/search?q=dual+monitor+video+card&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1 It seems as though you can spend as little (10.00 - 12.00) or obviously as much as you want. Do a little research on the inexpensive ones and see if one of them is capable of doing what you need. Don't expect high-end graphics reproduction with a 12.00 video card. As for your Webinar problem, I only use Firefox. You can go to Firefox.com and right on the main page is a button to reset Firefox. Read the 'learn more' tab to be sure. I use it periodically, it saves all the junk it removes in a file on the Desktop - just in case. Can't tell you about any other browsers. Good Luck
  7. Daily picture

    He ate a box of crayons.
  8. Need Dual Monitors for Job Now! Please Help!

    Rok, that's a nice setup, but she can get the effect she wants with a ~30.00 graphic card that supports dual monitors. A splitter will only give one signal to however many monitors are hooked up. Windows will allow dual monitors with the appropriate vid card. The card will come with software to allow Windows to recognize dual monitors and offer to set them up. When I was working, all the government boxes had dual or better vid cards. You have to have 2 monitors actually hooked up to get the OS to recognize duals and offer to work with them. The cable is going to give her 2 identical monitors. Good Luck Ski
  9. We never celebrated it when my wife was alive. She was a raging diabetic, (4 insulin shots daily) so large boxes of 'Be my Valentine' chocolate were out of the question, or supposed to be... She still managed to sneak chocolate in - she loved it!!
  10. [RESOLVED] Lost Audio

    Nodsh - I looked at all the settings, all looked OK. Broni - That solved the problem. I had to use the HP fixit thingie. Evidently the DFX program installed a generic driver that looked OK to the machine. I had to skip the 'Restart Now' box to get to the second level where it finally removed the generic driver and replaced it with an MS compliant driver. I was on the verge of driver hunting when I came here. I'd have found it eventually. Thanx both of you for the help.
  11. [RESOLVED] Lost Audio

    Uninstalled DFX Audio Enhancer, now I have no audio. Deleted the sound card in Device Manager and restarted - no sound. Per online instructions to delete DFX Audio, I deleted all registry references - still no sound. Kind of frustrating, the Mac is down right now for a power supply and I like my tunes. Win 10 Any help greatly appreciated. Ski
  12. Farewell, Shay

    RIP Shay.... You'll be missed. I will support anything the board wishes to do.
  13. Happy Birthday Ski52

    Thanks all. Never did I ever think I would make it to 70!! Only have 1 New Year's resolution - make it to 71!!
  14. My Angel pair breeding

    They are good size. Are they in an empty tank, or is it a community tank? Didn't mean 'empty', but I think you know what I meant.
  15. My Angel pair breeding

    It's hard to get the ciclids (sp) to breed, but once you do, you should be able to keep the local pet shop stocked! How big are they?