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HD failing need to move os to new bigger HD

Q: HD failing need to move os to new bigger HD

This question may have been posted and answered at an earlier date but I am experiencing some complications that I am unsure how to address. My desktops Hd recently started failing and so today I ordered a new one that is 250gb larger. I understand how to back up most of my files and have an external to do so but I do not have install disk for the windows 7 os as my computer came with it installed. My product key for my os is still on the sticker on the side of the tower but as this new Hd is 100% blank i need to move the os somehow and I am unsure as to how I am supposed to do this. I have read alot about cloning a Hd but am wondering if this is my best option. ANY information on this problem would be greatly appreciated but please keep in mind i am no computer genius, Thank you all for any and all help.

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Preferred Solution: HD failing need to move os to new bigger HD

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A: HD failing need to move os to new bigger HD

Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Have a look at those tutorials:
Best to backup to a external HDD.
System Image Recovery
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Restore Backup User and System Files


SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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I'm thinking of moving my computer to a bigger case but I'm not sure what cases are compatible with my current motherboard. I own a Lenovo 90F1007QUS.  I need a bigger case because I'd like to upgrade the PSU to 500W and install a graphics card. Please respond with recommendations about how to go about upgrading to a bigger case. 

A:Want to move computer to bigger case

hi, look at the GTX1050 OC Low profile from GIGABYTE, if you have pci-e, you could play all games with this videocard, and you do not have to change the power supply, it works for me I have a lenovo M800 SFF  

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Veriton M2632G, Win7 This model has a 500 GB harddisk. I need to replace it by a 1 TB HD an add two new partitions - E and F - in addirion to he existing C and D. Besides the C and D partition, the original HD has 4 additional partitions. The question is: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Here is the current partitioning: "Recovery" - 600 MBEFI System reserved partition - 300 MBSystem reserved partition - 128 MB"Acer (C)" - 218 GBDATA (D)" - 218 GBPush Button Reset - 28 GB So: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Also: if I will add two more user partitions (E and F) what should be the ordering of partition? In particular, where should the "Push Button Reset" partition be placed? Also: what free partition manager would you recommend for the opperations required to make the above changes? TIA Alex










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A:M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

to be safe you need to copy all old HDD partitions on the new, just tell the clone software to don't resize the original partitions, so at the end you will end with 500GB used by the old partitions and 500GB of unallocated partitions. once booted sucessfully to windows on the new HDD, from windows Disk management, you can create the 2 new partitions of the needed sizes. (it will be safer since windows will manage the MBR) to clone your HDD there are a lot of good free tools:easeus:http://download.easeus.com/ad/epm_trial.exe partition wizard:http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html clonezilla:http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

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Veriton M2632G, Win7 This model has a 500 GB harddisk. I need to replace it by a 1 TB HD an add two new partitions - E and F - in addirion to he existing C and D. Besides the C and D partition, the original HD has 4 additional partitions. The question is: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Here is the current partitioning: "Recovery" - 600 MBEFI System reserved partition - 300 MBSystem reserved partition - 128 MB"Acer (C)" - 218 GBDATA (D)" - 218 GBPush Button Reset - 28 GB So: which of these do I have to move to the new HD? Also: if I will add two more user partitions (E and F) what should be the ordering of partition? In particular, where should the "Push Button Reset" partition be placed? Also: what free partition manager would you recommend for the opperations required to make the above changes? TIA Alex











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A:M2632G : How to move to a bigger disk

to be safe you need to copy all old HDD partitions on the new, just tell the clone software to don't resize the original partitions, so at the end you will end with 500GB used by the old partitions and 500GB of unallocated partitions. once booted sucessfully to windows on the new HDD, from windows Disk management, you can create the 2 new partitions of the needed sizes. (it will be safer since windows will manage the MBR) to clone your HDD there are a lot of good free tools:easeus:http://download.easeus.com/ad/epm_trial.exe partition wizard:http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html clonezilla:http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php

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I am running Win7/Pro x64.

I recently managed to unwittingly move a large branch (multiple levels of branching and many files) into my "My Documents" folder. I would like to undo what I did, but I have no idea how I did it. My guess is that I made a massive misuse of drag-and-drop

Said another way, I had a directory (very large, multi-branched folder) called "MyImageFiles" at the same level on my data drive as "My Documents." Now it is buried one level down in "My Documents."

What is the simplest way to undo this?

Thanks

baumgrenze

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I just added a 160 gigabyte hard drive as my 30 gig was filling up and giving me messages that it was close to full. I forgot to ask the technician whether it should be formatted any particular way. So that's one question: How can I check if things are set up correctly?

And second: How do I actually move files to the new hard drive? Do I just put a shortcut on the desktop and drag n' drop the old files onto it? Will they completely move from one disc to the other or will it just add a copy if I do it this way?

If it matters I have the basic XP edition windows.

Thanks -- Ed
 

A:Added a bigger hardrive, but how do you move files?

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I have installed win XP pro a couple of days ago, and I thought that it would be a good idea to put windows in a separate partition. Since then I have installed a few applications on a different partition, but it is not uncommon for applications to put something in the program files folder anyway.

Is there a safe and easy way of having "my documents" and or "program files" on a bigger partition? Or would that defeat the whole point of a system partition?

Would be glad of some advice.

Tell me if it's a bad idea!

Sharker

P.S. Is there a way of telling if the system partition is on the outer or inner edge of the HD?
 

A:Can you move My Documents/program files to bigger partition?

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I have an old computer that has a hard drive with a few bad sectors in it and I need to move the XP install to a new hard drive. (I can't reinstall the programs on the XP install!)
I already have tried to image the drive with DriveImage XML but the first few sectors on the disk are bad so it can't get the image started.

Suggestions?
 

A:Solved: move XP install on failing HDD to new HDD

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I'm having a big problem, my Aleinware is geting atacked by some kind of growing file. I have a file located at C:/359OF57.... something. My hard drive is almost full, and I recall a week ago that I had about 70 GB left on my hard drive left, and now I only have 3.33 GB!! I need help fast, I have Windows Vista Home Premium Alienware edition, and Im afraid that that thing is going to clog up my entire drive. I don't know what happens then. Can I delete this file? I know where it is, so it wouldnt be too hard to delete it, then wipe my free space. Any help will be greatly appreciated, I have attached a screen shot of the exact file location and size of the file to this thread. -Graboy
 

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Seems to be normal, I was told. But as this happens anyway, i want to slow down the process as hard as possible. F.ex. by using ccleaner and transferring the temp-folder to another partition, etc.

Yet there seem to be strange things happening. I just encoded a video to a non-C-location. during the encoding the C: partition gained a few hundred MB's. But as the encoding was finished, those few hundred mb's didnt delete themselves again, even after running ccleaner.

So, basically all i did was encoding a file which is not on C: into another file, which also is not on C:. Yet C: gained finally a few hundres mb's.

Anyone know why that is?

A:C-Partition gets bigger and bigger

When you run C cleaner, by default it looks for certain areas... particularly when you are decoding / encoding videos it will create a temp file.

If the temp file is not inside the Windows Directory, the Cleaner won't find it unless you tell it to look there.

Also, if your encoder / decoder program is not told to delete the left behinds it will in fact keep the temp files there as well. There are a lot of scenarios.

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The longer my PC stays on, the more and more memory seems to get used up. In the resource monitor, it shows the 'modified memory' as the culprit, starting at less than 100Mb when the PC is booted up, to a whopping 9Gb at it's peak. I've not installed any new updates or programs leading up to this problem, but I'm not sure how long ago it started.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16281 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (131 GB Free); F: 4657 GB (244 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., 970 PRO GAMING/AURA
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

 

A:Big Memory Leak (modified memory gets bigger and bigger)

Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (131 GB Free); F: 4657 GB (244 GB Free);Click to expand...

Your computer appears to have a HUGE amount of personal data and a LOT of installed apps.

That equates to a LOT of hard drive activity and a LOT of running processes.

Let's see an image of the entire list in the "Startup" tab of the Task Manager.

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A friend brought me her computer. It is a Sony Vasio Laptop model: PCG-5K1L. It has a Hitachi 250GB 5400RPM SATA HDD that has failed do to physical damage (she dropped it). Is it possible to move all the data, including the Vista Home Premium OS from the old HDD to a new HDD so she doesn't have to buy a new OS?

She's had the computer for awhile and doesn't have any restore or repair disks. I happen to have a Vista repair disk (from an old laptop). Am I able to install the repair disk on the new HDD and then use the product key on the underside of her computer to install Vista?

Thanks for your help. If this topic has been covered successfully in this forum in the past, just link me to it. I tried looking but am not exactly sure how to phrase the search question. I've looked, but not satisfied with what I have been finding.

Thanks
 

A:How do I take Vista off my old failing hard drive and move it to a new hard drive?

In spite of the physical damage you can still read the hard drive? Try cloning the drive or imaging the needed partitions. I use Macrium Reflect Free. Easeus Todo Backup is another free one, and there are lots more.

Am I able to install the repair disk on the new HDD and then use the product key on the underside of her computer to install Vista?Click to expand...

Only if the "repair disk" is a Vista installation DVD. Repair disks just include the Recovery Console programs (I probably don't have the correct term there) to fix issues with booting and startup, etc.
 

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1 I boot up my computer and try to log in. I get a user profile failed loggon message.

2 I google it and try to follow this guide

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215

3 I boot up in safe mode and everything just goes black and unresponsive. Been like it for about ten minutes now.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3957 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152999 MB, Free - 15061 MB; D: Total - 151842 MB, Free - 23047 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NSWAA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Hi. So, the wonderful people here have helped me out before, and I'm hoping they can do the same again!

About two weeks ago, I had an incident where randomly, my laptop started typing gibberish instead of the actual keys I was pressing. For example, on pressing "e" I got something like "ce3d" or something. It did this in my browser, in Skype, in Windows (password entry and search) and in MS Word, so I figured it must be a keyboard error. I'm not exactly the carefullest of people so it didn't seem unreasonable that a crumb or something had gotten in to the keyboard and was disrupting things. I tried various fixes - vacuuming my keyboard, attempting to download new keyboard drivers from Toshiba and running MBAM, but to no avail. Eventually I gave up and went to bed. Lo and behold, come morning, everything was working as normal again, and I carried on life as usual.

Then, yesterday, I randomly got BSODed. I made a backup, because I was pretty convinced it was a warning sign... Read more

A:Keyboard randomly failing and programs/pages failing to open

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Recently, I got a message telling me to backup immediately because my hard drive was failing. I pulled out the portable hard drive to do a backup only to be rejected by windows backup at 57%.
The only conclusion I can reach is that the damaged portion of my hard drive is the bit that deals with copying files, because I've tried a manual backup too.
This really freaks me out because I have done some important work in the last month since my last backup that I do not want to lose.
Any help would be much appreciated! I feel like there is no solution to my problem but I really want to try!

A:Failing hard drives and failing backups

Hi and welcome to TSF this might be of help Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

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Employee claims that while using the Move function to place folders in a different directory tree the folders were moved but the files were lost. I have tried to duplicate the action but have not been able to replicate losing the files. Talked to experts said no way it will happen. One in a million chance it will occur. However, employee claims replicated Move operation multiple times (10-15 folders) and lost files multiple times (7-10 times), but not every time.

Is this possible? I must fire employee for extensive data loss. However, if truly unintentional, and I can replicate as proof-- Employee keeps job.

A:Using Move Function: Move Folders & Lose Files

As the experts you spoke with indicated, there is virtually no way this could happen. Even if there was a copy error that Windows didn't detect and abort the move operation, you'd still likely end up with some sort of file even if it was corrupted and unreadable.

One in a hundred trillion chance of happening.

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I have a 500 GB hard drive from 3-2009 with Vista on primary 1 at 65 GB, XP Pro on the 2ND at 30 GB, and 7 is installed on my 3rd primary at 75 GB, and in the extended partition area are 2 Ubuntu Linux, swap file, and a couple of NTFS storage partitions which uses the remaining drive space. So I want to delete the old Vista and then either move 7 to that primary 1 after a temporary shrink to fit the 65 GB, or install Windows 10 on it, and then delete the 2 NTFS partitions and an older Linux to allow reducing the extended way down for more space for 7 if it is possible to move or copy partitions such as my XP and a Linux with a good partion tool such as the Gparted or Acronis Disk Manager. My NTFS storage areas are now empty so not needed, and I did create a exact full hard drive clone copy with Acronis True Image in a external enclosure connected by eSATA and my system does have the AHCI sata to allow hot connect. So any good suggestions for this?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76801 MB, Free - 22103 MB; D: Total - 66560 MB, Free - 13640 MB; E: Total - 30721 MB, Free - 13324 MB; H: Total - 20479 MB, Free - 20388 MB; I: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 114376 MB; K: Total - 218880 MB, Free - 218781 MB... Read more

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I am trying to move files from one external hard drive to another but it has been stuck on 'Preparing to move' 'Time remaining: Calculating. Items remaining: Calculating Speed: Calculating' for 20 minutes now. It has not moved on from that.

Google shows only results pertaining to Mac OS on this problem, when searching the message in quotes, it still doesn't give that exact match (come on Google, we search in quotes for a reason), instead what Google provided was results for 'Preparing to delete'

There seems to be no info let alone anybody having this message when moving files.

Can anybody help me get the ball rolling?

A:Windows 7 stuck 'preparing to move' when trying to move files

I have Windows 7 pro over here on three computers, and yes I too sometimes but not always get that long long long wait time for either copying or moving folders/files from source to target. For now, I recommend you only copy folders/files from source to target. And after you looked at the target, making sure the copies made it over safely, then delete from the source. I'm trying to recall what and where I saw some good answers, will post back if/when I find those URLs.

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Hi all,

Here's one that's got me vexed.

Is there a way to select a row in a continuous form and do a "Move up" or "Move Down" so that it not only moves the record on the form but also shows this resequencing in the ouput report.

Currently the row source is an SQL query from a table.

Chris
 

A:Access 2003: Move Up / Move Down in a form

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I dropped my laptop and the screen broke (at least that is the obvious damage). I was quoted about $800 to repair and replace it.

I don't want to buy a new different one right now for several reasons. Is it possible to just buy an identical used computer and switch hard drives (assuming the used one is in working order)?

I have a Gateway Solo 5300 with Win98SE, Office XP, and several other registered programs.

Thanks
 

A:If I move my hard drive to a different laptop will it move everything I need?

Yeah, that will probably work! You might have to DL a driver or two but Win98 moves pretty good from computer to computer...
 

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Q: bigger

how do i make the X in the IE bigger? here's how big mine is right now, i want it a little bigger because it's hard on my eyes, i have bad eyes as it is, thanks:
 

A:bigger

i assume you mean text size
View>
Text size>
Largest>

If you have a scroll wheel in the centre of your mouse - Hold down the control Key and move the wheel that will also cahnge the text size

Does not work for all websites - depends on how its coded and if images are text

also you could use magnifier -
start >
programs >
accessories >
accessibilty >
magnifier >
 

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hello everyone i have a 500 watt Xclio PSU with 2 12v rails at 18 amp, i want to know if i could power one of the newer 9800 GTX+ with the smaller 55nm proccessor???, this is what i currently have

asus m2n sli deluxe mobo
nvidia 8600gt
2gb corsair xms2
250 gb 7200rpm HDD
amd athlon 64 x2 +4800
and a 20x dvd cd burner
 

A:Do i need a bigger PSU

no you dont, i have a 400 and its running more than that.
of course its different for different systems
 

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Which is bigger KB or MB ?
puter hater
 

A:Which is bigger MB or

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I down loaded a preview of a game and after I was done playing it I closed the window and everything was bigger the icons fonts taks bars everything. i would like to have everything back to normal size but when i went into properties it was already on normal size. I ran my ad ware scanner and virus scanner and there was nothing. Oh ya my operating system is Windows XP. Thanks.
 

A:everything is bigger!?

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I was wonder if it's ok to delete these files, because I have a small 10gb hard drive, and these just keep getting bigger....

A:I have 2 files that keep getting bigger

Heres the role and fix for hyberfil.sys

Windows XP has a feature that is not very well documented and it will be totally new to users of older systems such as Windows 95 or 98. This new feature is called Windows hibernation. Instead of shutting down and restarting your computer, Windows takes a snapshot of everything running on your system, copies it to the hard drive and then turns off most of your hardware. To wake up from hibernation you normally move the mouse or hit the spacebar on the keyboard.


In theory, it is supposed to be a quick shortcut or power saving option that allows you to leave your PC in suspended animation until you are ready to work again. However, in practice, most people find little time difference between shutting down and using hibernation. For people who use drive imaging to backup their system, the hiberfil.sys file can bloat the backup files - making them larger (sometimes over 1GB bigger!) and therefore slower to copy/restore.

Hibernation temporarily 'freezes' the computer when the PC becomes inactive, so it won't work if you have tasks running constantly (eg downloading files). However it can be handy if you want the computer to sleep after a task has completed (such as creating a video).

OK, that's the role of hibernation - so what is the hiberfil.sys file and why is it so big? Hibernation takes everything in memory and writes it to your hard drive as the hiberfil.sys file. If you have 512MB of memory, then hiberfil.sy... Read more

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I presently have a Compaq Presario AMD Sempron 512mb and someone was nice enough to give me their Dell Dimension 2350, Intel (R) Celeron (R), CPU 2.00GHz, 768RAM.....Can you tell me if it's a better computer as far as storage and speed? (New one has a lot of unused space)

Thank you.

A:which is bigger and faster?

Compaq Presario SR1500NX
Motherboard : ASUS A7V8X-LA
CPU : Sempron 3000+ 2.0 GHz, 333 MHz FSB, Socket 462
RAM : 256 MB PC2700 (unless you added more RAM) (max : 1GB)
Video : Via 128MB shared
Extension : 1 AGP and 3 PCI

Dell Dimension 2350
Motherboard : unspecified
Intel Celeron 2.00Ghz, 400 MHz FSB, Socket 478
RAM : 768MB, probably 1x256 and 1x512 PC2100 (max : 1GB)
Video : Intel 3D Extreme Graphics 64MB shared
Extension : 3 PCI

Both computers are outdated by today's standards. The processors have each their pros and cons, one will perform better than the other in certains apps and vice-versa. Socket 462 and 478 are outdated so don't count on upgrading the processors much. The RAM is important with XP so the system with the most RAM should be more responsive but you can update both systems to a max of 1GB anyway (the Dell should support PC2700 modules as well). About the storage you can always take the hard drive of one of the computers and hook it as a slave drive in the other one so that's not really a problem.

I would install the programs you use the most on both computers and see which one is the most responsive.

If you intend to play on those computers you could run 3D mark 03 and see which one gets the highest score : http://www.futuremark.com/download/3dmark03/ (if 3D mark 03 fails to work you can google 3D mark 01). Most games need a dedicated video card to run properly. The Compaq Presario has an AGP slot so it can get a better card than the De... Read more

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i have a etower 466,my question is how big of a processor can I install on this machine?
 

A:bigger processor

apparently your motherboard isn't coppermine compatible
I get this result for all versions of 466

Celeron CPU 533 MHz PPGA

This I beleive is the last non coppermine celeron chip, the 533A was a coppermine core processor.

Check here
http://parts.emachines.com/emachines/moreinfo.asp?product_id=67070
 

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Hi yesterday i did fix it just like this to see if there is a problem in my computer. Then today when i come back in my computer all programs made with VB or .NET appears bigger! I uninstalled .net and VB i did everything but nothing. Please Help. Thanks in advance for responding!

This is an exemple of my game made with visual basic and now it is like this:

before:
[IMG]arsenal4.8tar.com/Car Race Game made by nalasra4 and xsamedx.PNG[/IMG]

Now:
[IMG]arsenal4.8tar.com/Now.PNG[/IMG]

Another Exemple:

Before:
[IMG]arsenal4.8tar.com/Calculator by arsenal4.PNG[/IMG]

Now:
[IMG]arsenal4.8tar.com/Now1.PNG[/IMG]

Another Exemple:

Before:
[IMG]arsenal4.8tar.com/WebBrower by arsenal4.PNG[/IMG]

Now:
[IMG]arsenal4.8tar.com/Now2.PNG[/IMG]

Please HELP!!

A:My .NET Programs Appear Bigger

What seems bigger, the file size or the actual program window?

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Im wodnering that would be a better upgrade for about $250 or so
what is the bigger bottleneck the 3000+ or the x800gt (500\1000 8 pipes)

an x2 4600+ or a 7900gt with evags step up program


thanks guys
 

A:Bigger Bottleneck

any input is apprecated :bounce:
 

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How do I go about installing a larger drive,transfering everything to the new drive, then removing the old drive? Right now I have a second drive to store digital pictures. I can temp. remove it ten reinstall after the swap.
 

A:Want a bigger Drive

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Well, it`s just about time for a bigger ssd, I`ve seen quite a few members mentioning Samsungs, so could I get a few opinions on this model ? Is the price ok ? Tiger seems to be high anymore. And are there newer models out ? Thanks everyone

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...47114&csid=_61

or this

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...66637&csid=_61

A:Time for a bigger ssd.

Hi Brian
I have a 180GB INTEL SSDSC2CT180A3 ATA Device. I have found it fast (too fast for my poor old brain sometimes) and very reliable. No probs at all. Intel doesn't have such a good write up as others but I think that is some people knock Intel because they are so big. It's a bit like knocking MS but we still keep using it!

EDIT: I see your thread got moved Brian. D'you know I never felt a thing

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When I first ran the tool, it reported that chess.dll and wmpmde.dll could not be repaired with an error of "hash mismatch". So, I pulled out my trusty WIn7 Ult DVD and used the tut on restoring files from the DVD Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD. Did that (had to shut down and update the wmpmde.dll in safe mode since it was "in use") and when I rebooted and ran it again, it found those errors and more!

Help!!

A:sfc /scannow getting bigger!!

I have to assume that the extraction caused bigger problems than what you had. Whatever the reason the best course of action, is to back up and make a repair install.
Repair Install

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I have read the specs for my laptop. It does not state whether or not I can upgrade my RAM from 4GB to something bigger. Can I?

A:Can I upgrade my RAM from 4GB to something bigger?

HI. Memory 1 or 2 customer-accessible/upgradable memory module slots (depending on model)2 slots: DDR3L-1600MHz Dual Channel Support (Core processors)1 slot: DDR3-1333MHz Dual Channel Support (DDR3L-1600 downgraded to DDR3-1333)(Bay Trailprocessors)1 slot: DDR3-1333MHz Dual Channel Support (DDR3L-1600 downgraded to DDR3-1066)(Bay Trailprocessors)Supports dual-channel memorySupports up to 16 GB of system RAM in the following configurations:16384-MB total system memory (81922) or (40962) (not for 32-bit operating system or Windows7 Home)12288-MB total system memory (81921 + 40961) (not for 32-bit operating system or Windows 7Home)8192-MB total system memory (81921) or (40962) (not for 32-bit operating system)6144-MB total system memory (40961 + 20481) (not for 32-bit operating system)4096-MB total system memory (40961) or (20482)2048-MB total system memory (20481) Specifications page 2 of the manual::http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04409502 http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=691740-005 http://www.ebay.com/itm/691740-005-4GB-1600Mhz-PC3L-12800-DDR3L-DIMM-memory-module-HP-Original-/1618... Manual:http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04409502 Regards.





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What problems will I face removing old ssd for new and bigger ssd

A:changing out old ssd for new and bigger

  
Quote: Originally Posted by gemm85


What problems will I face removing old ssd for new and bigger ssd


None if you do it right and the hardware is not defective.

Do you intend to do a clean install to the new SSD?

Or do you want to transfer the existing installation on the old SSD to the new SSD? If yes, then how?

Or?

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Hiya guys

I'm thinking on replace my ( not so old ) hdd to bigger one. Now i've got 500 gig's but i'm thinking on 1Tb, even 1.5 Tb.

As i've never use such a big hdd's before, is there is anything i should be worried about ? Are they reliable to use and not breaking down often ? If this can help, here's my laptop model:

Dell XPS L720X .


I'm using good laptop cooler if this can change anything. If you need any other information i have not mention here, please tell me.

cheers in advance for your help


szametu

A:Changing hdd to bigger. What should i know ?

There's nothing unusual about them. Just get one of the same form factor as you now have so you know it will fit.

Like any other hard drive, it could fail at any time, so have some sort of a backup--preferably for both the Windows installation and your personal data.

You might consider partitioning it in such a way that you can put Windows and applications on one partition and your personal data on another--and then back each of those up separately.

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Whenever I opened a web page, The page(text on the page) will keep getting bigger untill I wont be able to read anything on the page. When I tried to resize the page, it will still go back to the bigger text. Pls help

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I posted on here yesterday i belive because i was wanting to upgrade my RAM on my computer. It was determined that I purchase DDR RAM
MY computer WAS running windows xp P4 dell demension 4550.

Now here's the problem....

after i put in the stick of RAM I purchased DDR 2700 512 mB

now when i went to restart the computer all i get is maybe three to four beeps and my monitor is black. The monitor is plugged in to the back of the computer but the light on it stays yellow instead of green.... please tell me this is fixable.....
 

A:Now i have a bigger problem

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Don't know what I accidentally did, but everything on my desktop, my calander, my Icons are bigger then they were earlier today. I right clicked on the desktop and hit view, and it showed my icons are still set at small. Things I open are bigger too like the word Google in Google chrome seems like it is 11/2 to 2 times as big as before. I had to rearrange my icons so my desktop calender wouldn't cover some of them up.
IIn fact I'm looking at this and the title "things have gotten bigger is gigantic. What did I do, and how do I undo it? Thanks in advance for the help I'm sure will come.
 

A:Things have gotten bigger

Hi, you're running windows 7?
If so right click on the desktop and click screen resolution.
In that window there is some text that says make text and other items bigger or smaller.
Click on it and then choose the appropriate one.
If you're not running windows 7 look for a similar setting. It's called DPI scaling if you need to search for it.
 

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I have downloaded my pictures to a cd....when I go to F drive and click a picture it only shows me thumbnail size....how do I see the enlarged pictures. I went to regedit and made a value of 255 as stated but I still can't see the pictures large...only thumbnails.....I am using Vista
 

A:how to get thumbnails bigger to see

Where ever were you told to go to REGEDIT to change that? Incorrectly messing with the registry causes no end of problems, settings that need changing have options to change them.

If you want to increase the size of the thumbnail, right click in the folder, hover over view, and select the view that you want.

If you want a larger preview pane which shows the picture closer to its full size, click on the Organize button, hover over layout, and click on Preview Pane. If preview pane isn't there go to Organize, folder and search options, make sure that "Show Previews and Filters" is checked, and repeat the first stage.

If you want to view a image full size or do anything with it, then open the picture.
 

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Check this out. This is my problem:

My desktop looks normal but the text of the icons are bigger for some reason. The resolution here is normal (1366 x 768).The same case in File Explorer. The texts have enlarged! "Change Only Text Size" didn't work and only the text of the window was affected.

The ribbons are bigger too.The right click menu's texts are bigger. The one underlined in black is for comparison. THAT's what the size of my text window should be. Not the monstrosity it is currently in (underlined in red).Ridiculously LARGE right click menu... To drive the point.Microsoft Word. Just look at it!

And the overall look of my laptop is absurd. I want it to get back to what it once was but I don't know what to do. Check out the screenshots please. I have used the word "bigger" to emphasize it enough. What am I supposed to do? I'm so lost...

A:Text Is Bigger, please help

Hi,
Welcome to the forums, try different Display drivers and see whether it helps, post your system specs.

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Hi All,
Everything has suddenly gotten bigger on my screen...icons, font, even my mouse arrow. My computer shut itself down yesterday and when I turned it back on everything was bigger. I checked everything under display..appearences, dpi etc. Everything appears to be at the proper setting. I have windows xp media 2002. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Everything suddenly bigger

You need to install the video drivers again. Your resolution is messed up. something caused your computer reboot and it mess up the video display. It could be that the video card driver was corrupted which caused this issue.

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I would like to increase the size of the the letters all across my WinXP Sp2.
I would like to increase their size about 10 or 20% and I would like it to effect all my programs from Firefox to Explorer etc.

Is this possible?

If so...hor do I do it?

Thanks

A:Bigger Font

Take a look at this brief article: http://computerbasicslearning.blogspot.com...r-computer.htmlScroll down to the Windows XP section.

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Now it seems all the web pages have BIG fonts, except for Hotmail. Please help it is driving me CRAZY. Donna
 

A:Problem Getting Bigger

This is in reference to <a href="http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&postid=274071">this</a> post. Please do not open multiple posts for the same prob - it can start to get confusing. Please reply at the original post.

Thanks!
 

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Here's the deal, being the brainiack I am I installed Windows 7 on my wifes Compaq Desktop. The problem being that it only has a 20gb hdd. So I have to install a larger hdd (size does matter).
I have the family pack Win 7 OS, 3 computers, how many times can I install on each computer?

TIA, Should of thought ahead.

A:Shoulda went BIGGER!!!

Hello Dogtag, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can install and activate it with the same key number as many times as you would like as long as it is uninstalled from any prior computer first. You will not have a problem doing so.

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Troops,

Got a good deal on 'black Friday' from Best Buy.

250 Gig hard drive for $59. Seagate.

Problem is getting XP Pro to 'see it' past 137 Gigs. I flashed
the BIOS to recognize it, but XP doesn't. Is there any way
to get it to recognize the rest without SP1 or SP1a ?

Seagate has a disk that will add 'DDO', but I really don't
want to reformat and reinstall hundreds of programs
....again.

Thanks in advance, and Happy Holidays Everybody !!
 

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First post, and not so sure where to put it, since it's an odd problem. here goes:
I'm currently working with 2 monitors. 1 24" 1920x1080 HD monitor from acer, and 1 old CRT screen running on a mere 1024x768.

Now here's the specific problem. If I run something in full screen mode, (for example, starcraft 2) My mouse pointer can go out of the window, up to HALF of my other screen. This is causing me to keep alt tabbing and being unable to scroll through the sides. this also goes for any shooter games etc. So to test out my theory, I made the game windowed. As I set the game to 1920x1080 pixels, it actually became the size up to where my mouse went, on my other screen. so i set it to 640x480, and built up from there. and yes, it was bigger than a 640x480 app. So kept building up, and a 1024x768 pixel setting already fillls my screen up. so i'm thinking it increases the applications with about 50% of it's actual size.

I believe this glitch occured when I was playing league of legends, my cat jumped on my keyboard as I was alt-tabbing to skype someone. Because this is hard to google, and I didn't know what the shortkeys were, I deleted my graphics drivers, and reinstalled them. this did NOT help. Also, I have dual windows. (1 for gaming and stuff, 1 for work) and this only occurs on the gaming windows.

so yes, i'm pretty sure it's a certain shortkey combination I hit that cause windows 7 to change some unknown settings. If anyone... Read more

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