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Posted By Swalchy

Having Beta Tested Win7, I can say that it runs...

Having Beta Tested Win7, I can say that it runs quite fast, as fast, if not faster, than Windows XP.

Win 7 is pretty much what Vista should have been had they spent a bit more time on it.
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Posted By Swalchy

It depends on what type of Casing you have. Most...

It depends on what type of Casing you have. Most cases use standard PSU's, but some smaller, or supplier custom made ones (like HP and Dell) us smaller types of PSU.

So, depends on what your case...
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Posted By Swalchy

What you need is a Wireless Repeater/Wireless...

What you need is a Wireless Repeater/Wireless Ranger Extender box - Wireless Range Extender | Broadbandbuyer.co.uk (http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopSearch.asp?CategoryID=259)

And you can...
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Posted By Swalchy

The only registry cleaner I've never had a...

The only registry cleaner I've never had a problem with is PC-Tools Registry Mechanic.

But that's not a free product, must be said.
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Posted By Swalchy

Yeah, I can fully see why setting it to Master...

Yeah, I can fully see why setting it to Master originally would cause quite a few problems.

All external IDE drives, such as you've stated above, should be set to slave or cable select, so that...
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Posted By Swalchy

After installing AVG, why would you want to...

After installing AVG, why would you want to remove it?

AVG doesn't slow down your PC at all, as long as you don't set it to do daily scans (which you don't need it to).

And you can just use a...
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Posted By Swalchy

This is the main thing wrong with your PC: You...

This is the main thing wrong with your PC: You unfortunately bought one with Windows Vista on it =/

As for why your Comptuer is freezing: It could either be your RAM or your HDD, as far as I can...
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Posted By Swalchy

Could try, if it has the option, Custom install...

Could try, if it has the option, Custom install and select everything else bar the Fax installation.

Dunno how Brother CD's work - never bought a Brother anything before!
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Posted By Swalchy

heh, sorry :P And glad the USB cables aren't...

heh, sorry :P

And glad the USB cables aren't $20 in America. Saying that though, in England, UK, retail outlets do sell cables and stuff for extremely high prices. The USB cable I linked to on...
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Posted By Swalchy

Yeah, USB cables are compatible across the board....

Yeah, USB cables are compatible across the board.

You probably need a USB A (rectangle-shape) to USB B (square-shape) cable, and you should usually have a spare one of those.

And are they...
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Posted By Swalchy

Have you tried to use Windows XP's Scanner and...

Have you tried to use Windows XP's Scanner and Camera Wizard?

If you can print on your HP All in One Printer from within Windows XP, I'd expect the S&CW to work fine.

Should be in Start - All...
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Posted By Swalchy

I personally would have formatted the PC first...

I personally would have formatted the PC first before I did anything on it.

If you didn't have any files of importance on it, that is actually what I would do in this situation.
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Posted By Swalchy

It should actually be noted that you cannot use...

It should actually be noted that you cannot use an OEM key on a Retail XP, nor can you use a Retail key on an OEM XP. It just won't work.

If you got your PC from a retail outlet, its more or less...
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Posted By Swalchy

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware...

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) for me :)

And AVG Anti-Virus (http://free.avg.com/download?prd=afe) also comes with its own in-built Anti-Spyware scanner :)
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Posted By Swalchy

Could I actually recommend the highly underlooked...

Could I actually recommend the highly underlooked Google Chrome. Faster than FF, but actually based on the FF engine, so most plugins for FF (the reason many people use FF is because of the numerous...
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Posted By Swalchy

Hi Debbie - if the router and PC are about 4...

Hi Debbie - if the router and PC are about 4 years old, then you're probably best using WEP encryption.

Basically, what you do, is you set WEP encryption, and then your router probably asks you to...
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Posted By Swalchy

Never thought of that, Gunguy. Guess that kinda...

Never thought of that, Gunguy. Guess that kinda makes sense a bit, but still, perhaps companies would get things done quicker if they had quicker equipment? =P


Saying that, you'd probably have...
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Posted By Swalchy

Windows XP x64 suffers a bit from this as well. I...

Windows XP x64 suffers a bit from this as well. I had to upgrade my wireless network card because there was no x64 driver for it. But driver support for Windows XP x64 is fine now, and I'd actually...
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Posted By Swalchy

If you're wirelessly connected to the router, if...

If you're wirelessly connected to the router, if you right click on the Windows Wireless Network Icon (assuming you're using Windows XP at this point - Vista and Windows 2000 have similar things), in...
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Posted By Swalchy

Sounds to me like faulty USB ports, which would...

Sounds to me like faulty USB ports, which would then be a problem with the Computer's motherboard.

Is the PC still under warranty? Dell should then supply a new motherboard, but that would...
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Posted By Swalchy

Don't open the case - you'll definitely void the...

Don't open the case - you'll definitely void the warranty if you do that (there's usually a sticker over the side where you pull it off)

And as Gunguy45 said, it's not your problem that the PC was...
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Posted By Swalchy

Hi Stumped, From the fact that it "freezes...

Hi Stumped,

From the fact that it "freezes occasionally", that's usually a insufficient power supply problem, and you're probably right to check the power Supply. Do you know what Wattage the PSU...
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Posted By Swalchy

I tested the Beta of Windows 7. Whilst...

I tested the Beta of Windows 7.

Whilst definitely better than Vista, I for one saw no particular reason why I would buy it, or recommend others to upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows XP.

Whilst...
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Posted By Swalchy

I would definitely leave all your hardware...

I would definitely leave all your hardware plugged in. The main driver you need is your Ethernet/network device driver, so you can get onto the internet. So install your Ethernet/network device...
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Posted By Swalchy

Thanks!

Sorry to resurrect a really really old thread, but I've only joined the DIY forums to say a great big THANK YOU to MaggieV! Google brought up this page (as I was having a similar problem), and...
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