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    Default install location

    Greetings all, I have ordered, and will soon be receiving, a new computer. It has a 30 gig ssd drive for the os and a terabyte storage drive. My question is: how can I change the default install folder for programs under Windows 7, because obviously I can't have program files...
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    Can't create new folder in Vista

    I am running Windows Vista Home Premium, as I have been for 3 months now. Just lately, when I go to create a new folder, it says "the file or folder does not exist." It will let me create a new folder called "New Folder." It will not let me rename it, though. Anybody ran into this? Reps of...
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    Directx 10 cards

    If I want to purchase a Directx 10 card, but do not want to upgrade to Vista from XP, is that possible? I've been a little confused on this issue. I just don't want to have Vista, am I alone on this? Thanks for any information, vivid
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    Need help networking 2 computers

    I am trying to network 2 computers to share files and printer use. I currently have a router with 2 computers and an XBOX 360 sharing internet access, all works fine. I recently tried to allow the 2 PCs to share file and printer use and it just will not work. I have tried running the network...
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    Keeping your case dust free.

    I realize this is not a new concept, but I just sometimes neglect this chore. I just got through dusting the inside of my case completely, and I lowered my idle temp from 37C to 25C, no kidding. I am guilty of postponing this simple task for some reason. But I implore everyone to do this on a...
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    New keyboard recommendations...

    Hello all, I am in the market for a new keyboard and am wondering if anyone has any good suggestions. It must be standard layout, USB or PS/2 connection is fine. It should be a Windows keyboard, I would prefer it not be wireless, doesn't matter if it's multimedia or not, and the most...
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    Updating some Intel drivers...

    Hello all, I recently visited driveragent.com and ran their scan. I don't wanna sign up with their service, but now I am going nuts trying to find updated drivers for my IDE and USB. True, everything is working properly, but I just wanted to see if I could update the drivers. I cannot find...
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    Strange problems in Windows XP...

    Hello all, I am trying to help my father resolve some troubling problems with his Windows XP Pro desktop computer, hopefully without a reinstall. When he went to log on the other day, almost all of his desktop icons were gone and windows was behaving as if it had just been installed...
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    Condemned: Criminal Origins Cheat

    I cannot get this cheat to work, though I have followed the steps to the letter. Anyone else encounter this problem? Here is the cheat: God Mode You need to edit your savegames in order to be invulnerable, you also need a Hex Editor (Hex Workshop). Go into your install dir (default is...
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    File and Print sharing over a home network...

    Hello all, I am new to the world of networking and have just set up my first one. It is a small home network involving only 2 computers (and the router transmits a wireless signal as well). I have the 2 computers successfully sharing an internet connection, but I want to be able to...
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    PS3 News

    I apologize if this is a duplicate post. Go here for cool news: http://www.psxextreme.com/scripts/ps3-news/new.asp?newID=138 Start saving for that 1080p-capable TV! (they're pricey). Vivid
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    In the market for new video card...

    Well, I have finally outgrown my Sapphire Radeon 9800 Pro. Had it for over two years now, and it has been a good one. I'm planning to buy a new video card from Newegg in the very near future. I have been reading about several models. Does anyone know the difference between these two that...
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    In the market for a wireless router...

    Hello all, My needs are simple at this point. I will want to share a cable modem connection with 2 PCs which will be hardwired to the router. I will need the wireless capability only for PSP gaming. I know from reading the threads that most people seem to prefer Linksys or D-Link...
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    Computer won't power on at all...

    Out of the blue the other night, my computer just turned off. Now it won't power back up. I swapped the power supply with a known working one and it does the same thing. I tried disconnecting all devices except cpu and ram and it won't power on. I even tried each stick of ram separately...
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    Sharing an internet connection

    I have recently acquired a second computer and would like to share my current cable internet connection with it. My question: is there a way to do this without buying additional hardware, or am I required to buy something else. If so, what should I be looking for exactly? Any advice will be...
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    Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act of 2005, or the “ART Act”

    Just some reading for those of you who aren't aware of this yet. http://www.torrentspy.com/artact.asp
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    Bittorrent slows internet connection to a halt...

    I use the original Bittorrent client 4.0.1 and whenever I have downloads going it slows every other web app to a halt. It's noticable with one download going and is just horrible if I'm downloading three. Has anyone else experienced this? I could understand if the downloads were draining my...
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    Happy Birthday, Zedric!

    I hope you have a good one! :)
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    Speeding up internet connection

    Is there a way to increase or optimize your internet connection speed? I have Cox Broadband which claims the following: 4000 down, 512 up. I have never, ever even once gotten close to those speeds. The highest d/l I ever get is 300kb/s sometimes 320 if lucky. Not sure about u/l speed, as I...
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    Cookie Monster Advocating Eating Healthy

    My world is crumbling...(no pun intended) http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=494&e=5&u=/ap/tv_cookie_less_monster