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Forum: Windows 7 December 13th, 2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,391
Posted By michael123
It's ridiculous, costs 120 to upgrade. That's...

It's ridiculous, costs 120 to upgrade. That's over what home premium costs on its own. Microsoft get so greedy they price themselves out of the market.
Forum: Windows 7 November 2nd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,140
Posted By michael123
Also I think the professional and ultimate...

Also I think the professional and ultimate versions of Windows 7 have a built in sync feature (normal Windows backup is useful but there is no option to automatically overwrite backups I don't...
Forum: Windows 7 October 29th, 2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,705
Posted By michael123
You can get a free upgrade to the equivalent...

You can get a free upgrade to the equivalent Windows 7 edition of your Vista OS if you bought it very recently, either pre-installed or standalone; there should have been a coupon with your PC/copy...
Forum: Windows 7 October 28th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,265
Posted By michael123
Finally got it working, it was my own fault...

Finally got it working, it was my own fault really. I hadn't upgraded to the very latest (beta) BIOS from Gigabyte, which wasn't installed automatically by the bundled BIOS updater program. I had to...
Forum: Windows 7 October 28th, 2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,265
Posted By michael123
home4tea, thank-you for your input, sorry I...

home4tea, thank-you for your input, sorry I didn't respond, I haven't been checking this thread recently. I don't have Kapersky, but I'll take what you said into account and have a go at disabling my...
Forum: Windows 7 October 23rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,391
Posted By michael123
Excellent then. Should be enough for pretty much...

Excellent then. Should be enough for pretty much anything you want to do.
Forum: Windows 7 October 23rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,602
Posted By michael123
Sure. I decided against it in the end, I'd need...

Sure. I decided against it in the end, I'd need to do some serious partition moving and put another hard drive in, but instructions for anyone else who wants to:

1) Create a primary partition (has...
Forum: Windows 7 October 23rd, 2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,391
Posted By michael123
It's also worth remembering that you can run...

It's also worth remembering that you can run programs in XP/Vista compatibility mode in Home Premium, you just don't get the full virtual XP environment (which few people need). I'd get 64-Bit if the...
Forum: Windows 7 October 23rd, 2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,602
Posted By michael123
Exclamation Dual booting DOS and Windows 7

Don't worry, found out how to do it (after much page trawling). Thread can be closed, thanks.
Forum: Windows 7 October 23rd, 2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,265
Posted By michael123
Hmmm that's annoying, I guess I'll have to wait...

Hmmm that's annoying, I guess I'll have to wait for Gigabyte/MS to fix the issue. Thanks for your help and speedy response.
Forum: Windows 7 October 23rd, 2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,265
Posted By michael123
Exclamation Windows Experience Index Not Working

Hi, I've got a problem with my new Windows 7 installation where I get the following error message when I try to run the Windows Experience Index:



I've tried running chkdsk and deleting the...
Forum: Hardware October 18th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By michael123
Thanks for the advice, I will be very careful...

Thanks for the advice, I will be very careful about compatibility, don't want to waste money :erm:
Forum: Hardware October 17th, 2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By michael123
Major hardware upgrade: opinions?

In line with the Windows 7 release, I've decided to upgrade my computer quite a bit (it's been the same for a few years now, and I need to upgrade the processor for gaming). If I upgrade the...
Forum: Gaming August 7th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,978
Posted By michael123
You could try increasing the Anti-Aliasing in the...

You could try increasing the Anti-Aliasing in the ingame settings, or increasing the resolution, but it probably won't help. This forum is really best for discussing gaming hardware or...
Forum: Hardware July 29th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By michael123
Exactly what games do you intend to play, how...

Exactly what games do you intend to play, how futureproof do you want it to be, what's your budget, and what OS do you want to install?
Forum: Hardware July 22nd, 2009, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By michael123
I guess my reply may have raised a few more...

I guess my reply may have raised a few more questions than it answered :dizzy: but still, unfortunately you have to make compromises in the world of PCs.

The 8800GT and 9600GT are quite different...
Forum: Hardware July 22nd, 2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By michael123
Yes. I'd definitely go with the second one,...

Yes. I'd definitely go with the second one, unfortunately for market competition Intel is, in my opinion, way ahead of AMD at present.

However, I'm torn between the two processors; both should be...
Forum: Hardware July 19th, 2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,746
Posted By michael123
As long as the joystick is detected by the...

As long as the joystick is detected by the computer, you should be able to bypass the ingame menu for it, and use a program to map the buttons and axes to keyboard keys. There are plenty of programs...
Forum: Gaming June 29th, 2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,167
Posted By michael123
Not sure, but post a few models/prices you are...

Not sure, but post a few models/prices you are considering here before you buy and we'll tell you if it's a good deal. So many machines marketed as "gaming PCs" these days are ridiculously overpriced...
Forum: Gaming June 9th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,341
Posted By michael123
Quad core/dual core is irrelevant, what matters...

Quad core/dual core is irrelevant, what matters is core and clock speed. An i7 is running with four 45nm cores, so it's pretty much the newest, fastest architecture out there. 2.66GHz is maybe a bit...
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