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Ex_Brit

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Ex-Brit,

Thank you so much for trying. I do hope that you can get a refund for that premium service; it was really kind of you to go that extra step for me.

If you or anyone else can think of another solution I'd really appreciate it.

Regards,
-Donna

Well perseverence pays off and I now can give you the download link which I will PM to you.

Thanks tom982 for suggesting Mega, I had forgotten about them and they are by far the best I've tried thus far. Trust the New Zealanders to come up with something that works.

All the best to everyone.
 

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    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
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    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
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Ex_Brit

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Donna have you turned off private messaging in your preferences? I can't send it.
 

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System One

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    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
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    Alienware ALX x58
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
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    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
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    1gb/s up and down

z3r010

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You should be able to PM her now ;)
 

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Ex_Brit

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Thank you kind sir....it is on it's way as we speak. If the worst came to the worst I was going to ask her to obfuscate her email address in a post, but that would have been the last resort.
Donna I suggest you act a.s.a.p. to download it as I am not too sure how Mega regards such uploads and how long they will allow them to stay posted as a result.
In my view they don't infringe copyrights as long as no key is attached, but without reading the fine print, I really am not sure.

To anyone else reading this, I have the x64 file uploaded too. PM me if you need it.
 
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  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
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    Alienware ALX x58
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    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
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    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
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    Unique
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    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down
Ex-Brit-

Just wanted to let you know that I'm downloading the file now. It's at 16% so there's a few more hours to go. And I have Image Burner ready to go once it's done. Finger crossed that it all works!

Thank you so much for getting it to me,
-Donna
 

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richc46

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EX Brit. Excellent help
The Forum appreciates your support.
 

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    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
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Ex_Brit

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Ex-Brit-

Just wanted to let you know that I'm downloading the file now. It's at 16% so there's a few more hours to go. And I have Image Burner ready to go once it's done. Finger crossed that it all works!

Thank you so much for getting it to me,
-Donna

OK and good luck ;-)

EX Brit. Excellent help
The Forum appreciates your support.

Anything (legal) to help ;-)
 

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  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
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    Alienware ALX x58
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    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
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    Unique
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    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
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    1gb/s up and down

Ex_Brit

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BTW Donna, I don't whether you're familiar with IMGBurn but when it opens there are 2 windows, both of which you need to keep open until the operation is finished.

It's a little off-putting at first until you get used to it.

Here's a pic of what I mean, somewhat squashed to save space (click to enlarge):

imgburn.JPG

It's the top left option you need and at the default settings everything should proceed normally.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware ALX x58
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down
Hi Ex-Brit-

Yeah, I didn't see your last message about Image Burner until after I finished using it. It was confusing, but I managed and it all worked! I just successfully activated Vista on the PC.

I can't thank you enough for your help. The PC actually belongs to my hubby, who is also an ex-brit. Unfortunately he "breaks" computers (this is the 2nd one in a month), but fortunately you fix them. Maybe there's parable in there somewhere :geek:

Kindest regards,
-Donna
 

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richc46

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Download the free Macrium Reflect
With reflect make an image of your hard drive and put it on an external hard drive
If you ever have problems again, you can use the image on the external and put it on your internal hard drive
You lose nothing. no updates, software to install; you will just be back in business.
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
 

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    640 gb
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    DSL provided by ATT
Okay, one more question. Now there's a huge file named "My Backup-(date of crash)" left on the PC. I really don't need it because I already have all the important files and programs on external HDs. The PC's HD is only 69 G and the file is 37.2 G, so I'd really like to get rid of it. But when I open Restore Back Up it tells me there is no back up. And I can't delete it because it's read only.

Could someone please tell me how to get rid of that file?

Thank you in advance,
-Donna
 

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Ex_Brit

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Hi Donna,

So glad to hear you did it OK. Make sure you are totally up to date. Now for that pesky orphaned backup file that's using up precious space.

Sounds like your hubby needs a lesson or two on good computer practices!! I'll leave that to you. ;-)

First thing to try is regular disk maintenance:

1. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking Disk Cleanup.

2. In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, click Files from all users on this computer. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3. If prompted, select the drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.

4. Click the More Options tab.

5. Under System Restore and Shadow Copies, click Clean up, and then, in the confirmation dialog box, click Delete.

6. You can repeat the operation for other drives if necessary.

If that doesn't help......

Try taking ownership of the backup folder to see if that allows you to delete it. This tutorial add "Take Ownership' to the right-click context menu makes that easy as pie: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/112795-context-menu-take-ownership.html Or regular Tutorial here: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html

 
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System One

  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware ALX x58
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down

Ex_Brit

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I just amended the above in case you were already looking at it.
 

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  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
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    Alienware ALX x58
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    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
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    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
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    1gb/s up and down

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Ex_Brit

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Meanwhile my spam filtering service is down so am not getting any mail at all. Will keep monitoring this thread.
 

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  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
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    Alienware ALX x58
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    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down

johngarcia8088

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Thank you kind sir....it is on it's way as we speak. If the worst came to the worst I was going to ask her to obfuscate her email address in a post, but that would have been the last resort.
Donna I suggest you act a.s.a.p. to download it as I am not too sure how Mega regards such uploads and how long they will allow them to stay posted as a result.
In my view they don't infringe copyrights as long as no key is attached, but without reading the fine print, I really am not sure.

To anyone else reading this, I have the x64 file uploaded too. PM me if you need it.

Hello,

can you please send me the link for the 32bit version? I am new and I do not think I can PM you yet (I will try though), maybe you can PM me? Thank you.
 

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Ex_Brit

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Link removed.............................. I didn't want to post this link anywhere as Mega may complain of overloading and I will get my account suspended as a result. From now on anyone wanting it will have to wait until they are able to send and receive PM's. Sorry.
 
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System One

  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware ALX x58
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down
Okay, so I downloaded all three links ad ran the .exe, then it takes me to a Windows Install window. Thing is, I'm not installing it on this PC, I need to reinstall Vista on a PC that won't boot. I have ISO to USB ISO to USB, so how do I get it to work?
 

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    Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 AM3+
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    8Gb (2X4Gb) G.Skill Ripjaws X
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    1x Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2Gb
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    Asus VS247H 23.6
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    1920x1080
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    1TB WD Blue 7200
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    SeaSonic M12II SS-750AM Bronze
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    CoolerMaster HAF 912
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    Air
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    SteelSeries Diablo III
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    Dell Generic
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    Slow

ilikefree

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I have received a few posts requesting a link to the Vista .iso on dropbox
I will only give it as a private message due to over use overloading dropbox's site
To send me a private message you need to have a few posts on this forum first.
Thanks
 

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    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
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    LENOVO 64734VM
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    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
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    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
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    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
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    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
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    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
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    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
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    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed
Thanks. I may have found a solution, but I'll let you know if it doesn't work.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
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    AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz (4.0GHz)
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 AM3+
    Memory
    8Gb (2X4Gb) G.Skill Ripjaws X
    Graphics Card(s)
    1x Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2Gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VS247H 23.6
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB WD Blue 7200
    PSU
    SeaSonic M12II SS-750AM Bronze
    Case
    CoolerMaster HAF 912
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Diablo III
    Keyboard
    Dell Generic
    Internet Speed
    Slow
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