Recent content by mact

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    installing new boot drive for W7

    Cloned current boot partition to an SSD. The 32-bit win7 (Core2Duo chip) partition on the W7 HDD will be erased once the SSD is booting the system. I've looked and have not seen a procedure for this with BCD installed and directing the boot between W7 and XP. Do I let BCD see the SSD and add...
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    The Introduction Thread

    newbie here. been using these toys for about 30 years, starting with CPM, usually with the end of setting type and getting the result smashed in ink onto pieces of dead tree. Eventually technology and declining revenues outran my ability to buy new stuff (CTP) and I retired. Or closed up and...
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    Android in quad-boot?

    Bluestacks beta works well enough on W7 32 and 64 bit HP. Although some of my phone apps need me to locate and load files, like my e-readers, and that has not so far been possible because the file system the app expects doesn't exist in the beta's structure AFAIK. Not directly applicable to...
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    Interesting "can't get to BIOS" solution

    not Bluetooth (wish it was!! Then I could use it with my (original) Galaxy tab.<G>). I don't think Logi even makes BT products. Their own little thing. Anyway, it was a discovery related top BCD and I thought I'd share it. As a newbie I wasn't aware that this was a known. Have had no problem...
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    Interesting "can't get to BIOS" solution

    W7 and XP on two different drives. Using Logitech "unified" mouse and keyboard on a Core2Duo E6600 box. I simply could not get into bios. Finally dragged out an older Lenova hard wired keyboard, and it worked. I imagine the window for the DEL key (in this case, an AMI bios/ASUS board) was...