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by MikalE
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: W510 920XM - Windows 10 DNS Issues
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: W510 920XM - Windows 10 DNS Issues

I reloaded Windows 7 on my T520 from Windows 10. I just didn't like it after trying it out for over a year.

Windows 7 does run very smoothly.
by MikalE
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Favorite liquer/s ...
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: Favorite liquer/s ...

My...favorite...liquor...is
Probab...ly,,,...Jack...or---Johnny,...
...or...,even...Jim...
Your...writ...ing...style...is...very...irritating...
for...those...of...us that...have,-...
























to...read...it.
by MikalE
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Wireless Card Upgrades for W520
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Wireless Card Upgrades for W520

I have the Ultimate N 6300. Been doing great for over two years now. Also upgraded the BT to 4.0 with whatever was current for the T530 or T540.
by MikalE
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What is the purpose of the light in the top bezel of the ThinkPad T400?
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: What is the purpose of the light in the top bezel of the ThinkPad T400?

It's actually an IR/visible light emitter so they can track you from orbit.
by MikalE
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB [EU] Hard drive ultrabay adapter, genuine, for W520
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: WTB [EU] Hard drive ultrabay adapter, genuine, for W520

Believe it or not, the Chinese knock off's work just fine.

It's not rocket science. It just has to hold the drive in position to mate with the connector and not fall out of the machine.
by MikalE
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Forcing Win7 to use a different backup
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Forcing Win7 to use a different backup

Thanks. I have all of my backups from five different Windows 7 systems on one drive.

I just wondered how Windows knows which one to use without being prompted and why you can't specify a backup to use from another computer.
by MikalE
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Forcing Win7 to use a different backup
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Forcing Win7 to use a different backup

I am curious about this. I have no need to use it but would still like an answer if someone knows.

Is it possible to force Win 7 to use a backup meant for another Win 7 system when they are stored on the same external storage drive?

If not, why not?
by MikalE
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???
Replies: 25
Views: 2116

Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

Most average users won't bother with, or know how to block tracking on Windows 10 anyway. Nor will they likely care or even know what it is. So there's that. As changeover to Windows 10 through the purchase of new computers occurs by the ignorant, of course stats for Win10 usage will increase by def...
by MikalE
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400 HDD Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: T400 HDD Swap

On the T500 it's under a small cover on the right side forward bottom edge of the machine. One screw is holding it on. T400 might be different.
by MikalE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???
Replies: 25
Views: 2116

Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

In theory...
by MikalE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???
Replies: 25
Views: 2116

Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

Always thinking about the bottom line instead of the customers who spend money with them. :roll:
by MikalE
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???
Replies: 25
Views: 2116

Re: Windoze7: Life after End of Life ???

Other than the data collection aspect of Windows 10, I don't see why MS couldn't have two different OS's on the market together and support them both.

I wonder if they ever thought of this marketing strategy?
by MikalE
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is readying to $haft W10 users even more!
Replies: 31
Views: 1406

Re: Micro$haft is readying to $haft W10 users even more!

I certainly don't remember reloading Win7 Pro last week as any sort of hassle. In fact it was one of the smoothest installs I've performed.
by MikalE
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: ThinkPad T60 Bluetooth Question(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: ThinkPad T60 Bluetooth Question(s)

Wi-Fi is a separate communications system from Bluetooth.

Think of having a pair of FRS walking talkies as one system, and a pair of 2-meter Ham rigs for the other.

It's two separate radio systems.
by MikalE
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is readying to $haft W10 users even more!
Replies: 31
Views: 1406

Re: Micro$haft is readying to $haft W10 users even more!

yes wine, and if this does not fulfill someone's needs you just run your windows os of choice in a virtualbox. there is really no longer an excuse to stay on windows. I like Windows. Why do I need an "excuse"? :) As do I. If you have to go through all of the trouble to run Wine or a virtual box or ...
by MikalE
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is readying to $haft W10 users even more!
Replies: 31
Views: 1406

Re: Micro$haft is readying to $haft W10 users even more!

Sorry. That doesn't cut it either.
by MikalE
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is readying to $haft W10 users even more!
Replies: 31
Views: 1406

Re: Micro$haft is readying to $haft W10 users even more!

Too bad not all of the software you need does.
by MikalE
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Tesla Model 3 story (very long)
Replies: 25
Views: 1634

Re: My Tesla Model 3 story (very long)

Tesla recently announced it is discussing building a new gigafactory in Germany near the French border.
by MikalE
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p?

The upgradeability of a device includes factors beyond the system specification. This includes driver and firmware support, application compatibility, and feature support, regardless of whether or not the device meets the minimum system specification for Windows 10.
by MikalE
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: web camera
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: web camera

Link is bad.
by MikalE
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Micro$haft is readying to $haft W10 users even more!
Replies: 31
Views: 1406

Re: Micro$haft is readying to $haft W10 users even more!

I'm very happy I returned to Windows 7 on my main machine.
by MikalE
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Re-installed Win7 Pro on T520
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Re-installed Win7 Pro on T520

Once again, Bluetooth has failed after a series of updates. All updates installed on the 26th were removed as it was after these updates that Bluetooth failed to connect. After a restart it still would not connect. So, I'm thinking it was possibly another update I missed, or not even related to an u...
by MikalE
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 135
Views: 31048

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

ajkula66 wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:13 am
Godspeed to Danny Kirwan (05/13/1950 - 06/08/2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssHffZNfPuA
I had not heard of his passing. RIP Danny.
by MikalE
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Complete boxed Japanese Thinkpad S30
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: FS: Complete boxed Japanese Thinkpad S30

All I can say is, Rotsa Ruck!
by MikalE
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Whoops! Has LifeLock been unlocked?
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: Whoops! Has LifeLock been unlocked?

Ooops. :roll: :lol: :roll:
by MikalE
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Re-installed Win7 Pro on T520
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Re-installed Win7 Pro on T520

Ah, I now find out my printer is working normally again instead of having to restart the print spooler every time I want to print something while using Winows 10.
by MikalE
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Re-installed Win7 Pro on T520
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Re-installed Win7 Pro on T520

I checked it out now and applied the recommended settings. Hopefully a future update doesn't turn all of that crap back on.
by MikalE
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Re-installed Win7 Pro on T520
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Re-installed Win7 Pro on T520

Thanks. I will check that out later this afternoon.

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