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 on: April 21, 2019, 03:05:31 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by MarkEAW
Still with us Jack?

 on: March 29, 2019, 06:47:20 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by MarkEAW
Windows, needs most of the major motherboard chipset drivers installed correctly in order for windows to properly ID your system. That's probably why it took a little while for it to except activation.

Windows Update installs them, or you can get better ones from the MB manufacture if they still support the motherboard on newer Win OS systems. The system will run better fast and more stable with proper chipset drivers, and all of them rather than none or generic support.

If you goto Win10 from Win7 then I'd check your Motherboard maker to see if they have updated drivers for it.

 on: March 27, 2019, 09:04:34 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by JJMcGarvey
    I am having a mixed sort of day. I was out walking at dawn and all the puddles were frozen over. Winter is still here! I got back home and turned on the computers, I had another mug of coffee and finished the crossword. When I checked the Win 7 install, I found that the activation message changed to 27 days to go. I decided to try the product key again. Guess What?? It worked perfectly and I now have a fully authorized Win 7 install. Not all is going well, The XP computer crashed with the blue screen. I thought that the hard drive that wouldn’t read was the cause. The blue screen is back. I think that I will try to disable the useless DVD drive and see what happens with that.
    I put the bad drive into the docking/clone device and plugged it into the win 7 system it recognized it and gave a choice to try to correct the failures. After a while it had it working. I was able to hook it up to the laptop and retrieve all the critical data that I had not backed up. I have not installed any office programs on the win7 system yet.

    So far I have experienced a lot of aggravation but I have not suffered any major loses. The Opiplex system ( Win 7 ) is sort of locked into a 75 G Bit limit on the C Drive. The Dimension system ( XP ) is using 150 G Bit C drive. When I get fairly safe clones of each system I will start to agresivly chase down the cause of the blue screen crashes.

 on: March 26, 2019, 02:00:47 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by JJMcGarvey
    Hello Dumo / Gus & All,

    This is a bad day for me to get much done about bringing my computer desk into top working order. I am behind on taking care of my bills and other correspondence. I need to clean/tidy up the place. The good wife used to do that and she never seemed to put any effort into it. I am still learning! Put first things first, get my priorities in order, Yes Sir, Yes Sir!!! My # 1 son and his NRA friends are having a fund raising dinner affair this evening. My wife and I always attended but I am going stag this year. My # 2 son will be there also. Anyway, today I will put housekeeping chores first and tomorrow I will see how I can squeeze computer stuff in.

    I will jot down a few little items to keep the conversation going. This morning I scared up two deer while I was walking through the woods just after dawn. I was surprised at how long and how far I could watch them bounding away. The underbrush has not started growing back yet and I can see long distances into the woods. The puddles from recent rains were covered with skim ice, winter is still with us. I am tired of the cold and I look forward to spring and seeing the new green growth.
    I will list a few problems that I am dealing with as far as my computers are concerned. The computer that I am trying to install Win 7 on is my secondary computer. It is a Dell Optiplex. This is the 2nd time that I am trying to put Win7 on it. The 1st try was from a DVD and it went on fairly easily. I had to put the product key in while I was installing and I had the system running fine. It said that I was running out of time to activate it. When I tried to activate it, it said that this install exceeded the limits and I am fairly sure that shortly afterwards the install no longer worked. I have a Sata drive docking device that allows me to clone a system hard drive. I took that hard drive and re-cloned it to the XP install ( Back where I started ). I have a downloaded Zip copy of Win 7. I made a DVD copy of the files and began to install it. It never asked me for the product key. I ended up with a hybrid-working install of Win 7. I had it on for a few days and as I was finding my way through the control panel, I ran across a section dealing with activation. It said that I had 1 day left to activate it. I tried to use the Product key that came with the Win7 download and it rejected it as invalid.. I found a article on the internet that showed how to use a Batch file to take care of the activation process. . I had just completed that process when the main computer ( Dell Dimension ) crashed with the Blue-Screen-of-Death. The hard drive never worked again. I ran the optiplex today and it still says 1 day left. I don’t know if it would have turned off or if the batch file did the job. Anyway it is still running and if it still runs 2 days from now, I will consider it to be fully operational.
   I put the original hard drive back into the Dimension computer and am using that right now. I had ordered a few Sata hard drives and when I get one, I will clone this drive a use the new one to try to put Window 10 on this machine.

    So! I am up and running. I need to do a lot of restoring. I did lose some stuff but nothing really critical. I will now go and start paying bills and wrapping meat for freezing. Life is a constant series of problems and challenges. It can be interesting, maybe even fun if you look at it right.

 on: March 25, 2019, 09:15:15 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by Dumoulin

That's suck  :-\
Anyways ... some good advices here for install Windows 10
Check also others advices from this guy he have very good videos ... maybe they can help with your problem(s) ......

 on: March 25, 2019, 08:18:30 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by JJMcGarvey
Hey Gus / Dumo,

It's good to see you again. I got the good word from Microsoft that they are ending Win7. I felt that I would use Win 7 to learn how to put in a good install and then do it right with Win 10. Right now I am having all sorts of problems because my main computer hard drive died. I have a lot of stuff that I have to restore.
I got a working install of Win 7 but it will not activate.

 on: March 24, 2019, 10:21:00 AM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by Dumoulin

Good news ....
Lil more:
Win7 end support !

But good news ! :D


 on: March 23, 2019, 08:56:29 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by JJMcGarvey
I finally got what I think is a working permanent install of Win 7 in my Dell Optiplex. It has been a very frustrating experience. A lot of it doesn’t seem to make much sense but that is the way it happened. I will be bringing it up to date and adding all the little odds and ends that I need. The main thing after I get the basics in place is to get a working TeamSpeak set up. Then I can dream about the possibility of actual group flying. When I catch my breath, I will try to describe what happened. I hope the it will be easier to move from Win 7 to Win 10 that is was to go from XP to win 7.

 on: March 08, 2019, 03:59:22 PM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by JJMcGarvey
Hello Dumo,
It is really good to see you on the old site and seeing that you are still involved with the old lady. I appreciate getting your answer. It looks like you and Mark are in agreement about Win 7and 10 as to EAW. It is sort of a toss up, between the two that will be decided by price. The same seems to be the case with the video card. At least I know that either of the cards will probably work OK. I will probably make my choice within the next couple of days. I will assume that I probably won’t be able to run EAW until I get the video card installed.

Today was another active day. I started with swimming a couple of 100 yards / meters and then exercising and getting dressed for the day and starting the laundry, make and eat breakfast, clean kitchen with cleaning the stove being the chore of the day. Put the laundry away and shop and gas the car.

The EAW world has changed considerably. There are a lot of names that don’t appear much any more. I guess that a lot of the old bonds have been severed and very few seem to remain in evidence. That’s the way life seems to go and you have to accept it one way or the other.

One thing hasn’t changed, I still feel good when I have contact with any of the guys from 352FG’s glory days. I would like to exchange a few friendly words with Tip. There are still some people from my past that I don’t have respect for but they are very few and I don’t harbor any malice towards them.

One way or the other, you are still very special to me. You made my day when I saw your posting.

Your student and friend,

 on: March 08, 2019, 06:30:44 AM 
Started by JJMcGarvey - Last post by Dumoulin

Just a short answer ....
About my rig (EAW run fine for my taste ... can be otherwise  for others)


Name         Intel Core i7 2600K
   Codename      Sandy Bridge
   Specification      Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz
   Package (platform ID)   Socket 1155 LGA (0x1)

Memmory (Kingston)

DDR3 8 GiGabytes (2x 4096)
Freq : 667 MHz (Max)

Display adapter 0   
   ID         0x1080204
   Name         NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
   Board Manufacturer   EVGA Corp.
   Revision      A1
   Codename      GM204
   Technology      28 nm
   Memory size      4 GB
   Memory type      GDDR5

Windows Version         Microsoft Windows 10 (10.0) Enterprise Edition 64-bit   (Build 17134)
DirectX Version         12.0

And I use Nglide software for better graphics (fog effect)


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