tlcmd

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  1. My error. I meant to ask another question and flat our had a case of CRS. Apologies to all! Thanks for catching it. tlcmd
  2. Recently upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1. I had my 8.1 set up so my computer would login whenever I booted to Windows without using any password, etc. Now, after upgrading it requires my Outlook.com and my outlook.com password to do so. How can I change it to open Windows 10 without going through a log-in procedure every time? Thanks, tlcmd
  3. I had my Windows 8.1 set up for a straight login from when I booted my computer up. My Windows 10 requires me to login with my hotmail (Outlook.com) login and password. How can I reset my Windows 10 so it will open directly when booted up? Thanks, tlcmd
  4. Thank you for the advice. The current hard disks are OEM as I have learned tolet my wife have her own computers and to keep my hands off. Ideally, I would like to sync them via our LAN so they could be automatically backed up on some sort of schedule. Any advice along these lines would also be appreciated. If I may also pick your brain about another topic, I would appreciate some more advice. I, myself, have a HP Envy which has a quad core Athlon chip, 12 Gigs of RAM, and a 2 tib HDD. I have a seperate 2 TiB external HDD dedicated to it. This computer came with Windows 8.1 which I set up on its own 500 GB partition. I also installed Linux Mint Debian Edition, moving my files to it from an older computer. Just this past week. It is now on its own 800+GB partition. Wihtin the past 10 days, I have also installed on its own 800+ GB partition Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (Betsy) which is supposed to remain a rolling distro. I elected to do this so I could copy my files to LMDE2 in a well ordered manner. I have to confess that the files on the Windows 8.1 and LMDE wwere not added hodgepodge. My question: what is the best way to back up this whole 3 partitioned hard drive on the HP computer to the external HDD in order to be certain that I do not accidentally lose everything on all 3 partitions until I get LMDE2 (Betsy) properly and completely set up? You also need to know that I only boot to Windows 8.1 about once a month to keep it updated and let it self maintain. I use LMDE2 well over 99% of the time as I much prefer Linux. Once setting up LMDE2, I will eliminae the LMDE partition and expand the LMDE2 partition. (at the rate I'm going, this might take several months because I have so many interests other than computers which take up a lot of my time. Before I retired, my retired friends told me to get everything done before I retired because after retiring, I would have no free time. They were right!! Thanks, tlcmd You also need to know that I only boot to Windows 8.1 about once a month to keep it updated and let it self maintain. I use LMDE2 well over 99% of the time as I much prefer Linux.
  5. NoelC, thanks for the advice. I appreciate it and am glad to know that each will back up to the external drive without partitioning it. If I do connect them via the LAN as you described, whill they each continuously back up or can they be set to do scheduled backups? Thanks, tlcmd
  6. I would appreciate some advice and sugestions. My wife has a desktop with Win 7 which has a 1TiB HDD and a Laptop running Win 8.1 with a 700 Gig HDD. She has purchased a 2 TiB external hard drive and asked me to back both of her computers up on it. My gut feeling is to partition the external hard drive and use each computer's back up program to back the computers up to separate partitions. However, I would like to be able to occasionally bring these backups up to date without having to wipe the HDD and start all over again. So, in order to keep her happy, I'd appreciate some advice. I need to add that she considers her computers to be tools and, like her cars, she wants them to work without necessarily understanding why. However, I am pretty much a Linux guy, giving up on Windows several years ago, but I've tried to stay as up to date as possible with Windows since my wife is wedded to them. I would appreciate advice and suggestions, please. I am reposting this on the in 8 forum also. Thanks, tlcmd
  7. I would appreciate some advice and sugestions. My wife has a desktop with Win 7 which has a 1TiB HDD and a Laptop running Win 8.1 with a 700 Gig HDD. She has purchased a 2 TiB external hard drive and asked me to back both of her computers up on it. My gut feeling is to partition the external hard drive and use each computer's back up program to back the computers up to separate partitions. However, I would like to be able to occasionally bring these backups up to date without having to wipe the HDD and start all over again. So, in order to keep her happy, I'd appreciate some advice. I need to add that she considers her computers to be tools and, like her cars, she wants them to work without necessarily understanding why. However, I am pretty much a Linux guy, giving up on Windows several years ago, but I've tried to stay as up to date as possible with Windows since my wife is wedded to them. I would appreciate advice and suggestions, please. I am reposting this on the in 7 forum also. Thanks, tlcmd
  8. Howdy, Would appreciate some assistance, please. I am seeking a free PAL to NTSC format converter for 3 or 4 PAL dvd's. Any help would be appreciated. I have computeres running Windows XP, 7, 8.1, and a Linux operating system. Thanks, tlcmd
  9. Thank everyone for their suggestions. I managed tro find some old MSI drivers diskc and darned if one of them did not fix the problem. I just finished with it.Now trying to install Linux Mint 17 alongside the Windows partition. Thanks again. tlcmd
  10. Howdy, Would appreciate some help. I have an "antique" IBM Thinkpad With Windows XP. It has a 133Mhz Pentium III, 384mb RAM, a 20 Gig HDD and dates back probably as far as Thinkpads go. I need the video controller (VGA) compatibel driver (PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8C2E&SUBSYS_01FC1014&REV_O5\4&45A7597&) I also need a driveer for an unknown device. I suspect if I can find the Video driver, I can find the unknown device's driver at the same site. The only other info I can give you is that it is TYPE 4367 and manufactured by IBM in Mexico. I am hoping to put a Linux distro on it because if certainly will not run any higher version of Windows. Thanks for any assistance. tlcmd
  11. Thanks, I'll have to figure out how to snapshot the page as I am running Linux Mint Debian Edition about 99% of the time. I do have a dual boot with Windows 8.1 which I just booted to to get the Windows updates. The next time I boot to Windows, I'll see if this is a problem there. I appreciate the help. tlcmd
  12. Thanks for the replies. My reply was delayed as I am an avid ACC Basketball fan and the 1st 2 games today were at noon and 2PM. Here is the url of Outlook's sign in page with the Outloo.com box on the left side of the page I wish to get rid of. Thanks for any help. https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=wsignin1.0&ct=1397124936&rver=6.1.6206.0&sa=1&ntprob=-1&wp=MBI_SSL_SHARED&wreply=https:%2F%2Fmail.live.com%2F%3Fowa%3D1%26owasuffix%3Dowa%252f&id=64855&snsc=1&cbcxt=mail
  13. Microsoft has changed the logon page for outlook and Hotmail and it now contains a "BE THE BOSS OF YOUR INBOX." My question: how can I get rid of this on my Outlook login page? Thanks for advice, suggestions and help. tlcmd
  14. Assistance please, and I'm not the most literate computer user so please keep it simple. Our home has 3 computers and 2 printers which I would like to network into a home network. 1) HP running LMDE connected to a Brother MFC-490cw printer (Computer hardwired to modem) 2) HP running Windows 7 connected to a Brother MFC_495cw printer (Computer hardwired to modem) 3) HP Laptop running Windows 8.1 (wireless via same modem) Additional info: the HP computer running LMDE is partitioned and has a dual boot to Windows 8.1 and LMDE, but I run LMDE 99% of the time. My question: How can I network these 3 computers? And also so the Laptop can connect via the network to both of the printers separately? Any assistance or references would be appreciated. I have also posted this question on the LMDE forum. Thank you. tlcmd