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December 14, 2013 by BigDogBigFeet
So I did some holiday shopping on Cyber Monday and picked up a great HDD from Newegg. It was an OEM drive so I decided to take my Windows 7 PC to my local PC Shop for the install.  I currently run WindowBlinds, IconPackager, WindowFX 5, DeskScapes 8, DesktopX and Fences.  I had DeskScapes running with the fantastic Dream InsidiOS by ChaNinja and Windows Aero Midnight.  Fences has the Icons hidden. Well the install went well and both Techs commented on the DeskScapes theme...
October 30, 2013 by BigDogBigFeet
What a difference in speed.  Multiuse house and everyone gets fast response awesome.
October 13, 2013 by BigDogBigFeet
Well I must admit I'm a bit surprised.  I use 2 Browsers.  My main browser is IE 10 in protected mode.  I also have Firefox only because I cannot comment in the WC Galleries without it.  IE 10 just wont work there!!  I have also removed all Java from my system.   I seldom use FireFox at all.  For security I have MSE and Malwarebytes Pro.  I hadn't turned on protection mode in awhile for Malwarebyte Pro until today.   It found ...
July 29, 2012 by BigDogBigFeet
So, I licensed Acronis Home Backup and Recovery 2012.  Their software is AWFUL.  It always 100% of the time says when I start it that a new version is available.  It always 100% of the time fails to install saying I have the latest version.  It always 100% of the time says the registration server is unavailable. When I contacted their customer support they of course said I have to pay for support.  Even though they have simply turned off their servers and are not allo...
February 19, 2012 by BigDogBigFeet
Okay so I saw an 8GB Kingston memory stick USB 2.0 for sale and picked one up.  I also discovered Ready Boost so I reformatted the thumb drive to NTFS and got the 7.4 or so GBs useable and plugged it in. Then I began looking at what else is available especially as this would make decent storage for music files and the like.  So now I've come across faster thumb drives for USB 3.0.  Mushkin has some nice offerings but they cost more. So, my question is does it make any...
January 7, 2012 by BigDogBigFeet
I'm looking for some pointers to get sfc to complete a scan.  It runs the Verification phase to 16% the aborts with: "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation" I've tried disabling alot of startup programs but not all.  I searched and found MS Help topic stating make sure Windows Moduler Installer is running and it is.  I also tried turning off UAC. So far no soap. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Any pointers.
December 15, 2011 by BigDogBigFeet
I can't make comments in the libraries.  No smileys either.  Comments won't submit.  Using IE 9.
March 13, 2011 by BigDogBigFeet
Hi, I've been working with my new Win 7 Home Premium 64bit based PC.  I've lately been installing suites.  I can't get DX gadgets and widgets working.  DX runs but... themes only. Could something be blocking it. Maybe Threatfire? Puzzled. edit: A few do work like Gloss Mint, Fire, and Aero Midnight.  Still puzzled.
February 20, 2011 by BigDogBigFeet
Well I'm still waiting to solve my computer problem.  I don't have one yet (a computer) . I called TigerDirect last week and placed an order for one.  They got a pre-auth approved on my account but no matter what I did they would not agree that I was who I said I was and honor my order.  I spent numerous phone calls and emails attempting to address their "concerns" but it was hopeless.  They were content to take my money (I won't say how much) but not "approve my orde...
February 4, 2011 by BigDogBigFeet
Well my fortunes have finally turned for the better where I am now planning my next PC.  I've secured a reasonable full time job. I'm looking for advice on how to get a great value on a good PC for Windows 7.  I'll be gaming and customizing so a good graphics card is a must as is having enough PC memory and speed for the next couple of years. A few questions that came to mind is do I need Windows 7 Professional or is Windows 7 Home Premium adequate?  I will want to play...
September 5, 2008 by BigDogBigFeet
Is Anybody Home? Is Any body Home? Is Anybody Home? Is Anybody Home? 0 guests, 1 members. BigDogBigFeet   Legend:   Stardock Rep    Forum Moderator Looks like I've got the whole place to myself.  My very own forum.  Now where do they have the cookies and doughnuts stashed?  I'll just help myself to a few.   https://forums.wincustomize.com/
September 2, 2008 by BigDogBigFeet
When clicking on the Recent Forum Activity link on the WC Home Page I'm getting 403 Server Error message indicating a "Security Credentials" problem.  I also have the small google ad box just above.
September 2, 2008 by BigDogBigFeet
Hi guys!  I in an effort to get problems fixed in DesktopX cleared out my DesktopX folder and although I saved my Themes, Widgets and Objects, I forgot to save the contents of my Plugins Folder.  So I no longer have the Performance Meters or the Performance Meters2 Plugins.  I would like them since I'm on XP SP3 and need them in a number of Themes.  Can anyone help?  
August 18, 2008 by BigDogBigFeet
Hi, I have a ticket #TTE-651413 in since last week.  I thought I should have received a response by now from support.  ?? 
March 27, 2008 by BigDogBigFeet
Thought I put this up for those interested to kick around. Last year I began to feel somewhat hardware constrained.  My PC is an HP Media Center machine from mid 2005.  I had added a low end graphics card ATI Hypermemory type to HP's standard configuration.  So, I had a 2.4Gz AMD 3800 single core CPU, 200 GB's of HD storage, 1 Gb of Ram, and a starter graphics card.  This was initialy adequate but, recently it was feeling sluggish and performance constrained, espec...