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  # 693026 28-Sep-2012 16:51
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mooseman001: ok just another quick qestion..is windows7 in a ntfs format or a fat32..just i use my laptop to burn off large files onto 8.5gb dual layed discs and if it has too be ntfs format then i might not do it..just imgburn requires to have a fat32 format i think to do wat i wanna do


Relax mate

Its NTFS



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  # 693034 28-Sep-2012 17:02
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which means id have too format it too a fat32?

 
 
 
 


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  # 693037 28-Sep-2012 17:03
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You've got things the wrong way round, fat32 cannot handle files larger than 4 gig in size. NTFS does not have that limitation.



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  # 693040 28-Sep-2012 17:05
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lmao! ooooohh my bad thanks a bunch guys much appreciated for the help ill let ya know how i get on:)

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  # 693103 28-Sep-2012 19:06
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Just make sure you can get all the drivers for your hardware, especially the video card drivers otherwise you may have issues like not waking up from sleep and such like .
Laptop OEM's are very bad at not supporting new OS's, they want you to buy a new one.
Windows 7 is a much better OS and may well have all the drivers built-in.

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  # 693203 28-Sep-2012 22:57
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Did you fully update Vista, incl SP2? It got a lot better with the later service packs.

gzt

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  # 693217 28-Sep-2012 23:29
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linw: Did you fully update Vista, incl SP2? It got a lot better with the later service packs.


Ja. All the hdd flashing may be windows update downloading the service packs etc from windows update. that will go on for maybe days.

Also go into system properties > advanced > performance> settings 

and from the options select adjust for best performance - that turns off all the ui eye candy.

 
 
 
 


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  # 693373 29-Sep-2012 12:26
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Before you go too far, make sure the HDD is OK, run a SMART test, I have found a lot of slow computers have failing hard drives.

This is the one I use

http://hddscan.com/

If there are errors you need to back up your data and replace the HDD.

Also, Do not use AVG / Nortons or McAfee Antivirus, they slow your machine down.

I use NOD32 ( paid ) or Microsoft Security Essentials ( free )

John




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