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Can someone recommend a good display layout recovery program?

Q: Can someone recommend a good display layout recovery program?

I used WinTidy for years but apparently it doesn't work for Windows 7, which I now use. Can someone recommend a good program or applet that will let me save a layout and then restore it if it gets jumbled around by a crash or something?


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Preferred Solution: Can someone recommend a good display layout recovery program?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Can someone recommend a good display layout recovery program?

Do you mean icon positioning? I've had some success with Icon save/restore, even though it hasn't been updated for Vista or 7. Am now using Iconoid save/restore.
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So Burning software that will burn avi to dvd and be watchable on home player.

Good value if possible.

I am running Vista 64.

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OUCH! Vista 64...I was going to recommend either Pinnacle Studio or Premiere Elements until I saw the 64.

You need to know what codec was used to make the avi and see if a program you are interested in will handle that avi. For instance, most if not all will handle the DV avi but only certain ones will handle (import) a divx avi.

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A:Need good app to save/restore desktop layout!

I use this one. It allows saving custom layouts, different ones for different resolutions, and deleting old ones.

(This works fine with the Vista kernel. Some of the older ones didn't, though they created the menus.)

Certainly, the layout is important to me. And I hate having to redo it after a crash or forced power down. But I can see why it is not an option. Consumer research must have showed it to be undesirable. I know that it surprises me that on the 100's of peoples' machines I have worked on, they are perfectly happy with the default, automatic layout, even though it takes me forever to find anything and it changes with new additions.
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A:can anyone recommend a good UPS?

Quote: Originally Posted by Goomba81

can anyone suggest a good UPS unit?

for the following rig:

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Welcome to the windows 7 forum.
Goomba, I have used APC Backups since the beginning, depending on the budget you have will depend on the type and "Bells and Whistles" you want.

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Have about ?100 too spend!

Many Thanks

A:Can anybody Recommend A Good Sound Card?

What is it you're looking for? Better sound quality? What are you connecting it to and are you using digital or analogue? If you're using analogue you may well not notice any difference with a better card. Also assuming you want to avoid creative... Anyway:

I did a lot of research for my card and came up with the Asus Xonar D2/PM which has a better SNR than your current card (118 db vs 107db for the DS). THD may be better too. It can also do Dolby in addition to DTS. Comes with a MIDI port daughter card and bundled basic music production software if that's your bag. I've linked to the PCI version: there's a pci-e version, but be aware that the pci-e one needs power from a floppy connector, unlike the PCI which needs no additional power.

If you can stretch to ?140 there's the Asus Xonar Essence ST which is the next step in sound quality (124db SNR) Can only do stereo, unless you buy the expansion card. I've linked to the PCI version; again there's a pci-e version with the same caveat as above.

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Bechmarking H:(070B51D3EFFD0114)
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8192k:12 Write Speed:11.34MB/s
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4096k:25 Write Speed:12.31MB/s
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4096k:25 Read Speed:118.23MB/s
4096k:25 Read Speed:119.46MB/s
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2048k:50 Write Speed:8.91MB/s
2048k:50 Write Speed:8.88MB/s
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2048k:50 Read Speed:110.82MB/s
2048k:50 Read Speed:111.68MB/s
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1024k:100 Write Speed:12.79MB/s
1024k:100 Write Speed:15.42MB/s
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1024k:100 Read Speed:116.58MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:113.60MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:116.50MB/s
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512k:200 Write Speed:14.09MB/s
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512k:200 Read Speed:119.08MB/s
512k:200 Read Speed:120.05MB/s
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Deleting file.
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256k:40 Write Speed:11.13MB/s
256k:40 Write Speed:7.81MB/s
256k:40 Average Write Speed:8.86MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:94.47MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:95.36MB/s
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128k:80 Write Speed:13.09MB/s
128k:80 Write Speed:4.10MB/s
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128k:80 Read Speed:91.57MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:92.04MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:93.11MB/s
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64k:160 Write Speed:11.53MB/s
64k:160 Write Speed:11.81MB/s
64k:160 Average Write Speed:10.19MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:87.04MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:89.33MB/s
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32k:320 Write Speed:11.50MB/s
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32k:320 Read Speed:31.22MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:30.31MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:31.01MB/s
32k:320 Average Read Speed:30.84MB/s
Deleting file.
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16k:320 Write Speed:8.21MB/s
16k:320 Write Speed:7.90MB/s
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Quote: Originally Posted by Girom

I guess I could run bootcamp or Parallels on the Windows if I really need Mac? but so far I don't think I discovered anything definitely better in a Mac, except maybe the display. So I guess if I wanna use something like Final Cut Pro (Is there a Windows version that is just as good?) maybe I could just run Parallels (which is why I need a computer with good speed and size to tackle many apps at the same time)

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It is very hard to get Mac OS X running on a Windows machine. VMware and all that stuff is for people with a lot of computer experience.

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Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Recommend good reference book for Vista

cybernana said:

Could someone please recommend a good reference book to help those of us that can't figure out Vista? Something in plain language would be appreciated. I have looked on Barnes & Noble and came up with some titles like:

"Windows Vista Plain & Simple"
"Sams Teach Yourself Vista"

Any suggestions would be appreciated.Click to expand...

Have a look HERE.
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Thank you!

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please and thank you

folders - boot, sources
file next to them - bootmgr

once folders are clicked
files in folder boot - bcd,, bootfix
files in folder sources - boot.wim

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