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How can I 'Copy and Replace' not 'Move and Replace'.

Q: How can I 'Copy and Replace' not 'Move and Replace'.

For some reason W7 has decided to change 'Copy and Replace' with 'Move and Replace' when picking a file up with the left mouse and dragging it to another folder where an old version of the file exists.

My Excel SS is in two places: My desktop and USB which I use for backup. I would simply open the folder on the USB pick up the file on the desktop with the left mouse and drag it to the USB folder. Then I would get the message 'Copy and Replace'.. But not anymore it's become 'Move and Replace'.

I know I can 'Copy and Replace' by holding down the Ctrl key but I dont want to.

It looks like there should be a simple answer

Can anyone help? I swear I didnt change anything.

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A: How can I 'Copy and Replace' not 'Move and Replace'.

Hi,
Have you ever tried right click drag and drop ?
There will be a list option after you drop,
Cheers.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/334529-how-can-i-copy-replace-not-move-replace.html
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A:can not move and replace a file

Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have.

To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information
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fmg

A:Replace Pro with Ultimate and move Pro to different box

Legally speaking, you can't. If the copy of Pro you installed was an OEM copy, it's tied to the machine you activated it on.

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Ok so I have been trying to research how to do this and all I can find is how to disable the delete confirmation box.

When I move a file that replaces another file or folder with files in it (which is even more boxes) boxes come up asking am I sure if I want to do this with 3 options move and replace, don't move, or move and rename the new ones.

thanks for any help!
 

A:Disable Move/Replace Confirmation Boxes?

The only way I would know how to do that without having to confirm, is to do it in a batch file. There might be third party software that can do it, but I would have to search.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/disable-move-replace-confirmation-boxes.733223/
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Thanks for your help!

A:Replace key to Sysprep and move Bootcamp to my new MacBook Pro?

Hi BikerDude, welcome to the Ten Forums.

There's a really fast and simple workaround to get Sysprep to work on an upgraded Windows. See this tutorial: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums, scroll down to end of it to find a section called UPGRADE. In that section you'll find Step 2. Edit Registry which tells you exactly what to do.

Kari

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A:Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

AND/OR inside the case the the jack is soldered directly to the motherboard. Is also possible that
1) It's already cracked
2) If not yet, it's gonna crack

So look to see what connection looks like between power jack and motherboard, If you feel u wanna/can re-solder yourself or the typically price to redo the whole power thing seems to run $125 parts/labor/warranty if you take it somewhere. So how much is it all worth to you?
 

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See attached
Is there a way to resurrect old style XP dialog with one "Yes To All" button?

Thanks!

A:Copy+Replace dialog. Is there a way to get old one, like in XP?

This is so annoying. Did you ever find an answer for this? I'd do anything to have my XP dialog back.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/3846-copy-replace-dialog-there-way-get-old-one-like-xp.html
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Is this possible and how?

A:Copy and Replace functionality

Click cancel and then rename the existing file and then copy the new file to the folder.

Jerry

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A:Cancelling Copy and Replace

it was overwritten when you copied the other db onto it. Do you have restores of those db's?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cancelling-copy-and-replace.1096895/
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I have to physically delete the file and paste the new one. This is not a protection problem, it is just a simple text file that I created for the test in 2 different folders. This is the first time I have ever seen this including Win 3.1. Thanks....

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A:Can't copy and replace existing file

This can be a ton of things... let's start with the basics.

Antivirus?
IE toolbars installed/enabled?

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A:Replace 128GB SSD move system programs data to boot from 1.8TBSATA II

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I'm working on that now, but the results I've found are not very conclusive from what I've read.

I'm making this reply, first because I cannot delete the posting, and second because the best practice will probably be for me keep the SSD as boot drive and find some workarounds for preventing applications from installing in the SSD. There are many applications that don't allow custom installs or the installers aren't working as they should. I've got to find a way to move those installed programs onto the larger HDD after they install themselves on the SSD. I know this can be done. Maybe, someone can give me a link or something along those lines.

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I'm hoping there is some kind of registry tweak I can do to get this working. Perhaps holding down a key while dragging the file over will open up more options. I hope there is a way.

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A:I want to Copy & Rename, not Copy & Replace

The copy and rename is the bottom option. "Copy, but keep both files"
However, what you are looking for has to do with Firefox, Firefox handles this differently.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/109468-i-want-copy-rename-not-copy-replace.html
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A:Find & Replace (but Replace in a different Column)

see attached. But actually getting that data back to the table, if that is what you want, is a bit trickier.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/find-replace-but-replace-in-a-different-column.709333/
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A:Replace all files in directory with copy of single file

May I ask why?

That is exactly what many infections do :-(

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A:Copy dialogs pop up over Confirm File Replace Dialog

Anyone got any ideas about this?

Any fixes to keep focus or even position the windows?

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A:Installing legit copy of Windows to replace illegal one

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And to make them master and slave all you have to do is to move the jumpers on the disks.
 

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A:add, or replace copy, cut, paste with robocopy in context menu?

Robocopy was never intended to replace the traditional copy/ paste function. It's a strict folder copier...not file copier. The best way to use it is for backups from a. BAT file.

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A:Can't copy, paste, replace, darg drop in windows explorer, Need help

In my opinion this is a NO NO.
I also have tried to clear registry and tuneup utillties
I would remove that program. Their is no way to know what that program has done so I would recommend doing.
Repair Install

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A:Need a robust text find and replace utility - Like Ecobyte Replace Text 2.2 but not

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-a-robust-text-find-and-replace-utility-like-ecobyte-replace-text-2-2-but-not.837870/
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A:To replace or not to replace.. that is the question.

Hi and welcome to Techspot!!

Test the RAM sticks individually. One of them might be bad. You can use Memtest86 to try them out.

Also, try them in different memory slots. That sometimes helps.

Regards :wave:

BTW, Great thread title
 

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A:Replace SSD

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A:replace HDD

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A:Do i need to replace the fan????

Which fan?

If its the power supply fan, its essential. If you cook the power supply, the HP only replacements are very expensive, and standard ones usually do not fit.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/do-i-need-to-replace-the-fan.287167/
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A:replace psu fan?

If you want the power you are going to have to put up with the noise , and the heat . the pentioms caust whay more then the athalons but the one biggy is heat . you gotta cool the **** outa those athalons .
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/replace-psu-fan.87957/
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A:Replace Win 8.1 with Win 7

Hello Janesdf . Peruse this : Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

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Quote:





Originally Posted by prissyellowsmom


I Don't Have A Disc For Installing Windows Xpi Have Windows Xp Pro On My Dell Laptop Now. I Just Don't Like It. How Can I Go To Xp Without A Disc? Thanks





Hello prissyellowsmom, Welcome to TSF!

Without a Retail version of a Windows? XP Home? SP2 CD, there is absolutely nothing you can do.
The only solution would be to go to a reputable Computer Store and purchase one.

Sorry there's no magical cure.

Kind Regards,

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Dear Customer,  FAN Part number: Fan (available separately) - 639460-001 Please contact HP worldwide using the below link:http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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A:Help me replace my GPU fan

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A:Had To Replace The Hdd And Os......

What is the URL? Does the bank's webpage require Java?

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A:Replace Dll?

Quote:





Originally Posted by feddup


Periodically I'll get a "C++ runtime error" message and an App will have to close. The it drops to the desktop. Under administrative tools > Event viewer the message seems to point to ntdll.dll version 5.1.2600.2180 . That file seems to be a protected file. Does anyone know the procedure to repair or replace this file?




Hello, take a look at this http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-files.shtml?ntdll

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A:Replace new PSU?

If I remember, it is not all that good.
 

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A:Should I replace my PSU?

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A:Replace or not replace?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy


Hello, I'm looking for advice on what I should do with my old machine here, I want better performance out of it and I have a slightly more modern motherboard that I pulled from a system that once ran Vista.

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Replacement Canidate:
Type: SY-K7VME
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RAM: Will be useing same RAM

Will the replacement make my system perform better, or should I stick with my current setup and wait until I get the money for a new system?


what on earth do you plan to accomplish with but a single gigabyte of ram, and at 133(sic)MHz to boot!!

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A:Do I need to replace my CPU?

Spobot Killed the Computer in the Den with the Fireplace Poker

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Spybot uses 100% of the CPU. Your box could be entering thermal cutoff.
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A:Trying to replace PSU

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A:should i replace my HD?

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If you don`t have a floppy drive, there is an iso version that you can burn to cd, and then boot from that.

Let the programme run for at least seven passes.

Regards Howard
 

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A:Do I need to replace the HD?

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A:Anyway to fix/replace?

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A:Replace ssd, keep everything as it is?

Why dont you get an external hardrive and move everything over to that

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A:had to replace the HDD now no 128 bit SSL

have you ticked the box alongside it's entry and then clicked apply at the bottom
if you have run
sfc /scannow
and try it again

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A:What should I replace?

For what it will cost you to upgrade it to play games, I would just suggest saving for a new computer.

First, you'll need to install a video card. If the model you have is in a micro-tower, it's not likely you'll be able to find a video card to fit.

Second, you would want to upgrade the processor. Even though it's apparently dual-core, it's still extremely slow.

Third, you would want to upgrade to 4GB of RAM.

And then to support it all, you'd likely need a new power supply.

So like I said...your best option would be to clean that up, sell it, and buy a new computer when you get the money.
 

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A:Want to replace the CPU

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A:Replace Drivers

Hi ... A Repair &Install will not help with Driver issues ... You should always use the Manufactures Website for Drivers ...

As your CD Drivers is likely to be out of date ...
Product Support | Dell US
If you decide to do a Clean Install ... Install the Chipset of course after you have a Network Connection ...
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A:How to replace AOL IE with standard IE

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That board supports Prescott CPU's but it may require a BIOS update.

http://www.asus.com/999/html/events/...e/overview.htm

A Prescott will run hotter, need decent cooling, and consume more power.

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A:Need to replace PSU, but not sure how to find what I need

gft77
I have a Dell Inspiron 3650 with the I7 6700 and 16gb DDR3 ram.  My computer came with a 250 watt power supply, and I'd like to upgrade to something more powerful.  The issue I'm having is that after finding the model number for the SFF power supply I didn't see any sites that specifically said it could replace this power supply.  
I'd like to get a 400 watt or more PSU, but not sure what specs I need.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


gft77
The Inspiron 3650 [Gamer] has a Dell Proprietary power supply that is bad news and cannot be upgraded, as there are no retail equivalent power supplies available.

There is a workaround this issue, posted Here:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19657974
Bev.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19996178
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A:What Should I Buy to Replace My Laptop?

Based on all the various uses (ie: applications), screen requirement, and keyboard, I'd say get another laptop. Your only major requirement (for a laptop anyway) is the screen, so concentrate on getting a model with the largest screen in your price range. The specs don't really matter as the new hardware will be much faster than the old Dell.
 

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A:Find and Replace

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lostsoul62


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A:Can I replace my CPU in my laptop?

Hi, The following link shows its specs:    http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03905124 and here is some information on this processor: TypeCPU / MicroprocessorMarket segmentMobileFamilyAMD E-SeriesModel numberE-300CPU part numberEME300GBB22GV is an OEM/tray microprocessorFrequency1300 MHzClock multiplier6.5Package413-ball lidless micro-BGA (FT1)SocketBGA413Size0.75" x 0.75" / 1.9cm x 1.9cm Looks like you can't upgrade the CPU because those BGA of processors normally are soldered to the motherboard. Regards.

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