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RE: Is there such a thing as a Win8 Computer?

Once again, Thank You 1492. Your first post gave me a couple of bits of information that I needed. I looked up GPT, CMS and legacy boot, now I understand from several posts what needs to be done and I will go over to BB this AM and tell them what I need and what that I want the free WIN8.1 upgrade installed. When I get the laptop back I will go to my DGS and the rest of the family and explain how the new upgrade works and it is a take it or leave it situation. If they decide they want WIN7, I will take the laptop for my own use only and buy a laptop that satisfies their needs. I can't see spending the time and effort to change everything around if the BIOS is locked for WIN8 and changing it into using GPT for WIN7. I am hoping changing out the BO HDD and the upgrade will make it work better. I am somewhat disappointed to learn that within the next 45 days, WIN9 will hit the market. I feel like I am like the dog that chases his tail, you never catch up to the changes. I have learned that no matter what we do or say, Microsoft will make the WIN OS totally compatible with the Apple OS which will including all computers using touch screens. I have not worked in the tech field for about 20 years and so much has changed so fast but it is all still the same. We were writing our own programs and bios for traffic signal controllers as I retired and prom's and e-prom's were just coming into wide spread use. It seems they are still in use today, abet a little more sophisticated. Once again than you.
D.E.Bishop 08/22/14 07:06am Technology Corner
RE: Is there such a thing as a Win8 Computer?

Thank You 1492, is there an easy way for me to determine which models have the locked BIOS that only uses GPT.
D.E.Bishop 08/22/14 12:43am Technology Corner
RE: Is there such a thing as a Win8 Computer?

Thank you 1775, that's what I thought. Then I learned that there are things they have to do to the BIOS which includes reinstalling the drivers. Any more ideas?
D.E.Bishop 08/21/14 10:42pm Technology Corner
RE: US101 vs. I680 thru SF bay area

Maps are deceiving because of how California and S.F. Bay are tilted. US-101 is slightly shortest in miles but not in speed. The east bay route is essentially the same distance, but typically a better drive: US-101 to San Jose, then I-880 along the east bay shoreline to the Bay Bridge "maze" of multiple freeways. Continue north on I-80/I-580, staying on I-580 when it turns west across Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, merging back into US-101. (Toll is $5 for single vehicle. For those who tow, it jumps to $20 for 2 vehicles hooked together -- the State is very bad at math.) I-880 road quality is poor in south Oakland, and there will be plenty of truck traffic. But the west bay route of US-101 is worse, plus it requires city streets through San Francisco, and the scenic but tight GG Bridge and tight and twisty US-101 in south Marin. PS: I-680 would be way off-course. From San Jose it leaves the bay and routes inland, north to I-80, which would then be a tough drive to get back to US-101. Of course, commute traffic and accidents can change everything! X2
D.E.Bishop 08/21/14 09:20pm Roads and Routes
Is there such a thing as a Win8 Computer?

I just took a Toshiba Satellite laptop into Best Buy to have a new licensed OEM copy of Win7 into BB to have Win8 removed and Win7 installed. They determined that the HDD was bad and that was why we could never get it to work. It is just out of the warrantee by two weeks. So they installed a new HDD and they say that they cannot do a clean install of WIN7 because it is a Win8 computer. The tech said he can't change the Bios or disable the UEFI or enable Legacy Boot. I don't understand how that can be. Could I have a dual boot set up where either one can boot up? Any help at all would be nice. I think I'm being screwed over. Computer, HDD and all software including the OEM win7 disc came from them for this purpose. TIA
D.E.Bishop 08/21/14 08:12pm Technology Corner
RE: Need to completely regroup,looking for a toad for Fleetwood

Look at Suzuki Sidekicks, Viraras and Grand Vitaras. My GV is not a rag top but it does have a sunroof with a retractable solid liner.
D.E.Bishop 08/21/14 07:58pm Dinghy Towing
RE: ATK tomorrow

Well Richard, now the healing begins and learning how to live without that darn sword over your head. I hope all the things you learned about living with the leg will come in handy now that you are free from it. It's amazing how resilient we are and how often we learn to have fun in the face of adversity. My DR thinks I'm stupid for doing everything I have always done and suffering with the agrivation in my back after an especially active day. I don't think about it, she does. The things I do are worth not being able to sleep for a couple of nights. Here's to a winter with the Birds down south where it's warm and living is easy. Best wishes for a quick and uneventful recovery.
D.E.Bishop 08/20/14 05:39am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: You might be an RVer if.

You have to be an RVer if you have this many friends making up rhymes.
D.E.Bishop 08/20/14 05:17am RV Lifestyle
RE: Plan to travel with 3 cats and a dog

I have mentioned my cat Spike several times, everyone's pets are special but not all of them will adapt to life in a MoHo. Spike started hating the car a few years after he was rescued and really hated the MoHo at first. As years went by he mellowed but really didn't like motor vehicles. As he lost his hearing and eyesight he mellowed even more but hated being in a vehicle. After a training period to acclimate him to the RV he became a good travel companion and an better friend. One time we left on a trip, Alaska to be exact, he was very vocal, read that as loud and obnoxious until, we passed his Dr's office. Once past the Dr's office he was fine for the next 3 months and 13,000 miles. Doesn't have much to do with the OP but it warms the cockles of my heart and I love to tell it.
D.E.Bishop 08/20/14 05:07am RV Pet Stop
RE: Hirearchy

Slow down here folks, I know for a fact that we have a better rig than any of you. At least for our needs and budget and that is all we're worried about. Just stop and talk to folks, even those who own rigs that are different than yours. My DW made me buy a surfboard to put on our ladder. She didn't need it for an ice breaker but it sure is fun, even had some Texans driving Prevosts stop to talk to us.
D.E.Bishop 08/17/14 12:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: route 7 from Hot Springs Arkansas

We took AR 7 south to Hot Springs and loved it. We thought it to be one of the prettiest roads back there. We had rig in signature. There are a few crystal mines along the road and several rock and mineral shops. If you're into that, you'll be in heaven. There is a rest area not too far before out of Hot Springs that is fantastic. May be a little tight for your rig but I'm no expert in turn radii. Definitely take the road.
D.E.Bishop 08/17/14 12:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: something different or maybe i'm old

Okay Guys, enough of this frivolity, I have a pinched nerve in my back and reading this hurts every time I laugh.
D.E.Bishop 08/16/14 08:16am RV Lifestyle
RE: Propane heater and refridg

Both answers are good and as robsouth suggested, get the facts and make a decision. I'll throw another thing into the mix, "how about running the House AC while underway"? Some of us have and some of us have never found the need. When a vacumm line fell apart from old age and the effects of heat, I ran mine to keep the DW a "Happy Wife". I could stand the 110 degree outside temp, I ONLY ran it for HER.
D.E.Bishop 08/16/14 08:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water Heater won't restart !

snomass, As it is so often mentioned here, it would behoove you to get a DMM(digital multi-meter) and learn how to use it. They are very simple to operate and they do so many things to help you save time. I have two or three brand new meters in the garage that I got free from Harbor Freight. There are a multitude of appliance manuals available on line with trouble shooting sections. Most troubleshooting manuals have schematics and exploded views so identification of the various parts is simple. That said, I have nothing against asking for help here as some solutions are so simple and common that many of us carry a spare part or two for those failures. Occasionally you get an answer which seems very simple but doesn't make any sense. By adjusting the thermocouple I believe the intent was to say "is the thermocouple located in the correct location in the pilot flame". A good idea but a little fuzzy if you haven't heard about that in the past, besides there aren't many adjustable thermocouples. So post your question, download the manual and use the new meter that hopefully you picked up for free at Harbor Freight to trouble shoot the problem following the manual. After all that, if you don't have the solution, I'll be surprised.
D.E.Bishop 08/16/14 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can you rebuild/repair a vintage Heart inverter charger?

Just my opinion but having the inverter/charger diagnosed and repaired could be very expensive. After you find someone who could fix it, compare that price to possible prices from the multitude of salvage store around the country. I have a list of Surplus/Salvage yards in my files but couldn't find it after a quick search. I am in the process of converting all my reference stuff for RV's to PDFs and right now it's a mess. If part of you reason for wanting to retain you vintage inverter is the possible need to move to a new location, and mess up the looks of stuff. There is a guy who is often mentioned here who know what to buy and how to install the new guts of most manufacturers inverter/chargers without any mods to the house. Google converters and you'll come up with his name. You could try warming your inverter in the oven. Use a low temp, actually very low temp for s couple of hours. Take several continuity readings before and after baking. If no changes occurs, you're probably toast.
D.E.Bishop 08/16/14 07:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My first camping neighbor story to share!

Stories like that.....well they just reinforce the fact that by and large campers are 'good folks'This is what I've found as well. I agree and will take it one step further. Folks like that are like that ALL THE TIME. What I call Type A personalities. A for awesome.
D.E.Bishop 08/16/14 12:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Ignition related?

Arch, a FLAP is and argument or heated disruption. Wikipedia lists, BROUGHAHA(SP). udidwht, sometimes the only sure way is to take the part in and have the clerk make a visual. Take your VIN in with you, come times there is a code that helps. Look for part numbers and manufacturer's name on the parts. Not to sophisticated, but these things help. I've even had clerks tell me there isn't anyone that makes a oil filter for a Chevy 454 and showed me in the book, sometimes they can't think beyond their experience, it's also called a 7.4 liter. Good luck.
D.E.Bishop 08/16/14 12:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another Alaska Question.....What do do with the fish?

You will pay quite a bit to have it processed, frozen and shipped. I went a few years ago and the processing was paid by the lodge I stayed at. Fed-Exing it home was about $3/lbs. We had 200 lbs of fish between my wife and I so it was a pretty penny just in shipping. However, if you stayed a few days at spots with a processing plant, I'd recommend doing it. Every day they take your fish and vac seal it and put it in a locker with your name on it. When you get ready to leave, you can establish a ship date. For example, if you knew you were going to be home in a week, they would ship on the specified date and you'd be home to receive it and handle it properly. We haven't been for a couple of years so I don't know todays costs but flash freezing and shipping back in 1992 was spendy and is the best way to your fish home. Most "experts" say not to keep frozen fish more than a year, well they probably never drank out of a rubber hose on a hot summer day or failed to wash their hands before eating. We had a few pieces go bad due to faulty vacuum packing but we had it for a year and a half and longer. Frozen/defrosted halibut from AK is in the $30/pound range here in the Los Angeles area. And we figure it costs less than retail to process your fish and ship it home, plus you have an adventure to tell folks at your Alaskan Fish Fry. So go for it, even if you have to skip a trip the following year.
D.E.Bishop 08/13/14 09:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: TV Free air antenna

Busskipper PM or Search for SCVJeff, he did an exhaustive study of the two and his finding is the Batwing with the wingman add on is best. I get as many or more stations with my batwing than my big old dipole on the stick and brick. Our street is almost North South and I just raise the antenna, turn it on and do a station search. My house mounted dipole was set with a meter and is no better.
D.E.Bishop 08/13/14 11:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: plumbing question - PEX fittings; brass vs plastic

I do not have any hard copper in the system, so flair fittings are out~ Flair-It fittings are a brand of plumbing fittings that work on PEX and copper. They are plastic...push on fittings. Sharkbite (Home Depot), Gatorbites (Lowes) are brass push on fittings that work on PEX and copper....more expensive The Flare-It Pro, push on fittings are not recommended for RV use, the Flair-It and Flair-It Plus are recommended for RV and Marine systems using PEX pipe and while you do push the pipe onto the fittings they use a nut to seal the joint. They are not push on fittings like Sea Tech, Shark Bite and the like. They do have fittings that adapt to copper and IPS treaded pipe.
D.E.Bishop 08/12/14 07:24pm General RVing Issues
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