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Broken links on various forum pages (contents and topics)

by mgbkt153lw / September 5, 2008 10:37 PM PDT

In the topic Creating a dual-boot setup... I could not connect to the online course via the link. I got to Today on CNET! - with no indication of where to go or what to do next.

I also could not get a sensible result from the PM me in John Wilkinson's welcome message. I presume addressing this problem directly to John would have been the correct way to do things?

I am really interested in a dual-boot setup and would appreciate any help in realising that. I want to dual-boot XP Pro and Vista Ultimate mostly because I am not convinced that Vista is markedly better than XP (I only have both because my son works for Microsoft with all the attendant benefits!).



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Sorry for stupid request for help!
by mgbkt153lw / September 5, 2008 11:18 PM PDT

I wrote my previous thread without engaging brain first! I have now found various helpful threads on the subject. I would still like to read the online course referred to by John in his thread.

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Cnet has gone through a series of updates...
by John.Wilkinson / September 6, 2008 1:37 AM PDT

The first was a few months ago when Cnet transferred/laid off the Tips and Tricks department in a cost-cutting move and archived the Cnet online courses, which are no longer available to the public. The second was a little over a week ago, when Cnet updated the community profiles but removed the E-Mail Member option, at least for the time being. That leaves several of my links broken, for now at least.

As to the specific online course, I was the author. Unfortunately I am not permitted to redistribute the original content, but I'm more than willing to answer any questions you may have.


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What a shame!
by mgbkt153lw / September 8, 2008 5:04 AM PDT

Thanks for your very complete reply. Those bloody bean counters should all be shot!

Anyway, I found, quite by accident, a step-by-step procedure elsewhere on the web - so, whilst appreciating your kind offer, I think I will not need to trouble you further.

Thank you again.

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