And it will often require several attempts but it does work in the end. Unfortunately The thread titles don't help in the way they are often phrased and because of this we need to place as much of the original thread as we can remember or the poster's name and ask for all results to be shown.
The best way I've found so far is from the index page where you have the choice of two boxes. I start off with the same heading in both box's change the middle one from "And" to "OR". Choose "All discussion" and place a dot in "Titles and all postings" Use the helproom first the consumerwatch if needed.
The title of a posting is dificult to search for if it's not been done correct in the first place so we have to try and remember as much of the thread as we can then start looking for words that will match. Another way is to place the name of the poster in both box's or any member that contributed to the thread.
Not Ideal but it will work 8 times out of 10.
Example of something I was looking for the other night. Optical drive. I tried optical drive/CDR/CD-R/CDRW/Hard drive/Harddrive and nothing near what I wanted. Then I typed DVD and it came back with 100 hits of which about 20 covered what I was looking for.
The same will apply for installing a second drive.
Second drive/slave drive/two drives/ master/slave/copy to second drive/transfer from drive/transfer to drive. etc. It does work in the end though.