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Forum: Networking and Wi-Fi 28-06-18, 14:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,135
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Re: Router info 2018

You can turn the router into a modem only, simple switch when you log into the router (they have instructions for that)

Then use an ordinary but powerful router with wi-fi, an Ethernet cable...
Forum: Security news and updates 13-06-18, 09:46
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: Microsoft Updates ~ June

Yesterdays update is mostly a fix for for bugs, nothing major.
Forum: Windows 10 help 28-05-18, 17:09
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: E-Mail and App Account changes

I had it too - MS want you to choose a new more secure password, thing is I have not used MS live a/c for 8 years.
Forum: Windows 10 help 28-05-18, 17:08
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: Recovery Drive Freezes Screen

I keep a really basic Microsft keyboard for occasions like this.
My posh Logitech G910 goes tits up occassionally.

Plugging in the basic MS key'b and re-booting works every time.


BTW< when...
Forum: Windows 10 help 28-05-18, 17:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: 1803 stopped my Epson printer!

My Epson flat bed and 6x6cm film scanner has been scuppered by the autumn update.
They don't produce any new drivers, just cannot be ar$ed.

Epson4490

Frickin expensive too, I now avoid Epson...
Forum: Hints and Tips 19-05-18, 08:43
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Re: Gmail ~ 'Woohoo! You've read all the messages in your inbox.'

That's something in 15 years I have never seen!
Forum: Computer components and accessories 14-05-18, 09:14
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: Before I buy an SSD

I replaced a Samsung laptop HDD for a SSD and the difference is amazing, well worth it for the boot times alone, which are seconds compared to 1.5 minutes.
Forum: Broadband help and advice 14-05-18, 09:01
Replies: 93
Views: 6,182
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Re: Which Broadband provider ?

All hardware is FREE with Virgin, even upgrades and also the postage.

Unlike the other providers it is very reliable and I have a 100mb connection that measures 105mb down and 5mb upload.

Only...
Forum: Open Forum 05-05-18, 06:50
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Re: Flat-Earthers explain why we don't fall off the edge of our Planet.

Flat Earthers are launching new communication satellites by throwing them off the die of the Earth.

Simples!
Forum: Windows 10 help 05-05-18, 06:47
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Re: Dare I try Windows 10? I dared.

Win 10 is a doddle is it not?


Win 8 users might struggle, but Win 7 users feel right at home.
Forum: Windows 10 help 05-05-18, 06:46
Replies: 3
Views: 1,548
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: English Local Experience Pack

I got something like it when the April update was installed.

American nasty spelling language was installed and it offeredallsortsof voice recognition in the corrupted form of English.

Open...
Forum: Windows 10 help 05-05-18, 06:42
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Re: Win 10 April update freezes Chrome and some apps

My PC downloaded the update, no changes. I don’t use the system resource hugger Chrome anyhow, so no loss there.

Vivaldi works just fine as doesPale Moon.
Forum: Windows 10 help 03-05-18, 16:08
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Win 10 April update freezes Chrome and some apps

Apparently Microsoft has confirmed that Win 10 April update freezes Chrome and some apps, not everyone’s PC, okay?

The suggested fix by Microsoft is: Windows logo key + Ctrl + Shift + B
Forum: Security news and updates 27-04-18, 14:32
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Re: 'Your computer has a virus' cold call con artists on the rise – Microsoft

I look after Age UK Silver Surfers.

They get a lot of this crap.

I advise them to say "Oh good, my son is here, he'd like a word. He's a Police Sergeant."

You can hear the fear and the door...
Forum: Software updates & recommendations 19-04-18, 15:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Re: Macrium Reflect 7 Free Edition v7.1.3147 ~ 17/04/2018

For the uninitiated it does this:

Free backup, disk imaging and cloning solution for personal and commercial use.

A description would be helpful please.
Forum: Web User magazine feature suggestions 19-04-18, 15:33
Replies: 6
Views: 2,200
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Re: Workshop on password managers for PC

Still no other suggestions from other punters, so why not try this topic out?
Forum: Other Software 19-04-18, 15:31
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By MeesterChris
Download Star

Download Star
It simple only works, sometimes, it downloaded the first attempt, 5 photos as a test.

It only downloads to the Downloads folder into \DownloadStar

If you alter this destination,...
Forum: Other Software 19-04-18, 15:25
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By MeesterChris
Unhappy Wise Jet Search, issue 447 Tips

Hi
I tried Wise Jetsearch to find a missing downloaded jpg photo.

Sadly it can find folders, but not actual graphic files.

It did find a couple of DLL in a folder on C:\ drive (an SSD)

BUT...
Forum: Networking and Wi-Fi 16-04-18, 06:29
Replies: 40
Views: 2,308
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: Ethernet vs wifi

Ethernet is a wired connection - if connected to the router it will always be hundreds of times faster than any wi-fi
Forum: Windows 10 help 16-04-18, 06:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By MeesterChris
Talking Re: W10 & Office 2007; oh what fun!

I switched to Libre Office

It is free and has the old toolbars back, unlike that nasty ribbon in Word 2007
it is also has customisation, including toolbars and reads and saves doc / docx and even...
Forum: General PC-related 10-04-18, 22:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,520
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: Possible driver or hardware failure

Agreed. Windows Updater provides just the basic Graphics driver; but most laptops and some PC units have customised needs that the full software driver package provides.

Always go to the...
Forum: Computer components and accessories 10-04-18, 22:40
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By MeesterChris
Forum: BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Kodi... 27-03-18, 17:20
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: Amazon Prime

Looked up a review.............





Yup, sounds like a no-no, sorry.
Forum: Web User magazine feature suggestions 27-03-18, 17:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2,200
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: Workshop on password managers for PC

Okay I will give it a go.





BLOODY GOOD IDEA FOR A WORKSHOP THOUGH INIT EDITORS?
Forum: Feedback & Announcements 27-03-18, 17:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,651
Posted By MeesterChris
Re: Tried ScanTransfer - Excellent utility

No

it is a doddle,
access the main site on your PC, use the link on your phone.

it just works.
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