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Forum: Other Software 21-03-18, 09:25
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By calimanco
Re: Free VPN?

Netflix actively blocks VPNs. As far as I know, any that still work are paid for. There's a list here, but I have no idea if they are all still functional.
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Forum: Hints and Tips 18-03-18, 09:20
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By calimanco
Re: Opera 'Homepage' button

That's very useful. Thanks
Forum: Web Browser Software 18-03-18, 09:14
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By calimanco
Re: Opera browser display problem

W10? My 64bit version doesn't suffer from this problem. Try updating your graphics driver and turn off Nightlight in Settings>System>Display.
Forum: Security news and updates 17-03-18, 09:22
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By calimanco
Windows Defender

It seems to have undergone something of a renaissance judging by the latest test results.

https://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php#
Forum: Security & Privacy Help and Discussions 15-03-18, 22:36
Replies: 41
Views: 2,693
Posted By calimanco
Re: Stubborn Avast

If that doesn't work, Use the Registry Editor. The procedure is the same for all versions of Windows. Create a Restore Point in case of accidents. In W10 go to Search and type regedit. Right click on...
Forum: Security & Privacy Help and Discussions 15-03-18, 13:33
Replies: 41
Views: 2,693
Posted By calimanco
Re: Stubborn Avast

Before uninstalling an AV program, its necessary to stop it running in the background as running services/programs cant be uninstalled.

Download Autoruns.
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Forum: Email and Messaging 15-03-18, 13:15
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By calimanco
Re: thunderbird

Who is your e-mail provider?
Forum: Windows 10 help 15-03-18, 08:49
Replies: 15
Views: 4,538
Posted By calimanco
Re: Update KB4088776 not installing

Just updated my spare x86 machine. Completely different experience. Downloaded and installed in about 15 minutes. As Meester Chris said, previous problems likely to involve traffic overload,...
Forum: Windows 10 help 14-03-18, 09:34
Replies: 15
Views: 4,538
Posted By calimanco
Re: Update KB4088776 not installing

Downloading this update seems to be a problem. I eventually downloaded it from the Update Catalogue.

https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4088776

The actual update took...
Forum: BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Kodi... 12-03-18, 14:43
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By calimanco
Re: Amazon film streamed-can I download onto file?

Not without violating copyright laws.
Forum: Web Browser Software 10-03-18, 09:23
Replies: 26
Views: 1,379
Posted By calimanco
Re: Error 404 on martin Lewis' site?

Are you sure you went to the right site. This URL works OK.

https://www.flight-delayed.co.uk/martin-lewis
Forum: Open Forum 07-03-18, 09:46
Replies: 37
Views: 3,718
Posted By calimanco
Re: Windows Secrets

http://forums.windowssecrets.com/showthread.php/180744-Welcome-back!

Actually logging on is a bit fraught, but it works fine once you get there.

When you log on it gives you a 404 error. If you...
Forum: Open Forum 07-03-18, 09:28
Replies: 37
Views: 3,718
Posted By calimanco
Forum: Web Browser Software 06-03-18, 23:48
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By calimanco
Re: Thunderbird - an irritation

Try this
click Help
click Troubleshooting Info
Scroll down to and click Open Folder

shut down TB

in the right hand panel, rename prefs.js to prefs.js.bak

restart TB
Forum: Windows 10 help 05-03-18, 14:29
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By calimanco
ComputerActive Registry tweaks

CA printed some useful Registry tweaks in its latest issue. However, I think I'm correct in saying that the next Windows release will set them back to defaults, as will running System File Checker....
Forum: Web Browser Software 04-03-18, 10:43
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By calimanco
Re: adds

Its based on Chrome, so you can use Chrome extensions. Install an add blocker of your choice plus Ghostery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qetzrcB0EE
Forum: Other Hardware 01-03-18, 22:44
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By calimanco
Re: Hard drive caddies

You can also get USB to SATA or IDE adapters which don't need a case and fit both 2.5 or 3.5 inch drives and are cheaper than 3.5 inch cases. If you have USB3, go for USB 3 adapters or cases....
Forum: Video & Photo 28-02-18, 22:09
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By calimanco
Re: Freemake Video Downloader. Any restrictions?

The old add-on doesn't, but the new extension version does.
Forum: Video & Photo 28-02-18, 14:16
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By calimanco
Re: Freemake Video Downloader. Any restrictions?

A new version came out 27/2 and I haven't tried it for the reasons given above. It wouldn't be the first time they've switched from free to restricted. Try it and let us know.:D
Forum: Video & Photo 28-02-18, 09:19
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By calimanco
Re: Freemake Video Downloader. Any restrictions?

Freemake has gone to the Darkside. between the PUPs and restrictions its now a nightmare. Try 4K Video Downloader instead.
https://www.4kdownload.com/products/product-videodownloader

If you have...
Forum: Open Forum 27-02-18, 09:44
Replies: 37
Views: 3,718
Posted By calimanco
Re: Windows Secrets

The home page and several others are now back, but the Lounge is showing error 404, so possibly up again soon.
Forum: General PC-related 23-02-18, 22:51
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By calimanco
Re: New Hard Drive for Toshiba Laptop

You could use a large capacity SSD card for extra storage or move all your files to it to provide extra space, although not enough to make space for the Windows upgrade files. Could you use it to...
Forum: Open Forum 22-02-18, 12:34
Replies: 37
Views: 3,718
Posted By calimanco
Re: Windows Secrets

I have no idea, but he's a reliable source. Incidentally, Penton was taken over by Informa PLC in September 16.
Forum: Open Forum 22-02-18, 09:20
Replies: 37
Views: 3,718
Posted By calimanco
Re: Windows Secrets

Woody Leonhard
Forum: Open Forum 22-02-18, 09:12
Replies: 37
Views: 3,718
Posted By calimanco
Re: Windows Secrets

Latest from Windows Secrets Newsletter

Hello to subscribers

First, wed like to apologize for the delay in reaching out. We had hoped that our service interruption would be only a day...
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