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  1. Thread: Windows 10 power plan by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 1 Views 136

    Hi, you might consider using a freeware program...

    Hi, you might consider using a freeware program Don't Sleep- which has a surprising number of options.
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    Download Don't Sleep - MajorGeeks

    For example, it can prevent sleep conditional on...
  2. Thread: Win 10/1909 Unfinished Install by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 237

    Password: - from the tutorial section here: try...

    Password: - from the tutorial section here: try

    Reset Password of User Account in Windows 10

    Note too that if you opt for a PIN etc, you still need your password.

    Clean install: you can...
  3. Replies 5 Views 253

    If the PC in question runs an edition of Windows...

    If the PC in question runs an edition of Windows with the group policy editor, then
    - updates can be set to 'Notify'
    - feature updates (upgrades) can be deferred for up to 365 days
    - preview...
  4. Replies 2 Views 122

    This is typical of a driver-related issue. It may...

    This is typical of a driver-related issue. It may be related to a 3rd party program's driver.

    Thanks for the log files. Please download and run setupdiag.exe (free from MS).
    This attempts to...
  5. Thread: Disk 100% Used Issue, post Windows 10 Update... by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 508

    You can download a Win 10 iso file easily e.g....

    You can download a Win 10 iso file easily e.g. using the relevant tutorial here - use the MS media creation tool (Google).

    With a clean boot and Safe Mode in particular you should find Windows...
  6. Thread: Directing data to a second drive ? by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 11 Views 369

    Thank you very much for replying. You create...

    Thank you very much for replying.

    You create your own folders and use them, just like any folder. Where relevant for particular programs you can confgure that program to use your own folder by...
  7. Replies 8 Views 319

    Then you're on your own finding out what is...

    Then you're on your own finding out what is locking your device. You are of course welcome to research ways of doing that with Powershell or similar. Good luck - I'm out.
  8. Thread: Directing data to a second drive ? by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 11 Views 369

    Hi, whilst you can use the Location tab to...

    Hi, whilst you can use the Location tab to relocate these folders, this is not something I personally would choose to do, as I've written on a number of occasions. So once again:

    a. It's possible...
  9. Replies 8 Views 319

    Hi, a program such as Lockhunter, Emco Unlockit...

    Hi, a program such as Lockhunter, Emco Unlockit or USB Safely Remove will list the locking processes.

    The first 2 are free, the last, which is very useful in these circumstances, is not.

    Try to...
  10. Thread: Disk 100% Used Issue, post Windows 10 Update... by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 508

    Hi, thanks, your disk looks ok of course. ...

    Hi, thanks, your disk looks ok of course.

    That's good for a HDD.

    A more representative 'best' time is achieved with a single large file as I believe i said, not a bunch of small files - copying...
  11. Thread: Odd Trackpad Behaviour by dalchina
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 313

    Hi, you can find a reference on enabling it in...

    Hi, you can find a reference on enabling it in this tutorial, which may or may not help:
    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10

    More:
    How to Enable Microsoft’s Precision Touchpad Drivers on...
  12. Replies 2 Views 280

    Remember Win 10 is supported until Oct 2025......

    Remember Win 10 is supported until Oct 2025... but could be used long after that, just no routine updates.

    Win 11 may not be released until early next year.. we don't know. Have you actually tried...
  13. Replies 14 Views 985

    I suggest you find a geeky friend to take you...

    I suggest you find a geeky friend to take you over this. It seems you are struggling to grasp basic concepts and logic necessary.

    Imagine parts inside yourr laptop are black and burnt. Your laptop...
  14. Thread: Odd Trackpad Behaviour by dalchina
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 313

    Thank you for your reply. - which is why I...

    Thank you for your reply.


    - which is why I added the registry info I found for you.

    You can install a precision driver. Example: I had nothing in Settings for disabling my touchpad. I...
  15. Thread: Odd Trackpad Behaviour by dalchina
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 313

    Hi, I have 342206 - on mine, that's a 2 finger...

    Hi, I have
    342206
    - on mine, that's a 2 finger gesture.

    I think the option below that is what you're looking for..

    More:
    342207

    Reverse touchpad scroll direction? Cannot do it via...
  16. Replies 14 Views 985

    Thank you for your reply. If the computer's...

    Thank you for your reply.


    If the computer's dead, it's dead.
    If the system disk is corrupt or has failed, but the hardware is otherwise ok, then booting from a bootable disk is useful.
  17. Thread: Recovery Drive: Can't Create by dalchina
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 434

    Hi, Check your disk: e.g. Hard Disk...

    Hi,


    Check your disk: e.g. Hard Disk Sentinel (portable version or installable functional trial) - includes SSDs - best instant appraisal I know of.

    If ok, run
    chkdsk c: /scan
    from an...
  18. :thumbsup: - there's a green button labelled...

    :thumbsup: - there's a green button labelled -ah- Solved..
  19. Thread: WMP Does not work by dalchina
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 17 Views 468

    Can you hear the drive spin up at all? ...

    Can you hear the drive spin up at all?

    Tutorials on Autoplay:
    342165

    You might wish to see if you can get Autoplay working with e.g. a flash drive.

    Autoplay settings in control panel:...
  20. Could this be synched with something on a phone,...

    Could this be synched with something on a phone, for example?
  21. Replies 11 Views 441

    That's solved the problem of explorer crashing?...

    That's solved the problem of explorer crashing? Good.

    Assuming you haven't already done so start enabling context menu entries in turn or in 2's or 3's as you choose- and identify the one or ones...
  22. Thread: I can not update the W.10- 21H1 (KB5004337) by dalchina
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 9 Views 851

    @ICIT2LOL...

    @ICIT2LOL Hi, that's a quite different issue to this thread which is about a particular update and has been addressed in many such threads where peope are not offered a particular upgrade (feature...
  23. Thread: Disk 100% Used Issue, post Windows 10 Update... by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 508

    After running Hard Disk Sentinel, that's ok as an...

    After running Hard Disk Sentinel, that's ok as an experiment to see if usage drops, but will fix nothing of course.

    You should also try
    Reset Windows Update in Windows 10
    and then the Windows...
  24. Replies 16 Views 759

    @Lance1...

    @Lance1 - you haven't read my specs properly. See second PC. For me, 1903 -> 20H2/20H1 was a functional downgrade in 3 respects. 1903 was the last build when Windows search had all its features.

    ...
  25. Replies 16 Views 759

    Under C:\Users can you see the folder for the...

    Under C:\Users can you see the folder for the account in question? And if so, does it contain what you expect?
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