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  1. Thread: Apollo Landing Programs - Warning by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
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    I already found those thanks. Eagle3D is one of...

    I already found those thanks. Eagle3D is one of those I installed which may have caused problems. I'm interested in a 3D landing simulator which works in Windows 10.
  2. Thread: Disk management query by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 663

    I recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard to...

    I recommend using MiniTool Partition Wizard to manage partitions. It's easy to use and you can peruse the contents of hidden partitions.
  3. Thread: Is this an error or not..? by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 11 Views 630

    Solved I prefer to use Autoruns to check / disable third...

    I prefer to use Autoruns to check / disable third party services / tasks etc.
  4. Thread: VLC Security Vulnerability by Steve C
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 6 Views 1,198

    Does VLC have to be running to be vulnerable or...

    Does VLC have to be running to be vulnerable or just installed?
  5. Thread: Apollo Landing Programs - Warning by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2 Views 308

    Apollo Landing Programs - Warning

    I decided to try out a couple of moon landing programs feeling nostalgic about the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. I tried Eagle3D and Orbiter. These are old programs and installed old DirectX and C++...
  6. Replies 4 Views 388

    I would use MiniTool Partition Wizard to move the...

    I would use MiniTool Partition Wizard to move the recovery partition to the end of the drive then extend system partition C: to use up the unallocated space. You might need to use the reagentc...
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    I always run sfc /scannow after every monthly...

    I always run sfc /scannow after every monthly update to check if MS have screwed up just like they did last week. I fail to understand why MS don't bother to run the same check themselves on a few...
  8. Thread: Security question about UAC and Admin aprroval mode by Steve C
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 3 Views 1,547

    Solved For security, it's safest to use a standard...

    For security, it's safest to use a standard account for routine use. I only log into the admin account for computer maintenance. I also have a second backup admin account in case the main one becomes...
  9. Replies 4 Views 446

    For safety you need to backup up all data to an...

    For safety you need to backup up all data to an external drive and store that drive in a safe location

    I keep my system & program files on a separate partition to user files. I do keep a separate...
  10. Replies 5 Views 333

    Solved 20GB is too small for windows. You can use...

    20GB is too small for windows. You can use Minitool Partition Wizard to create a second user partition without reinstalling Windows.


    If you only have one drive, you could create a second...
  11. Thread: Anyone know what this is? by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 2,198

    There should be a setting in the AMD GPU driver...

    There should be a setting in the AMD GPU driver utility to disable automatic updates. Else use Autoruns to disable the offending task.
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    Solved Why not just run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image...

    Why not just run Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth in the above command file to save time?
  13. Thread: Google Privacy Reminder Keeps Nagging Me by Steve C
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 1 Views 209

    Google Privacy Reminder Keeps Nagging Me

    Why do i keep seeing this nag window?
    240013
    I accept the conditions but it just returns a few minutes later.
  14. Thread: One-Drive by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 9 Views 520

    If you delete a file from OneDrive viewed online...

    If you delete a file from OneDrive viewed online in a web browser or the local synced copy on your PC then the file will be put in the OneDrive recycle bin. It you then delete it from the recycle bin...
  15. Thread: sfc /scannow failing after this latest Defender Platfom update. by Steve C
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 54 Views 12,376

    Solved I just had to fix 3 PCs thanks to this example of...

    I just had to fix 3 PCs thanks to this example of lousy Microsoft software QA
  16. Thread: System File Checker errors reported... by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 6,451

    Solved Due to lousy Microsoft software QA yet again.

    Due to lousy Microsoft software QA yet again.
  17. Replies 46 Views 6,222

    Solved I just had this issue after updating 3 PCs thanks...

    I just had this issue after updating 3 PCs thanks to lousy Microsoft software QA again.
  18. Replies 25 Views 3,777

    I use DNS Benchmark which shows that my internet...

    I use DNS Benchmark which shows that my internet service provider's DNS server (Virgin Media UK) is faster than the alternatives.
    GRC's | DNS Nameserver Performance Benchmark
  19. Thread: One-Drive by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 9 Views 520

    The files which you see on the OneDrive web page...

    The files which you see on the OneDrive web page are physically stored on Microsoft's network who knows where.
    The files you see in your PC's OneDrive folder are those you have chosen to sync and...
  20. Replies 8 Views 1,509

    Win Update That appears to be the issue. I ran DISM /Online...

    That appears to be the issue. I ran DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth followed by sfc /scannow which fixed the errors plus another run of sfc /scannow to check all was fine. It seems lax MS...
  21. Replies 8 Views 1,509

    Win Update I've installed this update on 2 PCs. In both...

    I've installed this update on 2 PCs. In both cases sfc scannow showed errors requiring me to use DISM to fix it. Has anyone else noticed this? It could have been due to one of the other updates...
  22. Replies 15 Views 6,257

    Solved Definitely use Macrium Reflect Free - ensure you...

    Definitely use Macrium Reflect Free - ensure you backup all of the system partitions. Steer clear of Acronis products.
  23. Thread: Partition Mess by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 518

    Solved I addition to the good advice above, Minitool...

    I addition to the good advice above, Minitool Partition Wizard is a useful tool to peruse and manage partitions.
  24. Thread: startup reverts to selective from normal by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 13 Views 848

    I use Autoruns to control what third party stuff...

    I use Autoruns to control what third party stuff loads on boot. This causes MSCONFIG to show Selective Startup but that's of no concern.
    ...
  25. Thread: Upgrading to 1903 by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 35 Views 3,545

    Before you go ahead make a full system backup up...

    Before you go ahead make a full system backup up - I use Macrium Reflect Free. You will then be able to recover easily if something goes wrong. 1809 is fine on my PCs and I recently upgraded my...
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