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  1. Thread: Outlook 2010 persistently asks for product key. by rafikiphoto
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 4 Views 321

    Solved Trialware, I see. There was no no indication...

    Trialware, I see. There was no no indication whatsoever that it was trialware. It wouldn't even work for more than a few seconds at a time and no invitation to upgrade. Pity. It explains the...
  2. Thread: Outlook 2010 persistently asks for product key. by rafikiphoto
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 4 Views 321

    Solved Well I never! So that's why. Thank you. It seems...

    Well I never! So that's why. Thank you. It seems strange that Outlook is available in the setup process as an available module and I was able to set up my mail provider and see my IMAP folders in it....
  3. Thread: Outlook 2010 persistently asks for product key. by rafikiphoto
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 4 Views 321

    Solved Outlook 2010 persistently asks for product key.

    I have the MS Office 2010 Home and Student installed. First of all Word, Excel and Powerpoint all work without any problems. Whenever I start Outlook I see the configuration screen asking for my...
  4. Thread: Quick switch to smart DNS and back? by rafikiphoto
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 3 Views 401

    Solved Thank you very much. I installed QuickSetDNS. I...

    Thank you very much. I installed QuickSetDNS. I wasn't even sure if this was feasible. Works a treat.
  5. Thread: Quick switch to smart DNS and back? by rafikiphoto
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 3 Views 401

    Solved Quick switch to smart DNS and back?

    Is there any way, an app perhaps, which will allow me to quickly switch from auto to a smart DNS address and back on demand. I want to regularly run my VPN but for certain things I need a smart DNS...
  6. Thread: Mystery tray icon... by rafikiphoto
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 428

    Solved It was Glary Utilities update icon. Now fixed....

    It was Glary Utilities update icon. Now fixed. Thank very much.
  7. Thread: Mystery tray icon... by rafikiphoto
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 428

    Solved Mystery tray icon...

    I have noticed a tray icon that I don't recognise. If I hover over it there is no information and if I click it nothing (appears) to happen. There is no right-click menu for it either. How can I...
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    Solved You are right, of course and I am running Firefox...

    You are right, of course and I am running Firefox too. I do like Vivaldi and wish it well but it is in its infancy and there are other niggles that have been with it for a while and some that pop up...
  9. Replies 10 Views 436

    Solved Thanks. Yes, I am a multiple poster in that...

    Thanks. Yes, I am a multiple poster in that thread. One of the other contributor's posts is the reason for my original question here. Strangely, some Vivaldi users in some countries get Amazon Prime...
  10. Replies 10 Views 436

    Solved Thanks for the confirmation. I was sure I didn't...

    Thanks for the confirmation. I was sure I didn't but needed to be certain.

    The problem isn't Windows connected I believe. In the Vivaldi browser forum some of us (me included) cannot get Vivaldi...
  11. Replies 10 Views 436

    Solved Thank you. It says it's Pro and I can fire up...

    Thank you. It says it's Pro and I can fire up Windows Media Player too.
  12. Replies 10 Views 436

    Solved How can I know if my version is Windows 10 M?

    In another forum someone is suggesting that a problem I am experiencing could be because I am running Windows 10 M. I don't think I am. Settings tells me it is Windows 10 Pro. Could it still be an M...
  13. Thread: Create bitlocker key on a flash drive? by rafikiphoto
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 830

    Thanks. I am home tomorrow so I'll have a go from...

    Thanks. I am home tomorrow so I'll have a go from my laptop. Glad to know there is hope!
  14. Thread: Create bitlocker key on a flash drive? by rafikiphoto
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 830

    Thank you. Yes, I have access to the key on my...

    Thank you. Yes, I have access to the key on my Microsoft account. It looks as if there is no export function but the key could be copied and pasted to a flash drive but I am not sure what the Surface...
  15. Thread: Create bitlocker key on a flash drive? by rafikiphoto
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 830

    Create bitlocker key on a flash drive?

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    I am locked out of my Surface Pro 3 which requires the bitlocker key.

    I do have the key but the blue screen asks for it on a USB flash drive. It says to hit Esc or the Windows key for...
  16. Replies 6 Views 1,218

    I'm already on Pro and have had that setting but,...

    I'm already on Pro and have had that setting but, stupidly, allowed it to update without thinking. Anyway, I am up and running. I used my recovery disk but didn't do a Reset, I used the command...
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    Latest update for 1803 bricked my laptop.

    There were two updates waiting for me today. An NVIDIA update which installed OK and the laptop ran fine afterwards, then an update for Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. I left it to update and reboot and then...
  18. Thread: Storing Onenote notes locally? by rafikiphoto
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 2 Views 644

    It seems that one must have a paid-for Office...

    It seems that one must have a paid-for Office package containing Onenote to be able to do this. I would be happy with that as my Office 2010 is getting a bit long-in-the-tooth but none of the MS...
  19. Thread: Storing Onenote notes locally? by rafikiphoto
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 2 Views 644

    Storing Onenote notes locally?

    When I used Evernote there was a facility to mark notes or a notebook for storage locally so they can be accessed when there is no internet connection. Is there a way to do similar in Onenote? I am...
  20. Thread: Route.exe error on shutdown. by rafikiphoto
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 3,008

    Solved I have done an 'in place upgrade'. It has not...

    I have done an 'in place upgrade'. It has not only fixed that problem but solved a couple of other oddities that I had noticed recently. Quite painless and everything that should be still seems to be...
  21. Thread: Route.exe error on shutdown. by rafikiphoto
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 3,008

    Solved Thanks both. I've used a RC for more than 20...

    Thanks both. I've used a RC for more than 20 years but I will cease that now. The repair sounds a way forward Ken, thanks for the link.
  22. Thread: Route.exe error on shutdown. by rafikiphoto
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 3,008

    Solved Thanks Ken. Yes, I had done searches here and...

    Thanks Ken. Yes, I had done searches here and elsewhere and found references but nothing definitive.

    It has been happening for a while and has been more of an annoyance than something that is...
  23. Thread: Route.exe error on shutdown. by rafikiphoto
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 3,008

    Solved Route.exe error on shutdown.

    When I shutdown I frequently see an error flash quickly on the shutdown screen telling me (I think) that route.exe cannot start. What causes this and how can I fix it?
  24. Thread: Windows Defender... or should I renew Bitdefender? by rafikiphoto
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 6 Views 1,359

    Thanks. I'll take a look. What worries me about...

    Thanks. I'll take a look. What worries me about free versions of AV is the delay in updating. I'll look st Bitdefenders policy on this.
  25. Thread: Windows Defender... or should I renew Bitdefender? by rafikiphoto
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 6 Views 1,359

    Thanks for the tip. I'll bear that in mind when...

    Thanks for the tip. I'll bear that in mind when the time comes. That seems well worth the wait. As I say, it's not really the cost but the bloat that concerns me. Perhaps a 'Bitdefender Lite' might...
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