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  1. Thread: NSA - Recommendations for Configuring Adobe Reader by Steve C
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 2 Views 356

    Best plan is to uninstall it

    Best plan is to uninstall it
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    Win Update I can't be bothered with these 'out of band'...

    I can't be bothered with these 'out of band' updates anymore and just wait for the monthly update every second Tuesday.
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    Even when the settings icon shows light mode,...

    Even when the settings icon shows light mode, Chrome can be in dark mode. Toggle between dark and light modes then it will set light mode.
  4. Thread: Stuck in bootloop after deleting hpdskflt.sys by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 2 Views 182

    This why you need a backup to recover from such...

    This why you need a backup to recover from such situations.

    I also have a HP laptop having the hpdskflt.sys driver which is pointless if you have a SSD. If you look in Device Manager you will see...
  5. Thread: Move Windows from one SSD to another, Please help by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 11 Views 564

    That's what I would do. Then use Macrium Reflect...

    That's what I would do. Then use Macrium Reflect to image the reduced size drive to an external drive the recover that image to the new drive.
  6. Thread: C Drive full, can't empty recycle bin by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 711

    You can delete the contents of any recycle bin...

    You can delete the contents of any recycle bin using TreeSize Free in admin mode.
  7. Thread: Installation of W8.1 over W10 by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 345

    I'm mystified why you want Windows 8.1.

    I'm mystified why you want Windows 8.1.
  8. Thread: HELP! I Have No Internet.. PLZ HELP ME by Steve C
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 12 Views 679

    Do other devices access the internet OK?

    Do other devices access the internet OK?
  9. Replies 2 Views 458

    See my example below. If you click on the title...

    See my example below. If you click on the title "Quills in the Willow" there is an option to download the image to where you want.
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    Don't bother using the built-in Windows backup...

    Don't bother using the built-in Windows backup software which is deprecated. Many here including me use the excellent Macrium Reflect backup program. The free version is fine and has the option...
  11. Thread: Select and use a password manager by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 45 Views 2,150

    I don't trust any password manager!

    I don't trust any password manager!
  12. Thread: Reasonable, basic security for a NORMAL PC? by Steve C
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 77 Views 4,848

    Oddly I have never been infected using Defender.

    Oddly I have never been infected using Defender.
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    I use DesktopOK to reset the icons when their...

    I use DesktopOK to reset the icons when their positions get mangled
  14. Thread: Best internet web browser 2022? by Steve C
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 15 Views 1,162

    There is no right answer. I'm happy with Chrome...

    There is no right answer. I'm happy with Chrome and I assume it is fairly secure in incognito mode considering the vast financial support from Google.
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    I've never used a Macrium tutorial and became...

    I've never used a Macrium tutorial and became expert in Reflect just by using it and experimenting with the features.
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    Don't rule out thermal shutdown. Try cleaning off...

    Don't rule out thermal shutdown. Try cleaning off the old cooling paste and reset the fan with new paste.
  17. Thread: Reasonable, basic security for a NORMAL PC? by Steve C
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 77 Views 4,848

    I use AdwCleaner to augment Defender but it never...

    I use AdwCleaner to augment Defender but it never finds anything. I use the portable version of CCleaner but don't use the registry cleaner function. Wise Disk Cleaner is very useful for finding and...
  18. Thread: shopping MS Office software, suggestions? by Steve C
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 45 Views 3,319

    If Microsoft considers they are pirated then they...

    If Microsoft considers they are pirated then they are liberty to disable the activation. None of mine have been deactivated after several years.
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    You can use NVCleanstall to avoid installing this...

    You can use NVCleanstall to avoid installing this and other bloatware
  20. Replies 1,147 Views 479,143

    I had to remove the previous update which caused...

    I had to remove the previous update which caused MS Flight Simulator 2020 to crash. 497.29 claims to fix the problem.
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    There is nothing more relaxing than killing a few...

    There is nothing more relaxing than killing a few dozen people every day is there? My elderly father who was shot at by the Nazis in WW2 loves these games.
  22. Thread: BIOS update really needed? by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 1,887

    I've upgraded various Gigabyte motherboards...

    I've upgraded various Gigabyte motherboards without any issues but use the Gigabyte update utility rather than updating from within Windows
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    I'm mystified why anyone would want to remove...

    I'm mystified why anyone would want to remove Edge even if you use a different browser.
  24. Thread: Think I Need a New Motherboard by Steve C
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 10 Views 1,400

    If you change your motherboard then you are...

    If you change your motherboard then you are likely to need a new CPU and RAM to fit which will be expensive. You might also need a new Windows licence if you don't currently have a retail licence. If...
  25. Thread: shopping MS Office software, suggestions? by Steve C
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 45 Views 3,319

    Look for a cheap Office key on eBay. I have...

    Look for a cheap Office key on eBay. I have several still working after several years for c. 5. Check before purchase that the key will work from an official MS download site.
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