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  1. Thread: get rid of windows edge nag screen at startup? by Bree
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 1 Views 129

    I don't get any such nag, but then I don't sign...

    I don't get any such nag, but then I don't sign in with a Microsoft account either. Perhaps the two are related. Here's how to switch out of a Microsoft account.

    Switch to Local Account in Windows...
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    Welcome to TenForums @RRLO...

    Welcome to TenForums @RRLO

    You can choose the size of the icons on the task bar and adjust the height (or width if your taskbar is at the side). See these tutorials:

    Use Large or Small Taskbar...
  3. Thread: Activating W10 Pro: why didn't it ask me to enter the key? by Bree
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 189

    Solved :thumbsup:

    :thumbsup:
  4. Thread: Question about Macrium Reflect (free) by Bree
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 5 Views 328

    I don't do scheduling either. In fact, I don't...

    I don't do scheduling either. In fact, I don't use retention rules at all. On each of my machines I have set up a Backup Definition file so that I can make a Full or Differential backup whenever I...
  5. Thread: flash drive for car by Bree
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 11 Views 380

    My car radio doesn't have a usb socket, but it...

    My car radio doesn't have a usb socket, but it does have a CD player that can play mp3 files. So I put all my mp3s on a CD.
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    Microsoft do update their ISOs, not necessarily...

    Microsoft do update their ISOs, not necessarily every month but certainly after significant fixes have been issued.

    For example, the 18362.30 install media had a bug that would fail on an in-place...
  7. Thread: Why does Microsoft do what it does? by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 28 Views 2,499

    Well you would, they all come here for help (and...

    Well you would, they all come here for help (and often get it sorted out, even if the last resort has to be a clean install). The silent majority have no such problem and don't tend to feel the need...
  8. Thread: Activating W10 Pro: why didn't it ask me to enter the key? by Bree
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 189

    Solved For a PC supplied with an OEM pre-installed...

    For a PC supplied with an OEM pre-installed Windows 8 and above you no longer get a CoA sticker on the PC with a key, as you did for Windows 7 and earlier. Instead the key is embedded in the firmware...
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    Sticky: Win Update The updates are kept in the component store (the...

    The updates are kept in the component store (the WinSxS folder). The underlying process that cleans up the component store is actually the windows installer, however you invoke it.

    Yes, there are...
  10. Thread: Find my user profile. by Bree
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 3 Views 147

    The simplest way is to open File Explorer. In...

    The simplest way is to open File Explorer. In 'This PC' right-click on your Documents folder and select Properties. On the General tab the Location will show the full path to your own user folder. My...
  11. Thread: Find my user profile. by Bree
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 3 Views 147

    You must NOT 'get rid of'' Default or Public....

    You must NOT 'get rid of'' Default or Public. These folders are built in to windows and are necessary for it to function. Default is the template used to create any new user accounts you may add and...
  12. Thread: Question about Macrium Reflect (free) by Bree
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 5 Views 328

    Those are actually in the retention rules and you...

    Those are actually in the retention rules and you are free to change them as you like, increasing the number, or even turning off retention rules completely. Retention rules are particularly useful...
  13. Thread: Why does Microsoft do what it does? by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 28 Views 2,499

    That's not quite the case. The October release of...

    That's not quite the case. The October release of 1909 is currently in the release preview ring as 19H2 and it will be introducing new features. What its true however is that Microsoft is planning to...
  14. Thread: No keyboard input for Cortana in 1903? by Bree
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 17 Views 5,205

    Solved In 1903 the Search box and Cortana have been...

    In 1903 the Search box and Cortana have been separated. Each has its own place next to start on the taskbar. The microphone icon is now in Cortana if you click the button.

    ...
  15. Replies 69 Views 308,859

    Customization Brink Needs updating now 1903 is here.

    Brink



    Needs updating now 1903 is here.
  16. Replies 29 Views 1,388

    Solved Well done! Yes, it can be a bit of an...

    Well done!

    Yes, it can be a bit of an experiment to get the best parameters (and the best noise profile) I'm afraid.


    What I can suggest is that, once you have selected you noise profile, you...
  17. Thread: What DAW to get? by Bree
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 9 Views 452

    Solved I like the free open source Audacity, but my...

    I like the free open source Audacity, but my needs are probably less demanding than yours. Reaper looks a close match to your requirements, it has a virtual keyboard.

    REAPER | Audio Production...
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    Solved Yes, Andre Ten's method in post #3 works...

    Yes, Andre Ten's method in post #3 works perfectly. You print just your page 3 to the 'Microsoft print to PDF' printer which saves the output to a new pdf file.
  19. Thread: Welcome to TenForums by Bree
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 1,438 Views 383,135

    Sticky: Welcome to TenForums Edino. Even if you are in...

    Welcome to TenForums Edino.

    Even if you are in IT support and know a fair bit already, there's always something new to learn. This is a great place to do that, I know I've learned a lot here.
  20. Replies 166 Views 37,057

    Sticky: Win Update I doubt that cleaning the component store was...

    I doubt that cleaning the component store was responsible. For years my 'Patch Tuesday' routine for all my machines is to follow up the install of the cumulative update with a component store clean...
  21. Replies 12 Views 1,533

    Win Update The ARM64 one is only for PCs with an ARM...

    The ARM64 one is only for PCs with an ARM processor. If you have an AMD or Intel CPU then you want the x64 one.
  22. Replies 5 Views 580

    I'm sorry, but however I try I cannot reproduce...

    I'm sorry, but however I try I cannot reproduce what you are seeing. I can get it to create a second folder, but I always see a list of existing back-up(s) to choose from in that second panel when I...
  23. Thread: Battery in new laptop only 2-3 hours by Bree
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 409

    A Li-ion battery inevitably looses some capacity...

    A Li-ion battery inevitably looses some capacity with each charge cycle. The amount it loses depends on the depth of discharge (DoD). Generally, 'little and often' is the best way to charge it if you...
  24. Thread: Battery in new laptop only 2-3 hours by Bree
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 409

    How new is this laptop? It generally takes a good...

    How new is this laptop? It generally takes a good few charge/discharge cycles before these battery life estimates become accurate. The remaining time is calculated from the remaing charge and your...
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    No, restore points from a previous version cannot...

    No, restore points from a previous version cannot be applied to a newer version. In fact, the question cannot arise because a successful update to the next version will always delete all the previous...
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