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  1. Thread: Screen dimming after 20 seconds by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 95

    Are there separate settings for the screen...

    Are there separate settings for the screen "outside" of the Windows power settings? Some screens offer settings for different usage - Standard, Dynamic, Video, etc. Check the device manual.
    ...
  2. Thread: Microsoft News in the Systray by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 341

    Yeh, now I know what it is, I was a bit more...

    Yeh, now I know what it is, I was a bit more definitive in my search terms and found those posts.
  3. Thread: Microsoft News in the Systray by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 341

    Microsoft News in the Systray

    Microsoft News in the SysTray after a restart (not update associated restart) ... where did this come from????- no News app installed in Start menu- no "News" processes running- no listing in the...
  4. Thread: Updating Drivers by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 486

    SDI Origin is my "go to" driver update software...

    SDI Origin is my "go to" driver update software ... but ONLY if and when absolutely needed !!!

    Driver updates for the sake of it (even though driver management software suggest/recommend/offer) is...
  5. Replies 27 Views 3,049

    Agreed (or Linux Mint). A device that old...

    Agreed (or Linux Mint). A device that old shouldn't be expected to do much more than web browsing, email, basic office, image viewing.

    And a Linux distro will kill it!!
    Firefox
    Thunderbird...
  6. Thread: Tagging photos by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 245

    The problem may still exist (or maybe not) .......

    The problem may still exist (or maybe not) .... last time I used Picassa for image management (admittedly, many many years ago, when it was still very much "active"), all the images I used turned up...
  7. Replies 3 Views 272

    How long are you holding the reset button? Most...

    How long are you holding the reset button? Most computers require 5+ secs before activating (Protection against against accidental pressing).

    The length of time to hold can be preset/built-in, or...
  8. Thread: Driver updating software? by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 19 Views 1,909

    Snappy Driver Installer Origin (the Origin...

    Snappy Driver Installer Origin (the Origin version is essential. Being open source, other "Snappy Driver Installers" are just junk copies).

    But should be used ABSOLUTELY ONLY when a driver is...
  9. Thread: Acer reinstall issue by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 507

    Had plenty of experience with Acer devices, been...

    Had plenty of experience with Acer devices, been able to resolve all issues with the following steps ....

    Clean install Windows 10 with Windows MCE

    Run Windows updates (software and hardware)...
  10. Thread: Keyboard typing incorrectly by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 11 Views 2,198

    Check your region and language settings

    Check your region and language settings
  11. Thread: Why is my "Settings" icon invisible? by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 11 Views 1,204

    Colour scheme? Try different colour scheme(s) and...

    Colour scheme? Try different colour scheme(s) and see if it appears with different background.
  12. Thread: Free AV Reviews by idgat
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 19 Views 1,896

    Of all available free software, free AVs are the...

    Of all available free software, free AVs are the greatest/best example of the old adage ... "you get what you pay for".

    Talk about being lulled into a (dangerously blind) false sense of security...
  13. Thread: About a new Hard Drive by idgat
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 64 Views 7,426

    Also consider... the larger the drive, the more...

    Also consider... the larger the drive, the more data it can store. And if it fails, the more data that can be lost.

    In considering this, an equivalent size backup (physical or cloud) should be...
  14. Replies 40 Views 4,368

    You could always try to recover (personal) user...

    You could always try to recover (personal) user data files by booting from a Linux distro (I use Mint) USB. Starts the linux system in the computers memory (i.e. writes nothing to the drive).

    You...
  15. Replies 12 Views 6,398

    Use the TenForums bat files to reset your user...

    Use the TenForums bat files to reset your user folders
    Restore Default Location of Personal Folders in Windows 10
  16. Thread: Bcc emails rejected as spam by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 6 Views 523

    I suspect your IP address has been (maybe only...

    I suspect your IP address has been (maybe only temporarily?) flagged as a source of spam, again by either your or their ISP.
  17. Thread: Bcc emails rejected as spam by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 6 Views 523

    More likely an over-zealous ISP, either yours or...

    More likely an over-zealous ISP, either yours or theirs.

    Might be worthwhile looking at a non-ISP based service - get a Gmail account (and use a mail client like eMClient or Thunderbird), or use a...
  18. Thread: Bitlocker recovery issue by idgat
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 7 Views 727

    Absolutely nothing at all wrong with the...

    Absolutely nothing at all wrong with the principle of encryption, but it's usually the method it's used, the purpose for which it's used, and the level of experience of the user.

    Interesting to...
  19. Thread: Bitlocker recovery issue by idgat
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 7 Views 727

    ... Don't use Bitlocker. Half the forums on...

    ... Don't use Bitlocker.

    Half the forums on the internet would cease to exist were it not for users having problems with BL.

    (And, in any case, relying on anything stored on a USB stick will...
  20. Replies 3 Views 982

    Key stuck on the keyboard? Mouse button...

    Key stuck on the keyboard? Mouse button shorting/sticking?

    Try a new keyboard then a new mouse separately.
  21. Thread: Onedrive File Folder by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 689

    OneDrive comes with Windows 10, MS doesn't give...

    OneDrive comes with Windows 10, MS doesn't give you a choice whther you want it or not. It's automatically there, in-your-face-, like lots of other Microsoft/Windows bloatware.

    If you're not going...
  22. Thread: Problem reformatting external SSD by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 3 Views 320

    Not uncommon for proprietary software included...

    Not uncommon for proprietary software included with an external drive, to cause problems.

    Wisest steps to take - delete all partitions then re-partition anew before any use.
  23. Thread: Cant boot to cloned win 10 ssd by idgat
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 5 Views 527

    Don't clone - image > restore image. Forums...

    Don't clone - image > restore image.

    Forums all over the internet are full of posts seeking help after cloning, but not too many after after > re-imaging
  24. Thread: Can you please stop ramming your products down my throught? by idgat
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 17 Views 4,525

    ... and it still is.

    ... and it still is.
  25. Thread: Mutiple BSODs Daily by idgat
    Forum: BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Replies 12 Views 693

    Whip out the drive and insert a blank one. Do a...

    Whip out the drive and insert a blank one. Do a clean install of Windows 10 and test.

    Make sure all the drivers are installed (use Control Panel > Device Manager) either via the installation, or...
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