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    The Registry is not a place to be editing unless...

    The Registry is not a place to be editing unless you know what you are doing and I would leave them alone if you are thinking of deleting them. Even changing the DWord values can have unintended...
  2. Thread: Help! Folder won't go away! by wiganken
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 13 Views 1,740

    Have you clicked on a blank area of the desktop...

    Have you clicked on a blank area of the desktop and then pressed the F5 key to 'Refresh' the desktop? This can make the folder disappear.
  3. Thread: Dell P66F001 Stuck Loading Windows by wiganken
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 3,774

    If you still have the machine and not handed it...

    If you still have the machine and not handed it back to your friend I suggest disabling the Optional Windows driver updates and tell your friend to only use DELL Support Assist to install drivers for...
  4. Thread: Office 2010 Pro Re-Activation Issue by wiganken
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 10 Views 2,758

    If you don't succeed then consider installing...

    If you don't succeed then consider installing LibreOffice instead. It is free and compatible with Office files. It even includes the database module. It also gets updated so it is more secure than...
  5. Thread: Dell P66F001 Stuck Loading Windows by wiganken
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 3,774

    fireberd - "That Dell OS' are customized has been...

    fireberd - "That Dell OS' are customized has been a long standing myth." Thanks for correcting me. So I am not alone in thinking this? As well as the Realtek sound drivers won't the graphics,...
  6. Thread: Dell P66F001 Stuck Loading Windows by wiganken
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 3,774

    Chris Nicola - "Wiganken and Fireberd, it took me...

    Chris Nicola - "Wiganken and Fireberd, it took me a while, but I did find the Dell recovery options and decided to use them." - I'm glad it worked for you.

    In case it helps, the same principle...
  7. Thread: Dell P66F001 Stuck Loading Windows by wiganken
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 3,774

    Clutching at straws here but have you looked on...

    Clutching at straws here but have you looked on the DELL website to see if they provide any recovery tools specifically suited to DELL machines?
  8. Thread: Is it safe to click on the links in this Cybernews article? by wiganken
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 503

    Is this Cybernews article for real?

    I changed the title because the previous title elicited only one response and I thought the subject matter warranted more interest. We are talking security after all and this Cybernews website is...
  9. Thread: taskbar, make system icons larger? by wiganken
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 1 Views 273

    I don't think you can but I stand to be...

    I don't think you can but I stand to be corrected. The Notification Area icons are set to be narrow to avoid taking up horizontal taskbar space and it is this narrowness that is limiting the icon...
  10. Thread: Is it safe to click on the links in this Cybernews article? by wiganken
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 503

    8.4 billion paswords leaked is a lot of passwords...

    8.4 billion paswords leaked is a lot of passwords and that is why one might feel pressurised to check if any of your passwords are in the list. Could this push people to enter passwords where they...
  11. Thread: Is it safe to click on the links in this Cybernews article? by wiganken
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 4 Views 503

    Is it safe to click on the links in this Cybernews article?

    I believe Cybernews.com is a reputable site but I just saw this article and wondered if anyone else thinks "Why would I enter my passwords to check if they have been breached?": -

    RockYou2021:...
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    Seems like a Windows glitch or bug. Has the...

    Seems like a Windows glitch or bug. Has the problem just started to happen? If so could a recent Windows update have caused it?

    Maybe try updating all drivers and see if updating to Windows 21H1...
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    Have you checked for BIOS firmware updates. And...

    Have you checked for BIOS firmware updates. And while you are at it also check that all drivers are up to date.
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    I don't think I will be buying an Acer machine...

    I don't think I will be buying an Acer machine now :-) but I think you may get some reaction from other forum members regarding using 3rd party software to update drivers.

    Before I had my HP and...
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    Both HP and DELL computers come with their own...

    Both HP and DELL computers come with their own 'Support Assistant' software which will find the correct drivers dedicated for those machines. Installing other drivers can cause problems so maybe you...
  16. Thread: Clean up by wiganken
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 36 Views 4,529

    I have seen the same thing which seemed to be an...

    I have seen the same thing which seemed to be an extra step at the end of the installation and configuration of Windows Update procedure which appears before the sign-in screen appears.

    I always...
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    If it is an old PC have you used an air brush to...

    If it is an old PC have you used an air brush to clean inside and especially checked the CPU cooling fins are clear of dust?
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    Helmut and bobkn - Thanks for the comforting...

    Helmut and bobkn - Thanks for the comforting replies. I knew when I bought it that it wasn't a gaming machine and did not expect fast 3D performance. What concerned me was the emotive statements ĎA...
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    HP EliteDesk 705 G5 - Poor GPU Performance

    Bought new from Technoworld and first setup on 12th January 2021 running Windows 10 Pro v21H1, Build 19043.985.

    It has an AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3400GE CPU with integrated Radeon Vega 11 graphics and...
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    Make, model and how old is it? Maybe the CMOS...

    Make, model and how old is it? Maybe the CMOS battery needs replacing? This is a cheap thing to try so if it doesn't work not a lot lost.

    Other than that if it is an old computer it may be a...
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    Paul Black - FYI - The problem seems to have been...

    Paul Black - FYI - The problem seems to have been at the forum end. Reporting my own post did the trick and the Moderators got back to me saying they had passed the matter onto the Community forum...
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    Thanks guys. Actually HP Sure Click was...

    Thanks guys.

    Actually HP Sure Click was installed but I uninstalled it before I noticed the HP Sure Run 'Installed' date. I have since uninstalled HP Sure Run so the question is academic. I was...
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    Windows shows a program was installed before I bought the computer?

    I asked this question before but got no replies so I thought I would make it a more general question.
    Previous post here: -...
  24. Thread: Edge not opening on initial startup by wiganken
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 3 Views 321

    Have you tried uninstalling Edge, then restarting...

    Have you tried uninstalling Edge, then restarting the PC and reinstalling Edge?
  25. Thread: Problem Activating Office 2019 by wiganken
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 27 Views 16,508

    Have a look at the following article from...

    Have a look at the following article from Computer Active magazine. Good luck.

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