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  1. Thread: Windows 10 Home and SSD by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 28 Views 3,918

    Solved It's fine to disable them. For a start I don't...

    It's fine to disable them.
    For a start I don't like indexing so I always disable that no matter what disk I use. There is no point in indexing my drives because I rarely use Search.
    Secondly, I...
  2. Thread: Shutdown by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 19 Views 3,474

    Does it shut down in an organised way or does it...

    Does it shut down in an organised way or does it just instantly go off?
    The fact that you say it happens more often when cold makes me wonder if your motherboard is failing. This can happen so that...
  3. Replies 7 Views 62,833

    Solved I am glad I looked at this thread because I had...

    I am glad I looked at this thread because I had the same issue. It is extremely rare that I close windows with applications open so losing data is very rarely a problem, but it refusing to shut down...
  4. Thread: SSD and Windows FastStartup by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 40 Views 8,537

    I don't use any sleeps. I just have all relevant...

    I don't use any sleeps. I just have all relevant power settings to "never" "none" or whatever! Depending on the type of SSD you have you may also look in to disabling Superfetch and Prefetch and also...
  5. Thread: Reassigning keys on Windows 10 by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 11 Views 5,484

    Microsoft offer a free tool that allows you to...

    Microsoft offer a free tool that allows you to create your own new layout. This is called the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. The advantage with this is that it creates a file that is compatible...
  6. Thread: Snip & Sketch has not installed by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 1,359

    Build 1809 installed all by itself but snip and...

    Build 1809 installed all by itself but snip and sketch only appeared on three of them. On one it was and still is missing.

    The error message seems to be a generic error message given when windows...
  7. Thread: Snip & Sketch has not installed by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 1,359

    Hi and thanks for the reply. Two of them are...

    Hi and thanks for the reply. Two of them are Windows Home, two of them are Windows Pro. It installed as an update on three of them, but one of the Windows Pro it did not. They are all 1809.

    The...
  8. Thread: Snip & Sketch has not installed by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 1,359

    Snip & Sketch has not installed

    I have a number of PC's but on just one, the new Snip & Sketch has not installed. All the PC's have the shop disabled, so I can't install it manually, unless someone knows how. But what I don't...
  9. Thread: Clock is off by 1 hour??? by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 2,822

    Oddly enough one of my PC's did that when it hit...

    Oddly enough one of my PC's did that when it hit the first day of BST. Suddenly the clock was displaying -1 hr. I just went to the clock page and asked it to update the time from the servers and it...
  10. Thread: Lack of Sleep by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 1,114

    Thank you, I could create a task to shut it off...

    Thank you,
    I could create a task to shut it off but the problem is the trigger. There are no are no set hours that it needs to go off by. It needs to switch off after a certain amount of inactivity...
  11. Thread: C:\Windows.old - can it be deleted by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 1,165

    Windows deletes it in a few weeks time. I would...

    Windows deletes it in a few weeks time. I would not delete it manually, I have had issues doing that.
  12. Thread: Snip Tool by davefaz
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 1,081

    Store is disabled on all of my PC's. However,...

    Store is disabled on all of my PC's.

    However, that doesn't really explain why it is not working on only one PC. It does seem like it has not installed it, but HAS updated the original application...
  13. Thread: Snip Tool by davefaz
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 1,081

    Snip Tool

    A long time favourite of mine is the MS Snipping Tool included with Windows. Unfortunately this has recently come up with a "Snipping Tool is moving..." which has me concerned.
    On some of my PC's...
  14. Thread: Lack of Sleep by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 1,114

    Lack of Sleep

    I have a Windows 10 media PC. It drives a large screen mounted on the wall. The problem I have is that I have it set to enter sleep mode after 2 hours, but invariably I find it sill on the next day,...
  15. Thread: Video Thumbnails Broken by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 1,214

    Solved Thank you for your help, I found the problem...

    Thank you for your help, I found the problem albeit not the root cause. For some reason, Windows 10 was updating, but it had missed some major updates. It's last minor update was just a few days back...
  16. Thread: Video Thumbnails Broken by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 1,214

    Solved The problem doesn't seem to be associated with...

    The problem doesn't seem to be associated with any of these. It has just completely stopped creating thumbnails. I have checked to see if they are enabled in folder view, they are. And indeed,...
  17. Thread: Video Thumbnails Broken by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 1,214

    Solved Video Thumbnails Broken

    I have one PC with Windows 10 Home on it that has suddenly stopped displaying video thumbnails. Funny thing is that on other PC's on my network it works just fine. Picture thumbnails work fine but...
  18. Thread: Windows windows! by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 1,192

    Well I understand why Windows moves stuff around...

    Well I understand why Windows moves stuff around but it would be really nice if it asked rather than just doing it. I mean it's a bit ridiculous that I have to resort to covering a monitor with a...
  19. Thread: Windows windows! by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 1,192

    Windows windows!

    I have a bit of a problem with Windows 10. I use two monitors, but I will sometimes turn one of the monitors off to stop it serving as a distraction. Unfortunately Windows realises the monitor is off...
  20. Thread: Deleting Win 10 System Folders by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,001

    Ah thanks. It's gone. The problem was caused by...

    Ah thanks. It's gone.
    The problem was caused by some backup software that ( for reasons unknown ) did see that one system hidden folder. Whether it was the problem of the app or what doesn't really...
  21. Thread: Deleting Win 10 System Folders by davefaz
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,001

    Deleting Win 10 System Folders

    Hi everyone, happy new year!

    I accidentally booted my PC a month ago with the boot disk in the wrong physical location. Windows seems to have created a Recovery Folder on one of my drives that is...
  22. Replies 5 Views 1,287

    Windows Antimalware Service Executable slowing down Firefox

    I seem to have an issue with the afore mentioned task. Whenever I start Firefox the task goes crazy, using about 30% of my CPU for several minutes. This is significantly more than other browsers. I...
  23. Replies 34 Views 3,967

    Yes, I actually don't think the changes work any...

    Yes, I actually don't think the changes work any more. I have one PC where most of the changes are already set and that reported an error to Microsoft yesterday. I think all these changes now just...
  24. Replies 34 Views 3,967

    It's not a good idea to get me started on the...

    It's not a good idea to get me started on the subject of data collection.

    I absolutely do not care what Microsoft thinks it needs or wants. I paid for my operating system and I do not expect it...
  25. Replies 34 Views 3,967

    Thank you, I guess it will be some time before I...

    Thank you, I guess it will be some time before I can say if it worked!!
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