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  1. Thread: How can I format the C: drive when Windows is on it ? by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 18 Views 442

    Depending on the device and how accessible the...

    Depending on the device and how accessible the drive is ....

    Before you go to the extreme of re-formatting, consider the option of swapping out the drive for a blank drive (ideal opportunity for...
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    My context menu items were already unticked, but...

    My context menu items were already unticked, but still showing up the details like the OP.

    So, ticked them > closed Explorer > open Explorer, unticked them > closed and re-opened Explorer > now...
  3. Thread: How to transfer my Windows 10 Pro license? by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 14 Views 364

    I've tried this on multiple occasions on multiple...

    I've tried this on multiple occasions on multiple devices. De-activated the Windows 10 installation on one device, turned the device off.

    Installed Win 10 on another device, used the key,...
  4. Thread: Cloning a windows 10 installation on external hdd by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 3 Views 88

    Don't clone. Image then restore image. Extra...

    Don't clone. Image then restore image. Extra steps, a little extra time, but much more reliable.

    License is tied to the device, not the drive it's installed on. It will work.

    Why not take the...
  5. Thread: All my donwloads are blocked because they can harm my computer!!?? by idgat
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 6 Views 225

    Which browser do you use? what do you mean...

    Which browser do you use?

    what do you mean "blocked" - completely? A warning you can by-pass?

    Type of user account to access computer - admin level account ?
  6. Thread: System hdd to file? How? by idgat
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 8 Views 228

    Forget about cloning - too many posts in too many...

    Forget about cloning - too many posts in too many forums about failed cloning attempts.

    On the other hand .... far less posts about imaging > restoring an image, which would suggest a higher...
  7. Thread: Cannot delete an app called DeskNite by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 3 Views 137

    You haven't told us how/what you "tried, tried,...

    You haven't told us how/what you "tried, tried, and tried" .....

    "Delete", or uninstall ?

    Tried uninstalling using freeware programs ....
    - Geek Uninstaller
    - RevoUninstaller Pro

    Don't...
  8. Replies 5 Views 207

    That is precisely the reason why I gave OneDrive...

    That is precisely the reason why I gave OneDrive the flick - Microsoft's obsession with wanting to control what it thinks the user wants, rather than letting the user make his/her own decision. Even...
  9. Replies 5 Views 207

    Can you sign in directly to the website?

    Can you sign in directly to the website?
  10. Replies 4 Views 173

    Can see them ... where/how? In what program? ...

    Can see them ... where/how? In what program?

    That message sounds like the device is recognising them but as uninitialised/unallocated drives/partitions.

    Have you tired ....
    - drives in...
  11. Replies 4 Views 168

    Settings > System > Notifications & Actions Make...

    Settings > System > Notifications & Actions
    Make sure the slide switch Get notifications from apps and other senders is turned on.

    BUT ... make sure the switches for other individual options are...
  12. Thread: USB Turning itself off and on by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 235

    All the USB ports that cause this, do they come...

    All the USB ports that cause this, do they come off the mother board ? Or separate PCIe card ?

    Front or back USBs ? USB 2, 3.x or Type C ?

    Sounds like a power issue .... ? Does it happen when 1...
  13. Thread: USB Turning itself off and on by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 235

    Change the power settings options Control...

    Change the power settings options

    Control Panel > Device Manager > expand Universal Serial Bus > for all the items listed starting with "USB" > right click > Properties > Power Management > untick...
  14. Replies 7 Views 389

    Install without the internet connected. You'll be...

    Install without the internet connected. You'll be asked 2x, say no both times

    Don't use the key during installation.

    When completed, connect the internet. Check activation. If not activated,...
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    The one that works ....

    The one that works ....
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    Source of the (original) video before editing? Is...

    Source of the (original) video before editing? Is it the same as others that have worked?

    What file format, and what video stream format?

    The built-in Windows software is pretty basic, and not...
  17. Thread: Cloned Hard Drive - by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 12 Views 572

    There are many more posts in forums on the...

    There are many more posts in forums on the internet from people having cloning problems, that there are from users who have imaged > restored image problems.

    Try that, using Macrium Reflect...
  18. Thread: Desktop Win10 boots fast, laptop takes forever by idgat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 497

    Proprietary laptops are renown for being...

    Proprietary laptops are renown for being (over)bloated with brand-name system managing software. In a lot of cases, disabling processes doesn't prevent still some software from loading up at boot.
    ...
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    Then I think it's an MS Outlook "thing". I don't...

    Then I think it's an MS Outlook "thing". I don't (or rather, refuse to!!) use MS Outlook so I can't help you any further without access to Outlook's settings options.

    Sorry.

    EDIT : Have you...
  20. Thread: Change a POP account to IMAP in Thunderbird by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 6 Views 287

    Unfortunately, if it's anything like here, you're...

    Unfortunately, if it's anything like here, you're not actually talking to your ISP but a generic call centre (who's next question is likely to be about a washing mashing problem) somewhere in the...
  21. Thread: Change a POP account to IMAP in Thunderbird by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 6 Views 287

    Maybe not just be a matter of changing your email...

    Maybe not just be a matter of changing your email client (Thunderbird), if your account type is not interchangeable POP/IMAP.

    Not sure how it works with your internet service, but had a couple of...
  22. Replies 14 Views 629

    OK, if you're going to use POP then the email...

    OK, if you're going to use POP then the email server should be pop.gmail.com

    If there is no OAuth2 option available, just accept/OK the Authentication optionthat is shown. Then you can go back...
  23. Thread: How to transfer large files between PC's by idgat
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 8 Views 357

    These days, an external USB drive (not just a...

    These days, an external USB drive (not just a flash drive stick) is almost as essential as a keyboard and a mouse.
  24. Thread: Admin Maintenance correct proceedures by idgat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 200

    Why do you want (need) to do either of these? Is...

    Why do you want (need) to do either of these? Is the system faulty in some way? If so, what's it doing that is of concern?


    These functions you mention are intended for specific purposes....
  25. Replies 14 Views 629

    It will be the email account settings. MS...

    It will be the email account settings.

    MS Outlook tries to be too smart for it's own good, and tries to "interpret" what the POP/IMAP and SMTP servers are going to be.

    Consequently, it tries to...
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