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  1. Thread: BitLocker Recovery Questions by meridius
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
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    BitLocker Recovery Questions

    I just have a few basic questions about BitLocker:

    - I was just wondering what happens if I lose my password and recovery key. Would I (or someone else) be able to access my HDD (I hope not...)?
    ...
  2. Thread: Download Manager Issues by meridius
    Forum: Software and Apps
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    Download Manager Issues

    For some downloads like youtube videos I use Free Download Manager: Free Download Manager - download everything from the internet but this has not worked for my archive downloads from Weebly, some of...
  3. Thread: Windows 10 Activation requirement by meridius
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,335

    I can see the logic in that. Legally...

    I can see the logic in that.



    Legally probably yes. Practically and I say this holding my breath, a number of people will ignore the EULA as they do speed limits etc. although they do this at...
  4. Thread: Windows 10 Activation requirement by meridius
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,335

    Yes that is probably true. Pirated software does...

    Yes that is probably true. Pirated software does Microsoft no favours at all and users moving to Mac or Linux or spending all day on their Samsung Galaxy phones and ipads rather than using Microsoft...
  5. Thread: Windows 10 Activation requirement by meridius
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,335

    Looking at this practically, but not legally... ...

    Looking at this practically, but not legally...

    If I now install Windows 7 on my pc without a license key it will give me a 30 days trial but if I install Windows 10 without a license key I will...
  6. Thread: Windows 10 Activation requirement by meridius
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,335

    Windows 10 Activation requirement

    I found a lot about this online but here is a legal interpretation only: Is it legal that I use Windows 10 without activating it? - Law Stack Exchange although it does not specify the number of days...
  7. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    jimbo45 said: I gave up on the VM approach...

    jimbo45 said:



    I gave up on the VM approach to this. For me it's either 100% Microsoft or 100% Linux.

    I see that you are also a Linux user. I am sure some companies use Linux and open source...
  8. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    Are you sure? I bet there's some functionality in...

    Are you sure? I bet there's some functionality in Microsoft Office that someone may need that is missing in LibreOffice and vice versa: see link

    I would be highly reluctant to change to...
  9. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    Well those suffering economic hardship could...

    Well those suffering economic hardship could always revert to Windows 2000 and Office 2000 which don't require activation :p or take the plunge and try out Linux...
  10. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    It's very tempting to use something like KMS and...

    It's very tempting to use something like KMS and then this post would not exist at all!... For those who happen to have tried it it's probably advisable to use it only on a test machine.

    On my...
  11. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    You are absolutely right. I am even suspicious of...

    You are absolutely right. I am even suspicious of hardware purchases and try to make sure that the item has not been returned and resealed.



    This makes sense.

    I know a company called...
  12. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    I can't believe my first computer was Windows...

    I can't believe my first computer was Windows 98SE plus Office 2000. No subscriptions then.

    I'm wondering if those Office 2019 licence keys sold on Amazon are volume licences?
  13. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    I haven't used TechNet...

    I haven't used TechNet in a long time. Apparently there used to be free trials and special subscriptions to Microsoft products...
  14. Thread: Theoretical Question - Backups and Malware by meridius
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 592

    I suppose no one can walk on water... I would...

    I suppose no one can walk on water... I would also imagine that not all Internet Security suites pick up the same malware so it depends on what you are using.



    File Versioning looks...
  15. Thread: Theoretical Question - Backups and Malware by meridius
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 592

    Theoretical Question - Backups and Malware

    Only today I started reading about Storage Spaces in Windows 10.

    My question at this stage is theoretical. If I set up a backup program of my data or even image my operating system to another...
  16. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    Caledon Ken - I guess if a user wanted to test...

    Caledon Ken - I guess if a user wanted to test open source vs. Microsoft Office they could always keep their version of Microsoft Office installed but also install LibreOffice and change the file...
  17. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    Good point about VBA. I used to use it although I...

    Good point about VBA. I used to use it although I haven't had the need to for the last few years.

    That list is very comprehensive. The writer (Rohn007) should be awarded an honorary doctorate for...
  18. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    Caledon Ken - It's still hard for me to get...

    Caledon Ken - It's still hard for me to get around the software subscription model but we will see. The 3 user Office 2007 CD that I have now seems like a gem from the past...

    garyb0125 - In terms...
  19. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    Just an additional point. How dangerous is it...

    Just an additional point. How dangerous is it security wise to still be running Office 2007 now? Have there been any documented exploits since the end of extended support on 10 October 2017?
  20. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    Many thanks for your advice so far. My...

    Many thanks for your advice so far.

    My operating system is on a Local Account (this is intentional). So I guess what you are saying is that I can separate Office 2019 from Windows in terms of a...
  21. Thread: Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed? by meridius
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 31 Views 5,977

    Office 2019 - Microsoft Account needed?

    I am still using Office 2007 but maybe it's time to think about upgrading or buying a completely new version if this is not possible.

    Once again the prices of Office seem expensive. I'm not...
  22. Thread: Windows 10 update settings and 1809 update size by meridius
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 36 Views 5,168

    This is just to update you all on this long...

    This is just to update you all on this long posting and hopefully the result is a happy ending until the next time I get a shock at Microsoft's software prices...

    I just took the plunge to upgrade...
  23. Thread: Windows 10 update settings and 1809 update size by meridius
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 36 Views 5,168

    That's really interesting especially the article....

    That's really interesting especially the article. Microsoft have had difficulty with their business model and have had a few failures on the way like Windows Phone etc. but they are still up there in...
  24. Thread: Windows 10 update settings and 1809 update size by meridius
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 36 Views 5,168

    I am quite comfortable with many of these...

    I am quite comfortable with many of these suggestions including testing a Windows 7 Professional retail product key with a new Windows 10 Pro installation on the same hardware plus a spare HDD. The...
  25. Thread: Windows 10 update settings and 1809 update size by meridius
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 36 Views 5,168

    Sounds like the A-Team! Basically I want to...

    Sounds like the A-Team!

    Basically I want to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro. I only have a Windows 7 Professional retail product key from some time ago but that has been used and I think using...
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