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  1. Thread: System Restore space by idgat
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 829

    If you're worried about space, turn off System...

    If you're worried about space, turn off System Restore, delete the restore partition, and do occasional image backups with Macrium Reflect

    To minimise the size of the image file, and reduce the...
  2. Thread: Freeing up space on C: by idgat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 26 Views 5,463

    Creating an image before you start messing around...

    Creating an image before you start messing around with "cleaning" programs is/was an excellent idea.

    You mention about a boot backup drive ... not sure what you mean here, or what you've created....
  3. Thread: Change the DuckDuckGo page? by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 18 Views 1,035

    Why are you using the DDGo web page. Change...

    Why are you using the DDGo web page.

    Change your browser(s) search engine to DDGo (and delete all the other search engine options)
    Make sure your browser setting(s) enable searching from the...
  4. Thread: Cannot install Windows 7 as dual boot by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 15 Views 6,226

    (Not sure what you mean about "cannot get USB...

    (Not sure what you mean about "cannot get USB devices on either" - at what point, before/after virtual has been installed and/or before/after virtual OS installed?


    I've used VBox successfully to...
  5. Thread: Cannot install Windows 7 as dual boot by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 15 Views 6,226

    Why dual boot? Install a VM (like Virtual Box -...

    Why dual boot? Install a VM (like Virtual Box - freeware) and install Win 7 in that. Run it from within Win 10 avoiding boot issues.
  6. Replies 6 Views 625

    Alternatively, install a VM (e.g. Virtual Box,...

    Alternatively, install a VM (e.g. Virtual Box, freeware) and install linux in that and run it from within Windows, not having to re-boot.
  7. Thread: Stored Favorites/Bookmarks in Chromium Edge by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 6 Views 556

    I'm not sure about being "readable" - opening the...

    I'm not sure about being "readable" - opening the bookmark file in NotePad (or another web browser) just gives each shortcut/favourites/bookmark link in the midst of other programming code.

    But,...
  8. Replies 12 Views 1,553

    Check your resolution settings Settings > System...

    Check your resolution settings
    Settings > System > Display > Scale and layout

    Check Change the size of text, apps and other items > selected option should indicate "(Recommended)"

    Check...
  9. Thread: Daily Incremental Backup by idgat
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 36 Views 2,667

    I know this is marked as solved, but just another...

    I know this is marked as solved, but just another idea/example/option ...

    My system
    - OS and programs systems drive C:\
    - user created files (Documents, Pictures, etc) manually and regularly...
  10. Replies 16 Views 932

    If it's going to work, i would try this way ...

    If it's going to work, i would try this way

    Uninstall 2010 first, using a dedicated uninstalling program like Geek Uninstaller or RevoUninstaller (both have freeware versions)

    Then install the...
  11. Thread: You maybe a victim of piracy Office 2019 by idgat
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 51 Views 9,171

    There's always the possibility that the "nag"...

    There's always the possibility that the "nag" screen is co-incidentally appearing as if it refers to MS Office (i.e. nothing to do with MS) and is some sort unrelated malware that just decided to...
  12. Replies 13 Views 3,919

    Settings > System > Display Is the first...

    Settings > System > Display

    Is the first setting under Scale and layout set to the "(Recommended)" percentage for Change the size of text, apps and other items.
  13. Thread: Office 2019 install gives an error by idgat
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 1 Views 234

    Temporarily turn off (disable) any third party...

    Temporarily turn off (disable) any third party anti-malware or firewall software. Some of the "less reliable" brands get a bit over-dramatic and don't realise what they're (pretending to) trying to...
  14. Replies 5 Views 395

    The New Tab option has always been what MS wants...

    The New Tab option has always been what MS wants it to be. You can minimise the content down to a simple Microsoft logo and a search bar, but that's it. ABOUT:BLANK doesn't work on a new tab.
    ...
  15. Replies 15 Views 2,269

    Depends on the cause. A simple failure, no, no...

    Depends on the cause. A simple failure, no, no damage, just loss of data what you might have been working on.

    A surge, on the other hand, depends on the type and/or cause. Had the whole one side...
  16. Replies 15 Views 2,269

    Shutdown and unplug all devices from power points...

    Shutdown and unplug all devices from power points and network connections (internal and external).

    UPS is not going to be much good in a lightning strike that fries your device.

    Fire up the...
  17. Replies 13 Views 1,886

    Not uncommon on some devices for Windows to...

    Not uncommon on some devices for Windows to (re-)impose its preferred (default) settings/options after some updates.

    The price of running Windows.

    I suspect your themes have changed. Tinkering...
  18. Thread: 10 stuck at 20h1 months now by idgat
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 6 Views 588

    The existing installation, and/or the update...

    The existing installation, and/or the update process is borked ... at what point, who knows? Anyone's guess.

    After all that time and effort, by now you could have already ...
    - backed up your...
  19. Thread: name by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 707

    Some people have all the luck .....:devil:

    Some people have all the luck .....:devil:
  20. Thread: USB 'Safe to remove' message never appears by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 11,414

    Frequently unusable with "false negatives" ......

    Frequently unusable with "false negatives" ... "the disk is still in use" and won't let go of the device.

    Gave up on that years ago, now use USB_Disk_Ejector (freeware)
  21. Thread: Start Menu stuck open by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 372

    I'm guessing the OP is trying to create a tile...

    I'm guessing the OP is trying to create a tile shortcut pinned in the right hand column Start, rather than add an folder icon in the Start Menu (LH column of the Start menu) .... ?
  22. Thread: Start Menu stuck open by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 372

    Are you talking about pinning an existing folder...

    Are you talking about pinning an existing folder ....
    - that is on your desktop?
    - already in the pop-up Start menu list (LH column) of programs/folders?
    - a folder in Windows Explorer?
  23. Thread: Start Menu stuck open by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 372

    Not sure what you mean by a "folder shortcut to...

    Not sure what you mean by a "folder shortcut to the start menu"? More details please. A shortcut to a folder in the Start menu?

    Example/details ?
  24. Thread: Any recommendation on external SSD drive? by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 33 Views 4,668

    I wish you'd've consulted before buying ... -...

    I wish you'd've consulted before buying ...

    - Too expensive for that sort of a device
    - Thumb/flash drives (no matter how expensive) notoriously unreliable/unstable, compared with USB SSDs,
    ...
  25. Thread: Any recommendation on external SSD drive? by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 33 Views 4,668

    Yes, like this one (item and source example only,...

    Yes, like this one (item and source example only, not necessarily a recommendation)
    500GB Samsung 870 EVO 2.5" SSD SATA Internal Solid State Drive HDD MZ-77E500BW | eBay

    and then ...

    Hard...
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