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  1. Thread: and this morning my C drive told me it was full! by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 2 Views 3

    Hi, first your build number please, as prompted...

    Hi, first your build number please, as prompted when you wrote your post:
    342389

    What sort of disk do you have (HDD, SSD...) and what is the size of your Windows partition?

    Given you report...
  2. Replies 3 Views 35

    Thank you so very much for your reply. I'm...

    Thank you so very much for your reply.

    I'm sorry your system seems unusual.
  3. Replies 3 Views 35

    Hi, from the Tutorials section - does this help?...

    Hi, from the Tutorials section - does this help?
    Change Network Profile Name in Windows 10

    E.g. solved threads
    How can I change the name of my Ethernet connection?
    Change name of Ethernet...
  4. Replies 9 Views 332

    Always be prepared- understand the product,...

    Always be prepared- understand the product, expect problems with updates and upgrades and act accordingly.

    The tools have been around for years.

    Example: I stayed on 1903 for 18 months plus to...
  5. Thread: USB Stick: Encrypting Of ? by dalchina
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 2 Views 195

    Hi, possibly Veracrypt (free) (VeraCrypt is free...

    Hi, possibly Veracrypt (free) (VeraCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux)
    VeraCrypt - Free Open source disk encryption with strong security for the...
  6. Thread: Windows 10 power plan by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 1 Views 190

    Hi, you might consider using a freeware program...

    Hi, you might consider using a freeware program Don't Sleep- which has a surprising number of options.
    342341
    Download Don't Sleep - MajorGeeks

    For example, it can prevent sleep conditional on...
  7. Thread: Win 10/1909 Unfinished Install by dalchina
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 6 Views 250

    Password: - from the tutorial section here: try...

    Password: - from the tutorial section here: try

    Reset Password of User Account in Windows 10

    Note too that if you opt for a PIN etc, you still need your password.

    Clean install: you can...
  8. Replies 9 Views 332

    If the PC in question runs an edition of Windows...

    If the PC in question runs an edition of Windows with the group policy editor, then
    - updates can be set to 'Notify'
    - feature updates (upgrades) can be deferred for up to 365 days
    - preview...
  9. Replies 3 Views 163

    This is typical of a driver-related issue. It may...

    This is typical of a driver-related issue. It may be related to a 3rd party program's driver.

    Thanks for the log files. Please download and run setupdiag.exe (free from MS).
    This attempts to...
  10. Thread: Disk 100% Used Issue, post Windows 10 Update... by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 528

    You can download a Win 10 iso file easily e.g....

    You can download a Win 10 iso file easily e.g. using the relevant tutorial here - use the MS media creation tool (Google).

    With a clean boot and Safe Mode in particular you should find Windows...
  11. Thread: Directing data to a second drive ? by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 664

    Thank you very much for replying. You create...

    Thank you very much for replying.

    You create your own folders and use them, just like any folder. Where relevant for particular programs you can confgure that program to use your own folder by...
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    Then you're on your own finding out what is...

    Then you're on your own finding out what is locking your device. You are of course welcome to research ways of doing that with Powershell or similar. Good luck - I'm out.
  13. Thread: Directing data to a second drive ? by dalchina
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 17 Views 664

    Hi, whilst you can use the Location tab to...

    Hi, whilst you can use the Location tab to relocate these folders, this is not something I personally would choose to do, as I've written on a number of occasions. So once again:

    a. It's possible...
  14. Replies 10 Views 397

    Hi, a program such as Lockhunter, Emco Unlockit...

    Hi, a program such as Lockhunter, Emco Unlockit or USB Safely Remove will list the locking processes.

    The first 2 are free, the last, which is very useful in these circumstances, is not.

    Try to...
  15. Thread: Disk 100% Used Issue, post Windows 10 Update... by dalchina
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 528

    Hi, thanks, your disk looks ok of course. ...

    Hi, thanks, your disk looks ok of course.

    That's good for a HDD.

    A more representative 'best' time is achieved with a single large file as I believe i said, not a bunch of small files - copying...
  16. Thread: Odd Trackpad Behaviour by dalchina
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 318

    Hi, you can find a reference on enabling it in...

    Hi, you can find a reference on enabling it in this tutorial, which may or may not help:
    Enable or Disable Touchpad in Windows 10

    More:
    How to Enable Microsoft’s Precision Touchpad Drivers on...
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    Remember Win 10 is supported until Oct 2025......

    Remember Win 10 is supported until Oct 2025... but could be used long after that, just no routine updates.

    Win 11 may not be released until early next year.. we don't know. Have you actually tried...
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    I suggest you find a geeky friend to take you...

    I suggest you find a geeky friend to take you over this. It seems you are struggling to grasp basic concepts and logic necessary.

    Imagine parts inside yourr laptop are black and burnt. Your laptop...
  19. Thread: Odd Trackpad Behaviour by dalchina
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 318

    Thank you for your reply. - which is why I...

    Thank you for your reply.


    - which is why I added the registry info I found for you.

    You can install a precision driver. Example: I had nothing in Settings for disabling my touchpad. I...
  20. Thread: Odd Trackpad Behaviour by dalchina
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 318

    Hi, I have 342206 - on mine, that's a 2 finger...

    Hi, I have
    342206
    - on mine, that's a 2 finger gesture.

    I think the option below that is what you're looking for..

    More:
    342207

    Reverse touchpad scroll direction? Cannot do it via...
  21. Replies 14 Views 998

    Thank you for your reply. If the computer's...

    Thank you for your reply.


    If the computer's dead, it's dead.
    If the system disk is corrupt or has failed, but the hardware is otherwise ok, then booting from a bootable disk is useful.
  22. Thread: Recovery Drive: Can't Create by dalchina
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 7 Views 493

    Hi, Check your disk: e.g. Hard Disk...

    Hi,


    Check your disk: e.g. Hard Disk Sentinel (portable version or installable functional trial) - includes SSDs - best instant appraisal I know of.

    If ok, run
    chkdsk c: /scan
    from an...
  23. :thumbsup: - there's a green button labelled...

    :thumbsup: - there's a green button labelled -ah- Solved..
  24. Thread: WMP Does not work by dalchina
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 17 Views 472

    Can you hear the drive spin up at all? ...

    Can you hear the drive spin up at all?

    Tutorials on Autoplay:
    342165

    You might wish to see if you can get Autoplay working with e.g. a flash drive.

    Autoplay settings in control panel:...
  25. Could this be synched with something on a phone,...

    Could this be synched with something on a phone, for example?
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