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  1. Thread: Macrium Reflect 8 Update Discussion by Steve C
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 648 Views 133,610

    Yes and yes with no issues. v8 has some useful...

    Yes and yes with no issues. v8 has some useful features like more frequent file & folder backup, removable device backup and the backup filing structure is easier to navigate.
  2. Thread: TPM Module for Gigabyte Motherboard by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 2,291

    I discovered the same after buying their module....

    I discovered the same after buying their module. I got my money back since the product ad on eBay didn't show the protruding key. I didn't risk using it by cutting off the key. I'll wait and see the...
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    Win Update I noted you can't delete the last LCU folder in...

    I noted you can't delete the last LCU folder in Windows 11. I'll give this update a miss considering all the issues reported.
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    I fixed this by uninstalling Spotify. I don't...

    I fixed this by uninstalling Spotify. I don't like such poorly designed software.
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    Hardware & Drivers The table says removable media cannot be...

    The table says removable media cannot be converted to GPT but MiniTool Partition Wizard accepted the command to convert a removable external Seagate USB drive from MBR to GPT. Why is there such a...
  6. Replies 3 Views 243

    I would ask Lenovo support about BIOS recovery

    I would ask Lenovo support about BIOS recovery
  7. Thread: update drivers by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 378

    I rely on Windows update and periodically check...

    I rely on Windows update and periodically check for NVidia GPU driver updates, SSD firmware and drivers for my Canon photo printer
  8. Thread: deleting file by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 392

    I always add the Take Ownership option to the...

    I always add the Take Ownership option to the right click desktop menu to fix such issues Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10

    Else you can boot to a rescue environment and delete the...
  9. Thread: HP printer driver bug/issue by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 557

    In addition to the above, you can use Autoruns to...

    In addition to the above, you can use Autoruns to disable the driver or delete the driver.
  10. Replies 2 Views 511

    What about fixing the security on older devices?

    What about fixing the security on older devices?
  11. Thread: Bulk Crap Uninstaller by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 14 Views 860

    Thanks. I already use Revo Uninstaller Pro which...

    Thanks. I already use Revo Uninstaller Pro which would find all that stuff.
  12. Thread: New Build - How Much Performance Gain? by Steve C
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 1 Views 182

    New Build - How Much Performance Gain?

    My current desktop PC uses an Intel i5-3570K CPU (4 cores / 4 threads). The Passmark single thread benchmark is 2404 and the multithread benchmark is 4918.

    I might stretch to the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X...
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    FWIW I'm so impressed with Macrium Reflect that I...

    FWIW I'm so impressed with Macrium Reflect that I use Reflect image file backups and turned off System Restore. Reflect can usually recover a working PC quicker than using System Restore. In the past...
  14. Thread: Windows 10 and Moneysoft App problems by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 4 Views 311

    FWIW I still use the excellent program Microsoft...

    FWIW I still use the excellent program Microsoft Money which works fine in Windows 10 /11. I use the 2005 UK version. All versions are still available free.
  15. Thread: Bulk Crap Uninstaller by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 14 Views 860

    What crap does it remove that you can't already...

    What crap does it remove that you can't already remove from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features?
  16. Thread: Windows 10 will not turn on. by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 200

    Try changing the CMOS battery - usually a CR2032....

    Try changing the CMOS battery - usually a CR2032. My desktop PC fails to boot of the voltage drops below 2.8V. Load the BIOS defaults after changing the battery, check Windows boots then go back into...
  17. Thread: Open-Shell (Formerly Classic-Start) by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 126 Views 32,249

    I can't get either Open or Classic Shell to open...

    I can't get either Open or Classic Shell to open their menus using mouse hover in Windows 11. Otherwise they work.
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    I just used Internet Explorer. It's this old...

    I just used Internet Explorer. It's this old functionality isn't provided in Chrome or Edge.
  19. Thread: Still confused by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 20 Views 1,218

    Thanks. Why does MS allow both Windows 10 and...

    Thanks. Why does MS allow both Windows 10 and Windows 11 to be activated on the same PC in a dual boot configuration?
  20. Replies 2 Views 341

    "Save Background As" Feature for Chrome & Edge?

    I'm trying to save a protected image from the UK consumer site Which? which contains their test reports. I can do this in Internet Explorer using the option Save Background As then do whatever I want...
  21. Thread: Still confused by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 20 Views 1,218

    I installed W11 in a VM then copied the files in...

    I installed W11 in a VM then copied the files in the Hyper V virtual .vhdx drive to another partition so I could dual boot W10 and W11. Somehow W11 activated automatically and W10 remains activated....
  22. Thread: Software compatibility by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 10 Views 566

    Run the installer from an admin account as an...

    Run the installer from an admin account as an administrator using the compatibility mode the program was designed for. Else you can install in a VM for a previous OS e.g. using Hyper V.
  23. Replies 9 Views 521

    I get this sometimes and just ignore it

    I get this sometimes and just ignore it
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    No security holes in collusion with the NSA then?

    No security holes in collusion with the NSA then?
  25. Thread: Laptop battery usage by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 846

    My HP Probook has a BIOS option to limit battery...

    My HP Probook has a BIOS option to limit battery charging to 80% to preserve battery life. Check to see if you have a similar setting.
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