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  1. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 48 Views 2,643

    I disagree. I was irritated by HP installing a...

    I disagree. I was irritated by HP installing a motion protection sensor which you can't disable in Device Manager for a SSD equipped PC and Sure Click for secure web browsing. I managed to expunge...
  2. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 48 Views 2,643

    I bought my HP Probook from the business listed...

    I bought my HP Probook from the business listed PCs on HP's UK store as a private buyer with a 4% discount via Topcashback. This was the cheapest supplier in the UK. You can buy a Dell Latitude in...
  3. Thread: Help choosing a Win 10 laptop by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 48 Views 2,643

    Beware of glued together notebooks where you...

    Beware of glued together notebooks where you can't change the battery, memory or drive. I favour a larger 15.6" screen and would opt for 8GB RAM and a SSD. I recently bought a new laptop and...
  4. Thread: Google Chrome updates? by Steve C
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 9 Views 351

    Chrome updates can be lazy. I usually spot there...

    Chrome updates can be lazy. I usually spot there is an update on this forum and do it manually before Chrome updates!
  5. Thread: SSD Lifespan by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 26 Views 2,409

    My Intel SSD 520 from 2012 used daily still has...

    My Intel SSD 520 from 2012 used daily still has 100% health according to Intel's SSD utility.
  6. Thread: windows 10 home laggy by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 591

    Check your maximum CPU clock speed is 100 in...

    Check your maximum CPU clock speed is 100 in Power Options
  7. Thread: Upgrading Windows 10 Home to Pro by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 892

    Try using your spare Pro key to upgrade from...

    Try using your spare Pro key to upgrade from Settings / Change Product Key. The Pro files are already present and no complicated installation is required. You might also be able to find a cheap Pro...
  8. Thread: Missing boot volume can't fix boot by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 1,512

    Install Macrium Reflect Free on working PC and...

    Install Macrium Reflect Free on working PC and create a Reflect bootable USB drive. Boot from that USB drive and select the option Fix Windows Boot Problems.
  9. Thread: Win 10 Startup hangs at desktop screen by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 893

    Use Autoruns to check / disable what is loading...

    Use Autoruns to check / disable what is loading when starting Windows. Also set this option in Group Policy for feedback on what is happening when you login....
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    I already did the icon cache delete fix. I have...

    I already did the icon cache delete fix. I have this issue on several PCs so it looks like a bug which I've reported via the feedback hub
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    Uninstalling / reinstalling the app and fiddling...

    Uninstalling / reinstalling the app and fiddling with the transparency had no effect.
  12. Thread: Version 1803 and feature updates deferred by a year by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 7 Views 552

    I defer by 6 months. v1809 is OK on all my 2 PCs...

    I defer by 6 months. v1809 is OK on all my 2 PCs still on that version.
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    Solved You could run msconfig and delete the recovery...

    You could run msconfig and delete the recovery boot option
  14. Thread: Are these fake or problematic licenses? by Steve C
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 28 Views 2,551

    Keep looking and also try Ebay

    Keep looking and also try Ebay
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    Install it again then uninstall it - that trick...

    Install it again then uninstall it - that trick sometimes works.
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    Run bcdedit from an admin command prompt to...

    Run bcdedit from an admin command prompt to confirm your boot drive is C: If so then use MiniTool Partition Wizard to check the partitions on external drives. Delete any active partitions which are...
  17. Thread: Trying to find out why my computer is so slow by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 7,857

    Use Autoruns to see what 3rd party stuff is...

    Use Autoruns to see what 3rd party stuff is loading at startup and disable or uninstall stuff you don't need. Upgrade your HDD to a SSD which are quite cheap these days.
  18. Thread: Want to Clone SSD to Higher Capacity SSD by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 13 Views 723

    Much of the clone software bundled with new...

    Much of the clone software bundled with new drives is by Acronis whose products I avoid. Macrium Reflect is the way to go,
  19. Thread: New Defender Antimalware Client Version by Steve C
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 34 Views 4,827

    It corrects a problem which should never have...

    It corrects a problem which should never have existed had MS taken the simple step of running sfc /scannow before release
  20. Thread: Stay in sleep and wake with spacebar by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 3 Views 261

    Solved If you PC supports a deep sleep mode, then wake...

    If you PC supports a deep sleep mode, then wake via the keyboard may not be possible
  21. Thread: Open-Shell (Formerly Classic-Start) by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 24 Views 1,977

    Yes - I had the same problem with Open Shell...

    Yes - I had the same problem with Open Shell until I turned off pre cache icons
  22. Thread: Question about Macrium Reflect (free) by Steve C
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 14 Views 2,290

    You can backup the partition containing your user...

    You can backup the partition containing your user files so yes you can backup your user files in the Free edition. You can also mount any backed up partition as a virtual drive and recover those...
  23. Thread: Question about Macrium Reflect (free) by Steve C
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 14 Views 2,290

    I also use scheduled backups to backup my user...

    I also use scheduled backups to backup my user files in addition to the system files.
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    I don't have the file srttrail.txt. I disabled...

    I don't have the file srttrail.txt. I disabled automatic repair so will report if I see an error code.
  25. Replies 4 Views 628

    I don't understand that. The PC has been left...

    I don't understand that. The PC has been left overnight turned off at the mains. Surely in this condition the capacitors will have discharged. On switching on the mains, the PSU is in standby and...
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