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  1. Thread: What happens when 1803 reaches end of life date by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 2,632

    Well all my old play machines -...

    Well all my old play machines - laptops/netbooks/tablets that are older than my workstation - have received the 1903 update. Which makes me think that there may be some software on my workstation...
  2. Thread: What happens when 1803 reaches end of life date by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 2,632

    Um! Now I'm not so sure. While the Control...

    Um! Now I'm not so sure. While the Control Panel shows the IRST icon and it provides info on my drives I can't actually see any such driver in Device Manager. Also when I run 'Autoruns' it shows a...
  3. Thread: What happens when 1803 reaches end of life date by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 2,632

    Yes I am....ummm! I'll look into that...

    Yes I am....ummm! I'll look into that possibility.

    Thanks
  4. Thread: What happens when 1803 reaches end of life date by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 2,632

    . Thanks for the tip but it made no...

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    Thanks for the tip but it made no difference.

    However........

    My 15 year old Dell Vostro 1500 laptop was running 1803 (Pro) and just got the message to update to 1903, which I did...
  5. Thread: What happens when 1803 reaches end of life date by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 2,632

    I have a full version of Macrium so image backup...

    I have a full version of Macrium so image backup is no problem although restoring to an image that's going end of life in the next month or so isn't a great help.

    As far as I can tell I have...
  6. Thread: What happens when 1803 reaches end of life date by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 2,632

    Thanks for the replies. Let me just say that I'm...

    Thanks for the replies. Let me just say that I'm not a business just someone living his life in front of a home pc so I have Windows Home. Ok I have a few other machines of different flavours but...
  7. Thread: What happens when 1803 reaches end of life date by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 33 Views 2,632

    What happens when 1803 reaches end of life date

    I'm still running v 1803 and really have no desire to update but I read that 1803 is going to be past its use by date sometime in the next four months. I've not been offered any update so what...
  8. Thread: Firefox - search with google irritation by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 12 Views 1,534

    Solved It's back :( The last update to FF 67 and now 68...

    It's back :( The last update to FF 67 and now 68 has made this problem re-occur. The userChrome.css is still present but not having any affects.

    Any thought on what I should do now?

    Thanks
  9. Thread: Change region of laptop dvd player by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 3 Views 254

    Open Device Manager found by right clicking on...

    Open Device Manager found by right clicking on the Start Icon. Locate your DVD/CD-ROM drive in Device Manager and then right click on the drive and select Properties. There will be a tab for DVD...
  10. Thread: Test Display Color Range Software by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 5 Views 773

    Despite the claims of many software only programs...

    Despite the claims of many software only programs there is no way you can calibrate and profile a display, project or printer without using a colourimeter.
  11. Thread: Test Display Color Range Software by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 5 Views 773

    I don't know that particular program but you...

    I don't know that particular program but you could try Gamutvision. It doesn't measure the colour range of the display but will allow you to compare profiles. So if you have calibrated and profiled...
  12. Thread: Password managers are getting expensive! by Sam Vimes
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 31 Views 2,862

    Roboform is free if you don't want to...

    Roboform is free if you don't want to automatically sync across multiple machines and use on phones and tablets.

    Since I'm not keen on storing my passwords etc on someone else's server, I don't...
  13. Thread: Considering going back to Zonealarm - would appreciate your comments by Sam Vimes
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 9 Views 791

    I've never ever seen a warning from Windows...

    I've never ever seen a warning from Windows Firewall, which could be construed as good, but I know for a fact that some of my other machines on the network never cause a warning when they try and...
  14. Thread: What determines if you get a cumulative update? by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 7 Views 2,036

    We could get into a long debate about what is and...

    We could get into a long debate about what is and isn't AI but I'm pretty sure that slurping up data isn't AI. It may be the input to help build such systems but for me the real AI bit is what it...
  15. Thread: What determines if you get a cumulative update? by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 7 Views 2,036

    Thanks for the reply, Ken. I guess I did mean...

    Thanks for the reply, Ken.

    I guess I did mean Feature Updates.

    Using the term AI in the same sentence as Microsoft is bit of an oxymoron. It's not really AI but just a big look up table :-) ...
  16. Thread: What determines if you get a cumulative update? by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 7 Views 2,036

    What determines if you get a cumulative update?

    I'm curious about how MS decides your machine is ok to get a cumulative upgrade. Does anyone know?

    I have an ancient laptop that must be more than 12 years old and it's running Win10 but with...
  17. Thread: Considering going back to Zonealarm - would appreciate your comments by Sam Vimes
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 9 Views 791

    Thanks for your input. Sandbox is an added...

    Thanks for your input.

    Sandbox is an added complication I don't need.

    Glasswire isn't free and I don't fully trust it - no evidence but just a gut feeling based on its history

    I'm familiar...
  18. Thread: Considering going back to Zonealarm - would appreciate your comments by Sam Vimes
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 9 Views 791

    Thanks for the reply but you don't say why you...

    Thanks for the reply but you don't say why you think ZoneAlarm is not good.



    If they're known baddies then the probability is that I wouldn't have them installed anyway. But it's more than...
  19. Thread: Considering going back to Zonealarm - would appreciate your comments by Sam Vimes
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 9 Views 791

    Considering going back to Zonealarm - would appreciate your comments

    Years back and up to the demise of my Vista machine I always used ZoneAlarm as a firewall product. The thing I liked about it most was that you could set it to prompt you every time a new program or...
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    Yes, I took a quick look, thanks, but need a bit...

    Yes, I took a quick look, thanks, but need a bit more time to really understand what its about, so I'll give it some more thought in the next day or so and let you know the result

    - - - Updated -...
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    Thanks for the reply. I do use CCleaner to get...

    Thanks for the reply. I do use CCleaner to get rid of them but that relies on me running it. I'm really looking for an automatic process that clears the persistent little devils when I close FF.
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    How can I automatically clear persistent cookies

    I'm using Firefox which I've set to clear cookies when I quit. However, one or two persistent cookies still seem to remain - I guess that's why they're called persistent.

    Is there anyway to...
  23. Thread: Chromebooks by Sam Vimes
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 1,154

    If I remember correctly from my brief testing of...

    If I remember correctly from my brief testing of a Chromebook, everything will be Google orientated, meaning you'll need a Google account and will have to run Google type apps. If your intention is...
  24. Thread: Firefox vs Chrome by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 105 Views 9,992

    FF is my browser of choice because I thinks it...

    FF is my browser of choice because I thinks it more controllable in terms of privacy compared with Chrome. However, there are some occassions when FF doesn't work correctly and I have to switch to...
  25. Thread: Simple Macrium Reflect question - I think by Sam Vimes
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 10 Views 1,270

    Yes, same here. One of the annoyance is using...

    Yes, same here. One of the annoyance is using Ebay and then paying with PayPal. Going to the Paypal site from Ebay via FF just hangs so I have to quit. On one occassion I finished up with Ebay...
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