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    Thank you. Now 'Solved'.

    Thank you. Now 'Solved'.
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    That works. Thank you. I should have thought...

    That works. Thank you.

    I should have thought of that because I use that trick regularly when searching the internet and I want to restrict the number of hits returned.
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    "Search this PC" finds files I did not ask for?

    If I launch File Explorer and "Search this PC" for '*.doc' files the results include docx files as well as doc files. I only want it to find doc files so that I can convert them to docx format. I do...
  4. Thread: Windows Shutdown Sound Not Playing by wiganken
    Forum: Sound & Audio
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    The last time I allowed shutdown sounds to be...

    The last time I allowed shutdown sounds to be played was around 1995. I found them annoying and have never missed them. I just want the PC to shutdown and I don't need a sound to tell me it is...
  5. Thread: Very Slow laptop by wiganken
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Just let it run until it finishes updating and...

    Just let it run until it finishes updating and that will probably fix it.
  6. Thread: Installed RAM 32.0 GB (31.9GB usable) by wiganken
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Pejole2165 - Thanks for reminding me. I had...

    Pejole2165 - Thanks for reminding me. I had forgotten that my machine had integrated graphics. The OP must have a separate graphics card. Either way the OP has nothing to be concerned about.
  7. Thread: Installed RAM 32.0 GB (31.9GB usable) by wiganken
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Also there is memory "Hardware reserved". Your...

    Also there is memory "Hardware reserved". Your machine reserves very little (only 124 MB) so you are lucky. My HP machine "Hardware reserved" is 2.10 GB.
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    How can they be "too small to see" but yet "they...

    How can they be "too small to see" but yet "they take up too much room"? They must be big, not small, to take up room.

    Icons are fundamental to Windows so best to just accept them. Life is easier...
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    Is it happening with just one link or for all...

    Is it happening with just one link or for all links? If it is just the one link then it could be a faulty link.
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    Incidentally IMO the "Your Phone" app is nowhere...

    Incidentally IMO the "Your Phone" app is nowhere near as good as "MyPhone Explorer" (MPE). It is free but I paid a voluntary 10 to the writer of MPE because I thought it is that good. You could try...
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    TomKunzo - Thunderbird is an email client and it...

    TomKunzo - Thunderbird is an email client and it is perfectly normal that "This will allow Thunderbird email to read, compose, send and permanently delete all your email from Gmail" if, as PiKo said,...
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    Try: - Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image...

    Try: -

    Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image
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    Are all drivers up-to-date as well as Windows?

    Are all drivers up-to-date as well as Windows?
  14. Thread: Battery not charging beyond 31 percent by wiganken
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Could the charger be faulty?

    Could the charger be faulty?
  15. Thread: Battery not charging beyond 31 percent by wiganken
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    Is it a genuine Acer replacement battery from a...

    Is it a genuine Acer replacement battery from a reputable shop? If so then are you able to take it back to the shop for a replacement?
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    I'm out of ideas so I hope someone else will be...

    I'm out of ideas so I hope someone else will be able to help you. The following website is dedicated to MS Office and has some very good people there to help. If you do post there remember to include...
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    I tested the 'Email' icon on my Office 2019,...

    I tested the 'Email' icon on my Office 2019, which is installed on my computer, not cloud based, and it launched Thunderbird so working ok here.

    Just guessing here but Office 365 and Outlook are...
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    I stand to be corrected but I think Office 365 is...

    I stand to be corrected but I think Office 365 is so intertwined with Outlook that getting it to default to Thunderbird could be problematic. See: -

    Outlook for Microsoft 365 cheat sheet |...
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    20H2 is over a year old and support ends 10th May...

    20H2 is over a year old and support ends 10th May 2022 so you are somewhat behind. Maybe later versions will fix the problem so try updating again.

    Latest update is 21H2 so try to update to that....
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    Maybe laptops go into hibernate mode to protect...

    Maybe laptops go into hibernate mode to protect the battery if not plugged into the mains power supply. Does it still happen if plugged-in?
  21. Thread: New Macrium Reflect Updates [2] by wiganken
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 2,409 Views 570,968

    Re my 'Caveat emptor' remark? It was meant to be...

    Re my 'Caveat emptor' remark? It was meant to be a 'tongue-in-cheek' humorous remark relating to the trouble the failure to revert to the 'Free' version caused me.

    I am fully aware of what it...
  22. Thread: New Macrium Reflect Updates [2] by wiganken
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 2,409 Views 570,968

    Here is what happened: - 351849

    Here is what happened: -

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  23. Thread: New Macrium Reflect Updates [2] by wiganken
    Forum: Backup and Restore
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    Referring to posts #2167, #2177, #2188 and #2195:...

    Referring to posts #2167, #2177, #2188 and #2195: -

    After my Macrium Reflect Home free trial period ended on 16th November it did not revert to the MR Free version. I tried clicking on buttons to...
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    Incidentally it seems you need to update your OS...

    Incidentally it seems you need to update your OS to 21H1 since v1909 lost support on 11th May 2021.
  25. Thread: Windows 10 (latest) updates ate up my disk space? by wiganken
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
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    If you have Fast startup enabled the hiberfil.sys...

    If you have Fast startup enabled the hiberfil.sys file gets recreated and the only way to stop that is to disable fast startup. See: -

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