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  1. Thread: Virtualization on older computer by jimbo45
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 11 Views 536

    If you use Linux with full GUI's and default...

    If you use Linux with full GUI's and default applications installed then they can be almost as resource intensive as Windows -- the best distros allow you to install the bare minimum functional...
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    General Tips Hi there As you have to sign out and then sign...

    Hi there
    As you have to sign out and then sign in again each time my view is that it's easier simply to have 2 or more Windows instances in the various languages. If you create these on physical...
  3. Hi folks Assuming your networking is set to...

    Hi folks

    Assuming your networking is set to Bridged Mode if using a VM. Then whether using a VM or not :
    It's often a SAMBA problem on the Linux side :

    1) on Windows you might have to enable...
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    Hi there Slight mis-understanding regarding...

    Hi there
    Slight mis-understanding regarding attaching physical online disks -- I meant if these disks were USB attached disks then that's where the problem arises. However using network connections...
  5. Thread: NAS HDD issue by jimbo45
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 4 Views 430

    Hi there as the previous poster says - those...

    Hi there
    as the previous poster says - those NAS systems aren't normally just "plug and play"
    Depending on the NAS system you might have to enable SMB1 on your Windows system, start a SAMBA...
  6. Thread: Linux based windows OS by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 6 Views 1,303

    Hi folks If you want to run Linux on Windows...

    Hi folks

    If you want to run Linux on Windows -- either install a VM or depending on what you want the Linux system to do install the WSL on Windows. Some Linux GUI programs can run directly from...
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    Hi there You CAN add these devices - but not...

    Hi there
    You CAN add these devices - but not "dynamically" as per VMWare or VBOX via "attach or connect device". You need to add them to the VM config BEFORE powering on the VM. Provided these are...
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    Thanks folks Seems the best solution then is a...

    Thanks folks

    Seems the best solution then is a temporary "pay as you go Sim card" although that has inconvenience of different number, contacts etc etc.

    I thought the Internet thing should...
  9. Replies 5 Views 273

    UK Phone Gurus please is Wifi calling available in UK

    Hi folks
    Quick question for "Phone Gurus".
    As Roaming charges between EU/EEA and UK are being introduced in the UK is "Wifi" calling available there and is it "chargeable" or is it free internally...
  10. Hyper-V installing Debian from Live distro - password if screen lock a

    Hi folks
    Installing Debian from a Live distro on a Hyper-V Host using the install to hard disk icon from the distro might screen lockout during the install process. Not to worry as :

    To unlock...
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    Hi there The trick in using VM's is to minimise...

    Hi there
    The trick in using VM's is to minimise as much as possible overhead by the host operating system, disk I/O and graphics.

    Graphics can be passed thru natively to a VM if you have 2...
  12. Thread: Which is better ? WIN11 or WIN10 21H2 by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 33 Views 8,776

    Hi folks If you just want '1's in Windows...

    Hi folks

    If you just want '1's in Windows versions of Windows -- for its time Windows 3.11 or even better Windiws 3.11 for Workroups was excellent. !!!!! plus it's got a 3 in it too.

    Definitely...
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    VMware WKS running UEFI VM's from physical Windows VHDX files

    Hi there

    If you create a VM with VMware (I'm using version 16.2.1) on a windows physical VHDX file and you want UEFI the virtual disk that's initially created doesn't seem to have gpt or an efi...
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    Virtualization Hi there Loads of people outside UK and...

    Hi there
    Loads of people outside UK and commonwealth don't / haven't heard of "Boxing Day" - but I agree with you --Happy Xmas and New year is better always. !!

    note though using Powershell the...
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    Virtualization Thanks Brink incredibly useful ...

    Thanks

    Brink

    incredibly useful !!!!!!!

    cereberus -- the point was to have this to run automatically at windows startup - it's a pain to run diskpart etc manually to get the vhdx...
  16. Thread: Copied CD will not play on hi fi by jimbo45
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 13 Views 1,187

    Hi there some players can use cd-rw discs too --...

    Hi there
    some players can use cd-rw discs too -- not all of course. cd-r discs will always work.

    Cheers
    jimbo
  17. Thread: Copied CD will not play on hi fi by jimbo45
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 13 Views 1,187

    Hi folks Normal commercial Audio CD's usually...

    Hi folks
    Normal commercial Audio CD's usually have files arranged as track1.cda, track2.cda ...... which is what you will see when using file explorer.

    To play them on devices other than...
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    Hi there RevenantOrigin It's easy to move...

    Hi there RevenantOrigin

    It's easy to move the WSL to another drive -- even an external one if so minded.

    Start Powershell in admin mode

    1) Terminate the running distro (if running) via...
  19. Thread: Office 2019 Pro Plus vs 2021 Pro Plus? by jimbo45
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 6 Views 737

    Hi there Office 2021 is really itended for...

    Hi there
    Office 2021 is really itended for corporate entities and has an LTSC version which by definition means that it's stable and will only be updated for security enhancements if required and...
  20. Hi there pparks1 Thanks for your...

    Hi there

    pparks1

    Thanks for your reply which I always appreciate.

    I thought so too but being able to run Linux GUI apps seamlessly from a Windows desktop just seemed making the idea of...
  21. Remote access TO WSL -- not FROM WSL -- any ideas (not WSL1 but WSL2)

    Hi folks
    All the stuff on the net is for accessing a Remote computer FROM WSL which is easy enough even in WSL2 -- but there is ZILCH in accessing the WSL 2 machine FROM the Remote computer.

    E.G...
  22. Replies 31 Views 2,525

    @hdi I'm afraid it;s "BAK2SKULE" for you to...

    @hdi

    I'm afraid it;s "BAK2SKULE" for you to study encryption 101.

    If you were ever employed by the security services and you think robust encryption works like that -- Well I think the general...
  23. Replies 31 Views 2,525

    Hi there hdmi If an "External" system i.e...

    Hi there

    hdmi

    If an "External" system i.e "Non authorised user" whether Human, or machine based can de-crypt data back to plaintext in any sensible timeframe then that program is really not...
  24. Thread: Which is better ? WIN11 or WIN10 21H2 by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 33 Views 8,776

    Hi there Newer OS's are "usually" more secure...

    Hi there

    Newer OS's are "usually" more secure and can handle / make use of new instruction sets built in to newer CPU's. So even if very little changes on "the outside" there's often quite...
  25. Replies 31 Views 2,525

    Hi there "Ms having a monopoly on Encryption" ...

    Hi there

    "Ms having a monopoly on Encryption" is absolute BONKERS !!! as well as being not true. If you must use encryption then there's zillions of applications around to do it for you....
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