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    No, not any more. He gave up and went over to...

    No, not any more. He gave up and went over to Linux last month .... :banghead:

    Microsoft has a separate department (called What-Can-We-Do-Next-To-Annoy-The-Ess-Aitch-One-Tee-Out-Of-Users), which...
  2. Thread: Forgot Log In Password by idgat
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 4 Views 156

    When you get this sorted, think ... Do I really...

    When you get this sorted, think ... Do I really need a PIN and/or password? Why? Just because Windows asks for it, you don't have to.
  3. Replies 17 Views 359

    Settings > System > Notifications Down arrow...

    Settings > System > Notifications

    Down arrow beside Notification ... untick all

    Focus Assist > untick EVERYTHING, it's a PITA (then go back to Notifications)

    Notifications from apps and...
  4. Thread: Entire directory gone by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 16 Views 490

    There's always the danger that the Recycle Bin...

    There's always the danger that the Recycle Bin was full (its contents are finite) and the (deleted?) folder was removed from the device completely.

    What's the Desktop like - lotsa other folders?...
  5. Replies 10 Views 369

    GeekUninstaller (freeware) RevoUninstaller...

    GeekUninstaller (freeware)

    RevoUninstaller (freeware)
    (With Revo, no need to create System Restore; don't reboot even if prompted; make sure you select/run the Advanced option to remove all...
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    Have you checked your user folders on your...

    Have you checked your user folders on your device's drive - probably (My) Music ?
  7. Thread: Computer hacked... scammer wanted money... how to clean up by idgat
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 12 Views 1,077

    Given that there appears to be some doubt what...

    Given that there appears to be some doubt what infection - hacking, ransomeware, adware, spyware .... you can spend the next xx days/weeks/months running a multiplicity of software and checking pages...
  8. Thread: SSD Secure Erase, best product? by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 581

    Just use AOMEI to delete all partitions. Then let...

    Just use AOMEI to delete all partitions. Then let Windows install create it's own partitions during the install process. That's all you need to do.

    Looking for secure erasure etc is a waste of...
  9. Thread: Opinions on Snappy Driver Installer Please by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 12 Views 499

    That's the one :thumbsup: (The story goes, as...

    That's the one :thumbsup:

    (The story goes, as I heard it, the ORIGIN version was just called Snappy Driver Installer. Because it was free and in the public domian, a couple of (semi?) commercial...
  10. Thread: Opinions on Snappy Driver Installer Please by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 12 Views 499

    NOT Snappy Driver Installer Use Snappy Driver...

    NOT Snappy Driver Installer

    Use Snappy Driver Installer ORIGIN version only

    Only use it to update missing or faulty drivers. NO driver udate program should be used just for the sake of it.
  11. Thread: Revo Uninstaller ruined the office system by idgat
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 8 Views 505

    I'm not sure what "backup solution" you expect...

    I'm not sure what "backup solution" you expect from RevoUninstaller - do you mean an undo option? If so, no.

    I suspect the "app" you uninstalled may have been (integral/critical) part of MS...
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    How was this DVD created in the first place (what...

    How was this DVD created in the first place (what program)? Was the DVD tested after being ceated ?

    Where does Ubuntu come into the conversation ??

    I have to say the first screen shot list of...
  13. Thread: Macrium Reflect Rescue Disk by idgat
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 9 Views 653

    Getting into the BIOS has nothing to do with...

    Getting into the BIOS has nothing to do with Windows. The BIOS is accessed before the device sees/recognises Windows.

    Don't try tto get into the BIOS through Windows, it ain't gonna happen

    Once...
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    Yep, outta sight outta mind. Computer technology...

    Yep, outta sight outta mind. Computer technology is such now that leaving un-needed bloatware really doesn't have any impact on the running of the system, anyway.
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    That's my point - plenty of anecdotal evidence...

    That's my point - plenty of anecdotal evidence for posts in multiple forums across the internet - if the key (embedded or not) is known, even if the installer rejects it, MS will provide opportunity...
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    Macrium Reflect (freeware) > image your existing...

    Macrium Reflect (freeware) > image your existing system, warts and all
    THEN
    RevoUninstaller (freeware) > Windows apps tab > (don't worry about a System Recovery Point palaver, never used it, never...
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    I don't really think Microsoft cares any more....

    I don't really think Microsoft cares any more. There have been so many quoted instances of attempts to transfer OEM key across to a new machine, activation failed, and it only took a quick phone call...
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    EaseUS has gone the way of programs like Norton...

    EaseUS has gone the way of programs like Norton for me, once bitten twice shy, never again.

    Was a avid, devout and sworn dedicated user of EaseUS Partition Master Free, so much so that a bought a...
  19. Thread: too many duplicate programs by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 17 Views 959

    Wasn't interested in how you got the screen shot,...

    Wasn't interested in how you got the screen shot, was enquiring about what program you used to analyse your system and list the installations (and consequently, how accurate/reliable it might have...
  20. Thread: too many duplicate programs by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 17 Views 959

    Tks for the replies. I was just curious what...

    Tks for the replies. I was just curious what program and how "deep" it went into the system looking for stuff.

    I have to admit I used to be quite 4n4l about having a "clean, lean" system but have...
  21. Thread: too many duplicate programs by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 17 Views 959

    What are you using/looking at to create those...

    What are you using/looking at to create those screenshot listings?
  22. Replies 8 Views 533

    Another vote Karens Directory Printer ...

    Another vote Karens Directory Printer

    Absolutely
  23. Thread: Questions about partitions on system HDD by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 518

    But ..... before you do anything, create an image...

    But ..... before you do anything, create an image of the existing system (Macrium Reflect freeware) to fall back on.

    Better still, put your tin-foil hat on and create 2 images to different...
  24. Thread: Questions about partitions on system HDD by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 518

    Curious as to why - with already 200GB each - you...

    Curious as to why - with already 200GB each - you need more space on either/both the systems partitions?
  25. Thread: Backup drive failing now what? by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 816

    The dangers of a large single drive for storage -...

    The dangers of a large single drive for storage - so much to lose in one hit.



    Why? That's not the source/cause of the problem.



    If it's not available elsewhere then it's not a backup
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