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    I've been a Linux Mint Cinnamon fan for years. A...

    I've been a Linux Mint Cinnamon fan for years. A post by Jack Wallen of TechRepublic that Windowsfx is the Linux distribution Windows users have been looking for prompted me to try Windowsfx preview...
  2. Thread: Is there a run command to check for Windows Updates online? by RickC
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 19 Views 48,593

    There's other methods too. Have a look at this...

    There's other methods too.

    Have a look at this Windows Update Commands USOClient, Powershell, WUAUCLT article for more information but note that WUAUCLT has been deprecated for Windows 10 (but...
  3. Thread: Losing Wi-Fi AFTER Sleep by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 38 Views 1,977

    Quicker just to stop and disable the two Google...

    Quicker just to stop and disable the two Google Update services then see whether your issue persists.

    I neither use Outlook nor Google Chrome (nor ChrEdge which also has similar update services)....
  4. Thread: Losing Wi-Fi AFTER Sleep by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 38 Views 1,977

    Paul, I don't suppose you have Google Chrome...

    Paul,

    I don't suppose you have Google Chrome installed?

    I had an interesting problem presented to me a couple of days ago where a brand new Dell laptop (with no 'tweaks' whatsover) wouldn't...
  5. Thread: refurbished laptop problems by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 16 Views 584

    I/We were lucky. The first batch of SatPro L300s...

    I/We were lucky. The first batch of SatPro L300s came with 2 SODIMM slots each populated with a 1GB SODIMM. Our supplier suggested we wait for a month and I was provided with a single first batch...
  6. Thread: Clean Install Windows 10 by RickC
    Forum: Tutorials
    Replies 603 Views 3,296,353

    Installation & Upgrade I do a lot of testing based on clean installs and...

    I do a lot of testing based on clean installs and prefer using an old laptop rather than use a VM. I keep my tools, utilities, REG files, and scripts, etc. in a partition labelled 'Test'. Each clean...
  7. Thread: What is this by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 272

    Use your iPhone to upload to a file storage site...

    Use your iPhone to upload to a file storage site that permits sharing (OneDrive, Google Drive, DropBox, etc.) then email just the link to the upload.
  8. Thread: refurbished laptop problems by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 16 Views 584

    At the time it was released 13 years ago your...

    At the time it was released 13 years ago your Tosh SatPro L300D struggled to run Vista efficiently with its default 2GB RAM.

    (I know them very well... we bought 120 of them for kids in care, and I...
  9. Thread: Losing Wi-Fi AFTER Sleep by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 38 Views 1,977

    I noticed there are WDKs for 1903 and 2004 yet...

    I noticed there are WDKs for 1903 and 2004 yet none listed for 1909 (which apparently you use).

    I suppose you could try scripting turning Airplane Mode on then off again to see if it will force a...
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    Have a look at What's my computer doing? ...

    Have a look at What's my computer doing?

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    I use it to examine unexplained usage of the hard disk.

    Hope this helps...
  11. Thread: Losing Wi-Fi AFTER Sleep by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 38 Views 1,977

    The specific Windows 10 version downloads appear...

    The specific Windows 10 version downloads appear to be ~6MB but you have to hunt them out rather than download the entire WDK... just MS being typically helpful MS.
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    Apps & Features Hi @Paul Black...

    Hi @Paul Black,

    Wow, that was some time ago. I had to re-read the entire thread to refresh my memory.

    To answer your question, no... I didn't get an answer.

    It took me a while to remember...
  13. Thread: Losing Wi-Fi AFTER Sleep by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 38 Views 1,977

    Have you tried whether DevCon's Restart will do...

    Have you tried whether DevCon's Restart will do the trick as a workaround? It looks like it can be used in a batch file to restart devices.

    Info from Microsoft:
    Windows Device Console...
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    Your Dell Latitude 5580 (7th Gen i5) (if it's a...

    Your Dell Latitude 5580 (7th Gen i5) (if it's a Latitude) is newer than my several Dell Latitude E7450s (5th Gen i5) but the clean install process is the same and absolutely painless. As others have...
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    MS put it there to annoy us. No other reason. ...

    MS put it there to annoy us. No other reason.

    It's to show us minions we agreed to its EULA and that we are only licensed to use Windows, not change it.

    MS hates end-users, I'm convinced of it....
  16. Thread: WiFi much slower on my windows 10 pc by RickC
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 13 Views 987

    Your Qualcomm QCA9565 Wi-Fi card doesn't. It's a...

    Your Qualcomm QCA9565 Wi-Fi card doesn't. It's a single band device that only supports the 2.4 GHz wireless band. Choose a less congested 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi channel or replace the card with something...
  17. Thread: Screen blinks once at log in by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 282

    Try it again. You may have to live with it unless...

    Try it again. You may have to live with it unless you have a prior System Restore point (or image backup.). It's not a fault.



    I'm stood just behind you and saw the vendor logo. :busted:
    ...
  18. Thread: Screen blinks once at log in by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 282

    All it's doing is recalculating display settings...

    All it's doing is recalculating display settings then resetting the display to them. It's not a fault.

    Have a look at the How to Clear and Reset External Display Cache in Windows 10 tutorial here...
  19. Thread: Screen blinks once at log in by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 282

    At a guess from your attached log it's due to...

    At a guess from your attached log it's due to your display(s) being enumerated by the SetDisplayConfig() API. (line 6). Do you have multiple monitors or use non-standard (default) display settings...
  20. Thread: Proper way to take ownership of subfolders in windows directory? by RickC
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 18 Views 1,511

    The first screenshot I provided shows 3 programs...

    The first screenshot I provided shows 3 programs in the list - cmd.exe, powershell.exe and notepad.exe. Using items in the list (rather than items in the toolbar) - or adding your own - will run them...
  21. Thread: Can I Permanently Disable Windows 10 Updates? by RickC
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 476

    Windows Update Blocker...

    Windows Update Blocker - simple, effective

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  22. Thread: Reliable refurbished PC vendors, if any? by RickC
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 935

    Prices are artificially high at the moment 'cos...

    Prices are artificially high at the moment 'cos 'working from home' has pushed up demand for refurb kit like never before. MARs know the market will stand the present price hike 'cos there's little...
  23. Thread: Discussion on what to debloat next on windows 10 by RickC
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 27 Views 1,232

    I've never used Cortana. I don't have any use for...

    I've never used Cortana. I don't have any use for a voice assistant on my PCs/laptops that has to transfer my speech to the cloud for processing when I can just as soon type a query. (Although I...
  24. Thread: Discussion on what to debloat next on windows 10 by RickC
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 27 Views 1,232

    Do you mean the Classic Shell replacement Start...

    Do you mean the Classic Shell replacement Start menu? I use an amended XML section in the Windows 10 Decrapifier script to give me a clean right-hand pane in the default Start menu so I can't answer...
  25. Thread: Discussion on what to debloat next on windows 10 by RickC
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 27 Views 1,232

    I don't like or use MS's search for web results...

    I don't like or use MS's search for web results as I personally don't find Bing returns much that is useful. As a result I limit Windows search to local results only... and removing Cortana doesn't...
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