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    Have multiple external SSDs. All have retained...

    Have multiple external SSDs. All have retained name change(s) irrespective of device to which connected.

    Connect drive > open File/Windows Explorer > right-click on drive > Properties > add/change...
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    No Probs. Just another example of Microsoft's...

    No Probs. Just another example of Microsoft's intransigence in burying basic user setting changes they don't want users to access. Every new edition of some aspect of the system, one or more change...
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    (Browser) Settings > Appearance > Customize...

    (Browser) Settings > Appearance > Customize browser
  4. Thread: What's your favorite antivirus? by idgat
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 59 Views 3,187

    Reports such as these are out-of-date 5 minutes...

    Reports such as these are out-of-date 5 minutes after they're written. You could write an article on any anti-malware's vulnerability as soon as another piece of malware is released. The important...
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    Try Macrium Reflect (freeware) to create the...

    Try Macrium Reflect (freeware) to create the systems image on a USB.

    EDIT: P.S. For once I might agree with MS, a USB stick is not the most reliable device on which to store something as crucial...
  6. Thread: What's your favorite antivirus? by idgat
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 59 Views 3,187

    Best one I've come across is simply .. practising...

    Best one I've come across is simply .. practising safe computing.
  7. Thread: how can i remove a pop up from my ISP? by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 11 Views 611

    Too easy a cop-out explanation. And you mentioned...

    Too easy a cop-out explanation. And you mentioned earlier that your ISP refused to accept it was them. So who's right?

    You have to be a little circumspect about such advice - was it really a "rep"...
  8. Thread: how can i remove a pop up from my ISP? by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 11 Views 611

    Rather than set your whole internet DNS, you can...

    Rather than set your whole internet DNS, you can select a DNS provider in your browser.

    Which browser do you use?
    - open your browser settings
    - search for DNS
    - in the appropriate section,...
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    This thread has become a bit disjointed, I think...

    This thread has become a bit disjointed, I think we need to go back a few steps ...

    Which username and password? (not what it actually is, but what are you using it for ...) ?
    - when you sign in...
  10. Thread: Recover deleted files fro recycle bin by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 18 Views 831

    Copied, or moved? If copied, it wouldn't matter...

    Copied, or moved? If copied, it wouldn't matter what you did on the computer, they still should be on the SD card.
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    That looks like the volume indicator/control that...

    That looks like the volume indicator/control that an F function key invokes (depends on your keyboard settings). On one of my laptops it's Shft+F10 (it's an Shft+F10 on/off process).

    Consult your...
  12. Thread: Should I Or Can I Upgrade My Laptop? by idgat
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 45 Views 2,137

    Stick to same for same, only greater capacity. ...

    Stick to same for same, only greater capacity.

    Personally, I wouldn't spend the money on memory in the first instance. Do the upgrades one at a time - SSD first. That may be enough of an...
  13. Thread: Meet Now app pop out of nowhere by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 3 Views 338

    I did come from out of nowhere, but it has been...

    I did come from out of nowhere, but it has been around for some time. It was bundled with an update but it's been so long ago I can't remember which one.

    It's just another Microsoft Mr Clippy...
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    Ah yes, of course, another gem from the LAtHOoU*...

    Ah yes, of course, another gem from the LAtHOoU* Department at Microsoft.

    (* Let's annoy the Hell Out of Users)
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    How? (and if not a Windows update, why?) ...

    How? (and if not a Windows update, why?)

    Anyway, some display software/drivers will reset display schemes from time to time with certain (mostly major) updates.

    Just change it back to your...
  16. Thread: internet explorer by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 10 Views 813

    Similar situation with old security system. ...

    Similar situation with old security system.

    Try MyIE9
    myie9 download | SourceForge.net

    Range and variety of settings can be a bit overwhelming but works a treat (also has the benefit of not...
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    Could depend on the other hardware specs, I've...

    Could depend on the other hardware specs, I've got an old desktop Dell Vostro 220s which I swapped out the 3.5" HDD for an SSD. You wouldn't know it's the same machine ... even with just 2GB RAM...
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    Yeh, edited my above post to suggest the OP look...

    Yeh, edited my above post to suggest the OP look at this first - disabling start-up bloatware might speed things up even in the device's present state
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    Even better, the OP could do a clean install with...

    Even better, the OP could do a clean install with a "pure" Windows installation. (Noted the OPs comment about not wanting to do this ... but sometimes there's just no (better) option).

    Using the...
  20. Thread: YouTube making dislike counts private by idgat
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 2 Views 424

    It's Google, what else would you expect. This...

    It's Google, what else would you expect.

    This practice would be OK to hide the users' displeasures if maybe Google/GooTube were more diligent in what contributions and what responses are allowed...
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    Tried another browser (as a test) on the desktop....

    Tried another browser (as a test) on the desktop.

    Login has nothing o do with hardware.

    I've got currently 5 devices on which I'm signed in to tenforums.com (albeit inactive)
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    Then don't use Thunderbird. It's not meant as a...

    Then don't use Thunderbird. It's not meant as a 2FA protection client. That's why GMail via web access works that way.

    Once the account is setup in TBird (using the 2FA verification) it's of no...
  23. Thread: What is your Archive app and why ? by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 34 Views 1,694

    Not quite sure I share your blind faith in...

    Not quite sure I share your blind faith in absolute protection by anti-malware software. To the unsuspecting and/or inexperienced user, no amount of software protection is going to guarantee against...
  24. Thread: What is your Archive app and why ? by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 34 Views 1,694

    Yep, as does Dropbox, as does OneDrive ... all...

    Yep, as does Dropbox, as does OneDrive ... all zip files "openable" from Windows (File) Explorer.

    These has been my only exposure to zip files, in actual fact zip files send me into tin-foil hat...
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    Mount the image then copy and paste user files...

    Mount the image then copy and paste user files only.

    Does not work with program files, they have to be re-installed for a new system.
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