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  1. Thread: System hdd to file? How? by idgat
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 8 Views 226

    Forget about cloning - too many posts in too many...

    Forget about cloning - too many posts in too many forums about failed cloning attempts.

    On the other hand .... far less posts about imaging > restoring an image, which would suggest a higher...
  2. Thread: Cannot delete an app called DeskNite by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 3 Views 133

    You haven't told us how/what you "tried, tried,...

    You haven't told us how/what you "tried, tried, and tried" .....

    "Delete", or uninstall ?

    Tried uninstalling using freeware programs ....
    - Geek Uninstaller
    - RevoUninstaller Pro

    Don't...
  3. Replies 5 Views 194

    That is precisely the reason why I gave OneDrive...

    That is precisely the reason why I gave OneDrive the flick - Microsoft's obsession with wanting to control what it thinks the user wants, rather than letting the user make his/her own decision. Even...
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    Can you sign in directly to the website?

    Can you sign in directly to the website?
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    Can see them ... where/how? In what program? ...

    Can see them ... where/how? In what program?

    That message sounds like the device is recognising them but as uninitialised/unallocated drives/partitions.

    Have you tired ....
    - drives in...
  6. Replies 4 Views 166

    Settings > System > Notifications & Actions Make...

    Settings > System > Notifications & Actions
    Make sure the slide switch Get notifications from apps and other senders is turned on.

    BUT ... make sure the switches for other individual options are...
  7. Thread: USB Turning itself off and on by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 234

    All the USB ports that cause this, do they come...

    All the USB ports that cause this, do they come off the mother board ? Or separate PCIe card ?

    Front or back USBs ? USB 2, 3.x or Type C ?

    Sounds like a power issue .... ? Does it happen when 1...
  8. Thread: USB Turning itself off and on by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 234

    Change the power settings options Control...

    Change the power settings options

    Control Panel > Device Manager > expand Universal Serial Bus > for all the items listed starting with "USB" > right click > Properties > Power Management > untick...
  9. Replies 7 Views 377

    Install without the internet connected. You'll be...

    Install without the internet connected. You'll be asked 2x, say no both times

    Don't use the key during installation.

    When completed, connect the internet. Check activation. If not activated,...
  10. Replies 2 Views 118

    The one that works ....

    The one that works ....
  11. Replies 4 Views 152

    Source of the (original) video before editing? Is...

    Source of the (original) video before editing? Is it the same as others that have worked?

    What file format, and what video stream format?

    The built-in Windows software is pretty basic, and not...
  12. Thread: Cloned Hard Drive - by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 12 Views 570

    There are many more posts in forums on the...

    There are many more posts in forums on the internet from people having cloning problems, that there are from users who have imaged > restored image problems.

    Try that, using Macrium Reflect...
  13. Thread: Desktop Win10 boots fast, laptop takes forever by idgat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 489

    Proprietary laptops are renown for being...

    Proprietary laptops are renown for being (over)bloated with brand-name system managing software. In a lot of cases, disabling processes doesn't prevent still some software from loading up at boot.
    ...
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    Then I think it's an MS Outlook "thing". I don't...

    Then I think it's an MS Outlook "thing". I don't (or rather, refuse to!!) use MS Outlook so I can't help you any further without access to Outlook's settings options.

    Sorry.

    EDIT : Have you...
  15. Thread: Change a POP account to IMAP in Thunderbird by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 6 Views 284

    Unfortunately, if it's anything like here, you're...

    Unfortunately, if it's anything like here, you're not actually talking to your ISP but a generic call centre (who's next question is likely to be about a washing mashing problem) somewhere in the...
  16. Thread: Change a POP account to IMAP in Thunderbird by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 6 Views 284

    Maybe not just be a matter of changing your email...

    Maybe not just be a matter of changing your email client (Thunderbird), if your account type is not interchangeable POP/IMAP.

    Not sure how it works with your internet service, but had a couple of...
  17. Replies 14 Views 622

    OK, if you're going to use POP then the email...

    OK, if you're going to use POP then the email server should be pop.gmail.com

    If there is no OAuth2 option available, just accept/OK the Authentication optionthat is shown. Then you can go back...
  18. Thread: How to transfer large files between PC's by idgat
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 8 Views 352

    These days, an external USB drive (not just a...

    These days, an external USB drive (not just a flash drive stick) is almost as essential as a keyboard and a mouse.
  19. Thread: Admin Maintenance correct proceedures by idgat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 199

    Why do you want (need) to do either of these? Is...

    Why do you want (need) to do either of these? Is the system faulty in some way? If so, what's it doing that is of concern?


    These functions you mention are intended for specific purposes....
  20. Replies 14 Views 622

    It will be the email account settings. MS...

    It will be the email account settings.

    MS Outlook tries to be too smart for it's own good, and tries to "interpret" what the POP/IMAP and SMTP servers are going to be.

    Consequently, it tries to...
  21. Replies 4 Views 162

    Can't you change the DNS settings in your network...

    Can't you change the DNS settings in your network adapter?
    SecureDNS Support | DNSbyComodo.com
    (refers to Vista XP and 7 but same steps apply to Win 10. You may also need to find IPv6 settings)
    ...
  22. Thread: Approx 40 Locked Files in AppData by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 1 Views 133

    AppData is an integral part of the Windows OS and...

    AppData is an integral part of the Windows OS and the user system settings. Hence the reason why some files might be "locked".

    Wouldn't worry about it. If you're imaging with Macrium, little point...
  23. Replies 7 Views 315

    You may be able to change the icon for these...

    You may be able to change the icon for these folders (as you can for other non-system user folders) but you certainly can't delete and replace the folder(s). As mentioned above, user system folders...
  24. Replies 7 Views 315

    What do you mean "delete the default personal...

    What do you mean "delete the default personal folders"? Are you talking about Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc? These are an integral part of the Windows installation and OS, deletion could cause...
  25. Replies 5 Views 264

    Basic steps (ask if you need more detail) You...

    Basic steps (ask if you need more detail)
    You will need an extra external portable USB drive (not a flash drive stick)
    Image the "old" drive with Macrium Reflect (freeware) - save to the external...
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