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  1. Thread: Bulk Crap Uninstaller by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 21 Views 1,089

    If there's that much concern about accumulated...

    If there's that much concern about accumulated "crap", there's always the ultimate option ...

    - Backup and then remove personal files, do a bit of a cleanup with built-in Windows Disk cleanup and...
  2. Thread: Does Windows force you to upgrade to a newer version? by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 13 Views 745

    I thought the original question was about forced...

    I thought the original question was about forced "upgrading", not updating ? And what is meant by "force(d) anyway ... no choice, or simply an interpretation of in-your-face offers of updates (which...
  3. Thread: how do i get rid of this!! please help by idgat
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 662

    ... and there's that loathesome word, the bane of...

    ... and there's that loathesome word, the bane of all invasion-ware .... "McAfee".

    Uninstall it. Use RevoUninstaller (freeware) making sure you use the Advanced option to remove all leftover...
  4. Replies 4 Views 311

    Firstly, try another browser to see if the same...

    Firstly, try another browser to see if the same effect happens (it seems to me that recently, forums all across the internet are becoming full of users experiencing all sorts of problems with the...
  5. Thread: Does Windows force you to upgrade to a newer version? by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 13 Views 745

    The difference between update and upgrade was...

    The difference between update and upgrade was quite distinctive in the past. Microsoft's (mis?)use of the terms has made that a little less distinctive.

    I suspect the "upgrade" is just a major...
  6. Thread: Desktop folder missing in Command Prompt by idgat
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 2 Views 216

    Looks like ole faithful could be at play here. I...

    Looks like ole faithful could be at play here. I note that there is a Desktop folder listed under the OneDrive folder

    OneDrive has this annoying propensity to commandeer folders when it's setup...
  7. Thread: Trouble Copying Boot Files by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 232

    Various forums on the internet are full of...

    Various forums on the internet are full of unsuccessful stories of failed cloning attempts, much more greater than unsuccessful imaging options

    Try imaging > restore image to new drive.
  8. Thread: Remove table by idgat
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 10 Views 351

    Mouse pointer above the top of the column to be...

    Mouse pointer above the top of the column to be deleted (should become a downwards pointing arrow) > right-click > Delete columns

    Multiple consecutive columns : Mouse pointer above the top of the...
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    Check whether the tag details actually exist ......

    Check whether the tag details actually exist ... MP3TAG
    Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...)
  10. Thread: Gmail Question... by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 8 Views 362

    Tested with multiple browsers, all the same. ...

    Tested with multiple browsers, all the same.

    (Never noticed it before, but rarely use the browser access - access all Gmail accounts (and all other email accounts) through one installation of...
  11. Replies 2 Views 412

    Try via...

    Try via https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 > Update now
  12. Thread: deleting file by idgat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 430

    Boot from a Linux distro (e.g. Mint), ignores...

    Boot from a Linux distro (e.g. Mint), ignores Windows requirements.
  13. Thread: Bulk Crap Uninstaller by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 21 Views 1,089

    Used to use PC Decrapifier but, similar to BCU...

    Used to use PC Decrapifier but, similar to BCU above, was always concerned about lack of control. Even with options beforehand, always the risk of missing something that was destined for oblivion.
    ...
  14. Replies 5 Views 456

    EaseUS Partition Master freeware - gives you a...

    EaseUS Partition Master freeware - gives you a graphics portrayal of your drive(s). Makes it easier to know what to extend, shrink, etc

    Also AOMEI freeware, similar.
  15. Thread: Reinstall questions by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 270

    You won't need it ... Microsoft/Windows will pick...

    You won't need it ... Microsoft/Windows will pick it up from the existing installation.

    But if you're curious/worried/cautious, just use ProduKey from Nirsoft (freeware)
  16. Thread: "Upgrading" unlicensed (!) Windows Home to Windows Pro by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 24 Views 1,424

    Could this be a local/regional/geo-version...

    Could this be a local/regional/geo-version specific "thing", because I have done this as an in-situ upgrade (Win 10 Home > Pro with Win 7 Pro license key) in AU ?
  17. Thread: "Upgrading" unlicensed (!) Windows Home to Windows Pro by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 24 Views 1,424

    Just enter the key. No loss of anything! Just do...

    Just enter the key. No loss of anything! Just do it. (I don't know why this whole process has become so complicated and detailed. Lots of unnecessary speculation and details being required).
  18. Replies 7 Views 561

    Too many attempted short-cuts, too many thoughts...

    Too many attempted short-cuts, too many thoughts on impractical (non-)solutions.

    Steps that should be taken ...
    Back-up all personal data
    Image existing installation (minus user files)

    Then,...
  19. Thread: backspace key behavior changed by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 39 Views 2,074

    Damn! Short attention span at work again - I...

    Damn! Short attention span at work again - I blame the internet .... and alcohol. :banghead:

    I think I'll stop now .....
  20. Replies 7 Views 561

    "Made ... go to a different HD"?? How - manual...

    "Made ... go to a different HD"?? How - manual (user) or automatic?



    No, but for the run-of-the-mill programs you could try Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once

    How did you...
  21. Thread: backspace key behavior changed by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 39 Views 2,074

    Ah, sorry, missed that response. Then...

    Ah, sorry, missed that response.

    Then conversely, I wonder if the "faulty" keyboard has been tested in another device?

    But really, mouse AND NOW keyboard problems .... ?
    misbehaving mouse...
  22. Thread: backspace key behavior changed by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 39 Views 2,074

    Have you trued/tested another keyboard (also use...

    Have you trued/tested another keyboard (also use different connection from the one you have - i.e. if wireless, test cabled).

    Wouldn't be the first time, by a long shot, that such a phenomenon has...
  23. Thread: I have this Problem.. by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 257

    Frequently the source of unsuccessful recovery....

    Frequently the source of unsuccessful recovery. Wipe and clean install (download Win 10 onto USB and re-install)

    Personal data/files needs recovering?

    Boot from a Linux distro USB (e.g. Mint)...
  24. Thread: My Desktop won't run Win11... So what! by idgat
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,251

    Yeh, a lot of users are finding similar. And...

    Yeh, a lot of users are finding similar. And while I expect MS will want to maintain some standards of "technological modernity" (I read that corny expression somewhere), I also suspect that there...
  25. Replies 11 Views 824

    The free program will do all that you want above....

    The free program will do all that you want above.

    RevoUninstaller is one of a few programs that I've used the free version to start with (RevoUninstaller, Macrium Reflect, EaseUS Partition Master,...
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