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  1. Thread: First Rebuild - Advice Appreciated by Steve C
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 4 Views 616

    I use NVCleanstall to install NVidia GPU drivers...

    I use NVCleanstall to install NVidia GPU drivers to avoid installing the unnecessary NVidia bloatware. This utility also permits a clean install on NVidia drivers. NVCleanstall (v1.9.0) Download |...
  2. Thread: Ext. HD Keeps Disappearing by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 280

    Can you open the cover to check the drive is...

    Can you open the cover to check the drive is firmly fastened to the internal connector?
  3. Thread: Maximise PC & laptop performance by Steve C
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 7 Views 814

    Speaking as a professional engineer, you are...

    Speaking as a professional engineer, you are spouting dangerous nonsense. I have reported the post.
  4. Thread: System Restore Point Keeps Growing by Steve C
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 28 Views 2,559

    My personal data is on a separate partition and...

    My personal data is on a separate partition and backup up daily with Reflect and hourly by File History. I'll probably do more frequent backups when Reflect v8 is released.
  5. Thread: System Restore Point Keeps Growing by Steve C
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 28 Views 2,559

    I don't see the point of System Restore so have...

    I don't see the point of System Restore so have turned it off and rely on Macrium Reflect. I can recover from a Reflect backup in under 10 minutes.
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    Updated OK for one laptop affected

    Updated OK for one laptop affected
  7. Replies 364 Views 189,057

    Sticky: I'm too old to hear it!

    I'm too old to hear it!
  8. Network & Sharing Is there any point in using this feature for a...

    Is there any point in using this feature for a home wifi router?
  9. Replies 22 Views 2,153

    Good tip which worked for me. I had two security...

    Good tip which worked for me. I had two security updates for Flash. The first one uninstalled and removed the 55MB showing in Disk Cleanup but there is no option to uninstall the second Flash...
  10. Thread: Disc cleanup by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 1,312

    Good tip which worked for me. I had two security...

    Good tip which worked for me. I had two security updates for Flash. The first one uninstalled and removed the 55MB showing in Disk Cleanup but there is no option to uninstall the second Flash...
  11. Replies 33 Views 2,987

    I am seriously impressed. Well done. I'll have to...

    I am seriously impressed. Well done. I'll have to eat my words from post 22.
  12. Thread: Thunderbird as a replacement to Outlook by Steve C
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 28 Views 6,806

    It's not awesome compared to Outlook. For...

    It's not awesome compared to Outlook. For instance, there is no way pf changing the font size for message headers or email text content unless I'm missing something.
  13. Thread: New Macrium Reflect Updates [2] by Steve C
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 1,680 Views 376,486

    Sticky: I contacted Macrium about upgrading my two Home...

    I contacted Macrium about upgrading my two Home licences to v8.

    Macrium offered me two new v7 licenses with the free upgrade to v8 for 31.92. However, they only propose to offer a 50% discount ...
  14. Thread: The best e-mail client for Win 10? by Steve C
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 482

    Consider a cheap Office licence which will...

    Consider a cheap Office licence which will include Outlook
  15. Thread: Overclock reset by Steve C
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 4 Views 331

    Read your motherboard manual. There should be an...

    Read your motherboard manual. There should be an obvious option in the BIOS to store a profile if the option is provided.
  16. Thread: Overclock reset by Steve C
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 4 Views 331

    Yes in the worst case but most BIOSs recover...

    Yes in the worst case but most BIOSs recover automatically from this situation and load the BIOS defaults. Use a profile as suggested to recover your preferred settings.
  17. Thread: Changing graphics card? by Steve C
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 7 Views 425

    Tip - use NVCleanstall to install NVidia GPU...

    Tip - use NVCleanstall to install NVidia GPU drivers. That way you can avoid installing much of the useless NVidia bloatware. Be sure to select the clean install option. NVCleanstall (v1.9.0)...
  18. Thread: Win10XPE - Build Your Own Rescue Media by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2,571 Views 1,226,359

    Sticky: I have it working now - very useful. Defender...

    I have it working now - very useful. Defender also blocked a file from one of the licence code utilities whilst copying files from the mounted ISO file to the USB drive. I had to create a Defender...
  19. Thread: Win10XPE - Build Your Own Rescue Media by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2,571 Views 1,226,359

    Sticky: I spotted that now. I suggest this thread needs...

    I spotted that now. I suggest this thread needs some reorganisation to put the essential installation information at the start.
  20. Thread: Win10XPE - Build Your Own Rescue Media by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2,571 Views 1,226,359

    Sticky: That file Win10XPE_2021-01-16.7z was blocked by...

    That file Win10XPE_2021-01-16.7z was blocked by Defender:

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  21. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 76 Views 49,386

    That's Microsoft software QA for you.

    That's Microsoft software QA for you.
  22. Replies 22 Views 1,657

    You could also try installing Macrium Reflect...

    You could also try installing Macrium Reflect Free on a working PC, create the Reflect USB boot drive, boot to that USB drive on the problem PC then run the option Fix windows boot problems - see Use...
  23. Thread: Cloning vs Imaging boot drive upgrade by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 23 Views 2,308

    I always do this using Macrium Reflect and...

    I always do this using Macrium Reflect and imaging. I had a bad experience with Acronis software a while ago and haven't touched this poorly engineered product since.
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    Does Defender or other security tools find it?...

    Does Defender or other security tools find it? How ironic a Russian firm has published a Chinese hack. Would they publish a Russian hack?
  25. Replies 2 Views 1,026

    "To access the policy...

    "To access the policy for news and interests on the taskbar, on a device that has installed the April 2021 Cumulative Update Preview (or May 2021 quality update), navigate to...
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