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  1. Thread: Desktop folder missing in Command Prompt by idgat
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 2 Views 153

    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...
  2. Thread: Trouble Copying Boot Files by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 206

    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.
  3. Thread: Remove table by idgat
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 10 Views 305

    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, ...)
  5. Thread: Gmail Question... by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 8 Views 333

    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...
  6. Replies 2 Views 347

    Try via...

    Try via https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 > Update now
  7. Thread: deleting file by idgat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 388

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

    Boot from a Linux distro (e.g. Mint), ignores Windows requirements.
  8. Thread: Bulk Crap Uninstaller by idgat
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 14 Views 849

    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.
    ...
  9. Replies 5 Views 444

    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.
  10. Thread: Reinstall questions by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 262

    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)
  11. Thread: "Upgrading" unlicensed (!) Windows Home to Windows Pro by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 24 Views 1,299

    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 ?
  12. Thread: "Upgrading" unlicensed (!) Windows Home to Windows Pro by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 24 Views 1,299

    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).
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    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,...
  14. Thread: backspace key behavior changed by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 30 Views 1,432

    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 .....
  15. Replies 7 Views 530

    "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...
  16. Thread: backspace key behavior changed by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 30 Views 1,432

    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...
  17. Thread: backspace key behavior changed by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 30 Views 1,432

    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...
  18. Thread: I have this Problem.. by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 251

    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)...
  19. Thread: My Desktop won't run Win11... So what! by idgat
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,067

    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...
  20. Replies 11 Views 781

    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,...
  21. Replies 7 Views 289

    Wow! Not for the faint-hearted. Dangerous...

    Wow! Not for the faint-hearted. Dangerous territory to the unsuspecting to be messing around with.

    Other alternatives ...

    - Libre Office (freeware) - word processing program Writer will open MS...
  22. Replies 12 Views 881

    A "Favourite" in IE is simply a shortcut link to...

    A "Favourite" in IE is simply a shortcut link to a web site. Such shortcuts are universally common for any/all brwsers.

    And congratulations on choosing Firefox, it's refreshing to read someone who...
  23. Replies 11 Views 625

    Rename Master - free and powerful. Can rename...

    Rename Master - free and powerful. Can rename both filename and extensions.

    Although, as mentioned above/already ... "CMLOCKER" .... that says alarm bells to me !
  24. Thread: How can I only backup the operating system by idgat
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 14 Views 1,224

    Move the contents of your Windows personal user...

    Move the contents of your Windows personal user folders (Documents, Desktop,Pictures, etc). Note move just the contents, the folders must remain to maintain the integrity of the Win 10 setup...
  25. Thread: Is My LG WH16NS40 Optical Drive There or Not? by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 352

    Not unusual for an optic drive not to appear in...

    Not unusual for an optic drive not to appear in File Explorer when not in use.

    Wouldn't worry, unless it fails to appear when a disc is inserted.
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