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  1. Thread: Which is really better? Macrium or Acronis? by Steve C
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 16 Views 413

    Solved Check you have no low level Acronis disk filters...

    Check you have no low level Acronis disk filters left behind after uninstalling. I had these which were difficult to remove.
  2. Thread: Which is really better? Macrium or Acronis? by Steve C
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 16 Views 413

    Solved Acronis software is poorly engineered and...

    Acronis software is poorly engineered and unreliable. Macrium Reflect is fine.
  3. Thread: Hard Drive Platter Firmware Updating by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 174

    Normally updating HDD or DVD firmware is done by...

    Normally updating HDD or DVD firmware is done by running a .exe file from the supplier in Windows.
  4. Thread: Windows 1 minute startup delay by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 16 Views 794

    Note Autoruns give you more control over...

    Note Autoruns give you more control over disabling startup items / tasks / services etc than Msconfig https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns
  5. Thread: Dell BIOS update "installing..." ad infinitum by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 250

    I don't use any Dell bloatware like Support...

    I don't use any Dell bloatware like Support Assist - i just peruse the support page every few months and install any new drivers directly.

    I had a BIOS update hang for ages like that a few ago. I...
  6. Replies 25 Views 2,324

    Sticky: "The OneSync service synchronizes data for the...

    "The OneSync service synchronizes data for the Mail, Calendar, and People apps."

    How will the useful People app synch contacts if OneSynch is removed?
  7. Replies 19 Views 634

    Solved Check the old laptop supports the instructions...

    Check the old laptop supports the instructions needed for the 64 bit version of Windows 10 else you might need to install the 32 bit version.

    The CMPXCHG16b instruction needs to be supported for...
  8. Thread: Latest CCleaner Version Released by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 740 Views 107,306

    WDC is quite useful. CCleaner has the feature of...

    WDC is quite useful. CCleaner has the feature of managing restore points. Is there another recommended program which cam do this then I can just rely on WDC.
  9. Replies 6 Views 249

    I've seen restore points being set after updates...

    I've seen restore points being set after updates since I keep pruning them in CCleaner. I didn't see a restore point for last week's update for some reason.
  10. Replies 19 Views 634

    Solved I upgraded a 10 year old PC from a HDD to a cheap...

    I upgraded a 10 year old PC from a HDD to a cheap SSD and the speed increase was phenomenal. Well worth doing.
  11. Replies 58 Views 5,372

    Apart from being unreliable I found Acronis...

    Apart from being unreliable I found Acronis software a pain in the arse to uninstall. The uninstaller worked but left a low level disk filter/driver associated with every disk. You have to be very...
  12. Thread: Snipping Tool by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 250

    Solved MS mantra - If it ain't broke then break it.

    MS mantra - If it ain't broke then break it.
  13. Thread: Windows Explorer Issue by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 20 Views 571

    Shellexview finds more Explorer items than...

    Shellexview finds more Explorer items than Autoruns. Hide Microsoft entries to focus on the third party items. Note you need to log off and log in again for the changes to take effect.
  14. Thread: chrome favourites problem by Steve C
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 2 Views 148

    The screen shot of the Google home page seems...

    The screen shot of the Google home page seems normal. Those icons are the last few sites you visited.
  15. Thread: Misbehaving Taskbar by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 128

    Do you have this behaviour in a single account or...

    Do you have this behaviour in a single account or all accounts?
  16. Replies 41 Views 1,548

    Here is their chance to bring in people who know...

    Here is their chance to bring in people who know about software QA.
  17. Thread: Revo Uninstaller Pro 4 by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 59 Views 1,176

    I see no major advantages to v3. I'll keep my...

    I see no major advantages to v3. I'll keep my money rather than paying out every time there is a software upgrade.
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    Store Update Log & Reliability History Updates Don't Agree

    Usually the app updates logged in Reliability History (RH) agree with those listed in the Store app. I had many app updates listed in RH today on two PCs but these are not shown as updated today in...
  19. Thread: What's This 'Click to Run' File? by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 265

    Thanks - I'll leave it alone!

    Thanks - I'll leave it alone!
  20. Thread: System Restore Windows 10 by Steve C
    Forum: Tutorials
    Replies 59 Views 1,161,040

    Performance & Maintenance I recently noticed I had no restore points on my...

    I recently noticed I had no restore points on my desktop PC despite restore being enabled. Also, no restore point was created after this week's cumulative update.

    Is there a way of resetting...
  21. Thread: Whirring PSU fan by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 201

    Only try replacing the fan if you have the...

    Only try replacing the fan if you have the expertise to avoid electric shock since there is significant energy stored in the PSU capacitors until they self discharge. I've had bad luck with XFX PSUs...
  22. Thread: Latest CCleaner Version Released by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 740 Views 107,306

    I use Autrouns to disable most of the CCleaner...

    I use Autrouns to disable most of the CCleaner stuff including the task CCleaner Update.
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    Apps & Features This is what MS calls progress - you now have...

    This is what MS calls progress - you now have less control over setting defaults than the old Control Panel method.
  24. Thread: What's This 'Click to Run' File? by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 265

    Thanks - I do have Office 2016 but installed from...

    Thanks - I do have Office 2016 but installed from a full installer.
  25. Thread: What's This 'Click to Run' File? by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 265

    What's This 'Click to Run' File?

    Any idea what this file is taking about 2GB space?
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