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    ... until I close and then re-open the Command...

    ... until I close and then re-open the Command Prompt window, at which time my new colour settings (font and background) are displayed.
  2. Thread: Trying to dual boot Windows 7 by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 24 Views 4,816

    Worth an outing, highly successful (Remember, you...

    Worth an outing, highly successful (Remember, you probably weren't up to date with dual boot when you first tried it :)

    Whatever you try, don't forget to create an image (Macrium Reflect...
  3. Thread: Trying to dual boot Windows 7 by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 24 Views 4,816

    Any particular reason for choosing dual boot?...

    Any particular reason for choosing dual boot? Running Win7 in a virtual environment works well - VirtualBox or VMWare (Workstation) (both freeware)
  4. Thread: System Restore space by idgat
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 6 Views 890

    If you're worried about space, turn off System...

    If you're worried about space, turn off System Restore, delete the restore partition, and do occasional image backups with Macrium Reflect

    To minimise the size of the image file, and reduce the...
  5. Thread: Freeing up space on C: by idgat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 26 Views 5,659

    Creating an image before you start messing around...

    Creating an image before you start messing around with "cleaning" programs is/was an excellent idea.

    You mention about a boot backup drive ... not sure what you mean here, or what you've created....
  6. Thread: Change the DuckDuckGo page? by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 18 Views 1,098

    Why are you using the DDGo web page. Change...

    Why are you using the DDGo web page.

    Change your browser(s) search engine to DDGo (and delete all the other search engine options)
    Make sure your browser setting(s) enable searching from the...
  7. Thread: Cannot install Windows 7 as dual boot by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 15 Views 6,544

    (Not sure what you mean about "cannot get USB...

    (Not sure what you mean about "cannot get USB devices on either" - at what point, before/after virtual has been installed and/or before/after virtual OS installed?


    I've used VBox successfully to...
  8. Thread: Cannot install Windows 7 as dual boot by idgat
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 15 Views 6,544

    Why dual boot? Install a VM (like Virtual Box -...

    Why dual boot? Install a VM (like Virtual Box - freeware) and install Win 7 in that. Run it from within Win 10 avoiding boot issues.
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    Alternatively, install a VM (e.g. Virtual Box,...

    Alternatively, install a VM (e.g. Virtual Box, freeware) and install linux in that and run it from within Windows, not having to re-boot.
  10. Thread: Stored Favorites/Bookmarks in Chromium Edge by idgat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 6 Views 609

    I'm not sure about being "readable" - opening the...

    I'm not sure about being "readable" - opening the bookmark file in NotePad (or another web browser) just gives each shortcut/favourites/bookmark link in the midst of other programming code.

    But,...
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    Check your resolution settings Settings > System...

    Check your resolution settings
    Settings > System > Display > Scale and layout

    Check Change the size of text, apps and other items > selected option should indicate "(Recommended)"

    Check...
  12. Thread: Daily Incremental Backup by idgat
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 36 Views 2,800

    I know this is marked as solved, but just another...

    I know this is marked as solved, but just another idea/example/option ...

    My system
    - OS and programs systems drive C:\
    - user created files (Documents, Pictures, etc) manually and regularly...
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    If it's going to work, i would try this way ...

    If it's going to work, i would try this way

    Uninstall 2010 first, using a dedicated uninstalling program like Geek Uninstaller or RevoUninstaller (both have freeware versions)

    Then install the...
  14. Thread: You maybe a victim of piracy Office 2019 by idgat
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 51 Views 9,813

    There's always the possibility that the "nag"...

    There's always the possibility that the "nag" screen is co-incidentally appearing as if it refers to MS Office (i.e. nothing to do with MS) and is some sort unrelated malware that just decided to...
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    Settings > System > Display Is the first...

    Settings > System > Display

    Is the first setting under Scale and layout set to the "(Recommended)" percentage for Change the size of text, apps and other items.
  16. Thread: Office 2019 install gives an error by idgat
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 1 Views 241

    Temporarily turn off (disable) any third party...

    Temporarily turn off (disable) any third party anti-malware or firewall software. Some of the "less reliable" brands get a bit over-dramatic and don't realise what they're (pretending to) trying to...
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    The New Tab option has always been what MS wants...

    The New Tab option has always been what MS wants it to be. You can minimise the content down to a simple Microsoft logo and a search bar, but that's it. ABOUT:BLANK doesn't work on a new tab.
    ...
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    Depends on the cause. A simple failure, no, no...

    Depends on the cause. A simple failure, no, no damage, just loss of data what you might have been working on.

    A surge, on the other hand, depends on the type and/or cause. Had the whole one side...
  19. Replies 15 Views 2,302

    Shutdown and unplug all devices from power points...

    Shutdown and unplug all devices from power points and network connections (internal and external).

    UPS is not going to be much good in a lightning strike that fries your device.

    Fire up the...
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    Not uncommon on some devices for Windows to...

    Not uncommon on some devices for Windows to (re-)impose its preferred (default) settings/options after some updates.

    The price of running Windows.

    I suspect your themes have changed. Tinkering...
  21. Thread: 10 stuck at 20h1 months now by idgat
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 6 Views 650

    The existing installation, and/or the update...

    The existing installation, and/or the update process is borked ... at what point, who knows? Anyone's guess.

    After all that time and effort, by now you could have already ...
    - backed up your...
  22. Thread: name by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 716

    Some people have all the luck .....:devil:

    Some people have all the luck .....:devil:
  23. Thread: USB 'Safe to remove' message never appears by idgat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 11,489

    Frequently unusable with "false negatives" ......

    Frequently unusable with "false negatives" ... "the disk is still in use" and won't let go of the device.

    Gave up on that years ago, now use USB_Disk_Ejector (freeware)
  24. Thread: Start Menu stuck open by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 385

    I'm guessing the OP is trying to create a tile...

    I'm guessing the OP is trying to create a tile shortcut pinned in the right hand column Start, rather than add an folder icon in the Start Menu (LH column of the Start menu) .... ?
  25. Thread: Start Menu stuck open by idgat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 385

    Are you talking about pinning an existing folder...

    Are you talking about pinning an existing folder ....
    - that is on your desktop?
    - already in the pop-up Start menu list (LH column) of programs/folders?
    - a folder in Windows Explorer?
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