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  1. Thread: How to install two Windows OS's in same PC? by jimbo45
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 7 Views 447

    Hi there Install on "Physical vhdx" files -- you...

    Hi there
    Install on "Physical vhdx" files -- you then only need on the main disk 1 UEFI partition, one MSR partition and then as many vhdx files as you can fit on your drive for the windows systems...
  2. Hi there Anybody on HOME computers not running...

    Hi there
    Anybody on HOME computers not running Web servers, e-commerce or businesses from home -- I.e purely domestic machines doesn't need these days any 3rd party AV - in fact on W10 and W11 the...
  3. Thread: Cheap wireless earbuds OK? by jimbo45
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 55 Views 2,519

    Hi folks Paring with a TV - especially older...

    Hi folks
    Paring with a TV - especially older TV's without blu tooth audio out is easily done via a Blu tooth transmitter -- plug the opt out or standard audio out (or even earphone socket on a TV)...
  4. Thread: New Macrium Reflect Updates [2] by jimbo45
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 2,376 Views 552,622

    Hi folks Actually this is more interesting than...

    Hi folks
    Actually this is more interesting than it might appear.

    I have on a laptop an internal HDD which I've made into a single VHDX (Virtual phyiscal disk) where I have a number of Windows...
  5. Thread: What's your favorite office suite? by jimbo45
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 26 Views 1,734

    Hi there Only one choice - especially for EXCEL...

    Hi there
    Only one choice - especially for EXCEL users : Ms Office -- am using Office Pro 2021 LTSC

    Cheers
    jimbo
  6. Thread: hyper v vs virtualbox by jimbo45
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 21 Views 1,895

    Hi folks For Windows VM's HYPER-V is currently...

    Hi folks
    For Windows VM's HYPER-V is currently the most efficient system available.
    For Linux VM's -- it's a toss up really on what you want the Linux VM to do.

    If you can install docker either...
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    Askic Hi there I think unless you have the...

    Askic

    Hi there
    I think unless you have the Enterprise version of ESXi installed there is no way to access the VM directly from the Host machine it's running on.

    This means in effect you have...
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    Running customised Linux distros on WSL e.g ArchLinux

    Hi folks
    this is do-able quite easily now -- certainly as far as non GUI desktops are concerned -- I'm still playing around with seeing if a decent desktop GUI works too. Some GUI programs work OK...
  9. Replies 1 Views 455

    Hi there steve108 WD has so much...

    Hi there

    steve108

    WD has so much improved in the last few years -- especially for home users there's really no need for anything extra (other than "Common sense"). WD is based on the now...
  10. Replies 1 Views 439

    Office Hi folks Not sure why Office needs so many...

    Hi folks

    Not sure why Office needs so many "updates" or whatever. I'm using Office 2021 LTSC -- and from an Office package surely that's the important bit LTSC - Long Term Support etc etc. I got...
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    Hi there rsbrux absolutely the best way to...

    Hi there
    rsbrux

    absolutely the best way to play remote media on a "Not so smart TV" - assuming it has at least an available HDMI input is to use an Android device - something like an Amazon fire...
  12. Thread: Type Of Computer by jimbo45
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 13 Views 687

    Hi there timlab55 If you want to create...

    Hi there

    timlab55

    If you want to create a simple reasonably secure webserver - especially if using Linux (and it can be on a VM too) simply add APACHE, MySQL (or MariaDB -- same code these...
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    Hi there pepanee There might be some...

    Hi there
    pepanee

    There might be some settings in the Set up for visually impaired - some of these could be useful even for people with 20/20 vision.
    ...
  14. Thread: Type Of Computer by jimbo45
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 13 Views 687

    Hi there True in theory -- but it depends in...

    Hi there

    True in theory -- but it depends in part to what you are hosting on it !!! you may want to host things not "Officially" available in the area you live so the vpn can "poodlefake" the...
  15. Thread: Opening an excel file opens a separate instance by jimbo45
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 10 Views 472

    Hi there I think in some recent W10 (and W11)...

    Hi there
    I think in some recent W10 (and W11) updates there were some known defects with File explorer - which is quite a key part of the OS too (task management for launching applications etc).
    ...
  16. Thread: Windows 11 available on October 5 by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 699 Views 84,774

    Hi there if it's basic to the OS just leave...

    Hi there

    if it's basic to the OS just leave it. If you don't use it -- just ignore it - delete from start menu, desktop, start menu etc.

    If you say have Sat Nav or a radio that you never use...
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    It will run until sometime in January --but it's...

    It will run until sometime in January --but it's not activated (VMWare version) -- you can only make very limited personalisation changes e.g you can install themes (not from Ms store or via...
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    Hi folks even easier if you have Macrium (Free...

    Hi folks
    even easier if you have Macrium (Free edition is fine)

    download the HYPER-V version and then simply open it with Macrium's ViBoot. Your machine needs of course to be "Hyper-V Capable"...
  19. Thread: I'm not going to upgrade or install Windows 11 by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 107 Views 7,368

    wolfie138 They can't - you can still run XP on...

    wolfie138

    They can't - you can still run XP on some systems !!! -- all that will happen is that there won't be any updates or security enhancements and eventually some applications after their...
  20. Thread: replace Quicken? by jimbo45
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 20 Views 975

    Hi there CeriseR for EXCEL stuff try : Mr...

    Hi there
    CeriseR

    for EXCEL stuff try : Mr EXCEL

    Great Forum, good active community etc

    Excel Tips & Solutions Since 1998 - MrExcel Publishing

    I've used it myself quite a bit and I'm...
  21. Thread: replace Quicken? by jimbo45
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 20 Views 975

    Hi there CeriseR Note the Cloud is...

    Hi there
    CeriseR

    Note the Cloud is really safe these days with a decent provider --Ms Azure for example has military grade security so I wouldn't diss the cloud these days -- your own...
  22. Thread: Using DISKPART & DISM to Clean Install. by jimbo45
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 56 Views 4,198

    Hi there Paul Black just a suggestion ...

    Hi there

    Paul Black

    just a suggestion

    Try altering your script to install and run Windows from a vhdx Virtual disk file
    If done that way you only need 1 GPT partition - the vhdx file...
  23. Thread: not compatible by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 11 Views 762

    grefra66 Download from UUPDUMP and install --...

    grefra66

    Download from UUPDUMP and install -- that often works -- it also bypasses the initial "Win 11 compatibility" checks when using MCT etc.

    I have even on an older 8GB RAM laptop both W10...
  24. Thread: Which is better ? WIN11 or WIN10 21H2 by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 10 Views 1,505

    Apart from the start menu I doubt whether the...

    Apart from the start menu I doubt whether the average user would notice any difference -- however W11 is probably by no means at its final evolution yet.

    Cheers
    jimbo
  25. Thread: Can't get UEFI drive to boot - help by jimbo45
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 176 Views 7,364

    Hi there It doesn't matter how many Windows...

    Hi there
    It doesn't matter how many Windows systems you have on a specific drive -- you only need 1 EFI partition -- and when installing / updating the boot loader ensure it does it to the one in...
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