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    Linux shows Drive on stress and might fail soon on Windows no errors

    Hi there
    I keep getting a message on Linux saying that an external HDD is subject to stress and might fail soon - check the S.M.A.R.T logs for the device -- Device is a 3TB Toshiba external self...
  2. Thread: Firefox... taming the beast ! by jimbo45
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 218 Views 48,196

    OldMike65 I'd recommend running these tests in...

    OldMike65

    I'd recommend running these tests in a VM - one reason for that is you can then do a side by side comparison to see waht's different, compare settings etc - it's very hard to do...
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    Win Update Thanks again everybody I'm currently running...

    Thanks again everybody

    I'm currently running this build on a VM - slightly later than 1052 but this is W10 Enterprise that those other PC's aren't licensed for

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    Anyway probably...
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    Win Update Hi there Thanks I'll install that build...

    Hi there
    Thanks

    I'll install that build manually on one of these PC's to test it and then if that installs with no probs then go down the SYSPREP route.

    All these PC's have their own license...
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    Win Update Question for anybody please using these builds ( ...

    Question for anybody please using these builds ( CountMike is usually a good person for this type of question) .

    What is the "Current Bog standard" W10 Pro (X64) build that normal users not...
  6. Thread: Problem Activating Office 2019 by jimbo45
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 21 Views 11,317

    Hi there did you read my post. Cheers jimbo

    Hi there
    did you read my post.

    Cheers
    jimbo
  7. Thread: Problem Activating Office 2019 by jimbo45
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 21 Views 11,317

    Hi there For the moment just use the script...

    Hi there
    For the moment just use the script posted in a few posts back in this thread

    If you've forgotten it then here it is again : (Thanks to poster who detailed it).

    run this cmd (as...
  8. Thread: is windows 11 better than windows 10 by jimbo45
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 67 Views 17,547

    Back to the future !!!!! Networking actually...

    Back to the future !!!!! Networking actually worked on this version Windows 3.11 (DOS Novell Networking !!)

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    But I still prefer this old file manager to current Windows file explorer...
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    Hi folks 2025 is almost a geological age away in...

    Hi folks
    2025 is almost a geological age away in the area of technology - a lot can happen in 4 to 5 years. Politically as well -- will there even BE a Global Ms in the form that we know it these...
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    Android works perfectly on the devices it's...

    Android works perfectly on the devices it's designed to run on --I'm sure someone could port it to PC's. Keyboard, mouse and multi-monitor functionality needs to be significantly improved though....
  11. Hi there OK then let file explorer just skip...

    Hi there
    OK then let file explorer just skip that file, log it and throw it up as dialogs after it's finished copying.

    (Please don't get me started on the File explorers limitation on the 266...
  12. File explorer Nag - why stop at error or problem - continue on please

    Hi there

    Was copying around 500GB of files via File explorer between 2 HDD;s. OK system said would take around 20 - 25 mins - so OK I went away to do something else.

    40 mins mins later I came...
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    I still think as far as Windows for consumers is...

    I still think as far as Windows for consumers is concerned Ms will be trying to find some sort of income stream even if they can't turn Windows into a subscription service. I'm sure there's plenty of...
  14. Thread: Virtualbox questions by jimbo45
    Forum: Virtualization
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    Hi there Graham9 On a VM it will still have...

    Hi there
    Graham9

    On a VM it will still have to be re-activated as it's "a different machine with different hardware" - but that's not normally a problem - if you have to activate by phone...
  15. Thread: Virtualbox questions by jimbo45
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 8 Views 707

    Hi there It will run for 30 days before...

    Hi there
    It will run for 30 days before activation is forceably required so if messing around on a VM get W7 into the state you need it before activating it.

    Remember also now end of support is...
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    Hi there Ms doesn't make shedloads of money out...

    Hi there
    Ms doesn't make shedloads of money out of Windows on consumer / home users PC's any more (and it's nothing to do with Piracy either) -- it's not the mega earner as before. Cloud services...
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    Insider Hi there I agree -- so much click bait and...

    Hi there
    I agree -- so much click bait and journos who don't understand what they are writing about.

    The other day the LONDON TIMES of all papers had an article on N.I (No politics intended...
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    Insider Hi there Thanks Never knew about that one --...

    Hi there
    Thanks

    Never knew about that one -- might be good also for questions pertaining to Windows SERVERS as well instead of "contaminating / obfuscating" W10 matters -- I'm sure loads do use...
  19. Thread: Virtualbox questions by jimbo45
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 8 Views 707

    Hi there Graham9 I assume you meant how...

    Hi there
    Graham9

    I assume you meant how big is the W7 VM after installation !!!!! not the size of the program needed to run the install !!!

    Here's a VMWare workstation Windows 7 Ultimate...
  20. Thread: Virtualbox questions by jimbo45
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 8 Views 707

    Hi there Graham9 While I prefer (in...

    Hi there

    Graham9

    While I prefer (in general) VMWare to Vbox there should be no problem running a W7 VM from any device you like on VBOX or otherwise and it shouldn't have any interference...
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    Insider I think we all realise that testing new builds...

    I think we all realise that testing new builds always will throw out defects -- since Windows is used on such a variety of different hardware and different applications it really is impossible for...
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    Hi there I believe it's already pencilled in...

    Hi there

    I believe it's already pencilled in as to be called Windows/365. !!!

    If Windows becomes subscription - I'll just keep running stuff on Virtual Machines -- still running some old legacy...
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    Hi there OK understand now !!! Cheers jimbo

    Hi there
    OK understand now !!!
    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Hi there You can try this method (from the Ms...

    Hi there

    You can try this method (from the Ms documentation) which doesn't need HYPER-V features so should work on any Windows version.
    ...
  25. Thread: 10 on a Netbook? SUCCESS! by jimbo45
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 51 Views 151,794

    Hi there For typical consumer grade uses (e.g...

    Hi there
    For typical consumer grade uses (e.g email, e-commerce, online banking, office type documents etc)Windows doesn't require a huge amount of CPU - I've often said that over years of fiddling...
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