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  1. Thread: Windows 11 available on October 5 by Dirk Gently
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 105 Views 10,330

    Having converted my Disks to GPT, enabled Secure...

    Having converted my Disks to GPT, enabled Secure Boot and TPM to be complient with requirements, i'm now completely meh about the whole thing. I've seen the videos, read about the features, and i'm...
  2. Thread: Settings Banner is No More by Dirk Gently
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 1,303

    I installed Windows 10 day of release and have...

    I installed Windows 10 day of release and have never had that Banner! I've always wondered why some get it though. I have a vague, and probably incorrect, memory that it only showed up for people...
  3. Thread: New Google Drive Desktop Client by Dirk Gently
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 0 Views 412

    New Google Drive Desktop Client

    See:

    Google rolling out Drive for desktop
    Google’s new Drive app replaces Backup and Sync with Drive File Stream | Ars Technica

    I'm using 'Backup and Sync', which is the current iteration of...
  4. Replies 751 Views 151,089

    Update: i) Used mbr2gpt.exe and successfully...

    Update:

    i) Used mbr2gpt.exe and successfully coverted my Drives to GPT without Data loss.
    ii) Enabled TPM in BIOS (actually called 'PTT' in the ASUS BIOS and found under 'Advanced/PCH-FW'
    iii)...
  5. Replies 751 Views 151,089

    That does help. Getting my ducks in the...

    That does help. Getting my ducks in the proverbial row. :)

    Thanks to both you and johngalt
  6. Replies 751 Views 151,089

    I have UEFI BIOS. It's a modern Motherboard. My...

    I have UEFI BIOS. It's a modern Motherboard. My drives are in MBR mode though. I clean installed Windows 10 on the day of release and MBR was still de rigour then!

    If Windows 11 is looking for...
  7. Replies 751 Views 151,089

    Whilst my hardware is reasonably up to date, my...

    Whilst my hardware is reasonably up to date, my Primary and Storage SSD's are still running in MBR mode. I had heard that this won't be supported in Windows 11. Is it safe to assume that an upgrade...
  8. Replies 751 Views 151,089

    Perhaps instead of "Windows 11" it can be renamed...

    Perhaps instead of "Windows 11" it can be renamed to "Portholes 1"?
  9. Replies 751 Views 151,089

    If Windows all have round corners, aren't all my...

    If Windows all have round corners, aren't all my Snapped Windows going to show the Wallpaper beneath in the corner? Trivial but annoying.

    With all this rounded crap, i wonder how long before...
  10. Thread: Chromium problems with Volume Mixer by Dirk Gently
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 13 Views 2,409

    Strange that it sticks for some but not others....

    Strange that it sticks for some but not others. As it's too trifling an issue to do a Repair Install, i'll write it off as one of those things. Perhaps the next Feature Update will resolve whatever...
  11. Thread: Chromium problems with Volume Mixer by Dirk Gently
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 13 Views 2,409

    So it's the same for you too. Edge setting...

    So it's the same for you too. Edge setting doesn't stick. Like you i'd noticed that Firefox is in the Mixer whether or not it is playing Audio, but Edge and Chrome are only showing when Audio is...
  12. Thread: Chromium problems with Volume Mixer by Dirk Gently
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 13 Views 2,409

    No, but i did look at extensions. I couldn't find...

    No, but i did look at extensions. I couldn't find one that would seem to set the overall volume, rather than on a per tab basis. What is that you are running?
  13. Thread: Chromium problems with Volume Mixer by Dirk Gently
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 13 Views 2,409

    Reinstalled Audio Drivers but no change. Tried...

    Reinstalled Audio Drivers but no change. Tried adjusting the settings using the modern Settings Panel but no change. Ran a DISM & SFC scan which have no errors.

    Stumped! Might try to re-install...
  14. Thread: Chromium problems with Volume Mixer by Dirk Gently
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 13 Views 2,409

    Well, that is interesting! I wonder if...

    Well, that is interesting! I wonder if re-installing my Sound Drivers might have some impact? Guess there's only one way to find out!
  15. Thread: Chromium problems with Volume Mixer by Dirk Gently
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 13 Views 2,409

    Chromium problems with Volume Mixer

    Build 21H1 19043.1052

    I've noticed a problem that's only started happening recently. I usually set my installed Browsers to 50% of the Master Volume in the WIndows Volume Mixer. This has been fine...
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    Lot's of reported problems in the last day or so....

    Lot's of reported problems in the last day or so. All over Reddit, Google Product Forums, here...

    All seems a bit weird. I wouldn't be surprised if this time Google aren't to blame. Could just as...
  17. Replies 24 Views 10,407

    In that case it's not just a problem with the...

    In that case it's not just a problem with the 'Your Phone' app, as i don't use it. Same problem ultimately though.

    I've tried a variety of replacements for Photo Viewer before now. None really...
  18. Replies 24 Views 10,407

    I've been running into this issue for a while...

    I've been running into this issue for a while too, although i don't know what the 'Your Phone' UI is that you mention. For me it usually goes like this:

    1) Take Screenshot on Phone or download...
  19. Replies 20 Views 4,469

    Perfect! Thanks for this.

    Perfect! Thanks for this.
  20. Replies 1,151 Views 598,764

    I wasn't aware of that. So if i unpause updates...

    I wasn't aware of that. So if i unpause updates there's no risk of this downloading itself? I'm using the Home Edition.

    Thanks.
  21. Replies 1,151 Views 598,764

    Do we have any faith that the bugs are going to...

    Do we have any faith that the bugs are going to be worked out? I can see them trying to fix the ones that the blocks are in place for, but what about the rest? Like many others i've paused uodates...
  22. Replies 19 Views 5,724

    So the problem is solved now? A possible...

    So the problem is solved now?

    A possible solution to Green Bar issues. I'll leave it here for future travellers:

    271935

    Right click on a problematic folder and check your settings as per...
  23. Replies 14 Views 134,312

    Performance & Maintenance Just leaving this as useful reference for future...

    Just leaving this as useful reference for future readers:

    My 'lastwake' response was simply 'Power Button'. This wasn't very helpful as i wasn't anywhere near the thing when my PC woke up twenty...
  24. Replies 31 Views 11,623

    On the day of release, the first thing i...

    On the day of release, the first thing i installed on Windows 10 was the Start Menu replacement, Start10. I haven't seen a single Tile since and hope i never will again.
  25. Replies 7 Views 8,626

    This is easy. First get a copy of Bulk Rename...

    This is easy. First get a copy of Bulk Rename Utility:

    Download - Bulk Rename Utility

    Take a look at this screenshot:

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    Drag all the files into the Window and Select All. (1) Now any...
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