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  1. Thread: What's your favorite office suite? by jimbo45
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 13 Views 809

    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
  2. Thread: hyper v vs virtualbox by jimbo45
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 21 Views 1,737

    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...
  5. Replies 1 Views 401

    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...
  6. Replies 1 Views 396

    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...
  8. Thread: Type Of Computer by jimbo45
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 13 Views 648

    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...
  9. Replies 11 Views 368

    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.
    ...
  10. Thread: Type Of Computer by jimbo45
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 13 Views 648

    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...
  11. Thread: Opening an excel file opens a separate instance by jimbo45
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 10 Views 439

    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).
    ...
  12. Thread: Windows 11 available on October 5 by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows 10 News
    Replies 699 Views 84,155

    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"...
  15. Thread: I'm not going to upgrade or install Windows 11 by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 107 Views 7,147

    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...
  16. Thread: replace Quicken? by jimbo45
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 20 Views 938

    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...
  17. Thread: replace Quicken? by jimbo45
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 20 Views 938

    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...
  18. Thread: Using DISKPART & DISM to Clean Install. by jimbo45
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 56 Views 4,052

    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...
  19. Thread: not compatible by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 11 Views 736

    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...
  20. Thread: Which is better ? WIN11 or WIN10 21H2 by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 10 Views 1,429

    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
  21. Thread: Can't get UEFI drive to boot - help by jimbo45
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 176 Views 7,190

    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...
  22. Thread: Can't get UEFI drive to boot - help by jimbo45
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 176 Views 7,190

    Hi there thornev easy to create...

    Hi there

    thornev

    easy to create "Windows to go" type systems on external USB devices -- absolutely no need for Windows to Go creator or any other 3rd party software -- can be done easily...
  23. Thread: Can't get UEFI drive to boot - help by jimbo45
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 176 Views 7,190

    Hi folks there's "fuddery" around this whole...

    Hi folks
    there's "fuddery" around this whole issue. GPT is not mandatory for booting EFI, however gpt is required for Ms file systems if your HDD > 2TB or so and also required if you want more than...
  24. Thread: Download Windows 10 ISO File by jimbo45
    Forum: Tutorials
    Replies 888 Views 3,994,626

    Installation & Upgrade Hi there krollo If you create it from...

    Hi there

    krollo

    If you create it from UUPDUMP (100% Microsoft) there's absolutely 100% no bloatware !!!
    Many users on this site and also on the Eleven Forum (W11) prefer this method and use...
  25. Thread: How to read USB pen drive by jimbo45
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 18 Views 873

    satimis Hi there You only need 1 EFI system...

    satimis

    Hi there

    You only need 1 EFI system partition formatted fat32 (100mb) , 1 msr partition (leave unformatted) (128 mb) and 1 primary ntfs partition only to contain all the vhdx virtual...
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