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  1. Thread: How to turn On MS Office Update Solution by cereberus
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 1 Views 129

    The flaw in your argument is security. Most...

    The flaw in your argument is security. Most updates are to patch identified security holes. Just because you have not be hacked is basically good luck. In simple terms, always keep up to date to...
  2. Thread: What's your favorite office suite? by cereberus
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 11 Views 675

    Let's be honest - all office suites are near...

    Let's be honest - all office suites are near clones of MS Office. These might be ok for a domestic user with limited needs but any serious user, especially for business use, knows it is no contest....
  3. Thread: Windows 10 in-place upgrade keeps failing by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 26 Views 1,292

    Why are you doing a full in-place upgrade from...

    Why are you doing a full in-place upgrade from 21H1 to 21H2. All you need to do is download the small enablement package as pc already has all the 21H2 components installed (assuming 21H1 is fully...
  4. Thread: hyper v vs virtualbox by cereberus
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 21 Views 1,685

    I seen worse. Spare a thought for the poor guys...

    I seen worse. Spare a thought for the poor guys in Yorkshire stranded in a pub for 3 days. Must have been hell.
  5. Replies 5 Views 380

    Ehatever.

    Ehatever.
  6. Thread: Word Association [33] by cereberus
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,009 Views 18,171

    asteroid

    asteroid
  7. Thread: External SSD Drive for Storage by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 533

    It all really comes down to sizes of SSDs and...

    It all really comes down to sizes of SSDs and usage.

    A 1Tb ssd is not that expensive and you can partition it to keep data separate.

    However, you will always get better performance with two...
  8. Thread: hyper v vs virtualbox by cereberus
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 21 Views 1,685

    Ubuntu can be run in enhanced mode in Hyper-V and...

    Ubuntu can be run in enhanced mode in Hyper-V and with a bit of configuration, you can get sound. Only minor problem is live videos have an small but annoying audio delay. Downloaded videos are less...
  9. Thread: Weird little Macrium Reflect problem... by cereberus
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 11 Views 732

    Nah - idiot of the day is the guys who do not...

    Nah - idiot of the day is the guys who do not question why they have an issue.

    Making a mistake does not make you an idiot, only human.

    Real idiots of the day are those who do not make backups...
  10. Replies 5 Views 380

    Keep data in subfolders, and you can then select...

    Keep data in subfolders, and you can then select which folders to sync.

    Of course real solution is to buy some cloud space. Onedrive is about 20 per year for 100 GB.

    Remember data is...
  11. Thread: External SSD Drive for Storage by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 533

    I would have 2 ssds installed internally for...

    I would have 2 ssds installed internally for optimum performance and use the external hdd as a backup drive.
    OP would need to develop a backup strategy that suits them e.g. regular image backups...
  12. Thread: What's your favorite antiransomware? by cereberus
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 7 Views 408

    I just make regular offline image backups. Get...

    I just make regular offline image backups. Get ransomed, two fingers up to them, restore clean image.
  13. Thread: Battery not charging beyond 31 percent by cereberus
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 21 Views 1,242

    Sounds like battery is dying. It does happen...

    Sounds like battery is dying. It does happen statistically to even relatively new batteries.
  14. Thread: New Macrium Reflect Updates [2] by cereberus
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 2,367 Views 550,250

    Now for a bit of fun - create a directory and...

    Now for a bit of fun - create a directory and fill it with some junk files. Now create an incremental image, and then delete the junk files. Then restore the incremental image. You will be...
  15. Thread: What to do with a black screen? by cereberus
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 23 Views 908

    It is rather a moot point as even with laptops...

    It is rather a moot point as even with laptops with removable batteries, eventually you reach a point where replacements are hard to find anyway. My laptop can have its battery replaced but it is...
  16. Thread: Downgrading pre-installed Win11 to Win10 by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 27 Views 2,626

    You are making an assumption that a Windows 11...

    You are making an assumption that a Windows 11 device is fully compatible with Windows 10. At the moment, that is 99.9% certain, but eventually new devices will come out that do not have W10 drivers...
  17. Thread: Downgrading pre-installed Win11 to Win10 by cereberus
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 27 Views 2,626

    I wonder if you can activate Windows 10 with a...

    I wonder if you can activate Windows 10 with a Windows 11 key - I do not have a spare W11 key to try it though. On all previous versions of Windows, you could not downgrade (unless you had...
  18. Thread: Best Macrium Reflect for a technician? by cereberus
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 3 Views 245

    It is a question of licencing. The free version...

    It is a question of licencing. The free version can be used for commercial use albeit limited. In the end, if you help a customer install the free version and back it up, and they keep the backup,...
  19. Replies 15 Views 646

    Adding another SSD is equally a waste of money. ...

    Adding another SSD is equally a waste of money. Lack of RAM and an old CPU will be the bottleneck. An SSD over an HDD goves a useful performance increase but a second ssd will do nothing worth...
  20. Replies 15 Views 646

    It is rather pointless doing this if you only...

    It is rather pointless doing this if you only have one drive - just let Windows manage the pagefile size.

    Readyboost is pretty useless for any PC with 4GB or more.

    In the end, buying more RAM...
  21. Thread: New Macrium Reflect Updates [2] by cereberus
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 2,367 Views 550,250

    If you hurry, you can still get the Back Friday...

    If you hurry, you can still get the Back Friday offer of 50% of a V8 licence with no need to upgrade your V7. You will then have a V7 paid licence and a V8 paid licence. You can use the V8 on main...
  22. Replies 30 Views 137,205

    General Tips I do not see how Reflect can cause this issue. ...

    I do not see how Reflect can cause this issue. If the winre partition is not active, you cannot create a winre version of reflect - you can only create a Winpe version.

    All Reflect does is...
  23. Thread: Funny Picture Thread [14] by cereberus
    Forum: Chillout Room
    Replies 1,484 Views 123,929

    And she allowed for male anatomy as well LOL

    And she allowed for male anatomy as well LOL
  24. Thread: hyper v vs virtualbox by cereberus
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 21 Views 1,685

    That is actually not true anymore as VB can use...

    That is actually not true anymore as VB can use HyperV apis. I have tried it and it works but it is SO SLOWWW.

    In the end, it is better to use the bcd trick if you want performance. I always use...
  25. Thread: I need a keyboard recommendation. by cereberus
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 637

    I have a cordless keyboard that I have been using...

    I have a cordless keyboard that I have been using from my work pc at home for 40 hours a week for nearly a year and I have yet to replace the 2 AA batteries. Same with the mouse. They are so...
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