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    Solved Thanks for the reply. However, the device has now...

    Thanks for the reply. However, the device has now fallen into two parts so I think I'll abandon the search!
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    Solved Old Signalex Bluetooth USB Dongle - Is it worthwhile trying it out?

    I have Win 10 x64 Home Ver 1903.

    I have come across a Signalex Bluetooth USB Dongle that I bought from Poundland a fair number of years ago. The only thing in the package is the dongle and the...
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    It all seems very strange. I think I'll persevere...

    It all seems very strange. I think I'll persevere with Post-It notes which seems to be behaving itself at the moment.
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    Thanks for the reply. The thing is that I've...

    Thanks for the reply.

    The thing is that I've found a few YouTube videos that show changing text colour in WordPad etc, then successfully pasting into Sticky Notes. And to rub salt into the...
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    Changing colour of selected text in Microsoft Sticky Notes app.

    I am looking at the MS Sticky Notes app as a replacement for 3M Post-It Notes app which is giving me trouble at the moment.

    What I would like to do in Sticky Notes is to change the colour of...
  6. Thread: Programs will not start running minimised by Agrippa
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2 Views 1,154

    Solved A rather belated thanks for the reply. I've...

    A rather belated thanks for the reply. I've downloaded and installed FireTray and it seems to be doing the job.

    For anyone else who wishes to try it here are a few details that are not given in...
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    Solved Thanks, I think that sorts it. I've got Macrium...

    Thanks, I think that sorts it. I've got Macrium and I don't think I'd do anything that has the potential to lock me out without a backup.
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    Solved Thanks for the replies. The 'sign in...

    Thanks for the replies. The 'sign in automatically' option looks useful as it's the hassle of signing in that I wish to avoid. Just one question, do I have to create a password before I can select...
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    Solved Using Task Scheduler without a password

    I have Win10 64bit Home Edition.

    I was following your tutorial for using Task Scheduler to provide automatic scheduling for System Restore. When I reached the final stage it failed. The error...
  10. Thread: File History to be removed? by Agrippa
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 12 Views 5,311

    Solved Many thanks for the replies. However, the problem...

    Many thanks for the replies. However, the problem now seems to have sorted itself out.

    Following on from discovering the problem on 12 November I changed the time between saving copies and a check...
  11. Thread: File History to be removed? by Agrippa
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 12 Views 5,311

    Solved File History to be removed?

    I've done a quick search on the forum and can't find any reference to this topic.

    I used File History today and discovered that there were no entries beyond 5 November, which happens to be the day...
  12. Thread: Programs will not start running minimised by Agrippa
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2 Views 1,154

    Solved Programs will not start running minimised

    I have Win 10 Home x64.

    I cannot run programs to start minimized. Specifically, I cannot get Thunderbird and Calibre to do this.

    At the moment I have these 2 programs as shortcuts on the...
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    Uninstalling an app in Google Backup & Sync

    I have just installed Google Backup & Sync - the new replacement for Google Drive. In the drive I downloaded and installed the Cloud ePub Reader app. I now wish to uninstall this app but I cannot see...
  14. Thread: Editing links in Windows Explorer by Agrippa
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2 Views 788

    Solved Thanks for the link. As far as I can see, broken...

    Thanks for the link. As far as I can see, broken shortcuts are exactly my problem. I shall browse through the programs in your link.
  15. Thread: Editing links in Windows Explorer by Agrippa
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2 Views 788

    Solved Editing links in Windows Explorer

    I've got a folder containing my ebooks. Although the books are grouped in author sub-folders it is still proving too cumbersome, so I have now grouped these author sub-folders in a number of...
  16. Thread: Sharing tab missing in properties by Agrippa
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 3 Views 3,026

    So there is! Thinking back to Win 7, I'm now not...

    So there is! Thinking back to Win 7, I'm now not sure whether I was always sharing folders, not individual files. Unfortunately it's too late to check. Anyway, many thanks - there's no reason not to...
  17. Thread: Sharing tab missing in properties by Agrippa
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 3 Views 3,026

    Sharing tab missing in properties

    I have Win 10 Home 64 bit.

    In my Win 7 there used to be a Share tab in file properties. In my Win 10 this tab is missing in properties. Any help in recovering it would be appreciated.

    As...
  18. Thread: Problem creating scheduled system restores by Agrippa
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 3 Views 745

    Thanks. I shall try it out. However, do you...

    Thanks. I shall try it out.

    However, do you know why the method I tried did not work. It all seems quite plausible. The task schedule is provided by Microsoft and comes as part of the standard...
  19. Thread: Problem creating scheduled system restores by Agrippa
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 3 Views 745

    Problem creating scheduled system restores

    I am trying to set up a daily schedule of System Restores using the method described in the post...
  20. Thread: How to group tiles by Agrippa
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 979

    Solved Thanks for the reply. I think I've sussed it out...

    Thanks for the reply. I think I've sussed it out now. What I needed to do was to drag items from the Start list into the group.
  21. Thread: How to group tiles by Agrippa
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 4 Views 979

    Solved How to group tiles

    I can move items from the Start list to produce tiles and I can enter names in the name bars but I am finding it impossible to group tiles. One of the tutorials seems to suggest that all you need to...
  22. Thread: How to use my digital entitlement by Agrippa
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 1 Views 1,218

    How to use my digital entitlement

    I installed the free Win 10 upgrade and subsequently reverted to Windows 7 using a Macrium clone of Win 7 that I had made. Whilst in Win 10 I checked that the copy had been activated. As I understand...
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    Dell Inspiron 570 and Windows 10 Upgrade

    Has anyone any experience of upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on a Dell Inspiron 570? I've visited the Dell site and it is not on the list of Dell computers that have been tested; in fact it...
  24. Thread: Some basic questions by Agrippa
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,406

    Thanks for the replies. Firstly, it's now...

    Thanks for the replies.

    Firstly, it's now clear to me that my cunning plan to download now and upgrade at my leisure would be a complete failure. So, I need to bite the bullet and make a decision...
  25. Thread: Some basic questions by Agrippa
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,406

    Some basic questions

    At the moment I am using Win 7 (Dell OEM) and still considering Win 10. However, there are a few basic questions that I would be grateful for answers to.

    1) I have Windows updates set to 'ask...
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