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  1. Thread: So Called October Upgrade by A Gray
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 17 Views 3,074

    Solved Hi All, Again many thanks for your comments and...

    Hi All,
    Again many thanks for your comments and suggestions. I have now successfully upgraded my HP desktop computer using the Windows Upgrade Assistant with no problems (nothing in the recycle bin...
  2. Thread: So Called October Upgrade by A Gray
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 17 Views 3,074

    Solved Hi All, Thanks for your suggestions. I've...

    Hi All,
    Thanks for your suggestions. I've downloaded and run the Windows Update Assistant on my laptop and it has worked but with a few glitches. It seemed to hang when it got to showing the lock...
  3. Thread: So Called October Upgrade by A Gray
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 17 Views 3,074

    Solved So Called October Upgrade

    My HP Pavilion desktop and Pavilion Laptop have not received the latest feature upgrade from Microsoft. Three other computers that I am involved with have been successfully upgraded. I keep...
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    Thanks Ken, I thought that there might be some...

    Thanks Ken,
    I thought that there might be some kind of converter/adapter available. I'll investigate suppliers nearer to home
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    Connecting an External Monitor to an Acer Iconia Tablet

    I have an Acer Iconia tablet (upgraded from W8.1 to W10 Fall 2017) which only has a micro USB socket. I also have a Dell monitor which only has a VGA socket. Is it possible to connect the two...
  6. Thread: Laptop Startup on Battery Failure by A Gray
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 2,292

    Thank you all for your advice with my laptop...

    Thank you all for your advice with my laptop battery problem but no matter what I do the problem persists. The laptop works fine on mains but crashes persistently on battery using usb sockets and if...
  7. Thread: Laptop Startup on Battery Failure by A Gray
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 2,292

    In reply to Caledon Ken, the answer is no I did...

    In reply to Caledon Ken, the answer is no I did not uninstall it I merely disabled the Intel one. There is no ACPI Compliant one I am reluctant to uninstall anything that came with the computer as...
  8. Thread: Laptop Startup on Battery Failure by A Gray
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 2,292

    Thanks for further replies. I have the following...

    Thanks for further replies. I have the following updates to the problem:-
    (1) Under Device Manager> Batteries I have "Intel Battery Management Device" and when I look into this further it states...
  9. Thread: Laptop Startup on Battery Failure by A Gray
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 2,292

    Thanks for your replies. I have done some further...

    Thanks for your replies. I have done some further tests myself.and now believe that I have a faulty battery power indicator on the taskbar which is showing 100% when the battery is in fact...
  10. Thread: Laptop Startup on Battery Failure by A Gray
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 2,292

    Laptop Startup on Battery Failure

    My smallThomson NEO 10.1" laptop refuses to startup on it's battery ever since updating W10 last month to the latest version. When trying to start the blue indicator comes on briefly and then goes...
  11. Thread: Slow Broadband Speed by A Gray
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 10 Views 1,160

    Hi Samuria, I have looked into the settings of...

    Hi Samuria, I have looked into the settings of the BT router and I can see no way to restrict the output to n only. I really think that the only solution, if there is any is to boost the router...
  12. Thread: Slow Broadband Speed by A Gray
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 10 Views 1,160

    Hi Samuria, As far as I can determine The...

    Hi Samuria, As far as I can determine The Thomson's wifi adapter is a RealteK RTL8723BS Wireless LAN 802.11 n SD10 Network Adapter. The BT Home Hub 5 CR38 for this computer uses the 2.4 GHz...
  13. Thread: Slow Broadband Speed by A Gray
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 10 Views 1,160

    Thanks for your replies. Although I said that the...

    Thanks for your replies. Although I said that the tests had been done at the same time they were not in parallel there were a few minutes between them. The router is within a metre of the my desktop...
  14. Thread: Slow Broadband Speed by A Gray
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 10 Views 1,160

    Slow Broadband Speed

    My HP Pavilion Desktop PC gives me a download broadband speed of 41.7 mb/s whereas my Thomson NEO 10.5 inch laptop only gives me 3.98 Mb/s. I am on BT Infinity and use a BT Hub5 router. Both machines...
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    Thanks for the new replies. I think the use of my...

    Thanks for the new replies. I think the use of my old XP computer is the best way if I can find the software that I used previously
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    Many thanks for your replies. I have looked at...

    Many thanks for your replies. I have looked at the simple adapter but that seems to be a no no as the Firewire requires 12v and USB provides 5V only. I think the best solution is to use my old XP...
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    External Enclosure for Connecting Media including Firewire

    My old XP computer has a Trust media Connect Bay CR-3300 on the front panel. Would it be possible to remove this and install it in an external enclosure so that I could couple it up to my Windows 10...
  18. Thread: BT Cloud Problems by A Gray
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 0 Views 409

    BT Cloud Problems

    I recently registered with BT Cloud and saved a few documents and photos to it. It now appears that a lot more documents and photos than I had intended have been saved to it as well, how I don't...
  19. Thread: Desktop crash by A Gray
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 819

    Thanks Zbook. I'll try this tomorrow as I am...

    Thanks Zbook. I'll try this tomorrow as I am rather busy today.
  20. Thread: Desktop crash by A Gray
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 819

    Desktop crash

    My desktop which, although I am running Windows 10 with the latest update, is very similar to what I had on previous versions of Windows i. e. a background picture of my own choice and various...
  21. Thread: LibreOffice Anomaly by A Gray
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 0 Views 531

    LibreOffice Anomaly

    I have LibreOffice 5.2 installed in My HP Pavilion Desktop where it has been running satisfactorily for some time. I recently installed the program in my HP Pavilion Laptop, the version now is...
  22. Thread: USB Pen Drive Failure by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 751

    Solved Thanks Spunk

    Thanks Spunk
  23. Thread: USB Pen Drive Failure by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 751

    Solved Thanks spunk. I have tried what you have...

    Thanks spunk. I have tried what you have suggested but no joy it is not recognised by Disk Management, so I would guess that the drive has indeed failed. I get the error message attached when...
  24. Thread: USB Pen Drive Failure by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 751

    Solved USB Pen Drive Failure

    I have a Toshiba 16GB pen drive on to which I was copying programs from my Downloads Folder when for no apparent reason it crashed while copying Ashampoo Office 12 (no power failure or accidental...
  25. Thread: Malwarebytes Premium Installation Problem by A Gray
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 13 Views 2,432

    Solved Many thanks to all who offered me advice. In the...

    Many thanks to all who offered me advice. In the end the solution was relatively simple. I restored my computer to a point I had created prior to fiddling with Malwarebytes. I then was back to the...
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