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  1. Thread: Windows Insider MVP Award by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 12 Views 848

    Brink Well done (but I always thought you were...

    Brink

    Well done (but I always thought you were already an MVP !).

    Keep up the excellent work here and on W11 forums

    Cheers
    jimbo
  2. Thread: Scam or Real (Office 2021) by jimbo45
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 16 Views 421

    Hi folks CMArbres It may well stop working...

    Hi folks

    CMArbres
    It may well stop working -- However one can always "Suspend updates" or roll back. It's not a lot of money so what's wrong with trying. The activation was fine via std...
  3. Thread: Scam or Real (Office 2021) by jimbo45
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 16 Views 421

    Hi there CMArbres worked perfectly -- also...

    Hi there

    CMArbres
    worked perfectly -- also added isl language - and "Cloned" W10 -->update to W11 and still working and activated -- so now on 2 Machines !!! W10 and W11.

    358232

    Running...
  4. Thread: Scam or Real (Office 2021) by jimbo45
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 16 Views 421

    H there CMArbres I have LTSC Enterprise from...

    H there
    CMArbres

    I have LTSC Enterprise from work but another spare copy which I can use on a VM seems to be worth the risk - especially with outside UK no VAT here on "Educational Material" so...
  5. Thread: Scam or Real (Office 2021) by jimbo45
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 16 Views 421

    Scam or Real (Office 2021)

    Hi folks

    Is this a Scam or genuine --seems cheap enough at around 48 USD/EUR / 40 GBP

    Seems to have passable provenance.

    Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windows 10/11 (Instant...
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    sat2022 Hi there That only needs to run ONCE...

    sat2022

    Hi there
    That only needs to run ONCE on the HOST -- you need to add that Isolated network on ALL the GUESTS.

    Turn off Windows Firewall on the Guests -- I'm not a security expert but...
  7. Replies 11 Views 946

    Works for me Guest can can reach guest at...

    Works for me

    Guest can can reach guest at 192.168.254.1 and Host can reach Guest at the relevant IP address got via DHCP from your network.

    If you've still got problems :

    Check Firewalls,...
  8. Replies 11 Views 946

    Hi there The 192.168.254.1 address is ONLY used...

    Hi there
    The 192.168.254.1 address is ONLY used for Windows->HOST communication.
    Use that to browse HOST from Windows Guest. Not sure what the problem is.
    Cheers
    jimbo
  9. Replies 11 Views 946

    Hi there sat2022 Delete the NAT NIC,...

    Hi there

    sat2022

    Delete the NAT NIC, add the ISOLATED and MACVTAP NIC's.

    Add your "Isolated" Network


    358062
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    Hi there James The point of this was...

    Hi there

    James

    The point of this was to emphasise that only 1 Virtual Machine needs to be defined (The Generic one with the large disk space). Then from WITHIN that VM you can define vhdx...
  11. Thread: Virtualization on older computer by jimbo45
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 23 Views 1,548

    Hi there MisterEd Not true ...

    Hi there

    MisterEd

    Not true

    Running W11 on an 8GB on HP envy laptop with only 8GB RAM - using Linux KVM as host -- Windows 11 VM allocated 4GB and 2vCPU's. Response is almost...
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    Running several versions of Windows from the SAME VM config

    Hi folks

    sat2022

    Delving a little more into VHDX files (Physical ones) it seemed to me that if you want to run various builds of Windows on essentially the same PC as Virtual machines -...
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    sat2022 Did you try on your Linux Host in...

    sat2022

    Did you try on your Linux Host in order for Windows Guest and Linux HOST communication when using KVM/QEMU do the following :

    1) create an Isolated network on the Host say in...
  14. Replies 11 Views 946

    Hi there sat2022 First on SAMBA in...

    Hi there

    sat2022

    First on SAMBA in the Linux systems set the netbios name to computer and ensure the work group is the same name as the Windows machines.

    Depending on the Linux...
  15. Thread: shopping MS Office software, suggestions? by jimbo45
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 45 Views 3,350

    Go for WPS office -- far more compatible than any...

    Go for WPS office -- far more compatible than any of the other Ms Office Clones !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Voice Transcription to text software from phone recordings

    Hi folks
    Sometimes in remote working one needs to record voice conversations -- it's then a bit tedious to go back manually, play back the recordings and transcribe by hand. Any suggestions here.
    ...
  17. Thread: Virtualization on older computer by jimbo45
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 23 Views 1,548

    If you use Linux with full GUI's and default...

    If you use Linux with full GUI's and default applications installed then they can be almost as resource intensive as Windows -- the best distros allow you to install the bare minimum functional...
  18. Replies 21 Views 255,734

    General Tips Hi there As you have to sign out and then sign...

    Hi there
    As you have to sign out and then sign in again each time my view is that it's easier simply to have 2 or more Windows instances in the various languages. If you create these on physical...
  19. Hi folks Assuming your networking is set to...

    Hi folks

    Assuming your networking is set to Bridged Mode if using a VM. Then whether using a VM or not :
    It's often a SAMBA problem on the Linux side :

    1) on Windows you might have to enable...
  20. Replies 10 Views 1,047

    Hi there Slight mis-understanding regarding...

    Hi there
    Slight mis-understanding regarding attaching physical online disks -- I meant if these disks were USB attached disks then that's where the problem arises. However using network connections...
  21. Thread: NAS HDD issue by jimbo45
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 4 Views 457

    Hi there as the previous poster says - those...

    Hi there
    as the previous poster says - those NAS systems aren't normally just "plug and play"
    Depending on the NAS system you might have to enable SMB1 on your Windows system, start a SAMBA...
  22. Thread: Linux based windows OS by jimbo45
    Forum: Windows Insider
    Replies 6 Views 1,444

    Hi folks If you want to run Linux on Windows...

    Hi folks

    If you want to run Linux on Windows -- either install a VM or depending on what you want the Linux system to do install the WSL on Windows. Some Linux GUI programs can run directly from...
  23. Replies 10 Views 1,047

    Hi there You CAN add these devices - but not...

    Hi there
    You CAN add these devices - but not "dynamically" as per VMWare or VBOX via "attach or connect device". You need to add them to the VM config BEFORE powering on the VM. Provided these are...
  24. Replies 5 Views 295

    Thanks folks Seems the best solution then is a...

    Thanks folks

    Seems the best solution then is a temporary "pay as you go Sim card" although that has inconvenience of different number, contacts etc etc.

    I thought the Internet thing should...
  25. Replies 5 Views 295

    UK Phone Gurus please is Wifi calling available in UK

    Hi folks
    Quick question for "Phone Gurus".
    As Roaming charges between EU/EEA and UK are being introduced in the UK is "Wifi" calling available there and is it "chargeable" or is it free internally...
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