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  1. Thread: Still confused by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 18 Views 606

    Thanks. Why does MS allow both Windows 10 and...

    Thanks. Why does MS allow both Windows 10 and Windows 11 to be activated on the same PC in a dual boot configuration?
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    "Save Background As" Feature for Chrome & Edge?

    I'm trying to save a protected image from the UK consumer site Which? which contains their test reports. I can do this in Internet Explorer using the option Save Background As then do whatever I want...
  3. Thread: Still confused by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 18 Views 606

    I installed W11 in a VM then copied the files in...

    I installed W11 in a VM then copied the files in the Hyper V virtual .vhdx drive to another partition so I could dual boot W10 and W11. Somehow W11 activated automatically and W10 remains activated....
  4. Thread: Software compatibility by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 5 Views 248

    Run the installer from an admin account as an...

    Run the installer from an admin account as an administrator using the compatibility mode the program was designed for. Else you can install in a VM for a previous OS e.g. using Hyper V.
  5. Replies 9 Views 425

    I get this sometimes and just ignore it

    I get this sometimes and just ignore it
  6. Replies 1 Views 353

    No security holes in collusion with the NSA then?

    No security holes in collusion with the NSA then?
  7. Thread: Laptop battery usage by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 661

    My HP Probook has a BIOS option to limit battery...

    My HP Probook has a BIOS option to limit battery charging to 80% to preserve battery life. Check to see if you have a similar setting.
  8. I just use Explorer to compare the number of...

    I just use Explorer to compare the number of files and folder size
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    That only shows the installation date of 20H2 in...

    That only shows the installation date of 20H2 in Oct 20
  10. Thread: Latest CCleaner Version Released by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1,324 Views 244,962

    I use the portable version too. It even auto...

    I use the portable version too. It even auto updates to the same directory where you stored the portable version.
  11. Thread: Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 323

    No, nothing obvious

    No, nothing obvious
  12. Thread: Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 323

    Chkdsk shows no problems. Disk management is the...

    Chkdsk shows no problems. Disk management is the method I have been using to assign a disk letter but the disk keeps being disconnected.
  13. Thread: Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 323

    I use Macrium Reflect Home version 8.0. This is...

    I use Macrium Reflect Home version 8.0. This is recent problem during the past 2 weeks. Yes, the backup fails if there is no drive letter assigned which is usually how I spot the missing drive letter.
  14. Thread: Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 323

    Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing

    My HP laptop has a second internal SATA SSD drive which I normally assign to drive Z: for backups. It has worked fine to date but sometimes when I start the PC it is not found in Explorer - see...
  15. Thread: What are the quickest chkdsk options by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 4 Views 418

    It's very easy to destroy a running external HDD...

    It's very easy to destroy a running external HDD if you knock it as I know to my cost.
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    Do you have a GPU card you can remove and just...

    Do you have a GPU card you can remove and just use the GPU on the motherboard? This will reduce the PSU load for testing.
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    Check the CPU temperature under load and that all...

    Check the CPU temperature under load and that all drivers are up to date. Also run sfc /scannow from an admin command prompt and chkdsk c: /f to find / fix disk errors. You might have a hardware...
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    Just ignore these errors since you will probably...

    Just ignore these errors since you will probably break something if you try to fix them
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    Only for newer Apple devices unlike Windows 10...

    Only for newer Apple devices unlike Windows 10 which works fine on old PCs
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    The menu should be user configurable. I use Send...

    The menu should be user configurable. I use Send To which now needs two mouse clicks instead of one. Such is progress.
  21. Thread: a good e-mail program by Steve C
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 14 Views 2,012

    Buy a cheap Office licence and use Outlook!

    Buy a cheap Office licence and use Outlook!
  22. Thread: PC still running after shutdown by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 433

    Turn off Fast Startup in Windows 10 and any fast...

    Turn off Fast Startup in Windows 10 and any fast boot options in the BIOS. Check you have the latest BIOS version and GPU driver.
  23. Thread: unable to update by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 14 Views 629

    Reboot the PC?

    Reboot the PC?
  24. Thread: My Desktop won't run Win11... So what! by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 910

    I installed W11 as a VM in Hyper V first on my...

    I installed W11 as a VM in Hyper V first on my W11 non-compliant laptop (CPU too old and no TPM). I then copied all the files in the HyperV .vhdx virtual drive to a separate W11 partition and set it...
  25. Thread: My Desktop won't run Win11... So what! by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 910

    You have TPM 1.0 connector like my board. You...

    You have TPM 1.0 connector like my board. You can't get the modules and they do not meet the Windows 11 spec anyway. I suggest you install the Windows 11 insider version on a separate partition and...
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