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    Hardware & Drivers The table says removable media cannot be...

    The table says removable media cannot be converted to GPT but MiniTool Partition Wizard accepted the command to convert a removable external Seagate USB drive from MBR to GPT. Why is there such a...
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    I would ask Lenovo support about BIOS recovery

    I would ask Lenovo support about BIOS recovery
  3. Thread: update drivers by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 253

    I rely on Windows update and periodically check...

    I rely on Windows update and periodically check for NVidia GPU driver updates, SSD firmware and drivers for my Canon photo printer
  4. Thread: deleting file by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 331

    I always add the Take Ownership option to the...

    I always add the Take Ownership option to the right click desktop menu to fix such issues Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10

    Else you can boot to a rescue environment and delete the...
  5. Thread: HP printer driver bug/issue by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 502

    In addition to the above, you can use Autoruns to...

    In addition to the above, you can use Autoruns to disable the driver or delete the driver.
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    What about fixing the security on older devices?

    What about fixing the security on older devices?
  7. Thread: Bulk Crap Uninstaller by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 13 Views 705

    Thanks. I already use Revo Uninstaller Pro which...

    Thanks. I already use Revo Uninstaller Pro which would find all that stuff.
  8. Thread: New Build - How Much Performance Gain? by Steve C
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 1 Views 166

    New Build - How Much Performance Gain?

    My current desktop PC uses an Intel i5-3570K CPU (4 cores / 4 threads). The Passmark single thread benchmark is 2404 and the multithread benchmark is 4918.

    I might stretch to the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X...
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    FWIW I'm so impressed with Macrium Reflect that I...

    FWIW I'm so impressed with Macrium Reflect that I use Reflect image file backups and turned off System Restore. Reflect can usually recover a working PC quicker than using System Restore. In the past...
  10. Thread: Windows 10 and Moneysoft App problems by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 4 Views 285

    FWIW I still use the excellent program Microsoft...

    FWIW I still use the excellent program Microsoft Money which works fine in Windows 10 /11. I use the 2005 UK version. All versions are still available free.
  11. Thread: Bulk Crap Uninstaller by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 13 Views 705

    What crap does it remove that you can't already...

    What crap does it remove that you can't already remove from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features?
  12. Thread: Windows 10 will not turn on. by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 191

    Try changing the CMOS battery - usually a CR2032....

    Try changing the CMOS battery - usually a CR2032. My desktop PC fails to boot of the voltage drops below 2.8V. Load the BIOS defaults after changing the battery, check Windows boots then go back into...
  13. Thread: Open-Shell (Formerly Classic-Start) by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 126 Views 32,183

    I can't get either Open or Classic Shell to open...

    I can't get either Open or Classic Shell to open their menus using mouse hover in Windows 11. Otherwise they work.
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    I just used Internet Explorer. It's this old...

    I just used Internet Explorer. It's this old functionality isn't provided in Chrome or Edge.
  15. Thread: Still confused by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 20 Views 1,164

    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...
  17. Thread: Still confused by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 20 Views 1,164

    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....
  18. Thread: Software compatibility by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 10 Views 529

    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.
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    I get this sometimes and just ignore it

    I get this sometimes and just ignore it
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    No security holes in collusion with the NSA then?

    No security holes in collusion with the NSA then?
  21. Thread: Laptop battery usage by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 800

    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.
  22. 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
  24. Thread: Latest CCleaner Version Released by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1,324 Views 245,581

    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.
  25. Thread: Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 350

    No, nothing obvious

    No, nothing obvious
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