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  1. Thread: Where do you buy your PC build parts? by Steve C
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 19 Views 616

    In the UK often Amazon and a few other suppliers...

    In the UK often Amazon and a few other suppliers like Ebuyer
  2. Thread: Same vendor MB and GPU, does it matter? by Steve C
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 6 Views 1,654

    No issues since PC interfaces area standard...

    No issues since PC interfaces area standard enabling you mix and match components having the same interface
  3. Thread: Microsoft Office 2021 Professional - $29.99 Lifetime by Steve C
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 18 Views 1,796

    I just bagged that deal in the UK which worked...

    I just bagged that deal in the UK which worked out at 31.08 on my credit card after taxes and today's conversion rate (thanks Liz Truss).

    Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windows: Lifetime...
  4. Thread: Microsoft Office 2021 Professional - $29.99 Lifetime by Steve C
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 18 Views 1,796

    The T&Cs say Redemption deadline: redeem your...

    The T&Cs say Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase. What happens if you want to reinstall Windows and then reinstall Office at some future date. Will the code still work?
  5. Thread: New Macrium Reflect Updates [2] by Steve C
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 2,546 Views 743,962

    These obvious bugs are becoming more frequent...

    These obvious bugs are becoming more frequent which is why I wait a week or so before updating. Better software QA is needed before they release updates.
  6. Thread: Boot failure by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 21 Views 1,096

    Hard to say but with such issues I first try...

    Hard to say but with such issues I first try replacing the CMOS battery
  7. Thread: Laptop does not start by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 313

    Removing then reinserting the main battery often...

    Removing then reinserting the main battery often works in resetting a laptop which won't boot.
  8. Thread: How To Install Graphics Card? by Steve C
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 2 Views 305

    Did you give priority to the GPU in the BIOS and...

    Did you give priority to the GPU in the BIOS and did you connect the separate power cables to the GPU? Also check it is properly plugged in to the motherboard.
  9. Replies 16 Views 869

    See here. The uninstaller used to be rubbish for...

    See here. The uninstaller used to be rubbish for the older versions Solved - Safe Removal of Acronis True Image Drivers | Windows 8 Help Forums
  10. Replies 16 Views 869

    Acronis software is poorly engineered and...

    Acronis software is poorly engineered and supported. Your best plan would be to ditch it and use something like Macrium Reflect. The free version is fine for most people. Those older versions of...
  11. Thread: NVIDIA 4090 Class action lawsuit by Steve C
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 12 Views 1,346

    This is due to poor engineering design and...

    This is due to poor engineering design and product testing
  12. Thread: Command prompt popups after booting by Steve C
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 11 Views 689

    Yes, it's Onedrive updating which happens to me a...

    Yes, it's Onedrive updating which happens to me a couple of times a month.
  13. Thread: Laptop Batteries by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 869

    It's best to buy the OEM battery if you can...

    It's best to buy the OEM battery if you can afford it and they are still available. I recently bought a third party battery for my Dell laptop since Dell no longer supply the battery I needed. I...
  14. Thread: Power Blackout Problem by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 436

    That happened to me once and I had to reflash the...

    That happened to me once and I had to reflash the BIOS
  15. Replies 7 Views 405

    I agree. I see that a couple of times a month.

    I agree. I see that a couple of times a month.
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    Still haven't finished Red Dead Redemption 2...

    Still haven't finished Red Dead Redemption 2 after 2 years!
  17. Thread: HD not detectable even in BIOS by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 13 Views 865

    You could check that the SATA and power...

    You could check that the SATA and power connectors are properly connected to the drive and motherboard and try another SATA cable,. Also check in the BIOS that the SATA port being used is enabled.
  18. Thread: Local Account Admin by Steve C
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 8 Views 651

    I use a standard (not user) account for routine...

    I use a standard (not user) account for routine PC use since it has greater security protection and a separate admin account for PC maintenance. A Microsoft account rather than a local account is...
  19. Replies 7 Views 630

    Why then does my 2 year old HP ProBook have a...

    Why then does my 2 year old HP ProBook have a BIOS option to limit charge to 80% and it is recommended not to charge electric cars beyond 80% for battery longevity?
  20. Just remember all us older dudes invented modern...

    Just remember all us older dudes invented modern IT!
  21. Replies 18 Views 1,269

    Could be an issue with the +5V standby power...

    Could be an issue with the +5V standby power line? Try another PSU or Google the "paperclip test" to check.
  22. Replies 2 Views 540

    No joy when firms like Motorola don't update...

    No joy when firms like Motorola don't update phones more than 2 years old!
  23. Replies 22 Views 1,380

    No .dmp files on my PCs!

    No .dmp files on my PCs!
  24. Replies 22 Views 1,380

    Don't common clean-up tools like CCleaner and...

    Don't common clean-up tools like CCleaner and Wise Disk Cleaner find and delete these files?
  25. Thread: Win 10 on old hardware + Dual boot with XP? by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 12 Views 957

    You are wrong. I've installed Windows 10 on the...

    You are wrong. I've installed Windows 10 on the same CPU and installing a SSD made a huge difference.
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