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  1. Thread: Installing different OS without removing Windows 10 by Mr Ed
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
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    Installing different OS without removing Windows 10

    If I wanted to install a different operating system for experimentation, would that overwrite the Windows 10 OS already in use, meaning I couldn't go back to it, or would W10 remain on the HDD in...
  2. Thread: Dead Laptop Mysteriously Comes to Life by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 727

    Great advice. Thanks. I printed out the info. I...

    Great advice. Thanks. I printed out the info. I wish I knew that before I ran out and purchased a new HP laptop. Oh well, owning 2 laptops isn't a bad thing. Might be good to have a spare, or I can...
  3. Thread: Dead Laptop Mysteriously Comes to Life by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 727

    Thanks, guys. That's good to know. Unfortunately,...

    Thanks, guys. That's good to know. Unfortunately, the whole bottom of the computer needs to be removed to get at the battery, not like my original Toshiba, which had a dedicated compartment for easy...
  4. Thread: Dead Laptop Mysteriously Comes to Life by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 727

    Dead Laptop Mysteriously Comes to Life

    A while back I started a thread concerning my Toshiba laptop. One day it worked fine. Next day it wouldn’t even turn on, using either AC or battery. Even the light on the front, showing connection to...
  5. Thread: My New HP Laptop, Battery Question by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 308

    Thanks, Polar Nettles but my HP doesn't offer...

    Thanks, Polar Nettles but my HP doesn't offer that ability.
  6. Thread: My New HP Laptop, Battery Question by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 308

    Thanks, Try3, I just posted the question on that...

    Thanks, Try3, I just posted the question on that forum. I'll see what they say. In the meantime, I may just run on battery on occasion as a precaution.
  7. Thread: My New HP Laptop, Battery Question by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 308

    That wouldn't be for me, Roastermen, since the...

    That wouldn't be for me, Roastermen, since the battery is not easily accessible. But thanks anyway.
  8. Thread: My New HP Laptop, Battery Question by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 308

    My New HP Laptop, Battery Question

    Well, my trusty Toshiba laptop died the other day. Wouldn't turn on at all (probably bad mother board). So, I went and purchased a new HP laptop, the same size and weight of my Toshiba (17" screen)....
  9. Thread: Cursor Freezes and PC Shuts Down by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 314

    I could find nothing in the update which...

    I could find nothing in the update which indicated a problem. Since the occurrence is so rare I'll take a wait and see approach for now.
  10. Thread: Cursor Freezes and PC Shuts Down by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 314

    Hi Ken. Thanks for reply. I checked both the...

    Hi Ken. Thanks for reply. I checked both the mouse and touchpad in Device Mgr, as you suggested. Both are fine and have latest drivers. The problem doesn't recur often. Last time may have been...
  11. Thread: Cursor Freezes and PC Shuts Down by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 3 Views 314

    Cursor Freezes and PC Shuts Down

    The problem begins with the mouse cursor freezing. Even the light on the mouse bottom goes out. In addition, the touch pad ceases operating. In the past I needed to initiate a hard shutdown of the...
  12. Thread: Latest Google Chrome Released for Windows by Mr Ed
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 291 Views 60,753

    Sticky: I mainly use Edge but reserve Chrome when I sign...

    I mainly use Edge but reserve Chrome when I sign into my Bank of America web site. I find I can use the credit card 'Safe Pay' option only in Chrome. For some reason, it never loads correctly in...
  13. Thread: Phone scam by Mr Ed
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 15 Views 1,365

    I wanted to try NoMoRobo but found out they don't...

    I wanted to try NoMoRobo but found out they don't do flip phones. I get inundated with robo calls constantly. The best I can do is add their number to my contact list and then adjust my phone not to...
  14. Thread: Apps on Taskbar Slow to Launch by Mr Ed
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 783

    Well, as I did a little more investigating, I...

    Well, as I did a little more investigating, I felt there was a general slowdown and I also noted my HDD was spiking to 100%, so I went ahead and reset my PC. Now I'm OK. The only dumb thing I did was...
  15. Thread: Apps on Taskbar Slow to Launch by Mr Ed
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 783

    The only thing running in the background is...

    The only thing running in the background is Bitdefender AV. Also, I did run CCleaner. The apps still launch slowly. I'll have to try the the other things you mentioned. Thanks.
  16. Thread: Apps on Taskbar Slow to Launch by Mr Ed
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 783

    Apps on Taskbar Slow to Launch

    I've noticed lately that apps on the task bar usually don't load at all, or very slowly, after clicking on them once. I now have to left click several times when previously one click would...
  17. Thread: Can't Enable Bluetooth by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 904

    Yeah, Ken. Same way with most other products....

    Yeah, Ken. Same way with most other products. Remember when cars had steel bumpers front and back? Now they're all plastic, except some pickups. :(
  18. Thread: Can't Enable Bluetooth by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 904

    That's right, Ken. The HP printer was attached to...

    That's right, Ken. The HP printer was attached to my laptop via USB. It would start to work, maybe print a page or two, and then there would by problems with either paper feed, or no print at all. I...
  19. Thread: Can't Enable Bluetooth by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 904

    Hah! The HP printer didn't work for me either, so...

    Hah! The HP printer didn't work for me either, so I bought the cheapest Canon copier ($20) at Walmart. It installed easily and works well so far. It also fits better on my small table. At that price...
  20. Thread: Removing unused programs from start menu by Mr Ed
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 530

    Solved Thanks, guys. It worked. I deleted the files in...

    Thanks, guys. It worked. I deleted the files in the folder as you suggested and now those apps are gone from the start list. :)
  21. Thread: Removing unused programs from start menu by Mr Ed
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 530

    Solved Removing unused programs from start menu

    I have several programs listed on my start menu that have been uninstalled, but they're still listed on the start menu. Right clicking them gives several options, but there is no option to delete....
  22. Thread: Can't Enable Bluetooth by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 904

    Well, that Canon copier broke down mechanically...

    Well, that Canon copier broke down mechanically pretty quickly (paper feed). So, I returned it and ordered an HP printer instead. I've used HP before and was satisfied. I won't use it wirelessly,...
  23. Thread: Can't Enable Bluetooth by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 904

    I should clarify that I don't use a router. I...

    I should clarify that I don't use a router. I always use the WiFi available at this apartment bldg. Anyhow, it doesn't matter much. The printer works fine via USB. Thanks again to all. I'm still...
  24. Thread: Can't Enable Bluetooth by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 904

    Thanks, both of you. I think Winuser clinched it....

    Thanks, both of you. I think Winuser clinched it. I took it for granted my PC had Bluetooth. Evidently, it doesn't. Dumb me for not checking. It's no big deal. The printer works fine via USB...
  25. Thread: Can't Enable Bluetooth by Mr Ed
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 904

    Can't Enable Bluetooth

    I recently purchased a Canon printer, which has wireless capability. The problem is, I can't find a way to enable bluetooth on my PC.
    . I don't find any tile or button I can click on to do so. I...
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