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  1. Thread: VM - How effective for games? by teckneeculler
    Forum: Virtualization
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    Hi Jimbo, cheers for the update. I think I've got...

    Hi Jimbo, cheers for the update. I think I've got everything I need to get started, now.
    The Pub looks interesting, though I doubt I'll ever get to see it unless Ben Stiller offers to pick me up...
  2. Thread: VM - How effective for games? by teckneeculler
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 4 Views 1,347

    Jimbo45, much thanks. Exactly what I needed to...

    Jimbo45, much thanks. Exactly what I needed to know.
    I wasn't aware there were so many options - I'll need to experiment and see what works best for my fairly simple needs.
    I must have played...
  3. Thread: VM - How effective for games? by teckneeculler
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 4 Views 1,347

    VM - How effective for games?

    I've just built a new W10 Enterprise system with an Asus H370M-PLUS board, an 8th Gen Coffee Lake Core i5 9400 6 core cpu and 16Gb DDR4 ram.

    My intention is to install several VMs - W7, 8.1, XP -...
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    Edwin, yeah, that's the one. Hey, it goes away...

    Edwin, yeah, that's the one. Hey, it goes away after 2-3 secs, but it annoys me that I can't control it (grrr)
    Cheers :-)

    EDIT: thomaseg1 - sorry, didn't see your post :rolleyes:. But yes, that...
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    LOL. No, Ed, it's not the Lock Screen. That's a...

    LOL. No, Ed, it's not the Lock Screen. That's a different thing - already done that.
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    Thanks, Jimbo, but that info isn't relevant. I...

    Thanks, Jimbo, but that info isn't relevant. I don't use a password and I'm already logging in automatically.
    What I want is to skip the Welcome page entirely.
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    Welcome screen - How to dump this thing?

    I've already tried several methods outlined here - Taking ownership of the jpg's in the C\Windows\Web\Screen folder, disabling the Welcome screen background to scrap the beach cave pic, but I still...
  8. Thread: W10 lost boot password by teckneeculler
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 2 Views 352

    Great! Thanks very much :-)

    Great! Thanks very much :-)
  9. Thread: W10 lost boot password by teckneeculler
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 2 Views 352

    W10 lost boot password

    What's the best to recover or reset a logon password?
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    Solved Thanks, guys. Turned out, the problem had a very...

    Thanks, guys. Turned out, the problem had a very simple answer - all of the .wma files were faulty. Like, not one of them would play in any other machine. In fact, they wouldn't even play in the host...
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    Solved Music players aren't working on new W10 laptop

    I'm trying to tune a new laptop. (No pun intended)
    Problem: I moved a bunch of .wma music files from the old W7 machine onto a new W10 Home laptop.
    But the files won't play on the new pc.
    I've...
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    Customization Okay, so it's still a problem. Cheers Brink,...

    Okay, so it's still a problem.

    Cheers Brink, just thought I'd ask :-)

    But I find it astounding that something that appears to be so simple turns out to be almost impossible
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    Customization Hairy old question: Any progress on setting...

    Hairy old question:

    Any progress on setting System Restore Points via Task Scheduler?

    I've just been doing some reading and it seems that many users are still having trouble with this.
    ...
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    Customization Nighthawk, I have no idea what you're trying to...

    Nighthawk, I have no idea what you're trying to tell\ask us.

    Can you condense your statement\question into a form that might be easier for us to understand?
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    Customization Yep, did that at Step 5. And the machine is...

    Yep, did that at Step 5. And the machine is always on, it's not set to sleep.

    Microsoft must know about this problem - I can't understand why they haven't fixed it.

    I mean, it's a facility...
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    Customization Brink, you mean Barefoot Kid's method #2? Coupled...

    Brink, you mean Barefoot Kid's method #2? Coupled with your modified VBS?

    Well..I dunno. It was Method #2 that I couldn't get to work, (though not with your new vbs, obviously).

    At around 8:30...
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    Customization Thanks Brink. But if I understand you...

    Thanks Brink.

    But if I understand you correctly, it seems that the Barefoot Kid method you refer to would require user input (however minimal) and I'm trying to avoid this.

    The reason is,...
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    Customization Thanks, Brink, looks good. Had any thoughts...

    Thanks, Brink, looks good.

    Had any thoughts about my second question: "Is it possible to load a suitable script into the W10 Startup folder that would create an SRP on boot-up?"
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    Customization Brink, your three scripts are great, but what I...

    Brink, your three scripts are great, but what I could really do with is one that has a description like this:

    This shortcut will NOT prompt you to enter a description for the restore point, but...
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    Solved Yes, spapakons (and You) did the biz.

    Yes, spapakons (and You) did the biz.
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    Solved Thank you, spapakons, for a reply that has...

    Thank you, spapakons, for a reply that has complete relevance to my original post.

    This doesn't happen often enough on Windows help forums. Well done :cake:
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    Solved Thanks, You. No, I wasn't referring to...

    Thanks, You.

    No, I wasn't referring to 'sleep'. Pressing 'a' key does wake it up from that mode, and the Device Manager settings reflect this.

    It's an omission on M$'s part then, to not have...
  23. Replies 8 Views 3,843

    Solved Keyboard control to turn screen back on after timeout?

    Tuning an HP All-In-One pc with wired keyboard. In Power Settings I can't see any choice of a key to resurrect the display after a timeout. I'd like to set it to spacebar. Or maybe Enter.

    Anyone...
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    Solved OK, seems like I was worried about nothing. Just...

    OK, seems like I was worried about nothing. Just about every game I've tried works OK. They're all fairly simple, but it's those older games that my elderly friend prefers.

    Thanks for your...
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    Batlhiz: Yes, I could probably lessen the...

    Batlhiz: Yes, I could probably lessen the resolution, but I think the visible screen would still be the same size. I've just checked again with my 24" Asus PA248 and W7 rig. If I drag the edge of the...
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