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  1. Hi all. I've dug out an old laptop that I want to give to a friend, but I can't remember my password. Burnt Windows Password Recovery to a USB Drive. When I put it in the old laptop, and got it to boot from USB drive, I just get a blank screen with a Smiley Face in the top left hand corner, by the cursor. Any keys I press just adds another Smiley Face. I can't find the same problem happening to anyone else on Google, so I'm quite confused. It is a Samsung R519 running on Windows 7. Thanks in advance. SOD'EM
  2. Good day to all I seem to have a problem with the Windows 1803 update that for some reasons after many hours searching the so called experts cannot put right. I can download the New Version Update (1803) no problems at all but when it tries to install it tells me that I have Avira Security blocking the install. I have uninstalled this many months ago before I even contemplated updating. After reading the Avira website ref: Registry and safe boot options I eventually managed to locate 4 Avira folders and files in safe mode (unable to find them in standard mode even with hidden fi
  3. Hi I am using windows 8/8.1 and happy with it but last few days had a message saying it is outdated and to upgrade to Windows 10! Has anyone else had this message? I have also had problems with Windows updates and messages saying error not able to update and the writing has gone small so had to increase it, I have 360 total security and do a scan daily Any help/advice be appreciated thanks Sandy
  4. Hi. I want to add some side windows to my Landrover Defender but cannot get any guidance on if I need to let the DVLA know re taxation class. Everywhere on the internet talks about adding windows AND adding seats which creates all sorts of trouble with the tax. I just want windows. Can anyone sign post me to what I need to do legally. My vehicle is currently registered as Light Goods Vehicle. Many thanks Kilo
  5. Hi Guys, I picked up a Sony Vaio for next to nothing and it's in pretty good nick. I am however having internet connection problems. I have connected it to my router via ethernet and wirelessly, but Internet Explorer still can't display the web page. The internet icon says connected with 100mbs speed, but still can't work out what's wrong. Thanks in advance.
  6. I know I shouldnt laugh but you have to check out this guys users name.......... One computer user has become so disillusioned with Windows 10's spying features that he has been driven to using Linux Mint as his primary operating system. But Voat user CheesusCrust was curious to find out just how pervasive Microsoft's privacy invasion is. The results of his investigation are quite staggering. Using a router kitted out with DD-WRT, and a copy of Windows 10 Enterprise installed in a virtual machine on his Linux laptop, he started by disabling every single one of the tracking and teleme
  7. Please help, (I suggest a comfy chair and a cuppa, this is a big mess) Last year we had three new windows installed in our bungalow. In addition to this we also signed a contract (27th June 16) for a new composite front door to be fitted in our recessed porch which required raising of the internal step, removal of the old door and frame and replacing this with a door and top light on the front of the porch, not the recess. The fitter had to leave and collect another piece of glass for one window as it was incorrect (a small triangular window) and this delayed the job which I
  8. You only have untill the 29th of this month to get the upgrade for Free!
  9. If you've not upgraded to Windows 10, and are thinking of doing so, then you'll have to get your rear in gear as Microsoft have announced that they're ending the free upgrade on 29th July. Previously there had been speculation that Microsoft might extend the 12 month free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and 8 users. If you upgrade after that, it'll cost you upwards of £80 (there's no official UK pricing as yet) to get Windows 10. If you're buying a new device, it'll come installed on the machine as standard. The good news is that Microsoft will finally turn off that annoying 'Ge
  10. Summary: If you have had a similar experience with Anglian Home Improvements please contact me directly. I am taking them to court and want to get as many witness statements as possible. Detail: Anglain canvassed our area offering free no obligation quotes 50% off. We got a quote for doing our house. We were conned into signing a purchase order which they now want us to pay. We were specifically told the following lies by their representative: We handed over £50 to “guarantee the price of the quote”. This was actually a deposit. We foolishly signed a purc
  11. If you are running QuickTime for Windows on your personal computer, you should uninstall it as soon as possible. The two vulnerabilities were disclosed publicly on Thursday without a patch because the Windows version of QuickTime is deprecated, i.e. it will no longer receive security updates. An alert issued by the US Homeland Security's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) agrees that the threat is serious: https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/04/quicktime-windows/
  12. I am currently running windows 8.1 on my laptop, however a pop up window keeps appearing saying that my pc is scheduled to upgrade to windows 10 on Saturday 12th March. Despite the fact that I clicked cancel to cancel the upgrade, another window opened advising me to "upgrade now" or "upgrade later", and does not appear to have cancelled the upgrade. What do I do ??
  13. For the full story see ..... HERE http://www.ibnlive.com/news/tech/microsoft-forcing-in-windows-10-to-pcs-what-you-can-do-about-it-1199507.html http://www.dispatchtribunal.com/microsoft-to-shove-windows-10-down-your-throat/13922/
  14. Has anyone else had this error? Had this error for a few days and it would not load or update. As always I looked around as many forums on this as I could. I eventually found this >> http://www.windows10forums.com/threads/update-for-windows-10-version-1511-for-x64-based-systems-kb3122947-error-0x80070643.5909/ I followed the guide it worked so now all sorted for the time being. So if anyone else has had this error and wants to sort it then this may help you out.. But you MUST use the elevated command prompt... For the elevated command prompt right click
  15. For those who don’t know, Microsoft is currently working on it’s first non-patch update for Windows 10, currently codenamed Threshold 2 and was originally supposed to launch sometime in October. But as of recently, it appears that release window may have slipped ever so slightly, as according to my sources, Threshold 2 will now launch in early November instead. This is likely for the best, as it gives Microsoft a little more time to continue developing Threshold 2 and should hopefully result in a better built all round update for consumers when it is finally released. Now another interest
  16. Hi Peeps. I've set up a basic account on my pc for my son. When I start Firefox, the homepage shows just fine. If I click a link, that works just fine. However, when I try and search something, or put a URL in the Address Bar, it just says 'Problem loading page'. I've looked in Firefgox settings, but can't see a problem. Hope someone can help.
  17. Installed Win 10 over 8.1 on a laptop. Seemed to install well - but soon got error messages about missing MVSCR100.dll file. Outlook could not send emails - although, strangely it could send test message correctly - but nothing else. Email links would not open in my default FF browser. In the end, the broken email problem persuaded me to revert to 8.1. Now everything is working perfectly again. A shame, because it looked very nice and seemed to be quick
  18. In February this year, I called several Double Glazing companies, one of them being Safestyle Windows, to give me a quote for, you guessed it, new windows on the front of my house. Safestyle confirmed an appointment with me for the following weekend, saying that they would call 30 minutes before the appointment to make sure I hadn't changed my mind - a little strange I thought, seeing as when I make an appointment I always keep it. Anyway, the following weekend came and I received a phonecall from Safestyle in Coventry to check that I still wanted to keep my appointment to which I said yes. Te
  19. Reddit user FalloutBoS has posted a salutary warning to others thinking of upgrading to Windows 10: be careful it doesn't result in your wife finding out about your porn collection. FalloutBoS says that he installed at the end of last week. When his wife got up the following morning, the computer was merrily rotating through his carefully curated collection of x-rated images, using the hardcore pics as a screensaver: Loaded up WIN 10 last night and left it on to do its thing. Woke up to wife asking why I set it to rotate all my porn images right on the desk top view. I have n
  20. Then here is the answer. Works for Adobe programs, MWord, Outlook, - probably works with any program http://neoshamon.blogspot.fr/2015/06/adobe-app-scaling-on-high-dpi-displays.html?view=sidebar magic.
  21. I purchased one of those three Mi-Fi devices. The HUAWEI E586 that you can run up to 5 Wi-Fi devices at once. After about 5 minutes i get the dreaded yellow triangle on my desktop limited connectivity. The signal is 100% on the router and on computer. Looking at all the forums this is an issue with the network adapter and windows 8.1 whenever windows updates. If i put the sim from the Mi-Fi device into a normal dongle i have no problems Even though these forums are littered with the problem, very little info on rectifying the problem as this has nothing to do with three, but win
  22. Can someone point to what the problem is please. Windows 7 updated to current releases Asus laptop about 4 years old, works really well apart from this problem below. When the laptop needs to restart or be started, it will switch on ok, but there is a blank screen with no cursor. I can hear the hard drive working and the windows sound shows that it has started, but still a blank screen. I then allow all the start up programs to load up in the background (which I presume is happening as I cannot see it), before forcing the laptop to turn off, so I can try to restart again. On
  23. Will it be worth it? http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/windows-10-faq?ocid=win10_auxapp_LearnMore_win10faq
  24. When Microsoft MVP Patrick Barker tried to help a user with a computer problem, he stumbled across something curious. Windows Update kept randomly being disabled. Was malware at work, turning off Windows Update to prevent Microsoft patches and security updates from being installed? No, malware wasn't to blame. It was Samsung. Barker discovered that Samsung's SW Update software was downloading and running a file with the unambiguous name of Disable_Windowsupdate.exe. Read More especially the chat with the Samsung Rep at the bottom It is recommended this is report
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