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  • Jukebox replied to the topic Laptop Typing problem in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 8 hours ago

    Have you tried plugging the USB transmitter into a different socket?

  • I have recently discovered that Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 and Office 2010 can now be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/
    For 8.1 and 7 you may need a product key and for 10 the April Version 1803 isn’t available if you are already using 1809. As I needed 1803 for a computer which wouldn’t run 1809, I downloaded it on my…[Read more]

  • Jukebox replied to the topic Flickering screen in the forum PC Talk 6 days, 8 hours ago

    Sorted! Changing the Gamma setting on the monitor from 2.2 to 2.4 removed the problem. Bit of a mystery!

    Thank you both for your suggestions.

  • Jukebox started the topic Flickering screen in the forum PC Talk 1 week ago

    I recently treated myself to a new Philips monitor which has HDMI and VGA inputs. One of my preferred photo editors is Photoscape 3.7 as it is quite easy to use and has a good clone tool. However when in edit mode the screen starts to flicker after a minute or two which gradually gets worse and makes the thing unusable. If I switch to ‘Viewer’…[Read more]

  • Jukebox replied to the topic OS won't install in the forum Windows Talk 1 week ago

    1703 duly updated to 1803 and all seems OK. Many thanks to you all for your help/suggestions.

  • Jukebox replied to the topic OS won't install in the forum Windows Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    Unfortunately these laptops (actually described as mobile workstations) date from the XP days and HP don’t support them past Vista. Stupid really as they are well built sturdy machines and should last many years. My colleague has 3 of them (!); I have already installed an SSD in one which has a 64bit processor and 1809 installed OK. The one I’m…[Read more]

  • Jukebox replied to the topic OS won't install in the forum Windows Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    As it happened I found a copy of the 1703 iso which has installed OK. Question now is – if it’s a 1809 driver problem how do I stop it updating? !!

     

  • Jukebox replied to the topic OS won't install in the forum Windows Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    I don’t think so Tippon. I downloaded it again today just in case but still no good.

  • Jukebox started the topic OS won't install in the forum Windows Talk 1 week, 1 day ago

    A colleague’s laptop (HP Compaq nw9440) fouled up during a recent W10 update and thereafter failed to boot up. I tried to reload the OS using downloaded 1809 both with iso/cd and usb stick but in both cases it got as far as the windows logo but no further. I eventually got into the existing OS and added another user which worked OK so assumed t…[Read more]

  • Jukebox replied to the topic HDD??????????? in the forum PC Talk 1 month ago

    You should be able to turn indexing off on that drive and see if it makes any difference. In file explorer, right click on the HDD drive, select Properties and in the General tab untick ‘Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties’.

  • Jukebox started the topic More Scam in the forum Security Talk 1 month ago

    Have had 4 phone calls from ‘TalkTalk’ (not) today telling me (in an American accent) that my internet service will be disconnected today and I should press 1 to get further details. Although I am able to block certain callers, each of these calls came from a different number so blocking is not an option. Time something was done to stop these pests.

  • Jukebox replied to the topic Cheap 120GB SSD in the forum PC Talk 2 months ago

    Now only £19.79 for a 120GB Integral at MyMemory  (less 69P if you use TopCashback!)

  • Jukebox replied to the topic Not a good start! in the forum Other Tech 2 months, 1 week ago

    Probably a waste of time telling them anything. As part of my broadband deal I was given an ‘essential sim’ free of charge which is designed for light users. In April I was assured on ‘on-line chat’ that as long as I remained a broadband/telephone customer the sim would remain free. Since September they are now charging £3 per month. (Still…[Read more]

  • Jukebox replied to the topic Heating. in the forum Plumbing 2 months, 1 week ago

    A bit off topic but it’s worth remembering that the same applies to the air conditioning in a motor vehicle which should be run for a few minutes at intervals throughout the winter.

  • I’m planning to install an SSD to replace the existing spinner (W10) and would be grateful for advice on the best software to achieve this. A search brought up Easeus ToDo but I’m sure there must be others. Apologies if this has been covered before – I did a quick search but couldn’t find anything! Cheers, John

  • Shortly after we went metric I visited my local wood-yard and asked for a length of 2 x 1 (inch) timber. The bloke looked at me as though I was a real numpty and in a sarcy voice said “we’re now metric sir. What you want is 50 x 25 (mm). “OK” I said – “so what’s a standard length?”  His reply…….. 8 feet!

     

  • I’ve used this from B&Q:

    https://tinyurl.com/ydyfmrhc

    Has built-in sponge applicator and works a treat.

  • Jukebox replied to the topic Plusnet vs. Openreach vs. Me! in the forum Other Tech 4 months ago

    Problem is Openreach and Plusnet are both within the BT Group. For a start I’d just threaten to refer the matter to Ofcom.

  • I have never used my Microsoft Account to log in when installing but have always used the link which is something like Use Local Account which is at the bottom of the log-in page. This avoids the problems described and I have never found any difficulty logging into Microsoft apps after the install,

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