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    Hard disc defragging

    I subscribe to a PC magazine in the UK (PC Pro) which like many magazines offers "free" software, usually not the latest version but given away to tempt an upgrade. This months issues offers O&O...
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    Great to see a free upgrade for Windows 7 but...

    Great to see a free upgrade for Windows 7 but will Windows 10 upgrade 7 in place or is it a complete start again? Also will my perfectly serviceable Office 2007 including Outlook & Access continue...
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    I'm referring to Java from Java.com - version 8...

    I'm referring to Java from Java.com - version 8 update 25. I'm sure the error message referred to Java script but now all is working I clearly can't check it. Sorry for any confusion.

    Peter
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    JavaScript required

    Not sure if this is the right forum, if not apologies. I've had a problem with one web site in IE11 which comes up with "Java script required" despite the fact I'm up to date. I looked in the...
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    Wi-Fi extenders

    I've been looking at extending the range of my Wi-Fi network, I cannot move the router easily. The current signal is weak I some rooms and drops out also it would be good if it reached the garden. ...
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    Windows 7 or 8?

    I'm going to get a new PC in the next few months, I'm currently on Windows 7 and wondering if I should take the plunge and go with Windows 8?
    I like 7 and am comfortable with using it but possibly...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I started to try out...

    Thanks for the feedback. I started to try out Skydrive for backing up my photo's - 25Gb is enough (so far!). I have my photos organised how I want them but as photos don't change I guess I can...
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    Skydrive and Windows Explorer

    Hi I'd appreciate some clarification on the new Windows Explorer add on. I've had Skydrive for a while but not used it much & was recently prompted to return & get my free 25Gb upgrade. I then read...
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    Defragmenting the hard drive

    I subscribe to a PC magazine (not as useful as Windows Secrets) but this month the free cover DVD stuffed with programs I don't generally want included O&O's defrag program. So my question is, is...
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    Thanks guys. Booted up this morning and the...

    Thanks guys. Booted up this morning and the missing drive has returned although I've changed nothing! The mystery remains.
    AutoRun is OFF. What I'm refering to is the AutoPlay dialog which...
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    Win 7, USB drives missing & Autoplay

    Two queries here both relating to external drives connected to USB ports.
    I have 3 USB drives permanently connected, a 250Gb Western Digital, a 300Gb Freecom and a 1Tb Freecom. The drives are...
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    Joe Many thanks for the reassurance. The PC in...

    Joe
    Many thanks for the reassurance. The PC in question is at my church so next time I'm there & it's not Sunday I'll do it

    Peter
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    IE 9 64 bit version

    When IE 9 was first pushed out on Windows update I recall seeing an article saying it had problems in the 64 bit version. Cosequently I held off installing it. Anyone have any comments on whether...
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    Windows Updates Fail to install - problem solved

    Problem solved!! I spoke to my local friendly support engineer and it seems he has seen this problem quite a lot in the last couple of weeks. The solution was boringly simple. Just install each of...
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    Windows Updates Fail to install

    I have a major problem with the latest load of Windows updates. 5 updates (KB2492386, KB2506928, KB982018, KB2522422, KB2515325) which arrived in the UK on 27 April. Windows goes through the...
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    I've been using a free utility from DesktopOK for...

    I've been using a free utility from DesktopOK for over a year now - http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK - it will save & restore on demand and if you switch resolutions you can save...
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    IE9 Obsevations

    Well it's here and after checking it out on my laptop & making sure it loaded my key sites OK I installed in on my main PC. Intel core i5 & 32bit Windows 7. Out of interest I benchmarked a a few...
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    As a follow on from my first post to which there...

    As a follow on from my first post to which there were sadly no replies I was looking for something else and came across a Microsoft Office 95 CD. So my new question is as can I install PowerPoint 95...
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    Converting old Powerpoint Files

    In the process of tidying up my hard drive (everyone does this don't they?) I came across some old Powerpoint files created in 1994 on PowerPoint 4.0. Whilst they are not essential to my life they...
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    To "Superfetch or not to Superfetch"

    I run a piece of free software called Fresh UI (from Fresh Software) which lets you see, and change, more Windows User Interface settings than you knew existed. The lastest release offers control...
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