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    I followed the instructions and now the netbook...

    I followed the instructions and now the netbook is fine. Thanks
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    Thank you both. I have watched the video and...

    Thank you both. I have watched the video and copied the instructions and will "hopefully" do a full factory restore.
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    Re-formatting very slow HP Mini 210

    I have been given an HP Mini 210-1000 computer - 2 MB RAM and Windows 7 Starter edition. It is very very slow, about five minutes to boot-up and seven minutes to load/install updates to MS security...
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    Thanks - have printed out your advice and will...

    Thanks - have printed out your advice and will have a go.
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    Voice recognition

    I find Google Chrome’s voice recognition for entering website names fantastic. I would like to be able to similarly dictate notes on my tablet and desktop – is the software available for download as...
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    Hacked address book - scam

    I had an email today which purported to be from a friend. His email address was in the header and his correct name was at the bottom of the email text – I was not referred to by name. The text was...
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    I copy/paste the text I want into notepad, which...

    I copy/paste the text I want into notepad, which strips all formatting, then copy/paste into Word, where I edit as necessary
  8. Thread: Startup problem

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    It sounded like the power supply fan, which is...

    It sounded like the power supply fan, which is normally very quiet - this time the noise was quiet obvious but still sounding like a fan, without any rattle or other noise. I do not know if the...
  9. Thread: Startup problem

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    Startup problem

    Recently, when I switched on my Windows 7 desktop, the fan was noisy and after several minutes the screen was still blank. I pressed the button on the system box to switch off and then on again ten...
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    I swapped from Auto to G Dmt, re-booted the modem...

    I swapped from Auto to G Dmt, re-booted the modem and checked the speed. Download had dropped by about 100 Kbps and upload dropped from 590 to 490 Kbps. S/N ratio had gone up from 6 to 9 dB. I have...
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    Thank you. I now know that what I am getting is...

    Thank you. I now know that what I am getting is probably the optimum and will remain so, regardless of any new developments. Incidentally, my speed measurements are virtually the same regardless of...
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    I have had to carry out lots of tests for...

    I have had to carry out lots of tests for talktalk, including taking off the faceplate of the incoming socket and connecting the desktop computer directly into it with a very short cable via a...
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    Thank you. Downstream attenuation is given as...

    Thank you. Downstream attenuation is given as 56.5 kbps, which gives a line length of 4.1 km. Actual road length to the exchange is about 1.8 km. Using the kitz site adsl2+ is given as 3712 kbps and...
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    Improving Internet speed

    A question for someone in the UK. My ISP is TalkTalk and my internet speed is generally 2.8 Mbps, but sometimes, after a modem re-boot, it goes up to 3.0 Mbps – the speed is consistent between...
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    Thanks. I will try the suggestions next time I go...

    Thanks. I will try the suggestions next time I go to my daughter.
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    Thanks - I have copied those instructions and...

    Thanks - I have copied those instructions and hopefully the password problem can be solved - the other problem is that when the computer becomes usable after entering the Outlook password there is no...
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    Uninstalling a phantom program

    My daughter has installed MS Office – the latest “home” version on her Windows 8.0 computer, and apparently downloaded and installed Outlook as an add-on. She is now required to enter an Outlook...
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    Thank you all for your advice - i will act...

    Thank you all for your advice - i will act accordingly
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    Spam emails - unsubscribe or not?

    Like everyone I get emails that are obviously unsolicited which I just delete – they often have an unsubscribe button but I do not do so as I believe that would confirm they have made a real hit with...
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    Thank you both. First, Disk Cleanup Wizard is a...

    Thank you both. First, Disk Cleanup Wizard is a Microsoft enhancement to Win 7 SP1 that allows cleanmgr.exe to now clean up old update downloads no longer required (it is not 3rd party software) as...
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    Removing old windows update files

    I have downloaded and run the new version of cleanmgr Disk Cleanup Wizard, which now removes old Windows Update files. I checked the hard disk free space before and after and it has only increased by...
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    The computer (desktop) is connected by cable to...

    The computer (desktop) is connected by cable to the router - a basic one supplied by the ISP, the only instructions being how to connect it up. The computer is not on a network. I tried switching off...
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    Widely varying boot times

    My boot times vary widely, as shown on the attached Soluto file - in fact it is about a further minute before I can usefully use Windows Live Mail. I have removed everything practical from boot up,...
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    Many thanks Ruirib - could not have asked for a...

    Many thanks Ruirib - could not have asked for a better explanation.
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    Windows Explorer opening screen choice.

    In Windows 7 home, when I open Explorer it opens in Libraries, I then select Documents, then My Documents to get to where I want - Documents Library. Is there a way of customising Explorer to make it...
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