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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
  5. 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...
  6. 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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    According to Saluto, essential startup Apps take...

    According to Saluto, essential startup Apps take 1.35 minutes, potentially removable ones 2.38, of which 2.37 is the antivirus program. When the computer has fully booted up - said to be 4.14...
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    Antivirus and boot times.

    I have removed Microsoft Security Essentials and installed 360 Internet Security 2013, following adverse reviews for the first and very good reviews for the second. According to Saluto my boot time...
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    It works - thanks

    It works - thanks
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