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  1. I am finding the responses here very...

    I am finding the responses here very illustrating!

    Lots of people coming out with statements along the lines of "I love XP", "I hate W8" etc.

    I'm just wondering if people who use OSX or iOS...
  2. Why are MS so confused? All this chopping and...

    Why are MS so confused? All this chopping and changing does them no good whatsoever in the long run.
    And shuffling people from a position they excel in to one they don't is just plain daft.
    ...
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    Good article, though I would like to point up one...

    Good article, though I would like to point up one thing.

    Your statement "Windows 7 and 8x offer enhanced security and better compatibility with modern software and peripherals" unfortunately...
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    Also, very occasionally email will work, ie. get...

    Also, very occasionally email will work, ie. get sent to the Outbox with a 'Sent' timestamp. And then it will Send.

    But the very next email I send will fail, and all subsequent emails.
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    No. Will it cure the problem? Or just give me...

    No. Will it cure the problem? Or just give me code-lists?
    No.
    No. Reply to One or to All is the same.
    No. Any recipient.


    I should say that this 'just started happening', nothing has changed...
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    As extra info, the problem happens when I 'send'...

    As extra info, the problem happens when I 'send' the new email to the Outbox, and before I make any online connection.
    So it is not a Server connection issue, it happens before that within Outlook...
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    Email not sending from Office 2010

    Hi Folks

    I have a weird problem with Outlook 2010.

    When I 'Reply-To-All' to emails, sometimes it refuses to send, and the email sits in the Outbox.

    I have noticed that when it fails to send,...
  8. Thanks, that's got it. The switch to...

    Thanks, that's got it.

    The switch to 'Reconnect to _HIDDEN_ networks' was....... hidden! ....on the 'Make New Connection' page, and not available on the 'Connect' page.

    jpl : It's a curiosity...
  9. Laptop won't reconnect automatically to hidden SSID

    My wife's Win7-64 laptop was quite happy until I set the SSID to 'Hidden'.

    All other devices in the house are happy with the new setup, but each time my wife boots up her laptop she needs to...
  10. Probably the most common email scam, the False...

    Probably the most common email scam, the False Link one.

    Always check the end of the domain, just before the forward-slash (in this case .biz/) for the true domain.
    Having a '.com' in the...
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    Drew, what is the point of your thread? You...

    Drew, what is the point of your thread?

    You are obviously a W8 evangelist who thinks the sun shines out of it.
    Thats fine, but why expound your glowing fanaticism on a new thread here?
    Isn't...
  12. This problem sounds exactly like one I have had...

    This problem sounds exactly like one I have had happen twice with Win-XP.

    PC boots, but instead of getting to the Login screen after the Windows splash, I just got a Black screen with Mouse...
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    Thanks Doc I'll try this today. I have no...

    Thanks Doc I'll try this today.

    I have no idea why USB devices (which haven't changed) might be a problem, but anything is worth trying to resurrect an OS!

    Thanks to the folks who have replied...
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    OK, using the /BASEVIDEO switch didn't work....

    OK, using the /BASEVIDEO switch didn't work. Still boots to a black screen with mouse pointer.

    I still somehow feel this is a Graphics issue, but obviously I could be wrong...

    Tomorrow I'll try...
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    Thanks for the suggestions folks. Last Known...

    Thanks for the suggestions folks.

    Last Known Good Configuration - just the pointer on black screen, no change
    Adding /BASEVIEO - just the pointer on black screen, no change

    So, presuming that...
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    HELP: Boots to blank screen

    XP-SP3 froze during a game.

    Rebooted, and got as far as a mouse pointer on a blank screen.
    No icons, nada. Random clicking on black space does nothing.
    Ctr-Alt-Del does nothing.

    Booting in...
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    This thread started with Drew stating his...

    This thread started with Drew stating his opinions, these then became a discussion and almost descended into a flame.

    Why did Drew feel the need to 'enlighten' us with his (personal, one-sided)...
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    As somebody said "Its just a matter of time, but...

    As somebody said "Its just a matter of time, but when it breaks, it's gonna break bigtime".

    It's the "We don't need protection" statements that amaze me!
  19. As the info says, the 'Q9xxx Y' chips are fine. ...

    As the info says, the 'Q9xxx Y' chips are fine.

    I think the caveat is for Q8xxx series chips, which use a FSB speed of 1333MHz, as opposed to Q9xxx, which use a 1066MHz FSB.
    The faster 1333 bus...
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    Can you specifically block port 111 in your...

    Can you specifically block port 111 in your Router?
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    Hear hear gene, spot on! My one problem with...

    Hear hear gene, spot on!

    My one problem with W8-CPR, is actually NOT "Why Metro?", as it is simply an added interface.
    Yet most replies on here blare out "If you can't understand or get used to...
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    Oh don't worry - XP has lasted very well, and...

    Oh don't worry - XP has lasted very well, and when things eventually come to a head I will be forced to move all the way to Win7.

    As for the supposed 'memory management and speed benefits', this...
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    Having been hugely disappointed in Win7 - nice...

    Having been hugely disappointed in Win7 - nice OS, shame a lot of my music programs don't work, and nor do my soundcard, scanner or printer), and after trying Win8-CPR(!), I thought "Has MS totally...
  24. Thanks folks, looks like I have to face up to...

    Thanks folks, looks like I have to face up to 'nursing' XP along for the future, and hope the hardware holds up!

    Fortunately I'm an avid 'Acronis Disk Manager' user, and keep offline backups of...
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    Hopefully the actual harddisk isn't dying! If...

    Hopefully the actual harddisk isn't dying!

    If he just wants to save his photos, pop out the harddisk, plug it into a 2nd PC, and copy them off.

    If the files are inaccessible from 2nd PC...
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