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  1. Microphone volume too low or microphones not recording at all

    I've recently reinstalled Windows 7 on a 5/6-year-old Dell XPS M1530 and then updated drivers. People can now hardly hear me on Skype calls and messages using the Skype Test Service are recording at...
  2. Folders not showing in Music app on iPhone 5

    2 problems with recently purchased iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.2 / iTunes 11.0.1.12:

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    When streaming ("home sharing") from PC , all of the "songs" stored on my PC (ripped from my CDs), but only...
  3. Timing of comments added with Word 2010

    My wife uses Review > Add a comment to annotate existing Word 2010 files (and older Word files using the compatibility mode). However, the file then reveals the time at which the comments were added...
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    Thanks very much, Clint. It seems that the...

    Thanks very much, Clint. It seems that the specifications available for the GMA 3150 graphics VGA port only ever quote the max resolution, rather than the specific intermediate ones available....
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    Thinking of buying the Samsung N220 netbook for...

    Thinking of buying the Samsung N220 netbook for my daughter. I know the built-in 3150 graphics generate a sufficiently high max resolution, but can't find whether they are capable of producing...
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    I installed Windows 7 Home Premium shortly after...

    I installed Windows 7 Home Premium shortly after it was released (over Vista) and have had no trouble until now. However, on booting I now generally get the messages "Preparing your desktop" and ...
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    Can anyone point me in the direction of software...

    Can anyone point me in the direction of software that would enable me to determine the rate (160 or 320 kbps) at which Spotify is streaming a particular track?
  8. Having just upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, I'm...

    Having just upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, I'm now getting the above message every now and then for the file I'm working on in Word XP. Would very much appreciate a fix.
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    Just to fill in a bit more: The same type of...

    Just to fill in a bit more:

    The same type of ability to open XML files described in my earlier e-mail, can also be done using Office 2003.

    If all you need to do is be able to open and make...
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    Just got back to a location with an Office 2007...

    Just got back to a location with an Office 2007 PC, and you can open XML files using Word 2007 or Excel 2007.

    It looks like in its default presentation, an XML file opened directly in Word may...
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    Word 2007 will definitely open .docx files...

    Word 2007 will definitely open .docx files without any problems, and will also handle Word 2003 .doc files fine too.

    XML files from other sources/programs, I wouldn't think so (though I've never...
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    It's worth a try - uninstall the Office 2007...

    It's worth a try - uninstall the Office 2007 components, then install the file format converters, and finally try to reinstall the Office 2007 components.


    Thanks very much indeed, Hans. Since...
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    I've just tried to install...

    I've just tried to install FileFormatConverters.exe to enable Word XP to read files in XML format. As suggested on the MS download site, I made sure all my Office programs (Office XP suite + Visio...
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    I know it will be obvious, but can't find how to...

    I know it will be obvious, but can't find how to change font size in dialog boxes in Word XP in particular, and more generally throughout Windows (Vista). Running a search in the Word forum only...
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    Re: USB flash drive (Home Premium/SP 1)

    No, even with USB drive installed System Restore is not configured to use it, only OS (C:) (System) is checked for such use on the tab.

    Thanks again

    Nick
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    Re: USB flash drive (Home Premium/SP 1)

    Nice try, Joe. Unfortunately "Optimise for quick removal" was checked so write caching already disabled.
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    Re: USB flash drive (Home Premium/SP 1)

    Thanks very much once again, Joe. I'll follow the link up as soon as current workload lets me out of its clutches <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15>
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    Re: USB flash drive (Home Premium/SP 1)

    Just using drive for occasional backup of contents of "Documents" and "Pictures" folders using SyncToy (on "contribution" basis). Not using Readyboost at all.
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    Re: USB flash drive (Home Premium/SP 1)

    Thanks Joe. Had a look under Properties but cannot find any mention of write caching.
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    Re: USB flash drive (Home Premium/SP 1)

    Thanks very much Leif. That's certainly an workaround if, as seems increasingly evident, it's impossible to modify Vista's behaviour in this case.
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    USB flash drive (Home Premium/SP 1)

    I'm getting the message "Do you want to scan and fix Removable Disk (F:)" every time I remove my USB flash drive without clicking the "Safely remove hardware" icon. Is there any way of stopping this...
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    Standard v {Professional (Standard)

    Being relatively impecunious, I'm thinking of buying a copy of Visio 2007 Standard in order to read and edit *text only* of files created by someone else with Visio 2007 Professional. Will the files...
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    Re: Visio Professional 2007 (Trial)

    (Edited by HansV to make URL clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>)

    Thanks for all your help. I've finally cured it - your Googled thread was basically correct, but I didn't realise that under...
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    Re: Visio Professional 2007 (Trial)

    Your help is much appreciated. I think the Bluetooth will prove to be the problem in the end so will keep pursuing it.
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    Re: Visio Professional 2007 (Trial)

    Thanks very much for your help, Hans. Assuming it is a Bluetooth problem as suggested in the thread, I tried to uncheck the Bluetooth add-in, but just got the message: "The connected state of the...
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