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    Again thanks Rick Let's hope this thread is of...

    Again thanks Rick

    Let's hope this thread is of use to others facing the same or similar problem.

    What I did find more by chance than anything else was the "Action Center" - (got to be said with...
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    Hi Rick - I tried that before I responded the...

    Hi Rick - I tried that before I responded the first time; I should have mentioned that- sorry.

    The reaction was an almost immediate 'NO'.

    I'm trying to get Intel to do the update, but their...
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    Rick - that is truly fantastic help. Very many...

    Rick - that is truly fantastic help. Very many thanks indeed.

    OK it's 32 bit - there's always at least one bit of information that one forgets to include!

    It took me a moment or two to find...
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    Dell Dimension 5000 and Windows 7

    I've upgraded this machine from XP to 7 Home Premium. I've got a couple of problems to be resolved and if someone could help me I would be grateful. I suspect these are driver problems - I tried to...
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    XP / Linux dual boot assistance please

    I'm being one of the many who are looking at this now - no need to guess why!

    I've down-loaded Zorin as it claims to be XP user friendly! I've followed a YouTube video on doing the install - it...
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    Whee-haa ---- great ! Just how easy was that. ...

    Whee-haa ---- great ! Just how easy was that.

    I'm on an older version of word and it went in straight from the file insert at #2.

    Very many thanks indeed.

    Rob
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    Stocktake printout assistance

    I've a stocktake to organise of around 4,500 items. It can only be done manually as it is a subjective quantitative count.

    I've a list of the items as a spreadsheet, but the print-out will run...
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    Thanks for replying, JimP, - I clearly didn't...

    Thanks for replying, JimP, - I clearly didn't explain the situation adequately. Back in May, XP gave up on me; I tried AV and malware, etc, but it wouldn't operate, so I reckoned on an HD sector...
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    Reading old Thunderbird emails.

    I had a major glitch with XP back in the spring and realising that it was possibly because I should have migrated to a new HD long before, I put in a new HD and re-installed everything; nice shiney...
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    Thanks Steve, there's always an easy way if only...

    Thanks Steve, there's always an easy way if only you know it!! Paste Special needs remembering.

    Rob
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    Imperial to Metric conversion

    I've three columns by 100 rows of decimal dimensions in inches. How can I do a block multiply by 25.4 to get these to millmetres ?

    Thanks

    Rob
  12. Many thanks guys - and sorry for not getting back...

    Many thanks guys - and sorry for not getting back earlier. I was away for part of the weekend and then found that even with this old drive connected nothing happened, so had to go and do another...
  13. Second SATA HD - no jumpers; how do I resolve please?

    A broken OS partition has forced me into re-establishing the PC on a new HD - would have been better doing it before this happened but that is part of the paving to hell!! :(

    The data is on a...
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    Many thanks, Zeddy. I'd been given my...

    Many thanks, Zeddy.

    I'd been given my original HLOOKUP formula by a spreadsheet knowledgeable friend, but I suspect his knowledge isn't as good as yours, and that is itself considerably better...
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    Steve - very many thanks indeed. That's...

    Steve - very many thanks indeed.

    That's exactly what I want but I'm puzzled how that does it! The BIG number is the Lookup Value, then the Range, but the '1' is the "A row_index_num of 1 returns...
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    Ahh - there's the catch - I'm on Excel 2003...

    Ahh - there's the catch - I'm on Excel 2003 (which you didn't spot!). That's potentially a nice facility until you get to a cell which should show '0'.

    What I have is a row of monthly data and I...
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    PV Panels Sheet problem

    I've not come to these pages before so am not sure if I can attach a whole spreadsheet (it is a small one !). so I'm attaching a screen shot and the formulae that is causing the problem.

    The...
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    Hmm - am I missing something here? The matter of...

    Hmm - am I missing something here? The matter of older hardware seems to be negated by my experience in that WDO ran perfectly on a laptop (Acer Aspire 5720) last week, and that machine must be...
  19. Many thanks to you for your advise, and it has...

    Many thanks to you for your advise, and it has been followed through. I do hate laptops with their nasty pads which never work for me.

    Anyway after a lot of re-starts I finally got Defender...
  20. Wife was not paying attention and clicked this in an email.

    "www.olriks.com/includes/likeit.php?zkjeu713actopg "

    I got the email as well but as the sender has not communicated in 2 years I was suspicious she'd been hacked and had that confirmed.
    ...
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    "Bright" DVD's damaging DVD machine

    A non-technical friend has had to have his VHS to DVD recorder repaired (120 UKP !). Panasonic have told him not to use 'bright' DVD's (Verbatim) on it as they are the source of the damage and that...
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    Thanks for your reply but in this case the...

    Thanks for your reply but in this case the picture is in the body of the email that I received and there is no indication of a web link or a mysterious picture file format. What I didn't say is that...
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    Thunderbird - pictures not forwarded

    I've been using Thunderbird for some years and have on occasions received non-relevant emails where there's been pictures and only boxes are showing, but this time I had quite an interesting series...
  24. Thanks for your replies, guys. I've never had...

    Thanks for your replies, guys.

    I've never had to use Restore Points in 20+ years of PC computing (all right they didn't exist that far back!!), but I get the feeling that this could be a...
  25. Reducing 'System Volume Information' file in Vista

    I will apologise to begin with because I'm sure this topic will have been done to death here! -- but a search is not coming up with the answers I'm looking for.

    My wife's laptop with Vista - we...
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