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  1. It is disappointing that boot up takes a lot...

    It is disappointing that boot up takes a lot longer than with Windows 7

    Make sure that Fast Startup is enabled.

    Go to “Power options” in the Start Menu.
    Click “Choose what the power...
  2. Have you tried the device on a different computer...

    Have you tried the device on a different computer to check that it is not at fault?
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    I've had no problems with TBird running under...

    I've had no problems with TBird running under W10, apart from the Message Pane view resetting itself every time its turned off, which I think is a problem with the latest version of TBird rather than...
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    Apparently, in the pro version, if you turn off...

    Apparently, in the pro version, if you turn off "Enable browser monitoring" in Options, it works. In the free version, you need a bat file to turn off dllhost.exe. Use either -

    @echo off...
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    If you are not already running it, update XP to...

    If you are not already running it, update XP to SP3. If you are not running XP SP3, it may be the cause of your problem.
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    I not sure why its doing it - presumably a...

    I not sure why its doing it - presumably a corrupt entry in the Registry. This fix worked for me - go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features. Find Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 in...
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    If you click on the Analyse button, CCleaner will...

    If you click on the Analyse button, CCleaner will display all the files it thinks should be cleaned without cleaning them. Right click on an entry and choose "View detailed results" from the drop...
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    If you perform what is called a high level...

    If you perform what is called a high level format, referred to as a quick format, the method is not secure seeing as it only erases the boot sector and partition table, thus leaving all of the other...
  9. Do not manually delete the file. Use the setting...

    Do not manually delete the file. Use the setting in the Disk Clean-up tool, which also removes two large hidden files which W10 required for the upgrade.
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    Probably a silly question, but are you sure you...

    Probably a silly question, but are you sure you downloaded the correct driver? Either way, have you tried the driver that came with the printer. Make sure that every trace of your previous attempt...
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    A full format still wont make everything...

    A full format still wont make everything unrecoverable. The most secure method is DBAN, but note the caveat for SSDs.

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/dariks_boot_and_nuke.html
  12. The easiest way is to use Windows Updates Mini...

    The easiest way is to use Windows Updates Mini Tool to gain full control over updates.

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_update_minitool.html
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    Windows Update Mini Tool gives you back full...

    Windows Update Mini Tool gives you back full control of updates.

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_update_minitool.html
  14. Open Device manager. Scroll down to USB...

    Open Device manager. Scroll down to USB Controllers. Double click to open. Right click each entry in turn and click uninstall. Reboot and the correct drivers will be reinstalled.
  15. "to open this file, Windows needs to know what...

    "to open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it" suggests that you don't have a default browser set.
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    "If i shorten the other one will it automatically...

    "If i shorten the other one will it automatically lengthen the primary" The answer is no.
    To do the job, you will need a third party partitioning tool. I use Minitool Partition Wizard, but others...
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    Check that Firefox is set as the default browser.

    Check that Firefox is set as the default browser.
  18. Thread: Code 38

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    Try this fix for W10 ...

    Try this fix for W10

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware/windows-10-error-code-38/d1f205e0-b990-4834-a50e-83fdd637407d
  19. Instead of the Registry Editor, try using...

    Instead of the Registry Editor, try using Registrar Registry Manager (free version). I haven't found anything it cant remove, for which reason, back up the Registry before you start. Note that it...
  20. Those are all parts of the OS. If you remove the...

    Those are all parts of the OS. If you remove the Desktop, for instance, Windows wont work at all. As for the rest, if they are empty, they are not taking up any space so leave them alone. Trying to...
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    Laptop makers no longer include recovery disks....

    Laptop makers no longer include recovery disks. Instead, a hidden recovery partition is provided on the hard drive. Unless the hard drive failed and was replaced, you already have what you need.
    ...
  22. Your bios probably needs a firmware update before...

    Your bios probably needs a firmware update before it will properly recognise a drive of that size.
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    You can check your readiness for IPv6 here ...

    You can check your readiness for IPv6 here

    http://test-ipv6.com/

    Microsoft caution against disabling IPv6

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/929852
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    IRST is a utility with a GUI. Open the management...

    IRST is a utility with a GUI. Open the management window and check its status etc.
  25. The rules 1/ Before upgrading an OS, create an...

    The rules
    1/ Before upgrading an OS, create an image or a clone so you can restore your installation in case of problems.
    2/ Always check for updated drivers for sound, graphics, printers etc. The...
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