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  1. I found the notes at...

    I found the notes at http://www.gadgetbuilder.com/Computer/SpeedFanInfo.html#SmartGuardian
    helpful. SpeedFan is tricky to use because it has to cope with a massive array of hardware, most of which...
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    I wondered if the option to 'show windows & tabs...

    I wondered if the option to 'show windows & tabs from last time' might be the problem (because it restores the last-closed instance of FF), so tried pinning a couple of tabs, resetting the start...
  3. Reviving VB4 project

    For some reason, this thread was closed after only 6 days. As a part-time programmer, I was keen to help, although I never used VB4 (I used the DOS-based QB 4.5, and then VB6). I can't tell what...
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    Does that mean you let it analyse all your music...

    Does that mean you let it analyse all your music in one fell swoop, then clicked 'save all'? If so, then unless 'undo' is still available, you may be out of luck. I have never used it, only read...
  5. Thanks - I know I could have (and probably did in...

    Thanks - I know I could have (and probably did in the past) look that up, but what I was hoping to find out was whether my GeForce 6150 on-board graphics (in particular) would work at a satisfactory...
  6. This aborts when it discovers my (XP) boot...

    This aborts when it discovers my (XP) boot partition is only 13GB, and appears unable to look beyond that to the other partitions and drives in the box. Does anyone know a way to check if the rest...
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    On a friend's laptop, a particular pressed CD...

    On a friend's laptop, a particular pressed CD could not be read, but recorded CD-Rs could be both read and written-to. I assumed the pressed CD must be faulty, but it turned out the drive was the...
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    Not that I know of, I'm afraid.

    Not that I know of, I'm afraid.
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    AIUI, the overhead associated with each packet of...

    AIUI, the overhead associated with each packet of data means that you typically need ~10 bits to transmit a byte, so 1 Mbps = 1,000,000 b/s ~= 100,000 bytes/s (B/s) = 97.6 kB/s = 0.095 MB/s. So the...
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    That last link...

    That last link (crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html) allowed me to download an installer which, along with the advertised content, also included a 'safety monitor' of dubious...
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    How about 21 times? I found this somewhere in...

    How about 21 times? I found this somewhere in 2008:
    how about:

    "Wouldn't the sentence 'I want to put a hyphen between the words Fish and And and And and Chips in my Fish-And-Chips sign' have...
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    Only just spotted this: I bought a bare-bones...

    Only just spotted this: I bought a bare-bones ASUS PC with this motherboard about a year ago, and had endless blue-screens with the original memory I purchased (EXTRA VALUE 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz...
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    No sign of unwanted green buttons using Firefox...

    No sign of unwanted green buttons using Firefox 21, even after I enable scripting, turn off Ad-Block+ and stop Ghostery blocking. So I thought maybe they had responded rather quickly to your...
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    A Google search on "Presario CQ5210F" finds...

    A Google search on "Presario CQ5210F" finds http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01859813 as the second hit, and following the Motherboard M2N68-LA link I find...
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    A quick Google suggests the BIOS can be invoked...

    A quick Google suggests the BIOS can be invoked with F1 or F10 or perhaps CTRL-Alt_Esc - it all depends on the model. Let us know which Presario it is. Info at ...
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    Some test results

    I was intrigued, and (having never tried CD-RW discs on my Win-7 pc), decided to give it a go. After much too-ing and fro-ing, I may have the answer: When you first try to access a blank CD-RW, Win7...
  17. I realise this was a week ago, but my curiosity...

    I realise this was a week ago, but my curiosity about wmic found me this on XP (amongst other details):
    try wmic from the command line, to get the wmic prompt: wmic:root\cli> , then
    >diskdrive...
  18. I have never been able to persuade MSE to perform...

    I have never been able to persuade MSE to perform scheduled scans (in spite of trying all combinations of the few options available), so use a simple scheduled task with the following entry:
    ...
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    I can concur that my XP machine slows when MSE is...

    I can concur that my XP machine slows when MSE is being updated (or when it is scanning other MS updates - I can't tell which it is). However, as Windows updates tend to appear in blocks about once...
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    I wonder if your system is really slow? I don't...

    I wonder if your system is really slow? I don't know about Windows update (but if you are letting it update automatically, then it will slow your system while it is busy replacing files), but who...
  21. Very much a long shot, but have you looked at...

    Very much a long shot, but have you looked at Help>About... and checked the 'disabled items' button? I don't have O-2003 here at home to confirm the precise wording, but recall that at work it once...
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    More than likely its a ruse to get you to go...

    More than likely its a ruse to get you to go somewhere unsavoury - I got a batch of these the other day, and I'm pretty sure my PC hasn't been turned into a bot. The message contained this:...
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    I know you have 'solved' the backup issue another...

    I know you have 'solved' the backup issue another way, but have you considered creating a symbolic link in "C:\Program Files (x86)" to a folder that Windows will backup, and calling it Transit? As...
  24. Are you up to writing some code? The following...

    Are you up to writing some code? The following works in Outlook 2000 (I know, its old). I have never written any code for Outlook 2010, so it may all be completely changed.
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    Sub...
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    I can't help with the updates (the above seems...

    I can't help with the updates (the above seems comprehensive - I had frozen my Office 2000 installation after SP3 at KB822035, apart from anything later that MS pushed out via Windows updates), but...
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