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  1. Dear all, Below are the results of the latest...

    Dear all,

    Below are the results of the latest test.

    I used "net localgroup users" to find the actual usernames of the Microsoft accounts. In most cases these were the first 5 characters of the...
  2. Hi jwoods, Cool, the user names appear to be...

    Hi jwoods,

    Cool, the user names appear to be different from the display names.

    I'll create one of these on the Windows 7 PC, and see if it's recognised by the Windows 10 one.

    Thanks for the...
  3. Hi Access-mdb, How do you describe a Windows 10...

    Hi Access-mdb,
    How do you describe a Windows 10 "Microsoft account" on the Windows 7 PC. Without this, Password protected sharing cannot function.
    Cheers,
    D.
  4. Loosing the will to live

    Hi Team,

    Many thanks for the input. I'm exactly where RetiredGeek (RG) got too...

    Because of the Linux devices on the network I can't use Homegroups, which Microsoft continue to demand of me...
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    Poll: Hate to be pessimistic, but this looks like a lot...

    Hate to be pessimistic, but this looks like a lot less for more money demanded.

    Only time will prove this to be a true assessment of not.

    BTW: I too am a WP user, and note it's lack of support...
  6. Hi Guys, Thread has been knocking around for a...

    Hi Guys,
    Thread has been knocking around for a week or so, any ideas?
    Thanks,
    D.
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    Just in case anyone is looking, here he is :) ...

    Just in case anyone is looking, here he is :)

    http://www.ceoemail.com/s.php?id=b-9164
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    Cheers one and all 😁 Strange enough I was not...

    Cheers one and all 😁
    Strange enough I was not making any progress until I asked them to confirm I had the correct name and email of their CEO...
    Gestures of good will then rapidly followed.
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    Dear all, Thanks for the feedback and advice....

    Dear all,
    Thanks for the feedback and advice.
    Long and short is that by arguing with Acer until nearly blue in the face, they've sent me a recovery disk, and this image has activated ok.
    Still...
  10. Networking home computers that are running different versions of Windows

    Dear all,
    Can anyone advise me on a mixed network issue.
    I have several PCs at home as well as music streaming devices such as Pure Sensia and Freecom MusicPal.
    The PCs run a mix of Windows 7 HP...
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    Advice on activation problem - Windows 7

    Dear all,

    I'd really appreciate some advice on an issue relating to the reinstallation of Windows 7 home premium to an Acer laptop.

    The hdd became badly corrupted and the partition table was...
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    [SOLVED] Perfect Bruce :) Many thanks for the...

    Perfect Bruce :)

    Many thanks for the clarification. Below is the actual text for those who're interested:

    4. Transfer. The provisions of this section do not apply if you acquired the...
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    [SOLVED] Hello Paul, This is part of the problem. If...

    Hello Paul,

    This is part of the problem. If you read here it states the exact opposite :(

    Bruce,
    I'm interested in your quote from the EULA. Does this apply to all versions, such as Home, and...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrade to 10 - Retail vs. OEM licences

    Dear all,

    Does anybody know the effect of upgrading to Windows 10 on the type of Licence that you have?

    Currently I've several PC's with a mixture of Win 7 HP, and Ultimate installed on them....
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    Very interesting piece, but what do you do if you...

    Very interesting piece, but what do you do if you cannot get to 1st base, ie install Windows 10?

    I'm struggling with a "Bricked" PC that would not upgrade, or wind back :(
  16. Hi Coochin, Many thanks but I was hoping to...

    Hi Coochin,

    Many thanks but I was hoping to avoid pulling the PC apart to rescue the situation. Do you have any suggestion for an in situ recovery?

    Best regards,
    D.
  17. Win 7 -> 10 Upgrade stuck in loop UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

    Dear Masters of the Universe :)

    I'm kind of stuck with an upgrade. I built a PC for a friend, and they foolishly accepted the Windows 10 Upgrade offer, and now appear to have a Brick, rather than...
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    My system reports that the Live Family app (aka...

    My system reports that the Live Family app (aka parental controls) will stop working.

    Anybody know if this is true?
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    Recommend a replacement for Secunia PSI

    Dear all,

    After an increasingly exasperating time with Secunia's PSI, I've decided to abandon it.

    Secunia are aware of a long running issue where Secunia locks up and will not scan a system,...
  20. Hi Fred, Glad to see a route to the iso's as...

    Hi Fred,
    Glad to see a route to the iso's as I've just needed to reinstall my Windows 7 system after HD crash, BTW: a pox on WD for that! :)
    Went to the site given, and my serial number worked...
  21. [SOLVED] Update, managed to find out the trick :) The...

    Update, managed to find out the trick :)

    The download app does not work when the phone is plugged in, but uses the WiFi connection to download the data.

    Many thanks for the links, all sorted now
  22. [SOLVED] HI Joe, Rick, I'm not able to see the file...

    HI Joe, Rick,

    I'm not able to see the file when I connect to the PC. I suspect it's stored in a protected area for the app.

    I tried companion app and can't make this work either. The app simply...
  23. [SOLVED] Saving data from application isolated storage

    Hi,

    I needed a voice recording app for use at a meeting, and installed "Free voice recorder" It appears to work fine, and I uploaded a small sample file to OneDrive without issue.

    This is the...
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    OK, Cheers, BTW: Do you think the "Minor SSiD"...

    OK, Cheers,

    BTW: Do you think the "Minor SSiD" is of any use in this case?

    D.
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    Hi Sudo, Many thanks, I've not seen that specific...

    Hi Sudo, Many thanks, I've not seen that specific software. I've used other types, and have strong signal strength throughout the house. Walls not that tough :)

    Paul, Again thanks, but I'm not...
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