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    The symptoms sound like a heat issue, but the...

    The symptoms sound like a heat issue, but the circumstances of taking days to weeks before shutdown do not sound like heat.

    Is your machine connected directly to your electricity supply, so that a...
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    Windows 10 Games Incompatibility List

    Thanks Pete, also of interest is the Windows 10 Games Incompatibility List.

    It's promising that the Compatible list is so long, and Incompatible is so short. Win7 was better than XP for older...
  3. I've used multi-desktops in Windows since the...

    I've used multi-desktops in Windows since the 90s, whenever I could find a stable enough solution with my Windows version. As Drew says, it's a great organizational help for those who work...
  4. Same here. I use a Skype number, and of course...

    Same here. I use a Skype number, and of course there's Google Voice also, and maybe others. I don't know for sure if they work for account confirmations, as I've managed to avoid such blandishments...
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    Check your Gmail spam

    You may want to check your Gmail spam box for false positives since July 9th.

    According to The Register...
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/17/linus_torvalds_vs_gmail_spam_filter/
    ...Gmail's...
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    Coincidentally, a BBC article...

    Coincidentally, a BBC article today about spam being less than 50% of email volume for the first time in over a decade.

    Are you going to block the USA too, by far the largest source of spam in the...
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    My only recommendation is to move your email...

    My only recommendation is to move your email management to either Outlook.com or Gmail.com--they're the two I've used extensively in recent years, and spam and missed genuine emails are a thing of...
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    [SOLVED] That board is 5-6 years old, and almost...

    That board is 5-6 years old, and almost definitely doesn't have UEFI, only BIOS mentioned on Anandtech article and Newegg info.

    21% 1-star reviews on Newegg suggests you've done well with yours,...
  9. It is a feature of whatever software you are...

    It is a feature of whatever software you are using to download. Browsers have such a feature, and download managers certainly should have it, so its absence would be unusual.

    This article How to...
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    A bigger timesaver than Ctrl+Enter and its...

    A bigger timesaver than Ctrl+Enter and its variants is to make sure you have address bar autofill and autosuggest on. [I think that's what they're called] Eg to go to the URL......
  11. Fred Langa uses and recommends Win7's built in...

    Fred Langa uses and recommends Win7's built in backup tools, so try those--they're free and straightforward.

    I agree with everyone else, Macrium Reflect is not the problem, you made a mistake...
  12. I don't know enough about the laptop and screen...

    I don't know enough about the laptop and screen you're talking about, but I did run an Alienware [ie high-end] laptop for 18 months as a desktop replacement.

    I used a docking station to connect...
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    Well, you do now :) I'd always regarded Xeon...

    Well, you do now :)

    I'd always regarded Xeon as a server chip, and it wasn't on my radar either until I did my research to choose between i5 and i7. I saw a couple of persuasive posts from someone...
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    Thank you Satrow, your comment gels with what...

    Thank you Satrow, your comment gels with what others who seem knowledgeable are saying. I'll pop the third DIMM in then.If by "bump" you mean overclock, neither my mobo nor the Zeon can handle that....
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    What about using a TV? Of course they're 16:9...

    What about using a TV? Of course they're 16:9 mostly, but if that would work, then it's a fine solution.

    I've had bad eyes even with new prescription glasses for years, but two TVs at the back of...
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    Single Channel RAM v Dual Channel

    I'm running Win7 x64 [and Win10 x64 later this year hopefully] with 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600 DIMMs.

    I just got a pressie of one more DIMM the exact same--same manufacturer, same everything. My...
  17. [SOLVED] Thank you again kweaver. I'd tried the single...

    Thank you again kweaver. I'd tried the single quote but it didn't work as expected. I since discovered it's because of different formats in the source columns of numbers. Once I found and cleaned...
  18. [SOLVED] Thank you kweaver, my fault in the first post, I...

    Thank you kweaver, my fault in the first post, I do not have spaces between the digits, I put them there for easier reading here. SUBSTITUTE I haven't used before, and it looks to me like global...
  19. [SOLVED] Formatting longer numbers as text gives the 'E' expression

    Seems to happen with longer numbers--my test says for over 11 digits. Clearly it makes sense for very long numbers, but it's not behavior I want. How do I disable it?

    "the 'E' expression" meaning...
  20. [SOLVED] Adding physical dashes into text-formatted numbers

    I have to do this with a bunch of long numbers in Excel 2013. Let's say they're credit card numbers. So I have...
    1234 5678 1234 5678
    ...and I want...
    1234-5678-1234-5678

    It's not a custom...
  21. [SOLVED] Thank you Wendell and Rui. You have settled the...

    Thank you Wendell and Rui. You have settled the issue quite clearly.
  22. [SOLVED] Multi-value field in Access 2013 - good idea or not?

    I'm making a small simple A2013 desktop DB to replace a spreadsheet mess. Reading in various places about multi-value fields, I've seen opinions that they should be avoided. I've seen mentions of...
  23. Unrealistic no, but unclear, yes :) What 'new...

    Unrealistic no, but unclear, yes :)

    What 'new stuff' do you envisage 'coming down the pike' as you drive over 'the horizon'? Your stated usage is tablet standard, I don't see you dabbling in voice...
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    That is skimpy. You should check if any other...

    That is skimpy. You should check if any other stuff has been similarly skimped--eg maybe the power supply is so weak it mightn't support extra drives properly, no extra case fans, etc.
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    Nice review RG. I see it's down to $85 on Amazon...

    Nice review RG. I see it's down to $85 on Amazon now, with free shipping, which is only $2 dearer than their all-time low. I hope you don't meet any of the repetitive problems with it [key caps and...
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