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    Thx for all the advice guys - much appreciated.

    Thx for all the advice guys - much appreciated.
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    Defrag under 8.1 Pro?

    Do I still need to? If I do, is there an inbuilt one or what?
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    Brilliant! Thanks.

    Brilliant! Thanks.
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    'File History'

    I have Win 8.1. As part of my backup procedures I use 'file history'. However, because I use many third party, (ie non-MS), apps, most of my data is in 'users/me/AppData'. Is there a way of adding...
  5. Locating Winamp playlists on my local disk in Win8.1

    My OS is Win 8.1.

    I use Twonky media server to play my music remotely on my smart TV. Obviously, it scans my music libraries, however, I want to have it scan for new playlists as well. I use...
  6. What backup solutions are 'non-Metro' users of Win 8.1 using?

    I'm one of the traditional type of Windows users, (Win8.1 64-bit), who boots straight to their desktop and uses third party software almost exclusively, (I don't use the Metro screen at all)....
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    It says 256MB but the smallest drive you can buy...

    It says 256MB but the smallest drive you can buy these days is 2GB!
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    Problems in making a Recovery Drive

    I am trying to create a Recovery drive for my PC. I have Win 8.1 with the latest Update. I have a completely empty 2 GB USB flash drive.

    When I go to Control Panel/Recovery/Create A Recovery...
  9. I need advice on backing up with Win 8.1 64-bit

    I've recently got a new PC with Win 8.1 64-bit OS and USB 3.0. I decided to get a portable external hard drive to use for backups. I wondered why none of them stated specifically that they were...
  10. How do I add a file extension to the list in default programs? (Win 8.1)

    I'd like to add a file extension to the list given in Control Panel/Default Programs. In WinXP it was really easy but I hardly needed to use it as there seemed to be a lot more extensions available...
  11. Missing a program and file extension in 'Control Panel/Default programs'

    I have installed Winamp [WA] on my new PC - Win 8.1, 64-bit. However, it is not listed in the 'Set Your Default Programs' section of 'default programs' in my Control Panel even though it's in File...
  12. Great - I knew it was something simple! Thanks...

    Great - I knew it was something simple! Thanks Paul.
  13. What setting do I use in Thunderbird to prevent emails arriving on my other PC in my network?

    I recently got a new PC. To facilitate the transfer of data between my old PC and the new one, a network was set up linking the two PC's. I used Thunderbird as my email client on my old PC so...
  14. Great guys - thanks ever so much - it's working...

    Great guys - thanks ever so much - it's working well.
  15. Thanks for the advice - Mozbackup worked fine in...

    Thanks for the advice - Mozbackup worked fine in as much as I've got the large (1.2 GB) .csv file sitting in a temp folder on the local disk. However, a problem then occurred:

    I installed TB...
  16. What steps to transfer Thunderbird to new PC?

    The title says it all really - I'd like to use TB as my email client on a new PC. Email is pretty crucial to me so I'd really appreciate advice on the steps I need to take. (I've been using TB for...
  17. Bassfisher: I'm a bit confused here. After I...

    Bassfisher: I'm a bit confused here. After I bought the PC, it seemed to work fine except that I couldn't download 8.1. I contacted Dell + the technician suggested I did a factory reset. I did this...
  18. How do I get an 'enabled' wired connection to be recognised?

    I just purchased a new PC with Win 8 Pro from Dell. Due to a problem, Dell replaced the HDD. Following this, the engineer installed Win 8.1 Pro ‘clean’. Though he forgot to connect the ethernet cable...
  19. Sorry, I should have said that I'd done that...

    Sorry, I should have said that I'd done that already - I'd even cleared the WStore cache as advised but still got no joy. I did a search + found an official MS page that told me that if I had Win 8...
  20. Am I able to get an upgrade to Win 8.1 Pro from an OEM version of Win 8 Pro?

    I've just bought a Dell desktop from a person who runs their own IT company + who has an account with Dell. It came with Win 8 Pro pre-installed on it but I'm having real difficulty in finding an...
  21. Thanks to you guys, (especially the Doctor), I've...

    Thanks to you guys, (especially the Doctor), I've changed my mind after my brief flirtation with AIO's - it was the 'monitor crash' that convinced me! I've had a look around + the Dell XPS 8700 seems...
  22. I need opinions on 'all-in-one' desktop PC's?

    After years using Win XP, I've decided to take the plunge + invest in a new desktop PC in the New Year. (I don't use, or want, a laptop BTW). I'm quite taken with the idea of an all-in-one desktop...
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    Thx for the replies so far. handcufff - I'm 62...

    Thx for the replies so far.

    handcufff - I'm 62 + proud of it! Also, what's 'YMMV' mean?

    I really don't like laptops - I prefer a traditional keyboard because of RSI reasons + I just don't get...
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    Touchscreen v. Mouse + traditional monitor?

    I've been using computers for so long that I can even remember the early Windows versions! I've been using XP for a few years now so I suppose I'm a Windows 'traditionalist'.

    However, like many XP...
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    Control Panel problem

    [WinXPSP3]

    I am left-handed. I went to Control Panel/Mouse/Buttons, checked the 'Switch primary and secondary buttons' box, then clicked 'apply' and 'OK'. However, EVERY time I restart after...
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