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  2. expricing can find most of the laptop config and price
  3. what PN is for Thinkstation P520? see the product details here
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  5. I'm stunned, how can anybody not love a Finnish metal band dressed as Dinosaurs ? Truly universal I'd have thought.
  6. Thanks Belatucadrus, but not quite my taste.
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  8. Well here we are again, time for my monthly contribution to the mausoleum perpetuation fund. Call me the Windowsforum Necromancer.
  9. An attempt was made to reset Windows while keeping the personal User files intact. The reset did not finish and the PC won't boot up. I took out the hard drive to test it and check what files were on it after that Reset did not work. This is what I've found. Any help with what to delete or rename to get it back to where it was before the reset would be greatly appreciated. There are the following new folders, there may be more: $SysReset $Windows.~BT $Windows.~WS Windows Folder does not have any original files in it that were supposed to be kept. It has no folders for Program Files, Program Data, etc. Windows.old has a folder named $PBROLD_WindowsApps, plus all the folders and files that it originally had before the reset. All the diagnostic tests I've done shows the drive to be fine and all Windows folders and files are good no errors found.
  10. Thanks for replying Boris, I will do as you suggested. I have added "https//www.speedtest.net" as a speed test provider. Most likely I do not a problem but I will keep my eye on it. I just want to be sure I get what I am paying for. Thanks again.
  11. Broadband speed test rates can vary minute by minute. To get a a realistic figure of the actual speeds you get, do a series of tests over say a week at different times of day/night and see what the average you get is. Preferably do a speed test which is not actually provided by your ISP 😀 I use https://www.speedtest.net - I'm 20 miles from the nearest city, using a copper wire (not fibre) connection.
  12. My internet provider is Spectrum and the program I have is supposed to give me a download speed of 15 mbps. I periodically take advantage of the speed tests provided by Spectrum. Curious how a speed test can vary when you do two in a row, one right after the other. Usually the first speed test will test lower and the one after will test higher. I seldom download files but when I do I would like to know it is at the download speed I am paying for. Anyone else, experience this?
  13. I have an hp laptop with windows 10
  14. Can't solve, but the experts may be interested in the version of Windows you are using, could be idea to add this to your post
  15. i get the circle that spins and just keeps spinning and this is as I am just scrolling down a website wall
  16. I have a similar problem, see this post:- Using Windows 10, Mouse appears not now to be unresponsive. Keep getting small "Icon" of black circle with line through it. Have been into Control Panel & changed settings but not helped Solution? Do you get a "Black circle with line icon?
  17. while operating my pc it seems that the mouse begins to lag and become less responsive. so does my web browser, when I click on a link it tends to take some time to open it. when browsing places like facebook and scrolling down the wall it will freeze. is this a memory issue?
  18. When my last Windows PC went belly up I purchased a cheap PC without an OS and put Linux Mint on it. Mint is designed to be familiar to Windows users. This setup was only ever going to be temporary until I got together the funds to go Windows again. many many years down the line and I'm still using it. There is a learning curve but it isn't too steep and adding peripherals while not as easy as Windows is no longer a pain in the posterior. It depends what software you want to run, the download comes with Browsers, Media players, Office suite and pretty much everything you'll need. There's also loads of Linux programs and games that are available free via the built in Software manager. You can if you wish run Windows programs using the Wine Emulator but I've never found it entirely faultless and some programs don't much like it. Point being if you're a gamer or using some specifically windows programs then Linux isn't perfect but if you want the PC for Browsing, Document creation media playing etc it does pretty much everything you want. My suggestion would be to try a copy running it from a USB stick it'll let you have a rummage through Linux without changing your existing setup as well as confirming that your system can handle the latest version. If you decide to load Linux remember you'll need a cabled internet connection during install so it can pick up drivers for Wi-Fi and any other connected hardware.
  19. Using Windows 10, Mouse appears not now to be unresponsive. Keep getting small "Icon" of black circle with line through it. Have been into Control Panel & changed settings but not helped Solution?
  20. I have just got yet another update on W7. Again on lap top for Hubbie too. Come Monday end of support will be here. I tried to get W10 and it was going until last knockings - updating so left it for a while. Only to come back and find it back to W7 saying sorry didnt work, that was my desk top. T Then tried the laptop. It too failed. Was trying to get it free as digital license for each computer that had downloaded successfully W10 is remembered and OK to go. Both these were successfully W10. Just that I for one didnt like it and went back to W7 and hubby asked me to get his back as he isnt a computer person, uses it for soccer English and other leaguesand that is about all except emails. I get the job of making sure it is kept up to date etc. So now looking at event log to see what the hell went wrong. Looked at towers in case I need to get a newer computer - many to choose from and the refurbished ones are cheaper with W10 installed than even taking this cpomputer into the shop to be checked over - at $200 before they even boot it up. Can get a decent computer tower for around $300-$400 latest everthing too. Amazon are doing these but some say not honouring warranties. E Bay have them too. So went to Local suppliers and nearly fell off my chair - what was refurbished - now new costs $4000 upwards not $400. Wow and I thought they had come down! This one is circe 2013 bought off E Bay new built by a bloke who still sells there still so if decide to buy different computer will go back to him. Not paying thousands for similar new. One that I liked refurbished for $549 is over $5000 new - gobsmacked! I have wondered too whether to try another OS like Linux and then wonder how long to get to be competant enough.
  21. Happy New Year Belatucadrus and all other members. 🍾🥂 Thank you to all who are keeping in touch .. 😊
  22. Another month passes and I take the opportunity to wish you a happy new year.
  23. Keyword stemming is a useful tool for web pages and search engine optimization. The process of keyword stemming involves taking a basic but popular keyword pertaining to a particular website and adding a prefix, suffix, or pluralization to make the keyword into a new word.
  24. Drivers for special devices. Unlike the ones you mentioned in the question details, these might not be included in Windows. Special-purpose drivers without backing device. ImDisk, Daemon Tools, many antivirus programs (with real time protection) all use their own drivers. Touchpad drivers. Several versions of the Synaptics Touchpad driver used to trigger blue screens on early builds; starting with build 10074 that got fixed. Either way, you shouldn't need to manually install any drivers, besides NVidia GPUs which don't get satisfactory drivers from Windows Update. Perform automatic update via windows update ; additional drivers will be installed by default.. Otherwise use third party software or apps to install missing drivers. 3.6k views
  25. Good to know. But windows 7 still has its own fan base. Microsoft is soon gonna end its support for windows 7 on Jan 14, 2020. Though users can migrate to Windows virtual desktop azure for getting extended life security updates windows 7 still it will be missed by win 7 geeks.
  26. I've been having the same issue. I went and uninstalled the update but it was reinstalled without me even knowing. Uninstalling it stopped the issue but it came back when it reinstalled. I have continuously uninstalled the update only to have it get back on the computer without me ever knowing it. Out of frustration I chatted with a Microsoft rep and ask how I could turn off Windows Update (know in the past I could) and he explained how so I did but to my surprise the update was installed again and even more unbelievable the Windows Update turned itself back on. I am at my wits end the problem needs to be fixed this is not acceptable, my next action will not be liked by Microsoft. P.S. the link you provided to stop certain updates does not have any choice to stop this update.
  27. Support It has already ended. You can upgrade to latest windows 10 or try using windows virtual desktop on azure.
  28. On January 14th, 2020, Microsoft will end all support for Windows 7. This means that computers that run on Windows 7 will no longer get important security updates and you will no longer be able to get customer support if you do have a problem. If you still own a computer that runs Windows 7, you should find out how to proceed. One among many options is to switch your operating system to Linux and use KDE Plasma. Here's an actual screenshot of a Plasma customization: Linux is part of an operating system that is used everywhere, from Android phones to cameras to servers or supercomputers. It is known to be very stable, secure (there has not been a single widespread virus or ransomware case for Linux) and the best thing is that it is completely free! As I already said, Linux is only a part of a bigger package which makes up your operating system. Another part is the way your desktop looks and acts. There are many options that you can pick from, but one that looks and feels very similar to Windows 7 is KDE Plasma. KDE Plasma is made by KDE (https://kde.org), a worldwide community that makes free software for everyone. We work together to create over 200 powerful and intuitive programs for you to use and be productive with. Without any modifications, KDE Plasma already looks similar to Windows. But because we believe that you should be able to make your desktop truly yours, we give you extensive customization options. You can see a video example where we quickly adapted the look to be more like the Windows 7 ("Aero") one at <link to video>. You can learn more about KDE Plasma at https://kde.org/plasma-desktop. For a long time, Linux was known as being hard to use and had only a very limited selection of software available. This is no longer the case. Using Linux and KDE Plasma is no harder than using Windows or macOS - editing countless configuration files and running arcane commands is not required anymore. You can also enjoy a massive selection of programs that cover a big majority of needs. Interested? Trying out and installing Linux with KDE Plasma is easier than ever before. You can follow the generic steps at https://www.wikihow.com/Install-Linux and then use one of the options from https://kde.org/distributions whenever need to choose a "distribution" (don't worry - all 4 options on this link are similar and any should work for you). This will also allow you to test KDE Plasma without modifiying your computer at all! If you have any problems or questions, then come to https://webchat.kde.org and join #kde-welcome. This is a friendly chat room where experienced KDE and Linux users will gladly help you through the installation process.
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