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Lamb Chop

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About Lamb Chop

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 09/19/1938

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Tasmania
  • Interests
    Reading crime thrillers, watching Police TV programs,
    walking on the beach with the dogs and hubbie, eating good food I cook to perfection and drinking wine.

Computer Information

  • OS
    Windows 7
  • CPU
    Intel
  • RAM
    4GB
  • Storage Type
    Solid State Disk
    Hard Disk
  • Storage Size
    1.0TB – 1.5TB
  • Graphics Card
    Intel

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  1. What VPN are you using?

    With all the talk of having been spied upon and tagged by governments etc and also wanting to stream movies and being unable to etc many now using a VPN. I used one with my Avast for about a year but a while back and not so much to be streamed etc back then so let it go. Now just tried Tunnel Bear and it didnt like my computer as usual. Didnt find out why. Then paid for Express VPN - same thing - did refund money ok as promised as no free trial. so now pondering what to try next so thought ask and see if anyone here has a recommendation.
  2. What Browser are you using ?

    Yep Firefox still my favourite - tried most of their offshoot - Pale Moon Cyber Foix etc but end up back with old favourite. Chrome - is good but if yu need a second browser - Comodo do a good one - without the reputed spying they say is on Chrome - but is a chrome based browser but tad faster methinks. Still see the W7 lovers hanging in there ha ha. Shame on MS for forcing W10 on folks and using it to spy also as well as then making upo what you can anc cant have by way of programs on 'their' OS. If we all stopped using windows they would be out of a job. Today far too many younger ones seem to forget that. Glad to see you're all hanging in here.
  3. What Browser are you using ?

    Good to see joined the Firefox /Thunderbird crowd "Hansome". I've used it since 2003 never found any browser to beat Firefox. But it does have its faults. Like going to Chemist Warehouse to buy stuff overwrites price on description etc so use IE for that. Only 2 browsers ever use. IE latest works fine on W7 could well be its being on W10 that is affecting it. And in spite of the leftie style denigration of W7saying 67% of those affected by War Cry and only 15% W10. That is because the idiots aren't patching it. No trouble with my computers or lap top. All patched not on automatic but I choose and read what is in the patches etc. I think some just dont patch. Scared of W10 being forced upon them still and MS are sending down via telemetry patches bits of W10 seems they cant resist Control and choice lost with W10 is what I hate about it mostly plus cant have some programs we want blooming cheek when we buy the OS and own the computer! Lefties must now dominate MS since Bill left as this is the sort of thing they do. Make us do what they think and not what is right but then left is not right is it ha ha.
  4. W10 on lap top

    What a con the free W10 was. Not sure how to yank the battery - was wondering if had to replace it where it is even. Must have a good look but haven't seen obvious this is the battery slot! But it is spooky to think someone is using our lap top when it is turned off. I did know they did the updates but seeing as he hardly uses it any more, then the battery drain is M$. Glad I resisted W10 and thanks to Ultimate Insider with GWX which I still have running on this one just in case. W
  5. W10 on lap top

    Yes thanks Boris. Will do just that. Meanwhile, whilst I have your attention - ha ha. I tried to take it back to W7 as have a spare disc and unused product number etc. But M$ have taken down heaps of stuff. Used to be able to format a HD and put on another OS but cant find how to anylonger. Got to thinking I'm going nuts as years back was able to do just that. Format a Windows Computer and then put on new OS etc and it worked. So being at end of tether - I just put the disc into the comuter and installed it on the lap top and it opened up with old Windows start so took so to speak, but then......................... Went to black command type screen and flashing up in seconds lines of programming and caught bits here and there - but guts were - prphan files and ended up back with W10. Do my comuter paid for and OS same. but cant do as wish is the message today from MS when it comes to 10. I mean we own the machine and the OS - so surely its a cheek to not be able to take off one not wanted and replace. Seems lots of stuff gone on M$ determined to make us all end up on W10. Where they are controlling our computers seems like. Taken our options away. Like cant find a way to get rid of having to log in on hubbies lap top being 10. We dont control patches. It is done sometime I presume when not being used. And thought that was running down the battery maybe. Anyway glad its not the battery. I was hoping to change it over to W7 so can take it with me into hospital as going to have a hip replacement early next year .
  6. W10 on lap top

    Hi we have this W10 on hubbie's lap top which he mainly uses to follow Arsenal - so once a week and today it seems somehow the battery was so low he couldnt get it to start. Powered up and battery recharging for around 3 hours. Now he hasnt used it much lately, only once a week mostly these days, as not computer lover, and says often happens he powers up and the battery is low but not as low as today. So how does this happen? I'm not up with W10 as still using W7 and wont change over as loath what I see of 10 and I do see a bit as he gives it to me to sort out so not a problem with updates of programs we added. As seems updates of OS are done by MS and I wondered is this what is running the battery down? Modem is on 24/7. Also lots of things cant do like cant not have a log in. Only small item on list of reasons I dislike 10 main being loss of control - and options. Haven't had a lap top before and all this business of battery charging continually, maybe it means its on its last legs ?
  7. Moz Back Up

    I also use Firefox to back up Thunderbird and it to an ext HD. I put problem I also get, or got, Firefox is running all the time, down to having Waterfox as well so uninstalled Water Fox as seems have to have both for program bits. And FF itself is fast enough. That cured it. Mozback up is a great program - he gives the code on the link supplied above, and suspect he would not mind if someone did a bit of a tune up to use it on latest versions of both Thunderbird and Firefox. Which I also use. Both are best. Shame Firefox group simply have started to dictate how we use it taking away our choice on Java latest. They cant let us decide if we have java or disable it etc along with other things we once chose for ourselves. Seems to be infested with Lefties. You know how they are - decide this is good or bad and then also decide that we are too stupid to make the choice so make it for us. Too much of that these days. Guess those of you in UK here most would have voted to exit EU. Got stitched up as joined the Common Market not the EU but somehow Labor most likely joined you up quietly. They being infested with Lefties like EU UN Hague and most other bureaucratizes- BBC did admit it. Like our ABC which is still biased along with most media. But also have found a new browser called Vivaldi, neat little and fast for 64 bit W7 Desk top and its based on Chrome- Google so likely also spies on you but for shopping etc where Firefox lets you down, its great as get the complete description of goods and price whereas FF overlays it and often is illegible. It will bring forward all your bookmarks etc off of FF too.
  8. M$ wireless mouse 3000

    Not on my mouse and hubbies exact same. Others old ones - will look Reminds me I have a cupboard full of bits of computers over years - including mice and keyboards.
  9. M$ wireless mouse 3000

    I've had a squizz, and cant see anywhere to use a screw driver. See answer also to Alan Ho. Thanks anyway.
  10. M$ wireless mouse 3000

    Not sure re magnetic etc its this one https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/products/mice/wireless-mobile-mouse-3000/2ef-00013 Its settled down for a while again now. Could be batteries as they are going very quickly when once lasted so long forgot they were there. New box. Duracell exp 2022 - could be duds ? Last one lasted around 1 month I dont turn it off at all. Never have.
  11. I'm having a problem i cant seem to fix - the mouse curser is wobbling cant get it to stay on where point etc. Does it a lot - looked for reason cant find. I also have a 3000 wired via USB keyboard which my W7 on Devices shows HID Keyboard device, HID Compliant mouse and M$ wireless transceiver - 3 items - is this correct or part of problem I wondered always shown it like this. Not sure if this makes for a problem as I think Windows may see it as pair maybe as you can get combo of mouse with keyboard 3000 also. Also a couple of times found M$ had installed on updates the Mouse and keyboard center, And got rid of it and for a while all was well but again started wobbling unable to get it to stay first off etc annoying trying to click and then found again had got the mouse keyboard center and again uninstalled. And still this "cant point and click" without having to get it to stay long enough now and then continues - thought had fixed it as stable for a while after last uninstall of keyboard center. And is stable on here - but just was working and it drove me insane. Maybe its certain sites? ie point at bar above say font and it shows up as a hand and 100% still. [Hope this makes sense! If not forgive on pain meds waiting for hip knee replacement and still got to wait til Sept 23 when private health insurance kicks in as wait for public 2-4 years on private 1 year nearly there. My bad thought covered as pay levy on income tax but seems not so.Hubbie says I am not always clear these days on things I explain - Senior moments too ] Any ideas?
  12. Microsoft Update KB890830

    Johnoo - understand not got W10 and dont want it. I haven't taken it either stuck to W 7 SP 1 and no problems now with updates since installed GWX to ward off W10 and the sneaking in of forced bits of W10 under guise of for W7 marked important etc. Maybe try installing this one as many I know have and it works fine - I do still have updates on advide me dont download etc and go through them just in case. http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/08/using-gwx-stopper-to-permanently-remove.html Silly to think that a free item has to be forced upon us. Still think being cynical in these days of greed over ethics they are making profit somewhere - no business gives away an OS free unless a hidden return. Makes nonsense of being in the business otherwise.
  13. Could be what you have done to hide the W10 nag maybe. I had no end of problems with my W7 SP 1 due to the forced try via dodgy updates saying for W7 8 etc but actually part of invading W10 to facilitate downloading it by stealth. I found a helper here and with his program have never looked back - passed it onto quite a few others determinded to stic with what they want and not be forced to have something didnt ask for or need just because free and why - has to be a return greater than the loss of the millions of $190 or whatever it would retail at if sold IMHO - being cynical in this greed driven world. Link here. http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/08/using-gwx-stopper-to-permanently-remove.html Peace of mind. And now I check every single new update by going to M$ and if looks dodgy hide it and then run GWX to see so far no sign of one so decisions like last month left off first optional and earlier even some important and critical were actually W10. Or part thereof.
  14. Good link I'll pass it on to mates who still run XP and are busy resisting W10 like many on W7 W8.1 dont remember such a resistance on other change overs and to buy a new computer today all loaded with it and so have to go buy off of E Bay like i did as left W7 a bit late as clung to XP. And have you seen the prices asked on E Bay for W7
  15. Yeah right - really what a cheek. What is the pay off is the question after foregoing so many millions of sales for it. Using this http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/08/using-gwx-stopper-to-permanently-remove.html i
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