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    Re: Problem with a friend's laptop.

    It does have a 520 GB SSD, quite fast. The only problem is that it Restarts instead of shut down. When switched off it will sometimes boot automatically if you plug in the charger. Apart from the...
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    Re: How long do your laptops last?

    SWMBO uses my first Dell Vostro bought in 2008, with XP installed. It has never had a problem, and with a SSD installed, with Linux Mint it runs like a new one.
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    Re: Problem with a friend's laptop.

    Working well with Mint 20, boot time is reasonable. Still has the shutdown problem, & the web cam is dead. I made an image of the Linux install, then installed Windows 10. It still had the shutdown...
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    Re: Problem with a friend's laptop.

    Windows was full of junk, and it had been trying to do auto-updates for years, I decided to reset it, but it couldn't do it. Then I tried to set it back to the previous update, but that was long...
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    Problem with a friend's laptop.

    A friend bought an HP Spectre 2 in 1 laptop, which has been a pain in the butt for 4 years.
    At the moment, if it boots it takes at least 5 minutes.
    Can not access F9 or F10 for BIOS or USB boot....
  6. Thread: Hungry Ants!

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    Hungry Ants!

    I have a problem with small ants in my Dell Inspiron 17.
    Every so often a small ant will emerge from the keyboard and bite a finger. I should probably open it up and get rid of them, but maybe I...
  7. Thread: The Covid Jab

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    Re: The Covid Jab

    In the army we were given Bromide to reduce non military activities. Probably a good thing with 100 horny male teenagers living together!
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    Re: Windows XP install not Windows 10

    Is the Toshiba 32 bit, or 64 bit?
    Your best bet is to download a Linux Mint XFCE iso file (32 or 64 bit, as required) & burn it to a USB stick. Boot the Toshiba with it and see how it runs. If Ok...
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    Re: Phones for the deaf

    I use a hearing aid for TV, and speech. The sound distorts very easily, so it is a matter of getting a balance between volume & frequency. I can usually understand a woman's voice but have problems...
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    Re: Windows 11 Latest Tech Preview

    That is not a Windows 11 start menu! The current one resembles a cross Chromebook, and Linux, icons not tiles,and curves.
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    Re: I tried out Windows 11

    I have now managed to install W11 on my Dell, works well, and much to my surprise it Activated without any help from me.
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    Re: I tried out Windows 11

    I patched the W11 iso, and installed it in the HP Stream which wouldn't have a bar of it before. No problems at all, except I forgot to turn off the Internet & had to do all the Microsoft Login crap....
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    Re: I tried out Windows 11

    My point is that W11 runs well on a VM hosted by a computer which is deemed unsuitable, yet will not even attempt to install directly to the computer. There is a blocking mechanism in the loader.
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    Re: I tried out Windows 11

    I have W11 running perfectly in Qemu/KVM hosted by Mint 19.3. When I tried to install it direct to the SSD it refused on the grounds that my PC does not meet the specs required!
    The laptop is a Dell...
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    Re: How to create a System Image in Win10?

    I use Macrium 7 for Windows & Linux, or a mixture of both. Never fails, and only takes a few minutes.
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    Re: I tried out Windows 11

    This has got to be the weirdest sales pitch ever!! What Microsoft are doing is designing an OS which will not run on your average domestic PC, in the hopes that you will dump your perfectly usable PC...
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    I tried out Windows 11

    I tried out Windows 11, and found that most of the exaggerated hardware requirements are not true, and that it is no different to Windows 10.
    The only obvious difference is cosmetic. The Start menu...
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    Annoying notice in Google-Chrome.

    With Google-Chrome, & Chromium I get the notice "browser was not closed correctly, do you wish to restore pages?", or words to that effect. This happens if I close Mint before closing the browser....
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    Puzzlement with HP laptops.

    My Grandchildren have HP11 G7 Chromebooks, and I have an HP 14" Stream with Windows 10.
    Both the Chromebooks stopped working, shortly after the keyboard printed garbage. I removed the keyboard on...
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    Re: Malwarebytes & Ghostery

    SWMBO uses Windows 7, tried to get her on to W10, and Mint, but no go!
    I have a lifetime copy of Malwarebytes and installed it on her computer a couple of years ago. So far there hasn't been a...
  21. Thread: Cat's urination!

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    Re: Cat's urination!

    We had a 16 year old cat who was incontinent, "when you got to go, you got to go"! when you get old. I am the same now. The Vet said that she had kidney failure, and teeth falling out. I think she...
  22. Thread: Challenges

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    Re: Challenges

    When I was a kid I was a great worrier. An example would be being late with my homework. In reality, the teacher would often forget to ask for it.
    If you are worried about something, ask yourself if...
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    Re: They are becoming ridiculous!

    How did the word 'gay' become a term for 'homosexual' ? "Gay" in the English language is used to describe a person who has a cheerful, happy nature. It has nothing to do with sexuality.
  24. Re: The Aliens are monitoring human technology. Really?

    I believe that everything in nature consists of a cluster of identical cells. I believe that the Universe is full of identical Solar systems, some more advanced than others. If this is the case,...
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    Re: water blaster recommendations please

    Very few domestic water blasters are manufactured by the Brand Name of the machine. Sometimes they are made in different countries, e.g. some have the works made in China, fitted to a body made in...
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