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    Re: MS Win 10 Problems?

    I agree with you about Mint 20. It has many problems, incompatible with a lot of the software, software that used to be free has been 'upgraded' and requires a license, the older versions will not...
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    Re: Problems with Dell Inspiron i7 5000 series

    So far as the sound goes, I will remove the back & fix the plug, probably a bad connection, or an insect or something. It works sometimes, is at the moment.
    I think Mint 18.3 is the best, Mint 20 is...
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    Problems with Dell Inspiron i7 5000 series

    I have a few problems with the above laptop running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 & Windows 10 Pro 2040.


    1] The earphone socket is damaged, so I am using a 'creative' USB sound card. Works well on...
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    Virtualbox usb & hard drive sharing

    I have never been able to get Virtualbox, in Linux (Mint), to support USB, or share a drive partition. Extension tools have been installed.
    Vmware does both, but is a pig to install. Does anyone...
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    Re: Bad update Google Chrome

    I have installed Slimjet, and think its very good. Had to install "IdeaNova Drm Extension" before it would work on TVNZ. Works well on 7Plus, and Channel 9.
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    Re: Bad update Google Chrome

    The saga continues. I replaced Mint Cinnamon 18.3 with a Macrium Image made about two months ago. Everything was fine until I did an update last night. I thought it would be Ok. Now both Chrome &...
  7. Thread: Image you PC

    by mzee
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    Re: Image you PC

    I use Macrium Reflex 7 free because it has no problems with multibooting, windows, linux, anything on the drive. Also you can backup a single partition, also able to mount the image as a virtual...
  8. Re: Old chestnut - "Problem ejecting USB mass storage".

    Right click on the drive in the file manager, and select 'eject'
    or
    Log out, then log in again.
  9. Re: Avira A/V blocking You Tube videos in Firefox and Chrome

    If you are using Windows 10 you don't need it, Defender is very good, except that it takes forever to do a scan.
    In any other Windows I use "360 Total Security" (Chinese) which also replaces crap...
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    Re: Pin a window to stay on top of other windows

    With Linux you just right click on the window & select 'always on top'. Don't know why Windows doesn't do the same.
    Also in Linux if you press Alt you can drag a window by any part of it, very...
  11. Problem with HP 11.6 Chromebook G7 EE 6ZH15PA

    My Grandson has an HP 11.6 Chromebook G7 EE 6ZH15PA which is out of warrantee.
    Most of the time it is fine, but occasionally the keyboard prints nonsense, making log-in impossible. If you slap it on...
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    Re: Vaccine for Covid not the Complete Solution

    Of course, if your name is Donald you haven't a thing to worry about :)
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    Re: Bad update Google Chrome

    I installed an old version of Chrome, must be about a year old, and it worked fine, excepting for Google advising me to update it. I did an update and it is now useless again. In full screen it only...
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    Bad update Google Chrome

    My Linux Mint 18.3 updated Google Chrome today to version 86.0.4240.75.1. It then crashed repeatedly. I reinstalled it direct from Google, and it still crashed. I then reinstalled it with the Beta...
  15. Re: Windows 10 pro 2040 driving me nuts when installing!!!

    All good now. Disconnected the Internet on the host. Windows installs without to many questions after a little grumble!
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    Re: Linux virtual machine QEMU/KVM How to?

    I managed to enlarge the virtual drive using the Terminal. Its quite a long process.. The instructions are on Google. It supports 2 USB ports, so no need to share a hard drive. It is very simple to...
  17. Windows 10 pro 2040 driving me nuts when installing!!!

    I was installing W10 Pro v2040 to a virtual machine, and when it came to asking for my Microsoft account password, I tried to continue, but it insisted on the password. Always before, it used to let...
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    Linux virtual machine QEMU/KVM How to?

    I have been trying out the virtual machine which comes with Linux Mint. It is brilliant, very simple to set up, and seems to be compatible with W10, and a swag of Linux Os's'.
    Just a couple of...
  19. Thread: Windows 10 2004

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    Re: Windows 10 2004

    I don't suffer these frustrations any more! I use Linux Mint, with a copy of W10 in a virtual machine for the very few times that I need it. Auto Update is disabled, and all bloatware removed. Hakuna...
  20. Re: 2 SATA partitions with Windows 7 on each. Can a boot loader be added in hindsight

    I presume that you can boot into one of the Windows? If you can, install 'Macrium Reflex 7 free', then select 'repair windows loader'. It will scan the drive for wndows OS's, and list them. OK....
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    Re: Fibre getting connected (Hooray!) - questions

    I have found that the top speed fibre is only faster within NZ. Overseas there is very little difference to the 100/20. In my case, with Voyager, the 100/20 costs $79, and the high speed 5Ghz...
  22. Thread: Printer Problem

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    Re: Printer Problem

    Make sure you have an up to date backup
    Boot on Linux USB, I use FatDog 64 for this. Open the appropriate partition, right click on the Folder, select delete.
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    Re: Old age is a bummer

    I went to a hearing aid specialist and he recommended that I pay $2,000 for a hearing aid. I told him that it was a rip off as the components were worth about $10. I bought one on TradeMe for $56, it...
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    Re: The great Aussie icon - The Holden Brand

    There were very few Holdens in East & central Africa, they were privately imported. General Motors supplied Opels. They both handled rough roads well, but the Opels were nicer to drive.
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    Re: Backing Up - need help please

    Its the age getting to you! I was looking for my glasses, until son pointed out that I was wearing them!
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