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  1. Re: How to edit in a document rather than write in pen

    IF you have access to MS office word is actually pretty good at converting PDF forms into editable documents, at least the newer version of word is.
  2. Re: Advice please for missing optical drive from PC

    Booting off a linux live flash drive should confirm If it's a software issue or a hardware one. Or if you have any bootable optical disk and can get it to boot. You may have to get into the BIOS and...
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    Re: Music media player

    I use VLC, but nothing wrong with winamp if it works for you.
    I was using it until a couple years ago when I reinstalled everything and couldn't find the winamp installer.

    To be honest most media...
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    Re: Small case gaming desktop

    Cases come in almost any realistic size. How small do you want it and what sort of graphics card because that's the main size limitation.

    I built a compact PC into one of these...
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    Re: SSD drive in 9 year old PC ??

    Should be fine, depending on what version of SATA your board has it may limit performance a bit but it should work.
    I would suggest not trying to format it from the older OS versions though, use the...
  6. Re: Happy Easter. Don't forget the reason for the season.

    I don't want to turn this into a discussion on religion, I'll just say I disagree with any of that being proof of a creator and that I agree with piroska that easter is a christian appropriation of...
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    Re: No internet on one pc

    WiFi is great, very convenient and easy. Wired connections however are better in every way except for mobility, if you PC sits in one space consider running a cable to it.
    It's the most physical...
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    Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    I think the toyota van with a roof rack I drive for work does a little better than that on the open road generally when it's not loaded up too much so it seems believable and fairly good to me.
    A...
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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    All I was getting at personally is I would not recommend spending money on a hard drive (unless you have another use for it) until getting some indication the laptop can be made to work.

    Try the...
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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    What was said was Until we can establish that disconnecting the hard drive changed that it does not sound at all like a perfectly serviceable laptop, hence the suggestion to try booting linux or get...
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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    Most modern(ish) boards will search for a boot device when the default setting is missing or unbootable, so yeah it should boot off a flash drive automatically with no hard drive installed.
    Also if...
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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    try booting from a linux live flash drive, if everything works ok then consider a hard drive.
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    Re: For your consideration and comment

    There are nuclear technologies that could potentially be much safer and cleaner, it's just such a hot topic that many won't touch it research wise.
    Thorium reactors for example...
  14. Re: The Aliens are monitoring human technology. Really?

    The thing to remember is what UFO stands for - it's not automatically alien just because we don't know what it is. It's a giant leap from seeing a black dot fly past a helicopter to "alien drones"....
  15. Re: Advice required - Windows 7 updating for Nod (&me)

    That's all fine, but as general advice for people of unknown skill levels I wouldn't recommend it. Just because it works ok for you doesn't make it the best general practice. I remember grandad...
  16. Thread: Spark

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    Re: Spark

    Sounds like a scam, if you want log onto your spark account on their webpage to check or just ring them, just don't click anything or use web addresses from the Email, go direct or if you wanna trust...
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    Re: How may stuck on Win10 v1909

    My Asus laptop got stuck for ages and lost access to all the settings until I fixed it. All that needed was to run the update manually from the media creation tool download page though so not truly...
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    Re: No USB working

    I was meaning the older motherboard, but googling "GA-H170-HD3 release date" got me an answer in NZ of September 2nd, 2015 so that one is likely 4 or 5 years old. Time flies. My "new" PC I built...
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    Re: Electric car gutted by fire

    I'm not angry, and I wasn't shouting. A little sarcastic maybe but that's just me. Just questioning if you had a reason to believe battery fires are more likely to occur that petrol fires or were...
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    Re: For your consideration and comment

    Unobtanium dates back to the 50's as an engineering term, Avatar didn't invent it.

    Is anyone actually suggesting wind and solar alone can supply our energy needs? I haven't heard that claim from...
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    Re: No USB working

    If the keyboard isn't working to get you into the BIOS then it sounds a bit more like a hardware fault than a software one unfortunately. I have had a faulty usb mouse take out a computer before, is...
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    Re: Electric car gutted by fire

    much less likely based on what? do you have some information I haven't seen? There has been a spate of electric cars exploding all over the country as they get more common I assume?

    I think a key...
  23. Re: Advice required - Windows 7 updating for Nod (&me)

    You most likely could still install windows 10 using your windows 7 key, was still working last I heard and even if it doesn't windows 10 works fine without activating it.

    If you are determined to...
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    Re: Is this a waste of time?

    Last all in one I swapped a SSD into needed an offset adapter bracket I couldn't find at the time because it had a 3.5" drive and no 2.5" mounting options and normal adapters don't keep the connector...
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    Re: Is this a waste of time?

    really not worth the effort or money IMHO

    Maybe a really light OS like a linux distro designed for old hardware might run ok, but it'll never be great.

    The difference an SSD makes is both huge...
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