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    Re: Problem with latest Office 2007 download.

    Great to see! Many thanks Speedy...good to have the detail and appreciate you posting it.
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    Re: Problem with latest Office 2007 download.

    Ta Speedy.
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    Re: Problem with latest Office 2007 download.

    I have this problem too but how do I ignore them except for de-selecting manually please ? ( as they keep down-loading themselves and set up the yellow alert in the turnoff button ).
  4. Re: MODEM ADVICE PLEASE Thomson keeps dropping connection

    Thanks for giving me such a clear and positive steer on the hardware Chill. There is just so much stuff available that the forward-compatible product sounds like a solid investment, and especially...
  5. Re: MODEM ADVICE PLEASE Thomson keeps dropping connection

    Yes I agree, Thanks linw. You make good points. I'll have to figure out ways to eliminate the other "suspects" and no doubt Telecom will have their procedures. In fact I went through a few before...
  6. Re: MODEM ADVICE PLEASE Thomson keeps dropping connection

    Thanks indeed for this idea bk T and I certainly will try to talk to Telecom to-morrow. I was wondering if I was expecting too much to stream BBC TV but the dropouts were happening even with email...
  7. Re: MODEM ADVICE PLEASE Thomson keeps dropping connection

    Oh yes!///forgot to mention this sorry.. we do use and need wireless in the house; actually the Thomson seems quite good at that bit, it is just the line dropping problem that is driving me near to...
  8. MODEM ADVICE PLEASE Thomson keeps dropping connection

    Is it time to buy a good modem and if so what please?

    We have a Telecom supplied Thomson wireless modem which is playing up after about 4 years use. Our area connection speed is good. The Thomson...
  9. Thread: Xtra mail spam

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    Re: Xtra mail spam

    No you are not alone with this problem. We've also had a jump in volume.
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    Re: Vista SP1 update fails to instal

    Many thanks for ideas. I have downloaded onto a usb for the second time, fter running two microsoft fixit files for a second time. Maybe the previous file was faulty because this time around it has...
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    Vista SP1 update fails to instal

    I am trying to help an elderly friend update her laptop running Vista basic and am having a dickens of a time trying to instal SP1 as she hasn't been updating automatically...got as far a SP1 and it...
  12. Re: Faulty Ocz Vertez II is it fixable or waste of time

    Thanks for this info dugimodo; I appreciate the support..will get on with it and see what happens.
  13. Re: Faulty Ocz Vertez II is it fixable or waste of time

    Thanks very much everyone. I'll have a look for the RMA, (???....better google that first ) on the manufactuer's website, then go from there a well as look at Active X..also new to me. I really...
  14. Faulty Ocz Vertez II is it fixable or waste of time

    My old hard drive was sounding a bit cranky so I tried to back up my operating system ( Vista )to a 90gb sshd through a cloning hub (All In 1 HDD Dock ). It put on the partitions on and then I could...
  15. Re: What are the recommendations for a good e reader for reading the newspaper and e

    Thanks very much for such a detailed and helpful reply dugimodo; hadn't considered a tablet but it makes much sense. It is also useful to know about the screen size and to think about enquiring about...
  16. What are the recommendations for a good e reader for reading the newspaper and e book

    If anyone can give some guidelines about what to look for and what to avoid in choosing an e reader for reading daily newspaper download and a few e books I should appreciate it. The recipient for...
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    Re: A site some Linux user might like.

    Thanks Mike. i'm trying to get to grips with linux on an old laptop and this site looks useful.
  18. Re: Best complete backup of programmes and files??Recommendations??

    Thanks very much Wainuitech.....and other responses too...all this is very helpful. Is anyone hanging out for such improvements in Windows 8?
  19. Re: Best complete backup of programmes and files??Recommendations??

    I should have said at the outset that my version of Vista is Home Edition, (sorry for incomplete info ). Higher spec versions of Vista I believe will do backup of programmes and files....but not...
  20. Re: Best complete backup of programmes and files??Recommendations??

    Thanks very much Gary67. I've seen other comments about the problems that happen when the restore is needed...hence my question. Your advice is appreciated.
  21. Best complete backup of programmes and files??Recommendations??

    Windows Vista does not offer a complete backup of programmes and files and I wonder what the educated thinking is now about the alternative backup programmes for a very moderate amount of backup...
  22. Re: Driver Software Update programmes? Suddenly no sound and no obvious reason.

    The problem seems to have been corrupted Windows Vista files. Thanks to all for help. I did a temporary instal of Linux Mint and immediately had sound. sfc/scannow found some unrepairable errors so...
  23. Re: Vista Suddenly no sound, failed to play test tone and no obvious reason.

    Further to my original post, I have got nowhere with all the fixes I have tried but at least was finally able to do a reasonable restore through Safe mode. The system repair utility says it can't...
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    You guys are great! thank you so much for your sound advice..thought it was a bit too promising and got bailed out before any commitment...am running Vista..all up-to-date with updates but can't ...
  25. Driver Software Update programmes? Suddenly no sound and no obvious reason.

    Does anyone have any good advice about any good (free) programmes that will check and update drivers automatically please? There seem tobe any army of free driver checkers but they inevitably involve...
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