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    Re: Backing Up - need help please

    got it :) thanks chief
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    Re: Backing Up - need help please

    Thanks to all for taking the time to contribute, I've read everything and am making progress in understanding the basics. Thanks chiefNZ for taking the time to write such a comprehensive post,...
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    Re: Backing Up - need help please

    Thanks everyone for advice and explanations. I've used 260GB of 1TB so 1TB will be good. Western Digital or Seagate have external drives for around $100 which would be my budget just now and better...
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    Backing Up - need help please

    I have never backed up anything during 14 years of owning a home PC. I've tried so many times to understand the process and don't know why my brain can't get it. Piroska wrote in a post recently...
  5. Thread: Android memo?

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    Re: Android memo?

    I have google Keep, use it all the time. I haven't used the audio option tho'.
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    Re: Scooter Accident

    Ouch, sounds very painful. Take it easy if you can and keep us posted
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    Re: Problems with TVNZ on demand

    Scrub my prevous post I don't know what I'm talking about. I just needed to disable UBlock Origin. All good now.
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    Re: Problems with TVNZ on demand

    Could it be something to do with updates. My phone is set to not auto update apps and if an app like TVNZ isn't working properly it's usually because I haven't updated it. Checking my PC today I have...
  9. What do you think of the new MetService website

    I often check the weather situation at the MetService website but I find the new website design too busy and after some days of sticking with it I was about to search for another site with a more...
  10. Thread: Reno

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    Re: Reno

    I'm sorry your mum didn't get to enjoy her bathroom renovation zqwerty, damn quakes
  11. Re: Youtube annoying "Recommended" on main page.

    I have DF You Tube installed in FF and Chrome easy to toggle off and on as required. Probably similar to gary's link.
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    When life gives you lemons (or leaves)

    Yesterday afternoon I opened the back door to be greeted by the resident male blackbird looking for some extra food for himself and two youngsters when the storm suddenly arrived with a horrendous...
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    Re: Time to replace my mobile

    Thanks Clive, I'm checking out reviews for other options in my price range
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    Time to replace my mobile

    Current phone is a Sony Xperia, android KitKat purchased end of 2014. It's been a great phone for my needs. I'm considering a Huawei Y5 2019 if I can purchase through PartPay or similar, they are...
  15. "Canada: lights to go out on tiny remote island as locals agree to leave"

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/29/canada-little-bay-islands-newfoundland-labrador As I find the world around me getting noiser as I get older a small island looks heavenly (in theory)....
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    Re: Christchurch break

    Nice to read positive comments about ChCh from a visitor's perspective kenj. It's easy to focus on the negatives sometimes when you live here.
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    Anyone using Kanopy?

    I heard of this on Radio NZ and have found lots of interesting films, docos etc. It's free, just register with your library card. (I'm not sure if it is available through all public libraries)....
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    Re: Win 10 SFC - corrupt system files?

    I ran dism and sfc/scannow a few times as you suggested wainuitech but still getting errors. I did find this online and I think it say MS will fix this with next update, would you confirm as I have...
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    Live Streaming Stromboli Volcano

    I often live stream Stromboli to check what's happening as it is continually active. It's still quite spectacular viewing today after the big eruption yesterday so I thought I'd chromecast the...
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    Re: What's your background image?

    https://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/attachment.php?attachmentid=9739&d=1560550927&thumb=1&stc=1 My young grandgaughter did this for me using Paint
  21. Re: PC gets stuck at black screen and spinning dots after win10 updates

    that worked! Logitech software uninstalled, mouse and Keyboard connected with one USB and computer is restarting just fine now. ( I found another Logitech USB in the back of the computer, no idea...
  22. Re: PC gets stuck at black screen and spinning dots after win10 updates

    Thanks for info and link wainuitech. I have 2 USBs, one for mouse and one for keyboard. Have belatedly remembered that I replaced the mouse of my Logitech MK520 combo around the time the problem...
  23. PC gets stuck at black screen and spinning dots after win10 updates

    This started a while ago if I chose Update and Restart so I've been doing Update and Shutdown. Earlier this week (the same day MS installed KB4494441 again) the computer wouldn't get past the...
  24. Re: I was going down the road doing 90 miles an hour.....

    All the best kenj, hoping you heal well. Take care.
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    Re: Bye bye Firefox

    Thanks 1101. I've used FF since forever but might stay with Chrome now having had these last few days really getting used to it. Bookmarks is better but I can't find an option to put the vertical...
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