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    Re: PC World Windows 10 Pro

    "Only a guess, but people these days are using Android and Apple phones for all of the work they would have previously done on a computer"

    The ph screens are too small , and then you loose part of...
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    Re: PC World Windows 10 Pro

    From the horses mouth
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/software-digital-downloads
    "Microsoft does not distribute products keys as standalone products. If you see a listing on an auction...
  3. Thread: CAD program

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    Re: CAD program

    Free for home use
    https://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators
    Autodesk Fusion 360

    Very popular with guys designing for 3D printers . Lots of online support &...
  4. Thread: Snap email

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    Re: Snap email

    Google scans emails , looking for keywords so they can target advertising .
    They arnt the only ones who do that with email .

    Often 'free' comes at the price of privacy .
    And things are only...
  5. Thread: Video Card

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    Re: Video Card

    https://www.pcgamer.com/au/rage-2-system-requirements-benchmarks-and-performance-analysis/
    "For budget cards like a GTX 1050 or RX 560 (or older GTX 760 and R9 370), you'll probably want to drop the...
  6. Thread: Video Card

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    Re: Video Card

    you really need to do a bit of research. Hit the google : rx5500 + rage2
    Also , what res do you want to play the game in, at what quality settings

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  7. Thread: Video Card

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    Re: Video Card

    Rage 2 system requirements
    OS: Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 (64-Bit versions)
    Processor: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X.
    Memory: 8GB RAM.
    Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780 3GB or AMD R9 280...
  8. Thread: gedcom files

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    Re: gedcom files

    How big are they ?
    Some email systems have size limits .
  9. Thread: New laptop specs

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    Re: New laptop specs

    a couple of cheap examples, if you must .

    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/NBKLEN145806/Lenovo-V145-Laptop-156-HD-AMD-A6-9225-8GB-256GB-SS
    Cheap $600ish : 8Gb RAM & SSD were a surprise at that...
  10. Thread: New laptop specs

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    Re: New laptop specs

    Cover your arse, recommend a GOOD laptop,
    give her the option of a cheapie if she doesnt want to spend $$, but make sure to say its not what you would normally recommend
    You dont want to be blamed...
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    Re: Office icons not working - and then they are

    Lots of people still do, including alot of companies
    Lots of people still use Office 2007 , some even are still on XP

    "Any ideas about what was going on?
    Could have been anything, possibly...
  12. Thread: New laptop specs

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    Re: New laptop specs

    Its pretty much you get what you pay for . Brand isnt that important, they are all made using other companies parts .
    Pay $600 , get a $600 laptop thats going to be aweful :-)

    In general ,
    go...
  13. Thread: Computer Case

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    Re: Computer Case

    Plenty on trademe at VERY cheap pricing .
    Used cases arnt worth much , so can get good deals .

    Perspex windows are just a novelty, theres no need to see the CPU fan. Look at the monitor , not...
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    Re: PC World Windows 10 Pro

    https://software.pcworld.com/p36881-windows_10_home
    Win10 home is only $50

    All you'll get is an install key emailed to you. Nothing else

    These sites doing heavy discounts on MS products make...
  15. Thread: Snap email

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    Re: Snap email

    Yes
    Chances are they wont be putting much effect into keeping this running smoothly long term
    https://help.2degreesmobile.co.nz/ap...-snap-email%3F
    "and is only supported as a legacy product for...
  16. Thread: It's Murphy's Law

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    Re: It's Murphy's Law

    I found that pens will only leak into the pockets of your most expensive shirts :-(
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    Re: Windows10 version 2004 update

    As part of a 10 build update, system restore gets turned off/disabled , so cant use that.
    I think there also used to be a issue of system restore not being turned back on automatically, not sure if...
  18. Thread: Your help, please

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    Re: Your help, please

    next time ask him about reactance , tell him you need to know that for AC , should quieten things down . :-)
    (reactance is a bit like ohms for AC , but more math involved )
    :thumbs:
  19. Re: Recommend a wireless access point or similar, wifi issues?

    Ive installed plenty of the older lower spec TPLink units . I use one at home , good but not perfect . The newer models should be better ?...
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    Re: Windows10 version 2004 update

    Yeah, the issues dont affect everyone.

    Ive a client with a business PC thats almost unusable after 2004 , making it very hard for that staffer do actually do his job. He's going to try a rollback...
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    Re: Windows10 version 2004 update

    more bugs , just FYI

    2004 issues that Im having to deal with, on a few PC's

    SMB1 : 2004 adds a bug if trying to access SMB1 shares (breaks some smb1 shares & mapped drives)
    2004 stops some...
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    Re: Windows 2004 Defragging SSD's

    Not on the M.2 (similar thing) that failed .
    I had quite a few read errors trying to recover the data from it.
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    Re: Do I have reason for complaint?

    Fibre can take an eternity to get connected , even when its allready run down your street .

    I have had fibre at the top of my drive since Dec . I still can get fibre connected
    Its getting closer...
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    Re: Do I have reason for complaint?

    You will have ph line issues causing the low speeds (I bet)

    That used to be an annual occurance at my house, wet weather stuffing up the ph lines .
    VDSL & ADSL need good cooper lines &...
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    Re: Win10 - Your phone companion

    Thats the same with Win. Just plug the phone into USB port (more or less)

    MS's app also
    " allows you to see up to 2,000 of your most recent photos, view notifications, send and receive text...
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