Search:

Type: Posts; User: mzee

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. 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....
  2. Replies
    73
    Views
    20,917

    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...
  3. Thread: Printer Problem

    by mzee
    Replies
    21
    Views
    5,538

    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.
  4. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,497

    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...
  5. Replies
    40
    Views
    4,059

    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.
  6. Replies
    27
    Views
    4,562

    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!
  7. Replies
    27
    Views
    4,562

    Re: Backing Up - need help please

    I would like to mention that it is possible to mount a backup Image (Macrium for example) as a virtual drive. This enables you to download any files to restore without having to restore the whole...
  8. Replies
    40
    Views
    4,059

    Re: The great Aussie icon - The Holden Brand

    I have owned Holdens, and Opels. They were both produced by General Motors, but the Holdens were rust buckets which couldn't travel in a straight line, leaked oil, stripped timing gears (as did the...
  9. Replies
    6
    Views
    952

    Re: Running cat6 next to mains power for a bit?

    There are adapters, in pairs, which plug into a power socket which transmit the signal via the power lines so that it can be picked up from any other socket. They must be plugged in direct, not a...
  10. Thread: Spam Email?

    by mzee
    Replies
    10
    Views
    894

    Re: Spam Email?

    I sometimes get requests for verification from Google. I just close the tab, and log in again with no problems. As for IRD, & the Banks they usually send an email to inform you that there is a...
  11. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,080

    Re: VLC Media Player not playing youtube videos

    Any modern browser will play You Tube. Kodi also plays You Tube, with no adds. Chrome, Chrome OS, & Firefox have an extension, 'enhancer for you tube' which filters out all adds & notifications. Also...
  12. Replies
    2
    Views
    477

    Re: Chromebook printing problem solved.

    No problem with wireless & cloud printers. The problem occurs when an old printer is connected to USB.
    My printer is a Brother HL-2040 Lazer. It only has USB & Parallel ports. My main computer has...
  13. Replies
    9
    Views
    2,091

    Re: Office 365 Home Fails again

    Beats me why anyone pays big money for Microsoft software, when there are a number of Office type programs available for free! Libre Office will do anything, and more, that Microsoft Office does, and...
  14. Replies
    2
    Views
    477

    Chromebook printing problem solved.

    There has been a problem with printing via USB with Chromebooks. The pages were blank.
    I have discovered that Chrome OS does not use conventional drivers, but has a container (Linux) which relies on...
  15. Re: How can I select the version of Windows 10 to install?

    Not a problem!
  16. Re: How can I select the version of Windows 10 to install?

    I have found another way.
    * Prepare a USB stick (I use Rufus)
    * Mount USB stick in file manager (I use Nemo)
    * Create a file with Notepad or equivalent:-

    [Channel]
    Retail

    * Save as...
  17. How can I select the version of Windows 10 to install?

    I have an HP Stream G3 which used to belong to my Grandson. It had Windows 10 Student in it. It needs a clean install, so I tried to install Windows 10 Pro v 1903. It will only install W10 S. How can...
  18. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,047

    Re: Linux partition formats.

    I have no idea why its faster with ext3, than ext4. I saw this on a Fat Dog forum. Fat Dog loads into RAM, and for some reason it does it quicker on ext3. No benchmark, you can see the text on the...
  19. Replies
    27
    Views
    4,562

    Re: Backing Up - need help please

    I do as much as possible on-line, using Google Documents, & Sheets, they are automatically saved to Google drive as I work.
    Other work like graphics, and website management are done on the computer,...
  20. Thread: Ransomware

    by mzee
    Replies
    10
    Views
    2,569

    Re: Ransomware

    I may be wrong, but Google always suggests that I enable synchronization so that all my devices are kept up to date.
    This seems an excellent way to spread malware to all my devices, and infect my...
  21. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,946

    'Laptop' batteries.

    How should a Lithium Ion battery be treated for maximum longevity?

    My Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series has the charger plugged in all the time (1 year old). Is this good?
    My Granddaughter's HP 11 G3...
  22. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,047

    Linux partition formats.

    If Linux Fat Dog 64 is installed to an ext3 partition it loads twice as fast as when installed to an ext4 partition.
    Why is this?
    What is the difference between ext3 & ext4?
  23. Replies
    7
    Views
    690

    Re: Using Macrium Reflect

    Macrium Reflect is brilliant! One feature I like is that you can easily restore a single partition, simply by deleting the faulty partition, and dragging a new partition from the backup to the empty...
  24. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,705

    Re: Problems with TVNZ on demand

    I think I have figured it out. They run their adverts on Flash. If the Flash is not active, for whatever reason, the video waits for the advert to play which never happens, and stops. If there is an...
  25. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,705

    Re: Problems with TVNZ on demand

    Chrome & Chromium are both working on TV2 now. The default setting for Flash in Chrome is OFF. I updated the Flash, & switched it ON.
    I understood that Flash was a security risk, and they all use...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4