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  1. Re: Is it possible to disable Windows lock screen in Windows 10 Home?

    If you are trying to login into Windows 10 without having to type in your password the instructions are here.

    http://www.windows10forums.com/threads/how-to-disable-login-screen-on-win-10.165/
  2. Re: New Tui Ad 'If you have nothing to hide...You have nothing to fear'

    It is not that they are streamlining the Bill. The Bill was to streamlined so that it was very clear the GCSB were breaking the Law. The new Bill is all muddied so that no one will know what is...
  3. Re: PC World & Computerworld NZ Are No more after 1st July 2013

    Must of been sort of sudden as I just received a subscription renewal notice in the mail. The notice was dated 6 June 2013.

    And just because I was curious I went to their mags4gifts web page and...
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    Re: OK Brain picking time for Computer Build

    In my opinion, get a SSD for your boot drive but as with any boot hard drive, make sure you regularly do a Drive Image and keep your Data backed up
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    Re: No Icons and task bar in my monitor

    You don't say what Operating System you are using but it sounds like you're monitor has some how become the secondary monitor. Use the Windows button and P to cycle through the various monitor modes...
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    Re: Win2000ProSP4 hangs for minutes at Startup

    Thanks for that zqwerty. This is a problem that has been annoying me for ages.
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    Re: Better Graphics Card?

    As stated by icow the fastest of the three is the 3450. On the PassMark website it's G3D Mark benchmark scores 469. As a comparison the integrated graphics Intel HD 4000 scores 563 on the same...
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    Re: Saving Utube video

    If you use Firefox the flashgot add on enables you to download videos displayed on webpages, including those from Utube.
  9. Thread: Email program

    by McRuff
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    Re: Email program

    Thunderbird is good from the same people who bring us Firefox

    http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
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    Re: How to stop a secondary HDD from spinning down?

    Windows under Virtual Memory settings will normally recommend a total page file size and I would stick to that. I normally make it a fixed size so the minimum and maximum size is the same as that is...
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    Re: How to stop a secondary HDD from spinning down?

    Seems more like a drive issue rather than a windows issue. Have you tried the manufacturers web site for any firmware updates
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    Re: How to stop a secondary HDD from spinning down?

    Swap file is also called a page file or virtual memory and is used by Windows to supplement your RAM.

    If you don't have enough RAM your computer will always be swapping data back and forward to...
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    Re: How to stop a secondary HDD from spinning down?

    I was having a similar issue with my Data Drive. To stop it spinning down as often I put a small swap file on it. Didn't seem to effect computer performance negatively, but I am not constantly...
  14. Thread: Rip off RUC

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    Re: Rip off RUC

    The problem is now you have to pay for a 3 tonne sticker under the new rules. It has been banded and the lowest band is up to 3.5 tonnes. And your 2 tonne sticker was correct unless you and...
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    Re: Judge lifts Ewen McDonald Suppression Order

    I think this with-holding information from Juries is very Patronizing. If the people on a Jury are intelligent enough to be trusted in deciding someones guilt or innocence, they should also be...
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    Poll: Re: Are you going to BUY Windows 8?

    I have had Win 8 on a virtual Machine for some time however unlike Vista and Win 7 can see no reason to go as far as Dual Booting the Beta. Let alone paying money for the downgrade.

    I have no...
  17. Thread: Rip off RUC

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    Re: Rip off RUC

    Any vehicle over 3500kg Gross laden weight must pay Road User charges so if you have a petrol engine you are being taxed twice as the tax is also included in the petrol.
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    Re: Which is more evil ?

    I think Microsoft should get a special mention, it is not there yet. But is trying hard to copy Apples Evil plan for world domination. I wonder if Apple has patented their Plan and can sue them.
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    Re: New PC Build - Component Help

    The i5 3570 looks like a really nice CPU for the price, here is a cpu benchmark page. I don't think you would need the K variant unless you planned to overclock
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  20. Pensioner shoots two teenagers as he foils attempted armed robbery in Florida

    There are times I think the American Justice system is crazy, other times I think not a bad idea.

    If this happened in NZ the guy would be in custody for attempted Murder.
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    Re: Windows 8 Release Preview Come and get it

    Windows 8 is seriously starting to look like a downgrade from Windows 7. I don't want to waste my Data Cap on it, but I'll have a play with it if it comes out on a PCWorld magazine DVD, like they...
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    Re: Esata to netbook/laptop

    I can't see any advantage in that. Does your external hard disk have a USB2 port? Adding a eSata adapter will not increase your speed as it will be limited by the USB2 port speed.
  23. Thread: HDD Upgrade

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    Re: HDD Upgrade

    Your motherboard does not support scsi disks. You will be correct with the hard drive being "Hitachi 80GB 7200rpm SATAII Travelstar". You should be able to replace it with any Sata drive.

    The...
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    Re: Problems today Thunderbird and Gmail

    Just tested by sending from my gmail account to my isp account. Send worked fine
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    Re: Problems today Thunderbird and Gmail

    Thanks Bob that seems to have fixed it
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