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    RIP: A Death has occurred in the family.

    My trusty old Brother HL-1440 laser printer has died. After 15 years of faithful service (was released in 2001) it has succumbed to the terminal paper jam issue that my last HL-1410 printer died...
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    Re: Mobile Phone Recommendations.

    Go with the A32 as it's got a 1080 screen where as the A21 has a low res 720 screen.
  3. Re: Why do they wear American baseball caps at cricket?

    Roscoe's weekly anti American rant.
  4. Thread: Backup??

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    Re: Backup??

    Just finished the backup with Macrium Reflect Free and the image size is 170GB which is what I would expect it to be with compression of files.
  5. Thread: Backup??

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    Re: Backup??

    A fairly fortuitous thread. I've just reinstalled Win 10 on to a 1 Tb SSD. Normally I use Acronis 2020 and make an image backup. However with the SSD drive 0 shows in windows explorer a...
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    Re: SSD drive in 9 year old PC ??

    One thing I noticed after I had installed Win 10 was that in the BIOS the Advanced Peripherals was set to IDE (the default) rather than AHCI. I read somewhere that that you should use AHCI for...
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    Re: SSD drive in 9 year old PC ??

    Finally got around to trying this today. Put the new SSD onto the USB3 port and ran the Samsung SSD clone software. Win XP, 7 and storage partitions added ok but couldn't add Win 10. Tried the...
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    Re: SSD drive in 9 year old PC ??

    In the past I have and it's got me out of the poo but not this time when I was trying to clone / restore backup from an old SATA HD to a SSD. Had to do a new install.
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    Re: Why drop the "ing"?

    Ah Roscoe again with another anti US rant. The last one was just before Easter.
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    Re: SSD drive in 9 year old PC ??

    Thanx Wai. Will have a go at this next week when I get a spare day. I have Acronis True Image 2020 that can clone disk and I use this for my weekly image backup. According to what I have read as...
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    Re: SSD drive in 9 year old PC ??

    XP has only been used for old analog video editing and DVD creation and last used about 2019 so not a biggy if I have to lose XP or Win 7 and have to start with Win 10 again.

    Could I just...
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    Re: SSD drive in 9 year old PC ??

    Thanx dugimodo. Had a look on line and it all says that this Gigabyte motherboard will take a SSD fine but the thru put speed may be limited to 350Mbytes. Will most likely use the Samsung clone...
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    SSD drive in 9 year old PC ??

    Hi all,

    I've just ordered a 1 Tb SSD drive from PB Tech's Easter sale. My main desktop is about 9 years old and still goes well as a tri boot machine . Win XP, Win 7 and Win 10. Do modern...
  14. Re: Happy Easter. Don't forget the reason for the season.

    Agree Roscoe. Hope you had a great Easter..
  15. Re: Bathrooms - why don't they call them what they are: toilets?

    Yes Roscoe I do and so what.??? God forbid that you should ever watch TV at all.
  16. Re: Bathrooms - why don't they call them what they are: toilets?

    Here we go. Another anti US rant ..
  17. Thread: This Weeks Joke

    by paulw
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    Re: This Weeks Joke

    "On top, the Government will have to buy billions of dollars in offshore carbon credits to meet its Paris Agreement target." what a rort. Sounds like the governments of NZ have been suckered into...
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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    If you're going to buy a new hard disk if the laptop has a SATA interface buy a SSD. Don't bother about an old slow mechanical HD.
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    Re: The only white face in the team!

    All Whites Soccer team ??
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    Re: Did TV One "cock up" tonight?

    Looks like they have done a repeat tonite then.. Wonder how long before the news media change the team's name to Team Aotearoa??
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    Re: Whatever happened to the "Royal"?

    Always been call SPCA here from memory. Having the title "Royal" just seems to give organizations snob value.
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    Re: Auckland water tastes terrible!

    Auckland water is fine . Drank it for years..
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    Re: security suites ranked by the expert.....

    Saw an article on some overseas site the other week and most of the comments were that the Microsoft AV was just as good as the paid stuff.
  24. Thread: Earthquake

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    Re: Earthquake

    Didn't feel anything here in the Waikato.
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    Re: Maybe We Are Being Forced to .....

    Yes but other people are being forced to take lessons....
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