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    Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Still regularly using a Breville electric knife bought in 1990, a 1993 National stereo (used in garage for the radio), a 1994 portable "ghetto blaster" stereo system, 1996 Sony walkman for old...
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    Re: Softmaker Free Office

    Thanks, thats really helpful. I'll download Free Office and have a look.
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    Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    I wasn't aware you could have a MS account just for email that wasn't tied to Windows so thanks for that.
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    Re: Do you have a Microsoft account?

    Thanks, yes I read your excellent post which convinced me to just use a local account when installing Win10 on my new build.
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    Re: Softmaker Free Office

    OpenOffice used to be the standard replacement for MS Office, is that not recommended now?

    https://www.openoffice.org/
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    Do you have a Microsoft account?

    Just wondering how many people have a Microsoft account? I don't and would prefer not to but Windows 10 really really wants me to. I don't use OneNote, Cortana or any of the programs/apps that...
  7. Thread: Graphics card?

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    Re: Graphics card?

    Just thought I would update this thread to say that the new PC works extremely well with the integrated graphics without a graphics card. It is lightening fast, including when using Google Maps and...
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    Re: Graphics card?

    Thats good to know, thanks.
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    Re: Internet links superseded by descriptions

    Assuming your documents are Word I think you need to turn off automatic hyperlinks. Try this page to see if it helps.
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    Re: Graphics card?

    I should probably start a new thread but with regards to getting Windows 10 Home, I'm wondering why its ~$10 cheaper to get a copy on DVD rather than USB? Am I missing something or is one more...
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    Re: Graphics card?

    Thanks for all the replies, very helpful. Since I don't see the need to replace the current monitor at this time its good to know that the integrated graphics will be sufficient for now and I can add...
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    Graphics card?

    I am researching parts for a new PC and have decided on an Intel Comet Lake Core i5 10400 with integrated graphics on an ASUS PRIME H410M-A MATX motherboard with an integrated graphics processor....
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    Re: How to crop a video?

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I had a look and tried what ManUFan suggested and that did the trick perfectly, easy as. Will take note of the other suggestions for possible future use. Cheers!!
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    How to crop a video?

    Hi all,
    I took a few videos on my iPhone this weekend and, being in a hurry to capture the scene, did not zoom in sufficiently in a couple of them so the subject is too far in the background. It...
  15. Thread: Printer

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    Re: Printer

    I'm looking at getting a new printer and was considering a laser until I came across this thread. I don't do regular daily or weekly printing so every time my inkjet printer is switched on it feeds...
  16. Thread: Worldwide Deaths

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    Re: Worldwide Deaths

    The Case Against China is another very interesting hypothesis for the origin of this virus:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0SB8DyhvGg
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    Re: Netbook cooling fan

    Hi all, just to provide an update to the situation, replacing the fan made little difference, the machine is still noisy. If a new fan hasn't fixed is it possibly the hard drive that is making the...
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    Re: Toshiba laptop slowed by Win10

    I have the same issue on an HP netbook (mini laptop). It came with Windows 7 and upgraded itself to Windows 10 - big mistake. Mine has 4GB RAM, has no crap on it or unnecessary start ups and its...
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    Re: Netbook cooling fan

    Thanks all for the helpful replies. I can get the fan out so I'll check it again to see if it can be oiled but I'll look at wainuitech's suggestions first. From the sound of it I suspect that the...
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    Netbook cooling fan

    Hi all,

    I have an HP netbook that is around six years old and a couple of years ago it was almost drowned when I tipped a glass of water over the table. After drying it out it booted up fine and...
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    Re: Editing large JPG files? Any ideas?

    Perhaps GIMP or another of these suggested programs might do the job:

    https://www.lifewire.com/best-free-photo-editors-for-windows-1702523
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    Re: Download Messenger conversation

    Yes, I can open and view the conversations in Firefox and a text editor but neither are pretty. The JSON file doesn't convert to HTML very well and certainly doesn't look like the Facebook HTML...
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    Re: Download Messenger conversation

    No, you have to have a Facebook account, not just a Messenger account. My Messenger account is accessed by my phone number and password, not with an email address which Facebook requires.

    As in my...
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    Download Messenger conversation

    Good afternoon,

    I am wanting to download my Messenger conversations to keep as a record but Messenger won't give me the option to save as an HTML file, only JSON which is not what I want. Please...
  25. Thread: Loose glasses

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    Re: Loose glasses

    Thanks for your helpful reply - yes, that is exactly the effect that I am seeking and what I get when the screws have been tightened.



    That's a good tip, I normally use two hands but may have...
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