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    Re: Is this a waste of time?

    Easy stripdown and reassemble but the SSD clone failed to bootup. In BIOS, the new drive was shown
    as first device in Boot Menu but getting 'no operating system found' on every boot attempt, so I...
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    Re: Is this a waste of time?

    Thanks for advice Wanui. Done all I can so far to optimise. SSD arrived today
    and I am now at 50% of cloning with Macrium Reflect. Looking forward to the
    stripdown tomorrow to get at the internal...
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    Re: Is this a waste of time?

    Thanks guys for your comments - all understood.
    Decided out of curiousity to get a 250GB SSD (on it's way) for 30.
    Will clone the Hdd and do a swap. The subject PC is lightly used by
    the owner...
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    Re: Is this a waste of time?

    Yes, Intel Atom. I am aware of it's limitations and the 2GB RAM
    and already described it as 'past it's use by date' to the user
    who is an octogenarian, reluctant to let go of his beloved PC
    and...
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    Is this a waste of time?

    I've cleaned out a friend's Emachines all-in-one EZ1601 and I am looking
    for ways to speed up the really poor performance (running Windows7).
    It has a slow 1.6GHz CPU and will only take 2GB RAM...
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    Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    I have in my garage a vintage Marconi valve radio receiver and use it frequently.
    The RF, IF and detector stages are glass valve operated but I have converted the
    AF amp and output stages to solid...
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    Re: The film "3 Mile Limit"

    Roscoe: There are several suppliers of Thermionic Valves for vintage radios such as in the link below.
    The cost including shipping needs to be considered. Due to it's age, your radio...
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    Re: M.2 SSD Sata connection.

    OK, Found the answer. The B+M keyed device can be used in all three socket forms : 'B', 'M' and 'B+M'
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    Re: M.2 SSD Sata connection.

    For clarity: A few months ago I purchased on Ebay what was described as a new fully
    working plug & play external M.2 SSD. When delivered I found that there was no SSD
    board inside the enclosure...
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    Re: M.2 SSD Sata connection.

    This is the narrow motherboard inside an external USB enclosure
    to mount a 22mm wide Sata SSD. There are no Mfr or Model
    markings on it. From China.
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    M.2 SSD Sata connection.

    I am not familiar with M.2 SSDs (learning curve) and could use some advice.
    I am led to believe that a B and M keyed SSD card is compatible with an M
    keyed SATA socket but need confirmation.
    Most...
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    Re: Cat6 vs Cat5e cables

    This may help you decide:

    Cat 5e
    The “e” in Cat 5e stands for “enhanced.” There are no physical differences between Cat 5 and Cat 5e cables.
    However, manufacturers build Cat 5e cables under...
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    Re: Cat6 vs Cat5e cables

    Both CAT5e and CAT6 can handle speeds of up to 1000 Mbps, or a Gigabit per second.
    The main difference between CAT5e and CAT6 cable lies within the bandwidth the cable
    can support for data...
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    Re: Windows System Restore-Yeah Right!

    This may be worth checking: Check Volume Shadow Copy.
    Applicable up to and including Win 7. Don't know about Win 10.

    The Volume Shadow Copy utility from Windows creates backups of your Windows...
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    Re: Windows System Restore-Yeah Right!

    I agree that Niel F's problem is probably the amount of space allocated
    for the restore points. Mine is always configured for 10% of drive space
    and I've never had his problem. I also backup weekly...
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    Re: Do you wait up to bring in the New Year?

    They have now gone to bed, so perhaps now would be the right time
    for the bagpipes!
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    Re: Do you wait up to bring in the New Year?

    I have just posted this sarky note through my next door neighbor's
    letterbox at 4.30 am on New Years day. I wonder what reaction I will get:-

    Karl, Happy New Year,

    I...
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    Re: What an absolute lot of twaddle!

    Quote: "All the names are made up names. Why?". Why not?
  19. Thread: Black Friday

    by blanco
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    Re: Black Friday

    I never get sucked into making purchases in response to Black Friday adverts /offers,
    unless an item I NEED and have searched for has been reduced in price. It seems to
    me that it is an annual...
  20. Thread: Black Friday

    by blanco
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    Re: Black Friday

    Black Friday deals have arrived even thought the big event is actually just under a week away.

    Its felt like we cant move for seeing a Black Friday advert these past few days, but well...
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    Re: DVD files convertin

    Format Factory (free) works OK for me.
    Download from here:
    http://www.pcfreetime.com/formatfactory/index.php?language=en
  22. Thread: PJ

    by blanco
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    Re: PJ

    Where is Speedy? He was such an active member.
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    Re: 1080 vs 1260 resolution

    With MPC-HC you also have these Height/Width and other adjustments in the right click
    on screen menu. Select "Pan & Scan" for the list of adjustments.
  24. Thread: Buzzing Issues

    by blanco
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    Re: Buzzing Issues

    ditto Lawrence post. I've had this a couple of times and the noise has been
    caused by bearings of the graphics card fan. In fact, I am awaiting delivery
    of a replacement for this reason. Stop the...
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    Re: Toshiba laptop keyboard playin up.

    Yes Wainui, thanks for pointing that out. Just shows how careful we need to be.
    I searched for the L55-C5392 and up came the L55 video which I assumed to be
    for that model unaware of the many...
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