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    Re: EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    Every power supply Ive seen allows an 8 pin plug to be split in 2. The 2 halves just unclip.
    That cap thing in the pic is irrelevant .
    Split the plug in 2 (unclip) , you now have a correct 4 pin...
  2. Thread: DELL XPS DEALER

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    Re: DELL XPS DEALER

    reported
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    Re: What the hell ......

    That UN health worker caught Covid in Fiji.....

    so, why wasnt she vaccinated ?
    If she was vaxed , whats going on ?

    It just doesnt add up.
    There is something missing in this story . Perhaps...
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    Re: Email client alternatives

    ""this image cannot be displayed check that the file exists in the location specified etc"

    Probably a Outlook security setting
    ie , its a good thing for Outlook to do that .

    A possible 'fix'...
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    Re: Email client alternatives

    Keep in mind, when you move to another email client, you are going to be pretty much stuck with it if you want to access old emails or those archive emails sometime in the future

    I now have...
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    Re: Planning for a New Future

    and Aus are exporting some hardened crims back to us.
    Hence the gangs wars (with shootings) currently happening in Ak

    And in return Aus gets the best NZers . The ones who are highly motivated or...
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    Re: How long do your laptops last?

    The work laptops are around 5+ years old when we get them.
    My home laptop was around 5 years old at a guess when I bought it

    As above, put SSD's in them & they run pretty good. Batts start to...
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    Re: Win10 installation

    Start again , clean install.
    Do not connect to wifi, dont attach network cable .
    Wait untill after Win has loaded before connecting to internet.

    Or just convert your 'live' email based Win user...
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    Re: Problem with a friend's laptop.

    "When it does run, it spends most of the time doing updates."

    Do they have Fibre internet.
    Or weak wifi ?
    Some Winupdates are huuuuge & take forever to download on ADSL . So need good internet...
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    Re: Problem with a friend's laptop.

    You'd need to turn off secure boot/UEFI (in the bios) to boot from a non UEFI boot USB .

    For the other issues
    go into Win , turn off fast Start in control panel / power . Also turn of...
  11. Thread: Hungry Ants!

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    Re: Hungry Ants!

    You need to kill them.
    Anything that kills them could be bad for electronics , I killed my home PC when I sprayed the ants nest inside it .

    You could try wrapping it & putting it in the fridge...
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    Re: Direcctx12 video card

    'Microsoft has detailed how Windows 11 is built for gamers with new improvements such as DirectX 12 Ultimate, Direct Storage, and Auto HDR (high dynamic range.) The company is committed to gaming and...
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    Re: Planning for a New Future

    And yet , begger all Aussies want to come & live here
    & Begger all kiwis living in Aus are in a hurrying to leave . Most stay there .
    :)
  14. Thread: Windows 11

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    Re: Windows 11

    I reckon yes
    MS says no :)

    It probably wont be compatible with the Official Release version .
    may be OK for playing around with on pre-release version , until(if) MS decides to tighten things...
  15. Thread: Thanks Jacinda

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    Re: Thanks Jacinda

    For the kids?
    its possibly too late for the kids. Possible future radicals .

    NZ should have cancelled her citizenship, just like Aus did.
    consequences for her actions , nope. A fine lesson for...
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    Re: Windows XP install not Windows 10

    or , a linux media player distro. Since you only want to play music
    basically Linux pre-configured just as a media player . Some dont even need installing, they can run off a bootable CD (but that...
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    Re: Windows XP install not Windows 10

    A Tosh recovery CD MIGHT not need activation

    or try this. You will need a genuine XP Install key
    https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Windows-XP-Genuine-Forever
  18. Thread: Pale Blue Dot

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    Re: Pale Blue Dot

    I think C.Sagan is saying , we only have one earth, and no where else to go.
    ie take care of it

    Humans cant really 'harm' the earth, we can only make it unpleasant for us to live here .

    The...
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    Re: I tried out Windows 11

    And yet no one complains that Win7 no longer has official support, despite there being support & updates for Win7 for the chosen few .

    All this happens ALL THE TIME with Android . Many Phones...
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    Re: I tried out Windows 11

    And thats the reality with many businesses in NZ

    I have so many Clients still using Win7 & Server 2008 . They see IT as a cost rather than an asset & wont upgrade untill things fail.
    They talk...
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    Re: I tried out Windows 11

    If someone has a PC that dosnt meet system requirements , they keep using Win10. Its that simple.
    My fax machine doesnt meet requirements , I dont expect MS to drop requirements for my old hardware...
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    Re: I tried out Windows 11

    Please , lets stop this conspiracy nonsense . The Hardware Requirements is not a plan to force us to buy new PC's
    Its about making Win less of a malware magnet , and more reliable
    Should we still...
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    Re: I tried out Windows 11

    nope :)
    The requirements are not exaggerated, they are even on MS's own website .
    The requirements are for the Retail version, not yet available
    pre-release / insider versions may have relaxed...
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    Re: We used to listen to the radio before TV.

    I used to listen to The Goon Show in the 70's .

    I listen to audio podcasts now , in the car on the way to work . Downloaded & played via a USB stick plugged into the car stereo.
    Audiobooks are...
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    Re: How to create a System Image in Win10?

    many 'free' imaging tools have that same issue :-)
    And many imaging tools cant cope with non standard partitions, as often seen in laptops : up to 6 partitions on a single HD, in non standard order...
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