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    Re: Hacked by Deadbolt!

    Thanks for your reply, fred_fish. That's reassuring.
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    Re: Hacked by Deadbolt!

    The OP said it wasn't open to the Internet. But many here have been telling him it shouldn't be open to the Internet. This is confusing. Can someone explain this inconsistancy?

    I have an older...
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    Re: Hacked by Deadbolt!

    Interesting, as the warnings were for devices 'exposed to the internet'.
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    Re: Windows 11 for all??

    That's interesting. And surprising! Go for it. I'm running win 11 on a supposedly non compliant laptop, but it is not 10 years old!
  5. Thread: Excel help please

    by linw
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    Re: Excel help please

    Strange. '2022/23' in a cell works fine in Libre Office calc as text or number.
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    Re: When should I go from Win 10 to Win 11?

    Couldn't agree with you more, WT!

    But everyone to their own. Personly, it's Win 11 for me.
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    Re: Move boot drive to new hardware

    You didn't even read my post about small being needed.

    If you see a post from me, please just pass on by, as I ain't going to ask you for permission to spend my money.
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    Re: Move boot drive to new hardware

    Thanks, WT, for your always positive response!

    No integrity violation found.

    This image has undergone many years of Insider (Dev) updates and has survived well so reckon not too much wrong in...
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    Re: Move boot drive to new hardware

    You often find it hard to be positive in your replies. Perhaps you could reconsider your approach that seems to be to snipe as a first reaction.

    I don't feel a need to justify myself but you...
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    Move boot drive to new hardware

    Top marks to Win 10! After buying a second QHD monitor I found the HDMI link to my old PC's on-board video couldn't cope with the higher res. Didn't think of having to check HDMI ver!

    Decided it...
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    Re: My tablet has unstable wi-fi connection

    Ah, the universal cure!!!! ALWAYS the first thing to try.
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    Re: change to vodafone 4g

    Not sure I get why you say a fibre install will cost you. A standard install is free.

    But you might get a surprise at the cost of getting power AND fibre changed to an underground route.
  13. Thread: WiFi installation

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    Re: WiFi installation

    Yes, extenders should be banned!

    Agree with 1101's suggestion. My PL Kit works a treat.
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    Re: Thunderbird 32 or 64 bit

    Just use your browser for accessing your gmail account. Problem goes away. Access it from anywhere and any device with a browser.
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    Re: LED bulbs: placement?

    If a household LED is driven from 230V AC it those electronic components that achieve that dramatic voltage drop, not to mention conversion of AC to DC, that can die if overheated. So much different...
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    Re: Screen resolution for dual monitor

    Yeah, dugi, that's how mine are set up.
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    Re: PC now BSOD's when turning it on

    Sounds like a damn good solution!!
  18. Re: Recommend a wireless access point or similar, wifi issues?

    Couldn't agree more with dugi re being told the sky will fall if you are stupid enough to use a router as an AP. Like him, been doing it for MANY years with absolutely no problems. And, quite...
  19. Thread: Extending Wifi

    by linw
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    Re: Extending Wifi

    I also have had a good experience with powerline adaptors. DLink from PBTech.
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    Re: Modem that can limit upload speeds on the WiFi?

    Lock yourself away!!!
  21. Thread: New 2nd had lappy

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    Re: New 2nd had lappy

    What makes you think the win 10 firewall needs replacing?

    IMHO you are trying to fix something by cluttering your computer with dubious overheads it doesn't need.

    Just let Windows Defender have...
  22. Thread: Computer Case

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    Re: Computer Case

    Yea, it's well known that if you watch CPU fans for too long your eyes will start spinning and you will fall off your chair.
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    Re: Writing to PDF file

    Very true.
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    Re: Writing to PDF file

    My not very computer able mate got it all done from your post.

    Thanks WT!
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    Re: Writing to PDF file

    Yes, saw that on their page! But, thanks, mate, will pass that on to my friend with suitable warnings!

    Cheers.
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