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  2. wiseowl
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    Informative x 5

    Windows 10

    @kazzawazza they offered that to us over 2mths back but it's costing we more a month...might be through the XL package though...good deal mate :thumbsup:
    @kazzawazza they offered that to us over 2mths back but it's costing we more a month...might be through the XL package though...good deal mate :thumbsup:
    @kazzawazza they offered that to us over 2mths back but it's costing we more a month...might be through the XL package though...good deal mate :thumbsup:
    @kazzawazza they offered that to us over 2mths back but it's costing we more a month...might be through the XL package though...good deal mate :thumbsup:
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  3. PCMedic
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    Free stuff for GC Members

    (SLIGHTLY late to the party but...)My advice is to only have one (active) security/anti-virus (AV) program on your PC.The only reason I say that is for performance. If you have more than one...
    (SLIGHTLY late to the party but...)My advice is to only have one (active) security/anti-virus (AV) program on your PC.The only reason I say that is for performance. If you have more than one AV program running at the same time then each file you open is being scanned not just twice, but...
    (SLIGHTLY late to the party but...)My advice is to only have one (active) security/anti-virus (AV) program on your PC.The only reason I say that is for performance. If you have more than one AV program running at the same time then each file...
    (SLIGHTLY late to the party but...)My advice is to only have one (active) security/anti-virus (AV) program on your PC.The only reason I say that is for performance. If you have more than one...
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  4. rosebay
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    Restoring Your Home Page If It Gets Taken Over...

    That's usefull Rosebay :)Mine got hijacked when I installed youtube downloader :doh:
    That's usefull Rosebay :)Mine got hijacked when I installed youtube downloader :doh:
    That's usefull Rosebay :)Mine got hijacked when I installed youtube downloader :doh:
    That's usefull Rosebay :)Mine got hijacked when I installed youtube downloader :doh:
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  5. Aesculus
    Sticky
    Like x 6

    Free Windows Software You Can't Live Without

    Driver Scanner!
    Driver Scanner!
    Driver Scanner!
    Driver Scanner!
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  6. Scrungee
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    Posting Images hosted on Photobucket

    Apologies, from me, to any members that are posting links to their albums. I have very slow broadband and, because it takes so long to link through to pictures done in that way, I don't bother...
    Apologies, from me, to any members that are posting links to their albums. I have very slow broadband and, because it takes so long to link through to pictures done in that way, I don't bother and just skip the post.I only look at pictures that are posted directly on to GC. I'm not ignoring...
    Apologies, from me, to any members that are posting links to their albums. I have very slow broadband and, because it takes so long to link through to pictures done in that way, I don't bother and just skip the post.I only look at pictures...
    Apologies, from me, to any members that are posting links to their albums. I have very slow broadband and, because it takes so long to link through to pictures done in that way, I don't bother...
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  8. roders

    Another scam.

    Would love to catch these scammers. Even one of them :gaah:. An elderly neighbour rang me last week in turmoil.....she had been told her phone and internet would be disconnected if !!! She doesnt...
    Would love to catch these scammers. Even one of them :gaah:. An elderly neighbour rang me last week in turmoil.....she had been told her phone and internet would be disconnected if !!! She doesnt even have the internet anyway but I told her it was a scam and to ignore it; her phone would not be...
    Would love to catch these scammers. Even one of them :gaah:. An elderly neighbour rang me last week in turmoil.....she had been told her phone and internet would be disconnected if !!! She doesnt even have the internet anyway but I told her it was a...
    Would love to catch these scammers. Even one of them :gaah:. An elderly neighbour rang me last week in turmoil.....she had been told her phone and internet would be disconnected if !!! She doesnt...
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  9. strongylodon

    Can't open photos

    It is a known issue with the summer release of Windows 10 update apparently, and there is a fix awaited from Microsoft (surprised it isn't out yet).Try opening with classic image viewer - see...
    It is a known issue with the summer release of Windows 10 update apparently, and there is a fix awaited from Microsoft (surprised it isn't out yet).Try opening with classic image viewer - see here [How To] Open Images With Windows Photo Viewer In Windows 10
    It is a known issue with the summer release of Windows 10 update apparently, and there is a fix awaited from Microsoft (surprised it isn't out yet).Try opening with classic image viewer - see here [How To] Open Images With Windows Photo Viewer...
    It is a known issue with the summer release of Windows 10 update apparently, and there is a fix awaited from Microsoft (surprised it isn't out yet).Try opening with classic image viewer - see...
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  10. Janet mahay

    Need help with samsung tablet

    Hi an update it is a screen fault to repair it will cost arond £80 _ £110 as only samsung parts are used for samsung tablets I can still use it it works well and fast its just part of the screen...
    Hi an update it is a screen fault to repair it will cost arond £80 _ £110 as only samsung parts are used for samsung tablets I can still use it it works well and fast its just part of the screen fuzzy, but I can put up with that compared with £80 i keep it till it konks out atogether then...
    Hi an update it is a screen fault to repair it will cost arond £80 _ £110 as only samsung parts are used for samsung tablets I can still use it it works well and fast its just part of the screen fuzzy, but I can put up with that compared with...
    Hi an update it is a screen fault to repair it will cost arond £80 _ £110 as only samsung parts are used for samsung tablets I can still use it it works well and fast its just part of the screen...
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  11. ricky101

    Acer Laptop

    Model numbers are often specific to the retailer that's selling the product Ricky. I found the same with my washing machine - which I didn't buy from Currys! :whistle:
    Model numbers are often specific to the retailer that's selling the product Ricky. I found the same with my washing machine - which I didn't buy from Currys! :whistle:
    Model numbers are often specific to the retailer that's selling the product Ricky. I found the same with my washing machine - which I didn't buy from Currys! :whistle:
    Model numbers are often specific to the retailer that's selling the product Ricky. I found the same with my washing machine - which I didn't buy from Currys! :whistle:
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  12. Jiffy

    Tv as cctv monitor

    Thieves are aware that its very easy to set any system up to the internet to store your images/recordings so they wont be going to the trouble to knock your door down to find your hard drive, as...
    Thieves are aware that its very easy to set any system up to the internet to store your images/recordings so they wont be going to the trouble to knock your door down to find your hard drive, as mentioned all we can do is try and prevent them, hiding cameras is not a good idea we are trying to...
    Thieves are aware that its very easy to set any system up to the internet to store your images/recordings so they wont be going to the trouble to knock your door down to find your hard drive, as mentioned all we can do is try and prevent them,...
    Thieves are aware that its very easy to set any system up to the internet to store your images/recordings so they wont be going to the trouble to knock your door down to find your hard drive, as...
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  13. ricky101

    Luddite and Facebook

    I dont do social media or online banking. Id rather keep my personal info to my self thanks. Nothings secure in reality.Facebook seems to be less popular as its now filled with the middle aged...
    I dont do social media or online banking. Id rather keep my personal info to my self thanks. Nothings secure in reality.Facebook seems to be less popular as its now filled with the middle aged (me :old:) and mostly female. A front page for businesses too.If you have to use it just put the minimum...
    I dont do social media or online banking. Id rather keep my personal info to my self thanks. Nothings secure in reality.Facebook seems to be less popular as its now filled with the middle aged (me :old:) and mostly female. A front page for...
    I dont do social media or online banking. Id rather keep my personal info to my self thanks. Nothings secure in reality.Facebook seems to be less popular as its now filled with the middle aged...
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  14. Jack Sparrow

    My pc has locked me out

    Gary at times mate you feel like doing this with them :laptop:
    Gary at times mate you feel like doing this with them :laptop:
    Gary at times mate you feel like doing this with them :laptop:
    Gary at times mate you feel like doing this with them :laptop:
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  15. Mike Allen

    Multipalpart emails.

    Just to add to Ricky's excellent advice, when you set up your email client (and Thunderbird is excellent, and free), make sure that you use IMAP and not POP3. Give us a shout if you need help.
    Just to add to Ricky's excellent advice, when you set up your email client (and Thunderbird is excellent, and free), make sure that you use IMAP and not POP3. Give us a shout if you need help.
    Just to add to Ricky's excellent advice, when you set up your email client (and Thunderbird is excellent, and free), make sure that you use IMAP and not POP3. Give us a shout if you need help.
    Just to add to Ricky's excellent advice, when you set up your email client (and Thunderbird is excellent, and free), make sure that you use IMAP and not POP3. Give us a shout if you need help.
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  16. Scudo

    Help with external hard drive connection.

    Glad you have got it all working ok, though I tend to do a new image every 2 months or just before W10 SCU or ACU ( if you use w10 ?) so if anything goes wrong during or after the update you can...
    Glad you have got it all working ok, though I tend to do a new image every 2 months or just before W10 SCU or ACU ( if you use w10 ?) so if anything goes wrong during or after the update you can quickly restore back.
    Glad you have got it all working ok, though I tend to do a new image every 2 months or just before W10 SCU or ACU ( if you use w10 ?) so if anything goes wrong during or after the update you can quickly restore back.
    Glad you have got it all working ok, though I tend to do a new image every 2 months or just before W10 SCU or ACU ( if you use w10 ?) so if anything goes wrong during or after the update you can...
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  17. ricky101

    New laptop -suggestions please

    Yes, I use a paid one, which at the time seemed quite reliable in term of not disclosing data and deleting logs. Of course, if you just wish to bypass georestrictions that should not be a...
    Yes, I use a paid one, which at the time seemed quite reliable in term of not disclosing data and deleting logs. Of course, if you just wish to bypass georestrictions that should not be a concern. But it is hard to know when different sites will blacklist some specific IP ranges, so it is hard...
    Yes, I use a paid one, which at the time seemed quite reliable in term of not disclosing data and deleting logs. Of course, if you just wish to bypass georestrictions that should not be a concern. But it is hard to know when different sites will...
    Yes, I use a paid one, which at the time seemed quite reliable in term of not disclosing data and deleting logs. Of course, if you just wish to bypass georestrictions that should not be a...
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  18. clanless
    Like x 3

    Goodbye Microsoft

    I have been on Linux Ubunto for several years and t'other half for many years longer. No complaints here.
    I have been on Linux Ubunto for several years and t'other half for many years longer. No complaints here.
    I have been on Linux Ubunto for several years and t'other half for many years longer. No complaints here.
    I have been on Linux Ubunto for several years and t'other half for many years longer. No complaints here.
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  19. clanless

    Canon printer cartridge PG-512

    Hi @clanless at one time me and my hubby had identical scanners/ printer and he used to make his own ink up and it works out cheaper but I purchased a brother after and :fingers crossed: it's been a good one mate :)
    Hi @clanless at one time me and my hubby had identical scanners/ printer and he used to make his own ink up and it works out cheaper but I purchased a brother after and :fingers crossed: it's been a good one mate :)
    Hi @clanless at one time me and my hubby had identical scanners/ printer and he used to make his own ink up and it works out cheaper but I purchased a brother after and :fingers crossed: it's been a good one mate :)
    Hi @clanless at one time me and my hubby had identical scanners/ printer and he used to make his own ink up and it works out cheaper but I purchased a brother after and :fingers crossed: it's been a good one mate :)
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  20. Gail_68

    Windows Defender Vs AVG Security

    Sheal I have a kindle fire hd 7 3rd generation and I opened it with a email account but clouds on it also and it asked me to do an account, so when I brought my e-reader as the kindle was hurting...
    Sheal I have a kindle fire hd 7 3rd generation and I opened it with a email account but clouds on it also and it asked me to do an account, so when I brought my e-reader as the kindle was hurting my eyes with the glare, as soon as I started that up with same email address for buying etc...all my...
    Sheal I have a kindle fire hd 7 3rd generation and I opened it with a email account but clouds on it also and it asked me to do an account, so when I brought my e-reader as the kindle was hurting my eyes with the glare, as soon as I started that...
    Sheal I have a kindle fire hd 7 3rd generation and I opened it with a email account but clouds on it also and it asked me to do an account, so when I brought my e-reader as the kindle was hurting...
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  21. Gail_68

    Extension with Chrome?

    Well I've removed Chrome from my programmes and that reminder for extension as gone with it...thank god, i'll keep to edge which is compatible with windows 10.
    Well I've removed Chrome from my programmes and that reminder for extension as gone with it...thank god, i'll keep to edge which is compatible with windows 10.
    Well I've removed Chrome from my programmes and that reminder for extension as gone with it...thank god, i'll keep to edge which is compatible with windows 10.
    Well I've removed Chrome from my programmes and that reminder for extension as gone with it...thank god, i'll keep to edge which is compatible with windows 10.
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  22. Jack Sparrow

    Tablets

    Just in case you're still shopping, the 2017 iPad is now £279
    Just in case you're still shopping, the 2017 iPad is now £279
    Just in case you're still shopping, the 2017 iPad is now £279
    Just in case you're still shopping, the 2017 iPad is now £279
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  23. ricky101

    Printer Ink replacement - remanufactured.. ?

    It's like a lot of stuff. It's made in China, shipped to the UK and stored in a warehouse. When you order from China, they tell the warehouse to deliver it to you. They don't need any...
    It's like a lot of stuff. It's made in China, shipped to the UK and stored in a warehouse. When you order from China, they tell the warehouse to deliver it to you. They don't need any administration in the UK, just "packers and posters."
    It's like a lot of stuff. It's made in China, shipped to the UK and stored in a warehouse. When you order from China, they tell the warehouse to deliver it to you. They don't need any administration in the UK, just "packers and posters."
    It's like a lot of stuff. It's made in China, shipped to the UK and stored in a warehouse. When you order from China, they tell the warehouse to deliver it to you. They don't need any...
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    3
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  24. Freddy

    Dongle

    I have a dongle question. The tv in our dining room is set up for Netflix but it isn’t connected to the internet. Is there a way to connect it wirelessly? It would save a lot of arguments if the...
    I have a dongle question. The tv in our dining room is set up for Netflix but it isn’t connected to the internet. Is there a way to connect it wirelessly? It would save a lot of arguments if the grandchildren could watch different tv programmes in different rooms.G.
    I have a dongle question. The tv in our dining room is set up for Netflix but it isn’t connected to the internet. Is there a way to connect it wirelessly? It would save a lot of arguments if the grandchildren could watch different tv programmes...
    I have a dongle question. The tv in our dining room is set up for Netflix but it isn’t connected to the internet. Is there a way to connect it wirelessly? It would save a lot of arguments if the...
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  25. ricky101

    SkillShare Premium

    Hi againTwo little questions that I would be interested to know the answer to.First on my speaker refurb, the sound across the range is so improved they really are what I hoped for. I have...
    Hi againTwo little questions that I would be interested to know the answer to.First on my speaker refurb, the sound across the range is so improved they really are what I hoped for. I have made various improvements to my system, thanks to FCs guidance, but even when I play a cd direct...
    Hi againTwo little questions that I would be interested to know the answer to.First on my speaker refurb, the sound across the range is so improved they really are what I hoped for. I have made various improvements to my system, thanks to...
    Hi againTwo little questions that I would be interested to know the answer to.First on my speaker refurb, the sound across the range is so improved they really are what I hoped for. I have...
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  26. ricky101

    Laptop Battery replacements ?

    As with all electronics, there is always the risk of a DOA - with these it is almost certainly going to be a poor connection internally which causes the early failure. Amazon won't muck you about...
    As with all electronics, there is always the risk of a DOA - with these it is almost certainly going to be a poor connection internally which causes the early failure. Amazon won't muck you about though - if it is faulty, they will take your case up in the event that there is any nonsense with...
    As with all electronics, there is always the risk of a DOA - with these it is almost certainly going to be a poor connection internally which causes the early failure. Amazon won't muck you about though - if it is faulty, they will take your...
    As with all electronics, there is always the risk of a DOA - with these it is almost certainly going to be a poor connection internally which causes the early failure. Amazon won't muck you about...
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    186
  27. ricky101

    Meltdown and Spectre, Password vulnerability

    Hi,Seems a lot is being made of these two flaws in the computer chips of pcs and smart phones and the chance of having passwords stolen.This site gives a current overview and links if you want...
    Hi,Seems a lot is being made of these two flaws in the computer chips of pcs and smart phones and the chance of having passwords stolen.This site gives a current overview and links if you want to follow the detail, plus a handy link to a program to show if you are protected , or not as...
    Hi,Seems a lot is being made of these two flaws in the computer chips of pcs and smart phones and the chance of having passwords stolen.This site gives a current overview and links if you want to follow the detail, plus a handy link to a...
    Hi,Seems a lot is being made of these two flaws in the computer chips of pcs and smart phones and the chance of having passwords stolen.This site gives a current overview and links if you want...
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