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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
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    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. 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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  9. 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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  10. clanless
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    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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Palazzio

    Flower Show Software

    I suppose it depends on how many entries (people), how many stages/parts to the competition, and how much you are looking to be able to hold and show history - - - this is where Access really benefits
    I suppose it depends on how many entries (people), how many stages/parts to the competition, and how much you are looking to be able to hold and show history - - - this is where Access really benefits
    I suppose it depends on how many entries (people), how many stages/parts to the competition, and how much you are looking to be able to hold and show history - - - this is where Access really benefits
    I suppose it depends on how many entries (people), how many stages/parts to the competition, and how much you are looking to be able to hold and show history - - - this is where Access really benefits
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  21. Gail_68

    Window 10 - New upgrade version 1709

    @ricky101 :cheers:mate for the extra info...in case I need it :)
    @ricky101 :cheers:mate for the extra info...in case I need it :)
    @ricky101 :cheers:mate for the extra info...in case I need it :)
    @ricky101 :cheers:mate for the extra info...in case I need it :)
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  22. Palustris

    Printer Woes

    The Canon print heads are notorious for problems, but are replaceable for £9-£30 depending on model, and whether you are fussy for original equipment. Pure black text will try and print to the...
    The Canon print heads are notorious for problems, but are replaceable for £9-£30 depending on model, and whether you are fussy for original equipment. Pure black text will try and print to the black-black cartridge (XL), whereas greyscale (images, PDF etc) will be printed using a mixture of...
    The Canon print heads are notorious for problems, but are replaceable for £9-£30 depending on model, and whether you are fussy for original equipment. Pure black text will try and print to the black-black cartridge (XL), whereas greyscale...
    The Canon print heads are notorious for problems, but are replaceable for £9-£30 depending on model, and whether you are fussy for original equipment. Pure black text will try and print to the...
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    8
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    146
  23. wiseowl

    Epsom network problems

    Good afternoon @Fat Controller and all my other friends I have a small niggling problem whenever I log on to my HP laptop a box appears saying that it cannot reach any networks,the printer works...
    Good afternoon @Fat Controller and all my other friends I have a small niggling problem whenever I log on to my HP laptop a box appears saying that it cannot reach any networks,the printer works fine ,its just that initial warning box that is getting on Woos nerves,can anyone help pleasethis...
    Good afternoon @Fat Controller and all my other friends I have a small niggling problem whenever I log on to my HP laptop a box appears saying that it cannot reach any networks,the printer works fine ,its just that initial warning box that is...
    Good afternoon @Fat Controller and all my other friends I have a small niggling problem whenever I log on to my HP laptop a box appears saying that it cannot reach any networks,the printer works...
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  24. Sirius

    Internet Explorer Settings

    Hi,They often say IE is not the best of browsers.If you like google, the surely Chrome browser is a natural bedfellow for you ...?
    Hi,They often say IE is not the best of browsers.If you like google, the surely Chrome browser is a natural bedfellow for you ...?
    Hi,They often say IE is not the best of browsers.If you like google, the surely Chrome browser is a natural bedfellow for you ...?
    Hi,They often say IE is not the best of browsers.If you like google, the surely Chrome browser is a natural bedfellow for you ...?
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    3
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  25. HarryS

    Antivirus Bitdefender Advice?

    @ricky101 , I have ordered a USB stick to use as an emergency start up and secondary back up. So my files will be on the USB disc , USB stick and Google drive . My photos will only be on the...
    @ricky101 , I have ordered a USB stick to use as an emergency start up and secondary back up. So my files will be on the USB disc , USB stick and Google drive . My photos will only be on the drive. So hopefully I have some back up insurance now !
    @ricky101 , I have ordered a USB stick to use as an emergency start up and secondary back up. So my files will be on the USB disc , USB stick and Google drive . My photos will only be on the drive. So hopefully I have some back up insurance now !
    @ricky101 , I have ordered a USB stick to use as an emergency start up and secondary back up. So my files will be on the USB disc , USB stick and Google drive . My photos will only be on the...
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  26. noisette47

    Is this normal?

    Je ne sais pas moi :noidea:Try clearing cookies and doing a restart, if that don't work then blame your hubby and file for divorce :)
    Je ne sais pas moi :noidea:Try clearing cookies and doing a restart, if that don't work then blame your hubby and file for divorce :)
    Je ne sais pas moi :noidea:Try clearing cookies and doing a restart, if that don't work then blame your hubby and file for divorce :)
    Je ne sais pas moi :noidea:Try clearing cookies and doing a restart, if that don't work then blame your hubby and file for divorce :)
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  27. miraflores

    Cartridges refilling.

    I have just bought myself a printer Canon TS5050 . Lovely piece of kit very very compact , so it will fit on the shelving unit . This is the first printer I have had for 15 year , I always used...
    I have just bought myself a printer Canon TS5050 . Lovely piece of kit very very compact , so it will fit on the shelving unit . This is the first printer I have had for 15 year , I always used the rpinters at work if I needed anything. The first printer I bought was a HP around 1990 it cost...
    I have just bought myself a printer Canon TS5050 . Lovely piece of kit very very compact , so it will fit on the shelving unit . This is the first printer I have had for 15 year , I always used the rpinters at work if I needed anything. The...
    I have just bought myself a printer Canon TS5050 . Lovely piece of kit very very compact , so it will fit on the shelving unit . This is the first printer I have had for 15 year , I always used...
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