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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-07-2015, 20:21
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Views: 104,294
Posted By mike1948
After four unsuccessful attempt ot upgrade my W7...

After four unsuccessful attempt ot upgrade my W7 Dell desktop, I uninstalled AVG Tune Up. That did the trick.

First impressions of W10 are good.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-07-2015, 09:26
Replies: 2,073
Views: 104,294
Posted By mike1948
Same here. I am attempting to go from W7. My...

Same here. I am attempting to go from W7. My suspion is that a USB3 card I installed a few months ago may not be compatible with W10, or the AVG Tune Up, which I use, may be the cause.

I get to the...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-07-2015, 11:21
Replies: 2,073
Views: 104,294
Posted By mike1948
Upgrading from W7 here and it has failed twice....

Upgrading from W7 here and it has failed twice. Got as far as installing features, then it automatically reverted to W7.
Forum: Showbiz 31-12-2010, 12:45
Replies: 5,154
Views: 2,808,069
Posted By mike1948
Surely a celeb is never really off-duty, although...

Surely a celeb is never really off-duty, although there are situations where they should not be troubled.

It is like a policeman who has to respond if they see a crime taking place when they are...
Forum: Showbiz 31-12-2010, 09:43
Replies: 5,154
Views: 2,808,069
Posted By mike1948
It's the public who give celebs their opulent...

It's the public who give celebs their opulent lifestyles by buying their records, watching their TV shows or movies. Many stars realise that but others do not. They think they can enjoy the benefits...
Forum: Showbiz 31-12-2010, 09:29
Replies: 55
Views: 4,317
Posted By mike1948
It may not be that long but what he has raised is...

It may not be that long but what he has raised is far more than many others in that time.

Cowell may not be to everyone's taste but his success is indisputable. You only have to consider how many...
Forum: Showbiz 30-12-2010, 20:30
Replies: 55
Views: 4,317
Posted By mike1948
The knighthood will be for services to showbiz...

The knighthood will be for services to showbiz and for charity work. He would be far from alone in receiving the honour for either.

Look how successful his shows have been in the US. American Idol...
Forum: Showbiz 30-12-2010, 19:42
Replies: 55
Views: 4,317
Posted By mike1948
I hope he gets one. What some people seem to...

I hope he gets one.

What some people seem to confuse is his public (ie X Factor and BGT) personna with his private side. His showbiz side is an act.

Those who have met him in the street speak...
Forum: Showbiz 30-12-2010, 19:09
Replies: 5,154
Views: 2,808,069
Posted By mike1948
Some so-called celebs seem to think that just...

Some so-called celebs seem to think that just because they have appeared on TV they are superior to other people.

A post on either this thread or another told about a very minor TV personality who...
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 30-12-2010, 16:30
Replies: 17
Views: 2,864
Posted By mike1948
I have been a subscriber for 30 years. It's a...

I have been a subscriber for 30 years. It's a great mag.

Lord Gnome has even been known to send me a tenner occasionally for misprints I have sent him from the national media.
Forum: General Discussion 29-12-2010, 20:43
Replies: 41
Views: 2,467
Posted By mike1948
Forget TV and listen to the 6pm news on Radio 4...

Forget TV and listen to the 6pm news on Radio 4 for half an hour of real news. TV news is governed by the supposed need to have pictures for every item.
Forum: Advice 28-12-2010, 09:45
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By mike1948
If your boiler is relatively new this may...

If your boiler is relatively new this may help...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/dec/27/condensing-boilers-freeze-uk?INTCMP=SRCH
Forum: Advice 28-12-2010, 09:40
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By mike1948
Take them back to a supermarket if they are...

Take them back to a supermarket if they are unopened and buy something else.
Forum: Advice 27-12-2010, 20:00
Replies: 75
Views: 6,821
Posted By mike1948
Your girlfriend will find out one day that you...

Your girlfriend will find out one day that you are married with two kids. Come clean and tell her now. If you divorce, you will have to pay maintenance to your ex and for the children. Unless you are...
Forum: Advice 27-12-2010, 19:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By mike1948
GPs don't like syringing because it can cause a...

GPs don't like syringing because it can cause a perforated eardrum. They prefer that the blockage clears itself with the aid of drops.
Forum: Advice 27-12-2010, 18:56
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By mike1948
I had a blocked eustachian tube and the trouble...

I had a blocked eustachian tube and the trouble persisted for more than a month before finally clearing itself. There is not much that GPs can do for you if that is the cause. Time is the healer.

If...
Forum: Advice 27-12-2010, 14:43
Replies: 38
Views: 1,925
Posted By mike1948
I would buy a mains powered drill for several...

I would buy a mains powered drill for several reasons:

I assume that you will only be using the drill occasionally. Batteries lose their charge over time, requiring you to charge it before you can...
Forum: General Discussion 26-12-2010, 16:11
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By mike1948
It's like multi-packs of Mars Bars and other...

It's like multi-packs of Mars Bars and other sweets and biscuits. You think you are saving money but all you are doing is eating more. Unless you have very good self-control, I bet a multi-pack will...
Forum: General Discussion 25-12-2010, 11:06
Replies: 97
Views: 5,653
Posted By mike1948
I am too. Have no close relatives, so spending...

I am too. Have no close relatives, so spending the day alone watching TV and online. Have a Tesco curry for lunch. I am not really bothered about Christmas because I think it is an excuse for excess.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 25-12-2010, 10:54
Replies: 27
Views: 2,414
Posted By mike1948
No programme can last forever. TV has to keep on...

No programme can last forever. TV has to keep on finding new material to interest the viewers. Only a very few progs last more than a couple of years, eg Corrie, EastEnders, etc.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-12-2010, 10:09
Replies: 30
Views: 2,772
Posted By mike1948
I guess that Paxman is winding down for...

I guess that Paxman is winding down for retirement. On his 1m a year, plus that of his Mrs (she's an ITV exec), money cannot be a problem.
Forum: Politics 23-12-2010, 11:07
Replies: 79
Views: 3,105
Posted By mike1948
I thought it was Teresa May who brought the...

I thought it was Teresa May who brought the "Nasty Party'' nickname to public prominence in a speech.
Forum: Advice 22-12-2010, 20:08
Replies: 32
Views: 1,550
Posted By mike1948
I would not recommend a SLR for a first-timer. I...

I would not recommend a SLR for a first-timer. I have a SLR but take far more photographs with a tiny Olympus Tough which is about the size of a packet of 20 cigarettes. These range in price from...
Forum: Advice 22-12-2010, 19:50
Replies: 23
Views: 2,378
Posted By mike1948
As others have said, you should ignore her and...

As others have said, you should ignore her and not return to work until you feel you are well enough. Harrassing staff who are off sick is par for the course these days, on the assumption that...
Forum: Advice 22-12-2010, 14:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,948
Posted By mike1948
The cold water in my bathroom (house built 1986)...

The cold water in my bathroom (house built 1986) comes direct from the mains, not from the tank in the loft. You can easily tell - turn the mains tap off where it comes in to the property. If there...
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