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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-12-2010, 16:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By Stig
Sensible use of Standby and Hibernate is by far...

Sensible use of Standby and Hibernate is by far the easiest way to improve boot times.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 15:36
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Stig
You are seeing the raw data of the mail with the...

You are seeing the raw data of the mail with the html code as text.

Are all mails like this, or just some?

You could try a detect/repair in Outlook 2003 from the help menu.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 15:04
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Stig
You will have one with TalkTalk, no question...

You will have one with TalkTalk, no question about it.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 14:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By Stig
Why bump this old thread for that?

Why bump this old thread for that?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 13:30
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Stig
Your ISP will provider you with an email address...

Your ISP will provider you with an email address you can access via webmail.

There's always Hotmail/Live Mail of course!
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 13:13
Replies: 9
Views: 3,740
Posted By Stig
It looks quite nice, but all of the Dixons,...

It looks quite nice, but all of the Dixons, Currys group are selling it for 399.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 13:09
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Stig
Another factor is that you cannot upgrade from...

Another factor is that you cannot upgrade from 32- to 64-bit directly, you have to do a clean install.

However, as stated above, your data will work fine if you reinstall your applications.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 09:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By Stig
The 'free' repair tools often report problems...

The 'free' repair tools often report problems that aren't there to tempt you to buy the full product.

Honestly, think seriously about a reinstall. You'll wish you did it ages ago.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 08:43
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Stig
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 08:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By Stig
According to the manual...

According to the manual (http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00715299/c00715299.pdf) for your notebook, it has a recovery partition which would automate the reinstall...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 07:07
Replies: 31
Views: 1,794
Posted By Stig
They aint going to get better by expanding them...

They aint going to get better by expanding them ;)

For all sorts of reasons, the quality will be worse, not better.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-12-2010, 07:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,233
Posted By Stig
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, try...

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, try this (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737).

Otherwise, a reinstall of Windows might be the best overall fix.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 20:04
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By Stig
Agreed. I'd put the money you would have spent on...

Agreed. I'd put the money you would have spent on an upgrade into a jar and save for a new PC.

People don't like the idea of buying a whole new PC, but it is ultimately more cost effective than...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 16:59
Replies: 80
Views: 4,142
Posted By Stig
Yes, Windows PE (the cut down version of Windows...

Yes, Windows PE (the cut down version of Windows used during installation of Windows 7) is less than 200MB in size, but all the functionality is via command line.
Forum: Broadband Internet 29-12-2010, 14:32
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Stig
if you can get Virgin cable, it will be the...

if you can get Virgin cable, it will be the fastest solution. You could always ring them up in the New Year and see if they have any special deals such as free connection.
Forum: Broadband Internet 29-12-2010, 14:15
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By Stig
Welcome to the forum! Have you put your postcode...

Welcome to the forum!

Have you put your postcode into Broadband Choices (http://www.broadbandchoices.co.uk/) and the like?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 14:11
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Stig
If it connects to the Internet you should have...

If it connects to the Internet you should have anti-virus.

Microsoft Security Essentials is free and works great, so why not use it?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 29-12-2010, 11:30
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Stig
Windows easy Transfer will do that for you. Or,...

Windows easy Transfer will do that for you.

Or, they live in a folder called 'Favorites'!
Forum: Broadband Internet 29-12-2010, 07:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By Stig
Satellite broadband is available, but it's very...

Satellite broadband is available, but it's very expensive. It's still no good for gaming as the upload speeds are slow.

Has he checked all the mobile operators to see which one has the best signal...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 21:08
Replies: 80
Views: 4,142
Posted By Stig
Yes, command line is still alive and well in...

Yes, command line is still alive and well in Windows 7 and Server 2008.

Here's one of my favourites ; this is just the first in a series of commands to manipulate a .wim image:

dism /Mount-Wim...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 20:04
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Stig
All those games should run OK. All you need to do...

All those games should run OK. All you need to do is drop the resolution a bit if they are running a bit slow.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 16:40
Replies: 75
Views: 3,134
Posted By Stig
That was PC World right? :rolleyes: If you can...

That was PC World right? :rolleyes:

If you can do photo editing on your current PC, you can do it on a newer PC with a higher spec.

You also have to consider if the version of Elements you are...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 16:25
Replies: 75
Views: 3,134
Posted By Stig
Briefly, any modern notebook PC will be faster...

Briefly, any modern notebook PC will be faster than an old desktop.

Toshiba is a good brand. Find one with a screen size that fits your budget.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 14:54
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Stig
I'm sure it says how to clean in the manual......

I'm sure it says how to clean in the manual... ;)

My guess is 'dry lint free cloth'
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-12-2010, 14:19
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By Stig
Don't buy from dodgy places! Try...

Don't buy from dodgy places! Try software4students.co.uk
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