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Forum: Advice 06-03-2014, 11:21
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By stringman
collection of laptop Weird situation/problem

Hi all

sorry if this is a bit weird and convoluted. I will give you a short version.

I have a dell laptop which was faulty and under warranty so it should have been a simple fix.
3 cancelled (at...
Forum: Advice 05-03-2014, 17:25
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By stringman
go for a combination of European flags? I...

go for a combination of European flags? I personally like the combination of German and Belgium:)







sorry I just couldn't resist it
Forum: Advice 04-03-2014, 17:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By stringman
you can actually take up to 2.4g a day (under...

you can actually take up to 2.4g a day (under doctors advice)
Forum: Advice 04-03-2014, 17:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By stringman
you can actually take up to 2.4g a day (under...

you can actually take up to 2.4g a day (under doctors advice)
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 23-01-2014, 10:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By stringman
Not at all, I think the layout on the web page is...

Not at all, I think the layout on the web page is a bit pooh. It was only thanks to your pointer that I found it at all
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 22-01-2014, 15:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By stringman
thanks for the reply I got all excited for a...

thanks for the reply
I got all excited for a minute.
I clicked on the new tab and whilst the text box says create new events calendars and so on, if you click on it the only option was to create an...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 20-01-2014, 21:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By stringman
thanks for the reply, I think what you are...

thanks for the reply,

I think what you are referring to is outlook (part of the office suite)

What I am talking about is outlook.com which is microsofts version of google mail and calendar

I...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 20-01-2014, 11:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By stringman
Multiple calendars on Outlook.com Calendar

Hi all,
for my day to day calendars I use google calendars with great success.

I have been asked to fill in a log of migraines and the meds I take.
I wanted to keep this calendar completely isolated...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-01-2014, 15:31
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By stringman
well I swapped over the fans and the fault moved...

well I swapped over the fans and the fault moved with the fan, so I know that its a faulty fan.

I greased the new fan and refitted it. It still comes on much quicker than the old one ( the new...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-01-2014, 14:09
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By stringman
I bought it from Dell and it has the 3 year...

I bought it from Dell and it has the 3 year warranty.

The latest update is that I did a pre boot diagnostic on both machines and the old machine failed the fan test so I am going to have a look...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 10-01-2014, 23:30
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By stringman
thanks for the reply I know 99 is high but I know...

thanks for the reply
I know 99 is high but I know the critical temp is 105.
I set the profile to passive which should raise the fan kick in temp. Still not convinced that the engineer didn't cock...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 10-01-2014, 19:52
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By stringman
Dell XPS 14 fan issues

Hi all
Bit of a long post so bear with me.

I have had a Dell xps14 ultrabook for over a year now and have been really happy with it apart from a few niggles with the wifi and a few blemishes on the...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 07-01-2014, 00:22
Replies: 43
Views: 30,102
Posted By stringman
Hi Bunions, I was trying to install aptoid but it...

Hi Bunions, I was trying to install aptoid but it was asking me to install 3 other progs before I could use it. I did install 3 games but when I tried to open aptoid it did the same. Is that normal?
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 16-12-2013, 19:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By stringman
Brilliant many thanks

Brilliant

many thanks
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 16-12-2013, 15:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By stringman
Thought I would have another crack at AVIDemux. I...

Thought I would have another crack at AVIDemux.
I loaded a film which was an xvid with AC3 6channel audio.
I set the video to copy and set the audio output to mp3.

pressed save and I got the...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-11-2013, 21:08
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By stringman
Me paranoid? have you been watching me??? well I...

Me paranoid? have you been watching me???
well I did think that I would image the pc when I got it.
Yes I got the full installation discs for 7 and have said I need the win 8 install disc and...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-11-2013, 16:20
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By stringman
Thanks for the reply, Yes I was thinking that a...

Thanks for the reply,

Yes I was thinking that a couple of the drivers would be wrong and id just load the new ones on, but now you've triggered my hard drive ocd and I will probably start from...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-11-2013, 16:06
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By stringman
using macrium reflect to downgrade from windows 8 to Win 7

Hi all,

I have a dell xps 14 which is running windows 7 prof 64.
I have a macrium reflect image of this machine.

Due to some issues I am being given a new xps 14 from Dell.
It will have windows 8...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 23-11-2013, 10:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By stringman
I am liking the look of that a lot Thanks very...

I am liking the look of that a lot
Thanks very much

I have downloaded it. Its so simple to set up
but
I cant see how to actually start the conversion!!!
I know im being thick but there seems no...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 21-11-2013, 10:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By stringman
Funnily enough that's what I I thought but that's...

Funnily enough that's what I I thought but that's when I got the errors. so out came gspot and it told me it was xvid mpeg4 so I set the codec to mpeg4 and it worked a treat.
I will have a look at...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 21-11-2013, 09:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By stringman
I tried that but kept on getting errors Then I...

I tried that but kept on getting errors
Then I realised that even though you are just copying the video you have to manually set the container and the output codec. This is a little frustrating as...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 20-11-2013, 09:34
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By stringman
Thanks for that I will give that a go

Thanks for that

I will give that a go
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 20-11-2013, 09:21
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By stringman
Well I have just given super c a go. If I disable...

Well I have just given super c a go.
If I disable the video I just get an audio file.
I tried doing an avi to avi and changing the auio to mp3.
It all worked but took 35min compared to Imtoo (20min)...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 19-11-2013, 13:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By stringman
thanks I will give it a try

thanks

I will give it a try
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 18-11-2013, 16:30
Replies: 14
Views: 1,941
Posted By stringman
program to convert just the audio of an AVI file

Hi all
I have a quite a few AVI files with AC3 sound.
My tv accepts avi files on usb but wont accept AC3 files.
so at the moment the only sure way ive got to make them work is to convert the whole...
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