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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software Today, 08:24
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By mac2708
Advice from...

Advice from Microsoft
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947215
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology Today, 07:51
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By mac2708
Most players sold in the UK are Region 2 only...

Most players sold in the UK are Region 2 only 'out of the box' but some (not all) can be modified (hacked) to make them multi-region.
This may either by using a sequence of keys on the remote control...
Forum: Tablets and e-Readers 31-08-2014, 22:36
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By mac2708
The Hudl is now only 99 Larger (expandable) 16GB...

The Hudl is now only 99
Larger (expandable) 16GB storage, higher resolution, 1.5GHz processor
http://www.tesco.com/direct/hudl/
Forum: Advice 31-08-2014, 14:29
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By mac2708
My bi-focals are photochromic/Reactolite - does...

My bi-focals are photochromic/Reactolite - does that count?

Wouldn't be without them.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-08-2014, 10:23
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By mac2708
Or,for those who tend not to read the screens,...

Or,for those who tend not to read the screens, download/install Avast from here https://ninite.com (I've always found it safe and reliable) and all it will install is the program - no Chrome or 'free...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 31-08-2014, 07:42
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By mac2708
Avoid Microsoft Security Essentials - even...

Avoid Microsoft Security Essentials - even Microsoft admit it's not very good.
This sums it up: http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/software/1303828/microsoft-security-essentials
"Although earlier...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-08-2014, 19:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By mac2708
Did you get it from the link given in post 4 or...

Did you get it from the link given in post 4 or if you're using Google from here
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-08-2014, 19:08
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By mac2708
There are some things you can do which may...

There are some things you can do which may help
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2141881/beat-it-bloatware-how-to-clean-the-crap-off-your-pc.html

Then have a look to see what's starting up each time -...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-08-2014, 18:12
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By mac2708
I assume your reasoning behind this is to install...

I assume your reasoning behind this is to install Windows without the bloatware.
IMHO it would be easier to simply get rid of the unwanted programs.
However, this may/may not...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-08-2014, 17:30
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By mac2708
Leave it alone and as already suggested use...

Leave it alone and as already suggested use Classic Shell or similar and get rid of the bloatware
Also check to see what's being loaded (and running) each time you boot up (you might be...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 30-08-2014, 12:04
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By mac2708
Don't know if these may...

Don't know if these may help
http://lifehacker.com/352401/migrate-all-your-old-gmail-to-a-new-gmail-address

https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/113410?hl=en-GB
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 30-08-2014, 10:37
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By mac2708
Hopefully Canon may help but if the printer is...

Hopefully Canon may help but if the printer is faulty the retailer (Asda) should be the first step as they are legally responsible
http://www.consumerrightsexpert.co.uk/faultygoods.html
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 29-08-2014, 22:31
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By mac2708
Contact Asda Customer Services on 0800 952 0101...

Contact Asda Customer Services on 0800 952 0101 and explain the situation or by using this form https://asda.custhelp.com/app/ask
They may/may not require the store receipt and hopefully will be...
Forum: Advice 28-08-2014, 19:53
Replies: 13
Views: 2,191
Posted By mac2708
This may or may not help depending on how severe...

This may or may not help depending on how severe the situation is considered by various medical professionals
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/beingsectionedengland.aspx
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-08-2014, 17:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By mac2708
Have you gone through all the various steps...

Have you gone through all the various steps here
https://home.bt.com/pages/email/index2.html

I have a @btinternet.com address and nothing appeared to change except the webmail interface
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-08-2014, 14:12
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By mac2708
PPPoE ...

PPPoE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point-to-point_protocol_over_Ethernet

The yellow cable that connects from the router to the PC is the ethernet cable
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-08-2014, 14:00
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By mac2708
Assuming that you have the competency,confidence,...

Assuming that you have the competency,confidence, time and inclination to built your own.
I haven't and suspect that 99% of PC owners are the same.
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-08-2014, 12:16
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By mac2708
A bit of topic but.. Yes Opera can be confusing....

A bit of topic but..
Yes Opera can be confusing. However click on the Opera logo at the top left of the screen choose Settings then tick the box 'Show the bookmarks bar'
Also in the list when you...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-08-2014, 11:31
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By mac2708
I'm with BT and using the default DNS settings...

I'm with BT and using the default DNS settings some sites are blocked.
However by switching DNS using DNS Jumper they are available
http://www.sordum.org/7952/dns-jumper-v1-0-6/

Opera in 'Turbo...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 28-08-2014, 10:49
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By mac2708
Good luck with that. I'm tempted but not a single...

Good luck with that.
I'm tempted but not a single store within a 100 mile radius (NE England) has one in stock and home delivery is not available.

The OP is very fortunate to have reserved one.
Forum: Advice 26-08-2014, 19:23
Replies: 602
Views: 183,422
Posted By mac2708
Deleted - problem solved see below

Deleted - problem solved see below
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-08-2014, 14:22
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By mac2708
Well play safe then and get 32GB from...

Well play safe then and get 32GB from 6.99
http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Storage/cat/USB-Flash-Drives?186=32GB

It's confusing but this video clearly states
"the drive must be able to hold at least...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 26-08-2014, 12:43
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By mac2708
This may /may not help...

This may /may not help http://usb.userbenchmark.com/

TBH prices are low at the moment and Lexar is a well known make.
As far as being 'bootable' this depends on the PC/laptop/netbook and yours will...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 26-08-2014, 12:29
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By mac2708
Found this: Q. Can I use the USB slot to copy...

Found this:

Q. Can I use the USB slot to copy files from my Sky+ box?

A. No. not supported.

Q. Can I use the USB slot to play back files from a USB stick or connected drive?

A. No. Not supported
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 25-08-2014, 22:22
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By mac2708
It appears that the only method supported across...

It appears that the only method supported across the rang of Acer laptops is USB flash drive (16GB min. required).
Possibly the reason for this is that some models no longer have an optical drive.
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