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    You could try calling nearby computer repair...

    You could try calling nearby computer repair shops to see if they have one in stock. Have a look around to see if any specialize in HP computers for better odds.
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    I can't remember the last time I used XP but...

    I can't remember the last time I used XP but pretty much any large file transfer I do on Win 7 is as you describe... not an even progression and it will stick at random counts for a while even though...
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    I've seen a number of laptops that have...

    I've seen a number of laptops that have overheated because of dust in the internal heat sinks even when they appeared to be clean at first glance. I'd give it a good blow-out either by lung power or...
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    Many websites, esp financial institutions, gov't...

    Many websites, esp financial institutions, gov't services, etc that require you to log in are programmed to not respond (or give a warning) to known VPN and/or public IP address ranges because they...
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    I don't understand what this means.. What...

    I don't understand what this means..



    What exactly are you hoping to accomplish using a VPN?
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    I installed that addon into FF a couple of weeks...

    I installed that addon into FF a couple of weeks ago and had the same issue. It seems that there is at least one additional addon that needs to be installed alongside it for it to work with as many...
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    Also try switching to a different sound in case...

    Also try switching to a different sound in case the sound file the phone was using got corrupted. Then try switching back to the original if the new one works.
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    Windows REALLY doesn't like users to delete...

    Windows REALLY doesn't like users to delete system files even if they don't seem relevant to your immediate needs. As Steve suggests I would also strongly recommend leaving them as is.




    See...
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    :) :):)

    :)



    :):)
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    Yes, you will need to set your DVD drive first in...

    Yes, you will need to set your DVD drive first in the boot sequence to run the live linux system. You can leave it first after that since it will be ignored if there's no disc in it during subsequent...
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    March updates cause printing bluescreens

    https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/10/march-2021-cumulative-updates-cause-printing-bluescreens-on-windows-10-devices/

    Also:



    https://www.askwoody.com/2021/march-patching-madness-begins/
  12. Thread: Libre Office

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    To make Libre the default program for MS office...

    To make Libre the default program for MS office documents:

    https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/install-howto/windows/

    Note that in recent versions of Libre the whole program and all the...
  13. Thread: Drive letters

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    https://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?2...

    https://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?287225-Uploaded-files&p=1563490#post1563490
  14. Thread: Bluetooth switch

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    There are bluetooth microphone transmitters.. eg:...

    There are bluetooth microphone transmitters.. eg:

    https://mynewmicrophone.com/how-to-connect-an-external-microphone-to-a-smartphone/#Connecting-Via-Bluetooth

    So with enough of those you could...
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    New DNS server experiment

    I have for years been using one of a few different DNS server configs on my win 7 system. I have switched between my ISP's (Rogers at the moment) OpenDNS and once or twice Google's. I've never found...
  16. Thread: Uploaded files

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    Click Settings (top right) > attachments (lower...

    Click Settings (top right) > attachments (lower left) then check the ones you want to delete and scroll to the bottom of the page and click "delete selected".
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    Hi.. and welcome back. Not as busy as the old...

    Hi.. and welcome back. Not as busy as the old days but that's the story for most computer help sites everywhere :)
  18. It isn't a dangerous site and it exists for the...

    It isn't a dangerous site and it exists for the reasons they explained.. to track your clicks
    and what email it came from. Nearly every major website you visit these days does much
    the same thing...
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    LastPass forcing free users to choose...

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkd88v/lastpass-free-accounts-will-now-work-on-either-your-phone-or-computer-not-both
  20. Thread: CDA size

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    Have a look here: Burn the CD as a data disc,...

    Have a look here:

    Burn the CD as a data disc, not as an audio disc..
    ...
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    Latest Firefox 85.0.2 runs just slightly higher...

    Latest Firefox 85.0.2 runs just slightly higher than Waterfox Classic... 48 -> 60 C.
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    Interesting CPU temp observations

    On my main PC.. 12 yrs old w/ with Win 7 and first gen Core i5 CPU & factory cooler. One intake fan and one outtake fan plus Powersupply fan.

    1- idle

    2- Random surfing incl youtube vids using...
  23. Thread: CDA size

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    I use CDburnerXP.. a free and simple burning...

    I use CDburnerXP.. a free and simple burning program. You should be able to burn the CD with the original 223 Meg size to maintain higher quality audio as well... assuming the CD you're using is...
  24. Thread: [RESOLVED] E-mail

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    If all else fails you can forward those ten...

    If all else fails you can forward those ten emails back to yourself and leave them on the server until after you've completed the migration of the other emails.. then download them.
  25. Thread: Fonts

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    I too typically only use English language fonts...

    I too typically only use English language fonts but I do LOTS of reading news, blogs and social media sites from around the world and do a lot of surfing to research all sorts of interesting things...
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