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Forum: Browsers & Mail 30 Dec 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By BruceUK
Yes you're right - they are desktop icons. I've...

Yes you're right - they are desktop icons. I've moved the icons down on the desktop so they no longer appear in the browser window.

What I find a bit strange is the fact that the IE9 (and...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 29 Dec 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By BruceUK
OK, here's an image of the browser window: ...

OK, here's an image of the browser window:

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I hope someone can make sense of this! Thanks for your help so far.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 29 Dec 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By BruceUK
This is getting stranger. When I launched the...

This is getting stranger. When I launched the browser today, it asked me if I wanted to upgrade to IE9. As I'd been thinking about going this anyway, I told it to go ahead, but nothing happened. ...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 27 Dec 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By BruceUK
No I haven't done any changes to Windows or to...

No I haven't done any changes to Windows or to the browser.

I suppose I could download and install IE9. Would that solve the problem? Are there any problems/issues with IE9 that I should be...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 27 Dec 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By BruceUK
IE8 suddenly opening on MSN page

Hi everyone,

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium and IE8. My home page on IE8 is set to "blank". However, on launching IE8 today, it's automatically opening an MSN page, and the toolbar at the...
Forum: Network & Sharing 09 Aug 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,641
Posted By BruceUK
Re your first comment, I'm not sure what "list"...

Re your first comment, I'm not sure what "list" you're referring to. Anyway, I think I'm probably sufficiently protected by Norton's Internet Security from internet-based "attacks" - it tells me...
Forum: Network & Sharing 08 Aug 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,641
Posted By BruceUK
Thanks for the quick replies, but my wi-fi...

Thanks for the quick replies, but my wi-fi already is disabled.

Any other thoughts?
Forum: Network & Sharing 08 Aug 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,641
Posted By BruceUK
Question on network icon in system tray

Hi everyone,

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium (with Service Pack 1 installed) on a standalone laptop at home with access to the internet via a cable modem. Very occasionally after booting up,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 Apr 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 21,028
Posted By BruceUK
Thanks for all the replies! When I powered down...

Thanks for all the replies! When I powered down after my second session yesterday, it did 4 updates and there was no problem when I switched on this morning. So for the moment, things seem to be...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 Apr 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 21,028
Posted By BruceUK
"Failure configuring updates" message - advice please!

Hi everyone,

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on an HP laptop and I have automatic Windows updates activated. Earlier today when I finished a session, 6 updates were installed. I've just...
Forum: Software 29 Jan 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,622
Posted By BruceUK
Well that's another pitfall with firmware...

Well that's another pitfall with firmware upgrades. The procedure requires that a new CD-R is used, and it doesn't work if a CD-RW is used. Also I don't think it works if there are any other files...
Forum: Software 29 Jan 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,622
Posted By BruceUK
Just an update to the problem I was having. After...

Just an update to the problem I was having. After doing a bit of research on the Blu-ray forum, I installed Nero BurnLite and used that rather than ImgBurn to create another CD-R, and that one worked...
Forum: Software 29 Jan 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,622
Posted By BruceUK
Thanks for the response, but it didn't work out...

Thanks for the response, but it didn't work out in that way. My Blu-ray player has rejected the created CD-R with an error message.

First, I should mention that the firmware upgrade file has the...
Forum: Software 28 Jan 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,622
Posted By BruceUK
Which CD writing software for a Blu-ray player firmware update?

Hi everyone, I need to do a firmware update for my Panasonic Blu-ray player, and this is the first one I've done since I started using Windows 7. The update file has to be written to a CD-R using the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 05 Dec 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 4,076
Posted By BruceUK
Thanks for all the help guys. For now, I think...

Thanks for all the help guys. For now, I think I'll see how I get on without the .NET Framework. Everything seems to be still working OK so hopefully it won't be a problem for me.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 04 Dec 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 4,076
Posted By BruceUK
Hi Hopalong, Many thanks for your response....

Hi Hopalong,

Many thanks for your response.

I tried the Repair but it failed with a message "Installation suspended, incomplete".

As a result, it appears to have uninstalled the MS.Net...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 03 Dec 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 4,076
Posted By BruceUK
These updates have been continuing without any...

These updates have been continuing without any break for the past 10 days at least. Today, when I started a new session, I actually got an icon in the system tray alerting me that Windows updates...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 26 Nov 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 4,076
Posted By BruceUK
Thanks for the reassurance guys!

Thanks for the reassurance guys!
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 26 Nov 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 4,076
Posted By BruceUK
Repeated Windows updates - is this a problem?

Hi everyone,

I'm running Windows 7 on an HP laptop with automatic Windows updates enabled. But I'm puzzled. For the past few days, each and every computer session has (apparently) done one...
Forum: General Discussion 04 May 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 10,181
Posted By BruceUK
How can I burn a CD in ISO9660 format under Windows 7?

Hi, I need to create a firmware update CD-R for my Blu-ray player. The instructions state that the downloaded firmware update file must be written to a CD-R in ISO9660 format.

As far as I can...
Forum: Sound & Audio 03 Apr 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 10,784
Posted By BruceUK
I've realised what it was. I'd disabled the HP...

I've realised what it was. I'd disabled the HP MediaSmart SmartMenu in the startup list, thinking that I didn't need it. But, as well as doing the things claimed for it, it evidently enables the...
Forum: Sound & Audio 02 Apr 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 10,784
Posted By BruceUK
HP DV7 laptop - volume display bar has vanished

I have an HP Pavilion DV7 laptop running Windows 7 (64-bit). The laptop has touch buttons to control the audio volume, and until recently, it briefly displayed a volume indicator bar in the centre...
Forum: Network & Sharing 30 Mar 2010
Replies: 32
Views: 4,163
Posted By BruceUK
After giving an encouraging progress report just...

After giving an encouraging progress report just a couple of days ago, the problem has happened again today. On a restart, everything was fine.

So I'm now going to disable three more startup...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 29 Mar 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 4,360
Posted By BruceUK
Hi, thanks for the suggestions. Actually, I've...

Hi, thanks for the suggestions. Actually, I've realised that my computer also has the 32-bit version of Internet Explorer 8 already pre-installed, and that works fine for YouTube.

In fact, I'm...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 29 Mar 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 4,360
Posted By BruceUK
Flash player issue on YouTube

I believe this is a recognised issue but I could use a bit of advice.

Until recently I was able to play YouTube videos with no problem. Now I'm getting the following message on the YouTube site:...
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