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Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
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Posted By Rincewindwiz
Keyboard Keeps disconnecting

HP DV6 Envy 7331SA
Win 7 ultimate - latest updates

Left shift stopped working.
So new keyboard (upgrade to backlit version - very pretty!!)
Installed no problem
Worked fine and went to bed
...
Forum: System Security 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rincewindwiz
In my experience also - hence the posts! ...

In my experience also - hence the posts!


zip came from the www. Other files in the zip extract OK and can be renamed / deleted.
I have since acquired another version of the zip from another...
Forum: System Security 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Thanks for the reply. 1. Its just the one...

Thanks for the reply.


1. Its just the one file. Sorry should have made that clearer
2. As mentioned in original post, have tried LockHunter (same functions as Unlocker) which
- reports nothing...
Forum: System Security 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Windows 7 Permissions - Cant copy, rename or delete

I extracted a file from a zip

Tried to move it to a new directory but was told I needed Administrator Permission (I am an administrator)

I tried to rename it but was told I needed...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 Sep 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,012
Posted By Rincewindwiz
HOWEVER ...

HOWEVER
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2770432/how-to-revert-to-an-earlier-version-of-office-2013-or-office-2016-clic
worked a treat and I managed to revert to 1706 (8229.2103) and...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 Sep 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,012
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Thanks for this 1. Looks like click to run....

Thanks for this

1. Looks like click to run. Office updates are set to install automatically. Anywhere I can uninstall them?

2. Repair Outlook doesn't seem to do much. I think it just repairs...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Sep 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,012
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Hi I have the stand-alone version installed on...

Hi
I have the stand-alone version installed on my hard drive. Is that what they now call click-to-run?

Anyway, I have the install files so I can reinstall I guess but KEY QUESTION how do I stop...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Sep 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,012
Posted By Rincewindwiz
How to Roll Back Windows Update (Office 2016)

Hi
It seems the Windows Update of Office 2016 (15/9.2017) trashed the advanced search feature in Outlook and I want to rollback this update - should be easy?
So I search installed updates but there...
Forum: Sound & Audio 28 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Sorry for the delay in replying The...

Sorry for the delay in replying

The diagnosis was spot on. The 'enthusiastic amateur' (the one before me that is :-) ) who took it apart forgot to plug the speaker cable into the mobo. 22 screws...
Forum: Sound & Audio 22 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Hopefully not a defective sound chip if the...

Hopefully not a defective sound chip if the headphones work?
Still I suppose its just an on board amplifier
Thx. I'll go get a screwdriver :-(
Forum: Sound & Audio 22 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Thanks for the interest and apologies for the...

Thanks for the interest and apologies for the confusion.

Headphones into audio jack (next to microphone jack)
Speakers (the ones that don't work) are the internal speakers.

I dont have any...
Forum: Sound & Audio 22 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Correct. but it only has one entry Raeltek High...

Correct. but it only has one entry
Raeltek High Definition Audio
Default Device (And of course, the green tick)
Forum: Sound & Audio 22 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By Rincewindwiz
I have an icon in the task bar that opens realtek...

I have an icon in the task bar that opens realtek HD audio manager. There I can open Volume mixer whiuch shows volume controls for all devices (speakers) and applicaitons (currently firefox, chrome...
Forum: Sound & Audio 21 Feb 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1,590
Posted By Rincewindwiz
No sounds form speakers. Audio jack works fine.

2nd hand HP G56 running windows 7. Audio has never worked.
No sounds from speakers. Sound from audio jack (but sometimes crackles).
Realtek audio. Latest drivers installed.
Master control is set...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Dec 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Thank you for the thoughts. It is a...

Thank you for the thoughts.
It is a (relatively) small SSD partitioned with 100GB as the boot drive. So originally there was about 15% spare

The repair install didn't grumble at any stage and, at...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Dec 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Well lack of disk space was the problem MS says...

Well lack of disk space was the problem
MS says somewhere 16 GB is OK but it failed as above.
I tried again with 21GB and it failed again

Fortunately its a partitioned drive so I chucked some...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Dec 2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By Rincewindwiz
W7 Ultimate repair install last phase: Setup cannot continue

Windows 7 Ultimate installation not working properly.
Symptoms: Windows unstable; cant always get task manager to start; Windows explorer hangs; Safeboot with networking produces BSOD when when...
Forum: Network & Sharing 11 Sep 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Interesting thought (about the walls) but sadly...

Interesting thought (about the walls) but sadly not the problem. the visible SSIDs do not change when I move it 3 feet the other side of the other PC where it faces an open window. The 'other' PC is...
Forum: Network & Sharing 11 Sep 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rincewindwiz
New card made no noticeable difference. PCs...

New card made no noticeable difference.

PCs are 2 feet apart pointing in the same direction

Now I agree that, in theory, there just may be something in the way of one Pc and not the other but...
Forum: Network & Sharing 11 Sep 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rincewindwiz
OK Sorry for the delay in replying but I've been...

OK Sorry for the delay in replying but I've been busy and also had a couple of goes but failed to press send!!
High Power setting makes no difference.
Cant find any wireless adapter settings that...
Forum: Network & Sharing 08 Sep 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rincewindwiz
No signs of another port. Mind you the PCI card...

No signs of another port. Mind you the PCI card is very easy to get out - (only 2 screws) so I suppose there might be one deep inside. Last resort that!
Forum: Network & Sharing 08 Sep 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rincewindwiz
off down the pub for a friday night noggin but I...

off down the pub for a friday night noggin but I will then try to fiddle with the card.
finally got Wireless working on another HP Pc and it reports 13 SSIDs whereas this PC gets 4.

Busy weekend...
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 Sep 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rincewindwiz
External Antenna which comes with its own...

External Antenna which comes with its own wireless card and is connected to the USB port.
They are excellent for boosting weak wifi signals.
I use a TurboTenna NextG USB-Yagi Power WiFi Antenna...
Forum: Network & Sharing 04 Sep 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Hi Thanks for the thoughts Clean Startup -...

Hi

Thanks for the thoughts
Clean Startup - no difference
Safe + networking - no difference
Linux - More of a problem. Wireless not loaded on startup. Loaded wireless drivers but still could not...
Forum: Network & Sharing 03 Sep 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By Rincewindwiz
Wifi Signal dropped by 60% - 70%

Hi
Windows 7 64 bit running (more or less) happily for a year or so.
Used via ethernet in one location and wifi in occasional other location (via an external antenna).
When I try wireless in the...
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