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Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Feb 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By swiftie
Not exactly near, 25 miles away, but that would...

Not exactly near, 25 miles away, but that would only cost me 1 in my electric car.
Thanks!
Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Feb 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By swiftie
I'm finding Windows 7 packages on Amazon (UK) for...

I'm finding Windows 7 packages on Amazon (UK) for less than 50. People installing them report success, including 100% verification genuine.
However, I'm likely to go with the refurbished systems,...
Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Feb 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By swiftie
One system is XP, which is out of support....

One system is XP, which is out of support. Something is pestering to upgrade driver's, for a charge. This sort of thing upsets people in their 80's.
The other is on Vista; I'm unsure of the...
Forum: Installation & Setup 04 Feb 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By swiftie
How would I go about buying a refurbished...

How would I go about buying a refurbished computer (laptop and desktop)? I have very little experience in this area.

I've only ever bought one PC in my life, when I retired from working for IBM in...
Forum: Installation & Setup 04 Feb 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By swiftie
Well, at least that's one aspect where I'm in the...

Well, at least that's one aspect where I'm in the clear. The existing systems have 2Gb and 3Gb.
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Feb 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By swiftie
Thank you for your suggestions. I migrated...

Thank you for your suggestions.

I migrated to Windows 7 after using XP for years (IBM had a support agreement with Microsoft to extend the support of XP for a while). I found it very easy to make...
Forum: Installation & Setup 03 Feb 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 1,048
Posted By swiftie
Upgrading to Windows 7

I'm trying to help a couple of elderly neighbours upgrade their appropriately elderly systems, a Dell Inspiron 1525 and a HP CQ5011UK. The Dell is on XP, the HP on Vista.

Apart from buying new...
Forum: Software 26 Jan 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2,743
Posted By swiftie
My apologies, I meant to add these details, but...

My apologies, I meant to add these details, but got distracted and forgot...

I uninstalled the software and deleted the two printer devices, trying to get as clean a start as I could. After...
Forum: Software 26 Jan 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2,743
Posted By swiftie
DYMO Label V.8 has stopped working

I use a program "Dymo Label V.8" to print labels on my two DYMO label printers. It was working fine until a week or two ago, since when clicking the "Print" button results instantaneously in "DYMO...
Forum: Software 20 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By swiftie
I get the popup every time I launch SyncBackPro -...

I get the popup every time I launch SyncBackPro - my backup application.

In the past I read an article that described a way round the UAC prompt, and that was to install the program outside the...
Forum: Software 19 Dec 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By swiftie
Do you want to allow the following program...

Has Windows 7 acquired a mechanism to suppress the "Do you want to allow..." prompt for approved programs which have been installed into C:\Program Files...

How about Windows 10? My first...
Forum: Customization 09 Sep 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 16,926
Posted By swiftie
Try "The Wonderful Icon"

Just in case anyone else comes here, like me, to find ways of utilising keyboard shortcuts...

Try "The Wonderful Icon" - The Wonderful Icon (http://www.thewonderfulicon.com/)

One of its...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Jun 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By swiftie
Aha! I had USBDLM a few years ago when I was...

Aha! I had USBDLM a few years ago when I was still working. I never had enough time to get to grips with it, and forgot about it.
Now I'm retired, it will probably be exactly what I need.
Thanks!
Forum: General Discussion 16 Jun 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By swiftie
Thanks for the suggestion, but it's not a file...

Thanks for the suggestion, but it's not a file association (or autoplay for media type) that I'm looking for. The USB devices that interest me may appear as a new device/drive, but this is not...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Jun 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By swiftie
Running a program/command when USB device comes online

Some USB devices automatically start their associated command/program whenever the device comes online. An example is my TomTom SatNav; I connect it to my PC (via a USB port) and the "TomTom HOME 2"...
Forum: Sound & Audio 11 Jun 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By swiftie
OK, here's how I'm getting on... famously! ...

OK, here's how I'm getting on... famously!

The "scheduled tasks" work with triggers (rather than timed events) for "On desktop lock for any user" and "On desktop unlock for any user". I discovered...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By swiftie
Thanks to all for the help offered. It was the...

Thanks to all for the help offered. It was the "$" in "\myfile.txt$" that showed me it was a regular expression. I hadn't noticed that the "\" and the "." were not quite right, but I no longer use...
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jun 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By swiftie
Thanks - your example works perfectly (of...

Thanks - your example works perfectly (of course).

It's interesting to find the use of Regular Expressions in a Windows context. For a moment I thought I'd strayed into a Linux discussion.
Forum: General Discussion 03 Jun 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By swiftie
Buffering the output of a "dir" command

I had a command prompt open in a directory that contained 8 files. I wanted to keep an inventory of the 8 files, so I ran the command:

C:\>dir > inventory.2015-06-03

When I looked at the...
Forum: Sound & Audio 30 May 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By swiftie
Having been shown how to use Scheduled Tasks (or...

Having been shown how to use Scheduled Tasks (or whatever they are called these days, I'm aware they've been renamed), I now have a mechanism to run a program/script at desktop lock/unlock.

This...
Forum: Sound & Audio 30 May 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By swiftie
I've been looking for something like this for...

I've been looking for something like this for years, thank you!

I've resorted to polling, looking for an active process running *.scr, but that was truly horrible!

I've been using scheduled...
Forum: Sound & Audio 30 May 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By swiftie
Lock desktop sound?

Whenever I unlock the desktop, I get a sound which seems to be "Windows Logon".
There doesn't seem to be a corresponding sound for when the desktop locks. There's a "Windows Logoff" action, but that...
Forum: General Discussion 18 May 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By swiftie
Since the Gatekeeper software installs its own...

Since the Gatekeeper software installs its own driver, I'm assuming that it could be enhanced to include control of the display power state. But this would only be implemented if I could persuade†...
Forum: General Discussion 18 May 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By swiftie
Tying the display power settings with the lock/unlock functions.

I've just installed a "GateKeeper" (www.gkchain.com (http://www.gkchain.com)) which locks/unlocks the desktop based on my proximity to my desktop PC.

It works beautifully, but is a little odd...
Forum: General Discussion 05 May 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,024
Posted By swiftie
Open Object Rexx (http://www.oorexx.org/) It...

Open Object Rexx (http://www.oorexx.org/)
It was developed with ease of use as one of its' main objectives; you could read and understand the Language Reference in one day.
I'd used several...
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