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by Breelander
November 16th, 2018, 10:14 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: New laptop thoughts
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: New laptop thoughts

Any thoughts ... on the above list? All good makes, but my preference is for Dell. Not for performance, but just the sheer comprehensive support available. Not many OEMs provide a fully illustrated Service Manual for dismantling every part of their laptops. Here's one from Dell for an Inspiron: htt...
by Breelander
November 14th, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Dying HDD, can't clone, can't rescue - ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Dying HDD, can't clone, can't rescue - ideas?

If this PC had an OEM Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 pre-installed by the manufacturer ... There will be a key embedded in the bios for the Windows that was originally installed... In fact, even if you were running Windows 8/8.1 before and had never upgraded to W10 this W8 key is still valid and will activat...
by Breelander
November 14th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Dying HDD, can't clone, can't rescue - ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Dying HDD, can't clone, can't rescue - ideas?

... I'd be interested to hear of any suggestions as to how I might be able to rescue the machine at a later date, when I'm not quite so busy! ... I am happy enough to accept that I might to better to dump my hard disk and start over with a new paid-for copy of Windows 10. ...But how do I do that? W...
by Breelander
November 13th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 10 1809, the October 2018 Update now available
Replies: 34
Views: 1058

Re: Windows 10 1809, the October 2018 Update now available

Download here if you want to go the MCT USB flash drive (et al) 1809 feature update route. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 It was showing the April 2018 1803 release an hour ago so I'm assuming the change is the updated October 1809 feature update with all the previous d...
by Breelander
November 13th, 2018, 6:17 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Windows 10 1809, the October 2018 Update now available
Replies: 34
Views: 1058

Re: Windows 10 1809, the October 2018 Update now re-released

The October Update, version 1809 has bee re-released today. On November 13, 2018, we will begin the re-release of the Windows 10 October Update (version 1809), Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server, version 1809. We encourage you to wait until the feature update is offered to your device automatic...
by Breelander
November 13th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Amazon and post code?
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Amazon and post code?

When I connect to the amazon.co.uk site - not log on - it shows the first part of my Post code in the top left-hand corner.... The postcode comes from your default delivery address. You are not required to log in for amazon to recognise who you are. It doesn't work that way for me. If I haven't sig...
by Breelander
November 13th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Amazon and post code?
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Amazon and post code?

When I connect to the amazon.co.uk site - not log on - it shows the first part of my Post code in the top left-hand corner.... Your IP address is usually sufficient for that. Try a Google search for "Where am I" and see what it says... https://www.google.com/search?q=where+am+I Though som...
by Breelander
November 12th, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: Stan Lee dies at 95
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Stan Lee dies at 95

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... end-721450
by Breelander
November 12th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Land of Off Topic Posts
Topic: A Mondegreen
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: A Mondegreen

Dod101 wrote:Not sure where this should be posted...

Curiosity Corner would seem appropriate.

My favourite Mondegreen is “Scuse me while I kiss this guy” - Jimi Hendrix.
https://www.nme.com/photos/30-hilarious ... fovs6HS.99
by Breelander
November 10th, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: Curiosity Corner
Topic: Blackadder & Co. Really Did Go Forth in World War 1
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Blackadder & Co. Really Did Go Forth in World War 1

The names of Blackadder, Darling, Lieutenant George and Baldrick will be familiar to people nationwide thanks to the BBC’s Blackadder series. But they may be surprised to learn that the characters, originally invented by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, really did exist. Specialist military genea...
by Breelander
November 9th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: Bubble bottom highball glasses?
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Bubble bottom highball glasses?

Eek! It looks like they may be the last new ones in the shop as Ravenhead appear to have gone out of business :shock: Actually, they went out of business in 2001. I think you'll find the brand still exist though. Following a downturn in the company's fortunes (and various changes of ownership) in t...
by Breelander
November 9th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Brokers and Share Dealing
Topic: Which online self select ISA?
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: Which online self select ISA?

Any recommendations for a "broker" that accepts transfers in of existing self select ISAs? All the main players do AFAIK. Make your choice on the basis of how often and what type of securities you trade, how well their fee structures match your trading/holding pattern, and whether they ca...
by Breelander
November 8th, 2018, 6:32 pm
Forum: Portfolio Management & Review
Topic: No-look November 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 3091

Re: No-look November 2018

The only routine that I'm actively trying to change with this process is the one where I habitually concentrate far too much on the contents and valuation of my portfolio... Well, if that's all you're worried about, then by that definition I've had a 'No-look' year throughout 2018 :) I routinely re...
by Breelander
November 7th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: nextdoor - a scam?
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: nextdoor - a scam?

hope this is correct board. No, probably not. :D The LoOTPians have a twisited warped refined sense of humour and are prone to mercilessly mock take the mickey out of respond humorously to unsuspecting new posters. Fortunately for you this was taken seriously and treated as a DAK (which would proba...
by Breelander
November 5th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: How best to manage strong passwords?
Replies: 59
Views: 1249

Re: How best to manage strong passwords?

XFool wrote:Yep. That's why I use Post It notes.
Hack this! :)


That's so low-tech - I use a text file. ;)


No, seriously, I do - but what I write in the text file is a cryptic reminder of how I chose each password that only makes sense to me.
by Breelander
November 5th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: wondows 10 on old laptop?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: wondows 10 on old laptop?

I have no ideas re the MCT ...I am very happy with '7'...………….possibly happier with 7 than with 10 on new laptop!! Well, it's academic now that you have a functional Windows 7 that you're happy with. The only time I've seen a 'can't run on this PC' from the MCT is if you try to run it's default opt...
by Breelander
November 4th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: wondows 10 on old laptop?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: wondows 10 on old laptop?

i don't usually give up...but! my computer tells me that the MCT will not run on my system needless to say it does not offer any reason(s) That is odd. Did you download the Tool first? You should have got a file named MediaCreationTool1803.exe. That should run on anything, 32/64-bit, Windows 7,8,8....
by Breelander
November 3rd, 2018, 11:49 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: How best to manage strong passwords?
Replies: 59
Views: 1249

Re: How best to manage strong passwords?

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by Breelander
November 2nd, 2018, 5:33 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: wondows 10 on old laptop?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: wondows 10 on old laptop?

old laptop now on charge so as to give me reasonable chance Do not attempt the upgrade on battery power alone. Leave the charger plugged in for the upgrade. If the battery went flat half way through an upgrade it would probably end up making the PC un-bootable. I DO have a 4GB SD card...………...would...
by Breelander
November 2nd, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: wondows 10 on old laptop?
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: wondows 10 on old laptop?

PS: If you have any third-party AV installed, it would be best to uninstall it before attempting the upgrade.

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