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  2. wiseowl
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    Informative x 5

    Windows 10

    @kazzawazza they offered that to us over 2mths back but it's costing we more a month...might be through the XL package though...good deal mate :thumbsup:
    @kazzawazza they offered that to us over 2mths back but it's costing we more a month...might be through the XL package though...good deal mate :thumbsup:
    @kazzawazza they offered that to us over 2mths back but it's costing we more a month...might be through the XL package though...good deal mate :thumbsup:
    @kazzawazza they offered that to us over 2mths back but it's costing we more a month...might be through the XL package though...good deal mate :thumbsup:
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  3. PCMedic
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    Free stuff for GC Members

    (SLIGHTLY late to the party but...)My advice is to only have one (active) security/anti-virus (AV) program on your PC.The only reason I say that is for performance. If you have more than one...
    (SLIGHTLY late to the party but...)My advice is to only have one (active) security/anti-virus (AV) program on your PC.The only reason I say that is for performance. If you have more than one AV program running at the same time then each file you open is being scanned not just twice, but...
    (SLIGHTLY late to the party but...)My advice is to only have one (active) security/anti-virus (AV) program on your PC.The only reason I say that is for performance. If you have more than one AV program running at the same time then each file...
    (SLIGHTLY late to the party but...)My advice is to only have one (active) security/anti-virus (AV) program on your PC.The only reason I say that is for performance. If you have more than one...
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  4. rosebay
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    Restoring Your Home Page If It Gets Taken Over...

    That's usefull Rosebay :)Mine got hijacked when I installed youtube downloader :doh:
    That's usefull Rosebay :)Mine got hijacked when I installed youtube downloader :doh:
    That's usefull Rosebay :)Mine got hijacked when I installed youtube downloader :doh:
    That's usefull Rosebay :)Mine got hijacked when I installed youtube downloader :doh:
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  5. Aesculus
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    Like x 6

    Free Windows Software You Can't Live Without

    Driver Scanner!
    Driver Scanner!
    Driver Scanner!
    Driver Scanner!
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  6. Scrungee
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    Posting Images hosted on Photobucket

    Apologies, from me, to any members that are posting links to their albums. I have very slow broadband and, because it takes so long to link through to pictures done in that way, I don't bother...
    Apologies, from me, to any members that are posting links to their albums. I have very slow broadband and, because it takes so long to link through to pictures done in that way, I don't bother and just skip the post.I only look at pictures that are posted directly on to GC. I'm not ignoring...
    Apologies, from me, to any members that are posting links to their albums. I have very slow broadband and, because it takes so long to link through to pictures done in that way, I don't bother and just skip the post.I only look at pictures...
    Apologies, from me, to any members that are posting links to their albums. I have very slow broadband and, because it takes so long to link through to pictures done in that way, I don't bother...
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  8. Retired

    reCaptcha

    Hi,Sums it up brilliantly pete; thanks for posting it.Kind regards, Colin.
    Hi,Sums it up brilliantly pete; thanks for posting it.Kind regards, Colin.
    Hi,Sums it up brilliantly pete; thanks for posting it.Kind regards, Colin.
    Hi,Sums it up brilliantly pete; thanks for posting it.Kind regards, Colin.
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  9. Palustris

    New PC needed

    I’ve looked them up on eBay and they are from Birmingham been on there since 2010 and with good reviews
    I’ve looked them up on eBay and they are from Birmingham been on there since 2010 and with good reviews
    I’ve looked them up on eBay and they are from Birmingham been on there since 2010 and with good reviews
    I’ve looked them up on eBay and they are from Birmingham been on there since 2010 and with good reviews
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  10. Michael Hewett

    Broadband supplier

    I barely belong in the 20th century :old:Not sure that's a benefit if you lose the ability to make or receive calls if the hub is switched off or the power is cut. My old fashioned plug in phone...
    I barely belong in the 20th century :old:Not sure that's a benefit if you lose the ability to make or receive calls if the hub is switched off or the power is cut. My old fashioned plug in phone has superb quality sound. :blue thumb:My credit card is much lighter :blue thumb:That means you have to put clothes...
    I barely belong in the 20th century :old:Not sure that's a benefit if you lose the ability to make or receive calls if the hub is switched off or the power is cut. My old fashioned plug in phone has superb quality sound. :blue thumb:My credit card is...
    I barely belong in the 20th century :old:Not sure that's a benefit if you lose the ability to make or receive calls if the hub is switched off or the power is cut. My old fashioned plug in phone...
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  11. Logan
    Like x 4

    ask Alexa

    Not sure, sounds like it might have been an extra along side R2D2 and C3PO in the Star Wars franchise. :scratch::heehee:
    Not sure, sounds like it might have been an extra along side R2D2 and C3PO in the Star Wars franchise. :scratch::heehee:
    Not sure, sounds like it might have been an extra along side R2D2 and C3PO in the Star Wars franchise. :scratch::heehee:
    Not sure, sounds like it might have been an extra along side R2D2 and C3PO in the Star Wars franchise. :scratch::heehee:
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  12. ricky101

    VodaFone Broadband via City Fibre FTTP

    All talk and no action?:biggrin:
    All talk and no action?:biggrin:
    All talk and no action?:biggrin:
    All talk and no action?:biggrin:
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  13. clanless

    Any console surfers on here?

    You're right - I've just done a bit of googling. The closest I can get is a 2nd hand PS4 - for mega bucks. I'm going to wait until the PS5 comes back into stock :blue thumb:.Must be to do with the...
    You're right - I've just done a bit of googling. The closest I can get is a 2nd hand PS4 - for mega bucks. I'm going to wait until the PS5 comes back into stock :blue thumb:.Must be to do with the shortage of silicon chips - which is bashing the car industry as well. My car took 6 months from order to...
    You're right - I've just done a bit of googling. The closest I can get is a 2nd hand PS4 - for mega bucks. I'm going to wait until the PS5 comes back into stock :blue thumb:.Must be to do with the shortage of silicon chips - which is bashing the car...
    You're right - I've just done a bit of googling. The closest I can get is a 2nd hand PS4 - for mega bucks. I'm going to wait until the PS5 comes back into stock :blue thumb:.Must be to do with the...
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  14. Gizmo

    Playlist

    I only know how to do playlists for music, ask Alexa to create a playlist, she will ask what do you want to call it, then she will create it. I've done a lot of albums with the title of the albums...
    I only know how to do playlists for music, ask Alexa to create a playlist, she will ask what do you want to call it, then she will create it. I've done a lot of albums with the title of the albums as the playlist name.
    I only know how to do playlists for music, ask Alexa to create a playlist, she will ask what do you want to call it, then she will create it. I've done a lot of albums with the title of the albums as the playlist name.
    I only know how to do playlists for music, ask Alexa to create a playlist, she will ask what do you want to call it, then she will create it. I've done a lot of albums with the title of the albums...
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  15. ricky101

    Browser Problems ...

    I use Chrome with no problem :fingers crossed:.I also have Avast (my anti-virus) and occasionally use their browser but make sure it is not set as my primary one. I have no trouble with that either but it...
    I use Chrome with no problem :fingers crossed:.I also have Avast (my anti-virus) and occasionally use their browser but make sure it is not set as my primary one. I have no trouble with that either but it sometimes ask whether I want it to be my main one - which I say no to.
    I use Chrome with no problem :fingers crossed:.I also have Avast (my anti-virus) and occasionally use their browser but make sure it is not set as my primary one. I have no trouble with that either but it sometimes ask whether I want it to be my main one -...
    I use Chrome with no problem :fingers crossed:.I also have Avast (my anti-virus) and occasionally use their browser but make sure it is not set as my primary one. I have no trouble with that either but it...
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    506
  16. Palustris

    Extender for BT Router

    Glad it's sorted :)
    Glad it's sorted :)
    Glad it's sorted :)
    Glad it's sorted :)
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  17. Gizmo

    Media player

    Thanks for the replys.. The TV we have is not android based.. But does connect to Internet.. Its done by viera. And is about 7 yrs old.. I did use a android box along time ago for kodi etc but...
    Thanks for the replys.. The TV we have is not android based.. But does connect to Internet.. Its done by viera. And is about 7 yrs old.. I did use a android box along time ago for kodi etc but then we to pc based system for kodi now pc has gone I have bought another android box that arrived...
    Thanks for the replys.. The TV we have is not android based.. But does connect to Internet.. Its done by viera. And is about 7 yrs old.. I did use a android box along time ago for kodi etc but then we to pc based system for kodi now pc has gone I...
    Thanks for the replys.. The TV we have is not android based.. But does connect to Internet.. Its done by viera. And is about 7 yrs old.. I did use a android box along time ago for kodi etc but...
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    1,263
  18. Gizmo

    Synology DS214se

    Thanks for the reply I ripped our collection of movies a long time ago but left what TV shows we got which is not alot.. I though as I might be having problems with external HD leads are becoming...
    Thanks for the reply I ripped our collection of movies a long time ago but left what TV shows we got which is not alot.. I though as I might be having problems with external HD leads are becoming a bit loose I thought about another external HD but bought a nas from ebay which I know not alot...
    Thanks for the reply I ripped our collection of movies a long time ago but left what TV shows we got which is not alot.. I though as I might be having problems with external HD leads are becoming a bit loose I thought about another external HD...
    Thanks for the reply I ripped our collection of movies a long time ago but left what TV shows we got which is not alot.. I though as I might be having problems with external HD leads are becoming...
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  19. Gizmo

    strange messages on whatsapp

    Thanks for your replys it's a bit strange as it came in between conversion it was. Not like it was someone sending a separate message
    Thanks for your replys it's a bit strange as it came in between conversion it was. Not like it was someone sending a separate message
    Thanks for your replys it's a bit strange as it came in between conversion it was. Not like it was someone sending a separate message
    Thanks for your replys it's a bit strange as it came in between conversion it was. Not like it was someone sending a separate message
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    3
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  20. Sheal

    AnyDesk

    Sorry @pete and @ricky101 I've been away from GC for most of the week and only just seen this.Yep, that's what I think, I often get static shocks.Not that I've noticed. :biggrin:My laptop has...
    Sorry @pete and @ricky101 I've been away from GC for most of the week and only just seen this.Yep, that's what I think, I often get static shocks.Not that I've noticed. :biggrin:My laptop has never liked Firefox and it's about six years old now.The make is HP and there's no chance of...
    Sorry @pete and @ricky101 I've been away from GC for most of the week and only just seen this.Yep, that's what I think, I often get static shocks.Not that I've noticed. :biggrin:My laptop has never liked Firefox and it's about six years old...
    Sorry @pete and @ricky101 I've been away from GC for most of the week and only just seen this.Yep, that's what I think, I often get static shocks.Not that I've noticed. :biggrin:My laptop has...
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  21. Gizmo

    Alexa echo show

    Your welcome:)
    Your welcome:)
    Your welcome:)
    Your welcome:)
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  22. clanless

    Help......

    It's one of these - so I've unticked each:'Receive news and update emails' in Privacy - thanks shiney - and/or 'Receive email when a new conversation message is received' in Contact Details -...
    It's one of these - so I've unticked each:'Receive news and update emails' in Privacy - thanks shiney - and/or 'Receive email when a new conversation message is received' in Contact Details - thanks Nikolaos.I'll check on my e-mails and see what happens - but it sounds like its been sorted. :blue thumb:
    It's one of these - so I've unticked each:'Receive news and update emails' in Privacy - thanks shiney - and/or 'Receive email when a new conversation message is received' in Contact Details - thanks Nikolaos.I'll check on my e-mails and see...
    It's one of these - so I've unticked each:'Receive news and update emails' in Privacy - thanks shiney - and/or 'Receive email when a new conversation message is received' in Contact Details -...
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    8
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    711
  23. Scudo

    Win 7 time out issue

    Just go with Chrome as a browser, it's safe and pretty unbeatable in performance etc. Avoid anything not regularly updated and out of date or aged software such as internet explorer. VPN providers...
    Just go with Chrome as a browser, it's safe and pretty unbeatable in performance etc. Avoid anything not regularly updated and out of date or aged software such as internet explorer. VPN providers are legion so just read some reviews, I use private internet access but there's plenty of options.
    Just go with Chrome as a browser, it's safe and pretty unbeatable in performance etc. Avoid anything not regularly updated and out of date or aged software such as internet explorer. VPN providers are legion so just read some reviews, I use...
    Just go with Chrome as a browser, it's safe and pretty unbeatable in performance etc. Avoid anything not regularly updated and out of date or aged software such as internet explorer. VPN providers...
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    17
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    1,552
  24. Gizmo

    Epson px650 printer

    Thanks for the reply. Me and my wife has a pc each with 2 Epson px650 printers. With my it worked on all text picture etc. My wife's would not so as my wife could not use her printer I swapped...
    Thanks for the reply. Me and my wife has a pc each with 2 Epson px650 printers. With my it worked on all text picture etc. My wife's would not so as my wife could not use her printer I swapped hers for mine as it worked so I connected her printer to my pc still no luck I then formatted my...
    Thanks for the reply. Me and my wife has a pc each with 2 Epson px650 printers. With my it worked on all text picture etc. My wife's would not so as my wife could not use her printer I swapped hers for mine as it worked so I connected her printer...
    Thanks for the reply. Me and my wife has a pc each with 2 Epson px650 printers. With my it worked on all text picture etc. My wife's would not so as my wife could not use her printer I swapped...
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    8
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    839
  25. clanless

    Cheap desk top

    Hi,We did try a bit more on the Pi3b+ but think its a lot cause for any serious use, just too slow and limiting. Could have gone down your route, but decided to keep things simple and stick to...
    Hi,We did try a bit more on the Pi3b+ but think its a lot cause for any serious use, just too slow and limiting. Could have gone down your route, but decided to keep things simple and stick to the Desktop for the time being.Have loaded up Linux Mint, said by many be to an easier one to...
    Hi,We did try a bit more on the Pi3b+ but think its a lot cause for any serious use, just too slow and limiting. Could have gone down your route, but decided to keep things simple and stick to the Desktop for the time being.Have loaded up...
    Hi,We did try a bit more on the Pi3b+ but think its a lot cause for any serious use, just too slow and limiting. Could have gone down your route, but decided to keep things simple and stick to...
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    45
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    6,607
  26. HarryS

    Windows 11, is immanent !!!

    Blimey, I will have a few PC's between now and then I reckon!
    Blimey, I will have a few PC's between now and then I reckon!
    Blimey, I will have a few PC's between now and then I reckon!
    Blimey, I will have a few PC's between now and then I reckon!
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    18
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    1,716
  27. clanless

    Google Pay and NFC

    Until you lose a signal, you lose your phone, or you drop it and it dont work anymore. Sounds fool proof, until something goes wrong.
    Until you lose a signal, you lose your phone, or you drop it and it dont work anymore. Sounds fool proof, until something goes wrong.
    Until you lose a signal, you lose your phone, or you drop it and it dont work anymore. Sounds fool proof, until something goes wrong.
    Until you lose a signal, you lose your phone, or you drop it and it dont work anymore. Sounds fool proof, until something goes wrong.
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    5
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    891

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