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  2. wiseowl
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    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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    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. Scrungee

    Tinypic is shutting down

    You're a star @Fat Controller !! We shall have a fun Christmas smilies forum after all.
    You're a star @Fat Controller !! We shall have a fun Christmas smilies forum after all.
    You're a star @Fat Controller !! We shall have a fun Christmas smilies forum after all.
    You're a star @Fat Controller !! We shall have a fun Christmas smilies forum after all.
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  9. pete

    screen not working on my laptop

    Ah, that makes sense then - in a way, he will be glad to get rid of a part that he has paid out for and then the customer has decided not to go ahead. Been stuck that way a few times myself in...
    Ah, that makes sense then - in a way, he will be glad to get rid of a part that he has paid out for and then the customer has decided not to go ahead. Been stuck that way a few times myself in the past (there was a time when I had loads of video recorder heads knocking around in my workshop!). ...
    Ah, that makes sense then - in a way, he will be glad to get rid of a part that he has paid out for and then the customer has decided not to go ahead. Been stuck that way a few times myself in the past (there was a time when I had loads of video...
    Ah, that makes sense then - in a way, he will be glad to get rid of a part that he has paid out for and then the customer has decided not to go ahead. Been stuck that way a few times myself in...
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  10. Jack Sparrow

    Parental control on Samsung tablet

    Issue is that the kids are better educated on these things so will find a work around :( Perhaps just lay it out that if they abuse the tablet (ie use it not for what is agreed upon) then it won't...
    Issue is that the kids are better educated on these things so will find a work around :( Perhaps just lay it out that if they abuse the tablet (ie use it not for what is agreed upon) then it won't be available to them.
    Issue is that the kids are better educated on these things so will find a work around :( Perhaps just lay it out that if they abuse the tablet (ie use it not for what is agreed upon) then it won't be available to them.
    Issue is that the kids are better educated on these things so will find a work around :( Perhaps just lay it out that if they abuse the tablet (ie use it not for what is agreed upon) then it won't...
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  11. Vince

    She said I couldn't do it!

    Just proving her wrong as this is the first post on my new laptop and I set it all up on my own!She sometimes forgets I used to work in IT.
    Just proving her wrong as this is the first post on my new laptop and I set it all up on my own!She sometimes forgets I used to work in IT.
    Just proving her wrong as this is the first post on my new laptop and I set it all up on my own!She sometimes forgets I used to work in IT.
    Just proving her wrong as this is the first post on my new laptop and I set it all up on my own!She sometimes forgets I used to work in IT.
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  12. ricky101

    Better price ISP ..?

    Long time since I was down in the East End, think it was around the mid sixties, we stayed in a friends Uncles cafe, seems ok , apart from 8am when the Juke box was un-plugged because a group of...
    Long time since I was down in the East End, think it was around the mid sixties, we stayed in a friends Uncles cafe, seems ok , apart from 8am when the Juke box was un-plugged because a group of 4 big fellas called the Cat Men came in and it was all quiet - yes sir, three bags full etc.Never...
    Long time since I was down in the East End, think it was around the mid sixties, we stayed in a friends Uncles cafe, seems ok , apart from 8am when the Juke box was un-plugged because a group of 4 big fellas called the Cat Men came in and it was...
    Long time since I was down in the East End, think it was around the mid sixties, we stayed in a friends Uncles cafe, seems ok , apart from 8am when the Juke box was un-plugged because a group of...
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  13. Vince

    Don't google this

    The tech guys at PC World have never impressed me with their technical knowledge or with their ability to get off their chairs. Sorry PC World guys but it’s been like that for a few years now :)
    The tech guys at PC World have never impressed me with their technical knowledge or with their ability to get off their chairs. Sorry PC World guys but it’s been like that for a few years now :)
    The tech guys at PC World have never impressed me with their technical knowledge or with their ability to get off their chairs. Sorry PC World guys but it’s been like that for a few years now :)
    The tech guys at PC World have never impressed me with their technical knowledge or with their ability to get off their chairs. Sorry PC World guys but it’s been like that for a few years now :)
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  14. pete

    Printer problems.

    It'll be the screen that's gunked up if they are new cartridges
    It'll be the screen that's gunked up if they are new cartridges
    It'll be the screen that's gunked up if they are new cartridges
    It'll be the screen that's gunked up if they are new cartridges
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  15. Palustris

    MyBettingDeal

    Think I know where the nasties came from. I looked at a chart of British Butterflies a few days ago and the pop ups began immediately after that.
    Think I know where the nasties came from. I looked at a chart of British Butterflies a few days ago and the pop ups began immediately after that.
    Think I know where the nasties came from. I looked at a chart of British Butterflies a few days ago and the pop ups began immediately after that.
    Think I know where the nasties came from. I looked at a chart of British Butterflies a few days ago and the pop ups began immediately after that.
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  16. ricky101

    Wndows 'Photos' App - Desktop

    In the early days, before scanning, the cashiers in Quick Save stores, (admittedly they didn't have a big range when they first started trading) were expected to remember the price of every...
    In the early days, before scanning, the cashiers in Quick Save stores, (admittedly they didn't have a big range when they first started trading) were expected to remember the price of every product they sold, as they were never priced up.Digressing, but still abour numbers.My first job, on...
    In the early days, before scanning, the cashiers in Quick Save stores, (admittedly they didn't have a big range when they first started trading) were expected to remember the price of every product they sold, as they were never priced...
    In the early days, before scanning, the cashiers in Quick Save stores, (admittedly they didn't have a big range when they first started trading) were expected to remember the price of every...
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  17. ricky101

    Firefox Bookmarks - gone ?

    @NigelJ Many thanks for that info, just pasting in the ' about:profile' brought up several options and I selected the 'about profile' option and then just a case of selecting the old profile...
    @NigelJ Many thanks for that info, just pasting in the ' about:profile' brought up several options and I selected the 'about profile' option and then just a case of selecting the old profile and everything was back to normal. :biggrin: :blue thumb:
    @NigelJ Many thanks for that info, just pasting in the ' about:profile' brought up several options and I selected the 'about profile' option and then just a case of selecting the old profile and everything was back to normal. :biggrin: :blue thumb:
    @NigelJ Many thanks for that info, just pasting in the ' about:profile' brought up several options and I selected the 'about profile' option and then just a case of selecting the old profile...
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  18. lowrider69

    My email notifications have stopped

    :scratch: I just had a look too @lowrider69 but all your boxes are ticked like Fat controller says, this end to get email notifications..I am sure @Webmaster will have a look when he pops in..:thumbsup:
    :scratch: I just had a look too @lowrider69 but all your boxes are ticked like Fat controller says, this end to get email notifications..I am sure @Webmaster will have a look when he pops in..:thumbsup:
    :scratch: I just had a look too @lowrider69 but all your boxes are ticked like Fat controller says, this end to get email notifications..I am sure @Webmaster will have a look when he pops in..:thumbsup:
    :scratch: I just had a look too @lowrider69 but all your boxes are ticked like Fat controller says, this end to get email notifications..I am sure @Webmaster will have a look when he pops in..:thumbsup:
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  19. ricky101

    New PC 24" Monitor ..?

    I bought a second hand 24” monitor that had a hdmi and a dvi socket on it, so I could cone t to computer and had a humax free view box connected for tv. The monitor has a touch screen for win 10...
    I bought a second hand 24” monitor that had a hdmi and a dvi socket on it, so I could cone t to computer and had a humax free view box connected for tv. The monitor has a touch screen for win 10 and is a Iilyama, it works good and am satisfied.I also bought a 40” sharp tv monitor for £30!!!...
    I bought a second hand 24” monitor that had a hdmi and a dvi socket on it, so I could cone t to computer and had a humax free view box connected for tv. The monitor has a touch screen for win 10 and is a Iilyama, it works good and am...
    I bought a second hand 24” monitor that had a hdmi and a dvi socket on it, so I could cone t to computer and had a humax free view box connected for tv. The monitor has a touch screen for win 10...
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  20. wiseowl

    Printer Recommendation Please

    Old thread, but who knows, maybe this can come useful..I have done photography, quite obsessively at some point, for many years. Therefore I have toyed with plenty of inkjet printers and I...
    Old thread, but who knows, maybe this can come useful..I have done photography, quite obsessively at some point, for many years. Therefore I have toyed with plenty of inkjet printers and I somehow regret that. It is true that expensive inkjet printers can come up with good quality photo...
    Old thread, but who knows, maybe this can come useful..I have done photography, quite obsessively at some point, for many years. Therefore I have toyed with plenty of inkjet printers and I somehow regret that. It is true that expensive inkjet...
    Old thread, but who knows, maybe this can come useful..I have done photography, quite obsessively at some point, for many years. Therefore I have toyed with plenty of inkjet printers and I...
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  21. wiseowl

    Google accounts?

    I'm not on social media, so no facebook, twitter, instagram or whathaveyou. But if someone posts a link on any messageboard to some comment or other on any. If I look at it, it'll put a naffin'...
    I'm not on social media, so no facebook, twitter, instagram or whathaveyou. But if someone posts a link on any messageboard to some comment or other on any. If I look at it, it'll put a naffin' cookie on my laptop which I remove with any other junk each evening before I close it down.
    I'm not on social media, so no facebook, twitter, instagram or whathaveyou. But if someone posts a link on any messageboard to some comment or other on any. If I look at it, it'll put a naffin' cookie on my laptop which I remove with any other...
    I'm not on social media, so no facebook, twitter, instagram or whathaveyou. But if someone posts a link on any messageboard to some comment or other on any. If I look at it, it'll put a naffin'...
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  22. roders

    Browser problem

    @roders , you will find Chrome and Firefox very similar . They only take 5 minutes to download and install . So you can have a play with both of them :blue thumb:
    @roders , you will find Chrome and Firefox very similar . They only take 5 minutes to download and install . So you can have a play with both of them :blue thumb:
    @roders , you will find Chrome and Firefox very similar . They only take 5 minutes to download and install . So you can have a play with both of them :blue thumb:
    @roders , you will find Chrome and Firefox very similar . They only take 5 minutes to download and install . So you can have a play with both of them :blue thumb:
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  23. Jack Sparrow

    Logging into Facebook

    Go into her settings her email will be in there..
    Go into her settings her email will be in there..
    Go into her settings her email will be in there..
    Go into her settings her email will be in there..
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  24. roders

    Another scam.

    You just reminded me ... I need to pay Plusnet. I tried earlier but there were no Assistants and a 20 min wait on the phone.
    You just reminded me ... I need to pay Plusnet. I tried earlier but there were no Assistants and a 20 min wait on the phone.
    You just reminded me ... I need to pay Plusnet. I tried earlier but there were no Assistants and a 20 min wait on the phone.
    You just reminded me ... I need to pay Plusnet. I tried earlier but there were no Assistants and a 20 min wait on the phone.
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  25. strongylodon

    Can't open photos

    Being computer illiterate I couldn't follow some of the suggestions but I did try @martin-f 's system restore one as seemed an easy one to try! It has worked so something in the last week had...
    Being computer illiterate I couldn't follow some of the suggestions but I did try @martin-f 's system restore one as seemed an easy one to try! It has worked so something in the last week had altered but thanks for all the help.
    Being computer illiterate I couldn't follow some of the suggestions but I did try @martin-f 's system restore one as seemed an easy one to try! It has worked so something in the last week had altered but thanks for all the help.
    Being computer illiterate I couldn't follow some of the suggestions but I did try @martin-f 's system restore one as seemed an easy one to try! It has worked so something in the last week had...
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  26. Janet mahay

    Need help with samsung tablet

    Hi an update it is a screen fault to repair it will cost arond £80 _ £110 as only samsung parts are used for samsung tablets I can still use it it works well and fast its just part of the screen...
    Hi an update it is a screen fault to repair it will cost arond £80 _ £110 as only samsung parts are used for samsung tablets I can still use it it works well and fast its just part of the screen fuzzy, but I can put up with that compared with £80 i keep it till it konks out atogether then...
    Hi an update it is a screen fault to repair it will cost arond £80 _ £110 as only samsung parts are used for samsung tablets I can still use it it works well and fast its just part of the screen fuzzy, but I can put up with that compared with...
    Hi an update it is a screen fault to repair it will cost arond £80 _ £110 as only samsung parts are used for samsung tablets I can still use it it works well and fast its just part of the screen...
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  27. ricky101

    Acer Laptop

    Model numbers are often specific to the retailer that's selling the product Ricky. I found the same with my washing machine - which I didn't buy from Currys! :whistle:
    Model numbers are often specific to the retailer that's selling the product Ricky. I found the same with my washing machine - which I didn't buy from Currys! :whistle:
    Model numbers are often specific to the retailer that's selling the product Ricky. I found the same with my washing machine - which I didn't buy from Currys! :whistle:
    Model numbers are often specific to the retailer that's selling the product Ricky. I found the same with my washing machine - which I didn't buy from Currys! :whistle:
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