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    Hard drive query

    Thank you for your input Yami. I was able to expand the partition to its full size and it worked a treat. Thanks again for your help.
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    Hard drive query

    I'm confused when looking at one of my hard drives and am wondering if someone can help me please. The drive in question is my F: Drive which is a Kingston 120GB. When I look at the 'properties' in internet explorer it is showing as 62.9GB used space with 2.22 GB free. When I go into Macrium...
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    Buying DDR4

    I think that the F keys are working OK, I can't see a 'lock' anywhere. The strange thing is that there is no wording appearing in the bottom corner on boot-up. I always had a couple of options on my old pc.
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    Buying DDR4

    That didn't work Celery, thanks for trying though.
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    Buying DDR4

    I have been trying to get into the BIOS to check the RAM speed but, even though I have tried 'restarting' my pc and 'shutting down', when I boot it up again I do not get the options in the bottom right hand corner to press F12 or whatever to enable me to get in. Does anyone know why please?
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    Macrium Reflect query

    I have just set up my new computer and am about to schedule my backups in Macrium Reflect. When I did it on my old pc it was quite straightforward to tell it to back up my C: drive but, when I look at the C: Drive in Macrium Reflect, the drive appears to be split into 7 segments/partitions...
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    Buying DDR4

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    Buying DDR4

    All sorted now chaps. The machine is up and running. Apparently the number at the end of the product description is simply the date it was manufactured. In the case of the images at post 18, one of them was manufactured in week 28 of 2019 and the other was week 50 of 2019. I don't doubt that...
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    Buying DDR4

    Hi again PP Mguire, I have actually found a supplier of (almost) the exact same DDR. My existing memory is the top image. You will see that the only difference is in the identification lettering from VK AD 1950 (mine) to VK AC 1928 (the proposed purchase). I am trying to find out what this...
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    Buying DDR4

    Here is a piccy of my memory stick.
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    Buying DDR4

    Thank you Smart_Guy, it's interesting that both of you chaps referred to it as being 'laptop memory' but I got confused by the link that PP Mguire gave showing it with 260 pins. I was going to order from that link but then decided to do the physical count and ended up with 288. Will this do the...
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    Buying DDR4

    Just a further point to the RAM item I mentioned at #10. The link that you gave me PP, shows a stick with 260 pins. As I mentioned, I can't find anything definitive in the manual or machine specs that tells me what the exact number of pins is and so, I have done a physical count and have...
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    Buying DDR4

    Thank you chaps, you have clarified some points for me. No I haven't removed a memory stick, there is only the one in the machine which I now intend to double up on. I was only concerned about the SSD purely from the physical size (looks) of the thing, the service manual shows a much larger...
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    Buying DDR4

    Right I'm back. Hopefully I will be able to attach the piccy's here, should work ok I think. One piccy shows the innards of my pc, with the SSD clearly showing near to the centre of the image. The other is a screenshot of the service manual showing the SSD drive that can be fitted or removed...
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    Buying DDR4

    First off if the chips are the bits that are about half an inch square then there are 8 of them, I'll try to get a piccy of the pc innards and a screen shot of the help page. Give me a few minutes.
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    Replacing my computer

    Thank you Smart_Guy, probably best to pop over to the other thread then eh!
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    Replacing my computer

    Yes I started the other thread because I thought that if I posted on here again it might not get picked up as it has been going a while.
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    Buying DDR4

    Hi again PP Mguire, I have the machine now and the details that I have given in my original post are taken from the actual unit installed. I took it out of the machine and copied the details accurately. Why would they use laptop RAM in a desktop, is that a cheap option? I have been onto Dell's...
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    Buying DDR4

    I am looking to purchase a further 8GB of RAM. The module fitted at the moment that I assume that I need to match is, SK HYNIX 8GB 1Rx8 PC4 266V -UA2-11 HMA81GU6JJR8N-VK NO AD 1950 How close do I need to get to those details (above) that are shown on the existing module or, can I use any 8GB...
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    Replacing my computer

    Any recommendations for which make of DDR4 to go for please?
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    Replacing my computer

    That all sounds pretty good Smart_Guy. Within the new machine there are vacant slots to take 2 x 2.5 inch drives and 1 x 3.5inch drive. I can't imagine that the M.2 would disable anything as the configurations available include the SATA HDD's I have attached the available configurations so...
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    Replacing my computer

    The drive is currently my D: drive and holds all of my personal files and data. There is no O/S or programmes on it, I always keep them on separate drives. My question really is, is the specification good enough and compatible despite its age?
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    Replacing my computer

    If you are still about PP Mguire and Smart_Guy, can I ask you a question please. It was mentioned by Smart-Guy at post #6 in this thread that I might be able to use the HDD from my current pc, by installing it in the one I am thinking of buying (Link below). If I tell you that this HDD is a...
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    Replacing my computer

    It would seem that the HP unit overcomes the problem as there are two drives installed and, as PP Mguire says, I could replace the HDD with an SSD at some point. Does that make the HP the better bet overall then and is it worth the extra £110.00?
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    Replacing my computer

    Thanks again PP Mguire. Have you spotted somewhere that shows an empty bay for the 2.5" SATA SSD then? I'm getting very close to making my final decision but, if anyone can spare a little more time, can I ask how you think the HP machine (link below) compares to the Dell, in a nutshell, which...
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    Replacing my computer

    Thanks chaps, really helpful stuff. The machine comes with a single SSD installed, how can I find out if I can fit a second drive so that I've got my O/S and programmes on one and all of my data on the other but both are internal drives. I need to find out, 1. is it possible, 2. what type I...
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    Replacing my computer

    For Smart_Guy, as Treasurer of the club, I look after the monetary affairs, such as income and expenditure and reconcile all of these activities with the bank statements to make sure that the club remains solvent and, my day to day work, if I have done it all correctly, is then of great help to...
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    Replacing my computer

    Here are the specs of my current pc. I was thinking of getting the tower. Thank you Smart_Guy and PP Mguire for your valued input, much appreciated.
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    Replacing my computer

    I am thinking about replacing my quite old computer which is a Dell Studio XPS 7100, I think that it must be about 10 or 12 years old now. I have spotted this during my scanning of the internet and am wondering if someone would be kind enough to let me know how it compares to my old one. I am...
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    Strange message

    Thank you for your input Wallaby Dan, but is this anything an almost 80 year old non-computer-whizz should be concerned about and if it is, what can I do about it? I meant to mention in my original post that I have also had messages appear in the bottom right hand corner of my monitor. This...
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    Strange message

    A number of times during the past week I have had a message appear on my desktop. Can anyone tell me what it is please and is it anything I need to be concerned about or, is there anything that I need to do to stop it from appearing. Hopefully I have attached an image of the message. Thank you.
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    Converting files

    Hello Wallaby Dan, thank you for your recommendation and link, very much appreciated. I have heard of Open Office before but have never investigated it, I might just have a look now. With regard to my current problem, I have now got it sorted. I found that if I downloaded iCloud for Windows...
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    Converting files

    I have quite a number of .pages and .numbers files that I need to convert to Microsoft Word and Excel. Can anyone recommend some reasonably inexpensive software that will do this easily for me please. Many thanks.
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    MMS Message

    Does anyone know if it is possible to view a photo/video mms message online please. I would have thought that I could have done it via my log-in/account page on the providers website. I haven't been able to as yet though. Anyone have any thoughts? Many thanks.
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    Windows 10 eMail query

    Hi again pete.i., the system works just fine, it is all set up correctly but, it's just that the error message that I've mentioned is always across the top of the screen.
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    Windows 10 eMail query

    Hi pete.i, As far as I am aware, it's the email programme that is in-built to Windows 10. I use @gmail.com.
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    Windows 10 eMail query

    I have got a constant message at the top of the Windows 10 email page. It says "There was an error while sending your message" There is a box on the right hand side of the message which simply says 'Dismiss' There does not seem to be an option to see the detail of this error and so I cannot...
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    eMail query

    Thank you so much for your input chaps. I haven't got anywhere with my searches. It really is all very strange. I know for absolute certainty that I would not have deleted it as it was quite important. Even if I did delete it (due to it being an age thing!) surely it would have remained in...
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    eMail query

    Just before Christmas I received an email that appears to have got 'lost'. I did open it and read it at the time of receipt. I now need to deal with it and I cannot find it anywhere. I have 'searched' the in box, junk, spam, deleted and pretty much everywhere but just cannot find it anywhere...
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    USB Hub

    Thank you for this Smart_Guy, the hub that I purchased has a push button switch next to each of the USB slots, there is also a blue light indicator at the side of each one which goes out when you press the switch.
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    Clean install of Windows 10

    Well folks, I have followed the advice to delete partitions etc and have done the reinstall again and everything is absolutely fine. Even Windows 10 mail is working perfectly. Thanks for all the help...................yet again.
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    USB Hub

    Thank you strollin. I thought that just pulling the plug as it were, could possibly damage the drive. I'm obviously incorrect with that thought. I tend to 'disconnect' the drive/s simply to limit the chance of it/them becoming corrupted by malware. If it's not connected for the same amount...
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    USB Hub

    Following on from all of the help given to my question re the USB Hub, I purchased this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07KFDFT4D/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 My question now relates to disconnecting a drive. I have two drives that I use for back-up purposes and they...
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    Clean install of Windows 10

    I have just done a clean install of Windows 10 and am wondering why Macrium reflect is showing the SSD drive as being in 4 sections. This drive only carries my O/S. Thank you for any help with this.
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    PC recommendations

    Hi again chaps. I spoke with Dell this morning and they offered me this https://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/desktops-and-all-in-ones/new-inspiron-desktop/spd/inspiron-3671-desktop/cd367109 They said that they were prepared to offer it to me at the discounted price of £764.10 but that is above my...
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    PC recommendations

    Hiya strollin, I have been going through all of the detail on this pc and it is referring to it constantly as a 3671. I'm trying to work out if I can choose to have an SSD as the main drive rather than the normal one as shown in the advert. I'm not particularly techie savvy regarding pc's but...
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    PC recommendations

    What do you think of this one chaps? https://www.dell.com/en-uk/shop/desktops-and-all-in-ones/new-inspiron-desktop/spd/inspiron-3671-desktop/cd367106 How can I tell if there are any vacant slots in the unit that I could use for one (or more) of my new SSD drives. Thanks again.
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    PC recommendations

    Thank you chaps for your very kind and useful input. As always it is very much appreciated. You have now convinced me that I really don't need the pro version of 10. The all-in-ones that I am taking about is where there is just a monitor and a keyboard, not sure that I am that keen on them now...
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    PC recommendations

    Thanks pete.i. I have Dell at the moment which I bought second-hand quite some time ago. I will go onto their site and have a look see what they have on offer. Any thoughts on all-in-one's? Thanks again. EDIT: All of the pc's only seem to have Windows 10 Home on them, no offers with the...
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    PC recommendations

    Hello folks, I think that it is time for me to replace my computer. It is a few years old now and it needs to go. Just wondering if anyone can recommend anything to me. I'm looking to spend about £500.00 or so and I use it mainly for word processing/spreadsheets and accounts along with...
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