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  1. I actualy did this last weekend for a friends HP notebook with no problems at all. Ran CCleaner to remove temporary files. Ran various malware/adware scans and removed PUPs and PUMs, defragged etc. Updated it from Win10 1511 to Win10 1607. (AVG Free had been blocking Windows Updates for over a year, uninstalled AVG before updating). Rebooted and used CCleaner to remove the 'old windows' files. Laptop is now booting and running much faster than before. There should not be anything in the 'Windows.old' folder that is required by the current operating system. It's just a backup of the old version of windows that you have replaced. Windows will automatically delete this folder itself after a month. Did you maybe also run the Registry Cleaner in CC? This is much more likely to have 'broken' something if you removed a needed registry entry by mistake. That could also explain why the USB boot would not work.
  2. Have you tried Irfanview? http://www.irfanview.com/ It can often open image files when costly, high end, photo viewers fail. No guarantees, but its free so you have nothing to loose by trying. Of course the photo files may actually be corrupted.
  3. Is it one of these? https://archive.google.com/tisp/install.html
  4. Yes it would. (Pretty sure I could even get it running on Win10). Problem is I have no idea what happened to the installation discs, think they got lost during a house move. I do have legal cheaper (and even free) 'clones' of the software on newer machines, but sometimes you just need the original. An up to date full version of the original now costs over £1,600 a year for a subscription. http://www.autodesk.co.uk/store/products/autocad?term=1month&support=advanced&mktvar002=knc_wwm_emea_uk_nc_ggl__autocad-exact&mkwid=sVpj1ANxn|pcrid|148464512812|pkw|autocad%20cost|pmt|e|pdv|c|&gclid=CJLJ9t_D_tECFdTnGwodvrgLRg You have to subscribe, you can't buy it outright anymore. No way I could justify paying that for something I now only use once or twice a year, I'll stick with what I have now.
  5. Still got Win98 on an old tower, still use it now and again. I've CAD software on there that costs £££££'s to replace. I don't use the software often enough to justify paying to update, but use it enough to keep the old PC until it dies. (And you would need to be an expert user to tell the difference in the output between the old software and the latest version). I recently dug out an old 1995 CD for 'Lemmings', remember that? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmings_(video_game) Bunged into the Windows 10 laptop to see what happened and it plays perfectly.
  6. It seems everyone and his dog is offering you Cloud storage these days. MS, Google, your email provider, your domain hosting service, your computer manufacturer, your smartphone manufacturer, etc., etc. If you add it all up you probably have access to terrabytes of free cloud storage. Some even try to force you to use it. MS Notepad already defaults to OneDrive everytime you 'SaveAs', how long before Word, Excel, and other MS softwares start doing it too? Convinent off-site backup storage for your files. Makes syncing fies between devices easy. Can make sharing large files with people you trust easy. Etc. But like mta says nobody ever hacked my removable USB backup; unlike large server farms that get hacked frequently. You can bet that if someone is advertising 'Secure' Cloud storage then someone else is poking at it to see just how secure it is and what there is to steal. Of course you are probably using some cloud storage, and have been for years, even if you don't call it that. Your email will probably be saved on a server rather than your own machine. Your MS account details are stored on their servers,ditto for Google accounts, etc. Even if you don't have an account MS will probably have a 'snapshot' of your Windows machine to know what updates to offer/send you.
  7. I see that the Piriform Android download page also give Amazon as an alternative download. Not sure if this is just for Kindle's though?? Razz, I didn't mean to put you off, it's just like anything else on the web, or in life as a whole. Good places, dodgy places. Check out what others that you trust say before you try them.
  8. Officially yes you have to get it from Google Play. Unofficially you can download Android software from any APK provider. https://www.androidpit.com/android-for-beginners-what-is-an-apk-file There are APK versions of CCleaner out there Of course some APK providers are not going to be as trusted as official sites like Google Play, and some are going to be cowboys or worse. You may find that you are downloading some 'bundled' software as well as what you want, (in the worst cases you may be downloading a virus). Find one you trust, and use at your own risk.
  9. Not sure why, but that double posted after the edit? (Doesn't seem to be an option to delete a post). Maybe I hit the quote button instead of the edit?
  10. I'm sticking with MBAMv2 until they get the issues with v3 sorted out. They should never have put v3 on General Release as it is, IMO it's still a Beta version and is losing them customers. I hadn't heard of Zemana, I'll give it a look.
  11. Looks like the update to 51.0 has been turned off (since yesterday). Mine is saying that 50.1.0 is still the current version. Must have found problem with it since launch that they are sorting out (again). EDIT (10 mins later). The update link is back again now, 51.0.1, so it looks like they have done a minor fix.
  12. As long as it works as they are saying it will then these changes sound good and WD is becoming a 'grown up' AV. THB since I moved to Win 8.1 and then Win 10 I have left my AV requirements up to WD (with MBAE running as well plus a weekly scan with MBAMv2), no 3rd party AV at all. Never had any problem, the one time I was 'attacked', by a drive-by on a website, WD spotted it and stopped it before the page had fully loaded.
  13. There is a difference between 'Update' and 'Upgrade'. Update is an improvement (sic) to your current version to give improved cleaning, fix known bugs/issues, etc. and often some changes/corrections to the user interface. Upgrade is a change from the 'Free' product to the 'Paid For' product.
  14. Windows Defender (a full AV on Windows 8 and later) will automatically turn itself off if you have a 3rd party AV running. It will turn itself back on if you uninstall the other AV. Since the Win10 aniversary update WD will now still perform a file scan occasionally (if you set it to) even if you have another AV running. http://www.windowscentral.com/whats-new-windows-defender-windows-10-anniversary-update There is also a major update to WD due this year as part of the Win10 'Creators Update',(due in April?) which among other things will mean that WD will automatically turn itself back on if your 3rd party AV subscription/licence expires. https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/01/23/introducing-windows-defender-security-center/#ziXpqq4gWsieM3uZ.97
  15. The free version didn't have that large 'Upgrade' button until a few versions ago. I think that it was about version 5.15 when it was introduced. (But can't check because Windows 10 now won't let me install any version before 5.22). TBH it's not a big deal, it's just another reminder that you are using the free version and that you can Upgrade to the Pro version for a price. If you get, or already have, the Pro/Pro+ version then the button is not there, there is nothing to upgrade to.
  16. You couldn't make it up - Colgate's new toothpaste turns BLUE as you brush; now that must be a gimmick. http://www.colgate.co.uk/app/ColgateTotal/UK/EN/Products/Colgate-Total-Proof-Toothpaste/Home.cwsp Read the reviews for a laugh; people complaining about it putting blue spots on their washbasins, towels, and even clothes.
  17. If I want to find out what cookies a particular website uses the I open my browser, go to that website and nowhere else, close the browser, open CC and look what cookies are in the 'Cookies on Computer' list. If you need to refine it more than that then try visiting the same site with the opt-outs off and with the opt-outs on, and compare the 2 lists of cokies.
  18. There is a difference between respecting your privacy and "right to be Forgotten" and the content that you yourself post openly for the whole world to see. If you have put any of your personal details in public view then that's your own decision/mistake. As soon as you put anything online it will be scanned, copied, and filed on their servers, by Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckgo, Amazon, Wikipedia, and many other search engines and bots. This is how they work, Google and the rest wouldn't be much good if they didn't catalogue everything so that it showed up in searches. If you want to get something removed from everywhere then good luck with that. This is also why forums let you use any username you like, so you don't have to use your real name. If you no longer want to take part then just stop posting and let your account go inactive. You've probably had more people look at your profile since you posted this than ever would before. If you had'nt posted everyone would have forgotten about you. If you are bothered about the possibility of your password or email addy being hacked, then just change them to some junk that you are never going to use again and forget them yourself. The "Right to be Forgotten" as applied in the EU and many other countries is limited in just what you can ask to be removed from a website. You can't just ask for everything about you to be removed, especially if it is something you put there yourself. PS. You've just told everyone that you live in Belgium/France.
  19. Let me know if your comming to this years 750th anniversary Crab Fair, it's going to be very busy but I'm sure we could meet up for a pint ot two.
  20. Well it's telling everyone where I live, but I'm not paranoid about that, I've been tracked down before by a forum menber elsewhere who only had the name Nukecad, a photo from our village fair, and the fact that Facebook has my hometown in the wrong Country. The house I'm in now was built in 1604, it's had bits built on and knocked off of course, and was split into 2 somtime in the 1800s to give a small pub (still open) and where I live now with a shop below which is currently used as a local heritage museum. There is also internal evidence that it was changed from 3 stories to 2 stories with higher ceilings at that time. That ruin is Egremont Castle, built in the 12th century, although it's believed there was an earlier fortification on the site. It is also the subject of a Wordsworth poem, The Horn of Egremont, and has appeared in a few fairly famous paintings and at least one album cover (The Big Lad in the Windmill, by It Bites). http://www.visitcumbria.com/wc/egremont-castle/ http://www.britainexpress.com/attractions.htm?attraction=2331 We also have what is widely believed to be the oldest continuously held(except for the war years) village fair in the world. Egremont Crab fair has it's 750th aniversary this year, you may already know it from the World Gurning Championships which are held during the fair and usually make international news cameos. http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/21/world-gurning-championships-are-as-brilliant-as-you-would-expect-6142686/
  21. Thanks for that hazelnut, so it's now using a different process for the UI than for the page content. Don't realy see the point unless you are constantly visiting dodgy pages that crash all the time, but presumably it's been done for a reason.
  22. I haven't joined in here as I use the same Desktop all the time. It's a photo taken from just outside my front door about 80 or 90 years ago, window top right is one of my bedroom windows. (I haven't managed to track down the exact date yet, going off the 2 cars it looks pre WW2. The number plate on the one on the right, 2 letters 4 numbers, dates it as registered before the mid 1930's). It's interesting that not much has changed. The road surface of course - its now off road parking, the building on the left has changed slightly, the one on the right with the guy at the door now has a double shopfront window, the canopy over the pub has gone as have the tree and old lampost, and there is now a War Memorial that should just be visible on the left. I keep meaning to take a modern photo from the same viewpoint, probably early Sunday morning when there are no cars parked up. Maybe this will prompt me to get around to it, I'll post it if/when I do. I've had to stretch it a little to fit the desktop but it actually looks better like that.
  23. I think that Willy2 has probably hit on your answer, you don't have enough disc space allocated for SRPs. You can set the amount of disc space used for restore points in: Control Panel, System, System Protection tab, Configure button. It tells you there- "As space fills up, older restore points will be deleted to make room for new ones." So if you don't allocate enough space then when a new SRP is created Windows will delete the old(est) ones. Give it more space and it will keep (more of) the old ones.
  24. Does anybody know why Firefox 50.1.0 now opens 2 processes when launched? If you look in task manager it opens as an Application and as a background process at the same time. I've never seen this with previous versions, it used to just open as an application. (And no, I have not changed anything in the settings, no new add-ons or extensions, it just seems to do it on it's own). It's not a problem, I'm just curious. Windows 10 Home, version 1607, build 14393.693
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