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    Has April 1st. come early this year

    News from Uranus.

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    Do Re Mi - Covid 19 Version

    This is too good not to post. I've never seen The Sound Of Music, but I just might after watching this.


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    It's been a few days now since I did the last...

    It's been a few days now since I did the last Modification suggested by Ross and it seems to have done the trick. The PC is going in to sleep mode as and when it should, the nightly backups are being...
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    Thanks Ross, I had to use Powershell to remove...

    Thanks Ross, I had to use Powershell to remove both Apps.
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    What are these applications called and can they...

    What are these applications called and can they be uninstalled via the "Uninstall or change a program" feature?
    BTW it's called "Uninstall or change a program". :D:D:D
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    I'll try that and see what eventuates.

    I'll try that and see what eventuates.
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    :ranton: I have no doubt that it is a very...

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    I have no doubt that it is a very stable OS system Ross, my previous OS Win 7 was pretty stable too.
    My big complaint with Win 10 is that things I neither want, nor need are forced on...
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    Should I select Important Wake Timers Only? If so...

    Should I select Important Wake Timers Only? If so what determines exactly what is an important wake timer?

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    I think that I may have an answer as to what has...

    I think that I may have an answer as to what has been keeping my PC from entering sleep mode. This morning when I woke my computer I noticed that the scheduled backup had not been performed.
    I have...
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    On several occasions today I have been away form...

    On several occasions today I have been away form the computer for more than 30 minutes and each time I returned the computer had entered sleep mode as it was supposed to do. I am quite confident that...
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    Thanks for the explanation Ross. I will implement...

    Thanks for the explanation Ross. I will implement your suggestion and see how things go. I will keep you informed as to the results.
    Once again thanks to Ross and poundy for their help.
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    All good that we're on the same page now Ross :)....

    All good that we're on the same page now Ross :).
    I have made the adjustments that you suggested in the power options settings.

    What exactly does the following code do, and what are the...
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    Thanks for this detailed reply Ross, but I think...

    Thanks for this detailed reply Ross, but I think you may have misunderstood my problem. The situation is that the PC is NOT going to sleep at all, and this problem has been ongoing since I purchased...
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    Thanks for taking the time to try and sort this...

    Thanks for taking the time to try and sort this out for me poundy. As for your last comment, I truly cannot put a timeline on this issue as I had an ongoing problem with my second monitor that I...
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    This is happening all the time poundy. Within a...

    This is happening all the time poundy. Within a couple of hours of the last startup the fault appeared again. Could there be a clue in the reference to \device\harddiskvolume4?

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    Thanks Ross, I will follow through on this if...

    Thanks Ross, I will follow through on this if poundy's suggestion doesn't work out.



    Thanks poundy, after a restart the offending item was not listed. How do I find out what is causing this to...
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    Win 10 PC not going to sleep

    My Win 10 PC has stopped going to sleep. After doing some research I found a way to find out what, if any, programs were preventing the PC from entering sleep mode.

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    I just got off the phone to Telstra and there is...

    I just got off the phone to Telstra and there is an outage affecting my area, hopefully all will be good by tomorrow morning.
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    Having email problems

    I have just started receiving the following error message when I try to send or receive emails. I'm using Thunderbird on Win 10.
    This only just started happening this evening, i have not made any...
  20. I have been using IObit Uninstaller, and it seems...

    I have been using IObit Uninstaller, and it seems to do a pretty good job. However it does nag you to upgrade after every run.
    I installed BCU and I must admit the interface looks rather daunting to...
  21. Does it mess with your saved logins and passwords?

    Does it mess with your saved logins and passwords?
  22. Ross, that solution would suit me. This is my...

    Ross, that solution would suit me.
    This is my This PC tree. I would like to hide the items circled in red. Would I have to create a key for each of these items first?

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  23. It is a risk management issue, and I want to be...

    It is a risk management issue, and I want to be in control of the risk, as much as I can.
    I use Acronis True Image for my backups. I backup my Docs, Music and Vids on even days at 3:00AM, I do a...
  24. You're right Ross, storage is cheap that's why I...

    You're right Ross, storage is cheap that's why I use external HDD's for my docs and backups.
    I have a C: drive of 240G
    I have 62.5G of documents
    I have 100G of music
    I have 562G of photo's
    I...
  25. We're getting a bit off topic here and maybe FF...

    We're getting a bit off topic here and maybe FF would like to chime in and tell us to cease and desist.
    My issue with OneDrive, or any cloud storage is that we have no guarantee that we will always...
  26. I find it rather offensive the Microsoft sees fit...

    I find it rather offensive the Microsoft sees fit to tell me what I need on my computer. This includes silly games like Candy Crush or Farm Animals. As far as including OneDrive, and other bloatware,...
  27. A good site to help get rid of Win 10 bloatware....

    A good site to help get rid of Win 10 bloatware.

    How to uninstall (and restore) Windows 10's built-in apps | Windows Central
  28. I NEVER use the cloud, and I never will, so I...

    I NEVER use the cloud, and I never will, so I have no use for OneDrive.

    Why backup off site when external Hdd's are so cheap.
  29. Windows recognised the drives, it just wanted to...

    Windows recognised the drives, it just wanted to use the C:\Users\johnw\OneDrive as the default location to store my docs in. My C: drive is only 240G and I store all my documents on an external 3Tb...
  30. I have finally managed to get Win 10 to recognise...

    I have finally managed to get Win 10 to recognise the folders on D: drive as the ones where I keep my docs,music. vids etc. I had to use a combination of the methods described in the links below....
  31. As stated earlier I have made the jump to Win 10...

    As stated earlier I have made the jump to Win 10 after purchasing a new computer (my existing computer is over 10 years old and running Win 7). I have spent the last couple of days getting rid on...
  32. Thanks FF, it will take me a while to construct...

    Thanks FF, it will take me a while to construct my post as I am going to include screenshots to help explain the situation more clearly.
  33. Hi FF, I too am a new user to Win 10. I purchased...

    Hi FF, I too am a new user to Win 10. I purchased a new PC a couple of days ago and am now trying to set it up to replicate my Win 7 pc which is still operating. Do you mind if I piggyback some...
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    She asked for it

    There is nothing worse than a Doctor's Receptionist who insists you tell her what is wrong with you in a room full of other patients.
    I know most of us have experienced this, and I love the way...
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    Update

    It has been over 2 weeks since I caught the mouse in the new trap. I put 4 pellets of mouse bait behind the toaster and they haven't been touched. No mouse droppings on benchtops or around the...
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    Only just noticed this. Yes it's always sad when...

    Only just noticed this. Yes it's always sad when one of our music hero's passes away.

    I had the iconic Filmore poster on my bedroom wall for years until I left home.

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    Gotcha. New trap, instant result. Bought a pair...

    Gotcha. New trap, instant result. Bought a pair of new traps from Coles yesterday arvo, slightly different design to the traditional traps you see. The trap near the toaster had a mouse in it this...
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    Had another look this morning, both traps missing...

    Had another look this morning, both traps missing both cheese and mice.:angfire::upset:
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    Or this :minigun:

    Or this :minigun:
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    Thanks guys for all your ideas and suggestions. I...

    Thanks guys for all your ideas and suggestions. I put out two traditional spring loaded traps last night, one behind the fridge and one on the benchtop next to the toaster. I can't tell if the one...
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    I hate you meeces to peeces

    For over three months now we have been noticing mouse droppings around the house, mainly in the kitchen on the bench behind the toaster. I initially laid a couple of the traditional spring loaded...
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    Something similar to below. I already have 3...

    Something similar to below. I already have 3 external HDD's for data storage and backup. Don't need a monitor.
    Any recommendations?

    I recommend a computer with an Intel i7 8th generation CPU,...
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    You're right, I didn't test the battery under...

    You're right, I didn't test the battery under load. I did replace it though as I had bought a 4 pack of 2032's from Bunnies.

    As stated in the first line of the OP "Could a low/flat CMOS battery be...
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    The last payment was 3 years ago to get the 2016...

    The last payment was 3 years ago to get the 2016 upgrade. Have not seen the need to get the later versions. I'm very happy with what I have at the moment. I even get online support as they helped me...
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    I've done a bit of reading on NAS and have to...

    I've done a bit of reading on NAS and have to admit it's a bit over my head. I'm quite happy to use external HDD's, they're relatively cheap and portable. The 4Tb one cost me under $200.
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    :iagree: Not even convenient if you get held...

    :iagree:

    Not even convenient if you get held to ransom. I know that was a couple of years ago, but it sticks in my mind. Have never, and will never trust my documents to a 3rd. party.
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    Why NAS. I wouldn't trust my info to the "cloud"...

    Why NAS. I wouldn't trust my info to the "cloud" for all the tea in china.
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    Things could have been a lost worse. Imagine if I...

    Things could have been a lost worse. Imagine if I had also knocked over the external HDD that holds my backups and killed it, I don't even want to go there.:club::upset::angfire:
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    Follow up to PC losing time

    Last Friday while replacing the CMOS battery I accidentally knocked one of my external HDD's on to the floor, it just so happened to be the one that contains ALL my documents, music, videos and...
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    Problem solved, the lead to C: drive had been...

    Problem solved, the lead to C: drive had been dislodged during battery replacement.
    It was a waste of time replacing the battery as the old battery measured 3.239V and the new battery measured...
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