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    Update Delayed

    Hello again, I have Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 on this machine. Windows Update tells me I am up-to-date, and below that it tells me v2004 is coming. It's been coming for over two months now. Is there some setting around Update that I may have set to prevent it working ? The other...
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    No Longer Record .WAVs

    Hello, I can't record anything external to the computer from LineIn or StereoMix despite these being set up correctly in Control Panel. It cannot see any audio I put on LineIn.. It will not even record from Net radio and videos etc either. Net radios which have their own recording systems...
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    Windows 10 Mail

    I've used a client ever since the days of Eudora and XP. Only a couple of aspects of Thunderbird annoy me. It loves using HTML despite my believing email should always be plaintext because of the massive data overhead of HTML. And the awful Compose window ... I expect I'll still keep...
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    No Longer Record .WAVs

    Hello again, Suddenly I can no longer record .WAVs on all but one programme. I get two errors: Audacity - 'Error opening recording device, Code 9999. Unanticipated host error' RecAllPro - Can't open wave device for input. Close other programmes using wave. Windows 10 Pro v1909. Could...
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    Windows 10 Mail

    Forget it. I'll stick with the awful Thunderbird. Cheemag
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    Windows 10 Mail

    I'm trying to migrate from Thunderbird using my mail server which hosts my own domain and also a Zen Internet co.uk address. I found the advanced settings but the term 'domain' is foreign to me as also is 'exchange' and 'active sync'. It won't let me sign in with the credentials and settings I...
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    Windows 10 Mail

    Hello again, How on earth does one set up Windows Mail if the initial wizard can't find the server info/can't connect to your mail server ? You'd have to give up it seems - there's nolthing else to do !! -- Cheemag
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    Serial in Windows 10

    It is a programme which tunes a radio receiver, so I wouldn't have known if the port was working with Putty. The problem wasn't with the COM port but with the MSCOMM32.OCX file and other dependency DLLs. As it happens, I found a more recent version of the programme and ran it. It failed as...
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    Serial in Windows 10

    Hello, Thanks for your input. Device manager shows me as having a working serial port 'USB Serial Port COM3' in addition to a 'Communications Port COM1' It shows the manufacturer as 'FTDI'. I don't think the COM port is the problem, it's more likely missing .DLLs/DLLs which won't...
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    Serial in Windows 10

    Hello, Does anyone know how to get a serial port working in Windows 10. My programme apparently needs MSCOMM32.OCX for it to function. I have downloaded the .ocx file and put it in c:\windows\system32, but I cannot register it. Something about compatibility (?) I have an apparently...
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    Can't Record MP3

    There are no quarantined items in KIS 2020 :-( Cheemag
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    Can't Record MP3

    Thanks to you both for the replies. There were no updates immediately prior to this becoming evident. I rather suspect Kaspersky. I downloaded and tried to re-install the prog but the installer wouldn't run. Going back to the download directory, I found the instalIer had been deleted. I took...
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    Can't Record MP3

    Suddenly I am unable to record mp3s with a programme (RecAllPro) which worked up until yesterday. I now get: "Cannot open this file using audio compression for Windows. Either the required codec is not present or does not support the requested bitrate" (Acmopen). I have all the required...
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    'Dirty' SD Card

    That worked. Thanks again. -- Cheemag
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    'Dirty' SD Card

    Thanks ! I'll try that, but I think that's the solution which bricked the last card I tried it with. So I'll back up the contents of the card to an HDD before trying that trick. I'll report back. Thanks again -- Cheemag
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