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    Computer refuse to do recovery

    What are the following details of your machine? make model storage size
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    Windows 11 Discussion

    Convinced it's all a con - wouldn't touch any of it.
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    Is there any way I can disable the "auto-show" of the task-bar while in "auto-hide" mode ?

    Right click taskbar, select taskbar settings, select autohide for desktop/tablet.
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    Had two doses of Pfizer and all ready to fly to Bulgaria on 10th June (with Boris's blessing I...

    Had two doses of Pfizer and all ready to fly to Bulgaria on 10th June (with Boris's blessing I hope!)
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    Happy Birthday Ross - have you had your jabs ?

    Happy Birthday Ross - have you had your jabs ?
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    Windows 7 Article on Win 8 security features

    The original post is ten years old!
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    wireless earbuds

    If the laptop has bluetooth, yes.
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    Insider Preview ISO for Win 10 TP build 9860

    This thread is more than six years old - and your post contains a spam link!
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    Windows XP Shutdown and Logoff Menus for modern Windows

    Nice one. I've always preferred a direct and simple route to log off/restart/shutdown and ever since the demise of XP I've run with this group of icons on my taskbar:
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    Dramatic difference between hard disk transferrate "sequential" vs. "random" access?

    The whole range of components to disk access in various modes (sequential and the many types of random) is very involved but one component alone (seek time - the time taken to identify the location of data and then move the heads to the required ) is typically many times hat of the actual...
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    using FFmpeg to extract p3 audio

    Have you tried using the File export feature in Audacity?
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    What are the chances of an attacker recovering my data on a “quick formatted” hard drive?

    Next best thing to a nuclear assault - that will do nicely (but as a tight-pursed Yorkshireman I would still go for forensic wiping and get a few quid for it on ebay! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_of_Norwich
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    Win 10 20H2 update

    20H2 is a fairly minor update and will not remove any installed apps or user data. Your Windows system will simply have some features added. The 20H2 update has also previously been tested over time time by a large group of volunteer users called Windows Insiders so should be quite stable...
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    What are the chances of an attacker recovering my data on a “quick formatted” hard drive?

    Hi Jean. All well here as with Julian of Norwich! Gpart is a useful tool but the process you describe will do little more to secure data on the drive than reformatting under Windows, it is simply recreating drive partitions and wiping the directories - all your data will still be stored on the...
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    What are the chances of an attacker recovering my data on a “quick formatted” hard drive?

    A quick format does not actually remove or overwrite any data. A full format doesn't do much better. Only a forensic wipe will completely remove data. That's the bad news in a nutshell. The good news is (as you have referred to already): 1. The retailer has told you that they "removed"...
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