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    Notification popup

    I often , of late, get this popup from my "notifications" Is there any way I can stop it. It doesn't seem to have any purpose?? Link Removed due to 404 Error
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    Forum problem (or me!)

    When I opened this morning, I found the top advert was obscuring the drop downs? Link Removed due to 404 Error
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    Last Visits

    There doesn't seem to be anywhere to post this query, except here, so it will probably get buried before answered! Why is it, in the members list, there are so many, even regular posters, who are listed as last visit in 1970??
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    IP address

    Would a member care to try and fetch this site with the IP address? (Link Removed - Invalid URL) I asked members of another site to try it, and all got the same result. They were diverted to a Plesk Control Panel page with the info that this site does not exists - weird. I just wonder if an...
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    Forum read.

    I am sorry if this is in the incorrect forum, but I was totally unable to track down the correct method of submitting a bug report. I tried the help desk, as advised, and got this: "» Question I have found a bug on your website. How do I report it? » Answer Before you submit a bug report...
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    New Start Menu

    I just found this. Free, or you can buy a "Pro" version with a few extras. I have just installed it and, whilst I had no probs with the Windows 7 new menu, this will satisfy the compainers, I am sure! Start Menu 7
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    Methods of use of forums.

    How do users operate when they visit this forum (or any other) I have never posed a question, so regard myself as being in a "help" category. To merely select "New Posts", unless you are a very prolific poster, with time on your hands, can reveal a mass of material, a lot of which, if one is...
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    Website speed test

    Jusy did a comparitive test on known Windows 7 help sites. The labels ar ficticious, of course. But Win7no1 is this one. 7 forums is interesting. It is the busiest site on the web, but seems to have achieved some magic with its performance. For those interested in testing out their own sites, go...
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    Really disappointed with MS

    Has anyone else received this Email today, from Microsoft support. I was urged into emailing a complaint to them. What a terrible waste of space !!! One of the biggest linked articles refers mainly to Vista, and is a blatant advert for the "Official" windows magazine. Another, teribly out of...
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    Genuine Windows software.

    This was recently posted on another site, by a colleague. I think it is worth repeating verbatim ""Over recent days, there has been an increase in reports of blue screens and startup malfunction. I made a reference to this problem some time ago, but, as a reminder, this is worthwhile reading...
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    Stickies and Help

    Drew has just raised an interesting point, regarding a sticky on an old, and constantly repeated, query. It is a topic which has troubled me for some time now. But, you can take the horse to water etc... How to get newbies (and a few others) to read stickies before asking a question. Like...
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    Password help on forums.

    This is not a lead into a flame war, and no criticism of members or site policy! I am just interested in members opinions. I read, almost daily, requests for help with lost passwords. These are often worded (my son was ..and... or a friend of mine acidnetally.... etc. Latterly "my young son...
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    Flash for 64Bit Borwsers

    Finally arrived. I am using it right now in IE8 64Bit! Adobe - Adobe Flash Player or http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
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    Windows 7 Desktop customisation and boot speed

    have just "blogged" this: I was having a discussion on another forum, and got fascinated by an observation another member had made. If you use the default desktop, the welcome screen only stayed for 2 or 3 seconds. If you customised the desktop, this deteriroated to, in the worst cases, about...
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    Speed up Boot/Welcome screen

    I have just "blogged" this: I was having a discussion on another forum, and got fascinated by an observation another member had made. If you use the default desktop, the welcome screen only stayed for 2 or 3 seconds. If you customised the desktop, this deteriorated to, in the worst cases...
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    Speeding up the boot and Welcome screens.

    I was having a discussion on another forum, and got fascinated by an observation another member had made. If you use the default desktop, the welcome screen only stayed for 2 or 3 seconds. If you customised the desktop, this deteriroated to, in the worst cases, about 50 seconds. I began to...
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    Win7_Handbook_Official

    Grab this while you can. It is the official handbook on Windows 7 from Microsoft and answers many questions/problems.. Be warned, it is a little large, about 8mbs! Link Removed - Invalid URL We must ackowledge Andy from Link Removed - Invalid URL for the file. Before you use up time...
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    Backing up in Windows 7

    Nicely written tutorial here. A straightforward subject but handy for many newbies. Windows 7 features a much improved backup center, allowing computer users to easily backup selected data on a schedule or as a one off. It is imperative that regular backups are made, as it is not unreasonable...
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    Microsoft are not innocent, but..

    I must say, I'm easy when it comes to operating systems. I was lucky enough to get into the Windows Vista, and subsequently, Windows 7, Beta testing. I therefore had the advantage of not having to dig to deep into my pocket to examine the OS’s. Although my preference is Windows in all...
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