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    Mapping Shared Folders

    I have a Lenovo 730S AIO computer and an Acer A515 laptop both running up to date versions of Windows 10. I have spent a l;ot of time trying to setup Windows Workgroup and file/folder settings on both computer so that they can share files/folders. I am now very confident that I can now have...
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    File Explorer file order has changed

    When I open a folder on drive D, called downloads, I find that the files are grouped into sections with names such as earlier this week, last week, last month. For some this may be ideal but for me it is only confusing. How do I change back to the classical style, all by name, date etc? For
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    Restoring C Drive from a clone

    I have a Lenovo AIO 730S-24IKB computer running Windows 10. The computer has 2TB on-board M.2 PCIe SSD storage (Drive C) and a 1TB SSD 2.5" drive (Drive D). The OS is on dive C I create weekly backups of both C and D using Ashampoo software onto an external usb 4TB HDD and I also regularly...
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    Problems with Home Networking, Windows 10

    Problems with Home Network. I have a home network comprising Virgin Media (Netgear) Super Hub 2 Router (2G and 5G wireless) A Lenovo AIO 730S Computer running Windows 10 Pro (5G wireless) An Acer 515 laptop running Windows 10 Home (5G wireless) A Cannon TS8150 printer (2G wireless) Several...
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    Can't find other devices on LAN

    I am reasonable acquainted with windows computers and Android phones; as much as a long retired engineer ( I worked with all kinds of computers) can be. To overcome some of the boredom, much to great annoyance of my wife (who strangely thinks I already spend too much time on computers!), I have...
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    Cancelling a file set to be printed

    I have a Lenovo all-in-one 730S-24ikb running Windows 10 Pro (fully up to date) and I use eMClient for my emails. My printer is a Canon TS8150 connected wirelessly via a router. Just recently I have started having problems with printer; it can take as long as 10 minutes before the printer...
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    Unknown deice

    I have recently reset my wife's Acer E5-571 back to factory condition and it is now running Windows 10 Home 32 bit. During the setup I found that the touchpad was not working and I had to use a USB mouse. Browsing Control Panel/Device Manager I see that under Mouse and Other Pointers there...
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    Disable Microsoft Edge

    I am really fed up with Microsoft Edge popping up all the time especially when I am trying to display pdfs. I have tried to disable it by changing the name of the Edge file in SystemApps but I always get the same error message - a file in the folder is open in another app. I loathe and detest...
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    Components seen on Network

    I have a lenovo AIO 730S-24IKB computer running Windows 10 Pro and my wife has an Acer Aspire A515-52 running Windows 10 Home. Both Windows OS are up to date. Control Panel/System shows that both computers are on the WorkGroup called Workgroup When I click on Network in my Lenovo computer I...
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    Intermittent wireless keyboard

    I have just bought a Lenovo IdeaCentre 730S all in one computer running fully up-to-date Windows 10 Home, along with a Logitech MK270 wireless keyboard and mouse. Initially both mouse and keyboard worked correctly. Now the keyboard works intermittently sometimes not at all and sometimes with a...
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    File Explorer not displaying Network folders

    I have a Lenovo Ideapad 5000 running Windows 10 Pro connect by cable to a Synology DS218j LAN storage device.. On my desktop I have placed a shortcut to the Network on my desktop. I did this by dragging the Network Folder from My Computer onto the desktop. When I double click on the network...
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    Windows 10 laptop camera problem.

    I an running Windows 10 Pro on my Lenovo Laptop. The problem started recently just after a Windows 10 update, The camera on my laptop works OK with programs such a Skype but when I start up the laptop I am told that I cannot login using facial recognition and reveive the error message...
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    SDCard Write protected

    I have a Lenovo laptop running fully up=to-date Windows 10 Pro and within the last month the laptop has stopped writing to SDCard informing me that they are write protected. This happens with standard size sdcards amd micro sdcards. I have checjed, many times. that the write-protect switch on...
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    Laptops not seeing HomeGroups

    Description of System I have two laptops connected wirelessly to a Virgin Media Super HB 2.0 using the 5g wifi connection. My laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad 15-500isk running a fully updated Windows 10 Pro. The Control Panel/Device Manager shows no warning. My wife’s laptop is an Acer...
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    "Could not connect all networks"

    I have a Lenovo Ideapad 15-500isk laptop running Windows 10 (ip to date) and connected wirelessly (5G) to the network via a Virgin Media Superhub 2 running a 150 MB/s. I have also connected, via the hub 2, an Acer Laptop running Windows 10, a smart TV, a Galaxy Tabs,a Galaxy A3. a Galaxy S7...
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    Changing Windows 10 user accounts

    I have a new Acer Aspire E5-574 laptop that cam with Windows 10 pre-installed. I now have a single admin user account using MS Live. I now wish to change this account to a local account but I find that this is impossible. I have found on the internet simple instructions as how this can be...
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    Shrinking partition C: on hard disk drive.

    I have recently replaced the hdd on my laptop with a 1TB disk I did a clean installation of Windows 10 and then installed Norton Security Software for protection purposes . After that I tried to shrink the single partition (which is shown to contain around 30 GB) to 200 GB so that I could set...
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    Windows Start Screen

    I have just bought a new computer with Windows 8.1 and I am confused and underwhelmed by 8.1. My main gripe is the totally uncontrollable start Screen. OK I can sort apps into groups and name the groups so that's a start. After getting apps into different groups I now set about sorting them...
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    Windows 7 Home premium Sound

    I have an Acer 5742 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have a Acer port replicator attached via USB 2 connection.. I have Sony USB speakers attached to the laptop via the port replicator. Normally the sound is played through the Sony speakers but occasionally the sound reverts back to...
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    Cheap 1tb NAS that works with Windows 7

    As the title states I am looking for a cheap (£100!) 1TB NAS for use with Windows 7. I would like it work first time and not have to spend hours tinkering with the insides of the computer. Is this possible?
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