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    Desktop icons just plain white

    About 50% of the time when I book up W10, almost all desktop icons are just white ... and PC shows as busy. No matter how long I leave it does not recover. If I use Ctl_Alt_Del and log off, then log back on it does build properly. I have also carried out right-click Refresh on a correctly...
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    Password issue

    I have a Dell PC which has accounts for all members of the family - W10 Myself as admin others as users I don’t use it … as I have my own PC. Daughter advised me Anti-virus about to expire – went to install new license and W10 does not accept (or I have forgot) my password. Is there a way of...
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    Display Resolutions lost

    Have a GTX 560TI gpu, running W10 and for display a Samsung S23C650 monitor normally set to 1970 x 1080 Today a driver update program was run (Drive Booster 4) to check for driver update, and now I have only 1024 x 768 as max resolution - assume the driver update program did this...
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    Can't post pictures

    This initially may sound like Facebook or Firefox issue - but it isn't, on W10 I access Facebook via Firefox For past couple of week I have been unable to attach any pictures to Facebook .... using normal method of clicking on camera icon (photo/video) on the FB status update. I use...
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    No kbd or mouse after upgrade

    Running W7 on a modern desktop (Asus mobo) I had put this off for a long time - hoping it would be stable by time I upgrade. Followed full update process - al up to date before upgrade. After 100% upgrade ... it rebooted and got to to login screen - would not accept any mouse of keyboard input...
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    "Device not Recognized" camera on USB

    PC Windows 7 64 bit .... Trying to connect a new camera (Canon G16) via USB lead into PC When I plug camera into PC ... get "USB device not recognized" when I click on error msg (Windows) shows as 'unknown device' resolution offered is that it asks me to install driver for device, which I...
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    W7 unstable- cursor changing mode, screen freezing

    W7 64 bit ... all updates In last couple of days PC has become unreliable ... after it's been running a while screen freezes, cursor locked ... ctl+alt+del will not work. When this happens found I can recover ... but often only for 1 or 2 mins ... by simply plugging something into USB port ...
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    Which Graphics card do I keep

    Have 2 Dell PC's at home .... will be keeping the newest one and putting more RAM in it upgarding to W7 etc. (a DEll E521) I have a choice of 2 graphics cards ... a Geoforce 7300L and an ATI Radeon X1300 Which of these 2 cards is the better to keep ? ... I suspect it's the ATI ... but thought...
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    Vista & W7 license options

    I have a PC with full legit W7 Ultimate installed. I also have a currently unused full legit Vista license. (originally came with PC .. I bought new OS not upgrade) I am building a new PC and wish to use the W7 license so I can put 64bit W7 on my new PC ... easy enough as it will be a clean...
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    Can't Backup ...fails every time

    Although originally working, now W7 backup will not work. I am running 32bit Ultimate I have emptied the backup drive,started a whole new backup - the back up starts ... runs to about 80% of progress bar ... then fails with message Backup failed to complete. The error code is ox81000015...
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    strange naming of accounts (profiles) after clean install

    After a HDD failure, carried out a clean install .. Now however I have ended up with some 'odd' account naming. I have the following view: My account (administrator) instead of being .. 'Rick' is now 'Rick.Rick-Home-PC' I know that home-pc was name I gave to computer during W7...
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    How to restore from backup

    Had a HDD failure - just replaced it and a clean install of W7 32 bit. I had been carrying out regular backups using Backup wizard ... and a have a recent backup set ... how do I restore form that. Alternatively I have a separate backup of my documents etc. .... as a straight save .... would I...
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    No action after boot up ... nothing clickable

    Windows 7 32bit on Dell 9200 4 GB RAM 2 x 500GB HDD ... with all OS updates. Been working fine ...booted up, used for an Hr .. left PC running, returned to it, power on but screen was 'black' Had to power off to reboot - on start up (normal) desktop paints in, the spinning wheel runs...
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    RAM Q ...

    Just upgraded to W7 32bit ... it's on a Dell 9200 with 4 GB RAM W7 shows 4GB installed 3GB usable ..... is that as good as I can get ? ........... seems hell of a waste to not use 25% of available RAM ? 32bit s/w should allow addressing up to 4GB .. Is there something I need to set ? or is...
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    Just upgraded to W7 - what about eMa app?

    Just upgraded Vista to W7 32bit I used Winmail with Vista, had the message about no email client installed with W7 What is best advice here, need to recover all my mail folders. A quick Google shows that Winmail is but hidden, do I mess about and try & enable this? Or is there a better...
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