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    Switching sound devices causes distortion/repeated sound

    Hey guys, I'm having a weird issue with switching between my onboard audio and my Sound Blaster Z. Whenever I set the latter to be the default device, I get what sounds like a sound repeated over and over, echoing endlessly. The reason I switch between the two is to use my headset when I'm...
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    Netflix app with MCE remote

    Hello all, I've had the idea to use an old laptop as a Netflix machine for my mother, and I'd like to be able to hook up a Microsoft MCE remote and let her navigate the software with that. She used to use this laptop, but switched over to a Windows 10 tablet when the thing began failing in...
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    Stop Windows 10 from uninstalling

    So, this morning Windows decided I wasn't having enough fun in my life, and decided to fuck with me. Yesterday, it had updated but I had not yet restarted. I hadn't scheduled it - in fact the schedule window was open so I could dictate when I wanted the thing to update. When I woke up, I saw...
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    PC only boots every second time

    Hey guys, I'm having a weird issue here that I have no idea how to fix. Every time I go to turn on my pc the next day, it won't boot unless I switch it off first - but that's not the whole story. I once tried switching off the psu before turning it on (again, a day later) and it still wouldn't...
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    Windows Media Player error

    Our media pc keeps bring up a window with the following message - "Windows Media Player Library Make media files show up in Windows Media Player Library" It offers three options - advanced, next, and cancel. Clicking next has it detect for errors, then just sit there and keep detecting, not...
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    Xbox 360 as Media Center extender

    My flat-mate purchased one of the new "slim" 360's the other day and though I had no interest in it, I found that it is a convenient way of using the Sky Player rather than having to physically go over to the media pc and use their software, or search endlessly and without result for a way...
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    GPU issue

    I'm not sure where the fault lies with this, for it could be either a driver or heat issue, or maybe something else. My video card is over a year old now, a Radeon HD4870, and has never given me trouble before. What's happening is that I'll come out of a YouTube video - say, exit full screen and...
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    Music in Media Centre

    Question - will Microsoft ever let me choose my music albums via a "Folder" selection, rather than albums, songs, artists and so on? My music folder is very large and very old. I used Foobar 2000 a few months back to search the 'net and apply details and album art to every album. It didn't. The...
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    Desktop rotation

    Just come across an issue. Most of the time the media pc is running Media Centre, but sometimes when we say, alt-tab out and use Firefox to load something up on Youtube, we'll keep Media Centre minimised because we're using the nice feature that 7 has in rotating desktops. I have close to twenty...
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    Damn you, Microsoft

    Whenever I think about how Microsoft is trying to present networking in Vista and Windows 7, I get so angry I can't even formulate a proper post asking for help. I mean, what with all this crap about homegroups and public/private networking, having several different ways to go about setting...
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