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  1. MikeHawthorne

    Windows Scaling Question?

    Hi I'm trying to get my new computer's window size adjusted so that it looks clear. My monitor has a resolution of 3440 by 1440 and at the default 100% scaling it looks crystal clear. But of course, everything looks pretty small. If I go to display settings and increase it to 125% then...
  2. MikeHawthorne

    Help with internet connection?

    Hi This is a new one for me, in all my years' computing I've never seen this problem? We were at a friends house today and she said that her internet wasn't working. So when I looked at here connection it said... "No internet secured" on the connection list. When I tried to connect it just...
  3. MikeHawthorne

    Hi, need help with Dos?

    Hi I'm still trying to get rid of the Avast folders on my wife's laptop. I decided to try and remove it using the command prompt, or the Power Shell in this case. What I want to delete is the folder at C:\Windows\Program Files\AVAST Software "Avast Software" is the folder I want to delete...
  4. MikeHawthorne

    I can't remember the name of a program that I always install on my computer?

    Hi Everyone! I started this post when I realized (after reading a post from someone who wanted to know how to find the Windows registration number) that I couldn't remember the name of the application I was about to type in another post. That's one of the joys of being 81 years old. LOL...
  5. MikeHawthorne

    Just got a message saying that I should download the Widows Update Tool and update Windows?

    Hi I just had this Windows Notification saying the newest Windows update is available and it linked me to the Microsoft update page. I ignored it after looking at the page I went back and clicked on Windows Notifications and found that there was no indication of it there. It says no new...
  6. MikeHawthorne

    Anyone know how to get rid of Avast antivirus.

    Hi My wife's new Dell computer came with Avast Antivirus installed. Avast is practically a virus itself. It keeps popping up windows that want you to upgrade to pay service etc. It's a real pain. It has no uninstall function if you try to uninstall it in the normal way it just gives you the...
  7. MikeHawthorne

    Weird but True!

    Hi Yesterday I changed my Display Port Cable to an HDMI cable after finding that I couldn't view video from my motherboard during the boot process or access the Bios. This all started with a power outage that messed up the boot process so that my computer would hang at boot. My computer...
  8. MikeHawthorne

    Fake Microsoft has locked your your computer, malware?

    Hi My wife just got one of those Microsoft has locked your computer because you are using a fake version of Windows messages. This one even had an official sounding voice playing a threatening message. The computer was locked up, so I Control Alt Deleted out and shut the computer down and...
  9. MikeHawthorne

    Just testing...

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_sc_1_17?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=1tb+flash+drives&sprefix=1+tb+flash+drives%2Caps%2C169&crid=3BY0IFCXNVKQ9 It worked I tried to post this link on Quora and it did't work, I think they are blocking them. Amazingly big price difference between...
  10. MikeHawthorne

    Can I still ask Cortana to play my music files?

    Hi I don't seem to see anyway to make Cortana to play the music files on my computer any more. When I try she tells me to sign up for I Heart Radio or some other service but no option to play music that's on my computer. Is it still possible to do this? Mike
  11. MikeHawthorne

    Learned something new, that's useful!

    Hi I just found out that you can convert a .bmp file to an Icon just by renaming the file extension. I have always used Photoshop and a plugin that will let you save in .ico format to create icons. But you can simply create your Icon in Windows Paint or any other graphics program and save it...
  12. MikeHawthorne

    At least I solved something...

    Hi Ever since I got my new 3440 by 1440 monitor I've had a problem with some Photoshop Cursors being corrupted as well as the fact that many windows for older programs look kind of fuzzy because I have to set the default type size at 150% in order for it to be large enough to read. I can live...
  13. MikeHawthorne

    Can't change default app?

    Hi I'm not able to change my default app for opening photos to Photoshop? While there are some default formats that are set to Photoshop, things like .Jpg and .Jpeg are set to Windows Photo and don't change when I try and change them. I was not able to change .Tiff to use Photoshop as default...
  14. MikeHawthorne

    Is there some kind of Sound Control Panel for Windows 10?

    Hi I got a new pair of Stereo Speakers from Bose for my new computer. They weren't the expensive ones. Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speakers They sound pretty good compared to my old tinny sounding speakers, but I'd like to be able to adjust the Bass, Treble adjustments etc. I...
  15. MikeHawthorne

    Finally Success, I was about to give up!

    Hi I posted about having issues doing a clean install on my old computer, that I'm going to pass on to my nephew. Neemobeer and nmsuk gave me some help getting around the issue with running the install do to a formatting conflict. Once I got past that the install went smoothly and Windows...
  16. MikeHawthorne

    Having problems installing Windows.

    Hi I got a new computer and I'm giving my old one to my nephew. I cleaned it all out formatted the drives and reinstalled Windows 10 pro. The problem is first I had a lot of problems getting the install to run. When I get to the point where I select the drive to install it on I get the...
  17. MikeHawthorne

    Setting up Windows on my new computer?

    Hi I'm having a few problems finding settings because of the 3440 by 1440 resolution on my new monitor. There was always a place to change the size of fonts used by Windows in it's applications. I can't find that. If I have to I can use the slider to make everything larger but that makes some...
  18. MikeHawthorne

    Got my new computer Windows security is driving my crazy.

    Hi I'm setting up my new computer, but Windows is blocking things that I don't want it to, for one thing it will not let any program place shortcuts on the desktop which actually stopped one program from installing. This is a typical message that I'm seeing... Unauthorized Changes Blocked...
  19. MikeHawthorne

    I got my new computer!!!

    Hi Every one! My new Falcon Northwest computer came yesterday. I've got my weekend ahead setting everything up but I couldn't resist installing Steam and the Witcher 3, just so I could see how it looks and runs. First the specs... It has a 5 gigahertz (GHz) 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086K...
  20. MikeHawthorne

    How do I stop Microsoft Edge from loading in the background someplace?

    Hi When I run CCleaner I always get the message, "Microsoft Edge needs to close to complete this process", as far as I know Microsoft Edge isn't open, I never use it. While we are on the subject I have a similar problem with Mail, I don't use it but it keeps receiving my mail at least on one...
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