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  1. MikeHawthorne

    What Is The Cheapest, Lightweight, Antivirus Software

    I'll "Check" it out.
  2. MikeHawthorne

    What Is The Cheapest, Lightweight, Antivirus Software

    I've used Malwarebytes Pro for years and never had any real malware of viruses. The worst I've ever seen is some PUPs. My main reason for using Malwarebytes is that it has no noticeable effect on the performance of my computer. I've never had any issues with it and nothing gets through. I...
  3. MikeHawthorne

    Windows 7 So What Are You Playing Right Now?

    Hi I liked all the Witcher games but the first two are not like or in the same league as The Witcher 3. As far as I'm concerned it's the best game ever. Tons of content, interesting story, great graphics it has everything. I can't wait for their new game that's coming out this year, even...
  4. MikeHawthorne

    Cannot Reinstall Windows 10 On a Non-NTFS Formatted Disk

    If you want to run Ubuntu on your computer prepare your hard drive first. Create a partition on your hard drive by making a space for in on your C:\ drive and then format and name the space i.e. drive D:\Ubuntu. Then install Ubuntu on the partition from bootable install disk or flash drive on...
  5. MikeHawthorne

    Windows 10 "documents" folder missing

    Hi, I'm not sure I understand your problem? Can't you just Right-click on the drive you want the folder on in Windows Explorer "C:\" and select "New" "Folder" Create a folder and Copy all your subfolders back into it? Name it anything you want and make the Icon whatever you want. Leave the...
  6. MikeHawthorne

    Help with internet connection?

    For what it's worth I wasn't able to get it to work and she has taken the computer to a shop to be fixed. Once it's working I'm going to go and install backup software and make a system image of her C:\ drive. Also going to check and see what she is using for malware protection.
  7. MikeHawthorne

    Windows Scaling Question?

    Hi again. Well, I've kind of found a solution, it's not perfect but better than the other things I've tried. What I did is set the App Scaling to a higher number, I started with 110 and worked my way up to 140. As you can see this increased the size of the taskbar and other elements. It's...
  8. 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...
  9. MikeHawthorne

    Help with internet connection?

    Sorry, I don't understand, but I did find out that there is Nimmo Beer. But I don't know where you want me to upload something from or what it is?
  10. 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...
  11. MikeHawthorne

    Hi, need help with Dos?

    Yes, I think I'm going to have to log in with another OS if I'm going to get rid of them. I'll have to change the boot order I guess because it won't boot to my Ubuntu DVD. Another thing that's weird must computer I've had will boot to a disk when you get them.
  12. MikeHawthorne

    Hi, need help with Dos?

    Hi I did run Powershell as Admin. I guess the only other thing I could try is to boot into another OS like Ubuntu. All this stuff works on my computer but on her Dell, everything is blocked. It won't boot to a DVD either, so that's the next thing I'll have to look at. Mike
  13. MikeHawthorne

    Hi, need help with Dos?

    Thanks, Neemo, I'll give that a try. This is to remove my test folder... Remove-item -Path 'C:\Program Files\zorba42' -Recurse -Force That worked on my computer, I'll go try on my wife's now. The command on her computer is... Remove-item -Path 'C:\Program Files\Avast Software' -Recurse...
  14. MikeHawthorne

    Hi, need help with Dos?

    Hi Neemo What would be the correct commands to delete a folder from the command prompt, it should work but I just don't remember anymore, I thought you could just type delete and the file address from the command prompt. It's been a long time. I have used the removal tool I've done everything...
  15. 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...
  16. MikeHawthorne

    Gmail not Working Anymore in my Edge Browser.

    Hi Have you considered using an Email client instead of doing you mail through your browser? I've used Mozilla Thunderbird for decades and it works great, keeps track of your addresses, etc. I find it more convenient than going to Chrome to get my mail since it handles my different accounts...
  17. MikeHawthorne

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

    That's right, I've had it installed for many years but just realized that I had not installed it on my new computer. It's a quick way to find out pretty much anything about your computer in detail.
  18. 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...
  19. MikeHawthorne

    powerful search engine, bad interface. version 1903.

    I've used Agent Ransack for years, at least since Window 7 maybe before that and it does all the stuff that Windows native search doesn't. It will search an entire drive in only a few seconds. It's the first thing I install on new computers. Once installed it appears on the right click list...
  20. MikeHawthorne

    download photo

    You can copy and paste from the desktop just like any other folder. If you are talking about inserting it into your mail message you may have to use the Insert command in your email application. However, I use Thunderbird for my email client and I just checked and I can copy and paste into...
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