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Forum: System 01. Feb 2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By Burn-IT
I still run Windows 7 and will turn to Linux...

I still run Windows 7 and will turn to Linux rather than use Windows 10 which I tried for 6 months but got cross with the fact that MS wanted to control MY machine. Had they not done that, it was...
Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 17. Dec 2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,090
Posted By Burn-IT
I use IRFANVIEW which is a light but powerful...

I use IRFANVIEW which is a light but powerful viewer with a few enhancements.
Forum: General Computer Support 14. Dec 2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Burn-IT
I use Acronis True Image Home Version 11 that...

I use Acronis True Image Home Version 11 that was a giveaway on here some time ago.
The resource usage is no a problem as I always turn everything else off while I do it.

I did one last night...
Forum: General Computer Support 13. Dec 2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Burn-IT
As long as the SSD has a valid partition table...

As long as the SSD has a valid partition table and does not just contain a single file you can ask Acronis to put a backup on it.
I do this on my system with Win 7 and Acronis.
Forum: ChitChat 07. Nov 2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Burn-IT
Use it as an e-reader???

Use it as an e-reader???
Forum: General Computer Support 07. Nov 2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By Burn-IT
Yes it does affect the overall performance. So...

Yes it does affect the overall performance.
So does animated/complex desktop and wallpapers since they have to be redrawn when they are exposed to view and that does take resources.
Obviously a...
Forum: I Want a Freeware Program that ... 07. Nov 2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By Burn-IT
Built in export and import functions???

Built in export and import functions???
Forum: Fix Me 17. Sep 2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By Burn-IT
There really should not be any need to defragment...

There really should not be any need to defragment the registry file.
However if you do insist on doing so, as said, make a full backup before you do so, and restart your system immediately after...
Forum: Fix Me 17. Sep 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,744
Posted By Burn-IT
Cookies???

Cookies???
Forum: Comments, Suggestions and Feedback 30. Aug 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,034
Posted By Burn-IT
default colours

Would it be possible for the site to use slightly higher contrast default colours??

It is very difficult to read things with the current colours, especially with the bright weather we have been...
Forum: Fix Me 11. Aug 2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,492
Posted By Burn-IT
Why does it NEED updating? It does it's job...

Why does it NEED updating?
It does it's job well enough as it is.
Some of us actually prefer to use functional software that hasn't been changed to include sponsors and advertising and new...
Forum: General Computer Support 22. Jul 2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,935
Posted By Burn-IT
A different make of stick, and sometimes, just a...

A different make of stick, and sometimes, just a different stick of the same make may work.

USB stick booting is a minefield.
Forum: Security 02. May 2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,139
Posted By Burn-IT
I have always found it better to remove Defender...

I have always found it better to remove Defender and replace it with a decent third party tool.
Defender has never been known as anything other than a "better than nothing" tool even by MS.
Forum: System 21. Apr 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,576
Posted By Burn-IT
It probably qualifies for admittance to an...

It probably qualifies for admittance to an asylum!! ;)

Facebook is one of those things that I have managed to avoid, even under duress from potential employers.
I cannot understand the people...
Forum: System 20. Apr 2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,576
Posted By Burn-IT
I had assumed that you were sociable enough to...

I had assumed that you were sociable enough to consider any computer user (WHAT EVER OS) as a user,but I was obviously grossly mistaken about that and your suitability for being a member of society.
Forum: System 20. Apr 2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,576
Posted By Burn-IT
Have you ever heard of Typhoid Mary?? Linux may...

Have you ever heard of Typhoid Mary??
Linux may not be vulnerable itself to those attacks, but the vectors are carried and spread by unprotected Linux systems.
Or are Linux users SO selfish that...
Forum: System 19. Apr 2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,576
Posted By Burn-IT
Windows 7 - even without updates- will remain...

Windows 7 - even without updates- will remain more secure than Windows 10 ever has been.
Add decent virus blocker and firewall and it is even more so.
One of the reasons I have never taken Linux...
Forum: Linux 10. Mar 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By Burn-IT
I would say that without having any security...

I would say that without having any security installed, Spectre/Meltdown is the LEAST of your worries.

Oh and the OS is irrelevant as far as the bug is concerned, though the different OS's may...
Forum: System 01. Mar 2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,070
Posted By Burn-IT
I cannot remember the details as it was many...

I cannot remember the details as it was many years ago and a lot has happened since then.
It would have been an early Red Hat.
Remember I have been using PCs since they first became available in...
Forum: System 27. Feb 2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,070
Posted By Burn-IT
I swear that in all the 30 or more years that I...

I swear that in all the 30 or more years that I have been using PCs, the only time I have got a Virus is when I installed Linux from a CD supplied by a supposedly reputable Linux distributor.
Forum: General Computer Support 22. Feb 2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By Burn-IT
As I suggested????

As I suggested????
Forum: General Computer Support 20. Feb 2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By Burn-IT
Is that SSD in a USB caddy??

Is that SSD in a USB caddy??
Forum: Linux 06. Dec 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,517
Posted By Burn-IT
What with all the other mini distributions...

What with all the other mini distributions buzzing about.........!!
Forum: Security 24. Nov 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,727
Posted By Burn-IT
That is rubbish and you know it. Email is email...

That is rubbish and you know it. Email is email and is NOT OS specific.
It may be that more people use Windows email clients and therefore there are more attacks coming from and to Windows, but that...
Forum: Comments, Suggestions and Feedback 24. Nov 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,132
Posted By Burn-IT
Joined today and only one post - this one.

Joined today and only one post - this one.
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