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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 15 minutes ago

Re: Download and Set Up W10

...with a view to taking the plunge over the next few days...

Best first check you haven't got more than 512 items in your Start Menu, there's a known bug that will lose some of them during the upgrade.
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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 3 hours ago

Re: Download and Set Up W10

Sorry, I've replied on the other thread and am just about to post another reply.

That reply basically says 'I got too curious and clicked one button too many' resulting in...

OK, it restarted and came back in a state
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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 21:12

Re: Update!

But on the eve of Windows 10's release, Microsoft told the BBC it had added an option to defer all Home Edition updates, security fixes aside... [author bold passages per the original article]

Interesting article, thanks. [more]

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breelander posted to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:04

Indivior results

Yes, there is a dividend...

Dividend

The Board has approved an interim dividend of 3.2 cents per ordinary share. This is consistent with the commitment in the prospectus issued for the demerger in November 2014 that the Company
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Tue Jul 28

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 17:56

Re: Update!

My Windows Update log says

Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro - Failed - Important - 28/07/2015

I have checked mine and it says the same, except I have "Home" instead of "Pro". So I will forget about Windows 10 for
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breelander posted to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 14:59

Windows 10, when do I get it?

Those who have reserved and are eagerly(?) anticipating getting their hands on it on the 29th may be in for a bit of a wait, apparently.

Those who signed up for Windows Insider will get it first. The rest of us will have to wait for [more]

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breelander replied to the RSA plc board. 14:31

Re: Zurich offer?

Zurich's RNS...

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd ("Zurich") notes the recent market speculation in relation to RSA Insurance Group plc ("RSA") and confirms that it is evaluating a possible offer for RSA.

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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 14:03

Re: RSA/Zurich bid?

RSAB (the prefs, which I hold) up a little, too. Are there any rules about what happens to preference shares in a takeover?

Not sure about rules, but the normal practice is for the new owner to replace them with equivalent preference [more]

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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 13:36

Re: RSA/Zurich bid?

For those who like to dump cutters, a chance to get out of RSA.

Surely, those that like to "dump cutters" will have already done so. Only those that leave well alone will be in with a chance to benefit
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Mon Jul 27

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 13:53

Re: Preparing for Windows 10

According to the specifications Windows 10 requires...
Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS


So did Windows 7, apparently...
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) [more]

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 13:42

Re: Preparing for Windows 10

...you need space for the upgraded Windows installation as well. I thought this information was on the reservation icon screens but I can't find it at the moment, but an additional 10GB rings a bell.

I don't remember seeing anything [more]

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breelander replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 12:57

Re: Pearson in talks to sell FT

Selected quotes from the Guardian... A spokesman said: “Pearson confirms it is in discussions with the Economist Group board and trustees regarding the potential sale of our 50% share in the group. There is no certainty that this process [more]

Sun Jul 26

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 11:57

Re: P_adlock

I've beenb playing with files on a disk, and now I see that using windows explorer, each file/folder has a padlock showing next to it.

Here's what it is and how to remove it (should you so wish)...

If you’ve been playing
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Fri Jul 24

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 18:21

Re: Preparing for Windows 10

Run Disk Cleanup on C:
and make sure you click its 'Clean System files' button.

...service pack backup file(s) will be deleted and this could free up 500 + MB

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 18:02

Re: Preparing for Windows 10

I've just checked my 'C' drive, and I'm going to have this problem. Any chance of an idiots guide to resizing the partitions?

Have you tried the simpler solutions first? Run Disk Cleanup on C:. It's often surprising how much space is [more]

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 17:19

Re: Upgrading Windows 7 to 10

on right clicking the icon to reserve it asks for your email address
as I have two laptops both needing upgrades but only one linked email address what happens?

AIUI reserving the upgrade on a PC tells its Windows Update to [more]

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 13:50

Re: Upgrading Windows 7 to 10

when I click on it it takes me through six or so slides about Windows 10 but there's no hyperlink that I can see to reserve Windows 10.

There's no hyperlink because this is not a browser window, it is an application.

At the [more]

Thu Jul 23

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 23:29

Re: Leave Data Labels

Would changing the line colour to white do the trick?

Only on a white background. Anyway, one of the other formatting options is 'no line'.

For all versions of Excel, just right-click on the line and select 'Format data [more]

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breelander replied to the Help with this Blasted Computer! board. 21:17

Re: Preparing for Windows 10

I think that you are very, very, very brave, given some of the massive up-cocks they have done in the past.

It's easy to be brave when you've already made a copy of my original disk to a new one I bought for that purpose. [more]

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