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Offline Gwynant

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #405 on: November 02, 2014, 05:45:04 pm »
            I have tried to put a post on the "Walking" thread but it won't submit and is telling me that the file is too big, even without any photos attached. I am not doing anything I haven't done before, any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Offline Ian

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #406 on: November 02, 2014, 07:08:38 pm »
Try posting it in here.  If it works in here, then I'll take a peek, but I suspect there's an attachment to your original post that you can't see.
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Offline Gwynant

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« Reply #407 on: November 02, 2014, 07:38:46 pm »
 Thanks for your reply Ian but I've finally managed to post it now on the "walking" thread. I don't know what it was, but I rebooted the PC twice and it then worked OK. Thanks again for your offer to help.      $thanx$      $good$     :rage:

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« Reply #408 on: May 27, 2016, 12:09:35 pm »
My wife's Toshiba laptop is playing up. When it is started up, it quite often clicks off again. Some times a message shows 'preparing automatic repair' and suggesting to click on 'start'. This seems to work occasionally, but it is all very frustrating.
Is it time to dispose of it or can it be repaired at reasonable cost?

Any assistance/suggestions would be much appreciated.

Offline Nemesis

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #409 on: May 27, 2016, 01:16:06 pm »
We always use

 IT Support services.
James Hughes
01492 530850
07776486257
james@itsupportservices.info

You could perhaps have a word with James. He is very helpful.
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« Reply #410 on: May 27, 2016, 01:34:06 pm »
Thank you Nemesis, I will give it a try.

Offline hollins

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #411 on: May 28, 2016, 02:57:03 pm »
I thought I should post this warning here just in case there is someone out there receiving daily requests from Microsoft to update to Windows 10.
My poor mum had just been duped in this way.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36367221

I told her to click the red cross at the top right of the box to dismiss the persistent requests.
She did this but as you can see in the BBC article this one was particularly tricky.
The result was that her elderly computer just did not have the space for such a huge download and all but packed up.
I googled how to change back from Windows 10 to 7 and this is possible if you do it up to one month of changing.

http://www.howtogeek.com/220723/how-to-uninstall-windows-10-and-downgrade-to-windows-7-or-8.1/

I was away in Anglesey when this happened so my niece went to do this for my mum and fortunately it worked. Her computer is back to normal.

We rely on the email for communicating especially when I am away and the powers that be at Microsoft can have no idea of the worry and trouble that their dishonest methods caused.


Offline Hugo

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #412 on: May 28, 2016, 06:58:19 pm »
That same thing happened to me Hollins,  I kept deleting all the requests from Microsoft to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and then they said that I had been scheduled for an upgrade on a Thursday and I declined that offer too.
Anyway at about 11.00pm on the Thursday when I switched the computer on it immediately crashed and started the upgrade automatically and then everything went to pot afterwards.
I had to call in an IT Engineer to sort it all out.   I think Gwynant and Nemesis are on Windows 7 so I don't envy them going through the change.
I won't change back to Windows 7 because I think that Microsoft won't support it in the future but it's so annoying when they over rule what you have requested.        :rage:

Offline Nemesis

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #413 on: May 28, 2016, 09:20:49 pm »
Same happened here Hugo, but after it had downloaded itself a screen came up with accept or decline what it had done. I clicked decline and it told me that it would take me back to where I was. i.e. Windows 7, but it may take some time. Right I thought, ......you mucked it up.... you can sort it. I left it and it got rid of it and I am now back where I was......................for now till it does it again.
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Offline Merddin Emrys

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #414 on: May 30, 2016, 11:11:11 am »
I keep getting this email message no idea who from? What does it mean?

Warning: Your mailbox is almost full. If your mailbox fills up completely
you will not be able to receive any new email. To ensure that you continue
receiving mail you need to remove some or all of the messages from your
mailbox.

How to remove email messages from the server:

If you use an email client (like Outlook Express, Eudora etc.) to read your
mail then simply download your email from our server to your own computer.
Please follow the instructions below.

If you are using Outlook Express as your mail client:

1. Go to 'Tools' on the menu bar and select Accounts.
2. Click on the 'Mail' tab and highlight your account.
3. Click on 'Properties' then select the 'Advanced' tab.
4. Make sure that the box under 'Delivery' labelled 'Leave a copy of
messages on server' does not have a tick in it.
5. Click 'OK' and then 'Close'.
6. Click 'Send and Receive'.

This will download all the messages and delete them from the mail server.
If you are using a different mail client please refer to the help files for
this client.


If you access your email via webmail:
1. Access your email
2. Delete the messages you no longer wish to keep

To ensure your mailbox does not fill up again just delete messages you don't
want to keep on a regular basis.
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Offline Bri Roberts

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #415 on: May 30, 2016, 11:34:21 am »
It sounds as if you have a limit on how many emails you can keep saved in your inbox and you are about to reach that limit.

If I were you, I would delete those you don't need to keep.




Offline Ian

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #416 on: May 30, 2016, 11:40:55 am »
It depends on who provides your email. Places like Gmail and BT have high limits, and it also depends on whether you're using IMAP or POP.
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Offline Merddin Emrys

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #417 on: May 30, 2016, 12:03:09 pm »
I'm with Utility Warehouse, looking at emails on a Samsung tablet, the email does not say who it is from which seems strange? Trouble is I assume most things like this to be some kind of scam, hard to know who or what to trust?
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Offline Ian

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #418 on: May 30, 2016, 02:01:34 pm »
I seem to remember Android devices use IMAP by default.  Best to log into your account on the UW site and check it out, just to make sure it's legit.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

Offline Bri Roberts

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Re: Help wanted: Computers
« Reply #419 on: May 30, 2016, 03:55:52 pm »
the email does not say who it is from which seems strange? 

Hover your cursor over the sender’s name and it should show an e-mail address.