Recent content by Ian

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    Laptop is struggling

    I don't think doubling the RAM will make any difference. I suspect it could be a network issue - if you've got a low powered NAS/server that handles everything, that may be where the bottleneck is (if it only applies to shared drives/network/internet). Can you see if the same thing happens when...
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    Cannot delete "Avast Software" key from registry

    I think there may have been some crossed wires or misunderstanding, as I can't see any harassment at all. Delving is trying to help you, but in the other thread:
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    Forum help files and how to edit a post

    Sure thing, there's a help section here: There's also a link at the bottom of the page.
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    New member saying "Hello!"

    Welcome to the forums, Alan :).
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    Hi Alfie, welcome to the forums!
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    Hi All

    Hey there @flashharry, welcome to the forums :).
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    A Question About USB Drivers

    Do you see any errors or problems on your USB controller in Device Manager? It could be as simple as installing the latest chipset drivers for your motherboard: (select your OS version, then look for the chipset driver...
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    E-mail account has been hacked - scam e-mail?

    Hi @nijjhar, don't worry about that e-mail, it's a common scam that is sent out on mass to lots of people - they're just hoping that a few people will be concerned and pay up. It's easy for them to make e-mails that appear to come from someone else, unfortunately (although it's highly unlike...
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    Windows 7 SP1 Download

    It was using that same link from the first post - if you use your scroll wheel on the mouse while hovering over that list, does it work then? I can't find a reliable direct link to the downloads, only that page. Perhaps try using Chrome as your browser (that's what works for me on that page).
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    Windows 7 SP1 Download

    There should be a scroll bar where you can view a few more downloads, I've attached a screenshot of what I see:
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    Windows 7 SP1 Download

    For 32-Bit Windows 7 download: windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe 537.8MB For 64-Bit Windows 7 download: windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe 903.2MB They're at the bottom of the list :).
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    Trojan:Win32 "partially removed"

    Hi Sandie, Have you tried any other anti-virus software to see if it can remove it? Perhaps you could try something like the ESET online scan: There's a "scan now" button that will run a one-time scan and see if it can remove it. It could be worth...
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    Upgrade graphic card

    There's a good article on it here: It doesn't look like the GPU in that laptop can be upgraded directly, sadly.
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    Upgrade graphic card

    It's not very easy to upgrade an onboard laptop graphics card - it may even be impossible. Which model laptop do you have? There are external graphics cards, but they're very expensive for what they are.
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    SOLVED Solved Threads now working

    I've re-coded the solved thread addon so that we've got the same functionality we had on the old forum. Please let me know if you spot any bugs with the new "solved" system as it's currently only in beta :). Thread creators should be able to mark their own threads as solved, plus...