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    PCSPECIALIST over complicated DCS

    Hi experts.. I have just upgraded my long overdue laptop, and now with windows 11 and quite a good spec, I thought I would try and get back into a flight simulator. So after watching a few reviews and videos, I downloaded the much acclaimed DCS, which took most of my hard disk space, and found...
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    PCSPECIALIST Network Hub/Switch

    Hi all, I thought I was well up on this, being a network support engineer, but in trying to improve my network at home, I bought a small 8 port hub, in an effort to improve speeds over wifi. Expecting faster speeds than troubled wifi, I assumed the ports speeds, would be far better, but it...
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    PCSPECIALIST mobile not now seeing bluetooth speaker.

    so my mobile phone was quite happily paired and connected to my x6 tws bluetooth speaker, but now the speaker doesn't list as an available device. The speaker pairs to other devices straight away. From my PC and other mobiles, lists and connects immediately it is switched on, but still does not...
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    PCSPECIALIST Android auto maybe

    I have a problem in that I have a long term hire car, as part of my deal/package with my job. The problem is that out of all the hire cars I have had, which are changed every few months, this is the worst for radio reception. I prefer to listen to a particular radio station on my way to work...
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    PCSPECIALIST laptop and docking

    Hi, I have a Lenovo G70 laptop, (has no usb-C connection). The laptop is brilliant, but I want to extend it's use, to use with a docking station, to drive 2 screens and keyboard and mouse. I also work from home regularly with a work Dell laptop, which has a usb-C port. What I would like to do...
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    PCSPECIALIST very old XP machine

    hi, I have recently bought a 3D printer, but my everyday PC is in another room. I want to drive my 3D printer locally, but at present have to keep removing the micro SD card, creating the file and exporting it to the card, and then walking between rooms. I have a very old Advent PC in a...
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    PCSPECIALIST central heating and hot water control

    Not sure if this comes within the remit for this forum, but I guess they are computer controlled these days, so there may be an expert out there. I have a very old central heating system, where my existing controller controls the central heating and hot water via 2 motorised valves. I want to...
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    PCSPECIALIST Email woes

    I have recently been told that my inherited email from a former ISP service is due to be chargeable as I am not their customer anymore. As I have no wish to pay anything further to this shambolic ISP, I am quite happy to relinquish the email account. I have since obtained another email account...
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    PCSPECIALIST basic scripting

    I wondered if there was a way of using windows and basic text files to script functions. I used to use a vendor specific scripting tool called 'ARC', but I don't think this is around anymore. I was able to write scripts to automate functions, and collect results, but now this does not seem to...
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    PCSPECIALIST proper outlook does not show sent files in 'sent' folder

    Hi, since upgrading to a proper version of outlook, I don't see any mail I end in the sent folder, so I have no idea if my emails have been sent or not. I also have a web mail running which is linked to my email account. This is not pretty, and does not have half the features Outlook has, but...
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    PCSPECIALIST 2 lines business and pleasure

    Hi, I am having a business line installed with another router at my home, to work separately from the existing personal line I have already. So 2 lines, with their own wifi router. I want to keep them totally separate, but more than likely be using the same wi fi devices, pc's phone, tablets...
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    PCSPECIALIST dell laptop wireless problem

    Hi, I use a dell laptop for work, and use a wired connection with dhcp at my desk, but I am a network support engineer and use my laptop when faultfinding network issues all over the sites that I look after. Which means I constantly am disconnecting from a wired connection, and automatically...
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    PCSPECIALIST annoying Windows 10 crashed my Laptop

    Hi, I had an upgrade forced onto me by windows 10, and after my pc wouldn't even boot. Lost all my desktop, all my files. Luckily my really important stuff was backed up on an external hard disk, but had to get help from Microsoft just to get a working pc back. None of the rollbacks would...
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    PCSPECIALIST outlook error since forced windows upgrade

    Hi, I have an old version of microsoft office, which was working fine until the 1st of december. Then windows decided to force an upgrade on me, and by the time it was too late, my outlook stopped working and reports an error. "Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Outlook...
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    PCSPECIALIST Unable to set recording from wave on Lenovo windows 10

    I have a Lenovo Laptop running windows 10, and I wanted to record a stream of music from the internet. However when I opened up a sound recorder program, it will only record from microphone. Having read several items on this, it seems it's not the software from the program, but the ability of...
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    PCSPECIALIST annoying virus Lenovo laptop windows 10

    hi, I wondered if any of your experts out there would be able to help me. I recently tried to download a workshop manual from what I thought was a legitimate site, only to find out it infected my PC. And now, although I know which files they are, I cant uninstall, or access them to delete or...
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    PCSPECIALIST Google Play Store (process com.android.vending) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try

    Hi, I have an early Samsung Galaxy, and have always had problems with memory and running apps. It's annoying because I have a huge 32gb sd card, but barely anything runs on it. I have looked into the application settings and only a handful of apps, like Fbook and ebay, are stored on the sd card...
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    PCSPECIALIST Wi fi receiver not working

    Just bought a wi fi receiver with the intent of replacing an old hi fi, and replacing with an amp connected to a wi fi receiver the wirelessly play music from my tablet. I have followed he instructions but I cant get it to work. It is a 'Veetop' device. My amp and speakers play music from my...
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    PCSPECIALIST got plenty of bandwidth so why is it hanging?

    Hi getting a little frustrated, when accessing the internet, using google chrome, my pc takes forever to load a web page. And if I move on to another page from m homepage, it just hangs altogether. I do notice that lots of things are happening in the status bar, and I suspect this is where the...
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    PCSPECIALIST edup wifi dongle not connecting

    I have a desktop running xp, and have an edup wi fi dongle which was connecting fine, but now isn't. It sees my network as an available network, but when it tries to connect, there is no IP address from the router. I have been on the router and can see no connection attempt or request for IP...
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