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  1. Very interesting nukecad as I love old castles and have been to Egremont :)

    Let me know if your comming to this years 750th anniversary Crab Fair, it's going to be very busy but I'm sure we could meet up for a pint ot two.

  2. By the way, what are the ruins in centre shot, the windows look like Norman arches?

    Well it's telling everyone where I live, but I'm not paranoid about that, I've been tracked down before by a forum menber elsewhere who only had the name Nukecad, a photo from our village fair, and the fact that Facebook has my hometown in the wrong Country.

    The house I'm in now was built in 1604, it's had bits built on and knocked off of course, and was split into 2 somtime in the 1800s to give a small pub (still open) and where I live now with a shop below which is currently used as a local heritage museum.

    There is also internal evidence that it was changed from 3 stories to 2 stories with higher ceilings at that time.


    That ruin is Egremont Castle, built in the 12th century, although it's believed there was an earlier fortification on the site.


    It is also the subject of a Wordsworth poem, The Horn of Egremont, and has appeared in a few fairly famous paintings and at least one album cover (The Big Lad in the Windmill, by It Bites).





    We also have what is widely believed to be the oldest continuously held(except for the war years) village fair in the world.

    Egremont Crab fair has it's 750th aniversary this year, you may already know it from the World Gurning Championships which are held during the fair and usually make international news cameos.


  3. Thanks for that hazelnut,

    so it's now using a different process for the UI than for the page content.


    Don't realy see the point unless you are constantly visiting dodgy pages that crash all the time, but presumably it's been done for a reason.

  4. I haven't joined in here as I use the same Desktop all the time.

    It's a photo taken from just outside my front door about 80 or 90 years ago, window top right is one of my bedroom windows.
    (I haven't managed to track down the exact date yet, going off the 2 cars it looks pre WW2. The number plate on the one on the right, 2 letters 4 numbers, dates it as registered before the mid 1930's).

    It's interesting that not much has changed.
    The road surface of course - its now off road parking, the building on the left has changed slightly, the one on the right with the guy at the door now has a double shopfront window, the canopy over the pub has gone as have the tree and old lampost, and there is now a War Memorial that should just be visible on the left.
    I keep meaning to take a modern photo from the same viewpoint, probably early Sunday morning when there are no cars parked up. Maybe this will prompt me to get around to it, I'll post it if/when I do.


    I've had to stretch it a little to fit the desktop but it actually looks better like that.



  5. I think that Willy2 has probably hit on your answer, you don't have enough disc space allocated for SRPs.


    You can set the amount of disc space used for restore points in:
    Control Panel, System, System Protection tab, Configure button.


    It tells you there- "As space fills up, older restore points will be deleted to make room for new ones."


    So if you don't allocate enough space then when a new SRP is created Windows will delete the old(est) ones.

    Give it more space and it will keep (more of) the old ones.

  6. Does anybody know why Firefox 50.1.0 now opens 2 processes when launched?


    If you look in task manager it opens as an Application and as a background process at the same time.

    I've never seen this with previous versions, it used to just open as an application.

    (And no, I have not changed anything in the settings, no new add-ons or extensions, it just seems to do it on it's own).


    It's not a problem, I'm just curious.


    Windows 10 Home, version 1607, build 14393.693

  7. Why the FFFFF would you want a bluetooth connected toothbrush?


    Is anyone realy that stupid that they need an online 'Oral Hygenist' to tell them when to brush their teeth?


    Apart from anything else 'Bluetooth' is a bit if an unfortunate description for a toothbrush.


    It's all gimmicks;


    Ever seen the medicinal gadgets they came up with when electricity was a new thing?

    I've even seen AC electric belts touted as a cure for impotence (and everything else) - http://www.museumofquackery.com/ephemera/heidelberg.htm

    They are even still selling similar products as the 'latest revolutionary training gear' for giving you a six-pack.

    Some applications do work tough, TENS pain relief machines for example.


    Or how about Radium in your drinking water, or even your bread? Common in the 1920's and 30's


    There again we also use radiation therapy  to treat cancer.


    I suspect that in a few years we will be falling on the floor laughing at some of the IoT ideas as well.

  8. I find the voice activated IoT stuff particularly worrying. Alexa, Cortana, Siri, et-al.

    Why would you want to put a microphone bug in your property?

    (Not to mention devices with built in webcams).

    Mi5, NSA, ISS, etc. must be rubbing their hands with glee.
    No warrant needed, no need to sneak in and place a bug, they can just hack into the wifi connection of the bugs you have already placed yourself.

    And who else could be hacked in and listening to (watching) what you (or your kids) are doing?

  9. I've spent the last 2 months of 2016 in and out of hospital (Cardiac arrest, follow up heart stenting, and then to cap it a gallbladder infection on Boxing day) so 2017 has got to start better - hasn't it?


    (PS. the heart stuff was fairly painless, the gallbladder was agony even morphine injections only took the edge off).


    Best Wishes to all, have a good year.

  10. , I downloaded Junkware Removal Tool from MalwareBytes, and although it removed a number of things it did not remove the Google Chrome exe programs. Ugh.


    I wasn't suggesting that JRT would remove Chrome, just that it would shut it down completely to allow CC to clean it.


    JRT does what it says and removes Junkware (aka. Bloatware), the sort of unwanted stuff that manufacturers bundle with a new PC or that may have been included with a download you make.

    It won't see Chrome itself as being Junkware, many people do prefer Chrome for some reason, so it won't remove it.

    It may see some Chrome extensions and add-ons as junkware, depends what they are.


    One slight issue with JRT is that it does not (yet) give you a choice as to what it removes; if it matches JRT's list it goes.

    It does tell you just what (if anything) it has removed.

    It does create a Windows restore point everytime it runs so you can restore that if it removes something that you did want.

    The developer is pretty quick at updating the list of what to remove and what not when asked to on the Malwarebytes forum.

  11. A bit of a work round but if you get Junkware Removal Tool from MalwareBytes this closes nearly every running process before running a scan, including all browsers. 


    The scan itself takes a couple of minutes depending on your system.



    So if you run that first it closes everything before you run CC.


    The JRT interface is not ideal, it's a command window with very few options but it works OK.


    Well, apart from his second sentence only taking up one line when the others take up two.


    That's just wrong.     yahoohairpull.gif


    LOL. Sorry for that Dennis, it's not one of my OCD's. (I've now edited it to concatenate the first 2 sentences though, is that better?).

    I do, usually but not always, try to seperate sentences by white space, IMO it makes things easier to read. (2 lines here  too :D ).

  13. I know exactly what you are looking to achieve, I used to wonder about it for many years (and occasionaly tried hard to get it to happen).
    I have no doubt that many others would like to see the same, all the little squares 'joined up' at the start of the display.

    It's not going to happen with any defragmenter, (I won't say never, that's tempting fate) and to be frank it doesn't matter, it is not going to make any difference apart from looking 'pretty' on the display.

    I suggest that you resign yourself, like most of us have, that wishing for things like this are just a part of having OCD, which everyone messing with computers has to have to a greater or lesser extent.


    Of course if you can code something that will actually do it (not just look like it does on a display - that would soon be debunked) then you could probably make a lot of money selling it to the rest of us with the same OCD.

  14. Boop;


    The ccsetup515's are just old downloads that haven't been deleted from the downloads folder after installing.

    (515 would have been downloaded about last February/March)


    You must have downloaded it 3 times for some reason- the first download is named ccsetup515, the second 515(1), the third 515(2).

    If you look at the files in list view you will see they have been downloaded at different times.

    It is something that windows does if you download a file more than once, it adds the copy number in brackets after the filename.


    You can safely delete them, no special process needed, just delete them as you would any other file.



    The reason Windows Forum is saying not to use Ccleaner is because it contains a registry cleaner.

    Registry cleaners can be dangerous and can mess up your computer completely if you don't know what you are doing.

    They are an advanced tool and like any powerful tool should not be used unless you understand them.

    Microsoft have decided that because of this danger they don't want people using registry cleaners.


    Stay safe, don't use the registry cleaner unless you understand what it does and understand that using it it may stop your computer working.

    (If you do use it then always use the option to make a backup before cleaning the registry).


    Despite what you may read elsewhere registry cleaning does not 'speed up' your computer.

    (It is used to solve other problems, and only when they happen).

    Using Ccleaner to clear out temporary files, cookies, etc. is perfectly safe, just stay away from the registry cleaner unless you understand it.

  15. Apparently MS have patched this problem today, and reissued the cumulative update - "it should automatically install itself through Windows Updates".



    That's going to be realy useful if your internet connection has been knocked out by the bug so you can't get the update.


    Tip: connect by ethernet or USB instead of wifi - but of course if you are reading this you've already solved it, or weren't affected in the first place.

  16. Not so much a U-turn, more of an option for when your Windows 10 won't talk to the internet via the laptop's built in network adapter.


    Using the technique above you can use your Android phone to connect to the internet via wifi, and bridge it via USB to your laptop as an external network adapter.


    The sort of thing you may be glad to know about when crap like this happens:

    Windows update knocks out internet connections - BBC News, 13 Dec 2016




    Sounds very similar to the problem I described above that some of us have been having for a few months, but now affecting many more.

    Maybe MS will get their fingers out and fix it now? (Don't hold your breath)


    At least being able to connect via USB through an Android phone will let you get on the internet to look for any fixes and download them directly to the laptop if needed.


  17. Cheers hazelnut,


    Yep, I've heard that one and about a hundred other solutions, none of them seem to work for more than a day or two at most.


    And of course it doesn't only happen on boot or restart; the internet connection just drops out randomly.

    (Which would seem to rule out the problem being Fast Start / Hybrid Boot).


    It does seem to have something to do with the IP allocation from the router, why it suddenly drops out mid session is a bit of a mystery. (but see below)

    Some have tried setting up with a static IP rather than letting the router allocate one each time, but even that only works for a while.


    It only happens with wifi.


    It's a strange problem, from looking on google it affects various makes of laptop, with various different network adaptors/cards, different routers, and different Windows versions.

    (It's mainly with Win 10, but seems to have started with Win8, and I have also seen reports of it now happening on Vista and Win7 machines).


    With myself it also seems to happen more at certain times of the day and not happen at all at other times.

    (Less power on the grid at peak times, weaker signal from the router? I'll have to try keeping a log)


    Try googling "No Internet, Secured" to see how many are having this problem.


    The only thing that seems to cure it permanently is to swap out the network adaptor for one with a higher spec, or maybe its just because a different card will use a different driver?

    But even that is not guaranteed to work everytime.


    Like any other intermittent problem it's proving hard to track down just what is causing it, especially as it is affecting so many different setups.


    The best theory that I have seen is that it's something to do with Windows Firewall or Security Settings that suddenly blocks wifi access for a moment, causing the laptop to have to reconnect to the router wifi and ask for a new IP, which for some reason it doesn't get.

    That would explain why disconnecting and reconnecting again, or renewing "ipconfig", sorts it out for a while.

    (Until the next time the Firewall or whatever blocks the wifi connection again).


    All strange, and I would not be at all surprised if the problem suddenly dissapears after one of the many Windows 10 updates.

  18. I thought I would update this.


    Recently my laptop (win10 home) wifi connection keeps randomly dropping out (or won't connect at boot) and when I look at the notification pane it says for the router "No Internet, Secured".

    So it's connecting to the router but not the internet. (reading round on the web this seems to be a common problem with some laptops and Win10).


    I can usually, not always, get it back by disconnecting and reconnecting; or in bad cases by using "ipconfig /release" folllowed by "ipconfig /renew" in a command window.


    To the point-

    I noticed that even when my laptop was doing this my Android smartphone always had a good connection at the same location.


    So the workround was to tether the phone via USB to the laptop while still using the phone to connect to the wifi.

    (This is not technically tethering, it is known as a network bridge).

    The main advantage of this is that you are still using your wifi rather than using up your phone contract data allowance.


    The new connection through USB will show up on the laptop as an ethernet connection not wifi. (It shows as 'Network 3' on mine).


    Your phone can't be both a wifi receiver and a wifi hotspot at the same time so you need to connect to the laptop by cable to do this.

    (It should also be possible to connect them by bluetooth, but I haven't tried that yet).


    Another advantage of using the usb cable is that you are not using up the phones battery, if fact it is charging it.


    One other thing you may have a problem with if trying this is that you may need to run Windows Update to get a driver for your phone before it will connect as a network bridge instead of/as well as a storage device. (The driver is for you laptop not your phone).

    As long as your phone has been connected by USB at some time then Windows Update will install the correct driver, your phone doesn't need to be connected at the time.

    Once you have the driver then how it connects depends on if you have the USB tethering turned on or not on the phone.

    (On it shows as a network, OFF it shows as a storage device).


    Hope that may be of help to anyone who is having a similar problem, or who has a laptop without a working wifi card.

  19. It does seem odd that you have to manually go to the Malwarebytes site to download v3, it is not yet being pushed out as an automatic update to v2 users.


    It's as if they knew it was not ready for general release yet and didn't want to risk upsetting existing users.


    There seems to be still too many issues with it to be a fully finished application.



    I'll wait till its a bit more polished and the v2 upgrades itself to v3.


    TBH I'm not sure about this major change.

    I use MBAM (free) to scan for malware once a week, I don't have it constantly monitoring.

    I do have MBAE (free) monitoring but believe that this will only be available in the paid for version of MBAM v3. (or as a standalone beta version).

    Do I need, or even want, MBAM to suddenly become another anti-virus?



    Llike I say I'm going to wait until it is pushed out as an update, see what resources it uses, and then decide if I still want it installed.

  20. Save and Win10 puts it in the download folder as a .exe



    Double click the .exe to install.


    The .exe will delete itself from the download folder so save it somewhere else first if you want to keep it.


    (I'm talking free version here).

  21. Just to jump in here with a thought,

    When you say they are 'removed' do you mean that the images are deleted from the folder?
    Or do you mean that they are still there but Windows stops displaying them?


    If it's the latter:
    I've come across the situation with Win 10 aniversary and later where images are not being shown on the lock screen or screensaver.
    It doesn't affect everyone, just a few machines. (I've seen it reported about a dozen times).
    The Win10 aniversary update changed a few things with desktop and background screens and it seems to have introduced a 'glitch' somewhere in the registry.
    Usually changing the screensaver timer settings, saving them, and then changing them back and saving them again clears up the glitch and the images are displayed again.

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