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Forum: Bell Aliant Home Phone, Internet, IPTV   2019-06-29, 02:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,398
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Fibe internet, not bundled

Long story short, family needs changing, coupled with the loss of English Premier League/Champions League, we no longer want the TV part of our "Good" triple bundle.

I was happy with the three...
Forum: Bell Aliant Home Phone, Internet, IPTV   2019-06-29, 01:22 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 40,861
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Wow...all these people getting 'better' or 'best'...

Wow...all these people getting 'better' or 'best' when we've been on "good" and it's always been brilliant, internet-wise that is. :smile

I wouldn't be interested in any offer that involved...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2019-06-29, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,045
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
I remember in decades past, when there was hardly...

I remember in decades past, when there was hardly any live soccer on TV in England and the England national team was playing somewhere that didn't have the necessary floodlights, the game took place...
Forum: What's On In Sports?   2019-04-16, 05:51 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 61,841
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
DAZN and Buffering

I've used the search function and I can't really find much about this and that was surprising seeing as I've seen it elsewhere.

Since DAZN won the rights for Champions League and Europa League...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2018-09-17, 07:00 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 181,017
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
I like to think that in the event something was...

I like to think that in the event something was missed and the customer complained, the provider would make some kind of offer...like a partial refund or an added channel for a month.

At least...
Forum: Internet Television: Streaming Services including Netflix and Apple TV   2018-09-17, 05:36 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 181,017
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
I came across this thread by accident and it...

I came across this thread by accident and it makes interesting reading. I've not read all of it, obviously, but in all the ethical issues raised, I've not seen the following.

What if you sign up...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-27, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Thanks...scannow was one of a number of things I...

Thanks...scannow was one of a number of things I tried.

A reset has solved the issue.
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-26, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Thanks for the response. I and others in...

Thanks for the response.

I and others in the family have been using IDM (desktops and laptops) for around 10 years. As with anything I install I carry out the usual checks and scans.
...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-26, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Application error oxc0000005

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As I've mentioned in other threads, we've installed SSDs into family laptops. Except for one that required more expertise due...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
I tried turning off various windows things but...

I tried turning off various windows things but there was always something that took over.

I have this in mind for my vga/hdmi converter....
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Good to know, thanks. Good to know it worked, not...

Good to know, thanks. Good to know it worked, not that you wasted the money:frown

Cheers.
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Yes...we solved the Cortana issue but every time...

Yes...we solved the Cortana issue but every time I ended/turned off/disabled something that was using the resources, something else windows related replaced it.

That's an interesting idea, turning...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
I shall probably just replace W10 with Linux...

I shall probably just replace W10 with Linux Lite.

Should I do this, the Netbook will be used for nothing more than streaming and USB playback. Or I'll just salvage the RAM and SSD and toss it.
...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Thanks for the response. VLC is my favourite...

Thanks for the response.

VLC is my favourite too. Because I was trying to keep things to a bare minimum I didn't install it and just used WMP initially. But because it didn't work well, I...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Help me make use of an old Netbook - movies

About 3 years ago I bought an old refurbished Netbook, Dell Latitude 2110 - although I wouldn't be surprised if it was actually one that had never been used, other than to install Windows 7.

It's...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-11, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Errors on original HDD affecting clone. Repaired...

Errors on original HDD affecting clone. Repaired and new clone taken. All good.
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Very strange. Original HDD 500gb. Something...

Very strange.
Original HDD 500gb. Something like 330 available of 465, was what it said, so that's around 170 used.

SSD 240gb.

Clean install of W10 worked and booted, unlike the...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Thanks...but a little confused by the reference...

Thanks...but a little confused by the reference to opening the PC with regards to use of Sata cable. Other than physically removing/replacing the drives there's no need to open anyway. It's not an...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-08, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Right, she's exhausted another couple of options...

Right, she's exhausted another couple of options and is now ready to try the clean install later today.
With regards to "pop the old drive in a USB drive dock or USB case to recover any user data" -...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-02, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Thanks for that. Very helpful.

Thanks for that. Very helpful.
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-02, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
mellaby and ExDilbert Ah...I think I see...

mellaby and ExDilbert

Ah...I think I see what you mean now. I misread it at first, apologies.

Worth a try, albeit a bit more fiddly than what worked on the other three.

I seem to remember...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-02, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
@ FrostyWinnipeg Thanks for the advice...

@ FrostyWinnipeg

Thanks for the advice regarding NewEgg - lots of cheap alternatives there. I thought I was being 'cheap' by buying Kingston ones.

Bizarrely, I saw somewhere that 250s were...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-02, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
ALSto Not sure what you mean about having no...

ALSto
Not sure what you mean about having no OS. It's all on the original HDD back in her laptop now that the SSD equivalent isn't booting.
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-02, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
She's tried it three times on that particular SSD...

She's tried it three times on that particular SSD following the same procedure as two other Kingston SSD using Partition Wizard and one Crucial SSD using the Crucial tool (for three others).

After...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-01, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
She said her laptop doesn't have secure boot,...

She said her laptop doesn't have secure boot, apparently too old.

May try it in my Acer - just a bit reluctant to take a 1TB HD out and replace it with a 240SSD - and if it works, get her a...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-01, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
Okay, thanks...we'll have a look.

Okay, thanks...we'll have a look.
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-01, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
I suggested Macrium, having used it for something...

I suggested Macrium, having used it for something before but like a couple of others, the free one didn't have the needed feature enabled...something like that anyway.

Thanks for the Kingston link...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-01, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,732
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
I've been using Hoxx (with Firefox) for a while...

I've been using Hoxx (with Firefox) for a while too. Great for getting UK telly.

There's a VPN add-on called Beebs that works on Chrome browsers. But with Opera, there's an add-on that enables...
Forum: Home Computing   2018-08-01, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,691
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
SSD apparently not bootable

So, between me and stepdaughter - she's better and quicker than me at the fiddly bits - we did migration to SSD on my older Gateway laptop. The SSD was obtained from Crucial USA but I had read a...
Forum: Home Computing   2017-08-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,940
Posted By Monsieur Rioux
gzink Ah, I see. Outlook is acting as back up...

gzink Ah, I see. Outlook is acting as back up for now.

Thanks Dilbert and Norman. I can come back to that if need be but it's behaving with the latest install so far.
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