JimPearce

JimPearce

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Mar 30, 2005

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  • Replied in hp envy laptop
    This is pretty much exactly what I was looking for: 17" 4K screen with an 8th gen processor and 16 GB of RAM for about $1500 Canadian. Trouble is I still can't find this good a deal in Canada. I ...
  • Quantum seems to rock for general browsing - low load, snappy performance, easy screen configuration - but I generally use one or two others for specific purposes.
  • Replied in yeah, no...
    I'm one of those suckers who still pays Bell Canada for TV content and DVR capabilities: it's all a lot easier for my wife to understand. I suspect that the LG software might be well behaved if I ...
  • LG SmartShare is basically a codec package and a shell for Windows Media Player. So, I just turned it off and I'm using Media Player (with the LG codecs). Which should work until Microsoft ...
  • I had been using LG SmartShare, but you have to manually switch it off for Windows to restart (no big deal) and it gets screwed up every time the computer comes out of hibernation. The latter is a ...
  • When I went from 1703 to 1709 I actually got an on screen notice that my Spyder2Pro calibration had been altered, not that I would have missed the difference!
  • A question: are the rollbacks clean now? I was forced to roll back from Windows 10 to Windows 7 a couple of years back and that rollback was a mess (registry, scheduler).
  • After taking 30 minutes at each of 11, 12, 13 & 14% it ended up loading, and in the normal time-frame of about five hours!
  • I doubt that my laptop is compatible. I just want to exit the installer and hopefully get to my restore point,
  • Looks like my Inspiron 17R 7720 doesn't support the update. How do I exit the wizard?
  • Right, my replacement hard disk had 1703 on it. Windows Update fed me 1709. I'm mostly asking the generic question as to what to do if an installation bogs down. If I need a startup disk I'll have ...
  • Created discussion thread Win 10 1709 update bogging down...
    How do I stop it and access the Restore Point I have to go back to 1703? I know, I shouldn't have started without knowing the answer.
  • Replied in this...
    I'm just rebuilding my 6 year old system in Windows 10 after a hard disk failure, and this is the second time around for me. The first time I let Microsoft  do the update. Unfortunately I didn't ...
  • Looking but not finding. All the while I'm reloading my old machine and it is working very well. Since I already have a very good full HD calibrated display, and the only critical task for me is ...
  • Well, I see an Omen with UHD for $2500 at Newegg: https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834268997&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwordsCA-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwordsCA-PC-_-pla-_-Gaming+Laptops-_ ...
  • Six years ago I waited until an Inspiron 17R appeared with a full HD display at my expected price point of $1500 Canadian. This time around I was looking for 4K and integrated calibration. Looks ...
  • And while we're on movie references, I thought Bond put Spectre out of business.
  • Just had to uncheck adding signature to emails.
  • Created discussion thread any Avast experts here?
    I'm no Defender fan, and I really like Avast these days. Unfortunately there seems to be a conflict with their email scanning and Outlook 2010/Bell Canada, specifically it blocks outgoing emails. ...
  • Replied in hmm...
    Here's the thing: Microsoft migrated me to Windows 10 while I was away for a weekend. Unfortunately, I didn't know that you had to turn on System Restore manually. I got hit with a massive virus ...
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