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    I Love Windows 8/8.1

    We have always thought that all users have a right to express their opinion on any of Microsoft's Operating systems, Good or Bad is irrelevant. as long as the comments are Civil to others without unsuitable language. Personally I did not use Windows 8 for a long time, though this was a more...
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    Strange devices on router

    The suggestions you are getting from the Netgear forums make a lot of sense, my advice is to check the release notes that netgear are expected to issue with each firmware update. The Release Notes should be a list of issues that the update corrects or removes the cause, (reverts to prior to when...
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    Strange devices on router

    This is something that gets reported quite often, the problem is caused due to the router manufacturers all using the same (or at least a very narrow pool of IP addresses). The ip range 192.168.nnn.nnn is one of the special local address ranges that are only used on a local network, any...
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    Debating if I should redo HDD into RAID format

    Just my opinion, but Raid was designed at a time when Hard Drives were small and to be honest, quite fragile. Drives these days are generally much larger and more reliable. My advice is by all means buy extra drives but rather than set up raid, use the new drives and some external cases to set...
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    Can I change 1366x766 to 1920x1080

    It may be possible, but it would need for an alternative screen to be available and would also likely need the motherboard to be replaced to one that will drive the increased resolution. As the only realistic supplier of these "spares" to do the job, would be Acer themselves, (screen will be a...
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    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

    As windows 8.1 is classed as a Service pack for Windows 8, it completely replaced Windows 8 - the last windows 8 update took place in January 2016 and thus windows 8 was withdrawn after two years in January 2018 the windows 8.1 ISO is now considered by Microsoft as the current supported version...
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    Unlock bios password - Dell Latitude 10 ST2

    With most Dell "Business" targeted laptops there is an additional security feature in addition to the BIOS and OS related passwords. This password prompt appears before the BIOS password and can sometimes go wrong and stop a valid user from accessing the device. I'm not sure of this being used...
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    Fan noise increases when watching youtube videos

    I'm afraid what you are seeing is a normal result of the manufacture of laptop devices. These are made as compact as possible which is the worst possible thing for cooling. this will mean that as soon as you add a load, [like playing a video], the fan will be required to protect the processor...
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    Battery Power

    Just noticed this and it got me thinking, I would not expect a mouse to take very much power but it could cause occasional Wake actions that might do. A modern mouse has become, in my opinion, a bit too sensitive and can see the slightest vibration to the desk it's sat on as a user input, this...
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    notepad opens randomly !

    You probably have a remnant of the malware left on your system that may just be call to a text file, your system no longer has the actual file so tries to open it in Notepad, and fails and produces the error you see. A fresh install may be the only way to be truly certain that the system is...
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    8.1 and showing login password

    Yes there are applications /tools that can do what you need, although most do work as stated by replacing the password and yes this is beyond the scope of this forum. What I would suggest that you do, is speak to whoever can authorise you as an administrator on the systems that you need to...
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    How do I set a sound playback device to be OFF upon reboot?

    OkI think I understand your requirements but as I stated Windows cannot directly control the remote bluetooth speaker, this is because of the intrinsic way that bluetooth works. If Bluetooth is switched on and a bluetooth device is paired then it will automatically connect. This means that we...
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    How do I set a sound playback device to be OFF upon reboot?

    What my suggestion was meant to do, was switch off all audio output after a set time, "The birds bedtime" (and switch all sound back on in the morning), this would stop all sound devices, both those local to , or in the computer, and any devices such as your bluetooth speaker. There is an...
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    How do I set a sound playback device to be OFF upon reboot?

    Just noticed that the tool used in my first reply is no longer available NirCmd - Windows command line tool Should do this job also, so just download Nircmd and save it in your windows folder, and replace the Mute command in the original scheduled task with the NirCmd one You can download...
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    How do I set a sound playback device to be OFF upon reboot?

    Not used it but this may help ... Mute Your Speakers at Night with Windows Scheduled Tasks [How To] As the scheduled task is running at all times it should switch off at your set time even after a reboot. add another to unmute each morning at a suitable time A similar method would be to add a...
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