Recent content by Phil K

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    Backup DVDs still not delivered?

    Took 3 weeks for me, and a few complaints on net, and by phone. They eventually turned up a day after a call to Microsoft. A cheapie plain blue sampler-style cd cardboard open out booklet style case with 2 discs in. 32 and 64.
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    In spite of all the hate, I like Windows 8

    Had LOADS of problems with Firefox. Chromium and Opera run fine, yet Firefox was a dead end. Never heard of Waterfox before, and thanks for that info, as now Ive got an offshoot of Firefox doing the job Firefox SHOULD have done !
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    In spite of all the hate, I like Windows 8

    Like Windows 8 and love the tiles. What I DON'T like is the utter mess that has been made in Europe with shipping the Windows 8 back-up dvd's. I'm in UK the distribution centre is GERMANY (WHY ?????) and its nearly 3 weeks and they still haven't shipped it. Quite a few annoyed people, and calls...
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    Microsoft sued for Tiles ( theregister.uk )

    We do have better beer (MUCH better beer):thumbsup:.....never heard of a........fondletop ??? ....before, mind.
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    Will 'normal' Windows users want a Start button for Windows 8?

    I'm not missing the start button personally.
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    Microsoft sued for Tiles ( theregister.uk )

    Patent thing is a joke. The lawyers love it because they can make a bomb, and the truly big companies can wiggle out of even genuine ones (which I very much doubt THIS one is) but end up paying a fortune to lawyers. Every time something "new" comes out theres a string of these kind of "firms"...
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    Windows 8: Do you need it?

    Gun or knife carrying carrying thugs on the street have the same mentality - that it's "butch" and "macho" to carry a weapon and threaten others but...er....the person they're threatening shouldn't have a weapon.....the word Im thinking is the OPPOSITE of macho or butch (sorry - this sort of...
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    Two minor irritants

    One - when I am putting pictures into a folder, in 7 it would say something like theres a pic with same name, replace it or add both ? (Name would be changed slightly) it doesn't in eight. Either replace it or do the name yourself. I linked my live.co.uk email address with the password for...
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    In spite of all the hate, I like Windows 8

    I think it's great too. I seriously begin to doubt much of the "informed" criticism after using it for a few days. Yes, some things I'm not sure about but I'll get used to it. That Firefox doesn't work properly with it is a mystery, and strange they don't seem to have made much of an effort...
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    A BSOD a day keeps the owner at bay

    Strangely, since putting on Windows 8, they've stopped.
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    Problem with monitor through Windows 8

    Sorted. Had to find the latest Catalyst drivers (just made apparently) and thanks go to the excellent Neowin as ever.
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    Problem with monitor through Windows 8

    Since I just bought Windows8, my new ips LG monitor will NOT fill the full screen. Theres a black border round the edges, mouse won't go into, no way to get rid of it (with my old Samsung, this appeared but I managed to get rid of it by using the Catalyst prog, but Windows 8 says there is...
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    A BSOD a day keeps the owner at bay

    Thanks for the help. Certainly beyond my meagre abilities to understand, these bsod. Its hardly a crappy or old PC either, either.
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    A BSOD a day keeps the owner at bay

    Baffling. Haven't a clue why its happening and no help at all from Windows. Sometimes I'll go out for a while or come back to my comp after dinner, and "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" - bsod in other words. Temps are not the problem (checked) but dunno what is Intel i5 2500k...
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    Uh Oh, Microsoft's Surface Tablet Is Getting Some Awful Reviews

    Doubt it. They've over-hyped and worse - overpriced it. (Its what Microsoft does after all - it's worked for Apple you see)
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