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Recent content by wiganken

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    Trusteer End Point Protection increases boot time

    Following prompts from my online banking webpage in October 2018 I installed Trusteer Endpoint Protection (Rapport) (TEPR) but then forgot it was installed and just got on with using my computer. For a while now both my wife and I have noticed that, after switching on, the PC was slow to get to...
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    Solved Is there another way for Excel to show negative times

    It converts times into decimal parts of the day and gives the answer in same format so not what I was after. I wanted to stick with the standard hh:mm time format for simplicity. I think I will stick with my original idea but thanks for the input (you are the only one who tried to help :) )...
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    Windows 8 update to Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 will be supported until January 2023. Yes you can update from Windows 8 to 8.1 free and easily. See How to Upgrade to Windows 8.1 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15288/windows-8-update-to-windows-8-1
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    Solved Is there another way for Excel to show negative times

    By integers I think you mean converting the hh:mm to a decimal number so 15:45 (hh:mm) becomes 15.75? I don't mean to be pedantic but 15.75 is not an integer because, by definition, integers have to be whole numbers (+ve or -ve). I do get your point but I think it is likely to be more...
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    Solved Is there another way for Excel to show negative times

    Because Excel cannot show negative times (except as an infinite number of ## characters) I have devised a way for Excel to show that times (hh:mm) are negative by inserting a column that shows "Exceeded" before the "Exceeded By" value. The attached picture shows what I have done. Is there a...
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    Solved Microsoft Word 'Paper' colour wrong

    I have sorted this now by using a work-around so I will close this thread now and mark it "Solved"
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    Monitors turning off when idle?

    Just to totally discount monitor issues have you tried connecting a totally different monitor to see if the problem happens with that one as well? See if you can borrow a monitor from a friend perhaps? If it happens with the totally new monitor then it is definitely computer related rather than...
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    Solved How do I force Word to use normal.dotx when launched?

    I have sorted out a work-around for this issue so thread is solved now. Because I had no replies I feel that no one is interested in the issue so there is no need for me to explain my work-around.
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    Windows Update Fails

    Sometime Microsoft even 'pull' updates because of problems so when you check again the problem update may not appear.
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    Solved How do I force Word to use normal.dotx when launched?

    Word 2016 insists on using normal.dotm template when launched. Word ‘Help’ states “The Normal.dotm template opens whenever you start Microsoft Word, and it includes default styles and customizations that determine the basic look of a document.” Normal.dotm is a macro enabled template but I...
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    windows 8 format hard drive fat32

    For FAT32 formatting I thought the maximum HDD size was over 2TB (using 512 byte sectors) and over 16TB (using 4096 byte sectors)? If you look at the "Allocation Unit Size" options and choose a smaller value (512 bytes) then maybe the FAT32 option may become available for selection. I agree with...
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    Solved Microsoft Word 'Paper' colour wrong

    More information: - If I use the “New/Microsoft Word Document” method to create a document, test.docx, it shows 'green' paper. As long as the file extension remains as docx the page stays 'green'. If I change the file extension to that of a Word template, test.dotm and open it the paper changes...
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    Windows Update Fails

    I have experienced Microsoft changing my Windows Update (WU) settings without my permission and I find that altering the settings to "Never check for updates (not recommended)" stops this. I then run WU manually once per month every second Wednesday. Updates are released monthly every 2nd...
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    Solved Microsoft Word 'Paper' colour wrong

    I use Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 on my Windows 8.1 64-bit OS. Because I find stark white too bright to stare at when composing Office Documents and Spreadsheets I changed the Registry “Window” colour to RGB value 140 160 140 (a pale green). When I launch Excel the spreadsheet is...
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    Windows Update Fails

    It could be a 'bad' windows update. This happens sometimes. It says it is an 'Important' update but at least it is not a 'Critical' update so maybe give Microsoft a while to fix it and try again in two/three weeks? I do not think you are on your own with this problem.