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Windows 10 upgrade - no answers

Started by Valerie Skinner. Last reply by Brian English Jun 20. 80 Replies

I got excited when I saw there was a free upgrade available to Windows 10 - big mistake and I don't know how to rectify it.My upgrade has been 'reserved' so nothing has installed yet.  But I have…Continue

Tags: computer, Bitlocker, 10, Windows

Sudden deterioration in Internet reception DORDOGNE......Phonexpat to blame ?

Started by HILARY JANE DUNK. Last reply by Brian Milne Jun 20. 6 Replies

Anyone else n the Dordogne having problems like me over the last 2 days getting 'Sorry, insufficient band width' messages and only able to watch progs /news in 4 min bursts before it freezes....I am…Continue

iZettle leaves me with a dilema.

Started by Claire OWEN. Last reply by Claire OWEN Jun 16. 3 Replies

This may come across as confusing, but bear with me.I believe I have found the ideal solution for our carte bleu payments. We don't currently take carte bleu as the abbonements are too much for a…Continue

Help please with Windows XP

Started by Sheila Walshe-Blackmore. Last reply by Sheila Walshe-Blackmore Jun 9. 19 Replies

I never thought I'd be writing those words!  Firstly, thanks to everyone in the past who helped with advice and suggestions for my ailing Acer Aspire laptop.  It has survived until now, albeit…Continue

Tags: slow, Windows XP


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Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on March 1, 2012 at 15:20

Here are five great open source tools that you can use on Windows as well as Linux or Mac OSX. It just shows the flexibility of the modern open source community.

5 Great Open source Tools



Comment by Teresa Crawford on February 29, 2012 at 10:56

Thanks Nick. Being an avid geek on the pc, I do enjoy surfing the www, helping people with Word problems, enjoy typing too!! I fancy doing a job in this trade so if anyone needs help with anything, just let me know!

Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on February 29, 2012 at 10:33

Welcome Teresa to the group



Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on February 21, 2012 at 0:21

lol Jo, that is good news that you are enjoying it. All the time spent learning the new system is worth it, and once it all fits into place, you'll wonder why you never started sooner.

Lets us know if you need any help.



Comment by Jo Blick on February 19, 2012 at 12:45

I just want to say thanks for the advice about using ubuntu. I will probably never want to see sunlight again but am really loving this new land of geek!

Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on February 18, 2012 at 12:52

That's good news Jacqueline. With testdisk you are best to extract the zip file into a directory in your home directory, rather than the desktop, it will make it easier to find.



Comment by James Higginson on February 17, 2012 at 22:21

Hi Paul,

I've deleted some of your posts as we don't allow commercial self promotion on SFN. If I am mistaken and you have no commercial interest with the sites you provide links to then please contact me directly.

Kind regards


Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on February 17, 2012 at 21:49

Jaqueline, the AV from Microsoft has had reasonable positive reports from other SF members so you should be fine with that. If it is reporting a virus, then we can assume there is one. Can you ask the MSE to quarantine the virus or delete it?Can you post more details on exactly what the software is reporting.There is another good piece of Free anti virus software called AVG which I use, and it should be able to remove the virus is MSE won't, you can get it here.

AVG Free anti virus software

Testdisc (do you mean testdisk - it downloaded as a zip file?), then it will be where ever you unzipped the file to. Have a look in you home directory area for a folder testdisk-6.14. If it is not this , can you post a link to where you got this from.



Comment by Nick Aurelius-Haddock on February 17, 2012 at 21:06

Jacqueline, which Anti-virus are you using?

I would recommend this disk recovery tool, which I have used several times to recover lost/deleted files.

FIle recovery util



Comment by Greg Samways on February 16, 2012 at 17:03

Is anybody interested in learning javascript, unity or HTML5?  I have found a great game (in beta), which involves shooting stuff with a code gun, capturing the code, then rebuilding the environment in the game to achieve the objectives.  Its a great fun way to learn to code and also to how to write games in Unity.  Check it out here:


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