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Optical Fibre connection in the Ain département - A personal perspective

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For anyone living in Ain (01) there's now a great optical fibre connection opportunity for a really good TV, phone & Internet connection. This hasn't reached all the département yet, but most…Continue

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Windows automatic updates not working

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Hi all,I need your help. My laptop computer has virtually ground to a halt and someone suggested it could be out of date Windows 7. I tried to update (which should be automatic) with no luck. Am also…Continue

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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:

Comment by Simon O'Corra on February 15, 2012 at 19:17

Need some help with mistakenly deleted material from an external hard drive

is it possible to retrieve



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