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  1. Poll: Re: Are you satisfied with Windows 8 Release Preview?

    I sometimes wonder why you are a moderator and a windows 8 tester when you extoll the virtues of XP so much and obviously have no intention of leaving it. Sorry if that upsets you but that is what...
  2. Poll: Re: Are you satisfied with Windows 8 Release Preview?

    EDIT: Discourteous remark removed by Moderator.
  3. Poll: Re: Are you satisfied with Windows 8 Release Preview?

    It must be something else then, check Task Manager to see what apps you have running in the background, it might be one of them. I will do the same.
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    Re: Windows 8 user name question

    I sign in with my windows live account, so doubt it is that.
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    Re: Windows 8 user name question

    Ted I don't think this option is available in Metro, you have to go to desktop.
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    Re: Windows 8 user name question

    Or when you place mouse in top right corner to get charm bar and then select Settings - at the bottom of the bar you will see "Change PC Settings" from there you can also make this adjustment.
  7. Poll: Re: Are you satisfied with Windows 8 Release Preview?

    I have done that, so far no freezes but it is early days yet.
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    Advanced System care
  9. Poll: Re: Are you satisfied with Windows 8 Release Preview?

    I like RP to and liked CP for that matter one difference I've found is that RP occasionally freezes, this never happened with CP. Having said that I prefer it over Win 7 and will install it on final...
  10. Thread: Soapboxing

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    Re: Soapboxing

    Some people will believe anything which is why spam/phishing emails have a measure of success, also those hoax emails going around designed to waste your time. But the discerning person won't...
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    yes they have normal wifi connectivity, in fact I have found they are very strong at receiving/sending and I seem to get a better signal.
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    I think you will find the extra port is U-HDMI, which is basically a mini HDMI port, guess it needs some kind of an adapter to go full HDMI or a special cable.
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    By the way the thingie used to be called a dongle not sure what its called now.
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    That could be the case I use a cordless mouse on my laptop and it is not BT.
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    BT = BlueTooth
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    JBK I thought BT was built into the tablet?
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    I have ordered a plug-able 10 port USB powered hub with mine. It is a lot cheaper than the dock and it gives a whole load more USB ports!
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    Ted as far as the Samsung tablet is concerned the largest SSD HD is 128GB and it cannot take more that 4GB RAM. I have done a lot of research into tablets and feel it is at the moment the best one...
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    Re: Has Windows 8 RP became your "go to" OS?

    I use Windows 8 as my "go to" OS on my laptop and like it very much in fact I can't remember the last time I used win 7 on it!
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    Thanks JBK that is the same model I am getting, should have it this week, I have a USB keyboard I use with my HP slate, which incidentally is now sold to nubies so will have to put Win 7 back on it! ...
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    Technomage guess I can probably go back as far as you, my first PC was a 286 with that you had to know all the DOS commands my first windows 3.1! Haven't things come a long way since then? I can...
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    Well I re-installed did a complete format of HD installed all the updates and various drivers, but still have the same problem! Having said that it is only at start-up once it is up and running...
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    Re: CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    You are right it is a tablet so I used Windows 7 ISO to USB/DVD and made the ISO file into a bootable SD Card, and booted to that and installed, so burn speed etc. is not an issue. For the tablet I...
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    CP was better than RP on HP Slate 500

    I installed CP as an upgrade to Windows 7 Professional. Everything went well and I had no major problems. It has been quite different with RP. I did that as a completely clean installation,...
  25. Re: Download Speed has reduced after installing W8

    There are several apps that access the internet within windows 8. Check Task Manager (Cntrl+Alt+Del) and see what apps you have running then you can determine which ones access the internet and...
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