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Computer help again please
Topic posted by Dave - urmston.net ... dated:03 February 2009
A topic for computer problems.
Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:20 April 2017

Tried that, the file is too big and it will not allow to send. I will go back to the old style of using my camera as that gives no trouble in transfer. Thank you for the suggestions.
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:20 April 2017

I never tried it when I had a computer, but you could send the video from your iPad to your computer via email. Assuming you have email on both machines.

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:20 April 2017

Thanks John, I tried a couple of the suggestions via the internet from others who have this problem. Nearly all involve I-tunes which I don't have or particulary want. In general the instructions refer to Windows 8 or earlier, I am using 10. I will try Cloud next as that is included with my system.
Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:20 April 2017

have you tried this?


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Reply posted by Divad ... dated:18 April 2017

Is there a special way to transfer a personal video from an Ipad to a computer? It seems my computer will accept photos but not videos.
Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:23 January 2017

Another option rather than a fully fledged website would be to turn it into a wiki via a website such as Wikia.  The "flip book" approach looks nice, but for a long document such as the A to Z it would be a bit cumbersome in my opinion.  A wiki-like approach would mean there could be a homepage with an A to Z list of the contents, a search function, and users would just access the content they want to see rather than having to download the entire document.  Plus it would be easier for you - and others - to edit than a single file or site.

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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:22 January 2017
Personally I think it's a bit of a gimmick, Divad, and some devices (eg phones) don't support it very well or at all. A PDF works on everything and is searchable. Due to the size of the thing though, and for maintenance reasons, I think the best approach for it would be to turn it into a website, but that would be a bit of work for you. 
Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:22 January 2017

We have drifted away from my quest, I was looking for a program for a "Flip page" function. Or could I be trying something that is not that which the general reader would be interested in?
Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:21 January 2017

Or any App that can open a .pdf. Just go to Play store and search for pdf reader.

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:20 January 2017

JohnH - It's called "Android" ;-)  Also, as the A-Z is a PDF file the only app you need is Adobe Acrobat Reader, which offers search functionality etc. etc. etc.  No need for iBooks to read it, even on an Apple device.

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:20 January 2017

I downloaded the A-Z on my iPhone and was asked if I wanted to load to iBooks. Good choice! I can click on any page and the Search is excellent: searching for 'Calamanco' showed 9 hits on 3 pages. 

I don't know the iBooks equivalent for Andriod mobiles but there should be one.  

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:19 January 2017

An idea to change the way that the A-Z is presented has been suggested, that is to include a 'Flip Page' operation. Would anyone have information about this program as all the on line versions found so far cannot accept the size of the Pdf. fife being used. (400 pages)
Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Oscar ... dated:26 October 2016

I dont have any peoblems with web sites apart from the MEN one, it slows a couple of my lower powered PCs down to a crawl, it must have outdated flash or something on it. 

I use "free adblocker browser" on android as well which seems to be based on chrome and does a good job of killing all the adds.

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Grumpychops ... dated:25 October 2016
Thanks folks - some usefull tips there, I have now started to use Chrome with adblock and seems better (I had always avoided Chrome for some reason - cant remember)
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Reply posted by Brian2 ... dated:23 October 2016

I use Firefox and uBlock origin. The MEN website does not give me any problems at all.

 I also run CCleaner every few days to clean up my laptop. I would recommend this as it really does seem to
keep everything running smoothly and quickly.

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Tom ... dated:21 October 2016

I use Chrome with uBlock Origin.  Adverts are a thing of the past.  Some sites insist I turn off my adblocker, so I just turn off their site instead.  If you host unobtrusive adverts that consume a little bit of bandwidth, that's fine, but when you start forcing me to download intrusive garbage, that's when I block your adverts.

It's even worse on mobile websites, but that's ok because I installed Adguard for Android, which blocks all adverts even on unrooted phones.

In short, I don't care how these sites are funded - if they keep up with the malware and huge adverts, they can all die off.

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:21 October 2016

Grumpy, you cannot aviod the situation, especially with MEN, the site has such a long script at times nothing will help you. As has been mentioned it is all adverts and videos that cause this and if you want to follow a site then you have to accept it. Be subjective and if you are being left hanging close it up and don't look, it usually isn't worth the time anyway.
Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by SteveW ... dated:20 October 2016
I can't help if you've already got adblock, but I often wonder if the site owners don't realise that these ads are self-defeating? I don't object at all to seeing ads to help fund a site, but dozens of video or animated ads slowing your machine to a crawl or pop-up ads that have the close button hidden away and what looks like the close button taking you to yet more ads or sites where the back button just keeps returning you to the homepage drive me mad and simply ensure that I am likely to stay away from that site in the future or use adblockers to avoid donwloading them.

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Grumpychops ... dated:20 October 2016
Can anybody give me some serious suggestions apart from not visiting the sites - there are some Internet sites like MEN and other news pages that seem to slow my computer down to stopping as I log into them - It seems to me that as soon as you log in to certain pages they take over your computer to fill in adverts that they assume will be relevant to you and when you see a news story you want to look at you have to watch adverts first (I have ad block on and use IE7) Please don't lecture me on how these sites get revenue etc
Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:07 October 2016

I have an iPhone and and a Macbook so no problem as Messages are on both. To transfer to a PC you could copy the iPhone message and send it via your email address, assuming you have email on both.

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Reply posted by Dogsbody ... dated:07 October 2016

Can anybody help me please.  I need to transfer text messages from my i-phone 4 to my desktop pc.

How do I do this ?

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Dave - urmston.net ... dated:03 July 2016

When I upgraded I bought a new Solid State Disk (SSD) drive, cloned my C-drive to the new larger SSD drive, replaced my Windows 7 C-Drive with the new SSD drive and then upgraded to Windows 10. It's the safest option as my Windows 7 drive was unaffected by the upgrade and my back-out plan was to simply switch the drives back. Some things didn't work as expected but  I managed to fix them.

However, when I adopted the same approach with my dad's computer, which is older, I was glad that I could just switch the drives back as quite a few things weren't working and I couldn't fix them. He's going to get a new computer instead.
Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:02 July 2016

There is of course another way - give up on Windows and install a different operating system such as Ubuntu.

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by SteveW ... dated:01 July 2016

Windows 7 extended support ends Jan, 2020. Windows 8 Jan, 2023. First issue of Windows 10, 2025.

If your W7 was supplied with your PC (OEM) you will not be able to tranfer it (or the free W10) to another machine, so you only really need to change now if you are likely to still be using the same machine after 2020.

Personally I am using W10 on all our machines, simply to keep them all the same. It is different, but not too much. On the other hand, I hated W8.

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:01 July 2016

Dogsbody, all the earlier versions of Windows will no longer be supported over time. Take the freebee while it is going as, eventually, you will be left without a choice.
Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Dogsbody ... dated:01 July 2016

Many thanks all.  Yes it is 29/7 - Oscar was right.   Still pondering what to do.  Using Windows 7 presently.

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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:30 June 2016

Oscar - Yes, it's 29th July.

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Shrubb ... dated:30 June 2016

I think the best idea is to backup your C drive with TrueImage or similar and then upgrade to Win10.

If you are not happy with it you can switch between your old system or Win10.

I have done this and am considering changing back to Win7 just to compare how Win7 runs in comparison to Win10.

I can't say I have noticed much difference - I don't really care that the OS is, so long as it works - most programmes run the same, but I suspect one or two don't run as well.

But whether we like it or not, Microsoft has decided it is the future.

However, if you do use Win10, disable all the reporting your information back  to Microsoft.

Re: Computer help again please
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:29 June 2016

I have used 10 since it first came out, once you get into the 'ways' it is very good. In reality one must try to keep up with these changes or you get so out of date it becomes more difficult.
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