Recent content by Ian

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    California here

    Welcome to the forums :). Yep, as @Trouble mentioned your post got caught by an automated spam check (it sometimes catches innocent posts). I manually approved it a little earlier :).
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    How to Install Windows Sandbox

    Welcome @Cat Herder! You need Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, it won't work in home editions unfortunately. I'll update the article with this info if it's not already in there.
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    Imaging Editing Apps .....

    The most popular free image editing software is probably GIMP - that'll do what you're after: Adobe Photoshop Express (free) may also do what you are after, and may be a bit easier to use...
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    New Ryzen CPU/APU's are out

    I've just bought the Ryzen 3600 from Amazon - it should arrive on Saturday :D.
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    New Ryzen CPU/APU's are out

    Sounds like a really great deal for a budget machine - I think it's going to prove pretty popular with PC builders!
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    New Ryzen CPU/APU's are out

    These look like great buys - I'm going to be joining you with a new CPU very soon :D.
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    Two "Desktops" In File Explorer: Differences ?

    Any chance you could post a screenshot please bob - as I'm a little puzzled as to why they would show different things if it's the same location. I get two "desktop" links - one is under "quick access" and the other is under "this PC". They are both the shortcuts to the same location and show...
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    For Any Google Earth Users: Photo Saving Format Question

    JPG files are image-only files, whereas KML files are a markup language that contain other data. Instead of saving an image, try exporting a KML file as follows:
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    SOLVED DVD Drive re-appeared in Version 1903 (os build 18363.175)

    That's great news :). Glad it's back up and running for you!
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    Removing AVAST (Can't) ?

    Just as an aside, if you have problems uninstalling Avast the usual way, they do have this uninstall utility:
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    Spam on this site

    Yep, we're working on getting this one nailed down - it's the most problematic spam attack I've ever seen. I don't want to say too much in public, as they'll see this - but we're getting there :).
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    SOLVED Firewall cant be turned on ( 0x8007066d9 )

    That's great to hear, thanks for reporting back and marking the thread solved :).
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    SOLVED Firewall cant be turned on ( 0x8007066d9 )

    Ah, in that case, try this troubleshooter:
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    SOLVED Laptop Won't Start

    Are you able to enter safe mode at all? Normally after a few failed boots, Windows 10 will attempt this. You can try and force it as follows: If this works, please try going to Advanced Options > Startup Repair. This will attempt to fix some boot problems.
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    SOLVED Firewall cant be turned on ( 0x8007066d9 )

    Hi @lego1234567, welcome to the forums. The first thing I'd do is run the built-in troubleshooter. If you go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot and then click on "Incoming Connections". It'll have a button you can then click to start the Firewall troubleshooter.