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  1. Ian

    Windows 11 Forums

    As you may have heard, it looks like Windows 11 will be announced on the 24th June 2021. I've created a new forum for anyone interested in following the developments and seeing what the latest news will be: https://www.windows11forums.com/ Hope to see some of you on there!
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    Lots of Websites down!

    If you're getting "connection failure", "Error 503 Service Unavailable", "Service Unavailable" or "Guru Mediation" errors when visiting websites this morning, it looks like there's a HUGE problem with a CDN (content delivery network) which underpins the backend of lots of websites. This means...
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    Server Errors?

    I've had an e-mail from a member here saying that they've had some server errors when trying to post a question. Has anyone else here experienced problems with the site in the past few days?
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    Small forum upgrade

    I've just made a small upgrade to the forum, going from 2.1 > 2.2 on the forum software we use. It comes with a few new features that make it easier for new members to post, as well as the possibility for a mobile app. Is adding mobile app functionality any use to people? If so, I'll enable it...
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    Outlook Crashing - 0xc0000005 error message

    It looks like there is a bug affecting a lot of Outlook users, where the app will crash within moments of launching it. Microsoft released a little confirmation on twitter: Thankfully some other twitter users have come up with a workaround until this is patched: Click Start and Type CMD...
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    Chocolatey Package Installer

    I've started using "Chocolatey" to install a lot of the software on my main Windows 10 PC (rather than Ninite). It's a package manager, similar to apt-get if you already use Linux. It means that you can deploy and upgrade software with just a few clicks or keystrokes, especially if you use the...
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    Mount ISO in Windows Sandbox

    Has anyone figured out a way to be able to mount ISO files within Windows 10 Sandbox mode? I've got some software I want to test out in a "disposable" environment, but it comes as an ISO file. I can open it in other ways, but it would be much easier to mount it naively. I get a "Sorry, there...
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    SOLVED XBox Live for PC - can't choose installation drive

    I've just bought the XBox Live game pass and tried to install my first game within the XBox Live app. However, it won't let me choose an installation drive! It just says "unknown available" and the change button does nothing. At the moment, I'm unable to install any games. Never had a problem...
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    Preload Explorer Thumbnails

    I've found a really useful tool for pre-loading Windows 10 file thumbnails. If you've got a lot of photos, this is a really handy utility (I wish Windows 10 could do this by default!): https://github.com/bruhov/WinThumbsPreloader/ You can right click any folder and use this utility to generate...
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    How to disable Hibernation in Windows 10

    Ian submitted a new resource: How to disable Hibernation in Windows 10 - This tutorial explains how to disable hibernation mode in Windows 10 Read more about this resource...
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    Switch to Windows 10 Light Theme

    Ian submitted a new resource: Switch to Windows 10 Light Theme - How to switch to the new Windows 10 Light Theme Read more about this resource...
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    How to Install Windows Sandbox

    Ian submitted a new resource: How to Install Windows Sandbox - An explanation on how to install and use the Windows 10 Sandbox feature. Read more about this resource...
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    Free up Disk Space in Windows 10

    Ian submitted a new resource: Free up Disk Space in Windows 10 - How to use the disk clean-up tool to free up space. Read more about this resource...
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    How to Open Windows PowerShell

    Ian submitted a new resource: How to Open Windows PowerShell - Tutorial on opening Windows PowerShell, the command prompt replacement. Read more about this resource...
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    How to Check your System Specifications

    Ian submitted a new resource: How to Check your System Specifications - These handy tools will help show your your computer specifications Read more about this resource...
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    How to Change Timezone in Windows 10

    Ian submitted a new resource: How to Change Timezone in Windows 10 - This tutorial explains how to change your timezone in Windows 10 Read more about this resource...
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    Spybot Anti-Beacon Alternatives

    I've just helped someone install Windows 10 and I suggested they installed Spybot Anti-Beacon, as they had privacy concerns about tracking and telemetry. However, it appears it's no longer free to use - I don't have a problem with that as it takes work to create, but I do remember someone on...
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    Forum Upgrade... coming soon!

    I've been testing out the latest version of the forum software (XenForo), as version 2.1 is about to be released. It comes with support for mobile push notifications, as well as plenty of smaller under-the-hood features. I upgraded w7forums.com already, as it's a less active site nowadays so it...
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    Remove Offline Files Sync Partnership

    Ian submitted a new article: Remove Offline Files Sync Partnership - A walkthrough on how to remove old sync partnerships from Sync Centre Read more about this article...
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    Can't click on Google Image search results

    Is anyone else having problems with Google Image search? It appears that I'm unable to interact with any search results on the "Image" tab when performing a Google search. I've tested this in Chrome and Edge, both of which don't let me click on any image search results. I noticed this...
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