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    problems installing linux mint in windows 8

    I have done this before on windows 8 on a different computer. So it should be no problem, but I am really stuck
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    problems installing linux mint in windows 8

    Well I tried doing both. The VM failed with some error. The dual boot failed. I have have got windows to shut down properly so I can get into bios. BUt I have tried changing evrything... the boot priority... I have deleted the option to boot into windows but it just comes back. There is something called secure boot which I disabled. Whatever happens a usb boot disk will not boot
  3. I have just got a new computer and I am trying to install some linux system alongside windows. I tried installing it within windows and it came up with an error. I have tried to change the eufi settings and it seems to have no effect in bios. I simply cannot get it to boot from a usb (CD) disk. Not sure what to do
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    Vista - add and remove programs

    Thanks That answers that question but why did they rename it?
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    Vista - add and remove programs

    Sorry I may appear ignorant I have just got a laptop with windows vista home basic. I want to add or remove programs. How do I go about doing this. I have only just really moved over from XP to vistsa.
  6. I used to be able to stay logged into my various web forums and emails. I would not have to bother with passwords. But then firefox upgraded to a new version about a month ago and whenever I go to emails or forums I have to log in. What can I do to get round this. I use windows vista. Its the latest version of firefox. I am down to accept cookies and remember passwords in the options. Cannot think what else to do. I have used other computers and I can log on there and stay logged on Its a mystery to me
  7. I have a reasonably good laptop - its a bit slow. I have a couple of pen drives and when I have tried to use them with vistas ready boost it just tells me that they are not the right type or something like that... it will not make much difference. What sort of pendrive would I have to get? Does ready boost work ok. I might just go and get another laptop - but why if the one thing its missing is enough memory... if I can get ready boost working then I may not need it
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    Advice For Blind User

    and MP3s - I have another phillips mp3 SA4340/02 This is another one which once set up properly just needs a couple of clicks with a button. This button is the only one used... as long as you have got random play selected .. shuffle .. then its ok
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    Advice For Blind User

    I already have a DAB digital radio in mind. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...s%3DI%26otn%3D2 If you press the big on button on this twice it goes straight into radio. If a sighted friend has set up the presets then you just press the left or right key. These are easy to find. Its more done by touch than anything else
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    Advice For Blind User

    I have a friend who is blind. She has not got a digital Tv as so many of the buttons are difficult to use. I thought of asking around about the best TV to use. I am thinking especially along the lines of a mini TV handheld thing. This could get freeview stations as we call them in the UK. A little MP3 type device mnaybe better for a blind person to use as they are often designed to be used withouit looking. I use my MP3 player without looking Has anyone got a little digital mini tv? What make and model is it? Could it be used by a blind person
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    Voice Recnition Problem

    I think that the webcam was installed first. Its drivers and settings seem to have hung around. The headset just lugs into the front. I am not that skilled at changing drivers and things like that.
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    Voice Recnition Problem

    I have a voice recognition program - Dragon Naturally Speaking 9. I have a headset which goes with it. I have also got a webcam. The computer is selecting the webcam. How do I disable this earlier piece of hardware and delete it from the computer. I cannot seem to get the headset to work at all. It is just not recognised Any ideas.
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    Hard Drives Power Supply

    OK thanks I have managed to buy one. Thanks for the responses. I am surprised the guy on ebay I bought it off did not have that information.
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    Hard Drives Power Supply

    OK I will try that.
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    Hard Drives Power Supply

    Can someone give me some information on new forms of power supply. I recently bought a hard drive(sata). I already have one sata drive. yet this had a completely different connection point for the power supply. its not the usual power supply that has been going since the beginning of time(about an inch long with the three or four different wires). What do you call these new interfaces? I bought mine unknowingly and have had to send it back.
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