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Re: Tech help
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2017, 10:58:41 AM »
How's about you pay your next visit to old sneezy wearing a surgical mask and gloves, FB?

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Re: Tech help
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2017, 05:29:36 PM »
Today when I accessed the HAF forum, the first thing I got was a full screen popup that is a survey or opinion poll about HAF. It offered me a chance to win $50.  I closed that screen and later shut off the computer. Now that I have later restarted the computer, dialed HAF, the same polling screen popped up.

Q: is that something the HAF is doing or is it some kind of scam that preys on poor old slobs like me?  I suspect the latter.

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Re: Tech help
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2017, 07:48:51 PM »
Today when I accessed the HAF forum, the first thing I got was a full screen popup that is a survey or opinion poll about HAF. It offered me a chance to win $50.  I closed that screen and later shut off the computer. Now that I have later restarted the computer, dialed HAF, the same polling screen popped up.

Q: is that something the HAF is doing or is it some kind of scam that preys on poor old slobs like me?  I suspect the latter.

It hasn't done it for me so I suspect scam
But, uh...well there it is.
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2017, 12:14:04 AM »
Today when I accessed the HAF forum, the first thing I got was a full screen popup that is a survey or opinion poll about HAF. It offered me a chance to win $50.  I closed that screen and later shut off the computer. Now that I have later restarted the computer, dialed HAF, the same polling screen popped up.

Q: is that something the HAF is doing or is it some kind of scam that preys on poor old slobs like me?  I suspect the latter.
Scam. Nothing to do with HAF. If HAF organised something like this we'd tell people it is happening before we did it.
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2017, 10:46:30 AM »
Than you. I suspected some scheme that would try to sell me a bible, a penis enlarging scheme. or stock in a wildcat oil drilling venture.

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Re: Tech help
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2017, 10:49:33 AM »
Than you. I suspected some scheme that would try to sell me a bible, a penis enlarging scheme. or stock in a wildcat oil drilling venture.

Whereabouts do they drill for wild cats then!  :notsure:
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2017, 12:05:27 PM »
No, Glos - they drill things using wildcat oil as a lubricant.  It is said to work well.

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Re: Tech help
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2017, 12:07:33 PM »
No, Glos - they drill things using wildcat oil as a lubricant.  It is said to work well.

Ah, they drill the oil out of the wildcats?
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2017, 04:22:21 PM »
Tech guys...Help!!!
 At some time in the past my windows 8 system was seized by the evil Microsoft villains. They installed Widows 10 on my PC without my permission, blessing, or method of stopping the uninvited invasion.

In fact I got along well enough with 10. It has some features that are useful or at least useful if I knew how to use them.  Never mind that part. ....It comes to pass that a standard Win 8 built in  program could and did transfer photos from the cameras HDSC card to the PC. That facility has been corrupted by the change from 8 to 10. An unintended flaw in the 10 system.When I explore that malady I find that it is a common flaw.

I have looked all over the place to find a program (app) that I could install to fix the transfer problem. All the apps that I find, promise to transfer I-phone photos to the PC but not from the camera or the card to the PC. I used to use Picasa but that is now considered obsolete and no longer supported by Google or whoever the proprietor is/was.

Is there any hope for my poor ignorant self?  Must I buy a new PC, abandon my former ability to transfer photos and subsequently post them, or take to heavier drinking?

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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2017, 09:27:41 PM »
This is a weird one, Icarus, but the sort of thing that increases my hatred of Microshit.

I seem to remember that my new laptop would not recognise SD cards for a while but cannot remember the fix unfortunately.

However, related to this. Later I found it was not recognising a new archive drive either. In fact it would not recognise the old drive that had worked perfectly with the old W10 laptop. After a bit if investigation I found that my Avira security software was blocking them. It was generating a dialogue box - but it was hidden behind any open windows, including "File manager"! Once I found that I ticked the "always connect" type box and it worked OK thereafter.

Check in you security level settings to see if W10 has set them at max as a default. Check for "hidden" dialogue boxes from your security software as well if you can.

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Re: Tech help
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2017, 09:42:44 PM »
Icarus, I would like to help, but I have no experience with the iphone. I have come across this site: https://www.imore.com/how-transfer-your-iphone-and-ipad-photos-windows-10

It may help.

I would also check the security settings.

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Re: Tech help
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Re: Tech help
« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2017, 02:35:52 PM »
Thank you gentlemen. 

I am suspicious of the anti virus app that I am using. AVAST has been particularly picky about what it would allow to enter the PC. I will work on the process of persuading Avast to allow photo loading.