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Paul Morgan

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  • You check first and make sure its compatible.

    Places to look are motherboard manufacturers web sites or your pc builders website if your pc was built for you.

    I think some of you just like to argue for the sake of it Smile


    Quote:but there are a lot of people who are not as computer aware who have been upgraded to Win10 without apparently choosing to upgrade


    This is the bit I don`t get, you usually get a wish to continue button or the like before the upgrade goes ahead, you are given options.
  • You download and save the latest drivers somewhere safe before upgrading, especially the drivers needed for the internet.

  • Quote:Hi There,

    A colleague of mine wishes to scan 1000's of old photo's to share amongst relatives.
    Have you had to do this before? What might you recommend.

    With such a large quantity to scan, a multi photo feeder would be wanted, Photo's are varied in size from small thumbnails, through 3x5, 4x6 and above. A 600dpi+ level is preferred.


    He is currently looking at this for a few hundred quid: Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i A4 Color Duplex

    Other ideas are a scanning service, though this looks very expensive compared with doing it yourself.

    If you have any experience of this it would be great if your could share it please.



    I would just use a standard scanner or an all in one (printer)

    I had to do some a while ago, remember those cheap sticky backed photo albums, I could not remove individual pictures without damaging them so scanned complete pages at a time, this was a little time consuming since each page was a little bit larger than the scanner.

  • Quote:
    Quote:
    Quote:So upgrade at any cost! Mmm. :-/


    At any cost no, but at some cost yes, its to be expected from time to time.

    I can remember when I wanted Lr 4, it would not support my old 32 bit operating system, I needed a new computer.



    So what is the impelling need to upgrade when everything is working? Afaik there are no scenarios atm that needs, or even warns about needing only Win10 to run. Yes, there may be in the future, but now all the major image editing programs work with 64bit Win 7, 8, most still probably with Vista. That is just relating it to Photography, but most other software is in the same situation atm imho. Unless anyone know of any software that is Win10.



    In my case there was not impelling need, the upgrade just meant I was more ready for the future without the need of a new PC.

  • Quote:So upgrade at any cost! Mmm. :-/


    At any cost no, but at some cost yes, its to be expected from time to time.

    I can remember when I wanted Lr 4, it would not support my old 32 bit operating system, I needed a new computer.

  • Quote:Since the end of March, my laptop - which has nothing sensitive on it: it's used only as a back-up - has refused to download Win 7/64 updates from MS. When I click on "Check for updates", nothing happens - as in, it'll start to check for updates, but doesn't progress from that screen. I've tried a system restore, to no avail.

    Before I ship it off to my local PC repair man, does anyone have any bright ideas as to how I might rectify the problem myself?

    Thanks.



    Upgrade it to 10 and be done with it.

    I had an old laptop with similar problems, it would not even download the updates allowing it to get windows 10.

    So I downloaded 10 and put it on myself (using the media creation tool)

  • Quote:I went to W10 from W7, and the reasons I went back are well documented here. I'll say briefly that I have a number of oldish, large, very expensive programs on my PC, and they did not work in W10 at the time I upgraded. Then, all of a sudden I couldn't get on the internet because there were network isues (according to MS) and even their techs couldn't help. They said the problem was beyond what they could deal with and I needed to take it in to a tech. So I tried one last hare-brained idea, and it gave me access to the revert button, and I haven't looked back. Knowing what I know now, I won't risk losing my very valuable programs. They then bombarded me with emails, phone calls, and prompts, till I spent a few days getting rid of them. If I needed it badly enough to throw away my programs, I'd upgrade. We all have different needs and software on our PCs, and because one person upgraded and had no problems, obviously doesn't mean we can all do it, it's apples and oranges.


    So with 10 you lost your internet after upgrading, fresh drivers would have sorted it, as for old programs, it happens you need to move with the times.

  • Quote:
    Quote:Well leave it four weeks beforehand.

    Meaning . . . ?



    That will probably do the trick but as I pointed out when I suggested it earlier, it will remove your old system files, meaning that you won't be able to simply roll back to your old OS which you can still do at the moment.

    Your words.

  • Quote:but can anyone tell what happens at 12 month if I don't continue


    A new 12 month contract will begin (you need to inform them towards the end of your contract that you do not want to continue)

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    Quote:
    Run the system under administrator, right click C, select properties, run disk clean up.


    That will probably do the trick but as I pointed out when I suggested it earlier, it will remove your old system files, meaning that you won't be able to simply roll back to your old OS which you can still do at the moment.
    Of course, if you're happy with that; I was, then it 's academic.
    Good luck!



    Well leave it four weeks beforehand.

  • Quote:Well, I finally took the plunge and installed Windows 10. It took some time to achieve but to be honest I quite like it!

    My only concern is that I now have 722gb of system files which, according to the display, I need for the operating system and computer to work. I am not an expert but surely this cannot be correct? Can anyone help or advise, please?

    Thank you

    Milly



    Run the system under administrator, right click C, select properties, run disk clean up.
  • The youtube video that I added to the previous page taken at Henley used the one drone pilot in the whole of Europe that was actually licensed by Civil Aviation Authority to fly within 10 metres of people not under his control, this was last summer by now I should imagine that there would be a few more.
  • For all you vapor`s out there this petition is worth signing.

  • Drones give us a whole new perspective, you don`t usually get to see the coral Smile
  • Drones have a great future.






    But your always going to get a few idiots.
  • Yeh I think Sony reverted back to using a standard shoe (be it with a few other terminals)

    Godox are producing some quite nice stuff these days.

  • Quote:Thanks so much, all. I really appreciate your comments and the recommendations. Thanks also for the book recommendation, I was actually considering booking onto an online course but that requires a lot of money too. The book is probably a good place to start - there's only so much I can find out online! I was hoping I'd be able to teach myself with online tutorials but that's difficult with a little one Grin


    For a prime, look at a 35mm or 50mm, for indoor use, for small rooms, tight spaces etc a 35mm might be better.

    Or keep on using the kit lens you already have and add a flash instead of a prime, this would probably be a better solution for indoor low light stuff, there are plenty of cheap books that cover creative TTL flash.
  • Ah that Makes more sense Chris, I thought you wanted this for M4/3, it should be just fine with Sony.
  • But with M4/3 ?

    It would be great if it does.

    Third parties have been a little slow adding these features for M4/3.
  • I`m not sure that TTL works off camera Chris, unless they have something new that I have not seen.

    I`m not using Godox flash units, just a powerpack.
  • The gallery is absolutely flying my end, it has all evening.

    My speed is not great going by what's available now but through my copper wire it hovers at a respectable speed of around 14.98 Mbps.
  • Most of my PL filters range from 49mm up to 58mm, my PL filters that were bigger than that were away.

    Most of my current lens threads range from 37 to 52mm, most being 46mm and I use step up rings a lot, its a big saving, it saves getting PL filters for every lens thread size.
  • A few batches I put together this week, I`m trying to get away from using tobacco flavours and I usually have one or two on the go based around mint or cinnamon when I get the cravings or need more of a throat hit.

    The toffee apple is looking quite promising but ideally I think it could with an extra day or too of steeping, the others are just about spot on and I`m pleased with them.



    I usually make my samples up with 16mg/ml of nic, but once I happy the batches usally go between 3 and 6 mg/ml, dripping blends are usually 3mg/ml or zero, VG/PG ratio, 60/40 for tanks, 70/30 for drippers.

    Pm me if you need advice on getting set up with supplies etc.
  • No pretty dull and well, ordinary Smile
  • Yeh I mix my own, gave up on the pre-made stuff yonks ago, the premium liquids can cost anything between fifteen and twenty quid for a 30mm bottle and I can make my own for about 1.50 or less per 30mm bottle, even cheaper going nic free.

    Its a bit like cooking once you get into it, there`s quite an art to it Smile

    The only bit you need to take care with is the nic concentrate, its a poison in its base state.
  • Lol but you could end up in hot water according to this, more stupid EU crap Smile

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2194066/Use-coffee-beat-slugs-Beware-EU-pesticide-police-trail.html

  • Quote:Anyone know how to prevent slugs eating my hostas?


    Call into your local coffee shop or local Waitrose and ask for a bag of used coffee grinds, then sprinkle these around your plants.

    The caffeine kills many pest.
  • Is anybody else doing this here ?

    If you are share some of your recipes in this thread.
  • A filled in the form but did not get a pm or anything, was I included in this ?
  • We were even stranger when it came to funerals up to about 100 years ago.

    The only time you ever got a decent picture of yourself was at your very own funeral, you were just about the only person that could sit still long enough without blurring.