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    • gillsmills
    • By gillsmills 7th Jun 17, 2:32 PM
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    computer help request
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    • 7th Jun 17, 2:32 PM
    computer help request 7th Jun 17 at 2:32 PM
    At present I am operating on Windows XP ...yes I know well out of date....am looking to get a new desktop computer with a more modern and up to date operating system, I am also using an I pad air too. Would somebody please give me some advice on what would be a good pc to consider, I just need it for internet, email, and job applications as I will be looking for a new job about September time. I'd also like recommendations on a printer too so that I can print from my I pad and desktop too, thanks in anticipation.
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    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 11th Jun 17, 8:40 AM
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    Sicard
    Obviously, you not being able to join in the discussion is proving to be a difficulty for you.
    Perhaps you could articulate your problems and possibly, obtain some assistance in resolving them.
    Originally posted by RumRat

    It's not difficult as you so succinctly put it it's just mildly irritating when people take a particular os and treat it as though it's some kind of religious belief and spout on about 'I've never known such a wonderful creation in my entire life and I've never had any problems with it so everyone else must be wrong', whilst completely ignoring the fact that 100s (if not 1000s) of people have experienced problems.

    I've already linked to my problem but here it is:

    After reloading W10 due to it being unable to restore any points I then installed the huge Creative update after being told this would fix it which I believe the Autumn update caused the facility to restore defunct. Now I can't open any jpeg picture just by double-clicking on it. I can by opening a photo inside any viewing app program but not by double-clicking it. Even after making any app a default it still doesn't open the jpeg. The app default window springs up every time I tick the box and asks 'how do you want to open this file?' and I tick the 'always use this app to open jpeg files' box but nothing else happens apart from the desktop refreshing and the window opening again. I've run the troubleshooter for installed apps and it told me there is a problem. Then it told me 'not fixed'. I ran a sfc but there's nothing wrong.

    I've tried the Powershell fix for photos but the problem remains. I've made Photos the default app in the settings too for opening photos but the problem remains. I've run the apps troubleshooter downloaded from M$ which said there was corruption and afterwards it said 'fixed'. But the problem remains.

    Any ideas?
    Am proud I only have one sourpuss on my ignore list
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 11th Jun 17, 9:13 AM
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    I have a real problem with that company, they take advantage of people who are on very low incomes who do not have ability to really understand the finances or the impact.

    They do the same thing with cookers, TV's, Fridges.

    Fact is the people that shop is aiming at can get all they need from Freecycle, just not instantly.
    Originally posted by DavidP24
    Yes and because they do not carry out checks then the prices are that high as they take the risk, i would like to see their ratio of defaulters as i bet it is high.
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 11th Jun 17, 9:21 AM
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    angryparcel
    It's not difficult as you so succinctly put it it's just mildly irritating when people take a particular os and treat it as though it's some kind of religious belief and spout on about 'I've never known such a wonderful creation in my entire life and I've never had any problems with it so everyone else must be wrong', whilst completely ignoring the fact that 100s (if not 1000s) of people have experienced problems.

    I've already linked to my problem but here it is:

    After reloading W10 due to it being unable to restore any points I then installed the huge Creative update after being told this would fix it which I believe the Autumn update caused the facility to restore defunct. Now I can't open any jpeg picture just by double-clicking on it. I can by opening a photo inside any viewing app program but not by double-clicking it. Even after making any app a default it still doesn't open the jpeg. The app default window springs up every time I tick the box and asks 'how do you want to open this file?' and I tick the 'always use this app to open jpeg files' box but nothing else happens apart from the desktop refreshing and the window opening again. I've run the troubleshooter for installed apps and it told me there is a problem. Then it told me 'not fixed'. I ran a sfc but there's nothing wrong.

    I've tried the Powershell fix for photos but the problem remains. I've made Photos the default app in the settings too for opening photos but the problem remains. I've run the apps troubleshooter downloaded from M$ which said there was corruption and afterwards it said 'fixed'. But the problem remains.

    Any ideas?
    Originally posted by Sicard
    but the fact is some people like it and some people hate it, just like every OS, because you have issues does not mean everyone has issues.
    My PC is 10 year old and runs win 10 perfectly without any issues.
    I have win 10 Pro 15063.296 installed
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 11th Jun 17, 10:02 AM
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    RumRat
    It's not difficult as you so succinctly put it it's just mildly irritating when people take a particular os and treat it as though it's some kind of religious belief and spout on about 'I've never known such a wonderful creation in my entire life and I've never had any problems with it so everyone else must be wrong',
    Originally posted by Sicard
    Mmmmm, so evangelising over Windows 7 doesn't count then?
    Pointing out that the problem isn't a universal one, isn't treating it 'like some kind of religious belief'. I have machines with W10 and W7. I've had problems with both, but, managed to sort them eventually.
    If you don't agree then fine, but, getting stressed on a forum isn't going to do you any good.
    You haven't said, if you did apologies for missing it, have you tried a clean install?
    Yes, I know you shouldn't have to, but, sometimes needs etc...
    I note that this problem has been experienced on other variations of windows.
    What happens when you right click and choose 'Open with' then try double click?
    I don't have an answer to your specific problem, sorry, but, I'll mess around for a while and see if I can find anything to help. That said, I'm sure your knowledge of the inner workings is better than mine.
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 11th Jun 17, 10:21 AM
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    angryparcel
    an issue that happens to loads of scripts and not just OS is when installing/upgrading sometimes files are missing, this can happen due to minor interruptions during installation/upgrading that you may not notice (considering win 10 takes a few hrs to install/upgrade this is the most obvious reason) so a fresh install is the best option.
    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 11th Jun 17, 10:24 AM
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    angryparcel
    It's not difficult as you so succinctly put it it's just mildly irritating when people take a particular os and treat it as though it's some kind of religious belief and spout on about 'I've never known such a wonderful creation in my entire life and I've never had any problems with it so everyone else must be wrong', whilst completely ignoring the fact that 100s (if not 1000s) of people have experienced problems.

    I've already linked to my problem but here it is:

    After reloading W10 due to it being unable to restore any points I then installed the huge Creative update after being told this would fix it which I believe the Autumn update caused the facility to restore defunct. Now I can't open any jpeg picture just by double-clicking on it. I can by opening a photo inside any viewing app program but not by double-clicking it. Even after making any app a default it still doesn't open the jpeg. The app default window springs up every time I tick the box and asks 'how do you want to open this file?' and I tick the 'always use this app to open jpeg files' box but nothing else happens apart from the desktop refreshing and the window opening again. I've run the troubleshooter for installed apps and it told me there is a problem. Then it told me 'not fixed'. I ran a sfc but there's nothing wrong.

    I've tried the Powershell fix for photos but the problem remains. I've made Photos the default app in the settings too for opening photos but the problem remains. I've run the apps troubleshooter downloaded from M$ which said there was corruption and afterwards it said 'fixed'. But the problem remains.

    Any ideas?
    Originally posted by Sicard
    maybe this will help you
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/double-click-will-not-open-image-files-must-right/c542451f-c7f2-4823-b9a6-37f94220c26b
    • toshi
    • By toshi 11th Jun 17, 12:13 PM
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    toshi
    I'd forget all the above and buy one of these (I did) @£500

    Looks good, only one plug, 1 box will do everything you want.

    http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=W3A67EA&opt=ABU&sel=DTP

    HP 22-b030na All-in-One (White)
    • Windows 10 Home 64
    • Intel® Core™ i3-6100U processor
    • 54.6 cm (21.5") diagonal Full-HD (1920 x 1080) display
    • 8GB RAM and 1TB storage
    • USB Keyboard and Mouse
    Originally posted by Tiexen
    Repairability is very low, if you don't get a screen, you cannot even test with another monitor to test the screen. You cannot perform a very basic simple diagnostics. I am not happy about it. Computer is not a black box.

    Upgradability is very low, this PC never expect users to replace a sluggish hard disk to an SSD in 10-15 min for instance. Basically this is same as a shield TV. If any problem, dump it ? I really do not like this kind of disposable IT business.

    At 2017, a brand new computer without an SSD (option) means that categorically, I would say, RIPPING OFF!

    You cannot find an SSD preinstalled brand new computer at reasonable price? Then, DON'T BUY IT. There is alternative. Save money, better performance, understand computer basic confidently ?

    Lucky enough, we have got some hard-core MSE computer experts here. Ask them until you understand fully.
    Last edited by toshi; 11-06-2017 at 4:06 PM. Reason: minor correction
    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 12th Jun 17, 8:42 AM
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    Sicard
    but the fact is some people like it and some people hate it, just like every OS, because you have issues does not mean everyone has issues.
    My PC is 10 year old and runs win 10 perfectly without any issues.
    I have win 10 Pro 15063.296 installed
    Originally posted by angryparcel
    I believe you, I really do.

    Mmmmm, so evangelising over Windows 7 doesn't count then?
    Pointing out that the problem isn't a universal one, isn't treating it 'like some kind of religious belief'. I have machines with W10 and W7. I've had problems with both, but, managed to sort them eventually.
    If you don't agree then fine, but, getting stressed on a forum isn't going to do you any good.
    You haven't said, if you did apologies for missing it, have you tried a clean install?
    Yes, I know you shouldn't have to, but, sometimes needs etc...
    I note that this problem has been experienced on other variations of windows.
    What happens when you right click and choose 'Open with' then try double click?
    I don't have an answer to your specific problem, sorry, but, I'll mess around for a while and see if I can find anything to help. That said, I'm sure your knowledge of the inner workings is better than mine.
    Originally posted by RumRat

    Ah, but I haven't banged on about it like some pulpit-basher like you and you W10 worshipping mates/multi-usernames.

    Who said I was getting stressed? I said I was mildy irritated.

    I tried the right-click thingy but still no go.

    Thanks for the offer but it's not a huge problem. In the bigger picture terrorists attacks and British politics are probably more important issues to resolve.
    Am proud I only have one sourpuss on my ignore list
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 12th Jun 17, 9:18 AM
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    AndyPix
    Any ideas?
    Originally posted by Sicard

    Open regedit


    go here : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\she ll


    Inside shell, create a new key called openwpv


    On the right side, double click the new key (default) and put a suitable name, eg Open with Windows Photo Viewer


    Now, under OPENWPV, create a new key called command
    Set its value to


    %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen %1


    Again under OPENWPV, create a new key called DropTarget

    On the right side, create new string CLSID and set its value to {FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}

    Now, when you RIGHT click a picture file, you will get the option "Open with Windows Photo Viewer" Or whatever you called it in step 1.


    Hope that helps a bit
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 12th Jun 17, 9:36 AM
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    RumRat
    I believe you, I really do.




    Ah, but I haven't banged on about it like some pulpit-basher like you and you W10 worshipping mates/multi-usernames.

    Who said I was getting stressed? I said I was mildy irritated.

    I tried the right-click thingy but still no go.

    Thanks for the offer but it's not a huge problem. In the bigger picture terrorists attacks and British politics are probably more important issues to resolve.
    Originally posted by Sicard
    You'll be popping off to a forum about Terrorist attacks and British politics then?
    Seems you've run out of anything to say and have resorted to insults.
    A bit meaningless on an anonymous forum, but, if it's what you need to get through the day, more power to you.
    I hope you resolve your problem, Andy's advice seems like it could help. Good luck.
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 13th Jun 17, 9:04 AM
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    Sicard
    You'll be popping off to a forum about Terrorist attacks and British politics then?
    Seems you've run out of anything to say and have resorted to insults.
    A bit meaningless on an anonymous forum, but, if it's what you need to get through the day, more power to you.
    I hope you resolve your problem, Andy's advice seems like it could help. Good luck.
    Originally posted by RumRat

    Silly boy. Go and have a rum and take your sniping with you.
    Am proud I only have one sourpuss on my ignore list
    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 13th Jun 17, 9:06 AM
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    Sicard
    Open regedit


    go here : HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\she ll


    Inside shell, create a new key called openwpv


    On the right side, double click the new key (default) and put a suitable name, eg Open with Windows Photo Viewer


    Now, under OPENWPV, create a new key called command
    Set its value to


    %SystemRoot%\System32\rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Photo Viewer\PhotoViewer.dll", ImageView_Fullscreen %1


    Again under OPENWPV, create a new key called DropTarget

    On the right side, create new string CLSID and set its value to {FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}

    Now, when you RIGHT click a picture file, you will get the option "Open with Windows Photo Viewer" Or whatever you called it in step 1.


    Hope that helps a bit
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Thanks for the time Andy.

    I don't seem to have that entry in my registry.

    Am proud I only have one sourpuss on my ignore list
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 13th Jun 17, 9:14 AM
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    AndyPix
    Scroll down past all the ones that are system.something


    There is no dot in the one you are looking for


    SystemFileAssociations is at the bottom of all the ones that start system.something
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 13th Jun 17, 10:33 AM
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    RumRat
    Silly boy. Go and have a rum and take your sniping with you.
    Originally posted by Sicard
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 14th Jun 17, 9:32 AM
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    Sicard
    Originally posted by RumRat

    "We love you Preacher....."

    "I love you Preacher......"

    Am proud I only have one sourpuss on my ignore list
    • Sicard
    • By Sicard 15th Jun 17, 2:55 PM
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    Sicard
    Scroll down past all the ones that are system.something


    There is no dot in the one you are looking for


    SystemFileAssociations is at the bottom of all the ones that start system.something
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    I can now view all pics via Photo Viewer just by double-clicking. Cheers Andy, you're a genius.
    Am proud I only have one sourpuss on my ignore list
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