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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #100 on: August 30, 2018, 10:13:30 PM »
I just dug a big rock out of The New Piece. That would of been a good place for it,in the bottom of the hole.
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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #101 on: September 03, 2018, 06:33:05 PM »
I guess that I am clicking along quite well.  My Spreadsheets are in Excel on my other (backup) Laptop and even though they will open in Libreoffice that I installed on this new Laptop, I was not quite satisfied.  I did some searching and found MS Office Home 2016 for $37.50 so I took a chance and bought it.  The download went smoothly and the License Key turned it on.  I transferred my spreadsheets with a thumb drive and everything works perfectly so I guess that I can uninstall Libreoffice.

The Malwarebytes folks did their job and even showed me how to transfer my Key myself but I am hoping that this new/old unit will last me a looong time.  It's still less than a week old and I am feeling frisky.   ;D


 
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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #102 on: September 03, 2018, 08:06:04 PM »
DanG that's tiny. And it's only that big so you don't need tweezers and a microscope.  :D I think you can get a 256 gb microSD card now. :o edit: Nope, you can get a 1 tb microSD now.
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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #103 on: September 03, 2018, 09:26:57 PM »
I went ahead and dumped Libreoffice.  My files seem happy with my new/old '16 model MS Office.  I have added, edited, and saved files so I think that it is OK.  My "backup" Laptop is an '07 model and the files transferred without a hitch.

Yes Dave, I believe that they added size so that you can get a grip on it.  It also has a tiny ring (seen in the picture) so that you could add a split ring and put it on a keychain I guess. 
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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #104 on: September 04, 2018, 05:51:27 PM »
My USB Bluetooth radio is like your thumb drive, just a little bump on the end of a connector. :)

Good luck with your new machine. I have used Office 2013 since it came out. I use Excel sometimes to do stuff that won't render in weaving software, using color and conditional formatting. It's a slow process, but works. Of course graph paper would to. :D I have not programmed in Access for a few years, but I can still use some old databases I wrote in Access 2000.

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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #105 on: September 04, 2018, 08:26:17 PM »
I "re-remembered" last night another reason that I do not like/trust Edge when I tried to highlight some text.  It would go part way and then top.  I tried dragging the highlight up from the bottom and again about half way it stopped highlighting.  That plus the backspace sometime taking me an entire page back instead of a character.  MS needs to re-lick their Edge cat....again.  Firefox is up and running.  :)
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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #106 on: September 10, 2018, 12:28:12 PM »
I am going to pretend that it did not happen but this new "old" Laptop died last night but the stopcode message disappeared to quickly for me to read it.  After it recovered and regrouped it actually seems to be responding very well.  Again I shall wait and see again....again. 
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« Reply #107 on: September 10, 2018, 05:23:45 PM »
There must be some serious quality control issues in the chain. It could even be in the chip manufacture. Who knows. I'm sticking with Toshiba. ;D

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« Reply #108 on: September 10, 2018, 05:46:37 PM »
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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #109 on: September 10, 2018, 05:52:26 PM »
It was waking up from sleep and was taking a loong time before it finally "bluescreened".  I'll keep a record of any future failures.  I'll also make a "PrtScr" of any failures but I do not know how to get them off of WordPad and into an email if I need to send them to Dell.  I'll have to do some Googling and reading.

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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #110 on: September 10, 2018, 09:45:14 PM »
Snap a picture with your phone and send it.  I do it all too often when my equipment throws dashboard error codes, numbers, error pictures, etc.  most cameras have more than enough resolution to read the text.  Just a thought.  
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« Reply #111 on: September 10, 2018, 10:21:32 PM »
Taking a picture with my phone is exactly what I did with the last one to finally convince them that I was actually having a problem.  I was quick enough on the draw twice but failed on my other attempts. 

The failure Sunday night was also too quick for me reach my phone and get it ready, but I could have done the PrtScr.  I Googled and learned how to get the screen shot and how to view it but haven't figured out what to do with it yet but I could take a picture of the screen shot.

I am hoping that this latest failure was a fluke and not another ongoing situation.
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« Reply #112 on: September 11, 2018, 08:36:15 AM »
The screen shot is captured as a low resolution bitmap graphic in the clipboard and can be pasted (or shortcut Cntrl V) in any program that will accept the graphics, such as their Paint program in Accessories, or any Office program such as Word or PowerPoint assuming the computer doesnít crash and subsequently dump the clipboard.  Iíve also put screen shots in the Notepad.  In Paint you can save the file in a graphics format.  Then save and email them the file.    
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« Reply #113 on: September 11, 2018, 12:12:06 PM »
I can paste the screen shot to Word, WordPad, and NotePad.  Just don't know what to do with it then, but I can take a picture of the screen and capture it that way.  Just have not spent any time fooling with it yet.
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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #114 on: October 06, 2018, 09:28:10 AM »
I have been almost afraid to exhale with this new Laptop but apparently I should not have been.  This one is everything that it should be!

There are some things that I don't quite understand about some Word and Excel files that I saved on a "thumb" from my other Laptop.  When I open/use/modify them here I don't find a way to save them except in Documents.  It would be more convenient to be able to save like the other Laptop does but this is OK.  The older Laptop has Word & Excel (09) and this one has Word & Excel (16).  

This of course is not a computer failure, but my failure to understand.  ::)
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« Reply #115 on: October 06, 2018, 09:25:35 PM »
Yeah, saving and printing takes you to a new screen. Not simple, like clicking File/Save or File/ Print from a  menu. No improvement there. :D

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« Reply #116 on: November 30, 2018, 07:55:52 AM »
Twice now this new Laptop has gotten a glitch, a couple of weeks ago and again last night.  This time the clock in the lower right quit "ticking" and I lost all of the icons in the lower toolbar.  I restarted as best it would do but nothing changed.  The battery is not external but 10 screws later I am able to slide the tab out and disconnect the battery.  Anyway both times after reconnecting, everything comes back up.  If this is the worse that it does I am happy. 

I went through the online operator's manual and found nothing.  There needs to be a "restart" button that temporarily disconnects the battery.  smiley_idea
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« Reply #117 on: November 30, 2018, 10:22:24 AM »
To shut it down, did you hard stop it by long pushing the power button? If not, try that next time. Might be as good as pulling the battery.

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Re: 'Nother New Laptop
« Reply #118 on: November 30, 2018, 11:04:41 AM »
That makes sense.  I hope that there is no "next time" but if there is I will.  Thanks.   smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #119 on: November 30, 2018, 11:54:46 AM »
You have to hold on/off button down for about 15s, for hard reset.

I found this also works with cars with push button start.  My wife's car battery went too dead to start, and lost ability to control anything on dash (kept going through reset cycles).
The car literally sat there with dash lights and messages flashing like a disco, until I tried holding in the start button.  It shut down after 15s, like a PC.

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