Category Archives: PC Fixing

Win10 Redstone5 borked my Laptop

I’ve got an old Lenovo T410 Laptop on the Insider Ring. Win10 Redstone 5 (rs5) has been coming out on a regular basis. Yesterday I was notified that a new version was available for installation. It broke the device so … Continue reading

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Weird NIC behaviour on Windows 10

I have an old Lenovo T 410 which I upgraded to Win 10. It’s been working fine even after an image backup and restore onto an SSD. Last week I noticed while playing with the Azure Resource Portal that I … Continue reading

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Restore downloaded email into Hotmail

When I span up an ubuntu client a couple of months ago I decided to use Firebird to access my Hotmail email account. Without really thinking about what I was doing I changed the default setting of the Account set … Continue reading

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Google Nexus 7 2012 Performance

I’ve had a 2012 Nexus 7″ for a while now and performance has been dropping off over the last few releases of Android, Lollipop being pretty poor but better than some. I’ve just flashed the Nexus back to KitKat 4.4 … Continue reading

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Chromecast not work with BT HomeHub5

Credit to the Blinkbox help site for this. I just purchased a Chromecast to link up with my Nexus 7 running 4.4.4. Annoyingly when I tried to cast a YouTube video I got an error occurred message. Fruitless reboots and … Continue reading

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iPad keeps prompting for hotmail password

My wife’s iPad mail app is configured to use hotmail. We recently changed the password using hotmail’s web interface . On starting the iPad mail app a prompt for password kept popping up to the extent that the user interface … Continue reading

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iPhone 4 unlock without Jailbreak

I purchased a used iPhone from eBay last week. I had an HTC Desire HD but managed to break it (sweat got under the seal while I was in the gym) and the old iPhone 3G in our house was … Continue reading

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