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Everything posted by goldenfleece

  1. Can you recommend any FREE Windows software that will make a boot clone of an existing boot C drive? Don't really want to re-install Windows 10 and set everything up again on what is a relatively slow old machine. A lot of software on it for the radio server, most of it I don't think I have the set-up files for. I will keep the current mechanical boot drive as the back-up during the switchover, just in case it doesn't work as planned. Of course the SSD does not address the problem of limited and slow old RAM on this machine, but I guess any 'virtual memory' will be running much faster than a mechanical drive?
  2. I am using an old desktop with 4gb ram running Windows 10. It has a small 160gb hard drive, and generally runs OK for an old machine. But is it worth popping in an SSD and using it as the boot drive with Windows? Would this make any real speed difference in an old desktop, or would the 4gb ram still be a bottleneck for multi tasking? I can't add any more RAM on this old machine, it's maxed at 4gb. But given the HDD is about 10 years old and probably not very fast with virtual memory, would an SSD improve anything at all overall? It's a desktop from 2010, used only as a radio station play out server, and it copes OK.. just! From time to time it does lag if you try and open more than one tab in Chrome or do anything else while it's running the radio encoding software and apps,which tends to be quite CPU intensive.
  3. Thanks for the advice from all. I fitted the keyboard, it was a very simple job indeed and took just 2 minutes, and all working fine.
  4. Just ordered a keyboard. Hopefully it will be fine. It does appear to be a simple job without dismantling involved, just lifting off the keyboard and the ribbon connector.
  5. hmmm, does it mean taking the whole laptop to bits? What does fitting a keyboard entail, is it very plug and play sort of thing or involve soldering?
  6. intel core 1.8 ghz i3 CPU, 8GB ram, 1 TB hard drive. Nothing special, an HP Pavilion if it needs a new keyboard I am thinking not worth the repair, but maybe I am wrong?
  7. used to buy stuff there all the time in the 90's,Great prices as well
  8. if you hunt around, there is still a fair amount of FREE on street parking in the city centre. It's diminishing slowly, but it's still there
  9. I have a 5 year old HP laptop, budget one, cost £299 5 years ago., it works ok but one letter on the keyboard does not work any more. The key has come loose, and even pressing the underneath area does not produce anything on screen. Is this a new keyboard repair and is it worth it on an older machine?
  10. yes, Here in my heart was the song. Not one of my favourites but a big honour to have been the first number one the very 1st number one, November 1952, only a top 12 for the first few years
  11. playing EVERY UK SINGLES CHART from 1952 to 2000, 7 days a week, 0800 to 1230. CD's ONLY, no Spotify playlists or automation, its all LIVE with me.... daily show 7 days a week: 0800-0900 HITS FROM ONE YEAR, 0900-1030 50's top 30's in order, (1958) 1030-1100 HITS FROM ONE year continues, 1100-1230 50's charts continue.....
  12. https://www.mixcloud.com/live/retro-records/ 2 charts this morning from 0900 Oct 1958 top 30 EVERYHIT EVERYCHART STATION Golden Hour 1994 0800-0900 Live presenter DJ DOVEBOY
  13. Yes, so for the time being I may stay with Mixcloud, only £10 a month, unlimited streaming with no copyright issues. Its pretty good at what it does
  14. its crazy out there on the road. totally crazy
  15. May use Radio.co which is a cloud based system but I need to feed mostly live studio to it.Looking at various options, already have a studio so really now need to upgrade my PC to channel the stream to wherever it is going
  16. was playing his classic Tell Laura in my 1960 top 40 shows recently
  17. crowded house weather with you, playing live now
  18. If anyone is interested I am playing every UK hit single and chart from 1952 to the year 2000, from 0800 daily. Going for some kind of world record, no pun intended.
  19. Such a shame. I used to love the Dev cat. So chilled.
  20. Dove is open, it opened on the 1st day re-opening as permitted.
  21. Latest update on the future of the Plough?
  22. What would anyone suggest would be a good MINIMUM spec for a desktop that was running 24/7 net radio playout software? It would only be doing audio play-out, nothing else, but would have to be consistent and reliable and able to handle 24-7 running with no issues. Playing FLAC audio, and sending stream via OBS initially,and running with external inputs from studio hardware mixer too.
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