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    Ethernet card/graphics card

    It will work no matter what, just not to 200mb.
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    Old Pc Gaming - suggestions

    Finding a decent AGP could be expensive, Voodoo cards are in demand by retro gamers, something like a TNT2 maybe more affordable or even things more powerful but you're gonna have AGP voltage problems early AGP slots were 3.3v later ones 1.5v or 0.8v
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    Disc F full - windows 10

    My guess would be that it's using a hidden partition to do backups to. Have a look for automatic backup.
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    Where to buy rubbing alcohol

    Although not cost effective for the job in hand i have these in the garage for various jobs and they also remove TIM. https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Multi-Purpose-Decorators-Wipes-Tub-of-80/p/154808
  5. Medieval Total War collection is on Steam atm for £6.99. Says Recomended Windows 7 or 8 but i find most games on steam run fine on Windows 10.
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    Scanner problems

    The lead shouldn't make any difference, if it prints it should scan. More likely to be a software issue. The scanner software is avaliable on the epson site (I downloaded it for that exact model last week)
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    Windows update problem

    I have seen this problem recently although not quite as you describe. The problem was with word 2007 & the Update. Everytime a document was opened word would run setup, so i did a quick fix by renaming the setup.exe file. C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller and rename the SETUP.EXE to NOSETUP.EXE worked fine, so far.
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    I killed my DOS machine..

    I know it's sad, but i have most fun hunting down drivers and getting them to work, trying different cards and boot options. Plug and play is great, but i do like solving an IRQ conflict. And i love the old blocky graphics of DOS games.
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    I killed my DOS machine..

    Thanks guys
  10. Whilst re-jigging my computer room, (box room really) i knocked a PSU onto my DOS Machine motherboard and although i see no damage now i can't get it to boot. (small lie there, i now see a bulging capacitor). It was a VIA EPIA-M 900Mhz ITX board and was running using a PICO PSU, with DOS and Windows 3.11 on an SD Card. I was planning a CF card booting Win98SE after xmas. Drivers etc have been a pain to aquire but it was a fun project i kept going back to. Now comes the ask... Does anyone have a socket 370 or 478 motherboard going spare, preferably with a CPU somewhere between 500Mhz and 1Ghz. Must be IDE which i think they all were. I can probably do a swap for some spare parts if required, may have a 775 motherboard and CPU. And before anyone suggests DOSBox, i enjoy the building. Thanks
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    Winter weather thread 2017/2018

    Yep, and if you check now lowest is 0C, it's forcasting so really it's an educated guess and will change several times a day, but my observation was that you don't need to panic, it's just november and it's cold but it's not sub-arctic.
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    Winter weather thread 2017/2018

    Where does all this rubbish come from, Met office for sheffield for the next 7 days doesn't give a temp below 1 degree although there is a warning of icy conditions overnight saturday and sunday. Moscow forcast is for -3 to -4. It's November sounds like typical conditions to me.
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    Removel from a site

    Are you logged in to the website when you look at the options? Sites will only unsubscribe you if it knows who you are.
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    Accounts software running on DOS

    I have a floppy drive on a mini itx system, it's all there but been in the attic awhile so i need to check it. If you're interested let me know and i'll dig it out. I remember having it running DOS from an SD card plugged into the IDE socket.
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    Why won't laptop let me reset it?

    Looks like it has a 32Gb eMMC storage which limits what you can put on it. This is really a tablet with a keyboard. If she's only playing smaller games then it will be ok. Give us some idea of what she's playing. You could try Ccleaner to free up some space. https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

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