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I didn’t need to take the exhaust off on my estate. Can’t advise on the saloon.  :y

It was the 2.5 diseasal as well, so not much help I’m afraid, other than to confirm that it is ‘kin heavy, and was not an easy job on stands, although James, who did one earlier for me, made it look like a walk in the park.  :-[

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I didn’t need to take the exhaust off on my estate. Can’t advise on the saloon.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: IncrediMail
« on: 29 March 2020, 08:57:44 »
I typed a big long reply, but the useless poxy wifi in this place decided it was a great time to disconnect, and lost it as I posted, grrr

So short one.

ISP provide is best "free" one, but tied to ISP, and changing email addresses is a PITA

"Free" like Gmail isn't free, Google look at your mails to build a better profile for their advertising and data selling business.  But as most of us use Android anyway, we obviously clearly don't care about our data and privacy, or the privacy of family or friends (clearly, judging by the number of people here on arsebook)

Low cost paid for services may be of interest to some, usually around £5-15 a year, depending on requirements.

I use mail.com, about $15 per annum, and allows me to change ISP easily. I don’t like gmail for the reasons Jaime quoted.

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General Car Chat / Re: oil change (or not)
« on: 29 March 2020, 07:43:20 »
Can you see / tell if the oil filter has been changed ? Not exactly rare for garages not to bother doing it.

When I used to put the car into a garage for servicing .. ie .. before I found this site and all its help .... I always put a dab of the wife's nail varnish on the filter ... so if it wasn't changed it was damned obvious .....  after a very short altercation with the "mechanic" on one occasion, the owner was summoned and from that point onwards I never had a problem ......   :)

I now do the same with the audi as I don't do any work on it due to 1) not understanding these weird diseassal machines 2) old  age and incompetence !!

What? No more exciting Cook’s Tours of Swindon’s car breakers Nige? What will you do for fun now? ;) ;) ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Lockdown Time Is upon us
« on: 24 March 2020, 07:50:29 »
It’s not all doom and gloom, car showrooms are to be closed, so my rare silver 3.2* will increase in value yet again.  :y

* For newcomers to the forum this refers to a Vauxhall or Opel Omega. ::)

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...and its still rubbish!  ::)

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General Discussion Area / Gold Cup
« on: 13 March 2020, 15:47:47 »
Jockeys are only allowed to whip the horse 9 times in National Hunt rules????
Presumably that is 9 times per second.
Just watched the Gold Cup and at least 2 or 3 of them used it far more times.  >:( >:( >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Corona virus Europe
« on: 11 March 2020, 10:11:24 »

I'll just carry on as normal, thanks.

Yep.  For most it will be a mild illness that keeps you at home for a while.  So yes you're right Aaron, keep calm and carry on.  :)

If you get it, when you recover you'll have some immunity:y  And if you don't recover you won't have to worry about it anymore....  ::)  ;D

Not sure about that. https://www.euronews.com/2020/02/27/coronavirus-can-you-catch-covid-19-twice-euronews-answers

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As I could'nt find Users and Groups under Comp. Mngmnt, I typed in 'Users and Groups'  which brings up:
"This snapin may not be used with this edition of Windows 10......use the User Accounts tool in the Control Panel"
which of course takes me back to square 1. >:( >:( >:(

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No Users and Groups under Computer Management in mine. :-\ :-\ :-\

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Click Start, then type compmgmt.msc and pick Computer Management from the list

Expand up Users and Groups, then Users.

Create 2 users, one as a member of Administrators, one not.

Thanks, didn’t find that in Windows for Dummies. I’ll tiptoe through.  :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Corona virus Europe
« on: 10 March 2020, 08:01:35 »
I’ll say cheerio now then. It’s been fun. :y :y :y

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Home does allow local accounts.  Ignore the crap written by journalists. IT journalists are particularly piss poor.

The key is to disconnect it during the OOBE phase of the install.


The fact you are getting asked Yes/No for something to do something potentially dangerous means you are running as admin.  That means a rogue process (opening infected emails, installing something, visiting hijacked websites and so on) can a) disable the prompts, b) install anything, stealthily.  This is far less likely if you log on as a limited user, as you have to specifically give admin details should you need to do/install/remove anything that needs admin rights.

Running as a non privileged user is top 3 in security tips anywhere.

Thanks for confirming that. I have therefore been running as admin both on Win7 and Win10, and as explained above I am unable to use a local account (unless I set up a MS account). Although various help sites, including MS, give instructions to ...”Sign in to local account instead”.
This link does not appear on my system, presumably because I do not have the MS account.
I am not the only person to have this problem, but it seems, as you imply, that I either give in and sign up or reinstall Win 10.  >:( >:( >:(

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Having googled it, I've discovered this:

Windows 10 Home now forces you to sign in with a Microsoft account—unless you disconnect from the internet first. Microsoft has always wanted you to sign in with a Microsoft account, but now it’s going even further.

The option to sign in with a classic local Windows account was always rather hidden behind an “Offline Account” option. Now, we’ve confirmed that it’s vanished entirely from Windows 10’s setup process.

So unless I open a MS account, I can only login Win 10 with my admin account, even with internet disconnected. >:( >:( >:(
Its enough to turn me into a Mac buyer. :-X

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You need two accounts, one as an admin, one as a limited user.

You log in as a limited user - when you try to update certain software you will be prompted for your admin credentials.

Windows update does not require admin credentials.

Now I'm even more confused. The prompts I was referring to ask something like "Do you wish to allow this (?) to make changes to your computer?" The options are 'yes' or 'no'. I do not recall ever being asked for admin credentials, either in 7 or 10, and wouldn't know what they were if it did. :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-[

 I've just checked 'My Account' in Settings, which is described as described as Local Account Administrator. So how do I open a 'Limited Account' to avoid the pitfalls described by Jaime?

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