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Users Must Use a Microsoft Account to Login to Windows 11 Home

No more bypassing to a standard local account (which these b*stards did everything they could to hide): https://www.extremetech.com/computing/324134-i-will-never-us...

Looking for a Keyboard Remote for a 2013 Samsung Smart TV Model UA60F8000AM

Is there a remote for this TV that has a keyboard on the reverse? Ta

Blu-Ray Rip Is HUGE! How to Reduce with Best Quality Outcome?

Hi all, I haven't bothered to rip a disc in years. An older friend bought a BRD of a movie she liked but only has a DVD player. So, I said I'd see if I could just rip it to a file for …

Computer Experts-- Sourcing CPU Fan in an All-in-One

Hi all, I was tasked with a reinstall of Win 10 to a Toshiba Qosimo DX730. During installation, the unit shut off. I assumed over-heat and when I went to set up my trusty external fans to the intake …

Tool-Experts: Will This Blade Be Okay for This Circular Saw?

Hi all, Before I go back to Bunnings, I'm asking people more knowledgeable about tools their opinion. A few weeks ago, I purchased the Ozito circular saw. I asked for a pack of blades to go …

Can't Open 23-A300a HP AIO?

I cannot get this frigging thing open! https://snipboard.io/5iWJq7.jpg Removed obvious back screws….now what? Can't even slide thin as sh*t guitar picks under the edge??? Obviously …

GeekBuying

Phone Opinions and Ship-from Locations at GeekBuying?

Hi all, I just had my previous order of 2 Poco X3 from Aliexpress refunded after weeks of seller non-communication/support. Won't be going back. I'm on the look-out for mobile phones for …

Does Your Bank List Drawers on Cheques/Direct Deposits?

Hi all, I've had an occasional issue with my bank where I write the drawers names onto my deposit ticket where required, yet when my statement arrives, they only list "3 cheques" …

Which Insurance Company Should Handle a Tradie Flooding a Room?

Roofer broke retic installing soak well so bore water seeped in over patio door lip and soaked carpet for over a week before the smell started. He said to get quotes and he'll go through his …

Looking for $100 or Less Bluetooth Earbuds with behind-Ear Support

Hi all, I want to buy my daughter a set or two, depending on price, BT ear buds, but the sort which has that extra bit which slides over/behind the ear to help keep them secure. As she is in a …

Cheapest Shipping of Used Goods AU-to-USA

Emotional family value, before I get hammered. Most is electronic, all pre - current architecture. I'm stripping working motherboards (complete) from a few desktop cases & shipping …

Builders: How best to repair this tiled overhang circa 1980's?

So, TL;DR is: Son invested in older home and trying to fix it up, bit by bit. He's a good kid and just wants it done right. If it weren't for the stupidity of Western Power (WA, of course) …

Similar Replacement for The TCL Plex?

TL;DR Daughter had the phone slip from a deep pocket, just standing up, and will be forever scarred. Camera corner and screen F'd. She loves the phone. Anything out their similar? Damn. It …

Which USA Computer-Carrying Shops Allow AU Purchase/USA Recipient?

/rant I was strung-along, for a week, by Lablists on that last Rasp Pi w/8GB. They took my order (me AU purchaser/he USA recipient), took my money, sent a text it was on it's way. Then a text …

MSI Laptop - USB Fails at Boot So Have No Input

This is a circa 2011 laptop, basically never used as I got it due to faulty keyboard and it got "archived" until this week. Original keyboard is unavailable online. It's apparently a …

Apple iPhone gurus, please help with backup & transfer issues

I'm not an Apple person, so any time I try to help someone with their device, it rapidly goes down the Apple rabbit-hole. Neighbour has iPhone 5. The screen started lifting so she bought a 7 at …

Would a 970 Evo M.2 in a PCIe adapter be any faster than standard SATA?

Howdy folks! I'm still running my older desktop which I put together in 2015. It does everything I need it to so I don't really want to drop $ just yet on a new build. But it wouldn't …

P8P67 PRO, Not Seeing Compatible RAM?

I've been onto the Asus site and even though it states that the maximum RAM for this board is 32GB, I see no 2 x 8GB or 2 x 16GB RAM on their QVL or am I blind? Currently, it's running …

Personal Property Securities Register

PPSR Website: What's The Difference between "Quick" and Regular Vehicle Search???

Hi all, I'm on the lookout for a new used car. I'm going to test drive one tomorrow and I want to check it's not got anything bad going on in it's past. I go to the PPSR …

Possible to Buy a USA Friend a Mobile as a Surprise Gift from AU?

Not sure if this is a mobile or travel forum question, or both. I want to surprise a friend with a new, ready-to-go mobile. He lives in Florida, I'm in WA, AU. I've been online looking at …

What is the best pre-paid for Orlando Florida

Hi all, A friend of mine in FL is on a much tighter budget than I. I want to buy him a month (maybe more) of a plan that will allow him to ring/text me here in AU. Happy to buy a cheap, outright …

Xiaomi Mi Max 2, Flash over-Exposes Photos, Didn't before?

Hi all, Firstly, I haven't tried a reinstall. Likewise, I've never upgraded it from the stock it came with. However, I used to be able to take a flash photo and it worked as it …

Need Ideas to Fill an Area of a Patio with Pavers or Something Else?

Hi all, My son recently decided to invest in his first little home, circa early 80's. The original house has a covered side patio which is off of the kitchen/living area and accessible via …

Best Monitor for Full-on Photographic/Photoshop Work?

Hi all, I have a new client whose PC I just repaired. She's looking to upgrade both her PC hardware + her monitor to the "best", yet we all have a budget. She's mentioned, …

Are SSD Deals Gone for The Forseeable Future?

I've been looking for some 250/256GB SSD's and have found prices double to triple what they were pre-COVID-19. Should I just buy a few spares now, anyway? I'm thinking all electronic …

Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile: International SMS Not Sending?

Trying to keep a check on my sis in the USA and it just says, "fail". Previously been fine, have a long history in the phone but now— not sure what's happened? Is anyone else …

CeX

CeX/Webuy Product Issues

Ordered a Chromecast Ultra. Advertised as used, but all was working fine. I wait and get a Chromecast Ultra, cable (CeX stickered) not sure if original, & PSU (not sure if it's original) …

Need a low profile graphics card w/ 4K for older PC

Hi all, I've been using my trusty Acer X5810 as a media PC. It's been upgraded to SSD and 8GB RAM. We recently upgraded to a 4K TV but the current old video card isn't capable of 4K …

Need Advice after a MVA (Not My Fault)

Was traveling in the right-hand lane, just taken off from a set of lights in a 50 zone, built-up, heart of town. Known bad spot comes up which stupidly allows a right hand turn into a Westpac which …

Opinions: Need an Awning or Some Way to Block Afternoon Sun

I saw this and it got me researching. The pricing for awnings is all over the place, it seems. Is this awning junk, or is it …

eBay Australia

Join eBay Plus Get $50 Gift Card Deal - They Overcharged Me $9

Has anyone else had this happen? I got the email offering a $50 credit for Ebay AU for joining Plus. When I clicked the link, it offered the first year at $39.99 however, when I checked my receipt, …

Flooring, Wood-Look: Vinyl Vs. Laminate Vs. ?

Hi all, My son is going to be purchasing his first home. One contender we've seen thus far will require redoing at least the main living area + hallway. He's going to be on a tight budget …

Need Some New Appliance Recommendations, Please?

Hi all, So, my son is possibly buying his first home. The place is an older and, as expected, it could use a few updates & I thought I'd pick your brains on what are generally considered …

Client has decided to build a desktop, no boot, MSI/Ryzen 7 help required

I've done work for this person in the past as far as upgrades & reinstalls of Windows. He bought parts and assembled his PC but it doesn't boot. MSi MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi …

Where Have All of The SSD Sales Gone???

We went from flooded to zero. By SSD, I mean standard 2.5". What happened??

Any Home Builders Here-- Requirements for Garage to Granny Flat Reno?

Hi all, I've been looking at houses for sale, specifically something with an existing flat or something that can be converted. Recently, I saw one which currently has a free-standing (detached) …

Apple

Locked out. How to Release Apple Products from an ID?

Howdy all, I'm trying to help an older woman whose long-time (21yr) partner dumped her out of the blue (dropped her at a hair appt, said he'd be back in 90 mins, and then left the state!) …

Odd AMD Graphics Card Issue. It Erases Integrated Intel from Device Manager?

So, I'm asked to have a look at a tower with this motherboard: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H77M/specifications/moth.... The system "used to", up until a few weeks ago during a …

Need Advice: Which Huion Graphics Monitor Would You Recommend?

I'm tossing up which graphics monitor (tablet) to get for my daughter's 20th. I'm not flush with cash, so Cintiq is out. I heard my daughter talking to a friend saying she loved the …

Pendo

Need USB/GPIO Controller, Webcam, KB Drivers for Pendo Pad 10

Long story short— had to do a reset of the tablet. All went well. However, it's missing drivers? I did the reset thinking it would fix it if I just reset the thing, but sadly, no. This …

Need Yosemite 10.10.5 Full Installer

Does anyone here have this installer (complete, not the update) on their NAS, cloud, etc? I'm trying to fix up an older iMac (hangs with white screen) and for whatever reason, it just …

What's a Reasonable Fee for Web Hosting?

I'm curious what others are paying and what sort of service they get at their web host? Mine uses cPanel & I have email, as well. My site is only a few pages. Netorigin seems to be really …

Kleenheat

High gas bills, creeping to excessive with Kleenheat?

I'm trying to determine how Kleenheat is billing us. I'm waiting to hear back and thought I'd check here for corroboration. I'm in WA. Three adults in the house and nothing has …

Any Such Thing as a Portable or Removable Awning?

Hi all, I'm currently renting and the front bedroom (mine) faces the rising sun. By 9am, it's already well over 10 degrees hotter than the rest of the house, and only gets worse during the …

Kogan

Need Opinions on Atlas X350 Laptop from Kogan- only $359?

This is the laptop: https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-atlas-ultraslim-x350-note... I actually have one here with me tonight that I'm working on for a woman who locked herself out setting it …

Pioneer VSX-LX302 AVR Output Has Echo Watching TV or Video

Hi all, It's been going on from the start, but I generally use the AVR for audio listening, which doesn't do this. Lately, I've been watching a bit more shows and it's bugging …

ME Bank

Need a How-to on Moving from ANZ to Mebank?

Anyone here moved to Mebank, and if so, how are they? I'm tired of ANZ. My accounts earn nothing and our local branch has been removed so I have to do everything online or at the post office …

Good Deal for a Cheap Mobo for Samsung Nvme Drive

So, I'm looking for a good board but it'll mainly be a test bed. I don't want cr*p— but i don't want to break the tiny bank I have. I'm not fussed AMD/Intel— …