The PC and all tech related stuff. coming soon

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    joss
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    Joss
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  • #128892 Reply
    rox
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    Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

    https://www.openoffice.org/

     

    #128895 Reply
    Tharg
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    Joss – please take your time. I shall be ages catching up with all you’ve given me already. Will go to places you recommend. Also try to find out which version of Win 10 is on here. Will be in touch…

    #128939 Reply
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    Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. https://www.openoffice.org/

    Totally agree with Rox. I have used Open office for years now. Just like I use Notepad++ instead of note pad.


    @Tharg
    just ask if you need help Tharg.

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #128989 Reply
    Tharg
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    Thanks, chaps. Have bookmarked ’em. I think I only need a simple thingey like Wordpad. But times change and it is good to have the others in reserve. Still applying myself to making sure everything I want to work actually does. And I certainly WILL ask if I need even more help. Thanks for your patience – I realise that many of my issues are really basic newbie things.

    #129253 Reply
    Tharg
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    So, I thought I really ought to make sure new machine works with old printer. In the “old days” this meant hunting down the right printer driver. Loading it on PC and making sure everything communicated by the same bit of kit. But things have moved on. Must be easier now, right? Well, no. Spent hours going through Win 10’s instructions to make printer work. PC could see the printer. Told me it was ready and capable of receiving job and printing it. Lies like a cheap rug! No print. No error msg. Something called wizard popped up with indecipherable tecknospeak. Then I actually did get a print out by driving through many layers to the “troubleshoot” routine. This told me it can’t do it, then went off in a huff but made some prints, albeit wrong ones, come out. Had to do this every time I wanted to print. Then a printer APP arrived. Knew I was doomed. No idea what it does. Couldn’t understand a single bloody word.

    So, back to “old days” then. Search for and downloaded the right printer driver. Installed on PC by pressing “install” button. Printer works. Ho hum.

     

    #129260 Reply
    joss
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    Tharg. My dear boy I love reading your posts. I do have to smile 😁

    As a matter of fact I always search for and use priority drivers for hardware. I learned that lesson mean years back. However, you have fiddled and fuddled your way through to find the right solution to your problem. So Bravo old boy👍 We will make a techie out of you yet.

    When stuck don’t forget to visit Win 10 Forums. https://www.tenforums.com/

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #129264 Reply
    rox
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    Arh yes plug and play often it will make a device work but often you need the software for the device to have all functions working, especially with a printer.

    #129269 Reply
    joss
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    Arh yes plug and play often it will make a device work but often you need the software for the device to have all functions working, especially with a printer.

    Exactly rox. PNP does not give full functionality

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #129291 Reply
    Tharg
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    Joss – glad to be able to bring some entertainment to the subject. I reckon (almost) everything in Off Topic should at least try to raise a laugh. As it happens, I used to be regarded as a bit of a “techie”  back in the day when newspapers were moving on to computers. Had to learn how to use big mainframe monsters with no instruction books. Then went on to introduce the early, now basic, Macs into the whole journalism business. Found the early Mac intuitive approach easy to use and understand. Could also take them apart physically and stuff more memory inside. Which is why, I suppose, I struggle so much with Windows. So much hidden away and couched in indecipherable US techno-babble.

    Am just about to download the Apache stuff. Windows lets me use Wordpad to create a document. When I file and close, it changes to to a Word document and won’t let me open it unless I buy Word from Msft. Now, maybe I actually do not have to buy the damn thing but I ain’t figured out how yet. Won’t need to soon!

    #129304 Reply
    Tharg
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    AHA!  That’ll be “Open with” then..!

    #130167 Reply
    Tharg

    @joss Well, I reckon you are making a techie out of me: having discovered how to stream music on new laptop, I thought I’d try to output it as digital data to my stereo system. This is a Quad 9AS integrated speakers with amp inside. It has a great digital-analogue converter which does wonders with digital data from crap CD player. So set to work to find out how to do it via Windows and HP and indy help sites. BIG mistake. Two hours of my life gone forever.. Gave up. Had the right USB lead; knew what holes to put ’em in. So, here’s where I realised one of the great rules of techiedom – bung it all in, turn it on and see if it works. It did. Classic FMs’ operating system (app) Global Player looked down the wires, “Oh, you’ve got a Quad 9AS, then,” it said, “Here you go then, I’ve connected it.”  Great result. I’d say better than CD quality, but still not as good as a high-quality bit of vinyl.

    #130184 Reply
    joss
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    Sometimes magic happens when your least expecting it. Job well done Tharg. So you got back your 2 hours lol

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #130528 Reply
    Tharg

    As a probationary tekkie (courtesy of Joss), I know I should be able to work this out but the online help stuff defeats me. So, can anyone help with matching a bass-speaker/woofer (silly name) to an amplifier. Details too complex to go into right now but will provide if needed. Shouldn’t need it really, but ones ear’oles are pretty knackered and do not hear the lower frequencies when listening to a full orchestra doing, say, film score.

    #130567 Reply
    joss
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    Is this via your laptop Tharg? Going to want a little more details I think

     

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #130570 Reply
    joss
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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>How to Connect a Subwoofer to an Amplifier:</p>
    It may seem like an easy speaker to install. But there are a few things that you should think about when wiring up your subwoofer.

    So, what do we need to know when we consider how to connect a subwoofer? There are two main ways of connecting a subwoofer to your speaker system:

    1. Low-level connection: also known as an LFE, .1 or line-level connection: 2. High-level connection: also known as a speaker level connection:

    The one that you will use will usually depend on the type of amplifier that you are using to power your speakers. And sometimes on the type of audio that you are listening to. Many subwoofers will have both connection types. However, some may have only one or the other. Some subwoofers,have a separate low-level and LFE connection. However, most brands will just have a low-level and/or a high-level input.

    It’s a good idea to check this before you buy a new subwoofer. To make sure that it has the right input connections for your system. Although, in most cases, you won’t have a problem.

    What Is a Low-Level Subwoofer Connection?

    The low-level connection on the rear of a subwoofer will look something like this: To read more, click this link

    Not sure if this what your after Tharg, But it is a good guide.

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #130576 Reply
    Tharg

    @joss Thanks for that. Need to read in detail soon. Did not put much detail in first post because wasn’t sure whether you are as knowledgeable about HiFi as you are on PCs. So… PC not directly involved in this; only used to put digital feed into amp when I want to listen to Amazon stuff.

    I know choosing and connecting a (sub)woofer is a thing to be done carefully. Especially when using relatively  powerful amps. Do not want to blow up speakers and/or amps nor cause fires. The amp I have is integrated into the speakers: Quad 9AS models. Nominal power rating of 100w RMS. Max output says 200w in the manual. Have not been able to find out how this relates to ohm rating (understand this is part of the calculation). Believe the speaker part of the Quad are 10 ohms but not sure and having trouble checking.

    Understand that woofers can be powered or “passive”, ie run off amp signal without need for external power. I think I need only a passive one. Moreover, do not want to blow windows out. What I am trying to ascertain is what ohm rating I should be looking for in the speaker and, indeed, whether I should be checking its wattage rating, if it has one. So, will go read the stuff you’ve sent and get back to you. Thanks again…

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