I have tried half a dozen programs that promise to connect a phone to my pc and make file transfers easy. They lied! I have a Win 10 PC and Android 9 phone and a router feeding Ethernet to my pc and Wi-Fi to my phone. All works well.
No matter what software I try (Shareit, Feem, Droid various etc) connecting the two together is hit-and-miss. Mostly miss. It is frustrating. I only need to transfer a few, small files back and forth occasionally, but it rarely works. I really want a direct connection, not a Cloud service by the way.
Anyone suggest reliable software for wifi transfers please?
I have recently been involved in creating logins on a number of sites, mostly financial, that exasperate me with their tortuous verification processes. One Step, Two Step, Three Step, Four Step, FYC, XYZ whatever! Yes, it is very clever to take selfies and instant photos of identity documentation but gets pretty tedious after the first few attempts as it invariably fails.
And when it fails for the third time, I am shunted onto robot chat that states the obvious or to a "help" page that treats me like a dumbass. It is insulting.
I would firstly query the need for such stringent measures. Has anyone/organisation actually done a risk assessment analysis of real-life cases of fraud or similar? If so, I would love someone to point me to a peer reviewed paper. Not to some anecdotal blog piece!
Secondly, given that some degree of caution is needed, there are better ways to verify a person is who he says he is. All phones have a fingerprint reader for example and my bank has no trouble issuing PINSentry devices to all its customers. Or most passports now have RFID type tags carrying basic information that a cheap device could read. This is the 21st Century for heaven's sake!
I suspect all this security is simply a CYA exercise and has nothing to do with concerns for their customers.
My desktop is Win10. I want to create a Win7 system on a spare ssd sata drive so I can boot to either but with only one or the other connected physically, for security reason when using Win7 I don't want it to access Win10 files at all.
As I want it totally separate, I don't think normal dual boot will be suitable will it? I'd have thought physically changing the boot drive and restarting would be simple but oh no! It goes haywire and often won't recognise that I'm booting from a Win7 drive or gives an error. I think it is the UEFI trying to be too helpful! Any suggestions on how to do this please?
I have four slots, two are filled with 8Gb DDR3 800Mhz modules, two are empty.
Can I put two 4Gb PC3-12800 in the other two slots please?
If I can is it important what slots which goes in?
I think quantity is more important than speed for my image processing.
Will I have a problem if I simply try it?
A cautionary tail and some advice please.
Very briefly, I live in Spain and had problems transferring funds from my Paypal to my bank. The transfer failed several times because my UK bank kept refusing the withdrawal. This confused me as I was making a deposit so tried again. I then raised a support request with Paypal. I received a phone call from Xoom who said they handle Paypal international transfers and would assist. They asked to take control of my PC which they did. For 42 minutes, they faffed around, mostly behind a blank screen but I could see the mouse cursor moving and a running commentary. Anyway eventually they announced the transfer was accomplished.
Needless to say the money had vanished. That is the short version!
It has taken a month of onsite messages and emails to PayPal and Xoom to get to the point where Xoom confirmed I was scammed by the alleged Xoom support technician taking control. Indeed, I think the scam started at the point I tried to make the transfer in the first place, hence the withdrawal attempts. I blissfully unaware of any of this of course and hadn't revealed my sign on credentials or passwords.
During those 42 minutes they had control, I suspect they were scouring my computer for information to use or sell-on.
What I'd like advice on is what steps i can take apart from the obvious of changing all my passwords. I've run a few scans to see if there is any malware but found none. I did find a remnant of the Teamviewer type software on my desktop though.
So any techy advice would be appreciated.
As for the fraud, it seems PayPal are blaming Xoom and Xoom are blaming me for allowing their technician to run my computer. In other words laying the groundwork for refusing to recompense me. I'd never heard of Xoom before. My contract was with PayPal and it was to PayPal Spain to whom I complained.
If my claim is refused I will escalate it through both the UK and the European Ombudsmen as it involves the UK and Spain, where I live.
I must add I had taken screenshots of emails, messages and website screen from both Xoom and Paypal. I am very dissapointed with Paypal as it has taken 4 weeks of pestering for them to escalate, let alone investigate. Very bad performance.
My up-to-date Win 10 is running fine and updates regularly with no issues. However when I try to adjust Power&Sleep in Settings and stop my monitor from ever sleeping, the next day, the screen is sleeping and the setting has changed to 15 minutes.
Nothing else seems amiss so what is going on please anyone?
So I install the MS authenticator app on my phone and am immediately trapped in a mobius loop with identity verification. Starting the app it immediately wants me to select and account. I select my MS sign-in account and the appgoes to verify identity screen.
There are four options
- Approve a request on my authenticator app" [which I am already running by the way!]
- Verification code from my mobile app [surely that's the same as option 1?]
- Email [and it shows the wrong email]
Re the wrong email i go to my pc and double check my MS account. all is good. So where has this wrong email come from? Anyway I get nowhere with option one or two since the app is already running and isn't providing me with a code.
I try Text and get a test message with a code but the app refuses to accept this code as it is one character too long.
Back on my PC I want to change my device privacy and history in Settings. I have to enter my password again then up come the same screen as on my mobile app asking to verify my identity with similar options to the app. so now I have the mobile app asking me to do the same as the desktop app.
I'm going round in circles.
Could Microsoft make this any more difficult?
Using a wired Logitech basic mouse, and Windows 10-1809, I find that placing the cursor in a text box, for example, has to be spot on with no leeway. In Facebook for example, I want to reply to a post and put the cursor in the reply box and start typing only to find it isn't there! The cursor is indeed in the box but it needs to be jiggled to get the cursor to appear. Is there some setting to improve on this please? I never used to have this.
I just did a fresh install of 1809 and it has had its updates OK. However Edge hangs when attempting to bookmark a page. The flyout just freezes and nothing else will work. I have to use task manager to kill Edge. I disabled my two extensions - google trnalate and a youtube enhancer but it made no difference. My Windows is still pretty virginal as a new install.
The program MicrosoftEdge.exe version 11.0.17763.475 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Security and Maintenance control panel.
Process ID: 2920
Start Time: 01d507d9e4567ecb
Termination Time: 4294967295
Application Path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge.exe
Report Id: 50f1d0ab-2b9a-49e6-96bc-7d1b9e6e4151
Faulting package full name: Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_44.17763.1.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
Faulting package-relative application ID: MicrosoftEdge
Hang type: Quiesce
I don't understand about the security maintenance panel bit?
I loved Firefox and Chrome until this year when both decided to go overboard on security and tighten up to mention other measures, all of which have ruined the user experience.
This isn't for our benefit but to cover their ar....s from litigation I bet.
Anyway, I searched for less well known browsers that were more user friendly and am currently using Vivaldi as it can use most legacy Chrome addons. I need a translator and spell checker amongst others. However Vivaldi is a bit quirky and I don't get on with it. Is it possible to install an old version of Firefox so I can continue to use addons please?
I have never been able to get the automatic Insider Fast Ring update/upgrade system to work for me for years. Towards the end of the upgrade process I get a green screen reporting memory issues.
Over time I have tried every trick in the book and none work. But I did find that if I did a clean install from an old Insider ISO on a USB stick and then immediately went on the Fast Ring, it would upgrade me to the latest release without issue.
As soon as added my software (Photoshop/Lightroom, WinRAR and a few other common apps), I got the GSOD on updating the Fast Ring. Thinking that there was something running that I had installed was interfering, I eliminated all startup program setting and disabled all non-MS services. This is as close as I could get to starting in Safe Mode (you can't update in proper Safe Mode of course).
But this had no effect. As I've said I tried all the tricks - reducing hardware to bare bones for example and even using a different motherboard.
Once an Insider build is installed it runs perfectly and in fact I rarely experience any bugs or whatever. I've of course sent logs and full reports to MS and reported it on Insider pages but was ignored.
It is incredibly frustrating and despite posting on numerous forums over a period of three years (yes I've had this Insider issue that long!) no one has ever come up with anything beyond the simplistic boilerplate responses. Help!