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1 I know nowt about computers, so......... on Mon Aug 24 2015, 17:23

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.....can anyone explain this to me?

I own two laptops: One Toshiba one (which I'm typing this on) and an Asus one that I haven't used for months.

I've just downloaded the Microsoft Word App for this one so that I can view Word documents on it.

It asked me to log in with my Microsoft account details, which I did.

I reckon that the last time I did that must have been on the other one (the Asus one) because when I restarted the Toshiba, it's imported the desk top from the other one.

I haven't changed any settings and it's a bit weird because the desktop background on the Toshiba is now the generic Asus background that comes pre-installed on their machines.

How has that happened?

Has my laptop achieved sentience and do I need to worry about it killing me in my sleep?

Thanks in advance.....

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I have a man who sorts out my IT problems. Bit like KP but without the blowjobs.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
This might help. Although you might be on W10. Might still apply though.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5591-sync-your-settings-turn-off-windows-8-a.html

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Cheers Boncey.

But I'm still left wondering (A) why it's done it on its own and (B) why it's imported the Asus background, because that's got cock all to do with my personalised settings - it just came pre-installed on the other laptop.

Odd....

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Last time it happened to me I think it was something to do with my network settings,but I can't remember how I resolved it.
Mind you,remembering to put my pants on is a bonus these days.

Bollotom2014

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Settings gone up to the cloud when creating MS Account, so when you logon with your MS account it sends the settings back down. Try logging out, rebooting and hope it goes back to how it was. Failing that, down the pub for a pint

scottjames30

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I always use my phone, my laptop just sits there watching porn.

Can't blame it.

Soul Kitchen

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Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
I've been offered a free upgrade to windows 10. Is this a scam?
Apparently fill in a form with your email address and they'll be in touch.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
It's a free upgrade,but you only have a year to take it. Then you have to pay for it.

Soul Kitchen

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Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Cheers for that Bonce.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
No problem SK

okocha

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
From the horse's mouth:- Windows 10 will be a free upgrade, assuming your computer runs Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1. As long as you upgrade to Windows 10 within the first year, you won’t have to pay a cent. Despite some confusion online, you won’t have to pay anything. As long as you upgrade to Windows 10 within the first year, you can continue using Windows 10 and getting updates for the “supported lifetime of the device.” It’s a full copy that will continue to work.

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Been a few scams with the windows 10 installation. If you do upgrade should get a notification in the bottom right hand corner of your screen when the update is ready. Don't click anything fron an e-mail unless you are sure where it has come from and is genuine.

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/windows-10-users-warned-of-two-scams-1301020

Soul Kitchen

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Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Barb
I have that notification in the bottom corner. So back up all my docs and do the business. Thanx for that.

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Here's another one.....

I've just been looking at holidays on the Jet2 website (sorry Martin).

I didn't log in.

I didn't enter any personal details.

All I did was fill in the search bar with the departure airport, the date, the number of people and the destination.

I clicked on one of the search results and looked at the photos and that was it.

Two minutes later I received an email with my name in the title from Jet2 offering me a further discount on the price quoted for the hotel I'd just looked at.

How the hell does it know who I am?

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Breadman wrote:Here's another one.....

I've just been looking at holidays on the Jet2 website (sorry Martin).

I didn't log in.

I didn't enter any personal details.

All I did was fill in the search bar with the departure airport, the date, the number of people and the destination.

I clicked on one of the search results and looked at the photos and that was it.

Two minutes later I received an email with my name in the title from Jet2 offering me a further discount on the price quoted for the hotel I'd just looked at.

How the hell does it know who I am?
You are still possibly logged in with your cookies at this website from previous time.

See here...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy/cookies/about

Boggersbelief

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Aliens

gloswhite

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
I blame the government and GCHQ  Very Happy

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I've never logged into the Jet2 website, nor have I ever booked with them, so where's it got my email address from?

Very odd.

Don't like it.

Glos, do us a favour and ask your mates in that big building in Cheltenham to back off and leave me alone please.

Ta.

MartinBWFC

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
Breadman wrote:Here's another one.....

I've just been looking at holidays on the Jet2 website (sorry Martin).

I didn't log in.

I didn't enter any personal details.

All I did was fill in the search bar with the departure airport, the date, the number of people and the destination.

I clicked on one of the search results and looked at the photos and that was it.

Two minutes later I received an email with my name in the title from Jet2 offering me a further discount on the price quoted for the hotel I'd just looked at.

How the hell does it know who I am?
Give me a bell mate, we're far cheaper than any tour operator, seriously you will save money, I have done a lot of comparison searches to confirm that.

Bollotom2014

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Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Could be settings saving your details so it's like a 'Roboform' and you don't have to keep typing in things.

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Cheers Mart - I'll be in touch.

....and I still can't get my head round where it's got my email address from, cookies or not.

scottjames30

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
they knows everything .

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I'd guess you registered at some point in the past (possibly when drunk) and were still logged in, check old emails to see if they have sent you anything before.

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Honestly, I've never registered with Jet2 - definitely, 100%.

It must have something to do with recognising my IP address and partnering this up with information held and sourced from a third party from when Mrs B used my email address to enter a competition last year.

It just struck me as a bit scary that it made the jump from an anonymous enquiry about a holiday to generating a targeted email response which had my full name in the title, despite my not having entered any of my personal details on their site.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Just dumped my white apple keyboard ,and got a nice new blue one from Logitech. The white one always looks dirty.
This new one is a pleasure to use. Round keys too.

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Any mac users on here upgraded to the macOS mojave update? It's an optional update, but I'm loving the dark theme.
Plenty of new features too.

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