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In PM5 right click on panel and open up Panel preferences. You will see position and alignment options. Hopefully that should work for you. :-)

Worse still.  She just renewed.......for 24 months, Just a few days ago!
Didn't need to as she had Norton 'so damn resource hungry' utilities to really slow it down!

That's a fair point but she may consider it as she was a bit upset when Windows was displaying adverts for battery operated 'Toys' as I was fixing it!   ;)
Thanks Guys.
In the end I followed Marks advise and used malware bytes.  It found 237 problems.  I then used Ccleaner and removed 5.5gb of rubbish, installed Firefox with adblock plus.  All sorted. I created a PM5 usb stick so she can bank online safely and hope she trys it fully in future.
General Discussion / Re: Struggling Microsoft?
August 13, 2014, 12:57:48 PM
QuoteShould it gladden the heart, or as someone mentions elsewhere in the Forum, will it encourage the Big Boys to invade the Linux world to its disadvantage? 

It already has Keith with Chrome (Andriod).  Windows still have big problems with virus and malware issues (see my recent post) and people have just got sick of it along with the fact that Windows 8 has to be the most unpopular operating system of all time.
My neighbor has a Windows pc ( 8 I think) and it has floating porn adds appearing.  She has asked me if I can get rid of them (she has the same problem on her Andriod phone).  I was thinking of using one of the Linux live usb distro's.  Which would be the best?  I havn't  seen her pc yet so cannot be specific as to the exact problem.

Linux Support / Re: Windows question. Sorry!
August 04, 2014, 06:20:58 AM
Thanks for the help.  I managed to wipe the  password using NT Tools a Linux based command line Distro designed specifically for removing passwords. Sorry lost link if I find it I'll amend post.
Linux Support / Re: Installing Peppermint 5 over Mint
August 04, 2014, 06:16:58 AM
Thanks Guys.
Linux Support / Installing Peppermint 5 over Mint
August 02, 2014, 12:36:41 PM
Hello.  I am trying to install Peppermint 5 over Mint 16.  I have to keep the Windows Vista partition for my Wife.  When I try to install it only allows me to Overwrite all partitions or alongside.  I need to put it on the Mint one.  Can anyone help?
Linux Support / Windows question. Sorry!
August 02, 2014, 11:59:43 AM
First off I apologise for asking a Windows based question but I cannot bring myself to go one of their forums.

My neighbours Dad died recently and his Windows 7 laptop cannot be opened because they don't know the password.  I have been onto the hard drive with a Siltaz live usb and there is virtually no files and certainly nothing private etc!  They just want to use the Acer laptop.  I can't find any rescue discs but I can get into the rescue partition using Siltaz.  I've tried a couple of password crack programs and they both say that it is blank.  when I try it blank it doesn't work.  Password hint says 'Book'.  We have tried them all.  Any suggestions?
General Discussion / MS Windows woes!
July 20, 2014, 07:50:55 AM
I recently had trouble with my Andriod phone booting (it has a custom rom).  So I thought I would flash another rom using odin.  Odin only works with Windows so I had to download odin from a file sharing site.  I used my wife's lapotop which has vista and double clicked the Exe for Odin.  No surprises then that I infected her laptop with all sorts of crap.  flashing screen adverts for gambling and..... Ahem... webcam stuff! I totally forgot how insecure Windows is because I use Linux so much.  Two hours of reinstalling Vista and programs tells it's own story! 
Linux Support / Re: Micro sd card reading problems
July 20, 2014, 07:44:08 AM
Yep SeZo is right.  card reader problems.

Now shows the full 64gb.

Mark. With regard to the question of showing 63gb I was confusing it with another partition.

Thanks for the help Mark and SeZo.   :)
Linux Support / Re: Micro sd card reading problems
July 19, 2014, 08:30:49 AM
Hi Mark.

First the out put;

Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160000000000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19452 cylinders, total 312500000 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x9106b803

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   177145000    88571476+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2       177145854   312498175    67676161    5  Extended
/dev/sda5       177145856   308393983    65624064   83  Linux
/dev/sda6       308396032   312498175     2051072   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 29.5 GB, 29504831488 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3587 cylinders, total 57626624 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1           32768   124735487    62351360    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Here is a screen shot of Gparted

Linux Support / Re: Micro sd card reading problems
July 18, 2014, 07:00:15 PM
Thanks Mark.
It's now showing it as a 29gb volume but then it says it has 63.8 gb space.
Do I have to partition it to two 32 gb volumes?
Linux Support / Micro sd card reading problems
July 18, 2014, 01:37:15 PM

I have just purchased a  64gb micro Sandisk sdxc uhs-1 card.  I cant get Peppermint 5 or Mint16 to recognise it properly.   My Android phone won't recognise it either.

Any suggestions.

Screen shot attached.