Need smart computer person!!

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    Right click the phone and select run as admin
     
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    You all need to switch to Apple products. :ROFLMAO: (Ducking now!)
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    Pretty much what I was telling my wife after reading this thread ad nauseum. I learned 'patience' basically by trying to 'fix' my mom's pc via phone. Probably took 10 years off my life...and my wife used to be pc but when her comp crapped out the last time, I told her I wouldn't be available to 'fix' anything so decide wisely...she's STILL using her 7 year-old iMac and I've never had to 'fix' anything. Not even a re-install. And I know Macs have issues but seriously; drivers? bios's? directories?

    Okay, I'll stand in front of you Lisa when the tomatoes start comin'...


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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We could swap to apple, would cost some bucks................would need to replace a whole bunch of stuff.

    I had one of the first Mac's good old SE cost my husband at the time, $4000.00

    Ended up windows driven since mac's would not let me dial into our department computer system that I was in charge of babysitting.
     
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    First of all thank you all that try helping me (or anyone else), you are what makes this the great Forum that it is!

    now I totally drained my battery trying to figure this out!

    @IPA following your link it says .. "Pull down the status bar to display the notification panel. You will see either Transferring media files via USB, Transferring images via USB, Connecting MIDI devices via USB, or Charging via USB."
    I see nothing like that!

    When I connect the phone to the pc via USB cable and pull down the menu, this is what I got: Home-D801...Sound....Bluetooth...Auto rotate...Airplane mode..Calling plus.....Flashlight....power saving.....Performance mode....Hotspot.....Blue light filter...secure folder
    That's it!
    I do not see that option
     
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    Or they could just switch to Mac with a virtual machine.
    That way you run both operating systems at once.
    I use Parallels, the integration is seamless. Both Mac and Windows icons are in the same dock (taskbar)
    http://www.parallels.com/ca/

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    Starting to dislike computers period. The phone is my servant, reluctant to use a keyboard anymore.
     
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    We've used Parallels - we had a tax program that ran on Windows that my husband needed - it works fine, but we run it on Mac hardware. It wouldn't solve much if the hardware is the problem.

    The only issue we had with it was our printer drivers and bluetooth devices wouldn't always work on both sides. A wired mouse and keyboard, no problem. But we use all wireless add ons.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I can't type on phones, makes my hands hurt too bad. Even tables don't work with them, so stuck with a lappy, I bought this lappy since it was rated very highly..................well it does has issues, but maybe I can keep it limping along. And now I back up all constantly.
     
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    I use my iPhone almost exclusively (except at work, haha). I don't like the plus, for me the 6 is the perfect size but I am near sighted so I guess that makes a difference. My girlfriend who is far sighted has more trouble with the iPhone, does have large text, and uses her iPad when at home. I bought a low end Galaxy Tab and hate it compared to the iPhone. I'd probably like it better if it wasn't the low end model. This forum has a mobile format which is very friendly.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I wish I could use my phone, I do occasionally when traveling and I don't feel like hot spotting my lappy. But my hands hurt bad after a few posts. That fine type of motion is a killer to them.
     
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    I don't think Gemma's problem is the hardware for certain. Sometimes Win 10 powers down usb ports without any warning. Apple's iPhoto would pick up the pictures off her phone much easier.
    If the phone is the problem, then you';re right, a mac won't help.

    I'm not sure how up to date your Parallels is, but I've had it for about 10 years and each update makes great improvements.
     
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    I had the same problem with downloading photos to my laptop. This thread started me searching again and came across the same solution of pulling down the usb menu. It worked , however, when I download my photos i get game graphics as well. 20-30 photos and 500+ graphics! Any idea of whats up with that? Eventually just going to replace phone as there are other problems.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I have been waiting for the note 8 . since I had to return the note 7. But not getting it, it won't work with the new fast T-Mobile net.
    So looking at the new lg30 when it comes our.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    T-Mobile is the only cell phone company that works at our house. We are in a perfect dead zone. Even have towers sort of close to us. Within a few miles.
    They are rolling out a 600 MHz LTE network, trying to get it into a lot of rural areas without service.
     
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    Nope - I was referring to @addy1 and her issues with her laptop.

    And @brokensword - I feel your pain! I am "tech support" for my almost 80 year old mom. God love her, but if she changes her AppleID password ONE MORE TIME... I can tell when she does it because my Find A Friend can't locate her. She forgets that when she changes it on her computer she has to put the new password in her phone as well. And why does she change it? Because her first call is never to me - she calls Apple and can't remember her password (because she's changed it SO MANY TIMES) and they walk her through changing it AGAIN. I even tried to put my name on file with Apple saying "if she calls you, conference me in!" No go. Her internet provider did add a note to her file to ask her "have you already called your daughter about this problem?" haha! She's great - tries to stay current on all the new technologies, but it's a fast moving world!

    I'll be old someday, too. I hope my kids are kind to me!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    lol I feel your pain!
    I was tech support for my dad. He had issues with electricity and id theft. Would unplug EVERYTHING every night, Take the keyboard off the desktop hide it in the house, hide the mouse. Mentally sharp until death at 90, except for his fears .
    Then he would call me in Arizona, ask me how to get it all set up again..............every time I returned to Maryland I would make him a spread sheet of how to rehook and relog into everything. Well he would hide the sheet..............
    My one sister that visited him a lot didn't help, she fed into his fears, helped him hide things, of course she could not rehook everything.

    All he had on the computer were pictures he took. Email was a hit and miss.
     
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    I wish T-mobile would work here where we are as they advertise a 55 plus service now for two lines for $60. a month. Unlimited talk, text and data. My friend up the road has a T-mobile tower on her property and we still don't get it. Dog gone it!The only one we get somewhat and not that great is Verizon.
    https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/t-mobile-one-unlimited-55
     
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