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Forum: System Security 15 Nov 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By madtownidiot
A good firewall on your desktop system combined...

A good firewall on your desktop system combined with turning off the wireless transmitter on your router when you're not using it will prevent a lot of problems at home. It takes less than 2 minutes...
Forum: Security News 15 Nov 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,281
Posted By madtownidiot
What Microsoft ought to do is give windows away,...

What Microsoft ought to do is give windows away, they retain the rights to the source code, but the operating system should be free of charge... all of it's built in features as it stands right now,...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 2,960
Posted By madtownidiot
Something like that can probably only be done...

Something like that can probably only be done with a malicious script... try booting to safe mode and see if it happens there.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 7,958
Posted By madtownidiot
The above posts are correct. It is possible to...

The above posts are correct. It is possible to reduce memory used as I stated, leaving more available for cached memory (superfetch/graphics), but your system is running pretty much normally and I...
Forum: Gaming 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,290
Posted By madtownidiot
Minimum laptop hardware I've gotten Dragon Age...

Minimum laptop hardware I've gotten Dragon Age running smoothly in windows 7: A 2008 Lenovo t400 with 4GB DDR2 RAM, a 2.53 GHz core 2 duo, a 7200 RPM HDD, and a 128MB HD3470 @ native resolution of...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 7,958
Posted By madtownidiot
you could probably reduce the memory usage by...

you could probably reduce the memory usage by about 300-400 MB by disabling a few services and startup programs, but I wouldn't recommend experimenting too much unless you're not afraid to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 7,958
Posted By madtownidiot
That is perfectly normal, a bit on the high side...

That is perfectly normal, a bit on the high side but not abnormally so. Windows 7 uses memory differently than previous versions.. allocating 1/3 to 1/2 the physical memory for running processes...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,655
Posted By madtownidiot
That's an optional key and can be deleted.

That's an optional key and can be deleted.
Forum: Installation & Setup 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,822
Posted By madtownidiot
AM3 motherboards are very limited in the memory...

AM3 motherboards are very limited in the memory you can use. Many other forums, including AMD support forums, are full of threads about memory errors and BSODs with AM3 MOBOs that are almost...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By madtownidiot
Windows 7 places the hibernation file, system...

Windows 7 places the hibernation file, system restore points and shadow copies about halfway into the largest gap between files on your HDD. If you turn off system restore and hibernation, then run a...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 6,232
Posted By madtownidiot
Run a speed test. If your upload speed is much...

Run a speed test. If your upload speed is much slower than your download, there's your problem. During a download, your computer has to send out a packet to verify receipt of a packet or series of...
Forum: News 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 71
Views: 11,251
Posted By madtownidiot
Having researched this further, it really isn't...

Having researched this further, it really isn't too hard to back up uefi. But it will put me out of a good portion of my business if manufacturers don't provide uefi downloads for machines they...
Forum: Network & Sharing 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 2,426
Views: 255,247
Posted By madtownidiot
I wish I could use 10% of yours :cry:[/QUOTE] I...

I wish I could use 10% of yours :cry:[/QUOTE]
I end up using every bit of it sometimes.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,471
Posted By madtownidiot
You're welcome.. glad I could help

You're welcome.. glad I could help
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,471
Posted By madtownidiot
In that case you will have to set the program to...

In that case you will have to set the program to run without a system tray icon.
You'll have to create a dword in the registry for the program you want to hide called NoTrayItemDisplay and change...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 14 Nov 2010
Replies: 28
Views: 4,153
Posted By madtownidiot
Yes they are. However liquid cooling will always...

Yes they are. However liquid cooling will always be more effective than direct air cooling because liquid coolant absorbs 100s of times more heat than the same volume of air to reach the same...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Nov 2010
Replies: 40
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Views: 2,746
Posted By madtownidiot
Not at all. In fact if you are already seeing...

Not at all. In fact if you are already seeing errors with the one you have.. not changing the HDD will reduce the life span of the laptop.
Forum: System Security 13 Nov 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,978
Posted By madtownidiot
This link is to the comodo firewall download page...

This link is to the comodo firewall download page (http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php). If you click on the support tab on that page, there's a download link to the user guide....
Forum: System Security 13 Nov 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 3,585
Posted By madtownidiot
Firesheep isn't even the half of it.. just an...

Firesheep isn't even the half of it.. just an example made written by a skilled hacker to demonstrate one aspect of the vulnerabilities of public wifi.
Forum: System Security 13 Nov 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 3,221
Posted By madtownidiot
Actually, you're not the only one who has a...

Actually, you're not the only one who has a problem with the windows firewall. I don't like it much either because it won't block the instant phone home feature that seems to be written into almost...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Nov 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 11,867
Posted By madtownidiot
if you have a flash drive that you don't mind...

if you have a flash drive that you don't mind formatting, format to fat32 then:
download unetbootin (http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin/)
use unetbootin to download and install gParted...
Forum: Themes and Styles 13 Nov 2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,613
Posted By madtownidiot
here's the simplest way to resize an image.. that...

here's the simplest way to resize an image.. that includes wallpapers.. no added software needed
right click on the image file and select edit.
Select the entire image by clicking the arrow below...
Forum: Gaming 13 Nov 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 15,666
Posted By madtownidiot
Of course I have.. and I will never use it. If a...

Of course I have.. and I will never use it. If a game can't be installed or played without an active internet connection, I won't play it.
Forum: Gaming 13 Nov 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 15,666
Posted By madtownidiot
It's amazing how much faster a system gets when...

It's amazing how much faster a system gets when you turn off yahoo messenger, the sidebar, automatic updates, itunes related services, the interface for your security software, then restart, or...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Nov 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 11,867
Posted By madtownidiot
There's nothing wrong with the current version of...

There's nothing wrong with the current version of gParted either. It's free, and its not some neutered shareware with disabled features (half of which probably don't work as advertised) that can't be...
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