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Forum: Browsers & Mail 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 139
Posted By LMiller7
You probably would not be successful in tracking...

You probably would not be successful in tracking down the source of the email. Typically the sender has gone to great lengths to make this as difficult as possible. Assessing the nature of the threat...
Forum: Drivers 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By LMiller7
Microsoft does not provide such a service. ...

Microsoft does not provide such a service.

This sounds very much like a scam.

There are many websites that claim to represent Microsoft but do not. Their only purpose is to part you from your...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By LMiller7
Which one do you recommend ?[/QUOTE] I do...

Which one do you recommend ?[/QUOTE]

I do not use or recommend any third party optimization programs. I know that these one click software packages are very appealing to the inexperienced but they...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By LMiller7
Software such as "Advanced System Care" and "Tune...

Software such as "Advanced System Care" and "Tune Up Utilities" will not significantly improve performance. Advanced System Care in particular has a poor reputation with most experienced members of...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By LMiller7
Windows 7 can only be installed on an NTFS...

Windows 7 can only be installed on an NTFS partition.
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By LMiller7
Laptop manufacturers tend to use proprietary...

Laptop manufacturers tend to use proprietary hardware for which they are the only source of drivers. Often a manufacturer will choose to support only the OS the computer was sold with. For that...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By LMiller7
Check with the computer manufacturers website to...

Check with the computer manufacturers website to confirm that Windows 7 drivers are available. Better to be safe than sorry.
Forum: System Security 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By LMiller7
Yes, unistallers often do not adequately remove...

Yes, unistallers often do not adequately remove AV products. Uninstallers often do no receive the attention from developers that they warrant, in some cases being little more than an afterthought....
Forum: Installation & Setup 4 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By LMiller7
Windows 2000 was indeed a great OS, one that is...

Windows 2000 was indeed a great OS, one that is often underrated. I came to Windows 2000 from Windows 98 and used it as my primary OS from 2000-2008. It combined the best features of Windows 98 and...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. The only advice I will...

Welcome to the forum.

The only advice I will give regarding this kind of thing:
All files and folders in the windows folder and all of it's subfolders should be left alone unless you really...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 9,977
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. Terminating an...

Welcome to the forum.

Terminating an instance of svchost.exe (or any system process for that matter) is asking for trouble. It may work in specific cases but this is by no means a recommended...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By LMiller7
Using video RAM as system RAM sounds like a nice...

Using video RAM as system RAM sounds like a nice idea, until confronted by the harsh facts of reality. Many a "great" idea has failed at this point.

The basic problem is that the video RAM is not...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By LMiller7
I think this is a case of someone making wide...

I think this is a case of someone making wide reaching conclusions from from a few isolated incidents. Yes, drives have failed after being left for a long time. But drives can fail for a wide variety...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By LMiller7
That one instance of svchost is using significant...

That one instance of svchost is using significant memory but there are multiple legitimate reasons why it could be this high or higher. In any event it is very small compared to the Non paged pool.
...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By LMiller7
No, although there are many that make this claim....

No, although there are many that make this claim. Most do little, some actually harm performance.

A good place to start would be to show your system specs. At present all we know it is some...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By LMiller7
I most strongly disagree Having almost half...

I most strongly disagree

Having almost half of RAM tied up in the non paged pool that can never be paged out?
I don't consider that normal.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By LMiller7
In the lower left corner of the Task Manager -...

In the lower left corner of the Task Manager - Performance tab shows a value of 3542 MB for the Non Paged pool. This is far beyond anything reasonable. The problem is very real.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By LMiller7
The problem is the Non Paged pool. 3542 MB is...

The problem is the Non Paged pool. 3542 MB is many times a reasonable value.

This is most likely a driver problem. I will have to leave that to others.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. Post a screnshot of...

Welcome to the forum.

Post a screnshot of Task Manager - Performance tab, so we can see what the situation is.

The sum of the memory usage columns will not equal total memory usage. Modern...
Forum: General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By LMiller7
Most zip utilities do not directly support...

Most zip utilities do not directly support renaming a file in the archive. Best is to do as Berton has suggested.
Winzip I believe will do this directly. But be aware that it is a commercial...
Forum: News 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By LMiller7
SMART provides a valuable warning but you should...

SMART provides a valuable warning but you should never rely on it. You should make backups when everything is working well and not wait until you receive a warning. The time between receiving the...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By LMiller7
Many installers save a small portion of the...

Many installers save a small portion of the system state that they require. Most applications do not have this capability in any form whatsoever. For your purposes you need to use sleep or...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By LMiller7
Sharing your Internet connection with your...

Sharing your Internet connection with your neighbor is almost certainly contrary to your ISP's terms of service.
Forum: Customization 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By LMiller7
I don't think there is a user accessible way of...

I don't think there is a user accessible way of doing this. It could be done with third party software but I don't know of any.
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By LMiller7
In most cases if the application does not require...

In most cases if the application does not require installation it will run from a network location. There are exceptions.
If the application was installed things get complicated. Unless the...
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