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Forum: Graphic Cards 03 Feb 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By DarkStar GT
All I wanted to do was to check that...

All I wanted to do was to check that GPU-acceleration was working. I presume that as the reported temperature rose then the GPU was then doing something.

As you said, it does not have its own...
Forum: Graphic Cards 03 Feb 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By DarkStar GT
Yep - that's the one. I should say that I am...

Yep - that's the one.

I should say that I am not running anything that would put a heavy load on the board. GPUShark reports the temperature as 37 degrees C. After running a few 3DMark06...
Forum: Graphic Cards 02 Feb 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By DarkStar GT
Thank you guys = I'll give those a try. ...

Thank you guys = I'll give those a try.

Curious - how would changing the power plan affect this?

Looking again at the GPU Shark data, different (small) amounts of GPU memory are being used so...
Forum: Graphic Cards 01 Feb 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By DarkStar GT
Q: Graphics Acceleration is not being used?

I have some products that are written to take advantage of GPU-processing (Graphics Acceleration) if so configured.


When I do not select Graphics Acceleration in the software, in Task Manager...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 16 Oct 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 5,747
Posted By DarkStar GT
Hello Brink and thank you for your reply. I...

Hello Brink and thank you for your reply.

I have only one entry in a "layers" key, the other two are in "Persisted" keys.

The program has been working fine for months - it was, I believe, the...
Forum: Customization 16 Oct 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 66,570
Posted By DarkStar GT
Sorry that I was not clear - I meant from within...

Sorry that I was not clear - I meant from within Windows itself, other than running third-party programs. (And it was 5 years ago)
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Oct 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 5,747
Posted By DarkStar GT
I have a similar issue here. A 64-bit process was...

I have a similar issue here. A 64-bit process was whacked by a plug-in - the Exception Code was c000041d. The Program Compatibiliy Assistant jumped in and said it had made some changes for...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 25 Sep 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By DarkStar GT
Thank you guys OK, I may well do them a...

Thank you guys


OK, I may well do them a few at a time.


I do not understand - why do I need an Installer?
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 24 Sep 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By DarkStar GT
What order of Updates, and one at a time?

I have the following Important (including Recommended) Windows Updates and have a few questions before I start.

Yes, I know some of them are a bit old. I will probably not bother with the...
Forum: Software 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3,386
Posted By DarkStar GT
Thank you. But, for the moment, I'll pass...

Thank you.

But, for the moment, I'll pass on the big update to SP1 (I remember that when I did the XP SP2 update it caused several problems).
Forum: Software 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3,386
Posted By DarkStar GT
Thank you for the warning about the updates, I am...

Thank you for the warning about the updates, I am installing some of them.

Which of those two download packages should I be using? Or is there one somewhere-else?
Forum: Software 16 Jul 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3,386
Posted By DarkStar GT
32-bit MSVCP100.dll for 64-bit system?

[My apologies if this is in the wrong sub-forum]

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (original + some updates, not SP1)

I wish to run a 32-bit application extension which requires...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Jun 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 4,095
Posted By DarkStar GT
I asked in case somewhere in the Registry there...

I asked in case somewhere in the Registry there were references to these files. If so, deleting them "manually" might upset things.
Forum: Software 27 Jun 2014
Replies: 7
Views: 23,241
Posted By DarkStar GT
Hmm, well that link was from 4 years ago - when I...

Hmm, well that link was from 4 years ago - when I was using an earlier version of Foxit Reader. Maybe Foxit "tidied" the forum threads. But, from my previous reply, I'm sure I had it working back...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Jun 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 4,095
Posted By DarkStar GT
Q: Delete application Crash Dump files?

[I tried a Search but did not find anything, perhaps my search terms were not so good ;)]

I have a few application crash dump files (.dmp) in ...\AppData\Local\CrashDumps. Can I delete them safely...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 20 Apr 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1,587
Posted By DarkStar GT
Live Mail update - event log error message

Today, I saw a pop-up notification from Windows Live Mail that there was a Live Essentials update.

(a) the icon in the task bar got whacked so I had to re-pin it (from the Start menu)

(b) I saw...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 Apr 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 5,847
Posted By DarkStar GT
Thank you, guys. I'm inclining towards the...

Thank you, guys.

I'm inclining towards the "idling speed" as described by andrew129260 (http://www.sevenforums.com/members/andrew129260.html). Googling put this thread at the top!

It's a tower...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Apr 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 5,847
Posted By DarkStar GT
System properties - 2 CPU speeds shown?

I've just noticed the details in the attached screenshot.

Can someone explain why 2 speeds are mentioned? Googling didn't help ;)
Forum: Installation & Setup 27 Jul 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 7,079
Posted By DarkStar GT
Thank you for the link. Anyone care to post...

Thank you for the link.

Anyone care to post their Registry entries (as in my post #7 above) so that I can compare yours with mine?
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Jul 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 7,079
Posted By DarkStar GT
Thank you VistaKing for your continuing help;...

Thank you VistaKing for your continuing help; it's much appreciated.

Attached is a screenshot showing the elements that I now wish to remove (don't worry about the 'Infekted' filename, it's a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 7,079
Posted By DarkStar GT
Associating 7-zip with .rar files. Although the...

Associating 7-zip with .rar files. Although the association was made, when I double-click a .rar file, or right-click >> Open, nothing happens

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Bright idea just arrived ....
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Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jul 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 7,079
Posted By DarkStar GT
Yep, that's how I was opening it but I wanted to...

Yep, that's how I was opening it but I wanted to improve things.

Now I have messed it up and wish to undo the mess (right-click etc still works).
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Jul 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 7,079
Posted By DarkStar GT
Open .rar files with 7-zip.

I've tried to associate 7_zip with .rar files so that I can Open them. I now have the attached.

But nothing happens when I double-click the .rar file.

Either what do I need to do to get...
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Jan 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,634
Posted By DarkStar GT
I've seen that too, so I take the "Max Usage" as...

I've seen that too, so I take the "Max Usage" as a guide only. I can only guess that the algorithm for deleting old SR points does not always kick in when it should, or the oldest SR point is too big...
Forum: Backup and Restore 30 Jan 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By DarkStar GT
Acronis True Image - tidying up the list of backup locations

Over years of using Acronis True Image I have created image files in several folders and with different file names. As a result, my "Backup location" lists many file name formats that I no longer use...
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