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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By LMiller7
The question is unclear. What service? What...

The question is unclear.
What service?
What scheduled task?

Clearly describe what you are proposing to do.

Stopping the Task Scheduler service will prevent all scheduled tasks from running....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By LMiller7
Having the pagefile on a separate partition is a...

Having the pagefile on a separate partition is a bad idea that will impair performance. The ideas behind this are based on misconceptions. Having it on a separate local physical drive, if it is...
Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 392
Posted By LMiller7
Windows 98 is limited to a maximum of 1 GB RAM...

Windows 98 is limited to a maximum of 1 GB RAM but there can still be issues with over 512 MB. That was a huge amount of memory at the time. Whether or not Windows 98 can use that much memory to full...
Forum: Installation & Setup 2 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 392
Posted By LMiller7
High speed Internet should work if you can get...

High speed Internet should work if you can get network access. You will want to upgrade to Internet Explorer 6 even if you don't intend to use it. IE is a part of the OS, not just a browser.
Forum: General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By LMiller7
csrss.exe and winlogon.exe are critical system...

csrss.exe and winlogon.exe are critical system processes that Windows cannot function without. nvvsvc.exe and nvxdsyn.exe are NVIDIA processes.

With UAC active, the default configuration, even...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By LMiller7
No, not with a hard drive. Replacing...

No, not with a hard drive.

Replacing mechanical parts in a hard drive is VERY expensive, far more than the cost of a new drive. Such repairs can only be done in a special clean room by a trained...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By LMiller7
Stripped volumes (RAID 0) are generally...

Stripped volumes (RAID 0) are generally overrated. The purpose is to improve performance but under real world conditions the gains are rather modest. In most cases RAID 0 is more trouble than it is...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By LMiller7
The MBR partition type limits volumes to 2 TB....

The MBR partition type limits volumes to 2 TB. For GPT it is much larger, far beyond the largest drive currently available. I don't know if there are any theoretical limits on the number of volumes...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 999
Posted By LMiller7
To say that "All" members of this forum agree...

To say that "All" members of this forum agree that Windows 7 is the best Windows OS to date is a bit of an extreme statement. And one that many members would disagree with. I personally prefer the...
Forum: Network & Sharing 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. Try this: Remotely...

Welcome to the forum.

Try this:
Remotely enable Remote Desktop in Windows 7 & Server 2008 (http://mediarealm.com.au/articles/2013/03/remotely-enable-remote-desktop-in-windows-7/)
Forum: Browsers & Mail 5 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 274
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 524
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 815
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 815
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 460
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 675
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 675
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 240
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 176
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 11,056
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 460
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 337
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 676
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 815
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...
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