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Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By LMiller7
Almost certainly the SSD would be more...

Almost certainly the SSD would be more beneficial.
An upgrade from 4 GB to 8 GB is useful but except for some very heavy workloads beyond 8 GB is usually a waste.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By LMiller7
Running a high powered PC with a cheap UPS...

Running a high powered PC with a cheap UPS doesn't make much sense. Any UPS is going to have a maximum power rating, and with a cheap one the actual capabilities may not match advertised specs. If at...
Forum: Software 2 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By LMiller7
Web browsers and Torrent clients are both tools...

Web browsers and Torrent clients are both tools and both must be used with care. I have already said that Torrents have legitimate uses. But because of the frequent content on torrent sites they must...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By LMiller7
Very simple really. Windows 7 home premium is...

Very simple really. Windows 7 home premium is limited to 16 GB RAM but you have 32 GB. To enforce the limit Windows does the only thing it can do and puts the 16 GB surplus into hardware reserved....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By LMiller7
The reason is that you are using Windows 7 home...

The reason is that you are using Windows 7 home premium which is limited to 16 GB RAM.
Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases (Windows)...
Forum: Customization 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By LMiller7
I very much doubt that Windows Explorer has such...

I very much doubt that Windows Explorer has such a feature. From what I know of software design this kind of feature request is unlikely to get very far.

There are some well known security risks...
Forum: Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By LMiller7
To provide some balance: Torrents do have...

To provide some balance:

Torrents do have legitimate uses but:

1. Torrents are frequently used to distribute illegal or pirated content.
2. Torrents are notorious for distributing a wide...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 365
Posted By LMiller7
Read the forum rules: Windows 7 Help Forums -...

Read the forum rules:
Windows 7 Help Forums - Forum Rules (http://www.sevenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules)

Specifically:


That is precisely what you are asking for. Your reasons for doing...
Forum: Network & Sharing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By LMiller7
XP was the last Windows client OS that supplied a...

XP was the last Windows client OS that supplied a Netware client. Windows 7 does not. Novell has a client for Windows 7 Professional and above. The Microsoft client for Netware was very limited and...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By LMiller7
CPU affinity is a restriction on processes to use...

CPU affinity is a restriction on processes to use only specific cores. There is no provision for reserving cores for any purpose or imposing restrictions on how individual cores will be used. The...
Forum: Graphic Cards 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 368
Posted By LMiller7
I am not a gamer so cannot give any specific...

I am not a gamer so cannot give any specific recommendations. I will leave that to others.
Forum: Graphic Cards 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 368
Posted By LMiller7
In any computer system there will always be...

In any computer system there will always be something that is limiting performance. That something will be known as the bottleneck and it might be said that it is bottlenecking performance. That...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By LMiller7
Everything looks very normal. More free memory...

Everything looks very normal. More free memory than I would like to see but nothing unusual.

Memory usage in any modern OS is highly dynamic. The memory manager will always try to assign memory...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By LMiller7
By default programs run with the same privileges...

By default programs run with the same privileges and rights as the active user account. This is very convenient for malware if the user is using an admin account as it can do pretty much anything it...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By LMiller7
XP was originally released with IE 6 but is also...

XP was originally released with IE 6 but is also compatible with IE 7 and IE 8. Windows 7 is compatible with IE 8 and later. Internet explorer is not just an application but is essentially part of...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By LMiller7
That is not an error but an informational...

That is not an error but an informational message. I see the same message on my system. The fact that Winsock providers cannot be disabled is by design. They can be deleted but you would need a very...
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By LMiller7
MSE updates will continue until 2015. But both...

MSE updates will continue until 2015. But both Microsoft and the suppliers of other AV products have said that the effectiveness of AV software is much diminished on an unsupported OS. As time passes...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By LMiller7
If Windows 7 was factory installed on the laptop...

If Windows 7 was factory installed on the laptop it cannot be legally moved to any other computer, even if the original is no longer in service. It is valid only on the original computer. Only an OS...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By LMiller7
Only someone using an admin account can change...

Only someone using an admin account can change the status of theirs or any other account. Any other behavior would be an enormous security risk. An admin account does not require a password but for...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By LMiller7
There are services that will verify email...

There are services that will verify email addresses but they do pretty much what you have already done. When a sent email bounces it is a strong indication the address is wrong. It could also mean...
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By LMiller7
The loopback address is an address that always...

The loopback address is an address that always refers to the local computer and is useful for testing purposes. It cannot be used for any kind of networking with other computers. Any computer...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By LMiller7
It is the way it is and I don't believe there is...

It is the way it is and I don't believe there is a way to change it. I am sure the decision to do it this way wasn't arbitrary but based on usability studies.

Programming means making decisions....
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 4,959
Posted By LMiller7
All editions of Windows share the same code base...

All editions of Windows share the same code base so performance and reliability will be the same. The difference is the addef features of the higher editions. Is Ultimate worth the cost? That is a...
Forum: System Security 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By LMiller7
A firewall and AV software perform very different...

A firewall and AV software perform very different functions. The purpose of a firewall is to prevent the entrance of data to your computer when it is initiated from some outside source. There is more...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By LMiller7
A big advantage of a 64 bit OS is the ability to...

A big advantage of a 64 bit OS is the ability to run native 64 bit applications. These have access to a much larger virtual address space which gives some types of application a huge advantage. 64...
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