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Forum: General Discussion 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 43,093
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Windows does NOT change the modified time when...

Windows does NOT change the modified time when the file is merely read. This is confirmed by observation. I will not comment on what Excel might be doing. The access time would change in this case,...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By LMiller7
Surge protectors can be damaged by power spikes...

Surge protectors can be damaged by power spikes with no apparent signs but greatly reduces or nullifies the protection they provide. The device may have been in this state at the time of the...
Forum: Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By LMiller7
Torrents themselves are legal. But unfortunately...

Torrents themselves are legal. But unfortunately much of what is offered on torrents is not. And there are also some gray areas. My experience with torrents is just about nill.
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By LMiller7
Speaking as an electronics technician of many...

Speaking as an electronics technician of many years that does not make much sense. During a restart everything remains "charged." As far as power is concerned nothing much changes. Adding more time...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By LMiller7
Short answer, No. That is during the early...

Short answer, No.

That is during the early stages of the boot process when you have very little influence over what is happening. The first opportunity to run anything during startup is much...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 147
Posted By LMiller7
The risk is hard to quantify but I would consider...

The risk is hard to quantify but I would consider it much higher than 1 or 2 in 1000000. I have experienced a failure during a repartition and have heard of others.
Forum: Network & Sharing 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. In an active directory...

Welcome to the forum.

In an active directory domain the client always looks for the domain controller using DNS, even when it is on the same subnet. All clients must be set to use the domain DNS...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By LMiller7
No By it's very nature an admin level...

No

By it's very nature an admin level account cannot be restricted. Any attempt to do so is doomed to fail.
Forum: General Discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. I don't think that is...

Welcome to the forum.

I don't think that is possible without third party software. Your requirement seems very specialized and it seems unlikely anyone would have done this. It is possible a third...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 101,323
Posted By LMiller7
No. The idea that a large amount free memory...

No.

The idea that a large amount free memory is beneficial is hopelessly outdated. All modern operating systems try to find some use for as much memory as possible, even if it is only of trivial...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By LMiller7
Highly probable the drive is failing and needs to...

Highly probable the drive is failing and needs to be replaced.

All files of any importance need at least 1 backup copy, 2 or more backup copies if the files are of particular importance. Having no...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By LMiller7
It is best not to mix use of Windows and third...

It is best not to mix use of Windows and third party defrag utilities. Each has it's own concept of the optimum defraged state and they will fight each other. This won't do any real harm except...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By LMiller7
A RAID 0 array is made up of 2 or more equal size...

A RAID 0 array is made up of 2 or more equal size physical drives. In theory you could combine the SSD with 60 GB of the 1 TB drive into a 120 GB RAID 0 array. The rest of the drive could be used but...
Forum: Software 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By LMiller7
Apparently Java is often used by banks on the...

Apparently Java is often used by banks on the server. It is not usually required on the client but there are a exceptions.

If you need Java then it must be installed. Otherwise it is just a...
Forum: Software 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By LMiller7
Java is not a part of Windows but is a separate...

Java is not a part of Windows but is a separate product. Many people, including myself, do not have it installed. Java is a well known security risk. It is usually not required but there are a number...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By LMiller7
Drive spanning is for data drives only, not those...

Drive spanning is for data drives only, not those containing an OS. Spanned volumes require drivers which are on the Windows volume. But the volume cannot be read without the drivers.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By LMiller7
A volume can only be extended to unallocated...

A volume can only be extended to unallocated space on the same physical drive.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By LMiller7
Modified memory is pagefile backed memory that...

Modified memory is pagefile backed memory that has been trimmed from the working set of a process or other entity. There are only 2 way that modified memory can be reduced.

1. The entity from...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By LMiller7
I suppose this could be the CPU but only as a...

I suppose this could be the CPU but only as a remote possibility. A CPU failure would most likely cause a boot failure or some kind of crash.
Forum: General Discussion 6 Days Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By LMiller7
You are using a RamDisk? How large is it?

You are using a RamDisk?
How large is it?
Forum: Installation & Setup 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By LMiller7
I know that the $Recycle Bin folder cannot be...

I know that the $Recycle Bin folder cannot be moved. When a file is deleted it is moved to the $Recycle Bin folder on the same volume as the file. Such a move is very fast because only the folder...
Forum: System Security 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By LMiller7
The Administrator account is the most powerful...

The Administrator account is the most powerful user account in the system and access to it should be controlled. A password is one of the first lines of defense against unauthorized access. By...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By LMiller7
That the .DEFAULT entry is a template is a...

That the .DEFAULT entry is a template is a reasonable assumption, and one that many have made. But wrong. This explains what it really is:
The .Default user is not the default user - The Old New...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By LMiller7
This issue occasionally comes up in the...

This issue occasionally comes up in the Sysinternals forum:
http://forum.sysinternals.com/autoruns_forum16.html

The entries may be legitimate which should not be deleted. Autoruns is a 32 bit...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By LMiller7
Drive manufacturers usually advertise capacity...

Drive manufacturers usually advertise capacity defining 1 GB as 1,000,000,000 bytes while in Windows it is 1024 * 1024 * 1024 = 1073741824 bytes. Do the math and an 8 GB drive has a real capacity of...
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