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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Aug 2013
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By satchmo
How secure is your computer? Does it need a...

How secure is your computer? Does it need a password to logon? Do you have a roommate or sibling who can access the computer?

How secure is your wireless connection?
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 Aug 2013
Replies: 1,680
Views: 67,204
Posted By satchmo
I have my OS on the Vertex 3. I have my...

I have my OS on the Vertex 3.

I have my documents, Office, Lightroom, and all of my Steam games on the Vertex 2.

I use the 320 GB HDD for photo and video backups, as well as a system image...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Aug 2013
Replies: 1,680
Views: 67,204
Posted By satchmo
I heart my SSD.

I heart my SSD.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 27 Aug 2013
Replies: 1,680
Views: 67,204
Posted By satchmo
I upgraded step-wise to avoid the high cost of...

I upgraded step-wise to avoid the high cost of SSD's.

When I first built my system in 2010, I bought the Vertex 2 128 GB. When I was running low on storage, I got the Vertex 3 128 GB. I also...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Aug 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By satchmo
I concur with the suggestion to upgrade to SSD. ...

I concur with the suggestion to upgrade to SSD. Memory upgrade makes sense if you have less than 8 GB, but there's virtually no difference in performance between 8 GB and 16 GB, unless you are...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Aug 2013
Replies: 1,680
Views: 67,204
Posted By satchmo
Thanks for the reminder! :)

Thanks for the reminder! :)
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Aug 2013
Replies: 1,680
Views: 67,204
Posted By satchmo
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/577740_10151826742779643_1733649538_n.jpg

Not too bad for a three-year-old custom PC.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Aug 2013
Replies: 29
Views: 58,368
Posted By satchmo
I am sorry to resurrect this thread a year later,...

I am sorry to resurrect this thread a year later, but I have to say that my transition from IDE to AHCI was the best decision I have ever made.

After hearing so many problems from people who made...
Forum: Customization 19 Jan 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 7,173
Posted By satchmo
I had a solid black background, but I did not...

I had a solid black background, but I did not experience any delay on startup.
Forum: Graphic Cards 13 Jan 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,280
Posted By satchmo
If you want to lower the GPU temperature, a more...

If you want to lower the GPU temperature, a more effective way may be to increase the ventilation over your entire case.

How do you ventilate your case? If you lower the ambient temperature...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 13 Jan 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2,411
Posted By satchmo
I would agree. Getting rid of needless startup...

I would agree. Getting rid of needless startup programs is the best way to speed up your computer.

Try CCleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/) and use the function to stop any unnecessary startups.
Forum: General Discussion 13 Jan 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 4,745
Posted By satchmo
When I leave the computer on overnight, it takes...

When I leave the computer on overnight, it takes less than five seconds to return full functionality.

What's your power settings? Did you set it to hibernate?

I never hibernate my computer. ...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Jan 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 2,824
Posted By satchmo
Like everyone else already said, what makes a...

Like everyone else already said, what makes a Windows-based system great is the large availability of software (and many of them for free).

A Windows system would run great if you treat it like a...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Jan 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 3,190
Posted By satchmo
I'm glad that it worked out for you.

I'm glad that it worked out for you.
Forum: Drivers 11 Jan 2010
Replies: 18
Views: 7,404
Posted By satchmo
Very strange indeed. I wonder whether...

Very strange indeed.

I wonder whether something could have occurred when the authentication key was being sent to the Microsoft server.

Maybe even a glitch on the server side.

I would call...
Forum: News 09 Jan 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,443
Posted By satchmo
Mine doesn't hang either, but it delays for...

Mine doesn't hang either, but it delays for approximately 500 ms before proceeding with the rest of the shutdown procedures.

500 ms here, 500 ms there, pretty soon, you'll be shaving off some real...
Forum: News 09 Jan 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,443
Posted By satchmo
This (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975777) is...

This (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975777) is the official Microsoft response to this bug.

By the way, I tried downloading and installing the hotfix, and it did not work.[/QUOTE]

This isn't...
Forum: News 08 Jan 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,443
Posted By satchmo
What message is that?[/QUOTE] This...

What message is that?[/QUOTE]

This (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975777) is the official Microsoft response to this bug.

By the way, I tried downloading and installing the hotfix, and it did...
Forum: News 08 Jan 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 3,443
Posted By satchmo
I suspect it will at least correct the "Taskhost"...

I suspect it will at least correct the "Taskhost" bug upon shutting down Windows 7.

It appears to be a rampant issue and it's bugging me a lot lately. While it's harmless, this message should...
Forum: Backup and Restore 08 Jan 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,939
Posted By satchmo
I tried very hard to remember the exact problem,...

I tried very hard to remember the exact problem, but I just can't recall.

I think it may have something to do with my graphics card driver, but I can't be sure.
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jan 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By satchmo
I have observed on my own machine that if I don't...

I have observed on my own machine that if I don't use a device for a certain period of time (I am not sure how long, but it's more than a few days), the hidden icon disappears spontaneously.

Of...
Forum: Backup and Restore 08 Jan 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,939
Posted By satchmo
System Restore doesn't fix all problems. There...

System Restore doesn't fix all problems. There were a few occasions that I could not fix my system by reverting to a previous restore point.

I am just curious, on a related note, how much drive...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Dec 2009
Replies: 23
Views: 226,677
Posted By satchmo
I think I have found the solution...

I think I have found the solution (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975777) for this annoyance.

Cheers.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 23 Dec 2009
Replies: 45
Views: 12,641
Posted By satchmo
Thanks. That's useful information.

Thanks. That's useful information.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Dec 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By satchmo
Thank you for all the suggestions so far. ...

Thank you for all the suggestions so far.

Good point about the 64-bit OS, but what I am afraid of is that within three to four years, 64-bit software would be the standard and 32-bit ones will be...
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