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Forum: General Discussion 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By LMiller7
Prefetch files contain instructions to more...

Prefetch files contain instructions to more optimally load applications. They do not contain any portion of the files themselves.
Forum: Installation & Setup 21 Hours Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 285
Posted By LMiller7
The files you are speaking of actually consume...

The files you are speaking of actually consume very little time during the boot process. What really takes the time is accessing the hundreds of other files. To improve boot time you really need to...
Forum: Software 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. I would strongly...

Welcome to the forum.

I would strongly recommend that you leave these files and folders alone. There technical reasons for the apparent duplication that are quite complex and I will not attempt to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By LMiller7
The rate at which a battery is charged is...

The rate at which a battery is charged is determined by the charger, not just the maximum power available to it. There is a safe rate at which a battery can be charged and the charger will not exceed...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By LMiller7
A browser will typically download to a temporary...

A browser will typically download to a temporary location before transfer to the final location. There are t4echnical reasons for this that I do no fully understand. Windows and application disk...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By LMiller7
The high memory usage is caused by the non-paged...

The high memory usage is caused by the non-paged kernel memory which is over 1 GB.
Most likely cause would be a driver, in this case one that is not loaded in safe mode. Sorry, but I can't help any...
Forum: Installation & Setup 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By LMiller7
Yes and no. In some cases Windows can be...

Yes and no.

In some cases Windows can be installed on a dynamic disk volume, but not if the the volume is a RAID 0 array. This is not an arbitrary restriction but one of technical necessity. It is...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. Post a screenshot of what...

Welcome to the forum.
Post a screenshot of what you see.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By LMiller7
The performance and operational characteristics...

The performance and operational characteristics of a flash drive are all wrong for it to be used as RAM. While these devices are sometimes referred to as "memory" they are really just a disk drive,...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By LMiller7
NO! Those folders are just alternate ways to...

NO!

Those folders are just alternate ways to access the real locations and provided for compatibility with older applications. They are not copies. They are not for your use. Best policy is to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Day Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By LMiller7
It would probably work (depending on the...

It would probably work (depending on the controller) but not recommended. The RAID array could only use 250 GB of the larger drive. Using that space for other purposes could compromise the...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By LMiller7
A fax modem is a dial-up modem as used for...

A fax modem is a dial-up modem as used for Internet service but with special characteristics for fax use. Most such modems, but not all, will work for fax service. The description of the modem should...
Forum: Software 1 Day Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By LMiller7
If Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is supported...

If Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is supported on the system it cannot be turned off for 64 bit processes. That is only possible for 32 bit processes. See this:
cannot set DEP attributes on 64-bit...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By LMiller7
To send a fax directly you need a fax modem, NOT...

To send a fax directly you need a fax modem, NOT a ADSL modem. With the current availability of high speed Internet very few modern systems will have such a modem. They can still be purchased.
...
Forum: Graphic Cards 2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. Overclocking a laptop...

Welcome to the forum.

Overclocking a laptop (or any OEM system for that matter) is a thoroughly bad idea. They lack virtually everything needed for safe and effective overclocking. Manufacturers...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By LMiller7
Is the Windows 8 Pro OS 32 or 64 bit? Virtual Box...

Is the Windows 8 Pro OS 32 or 64 bit? Virtual Box will run a 64 bit OS on a 32 bit host but VT-x virtualization must be supported by the CPU and enabled in the BIOS. It appears that your CPU does not...
Forum: Software 2 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By LMiller7
I would avoid all registry cleaners. The benefits...

I would avoid all registry cleaners. The benefits are marginal at best and the dangers are very real.
Forum: Software 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By LMiller7
I make a distinction between optimization and...

I make a distinction between optimization and maintenance software. The former ranges from the marginally useful to the worse than useless (memory optimizers). I would avoid all of them. The only...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By LMiller7
After resizing be sure to place the pagefile on...

After resizing be sure to place the pagefile on C:. From a performance standpoint the current location is the worst possible.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By LMiller7
The Performance tab is of greatest importance. A...

The Performance tab is of greatest importance. A process listing is of only minor interest.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By LMiller7
When dealing with memory issues I find it best to...

When dealing with memory issues I find it best to start with a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab. There is information there not found anywhere else.
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By LMiller7
Can you elaborate on "High memory usage"? This is...

Can you elaborate on "High memory usage"? This is so subjective that it really means nothing.
Forum: Network & Sharing 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By LMiller7
I agree with Sergeant Steve. I don't believe...

I agree with Sergeant Steve. I don't believe there is any other way. Of course you may not have permissions to access the share in question. Microsoft could have implemented what you want but doing...
Forum: Virtualization 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By LMiller7
During the XP Mode install you will have the...

During the XP Mode install you will have the option to chose where it goes. By default it will be the same drive as the host. If you have more than one drive you have to watch these things.
Forum: Virtualization 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By LMiller7
Where is the XP mode virtual hard drive? That is...

Where is the XP mode virtual hard drive? That is where it will write it's data. The fact it it's drive letter is C: is of no consequence. The host OS and and virtual machines it is running have...
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