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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By LMiller7
The disk values shown in Resource Monitor are in...

The disk values shown in Resource Monitor are in bytes/sec. There are no cumulative totals so there is nothing to reset. The update interval is 1 second and I don't believe this can be changed.

If...
Forum: News 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,765
Posted By LMiller7
Some older 32 bit applications had 16 bit...

Some older 32 bit applications had 16 bit installers which cannot run under a 64 bit OS. However, if Windows detects that the application is using one of a few supported 16 bit installers it will use...
Forum: Graphic Cards 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By LMiller7
Contrary to what some ads and sales people might...

Contrary to what some ads and sales people might tell you, laptops are not good gaming systems. The requirements of high performance graphics and the design priorities of laptops (small size, low...
Forum: Graphic Cards 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By LMiller7
Certainly, Intel video does not compare favorably...

Certainly, Intel video does not compare favorably with discrete video. There is a large market for computers with limited graphics capabilities. Intel video was designed for that market by building...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By LMiller7
The $RECYCLE.BIN folder acts as the physical...

The $RECYCLE.BIN folder acts as the physical storage for the desktop recycle bin for files deleted from that drive. There is a separate sub folder for each user for their own deleted files. This is a...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By LMiller7
Is there more than one active user account? The...

Is there more than one active user account? The desktop Recycle bin will only show files belonging to the logged in user. The Recycle bin may contain files from other accounts but they will not be...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 12 Dec 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By LMiller7
The idea that the LargeSystemCache setting would...

The idea that the LargeSystemCache setting would load the kernel in RAM is nonsense. It was likely based on misunderstandings piled on misunderstandings. Microsoft documentation makes no mention of...
Forum: System Security 07 Dec 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By LMiller7
The desktop is managed by then explorer.exe and...

The desktop is managed by then explorer.exe and dwm.exe (Desktop Window Manager) processes. The code is contained in the process exe and the many DLLs they load. This is all very complex.

As to...
Forum: System Security 06 Dec 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,191
Posted By LMiller7
Note: I will be using the term malware in the...

Note: I will be using the term malware in the generic sense as referring to all forms of malicious software including viruses and adware.

Is it possible to determine what process placed something...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 Dec 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By LMiller7
The default value for LargeSystemCache is 0. It...

The default value for LargeSystemCache is 0. It is normally enabled (set to 1) only on servers or client systems used primarily as servers. It was not intended for general use. I am not convinced it...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Nov 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2,036
Posted By LMiller7
Windows 7 was released in several editions with...

Windows 7 was released in several editions with the higher editions costing more. If there were only one edition it would have to cost more than Windows 7 Home Premium if the same level of revenue...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 Nov 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 2,036
Posted By LMiller7
The 16 GB RAM limit in Windows 7 Home Premium is...

The 16 GB RAM limit in Windows 7 Home Premium is a licensing restriction, enforced by the kernel. The only way to evade this limit would be a hacked kernel which would be a violation of the EULA....
Forum: General Discussion 28 Nov 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,553
Posted By LMiller7
That maintaining backup images is a good idea...

That maintaining backup images is a good idea isn't really a matter of debate. Almost everybody who has knowledge of the matter would agree. That is not to say that they actually maintain such...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Nov 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By LMiller7
In details view you can click on the name column...

In details view you can click on the name column or in other views you can select descending sort from the view menu. This will produce a listing in reverse alphabetical order with files shown first....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Nov 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By LMiller7
RAID 0 will do very little for an OS drive. An...

RAID 0 will do very little for an OS drive. An SSD will give you much better performance. RAID 0 can be useful on a data drive with some kinds of data. Benchmarks can be impressive but results in the...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 14 Nov 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. Be aware that the...

Welcome to the forum.

Be aware that the drive letters shown in the recovery environment will not necessarily correspond to those used by Windows. When it starts it arbitrarily assigns drive...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Nov 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By LMiller7
Any normal Windows 7 installation will have...

Any normal Windows 7 installation will have probably at least 30 processes with SYSTEM, LOCAL SERVICE, and NETWORK SERVICE accounts and it is not at all unusual to have more. That is completely...
Forum: Software 13 Nov 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By LMiller7
"Private bytes" is the same as the "Commit size"...

"Private bytes" is the same as the "Commit size" in Task Manager. Unfortunately this is a difficult concept and not easily explained or understood. You really need to understand how a modern virtual...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 13 Nov 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By LMiller7
Two or more computers working together is a...

Two or more computers working together is a viable concept and is known as distributed computing. But it is only practical with certain kinds of programs and they are not what most home users would...
Forum: Software 13 Nov 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By LMiller7
The "Private WS " column shows the private memory...

The "Private WS " column shows the private memory usage of a process. This is the same as the "Memory (private working set)" column shown by default in Task Manager. This is not the full memory usage...
Forum: Software 07 Nov 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By LMiller7
I agree with Alejandro85 I would like to...

I agree with Alejandro85

I would like to address the situation of multiple versions of the runtimes. In most cases the newer version will be fully compatible with the older and should, in theory,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 02 Nov 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. It may be possible to...

Welcome to the forum.

It may be possible to assign a password to a printer with third party software but that is not how Windows or domain security is designed to work. Security is based on the...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 29 Oct 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By LMiller7
Spontaneous shutdowns are usually due to power...

Spontaneous shutdowns are usually due to power problems or overheating. I would think a memory test would give the CPU a pretty good workout so if the problem was overheating this would bring it on...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 21 Oct 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By LMiller7
The USB3 bus transfer rate is in theory about 625...

The USB3 bus transfer rate is in theory about 625 bytes/second. However, as with all serial protocols, there is some overhead so in practice the real maximum rate is about 500 MB/s. But that is just...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 16 Oct 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By LMiller7
Windows RAM limits, particularly in 32 bit...

Windows RAM limits, particularly in 32 bit versions, are rather complex.

A 32 bit OS has a nominal 4 GB physical address space. But since this address space but be shared with memory mapped...
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