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Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 6,424
Posted By badcrc
I've got the full set from Windows 1 to 10...

I've got the full set from Windows 1 to 10 Insider on VMware. It's great for nostalgia eg hearing the old start up sounds. Who remembers Microsoft Bob and that pesky dog ?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,578
Posted By badcrc
800 is the data transfer rate (T = transfers) -...

800 is the data transfer rate (T = transfers) - 800 MT/s
6400 is the data transfer rate in Bytes - 6400 MB/s


DDR2 uses a 64 bit wide bus, 1 byte = 8 bits, so 1 transfer = 8 bytes of data

...
Forum: Sound & Audio 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By badcrc
Desktop convert records the desktop (a bit like...

Desktop convert records the desktop (a bit like Camtasia), and TV refers to any installed TV tuner card.
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,641
Posted By badcrc
If you right click a file and drag it to the new...

If you right click a file and drag it to the new destination, there should be an option dialog 'move or copy here' when you release the mouse.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Aug 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By badcrc
Most noobs don't know not to have one hand on the...

Most noobs don't know not to have one hand on the metal chassis when probing around a CRT. Result - a few kv across the heart. Also most scopes wouldn't take kv on the input.


Fry the human, fry...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 02 Aug 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By badcrc
Very dangerous advice. A CRT monitor has several...

Very dangerous advice. A CRT monitor has several thousand volts inside the case, and the capacitors can retain this voltage for days - even when switched off.

Probing around the PSU could prove...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Jul 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 7,406
Posted By badcrc
ISO or data is irrelevant, it's down to decimal...

ISO or data is irrelevant, it's down to decimal and binary - 1000 vs 1024. Manufacturers quote the size of DVDs, HDDs in decimal because it looks better value for money. DVDs are actually 4.37GB.

...
Forum: Drivers 16 Jul 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2,586
Posted By badcrc
Do you eject pen drives or just yank 'em out?

Do you eject pen drives or just yank 'em out?
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 12 Jun 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By badcrc
I'm guessing that the main bottleneck in your...

I'm guessing that the main bottleneck in your system is the final video rendering stage. This is mainly down to cpu power. That old i5 hasn't enough horses IMHO. Here's a couple of more modern chips...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1,729
Posted By badcrc
I'd imagine that anyone who can mod Windows 7...

I'd imagine that anyone who can mod Windows 7 could easily insert a hidden keylogger, or other such malware to steal your data.

Caveat emptor ...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 10 May 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 2,525
Posted By badcrc
They - 123xxx - are pirate movie sites. These...

They - 123xxx - are pirate movie sites. These sites often install malware, and nowadays even run bitcoin miners (use punter's cpus to generate cryptocurrency). The pirate sites are probably lower...
Forum: Network & Sharing 14 Apr 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By badcrc
All entries in Hosts should point to 'home'...

All entries in Hosts should point to 'home' 127.0.0.1 eg

127.0.0.1 http://www.somesite.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.someothersite.com
127.0.0.1 etc

anything on the RHS is resolved to 127.0.0.1
...
Forum: Network & Sharing 31 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By badcrc
re 127.0.0.1 - well spotted

re 127.0.0.1 - well spotted
Forum: Network & Sharing 29 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By badcrc
Do you have Photoshop or some other Adobe CC...

Do you have Photoshop or some other Adobe CC software ?

na1r.services.adobe.com is something to do with their activation - Adobe products 'call home' to check your product is legit.
Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Mar 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By badcrc
I have my doubts whether an XP HDD from a...

I have my doubts whether an XP HDD from a different computer would even boot in the 'new' pc. The XP install is expecting to see particular hardware. I've seen HDD swaps give nothing but a BSOD.
...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 20 Feb 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,985
Posted By badcrc
Mux refers to combining video and audio into one...

Mux refers to combining video and audio into one file. File extensions eg avi, mov, mp4 are just containers for the audio and video (which can be encoded with various codecs). I think the word mux is...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 14 Feb 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 2,985
Posted By badcrc
Download Avidemux...

Download Avidemux (https://www.fosshub.com/Avidemux.html)
Forum: Hardware & Devices 06 Feb 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By badcrc
Can I just point out that only commercial...

Can I just point out that only commercial anti-static wrist bands should be used - don't be tempted to make your own DIY version. There's always a danger of a chassis becoming 'live' (esp a broken,...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 01 Feb 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By badcrc
'how a site could monitor visits I've made to it...

'how a site could monitor visits I've made to it ... would "know" I'd hit my page limit view in Firefox'

They log your IP - you could be on a different pc, but they'd know it was you.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 25 Jan 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By badcrc
If you are building a website that is visible to...

If you are building a website that is visible to the general public, you should make it work for all recent versions of all the common browsers - IE, FireFox, Chrome etc, including Edge on Win10.
...
Forum: Sound & Audio 12 Jan 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,657
Posted By badcrc
3.5mm audio jack is analog, usb is digital -...

3.5mm audio jack is analog, usb is digital - conversion is needed to go from one to the other. That device looks like it's just an adapter ie a wire.
Forum: General Discussion 26 Oct 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,769
Posted By badcrc
2. Clear Event Viewer errors & warnings ...

2. Clear Event Viewer errors & warnings

Event Viewer does not need clearing. Although it might look like there's a whole bunch of errors and problems, this is how Windows works. In fact, the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 Jul 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By badcrc
Here's...

Here's (https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=1&cmp[]=2874&cmp[]=793) a comparison of i5-2400, i7-2600 and a more recent i7-7700K. The scores give a good indication of processing power ie a...
Forum: General Discussion 30 May 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,521
Posted By badcrc
That iobit nonsense is just a skin - like a...

That iobit nonsense is just a skin - like a theme. It makes Windows 7 look like Windows 10, but doesn't provide the software platform to run apps.

3rd party coders have been doing this for years...
Forum: Sound & Audio 03 Apr 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 3,578
Posted By badcrc
We're at cross purposes here - the SB Z does...

We're at cross purposes here - the SB Z does exactly what I want ie low latency for Cubase recording. I don't need most of the bells n whistles it comes with. I was pointing out that although you...
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