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Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By LMiller7
Overclocking an OEM computer, and Notebooks in...

Overclocking an OEM computer, and Notebooks in particular, is almost always a bad idea. These systems lack just about everything necessary for safe and effective overclocking. Overclocking means more...
Forum: Software 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By LMiller7
This is completely normal. When running Task...

This is completely normal. When running Task Manager with default configuration it will not be able to obtain information from some processes such as csrss.exe. This is a critical system process. By...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By LMiller7
I have seen a number of his videos in the past...

I have seen a number of his videos in the past and found them entertaining. Some have stated in a note that they are meant as a joke but many do not. And such notes are often missed. They are...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By LMiller7
I don't know the reason for these files but I...

I don't know the reason for these files but I would consider the likelyhood of them being the cause of your performance problems as remote.

Edit: When dealing with performance problems it is best...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 856
Posted By LMiller7
When discussing browsers you will get a lot of...

When discussing browsers you will get a lot of opinions. Name just about any browser and you will find some people love it while others hate it. And be aware that such opinions are usually not based...
Forum: Network & Sharing 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By LMiller7
The hosts file dates back to the earliest days of...

The hosts file dates back to the earliest days of the Internet when it was arpanet. It's purpose is to associate names with IP addresses, what DNS now does. A large hosts file has been known to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By LMiller7
There is nothing wrong with using RAID 1, if it...

There is nothing wrong with using RAID 1, if it is used for the right reasons. The purpose of RAID 1 is to maintain access to your files in the event of a drive failure and permitting replacement to...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 20 Jan 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By LMiller7
Memory usage in any modern OS is highly dynamic....

Memory usage in any modern OS is highly dynamic. There is no one value that could be considered normal. Other than what you are running the biggest influence is how much RAM you have. Within...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 Jan 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By LMiller7
There should be zero issues using a 32 bit OS...

There should be zero issues using a 32 bit OS with a 64 bit capable CPU. In fact there are many millions of computers doing just that. I have been using such a computer for more than 5 years. It has...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Jan 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 440
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 01 Jan 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2,233
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 28 Dec 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,591
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 28 Dec 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,591
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 22 Dec 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 785
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 22 Dec 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 785
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: 1,213
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: 1,880
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: 1,880
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: 1,213
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: 2,488
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: 2,488
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: 1,614
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: 2,354
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: 1,687
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: 433
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...
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