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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 70,634
Posted By LMiller7
exFAT was designed as a lightweight alternative...

exFAT was designed as a lightweight alternative to FAT32 designed and optimized for flash drives and memory cards. It solves some of the problems with FAT32, such as the 4 GB file size limit. It is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 4 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 369
Posted By LMiller7
There is nothing in a modern hard drive that is...

There is nothing in a modern hard drive that is user serviceable. The manufacturing tolerances are extremely fine, as they must be with modern data densities. Drives are manufactured in a special...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By LMiller7
In the 1980's IBM was selling 10 MB drives for...

In the 1980's IBM was selling 10 MB drives for use with the IBM PC for about 1000$ US. That was a lot of storage back then, the equivalent of many floppy disks.
Forum: Customization 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By LMiller7
Control panel apps are not handled consistently....

Control panel apps are not handled consistently. Starting with Vista most of them are in their own DLL while others are in CPL files in the system32 folder. Some CPL files contain several. Some I...
Forum: General Discussion 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By LMiller7
The conditions are not at all the same. ...

The conditions are not at all the same.

Condition #1
The scheduler checks the current idle state. Has the computer been idle for at least 15 minutes? In this context idle means there has been no...
Forum: Virtualization 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By LMiller7
Protection on the host provides a level of...

Protection on the host provides a level of protection on virtual machines but it is not sufficient. It might have offered reasonable protection against malware as it existed 10-15 years ago, but not...
Forum: General Discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1,786
Posted By LMiller7
There is no universal way to do this. Task...

There is no universal way to do this. Task scheduler will run a program with a specified command line but each program will interpret them as it wishes. There are no real standards for this. Some...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 86,238
Posted By LMiller7
Sorry, but mostly wrong. Not surprising as much...

Sorry, but mostly wrong. Not surprising as much of the available documentation regarding standby memory is quite technical and often misunderstood. There is much false information out there and it is...
Forum: Customization 12 Feb 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By LMiller7
Judging from the very specific error message it...

Judging from the very specific error message it appears that the screensaver is explicitly checking for XP and will not run on any other OS. This is unusual but it does happen.


Often Windows...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Feb 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,904
Posted By LMiller7
Malware will often attempt to shut down security...

Malware will often attempt to shut down security software so it must take active steps to protect itself. I am rather surprised you were able to kill the process at all. It will try to ensure that...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 09 Jan 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By LMiller7
You may have an old version of AIDA64. ...

You may have an old version of AIDA64.


Obtaining detailed hardware information can be tricky and often requires that the application have knowledge of your hardware. An old version may not have...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 05 Jan 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By LMiller7
Security software usually provide a documented...

Security software usually provide a documented procedure for disabling protection. This is the only supported way. Malware would very much like to disable security software so it must take active...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 25 Dec 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By LMiller7
exFat can be less space efficient. I believe the...

exFat can be less space efficient. I believe the default exFat cluster size is 32K. NTFS by default uses 4K clusters. That means the minimum space used by a file is 32K. and each file will waste...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Dec 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,038
Posted By LMiller7
In Windows the pagefile has 3 primary purposes. ...

In Windows the pagefile has 3 primary purposes.


1. It increases the commit limit. Commit charge and commit limit is somewhat difficult to explain so will not do so here. Much incorrect...
Forum: Backup and Restore 21 Dec 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By LMiller7
The best time to make a system image is before...

The best time to make a system image is before problems develop. Waiting until they do may be too late. A system image of a failing disk may not be usable.
Forum: General Discussion 08 Dec 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By LMiller7
"Control Panel" is a virtual folder created by...

"Control Panel" is a virtual folder created by the system software. There is no corresponding folder anywhere in the file system. The control panel applets are physically contained in the CPL files...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By LMiller7
Running Windows 7 without SP1 would be a really...

Running Windows 7 without SP1 would be a really bad idea.
Security updates would not install. You would be limited to older versions of Internet Explorer which should be kept up to date even if you...
Forum: Backup and Restore 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By LMiller7
If you are going to implement RAID (any form) it...

If you are going to implement RAID (any form) it is important it be done for the right reasons. The purpose of RAID 1 is not to safequard your data. For that you need to maintain backups. No form of...
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By LMiller7
Yes, this is wishful thinking. Very much so. You...

Yes, this is wishful thinking. Very much so. You have seriously underestimated the differences between a 32 and 64 bit OS.
Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Dec 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By LMiller7
Your perceived need does not override reality. ...

Your perceived need does not override reality.

The almost identical user interface of 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems hides the fact that internally they are VERY different. It is not just 32...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Nov 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By LMiller7
In the case of drive problems it is important to...

In the case of drive problems it is important to decide early on if it is worth the cost of professional recovery. It is possible to literally recover a drive to death. That is repeated recovery...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Nov 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Posted By LMiller7
Where is the folder located?

Where is the folder located?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Nov 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By LMiller7
If you do a clean install and allow Windows to...

If you do a clean install and allow Windows to create the needed partitions they will be properly aligned. Alignment is usually only a problem when restoring an image from a non SSD drive. In that...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Nov 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 607
Posted By LMiller7
okwrangler2003: I suspect what is happening is...

okwrangler2003: I suspect what is happening is that the system has not been set to boot from the installation media but from the hard drive. With a new hard drive this will of course fail. Booting...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By LMiller7
The Reallocated Sector Count value is just a...

The Reallocated Sector Count value is just a count of the number of sectors that have been reallocated and is completely accurate. There is no question there. But what is questionable is the...
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