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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By LMiller7
A high value for cached memory is a good thing....

A high value for cached memory is a good thing. Generally the higher the better. This is mostly memory on the standby list which is the ideal state for available memory.

If you are getting out of...
Forum: Backup and Restore 6 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By LMiller7
System Restore was designed for short term use...

System Restore was designed for short term use only. In the interests of keeping restore points a reasonable size not everything is saved. That not saved will cause you trouble if you go back too...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By LMiller7
This may work in some cases but I would consider...

This may work in some cases but I would consider it very risky. You should have a full backup of the drive before proceeding. And be prepared to replace the drive if the procedure fails.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By LMiller7
You really don't want to be doing that. The drive...

You really don't want to be doing that. The drive board contains information on one of the chips that is specific to the drive and these would need to be swapped on the boards. And the drives would...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By LMiller7
The possibility of invalid SMART data is quite...

The possibility of invalid SMART data is quite small. These are errors detected by the drive itself, not file system corruption which the drive wouldn't know about anyway. In any event there is no...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By LMiller7
There are standards for reading SMART data but...

There are standards for reading SMART data but there are no standards for how and where it is stored. Software capable of resetting SMART data would be proprietary and generally only available to...
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By LMiller7
Be aware that what you are proposing isn't at all...

Be aware that what you are proposing isn't at all what I was suggesting. Dividing the backup drive into partitions creates unnecessary complications for no real benefits.
Forum: Backup and Restore 11 Jun 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By LMiller7
You are making things far too complicated. You...

You are making things far too complicated.
You can easily have multiple backups of 2 computers on 1 external drive with only 1 partition. I have done exactly that. You simply use a separate folder...
Forum: Virtualization 07 Jun 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. In VirtualBox you...

Welcome to the forum.

In VirtualBox you would assign to the client OS some portion of the hosts accessible RAM to the client. In a laptop I would expect this to be about 3 GB, maybe a bit more....
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 28 May 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By LMiller7
The explorer.exe process operates the start menu,...

The explorer.exe process operates the start menu, desktop, and more. It also operates Windows Explorer. There are many third party products that perform the functions of Windows Explorer, Q-Dir being...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 19 May 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By LMiller7
I can't see how this would be even possible. In...

I can't see how this would be even possible. In Windows there is no provision for dedicating a core to a specific process or device driver. Affinity settings don't work that way. You can restrict a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 07 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By LMiller7
Looks like that drive has some serious problems. ...

Looks like that drive has some serious problems.


The 3 most important SMART values are highlighted and are all high. I would replace a drive for much less. Drives at this stage tend to get worse...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 06 Apr 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By LMiller7
Should I overclock a laptop? NO. ...

Should I overclock a laptop?

NO.

Overclocking a laptop is almost always a bad idea. They lack just about everything that is necessary for safe and effective overclocking. Overclocking increases...
Forum: Graphic Cards 02 Apr 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By LMiller7
Lowering display resolution and increasing...

Lowering display resolution and increasing display scaling both result in larger display elements but the methods and the quality of the results are quite different.


The old CRT monitors were...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Apr 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 4,318
Posted By LMiller7
That isn't necessarily the case. The registry...

That isn't necessarily the case. The registry can't change anything unless this functionality was explicitly designed in. There are a great many things in Windows that cannot be changed. The fact...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By LMiller7
The purpose of the Apply button is to perform the...

The purpose of the Apply button is to perform the function of the OK button but without closing the dialog. This is sometimes useful. This applies to all dialogs with an Apply button, not just the...
Forum: Software 30 Mar 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By LMiller7
Many 16 bit applications will run on 32 bit...

Many 16 bit applications will run on 32 bit Windows 7 but others will not.

Windows 7, as with all of the NT platform, will only run 16 bit applications that are well behaved. Unfortunately, many...
Forum: Software 29 Mar 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By LMiller7
Installing DOS 6.2 on a modern PC would be...

Installing DOS 6.2 on a modern PC would be problematic. On a laptop, even more so.
Windows 98 on a modern PC is at best difficult. There would be a variety of problems, not the least of which would...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 27 Mar 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By LMiller7
In Canada most sources of income are taxable and...

In Canada most sources of income are taxable and sales of used computer parts would qualify. I assume it is much the same in the UK but I have no knowledge of laws there. A call to a tax office would...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 22 Mar 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By LMiller7
Can the Task Scheduler service be safely...

Can the Task Scheduler service be safely disabled?

NO.

The Task Scheduler was first introduced in Windows 2000. It was available for user and application use but Windows did not use it. That...
Forum: Graphic Cards 21 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By LMiller7
If you want the best in image quality a gaming...

If you want the best in image quality a gaming card such as the GTX1050 is not ideal. Gaming cards are designed to provide high performance as is required for many modern games. Image quality is...
Forum: System Security 21 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By LMiller7
In terms of rights and privileges the Guest...

In terms of rights and privileges the Guest account is about as low as they get. When using this account you must accept that many things will not work normally or at all. And as Microsoft Security...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,261
Posted By LMiller7
I very much doubt Microsoft would provide an...

I very much doubt Microsoft would provide an option to delete the pagefile on shutdown. Raymond Chen, a Microsoft developer since Windows 95 days, would call this a security hole disguised as a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Mar 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By LMiller7
A CPU specified as 32 bit normally means that it...

A CPU specified as 32 bit normally means that it supports a 32 bit virtual address space. But this has NOTHING to do with how much physical RAM it can address. Contrary to frequent claims, PAE is not...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Mar 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 13,746
Posted By LMiller7
The System Volume Information folder on C:...

The System Volume Information folder on C: contains important system information which cannot be moved elsewhere. If you have system restore or previous versions of files enabled for the volume that...
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