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Forum: BSOD Help and Support 5 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 233
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 464
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 241
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 464
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 752
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 320
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 807
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 321
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 809
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...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 05 Oct 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By LMiller7
Like any other electronic component an SSD can...

Like any other electronic component an SSD can fail in all sorts of ways with many different symptoms.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Oct 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By LMiller7
My statement regarding SSDs was not meant in any...

My statement regarding SSDs was not meant in any way a criticism of them. Anyone relying on a drive to provide some kind of warning of imminent failure is thinking wrong. First you have no assurance...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Oct 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By LMiller7
Too late now but this needs to be said. The...

Too late now but this needs to be said.

The ideal way to deal with a failed drive is to replace it and restore the data from your backups. The failure is generally only an inconvenience. IT staff...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 04 Oct 2017
Replies: 26
Views: 1,239
Posted By LMiller7
Replacing the circuit board of a drive isn't as...

Replacing the circuit board of a drive isn't as simple as it sounds. These boards aren't for sale so it would have to come from a donor drive. And a drive of the same model isn't good enough....
Forum: System Security 01 Oct 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 2,052
Posted By LMiller7
AV products are often difficult to remove. There...

AV products are often difficult to remove. There is a good reason for this.

In recent years malware of all forms has become very sophisticated. Malware authors are no longer just the part time...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Sep 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 1,614
Posted By LMiller7
Yes, these things could be totally removed, not...

Yes, these things could be totally removed, not that I have any idea how. The question is whether this could be done without unanticipated consequences. That is a difficult question with no easy...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Sep 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By LMiller7
My comment wasn't regarding the capability of...

My comment wasn't regarding the capability of running a 64 bit OS. There is no doubt of that. It was only the ability to run a 64 bit OS on VirtualBox. VT-x is needed for that but not for running a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 15 Sep 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By LMiller7
It appears that your CPU does not support...

It appears that your CPU does not support Virtualization Technology (VT-x). VirtualBox requires this to support a 64 bit client, regardless of what the host OS may be. The BIOS cannot turn on a...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Sep 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By LMiller7
There comes a time in the development of any...

There comes a time in the development of any software product where there is a feature freeze. No new features, no performance optimizations, only bug fixes. All non trivial software has bugs. In the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 Sep 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By LMiller7
Windows 7 is now in extended support so only...

Windows 7 is now in extended support so only security updates will be provided. New features and performance updates are only likely to be found early in a products lifetime and Windows 7 is long...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 14 Sep 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By LMiller7
I am using Thunderbird on x64 Windows 7 with no...

I am using Thunderbird on x64 Windows 7 with no issues.

The message simply states that at the present time there is no 64 bit version of Thunderbird. 64 bit Windows runs most 32 bit programs...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Sep 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By LMiller7
Don't expect disabling services to provide...

Don't expect disabling services to provide noticeable performance gains.
While there are indeed many services "running" most of them are simply waiting for something to do and actually consume...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 14 Sep 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By LMiller7
The Paged pool is huge and it seems likely that...

The Paged pool is huge and it seems likely that it is the cause of the high memory usage.

The term "Paged pool" is somewhat misleading in that it implies that it is paged out, generally to the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 09 Sep 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By LMiller7
For a number of technical reasons this is not...

For a number of technical reasons this is not possible.

I think it very likely that the CPU would only permit a change in Hyperthreading state in real mode, before Windows starts.

Changing...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Sep 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By LMiller7
Be aware that there is some rounding in drive...

Be aware that there is some rounding in drive specifications. Drives are not manufactured to have exactly the advertised capacity. The actual capacity will be somewhat more or less. Two drives from...
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