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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 465
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,565
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: 894
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: 894
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: 586
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: 586
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: 654
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: 924
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: 833
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: 554
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: 390
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...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Sep 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,269
Posted By LMiller7
Hard page faults don't necessarily involve...

Hard page faults don't necessarily involve pagefile access and in fact most do not. Microsoft Security Essentials will generate considerable numbers of hard page faults when doing a scan and possibly...
Forum: Network & Sharing 28 Aug 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By LMiller7
Home editions of Windows do support Remote...

Home editions of Windows do support Remote Desktop as a server. You need Professional or above to do that. Remote Assistance is not Remote Desktop.
Forum: General Discussion 28 Aug 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By LMiller7
Windows 7 will continue to operate after 2020,...

Windows 7 will continue to operate after 2020, just as XP and older unsupported operating systems do. Drivers submitted to Microsoft up to that date will continue to be available but there will be...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Aug 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By LMiller7
Chkdsk showed bad sectors because it was unable...

Chkdsk showed bad sectors because it was unable to read them. Whatever file they were a part of is corrupt and chkdsk can't fix the problem. This being the case the best thing to do is leave things...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 26 Aug 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 865
Posted By LMiller7
The drive will remap bad sectors during a write...

The drive will remap bad sectors during a write operation. This is possible because the accurate contents of the sector is known. But during a read operation there isn't much that can be done if an...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Aug 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By LMiller7
You have no assurance of privacy when using a...

You have no assurance of privacy when using a company computer, whether on company premises or not. The computer is theirs and they have a right to control how it is used. If this is a concern to you...
Forum: General Discussion 24 Aug 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By LMiller7
You really need to talk to the comany IT staff...

You really need to talk to the comany IT staff about this. The use of a company computer at home would be subject to company policies which we know nothing about.
Forum: General Discussion 06 Aug 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By LMiller7
I am not sure of all the details but...

I am not sure of all the details but CurrentControlSet is really a pointer to ControlSet001, ControlSet002, or possibly ControlSet003, etc. There is another registry value that specifies which one it...
Forum: Backup and Restore 05 Aug 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By LMiller7
Doing a system restore in safe mode is useful...

Doing a system restore in safe mode is useful when this is not normally possible. Restoring from a ssttem inage would probably be better but that requires that you have previously created one.
...
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