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Forum: Microsoft Office 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By LMiller7
When any new OS is introduced there will always...

When any new OS is introduced there will always be some software that will not run with the new OS. It has always been this way. Often there will be some way to make it work but not always. Even the...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By LMiller7
What you are seeing is normal. Each user has...

What you are seeing is normal.

Each user has their own recycle bin with the files they have deleted. The hidden recycle bin folder has a subfolder for each account that has deleted files. Users...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By LMiller7
Temperature measurement is somewhat problematic....

Temperature measurement is somewhat problematic. The problem is that there are no firm standards for temperature measurement hardware so manufacturers are able to do this however they please. To get...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By LMiller7
When a hard drive reports as full it will almost...

When a hard drive reports as full it will almost always be correct. On the other hand, the results reported by programs such as WinDirStat are at best only an approximation. For a large number of...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By LMiller7
Not reliable at all. I have little...

Not reliable at all.

I have little tolerance for errors in a hard drive, either conventional or SSD. I may tolerate a few warnings in SMART but after boot failures or other symptoms it is time to...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By LMiller7
You have a commit limit of 17 GB and 16 GB RAM....

You have a commit limit of 17 GB and 16 GB RAM. As the commit limit is Pagefile size + RAM size (minus a small overhead) this shows that you have a very small pagefile. Out of memory warnings and...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Aug 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1,621
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum Go into the control...

Welcome to the forum

Go into the control panel and open "Region and Language" and click on "Additional settings". Be sure that the "Decimal symbol" and "Digit grouping" do not use the same...
Forum: Customization 09 Aug 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By LMiller7
Welcome to the forum. Do a search for "Large...

Welcome to the forum.

Do a search for "Large digital clock windows" and you will get multiple results. Pick one that suits you.

Note that I haven't used any of these so am not in a position to...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Aug 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 3,640
Posted By LMiller7
Based on the information provided I see no reason...

Based on the information provided I see no reason for concern.

It appears that the memory usage is due to the file cache. This contains portions of files so that if they are later accessed disk...
Forum: General Discussion 27 Jul 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 3,145
Posted By LMiller7
The repair disk software has no knowledge of the...

The repair disk software has no knowledge of the drive letters as seen by Windows. When you use the repair disk it assigns drives letters to drives for it's own use. These assignments are temporary...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 15 Jul 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 878
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 11 Jul 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 3,583
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 28 Jun 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
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 27 Jun 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
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 25 Jun 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
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 24 Jun 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
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: 1,029
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: 1,029
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: 404
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: 673
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: 1,477
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: 539
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: 1,060
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: 654
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: 4,354
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...
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