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Forum: System Security 4 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By LMiller7
The desktop is managed by then explorer.exe and...

The desktop is managed by then explorer.exe and dwm.exe (Desktop Window Manager) processes. The code is contained in the process exe and the many DLLs they load. This is all very complex.

As to...
Forum: System Security 5 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 460
Posted By LMiller7
Note: I will be using the term malware in the...

Note: I will be using the term malware in the generic sense as referring to all forms of malicious software including viruses and adware.

Is it possible to determine what process placed something...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By LMiller7
The default value for LargeSystemCache is 0. It...

The default value for LargeSystemCache is 0. It is normally enabled (set to 1) only on servers or client systems used primarily as servers. It was not intended for general use. I am not convinced it...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,515
Posted By LMiller7
Windows 7 was released in several editions with...

Windows 7 was released in several editions with the higher editions costing more. If there were only one edition it would have to cost more than Windows 7 Home Premium if the same level of revenue...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 1 Week Ago
Replies: 52
Views: 1,515
Posted By LMiller7
The 16 GB RAM limit in Windows 7 Home Premium is...

The 16 GB RAM limit in Windows 7 Home Premium is a licensing restriction, enforced by the kernel. The only way to evade this limit would be a hacked kernel which would be a violation of the EULA....
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By LMiller7
That maintaining backup images is a good idea...

That maintaining backup images is a good idea isn't really a matter of debate. Almost everybody who has knowledge of the matter would agree. That is not to say that they actually maintain such...
Forum: General Discussion 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 2,199
Posted By LMiller7
In details view you can click on the name column...

In details view you can click on the name column or in other views you can select descending sort from the view menu. This will produce a listing in reverse alphabetical order with files shown first....
Forum: Hardware & Devices 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By LMiller7
RAID 0 will do very little for an OS drive. An...

RAID 0 will do very little for an OS drive. An SSD will give you much better performance. RAID 0 can be useful on a data drive with some kinds of data. Benchmarks can be impressive but results in the...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 361
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 1,097
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 804
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 398
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 804
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 998
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 02 Nov 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 351
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 29 Oct 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
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 21 Oct 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 337
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 16 Oct 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 902
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: 1,265
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: 1,265
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: 1,265
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: 1,265
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: 2,183
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: 1,624
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: 1,054
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...
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