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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By LMiller7
You may have an old version of AIDA64. ...

You may have an old version of AIDA64.


Obtaining detailed hardware information can be tricky and often requires that the application have knowledge of your hardware. An old version may not have...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By LMiller7
Security software usually provide a documented...

Security software usually provide a documented procedure for disabling protection. This is the only supported way. Malware would very much like to disable security software so it must take active...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By LMiller7
exFat can be less space efficient. I believe the...

exFat can be less space efficient. I believe the default exFat cluster size is 32K. NTFS by default uses 4K clusters. That means the minimum space used by a file is 32K. and each file will waste...
Forum: General Discussion 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By LMiller7
In Windows the pagefile has 3 primary purposes. ...

In Windows the pagefile has 3 primary purposes.


1. It increases the commit limit. Commit charge and commit limit is somewhat difficult to explain so will not do so here. Much incorrect...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By LMiller7
The best time to make a system image is before...

The best time to make a system image is before problems develop. Waiting until they do may be too late. A system image of a failing disk may not be usable.
Forum: General Discussion 08 Dec 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By LMiller7
"Control Panel" is a virtual folder created by...

"Control Panel" is a virtual folder created by the system software. There is no corresponding folder anywhere in the file system. The control panel applets are physically contained in the CPL files...
Forum: General Discussion 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By LMiller7
Running Windows 7 without SP1 would be a really...

Running Windows 7 without SP1 would be a really bad idea.
Security updates would not install. You would be limited to older versions of Internet Explorer which should be kept up to date even if you...
Forum: Backup and Restore 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By LMiller7
If you are going to implement RAID (any form) it...

If you are going to implement RAID (any form) it is important it be done for the right reasons. The purpose of RAID 1 is not to safequard your data. For that you need to maintain backups. No form of...
Forum: Installation & Setup 06 Dec 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By LMiller7
Yes, this is wishful thinking. Very much so. You...

Yes, this is wishful thinking. Very much so. You have seriously underestimated the differences between a 32 and 64 bit OS.
Forum: Installation & Setup 05 Dec 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By LMiller7
Your perceived need does not override reality. ...

Your perceived need does not override reality.

The almost identical user interface of 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems hides the fact that internally they are VERY different. It is not just 32...
Forum: General Discussion 23 Nov 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1,848
Posted By LMiller7
In the case of drive problems it is important to...

In the case of drive problems it is important to decide early on if it is worth the cost of professional recovery. It is possible to literally recover a drive to death. That is repeated recovery...
Forum: General Discussion 21 Nov 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,833
Posted By LMiller7
Where is the folder located?

Where is the folder located?
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Nov 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,039
Posted By LMiller7
If you do a clean install and allow Windows to...

If you do a clean install and allow Windows to create the needed partitions they will be properly aligned. Alignment is usually only a problem when restoring an image from a non SSD drive. In that...
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Nov 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By LMiller7
okwrangler2003: I suspect what is happening is...

okwrangler2003: I suspect what is happening is that the system has not been set to boot from the installation media but from the hard drive. With a new hard drive this will of course fail. Booting...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Nov 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By LMiller7
The Reallocated Sector Count value is just a...

The Reallocated Sector Count value is just a count of the number of sectors that have been reallocated and is completely accurate. There is no question there. But what is questionable is the...
Forum: Gaming 23 Oct 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By LMiller7
A 32 bit program will for technical reasons be...

A 32 bit program will for technical reasons be limited to about 2 GB of RAM. There are some exceptions but they usually don't apply to games. This is in the nature of the 32 bit architecture. Where...
Forum: Customization 09 Oct 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By LMiller7
Size isn't a property of a folder. A folder is a...

Size isn't a property of a folder. A folder is a container and whatever is reported as it's size is just the sum of the sizes of the files it contains. This value isn't stored anywhere and thus...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Sep 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 6,920
Posted By LMiller7
It would help if you were to specify exactly...

It would help if you were to specify exactly where you found these keys.
Forum: General Discussion 19 Sep 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By LMiller7
I'm sorry but I don't have good news for you. ...

I'm sorry but I don't have good news for you.

Applications have the ultimate control over their own appearance and behavior. This control includes the location and size of it's window or windows....
Forum: General Discussion 19 Sep 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By LMiller7
In theory this can be done but in practice it...

In theory this can be done but in practice it isn't practical. There are utilities that can modify specific parts of an exe but this will not do what you want. That would be a serious challenge for...
Forum: Microsoft Office 06 Sep 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 636
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 04 Sep 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 423
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 03 Sep 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 511
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 31 Aug 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 438
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 30 Aug 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 529
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...
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