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Forum: Customization 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 249
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 6,729
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
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: 421
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: 386
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: 456
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: 366
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: 381
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 15 Aug 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
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: 1,628
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: 790
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: 3,647
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: 3,149
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: 895
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: 3,623
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: 1,274
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: 1,274
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: 1,274
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: 1,274
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: 1,053
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: 1,053
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: 416
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: 682
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: 1,588
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...
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