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Forum: Backup and Restore 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
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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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 417
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 271
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 327
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 992
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: 443
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: 851
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: 544
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: 4,307
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...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Mar 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,671
Posted By LMiller7
The purpose of the Apply button is to perform the...

The purpose of the Apply button is to perform the function of the OK button but without closing the dialog. This is sometimes useful. This applies to all dialogs with an Apply button, not just the...
Forum: Software 30 Mar 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By LMiller7
Many 16 bit applications will run on 32 bit...

Many 16 bit applications will run on 32 bit Windows 7 but others will not.

Windows 7, as with all of the NT platform, will only run 16 bit applications that are well behaved. Unfortunately, many...
Forum: Software 29 Mar 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By LMiller7
Installing DOS 6.2 on a modern PC would be...

Installing DOS 6.2 on a modern PC would be problematic. On a laptop, even more so.
Windows 98 on a modern PC is at best difficult. There would be a variety of problems, not the least of which would...
Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking 27 Mar 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By LMiller7
In Canada most sources of income are taxable and...

In Canada most sources of income are taxable and sales of used computer parts would qualify. I assume it is much the same in the UK but I have no knowledge of laws there. A call to a tax office would...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 22 Mar 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By LMiller7
Can the Task Scheduler service be safely...

Can the Task Scheduler service be safely disabled?

NO.

The Task Scheduler was first introduced in Windows 2000. It was available for user and application use but Windows did not use it. That...
Forum: Graphic Cards 21 Mar 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By LMiller7
If you want the best in image quality a gaming...

If you want the best in image quality a gaming card such as the GTX1050 is not ideal. Gaming cards are designed to provide high performance as is required for many modern games. Image quality is...
Forum: System Security 21 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By LMiller7
In terms of rights and privileges the Guest...

In terms of rights and privileges the Guest account is about as low as they get. When using this account you must accept that many things will not work normally or at all. And as Microsoft Security...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By LMiller7
I very much doubt Microsoft would provide an...

I very much doubt Microsoft would provide an option to delete the pagefile on shutdown. Raymond Chen, a Microsoft developer since Windows 95 days, would call this a security hole disguised as a...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 16 Mar 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By LMiller7
A CPU specified as 32 bit normally means that it...

A CPU specified as 32 bit normally means that it supports a 32 bit virtual address space. But this has NOTHING to do with how much physical RAM it can address. Contrary to frequent claims, PAE is not...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Mar 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 13,671
Posted By LMiller7
The System Volume Information folder on C:...

The System Volume Information folder on C: contains important system information which cannot be moved elsewhere. If you have system restore or previous versions of files enabled for the volume that...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Mar 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 497
Posted By LMiller7
In theory what you are proposing should work and...

In theory what you are proposing should work and in practice usually does. But not always.
And there isn't any way to know ahead of time if your specific situation will work.


In the real world...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 12 Mar 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By LMiller7
A 32 bit client OS will support up to 4 GB RAM of...

A 32 bit client OS will support up to 4 GB RAM of which about 3.25 will be usable. Individual applications can use no more than 2 GB but multiple applications plus system processes, the file cache,...
Forum: Virtualization 12 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By LMiller7
As mentioned in previous posts in this thread -...

As mentioned in previous posts in this thread - You can't.
Forum: Installation & Setup 10 Mar 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By LMiller7
Depending on the precise details of the problem,...

Depending on the precise details of the problem, which you probably can't know, an in place upgrade may or may not solve the problem. The only sure way to solve any preexisting issues is to do a...
Forum: Virtualization 05 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By LMiller7
VirtualBox, VMWare, and VirtualPC are all free...

VirtualBox, VMWare, and VirtualPC are all free but none will support a 64 bit client without virtualization. VirtualPC supports 32 bit clients only, even with a 64 bit host and virtualization.
Forum: Virtualization 04 Mar 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By LMiller7
Your CPU does not support virtualization and that...

Your CPU does not support virtualization and that is why it does not appear in the BIOS. VirtualBox requires VT-x to run a 64 bit client OS, even when the host is 64 bits.
...
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