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    It is a practical useable limit. My mic boost...

    It is a practical useable limit.
    My mic boost slider goes to +36 dB in 12 dB steps but unusable above +12 dB, with the first slider at max.
    Even with noise cancellation/suppression, and echo...
  2. Thread: Monitor Specs Questions by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 11 Views 1,021

    question 3 Panels are usually something like 6...

    question 3
    Panels are usually something like 6 bit, 8 bit etc. The extra bits are made up by dithering(FRC is one method).
    i.e. 6 bit panel is often quoted as 8 bit (effective) or something like...
  3. Thread: Windows 10 slow printing to OfficeJet 4500 by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 12 Views 324

    Can't even find a driver of that version for your...

    Can't even find a driver of that version for your printer, I have to assume that is the correct model number.

    1) Uninstall all HP Printer drivers and download Windows 10 drivers version 14.8...
  4. Thread: Trying to find out why my computer is so slow by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 12 Views 7,836

    1) You have a basic lack of RAM, a minimum these...

    1) You have a basic lack of RAM, a minimum these days is 8 GB. Prices are currently low, so now is your chance. It should have been done 5 years ago.

    2) I see from your other posts you run a lot...
  5. Thread: Should I delete a folder called Windows.old ?? by Helmut
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 5 Views 352

    Solved Just leave it, it is in use. The contents will be...

    Just leave it, it is in use. The contents will be auto-deleted after roughly 10 days from a version update, usually a bit longer than that, tends to be 14 days on mine.
    It is basically your old...
  6. Thread: Monitor Specs Questions by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 11 Views 1,021

    1) That is pretty much all marketing speak of...

    1) That is pretty much all marketing speak of made up words. Means next to nothing.

    2) They tend to quote GtG because it is much faster than other transitions they could quote, typical means...
  7. Thread: Windows 10 1903 Nvidia driver issues by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 11 Views 684

    You don't have an issue, you have a working...

    You don't have an issue, you have a working driver.

    Mine shows no Nvidia driver at all in Apps & Features, not done so for a few years.
    The 1903 Win 10 version upgrade did a new Nvidia driver...
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    1) There should be a category DVD/CD-ROM drives...

    1) There should be a category DVD/CD-ROM drives in the Device Manager.
    There maybe an optical disc drive service running which you can find in the Task Manager. If that is not running you can...
  9. Thread: yellow exclamation mark device manager by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 624

    Go to the Device and look at Properties > Details...

    Go to the Device and look at Properties > Details > Property > Hardware IDs
    Look up the Hardware ID numbers, other property info to suss it out.

    It may just be a ghost device, or identified...
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    Basically go through your Windows 10 settings and...

    Basically go through your Windows 10 settings and Edge Browser settings. There are dozens of them.
    I get no nag screen, have not seen one in years.

    I use a Local Account with Windows 10 and did...
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    Find the UWP (App) in the Start Menu, drag and...

    Find the UWP (App) in the Start Menu, drag and drop on Desktop or on the Task Bar.
    The pin to Task Bar and pin to Start (Tile) is normally an option in the right click menu of the Start Menu all...
  12. Thread: There is no Email Associated by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 535

    Depends where you get that message. Settings >...

    Depends where you get that message.
    Settings > Apps > Default Apps > Choose default applications by protocol.
    scroll down list to MAILTO

    On mine that is allocated to the Mail App in Windows 10,...
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    There is no issue. Applications may use virtual...

    There is no issue. Applications may use virtual memory depending on how the application was designed. Does not matter how much RAM you have installed.

    In general less virtual memory is used if you...
  14. Thread: Problem with Word files after Windows 10 update. by Helmut
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 14 Views 1,159

    Solved The tutorial on here about rebuilding icon caches...

    The tutorial on here about rebuilding icon caches is only partial, there is more to it than that.
    Be very careful, make sure 100% of what you are doing.
    I have used that tutorial, slight...
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    A USB 3.0 hub spec is for up to 900 mA(4.5...

    A USB 3.0 hub spec is for up to 900 mA(4.5 watts), that is not enough for a lot of SSDs.
    They can obviously have firmware that restricts the peak power draw specifically to meet USB 3.0 specs.
    ...
  16. Thread: Laptop disable igpu by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 4 Views 228

    You cannot do that. Your Laptop will probably...

    You cannot do that. Your Laptop will probably only have video output to HDMI or DisplayPort, or possibly via USB-C.
    That is for monitors, not for feeding in to another video card.

    To use that...
  17. Thread: SpyBot by Helmut
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 6 Views 764

    SpyBot S&D. Just uninstall it. I did maybe 10...

    SpyBot S&D. Just uninstall it. I did maybe 10 years ago when it got intrusive and put stuff in to Windows Startup, one reason has been mentioned.
    CCleaner I have uninstalled for broadly the same...
  18. Replies 6 Views 423

    Solved The Nvidia Control Panel App from the MS Store is...

    The Nvidia Control Panel App from the MS Store is not the same frontend as the Control Panel installed by the driver. You also need the DCH drivers as the notes say for the Nvidia Control Panel App....
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    Solved The reason is basically because you have done...

    The reason is basically because you have done those Registry edits which were not necessary to side line Cortana and just use the search functionality when they were combined.
    They are now separate...
  20. Replies 4 Views 380

    Solved It's in Settings > System > Sound > Manage sound...

    It's in Settings > System > Sound > Manage sound devices > Device properties > Input devices > Stereo Mix > Enable/Disable.
  21. Replies 9 Views 865

    Solved Look in the plugs, the USB 3 plugs have 5 extra...

    Look in the plugs, the USB 3 plugs have 5 extra contacts at the back, 4 at the front.
    USB 2 just 4 at the front.

    USB 2 max length of ~5m
    USB 3 max length of ~3m greater with quality cables.
    ...
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    The Nvidia version number does not mean anything...

    The Nvidia version number does not mean anything much. They list some changes/fixes in the Release Notes PDF.
    Almost nothing of interest for most people. Sometimes they introduce more bugs than...
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    I have not experienced any performance...

    I have not experienced any performance degradation in 6 years through about 5 version upgrades of Windows 10 to 1903 and actually way back to Windows 8.1
    I have recorded the tests, so I know it's...
  24. Thread: storarge clean up glitch by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 829

    Solved No Glitch, more like MS thinking, don't tell a...

    No Glitch, more like MS thinking, don't tell a consumer what is really happening by showing that number which appears to be roughly minus the "Windows update Clean-up" part of the Detailed View.
    ...
  25. Thread: Block domain in Hotmail by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 1,005

    Not much you can do yourself, these domain names...

    Not much you can do yourself, these domain names are faked and/or randomised intentionally.
    Sure, you can try by blocking a domain but almost instantly that will change and you are back to square...
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