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  1. Thread: Laptop battery usage by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 379

    My HP Probook has a BIOS option to limit battery...

    My HP Probook has a BIOS option to limit battery charging to 80% to preserve battery life. Check to see if you have a similar setting.
  2. I just use Explorer to compare the number of...

    I just use Explorer to compare the number of files and folder size
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    That only shows the installation date of 20H2 in...

    That only shows the installation date of 20H2 in Oct 20
  4. Thread: Latest CCleaner Version Released by Steve C
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 1,324 Views 244,788

    I use the portable version too. It even auto...

    I use the portable version too. It even auto updates to the same directory where you stored the portable version.
  5. Thread: Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 308

    No, nothing obvious

    No, nothing obvious
  6. Thread: Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 308

    Chkdsk shows no problems. Disk management is the...

    Chkdsk shows no problems. Disk management is the method I have been using to assign a disk letter but the disk keeps being disconnected.
  7. Thread: Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 308

    I use Macrium Reflect Home version 8.0. This is...

    I use Macrium Reflect Home version 8.0. This is recent problem during the past 2 weeks. Yes, the backup fails if there is no drive letter assigned which is usually how I spot the missing drive letter.
  8. Thread: Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 308

    Internal Laptop SSD Drive Keeps Disappearing

    My HP laptop has a second internal SATA SSD drive which I normally assign to drive Z: for backups. It has worked fine to date but sometimes when I start the PC it is not found in Explorer - see...
  9. Thread: What are the quickest chkdsk options by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 4 Views 404

    It's very easy to destroy a running external HDD...

    It's very easy to destroy a running external HDD if you knock it as I know to my cost.
  10. Replies 3 Views 182

    Do you have a GPU card you can remove and just...

    Do you have a GPU card you can remove and just use the GPU on the motherboard? This will reduce the PSU load for testing.
  11. Replies 3 Views 182

    Check the CPU temperature under load and that all...

    Check the CPU temperature under load and that all drivers are up to date. Also run sfc /scannow from an admin command prompt and chkdsk c: /f to find / fix disk errors. You might have a hardware...
  12. Replies 3 Views 273

    Just ignore these errors since you will probably...

    Just ignore these errors since you will probably break something if you try to fix them
  13. Replies 4 Views 747

    Only for newer Apple devices unlike Windows 10...

    Only for newer Apple devices unlike Windows 10 which works fine on old PCs
  14. Replies 2 Views 519

    The menu should be user configurable. I use Send...

    The menu should be user configurable. I use Send To which now needs two mouse clicks instead of one. Such is progress.
  15. Thread: a good e-mail program by Steve C
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 14 Views 1,997

    Buy a cheap Office licence and use Outlook!

    Buy a cheap Office licence and use Outlook!
  16. Thread: PC still running after shutdown by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 423

    Turn off Fast Startup in Windows 10 and any fast...

    Turn off Fast Startup in Windows 10 and any fast boot options in the BIOS. Check you have the latest BIOS version and GPU driver.
  17. Thread: unable to update by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 14 Views 601

    Reboot the PC?

    Reboot the PC?
  18. Thread: My Desktop won't run Win11... So what! by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 891

    I installed W11 as a VM in Hyper V first on my...

    I installed W11 as a VM in Hyper V first on my W11 non-compliant laptop (CPU too old and no TPM). I then copied all the files in the HyperV .vhdx virtual drive to a separate W11 partition and set it...
  19. Thread: My Desktop won't run Win11... So what! by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 891

    You have TPM 1.0 connector like my board. You...

    You have TPM 1.0 connector like my board. You can't get the modules and they do not meet the Windows 11 spec anyway. I suggest you install the Windows 11 insider version on a separate partition and...
  20. Thread: Recommend hardware changes for upgrading from Win-7 to Win-10 by Steve C
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 33 Views 5,911

    That old CPU lacks the instructions to run...

    That old CPU lacks the instructions to run Windows 10 64 bit but might work on the 32 bit version. I would try the free upgrade to Windows 10 32 bit and see if that works. I would replace the hard...
  21. Thread: My Desktop won't run Win11... So what! by Steve C
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 891

    I have the same CPU on a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H...

    I have the same CPU on a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard. All works fine and Gigabyte still provide useful free technical support.

    I too was looking at upgrades and put off by the current high...
  22. Replies 6 Views 399

    If your system drive is a hard drive then cleanup...

    If your system drive is a hard drive then cleanup will take a while. Consider a SSD if you don't have one.
  23. Replies 14 Views 710

    Does your monitor have a DVI input in which case...

    Does your monitor have a DVI input in which case you can use a DVI cable?
  24. Thread: Tune-Up Utility? by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 666

    I use Wise Disk Cleaner to cleanup files

    I use Wise Disk Cleaner to cleanup files
  25. Thread: Delete Partions From a Disk by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 10 Views 525

    I agree and prefer to use the portable version of...

    I agree and prefer to use the portable version of MTPT
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