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  1. Thread: Allow a Child account to install applications by LMiller7
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 3 Views 6,019

    Welcome tot he forum. All attempts to restrict...

    Welcome tot he forum.

    All attempts to restrict an admin account are ultimately futile. All admin accounts are equal in capabilities. The built in Administrator account is a little different but...
  2. Thread: Performance of software installed on SSD vs HDD by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 11 Views 1,646

    I first started using an SSD for the OS and...

    I first started using an SSD for the OS and applications nearly 6 years ago and would not wish to go back.

    Many people think of loading and running an application as 2 distinct phases. That is not...
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    Changing the affinity of system processes is...

    Changing the affinity of system processes is almost always a bad idea and the attempt will usually fail. Msmpeng is security software which must protect itself from interference by malicious...
  4. Thread: Which Software bloated my hosts file? by LMiller7
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 5 Views 797

    Any software that has been granted elevated admin...

    Any software that has been granted elevated admin level access will have write permissions to the hosts file. Most installers require this level of access.

    Setting the Read-Only attribute may not...
  5. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by LMiller7
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 76 Views 79,108

    I don't know what those folders are there for....

    I don't know what those folders are there for. Their presence appears to make no sense. But I don't trust my perceptions.
    Because I know of things that initially seem to make no sense actually make...
  6. Replies 5 Views 2,047

    The title of the article seems to imply that the...

    The title of the article seems to imply that the Calibri font is about to be removed from Windows. It is a sensational title designed to attract attention. But the article itself quite clearly states...
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    Assuming you access the network through the LAN....

    Assuming you access the network through the LAN.

    At system level there is nothing special about the Internet. It is just a part of the network. Windows makes no distinction between network access...
  8. Thread: Do I need AVG virus by LMiller7
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 19 Views 4,817

    I was a long time AVG user going back to Windows...

    I was a long time AVG user going back to Windows 2000. I suppose for lack of interest in trying something else I continued using it on XP and Windows 7 for several years. But it seemed that AVG was...
  9. Replies 56 Views 22,220

    The Windows function used to terminate a process...

    The Windows function used to terminate a process is "TerminateProcess" which ultimately calls the native function "NtTerminateProcess". This is an unconditional termination and the process has no...
  10. Thread: Indexing every registry location by LMiller7
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 5 Views 12,973

    There is no central documentation for the...

    There is no central documentation for the registry. Documentation for individual keys and values can be fount in many locations. But be aware that much of the registry isn't officially documented at...
  11. Replies 56 Views 22,220

    There are essentially 2 ways to end a process: ...

    There are essentially 2 ways to end a process:

    1. You can ask the process to close itself. This is the safe way. There are often things a process will do before it closes, and these are things...
  12. Replies 56 Views 22,220

    A process that is marked "Not Responding" is one...

    A process that is marked "Not Responding" is one that is not waiting for input and had not responded to input for 5 seconds. That is often a temporary situation. The process may be busy and is...
  13. Replies 7 Views 1,156

    I suspect you are running into the 260 character...

    I suspect you are running into the 260 character maximum path length. This has been the case since the introduction of 32 bit Windows in 1993. In 16 bit Windows it was 128 characters. There is no...
  14. Replies 12 Views 9,557

    The only way you can save and restore the running...

    The only way you can save and restore the running state of a program is to save and restore the entire environment in which it is running. That could be by means of a virtual machine or hibernation....
  15. Thread: Unable to Format micro SD card by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 1,047

    Most likely the device has failed. Flash drives...

    Most likely the device has failed. Flash drives and SD cards are among the least reliable of modern storage media.

    Many of these devices have a special read only mode that is activated when...
  16. Thread: Click statistics of Mice by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 3 Views 507

    Welcome to the forum. A mouse is quite a...

    Welcome to the forum.

    A mouse is quite a simple device with no ability to do any kind of logging or maintain any kind of statistics. A DSLR is a vastly more complex device.
  17. Thread: Installation Media File System by LMiller7
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 10 Views 4,057

    The UEFI standards require support for booting...

    The UEFI standards require support for booting from FAT32. The ability to boot from NTFS is non standard. Some motherboards support it, most do not. Apparently yours does.
  18. You won't do better than having a system managed...

    You won't do better than having a system managed pagefile on the OS drive if it is an SSD. You can easily do worse. The operational and performance characteristics of an SSD are an almost perfect...
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    The wear indicator isn't an actual measurement of...

    The wear indicator isn't an actual measurement of wear. That isn't possible with current technology. It is just a calculation based on the number of erase cycles and the nominal rating. Some drives...
  20. Thread: Annoying snapping of the scroll slider by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 2,365

    This behavior has bothered me too but I am not...

    This behavior has bothered me too but I am not aware of any way to change it. It goes back to at least NT4 released in 1996. I suspect this was designed to provide a way to back out of a scroll...
  21. Thread: Windows XP x64 by LMiller7
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 16 Views 33,214

    For compatibility with old games 32 bit XP is...

    For compatibility with old games 32 bit XP is almost certainly better than x64. Unless for some reason you actually need x64. x64 will not run 16 bit software at all. Be aware that some 32 bit...
  22. Replies 10 Views 4,088

    What Task manager does to disable a task from...

    What Task manager does to disable a task from running is really very simple. It just removes it from the registry or startup folder. But before it does that it makes a note that this was done so it...
  23. Replies 4 Views 801

    The color in which any of the normal fonts is...

    The color in which any of the normal fonts is rendered is not an attribute of the font. That is defined in the theme being used. I don't know how to change that. In many cases the application can...
  24. Thread: Hiding Devices in Device Manager by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 2 Views 627

    I don't believe this is possible. A device driver...

    I don't believe this is possible. A device driver developer can hide their device from device manager but this ability is not available to the user.
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    It is possible to create a volatile registry key...

    It is possible to create a volatile registry key where data is stored only in RAM and will not survive from one session to another. Windows uses this feature to a limited extent and applications can...
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