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  1. Thread: What's your favorite web browser? by plat
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 19 Views 1,524

    Yes, Edge is my preferred browser too. I use it...

    Yes, Edge is my preferred browser too. I use it for banking and financial transactions. It's fast, smooth and very stable. I haven't had any issues with it in literally months.

    Secondary is...
  2. Thread: GPU shopping, strict requirements by plat
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 26 Views 3,448

    Bitcoin's value has been falling a bit lately. ...

    Bitcoin's value has been falling a bit lately. Crypto mining has been driving a lot of the gpu shortage, combined with the global chip shortage.

    So us non-miners have a glimmer of hope that...
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    Win Update *off topic**After literally months of complaining...

    *off topic**After literally months of complaining about a broken something somewhere, guess what showed up when I followed your advice? OK, this is great, a mystery solved. Since I've grown adapted...
  4. Replies 111 Views 42,847

    Win Update There are no issues. As I said in an earlier...

    There are no issues. As I said in an earlier post, it might have evolved into a routine that works for some and are preferred over others. Disk Cleanup isn't the only game in town, but if you like...
  5. Replies 111 Views 42,847

    Win Update Hello. Good to know that it still works, at...

    Hello. Good to know that it still works, at least for some. I've found that running the cleanmgr sageset/sagerun commands, along with the dism...startcomponentcleanup will actually remove something...
  6. Replies 111 Views 42,847

    Win Update No, it went very quickly, only hitching a little...

    No, it went very quickly, only hitching a little during the cumulative update's initial installation. The .NET one was a snap. In fact, it was one of the most uneventful update processes on here in...
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    I've been in the EVGA queue for months now also,...

    I've been in the EVGA queue for months now also, for an rtx3070. Except for Best Buy, which still shows msrp of 499 USD for Founders Edition cards on its site, the availability has been mostly...
  8. Thread: Welcome to TenForums by plat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2,270 Views 223,906

    I must mind my manners and say: "hello" to...

    I must mind my manners and say: "hello" to everyone--better late than never. So many valuable and useful threads here, I can't thank you all enough. But most of all, I enjoy reading about various...
  9. Replies 35 Views 18,102

    Insider I've been running 19043.1023 for about a day now...

    I've been running 19043.1023 for about a day now (got KB5003214 Friday evening). No issues at all, nice and speedy and no errors in Event Viewer--Application and System logs (yet). Only thing: ...
  10. Thread: Win10 Restart-Time by plat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 87 Views 19,734

    Well! First: really appreciate refreshing this...

    Well! First: really appreciate refreshing this utility! OK. After disabling my script blocker, I ran BootRacer again, twice. Edit: One snip was too late but the numbers were very very close.
    ...
  11. Thread: Latest Samsung NVMe Driver Released by plat
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 207 Views 216,862

    I have PCI-e version 3.0, even so, initially, the...

    I have PCI-e version 3.0, even so, initially, the 980 Pro was without rival in speed compared to my 970 Plus. Then, over like 2 months, the write speed degraded drastically. Others were reporting...
  12. Thread: Win10 Restart-Time by plat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 87 Views 19,734

    Now this is a poster-child for getting an SSD,...

    Now this is a poster-child for getting an SSD, right? Exactly 1/3 of the startup time versus the HDD. Lovely. :D
  13. Thread: Win10 Restart-Time by plat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 87 Views 19,734

    Hmm, I like monitoring start-up times but having...

    Hmm, I like monitoring start-up times but having trouble with the vbs script found here:
    Please Wait... | Cloudflare
    But I had a problem this second time--it wouldn't run. Every time I clicked on...
  14. Thread: Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner? by plat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 144 Views 31,516

    Nah, I wouldn't use a dedicated registry cleaner...

    Nah, I wouldn't use a dedicated registry cleaner myself but many do. It seems a "niche" kind of thing and some may approve, some may disapprove, all with reason.

    As an alternative, I've heard some...
  15. Thread: Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner? by plat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 144 Views 31,516

    If something like that comes up, I run the .exe...

    If something like that comes up, I run the .exe past Jotti scanner. You can also upload it to VirusTotal, which has about 3x the engines as Jotti. I am virtually certain this is a false alarm.
    ...
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    Win Update To confirm (or deny) something I read earlier...

    To confirm (or deny) something I read earlier here: does Cortana need to be enabled in order to facilitate the News and Interests feature on the taskbar?

    Thanks for any info. And no, haven't...
  17. Replies 71 Views 27,858

    Insider Thank you for the tip. First, made sure Cortana...

    Thank you for the tip. First, made sure Cortana was enabled and un-blocked via security software. Then changed the taskbar position from top to bottom and restarted. Unfortunately, no News and...
  18. Thread: Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner? by plat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 144 Views 31,516

    Quit using CC when all that brouhaha came out. ...

    Quit using CC when all that brouhaha came out. Tried it once after that--it's really OK but having tried to use Speccy and it not detecting most of my hardware, I just said "the heck with it" to...
  19. Replies 71 Views 27,858

    Insider News App is still a work in progress, it seems--I...

    News App is still a work in progress, it seems--I don't have the News Feed on the taskbar either but that could be due to the Store App itself out of commission during the update to 21H1. The icons...
  20. Replies 71 Views 27,858

    Insider Mysteriously, my Store App came back! Three apps...

    Mysteriously, my Store App came back! Three apps updated successfully so no extra wear-and-tear necessary in resetting.

    There's something to be said for Insiders telemetry in this case b/c...
  21. Replies 71 Views 27,858

    Insider News App is working as usual in 19043.962 (21H1...

    News App is working as usual in 19043.962 (21H1 Preview) but has the generic rectangles instead of the icons for edit, refresh, etc. My Store App went south directly following the big Edge update...
  22. Replies 9 Views 2,137

    KB5000842 was what brought me to 19043.906 from...

    KB5000842 was what brought me to 19043.906 from .899. It was the only update in recent memory that defied my best efforts to install it.

    After a week of failures and dwindling patience, I...
  23. Thread: Redesigned Settings Page? by plat
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 56 Views 11,969

    Yes, I "experienced" this header for a brief...

    Yes, I "experienced" this header for a brief moment in time before I sought refuge in the Insiders Beta channel, where it's been thankfully and consistently GONE.

    Currently at build 19042.610 and...
  24. Thread: Windows 10 2004 latest version by plat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 24 Views 16,672

    Hello, I would like to tell you that High...

    Hello, I would like to tell you that High Performance option is alive and well on here running Windows 10 Insiders v. 20H2, which will theoretically transition to release v. 2009 in a few weeks or...
  25. Thread: Win10 Restart-Time by plat
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 87 Views 19,734

    Hi, here's mine. Fast startup is OFF. 297092

    Hi, here's mine. Fast startup is OFF.

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