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  1. Yes, well said. I am into electronics, but since...

    Yes, well said. I am into electronics, but since I am not a "serious" gamer (not by a long shot), I don't relate to the need of continual upgrades (of PC parts) on an ongoing basis. That's just me....
  2. Yes, I tend to agree with that statement. I have...

    Yes, I tend to agree with that statement. I have two year old smartphone technology. But I can tell you - it's fixing to become a lot older than that before I replace mine - particularly as long as...
  3. Graphics Cards - When are they ever good enough for the average user?

    On the topic of graphics cards, someone please help me understand something? I am only a very casual gamer (at best) and haven't really been into recent games in quite some time now. Honestly, I just...
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    Thanks for all the responses here. And good to...

    Thanks for all the responses here. And good to know the GPU still has quite a range of available display options. I am going to look at some in person at BB.
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    I know 4k resolution is the successor to 1080 HD...

    I know 4k resolution is the successor to 1080 HD in the latest monitors. But I guess what I am trying to ask is the following. Let's say I were to buy the latest/greatest 27 inch PC monitor and...
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    Advice on buying new Monitor for an older PC

    I have a 12 year old PC. It's a Dell XPS 410 that has had many hardware upgrades through the years to include a SSD, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 ti graphics card, a 600W PSU, 8g RAM, and an Intel Core...
  7. Thread: Microsoft Money Sunset and Windows 10 by scott784
    Forum: Software and Apps
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    Good to know IE was always an option to activate...

    Good to know IE was always an option to activate in Windows 10 for legacy programs. My guess is that Microsoft did this (primarily) for the benefit of enterprise users.

    I guess all those...
  8. Thread: Microsoft Money Sunset and Windows 10 by scott784
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 23 Views 1,557

    I could be wrong, but I think the US version of...

    I could be wrong, but I think the US version of Microsoft Money Sunset (the final US version in 2010) (after MS retired MS Money)..... only does the basics. But that is all I've ever really needed...
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    I could not update nor locate any drive for the...

    I could not update nor locate any drive for the Philips 6316 DVD ROM drive that came with the PC. I did try that Dell link for the firmware update but I received an error message indicating that my...
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    Thanks for posting. Unfortunately, I couldn't...

    Thanks for posting. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a driver in there. I rarely use the DVD ROM on this PC anymore. It's just a shame that it's the only error that I've got in Device Manager on...
  11. Thread: Microsoft Money Sunset and Windows 10 by scott784
    Forum: Software and Apps
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    That's what I was just realizing this evening -...

    That's what I was just realizing this evening - the fact that at some point in the last 4 years MS decided to include Internet Explorer - I suppose as a backup for certain users. And so the mystery...
  12. Thread: Microsoft Money Sunset and Windows 10 by scott784
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 23 Views 1,557

    So I am gathering (generally speaking) there are...

    So I am gathering (generally speaking) there are no current issues with any versions of Microsoft Money and Win10 at this time.

    Of course, that was not always the case. When Win10 was initially...
  13. Thread: Microsoft Money Sunset and Windows 10 by scott784
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 23 Views 1,557

    My bank continues to support 'OFX' file downloads...

    My bank continues to support 'OFX' file downloads in addition to 'QFX'. Money calls for OFX downloads off the bank website. I wasn't even aware MS Money would accept the QFX version of the file...
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    Driver support for old DVD ROM drive on Dell XPS 410 now running Win10

    I've got an old Dell that has been upgraded many times over through the years both hardware and software and it still runs great. Today, i upgraded the PC from WIn 7 to Win10. My device Manager is...
  15. Thread: Microsoft Money Sunset and Windows 10 by scott784
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 23 Views 1,557

    Microsoft Money Sunset and Windows 10

    I have been one of the holdouts on Windows 10 until today when I finally did a clean install from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

    Here's my question, can anyone (with experience using Microsoft Money...
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    Solved Thanks for posting back :)

    Thanks for posting back :)
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    Indeed they are!

    Indeed they are!
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    I am one of the people that jumped on the free...

    I am one of the people that jumped on the free upgrade after 07/29....well, just because I could. I was very impressed with the manner in which it downloaded and installed with no problems...
  19. Thread: Windows 10 and a busy hard drive? by scott784
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 57,621

    Actually, there is. In my case (for my MX100...

    Actually, there is. In my case (for my MX100 Crucial SSD), it's called Crucial Storage Executive Client. I installed it and it indicates my SSD is in good health.

    I did try to install a recent...
  20. Thread: Windows 10 and a busy hard drive? by scott784
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 57,621

    True enough, there's no moving parts. But this...

    True enough, there's no moving parts. But this clicking (if that's the best word to describe it?) is present. It's certainly not loud, just a very soft background noise. I don't think there's...
  21. Thread: Windows 10 and a busy hard drive? by scott784
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 57,621

    Today, the unknown disk activity is back. And...

    Today, the unknown disk activity is back. And while it doesn't seem apparent from looking at Task Manager, I know it is there. I've had my SSD for a year; and unless updates were going on, it was...
  22. Thread: Windows 10 and a busy hard drive? by scott784
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 57,621

    Thanks for having a look. Things have actually...

    Thanks for having a look. Things have actually calmed down two days in a row with less disk activity. Maybe someone has heard me talking about Win10 activity and too much phoning home to Microsoft...
  23. Thread: Windows 10 and a busy hard drive? by scott784
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 57,621

    Ironically, since I've been talking about it,...

    Ironically, since I've been talking about it, things seem a little quieter on my SSD this evening (lol). But here's a couple of screenshots of the background processes. I've got it on 2 screenshots...
  24. Thread: Windows 10 and a busy hard drive? by scott784
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 57,621

    I looked in Task Manager. There are 56...

    I looked in Task Manager. There are 56 background Processes, and 29 Windows Processes. And I also notice, when I am doing nothing (except looking at Task Manager--without manually opening any other...
  25. Thread: Windows 10 and a busy hard drive? by scott784
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 57,621

    Windows 10 and a busy hard drive?

    I would like to know if what I am about to describe is occurring with many other users. Since I upgraded from Win7 to WIn10, I have noticed that my SSD seems to be a lot busier than it was in Win7....
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