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  1. Thread: virtual machine by LMiller7
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 4 Views 251

    There are some possible security exploits...

    There are some possible security exploits associated with virtualization. It isn't a serious problem at the present time. As for the future, nobody knows. Since most people won't need it anyway and...
  2. Thread: virtual machine by LMiller7
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 4 Views 251

    Virtualization isn't always necessary for...

    Virtualization isn't always necessary for VirtualBox but you will get better performance if it is enabled. It is necessary if you want to run a 64 bit client OS, even if the host is 64 bit.
  3. Replies 2 Views 2,790

    Windows wasn't designed to work that way. It...

    Windows wasn't designed to work that way. It would require changing security attributes on many folders. This would compromise security and have other issues as well. I have heard of attempts at...
  4. Replies 14 Views 450

    Solved You also have to understand that Windows will not...

    You also have to understand that Windows will not sync time with a time server unless it is reasonably close. 6 hours is too far off. This is to protect itself from malicious or unauthorized time...
  5. Replies 7 Views 4,401

    Solved No, you cannot. If you were to do that the...

    No, you cannot.
    If you were to do that the computer would not boot. The 500 MB partition contains the boot files and is labeled as the system partition. As expected it is marked active. The 150 GB...
  6. Replies 7 Views 4,401

    Solved The system partition contains the boot files...

    The system partition contains the boot files while the boot partition contains the OS. I know the terminology is strange. I don't know why it is that way but I do know it has been in use for more...
  7. I wouldn't consider this a bug at all. In the...

    I wouldn't consider this a bug at all.

    In the example the variable M2 refers to the variable M2_HOME which is not defined until the next line. This is a forward reference. Forward references...
  8. Thread: Do I still need Process Lasso? by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 3 Views 552

    Do you need Project Lasso? Very unlikely. Would...

    Do you need Project Lasso? Very unlikely.
    Would it be of benefit? I doubt it.

    Project Lasso works primarily by dynamically changing process priorities. This had potential with a single core CPU....
  9. Thread: Physical and Virtual Memory by LMiller7
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 9,207

    Unfortunately that is all too true. In the...

    Unfortunately that is all too true.

    In the system applet of the control panel under the heading "Virtual memory" we have this description:
    "A paging file is an area on the hard disk that windows...
  10. Thread: Should i enable the hidden administrator account? by LMiller7
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 20 Views 2,759

    Enabling the Administrator account for use when...

    Enabling the Administrator account for use when necessary and using it for general use is another thing entirely

    Windows 10 was not designed for general use with the built in Administrator...
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    If the system is configured to create a dump file...

    If the system is configured to create a dump file after a system crash there must be an adequately sized pagefile and it must be on C. This is for safety reasons. After a system crash the system is...
  12. Thread: Page file - temporary creation warning at startup by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 8 Views 785

    Solved The pagefile can't normally be placed on an...

    The pagefile can't normally be placed on an external drive simply because it is removable. If a drive containing a pagefile was removed while Windows was running a system crash is almost certain....
  13. Replies 3 Views 437

    Solved For VirtualBox to support a 64 bit client 3...

    For VirtualBox to support a 64 bit client 3 conditions must be met, even if the host is 64 bit.
    1. The CPU must support Virtualization, referred to by Intel as VT-x. It appears that your computer...
  14. Thread: Should i enable the hidden administrator account? by LMiller7
    Forum: User Accounts and Family Safety
    Replies 20 Views 2,759

    Even when NT was first released more than 25...

    Even when NT was first released more than 25 years ago Microsoft did not recommend using an admin level account for regular use. That was to be reserved for occasions when it was needed. Security...
  15. Replies 5 Views 866

    Typically when an application needs to access a...

    Typically when an application needs to access a browser it will use the default browser. Whenever possible this is the preferred procedure. But it isn't always practical. In some cases the software...
  16. Thread: Minimum ram by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 19 Views 909

    The amount of RAM Windows will use at idle after...

    The amount of RAM Windows will use at idle after bootup will vary widely. One major influence is how much RAM you have. Generally the more RAM you have, the more Windows will use. This is as it...
  17. Thread: Do all ISP's throttle speeds/WiFI Blast? by LMiller7
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 21 Views 1,804

    Solved Throttling may encourage a user to upgrade their...

    Throttling may encourage a user to upgrade their service. But it would also generate complaints and support calls. And it may encourage users to switch to an ISP that does not throttle. ISPs know...
  18. Replies 5 Views 460

    Most disk space specifications in MB or above are...

    Most disk space specifications in MB or above are rounded. There are several different commonly used rounding methods that produce slightly different results. Rounding precision also varies, such as...
  19. Thread: Customize file naming rules. by LMiller7
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 6 Views 1,063

    Windows does not have a native capability to do...

    Windows does not have a native capability to do what you want. It could be done with third party software but I don't know of any such. This has nothing to do with character maps.
  20. Replies 3 Views 2,383

    Specifying the maximum number of cores is...

    Specifying the maximum number of cores is somewhat ambiguous. In my view the best way to do this would be to specify it as the number of cores that the application can use, limited by setting process...
  21. Replies 7 Views 611

    Running an OS on a computer it was not designed...

    Running an OS on a computer it was not designed for can be problematic and this is a particularly difficult situation, and for multiple reasons. I will only address the driver issues.

    Microsoft...
  22. Thread: Defender vs 3rd Party AV programs? by LMiller7
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 5 Views 450

    The commercial versions of Symantec and McAfee...

    The commercial versions of Symantec and McAfee have more options that Defender. And these products have versions that will run on a server while Defender will not. There is the perception, correct or...
  23. Replies 7 Views 1,649

    There will be few cheap prices for Windows 10 for...

    There will be few cheap prices for Windows 10 for Workstations. It is designed to run on high end hardware such as is otherwise only supported by a server OS. This includes up to 4 physical CPUs and...
  24. Replies 9 Views 7,566

    The amount of memory that Windows uses depends on...

    The amount of memory that Windows uses depends on many factors and high among them is how much you have. Within reasonable limits the more memory you have, the more it will use. And why not? Better...
  25. Thread: Disabling hyper V by LMiller7
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 9 Views 2,093

    Solved Virtualization in this context is a processor,...

    Virtualization in this context is a processor, not a Windows feature. If it were enabled malware would be able to use it without Windows knowledge, let alone ability to intervene. Modern malware is...
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