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  1. Thread: Small question about OS'es... by margrave55
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 5 Views 1,127

    Have you tried WSL?

    Have you tried WSL?
  2. Replies 15 Views 2,783

    Let's not forget WSL. I run Ubuntu under WSL. ...

    Let's not forget WSL. I run Ubuntu under WSL.

    Windows and Linux are simultaneously available.
    I couldn't live without that.
  3. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 74 Views 39,375

    Yes, you can delete 'em. But you can also ignore...

    Yes, you can delete 'em. But you can also ignore them, right?
  4. Thread: Can I Delete This Nonsense? by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 74 Views 39,375

    I never knew about that folder, either. I had a...

    I never knew about that folder, either. I had a bunch of empty folders there, too. 1350 of them.

    All of them were empty. Now they've been deleted. Simple.
  5. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 30,048

    Westom is right. Power factor is utterly...

    Westom is right. Power factor is utterly irrelevant to the topic.

    But most everything being said here is irrelevant.
    Read the first post. Pauly wants a surge protector. So help him choose one....
  6. Replies 5 Views 279

    A mouse usually lasts more than one year. But if...

    A mouse usually lasts more than one year. But if it's worn out just buy a new one. Cheap. Fast. Easy.
  7. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 30,048

    westom is a rare bird. He brings sense to this...

    westom is a rare bird. He brings sense to this thread of nonsense. Conclusion: Ignore the issue because it's not an issue.

    If only people would ignore the issue instead of falling prey to the...
  8. Thread: Recurring Registry issue by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 971

    There's a much easier fix: Just uninstall...

    There's a much easier fix: Just uninstall ccleaner. It's a pointless tool that millions happily live without. Be rid of it, and be rid of its headaches, too.
  9. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 30,048

    Argue. Argue. Argue. And poor pauli still doesn't...

    Argue. Argue. Argue. And poor pauli still doesn't know what to buy! :(
  10. Replies 45 Views 4,610

    Do you often forget your laptop, leaving it on at...

    Do you often forget your laptop, leaving it on at the gate in the airport?
    Do you live in a dorm room where there's no assurance that a neighbor won't steal from you?
    Do you live a ghetto where...
  11. Thread: Laptop Repair and Upgrade by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 33 Views 3,991

    It's generous to give a gift to a friend ... but...

    It's generous to give a gift to a friend ... but you're not doing much by giving a very old, very cheap laptop.
    The HP Pavilion 15p is a very low-end unit. HP says the average life span is three...
  12. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 30,048

    How dare you inject logic into the discussion!...

    How dare you inject logic into the discussion! :-)People seem prone to excessive fear about losses from "surges", whilst ignoring the outsized cost of the "protection" provided by these devices.
    ...
  13. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 30,048

    Either you have a strange policy, or you're...

    Either you have a strange policy, or you're misinterpreting it.
    My policy has a separate rider for small items. How could there be a $1000 deductible for items that cost less than $1000? :)
    Re-read...
  14. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 30,048

    Protection against lightning strikes is called...

    Protection against lightning strikes is called "homeowner's insurance". It's 100% effective.
  15. Thread: Surge Protector Recommendations by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 115 Views 30,048

    I plug directly into the wall. But if there are...

    I plug directly into the wall. But if there are lots of things plugged in I use a cheap power strip. In 25 years I've not had any surge-induced failures.

    Surge protectors are a scam. If you in a...
  16. Replies 7 Views 585

    This is the 21st century, right? Clocks are quite...

    This is the 21st century, right? Clocks are quite accurate.
    Over here the typical PC clock-sync only "moves" the clock a few seconds on each update.

    So ... something is wrong with your PC clock....
  17. Thread: New Laptop for Student? by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 29 Views 4,595

    I think the Think Pad is a good choice. It's a...

    I think the Think Pad is a good choice. It's a business-class machine.
    Avoid the crappy home laptops that break down again and again ... and land in the trash can, unusable after two years.
  18. Thread: Paging Files/VM by margrave55
    Forum: Virtualization
    Replies 13 Views 1,065

    The world of virtual memory is filled with...

    The world of virtual memory is filled with misconceptions.

    Such as the recommendation to set the paging file to some multiple of RAM size ... which is patently false.

    Such as the notion that...
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    Power failures happen ... and no harm is done...

    Power failures happen ... and no harm is done (except for any work you forgot to save).
  20. Replies 14 Views 1,321

    Good thought. But it didn't work for me.

    Good thought. But it didn't work for me.
  21. Thread: Finally got a laptop by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 13 Views 2,805

    Exactly. Plug it in and use it. That's all....

    Exactly. Plug it in and use it. That's all. Nothing more is needed.
  22. Thread: Deleting a video file by margrave55
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 1 Views 126

    I think there's help for this in another thread....

    I think there's help for this in another thread.
    i notice only certain videos don't have thumbnails?

    Secondly ... I no longer allow Windows updates. There's too much at stake.
    Your loss is a...
  23. Replies 24 Views 5,256

    If you're really keen to free up space ... the...

    If you're really keen to free up space ... the faster and easier solution is to purchase a bigger drive. They're cheap. They're easy. And they're so big you won't ever think about freeing up temp...
  24. Replies 13 Views 2,555

    Face it. The storage space previously occupied by...

    Face it. The storage space previously occupied by the deleted files has been overwritten.
    So the "recovered" contents are just gibberish. It's hopeless.
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    Am I mistaken ... or is this is a Windows 10...

    Am I mistaken ... or is this is a Windows 10 forum?
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