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  1. Thread: Windows 10 Lite - Ghost Spectre by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 10 Views 3,550

    Maybe a Linux distro would make more sense. I...

    Maybe a Linux distro would make more sense.

    I know nothing about it. "Ghost spectre" is entirely redundant, though.:-)
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    Web search result: dddriver64Dcsa.sys Windows...

    Web search result: dddriver64Dcsa.sys Windows process - What is it?
  3. Replies 31 Views 1,316

    As I would have bet.. Your graphics drivers...

    As I would have bet..

    Your graphics drivers are "legacy" https://www.amd.com/en/support/graphics/amd-radeon-hd/amd-radeon-hd-7000-series/amd-radeon-hd-7570 I'd hope that any bugs would have been...
  4. Replies 3 Views 2,245

    Are you comfortable with the command line? You...

    Are you comfortable with the command line?

    You can use the rename command. Open a command line window, navigate to the directory where the files are located, and then:

    ren *.pom *.pom.doc
    ...
  5. Replies 31 Views 1,316

    That is pretty much beyond me. Are you using...

    That is pretty much beyond me. Are you using hibernation? Not sure that I have ever used it, except for some experimentation years ago. I doubt that I've ever used it under Windows 10.
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    It may be helpful to fill in some of the other...

    It may be helpful to fill in some of the other specs for your 8500. In particular, what graphics adapter do you have?

    The list in the specs for the machine are:

    Video controller

    Integrated...
  7. Thread: Changing graphics card? by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 7 Views 419

    Oops. I made the mistake of looking at "my...

    Oops. I made the mistake of looking at "my computer", rather than noting the geforce in the text.

    I'd probably remove the nVidia drivers and re-install them anyway. Probably unnecessary, but...
  8. Thread: Changing graphics card? by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 7 Views 419

    To state what may be obvious: Download the...

    To state what may be obvious:

    Download the latest nVidia drivers.

    Uninstall the current AMD drivers.

    Power down.

    Swap cards.
  9. Replies 3 Views 561

    On some Asus motherboards, F8 is the hotkey to...

    On some Asus motherboards, F8 is the hotkey to select the boot device. (It was a poor choice in the Windows 7 days, when F8 was more normally used to boot into safe mode.)

    A lot of the advice...
  10. Thread: Question about AMD legacy drivers by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 5 Views 481

    You don't need that, unless you're looking for a...

    You don't need that, unless you're looking for a minimalist install.

    The download package from AMD will be an executable. You'll get software in addition to the bare drivers, though.
  11. Thread: Cloning vs Imaging boot drive upgrade by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 23 Views 2,288

    Significantly faster than a PCI-E 3.0 SSD. Good...

    Significantly faster than a PCI-E 3.0 SSD. Good work.
  12. Thread: Question about AMD legacy drivers by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 5 Views 481

    The HD 5000 and HD 6000 series are supported, but...

    The HD 5000 and HD 6000 series are supported, but with legacy drivers. https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/gpu-630

    Some of the 7000 series (7600 and below) also use legacy drivers. Higher end...
  13. Thread: Cloning vs Imaging boot drive upgrade by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 23 Views 2,288

    I've used the paid version of Acronis True Image...

    I've used the paid version of Acronis True Image for years. Sometimes its use can be a little unintuitive, but it has been reliable for me. The most painful thing I ever had to do with it was create...
  14. Thread: Strange aux issue by bobkn
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 11 Views 406

    I everything OK with its Realtek audio drivers?

    I everything OK with its Realtek audio drivers?
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    Windex?

    Windex?
  16. Thread: Ten-year-old computer: new memory worthwhile? by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 286

    Just a guess, but I doubt that changing the RAM...

    Just a guess, but I doubt that changing the RAM would help.
  17. Replies 9 Views 457

    A quick check of the driver downloads for the two...

    A quick check of the driver downloads for the two boards show that they use the same ones.

    Should be about the most painless swap possible, short of using an exact copy of the original board.
  18. Thread: Need Archive of old Dell XPS 8930 CPU bios . by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 318

    It'd be beyond my capabilities. The BIOS update...

    It'd be beyond my capabilities. The BIOS update files appear to not contain the .bin (or whatever) file as a discrete entitiy, so that would make using a more flexible DOS based flasher difficult.
    ...
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    If a clean install is done on a desktop, and the...

    If a clean install is done on a desktop, and the drive is transferred into a laptop, there is no guarantee that it will work. It may; Windows 10 is fairly good at sorting out drivers.

    A quick scan...
  20. Replies 5 Views 404

    As already remarked (post 3), it sounds like...

    As already remarked (post 3), it sounds like you're just missing some drivers. If you have access to another PC, download them to a USB drive and install them from that. If you just do the WiFi...
  21. Replies 2 Views 655

    A little Web searching indicates that a GT 1030...

    A little Web searching indicates that a GT 1030 will run in a G41 motherboard.

    The GT 1030 goes in a PCI-E X16 slot, but it only runs X4 (4 lanes). Whether the resulting 2GB/s bandwidth (PCI...
  22. Thread: Wrong cpu being displayed by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 327

    The 6400 and 6500 appear to be nearly identical,...

    The 6400 and 6500 appear to be nearly identical, except the 6400 has a clock multiplier of 27X, and the 6500, 32X.

    Intel(R) Core™ i5-6400 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz) Product...
  23. Replies 2 Views 209

    Stupid question: do you have the DIMMs installed...

    Stupid question: do you have the DIMMs installed per the manual?

    330766

    Which CPU are you using? 4 core supports dual channel RAM, 6 core and up quad channel.

    You could try booting the PC...
  24. Replies 14 Views 1,904

    Sorry, I don't understand. I know of nothing...

    Sorry, I don't understand.

    I know of nothing that would prevent you from doing a clean install of Win 10 from a USB drive or a DVD. (The DVD might have to be dual layer, now, to have enough...
  25. Replies 7 Views 2,357

    That may be true enough, if you want the latest...

    That may be true enough, if you want the latest generation of GPUs (nVidia RTX 3000 series, AMD Radeon RX 6000 series) cards. Some of them are readily available through resellers (aka scalpers). You...
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