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    Use Task Manager to disable auto-start apps you...

    Use Task Manager to disable auto-start apps you don't need, and to see what's running before you start the game—sort by the CPU column so you easily see if something is using CPU.

    ETA
    You might...
  2. Thread: Flash by Lugh
    Forum: Gaming
    Replies 1 Views 247

    You probably know it's December 2020, not 2019. ...

    You probably know it's December 2020, not 2019.

    Are you planning a Flash museum? :)
  3. Thanks for your effort, empleat. Re your...

    Thanks for your effort, empleat.

    Re your recommended Intel CPU & nVidia GPU:

    I've used that combo for at least a decade now, but I recently read/saw that AMD's new products have made them...
  4. Thread: Rise and fall of Crysis by Lugh
    Forum: Gaming
    Replies 8 Views 882

    Yeah, same here—well, the first halves anyway. I...

    Yeah, same here—well, the first halves anyway. I played Far Cry 1 first half probably 8-10 times, but only finished it 2-3 times—the Trigen 2nd half was too much of a grind. I much preferred it to...
  5. Thread: far cry 5 help by Lugh
    Forum: Gaming
    Replies 6 Views 262

    If your i5 2500 is actually an i5 2500K, it would...

    If your i5 2500 is actually an i5 2500K, it would be worth your while to overclock it if you play recent AAA games. It's an 8-year-old chip, which is often going to hold back your great graphics...
  6. Thread: Links in Office Word by Lugh
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 5 Views 479

    Ctrl-click is the thing. Fyi links may not be...

    Ctrl-click is the thing.

    Fyi links may not be live-clickable unless you press Enter after them, or alternatively format them as a link.
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    Google apps is very much a Windows app. In...

    Google apps is very much a Windows app.

    In that case, you'll be fine with anything—test your candidates and just pick whatever feels best to you.

    Do you use automation, ie templates, styles,...
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    I'm going to add in: Humankind from Amplitude...

    I'm going to add in:
    Humankind from Amplitude Studios, which I just saw described at Gamescom. Due in 2020, it should sit comfortably beside Civ in the same way their Endless Legend & Endless Space...
  9. Thread: Windows 10 Skype not loading help by Lugh
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2 Views 272

    I suggest uninstall and reinstall. I have...

    I suggest uninstall and reinstall.

    I have found all Office 365 apps to be top class, with the big exception of Skype which is a periodic PitA.
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    Amazon have OEM versions for $72.

    Amazon have OEM versions for $72.
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    Hi Judith, it's a long time since I had Office...

    Hi Judith, it's a long time since I had Office 2007, so following is general procedure. You'll need to figure out the exact details of how to do it in 2007.Extract one of the files, and rename it....
  12. If you don't need the main monitor available,...

    If you don't need the main monitor available, then wrap the game launch shortcut in a batch file which would:
    Disable the main monitor;
    Launch Game;
    Re-enable the main monitor on game exit.
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    There's nothing on my OMG Saliva! list, but a few...

    There's nothing on my OMG Saliva! list, but a few I'll keep an eye on:

    The Outer Worlds—Obsidian have great pedigree.
    Cyberpunk 2077—ton of respect for CDPR, hope it comes close to the hype for...
  14. Can you tell me where you saw this, please? My GM...

    Can you tell me where you saw this, please? My GM doesn't indicate either way, no On/Off toggle in Settings > Gaming > Game Mode. All it says is "This PC supports Game Mode."
    It doesn't tell me if...
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    I agree with this. I have hundreds of games on...

    I agree with this. I have hundreds of games on both, but will purchase from GOG in preference because of probably better compatibility going forward. Galaxy 2.0 when it comes out is also intended to...
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    I've seen that occasionally with old games, but...

    I've seen that occasionally with old games, but don't know how to fix. Suggestions:

    1. Run the game as Admin—this enabled me to play the original Command & Conquer game from 1995 [packaged in EA's...
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    Solved Well I finally got playing again :) WeMod...

    Well I finally got playing again :)

    WeMod didn't work out for me—I forget why, probably my fault. I got a bit of free time recently and checked out a couple of promising mods. The one which does...
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    Reason I asked about language is the error...

    Reason I asked about language is the error message complains about non-ASCII, which suggests language mismatch. I have 2 alternative suggestions:

    1. Look at the folder path where you have Steam...
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    Are you on Windows 10? What is your system &...

    Are you on Windows 10?

    What is your system & Steam language?

    What are you trying to do when you get this error?
    Install the Steam Game Manager?
    Install a particular game? If so, have other...
  20. Thread: Computer randomly slowing down by Lugh
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 1 Views 306

    I've noticed some comments about recent problems...

    I've noticed some comments about recent problems with Chrome, so try another browser and keep Chrome closed.

    It's also possible there was some big download or upload happening yesterday in the...
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    Insider Thanks Brink, but I'm looking for a way to...

    Thanks Brink, but I'm looking for a way to exchange notes with another user on our LAN. Currently using Skype, which isn't optimal for keeping or deleting individual notes.

    I have an old Sticky...
  22. Thread: Any best lock folder software ? by Lugh
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 6 Views 558

    Have a look at File Lock Pro...

    Have a look at File Lock Pro. I only needed to use it briefly last year, but it worked fine that time.
  23. Thread: Hosting Ranks? by Lugh
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 5 Views 512

    I've been hosting with Namecheap...

    I've been hosting with Namecheap since last decade, very satisfied. I've rarely needed support, but very responsive and helpful the few times I've dealt with them.
  24. Thread: Sharing between 2 PCs keeps coming and going by Lugh
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 5 Views 385

    My suggestion is to disable all sharing on both...

    My suggestion is to disable all sharing on both PCs, reboot them, and then setup the sharing again. That should nuke whatever glitch has crept into your setup.
  25. Thread: Is There A Good Free File Manager? by Lugh
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 15 Views 842

    A lot depends on where the author name is in the...

    A lot depends on where the author name is in the filename, and if it's uniquely separated from the rest of the filename—eg by underscore, hyphen etc.

    Can you give us a representative small sample...
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