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    Solved If you want to do a secure wipe of a hard drive,...

    If you want to do a secure wipe of a hard drive, and it's the only hard drive in the system, you'll need to use a bootable tool like DBAN (post 4). Unless you ex has access to NSA (national security...
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    At a guess, it's a backup directory created by...

    At a guess, it's a backup directory created by the update. It wouldn't usually be placed on the root of C:, though.

    I suggest trying disk cleanup. Use the "cleanup system files" checkbox.
  3. Thread: 4K Monitors by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 2 Views 414

    Are you sending the monitors 4k signals, or are...

    Are you sending the monitors 4k signals, or are they upscaling something of lower resolution?

    If it's the latter, it may not do good things to text.
  4. Thread: Looking at a new 2K monitor by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 15 Views 3,950

    It's an updated version of my U28D590D. It...

    It's an updated version of my U28D590D. It includes an HDMI 2.0 port, so it can do 60 FPS at UHD over HDMI. (The U28E590D only does 60 FPS through its DisplayPort 1.2.) It also supports FreeSync....
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    Solved It may be incompatible, but not necessarily...

    It may be incompatible, but not necessarily because of its age. The oldest device I've installed Win10 X64 on was an HP/Compaq laptop from 2008. (AMD CPU, nVidia motherboard). It originally came with...
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    Solved I'm not sure what the issue is. NX and EDB are...

    I'm not sure what the issue is. NX and EDB are synonymous. I wonder whether the error message is really due to some of the more obscure requirements (CMPXCHG16b, PrefetchW, and LAHF/SAHF)? I'm not...
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    I'm embarrassed to say that I own a Thinkpad. (A...

    I'm embarrassed to say that I own a Thinkpad. (A low-end one.) I've never noticed that feature. (Rarely use it off the charger.)
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    Yikes. I didn't notice that this is a USB drive....

    Yikes. I didn't notice that this is a USB drive.

    I see that it is powered through the USB 2.0 connection. (Mini USB connector.)

    The obvious check would be to plug it into a different PC, if you...
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    I have an old (2008) HP/Compaq laptop with a...

    I have an old (2008) HP/Compaq laptop with a removable battery pack. (Still lithium ion.)

    Works just fine with the battery out and the AC adapter in.

    Your mileage may vary.

    This is not of...
  10. Thread: Twain by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 311

    I missed that. You don't need TWAIN drivers to...

    I missed that. You don't need TWAIN drivers to open a .jpg. The drivers are used to communicate with devices like scanners. It looks like there is some error state in Photoshop (or is it Photoshop...
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    Based on your device ID, the laptop has M672...

    Based on your device ID, the laptop has M672 graphics.

    I think I'd try number 3 on your list.

    Windows 10 is supposed to work with WDDM 1.0 (Vista) drivers and up. If you're lucky, the drivers...
  12. Thread: Twain by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 311

    It's not a Windows 10 issue. Which version of...

    It's not a Windows 10 issue.

    Which version of Photoshop Elements are you using?

    https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/kb/twain-installed-photoshop-elements-11.html
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    I haven't seen an optical drive that required...

    I haven't seen an optical drive that required drivers other than the Windows ones since Windows 95.

    Do you have any bootable CDs, DVDs, or BluRay disks? If so, I suggest seeing whether you can...
  14. Thread: Looking for more memory by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 8 Views 443

    Solved I presume that you motherboard has a compatible...

    I presume that you motherboard has a compatible memory list.

    No motherboard maker tests all RAM on the market, so a lot of RAM that isn't on the list will work well.

    Crucial (Micron) is safe,...
  15. Thread: Windows 10 custom computer question by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 13 Views 661

    Solved Dual boot?

    Dual boot?
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    As far as I know, there were no disk formats...

    As far as I know, there were no disk formats available in Vista that wouldn't allow the disk to be readable in Windows 10.

    What interface does the external drive use? If it's FireWire (IEEE 1394),...
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    Some newer cases have accommodations for 2.5"...

    Some newer cases have accommodations for 2.5" drives.

    If not, you can use a 3.5" adapter. I have tried a couple that didn't work well, though. Caveat emptor.
  18. Thread: DVDRAM question... by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 2,000

    Solved One thing to try: if you have a bootable CD or...

    One thing to try: if you have a bootable CD or DVD, see if you can boot the PC from it. That would eliminate the possibility that it's a Windows error. (My guess is that it is not a Windows problem.)...
  19. Thread: Looking at a new 2K monitor by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 15 Views 3,950

    I didn't mean to imply that you can't get UHD...

    I didn't mean to imply that you can't get UHD through an HDMI interface. The monitor must support HDMI 2.0. Mine does not; only 30 FPS over HDMI. (60 FPS though DisplayPort.) The U28D590D is old...
  20. Thread: help choosing one for work purpose by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 437

    Where are you getting these? I see no indication...

    Where are you getting these? I see no indication that Dell sells laptops with AMD CPUs in the UK.
  21. Thread: Looking at a new 2K monitor by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 15 Views 3,950

    The 1050ti is spec'd to run up to 7680x4320 (8k)...

    The 1050ti is spec'd to run up to 7680x4320 (8k) and 240 Hz refresh rate, although obviously not at the same time. I think that the card is capable of running at the maximums currently supported by...
  22. Thread: help choosing one for work purpose by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 14 Views 437

    You understand that the Samsung is a Chromebook,...

    You understand that the Samsung is a Chromebook, so that it runs the ChromeOS rather than Windows? If the laptop must run genuine Windows applications (MS Office) for "work purposes", you don't want...
  23. Solved Looks like no more appropriate comments have been...

    Looks like no more appropriate comments have been made, so...

    At a guess, you need to re-install your graphics drivers. What's the precise model of your HP AIO?
  24. Thread: Opinions On New PC For Son, Please ? by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 13 Views 637

    That's referring to nVidia's G-Sync and AMD's...

    That's referring to nVidia's G-Sync and AMD's FreeSync, which are adaptive frame rate systems used in gaming, and other new technologies like HDR.

    Unless you're trying to build a cutting-edge...
  25. Thread: Do you need a graphics card? by bobkn
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 13 Views 3,407

    Perhaps by using the graphics built in to the...

    Perhaps by using the graphics built in to the I7-4770k.

    Not recommended, of course.
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