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  1. Thread: Calibrating HP laptop battery - nothing happens by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 443

    36 WHr is 75% of the original capacity, after...

    36 WHr is 75% of the original capacity, after calibration that 36 WHr should be 100% of the current capacity.

    So, yes it needs calibration, and indeed that is what it says.

    "I keep the computer...
  2. Thread: HP Envy Printer problem by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,020

    Faulty colour cartridge which also has the...

    Faulty colour cartridge which also has the printhead, or it has not been inserted correctly and the electrical contacts not being made.

    You can try repeated colour cartridge insertions to get the...
  3. Replies 15 Views 633

    It is already part of Windows and has been for...

    It is already part of Windows and has been for decades.

    Settings > System > About > Advanced system settings > Performance > Settings... > Advanced > Virtual memory > Automatically manage paging...
  4. The Laptop is 7 years old and with a Mobile...

    The Laptop is 7 years old and with a Mobile version Graphics chip.

    There is only one thing to do with more recent games, that is to reduce the graphic options to a lower setting. Each graphics...
  5. Replies 8 Views 460

    I use OpenOffice Calc. Windows 10 21H2 6 sec...

    I use OpenOffice Calc. Windows 10 21H2

    6 sec first opening of Calc, < 1 sec for subsequent openings. That is on a Laptop type 5400 rpm HDD.

    That leads to some "cleaner"/"Speedup" application...
  6. Replies 18 Views 6,538

    "What about music, photos, and Docs?" Those...

    "What about music, photos, and Docs?"

    Those should be part of the Image assuming you have selected the partitions concerned when doing the Image, and can then be extracted from the Image if...
  7. Thread: Nearly 4 Hours To Update From 21H1 To 21H2 by Helmut
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 9 Views 629

    It took about 20-30 min on my Laptop 4th gen...

    It took about 20-30 min on my Laptop 4th gen Intel with a typical Laptop HDD. Never had a 'clean install' for almost 7 years, only Windows Updates.
    It was just an enablement package, if it took...
  8. Thread: CPU Fan Error by Helmut
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 15 Views 936

    Worn Fan bearings, it needs replacing. Looks to...

    Worn Fan bearings, it needs replacing. Looks to be a standard size.

    You can also give the heatsink fins a better clean with the fan removed.

    I use a small stiff bristle paintbrush, no solvents....
  9. Replies 50 Views 2,009

    It will be a 9.5 mm thickness HDD in the Laptop...

    It will be a 9.5 mm thickness HDD in the Laptop hence space, and depending on the mounting arrangement in the Laptop you may or may not need the spacer, or you might need some small sticky back...
  10. Thread: Windows applications lag by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 3 Views 359

    I would start with a measurement of your Internet...

    I would start with a measurement of your Internet speed, both the Download and Upload speeds.
    Zoom bandwidth requirements:

    Security check
  11. Replies 8 Views 461

    Makes no difference, in either case Windows...

    Makes no difference, in either case Windows updates will do the job.

    Manufacturers usually lodge drivers with MS Windows Updates anyway which is why you do not see updated drivers on the...
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    There is no nosedive, those are typical speeds...

    There is no nosedive, those are typical speeds for those types of HDD mechanical drives.

    The SSD specs are around the 500 MB/s to 540 MB/s so your measured 503 MB/s to 553 MB/s is excellent.
    ...
  13. Replies 7 Views 372

    "How can I know if a driver is an OEM or Windows...

    "How can I know if a driver is an OEM or Windows supplied driver?"

    You will never know. You could go through every Driver listed in the Device Manager and go to Driver details.

    You will find in...
  14. Thread: I'm not going to upgrade or install Windows 11 by Helmut
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 107 Views 7,052

    "One important change is moving of Task Manager...

    "One important change is moving of Task Manager from right-click of the Taskbar to right-click of the Start button,"

    That has always been there since Windows 8.1 about 2014.
  15. Thread: Another issue with hard drive running 100% by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 365

    Guess what, it's update Tues/Wed, Cumulative...

    Guess what, it's update Tues/Wed, Cumulative update time.

    There is no issue just that Cumulative update.

    Just wait until it's done....really, it is that simple.

    Have a look in Windows...
  16. Thread: Question about Microsoft Store account. by Helmut
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 5 Views 563

    As has already been said you can sign in to the...

    As has already been said you can sign in to the various MS Services including MS Store separately. Keeping your PC on a Local Account.

    However, you can quite easily accidently change to a MS...
  17. Thread: .cda music files on CD not recognized by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 24 Views 1,509

    There is something wrong with your installation...

    There is something wrong with your installation of Windows 10, the File Explorer, or you have an application installed that interferes with that.

    In the past older versions of what is now called...
  18. Thread: new HP printer prints very slowly by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 528

    Considering it is a consumer grade Printer with...

    Considering it is a consumer grade Printer with those settings that time is reasonable.

    High Quality Greyscale uses the Colour inks as well, so longer time than if you just used the Black ink Only...
  19. Thread: .cda music files on CD not recognized by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 24 Views 1,509

    Possibly one of the laser diodes in the drive has...

    Possibly one of the laser diodes in the drive has died i.e. the one for reading CD Media.
    Try a greater variety of CDs like some Data CDs, and different discs CD-R, CD-RW which are a lower...
  20. Thread: Google wants me to take my privacy checkup by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 493

    You should be going through the privacy checkup...

    You should be going through the privacy checkup occasionally. You may find some unauthorised links and information you may want to delete.

    It happens here every few months. Most are ignored but...
  21. Thread: dns priority question by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 3 Views 377

    When you set DNS servers(primary, secondary) on...

    When you set DNS servers(primary, secondary) on your Router manually, you override those provided by your ISP, and for all networked PCs/devices.

    When you set DNS servers in Windows it overrides...
  22. Thread: Recurrent crashing of specific Edge service by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 6 Views 1,449

    Data viewer here says 3 times in the last month,...

    Data viewer here says 3 times in the last month, data has been sent to MS, and they will be on it 24/7.
    One of the newer features of Edge.
  23. Thread: Chrome 95: Clear browsing history on exit by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 3 Views 464

    Settings > Privacy and security > Cookies and...

    Settings > Privacy and security > Cookies and other site data > General > Scroll down to "Clear cookies and site data when you close all windows" > toggle On.

    More options further down.
  24. Replies 3 Views 412

    You are correct, Contacts go from Gmail to the...

    You are correct, Contacts go from Gmail to the People App, but not in the other direction.
    Same for other Accounts like Yahoo Mail and Outlook Mail etc.

    "I can't find any export function from...
  25. Thread: Can optical drive be disabled during boot ? by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 25 Views 1,674

    Never had the problem even when I had a floppy...

    Never had the problem even when I had a floppy drive and 2 optical drives.
    All PCs and Laptops have had a Boot priority list in the BIOS/UEFI.
    Put the Boot drive first and you hear nothing from...
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