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  1. Thread: yellow exclamation mark device manager by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 563

    Go to the Device and look at Properties > Details...

    Go to the Device and look at Properties > Details > Property > Hardware IDs
    Look up the Hardware ID numbers, other property info to suss it out.

    It may just be a ghost device, or identified...
  2. Replies 3 Views 526

    Basically go through your Windows 10 settings and...

    Basically go through your Windows 10 settings and Edge Browser settings. There are dozens of them.
    I get no nag screen, have not seen one in years.

    I use a Local Account with Windows 10 and did...
  3. Replies 9 Views 1,652

    Find the UWP (App) in the Start Menu, drag and...

    Find the UWP (App) in the Start Menu, drag and drop on Desktop or on the Task Bar.
    The pin to Task Bar and pin to Start (Tile) is normally an option in the right click menu of the Start Menu all...
  4. Thread: There is no Email Associated by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 4 Views 386

    Depends where you get that message. Settings >...

    Depends where you get that message.
    Settings > Apps > Default Apps > Choose default applications by protocol.
    scroll down list to MAILTO

    On mine that is allocated to the Mail App in Windows 10,...
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    There is no issue. Applications may use virtual...

    There is no issue. Applications may use virtual memory depending on how the application was designed. Does not matter how much RAM you have installed.

    In general less virtual memory is used if you...
  6. Thread: Problem with Word files after Windows 10 update. by Helmut
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 14 Views 1,091

    Solved The tutorial on here about rebuilding icon caches...

    The tutorial on here about rebuilding icon caches is only partial, there is more to it than that.
    Be very careful, make sure 100% of what you are doing.
    I have used that tutorial, slight...
  7. Replies 14 Views 513

    A USB 3.0 hub spec is for up to 900 mA(4.5...

    A USB 3.0 hub spec is for up to 900 mA(4.5 watts), that is not enough for a lot of SSDs.
    They can obviously have firmware that restricts the peak power draw specifically to meet USB 3.0 specs.
    ...
  8. Thread: Laptop disable igpu by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 4 Views 196

    You cannot do that. Your Laptop will probably...

    You cannot do that. Your Laptop will probably only have video output to HDMI or DisplayPort, or possibly via USB-C.
    That is for monitors, not for feeding in to another video card.

    To use that...
  9. Thread: SpyBot by Helmut
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 6 Views 654

    SpyBot S&D. Just uninstall it. I did maybe 10...

    SpyBot S&D. Just uninstall it. I did maybe 10 years ago when it got intrusive and put stuff in to Windows Startup, one reason has been mentioned.
    CCleaner I have uninstalled for broadly the same...
  10. Replies 6 Views 375

    Solved The Nvidia Control Panel App from the MS Store is...

    The Nvidia Control Panel App from the MS Store is not the same frontend as the Control Panel installed by the driver. You also need the DCH drivers as the notes say for the Nvidia Control Panel App....
  11. Replies 6 Views 972

    Solved The reason is basically because you have done...

    The reason is basically because you have done those Registry edits which were not necessary to side line Cortana and just use the search functionality when they were combined.
    They are now separate...
  12. Replies 4 Views 367

    Solved It's in Settings > System > Sound > Manage sound...

    It's in Settings > System > Sound > Manage sound devices > Device properties > Input devices > Stereo Mix > Enable/Disable.
  13. Replies 9 Views 858

    Solved Look in the plugs, the USB 3 plugs have 5 extra...

    Look in the plugs, the USB 3 plugs have 5 extra contacts at the back, 4 at the front.
    USB 2 just 4 at the front.

    USB 2 max length of ~5m
    USB 3 max length of ~3m greater with quality cables.
    ...
  14. Replies 10 Views 1,412

    The Nvidia version number does not mean anything...

    The Nvidia version number does not mean anything much. They list some changes/fixes in the Release Notes PDF.
    Almost nothing of interest for most people. Sometimes they introduce more bugs than...
  15. Replies 5 Views 502

    I have not experienced any performance...

    I have not experienced any performance degradation in 6 years through about 5 version upgrades of Windows 10 to 1903 and actually way back to Windows 8.1
    I have recorded the tests, so I know it's...
  16. Thread: storarge clean up glitch by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 9 Views 813

    Solved No Glitch, more like MS thinking, don't tell a...

    No Glitch, more like MS thinking, don't tell a consumer what is really happening by showing that number which appears to be roughly minus the "Windows update Clean-up" part of the Detailed View.
    ...
  17. Thread: Block domain in Hotmail by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 988

    Not much you can do yourself, these domain names...

    Not much you can do yourself, these domain names are faked and/or randomised intentionally.
    Sure, you can try by blocking a domain but almost instantly that will change and you are back to square...
  18. Thread: is it a CPU or RAM issue? by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 791

    Nothing to do with CPU or RAM memory or SSD/HDD....

    Nothing to do with CPU or RAM memory or SSD/HDD.
    All to do with Your Internet service, your ISP, and what they allow in terms of Downloads. In addition the servers from where the files come from,...
  19. Thread: Very Fast overheating problem :( by Helmut
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 15 Views 978

    You must clean the dust out of the ventilation...

    You must clean the dust out of the ventilation grills, heatsinks, etc in a laptop quite regularly.
    It is at least 6 years old, assuming the specs you have listed.

    All you have to do is turn it...
  20. Replies 13 Views 8,021

    2x4 DDR3 1333 MHz (that should be MT/s) If they...

    2x4 DDR3 1333 MHz (that should be MT/s)
    If they are marked as 1333 then the bus speed is half that, 667 MHz as shown by CPUID.

    CPUID should show a list of JEDEC profiles the highest of which...
  21. Replies 5 Views 621

    Solved That's normal with modern components, it's the...

    That's normal with modern components, it's the same with my Desktop graphics card, desktop PSU, and Laptop, NAS box. All are triggered at some temperature like 50C or something like that.

    My...
  22. Replies 11 Views 2,517

    Those are quite generic RAM modules exactly the...

    Those are quite generic RAM modules exactly the same in my Laptop. I recently put in 2 x 8 GB(Kit of 2, 16 GB max allowed).
    Technically you should use a 'Kit of 2' to ensure modules are nearly...
  23. Thread: new gpu high temperature by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 50 Views 5,117

    Solved The point about those is not to buy the ones with...

    The point about those is not to buy the ones with simple cheap surge protectors. As that affects the switched mode power supply in most electronic stuff these days.

    " just plug all your power...
  24. Thread: Internet speed by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 11 Views 796

    Your results imply you are using Wireless network...

    Your results imply you are using Wireless network connection which will vary in speed depending on distance from the Wireless Access Point.
    Clearly your furthest away devices are slower speed.
    That...
  25. Replies 12 Views 1,112

    Solved No idea how much proof you want that stuff like...

    No idea how much proof you want that stuff like System Mechanic utilities don't work when you have real problems.
    Get rid of both trivial fix it all applications, they are not doing any good. Your...
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