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    You need to use USB 3 ports. The max potential...

    You need to use USB 3 ports. The max potential speed of USB 2 is not enough.

    If you don't have enough USB ports you can buy a PCI-E Card for another USB 3 hub.

    If your built in WiFi is not 5...
  2. Thread: I cant find High Performance on my Power Options by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 13 Views 549

    You do not need a High Performance Power plan. ...

    You do not need a High Performance Power plan.

    It does nothing for your fps, just increases power consumption which means increased chances of thermal throttling, which is counter productive.
    ...
  3. Thread: Problem with Audio by Helmut
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 11 Views 631

    You have to determine which type of drivers you...

    You have to determine which type of drivers you have either the older type, or DCH drivers.

    Going by the age of your Laptop quite likely they were DCH drivers, I can't help there.

    You have to...
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    Those are two standard AOE Startup switches after...

    Those are two standard AOE Startup switches after EMPIRES.EXE. removes starting video (NoStartup) and sets resolution (1024 x 768).

    Just convenience for a particular laptop.
    ...
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    I have AOE working on my Laptop. What I did...

    I have AOE working on my Laptop.

    What I did was simply to make an ISO file (AOE.ISO) from the Disc using CDBurnerXP. (free).

    Then use that. Just right click the ISO file > Mount. Then use my...
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    Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 upgrade is actually a...

    Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 upgrade is actually a new OS install.

    To keep it simple you would have everything installed on your OS drive and partition, which means that all programs will work once...
  7. Thread: Update fix failed by Helmut
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 7 Views 724

    Just leave it, do nothing.The info will have been...

    Just leave it, do nothing.The info will have been sent to MS and later on it will probably go through without any problems.

    That happened on my Laptop with one of the two recent cumulative...
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    There is nothing wrong with that image or the...

    There is nothing wrong with that image or the text. I see no problem at all, text is perfect.
    Where is the problem ?

    The Windows TenForums logo and lettering is an image.

    Your image is a mix...
  9. Thread: Driver Utility? by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 854

    Windows updates takes care of drivers. Working...

    Windows updates takes care of drivers.

    Working drivers is what matters, not what date they are.
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    This is an old thread. Pointless App to add...

    This is an old thread.
    Pointless App to add anyway.

    The standard Quick Action bar brightness control gives you 1% increments.

    Just enable it in the Notification centre.
    Right click in the...
  11. Thread: Wireless Router Recommendations by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 91 Views 13,212

    "as if you are connecting ethernet cable to the...

    "as if you are connecting ethernet cable to the router which is located on the second floor... is that correct?

    No, house wiring is designed for low frequency power, not high speed data.
    ...
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    You can do that with Edge Favourites, and Chrome...

    You can do that with Edge Favourites, and Chrome Bookmarks.
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    Yes, those imported Bookmarks/Favourites will be...

    Yes, those imported Bookmarks/Favourites will be stored in Firefox or indeed any Browser you care to choose.

    Mine are now in Edge and Chrome.

    If you have any doubts then Export your IE11...
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    No difference, the amount of VRAM has no...

    No difference, the amount of VRAM has no relevance to "used for email, word, spreadsheets, web surfing etc."

    Those sort of applications would only use a couple of hundred MB at most. 1 GB is more...
  15. Thread: CMOS checksum error or CMOS battery loss by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 398

    Just put in a new battery, decent quality branded...

    Just put in a new battery, decent quality branded one. Making sure contacts are clean whilst you are about it.

    Even from new these CR2032 battery holders can have intermittent connections, about...
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    The resolution of your monitor is physical...

    The resolution of your monitor is physical pixels, or rather 3 sub pixels, RGB. Native resolution.Nothing changes that.

    The Windows scaling is so that small thin text which maybe 1 pixel wide is...
  17. Thread: Playing games crashes and restarts PC by Helmut
    Forum: BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Replies 5 Views 393

    It has all the hallmarks of overheating. If this...

    It has all the hallmarks of overheating.
    If this has happened in the past then this can permanently damage semiconductor components.

    How did you measure the CPU and GPU temperatures. AMD CPUs...
  18. Thread: ISO is on Desktop CClean Install by Helmut
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 12 Views 846

    Put in your empty USB key drive and just do...

    Put in your empty USB key drive and just do OPTION ONE in the reference.
    "Use Media Creation Tool to create Bootable Windows 10 USB for Legacy BIOS and UEFI"

    That will create a bootable install...
  19. Thread: Yahoo Hacked? by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 7 Views 489

    I have 2 yahoo.co.uk addresses, both work fine,...

    I have 2 yahoo.co.uk addresses, both work fine, no problems.

    Run your Anti Virus/Anti Malware applications.
  20. Thread: Should I be expecting to have problems again tomorrow? by Helmut
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 13 Views 683

    The only problem is patience. Leave your machine...

    The only problem is patience. Leave your machine and let it get on with the job.

    Things like a Cumulative update and .NET Framework updates take a long time. They have a lot of work to do. Before...
  21. DirectX 12 is backwards compatible to DirectX 9....

    DirectX 12 is backwards compatible to DirectX 9. Any application requiring versions before that will either install what is required or download and install components from MS.

    You need to look at...
  22. Thread: Excessive Number of Processes by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 4 Views 398

    Settings > System > Shared Experiences Settings...

    Settings > System > Shared Experiences
    Settings > Privacy > Background Apps

    Just switch on what you use, the vast majority for most people will be Off.

    That is likely to account for...
  23. Thread: Concern about Windows 11 Spec. by Helmut
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 31 Views 1,793

    Assuming both Laptops are the one you list then...

    Assuming both Laptops are the one you list then they would be due for replacement anyway in a few years time.

    So the requirements for Windows 11, whatever they may turn out to be on release, does...
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    It probably is in your Device Manager (View > by...

    It probably is in your Device Manager (View > by connection, Show hidden devices ON) but where USB devices are, that means drilling down through several branches USB hubs and so forth.

    If it...
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    Your processor is from 2010 which is 11 years...

    Your processor is from 2010 which is 11 years old.
    4 GB is not enough RAM, the minimum is now 8 GB, which is the max for that CPU.

    256 GB is not enough for an SSD/HDD either.

    To be honest you...
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