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  1. Thread: Disable Dropbox and Google Drive by DeaconFrost
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 1,076

    Your setup sounds unnecessarily complicated. Why...

    Your setup sounds unnecessarily complicated. Why not just stop them from running at boot, but put shortcuts for each on the desktop for when you need them?

    Or, just let them run and simplify your...
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    I've been using a laptop as my primary business...

    I've been using a laptop as my primary business machine for about a decade. Once SSDs became the norm, I stopped using sleep or hibernate. At the end of my day, I just shut the laptop down. In the...
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    The easiest way is to upload your crash dump...

    The easiest way is to upload your crash dump file. This website will analyze it and give you a driver file that caused the issue. Then you'll know which hardware/driver is the culprit.
    ...
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    I know you stated otherwise in the first post,...

    I know you stated otherwise in the first post, but a clean install MUST always be an option, and it would take far less time than you've spent already. Windows 10 is better at detecting hardware...
  5. Replies 4 Views 732

    There's nothing wrong with WD drives, but I've...

    There's nothing wrong with WD drives, but I've never heard anything positive regarding OEM security software. I use an extensive array of external drives at home and in the corporate environment. ...
  6. Replies 16 Views 2,891

    You are comparing apples to oranges. An SSD will...

    You are comparing apples to oranges. An SSD will speed up performance in one area while extra memory may speed up performance in another area (if it was a problem before). This is like asking which...
  7. Thread: High RAM usage issue. by DeaconFrost
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 1 Views 1,387

    You only have 4 GB of memory, so there's nothing...

    You only have 4 GB of memory, so there's nothing out of the ordinary about a system using 2+ GB. Starting with Windows 7 and evolving with each new version, the systems are designed to use more of...
  8. Replies 64 Views 9,414

    Always has been. Every hear her voice?

    Always has been. Every hear her voice?
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    I have no issues with Cortana reading my e-mails....

    I have no issues with Cortana reading my e-mails. I'd love it if she could handle most of my dull work e-mails for me!
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    There are benefits, but not as "everyday" type...

    There are benefits, but not as "everyday" type maintenance. I don't clean the registry just to clean the registry. It is a troubleshooting method for me, when I'm having software issues and I...
  11. Replies 20 Views 7,571

    I've been using the registry cleaning for many...

    I've been using the registry cleaning for many years, longer than I'd like to admit. It's very useful, in terms of troubleshooting, in certain cases. Most recently, I had issues with AMD drivers...
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    I haven't had any of those issues with SyncToy. ...

    I haven't had any of those issues with SyncToy. It's simple, easy to install, free, and just plain works.
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    I always have to laugh at these threads, with...

    I always have to laugh at these threads, with some acting like Microsoft is the only company doing any kind of data warehousing. I'd be willing to bet that the same people bashing Microsoft are all...
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    Especially in a laptop, I wouldn't bother with a...

    Especially in a laptop, I wouldn't bother with a Xeon and ECC memory. Both have a cost premium and are meant for server functions. I'd stick to something with an i7 and non-ECC memory, unless your...
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    That's the first time I've had someone give me a...

    That's the first time I've had someone give me a legit reason for doing so. I'm always the only user on a system, so I wouldn't have encountered that. Thanks!
  16. Thread: Self Help PC Troubleshooting Guides by DeaconFrost
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 2 Views 1,099

    It's difficult to have this before an issue...

    It's difficult to have this before an issue arises. Mainly, because the steps will vary each time, depending on what the issue is, what setup you are dealing with, etc. Too many variables.
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    Check out the Dell Outlet. You can often get...

    Check out the Dell Outlet. You can often get some great deals there, if you are willing to choose a pre-built without customization.
  18. Thread: Clean wipe a computer by DeaconFrost
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 7 Views 1,152

    Why not remove everything you need, wipe the...

    Why not remove everything you need, wipe the drives clean, and then install the OS as a clean install?
  19. Thread: SD Card issue by DeaconFrost
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 1,229

    Turns out they do make them that big. I didn't...

    Turns out they do make them that big. I didn't know that. Anyway, if it is limited to 4 GB, what formatting was used for the partition?

    You may need to use something like Partition Wizard to...
  20. Replies 6 Views 6,532

    I do the very same on my home tower, but I don't...

    I do the very same on my home tower, but I don't reconfigure anything. Just save the files you want to the folders you create on the D drive. Most applications I've used remember where you've saved...
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    My suggestion is the run the same accounts on all...

    My suggestion is the run the same accounts on all Windows machines. They don't need to be MS accounts, but it will greatly simplify sharing between the different versions of Windows. Homegroup was...
  22. Thread: 1803 update fails again. How do I kill it? by DeaconFrost
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 34 Views 7,280

    A clean install is far easier than you may think....

    A clean install is far easier than you may think. Three important steps to follow and it will be a simple process that will only take a couple of hours, if that:

    1. Make sure your install media...
  23. Replies 10 Views 1,357

    That's the key question. If your base OS has...

    That's the key question. If your base OS has issues, then you aren't giving Windows 10 a great platform to run on. For me, I'd rather spend the 2-3 hours doing a clean install, unless I'm...
  24. Thread: 1803 update fails again. How do I kill it? by DeaconFrost
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 34 Views 7,280

    Hardware issues, corrupt downloads, etc. Still...

    Hardware issues, corrupt downloads, etc. Still plenty of reasons for this to happen. Again, logically speaking, if the update itself was the problem, everyone would have the issue. There are...
  25. Replies 6 Views 1,438

    Overpartitioning makes me lose sleep at night. ...

    Overpartitioning makes me lose sleep at night. If that was my computer, I'd recapture the 1 GB in the front of the drive, then do away with the two partitions at the end of the drive, D and whatever...
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