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    What sort of distortion are you referring to ?. ...

    What sort of distortion are you referring to ?.

    Using a TV is always more complex than a proper PC monitor. They may have display panels of a different resolution and/or aspect ratio.
    As a...
  2. Thread: Ram Upgrade thoughts by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 2 Views 476

    There is a lot of questions there. "Are speeds...

    There is a lot of questions there.
    "Are speeds that important?"
    Not really, the memory modules are just one component in a whole system, on it's own not important. I take the view that stability is...
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    Solved What you are seeing is normal operation, the GPU...

    What you are seeing is normal operation, the GPU which may/may not be the one used at the time is irrelevant.

    The minor lag could be due to Caching, Pre-fetch, Super Prefetch, Priorities etc.

    I...
  4. Thread: Upgrading to 1903 by Helmut
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 35 Views 3,513

    Not the case here after 1903 and ~6 other...

    Not the case here after 1903 and ~6 other previous version updates, I'm a regular user of IE 11, exactly same after 1903 with any Web Browser IE 11, Edge, Chrome.

    In each case starting with an...
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    You should have prepared before starting on this...

    You should have prepared before starting on this by either making an image of your HDD or system partition as a minimum, and getting the original video and system drivers from HP.

    The description...
  6. Thread: WiFi 5Ghz by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 13 Views 922

    Solved Like here: 240264 Then just google for...

    Like here:
    240264
    Then just google for "Qualcomm Atheros AR956x specs" or whatever it is.
  7. Thread: WiFi 5Ghz by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 13 Views 922

    Solved Laptops produced at that time were Single Band...

    Laptops produced at that time were Single Band N(2.4 GHz) cards, thus it has no 5 GHz capability.
    My Toshiba Laptop from early 2014 is single Band N, a year later ~2015 they started using Dual Band...
  8. Thread: Windows 10 prints in gray scale by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 16 Views 579

    Think you have some kind of Network services HP...

    Think you have some kind of Network services HP driver installed.
    I know next to nothing about Networks but my HP Printer is Networked with wireless to the Router.

    I used the Full Feature driver...
  9. Thread: Application doesnt use 100% of GPU is this normal? by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 3 Views 376

    Yes, that sort of thing is normal. Some games...

    Yes, that sort of thing is normal.
    Some games mainly use the CPU and others the GPU.
    There is always a hardware limitation, be that 100% CPU or iGPU/GPU usage, with the other of course being less...
  10. Thread: DirectX 12 how to Enable by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 5 Views 529

    You don't have to do anything, it is part of...

    You don't have to do anything, it is part of Windows 10.

    However your Graphics Card may not support it and maybe only DirectX 11 capable.

    As in post #3 just run dxdiag to find out.
  11. Thread: Audio CD's not playing by Helmut
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 16 Views 1,994

    You seem to have a missing entry in the features...

    You seem to have a missing entry in the features list, there should be a + with Windows Media Player tick box. Unless you have some corporate version of Windows 10 with restrictions of some sort.
    ...
  12. Thread: Sleeping issues and fast startup by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 766

    That Registry location may not be used now, or...

    That Registry location may not be used now, or you might have the wrong location, or links have changed. That is the hazard of direct Registry Edits.

    As standard now there is just one supplied...
  13. Thread: Original Mail Yahoo. Now what to do by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 5 Views 585

    I have 2 Yahoo Email accounts (UK) and 4 others...

    I have 2 Yahoo Email accounts (UK) and 4 others using the Windows 10 Mail App has worked for 6 years, no problem.
    I also use the direct Webmail access as well.

    Rather better than the previous WLM...
  14. Thread: Delete strange Windows.old folder by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 15 Views 1,399

    You do nothing - Those folders are used for...

    You do nothing - Those folders are used for Windows 10 version updates every 6 months. Several GB of your old version stays in there for 10 days, and then it the deletes the contents.

    It is used...
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    It is not necessarily a driver problem. The...

    It is not necessarily a driver problem. The sockets may have been flexed enough to cause intermittent electrical connections to the MOBO internally. This can also occur in cables and plugs to and...
  16. Thread: win10 after update 1903 black screen with cursor by Helmut
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 2 Views 414

    You interrupted the update progress. That black...

    You interrupted the update progress.
    That black screen with a box top left referring to Personalisation is OK, it usually happens, it stays there for sometime, and then continues.

    No problem with...
  17. Thread: flash drive situation by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 12 Views 807

    Some just don't have a light on the same model...

    Some just don't have a light on the same model drive. I have a number of same model Sandisk 32 GB flash drives where that is the case. One of mine also has a write speed 3x that of the others. I test...
  18. Thread: Page File Query by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 4,114

    Yes, same thing different name, however that...

    Yes, same thing different name, however that additional RAM memory is slower be it an HDD or SSD.

    If an application requires to use more RAM memory then Windows will allocate that automatically,...
  19. Thread: Page File Query by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 4,114

    "Dell says I can only upgrade to 6 gigs but...

    "Dell says I can only upgrade to 6 gigs but Crucial says 2 banks of 4 gigs is okay"

    That Dell comment implies there is one soldered in 2 GB module, and one 2 GB is in a socket.
    So the only easy...
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    You have answered your own question. Why not just...

    You have answered your own question. Why not just remove the G29 controller and it's driver. Maybe update the driver.
    There maybe options in the G29 driver/application for this kind of thing.
    ...
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    Just use Seatools for Windows there are various...

    Just use Seatools for Windows there are various scanning options the most comprehensive is what they call "..long..". Those will take many hours to complete as you know.
    You can make a bootable USB...
  22. Thread: PC boots to BIOS screen instead of windows by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 595

    Solved Put in a new BIOS/UEFI settings battery, usually...

    Put in a new BIOS/UEFI settings battery, usually a 3v Lithium CR2032.
    In my experience they last about 5-8 years. These days the clock being wrong does not usually happen. I use a voltmeter, less...
  23. Thread: How long to install 1903 update--new laptop by Helmut
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 1,409

    I have done about 6 Windows 10 version updates,...

    I have done about 6 Windows 10 version updates, every 6 months with a laptop with a standard mechanical HDD of 1 TB and plenty of spare space like 500 GB with a fairly slow download speed.

    All...
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    SRS add-ons/enhancements can come with various...

    SRS add-ons/enhancements can come with various audio applications/drivers. Quite likely the Sound Blaster drivers, Realtek sound drivers, IDT HP sound drivers, DTS Sound, or Windows Media Player 12...
  25. Thread: Micro sd card not being recognized. by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 1,099

    There is quite a difference with Magnetic type...

    There is quite a difference with Magnetic type storage media, Optical media, and Solid State media.
    The magnetic media type say an old 3" floppy disc or HDD does degrade over time but there is some...
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