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    Hello, Thank you for letting me know and glad...

    Hello,

    Thank you for letting me know and glad to hear that it all worked out well! I already have a suitable wireless card (Intel Wireless AC 7260) and today I got a suitable antenna. It's an...
  2. Replies 11 Views 3,597

    Hello, Thank you for your reply - so you are...

    Hello,
    Thank you for your reply - so you are saying that I should install the second antenna underneath the keyboard, near to the motherboard area, rather than in the top of the display where the...
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    Where I am using this computer, the wireless...

    Where I am using this computer, the wireless 2.4GHz network is just woeful to say the least. The speed that I receive is nowhere near the 75Mbps that I have stated - mostly it is about 30Mbps. That...
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    Hello, Thank you for the advice! I do currently...

    Hello,
    Thank you for the advice! I do currently have a small TP Link Wi-Fi adapter which does 5GHz only, so I have the option of 2.4GHz & Bluetooth via the inbuilt card, and 5GHz via the external...
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    Thanks for the info :) If you already have both...

    Thanks for the info :) If you already have both RAM slots occupied by 4GB sticks, and you're not hitting the limits when it comes to RAM usage, then doubling to 2x 8GB isn't really worth it. however,...
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    HP Pavilion 15 laptop - WiFi/WLAN card upgrade help

    Hello,
    I have a question about my secondary laptop which i could do with upgrading. It is a HP Pavilion laptop, model number 15-p189na. It runs Windows 10.

    The day to day usage of this laptop is...
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    Hi, I'd personally check what laptop you have,...

    Hi,

    I'd personally check what laptop you have, as well as what the service manual says for your device and what your current RAM is like.
    If you only have one slot, there's not much you can do....
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    Hi, Hopefully the whole thing will be...

    Hi,
    Hopefully the whole thing will be successful, as I don't want to lose my perfectly fine Windows 7 OS :)

    The original HP recovery media is very old, as the laptop was purchased in November...
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    So basically, just to confirm, if I back up the...

    So basically, just to confirm, if I back up the Windows 7 partition, then I won't need to reinstall 7 from scratch, I can just put the backed up partition back into my hard drive when Windows 10 is...
  10. Thread: Windows 7/10 dual boot? by spotify95
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 38 Views 8,985

    Virtual machines come with substantially lower...

    Virtual machines come with substantially lower performance to the OS that is in the virtual machine.

    I tried Windows XP Mode on my Windows 7 Professional (basically XP in a VM) - so laggy I...
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    Resetting Windows 10 to factory settings, need help with Windows 7

    Hello,

    I previously made a thread detailing my dual booting between Windows 7 and Windows 10 on my HP laptop. This has served me very well for the last 3 years, with Windows 7 performing as...
  12. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Need to resolve urgently

    Hi all,

    I have decided that I need to resolve this more urgently as I need to get everything from my old laptop (Acer Aspire 5742 series) across to my Windows 10 partition as soon as possible. My...
  13. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Thanks for the info on cleaners etc. I've got...

    Thanks for the info on cleaners etc.

    I've got rid of ASC since it was going to do quite a bit of changes, my windows 10 laptop is fast (i7-4510U, 8GB, 1TB Win7, 1TB Win10) so I don't need it.
    ...
  14. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Hello, Thank you for your reply. I'm booting...

    Hello,

    Thank you for your reply. I'm booting up the laptop now so will do a "clean boot" and see if it remains fine.

    Then I'll use the tutorial (I had a look at it earlier today) and will...
  15. Performance & Maintenance Thanks! I'm going to have to do a clean boot in...

    Thanks! I'm going to have to do a clean boot in order to resolve an issue on my Windows 10 partition of my new laptop. Hopefully I'll be able to resolve the issue.
  16. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Hi, Most of those threads seem to be to do...

    Hi,

    Most of those threads seem to be to do with RAM usage - my RAM isn't a problem as I have 30% RAM usage with a few tabs open on Slimjet (Chromium based browser). McAfee is using the most RAM...
  17. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Hi, Got an update for you, here is the results...

    Hi,

    Got an update for you, here is the results for the cleanmgr. In Defrag and Optimize, it was set to weekly; I have since turned it off:

    66842

    However, if it was previously set to weekly,...
  18. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Edit: This is what I get when I look at when...

    Edit: This is what I get when I look at when Automatic Maintenance is supposed to start:

    66826

    So it looks like that isn't an issue.

    Under normal mode:

    66833
  19. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Hi, I still can't find the Snipping Tool under...

    Hi,

    I still can't find the Snipping Tool under Safe Mode in Windows 10 - if I type "snipping tool" into the taskbar, it doesn't come up with anything (does search not work in safe mode?).

    Do I...
  20. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Hi, thanks for the help. I have not used the...

    Hi, thanks for the help.

    I have not used the Task Scheduler at all on this computer, and I did not start it either - has Windows 10 automatically started it? If so then how can I stop this from...
  21. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Hi, This is not in safe mode but this is a...

    Hi,

    This is not in safe mode but this is a screenshot of what happens when the CPU thing starts:

    66431

    I can see when this happens (even without the task manager) because of my CPU gadgets -...
  22. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Hi, Thanks for the information. I doubt...

    Hi,

    Thanks for the information.

    I doubt that having dual boot would cause the high CPU, as I believe that it was doing it before dual booting (it started off with windows 10 preinstalled).
    ...
  23. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    65240 Above is a photo of the Task Manager...

    65240

    Above is a photo of the Task Manager (processes running) whilst the weird thing about CPU usage is taking place (this only happens when idle).

    The "System" process shouldn't be taking 26%...
  24. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Hi guys, Thank you for the responses. I will...

    Hi guys,

    Thank you for the responses. I will have a look when I next boot up the windows 10 laptop :)

    I'll first go to safe mode and have a look, assuming that core temp and task manager will...
  25. Thread: Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10 by spotify95
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 30 Views 17,797

    Hi guys, The issue is still present (it is...

    Hi guys,

    The issue is still present (it is fine on my windows 7 partition) - any ideas?

    Thanks
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