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  1. Thread: Recovery Drive: Can't Create by Helmut
    Forum: Backup and Restore
    Replies 7 Views 531

    The Recovery drive needs about 8 GB so you will...

    The Recovery drive needs about 8 GB so you will need a USB flash drive of at least 16 GB.

    Basically it contains the installed version of Windows 10 and drivers, assuming you tick the box for...
  2. Replies 9 Views 568

    Edge has an IE 11 mode. 3 dots > Reload in...

    Edge has an IE 11 mode.

    3 dots > Reload in Internet Explorer mode.

    You can also put an Icon on the toolbar. right click > Show in toolbar.

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  3. Thread: WMP Does not work by Helmut
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 17 Views 511

    When did you last clean the Optics in the DVD...

    When did you last clean the Optics in the DVD drive ?

    You have to be very careful doing this as the mechanism is very delicate. I use a torch at a low angle to highlight dust and a magnifying...
  4. Thread: Windows 10 Ultimate Performance mode by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 427

    "Can anyone explain how the Ultimate mode works...

    "Can anyone explain how the Ultimate mode works and in which scenarios it might prove handy?"

    It is of no use to you, particularly as regards Laptops.

    This is just a repeat of what I have said...
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    On older WD SATA Mobile drives - RPS (reduced...

    On older WD SATA Mobile drives - RPS (reduced power spinup) enable, and SSC (Spread spectrum clocking) enable.
    ...
  6. Thread: Do I have my heat sink installed incorrectly? by Helmut
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 11 Views 539

    Most people do not know how to do measurements...

    Most people do not know how to do measurements properly which accounts for most low readings. The software used to indicate temperatures may not be calibrated correctly for the MOBO/CPU/GPU sensors....
  7. Thread: HP Deskjet 9300 printer on Win 7 or Win 8.1 by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 13 Views 720

    Seems you have done it, apart from the USB port....

    Seems you have done it, apart from the USB port.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyyExEyddf4

    From point 1:30 That shows you how to manually create a virtual USB printer port.

    It is only a...
  8. Thread: HP Deskjet 9300 printer on Win 7 or Win 8.1 by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 13 Views 720

    Does it print a diagnostics page and sample page...

    Does it print a diagnostics page and sample page ? This is internal to the Printer to show whether the hardware is working.

    It is not directly supported for Windows 8.1/10.

    From your reference...
  9. Thread: update list by Helmut
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
    Replies 2 Views 285

    Those are MS Store items. Open MS Store > 3...

    Those are MS Store items.

    Open MS Store > 3 dots > Settings > Update apps automatically > On/Off.
  10. Thread: update drivers by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 418

    Windows updates. Settings > Update & security...

    Windows updates.

    Settings > Update & security > usually in View optional updates > Driver updates.

    > View update history > Driver Updates.
  11. Thread: settings by Helmut
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 13 Views 1,643

    Control Panel is in the Start All Programs list...

    Control Panel is in the Start All Programs list in the Windows System Folder.

    Right click > Pin to Start and/or Task Bar.
    Right click > More > Open file location > Right Click > Send to Desktop...
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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...
  13. Thread: I cant find High Performance on my Power Options by Helmut
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 14 Views 856

    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.
    ...
  14. Thread: Problem with Audio by Helmut
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 11 Views 746

    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...
  15. Replies 11 Views 636

    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.
    ...
  16. Replies 11 Views 636

    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...
  17. Replies 7 Views 558

    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...
  18. Thread: Update fix failed by Helmut
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 7 Views 956

    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...
  19. Replies 10 Views 9,098

    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...
  20. Thread: Driver Utility? by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 919

    Windows updates takes care of drivers. Working...

    Windows updates takes care of drivers.

    Working drivers is what matters, not what date they are.
  21. Replies 5 Views 1,767

    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...
  22. Thread: Wireless Router Recommendations by Helmut
    Forum: Network and Sharing
    Replies 104 Views 14,873

    "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.
    ...
  23. Replies 12 Views 905

    You can do that with Edge Favourites, and Chrome...

    You can do that with Edge Favourites, and Chrome Bookmarks.
  24. Replies 12 Views 905

    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...
  25. Replies 2 Views 401

    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...
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