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    I just leave "Game Mode" on permanently, that is...

    I just leave "Game Mode" on permanently, that is the Default. No reason not to, however you will not notice any difference.

    I still get a rare unrelated notification with some games, so it helps,...
  2. Thread: My cpu Temps are really high (overclock or thermal paste issue)? by Helmut
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 4 Views 386

    There is no problem. That processor has a...

    There is no problem.

    That processor has a default 35w TDP, programmable down to 12w.

    In a Laptop with not so great cooling those sort of temperatures are normal.

    The max CPU frequency is in...
  3. Thread: External mSata ssd very hot. by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 5 Views 362

    "Is this mSata ssd drive going to have a very...

    "Is this mSata ssd drive going to have a very short life ?"

    No, because the temperatures are taken in to account in the SSD design.
    There is nothing wrong with those internal temperatures.

    The...
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    This is usually loss of IP address. Depends on...

    This is usually loss of IP address.
    Depends on how you are setup. If say the DHCP server is your Router then check what IP address is assigned with what the Printer thinks it is.
    If they differ you...
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    Built in to Windows since Windows 8.1 Xbox...

    Built in to Windows since Windows 8.1

    Xbox Game Bar, can be used for other stuff.
    Settings > Gaming > Xbox Game Bar > On.
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    They do not need downloading, all Windows Fonts...

    They do not need downloading, all Windows Fonts and indeed from other applications you may have installed are available between the various Applications.
    Look at your Fonts folder.
    e.g. Calibri is...
  7. Thread: Photos app automatically resizes to small by Helmut
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2 Views 186

    Select the Folder and change View, right hand...

    Select the Folder and change View, right hand side towards the top. Change to one square(View large), rather than 4 (Medium), or 9 (Small).
    It will remember that setting next time you open the...
  8. Thread: Recurring Registry issue by Helmut
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 8 Views 930

    No need to do anything, there is no issue to be...

    No need to do anything, there is no issue to be fixed.
    Don't waste your time on this sort of trivia.

    "What is this entry?"
    Quite obvious if you look in the Folder by the names of other files at...
  9. Thread: Are these usb flash drives any good? by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 14 Views 1,821

    I have several Kingston drives of these types,...

    I have several Kingston drives of these types, tested in USB 3.0 port, obviously slight cosmetic differences with model number.
    1) DT100G3 32 GB.
    2) DT106 128 GB.

    1) average tested write speed...
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    That is not a driver, it is a Monitor...

    That is not a driver, it is a Monitor application/software utility.

    The fact that there maybe no audio amplifier or speakers does mean you cannot output to it, just not hear it.

    Manufacturers...
  11. Thread: Why reduced while copying to pendrive? by Helmut
    Forum: Software and Apps
    Replies 2 Views 423

    Nothing wrong with those speeds. A standard...

    Nothing wrong with those speeds.

    A standard pendrive is quite slow. Particularly as I guess it is a rather old 8 GB one, and it appears to be 1 GB files.
    You will find out if you do a lot of very...
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    Just tell it your location. Weather App Settings...

    Just tell it your location.
    Weather App Settings cog, Launch Location > Default location > Change to whatever you require.

    I would also go to Windows 10 settings
    Settings > Privacy > Location,...
  13. Thread: Video Card/HDR/4K Questions by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 8 Views 677

    For your uses you do not require 4K or HDR, it is...

    For your uses you do not require 4K or HDR, it is that simple.

    You would only need 4K on a very large monitor.

    You have to resist commercial pressures to an extent, otherwise you will get...
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    Bottom left People Icon > Top Right > Manage >...

    Bottom left People Icon > Top Right > Manage > Export Contacts.
    With Edge/Chrome Browsers, it auto-fits, you can go from 25% to 400% and that Manage link is still on the Window in same place.
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    On my old Laptop with a standard HDD Steam starts...

    On my old Laptop with a standard HDD Steam starts in 7 secs. That is assuming no client updates which are very frequent in that case a lot longer, 30 secs+.
    It does not start with Windows either.
    ...
  16. Thread: Outlook.com vs. Outlook.live.com by Helmut
    Forum: Browsers and Email
    Replies 2 Views 250

    Nothing, other than the number of letters typed,...

    Nothing, other than the number of letters typed, and the historical presence of 'live' branding.
    Windows Live - Wikipedia
  17. Thread: Calibrating the colors on my monitor by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 20 Views 1,841

    This is for Websites and Gaming on a basic...

    This is for Websites and Gaming on a basic Monitor, not for a professional with a quality Monitor.There is no understanding of the basics never mind professional calibration methods.
  18. Thread: 4K HD pc game by Helmut
    Forum: Gaming
    Replies 5 Views 437

    It will, but it will only go as high as the...

    It will, but it will only go as high as the native resolution of your Monitor screen.
    Games always provide for a range of common Monitor resolution settings.
  19. Thread: Calibrating the colors on my monitor by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 20 Views 1,841

    Far easier to go to this...

    Far easier to go to this website:http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/

    On the top Menu go to - Contrast, Gamma calibration, Black level, White saturation, Gradient.
    The others won't be of much use.
    ...
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    If I understand the question correctly there are...

    If I understand the question correctly there are 2 non Web Browser ways.

    1) Email/People/Contacts/Calendar Client App like what you have in Windows 10 i.e. Mail, People, and Calendar Apps.

    2)...
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    Not that I know of, as my Outlook/Hotmail and...

    Not that I know of, as my Outlook/Hotmail and Gmail Accounts work properly, along with 4 other Mail Accounts, and has done for 5 years, all IMAP.

    I would check the Sync and Inbox setting options...
  22. Thread: AMD Ryzen vs Intel i series by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 381

    For your specialist interests Intel are still the...

    For your specialist interests Intel are still the best CPU. There are reasons for that in the CPU design and other chips which I will not go into, far too heavy weight.
  23. Thread: Calibrating the colors on my monitor by Helmut
    Forum: Graphic Cards
    Replies 20 Views 1,841

    LG have slightly confusingly put RGB controls in...

    LG have slightly confusingly put RGB controls in the Colour Temperature section.
    That is OK, but slightly more difficult as you have to use the Red and Blue controls to change the colour...
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    Your experience is not normal at all.What...

    Your experience is not normal at all.What maintenance tasks have you done on Hardware and the Operating system (Windows 10) ?

    This would include basic tasks like doing SSD/HDD scans, For Windows...
  25. Thread: Is it battery or laptop? by Helmut
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 7 Views 771

    I have an i5 Toshiba L50 laptop, so rather...

    I have an i5 Toshiba L50 laptop, so rather similar to what you have and a very similar age.
    Still on the original battery which I estimate to be around the 20%-30% full charge capacity mark now....
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