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  1. Thread: SSD Lifespan by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 26 Views 2,411

    It is possible to kill an SSD with writes but you...

    It is possible to kill an SSD with writes but you have to really work at it. It is unlikely to happen under normal and even heavy usage. Most SSDs die for reasons unrelated to excessive writes. Or...
  2. Thread: Problems with AVG & Avast by LMiller7
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 14 Views 2,021

    I was a long time AVG user going back to Windows...

    I was a long time AVG user going back to Windows 2000 and long before Microsoft Security Essentials was introduced. At the timer I think it was a good product. But like many products it succumbed to...
  3. Replies 10 Views 1,483

    "Will the Linux kernel replace the Windows...

    "Will the Linux kernel replace the Windows kernel?"

    I can't see that happening. This is one of those ideas that might seem attractive at first but fail badly confronted with the harsh facts of...
  4. Thread: regedit: priority control (IRQ) by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 4 Views 2,208

    This is the classic IRQ8Priority registry...

    This is the classic IRQ8Priority registry setting, an idea that just will not die.

    Microsoft provides no documentation for this. It doesn't make any sense, certainly not with modern hardware....
  5. Thread: How is this memory usage even possible? by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 20 Views 18,568

    The Paged pool and Non paged pool usage values...

    The Paged pool and Non paged pool usage values are high, particularly the latter. On my 8 GB Windows 10 system they are 300 MB and 167 MB but these can vary on different systems and over time. Not...
  6. Thread: Entries in Registry by LMiller7
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 13 Views 1,553

    VERY important. Registry entries are...

    VERY important.

    Registry entries are identified with the full path. Anything less and nobody can know for sure where they are located. And that could make a world of difference as to whether they...
  7. Thread: File Explorer shows wrong folder size by LMiller7
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 9 Views 6,743

    The Read Only attribute is decades old and dates...

    The Read Only attribute is decades old and dates back to MSDOS days. It is now largely obsolete and maintained for the sake of compatibility. And it is of some use. On folders it serves as a flag...
  8. Thread: Revive a dead CPU? by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 1 Views 212

    Solved If the CPU is bad it needs to be replaced. Even...

    If the CPU is bad it needs to be replaced. Even Intel or AMD could not repair it.
  9. Replies 9 Views 1,439

    Solved It is important to understand that low memory...

    It is important to understand that low memory warnings or errors have nothing to do with a shortage of RAM. Windows doesn't even have a message for that. This has caused considerable confusion, even...
  10. Thread: will windows respect my group policy rule by LMiller7
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 10 Views 1,047

    I have been running 1903 on 2 computers for...

    I have been running 1903 on 2 computers for several months now with no issues. Both were upgrades from Windows 7. I took the precaution of making an image backup before proceeding. With programs like...
  11. Thread: 32 bit / x86 machines -- days look numbered by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 575

    The days of the 32 bit OS are certainly numbered,...

    The days of the 32 bit OS are certainly numbered, but I think they will be with us for some time yet. When Server 2008 R2 went 64 bit only in 2009 there was speculation that client systems would soon...
  12. Thread: 25 million page faults by svchost.exe (Slow PC) by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 1,933

    A page fault isn't a fault, at least not with the...

    A page fault isn't a fault, at least not with the conventional meaning. It is a natural part of the way a modern operating system works. There are 2 kinds of page faults, hard and soft. Hard faults...
  13. Replies 17 Views 12,773

    The problem is that Microsoft receives huge...

    The problem is that Microsoft receives huge numbers of feature requests. Large numbers of these are useful and practical to implement. But even then the numbers are very large. If even a fraction...
  14. Thread: DUplicate rundll32.exe in DCOM by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 7 Views 1,302

    The system32 and syswow64 folders are not what...

    The system32 and syswow64 folders are not what they might seem. The system32 folder contains 64 bit files while the syswow64 folder contains 32 bit files needed for 32 bit processes. A 32 bit process...
  15. Thread: Windows 10 memory usage 100% by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 1 Views 1,194

    Solved Post a screenshot of Task Manager- Performance...

    Post a screenshot of Task Manager- Performance tab showing memory info.
  16. Thread: How to reduce RAM usage? 21/24GB RAM used by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 1,149

    One issue I see is the high Paged pool. Not all...

    One issue I see is the high Paged pool. Not all of this will be in RAM and Task Manager cannot tell us how much is. But I suspect a large part is. This is often caused by a driver problem.
  17. Thread: How to reduce RAM usage? 21/24GB RAM used by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 10 Views 1,149

    Sorry, but the information provided isn't very...

    Sorry, but the information provided isn't very useful. Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory info. Post this on the forum, not a third party site.
  18. Thread: Is CPU something don't get failed easily? by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 18 Views 2,789

    I am well aware of how long electronic devices...

    I am well aware of how long electronic devices can last. I have no argument with that. My point was simply that such devices do deteriorate with age and at some point will fail. I have plenty of...
  19. Thread: Is CPU something don't get failed easily? by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 18 Views 2,789

    CPUs, as with all man made devices, do...

    CPUs, as with all man made devices, do deteriorate with age. The second law of thermodynamics with it's corollaries dictates that this must be. At some point a CPU will die. But this usually is of no...
  20. Thread: Is CPU something don't get failed easily? by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 18 Views 2,789

    CPUs rarely fail. Typically the computer becomes...

    CPUs rarely fail. Typically the computer becomes obsolete before the CPU fails. The usual cause is old age. The internal structures of the CPU deteriorate and eventually something fails and the CPU...
  21. Thread: pros and cons of mini PC? by LMiller7
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 15 Views 1,692

    The problem with such comparisons is that "Mini...

    The problem with such comparisons is that "Mini PC" is a very generic term. These devices vary greatly in price, performance, size, serviceability, and internal and external expansion. If you could...
  22. Thread: Protect system restore files by LMiller7
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 4 Views 11,497

    What Bree said makes a great deal of sense....

    What Bree said makes a great deal of sense. System Restore was not designed to restore to a previous build and it would not work. For that reason it is not supported.

    In the interests of keeping...
  23. Replies 11 Views 18,775

    When fast startup is enabled the OS goes into...

    When fast startup is enabled the OS goes into hibernation instead of going through the normal shutdown procedure. Applications are terminated as usual. At startup the OS memory is loaded from...
  24. Thread: How is this memory usage even possible? by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 20 Views 18,568

    Total memory usage will always be higher than the...

    Total memory usage will always be higher than the total usage of processes, and usually by a wide margin. The memory usage shown in the Process tab is not the full memory usage of the process but...
  25. Thread: Page File Query by LMiller7
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 6 Views 4,271

    Unless you have a specific reason to do otherwise...

    Unless you have a specific reason to do otherwise you should set the pagefile to system managed. It is highly doubtful you will do any better than that. Contrary to advise you may have read...
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