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  1. Thread: Memory Diagnostic failure by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 3 Views 360

    Might not be the memory which tends to cause...

    Might not be the memory which tends to cause crashes if at fault. Suggest you remove the laptop battery for a couple of minutes and / or try to boot into safe mode.
  2. Thread: Laptop continually slows to a crawl by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 5 Views 165

    Also use Autoruns to check what third party stuff...

    Also use Autoruns to check what third party stuff is loading and disable inessential items https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

    Installing a SSD will greatly improve...
  3. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 54 Views 2,809

    The heidoc.net tool is handy for finding outdated...

    The heidoc.net tool is handy for finding outdated versions of Windows Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
    All for free!
  4. Replies 2 Views 288

    That's probably why. Should have used Redploy to...

    That's probably why. Should have used Redploy to New hardware in Reflect. I noticed Windows Update installed driver Intel HDC 17.9.6.1019 which appears to be disk driver shortly after the first...
  5. Replies 2 Views 288

    Dell Laptop Failed to Boot After Reflect Restore

    I'm updating a friend's Dell Inspiron 5770. I replaced the 128 GB M2 SATA SSD with a Crucial P5 Plus 500GB PCIe M.2 2280SS SSD. Before replacing the card I checked the system was functioning...
  6. I am so thrilled

    I am so thrilled
  7. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 54 Views 2,809

    Oh dear. I missed the post where it was said he...

    Oh dear. I missed the post where it was said he already had a digital licence. All he needed was a 5 flash drive and a free download from MS! It's a great example of parting fools from their money.
  8. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 54 Views 2,809

    Why bother posting if you are determined to...

    Why bother posting if you are determined to ignore all the advice how to save tidy sum? At least my Microsoft shares have been boosted by your purchase :-)
  9. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 54 Views 2,809

    That's what I did 2 years ago for 5!

    That's what I did 2 years ago for 5!
  10. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,086

    I installed the new Drive which was found after...

    I installed the new Drive which was found after changing the BIOS setting from RAID to AHCI. Oddly the old drive wasn't found unless that was set to RAID. Recovered from the Reflect image. Initially...
  11. Thread: New Laptop Recommendation by Steve C
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 2 Views 212

    I always look at the 'professional' ranges like...

    I always look at the 'professional' ranges like HP ProBook and Dell Latitude. These are built to a better standard, have better support and are generally supplied with W10 Pro for about the same...
  12. Thread: Windows 10 Pro - USB vs Official Download by Steve C
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 54 Views 2,809

    Ouch. I'm mystified why you paid so much when...

    Ouch. I'm mystified why you paid so much when there are far cheaper options as advised.
  13. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,086

    Thanks. This is a friend's laptop so relatively...

    Thanks. This is a friend's laptop so relatively unfamiliar to me. I've had the back off and there is just one M2 slot occupied by the Liteon M2 SATA SSD to be replaced with the Crucial M2 nvme SSD....
  14. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,086

    At least the BIOS shows there is an unoccupied M2...

    At least the BIOS shows there is an unoccupied M2 PCIe SSD slot so I am hopeful all will be OK. I suspect we are making a simple problem complicated.
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  15. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,086

    Here are the screens for the three root ports...

    Here are the screens for the three root ports shown.
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  16. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,086

    Note I am swapping out a LITEON CV8-8E128-11 SATA...

    Note I am swapping out a LITEON CV8-8E128-11 SATA 128GB in the M2 slot for the Crucial P5 Plus 500GB PCIe M.2 2280SS mentioned above. Those ports are all PCie 3.0. However I'm now concerned they all ...
  17. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,086

    I can only see a BIOS entry to enable / disable...

    I can only see a BIOS entry to enable / disable ports SATA 0, SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3 and M.2 PCIe SSD-0. All are currently enabled. I'm assuming I just swap out the old SSD, insert the new one and it...
  18. Thread: PxHlpa64.sys preventing core isolation by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 8,661

    I just had the same issue trying to enable Core...

    I just had the same issue trying to enable Core Isolation in friends laptop. I just disabled PxHlpa64.sys in Autoruns and renamed PxHlpa64.sys in windows\system\32\drivers.

    I wish I knew what...
  19. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,086

    Well it shows as compatible on the Crucial...

    Well it shows as compatible on the Crucial configurator and Dell specification:
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  20. Thread: Best AntiVirus Programs? by Steve C
    Forum: AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Replies 10 Views 962

    Not if you insert a dodgy external drive

    Not if you insert a dodgy external drive
  21. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,086

    He has a SATA SSD via the M2 interface. I bought...

    He has a SATA SSD via the M2 interface. I bought a Crucial P5 Plus 500GB PCIe M.2 2280SS Gaming SSD based on price / performance for 59 Crucial P5 Plus 500GB PCIe M.2 2280SS Gaming SSD |...
  22. Thread: Dell Laptop Crashing Problems by Steve C
    Forum: Performance & Maintenance
    Replies 3 Views 297

    Update - I uninstalled all the Dell bloatware and...

    Update - I uninstalled all the Dell bloatware and disabled various non-essential third party stuff loading using Autoruns and so far it has run a benchmark program I'm using as a soak test for half a...
  23. Thread: Suspicions confirmed by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 310

    Yes, many printers won't work after significant...

    Yes, many printers won't work after significant use when the waste ink pad is saturated
  24. Replies 10 Views 386

    Yes, marked solved as post 5. Lateral thinking...

    Yes, marked solved as post 5. Lateral thinking sorted it!
  25. Thread: Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop by Steve C
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 21 Views 1,086

    Recommend PCIe M2 SSD for Dell Laptop

    I'm upgrading a friend's Dell Inspiron 5770 laptop which has a small 128GB SSD. What PCIe M2 SSD do people recommend these days size 500GB - 1TB? He is only doing routine office work and web...
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