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  1. Thread: HP Deskjet 9300 printer on Win 7 or Win 8.1 by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 394

    Stupid question of the night: you noticed the...

    Stupid question of the night: you noticed the scroll bar on the right of the "ports" window, right? What do you get if you scroll down?
  2. Thread: HP Deskjet 9300 printer on Win 7 or Win 8.1 by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 9 Views 394

    It has been years, but I dimly recall having to...

    It has been years, but I dimly recall having to follow a ritual to install some HP printers.

    That was: do not connect the printer. Begin the driver package install. At some point, you'll be told...
  3. Thread: Update TMP from 1.2 to 2.0 on HP 8460p by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 221

    Just out of curiosity, do you wish to do this to...

    Just out of curiosity, do you wish to do this to fulfil the TPM 2.0 requirement for Windows 11?

    The laptop is about 10 years old. It has a second generation Intel CPU. Win 11 requires Gen 8 or...
  4. Replies 2 Views 118

    It has been a few years, but I got a Vtop AVC08...

    It has been a few years, but I got a Vtop AVC08 composite video to USB adapter a few years ago. Download - All of the USB-Video-Grabber Software – VTOP Online Shop (Red/white/yellow is composite, not...
  5. Replies 12 Views 969

    Odd. I'd expect that if there was some sort of...

    Odd.

    I'd expect that if there was some sort of fundamental DP bug with that monitor, it'd be easy to find mention of that on the Web. (It's a moderately expensive monitor for home use, after all.)...
  6. Thread: RAM memory slots not working !!! by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 423

    That would have been nicer than damaging the LGA...

    That would have been nicer than damaging the LGA socket.

    Cleaning thermal compound out of that socket would have to be done extremely carefully. The fingers that engage the LGA pads on the CPU are...
  7. Replies 12 Views 600

    You cloned your working drive to the "cleaned"...

    You cloned your working drive to the "cleaned" drive and are now surprised that it contains partitions and data?

    That's how it reads. What is the real story?
  8. Thread: Concern about Windows 11 Spec. by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 32 Views 1,967

    Sooner than that....

    Sooner than that. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/information-protection/tpm/tpm-recommendations

    I quote:


    Windows 10 for desktop editions (Home, Pro, Enterprise, and...
  9. Replies 12 Views 969

    Having 3 monitors with the same issue would...

    Having 3 monitors with the same issue would require that the Z38c have a design flaw, which I doubt.

    You posted that you tried a GTX 980 discrete card, using DisplayPort. (It wasn't a 930, as that...
  10. Thread: RAM memory slots not working !!! by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 423

    Did you remove the CPU to replace the thermal...

    Did you remove the CPU to replace the thermal paste?

    If so, I hope that you didn't damage any of the contacts in the LGA (land grid array). The memory controller is typically integrated with the...
  11. Replies 12 Views 969

    I have a couple of UHD (3840X2160) monitors, one...

    I have a couple of UHD (3840X2160) monitors, one to each desktop PC. Both are connected via DisplayPort, at 60 Hz. Both also support HDR. Works fine.

    I don't have an HP Z38c monitor, though.
    ...
  12. Thread: Explorer keeps crashing by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 13 Views 560

    You could try running the Windows Memory...

    You could try running the Windows Memory Diagnostic. (Just type that into the search bar.)

    There are stricter memory test utilities available, but that will give you a quick check. (The PC will...
  13. Replies 12 Views 969

    HDMI 1.4 is restricted to 30 Hz at 3840X2160 by...

    HDMI 1.4 is restricted to 30 Hz at 3840X2160 by definition.

    Not sure why you'd be looking at a "workstation" graphics card like the Quadro (usually intended for CAD applications that use OpenGL),...
  14. Replies 12 Views 969

    If you're limited to 30Hz on HDMI, that means...

    If you're limited to 30Hz on HDMI, that means that the HDMI version is 1.4. It takes HDMI 2.0 or later to support 3840X2160; I suppose the same would be true for 3840X1600. DisplayPort 1.2 is...
  15. Thread: Contradictory Behavior by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 18 Views 753

    OLED monitors aren't LCDs. They can suffer...

    OLED monitors aren't LCDs. They can suffer burn-in.
  16. Replies 131 Views 23,957

    Insider It's also fairly simple to split install.wim into...

    It's also fairly simple to split install.wim into two pieces, each smaller than a specified size (use something smaller than 4000MB for a FAT32 drive).
    ...
  17. Thread: Camera Connections Issues by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 3 Views 256

    I have a Canon "Rebel" T3i that's about 10 years...

    I have a Canon "Rebel" T3i that's about 10 years old.

    When I connect it to my desktop, it appears as an external device, and I can copy files over from it directly. I don't recall, but it may be 2...
  18. Thread: Recovering flash drive to original state by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 13 Views 622

    Confirms what I thought. FAT32 partitions larger...

    Confirms what I thought. FAT32 partitions larger than 32GB are supported, but can only be created using third-party tools.
  19. Thread: Recovering flash drive to original state by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 13 Views 622

    Can you format a drive larger than 32GB as FAT32...

    Can you format a drive larger than 32GB as FAT32 from the command line? It doesn't work from within Windows.

    (Not a rhetorical question. I haven't tried it.)
  20. Thread: Finding the right debloated iso by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 8 Views 515

    It's unfortunate that adding someone to an ignore...

    It's unfortunate that adding someone to an ignore list doesn't hide the thread initiated by that person.
  21. Thread: "Upgrading" unlicensed (!) Windows Home to Windows Pro by bobkn
    Forum: Installation and Upgrade
    Replies 24 Views 1,200

    I'm not vey knowledgeable about this, but I...

    I'm not vey knowledgeable about this, but I believe that you ought to be able to simultaneously activate the laptop and go to Pro by entering a Win10 Pro key.

    You must be working for a very small...
  22. Thread: Windows 11 confusion by bobkn
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 26 Views 2,315

    The FX 4100 was launched 10 years ago. The AMD...

    The FX 4100 was launched 10 years ago. The AMD HD6670 CPU is also from 2011. (I see that AMD offers legacy Windows 10 drivers for the 6670, from 2015.)

    My empathy is limited, I admit. I just pine...
  23. Thread: CanoScan 4200F for Windows 10 by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 6 Views 347

    You didn't use the free trial period for VueScan...

    You didn't use the free trial period for VueScan first?

    I doubt that any of the old drivers from Canon are suitable, as none are 64 bit.

    The VueScan message seems oddly worded. The 4200F is on...
  24. Replies 11 Views 448

    I've sent you a Private Message, with a...

    I've sent you a Private Message, with a suggestion for a test.
  25. Thread: BIOS Password Forgoten by bobkn
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 4 Views 287

    I've never used it, but...

    I've never used it, but http://ftp.ext.hp.com//pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/HP_BCU.html

    There's a link near the top of the page to a manual for it:...
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