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Windows 8.1 100% disk usage

Sorry to make another one of these posts, but I've dug through at least a dozen other threads and no other solution has worked for me. My problem also seems to be slightly different. As you can ...
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Chrome - Very heavy HDD usage. Reading all fonts from 'Fonts' folder

Because of google's bad user support I'm posting this problem here.. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!search/hdd$20usage$20fonts/chrome/B207faUB7-Q/_70ST4eN0u0J Now every time I open a new ...
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Windows 8 MsMpEng.exe high disk usage, uninstalled Defender, and now AvastSvc.exe

I recently disabled Windows Defender due to MsMpEng.exe randomly spiking up my computer's disk usage. I saw it from Task Manager->Details->I/O read and write bytes. The read bytes go as high as ...
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OneDrive sync client installation taking forever

Went to How to install the OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro) sync client for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online. Ran the installer, but it's more than 1 hour since it's running and I ...
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What is the cause and disadvantages of high memory usage as time passes on Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

My laptop is used in long time intervals without restarting. The OS tends to use extensive memory (~8GB) as time passes. Below are screenshots of two different states with exactly the same programs ...
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How do I restrict a ESX client user to only their resource pool?

I have 5 servers running ESXi, they are managed by vCenter. I want to setup resource pools for various IT admins from each department, and limit them to create and manage VM's in their own resource ...
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skype consumes 100% cpu on idle unles it has admin privileges

on my rather old ,6yo core two duo intel machine, skype consumes 100% CPU Resources, when i start it without admin rights. Otherwise it will consume the usual amounts of cpu. How can i prevent skype ...
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GNOME Shell has very high CPU and memory usage

I use Debian 7.3 (Wheezy) with the default GNOME 3 desktop and run VirtualBox to have a Windows 8.1 guest. My host has 16GB RAM and a Core i7 CPU with 8 processor cores. When I start the Windows 8.1 ...
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Proper Linux-based internet usage monitor

Anyone knows a Linux-based internet usage monitor that is decent, and up to date? I found an up to date one, Download Monitor, but that's tied up to Ubuntu Unity App. I found an up to date doc, ...
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See exactly which service is using a file on Windows 8

I've looked around a bit, but wasn't able to find what I was looking for :( I want to know which service exactly is using a certain file. I know I can use Resource Monitor to see which process is ...
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Is there `top` for disk usage [duplicate]

How to track disk usage (write/read and other cool stuff) in realtime with fashion of top in the only right system in shell? It would be cool if it could monitor specific directory.
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Low FPS in some games, but hardware not fully used

I just did a little funny experiment in the game/sim "Train Simulator 2013". I normally have good FPS in it (around 30) at full settings. What I did was make a really, really long train so that the ...
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NETGEAR DGN 1000 Limit Usage Per System

How to limit the data usage per system per day connected to my NETGEAR DGN1000 router(modem)? Please share some ideas. I can also use a dedicated computer if you can propose how to route all the ...
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How to automatically end the process when Windows 8 Modern UI apps are closed?

When Metro/Modern UI applications are closed, they are not actually removed from memory; they are still running in a 'Suspended' state. This clutters up the Task Manager considerably, and is very ...
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What happens when a computer runs out of RAM?

A little ago, out of curiosity, I wrote a Java program that takes up a lot of memory very fast. (It adds BufferedImages to an arraylist in a loop.) I kept the Windows System Monitor open to observe ...
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Find out what driver is causing resource usage

I have a problem with one of the device drivers - it constantly uses resources in a very strange way - one second nothing, the other one full 100%. It creates a saw-tooth pattern in the resource ...
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Hard disk 'whistles' with high access when nothing is running?

This just started today: after my WinVista computer has been idle for a few hours (with nothing running) the disk usage light goes on and the HD starts to 'whistle'. While this is going on the ...
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Looking for a net/bandwidth meter

I have been using NetMeter 1.1.3 for a few years now and it's good. But it's missing something that I need, a way to filter the packets. I've been using PS3 Media Server to stream media from my PC ...
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How to find the process(es) which are hogging the machine

Scenario: All of a sudden, my computer feels sluggish. Mouse moves but windows take ages to open, etc. uptime says the load is 7.69 and raising. What is the fastest way to find out which process(es) ...
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Apache threads being kept around after browsing on a local development machine

So I have apache running on my local computer. When I open up local development sites in tabs in my browser, apache threads are started. That's as it should be. However, when I close the tabs, ...
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Setting up a download limit for a computer

A friend of me asked me a question like that I have a modem, and a house mate. He is using my modem, and slowing down my internet. What I want to do is, limit his bandwidth without using any ...
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Windows desktop background: how to have system info displayed

Some Windows machines can be configured with a desktop background that will query the local system for its hardware configuration, OS, configuration, statistics, etc. What program do you need to ...