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Jul
24
asked How to easily toggle to and from High Performance power mode in Windows 8
Jul
24
answered How to easily toggle to and from High Performance power mode in Windows 8
Jul
24
comment How to make Windows 8.1 recognise/use the inline mic of headphones connected to a dual input
Amazing, three people with RealTek drivers, and they're all completely different... gotta love windows. You seem to have the version with the folder icon that Ben N referred to. Does this popup just appear when you plug anything in? Which is the black icon you refer to - do you mean the strange black circle under "analog"?
Jul
23
comment What Is Minimum And Maximum Processor State In Windows 7 Power Management?
How can I find out what my processor's allowed p-states are? And is there any way to see which one it's running at at any given time? I'd like to know before tweaking the settings if it will actually physically do anything :-)
Jul
23
comment How to make Windows 8 tablets cooler? (lower temperature / less fan use)
Just found a really thorough explanation of those settings here which will be useful for anyone like me who hasn't seen them before: What Is Minimum And Maximum Processor State In Windows 7 Power Management? - looks to be same in Windows 8 as Windows 7
Jul
23
revised How to make Windows 8 tablets cooler? (lower temperature / less fan use)
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Jul
23
comment How to make Windows 8 tablets cooler? (lower temperature / less fan use)
Do you mean by setting a lower "Minimum processor state"? (also, while exploring in there, changing the "system cooling policy" looks like it will do some of what I want)
Jul
23
comment How to make Windows 8 tablets cooler? (lower temperature / less fan use)
Interesting, not tried that yet, so presumably this means setting a "Maximum processor state" lower than 100% might limit how much heat is generated?
Jul
23
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Jul
23
comment How to make Windows 8 tablets cooler? (lower temperature / less fan use)
If the mystery downvoter could explain what their problem is, that would be constructive. I think I've clearly explained the problem, what I'm looking for, what I've tried, what I found in my research, and why what I tried and what I found in my research doesn't solve the problem.
Jul
23
asked How to make Windows 8 tablets cooler? (lower temperature / less fan use)
Jul
22
comment “Working on features // 100% complete” stuck, can't reboot
I'm not aware of having done anything like that. Do you know if it is possible for me to see a list of enabled and disabled "Features" and when they were enabled or disabled?
Jul
22
comment “Working on features // 100% complete” stuck, can't reboot
Unexpectedly, mine just sorted itself out after around 40 minutes stuck at "100%", and finished booting up as if nothing had happened with no further messages. I'll leave this question open since I'd still like to know how to prevent, fix and understand this problem should it happen again.
Jul
22
asked “Working on features // 100% complete” stuck, can't reboot
Jul
21
comment How to make Windows 8.1 recognise/use the inline mic of headphones connected to a dual input
Yes - I made a recording of me drumming on the headset cable's inline mic while listening to a music video through the headset speakers: playing back, the recording worked. Also, tapping lightly on the cable makes the input meter for the front jack mic go up to 100%, even when 1.5m from the built in mic, so it must be the mic in the cable that is doing it
Jul
21
comment How to make Windows 8.1 recognise/use the inline mic of headphones connected to a dual input
...and yeah, Wacom's documentation is terrible... I believe their excuse is that it is translated from Japanese into German then German into English... Thanks for your help :-) don't spend too much time on it though, Wacom's half-hearted half-attempts at documentation and customer service will drive you mad
Jul
21
comment How to make Windows 8.1 recognise/use the inline mic of headphones connected to a dual input
It's not clear if that last link is about the Companion 1 or 2. This is a companion 2. I think companion 1 had two seperate jacks? Also I've tested it again (see comment replying to your comment on my answer), the inline mic definitely does work when the software has the mic as an option.
Jul
21
comment How to make Windows 8.1 recognise/use the inline mic of headphones connected to a dual input
Here's how I tested it: standing 1.5m away from machine wearing headset facing away from machine: 1) with headset plugged in say phrase A, 2) unplug headset, 3) in same position as before say phrase B, same volume. When the Mic in front is not selected in Skype, both are almost inaudible. When it is selected, A is perfectly clear, clearer than using the inbuilt mic from a normal distance, while B is almost inaudible.
Jul
20
comment How to make Windows 8.1 recognise/use the inline mic of headphones connected to a dual input
I believe you're right that I misunderstood the microphone/speakers/DC part, thanks, but it's described as headset jack and as illustrated in my answer and the additions to my question it has worked, but inconsistently - shouldn't this be impossible if you're correct and it's only a headphone jack? Is there some way a headphone jack to inconsistently sometimes work as a headset jack?
Jul
20
revised How to make Windows 8.1 recognise/use the inline mic of headphones connected to a dual input
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