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Jan
18
comment Windows 8 Pro clean install - everything slow; hard drive at constantly at 100%
ok - will I need some cleaning alcohol or will dry Gin do it?
Jan
18
comment Windows 8 Pro clean install - everything slow; hard drive at constantly at 100%
I used HD Tune to do a full scan of the blocks, and got that 0.6% are damaged/colored in red. For the SMART-results, what does the number "231" in the "data"-column of reallocated sectors mean? What is the size of one sector? I read that this means the hard drive is not in a good condition, but could still be operating for some time, and my problem could be caused by something else? Anyway, a new SSD was already my thought for some time, so I guess I'll replace the HDD.
Jan
18
comment Windows 8 Pro clean install - everything slow; hard drive at constantly at 100%
Well, the release preview of Windows 8 ran perfectly on this computer for over a year, and Win 8 download drivers by itself, and as far as I can see, it downloads the correct drivers and keeps them updated.
Jan
18
comment Windows 8 Pro clean install - everything slow; hard drive at constantly at 100%
Thanks; but what do you mean by "install 64bit on 32bit system"? Does a system itself have a specification whether one should use 32 or 64 bit? It came with Vista 64bit, and I only used 64bit systems since then, including now. And the Release Preview worked perfectly on it until it expired on the 15th.
Jan
18
comment Windows 8 Pro clean install - everything slow; hard drive at constantly at 100%
1. Service Host: Local Service (Network Restricted) (6) - 0.1MB/s; 2. System - 0.1MB/s; 3. Services and Controller app - 0.1MB/s The first one contains: DHCP Client, Security Center, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, Windows Audio, Windows Connection Manager, Windows Event Log.
Jan
18
comment Windows 8 Pro clean install - everything slow; hard drive at constantly at 100%
Right-clicking on the columns themselves allows to add columns like Type, Publisher, PID, Process name, Command line, and those that are already displayed (CPU, Memory, Disk, Network)
Jan
18
comment Windows 8 Pro clean install - everything slow; hard drive at constantly at 100%
hmm, I cannot find that; according to Microsoft, that's how task manager worked in Vista: windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/… Clicking on View gives only Refresh now, Update Speed, Group by type, Expand/collapse all, status values; and I could not find anything to display what you mean.
Sep
24
comment Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network
Now it all works!
Sep
19
comment Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network
The TCP/IP-settings are auto on both computers for the wireless network, and for the ethernet, the IPs are 192.168.0.2/3, the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0, and the default gateway and DNS server adress are left blank.
Sep
18
comment Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network
alright, I know change the computers' IPs to .2 and .3. Now, if I plug in the cable, I still have a working wireless at least. But when I try to access one PC from the other (e.g. Network\PC-NAME\Users\Desktop), the connection is set up via wireless (as I can check by turning off the wireless while copying). Then when I try to copy something large, it takes hours and the explorer freezes a few times. Is there a way to force the use of the ethernet connection? By the way, I'm still seeing the connection as an "unidentified public network", and I don't see any options to change that.
Sep
18
comment Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network
I plug a single cable from one computer to another. I actually read everywhere that nowadays the software will immediately recognize if the cable should be used in crossover-mode, so I wouldn't think that was a crossover was necessary?
Sep
18
comment Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network
The router is D-Link DIR-652. Both computers are running Win8, and are all in the same workgroup. I have set the IPs to 192.168.0.1 and .0.2 for the two PCs. I just tried to connect the ethernet cable while both pcs are running; now I cannot open any new websites since firefox seems not to have internet connection, but skype and jdownloader still work. Only a complete restart makes everything work again.