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Dec
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comment Is GWX technically malware?
It may also have non-obvious costs. I've seen it on many, many, many Windows 7 computers in institutions such as universities and hospitals, where it's eating up hard drive space. Sure, you could blame the administrators, but it doesn't meant that it's not doing damage.
Dec
7
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Oct
16
comment Is it possible to add antennas from one TP-LINK (TP-WR841N) to another TP-LINK (TP-WR841N) to extend the range?
More antennas doesn’t mean better performance. In fact it does, first due to higher spatial multiplexing schemes which they would allow and secondly due to diversity reception for the router. So -1 for that.
Oct
15
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Sep
22
comment Is it thermal paste conducting heat from integrated GPU? Why is it different from CPU's thermal paste?
I know that they can physically fall apart if squished too much. I don't know if their thermal properties change over time, so I can't say if you need to replace them or not. In my personal experience, they seem to "work" fine even if old.
Sep
22
comment Is it thermal paste conducting heat from integrated GPU? Why is it different from CPU's thermal paste?
Nobody mentioned this so far, but I think that a warning is in order: If you actually want to replace pads with grease, make sure that the grease is making proper contact. It could very easily happen that you remove the pads and find out that there's too much space for grease to work efficiently.
Sep
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Sep
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Sep
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Sep
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Sep
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comment How to know if a network is locked by MAC address
@Prasanna As far as I am aware, there is no way to actually check. I'm pretty sure that there is no way for a network to actually signalize to end user that he's been rejected due to a black-listed MAC address. So the answer is no and this provides a work-around. Why? Because the usual ways that a black-listed MAC address behaves is very similar to a number of other networking issues.
Aug
31
comment Did Windows ipconfig track visited websites while private browsing?
@ Bob One big point for flushing DNS is when Windows caches an address as inaccessible, which can happen if you have Internet connection problems. In this case, even when connection is restored, an address can show up as unresolvable due to cache. In this case, flush will help.
Aug
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Aug
13
reviewed Approve What are the differences between the 3 port types?
Aug
11
comment No free mbr slots while there should be
@Faridzs At one point in time, it was a bit difficult to run on a logical partition and sometimes a primary boot partition could be needed, but that is no longer the case. It could be that you stumbled upon old info or that someone is just repeating out-of date information.
Aug
8
comment Windows 10 downgrade option missing, have windows.old directory
Interesting way of looking at things! I'll definitely give it a try. I do have Program Files both 64bit and 32 bit, Recovery, Users, Windows and Program Data directories saved in Windows.old
Aug
8
comment Windows 10 downgrade option missing, have windows.old directory
@Ramhound Why don't you post that as an answer??
Aug
8
comment Windows 10 downgrade option missing, have windows.old directory
@DavidMarshall I'm logged in as an administrator.
Aug
8
asked Windows 10 downgrade option missing, have windows.old directory
Aug
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