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Jul
17
comment PC runs very slowly for no apparent reason
@Jack - I'm running XP now, which is why I was disappointed to see it still occur... I have an Ubuntu LiveCD already, so I can give that a shot.
Jul
17
comment PC runs very slowly for no apparent reason
@Avery - I don't know, I'm not really surprised that progressive versions require more hardware. The opposite expectation (to borrow inazaruk's concept) is like wanting to buy progressively larger cars, yet still get the same gas mileage.
Jul
17
comment PC runs very slowly for no apparent reason
I used Process Explorer on it, and when it's running slowly like this ProcExp shows system idle process is at about 96%, and ProcExp is the next highest process... RAM is around 40% usage.
Jul
17
comment PC runs very slowly for no apparent reason
Yeah, I wondered about the video card. I ran one a while back that was supposed to test VRAM, but I don't know how hard it pushed the rest of the card.
Jul
17
comment PC runs very slowly for no apparent reason
No, I quit running AV on it a while back. Of course, with all the problems with it I never keep anything valuable on it anyway - it's my "try stuff out and see how it works" PC...
Jul
16
comment Windows 7 Features Not Found In Previous Versions
+1 for the pinned programs/quick launch/task bar
Jul
16
comment How to make menus open “fully” by default in MS Word 2003?
Office is the main culprit, though it no longer applies in 2007 (ribbon bar), and I think if you set it in any one of the apps it applies to the whole suite.
Jul
15
comment Am I missing out on anything by sticking by Windows XP?
In addition, I've generally found Windows 7 to be quite a bit faster than Vista and as fast or faster than XP on the same hardware.
Jul
15
comment What is the most practical security method for a home wireless network?
WEP can be cracked rather trivially. WPA and WPA2 are both dependent on the strength of the key - a reasonably strong passphrase should require thousands of years to crack at current processing speeds, making it unreasonable to crack yours when your neighbor is running WEP or nothing at all.
Jul
15
comment How to identify scams online
If it's listed on snopes.com as a scam, it's a scam. :)
Jul
15
comment How to identify scams online
If you have to pay money to claim your prize, it's probably a scam. If they ask for personal information that they don't have any need/right to know, it's a scam.