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Aug
7
comment Windows 10 Free Upgrade - Not Downloading?
Considering that the upgrade became available shortly after I got notified that there was a new driver version for my video card, I am marking this as the correct reason. Also note, I was able to extract the upgrade key they gave me and use it on the clean install to activate it.
Jul
30
comment Windows 10 Free Upgrade - Not Downloading?
You can download it manually, but you cannot activate it.
Jul
30
comment Windows 10 Free Upgrade - Not Downloading?
I have both, the current version of windows 10 downloaded and installed today, not activated. And an typical Windows 7 pro x64.
Jul
30
comment Windows 10 Free Upgrade - Not Downloading?
Ah, well you think they could be a little more transparent with what is going on under the hood.
Apr
1
comment Using qBittorrent is there a way to skip downloading junk files?
This seems to be a known and longstanding bug. Those setting randomly work sometimes, like every other time (not for some people and not for others).
Jan
18
comment Available memory differs by several GiB from what is installed
Note: those limits are likely shared with the graphics card. So if your graphics card(s) had a significant amount of on-card ram, you could still encounter problems with home Premium and 12 GB of motherboard ram.
Dec
17
comment Cpu Temp, Inconsistent Results
It came applied to the heatsink.
Dec
17
comment Asrock Motherboard Drivers
Ya, they are listing google toolbar as a driver... That is why I decided install all was not going to work very well.
Dec
6
comment Does Windows 8 Allow More Symbols for Filenames?
I really wish we had ":", as it is so often used in titles. One thing you could look into is file explorer \ library programs. Some of them Likely have the ability you seek.
Oct
22
comment Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
For point one, I think you are being overly optimistic on the quality of heat management some of these super cheap laptops come with. In my experience the parts that fail first, and never work all that well to begin with, are the heat management devices in this $100 notepads. I have had a graphics card overheat and fry an entire motherboard, while never slowing down enough or shutting down.
Oct
22
comment Can a 7 days full 100% CPU load “burn-in” / “stress test” damage a modern notebook?
Absolutely. But in my experience when dealing with cheap notepads it is more on the order of hours, not days (in a normal warm room sitting in a normal non-idea location). But it all depends on the temperature of the room and what it is sitting on. I would never run a laptop/notepad overnight without placing it on a hard solid basement floor, really helps with the overheating to have a gigantic cool heat-sink up against the device.
Jul
27
comment Should I plug my mouse into a USB 3.0 port?
Good question, I have no idea what the input lag is like between USB 1, 2, and 3. And would a USB 3, operating a USB 2 device have a worse or better input lag?
Feb
28
comment Flux Disabling it for specific Windows/Monitors (VLC hardware overlay?)
Just tried turning on VLC 64 - Input/Hardware-accelerated decoding. And it did not make any difference for the color. But for one movie it make it play in a very very jerky manner.
Dec
26
comment What is NAS with regard to a blank internal HD
Overly jargony, but I understood some of that. And I looked it up spindle speed: "Intellipower" basically means quite slow (5000, or maybe a little more). But this is just going to be a storage drive, so I am OK with that.
Dec
26
comment What is NAS with regard to a blank internal HD
OK, sounds good then. And you believe that this claim that it is just all round "better" is not just a marketing ploy, it is actually measurably better than a average non-NAS drive.
Aug
12
comment Shift+(X) Not Working for Some Keys (L/R dependant)
it appears to be a keyboard hardware issue. i guess i will buy a new one (will try washing it).
Mar
11
comment Notepad++ not working as expected
Makes me wonder why BOM is not recommended, when it appears that using UTF8 is highly annoying and easily subject to error without it.
Nov
12
comment Router: Internet cable CANNOT be plugged into Internet port
If I do not log into the router, nothign is wrong. It is just in the internal DDWRT interface that problems are apparent.
Nov
12
comment Router: Internet cable CANNOT be plugged into Internet port
Sorry, Yes I am using the Internet right now to type this message. It is simply the router that is somewhat confused. I do not know if it is an issue with DDWRT or most/all routers have this problem. but the router firmware does not see the internet connection and therefore does not display my WAN ip/log my usage, etc.
Nov
12
comment Router: Internet cable CANNOT be plugged into Internet port
Ah, DDWTR sets the WAN port onto a separate virtual lan. Changed it so everything uses the same vlan allows me to use that port. And I think I might be OK with the potential NAT problem, not that I really even understand what that is. Here is what I did: "Operating Mode: If the router is hosting your Internet connection, select Gateway mode. If another router exists on your network, select Router mode." So I put set Operating Mode to Router. Annoyingly, all this did was allow me to plug it into the right port, but as for logging and shoring my WAN address that is still not working.