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  1. Our WD MyNet 900 router worked great for a while...

    Our WD MyNet 900 router worked great for a while but it apparently overheated because it's tiny cooling fan (yes, there's a fan in the bottom of the router case!) failed to spin. In hindsight, we...
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    I would agree, but occasionally we have...

    I would agree, but occasionally we have experienced a problem. For example, let'say i put a Windows 7 PC in Sleep mode. Sometime later, i boot up a different computer. Later still, i wake up the PC...
  3. ... "I can get higher speeds with Comcast but I...

    ... "I can get higher speeds with Comcast but I won't go that route because their cheap internet is dependent on you getting TV, phone, etc."

    Comcast is currently offering high speed internet only...
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    Sounds like you found what you needed but allow...

    Sounds like you found what you needed but allow me to give a mention to a useful extension for Chrome browser called Awesome Screenshot. It's free and has worked on our two PCs for a couple of years...
  5. Your Belkin router only has 2 shortcomings from...

    Your Belkin router only has 2 shortcomings from what you've told us. It limits your ethernet-wired computer(s) to the old standard 10/100 speed, and it broadcasts a wireless signal whose range and...
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    Windows 8.1 has very easy to use backup software....

    Windows 8.1 has very easy to use backup software. You can create a system image anytime you want by a couple of clicks or by creating a regular schedule for automated backup. Other "data" is...
  7. System Mechanic, like all system optimiser...

    System Mechanic, like all system optimiser programs, contains several tools you don't need and may in some cases harm your computer. And yet, it also contains a number of useful tools such as a file...
  8. Just have one anti-virus/anti-malware program...

    Just have one anti-virus/anti-malware program installed which runs in the background. Having two such programs installed will cause them to fight with each other. Running in the background is usually...
  9. Checked my Lenovo laptop which has slightly newer...

    Checked my Lenovo laptop which has slightly newer Core i5 @ 2.6GHz with 8GB RAM and a 240GB SSD. Using HWMonitor (free utility prog.) the cpu core temps. are around 38/39 deg. C. when idling and...
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    Change Limited User to Administrator temporarily!

    While logged in on your own account (full user/administrator privileges) go to Control Panel/User Accounts.

    On the User Accounts page select the Limited User account you wish to make changes on....
  11. david78209: System Mechanic "standard" is a...

    david78209:

    System Mechanic "standard" is a competent program for tidying up a messy Windows installation. It includes a long list of tools for optimising Windows and fixing problems. The "Pro"...
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    Possible solutions

    I have a Win 7 laptop connected to a Xfinity modem/router. With a cable connection I get up to 60Mb/s as reported by 'speedof.me'. With cable out and WiFi turned on the speed test starts at about...
  13. Since you've made every reasonable effort and...

    Since you've made every reasonable effort and performance is still slow may i suggest another possibility? Your hard drive may be wearing out. Based on the total amount of space in use on your hard...
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    Yes, we have one of those Western Digital My...

    Yes, we have one of those Western Digital My Passport Ultra portable hard drives (2TB). It's very quick making backups on USB 3.0 (OK on USB 2.0 but slower, of course). Mostly we do System Images,...
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    " norton on the xp has saved our butt many times...

    " norton on the xp has saved our butt many times
    when mbam didnt stop it norton did "

    mbam (that's MalwareBytes, right?) free version doesn't stop anything. It's not an anti-virus or active...
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    Your comments prompted me to check performance on...

    Your comments prompted me to check performance on my ASRock Q1900-ITX motherboard. Since this PC is only for recording TV shows and as a media server on our home network we installed a 64GB Kingston...
  17. Try disabling the Bluetooth adapter or the...

    Try disabling the Bluetooth adapter or the Bluetooth feature of the wireless adapter. See if it offers any improvement.
  18. Once had a similar problem. It was cured by...

    Once had a similar problem. It was cured by updating the display drivers (also called graphics driver or video driver).
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    Are those xpprosp3 ones by any chance running...

    Are those xpprosp3 ones by any chance running some version of Norton anti-virus? I only ask because Norton was a resource hog on our XP machines, making them all feel slow or sluggish at different...
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    To be clear, you're saying the your wife's SSD on...

    To be clear, you're saying the your wife's SSD on an ASRock board also has very slow 4K-QD32 READ/Write speeds? If so, i'd better go check [I]my[I] speeds !
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    OK, got it. You installed Win 7 64-bit from...

    OK, got it. You installed Win 7 64-bit from scratch. And, the low 4K-QD32 result happens on both SSDs not just one. The ASRock motherboard may have a problem. If so, the problem would be disguised on...
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    This suggestion may sound redundant in view of...

    This suggestion may sound redundant in view of all your recent efforts, but i'll make it anyway. Do a Secure Erase on the SSD. If the Crucial website has software which accomplishes Secure Erase, use...
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    We've used EaseUS ToDo free version on our PCs at...

    We've used EaseUS ToDo free version on our PCs at home for years. Recent versions do indeed generate a popup every day urging us to upgrade. So, i uninstalled it on one computer and used Windows 7...
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    We're using a powerline adapter kit which has a...

    We're using a powerline adapter kit which has a wireless feature included. Adapter 1 is a standard 500Mbps powerline adapter. It plugs into an A/C wall power outlet near your router (or near your...
  25. If the Gateway "bloatware" includes programs you...

    If the Gateway "bloatware" includes programs you have never used and never want to use then go ahead and uninstall them. Or, if bloatware is loading whenever Windows boots up, you can use msconfig to...
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