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    I try to avoid Windows Media Player whenever I...

    I try to avoid Windows Media Player whenever I can.
    Not only does it seem to be prone to buggy behavior, but it also tends to handle video files >2GB poorly.

    VLC is still one of the best free...
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    Pay very close attention to Foxit's the install...

    Pay very close attention to Foxit's the install properties.
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    ...Also, there is absolutely no reason why a...

    ...Also, there is absolutely no reason why a computer should slow down over time.
    It's purely a software issue, and there is no such thing as a software issue that cannot be corrected.
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    That would be a bit subjective as I would...

    That would be a bit subjective as I would consider just about anything a vender installs as crapware, unless I actually want or prefer it. (rare)

    This is what I might consider as added bloat, or...
  5. Thread: Window settings

    by CLiNT
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    Are you operating from a TRUE admin account?

    Are you operating from a TRUE admin account?
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    The author should look up the word malware. ...

    The author should look up the word malware.


    Started doing that a long time ago.
    Kind of reminds me of those IDIOT celebrities a while back who would post compromised images of themselves, then...
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    Besides what everyone else has been saying too......

    Besides what everyone else has been saying too...
    If you upgrade your system every 4-5 years, like I do, the question would be completely irrelevant.
    Even if you were to keep it for longer I still...
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    MS config is one, another would be a 3rd party...

    MS config is one, another would be a 3rd party app called "What's in startup".
    You can use the print screen key (prtScn), just make certain you resize the window borders so that everything
    is...
  9. I hope that at least some of you remember that...

    I hope that at least some of you remember that there is truly no such thing as free,
    ...and that you'll actually stop and THINK before going for something that is labeled as a "free upgrade".

    For...
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    I would imagine that you will still end up, on...

    I would imagine that you will still end up, on occasion, paying out for such non MS software updates.
    Especially with software that has deep hooks into the OS, like certain aspects of Norton, or...
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    Yeah, I've yet to reach anywhere near USB 3.0...

    Yeah, I've yet to reach anywhere near USB 3.0 "advertised" speeds. That is even with mechanical & or SSD drive on
    a brand spanking new X99 chipset. It still seems slow to me, although I havn't...
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    The above listed programs may only shorten the...

    The above listed programs may only shorten the life of your system if they are taxing to the extent of creating
    excessive heat and mechanical wear.

    On MY system, probably not. On yours, I...
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    Why don't you post a screenshot of your startup...

    Why don't you post a screenshot of your startup items and maybe we can assist.
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    There aren't any guesses here, you'll either have...

    There aren't any guesses here, you'll either have a REAL need to run a high performance 64 bit app or you won't.
    In which case you're going to be paying top dollar for code that someone has to...
  15. Thread: XP retro support

    by CLiNT
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    Windows XP is a redundant and outdated disaster...

    Windows XP is a redundant and outdated disaster as it is.

    If you believe MS is going to continue supporting it with security patches then there are a couple of
    bridges in NY I'd like to present...
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    It seems to work alright with my Windows phone.

    It seems to work alright with my Windows phone.
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    Interesting, but I'd like to see more than just...

    Interesting, but I'd like to see more than just one research article.

    The "few days without power" is just so much crap, it's unbelievable that someone would actually come up with that.
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    There are many true 64 bit programs, the real...

    There are many true 64 bit programs, the real question for you is; do you really need to use any of them.

    True 64 bit programs will allow the utilization of memory not possible with 32 bit...
  19. If you've got the mobo connections for USB 3.0,...

    If you've got the mobo connections for USB 3.0, this will be in the ballpark of what you'll need.
    An alternative, although far less likely, would be to check your case's manufacturer for a proper...
  20. Thanks for the info. At the time I bought and...

    Thanks for the info. At the time I bought and built on the board it was somewhat more limited.

    After spending a 1000.00 on a CPU and 600.00 on memory, I'm more than content with my
    puny...
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    [SOLVED] If you're on the ball enough to make some...

    If you're on the ball enough to make some rudimentary queries then you certainly don't need to have WU
    running at all, except when YOU specifically want to check for updates.

    Sometimes other...
  22. I can go out and get it tomorow if I wanted too,...

    I can go out and get it tomorow if I wanted too, ...if I had a workstation board. But I don't have the workstation motherboard.
    My current board ONLY handles up to 64 GB.
  23. 128GB is overkill for the vast majority of most...

    128GB is overkill for the vast majority of most grandpa users here...


    Anytime one upgrades to a new memory standard, like DDR4, you can expect to pay through the nose for at least the first...
  24. Thread: Shrinking SSD?

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    It would also depend, to an extent, upon HOW you...

    It would also depend, to an extent, upon HOW you install your games.
    With some games it's preferable to install many hundreds of MB worth of easily accessible data, as opposed to
    having it read...
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    Whatever I might have missed. I'm sure there's...

    Whatever I might have missed. I'm sure there's something.

    But basically, a warranty is what you want with any drive, unless you've got data too sensitive
    to send back, then you'd have to put the...
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