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  1. Gorstak

    Making windows use all cores more often?

    This dude posted this: In the description, he does say the video is a joke, but I tried his "solution" anyway, and noticed task manager shows 100% cpu usage during benchmarks, whereas it shows only 50% without the tweak. Benchmark scores are the same, however. So what does the tweak actually...
  2. F

    Alt tab not working - windows 10

    After i got my laptop from repair, alt tab stopped working. it started working itself after few days. again stopped working.. any solution or torubleshooting?
  3. AsRock

    Good and free backup software for a XP system ?

    Had a old SSD hanging around to put in my Thinkpad RR61i, the SSD would solve every issue with the laptop for what i use it for. Anyways with having the original partitions and OS instal on it i am all so in need of a program that is reliable to do this. Only used Arconis in the passed as it...
  4. P

    Windows OS advice please....

    Hi everyone :) This might seem a little strange but I'm looking for a few original copies of MS Windows OS's but I was wondering if someone/anyone could advise me on a few things... I'm currently looking for - 98 big box version (have some CD's but not the big box that might go with...) XP...
  5. Tommygunn

    Weird goings on when I try to copy and paste anything.

    Out of nowhere, it would appear that I can't copy and paste without some HD/SSD address(?) garble being pasted instead. For example, I try to copy an email address from a website, go to paste it into my Gmail address line and it spits out this instead...
  6. A

    [Help] atikmpag.sys Blue Screen of Death Error

    Hello Everyone, I have an issue I've been trying to resolve for a while now and i cannot for the life of me figure it Out. At random times during the day and when the computer boots up from sleep mode. I tried to figure it out on the Microsoft Forum but couldn't come up with a solution. Can...
  7. Red_Machine

    Unable to create partition in Windows 7 setup with existing XP partition

    So this computer I bult recently was intended to dual-boot with XP and 7. I created an 80GB partition in the XP setup on my RAID0 array, but when I came to try to install 7 it refused to create a partition. I've not had this problem before. Can anyone shed any light?
  8. cornemuse

    Dynamic to Basic HDD

    I have a 1T 2½" hdd that mysteriously changed to dynamic. I use it as file storage for my media player attached via usb. I it connect to computer via esata (remove from case & attach via the esata. I have been doing this for 8-9 years, and its never happened before. One time I connected it (hdd)...
  9. Alan Finote

    Teredo Automatic Configuration for Windows 10 - ALL Versions

    Members and collaborators of the TechPowerUp Forum, I bring an SFX executable where there is a command line that will AUTOMATE the entire process of setting up the Teredo Tunnel feature in Windows 10, useful for anyone playing online multiplayer on the Xbox Live network. The download link for...
  10. Red_Machine

    Want to build an XP install that is low on resources

    I have a thin client-type machine that literally can only support XP (I don't want Linux because it won't do what I want it to do). When the machine was new, XP was fine to run on it, but since then it developed some serious bloat and runs like a dog. Can someone advise me on an ideal low-spec...
  11. Y

    Issues installing OS with mobo and cpu

    I have a friend who won’t make this post himself because his English isn’t perfect and I’ve no idea what he needs help with exactly but he asked me to post and ask you guys for help. He has an issue with his pc he’s got a new mobo Asus B85m-G Plus usb3.1 and he has a cpu to go in it. However...
  12. stuartb04

    WHEA Uncorrectable Error

    been having this error lately. happend 8 times in the last 3 months. its purely random.mainly when i game. believe its related to the cpu overclock.maybe needs more voltage? what do you all think.
  13. S

    Sudden screen tearing

    2 weeks ago, i started experiencing screen tearing for no reason and never had it before. Ive tried a couple of things: adaptive vsync multiple fps cappers vsync on (which causes stutter so its unplayable) triple buffering. updating drivers The only option that seems to work is playing in...
  14. DeathtoGnomes

    Windows 10 might allow default apps to be untinstalled. See Blog post.

    This is most exciting thing I've heard in a long time towards m$. Now if they just reduce the amount of services ... https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/10/17/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-18262/#2gcYuIS830fV9vp5.97
  15. btarunr

    Windows 10 1H-2019 Update to Reduce Performance Impact of Spectre V2 Mitigations

    Microsoft is working to reduce the performance impact of "Spectre" V2 security vulnerability software mitigation with its next major update to Windows 10. The major update that's scheduled for the first half of 2019, will feature the "Retpoline" mitigation enabled on the operating system's...
  16. S

    New SSD Windows System Files [SOLVED]

    I bought need SSD today. I had system files on old SSD (E:\ partition, not C) and Windows 10 won't boot now. If i remove old SSD Windows boot not working. Can i transfer system files from old SSD to new? EDIT: I found it and it's working...
  17. S

    Going from Z97 to AM4, can I use same SSD containing my previous Windows install?

    My plan is to just insert my old SSD into the new system and for the OS and files to remain. Will this work?
  18. trparky

    Long boot time on Windows 10, need help diagnosing it.

    If you look at my system specs in my profile you'd know that my system is no slouch so I can't see why my boot times are longer than they should be. It sits at the screen with the turning circling dots for twenty seconds, I can't help but to think that that's not right. I know that I can do a...
  19. S

    Windows 10 Remove Windows Defender

    Is it possible to completely remove Windows Defender in Windows 10? I don't need it because i have Avast.
  20. A

    Windows 10 - Change of system drive

    Hello! I have Windows 10 installed in a 500 gb SSD. I still have 80 gb of free space but I am certain that at some moment, sooner than later, I will run out of space. Seeing how 2 TB drives are already kinda affordable, I have started thinking about moving up. But I do not want to install W10...
  21. W1zzard

    Microsoft Starts new Rollout of October 2018 Update, Says Flaws are Fixed

    Microsoft has begun shipping an updated version of the dreaded October 2018 Update, that deleted some users' files. In a first phase, the new version of Windows 10 1809, using build number 17763.17 is now available to Windows Insiders. For users who already have October Update installed, a patch...
  22. btarunr

    Microsoft Raises Prices of Windows 10 Home Licenses

    Not long after releasing a poorly tested Windows 10 October 2018 update that has wiped out user data for countless users, exposing Microsoft to class-action litigation for data loss despite its update EULA stating that Microsoft isn't liable to data loss; the company has shored up retail prices...
  23. W1zzard

    Microsoft Pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update

    Over the weekend Microsoft has stopped delivery of their latest Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Build 1809). Many user reported serious issues with the new version, with the biggest problem being the deletion of files in "My Documents". Some users have reportedly lost hundreds of Gigabytes of...
  24. btarunr

    Windows 10 Oct 2018 Update Process Runs Aground with Certain Intel Processors, Fix Released

    Microsoft earlier this week released Windows 10 October 2018 (version 1809) update. You can either get it through Windows Update, and install it leaving your personal files and settings largely unchanged, or perform a clean install by making yourself an install media using Microsoft's Media...
  25. theoneandonlymrk

    Windows 1809 update deleting user files

    This happened to me last night while doing an update via a usb created install (ms own tool) and a ms dl of 1809iso ,keeping my folder's and original os drive in tact, i was installing to a newly installed Ocz Revox2 (clean partition), at the end bsd but others didn't get this. So i then...