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Forum: Windows 10 March 19th, 2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Digerati
Maybe. But modern versions of Windows are pretty...

Maybe. But modern versions of Windows are pretty good at managing background processes so they don't bog down our systems when we are using them.

Sadly, you told us absolutely nothing about your...
Forum: Windows 7 March 16th, 2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Digerati
First, I have seen nothing that says the newly...

First, I have seen nothing that says the newly merged company, now called NortonLifeLock, will only service business clients. There is nothing to suggest Norton for consumers will go away. So if you...
Forum: Windows 10 March 2nd, 2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Digerati
I don't understand what you mean by the desktop...

I don't understand what you mean by the desktop has been moved. Was it there before?
Forum: Windows 10 March 2nd, 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Digerati
Dan is spot on. There is no way anyone can...

Dan is spot on.

There is no way anyone can tell you how many you need in specific numbers. Your system needs what it needs. And that is based on your version of Windows, how your version is...
Forum: Windows 10 February 24th, 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Digerati
Hi davee, Well, you say your system is...

Hi davee,

Well, you say your system is sluggish but you told us nothing about your system. :(

Custom built or store bought?
If custom, which motherboard, how much RAM, which CPU, what graphics...
Forum: Windows 7 February 20th, 2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Digerati
Gee whiz. In paraphrasing, "...thou doth protest...

Gee whiz. In paraphrasing, "...thou doth protest too much." :(

Those were rhetorical questions. Sorry if you took them as if I was personally accusing you.

I wasn't and didn't accuse you of...
Forum: Windows 7 February 20th, 2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Digerati
LOL Inner conflict? Not at all. It is crystal...

LOL Inner conflict? Not at all. It is crystal clear. It is time for W7 users to move on and upgrade to W10. Period. This is not just for their own protection. But, just as with XP, so their systems...
Forum: Windows 7 February 20th, 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Digerati
How is that different from tapping into your...

How is that different from tapping into your neighbor's cable TV service so you can watch cable TV without paying for it?

How is that different from you piggy-backing on your neighbor's Internet...
Forum: Hardware February 1st, 2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By Digerati
Visit the Crucial (https://www.crucial.com/)...

Visit the Crucial (https://www.crucial.com/) Memory Advisor. You download a little (and safe) scanner that will analyze your system and recommend compatible RAM. You don't have to buy Crucial (though...
Forum: Windows 10 January 24th, 2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Digerati
Another option is to put an inexpensive 4-port...

Another option is to put an inexpensive 4-port 1Gbps Ethernet switch...
Forum: Windows 10 January 24th, 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Digerati
I was not suggesting moving the printer next to...

I was not suggesting moving the printer next to the router. That's what is nice about networked printers - they can be located anywhere. It just depends on where you have cable connection, how long...
Forum: Windows 10 January 24th, 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Digerati
Connecting the printer directly to the router...

Connecting the printer directly to the router should not change your sleeping habits. The printer can still be in the family room. The only difference is the family room PC will not have to be up and...
Forum: Windows 10 January 23rd, 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Digerati
We need more information. Do you have a...

We need more information.

Do you have a network? And if so, how are these computers connected to your network now?

Typically, a home network would consist of a router (or wireless router)....
Forum: Hardware January 3rd, 2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Digerati
They must match the same type. For example, you...

They must match the same type. For example, you cannot mix DDR3 and DDR4. Besides the fact the slots are physically different, they are not compatible.

Beyond that, they should match in the...
Forum: Windows 7 December 31st, 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By Digerati
It sounds like your icon cache is corrupted. ...

It sounds like your icon cache is corrupted.

See this: Purge & rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows 8/7 (https://www.thewindowsclub.com/rebuild-the-icon-cache-windows).
Forum: Windows 7 December 7th, 2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Digerati
The problem is, just as it is/was with XP, you...

The problem is, just as it is/was with XP, you may be safe today, but tomorrow a previously undiscovered vulnerability may be exploited by new malware the security industry has not accounted for.
...
Forum: Hardware December 2nd, 2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By Digerati
And I am saying that is incorrect! While...

And I am saying that is incorrect!

While certainly still a small percentage, more and more of today's recorded music is slated for vinyl right from the start. So it goes from microphone (which is...
Forum: Hardware December 2nd, 2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By Digerati
Ummm, maybe you don't understand how vinyl...

Ummm, maybe you don't understand how vinyl records are made. They are NOT digitally sourced. Sound from the instruments and from the singers are analog. Voices go through microphones which are...
Forum: Hardware December 1st, 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By Digerati
Yes it is. Sound is analog. Period. The sound out...

Yes it is. Sound is analog. Period. The sound out of our mouths is analog. The sound coming off guitar strings (even from electric guitars), drums, horns, and other instruments is all analog....
Forum: Hardware December 1st, 2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By Digerati
You're not. As I noted a couple weeks ago, I...

You're not. As I noted a couple weeks ago, I really liked my Sony Trinitron CRT monitors and hated to get rid of them. A lot of people prefer "analog". Did you see where, for the first time since...
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