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Use GetAdaptersAddresses(AF_UNSPEC, ...) to retrieve interface IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. This function will return a linked list of IP_ADAPTER_ADDRESSES structures. The 'Flags' field in IP_ADAPTER_ADDRESSES structure can be used to check if DHCPv4
is enabled for the adapter by the IP_ADAPTER_DHCP_ENABLED (0X0004) flag. But there is no similar flag to check for the DHCPv6? Is there any way to check if DHCPv6 is enabled for an interface?

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In Google Crome: When I type something in order to search, only two letters appear in the search-window. Chrome displays several suggestions based on the two typed letters but prevents me to carry on typing, as it makes the virtuel keyboard on my tablet disappear.
That is quite annoying!!
I could find no setting in Crome, that would disable that annoyance.
Can any of you guys help?
Boy - it is annoying!
Thanks,
Anders
 
My home setup:

- Illico cable box - Videotron, connected to HDMI TV
- HDMI 1 plays the cable channels
- switching to HDMI 2 gives access to internet stuff (Amazon Fire, Chromecast to give me Netflix etc)

Issue: I just bought a soundbar, which, when the RCA sound cables are connected to the cable box gives me soundbar sound for the cable channels, but when connected to the back of the TV (when switching to internet mode) does not give soundbar sound for my internet stuff, Amazon Netflix etc. This soundbar has bluetooth which works fine and was advertised as working with everything including PC's TVs etc.

What is the solution to allow sound from both sources?
Thank you,
Anya
 
Hi, I recently bought a Lenovo Yoga L380, and noticed that while is pluged in to charge, the processor slows down to 0.4Ghz and stays there, making the laptop barrely usable.  If i unplug it the procesor frequency is coming back to normal. Any ideea about how to fix this?  Thank you!
Hi! I recently bought a Lenovo Yoga L380 and i have couple of issues with it, including the following: If i close the lid the laptop goes to sleep, but when resumes from sleep touch screen is not working anymore, i need to restat it to make it to work again. However, if i send the laptop to sleep by pressing the power button, and after that i close the lid, the touch screen is working when resuming from sleep... Any ideea about how to fix this issue? Thank you very much!  
I have been blocked from my hotmail account as i havent used it in a while. In order to varify who i am i can either be sent a text or answer questions. I set up my account 20 yrs ago and the number registered is an old number so text is out. When i fill in the form i am being told i have not answer enough info. I cant answer with any of my contacts details cause they r saved in my account which i cant access. I am locked out as i havent used it in a while so god only knows the subject lines of my last emails. Got no chance of remembering my address from twenty yrs ago and they r asking me a privacy question i have no answer to cause my mum doesnt have a middle name. I have gone to microsoft support website and basically end up being told i need to talk to some one when i click the link turns i have to email them and it takes me through to my email log in page which i cant log in on. Ahhhhh help me please
 
Hi everyone, i have quite a simple question. Recently i accidentaly uninstalled the video/media player that came with my Yoga 13 laptop. I've been looking everywhere, but there is nowhere i can't find it.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Nico
The fingerprint reader rarely works. on the event viewer there are hundreds of entries regading the driver crashing. I've gotten in contact with Lenovo support and their solution is to do a reset of the computer, which I did once, but the issue continues. This is what I get in the Event Log: The device Synaptics WBDI - SGX (location Port_#0005.Hub_#0001) is offline due to a user-mode driver crash.  Windows will attempt to restart the device 5 more times.  Please contact the device manufacturer for more information about this problem. Is anybody having this same issue?
I'm having a problem with a laptop of a customer of my. He's got a Thinkpad P1 with a resolution of 3840x2160 connected to an external monitor with resolution 1920x1080 via HDMI. The external monitor is the preferred monitor in Windows 10 Pro. When he disconnects his external monitor all the running applications are scaled up dramatically on his laptop monitor, but when he shuts down all the applications before disconnecting this external monitor and start/run the applications again after disconnecting there is no issue. Does anyone know what could cause this issue?













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 I am trying to turn the audio connector into an input as I have just bought 2 x s340 laptops 1 is for my native instruments s4 mk2 controller and the other is for obs to live stream on youtube, so trying to connect main out on s4 to a line in on the laptop...can anyone help me plz as I've just spent a fortune on laptops and cables ect. Many thanks
So Lenovo just released a new version of BIOS for the c940, these are the patch notes: Latest Version BIOS fixed all merged issues from previous.Version AUCN54WWBIOS Notification:Delete UHD BCLM and update FHD BCLM.Improved the protection policy when device is over heatImproved the charge speed when device is powered offSlightly improved the system performance under long battery life mode Optimized fan tableFix several UI problem in Bios Setup In #3 it says it made an improvements to charge speed when turned off. Is there a reason why they didn't also update charge speeds while turned on?? This update already proves they can directly fix the issue on slow charging for c940's while on and yet they haven't mentioned any of this but a fix for something I never found an issue with (fast charging works ok to good for me while off) but it's charge rate of almost 3 hours from 0% is pessimistic. Hopefully Lenovo addresses this one day instead of having to turn off the whole laptop just so one isn't stuck to a cable for that long of a time while on. 
Hello! (Sorry if my english is a bit weird, I am not a native Speaker) My Yoga 530 is not really working after a failed update. When I turn it on the Lenovo logo appears, the loading sign comes on and then there is a black and white window. Afterwards it shuts down and starts back at the Logo. I can get in the setup utility menu, but i don't really know what to do there, in order to get it working again. I really need to get it working again, but what can i do? 
want to see something strange?  please explain this.   I'm super mad right now.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbcmDdikYnA&feature=youtu.be so any hard movement around the laptop and it will somehow close a window.  it will do an ALT-F4 like.  and it will do it a few times.  so I'll be watching movie, get up and just walk away and the movie will close, explorer window will close, and laptop will ask to shut down (because if you do an ALT-F4 on the desktop it will try to shut down).  someone save me from this insanity. 
Hi. I've come across a number of people with this problem, but none of the solutions that work for them work for me.
We just bought 2 new W7 machines and kept 2 of our XP machines on our network. One we are using simply as a media server. One of the W7 machines can access all 3 of the others with no problems, as can both of the XP machines. However, one of the W7 machines
gets the error "Logon failure: unknown username or bad password" when trying to access one of the XP machines. From what I can tell the settings are the same on both W7 machines. Both connect to the same workgroup and also a homegroup. Both are connected
wirelessly to a router. We have no other connection problems. Every machine can see and access files on every other machine ...except for the single W7 machine that can't see or access files on the single XP machine, which receives the error.
Because we have 4 machines, I'm leery of setting up identical user accts/passwords on each, and doubt this is the problem, as it's only between 2 of the 4 machines. I also saw some instructions to change deep level security settings on the W7 machine that's
having trouble, but again, a bit leery to do that. Am I wrong in not wanting to do these?
I confirmed that it isn't a date/time problem as mentioned on other forums.
Between my husband and I we're fairly computer savvy, but this one has both of us stumped. We're both new to W7, so that's bound to be part of the problem.
Thank you in advance to an... Read more
I'm home. P50 is plugged to commercial power. The Green battery icon lower right says 97%. The power plug icon to the right is present. Hover on the plug, '(plugged in, not charging)'. The rear LED adjacent to the power input is green. Airplane mode is off. I unplugged the power from the power strip and plugged directly into another power receptacle. No change. Questions: 1. The battery % remains at 97% now for ~15 minutes. This means the machine is ignoring the battery and functioning strictly off commercial power? Unlike a vehicle, if the battery is messed up the vehicle's engine will not operate properly. 2. How do I troubleshoot more than I have?Lenovo Vantage doesn't report a power problemI've rebootedThe machine's power supply or transformer is bad? However, I would think the P50 wouldn't run if the power supply was bad and if the transformer's bad I would think the rear line indicator LED would not be green? ???????? Mark
I am trying to fix it but it did not work. suggest me.
 
Is my G50-80 laptop's internal DVD player purchased in Australia locked into region 4 (Australia), multi-region or region free? I am now living in Europe (region 2) and if this is not supported by my DVD Player, can I change my DVD player to region free as I will be spending time between Australia & Europe.  I am using Windows 10, home version. Thank you.  
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit, Build 7601, Installed 20190518000225.000000-420
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3540M CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 8 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA NVS 5200M, 1024 MB (Please help, its detecting the disabled NVIDIA instead for some reason when the laptop is really using the Intel HD 4000)
Hard Drives: C: 297 GB (66 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 07Y85M, ver A01, s/n /755YNX1/CN1296138L03C8/
System: Dell Inc., ver DELL - 1072009, s/n 755YNX1
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

So, I have a bit of a dilemma at the moment with Virtualbox.

I have this Win 2k virtual machine. I had an idea of something I could do with it. The VM currently has 2048 MB (2 GB) of RAM allocated to it, 128 MB video memory, and one CPU core. (Kinda overkill, I know. I just bumped it up to 2 gigs of RAM an hour or so ago for the idea.)

It is to my understanding there are two physical cores in my CPU (If thats what they are called.) I had a question. Am I safely able to let the VM see both cores without completely crashing the computer or freezing the host OS or entire computer? I would be willing to lower the execution cap for the guest OS in Virtualbox, I was just wondering if this was possible to do this safely, and have my host OS still work relatively stable.

And if so, would I have to do it a specific way or e... Read more
I want to buy X230 tablet, I have machine number 3438DU1. Serial number R9T1H11Does this machine have multitouch display or it can use only pen?
I've recently bought a P53s with a USB-C Dock Gen 2, to replace my old P50. I've got two identical external monitors connected to the dock with DisplayPort, with resolution 2560x1440. In the specification for the dock, it says that it should support these resolutions when both monitors are connected with DP. However I'm experiencing that the resolution on monitor A is 2560x1440 while monitor B is limited to 1280x800. I've tried to reduce the resolution of monitor A to 1920x1080, but monitor B is still limited to 1280x800. I can see in "Advanced display settings" that "active signal resolution" is still 2560x1440 on monitor A, and I cannot find any way to change this. I have tried to update both Nvidia and Intel display drivers, and I have also tried to find a way to force the Nvidia card to be used for the external monitors, without success. I've seen a few suggestions online talking about reducing the refresh rate to make higher resolutions available, but cannot find any way to change the signal refresh rate. I have also tried to connect the dock to either of the two USB-c ports, without seeing any difference. As I've seen some suggestions that those two ports function differently. Is this configuration at all supported? Or am I completely out of luck on this?
I have tried to install this driver on my T430s machine. It says sucessful installation, but its not installed.
Dear Members, I have swaped CPU in my old Lenovo T520 from i5-2450M to i7-2670QM. Everything went well, all fits, I have changed also thermal paste. The main question, does this CPU really fits this Lenovo T520? After start I have heard some noises from CPU/GPU (louder than i5) and some colleagues from other forums informed me that there might be some problems with power supply for this CPU. They are afraid that my motherboad does not support this intel i7.Temperatures on CPU in stress was about 80 degrees but as far as I know TDP increased by 10 (from 35 to 45) so it should be ok. Also Intel tells that maximum "safe" temperature is 100 so should be fine. Should I really care about it? Is it possible that my MOBO will be dead after sometime? I will that I have MOBO with GPU Nvidia 4200~ Hope to hear from you soon.
Last night my Lenovo X1 Tablet 1st Gen (20GG) was still running. Then I installed a new driver from Lenovo for the chipset (as recommended by Lenovo) and shut down the tablet after successful completion: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1fid04w.txtAs of today, it doesn't work anymore. The Lenovo logo is no longer coming. I don't know if it's because of the update. When I connect the power adapter, the tablet flashes three times but nothing happens. The tablet would then normally display the Lenovo logo and then start up.It doesn't beep or anything. Nothing happens. I tried reset and press the power button for a long time. Nothing. Unfortunately, the warranty has just expired.It is not the power supply, because I tried two original Lenovo power supplies. In addition, the battery is likly charged.
What FRU numbers can be used on this machine 128 or 256 GB?
Hi, I have the ThinkPad t470p with 8gb 2400mhz RAM, and wanted to know if I can install another card that is DDR4 2666mhz (16gb). Will it work and how it will affect the system? Thank you! 
Hi... I need your guys help. SmartTaskbar is working fine for me.
But after some tweaks on the OS, i wanted it to do something like:
When I go to the Desktop, it should hide the Taskbar
whereas when using any application, it should unhide. Right
now, the case is vice versa i.e. when I go to the Desktop, it unhides the Taskbar whereas when using any application, it hides.
Please help me out so. Thank you.
Hi, is it possible that the Lenovo B590 doesn't support Screen Share / Miracast? It doesn't seem to work on mine (Win 10)Thanks
I have a X1 Extreme 2nd gen and I have following issue. All of a sudden my webcam showed a Black and White image instead of a colored one.After some tests I called in the Lenovo service and they replaced my camera.First boot after the replacement my camera worked again , colors instead of B&W.Second boot and once again I have a B&W image. To make up if it was hardware or software I installed one USB stick with Ubuntu and another one with Windows to go (from the Windows disc rel 1903 or 1909). Booting any of those os gave me a colored image. I installed updated lenovo drivers on the windows to go version and I still had colors. So I'm pretty sure this is a driver problem.Of course I can reinstall Windows from a USB recovery stick but then I have to reinstall all my programs and that is something I want to avoid. I started googling and I found this website Completely remove driversI can follow until step 4: Remove a device driver.In that list I cannot find anything for 'camera' or 'realtek', I include the list in attachment,I can of course continue without step 4, but I don't know what will happen with the leftovers in the registry (if there are). Will they be replaced upon new installation or will they stay,I like to continue with the registry entries cleaned up,Looked a bit further and I found driver uninstall programs but I do not know how good they are and if they take a backup of what they remove, I like to have such a backup so I can revert in ... Read more
I tried sending following message to the forum admin "Hello,I posted 'Uninstall and delete camera driver and reinstall' multiple times in the 'ThinkPad: X Series Laptops' forum last week because I could not see them appear on the forum.They all exist on my subscriptions but they are not visible on the forum.After they were all removed I posted the message one more time but even now it is not visible (because of double posts I think).Is it possible to make the last one visible in the forum or is there something else I did wrong?" but I get 'You have reached the limit for number of private messages that you can send for now. Please try again later.' Can somebody pick this up?
I use windows 7 in my home , I have installed anti virus application to protect , if the virus is updated , is there any issue after product EOL ?

thanks
I can see posts from the last 2-3 years of many Lenovo laptops like YOGA 710, 720, 730, 910, 520 etc where the touchscreen dies after a few months or, if you?re lucky, 1-2 years later. Whether Lenovo admits it or not, it?s a pretty terrible design flaw. My 720-15IKB screen died in less than 6 months. I know a lot of people found their?s broke from a major Windows 10 upgrade, but mine just went crazy one night while I was streaming something to a Chromecast. Without touching the laptop, it started zooming in and out and drawing selection boxes all over the desktop. After trying a few things, I restarted it and it?s never worked again. I?ve tried every solution I can find on Lenovo forums and Reddit like different drivers, rollbacks, reinstalling the factory Windows 10 and a clean Win 10, flashing the 3 different firmwares compatible with my monitor and so on. Nothing has worked and I kind of didn?t expect it to as it always seemed like a hardware problem. The only few permanent solutions I?ve seen are when people replace the embedded DisplayPort (eDP) cable that runs from the motherboard, up through the hinge and to several spots in the lid. Since I?ve only seen that fix mentioned a few times, I thought I?d ask if anyone else fixed theirs with a new cable, and did they buy OEM or from somewhere like eBay orAliExpress? If you did buy a cheap one, did it last?  720-15IKB EDP cable720-15IKB EDP cable
Hello I'm wondering if it's possible to change the function of the middle button under the trackpad? It's currently set as some kind of scrolling function, would like for it to be Double-Click er open new Tabs in a browser view. Is this possible?
I have a friend who lives 300 miles away. I tried to talk him through over the phone upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10 and then we tried a clean install. His computer is pretty messed up and we kept getting error messages. So now I would like to make a bootable USB stick with Windows 10 on it, and a CD with DBAN on it, so he can put the CD in and do the "autonuke" option with the DBAN CD, and then when that's done, he'll put the bootable USB in with Windows 10. I know how to make the bootable USB stick with Windows 10, but I'm not sure how to make the bootable CD disk with DBAN. Some people say Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built in burners that will make bootable CDs (see screenshot)



. (And I have acess to a Windows 8.1 and a Windows 10 computer with burning optical drives.) Others say I need to download software like "Free ISO Burner."

And since everything is going to have a big time lag (since I'll be mailing him the USB stick and the CD), can I test the USB stick (I won't go through with the installation but if it starts, it should work for my friend, too, right?) and the DBAN CD to make sure it will work when he gets it, as well?

Thanks.
 
Empowered EnhancementMen inside the world can't acknowledge certainty that could get themselves inches longer for life with something that has been gazing them in the all in. Well in the misrepresentation field of male upgrade this might be the one thing that works other than wellbeing related.
 
I have an ASUS Zenbook UX430UQ that is around 2 years old.

Recently it has been displaying either of the 2 BSOD (CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED or UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION BSOD). I would use the laptop normally and it would randomly just freeze, with only the cursor being usable. After a few minutes, a BSOD will appear. The laptop will restart into the BIOS where the SSD is nowhere to be found, but i can boot into windows normally when i exit the BIOS.

I have noticed that when i bump the top left side of the casing (Where the CPU sits), i can recreate my problem.

I am unable to share the dump files because the folder is always empty after a bluescreen.

I am wondering whether this is an SSD problem, or a CPU problem.

Thanks
 
Just received L13 Yoga - 2 days ago, and straight away noticed weird cracking noise coming from the cooling fan. It appears only after some time of work - I believe when the laptop is heating up a bit, after 30-40 mins. It's so loud and annoying, especially in a quiet environment. Tried to contact Lenovo UK - it seems for them "it's alright"! Didn't expect such "quality" from the top tier manufacturer... Here's a link to watch (hear) the issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCliRO_PqZI
Operating System: Windows 10.0.18362 Build 18362
Motherboard: Asus Z9PA-D8
GPU: Nvidia Quadro 600, Nvidia GT 710
Monitors: 2x LGL24Q-10

The problem started weeks ago. Had the Quadro 600 at the time, and it was connected to my monitors DP-DP, and DVI-HDMI. Everything would be fine, but after the monitors would shut off when inactive (no sleep, just display turns off), the DVI-HDMI connection would not come back. I'd just turn off and on, and it would work again. However it became a lot more frequent to now where the monitor gets detected 1/30 times of turning it off and on.

Thought it was a cable issue, bought a DVI-DP cable, it didn't work.

Thought it was a driver issue, installed a bunch of different drivers from different dates, that didn't work either.

Thought it was a video card issue, bought the GT 710, same thing as before.

Thought it was because my Windows wasn't completely up-to-date, so I updated everything. Didn't help. I tried a bunch of drivers again too, no luck. So far, it had only been the DVI-HDMI/DP that had issues.

Tried to boot the computer with only the DVI-HDMI, and it would have the BIOS logo screen, the Windows logo would pop up, but then it would show the monitor as not connected, same as before. Tried this with the DVI-DP cable that I bought in step 1, to which I realized the cable is faulty as not even the BIOS screen showed up.

And the last thing I've tried is using both video cards, with neither using the DVI-... Read more
I have a rx 5700 that i bios flashed to the xt bios and i can overclock it to a maximum of 2130mhz with memory at 950mhz and powerlimit +50 safely. im trying to find out my spot in the silicone lottery and am also curious to see other peoples results with it. Ungine superposition my best score at 1080p extreme was 5210
 
I have an ASUS Zenbook UX430UQ that is around 2 years old.

Recently it has been displaying either of the 2 BSOD (CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED or UNEXPECTED_STORE_EXCEPTION BSOD). I would use the laptop normally and it would randomly just freeze, with only the cursor being usable. After a few minutes, a BSOD will appear. The laptop will restart into the BIOS where the SSD is nowhere to be found, but i can boot into windows normally when i exit the BIOS.

I have noticed that when i bump the top left side of the casing (Where the CPU sits), i can recreate my problem.

I am unable to share the dump files because the folder is always empty after a bluescreen.

I am wondering whether this is an SSD problem, or a CPU problem.

Thanks
 
I have a Lenovo laptop low memory slow but works ok -with Win 10-64
when on WIFI wireless only connected I noticed when I am on SKYPE and sending a message to others the message spins for ever and would not send. Other software and email GMAIL goes out normal.

While WIFI wireless is connected and I insert a Net cable direct from the Modem (local Cable Internet Provider) both together the speed goes normal and as fast as it could be.

Can someone explain it
Thanks
 
Intel duel band wireless AC 8265 WIFI not working after recent Windows 10 critical update. I uninstalled update and wifi works again. Is there a way to fix the wifi issue with the AC8265, so that I can install the update which remedies a security vulnerability?Thank you. 
Hi, I recently bought a new T480s from Lenovo.com during the holiday season sale. I found the power cord cannot be fully plugged into either one of the two usb-c connectors -- there is always a gap between the power cord and the usb-c port even though I push it hard. The connection is some loose and the cord can be shaked easily, but it still requires some force to pull it out from the usb-c port. Is this usual? Thanks for the help in advance! T480s - usb-c connector
I just installed a new MyBook External HD for backups--but now my Windows 7 bootup stalls in consequence.

When I unplug the MyBook, my system boots up normally.

When I plug in the MyBook after bootup, my OS recognizes it.

But when I examine the MyBook in Computer, it doesn't list the drive capacity, just an install program for HD Discovery for Windows--which I installed--but had no effect on MyBook hanging up my bootup.

I also updated my USB Hub to a 3.0 version during all this.
 
I've had my custom made PC made by PC Specialist for about 5 years now, and want to upgrade some parts, but not sure what would be best. I'm looking to spend about 300. I use my PC for gaming, I do play games but mostly old emulators and some newer titles on Steam which runs fine on it. Mostly use PC for Internet, videos etc. Here are current stats:

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Card name: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model PC Specialist
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, 3500 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F2h, 26/05/2014
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.24511"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 12.2 GB
Total Virtual Memory 31.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 27.8 GB
Page File Space 16.0 GB
Page File D:\pagefile.sys

I have a SSD with 931GB of free memory on it. I would like to move windows over to it (which I thought I had done) as drive C:/ gets low on memory now a days.
Now that Windows 7 support has ended I want to get Windows 10, I know... Read more
I have a brand new X1 gen 2 extreme with the OLED display. When I open the laptop cover to resume from sleep, I've had occasiones where the display sometime will flip itself between two color temperatures at relatively random rate. For example, when I leave everything alone, the screen will be white. When I move the mouse, the entire screen has a blue shift (seemingly it is compute related). But it's not mouse related since it will flip randomly between the two color temps without my doing anything as well. Fixes: A reboot fixes it. But Closing the lid and re-opening the lid fixes it as well. However, when I am "unlucky" and open the lid, the problem happens and it will remain that way until I close the lid and get lucky when I open the lid. I don't have eyecare mode disabled. I do have Lenovo Vantage installed and used it to adjust the main color temperature. Bottom line: it is fine normally, but gets into this wierd flipping between color temp state when I open the lid to resume from sleep.  i would like to fix the root cause here as it is very annoying when it happens.
Heya. I am new around here so please excuse my ignorance when it comes to troubleshooting. I recently made a PC last month for the holidays. It is an absolute beast of a machine. It runs a Ryzen 9 3900x, a Corsair H100i RGB Platinum, a Corsair Hx1000 psu, a MSI MPG x570 Gaming Edge WiFi, a MSI 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio, some G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) (I got 2 of them to get 32 GB of memory), a Samsung 970 EVO plus, and a WD Black 4TB. Anyway, when I initially booted the system, there were no issues involved. Which was great. Fast forward to 2 weeks ago, and I made a really bad mistake of downloading something called Driver Booster 7. I wanted to make sure I had the latest drivers installed on my machine and I had good experience with other driver updater software. However, a day later, I started to get these stutters which would not go away. I tried everything I knew I could do to solve this issue. But to no luck. The only way these stutters go away is if I shut down my system and start it again. If I put my system to sleep, my monitor shuts down normally, but I still see my PC not shutting down. Then I tried to restart my PC. And then I get the BSOD. Always the same code : DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE. I tried to look for ways to stop that but to no avail. Can anyone help me?
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 18363, Installed 20191220105735.000000-480
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor... Read more
Now that I moved from RoboForm to LastPass (Thank you Leo!), I saw a suggestion to have two (2) Separate Routers Set Up in your home, both downstream from your ISP's single Modem. One Router for your PC's and Streaming, and the other for your IoT Devices. This claimed to reduce Security issues and help in other ways in addition.

I do have 45+ IoT Device such as Wall Switches, Outlets, etc. throughout, not including everyday PC's, tablets, Mobile devices, etc.

I currently have a single Asus RT-AC68W that is 4+ years old and still working. I actually attempted to go MESH with Asus last year, but it was a nightmare as I needed to return four (4) Different Routers from them as each had various failures within days/weeks.... Plus I upgraded Each time to a more expensive model...Thinking $$ would solve the problem... The Quality Control was awful.... But that is another story.....

So now I heard a tech suggestion to place all of your IoT Devices on your GUEST Network, thereby reducing the chance that an intruder could "crossover" from the limited access on the Guest Network.

Before I attempt this, as each device (45 Devices) needs to be deleted and reassigned to this Guest Network, I would like to hear if others have benefited from this, and does it just make sense?

Thanks!
 
Hi, While I'm posting on the board - there is another odd behavior that I haven't been able to figure out. I have an OKI laser printer, a B410d.  It's a decent printer, if a bit older now.  In order to work, you have to install the driver BEFORE plugging in the USB cord.  I did this, and the printer works. BUT - it only works when I plug it into the USB-A port on the right side of the laptop.  If i try to use the USB-A port on the left side of the laptop, I get some notification about an error. Otherwise, if I plug a USB drive into either port, or a docking station, they both work just fine.  For whatever reason, it seems that for the printer, only the right side one works. Any idea what may be going on? Thanks,Eric