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Q: 32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

Hey guys, just have a few questions in regards to Vista x32 vs x64 as well as Direct x10 issues when it comes to gaming.

First off - What benefits do I get by running Vista x64 as opposed to x32 when it comes to gaming. I bought Call of Duty 4 as well as Bioshock, and will be buying some of the new games coming out such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 2. Are any of these games 64 bit games?

Second off - Do I get any benefit playing a game made for DirectX 9 on a DirectX10 platform? Or are the graphic increases only visible in games actually made for DirectX 10? Again, are any of the games I listed above made to work with better graphics in DirectX 10?

Thanks guys!

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A: 32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

I discovered your inquiry while I was attempting to answer questions similar to yours.

This isn't much help but try reading about Epic Game's 'Unreal' game engine. I'm reading the article on wikipeadia about this game engine. This is the game engine used for Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.

Any way, it seems that if your running the game in a 64-bit environment like Windows Vista 64 the game will be in 64-bit mode.

It uses Directx 10 and Directx 10 also seems to be in 64-bit mode depending on weather Windows is in 64-bit mode.

In related news, it seems that the 'Unreal' game engine and the 'Source' game engine (Used for Half life 2, etc) are optimized to take advantage of multi-threading or in other words optimized for multi-core processors.

Anyway, see what conclusions you come to...I'll post an update as I learn more.

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Hi. I searched the forums and read some posts about DX 9.0. Now, I'm a little concerned after reading some about DX9 problems.

1. How can I find what version of DX I currently have?

2. **(EDIT)** 2nd question answered **(END EDIT)**

Thanks for any help
 

A:Two DirectX Questions

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Hi all experts out thereSo I own an HP 14 r015tx geared up with a Dual-Core Intel i5-4210U with 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L dual-channeled memory, an NVIDIA GeForce 820M with 2GB of VRAM on 362.00 WHQL Driver and 4GB of shared VRAM, running on Windows 10 64-bit.On NVIDIA's DirectX 12 compatibility list, my 820M is listed with 12 API. But my dxdiag shows 11.3 and my NVIDIA Control Panel shows 12.0 runtime and 11_0 feature level.I read somewhere that Fermi architecture's DX12 driver is not yet available.First question: Is it really not available, or something else?Second question: Supposing my card's DX12 is not yet available (since I'm planning to play Quantum Break), can I make a Virtual Machine running Windows 10 with DirectX 12 implemented inside? (I mean having a virtual GPU which supports DirectX 12, like GTX series for example)Third question: When I install the NVIDIA driver using the one HP provided (ver. 353.86), the NVIDIA Control Panel shows Direct3D API 12.0 and 2GB of shared VRAM. When I install drivers from the GeForce experience and from NVIDIA's website (ver. 364.96), it shows Direct3D 11.2 and 4GB of shared VRAM. Can someone explain the differences and what is happening? (NB: HP's packed in 600MBs and NVIDIA's packed in 300MB download sizes)If there are differences, can someone provide me with the 364.96 one that is released by HP (not by NVIDIA) ?Sorry for the long question, thank you very much

A:All about DirectX 12 questions

Hi @phillmont22900, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!I read that your HP 14-r015tx Notebook and issue with DirectX 12 download. I was looking at our Windows 10 machine and it shows me that the DirectX 12 was built into the system on the Windows 10 install.  You might want to look at this link I found on Uninstalling the CCC.  Then try to use this tool to automatically select a correct CCC version for you and Windows 10. Please let me know how it goes.To show appreciation for my efforts kindly click the Thumbs Up below. Thanks.

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

PATH
%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\

PATHEXT
.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC

why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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Hi,

I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?

Thanks
 

A:Questions About Precautions to Building a PC (Easy Questions)

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Hello,

Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,
Bob

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.

Jim

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Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

Assuming
double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB
 

A:Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?
 

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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

Last questions: How critical is mixing speeds? Will 70ns
modules in one bank work with 60ns modules in another ... Read more

A:Memory: Questions.....questions....questions....

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ok i have a HD that use to be for a e-machines cp that machine one nigth turn on by it self and then bang stoped working, ok i move the hard drive to another cp i have the reinstalation cd when is 2% to 50% (in between those to) i get a message that says disk error can that be fix?? another question i got another windows Xp cp with me i was wondering with this working windows xp can i create a bootable disk for my other cp that has the hard drive that reads disk error?? once again wanna thank you in advance for you help and if i can be of any help ill be glad to help!!

A:just a few questions??

If the system says there is a hard disk error, it is probably best to replace the hard drive. With hard drives as cheap as they are, are you willing to take a chance on a flaky hard drive with your data on it?

As far as I know, there is no way to create an XP installation CD from a working XP installation on another computer.

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Hey, I got a few basic questons about ram... here they are

1) I have 2 memory slots. Can I put a 1gb ram in one and a 256 in the other or do they have to be even like 512x2?

2) Where is a good place to buy cheap, quality, 1gb ram. ( if number 1 can be done )

3) Whats the difference between ddr sdram and just ddr? Are they the same? I was one some shopping sites and they say different things so im just wondering.

Thats basically it, thanks to anyone who can help me.
 

A:RAM questions

1) I have 2 memory slots. Can I put a 1gb ram in one and a 256 in the other or do they have to be even like 512x2?Click to expand...

That depends on your motherboard and chipset. some are pickier than others about RAM configuration. generally speaking it is best to used matched pairs (not just same size, but also same speed and timings)





2) Where is a good place to buy cheap, quality, 1gb ramClick to expand...

cheap quality is an oxymoron, you've got to pick one or the other.





3) Whats the difference between ddr sdram and just ddr? Are they the same? I was one some shopping sites and they say different things so im just wonderingClick to expand...

All DDR is SDRAM (but not the other way around), so the answer is yes... they are the same thing


give us your system specs so wecan suggest what your best options are with your current hardware. also give us your upgrade budget
 

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Question 1.

When I start my computer a text file appears. Font.txt. How do I stop this from happening?

Question 2.

Also when I start my computer an error occurs. It says that the c:\winnt\image.dll file is unavailable. It not being there does not affect my computer but if possible I would like for it to stop.

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:Two Questions

Its indicative that your system is compromised with some trojans (or worse).

image.dll is a trojan, you should start by downloading and running CWShredder

Its also wise to download and run HiJackThis and post the log back here for someone to comment on.
 

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Merry Autumn everyone to everyone that is in the autumn equinox!

I'm right now about a third or so of the way complete with rebuilding and modding my computer case right now, and now I'm at the point of modding half the case for the PSU and other items.

So I have questions about the power supply in general. I'm looking at a roughly 700 watt max as I will be using AMD's new APU graphics chip (Radeon 7650) in CrossFire with the Radeon 7870. I will also have a total of 13 or 14 SATA connectors: 8 hard drives (5,200-5,900 RPM) in a RAID 5 array, two internal 2.5" hard drive SATA connections as well as two external 2.5" connections, and maybe one or two mSATA external connectors. I was wondering if I can use a couple of spare SATA power cable from my previous PSU (the old and new PSU's are modular) and use those with the new SATA power cables. I will be splicing and cutting and soldering and modding the cables so they are pretty much built into the case in the front as well as the external ones. I don't know for sure if I'm tampering with the gods of electricity and power in doing so, because I don't really want to have a power problem when I'm gaming only to find out I needed either more power or less SATA connectors; which would be problematic as I will need a LOT of SATA power connectors to future proof my build for at least five or eight years.

Thanks!

A:PSU questions

Can I ask why you are doing a RAID 5 array with all of those disks?

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Does having the "preview pain" option running in Outlook or Outlook express actually execute an email virus if one comes in?
 

A:bug questions

Yes.
It is my own experience with a PC at work with Win2000 prof and OE 5.
I used AntiKlez to clear the virus two times.
I'm not sure about OE 6.
 

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G'day,

I'm about to make the leap from IE8 to IE9.

Will all my favorites under the Favorites menu, and all my shortcuts under the Favorites Bar port across into the IE9 equivalent?

Regards,
Golden

A:IE8 to IE9 - a few questions

Hello Golden.

In a word, yes.

You can access them under Favorites on the Menu toolbar or by clicking View favorites, feeds, and history, which is the star icon at the top-right of the browser window.

You can also use the Alt+C keyboard combination to access your favorites.

I would though be inclined to backup your favorites first, just in case anything does go wrong.

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1.) Does anyone have a link to detailed explanations of how dual channel memory works?
2.) If a hard drive says "ATA/100 (ATA/100 Recommended)", how would you run the hard drive any other way than specified? Do they mean through BIOS configuration or by mismatch specifications such as the motherboard supporting ATA/66 and you use the ATA/100 hard drive?
 

A:2 Questions

Dual channel memory is simply two memory modules being accessed in parallel, it's pretty simple in concept.

As far as ATA interface speeds, that's all automatic for any reasonably modern system. The controller and the drive negotiate the best transfer speed and have at it. It's really plug-n-play.
 

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I have Logitech Z-5300E THX Surround Sound speakers, and wanted to know how far away my case should be. It is 3-3 1/2 feet away right now, and the sub is in the corner, facing the wall. I can't find the manual so I have no idea if it is shielded or not.
 

A:sub questions

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The sub is shielded, so no need to worry. In anycase it`s far enough away.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Good day again! right now i'm using Microsoft Security Essentials and the window defender aren't working? is that the case? it disacctivate the windows defender? and finally what do you think fo MSE as a over all tolls? thank's again and more power..

A:questions??

defender is integrated into MSSE I am pretty sure.

I had to uninstall it on the machine I was testing it on since it would over ride whatever I was doing on the computer when it decided it should update or scan and it was too hard a performance hit. I need a computer that does what I tell it to do
I still install it on the computers of clients who have a track record of not running manual scans or refusing to do updates. It is better than the disabled or outdated crap usually ignored by users who are not very sophisticated.

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I am considering giving my computer a more RAM and I was wondering, how do I find out how many pins my computer uses? As there are two types aren't there? And also, I hear some older machines can only handle 512mb of RAM, how do I find out if that's all my computer can hold? As I'm intending to make it have more than 512mb.
 

A:RAM questions.

You can give us the make and model of your system and/or motherboard or go to crucial.com and plug in the info yourself.
 

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First: This one might be simple; I wanted to run scandisc.... So I said to alow scan disc to run next time windows starts.... Ok well It is unable to open the "volume" and it closes. Now every time I reboot or strat up it keeps trying..... How can I get this to stop?

(I have Norton System works, and I didn't bother to check that it could handle all the checks.) stupid me...
I Just need the windows scan disc to stop at the boot up.

^---------------------------------------------v

Second: could be alot harder; I have found that my internet downloads freeze up.... I have "bittorrent" P2P program, it freezes for about 20+ min. And seems to lock the whole system while frozen.. ( I know its wrong, But for now lets not get into it) Also large Internet Explorer downloads will freeze, and I often lose what I was DL.... Not all freeze, smaller files 30MB or less seem to work...

>>>>>>>>>>>If asking two questions is a problem, then you have permission to split it or whatever. <<<<<<<<<<<<
 

A:Two (2) Win XP pro questions

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I'm thinking of adding RAM and would like some opinions on brands. Like everything else, you get what you pay for but is all the hype about Crucial true ??
Lets just say, If you were buying RAM, what would your 1st choice be and then 2nd or 3rd. on the list if you wanted to save a few bucks. Who (website) has good $$ on RAM ?
Thanks so much in advace for the information !!
Take care !
Steve

Dell Dimension 4300, XP SP2, P4 1.7, 256 SDRAM
 

A:RAM questions

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HI all,first of all i'm new here..so let me introduce myself My name is Lovepreet (u can call me Love,my short name).i'm from india & new windows 8 user.i have windows 8 pro & i love windows 8
but i'm experiencing some problems with windows 8 on my Notebook Pc Asus K54L
1.my battery draining quickly after some usage even in power saver mode.before there was no problem
i think problem started after i installed newly chipset drivers & yes Intel rapid storage technology driver also drain my battery quicky.so i uninstalled that.now i know chipset drivers are necessary.but i have problem with this.
2.wallpaper changing itself quickly after some time,windows 8 clock is faster than windows 7.
i set time of 1 day & i selected many wallpapers.this is on laptops on all friends of mine.after plugged in or wake from sleep wallpaper changes.this not happen every time..anyway minor problem.
3.how to clean install Intel HD Graphics driver ? because windows 8 pre-installed Intel HD Graphics wddm driver & when i install it from windows update,it failed.
4.my Notebook light blinking strangely,before it was normal while in sleep mode,like it is hibernating.but i selected sleep in all options in power options ?
Plz answer my questions,Thanks

A:Some Questions about Win 8

Can anybody answer these ? Because it's very important..main problem is battery & that blinking light like it's waiting for me... Before it was normal while in sleep mode ? How to solve this ? & a question related to this can i refresh my pc without affecting windows update & anything ?

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#1: I have a laptop that is able to run Unreal Tournament 2004, however load time takes forever. My friend has the same laptop, but put his on his D drive instead of his C, like I did. His loads much faster, why is this?

#2: Regarding the same game, I want to set up my pc as a dedicated LAN server, and use my laptop to play the game, but as soon as I join the game, it boots me telling me it checked the database and my key was already in use. Is it possible to make sure the master server isn't contacted when you load into the game......basically, is there a way to shut down any communication and just play a lan game
 

A:Two questions in one

Is his drive a vitrual drive? (D)

and are you just wanting to LAN the game or go online and play it with both pc? ( laptop ) as deticated, and your other computer to log in ONLINE?

And does the game not run at all on your laptop?
 

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Hi, I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed on my Sony VAIO F series laptop and would like to ask you some questions:

1. I have an application calleds Intel rapid storage technology installed and running in the background but I don't know if it does anything else except eating my system resources. What is it for, what does it do?

2. I would like to use Windows 7's outbound firewall protection too but don't know how to set it. Is there a simple way to do it? Or am I safe enought with the default setting (only inbound protection enabled)?

3. I don't like the new search tool in Windows 7, I'm used to the one from XP. Is there any good search program that you recommend? I've only heard for the one called "Everything" - is it good?

4. My Recycle Bin size is set by default, the volume C:\ has about 6 GB reserved for the Recycle Bin and local disk D:\ has about 20 GB reserved. What does that mean rally? Example: if I delete a file (or files) from my C:\ disk which exceed 6 GB, will they be saved to the recycle been or will they be permanently deleted? Should I set a higher number (more space) for my C:\ disk in the Recycle Bin?

5. And now some Windows Explorer questions:

5a. Is there a simple way to enable access to all the folders? In XP I could access all the folders I wanted (except for the System Volume Information folder), now I can't access some folders. So, is there a simple way to change that?

5b. When I click on my E:\ (optical drive) when there's no CD/DVD... Read more

A:Several questions

Hi, I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed on my Sony VAIO F series laptop and would like to ask you some questions:

1. I have an application calleds Intel rapid storage technology installed and running in the background but I don't know if it does anything else except eating my system resources. What is it for, what does it do?

If you don't need it you can just uninstall it. Information ; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...?DwnldID=18859

2. I would like to use Windows 7's outbound firewall protection too but don't know how to set it. Is there a simple way to do it? Or am I safe enought with the default setting (only inbound protection enabled)?

The default settings are adequate, especially if you are behind a router firewall. Setting up the Firewall for outbound connections;

Click Start, type wf.msc into the Search box,hit <Enter> = Windows Firewall with Advanced Security. Click Action > Properties and you'll be brought to a screen from which you can enable outbound filtering. You need to know the technical ins and outs in order to be able to set this up properly. If you are not sure, then leave it alone.

You can use an application like this to help you control the windows firewall; http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html
3. I don't like the new search tool in Windows 7, I'm used to the one from XP. Is there any good search program that you recommend? I've only heard for the one called "Everything" - is it good?

Yes, it is very good... Read more

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Sony laptop, Win7, HPrem, 32bit, 250GB HDD (according to specs)

Computer states 194GB free of avail 223GB. Is this the norm ? After custom install, I have no factory bloatware, no documents, have only added Chrome, CC Cleaner, Real Player, Adobe Flash, Reader. Is something hiding on my HDD ? Win 7 should only take about 16GB, right ?

- Also, during first custom install I deleted Vista. Can it be recovered ? The second time I did custom install, Win 7 upgrade did not recognize previous Windows and I had to call Microsoft for activiation key. Would like to avoid calling in the future.

In summary, how do you evaluate what is on your HDD other than the listed programs under Windows, etc.

A:Two HDD Questions

Post a snapshot of Disk Management using the Snipping Tool:

To open Disk Management, click Start, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Expand so all partitions are shown.

How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

UPLOAD IMAGE - How to upload into your thread, Windows Made Easy

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Hello,

Sr. Citizen now, and frankly not at all sharp with this stuff.
Would be most appreciative for any help.

Is it possible to have my PC receive FAX's, as it would regular e-mail ?

Or, do I have to purchase one of those FAX modems I read about, and utilize
our phone line ?

Obviously, I would like the first option to receive like a regular e-mail.
Is this possible ? Send as well as Receive possible ?

The e-mails, either receiving or sending would be very few and far between.
One or two per month probably.

If doable, detailed how-to would be very appreciated.

Also, is there a free, or very inexpensive, FAX program that I should use to do this ?

Much thanks,
Bob

A:FAX Questions, Please

I use Essential Fax software ($30.00) but there are cheaper ones. I have a internal fax modem. They run from $10 to $20. An external modem will be about $30.
Windows has fax software for free. I just didn't like it.
Another choice is on the net you can sign up for a fax service that they will deliver to your mail box. Not sure about the cost for that.

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I have got some questions, mostly minor, but questions nonetheless that have been stacking up over time. There aren't more than a few right now, but I'm sure some more will surface in the future.

I am having consistency problems with every time I restart my computer. I have a toolbar on my Taskbar that lets me access my desktop, but every time I restart my computer, it doesn't stay there, and I have to enable it. The same goes for having the Autohide feature enabled for the Taskbar.
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This question is similar to the above, but it's slightly different, as I will explain. I use the Windows TweakUI for a few things, and one of them is to automatically log into my Windows account since it's the only one. And when I turn that on, then restart, it works. When I restart again, it no longer works, and asks for my login stuff. Annoying!
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The icon for .zip files on my computer are no longer there... I tried using the "rebuild icons" thing in TweakUI and it does not seem to work.
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I have two hard drives installed on my computer. The secondary one, which I never use other than storage, is not always detected by my computer on start up. I have to restart a few times to get it to show up. I'm sort of worried that it's failing or something. I checked the connections inside and it all seems to be fine.

Alright, I think that is about it for now. By the way, I use Windows XP Pro, SP2. If you need any other info, let me know, th... Read more

A:A few various questions.

Aaaaaaaaany ideas?
 

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hi I have 512 DDR2 ram and im not shure what speed or brand but anyway i am planning on buying another 512 (2x256) but i have no idea what do with speed and brands can u give e some general rules with ram?
 

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Ok, Im looking to buy a new Motherboard, processor, and RAM. The only problem is that I want to know if this selection I have setup already is compatible with one another, and with what I currently have. Right now I have a micro motherboard, with an Nvidia BFG 6800 Ultra OC. I need to know if this motherboard will support this, I heard that there may be an issue concerning the voltage used by the 6800. Im not sure what voltage my card uses, but if anyone can help me, that would be great, thanks. So this is what Im looking to buy.
By the way, I have a 550 watt power supply.

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131587

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819116196

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141437
 

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Hello,

I just posted the following in the General Forum.
I realize that it should probably have gone here.

I apologize for this double posting, as I really don't want to go against any Forum protocols. Very, very appreciative of all the help I've received.
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New HP PC. 64 Bit W7 Home Premium

Have been fighting this problem of Windows Explorer stopping every 1/2 hour or so, and then restarting again, for another 1/2 hour perhaps.

The Event Log shows zillions of items, most with ATI mentioned.

There are new ATI Drivers, apparently, for my ATI graphics card.

So, with agreements from those knowledgeable folks here, I tried to download them and install them.

The ATI site says I need Microsoft .New SP2 on my PC or I will get an error msg.
Well, I did get a msg to the effect that it did not install.

a. I tried the W7 search box for .net, but nothing came up.
Does this mean that I don't have .net installed, or that it just isn't picked up by the search ?

b. Should my new PC have come with it ?

My W7 is a 64 bit version.
There seem to be many, many, versions of .net available for Downloads, as well as Service Packs.

c. If I do have to install it, can someone please tell me Exactly what I
should install ?

- Should I install any of the Service Packs afterwards ?

- There also seems to be .net SP3 available.
Is this what I want ?

Much thanks,
Bob

A:. Net Questions, Please

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Robert11


Hello,

I just posted the following in the General Forum.
I realize that it should probably have gone here.

I apologize for this double posting, as I really don't want to go against any Forum protocols. Very, very appreciative of all the help I've received.
--------------------------
New HP PC. 64 Bit W7 Home Premium

Have been fighting this problem of Windows Explorer stopping every 1/2 hour or so, and then restarting again, for another 1/2 hour perhaps.

The Event Log shows zillions of items, most with ATI mentioned.

There are new ATI Drivers, apparently, for my ATI graphics card.

So, with agreements from those knowledgeable folks here, I tried to download them and install them.

The ATI site says I need Microsoft .New SP2 on my PC or I will get an error msg.
Well, I did get a msg to the effect that it did not install.

a. I tried the W7 search box for .net, but nothing came up.
Does this mean that I don't have .net installed, or that it just isn't picked up by the search ?

b. Should my new PC have come with it ?

My W7 is a 64 bit version.
There seem to be many, many, versions of .net available for Downloads, as well as Service Packs.

c. If I do have to install it, can someone please tell me Exactly what I
should install ?

- Should I install any of the Service Packs afterwards ?

- There also seems to be .net SP3 available.
Is this what I want ?

Much thanks,
Bob


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What is wrong with my Windows 7? I use a laptop and have Microsoft Security Essentials as the anti-virus. I get such dialog box when I try to access any program using the shortcut from the dock.

A:Few Questions

That looks more like a message from the firewall and not MSE. Unfortunately I do not have either, so I cannot check it, next time you get the message, check from where it comes. Here is how: Error Message - Where Does it Come From

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I have a number of questions about IE.

1. How do get IE to show the Menu? ie Files, Favorites etc?

2. How do I close IE?

A:IE 10 Questions

If you want to do these in Metro IE, right click anywhere in the page, click the file on the bottom right and change to desktop view, now press Alt button. You don't need to close the IE, it goes in to suspension mode when you don't use it.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ktop-view.html

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1. When playing The Sims 2, I don't know if anyone else gets this, but when a sim changes clothes there is a slight pause, how do I fix this?

2. How do I turn on vsync?

Thanks!
 

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Hi, I'm new here and not very knowledgable about the finer aspects of PC's and I didn't want to make 2 topics about this.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my Toshiba Satellite L500, which came preloaded and with no OS disk that I know of. I have my sticker still intact on bottom of laptop and I want to know how to make or get, without buying, a disc that I can use to format my PC.

Also, I have Malwarebytes Anti Malware with the protection module on and it keeps blocking wininit.exe and winlogon.exe from accessing external IP addresses. Is it normal for these processes to access external IP's?

Thanks

A:A few questions

Hi miaowable,
Brink (an admin on this site) made a tutorial for such a problem.

System Repair Disc - Create

Hope it helps.

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I have several questions for you. I'm not sure if it's ok to post them all in one topic or if I should post several topics but I'll try all in one first and if that's not ok I'm sure someone will let me know.

I recently got a computer from a friend because mine crashed. I downloaded antivirus, antispy, antimalware and firewall software, and started cleaning up the computer. The person who had it before had never done any maintenance and it had loads of viruses and malware. I started deleting software I didn't want. The first issue is with ZoneAlarm, the firewall software I downloaded. It disabled internet explorer, and at first I couldn't figure out how to reenable it, so I tried to uninstall ZoneAlarm. It refuses to be uninstalled. I figured out how to get Internet Explorer working again, but don't like any program on my computer that doesn't allow me to uninstall it.

So question #1
How do I uninstall ZoneAlarm?

Next, as I was uninstalling unwanted programs I tried to uninstall Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 since I'd loaded Office XP. It won't uninstall. I've tried to do it in CCleaner and Revo Uninstaller and it doesn't work.

question #2
How do I uninstall Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

Windows seems very buggy on this computer, like maybe parts didn't get installed correctly. Of course I don't have the installation discs.

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It would be help full if we had you computer specs. I might be able to help on some of your problems. Are you using XP. Unplug from the internet.To remove Z/A, go to start/programs/Z/A there should be a uninstall listed. If that don't work try this. Start/Control Panel/ Add/Remove programs. Find Z/A and remove it from there. What you do or don't remove is up to you. Make sure you are in (NORMAL) mode. While in Add/Remove programs see if there are any more firewall or anti-virus programs there, any anti'spyware/malwareif so I would remove them. (LEAVE WINDOWS SECURITY ALONE). It can be used later as a starting place. If you have more than 1 active programs like Z/A they will cause all kinds of problems. If you get all these things removed make sure windows security is turned on you can use there security at this time. (Lower right had corner of task bar. I would not load any more programs until these problems are solved. Any windows office programs are very hard to remove. If this helps get back and we can work on the rest of the things. I will then give you some anti-spy ware and malware that lots of people here use and so on (JUST A REMINDER IF YOU GET ALL THAT REMOVED MAKE SURE YOU HAVE WINDOWS SECURITY TURNED ON BEFORE GOING ON THE NET)

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1. i use xp and have a folder named "xerox" containing the sub folder "nwwia" both folders have nothing in, and i just wondered what they are ther for, i have also noticed this file on several other computers.

2. what does ctfmon.exe do i have this in my startup list running form windows/system32/ctfmon
 

A:two questions

Not sure about the xerox folder but,

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;Q282599

for ctfmon.

SeeYa
 

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Yesterday I was busy updating from my ancient ZoneAlarm to the new version and also uninstallng Inoculate to switch to AVG. The latter took 7 minutes to scan for viruses.

I'm surprised that today AVG didn't perform a quick-auto-scan upon my booting up, the way Inoculate did. Does the scan need to be done manually, and take 7 minutes each time?

Also, while online, the AVG scanner suddenly popped up as soon as I opened one of my online email accounts. At least it gave me the option of cancelling the scan, but why it did so at all, beats me. This never happened with Inoculate.

I also wonder if Z.A. & AVG are sufficient, or must I also download spyware, trojanware, scanner & who knows what else...
 

A:AVG etc. questions

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Anyone know what Strafe Modifer is in controls for CS? As default settings there is not hot key for this.

BTW, does anyone use their right mouse for crouching. I set the mouse wheel button for special features. Using the Ctrl key for crouching was not good for me since I always seemed to hit the "Windows" key instead....grrrr.

I've been playing CS for 5 months now...my 1st ever FPS...and seem to can't get better than a 50/50 player. How in the world does some of these guys you see with like 50 kills and 5 deaths do it? Are most of these guys cheating somehow? I'm amazed how they seem to never miss at some of the ranges they shoot at using pratically any type of gun.

Wolvey
 

A:CS questions...

na man, no cheating there. well, some people hack the game, but some people really can do that easy. i use to play CS, and played for about 2 years stright, i could easy get 50 and 5, nothing too it. you just need to practice practice...i would still PWN but i hate steam...i like the old 1.5 days, 1.6 just blows my mind.

-j4ck d0t com
 

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I got my second 6600GT video card, and now that i have it i have some questions about SLi. I have an AMD 64 3500+ 2.2 that runs at 42c idle and no more than 52c load (is this high?) so i should have the processing power.

First, overclocking... I read somewhere that both cards need to be overclocked exactly the same if i'm going to do it. However, I can't find any option under anything that would let me select another card - if i have a program to overclock (MSI has a settings in Display Properties) does that automatically OC both cards?

Second, SLi Anti-aliasing...i read about it at slizone...i went into the registry to enable coolbits for this, but now i don't have the "Clock Frequency Settings" option in nVidia display tab. Can i have both? SLi overclocking seems to slow down Aquamarks3 significantly; i'm assuming that's because its anti-aliasing it when its not set to in the benchmark. Am I right? I went back, disabled sli-antialiasing and did split screen rendering and the aquamarks went from 41,000 with sliAA to 70,000 w/o. Is SLiAA worth having on for gaming if not benchmarking?
 

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hi, 2 questions about windows XP

- how can I avoid the icons of IE to group together in 1 icon in the bottom toolbar when I open several IE browsers? I just like to have all icons in the tool bar and seing them getting smaller when I keep opening more of them, like in the past versons of windows.

- how can I put the open desktop icon in the icon tray on the bottom right? (sorry if I can't explain myself very well, I mean that icon which reduces all the opened windows to icons and I just have the desktop)

thank you!
 

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hi again ! Sorry for all those threads, im new too windows 8. But, where do i find the name to the mother board if that is possible on an laptop. And what is a or an SPD ?

A:Some questions

Originally Posted by Thee


hi again ! Sorry for all those threads, im new too windows 8. But, where do i find the name to the mother board if that is possible on an laptop. And what is a or an SPD ?



To find out the kind you need try - RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com

See here for SPD-- Serial presence detect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You could type dxdiag in the Run box & click ok.
See picture:

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I am running windows xp home, i was going through and uinstalling unused programs and was wondering what a few programs were that i didn't recognize.

Browser Address Error Redirector

My Websearch(cursor mania)


Then I was wondering if it is okay to uninstall the following:

Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition 2006-----this came with the computer, I haven't ever used it but I'm sure it is like all the other microsoft programs that came with the computer, a trial version. can i uninstall this, it is taking up 133 MB of room
Microsoft Works----Another program that came with the computer as a trial but I never use. 266 MB

SBC Yahoo Applications----I used to be with AT&T, when they sent me the CD with their program on it which I installed. I am pretty sure that this is some trash left over but want to make sure it isn't part of something bigger, 35.99 MB

Then in my temp file, there is one file that will not delete and I have tried multiple programs that promise to be able to deliver, i've tried everything. All I want to know if it is a harmful file. BCG2.TMP

While I am here, I know that this is not the right forum but I don't want to leave a lot of threads open, when AVG quarantines infected files, do i need to remove them?

A:Just Some Questions

AVG quarantines stuff so that it won't hurt your system. If you're sure that you don't need them, then feel free to delete them.It depends upon who installed the Browser Address Error Redirector - and if the Windows one is still in place. It's a handy tool to have when you reach an error on a web page.IMO it's safe to uninstall all the rest.As for the BCG2.TMP file, submit it to this site for analysis: http://virusscan.jotti.org/ and see what it says. There's other ways to get rid of it - but depending on it's size (let us know that also) it may be easier to just leave it there (if it's harmless).

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Hi, I have some questions, as well. Here's my scenario:

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my primary desktop that I do not want to change nor give up.

I also have an older 32-bit Windows XP (version 2002) OS that currently is not installed on a computer (that one went belly-up on me).

So my questions are:

1. Can I use my current W7 64-bit machine as described above to download 64-bit W8 to burn to DVD or USB?

a. If yes, can I then partition my SSD on which w7 is installed -- and then also install W8? (32-bit Windows XP is not installed on my SSD)

or alternatively,

b. Can I install 64-bit W8 on a completely different, cleanly formatted and empty internal or external hdd (WITHOUT the original 32-bit Windows XP installed), connected to the same primary desktop?

A:I have some questions

Welcome to EightForums.






I also have an older 32-bit Windows XP (version 2002) OS that currently is not installed on a computer (that one went belly-up on me).



If OEM, you can only install to that PC.

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Im looking to buy a new cd rom drive. Now are there any specifics I need to know about I'm seeing alot of the abbr. IDE. What does this mean? Do I need to know about this before I buy? Is there anything other than IDE?

This is the cd-rom drive im planning to buy. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827101134

P.S. I have a Samsung CDW/DVD TS-H492A that isn't working right and im not worried about watching DVDs or burning Cds.
 

A:Cd-rom questions

with the exception of a few Sata DVDRW's IDE is still pretty much the only gameinn town. you may not be concerend with burning cd's or watching DVD movies but you should still consider a DVD rom rather than a CDRom. DVD roms are generally better readers. and they dont cost that much more than a CD Rom.
 

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Hi, some friends of mine has asked me to do some troubleshooting on their computers. Trouble is, I'm a devout Win 98 believer, and his system is running XP. So far, I HATE XP! I have a few general (and probably stupid) questions that might make all this easier, so here goes:
1- WHERE does the system tell me how much RAM the computer has? In Win 98 I just right click on MyComputer, and Properties tells me how much there is, and what percentege of the system resources are free. I did right click on the task bar and got a bunch of info that I can't decipher. Moving graphs and stuff.. AGGG! WHY did they do this to Windows?
2 - How do I eliminate the need for a password on a laptop running XP Professional?
3 - If a system is set up with an administrator, and some other accounts, is there a way of preventing the administrator from invading another account and reading info? Does changing the logon password provide any protection from a snooping administrator?
4 - Can a laptop designed for WinME run XP efficiently? (14gb hard drive)
5 - Is fdisking a laptop essentialy the same as fdisking a desktop? I want to remove XP from a laptop and install 98.
Thanks,
TennisWitch
 

A:XP Questions

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