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    This is the standard message one gets when you...

    This is the standard message one gets when you try to open a lot of tabs in Firefox. I'm sure it's the same with other browsers too. Out of curiosity I opened 25 random sites/tabs and had a look at...
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    Yes. I avoid having more than 8 or 10 open at...

    Yes. I avoid having more than 8 or 10 open at once. Usually less than 4. Every window or tab open uses more and more available resources until eventually the computer can't keep up.
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    I would be inclined to reverse whatever switches...

    I would be inclined to reverse whatever switches you made temporarily to see what happens speed-wise.

    Also, many computer monitors have their own settings to adjust white/blue brightness to make...
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    Ugh. Ok, I'm going to mark this as resolved...

    Ugh. Ok, I'm going to mark this as resolved because now when I boot into Win 7 I also no longer get analog audio out so I think it is a hardware/motherboard problem. Perhaps intermittent at first but...
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    No, it is not. I've been led to believe by...

    No, it is not. I've been led to believe by approximately 7.5 million websites, many of which seem to know what they're talking about ;) , that it should not make any difference except for the ability...
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    Thanks... None of those things, most of which I'd...

    Thanks... None of those things, most of which I'd already looked at, are effective. Problem is the OS doesn't even see that speakers or headphones are plugged in. It just keeps asking me to plug them...
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    [RESOLVED] Analog audio disabled

    I installed the latest ver of Win 10 Pro on a second drive on one of my PC's and set it up as a dual boot w/ the original Win 7 Pro. It mostly seems to work except for one annoying little thing. I...
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    I think it would be a good idea to ask about this...

    I think it would be a good idea to ask about this at the Acronis forums. They would have much more specific info about how to fix failed or corrupted TI installs... especially if it involves...
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    That's the standard Acronis factory version of...

    That's the standard Acronis factory version of True Image not the one that is meant to be used for free with the drive(s). Unless you want to pay for it and get some of those extra features like Try...
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    Those links you posted aren't complete. I...

    Those links you posted aren't complete. I downloaded this one...




    https://download.wdc.com/acronis/AcronisTrueImageWD_WIN.zip

    From the links found here:
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    FWIW I installed and ran the latest free TI to...

    FWIW I installed and ran the latest free TI to clone my drive to a newly bought WD SSD two weeks ago and got no prompts or request about licensing or unlocking at all either during the program's...
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    Speedfan download.. ...

    Speedfan download.. https://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php Click on the SpeedFan 4.52 link and install it. It will show temps for the CPU and other things incl the speed of the CPU fan. Shouldn't...
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    https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/198...

    https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19869/~/acronis-true-image-support-information
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    Not exactly something you'd want if you live in a...

    Not exactly something you'd want if you live in a country that monitors your online connections.
  15. Thread: Scrolling

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    Try another mouse, reboot, reinstall mouse...

    Try another mouse, reboot, reinstall mouse drivers... all things to try. Scrolling has almost always been the first thing to fail on most mice I've owned (almost all Logitech).
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    How about other sites? Have you tried a different...

    How about other sites? Have you tried a different mouse? Mine stopped scrolling about 6 months ago. Bought a new one.
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    Hmmm.. It's opt-out. ...

    Hmmm.. It's opt-out.



    https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/amazons-sidewalk-network-is-turned-on-by-default-heres-how-to-turn-it-off.html

    I'll pass thanks.

    "Alexa, what are the Petersons...
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    Have you considered just installing and running...

    Have you considered just installing and running one instance of Windows (10) and using virtual software to mount and run other versions? Would be so much less of a headache than what you're doing...
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    It's unlikely that the original user had a bios...

    It's unlikely that the original user had a bios password. It would probably have been a Windows password which would be a different thing entirely. The bios password would prevent Windows from even...
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    Yes, Chrome behaves the same way.

    Yes, Chrome behaves the same way.
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    It's normal to see quite a few at one time. I...

    It's normal to see quite a few at one time. I have 8 at the moment with only one FF window/tab open. You can close whichever ones you want within task manager and the program may or may not close but...
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    Modern browsers do use a lot of memory. The more...

    Modern browsers do use a lot of memory. The more tabs or windows open the more memory. I've found that Firefox uses less CPU resources than Chrome though and my CPU temps (Win 7 pro) are nearly 10...
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    Once you add on the exchange rate from Canadian...

    Once you add on the exchange rate from Canadian to US dollars those are even more expensive :)

    Also looking at the i3 or i5 here...
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    Opinions on buying a new PC..

    What do we think of this? I would be using it for every day browsing & email, watching music/news/movie videos, low end graphics editing (not w/ Photoshop or anything high end like that.. just Paint...
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    Windows Defender bug

    https://www.ghacks.net/2021/05/05/windows-defender-bug-may-fill-your-hard-drive-with-thousands-of-files/
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