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  1. Even with an SSD, you don't want 100% or other...

    Even with an SSD, you don't want 100% or other high usage from any background software. Specs say that unit has a 5400 rpm 1 TB drive. I don't think even replacing it with a 7200 rpm drive would...
  2. If it is really SysMain that is trolling through...

    If it is really SysMain that is trolling through your hard drive, you can disable it.

    Another link with info on this:

    https://www.itexperience.net/3-fixes-for-high-disk-usage-caused-by-sysmain/
  3. The disk usage in your screen capture is from a...

    The disk usage in your screen capture is from a svchost process. Below is a link that shows how to find out what program is really using the disk:
    ...
  4. More free hash tools: From a Command Prompt,...

    More free hash tools:

    From a Command Prompt, try:


    CertUtil -hashfile C:\<PathToFile>\FileName.ext SHA256



    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/7-tools-verify-file-integrity-using-md5-sha1-hashes/
  5. I tried it on a Windows 7 system and got the same...

    I tried it on a Windows 7 system and got the same error. It may be that a later version of PowerShell is required.

    You can try NirSoft's utility instead:
    ...
  6. More PowerShell info: ...

    More PowerShell info:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/scripting/windows-powershell/starting-windows-powershell?view=powershell-7
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  7. The replacement CPUs should work. How much...

    The replacement CPUs should work. How much performance gain you would get is another question though.

    An M.2 drive might help.

    Possibly useful links:
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  8. PowerShell is included in Windows 7. The .exe...

    PowerShell is included in Windows 7.

    The .exe to get the hash of would be the one that you can see running in Task Manager.
  9. How to get the SHA-256 "hash" of a file: ...

    How to get the SHA-256 "hash" of a file:

    https://www.nextofwindows.com/5-ways-to-generate-and-verify-md5-sha-checksum-of-any-file-in-windows-10
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  10. Avast seems to indicate that they still support...

    Avast seems to indicate that they still support Windows 7. This problem could possibly affect Windows 8 and 10 also. It couldn't hurt to notify Avast, although I am still not betting on a lot of...
  11. So when you swapped the connections, the same...

    So when you swapped the connections, the same monitor is still having the issue with the other connection to the video adapter? That would seem to indicate a monitor problem.
  12. The Read-only attribute on the folder is your...

    The Read-only attribute on the folder is your problem. Something (probably Avast) is changing that, since it should not automatically be changed once you have set it. As long as you are not saving...
  13. Some Brother printers can use only the wired or...

    Some Brother printers can use only the wired or wireless, but not both at the same time. Your model does not appear to be one of those. Manuals can be found here, and have instructions for network...
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    Just downloaded Firefox 80.0.1 and BAM! It...

    Just downloaded Firefox 80.0.1 and BAM! It didn't stay running any longer than Firefox 75 did.
  15. Posting the make and model of computer and/or...

    Posting the make and model of computer and/or motherboard might allow us to search for possible answers more specific to your system.
  16. An older BIOS would not have the UEFI option. ...

    An older BIOS would not have the UEFI option. However, if you look carefully, there is info in the link I posted on older BIOSes.

    You would need to make sure that the first boot device is set to...
  17. Thread: Antivirus

    by jdc2000
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    Also, make sure that you do not have more than...

    Also, make sure that you do not have more than ONE active antivirus program installed, otherwise, they can fight with each other over who gets to control your system.
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    Possibly useful links: ...

    Possibly useful links:

    https://jevon.org/wiki/Changing_Open_Dialog_Default_Sort_Order_in_Windows
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  19. Thread: Antivirus

    by jdc2000
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    Was anything found during your scans? What web...

    Was anything found during your scans?

    What web browser are you using? Have you tried a different browser?
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    When the Save As dialog box is shown, you can...

    When the Save As dialog box is shown, you can click on the column headings (Name, etc.) to sort on the column you want. Clicking on the column a second time changes the sort order from A-Z to Z-A.
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    Possibly useful links: ...

    Possibly useful links:

    https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=asus+q550l+screen

    https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Q550LF-BBI7T07-DISPLAY-15-6-Screen/dp/B00PGDG5Y6
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  22. The link I posted shows information for both UEFI...

    The link I posted shows information for both UEFI and older standard BIOS setups. The Restart procedure in Windows 10 should work, with the bootable disc in the drive. Microsoft really doesn't want...
  23. Possibly useful link: ...

    Possibly useful link:

    https://www.howtogeek.com/129815/beginner-geek-how-to-change-the-boot-order-in-your-computers-bios/
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    The Firefox version I am using crashes daily...

    The Firefox version I am using crashes daily also. I will try a later Firefox version some time this week to see if there is any improvement.

    Do you get any error messages, or does it do what my...
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    More links: ...

    More links:

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-wants-users-to-uninstall-flash-player-by-the-end-of-the-year/
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