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    Quick easy way to format the HD and erase all files?

    I don't know how to do this, which was why I asked if there was a simple way. Used to be, I could just say Format: C:
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    Quick easy way to format the HD and erase all files?

    I want to sell my older Windows 8.1 PC, and need a quick easy way to format the HD and erase all files, making just a C drive. It didn't come with a Windows install disk.
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    How can I configure a Windows 8.1 to transfer data to a new Windows 10 PC?

    Both the old and new PC are connected to our home wifi router wirelessly now. I just need to configure both, so they can see each other in my 2 pane file manager, and I can transfer data files to the new PC, then install new Windows 10 programs on the new PC for them. Please? ( I tried hooking...
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    Have 16GB - Bogging down when 1.5gb used.

    Oh, I think I just remembered this. It happened maybe a year ago. I think when Malwarebytes updates sometimes, then I start getting this RAM hogging problem. It was just up to 2GB. But I recalled that they told me, way back, to turn on the setting that tells Malwarebytes to register with Windows...
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    Have 16GB - Bogging down when 1.5gb used.

    I don't know whether to be concerned or not. It looks like Google now has a password checker for Chrome and it's saying that all these 270 passwords were compromised. I have no idea how. But many of them are junk sites that I've used years ago. Stuff like banking, I change regularly. I don't...
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    Have 16GB - Bogging down when 1.5gb used.

    Thanks Slavic. CCleaner used to be free and I used it for years, but then they started doing nags and I stopped. Will try the free version again. I dread clearing browser data, but recently got some weird notice, allegedly from Google, saying that 270 of my passwords had been compromised. I...
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    Have 16GB - Bogging down when 1.5gb used.

    Thanks Slavic. When I shut down Defender's Real-Time for a second, it stops the crawl, but the memory usage is still around 44%. But my main concern is the slowdown, not so much the usage. I hate to pinch programs when I have 16GB but don't want the slowdown either. But it seems to be being...
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    Have 16GB - Bogging down when 1.5gb used.

    What's weird is that it's using 1220MB and 52% of memory.
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    Have 16GB - Bogging down when 1.5gb used.

    Asus with AMD FX-8310. This is frustrating. I upgraded to 16gb over a year ago, and it's showing being used, in the System panel. But it may have something to do with Chrome, or Malwarebytes operating simultaneously with Windows Defender ( they say that's ok ) but every once in awhile, the RAM...
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    How do I set a sound playback device to be OFF upon reboot?

    This is a moot point now. I trashed the bluetooth in my OS and it hasnt appeared in months. Cant get it back.
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    Why does MalwareBytes turn off Defender on one PC and not the other?

    This is weird. We have MWB on my Windows 8.1 PC and it runs along side Windows Defender. But we also have MWB on my sister's Windows 8.1 PC in the same house, and if we start MWB, it turns off Windows Defender and Defender can ONLY be turned on, if we turn off MWB
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    How to implement a SSD?

    Thanks. I'm not sure what an ISO is but need to learn that. Something to do with a disk image. I THINK, by creating that recovery USB drive, it covers the activation key thing. It think it puts that on the recovery drive.
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    How to implement a SSD?

    I'm going to need to print out the instructions before doing this, and of course clone this drive to another. Will probably do it on Christmas weekend, so I don't have any clients who need stuff. One thing I noticed, is it asking for the product key, and I bought this Asus PC as refurbed, on...
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    How to implement a SSD?

    I DID read it, but maybe misunderstood it. "However, all installed 3rd party desktop apps will be removed." For example my registered version of AutoCAD 2002? My Serif PagePlus 9? Oh wait...I guess I didn't read it right. OK, I have 16GB of RAM installed, and a 32GB Recovery USB drive...
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    How to implement a SSD?

    Thanks Bree, but what that appears to be saying is that I would have had to have had saved images going back BEFORE I trashed the blu-tooth. But I didn't. I wasn't aware of them before then. <SIGH> I'll probably just wait until I can afford a new PC, and then reinstall apps and transfer data to...
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