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    High pitched whining sound from new EVGA GeForce GTX750 1G

    I just installed my new EVGA GeForce GTX750 1G G-Sync video card and it works great, but I'm getting a really high pitched whining sound from it. I know the older versions of this card had noisy fans but this one is quiet except for this high pitched noise. I saw threads in the EVGA forum for...
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    Where can I find out what product ID equates to as far OS?

    For instance, I have Windows 8.1 Pro X64 and systeminfo shows: OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Product ID: 00178-11202-21970-AB982 System Locale: en-us;English (United States) So that means 00178-11202-21970-AB982 is Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro System Locale: en-us;English (United...
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    Diskpart list disk info messed up

    Don't know when this happened but just noticed that diskpart, list disk info is whacked. Disk 0 250GB Samsung EVO SATA-3 SSD Disk 1 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 SATA-2 Disk 2 1.5TB Seagate ST3150041AS SATA C:\WINDOWS\system32>diskpart Microsoft DiskPart version 6.3.9600 Copyright (C)...
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    How do you delete files you've uploaded

    I uploaded two examples of Windows 10 Start menu. I want to delete one but I don't see anywhere on the Manage Attachmenys window to delete it.
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    Can't get Remote Desktop to work to Win 8.1 Pro X64 system

    I have a Win 8.1 Pro X64 system that I'm trying to RDT (remote Desktop) to but can't seem to make it work. I have it working fine to my Win 7 Pro X64 system sitting right next to it. I've setup Port Forwarding in the Router the same as it's set for the Win 7 system, just using a different...
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    Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns

    Seems Samsung EVO SSds experience a slowdown when working with old data and have released a fix for the problem. I ran it and it took about 40 minutes on my 250 GB Samsung EVO SSD. See here: Samsung delivers fix for SSD slowdowns
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    24 updates applied today!!!

    Just noticed 24 updates were installed today. I had updates set to automatically install. Just changed it to Notify but do nothing. Need to check Windows 7 and 10 next, see what they have to offer. Edit: 13 for Widows 7
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    Hyper-V and Oracle VitrualBox on same computer

    This doesn't work for me. I had OracleVB installed with 6 clients setup and working. I then added Hyper-V via Control Panel, Programs and Features, Add features. Setup Windows 10 Tech Preview as a VM and it works fine, but now none of the OracleVB clients (VMs) will work. I get this error...
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    Task Manager Performance not showing both CPUs

    I have a Dell Precision 690 with Dual Zenon 3.0 processors running Windows 8.1 Pro X86. CPU on the Performance tab only shows a single processor. I have the identical computer running Windows 7 Pro X64 and it Task Manager/Performance tab show2s two processors. I've read of other people having...
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    Where did the Active flag go in Disk Management?

    I was trying to help someone here and asked them to post a screen capture of a full screen Disk Management window as I've done many times before. He said none were marked as Active. I opened Disk Management (full screen) on my Windows 8.1.1 Pro X64 EFI/GPT system so I could post a screen...
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    Solved Accidentally deleted partition on external drive

    Misread the drive label and deleted the partition on an USB external 80GB SATA drive. Nothing else has been done to the drive. I did this when using Macrium Reflect Rescue disc. I know I've seen mention of a program that can recover the partition table but I've not found it yet. I tried...
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    Fix "Could not reconnect all network drives" error at boot

    Anyone successfully fixed the Could not reconnect all network drives error at boot? I get it most of the time with a wired Ethernet connection. I've done a lot of searching and tried different things but nothing seems to work. This started a few months ago, was not there initially with Windows...
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    How to Disable a gpedit policy

    I was playing around trying to get rid of a "Could not reconnect all network drives" error at boot. One I found said to do the following: Type gpedit.msc on the search box in the menu bar, 1. Select “Windows Settings”, then 2. Select “Security Settings”, then 3. Select “Local Policies”...
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    How do I tell which are active accounts

    I see these under C:\Users The last 4 I recognize. Which if the first 3 is an active, valid account? Looking at the dates it appears Administrator.DESKTOP is the current, real Administrator account.
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    What are the valid values for Safely Remove reg entry

    I've seen in a few forum posts that you can change the value of this registry entry: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\SysTray\Services to various values to add or remove items that will trigger the Safely Remove Hardware icon from the Systray of the Taskbar. The...
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    Solved No thumbnails for pictures

    I'm not getting any thumbnails showing for any of my pictures, .jpg, .bmp, .png, etc. I tried deleting C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\AppData\Local\IconCache.db then rebooting, no change. I suspect I turned something off to see how but forgot to turn it back on. How do I get thumbnails to show for my...
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    Solved Microsoft account security code

    I just setup a Microsoft account on my Win 8 Pro X64 system to play with. As part of the process it asked me to enter a Security Code that they would send me. This is pretty dumb as at that point there was no way for me to receive the security code so I clicked the Can't do this now button...
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    Why does UAC have to be enabled to use any Modern Apps

    I don't understand why Microsoft requires UAC to be enabled for me to use any Modern Apps or the App Store. I always turn off UAC and one of the programs I use, Object Rexx from IBM does not run correctly with UAC enabled. I find the UAC prompts intrusive and extremely annoying and as far as I'm...
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    Outlook express from XP to Windows Live Mail in Windows 8.

    Does anyone have a good writeup on moving Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail under Windows 8.1? I've tried to follow half a dozen different writeups I found for this but none of them work right. WLM is a PITA. Once installed I can't get it to have only the account I want. It always has...
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    Windows 8 To Go

    Has anyone gotten this to work: [Tutorial]Windows 8 to Go without Enterprise Edition - Microsoft (Windows) Discussion & Support - Neowin Forums I've tried it twice now and both times, after completing the bcdboot.exe J:\Windows /s J: /f ALL where "J" is my Windows To Go flash drive letter...