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  1. davidvkimball

    CPU Runs at 100% At all Times

    Hey EightForums community. I don't know why, for some reason, my CPU is always at 100%. I double-check under the Performance tab and it confirms it. As soon as I close the offending programs that are eating up the usage, other processes just take its place. Here are a few examples: I did a...
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    How can I make Custom Shell folders in Windows 8.1?

    Should I just give up on this? :/
  3. davidvkimball

    How can I make Custom Shell folders in Windows 8.1?

    Aren't we all? I'm the one asking the question after all haha. Thank you for your help anyway!
  4. davidvkimball

    How can I make Custom Shell folders in Windows 8.1?

    Precisely. Should I just transition to Libraries fully and ignore the users folders in C: now?
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    How can I make Custom Shell folders in Windows 8.1?

    Good thought, but libraries work differently than shell folders with various programs. For example old programs don't recognize libraries and don't work with them like they do with shell folders.
  6. davidvkimball

    How can I make Custom Shell folders in Windows 8.1?

    Because you can't map the location to an external drive like you can with shell folders like "Documents." Let me demonstrate:
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    How can I make Custom Shell folders in Windows 8.1?

    Changing the target location of the various special folders in the user folder like "Documents," "Pictures," etc. is very, very useful, especially when your OS is on an SSD and you're using a hard disk to access your personal files. I'm looking to create my own shell folders that work similarly...
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    How to Delete Outlook Email in bulk w/out a Disconnection?

    So I'm making the switch from one email client to Outlook.com. One problem: I had all of the mail from my previous email account forwarded to the one to which I'm switching, meaning I have over 50,000 emails (literally) that I need to delete. When I try to delete them in bulk (right click...
  9. davidvkimball

    YouTube full screen on Google Chrome extremely pixilated

    Whenever I use Google Chrome on my PC, YouTube videos always look overly pixilated, even in HD. When I disable adblock on Chrome it works sometimes. Does anyone know about a permanent fix for this?
  10. davidvkimball

    Windows 8 Strange Issue with desktop flashing on and off

    Strange Issue with desktop flashing on and off My friend's laptop is having a strange issue where the desktop flashes on and off with the theme color. I did a virus and malwarebytes scan, and found nothing. I turned off all startup programs except a few. It seems to work fine in Safe Mode...
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    Windows 8.1 INSANE HEATING problem when lid is closed

    This issue occurs on my MacBook Pro with Windows 8.1 on it (via BootCamp). When checking the "Change what closing the lid does" options, I have it on "sleep" for when I close the lid. This is what I see: Even so, three times recently when I've closed the lid on my MacBook Pro, it gets...
  12. davidvkimball

    How can I extract Device and Printer icons?

    Using this brilliant program called Resources Extract, I can extract icon files from EXE or DLL files. I'm having difficulty, however, finding the icons from external hardware and media (for example, the .ico icon for my Nokia Lumia 1020). Many of the default device icons are located here...
  13. davidvkimball

    Solved Best program to edit Windows 8 Folder Icons?

    Thanks for the answers, guys, but for the record I found the perfect solution. The program is called IcoFX. You can edit each size of icon separately, and generate .ico files from PNG images. If anyone has my problem with the gritty-looking icons, check out this program (it has a free trial)!
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    Solved Best program to edit Windows 8 Folder Icons?

    Hey EightForums friends, I'm trying to reorganize my PC files, and am creating custom icons to more easily identify folders. For example, I have a folder dedicated to .ISOs (called Virtual CDs) and one for Books (see the icons attached). I make them by using three PNG layers in PhotoShop...
  15. davidvkimball

    Solved What is the best way to create a custom Screensaver?

    oneeyed, this is brilliant. Thank you so much, this works perfectly!
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    Solved What is the best way to create a custom Screensaver?

    I don't think this program works with Windows 8. I keep getting this error. Any idea why?
  17. davidvkimball

    Post your Desktop!

    Start Screen: Desktop:
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    Solved What is the best way to create a custom Screensaver?

    I want to make a screensaver out of a video file I've edited on my PC. What is the best way to do this?
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    Solved Best Solution for Mirroring a C Drive onto an External?

    Jim, not only did the program work just as you said, but it completed what I needed in less than 24 hours. With Windows scheduling, I now have it set to run once a week. Just curious - how often do you run the program? Thank you so much for this suggestion. It has made my life much easier. :)
  20. davidvkimball

    Solved Best Solution for Mirroring a C Drive onto an External?

    Thank you for the suggestion, Jim! I have it installed. Now, new question for you...by your estimation, if I have, say, four days, is that enough time to format an entire backup drive (1TB), and start copying 800GB of files onto it with SyncToy? What do you think?
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