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by churin
Fri May 06, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W8.1 and W10 on a Single GPT Drive
Replies: 0
Views: 1157

W8.1 and W10 on a Single GPT Drive

I want to install W8.1 and W10 on a single physical drive of GPT type, and boot by selecting one from the list on the BIOS Boot Menu. The BIOS Boot Menu is the one displayed by tapping the F12 key while the machine is starting. I have been doing as above but with a legacy MBR drive. Please note that...
by churin
Mon Apr 18, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: UEFI GPT and Windows 8
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

UEFI GPT and Windows 8

Is Windows 8 not compatible with UEFI GPT?
by churin
Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: No icon on desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: No icon on desktop

churin wrote:
When it boots up, there is no icon on the desktop. The icons show up if anywhere on the desktop or the start button is clicked on by the mouse.
Any suggestion?
BTW: StartIsBack is installed on the Windows 8.1 system

The problem has been resolved.
by churin
Wed Mar 02, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: No icon on desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 780

No icon on desktop

When it boots up, there is no icon on the desktop. The icons show up if anywhere on the desktop or the start button is clicked on by the mouse.
Any suggestion?
BTW: StartIsBack is installed on the Windows 8.1 system
by churin
Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Motherboard for Ryzen 5 5600X that supports W7
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Re: Motherboard for Ryzen 5 5600X that supports W7

Waco wrote:
"Supported" versus working are very different. That's said...run 10. There's zero reason to stick with 7 past EOL.

I attempted to install W7 and found the keyboard and mouse were disabled(both usb). I complained to the vendor and they replied W7 is not supported.
by churin
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Motherboard for Ryzen 5 5600X that supports W7
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Motherboard for Ryzen 5 5600X that supports W7

I build a new machine that is Ryzen 5 5600X based, but the motherboard vendor informed me that the motherboard does not support W7.
Does anyone know if there are any motherboard for Ryzen 5 5600X that supports W7?
by churin
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: M.2 NVMe SSDs placed in external bay
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Re: M.2 NVMe SSDs placed in external bay

Is there a reason not to put the boot NVME in one of the motherboard M2 slots? I have to admit that you are not the first person who asked that question. I have many resons: I do not want to use my system for regular use just for testing an application software. There are sometimes application soft...
by churin
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: M.2 NVMe SSDs placed in external bay
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

M.2 NVMe SSDs placed in external bay

I have been using external 5.25" bay to house 2.5" hds and SSDs. In newly assembled machine, in addition to the 5.25" bay I placed two M.2 NVMe SSDs in an 3.5" external bay. I used the M.2 socket to SFF-8643 connecter to interface M.2 socket on the motherboard and the M.2 NVMe SS...
by churin
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Motherboards and BIOS PCIe bifurcation required
Replies: 3
Views: 1974

Motherboards and BIOS PCIe bifurcation required

Description of PCIe host adapter to SFF-8643 states the above. Could anyone provide what exactly needs be done?
https://www.newegg.com/linkreal-lrnv93n ... N8JBWS4448
by churin
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD drive is not accessible
Replies: 0
Views: 1975

SSD drive is not accessible

My 4TB SSD drive used as a data drive became non-accessible. The same thing happened 3 weeks ago. I formatted it and copied the backup to it. I started this recycled 4TB but the problem happened again. It appears that I should let it be RIP. My question here is that the Firefox browser appears worki...
by churin
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cannot see pc on home network
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Re: Cannot see pc on home network

Krogoth wrote:
Did you have sharing and network discovery enabled on the systems in question?

I have just double-checked it and the network discovery is enabled.
by churin
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cannot see pc on home network
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Cannot see pc on home network

I have two computers connected to a home network. Both can get to the internet but both cannot see each other. Ping goes through between them. I got the following message while troublshooting: Website (XXXXXX) is online but isn't responding to connection attempts. XXXXXX is the name of the computer....
by churin
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360

CPU could certainly be part of it, but for initial launch the most likely culprit would be storage speed (SSD or HDD depending on which you are using). If you are working with larger images than you used to, another contributor could be the amount of RAM you have -- for example, if you used to edit...
by churin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360

Waco wrote:
Your GPU has nothing to do with how long it takes for Photoshop to launch.

What has to do with how long it takes for Photoshop to launch? CPU instead?
by churin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360

Waco wrote:
Your GPU has nothing to do with how long it takes for Photoshop to launch.

Thanks for your reply.
Is there anything else I should watch when selecting a new graphic adapter? CPU compatibility, PSU capacity, dimensions, etc.
by churin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Recommendation for upgrading R7 360

Photoshop CC I am using recently becomes very slow to launch. The vendor's customer support told me that the benchmark speed of the graphic adapter must be above 2000 as shown in the following: https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html I wonder which is the fastest one and still the CPU ...
by churin
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon R7 360 Graphic Adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

Re: Radeon R7 360 Graphic Adapter

I found the graphic adapter named Radeon R 360 on the referenced website.
I would like to seek an upgrade recommendation.
I appreciate anyone responding to a new thread "Recommendation for upgrading R7 360".
by churin
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon R7 360 Graphic Adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

Radeon R7 360 Graphic Adapter

I need to upgrade my graphic adapter as above and want to know the speed of the present one. I checked the following website:
https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
But there is no such adapter listed there. Is there another name for the adapter?
Help is appreciated.
by churin
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to install W10 on USB drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: How to install W10 on USB drive

Thanks for your reply.
by churin
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to install W10 on USB drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

How to install W10 on USB drive

How can I install W10 on a USB drive so that the W10 can boot from the USB drive?
by churin
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Damaged JPG files
Replies: 0
Views: 4753

Damaged JPG files

Is there any utility to repair damaged JPG files or that which no longer can be viewed by any graphic software?
by churin
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How to uninstall apps not shown on Progs & Features
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: How to uninstall apps not shown on Progs & Features

Thanks for the link. Adobe Cleaning Tool worked.
by churin
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How to uninstall apps not shown on Progs & Features
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

How to uninstall apps not shown on Progs & Features

The programs are Adobe CS6 and Adobe CC on W10 v.1909. I uninstalled by using third party utility(Revo Uninstaller) and cleaned Adobe related registries. The result is to my surprise they are all there intact except Acrobat. They all seems to be in working order. My plan was to uninstall CS6 and CC ...
by churin
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Take ownership of files and folders
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Re: Take ownership of files and folders

meerkt wrote:
You can just use Explorer's context menu / Security, no? It sucks, but workable if not used often.

Or, don't know if this works on Win10, but try:
https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/detail ... tools.html

For commandline there's the stock takeown.

Thanks for your response.
by churin
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Take ownership of files and folders
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Take ownership of files and folders

I have been using a utility as above but it quits working maybe because of recent W10 update to 20H4. Anyone know a utility which works on W10 v.20H4?
by churin
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Snipping Tool & Print Screen
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

Re: Snipping Tool & Print Screen

I found a solution for my case: It is disabling one of Windows services or System Interface Foundation. It appears for Lenovo machine.
by churin
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Snipping Tool & Print Screen
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

Re: Snipping Tool & Print Screen

I see many color profiles but the selected profiles are all defaults.

It sounds like you have a set color profile where one program displays it with, and one without.

I captured monitor screen by two different ways as stated in my original post and which resulted in the same problem symptom.
by churin
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Snipping Tool & Print Screen
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

Re: Snipping Tool & Print Screen

Usacomp2mYk3: My paint do not have tiff option. justbrewit!: I reviewed Display Settings but could not find anything to do with my problem. Do you have any specific suggestion? When I click "New" on snipping tool, light brown color cast happens. When using Print Screen, the color cast show...
by churin
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Snipping Tool & Print Screen
Replies: 6
Views: 2961

Snipping Tool & Print Screen

I am using Windows 10 Pro Build 1903 and having the following problem:
Image copied by Snipping Tool or Print Screen(PrtScn) looks as if seen through light brown filter. Another word, entire image has light brown color cast.
Any remedy?
by churin
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: How to move one webmail to anotheer
Replies: 12
Views: 3380

Re: How to move one webmail to anotheer

If possible, just load it in something like Outlook or Thunderbird, download everything and then move it to the new email account. https://support.google.com/mail/answer/ ... ktop&hl=en By the above scheme, it appears that only mails in inbox can be downloaded. What to do about all the rest? Se...
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