Personal computing discussed

Search found 3055 matches

by Ryu Connor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Memory access priority?
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Memory access priority?

Windows Key + I > System > About Look on the right side of the menu where it says "Related settings" and click "System info" Look on the left side of the new menu and click "Advanced system settings" Look at the top where it says "Performance" and click "...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows

At this point I'm really just curious if there's a way to take care of this without the inevitable re-install [...] Yes, but it's hardly worth it. You could use the Apps & features or Programs and Features, to uninstall the various drivers on the box. How to do that when the keyboard and mouse ...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: USB and PS2 are dead only under Windows

At this point I'm really just curious if there's a way to take care of this without the inevitable re-install [...] Yes, but it's hardly worth it. You could use the Apps & features or Programs and Features, to uninstall the various drivers on the box. Could turn to a tool like DDU to make sure ...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Spectre-Meltdown barricade
Replies: 37
Views: 2907

Re: Spectre-Meltdown barricade

Except that every vendor tries to fix it, without regard to the end-user's use-case and even when the performance impact will be very bad. And to me, that is a "big deal". You shouldn't be surprised by this. It is not the responsibility of AMD, Intel, Microsoft, or the thousands of contri...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung

Another option.

https://www.copytrans.net/#product-shelbee

I use this. It only does a backup and restore of the phone. That's it.

A full backup and then a wipe/restore of the phone should help you answer some lingering questions you have about the product.
by Ryu Connor
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung
Replies: 29
Views: 1828

Re: 16GB iPhone SE - broken NAND? Will convert to Samsung

Worth noting that the Windows Store version of iTunes is rather compartmentalized.

https://www.howtogeek.com/352307/avoid- ... e-version/
by Ryu Connor
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Spectre-Meltdown barricade
Replies: 37
Views: 2907

Re: Spectre-Meltdown barricade

BIF wrote:
Thank you, I shall investigate this. Even in my 3 year old i7 machine, I'd rather have 6 fast cores than 12 unresponsive cores.


Just disable the mitigations.

The risk profile doesn't really change for a home user.
by Ryu Connor
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Manually install Windows 7 UEFI boot files
Replies: 15
Views: 1164

Re: Manually install Windows 7 UEFI boot files

I've created a partition for the EFI boot files and tried various ways to copy and install them, but without success. Is there a way to do this? Yes, but it's a rabbit hole I'm not sure you want to go down. Your partition must be GPT. You must have an EFI System Partition (100MB), an MSR partition ...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Silly linux question
Replies: 23
Views: 5435

Re: Silly linux question

I get past the disk encryption password, it starts booting up and then right before it gets to the login screen, it crashes and I get a page of text that ends with "Kernel Panic" and something about the kernel being out of sync. My best guess is that something about the new kernel just is...
by Ryu Connor
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Old PCI card in modern PC
Replies: 31
Views: 2279

Re: Old PCI card in modern PC

I believe it was later added to Vista. You're probably thinking of the platform update or maybe one of the service packs. Your memory is right that those updates made some graphics changes, but they did not fix the limits of heterogenous multi-adapter in the Vista kernel. https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Old PCI card in modern PC
Replies: 31
Views: 2279

Re: Old PCI card in modern PC

People are confused by Microsoft's minimum specs pages, e.g. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/919183/system-requirements-for-windows-vista , which changed at some point and removed the actual minimum specs. Yes, Microsoft presents bad info. As for the unquoted part, this says that Windows 8...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Old PCI card in modern PC
Replies: 31
Views: 2279

Re: Old PCI card in modern PC

You don't require a DX9 graphics card for Windows Vista forward. DX9 is only required to activate the 3D compositing effects of the DWM, what some people inaccurately call Aero. You can display the desktop in 2D, Windows will do so using a basic VGA driver. That said apparently the Mystique has XP d...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega 64 or GTX 1080 (not TI)?
Replies: 66
Views: 4228

Re: Vega 64 or GTX 1080 (not TI)?

Money is a more likely reason that DX12 is slow to roll out. DX12 requires vendor specific rendering paths built into the engine and each of those vendor paths must exploit totally different hardware capabilities. For example NVIDIA and AMD have radically different solutions for ASync compute. That'...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?
Replies: 45
Views: 3941

Re: Imgur's deterioration accelerates. Alternatives?

meerkt wrote:
into an incompatible-with-older-browsers


meerkt wrote:
into an incompatible-with-older-browsers


meerkt wrote:
into an incompatible-with-older-browsers


Uh-huh.
by Ryu Connor
Thu May 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 56
Views: 3326

Re: How to reset no boot W10

I created another bootable WinPE USB on GA-97A-UD3 and found it boot on either of the motherboards. The spec says both mobos have Hybrid EFI but one comes with MBR interface and another with UEFI interface. I wonder why I did not see any option to select GPT or MBR when booting the WinPE. Each BIOS...
by Ryu Connor
Mon May 28, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Renice disconnected users
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Renice disconnected users

No, you're correct. I misinterpreted your post as an RDS issue. Most organizations are slow to transition to new versions of Windows Server, so I wasn't sure if the deprecation would bite you. Since this is a client-side issue, that's way harder. The client OS tools for such resource management are ...
by Ryu Connor
Mon May 28, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 56
Views: 3326

Re: How to reset no boot W10

One thing I forgot to mention when I replied to your post: The WinPE did not boot from the machine where it was created using a working W10 system. I know by experience, this machine does not allow GPT to boot. I have another machine which appears to have UEFI, tried. and found it to boot the WinPE...
by Ryu Connor
Thu May 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 56
Views: 3326

Re: How to reset no boot W10

You're wrong. I don't know what else to tell you. The Windows installer will create those partitions automatically. Even if you pick a blank hard drive and click through the installer without creating any partitions. You can use an unattended install or use shift+F10 during a manual install to acce...
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 56
Views: 3326

Re: How to reset no boot W10

all versions of Windows after XP create a boot partition. The size ranges from 150-500 MB depending on the OS. It is not optional. In some cases, you may be able to shrink it a bit, but that's not a good idea either. Some features like Credential Guard, Bitlocker, etc require space on that partitio...
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 56
Views: 3326

Re: How to reset no boot W10

Thank you all for your replies. I tried the above suggestion and got "Boot files successfully created" message after executing the suggested command. But the Windows 10 is still no boot. This is a desirable solution if it works since it avoid wiping out installed application softwares. An...
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 23, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 56
Views: 3326

Re: How to reset no boot W10

Boot into WindowsPE
Confirm that the C: drive hold the Windows directory.
bcdboot c:\windows

This is the sloppy fix, but it should work.
by Ryu Connor
Tue May 01, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: NT6 drivers for PCI modem?
Replies: 21
Views: 2374

Re: NT6 drivers for PCI modem?

meerkt wrote:
Any generic way to get modems working?


Yes, but that would require it to be a true hardware modem and not a soft modem.

Edit:

Example hardware modem: https://www.usr.com/products/56k-dialup-modem/usr5610c/
by Ryu Connor
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?
Replies: 23
Views: 9503

Re: True 10-bit vs 8-bit + FRC?

Those are both slightly amped up sRGB panels. It's arguable that either of them substantially benefit from 10-bit. 10-bit is just going to make them metamer machines. As I recall the CHG70 is still under debate about being capable of 10-bit. IIRC other companies are using that panel and saying it's ...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3815

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

Vhalidictes wrote:
The law is not the problem here. The problem is that this moron was charged in the first place, which he shouldn't have been. The insane amount of jail time involved is an unrelated legal failing.


Image
by Ryu Connor
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0
Replies: 32
Views: 3815

Re: Microsoft 1 - Hardened E-Criminal 0

To quote one of my favorite lawyers, Ken White, "Your feelings are not the law."

So many feelings in this thread and very little grasp of the law.
by Ryu Connor
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4794

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

I still can't find anything that says there is special/proprietary hardware inside every FreeSync display though. Also, how are vendor-specific HDMI extensions handled? There has to be logic in the controller for VRR and custom HDMI extensions (firmware) of the monitor used to enumerate functionali...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4794

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

I think this should make it A LOT easier for you guys. If you see the word Freesync, it's AMD's own special sauce. End of story. That may be hardware, software, or both, but that word and implementation is AMD, full stop. Probably worth reminding people, even if it is proprietary software, that's n...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 4794

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

So FreeSync displays actually do have proprietary FreeSync hardware inside? From everything I've heard they don't, which would imply that everything AMD is doing with FreeSync is at the driver/GPU level. If that's a "competing standard" then we're into the pool of how AMD vs Nvidia GPUs r...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 4895

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

As I recall Unwinder, the developer of Afterburner, refuses to do early testing on Windows 10.

As such the possibility exists to upgrade to a new version of Windows 10 and see Afterburner break in some interesting way.

As a side note, Unwinder remains an "interesting" individual.