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One of my favorite features of my work machine is how silent it is.  I mean, silent.  Even  under pretty heavy loads it is really quiet. This means no overclocking but I know from experience that overclocking only presents modest improvements and frankly, I'd rather just buy slightly faster hardware that I run at spec (or even below) for quieter day to day operation.

The key features I have going are:

Corsair RM1000i power supply. I love this thing.A big heat sink (instead o...
So I recently got a 4K projector for my home theater.  It's a Epson Cinema 4010 and on paper, it's a 4K HDR projector.  I have connected it to my Apple TV 4K and that's when I started to realize that HDR is still not fully ready for prime time for most people.

Here's some background:

Color TV is in color...but barely.  We are used to it but it's actually pretty crappy.  Luckily, we don't realize how crappy it is until we see something like HDR which stands for High Dyna...
March 6, 2019 by kona0197 on Kona
I get these errors every time I try to install the latest Windows 7 updates. Google hasn't revealed much info to how to cure the issue, I've done everything I know how to do to solve it. Any ideas? I'm trying to install updates KB915597, KB4486563 and KB4486565. 
February 19, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Was culling my email and found this article with links to some truly great recovery/repair and restoration disks and tools.

Hope you never need them, but if you do, it's great to have one on hand.

 

Source:

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-best-rescue-disks-windows-system-restore/

 

 

 
February 6, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
In this day and age of massive data breaches, one runs to change passwords quickly, and perhaps without need.

The link above will put Password Checkup extension on Chrome. Imho, it's worth it because it "will automatically check whether your passwords have been exposed in a data breach. Once installed, the extension checks any login details you use — Google says “most” US sites are supported — against a database of around four billion usernames and passwords, and warns...
It’s no secret forums have seen a serious decline in recent years versus social media. Which is a shame because social media is so impersonal.

I think this year I’m going to focus more time hanging out here.
January 17, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Glad to share the link above with anyone getting fed up with Adobe's sharing apps for increasing subscription fees.

In the Lifehacker article, there are 27 free apps for just about any need.

 

Enjoy!
January 15, 2019 by kona0197 on Kona
My old 500GB Western Digital has been showing signs of dying so I went out and got a 256GB Mushkin Source SSD. What a joke. I see no improved boot up speeds on Windows 7, nor any other improvements over my old drive. Boot times and app start up times are the same. I have made sure TRIM is enabled and the SSD checks out OK. Muskin offer no software to help with speed on the SSD. Thoughts? I'm confused...
January 10, 2019 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
I edited my original post about my hp being back up and running, it isn't. First it slowed down to a crawl and I get a stop code that says unmountable boot volume. I tried booting it up with the USB hoping to repair it. No go as the repair screen never came up. Now I'm trying to reinstall Windows and the first time it came back with an error message that says cannot install Windows on specified drive partition. I did not have this problem before. I'm literally at my wits end with this. Refurbish...
January 7, 2019 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
This morning I turned on the laptop and it took twenty five minutes to boot. Started last night with all three browsers, Chrome, Edger and IE freezing and refusing to work. On the desktop...everything slowed to a crawl. Five minutes or better just to open explorer. Then a blue screen comes up and says unmountable boot volume. Googled it and followed the instructions. Boot from the USB choose repair system, that never came up. Hard shut down wait a few seconds and hit the power button again. I pr...
January 3, 2019 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
The release runs with Version 5.666 of Winamp as a patch.

You can read more about it at the link above.

 

 
December 13, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
It goes like this...

B Updates: They're the Patch Tuesday Updates. 

"The big updates most people are familiar with come out on “Patch Tuesday,” the second Tuesday of the month. These are called “B” updates because they’re released in the second week of the month. That explains why there are no “A” updates, as Microsoft doesn’t generally release updates in the first week of the month.

B updates are the most important updates, ...
December 11, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Stumbled across the article linked above...has some good stuff and ways to get to stuff like no longer existent websites...etc.

Worth a look...enjoy.
December 8, 2018 by kona0197 on Kona
So the old desktop finally bit the dust. I bought a new notebook because I'm more mobile then ever. It came with a Intel Pentium N5000 CPU and Intel 605 HD graphics card. The big issue I am having is all my old games will not run full screen. I have tried every combination for compatibility with no luck. The system uses a driver from HP for the Intel video card, I have no access to a Intel video card control panel. Anyone have any ideas how to get these games running? The games I play are Hoyle ...
December 4, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
Never have I ever seen this. I went looking for disk cleaner. Imagine my surprise when I saw an empty folder.   Went online looking for a solution and was given three different ways to access them. From control panel, settings and going to all apps and windows administrative tools only to find that folder empty as well. You can't access what isn't there to access. What kind of a clusterf**k is this!?