why is bing not the default home page on gov's laptop?
I like a blank homepage to be honest... I use bing exclusively, not because I am at MS (I used competitor products even while at MS) but because it really is the better search engine for my uses. It gets me the most relevant results consistently.
I think with all that gear Gov has, he'd be a great subject for a "Show us your tech" video!!
You should see some of my setup at home... I custom built most of my solutions (home entertainment mostly) and because of my very young neice and nephews, I have had to keep it simple enough for them to use, and techy enough to do all the things I want to be able to do. Not an easy task. And I really try to keep it low power usage. Latest thing I got was the 6CC HDHomeRun Prime, which I love.
Also, all of my work related equipment you saw in my office.. the monitors, and my main dev machine... All mine. I built the dev box myself (3TB raid system, 16GB ram, 8 way) and the monitors (4X22") all mine.
so the ndis.sys is corrupted in RAM and differs from the file on the symbol server, but I used the Windows Memory tester and memtest86+ and both didn't detect any errors. chkdsk and sfc also didn't detect anything.
Currently I have no idea other than removing Network monitor 3.4 driver from the network adapter and watch if it happens again the next days.
Regarding the bugchecks, I will have to check is nm3 modifies ndis, but you should also check any AV/antimalware software that may be installed.
And Windows 7 uses less power because it runs by default (like Vista) in the power plan "balanced" instead of full power/high performance like XP did. So if the PC is idle the power saving features are active and can reduce the CPU speed and park CPUs (Core parking) to reduce the power consuming compared to XP.
enjoy your vacation and come back and feel rested
XP also had power saving features based primarily on APM, but were not nearly so advanced as that based on ACPI, and of course added hardware benefits in the CPU, ram, etc that Win7 really takes advantage of.
Agree that an SSD does not need to be defragmented. However, write performance WILL improve if the free space has been consolidated. A tool like PerfectDisk (www.raxco.com) optimizes/consolidates free space of SSDs.
True, but it isn't as dramatic as with spinning media, as there is really no seek time or wait time to position a read head to, you know?
LOL... I am hoping people go out there and start hacking their lives to make it better. This is a great tool in the arsenal. The only gripe I have with it is the shelf life of the new package. Only 6 months. It would be nearly perfect if you could just throw this in with camping/survival gear and be done with it.
I have used it for a few repairs around the house, and personaling some equipement. Another cool thing to do with it is to "mark" cables or ports so you can find it in the dark, or if you have to reach behind something blind. Like a braille-type marking.
yes, MSE = Microsoft Security Essentials. Sorry for the confusions . I expected such an answer.
The PC is fast if I use NOD32, but if I remove NOD32 and install Microsoft Security Essentials instead, the Explorer is extremely slow to browse trough all folders. The service of Microsoft Security Essentials is causing 100% CPU usage. I run Procmon next to see more.
ReadyBoost is limited to 4GB in Vista, not in 7. Next if you use a SSD, WinSAT will get a score over 5.9 and in this case Superfetch (which loads the ReadyBoost driver in Win7) will be stopped so you can't use ReadyBoost. If you enable Superfetch again your SSD will have much more access and might die earlier. So the advice to use SSD as ReadyBoost is not the best.
Run TreeSizeFree to see which folders take most space, delete or move useless data to get more free space so you might don't need to buy a new SSD.
Just don't nuke anything from the WinSxS folder...