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    Disabling hyperthreading

    Later vulns are primarily Intel ones. AMD has always been kind of less vulnerable overall. And nowadays almost all of us do banking or some kind of money management (or other work related data that our money depends on) on their computers unless it's about a machine purely made for gaming and...
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    Is my 12V power supply too low?

    4.91 for the 5V rail (and 12V being kind of high) speaks of some kind of uneven load distribution and/or PSU that is group regulated and/or not being the nearly-ideal match for your system. I've had similar issues before with my old PSU which had its 12V go as high as 12.6V before on my old...
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    Is my 12V power supply too low?

    Voltages readings are not everything. That low voltages if real, could be an indication of faulty psu. Although within specs, it's not that good and it should be a little more than 12v anyway.
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    OMG why is Win10 install still glitchy! need help!

    Yeah, this can be observed as one of the flaws of Windows as a whole, that's why I always too disconnect other drives from the system while installing the OS! ALWAYS. Also I always partition the drive beforehand mnually. Almost always I define one partition for the OS and any other for data etc...
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    OMG why is Win10 install still glitchy! need help!

    Just to take this the other way around (trying to force triangle peg into a square hole) - I install Windows Servers on quite a few consumer hardwares. Absolutely no issues apart from few particular drivers sometimes, after the installation. I assume there will be cases of installer malfunctions...
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    Whats next for HDDs?

    If 10+TB SSDs would possess 10-20MB/s (6-8-10 bits per cell) write speed, then no no, thank you! The bigger the capacity, the bigger files become (movies, ISOs, games etc. which is the main thing we would use such capacities for!) and the more important would be the NAND speeds, even if SLC...
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    [SOLVED]Networking issue with my new NAS

    How's that? 10Gbps link's theoretical throughput is a little over 1.16GB/s so you might have overcome the physic's laws. Or you just ran into caching 'issues' which is the most probable explanation. Just as a side note - there is a known "feature" of Windows when using Windows networking. It's...
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    Pimp my system

    Also strongly recommend go for dual channel memory - 2*8 instead of 1x16, especially if considering ryzen.
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    Fast portable hard drives?

    USB 3.1 is now "renamed" to further confuse users. 3.1 Gen 1 is the old USB 3.0 (5Gbps), and Gen 2 is the old USB 3.1 (10Gbps). I'd go (and went) the 3.5" drive in a USB 3.0 docking station. Any drive would saturate itself in such scenario, 150-200MB/s. I don't really trust "external" drives per...
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    Post Your Connection Speed

    They sure only get you to consume content like netflix and numerous other like that :) . Boy, 40 up.... it's just enough to send "hey, I want to see channel XXX..." :) . Otherwise they'd offer 1KB/s if they could. I also have 1G but in both directions. I hate such disbalance ratios - I get upset...
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    [SOLVED} Bit of a Nightmare

    Again - Adobe as any large and complex software is millions of lines of code, different technologies etc.. you could never know what it doesn't "like" in your (new or old) system, no matter if it costs $100 or $100,000, no matter if temps are 100 degrees or 10 or -10. There is always something...
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    Max character limits for Windows...

    I don't know when and/or how you tested. Now I tested again and it copies files from 300+ long paths just fine. Well, if I try to rename a file to a name with over 255 chars, then XY fails with (its) error message about too long filename. I can't figure a use case when a single path element...
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    A good 120 or 240v UPS that is pure sinewave?

    "Also is online vs interactive that big of a deal? Assuming reasonable quality of power?" - Yes, it's the big deal quality-wise, of course assuming a decent manufacturer and implementation. The main reason - the zero switching time and the constant sinewave at the output outlet no matter what's...
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    UPS Shutting Off

    Sure, if one can get it, get a true sinewave. But... Although I have true sinewaves for more than 11 years now, blackouts were so rare (since then, what a coincidence)... that they are probably 5 minutes a year. And I wouldn't equate gasoline car to diesel. Rather a gasoline car to the same...
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    SSD for NAS, do you think that high volume ssd will replace the hdd?

    For day to day stuff sure. But here we were talking about using them in a NAS (scenario). I would write (and read) very large files to/from a NAS or storage. Smaller QLC (for example 1TB Samsung) use less channels of their controller (because less chips) and max out at 80MB/s by their specs...
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    Max character limits for Windows...

    NTFS actually has no problems with over 32000 chars in paths. It's the Window Explorer that fails beyond 260 characters (historical reasons). PS commands can handle long paths, so is Robocopy. What I use as a replacement of Windows Explorer (as file manager) is XYplorer, it supports long...
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    SSD for NAS, do you think that high volume ssd will replace the hdd?

    With QLC SSDs speeds in lower volume devices I can see HDDs being faster for the first time than SSDs :) . Well, with 2TB and above, they are on par for sequential transfers when the SLC cache is exhausted. These high capacity drives are used for large files and transfers anyway. In one hand...
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    [SOLVED} Bit of a Nightmare

    I had countless issues with adobe products over the years. You just get used to that. Adobe products are crap. Unfortunately other products are really not up to the job for many tasks. Change software, go to the dark side with newer versions, use virtual machines with older OS... pick one. If an...
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    To renew or not renew Bitdefender license, that is the question.

    Also never used Bitdefender. But also haven't been using AV since 2004 or so, on any computer I have access to or own, including many VMs. With one exception - a server of a guy I have access, it had Symantec or something and it was once affected by a crypto by using SMB1 on a LAN with disabled...
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    UPS Shutting Off

    Just to be on the fair track - stepped sinewave ups'es like all line-interactive, run their output off the wall voltage (with any filtering and the avr) which is sinewave. Only when mains goes off do the ups output the awful stepped square. Depending on the frequency of the blackouts stepped...
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    Most significant upgrade you ever made ?

    Most significant software-wise - the migration from Windows XP/2003 to 2008 Server. About that time MS introduced Superfetch I think andI felt the most dramatic performance boost that can compete with HDD -> SSD step few years ago which... was also maybe the equally big leap. Otherwise I always...
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    What was your first pc?

    My first - Ibm XT around 4-5 MHz I think , with 20MB seagate 506 or so interface. Green CGA monitor.
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    Corsair CX650M install. Use 1 pci express cable or 2?

    If the cable has two connectors, of course you can use these. In these cases it's the connectors that are the weak link, the cables themselves are designed to carry the "double" load :) . We assume the connectors at PSU's side are strong enough for that too.
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    Why Don't ISP's Do More to Protect Customers?

    ISPs do much more than just "moving packets from place to place". I see where the "rant" is going but keep it "grounded" please. I like the world because it can be much worse if not mandated by today's "laws" of economy, profit etc. Think twice.
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    Replacement for Firefox + TabMixPlus?

    The addons issue lasted for about a day and a half. While I was frustrated too, I couldn't migrate to anything else and now am happy FF user again. I found using the latest FF versions better than staying with older versions with their positives. FF is much more nimble than every other browser...
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    Why Don't ISP's Do More to Protect Customers?

    ISPs have much stronger and capable equipment. They could do something to help the user against some e.g. DoS etc. An end user with a "poor" end-point firewall could not do much to stop some traffic that effectively could bring their connection bandwidth to its knees and make it almost unusable...
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    Why Don't ISP's Do More to Protect Customers?

    Every normal ISP would block certain traffic and the good thing is most of the time the interest of the ISP and customer match - the ISP doesn't want unnecessary traffic across its wires or wireless, neither do customers. There is traffic that is just plain parasite and unwanted and ISPs at...
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    Latest Firefox is disabling all extentions

    Yeah, I confirm, 66.0.4 is out for me and it fixed it :D . So glad. I wouldn't mind Chrome so much (I've already set it up almost like FF) if it wasn't for the awful fonts. As to uBlock Origin vs Adblock.... all the way uBO on all machines, this is the most critical piece of add-on software I'm...
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    Latest Firefox is disabling all extentions

    All workarounds til now are just workarounds and are dangerous as Mozilla have said themselves. I'll wait for a general update (66.0.4 I presume). But as someone said, I might not wait for long before I just forget to check if Mozilla fixed it and I would just stay with Chrome. This is...
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    Start Menu folder creation (Win10Pro)

    Check permissions of the entries (folders and files inside) while using both ways (working and non-working). There is no sense there is a difference in how a folder is created or having to have both folders open at the same time which is.... you know :) ... I would use c:\users\username\...
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    Latest Firefox is disabling all extentions

    It's all free and "at your own risk" lol. They could stop any development tomorrow, they could make it all pink today and all you can di is drink a cup of cold water an move along. The rogue truth.
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    Start Menu folder creation (Win10Pro)

    Something's wrong wuth your setup. If the folder is not empty, it should show up. And it doesn't have to be created in more than one place.
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    Latest Firefox is disabling all extentions

    Me too, into Chrome until this is fixed. I couldn't browse anymore with ad blocking disabled, ever and forever. Fonts in Chrome are awful and that's what'd been stopping me from using it. But better than without ad (content) blocking. I'm trying to accept this situation easily as I know bugs and...
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    Oldest Install Thread

    Decomissioned 1-2 years ago after upgrade and now just loaded it in a VM for the screen. The oldest I could find.
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    Netgear R7000 wifi over loaded?

    Connect everything static with wires. Deploy more APs (2-3) across the house to "load-balance" devices between APs. Save the corresponding WiFi networks (APs) to different phones/devices so they connect to the desired AP only.
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    How to tell my server to shutdown when on ups power

    .. and if installing the software on all OSes is undesirable for some reason, you could set up something like that - the UPS soft could maintain a text file with some data and all other VMs (or machines) can "ping" it and read it every few seconds to take decisions on events and react accordingly.
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    How to tell my server to shutdown when on ups power

    So what's the problem? Install UPS software on every VM and do network shutdown. Is this hosted VM or something ESXi..
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    How to tell my server to shutdown when on ups power

    It's one approach. But depending on the kind of VM I used to use another approach. In UPS software I could run a script/executable after a while when the power went off or just before shutdown. Using VMWare, I can shutdown (or other things) a VM in this script from the host using vmrun.exe tool...
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    How to tell my server to shutdown when on ups power

    Doesn't your ups soft support network communication? It should and using one installation connected to the physical UPS can control many others on the network. You just install the software on any OS you want to react on UPS events.
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