1. J

    Windows Languages

    I am a bit confused about how language packs work in Windows. When you buy a new license, it says that it comes with 3-4 languages. Then, you can download language packs. There is no extra cost for this, is it? So, what is the point of mentioning the avail languages? Is it for the installer...
  2. J

    Enabling software RAID 5 in Windows 7

    Hello, I want to do RAID 5 in SOFTWARE in windows 7 but unfortunately the option is for win server 08. It's artificial limitation. Does anyone know how to workaround this? Windows xp can do it via hack.
  3. U

    Zooms end to end encryption, not really end to end.

    UPDATE 2020-04-17: Zoom hires a bunch of security experts to help fix zero day exploits. UPDATE 2020-04-09: US Senate tells members to not use Zoom...
  4. xlt92explorer

    WTB Windows 8/8.1 Pro - Retail or OEM, Full or Upgrade

    Hi everyone, like the title says, looking for an unused 8/8.1 Pro key, Retail or OEM, Full or Upgrade are all OK. Got an older PC that flat won't run Win10 properly. Someone has to have one of these kicking around yet. It's been a long time, but I've got Heatware under xlt92explorer and eBay...
  5. B

    As predicted: Windows as a PPV service...

    Only since they announced Win8 and the SCo-Linux debacles, have I predicted that 1) Windows would go pay-per-view Windows-as-a-service, and 2) they would roll Linux into the OS, possibly turning the OS into a version of Linux. Seems like it's gonna come true. Imagine that.
  6. Pieter3dnow

    Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.2 Support For Total War™: Three Kingdoms Fixed Issues AMD Radeon VII may experience screen flicker when multiple displays are connected on desktop or while applications are running. Radeon WattMan may list the incorrect max...
  7. Cerulean

    Lightest Live Linux OS that supports making Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) connections?

    I am looking for a lightweight live Linux OS that would allow me to connect to a machine running Windows OS via RDP.
  8. Pieter3dnow

    ICQ WIM protocol finding clients that work

    I'm hitting a wall here, using Pidgin I was able to keep some contacts until they swapped to that protocol. Trying to find a client which uses the correct protocol was not easy I stumbled upon a Linux one that had a windows binary (icyque) That does not work for me in Pidgin (logs in al right...
  9. Pieter3dnow

    Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2

    Support For World War Z™ Up to 24% greater performance with AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2, on a Radeon™ VII in World War Z. RS-293 Up to 19% greater performance with AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2, on a Radeon™ RX Vega 64 in World War Z. RS-292 Anno...
  10. FrankOnTheFlank

    EFI Network 0 for IPv4/6 boot failed

    Laptop (Medion Akoya) got dropped, after that I started it and i see Checking Media_ at the top left and it goes to efi network 0 for ipv4 (7C-D3-0A-00-60-39 boot failed and efi network 0 for ipv6 (7C-D3-0A-00-60-39) boot failed. In the bios there is also no hard disk indicated. I already...
  11. M

    Always have to retype saved password for it to connect to the server with RDP

    So I have a desktop with Windows 7 and a server with win server 2008r2. I have remote desktop setup with the username and password to connect to the server. Everytime it says something like authentication failed or something similar with the saved password, but if I type in the same password...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Windows Update Fixes Previous Patch's Mouse Issues

    Microsoft has released a fix to a previous update that reportedly caused "graphics and mouse performance degradation with desktop gaming when playing certain games, such as Destiny 2." KB4482887 contained the performance enhancing "Retpoline" Spectre mitigation, and in addition to the new mouse...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    Google Discovers Vulnerabilities in Chrome and Windows 7

    Google just publicized a combination of zero-day exploits for Windows 7 and Chrome that are reportedly being exploited together in the wild. The bug in Chrome allegedly involved the browser's file reader, while the vulnerability in Windows "is a NULL pointer dereference in...
  14. cageymaru

    Windows Audio Is Getting DTS:X and Dolby Atmos Upgrades

    Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft for Audio, Steven Wilssens has announced that DTS is coming to PC and XBOX in the coming weeks. In a tweet he said, "We also have DTS coming to PC and Xbox in the coming weeks. It will be available to the PC Insider audience first and then move to...
  15. cageymaru

    Wendell Answers Questions About AMD Threadripper Regression Testing

    Wendell from Level1Techs has released a new video where he discusses the one Windows kernel policy and scaling, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX performance regressions in some programs under Windows, Coreprio testing anomalies, more Epyc 7551P testing, NUMA, UMA and more. His contacts within...
  16. cageymaru

    The Humble Bundle Winter Sale Is Live

    Humble Bundle is having a Winter Sale. They have games like the award winning Monster Hunter: World, Hunt: Showdown, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Tekken 7, Civilization VI, HellBlade: Senua's Sacrifice, and more on sale. They even have an extensive selection of VR games and Nintendo titles too! For...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Future Windows 10 Builds Will Reserve Storage and Tabulate It

    According to a recent Microsoft TechNet blog post, future versions of Windows 10 will automatically set aside several gigabytes of storage for updates and other Windows-related features. The post says that the reserved space will shrink the apparent size of regular, user accessible disk space...
  18. cageymaru

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Performance Regressions Linked to a Windows Bug

    Wendell at Level1Techs has done extensive testing of AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX systems in an attempt to find out what is causing performance regressions under Windows. When AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processors first arrived on the scene, the performance regressions observed were blamed...
  19. L

    Is this R3@L L1F3 ? Micro$oft???

    LoL ????
  20. cageymaru

    Microsoft Releases Emergency Security Update for Actively Exploited Vulnerability

    Microsoft has released an emergency security update to patch an actively exploited vulnerability in Internet Explorer. CVE-2018-8653 addresses a remote code execution vulnerability caused by the way the scripting engine handles objects in Internet Explorer. The exploit corrupts memory in such as...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    Microsoft Introduces Windows Sandbox

    In bleeding edge Windows builds, Microsoft introduced a way to quickly and easy spin up a Windows VM. "Windows Sandbox," as they call it, allows users to create "isolated, temporary, desktop environment where you can run untrusted software without the fear of lasting impact to your PC."...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    Qualcomm Introduces 8cx Processors to Compete With Intel

    Yesterday, Qualcomm took the wraps off their highest end Snapdragon SOC to date. Instead of targeting smartphones, tablets and other devices like Qualcomm's usual products, the Snapdragon 8cx is aimed squarely at the Windows 10 laptop market. The company claims the Adreno 680 GPU is twice as...
  23. AlphaAtlas

    Microsoft is Working on Dual-Screen Surface PC

    Windows Central reports that Microsoft is working on a dual-screen Windows PC. Following the constellation theme used by the previously leaked "Andromeda" phone, the new device uses the code-name "Centaurus." Windows Central's sources claim that Microsoft will announce the device in fall 2019...
  24. AlphaAtlas

    Microsoft Pulls Faulty Office Updates and Warns Users of Another

    Last Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released some updates to Microsoft Outlook and Office 2010 with the intent of addressing changes in the Japanese calendar. However, Softpedia reports that Microsoft pulled KB4461522 and KB2863821 due to issues that can cause Office to crash. Meanwhile, Microsoft...
  25. cageymaru

    Windows 10 Pro Has Amnesia and Wants You Buy a New Copy from the Windows Store

    My personal copy of Windows 10 Pro decided that it is no longer valid as the key stored on the Microsoft servers is only good for Windows 10 Home. I even ran the Windows troubleshooter where it listed all of the valid Windows 10 Professional licenses stored on my Microsoft account, but still...
  26. B

    Good computer magazine for beginner

    I have a family member who is not tech savvy and wants to get smarter. He is a Windows computer user and asked if there was a print magazine I would recommend. Obviously most of this stuff is now on websites like So a website might be fine if there is no magazine these days. He...
  27. AlphaAtlas

    Windows 10 October Update Might Not Launch In October

    Following a number of bugs, Microsoft has repeatedly delayed the global roll-out of the "Windows 10 October 2018 Update." Yesterday, Microsoft fixed the zip file bug in a new release, and pushed the build out to Windows Insiders. Pushing updates to the "Release Preview" ring usually means an...
  28. AlphaAtlas

    AMD Ending 32-bit Windows Support in Future Radeon Drivers

    AMD told the Japanese site 4gamer that they are moving future 32-bit Windows Radeon drivers to "legacy support mode." This confirms the rumor from Videocardz last month, and mirrors Nvidia's move to drop 32 bit support. AMD Radeon Software support for x32-bit Windows operating systems has been...
  29. cageymaru

    The Evolution of the Windows Kernel

    Hari Pulapaka of the Windows Kernel Team at Microsoft has explained the evolution of the Windows kernel and how it can scale from an ATM machine to a pre-release Windows DataCenter class machine with 896 cores supporting 1792 logical processors and 2TB of RAM. The discussion starts its focus on...
  30. cageymaru

    Dynamic Local Mode for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper WX Series Processors

    In a new blog post, AMD's Robert Hallock has announced Dynamic Local mode for the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2970WX processors. Dynamic Local Mode is a new piece of software that automatically migrates the system's most demanding application threads onto the Threadripper 2990WX and...
  31. AlphaAtlas

    Windows 10 October Update Supports Raytracing

    Microsoft officially released the creatively-named Windows 10 October Update today. The new Windows build finally brings DirectX Raytracing support to the masses, as it was only available in developer builds before today. Both the official Windows Blog and Nvidia's blog post claim that...
  32. cageymaru

    AMD to Showcase SMACH Z Handheld Gaming Console at the Tokyo Game Show

    The SMACH Z console has had a rough time being completed after its successful Kickstarter campaign finished in October 2016. The developers have had to contend with setbacks such as a breached manufacturing contract, but the company has rebounded to announce that they will be shipping units...
  33. AlphaAtlas

    WIndows Interrupts Chrome and Firefox to Promote Edge

    Microsoft is getting more aggressive in its attempts to push the Edge browser. In Windows 10 insider build 17744, whenever users try to install or open Firefox or Chome, they get a pop up reminding them Edge is already installed on their system. This feature isn't in mainstream builds of Windows...
  34. B00nie

    Useful tools for Windows users

    If you need tools to analyze your bluescreen crash dumps, scan folders etc. here is a list of freeware tools:
  35. cageymaru

    The State of Linux Gaming After the Advent of Steam Play and Other Tools

    Jason Evangelho has taken a deeper dive into Linux, Lies and Steam Play compatible video games. He touches on subjects such as ease of use when it comes to making Windows games run on Linux. Liam Dawe, of Gaming on Linux fame, assists Jason on his journey into gaming on the OS and it is nice...
  36. AlphaAtlas

    Another Windows Zero Day Exploit Discovered

    Big Windows security holes aren't exactly rare. Now, it seems that another Zero Day vulnerability is out in the wild. GitHub user SandboxEscaper uploaded proof-of-concept code for the attack, and announced it in a rather colorful tweet. The exploit, which is related to the Windows Task...
  37. DooKey

    You Can Now Run Windows 95 Inside Windows (or Linux or macOS)

    Slacker developer Felix Rieseberg has developed a nice little app that allows you to run Windows 95 on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It weighs in at a whole 129MB. However, a problem with Internet Explorer has been noted and you won't be able to use that to connect to the internet. Regardless, this...
  38. cageymaru

    Steam Play Evolves as Valve Adds Tools for Windows to Linux Compatibility

    Valve has been hard at work funding the creation of open source tools to make Windows games compatible with the Linux operating system (OS). The end goal is to create a better more robust version of Steam Play. The first tool called Proton is a version of Wine that is directly funded by Valve...
  39. cageymaru

    Open Data Blender Benchmark Tests Your System's Ability to Run Blender

    Blender is an free and open source 3D creation suite which appeals to a demographic ranging from professionals to amateur video editors. Now they want to assist developers with understanding their system's ability to run Blender. A Blender Benchmark has been developed and released as a beta...
  40. cageymaru

    Dolphin Emulator Is Back on the Google Play Store

    The Dolphin Emulator is back on the Google Play store after a long hiatus. As always you have to acquire and own the Gamecube and Wii games that you run on the emulator. If you're not interested in running an emulator on your potato phone, then the Windows, Mac, and Linux versions can be found...