1. Zarathustra[H]

    Suddenly all Outlook Links open in Edge

    Do you ever find yourself just wanting to stab all of Microsoft? Like seriously, WTF? 1.) What's the fucking point of having a "default browser" setting in Windows if programs can disregard it? Did they forget about that little anti-competitive lawsuit in the 90's? 2.) What's with this side...
  2. The_HAVOK

    Microsoft Windows 10/11 and Microsoft Account? Yes or No?

    Who uses a Microsoft account to log in to their Windows 10/11 machine, and why, or why not? I personally use a Microsoft account to log into all of my machines nowadays. I used to use a windows domain controller to handle account logins hosted in my homelab back when my servers were running...
  3. Armenius

    Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1

    Launches October 24 on Steam (and consoles) and includes: Metal Gear (MSX2 version) Metal Gear (NES version) Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake Metal Gear Solid: Integral Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (HD Collection version) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (HD Collection version) Snake's Revenge...
  4. Armenius

    The 7th Guest VR

    Full real-time 3D remake made exclusively for PlayStation VR2 on PlayStation 5 coming out for PlayStation VR2, Steam VR, and meta Quest.
  5. R

    Windows troubleshooting tips?

    Hey guys I'm looking to expand my repertoire of troubleshooting tricks for windows. I use sfc/scannow and memtest pretty often because they are easy to execute and have paid off for me in the past. What are some other mostly automated commands that can look for trouble and fix it?
  6. MavericK

    VR + Windows 11?

    Anyone using VR with Windows 11? Initial reports seemed to be that it was causing issues, but I haven't heard if those got resolved.
  7. B

    Need Clarification On Decimal and Binary Data

    Suppose I have 64GB flash memory card. Ot is advertised as 64GB but in reality it's 58.21GB in binary standard which is used in Windows. However in Linux its storage remains 64GB. Question: If I want to use flash memory card in Linux or Android or put it in small surveillance camera, why not...
  8. B

    Anyone Uses Software from NirSoft Website?

    Hello, I have been using occasionally software from NirSoft website. What concerns me is this article: From one side developer is concerned about his tools as seen here...
  9. babelmh13

    Fresh OS Install on new NVME M.2 - Procedure for Previous OS SSD?

    Alright, so I purchased a Samsung 980 Pro 1tb M.2 NVME SSD for my existing system, and want to make it the drive for my OS because my current SSD is almost 10 years old. I currently have an M4 Crucial 256gb SSD with windows 10 installed, and two Seagate HDDs for file storage and programs that...
  10. spacedrone808

    Windows 7 platform is not obsolete!

    Sharing my results. 5950X as a daily driver under Windows 7 wing:
  11. H

    WTB: Windows 10 and Office 2019 Key

    Setting up an old computer for a friend, this computer came with Windows 8 so want to get some more modern software on it. Let me know if you have any spare keys laying around, thank you!
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. L

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

    LoL ????
  31. 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...
  32. 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."...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...