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  1. pagroundhog

    I Have Two Concerns/Questions About This Forum

    Hello all, Concern #1 - Why is my Network Activity Indicator showing "consistent activity" ONLY when I'm logged into this forum, sitting idle, and/or viewing posts. Does this forum run some kind of background script that consistently attempts to collect data? I see an auto-save notice appear...
  2. pagroundhog

    How About a Fast USB 3.0 Flash Drive (for cheap!)

    Hello all, I purchased this flash drive from Amazon am I'm happy with its performance (for the price): SanDisk Extreme 16 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive SDCZ80-016G-X46: Computers & Accessories The manufacturer claims read speeds up to 190MB/s and write speeds up to 55MB/s. These...
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    How to Clear All Windows 8 Event Logs

    This script was made for Windows 7 but works perfectly on Windows 8: Event Viewer One Click Clear - Windows 7 Help Forums Note: Some say you should never clear the Event Logs but when "I can't see the forrest for the trees", I run this script (as admin). All kudos to the author!
  4. pagroundhog

    Find Microsoft Licensing Terms for "ALL" Software

    Find licensing information for ALL Microsoft products here: (example) These are the selectors I used to get to Windows 8 PRO (english, retail): Enjoy the reading!
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    How About a CPU + Mobo Combo for Under $100 USD?

    Hello all, This information is intended for anyone on a budget. First off, let's take a look at the motherboard: - ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard This $49.95 motherboard has one SATA III port, multiple SATA II ports, and...
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    Best (free) SSD Benchmarking Tool

    Hello all, Ever wonder why your new SSD doesn't meet your benckmarking expectations when using tools like AS SSD and/or Crystal Disk Mark? Well, there are two reasons why this might happen. First and foremost, those programs' benchmarking algorithms are not clearly defined (eg, understood) and...
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    Windows 7 MSE vs 3rd Party Antivirus Solutions

    Hello all, The following is just my opinion and preference based on my personal experience and available independent test lab data. I prefer a 3rd party solution to the inherent Microsoft Security Essentials solution (embedded in Windows 8) for the following reasons: MSE is a "reactionary"...
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    Hiberfil.sys Size Increase After April Windows Updates

    Hello all, After installing the April batch of Windows 8 Updates, I noticed there was a dramatic increase in my 60 GB SSD hard disk usage (almost a 5 GB increase right after the Updates). To cut to the quick, I determined that the updates had arbitrarily increased the size of my hiberfil.sys...