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    Curtisbync reacted to WiseCleaner in Wise Disk Cleaner updated to newest version-7.86.556!   
    Hello everyone!

    Thanks for using Wise Disk Cleaner and your support to the product!

    We are keeping optimizing and adjusting new functions according to your ideas and suggestions!

    Now it’s time for the release of the newest version-7.86.556!

    Version:7.86.556
    What’s New:
     
    1, Interface zooming bug fixed. 2, Updated translations. 3, GUI and usability improvements.  
     
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    Curtisbync reacted to donut in How to remove unwanted items on desktop?   
    The desktop is the mainstay for all users of laptop and desktop computers -- it's the place to store temporary files, post notes and do all the tasks that computer users do. Some people don't mind if their desktop is cluttered with lots of icons, while others feel the need to have a clean slate to work with. If you're having issues with deleted or unwanted items on your desktop -- including links to things you may have downloaded -- it can be frustrating when they won't go away. To fix the problem, start with the simple stuff and then move on to more involved steps for removing those unwanted items. 
     
    Right-Click
     
    ·         The first thing to try is to send the file to the trash. To do this, right-click on the file on the desktop and then select "Move to Trash" or a similar function from the menu that appears. In the best-case scenario, the item will peacefully be moved to your computer's trash; if not, you may see an error message that will give you information about how to remove the item.
     
    Task Manager
     
    ·         If the item is in use, it may not move to the trash until you close it from the location where it is in use; this means you have to know where the item is in use. One way to find out is to look at the Windows Task Manager, which shows you all the current processes, programs and activity currently happening on your computer. To open it, right-click on your taskbar and then select "Task Manager." From there you'll be able to remove or delete any of the unwanted items.

    Download Manager 
    ·         If you've stopped a download in the middle of the download process, you may be encountering issues because the file is only partially loaded. One possible solution to this may be to remove it from your from your Web browser and find your downloads. Click on the name of the item that is stuck on your desktop -- if it's listed there -- and then press "Delete."
     
    Add/Remove 
     
    ·         Another option is to try removing the icon using your computer's Add/Remove function, which can safely remove applications. On a Windows computer, select "Control Panel" from the Start menu and then click "Uninstall a program." Look for the program or item you want to remove and click "Uninstall." If this process does not work, try a third-party removal tool such as Wise Registry Cleaner to scan and remove junk items.
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    Curtisbync reacted to Nesivos in Brand New Version Of Wise Care 365 --: 3.0 Beta   
    Here is some more detailed breakdown about the Integrated video cards and the the display adapter drivers.   I am listing this information only for my W8.1 Pro Updated computers since the Temp and RAM Available Widget is working fine on my one W7-SP1 AMD computer.
     
     
    The Widget is working on this computer
    1. Intel HD Graphics 2500 - Ivy Bridge GT1
    Driver Date: 5-17-2014
    Driver Version: 10.18.10.3621
     
    The Widget stopped working on these two computers
    2 Intel HD Graphics 4600 - Haswell GT2
    Driver Date: 5-17-2014
    Driver Version: 10-18-10.3621  (No mistake the driver version is the same on both #1 and #2)
     
    3 Intel HD Graphics 2000 Sandy Bridge GT1
    Driver Date: 3-20-2014
    Driver Version: 9.17.10.3517
     
    The one thing I did not try was a clean uninstall of Wise Care 365 Pro and Wise Memory Optimizer.   By that I mean after the uninstaller finished I did not look for folders and files that may have been left over and then manually delete them.  I didn't want to do it yet because I figured that method could require re-entering my license code on the reinstall unless it is kept in the registry.  I just hate having to re-enter license codes on re-installs since I have had a bunch of problems doing that with other software in the past.
     
    If I do a clean uninstall and remove all related files and folders will that require re-entering the license code when I reinstall?  If so will there will be a license count problem or any other problem when I do this?
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    Curtisbync reacted to wisecleaner_admin in How to downgrade from Windows 10 to an older version   
    How to Recover Windows 10 to Windows 7/8.1

    Microsoft has launched Windows 10 worldwide on 29 July, 2015 and will provide a free upgrade for existing Windows users. If you are running a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC, you possibly already start to experience the new operating system. As we know up to now, Windows 10 has a good compatibility with most of popular applications, but not all. Although you may easily tend to be tempted by the free logic, we’d like to remind some users not to hurry up for the upgrading.
    1. Game player. It takes time for all game vendors to adjust their products to realize smoothly running under the new operating system.
    2. Some business software like digital sculpting, inventory, accounting software and the programming software not from Microsoft. It’s recommended to consult the vendors before upgrading.
    3. If your PC is running on previous versions of Windows (XP or Vista), which always means outdated hardware, it won’t work properly on Windows 10. You may fail during upgrading process or couldn’t booting your PC after that.

    For those users having finished the upgrading, if you find you’d like to return the old version which you are used to, you could follow the following steps.
    1. Click "Action Center" on the right-down corner of Windows 10 desktop to get the pop-up.

    2. Then click "All settings" to get the System Setting menu. Choose the last item "Update & security"

    3. Refer to the diagram. Choose "Recovery"

    4. From the right column to find "Go back to Windows 7"
    5. Click "Get started" to get the pop-up. Choose one of reasons and click next step

    6. Click next step.

    7. Last reminding. Click next step

    8. Click "Go back to Windows 7" to start the system recovery.

    9. The recover process is taking about 20 minutes.

    Notes:
    1. You need to have the folders named $Windows~BT and Windows.old under the system drive to finish the "Go back"

    2. Some Cleaning up software may delete $Windows~BT folder to cause the fail of the system recovery. (WiseCleaner won't clean these two folders.)
    If you possibly recover the old edition of Windows, please don’t forget to copy above two folders after you upgrade to Windows 10.
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    Curtisbync reacted to donut in Microsoft Windows Installer Error 1320   
    The Microsoft Windows Installer Error 1320 may occur when you attempt to install software on your computer. For example, when you attempt to install the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software by IBM, you may receive an error message similar to "Error 1320. The specified path is too long. 
    C:\ProgramData\Application Data\SPSS." Several other programs that you attempt to install or uninstall an application may also produce the MSI 1320 Error.
     
    MSIExec.exe and InstMsi.exe Functions
     
    ·         When installing the SPSS software, the MsiExec.exe and InstMsi.exe functions return the MSI 1320 error if the installation folder named INSTALLDIR is mapped to a network drive.
    Path names that are too long will also return MSI 1320 errors. For example, if you work with Visual Studio and you place projects in directories other than the hard drive, commonly "C," this is likely to occur.
     
    DOS SUBST Command
     
    ·         If you placed the INSTLLDIR folder in a substituted drive using the DOS SUBST command, an MSI 1320 may be returned. The DOS SUBST command is used to associate a path with the letter of a virtual or physical drive. Errors will occur if you use the DOS SUBST command on a network drive.
     
    Temporarily Modify Shortcut
     
    ·         Modify the C:\ProgramData directory by removing the Application Data shortcut before you install the software. You'll have to show hidden files to locate the shortcut. To do this, navigate to the "Start" button and select the "Control Panel." Click "Appearance and Personalization," and then click "Folder Options." Click the "View" tab, and then click "Show hidden files and folders" located under "Advanced Settings." Click "OK." Drag the "Application Data" shortcut to your Desktop. If that's not possible, rename the folder to unlock it first, and then drag the "Application Data" shortcut to your Desktop. Place the shortcut back to the C:\ProgramData directory after you finish installing the software.
     
    Warnings and Considerations
     
    ·         Some of your settings may not be restored after you remove and then replace the Application Data shortcut. Workaround this by selecting the "Do not show hidden files and folders" option in the Folder and Search Options category. You'll also want select the "Hide protected operating systems files" option to restore your original settings.
     
    Contact the software or hardware manufacturer of the software or hardware you're trying to install to get the appropriate support. Visiting the manufacturer's website and posting a query on a forum may lead to a faster result.
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    Curtisbync reacted to WiseCleaner in Wise Disk Cleaner updated to newest version-8.06.576!   
    Hello everyone!

    Thanks for using Wise Disk Cleaner and your support to the product!

    We are keeping optimizing and adjusting new functions according to your ideas and suggestions!

    Now it’s time for the release of the newest version-8.06.576!

    Version:8.06.576
    Changes:
    Improved GoogleEarth, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Picture Manager, Acrobat Reader cleaning. Fixed General Bugs.  
     
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    Curtisbync reacted to Linkin in How to Fix ‘Virtual Memory Too Low’?   
    "Out of virtual memory" is one of the Windows annoying errors. Usually your PC starts freezing first. Then an error appears and tells you that your virtual memory is too low. In this article we are going to explain what causes this error and how to fix it .
     

     
    Note: Typically, this low virtual memory problem happens in an old computer.
     
    What is virtual memory?
    Virtual memory, also known as page file or swap file, is a file on your hard disk that Windows uses in addition to physical memory (RAM) whenever the need arises. For example, when you are running an application or a process your RAM can’t handle, virtual memory is there to help. Usually the page file is 1.5 times the amount of physical memory.
     
    Why does the "low on virtual memory" error occur?
    There are two things that usually cause this error:
     1. You don’t have enough RAM;
     2. An application on your computer is buggy and is causing a memory leak.
     
    How to fix it?
    Getting rid of this error is not too difficult, especially if it happens because your computer doesn’t have enough RAM. If that’s the case, all you need to do is add more physical memory to speed up computer performance. If you can’t do it immediately, you can increase the size of the page file. Here’s how to do it:
     
    Right-click on My Computer and go to Properties.
     
    Click on the Advanced tab (or Advanced system settings link if you are using Windows 7 or Vista) and then click on the Settings button in the Performance section.
     
    A new window will open. Go to the Advanced tab.
     
    Find the Virtual memory section and click on the Change button.
     
    Select the System managed size option or manually change the size of the page file.
     
    Click OK.
     
    It might just be the case that your computer needs more real, physical memory. By this I mean RAM sticks that can be purchased in most computer, electronics, or office supply stores. If your PC is more than three years old, chances are it's close to being obsolete -- at least in terms of the ability to run today's resource-hogging software packages. And adding RAM to an older computer is the most effective thing you can do to upgrade it.
     
    However, if the error is caused by a buggy application, you’ll first need to identify the culprit. To do that, open the Task Manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard) and go to the Processes tab. Then click on View –> Select Columns. Check the Virtual Memory Size (in Windows 7 choose Commit Size) checkbox and click OK. Now the Task Manager will be showing how much virtual memory each application is using. If you click on the VM Size or Commit Size column name twice, the processes will be sorted based on how much virtual memory they are using, from largest to smallest. You will instantly see which process in the most hungry one.
     
    Then you’ll need to find the application that’s running the process.
     
    Now that you know which program is causing low virtual memory, you can try to fix it. First of all try updating the software – usually updates fix bugs like that. If that doesn’t work, try uninstalling and reinstalling the application. If that doesn’t work either, contact the software support team and search the Internet for that particular software problem.
     
     
     
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    Curtisbync reacted to WiseCleaner in Wise Data Recovery updated to newest version-3.37.179!   
    Hello everyone!

    Thanks for using Wise Data Recovery and your support to the product!

    We are keeping optimizing and adjusting new functions according to your ideas and suggestions!

    Now it’s time for the release of the newest version-3.37.179!

    Version:3.37.179
     
    What’s New:
     
    1, Some Hotkeys repaired. 2, Updated translations. 3, Other minor improvement.  
     
     
    Get it now: http://www.wiseclean...m/download.html
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    Curtisbync reacted to wisecleaner_admin in Wise Registry Cleaner 8 beta is released   
    Dear users,
     
    Good news here!
     
    Wise Registry Cleaner 8.0 is released the Beta version. Try it now before its official release. 
    Click Here to try WRC 8.0
     
    You are invited to tell us what you think about it and please have us informed whether anything needs to be modified. 
    Thanks in advance!
     
    Hope you like it!
     
    Best Regards,
    WiseCleaner.com Team
     
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    Curtisbync reacted to Landman686 in WiseCleaner Think Tank How to Flush the DNS Cache in Windows Vista, 7 and 8?   
    WiseCleaner Think Tank
    How to Flush the DNS Cache in Windows Vista, 7 and 8?
     
    OS Name     Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Version        6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
     
    Clicked Start, All Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt:
     
     
    Hit, Enter,
     
     
    Nothing seemed to happen except “The requested operation requires elevation”, I have NO idea what this means!!!!!!!!!
     
     
    See Attached.......
    WiseCleaner Think Tank.doc
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    Curtisbync reacted to Linkin in How to Improve Your Internet Connection ?   
    It has to be one of the most annoying things ever! When you are trying to do some work or some research and you have a slow internet connection! Here are some tips you can use to improve the speed of your internet connection.
     
    PC Maintenance
    You should firstly check your computer to see if it currently has any viruses on, this is a common issue to why your internet connection is slow! You should always have anti-virus software on your computer to avoid getting any viruses, you should also perform regular scans so any viruses will show up and be dealt with as soon as possible. We also suggest a scanning and cleanup of browser corrupted files with Wise Care 365 which helps browsers run faster.
     
    Reset your Router
    You can simply reset your router to try and gain a better internet connection. You can also try unplugging the router from the mains for a couple of seconds then re-plug it in, this can also help get a better and faster connection to the internet.
     
    Position of your Wireless Router
    You should when possible position your router in central position so that you get a good connection all around your home rather than just the one side. You should also avoid putting your router near obstructions such as walls and metal objects which will interfere with the connection making it weaker.
     
    Replace the Router’s antenna
    If you are unable to position your router in a central position of the home then you should buy a new antenna for the router. The antenna which has come with the router will be guiding broadcasts in all directions, and if your router is positioned near an outside wall, then half the routers power will be wasted going in the wrong direction. You should buy an antenna that has a high gain which focuses the broadcasts and signals in one direction which will make it stronger around the home.
     
    Contact Your Internet Service Provider
    Sometimes, the issue is at their end why you are receiving a bad service from them. If you ask them they can check to see why your connection is slow. They may need to send someone to test your connection to see if you have any problems with the hardware they have sent you.
     
    Check for Faster Connections in Your Area
    You should check to see if there is a faster internet connection in the area which is available to you. You should look out for fibre optic cables connections as they can be much faster than copper wire cables. This is because fibre optic cables are made of glass so there is a lot less deterioration in your download speed even over long distances.
     
     
     
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    Curtisbync reacted to wisecleaner_admin in Brand New Version Of Wise Care 365 --: 3.0 Beta   
    Wise Care 365 is back with the release of Wise Care 365 Ver-3.0 Beta

    Hello, all users
     
    Wise Care 365 has released a new version Wise Care 365 - 3.0 Beta. With brand new interface, optimized algorithm of analyzing and newly added features like System Monitoring, it is gonna serve you better.
    Download (click here http://www.wisecleaner.com/xen/WiseCare365_V3.exe) it and be the first one to experience!
     
    Any problems you encounter while using this Beta version, please let us know, write down your problems below or email support@wisecleaner.com. All your suggestions and advices are always appreciated, leave a comment below to share what you think.
     
    Here is what is new in this Beta version:
    1. Brand new interface
    2. Newly added Process Monitor
    3. Newly added Hardware Overview
    4. Newly added Hardware Temperature Overview
    5. Newly added Speedup floating window
    6. Completely new scanning and cleaning engine in PC Checkup module
    7. Completely new scanning and cleaning engine in Registry Cleaner module
    8. Optimized Registry Backup
    9. Organized and optimized Registry Cleanup List
    10. Organized and optimized Common Cleaner.
     
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    Curtisbync reacted to Meisterfleister in [security issue] Firefox warns against logging in   
    Hello.
     
    When I log in, Firefox gives me red warnings that all login info is about to be copied by evil men.
    Does the site need an update?
    Only your site lets FF warn me. (And you deal in security.)
     
    Sorry if I sound harsh
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    Curtisbync reacted to Linkin in What Windows Services You Can Choose to Disable Safely?   
    It is true that disabling unneeded and unused Windows Services would speed up your computer. So we are wondering what Windows services might not be absolutely necessary, and which of them you can disable without ruining your computing experience. 
     
    Notice: 
    1. Please read the description of each service first and then decide what services you can disable accordingly. 
    2. Manual services start only if they are used by your system and you won’t encounter problems. It is the best status for a service if you are not very sure whether to disable it.

    To turn off services in windows you go to Start ---> Run ---> Type: ’services.msc’--- > Double Click on the service you want to alter and change the startup type to disabled or manual as directed in the list of unnecessary services below.


    Tablet PC Input Service (in Windows 7) / Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service (Windows 8): you can safely disable this service, unless you use Tablet PC. Some "Tablet PC Components" like the Snipping tool or Windows Journal will continue to function, while the Tablet PC Input Panel will not. The default startup type is Manual. You can set it even to Disabled without negatively impacting your computing experience;
     
    Windows Time: if your computer doesn’t have access to the Internet then you don’t need to update the system time from online servers. You can safely disable this service. But if you do, then this service will keep your system time accurate. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Secondary logon: if you are the only user of your computer, it can be disabled. But only if you don’t plan to use more than one user account. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Fax: unless you use your computer to send or receive faxes using fax resources available on your system (for ex. by using a fax-modem), you can disable it. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Print Spooler: if you don’t have a printer attached to your computer and you don’t use virtual printers (e.g.: PDF creator, Microsoft XPS Document Writer, Snagit, etc) you can disable it. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Offline Files: unless you use the offline file functionality from Windows, you can disable it. Safe setting: Manual;
    NOTE: This service is available only in Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise. In Windows 8 it is available only in the Pro and Enterprise editions.
     
    Routing and Remote Access Service: This service offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area networks. It allows computers to dial in to the local computer in order for it to get access to the local network. On a home computer you won’t need such features. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Bluetooth Support Service: unless you use Bluetooth devices such as keyboards, mice, printers or phones, you can disable this service. Keep in mind that, if you choose to disable this service, then no Bluetooth devices will be recognized. Also, the already connected Bluetooth devices may fail to work properly. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    BitLocker Drive Encryption Service: unless you use Microsoft’s Encryption Software (included in Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise Edition, and in Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise), you can disable this service. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a feature that allows users to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Encrypting File System:EFS provides file encryption technology for storing encrypted files on NTFS file systems. If you don’t need to encrypt data on your hard drives, it is OK to disable it. Safe setting: Manual;
    Certificate Propagation: if you don’t use SmartCards (sometimes used in large organizations), it is safe to disable this service. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service: iSCSI is an abbreviation for Internet Small Computer System Interface - an IP-based storage networking standard for linking data storage facilities. It allows client computers to access data over long distances on remote data centers, by using existing infrastructure (ex. over LAN, Internet). iSCSI devices are disks, tapes, CDs, and other storage devices on another networked computer that you can connect to. Sometimes these storage devices are part of a network called a storage area network (SAN). Unless you need to connect to iSCSI devices, it is safe to disable this service. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Netlogon: this service is not needed in a home computer. It maintains a secure channel between the local computer and the domain controller for authenticating users. Unless you are connecting to a network domain, this service will never be used. Safe setting: Manual;
    Parental Controls (in Windows 7) / Family Safety (in Windows 8): unless you have children using your computer and you want to monitor and control their activities, this service is not required. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Remote Desktop Configuration: Remote Desktop Protocol is a protocol developed by Microsoft which provides Windows users with a graphical interface to another computer. The client used by Microsoft is called Remote Desktop Connection If you don’t need to connect remotely to another computer or allow incoming remote connections to yours, then it is safe to disable this service. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Remote Desktop Services: same as above. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector: same as above. Safe setting: Manual;
    Smart Card: Smart Cards are generally used for safety reasons in large organizations or corporations. The typical home user won’t probably need this service to be running. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Smart Card Removal Policy: same as above. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Windows Connect Now: this service is used by laptops and other mobile computers to connect to Wireless Networks. If you are on a desktop computer, you can disable this service. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Windows Firewall: This service should be disabled only if you are using a third-party security solution that provides firewall protection. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Windows Error Reporting Service: this service is used to report system errors to Microsoft. Although disabling this service won’t affect your Windows computer, letting it run when needed may help you solve problems and issues that occur on your system, by searching solutions available from Microsoft. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Remote Registry: this service enables remote users to modify the Windows Registry. Some say that having this service turned on can pose security issues, and therefore, choose to disable it. In Windows Vista and Windows 7, this service is set to a manual start by default, while in Windows 8 it is disabled. After disabling it, I encountered some problems while updating my system, so I really think that it is safe to leave it set to Manual, at least in Windows 7. Safe setting: Manual;
     
    Windows Defender: if you use a third-party security solution (antivirus and antispyware), then disabling this service is a safe choice. Safe setting: Manual.
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    Step 1: Open Start menu, right mouse click on Computer and from context menu choose Properties
     
    Step 2: Control Panel window will open, form left side of the window click on System protection

     
    Step 3: When small window open choose System Protection tab and then from Protection settings select your local drive and click on Configure button

     
    Step 4: Under new window locate the section Disk space usage and scroll the slider down to lower percentage. Click OK to save your changes. If you restore point space is too low don’t worry because windows will delete older restore points and make more room for newest one

     
    Step 5: Now of you really need/want to reduce the space used by Restore Point you can also turn it off completely (I would not recommend it). To do that repeat Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3
     
    Step 6: Then select Turn off system protection and click OK to save changes.
    Warning: If you decrease the disk space to be smaller than the space that is currently being used by system protection, older restore points, including previous versions of files, will be deleted.
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    How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows For Free? Check this video

     
     
    Everyone wants the latest and the fastest, so at the end of it you get stuck with something old, used and slow by today's standards. No, we weren't talking about your wife/husband, we were talking about your computer.

    So, what do you do with an old computer that you think is slow? Dump it into a garbage can or stow it off on eBay? Nah, here are some creative uses for an old computer.
     
    1. Store your Photos & Music on it
    Use it like a Photo and Music server. As long as you have plenty of hard disk space you won't hit a problem. Dump all your music CDs on it if you want. Connect it a flat screen and play a slide show of your photos.
     
    2.  Convert it into a Browsing Station
    Plug in your Internet connection, or a network cable via your broadband and you can make that old slow computer into a Internet browsing station for yourself and your friends when they come home. As an added benefit you can restrict the Internet access of the old computer as much as you want with some Firewall/Internet Security software and give it your kids to browse from.
     
    3. Make it a file/storage server
    Put in Linux and convert the old PC into a full functional file/storage server that you can dump in the attic or garage. If you are short of disk space just get a bigger hard-disk.
     
    4. Use it like a computer lab
    Need to try out Linux or some obscure software, why not use your old computer for it? You can use it learn hard disk recovery skills or open it up and do some good old hardware surgery. 
     
    5. Put it your car, RV or boat
    Now, that's a good idea. All you need is a power inverter, a device that converts 12V to 120V power. So, you can listen to music from the hard-disk or play VCD/DVDs while you are riding in a car, RV or a boat. Of course, if you are going to watch stuff instead of listening you will need a small LCD display as well.
     
    6. Convert your old PC into a router or firewall
    Load up Linux with Shorewall/IPtables or just install IPCOP to convert that old piece of hardware into a very powerful router or firewall. This by far is one of the best recommendations I always give to friends who run small offices. No old computer is slow enough for Linux or to work like a router/firewall.
     
    7. Broadcast Music/Videos or monitor your house with it
    Why not setup a Shoutcast server and stream all your MP3 files to the world? or stream videos or a webcam feed, which you can watch from anywhere.
    You can also connect a inexpensive webcam and place it near any place you want to monitor, throw in a internet connection at the back and you have your own personal security monitoring station. Keep a watch from anywhere.
     
    8. Watch TV or make it into a Tivo/VCR
    Drop in a TV tuner card and you can watch TV with your computer and do neat stuff like Time Shifting. Or if install MythTV or FreeVo to make it into a fully functional Tivo/VCR and record TV programs.
     
    9. Make it into a Gaming Machine
    Okay, it may not run all the very latest stuff but it will still be powerful enough to play some of the best games. You can load all your favorite games you have played on it or load some arcade games like Pacman and make it into a gaming station for yourself or for guests. Get a  pair of joysticks or gamepads as well to complete the experience.
     
    10. Upgrade it
    Instead of trashing it, why not upgrade it? Of course, that idea may not apply to some of the very classic stuff like the 386 machines, but you can upgrade most of them in some or the other way to make them more powerful - some new memory, hard disk or even a new video card could make quite a lot of difference.
     
    11. Use it for Salvage
    Sometimes you can use stuff from your old computer to replace things in your new computer or some other computer of an emergency aid, stuff like additional memories or a power supply.
     
    12. Use it to vent your anger
    This is a dangerous thing but what the heck if you want to vent your anger for all those crashed Windows sessions, you old PC could be the perfect guinea pig. 
     
    13. Automate your home with it or make it your answering machine
    Connect it with X10 to automate your home and your old PC is capable enough to switch on heaters and lights or keep a watch on intruders.
    Or just load up and answering machine software and let it handle voice mail for you. Why do you need to pay for a voice mail service when your PC can do it for free?
     
    14. Exchange it
    If you don't want to do anything with your old computer, you can still get a good deal by exchanging it instead of trashing it or selling it on eBay. Companies like HP and IBM have such computer exchange programs, often referred to as trade-in programs.
     
    15. Donate it
    Lastly, you can always get some goodwill by donating it away to someone in need. It can be anyone you know - your relatives, kids or  someone else like a school.
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    Windows Search  in Windows 7 is turned on by default. If you are using other third party tools instead or you want to disable it because of security reasons, you can follow this tutorial.
     
    Before you actually read it, I have to warn you, if you disable Windows 7 search, you will see:
     
    1. All the search boxes in Windows will disappear, including the search boxes in Windows Explorer, the Start menu, Control Panel, the Documents library, and other libraries.
    2. Programs that rely on Windows Search might not function properly.
    3. Internet Explorer won't have enhanced search capabilities.
    4. Windows Media Center won't have enhanced search capability.
    5. You'll no longer be able to arrange your library views by metadata, and your column headers will only sort items, not stack or group them.
    6. Options that affect Windows Search functionality will be removed, including indexing in Control Panel and the Search tab in Folder Options.
    7. Windows will no longer recognize these search-based file types: search-ms, searchconnector-ms, and osdx.
    8. Pressing Windows Key+F to open a search window will give you this error.

     
    Follow the next easy steps to disable it:
    Step 1: Open Control Panel
    Step 2: Click Programs

    Step 3: Click on Turn Windows features on or off

    Step 4: From Windows Features window scroll down all the way to the bottom of the window and uncheck Windows Search

    Step 5: Click Yes to the message asking are you sure you want to continue and click OK to save changes


    Step 6: Wait for few seconds while Windows finish changes and then Restart your computer for changes take effect.

    Step 7: Next time when you login in Windows 7 you won’t see Search box in your Start menu.
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    How to Recover Deleted Files in Windows For Free? Check this video

     
    Despite the incredible development of smart phones and tablets, there are still 60% percent gamers in America game on PC. Dozens of new games releasing every year require elevated system resources for an uninterrupted gaming experience. There is one common thing that is on every gamer’s mind: How do I optimize my PC for gaming?
     
    Of course we know, buying the most cutting-edged CPU, GPU and SSD(solid state drive) will definitely improve the gaming experience. The thing is not all of us gamers can afford to spend such a fortune on them. In this article, I will show you tips and tricks to improve the gaming performance while spending no money or just very little money.
     
    1. Add more RAM
    If you have read similar articles, some may suggest you increase the virtual memory. I would not recommend doing so. Because loading data from the hard disk is slower than loading from RAM. So I strongly recommend adding more RAM instead of increasing the virtual memory. With more memory, you can load game data more easily, without the need to access your disk drive. If you’re an active gamer, you should consider upgrading your PC or notebook to 8 GB or more. You can refer to my other article on how to choose the right RAM to upgrade for better performance( http://forum.wisecleaner.com/index.php?/topic/7443-how-to-choose-the-right-ram-to-upgrade-ram-of-windows-pc/ ).
     
    But if you don’t have enough RAM and really need more virtual memory, you can increase Virtual Memory to assimilate a larger size of data making more room for the memory to facilitate the running game.
     
    Here is how:
    1. Go to Control Panel, view it in icons, and click ’System’.
    2. In the right side of System window, click Advanced system settings
    3. Go to the Advanced tab and click Settings under Performance section
    4. In the Performance Options window, go to the Advanced tab click Change button
    5. Click to choose the Custom size for virtual memory
    6. Put Initial size and Maximum size in MBs, and click OK button to save changes
    7. Click OK on Performance Options window and then System Properties window
    It is directed to restart your computer in order to take effect of the changes you have made. 
     
    2. Optimize the startup items.
    When you start Windows, there are many applications and services that run automatically. Overall performance can be noticeably improved by stopping all of the unnecessary programs that bog down your PC and by running Windows without any third-party services. To optimize the startup items, download Wise Care 365, and click ‘System Tuneup’ in System Tuneup section. There you can disable all the apps and services according to your own needs.  
     
    3. Update to the latest graphics driver
    If you’re an avid PC gamer, you may own an Nvidia or an AMD graphics card. Both manufacturers update and fine-tune their drivers on a monthly basis to help improve gaming performance. Or maybe you have a laptop that has only one intel integrated graphics card. Updating your driver to the most recent version should deliver a slight increase in performance every time, and potentially make the entire experience smoother.
     
    A. Nvidia GeForce owners go to 
    http://www.geforce.com/drivers.
     
    B. AMD users go to 
    http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx
     
    C. For Intel HD Graphics owners, I suggest you go to 
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect?iid=dc_iduu
    and download the Intel Driver Update Utility to update the driver.
     
    4. Download the latest patches for your games.
    Like any piece of software, games are never completely finished upon release. After the games hit the shelves, the development teams are still fixing bugs and working to increase games performance. As such, users should get the latest patches available for them. Depending on your resolution settings and your specific machine, you will gain a couple of frames per second. This can mean the difference between a choppy and smooth gaming experience.
     
    5. Defragment your Disk
    Hard Disk Drives continuously absorb new data. Frequent addition of new information and deletion of the old one causes the data to form clutters. It is then hard for system to track down the scattered game files, resulting in lags and pauses. To rearrange these fragmented files and data, open Wise Care 365, check all the partitions in your computer and defragment all of them. 
     
    Please not that if you are having SSD drive in your machine, it does not need to be defragmented, as it does not engage any fragments of information.
     
    6. Clean Windows Registry
    Windows Registry is a set of information that contains specific instructions for applications, drivers, and services. System refers to the relevant information in registry, whenever an activity is performed. Such continuous use of registry makes it corrupted by assimilating errors. To attain an enhanced experience of gaming, you need to fix registry errors using a reliable registry cleaning software like Wise Registry Cleaner.
     
     
    7. Uninstall those old programs you don’t need 
    Windows keeps getting slower and slower with each program you install on your PC or laptop – and that has a direct effect on all of your games! The reason for this is that a lot of programs run some sort of background activity, even when they’re not being used. Download Wise Program Uninstaller and uninstall the programs you do not need. The good thing about this uninstaller is it clears all the residual items left behind after the built-in uninstaller finished its job. 
     
    8. Free Up Hard Drive Space
    Make sure you still have some space left on your hard drive. Not only does this give you little breathing room, your computer will also run slower because of it. Admit it, in most cases you don’t need half of what’s stored on your hard drive right now. So get rid of it.  
     
    9. Before you play, close all other Processes, Services, and applications
    If you are playing, you are definitely not doing anything else. All the active process, services and applications running in the background, either visible or not, are consuming your memory and other system resources to some extent. It is obvious that a game application requires adequate MBs of free memory to perform simultaneous actions easily. To provide this free memory, it is submitted to close down each running application (except the game) to free up the memory. Instead of closing the programs and services one by one in the Task Manager, you can download Wise Game Booster to close them all by one click, better yet, it also optimizes relevant system settings for better gaming experience. 
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    Curtisbync reacted to Linkin in Should You Defrag an SSD?   
    Nowadays, more and more computers are using SSD, some computer users upgrade their HDD to SSD, which brings the question should we defrag an SSD?

    Traditional spinning hard drives have a metric known as Access Time (or Seek Time, which is a slightly different measurement) that refers to the average amount of time it takes for the drive armature to physically reposition the heads so that they can begin reading data from a given sector of the disk (it may be more or less depending on how far the heads have to travel). It should be noted that this latency is measured in milliseconds (thosandths of a second) and is incurred every single time the heads have to be repositioned.
     
    The whole purpose of defragmentation is to arrange the files in such a way as to make them more or less sequential, so that the heads do not have to be repositioned as much in order to read a file.
     
    SSD's do not have heads that need to be moved, nor do they have spinning latency. As a result, the access time for every cell in the matrix is equal, and is measured in nanoseconds (billionths of a second). Even if a file is very heavily fragmented, the increased latency to read it is imperceptibly small. Defragging will not improve performance to a noticeable degree.
     
    Also unlike traditional spinning hard drives, the individual cells in an SSD have a limited number of write cycles before they "wear out". SSDs employ a wear-leveling algorithm to spread out writes to extend the life of the drive. Relocating the same data to a different area of the flash cells waste those write cycles. In this case, defragging can actually reduce the lifespan of the drive.
     
    So now our concern is what shall we do to increase the lifespan of SSD. 
     
    Below are the 5 most basic and effective ways to improve SSD’s lifespan.
    1. Disable prefetch parameters to increase SSD working life.
    2. Disable Superfetch parameters to increase working life of SSD.
    3. Disable defrag system drive on boot to increase working life of SSD. 
    4. Disable auto defrag when idle to increase working life of SSD.
    5. Enable TRIM function to improve working performance of SSD.
     
    These tweaks may sound a little bit hard for normal users. No biggie, you can make all these setting modifications with one single click. I am not bluffing. Just download Wise Care 365, you can see System Optimizer feature in System Tuneup section. If there is an SSD in your computer, there will be an item called SSD Optimization right below Network Speedup( Unfortunately my computer does not have one, so this item is not shown here). Single click ‘Optimize’, Wise Care 365 will make all the 5 changes I mentioned above along with other optimizing tweaks.

     
     
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