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    Re: Tech Mergers that You Would Like to See

    Yes, it is quite amazing at how they have struck back with a vengeance with their Ryzen series of CPU's; now, there should be stronger competition in that market, which is always good for the...
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    Computer Has Trouble POSTing

    Recently, when I turn on my computer, its various fans and lights shall turn on, but is does not make a "beep" to indicate that is successfully passed its power-on self test (POST), and nothing...
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    Windows Does Not Display Proper Time

    Recently, whenever I turn on my computer from a cold boot, it has the wrong time; I checked its BIOS, and that has the correct time, so its CMOS battery is still good, and the computer is set to...
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    Drive Not Displaying Full Capacity

    Today, I just upgraded my computer from a 256 GB Samsung 840 SSD to a 512 GB Samsung 860 SSD, but the drive still shows a capacity of only 256 GB, and Windows also currently starts up more slowly...
  5. Why Have Computers Not Been Advancing as Rapidly, Recently?

    I recall that, during the 1990ís and the first decade of the 2000ís, computers advanced by great amounts very frequently, most notably in the realms of processor operating frequency and drive storage...
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    Re: Tech Mergers that You Would Like to See

    Intel produces CPU's; NVidia produces GPU's; AMD produces both CPU's and GPU's, so how likely is it that Intel and NVidia may join forces against AMD?
  7. How Can CD's Be Losing Popularity While Vinyl is Resurging?

    Supposedly, CD's are losing popularity as a medium for listening to music, but, inexplicably, vinyl records are supposedly resurging in popularity.

    How can that be? CD's are superior to vinyl in...
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    Windows 98: the 20th Anniversary

    This year is the twentieth anniversary of Windows 98, Microsoft's second operating system to be based off their 9X architecture (after Windows 95) and fifth overall (after Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0,...
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    Re: Computer Slowed After Video Card Update

    If I were to erase my computer's drive, would I be able to re-install Windows and Office, or would they be considered new installations, even if the hardware was exactly the same, and, thus, not be...
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    Re: Sound Card Not Functioning

    As a further update, I uninstalled the software and drivers for my sound card, and then reinstalled them, and it worked, for only several minutes, and then abruptly stopped working again for no...
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    Re: Sound Card Not Functioning

    Rather than starting a new thread, I have decided to revive this thread.

    My current computer has a Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card, and that, also, abruptly stopped working, earlier today, for...
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    Re: Computer Slowed After Video Card Update

    A reinstallation of what? I cannot erase my drive and reinstall Windows, and I am having difficulty uninstalling the Radeon drivers, even in safe mode. However, using a restore point may be a good...
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    Computer Slowed After Video Card Update

    I just updated my video card driver to Radeon 18.1, but the process slowed and the froze, so I restarted my computer out of frustration, but, when Windows loaded again, entire programs would not open...
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    Re: Ways of Cloning a Drive?

    I ultimately used Macrium Reflect, and it worked flawlessly; the new drive is exactly like the old one, but noticeably faster; the motherboard has only a SATA 2 (3 gbps) interface, but it is still...
  15. Re: Why Did Microsoft Abandon Aero for Metro?

    Given how advanced computers are, today (specifically, how powerful CPU's and GPU's are). how much resources could Aero possibly consume? How likely is it that Microsoft may ever bring it back?
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    Re: Ways of Cloning a Drive?

    I actually purchased the Samsung drive, because it was discounted, and there was also a promotional code for Cyber Monday, which was too good of a deal to miss. I now have the drive, so I need to...
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    Re: Ways of Cloning a Drive?

    One of the computers in my house still uses a traditional hard drive, so I plan to soon upgrade it to having a solid-state drive, but I need to decide between two different drives to use.

    Should I...
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    Re: Why Does .mp3 Need to Be Licensed?

    If .mp3 is not free or open source, how did it become the most ubiquitous audio file format in the world?
  19. What Do You Do if Your Motherboard Does Not Have Enough Fan Connectors?

    Most motherboards have a sufficient number of fan connectors for every fan in an average case, but some cases have more fans than a motherboard may have fan connectors (for example, my current...
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    Re: Why Does .mp3 Need to Be Licensed?

    Does anyone have anything to say about this?
  21. Why Did Microsoft Abandon Aero for Metro?

    I am very fond of the aero system theme that Microsoft introduced in Windows Vista and continued in Windows 7, so I am very displeased that Microsoft abandoned it in favor of the metro theme in...
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    Re: Why Does .mp3 Need to Be Licensed?

    I actually found a .dll file that enables Media Monkey to encode .mp3 files without needing to pay for an expensive upgrade, there by saving myself $25.00, so it seems that I am not the only person...
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    Why Does .mp3 Need to Be Licensed?

    I have used two separate media organizer programs, Creative Media Source and Media Monkey, and neither of them could encode tracks from audio CD's in .mp3 format without an expensive upgrade, which...
  24. Re: Cannot Follow Hyperlink Through Microsoft Office

    My computer is running Windows 7, 64-bit edition, my default browser is Mozilla Firefox, and I am the administrator, since I installed Windows on it.
  25. Cannot Follow Hyperlink Through Microsoft Office

    Having recently switched to a new computer, I have noticed that, when I attempt to follow an e-mail address or other hyperlink through Microsoft Word, Outlook or other office (Office 2010, to be...
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