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  1. I have spent quite a bit of time trying to make the recording feature work and here is what I found. It requires a driver for the recording to work. My soundblaster card, SB X-Fi extreme audio, does not have this driver. There is also an issue with my Dell PC. As I remember it Dell turned out a lot of computers that were supposed to be ready for Vista but there was some delay from Microsoft supplying sound requirements to Dell so Dell just did the best they could with what they had and left out some portion of the hardware required for recording. The end result, you can't record. There are companies that will sell you a software recorder that will work but I have yet to find any free ware that works because the driver is not there......

     

    This is actually more specific to your sound card. The extreme cards had drivers issues in 7 right from the start and there are solutions for this. You could head over to www.sevenforums.com where others with the same card as you have found ways to make it work properly.

     

    I use the Fatal1ty series SB and had no trouble.


  2. I agree it is interesting. However if you read what the guy is saying then it really is true that you cannot use over 4Gb in 32bit because of possible driver issues and also because no one operation can go above the amount you would be limited to under 4gb per process so you would still need 64bit to handle more memory in a single process.

     

    What that really translates to is that while it is possible to address over 4Gb in 32bit it is limited per process and could cause a driver issue. Also note that when enabling PAE you are warned of possible driver issues and this is exactly why.

     

    So your limited in 32bit even though you can go around the limit because going around the limit has it's issues.


  3. If you want to share files between other computers on your network and you are having issues accessing those files. You most likely are having a permissions issue.

     

    To allow full access to files you are sharing you will need to follow these steps:

     

    1. Right click the folder you wish to share and choose "Properties" from the list.

     

    You should see:

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    2. Click the "Security" Tab

     

    You should see:

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    3. Where it says "Group or user names:" If you DO NOT see "Everyone" in the box you will need to add it. (If you DO see it you need to modify it Skip to Step 5)

     

    You should see:

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    4. If you DO NOT see "Everyone" listed you will need to click the "Edit" button under the "Groups or user names" box.

     

    Like this:

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    In the next box that pops up click on the "Add..." button.

     

    Like this:

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    Where it says "Enter the object names to select (examples):" Type "Everyone" without quotes. Click "OK".

     

    Like this:

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    5. Back under the "Security" tab in the "Properties" dialog. Under the "Group or user names" box click the "Edit..." button. In the box that pops up click on "Everyone" and then check the "Allow" box for "Full control" Click "Apply" then click "OK".

     

    Like this:

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    6. Now your Permissions are set properly you can set the folder to be shared. To do this you will need to click on the "Sharing" tab in the properties dialog next to the "Security" tab.

     

    You should see:

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    7. Under the "Network File and Folder Sharing" box is a "Share..." button. Click it.

     

    Like this:

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    In the box that pops up type in a name for the folder you are sharing. Click the "Share" button.

     

    Like this:

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    In the next box that pops up click the "Done" button.

     

    Like this:

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    Your all set. All users on your network can now fully access all files your sharing from the new shared folder.


  4. For those of you who want to record what you are hearing over your speakers/headset.

     

    You will need to un-hide and enable recording options. If you are using a Creative Sound Blaster sound card this option will be called "What U Hear" if you are using another audio device such as Realtek on-board or generic sound devices this option will be called "Stereo Mix".

     

    For the tutorial I am going to show how to un-hide and enable the "What U Hear" option. The same steps may be followed for the "Stereo Mix" option also.

     

    First open your audio options. "Start/Control Panel/Sound"

     

    Now go to the "Recording" tab.

     

    You will need to right click and check the following options:

     

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    Now that the hidden options are visible you can change the settings to enable them.

     

    Right click on the "What U Hear" option (Stereo Mix for non Sound Blaster devices) and Set the device to default:

     

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    Once the device is set as default you will be able to use the "What U Hear"/"Stereo Mix" option in your applications to record the audio you are currently hearing over your speakers/headset.

     

    If you wish to record from the mic or use it in a game you can come back to this tab in the audio options and right click the mic and set it as default again.

     

    I am sure there is probably a way to use both the "What U Hear"/"Stereo Mix" while still using the mic but I have not gotten that far since I only need to record audio once in a while. So I generally just leave the mic default until I am ready to record audio then I switch for that operation.

     

    I hope this helps all of those who have had issues recording audio being played back over the speakers/headset.


  5. My own practise is to configure a fixed-size paging file and defrag it once (it'll never need it again).

     

    This is also exactly what I do. You should set your PF to 1.5 times the amount of ram you have installed as a fixed size set on a separate drive from windows and then defrag it once. After that your set until you reload your system again.


  6. it is simply impossible to compress a gigabyte into 10 megabytes and still have that data usable.

     

    this is spam as far as i'm concerned.

     

    what's next? my junk grows 10 feet from taking an herbal supplement??

     

    Nice attitude there champ.

     

    But hey just so others can make a decision for them self.

     

    This table is a test conducted with various compression tools and it shows the results for compression ratio time taken and so on. This list shows many many compression tools not just the common tools most know of.

     

    Link: Compression Tools Test Results

     

    KGB ranks 14th with a whopping compression ratio. Funny enough the top couple of slots on this test are actually newer variations of the KGB compression tool.

     

    You should not be so quick to claim something is junk or spam until you have seen the same results on everyone else's system and not just your own. I found this program to have the best compression of all tools I tried. And you also took my thread topic extremely literal. I could have made the topic "cram 10 pounds of crap in a 1 pound bag!" for all it matters yet you decided to take it so serious and literal...


  7. On doing a bit more checking it is my security system they are the ones that have to do the catch up.

     

    If I had contacted the Security company I would have been informed about the incompatibility.

     

    Now its a waiting catch up game.

     

    Keith :adios::adios:

     

    Glad to hear you were able to find the problem. It's always a pain when you have to wait for things to become compatible with the latest versions of what your using.


  8. I have been on and of the phone for 8 hrs today first with my Security it crashed cause actually unknown but required a complete uninstall and a reinstall plus running all the virus test & updates.

     

    Second I received a notification to do a MS update it was a update to Exp 8 no problems ticked all the correct boxes etc and very soon it was up and running.

    Then it kept closing down EXp had struck a problem sorry must close after the third time I contacted MS and received to add a tick in one of the settings. Fine all going well then closes down again. Again MS this time I was passed on to a technician and after several test I uninsulated EXp 8 and expected to to be told to reinstall it gain NO WAY.

     

    It went back automatically to EXp 7

     

    Reason for problem my security system is not compatible with EXp8

     

    MS explanation try again in 3-4 months time.

     

    Keith :adios::adios:

     

    This is not a change to internet explorer it is a change to the explorer shell in windows. If you had a crash with security in internet explorer then it might have been due to any number of things from compatibility to a bad install.

     

    The changes suggested above cause the explorer shell to run in it's own process and by separating it from other processes helps keep it from bringing down the rest of the system with it if it locks or crashes.

     

    So you might want to start digging around for an answer to why internet explorer had an issue you might be able to fix the problem easily depending on what caused it.


  9. TBH I found this no better than 7zip which is what I use, in fact it was worse on the files I tried (it actually made 1 file bigger than it was before I started), so I don't rate this at all TBH, maybe others will find it better though.

     

    I'm actually surprized at your results. I used to use 7zip because it had the best compression but this actually worked better for me much better for what I was compressing.

     

    What types of files did you test this with?


  10. This is not a good method of applying the tweak.  Instead, open Folder Options and, under the View tab, select Launch folder windows in a separate process.

     

    I think that this is not very useful.  What is the advantage of shutting down the computer when Explorer freezes?  When this happens (or any other program locks up, for that matter), a better strategy is to open the Task Manager and click Applications, then click the nonresponsive program and click End Task.

     

    If every instance of Explorer stops and the program does not automatically restart (i.e., the Desktop disappears), click File, New Task, type Explorer and click OK.

     

    You can and that has a similar effect but it is not the same thing. I would recommend doing both for the most benefit.


  11. Anyone using windows has probably experienced a crash from explorer failing to respond. You can avoid the entire system locking up by making a simple change in the way explorer is handled.

     

    What you will do is make explorer run in it's own process. I would not recommend this for an average user with an older computer. This would be recommended for those with 2gb or more ram multi-core processors help a lot also. This will not kill your system performance but since you are adding stability at a slight decrease to performance you would not want to do this unless you have resources to spare.

     

    Anyways if you have plenty of ram and a fast processor you probably won't see any difference in performance just a more stable reliable system. So here it is.

     

    Click Start/Run and type "regedit"

     

    Navigate to the following location:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

     

    Look for the value "SeparateProcess". If available set its value to 1 (If you do not see it read on)

     

    If the value did not exist then add a DWORD key by the name "SeparateProcess" and set its value to 1.

     

    This will run Explorer in a seperate process and if explorer stops responding or crashes out you can just hit "ctrl alt del" and shut the machine down normally from there. The advantage is that your computer will not lock up or crash just because explorer did making the system a bit more stable. But like I said you will use a little more resources since explorer is a process of it's own. Those with modern systems would not even notice a difference in performance though.


  12. Are you trying to upload a .zip to online file storage? Are you trying to cram all you can onto a small flash drive? Want to email some huge file quickly? This tip should help you then :)

     

    Anyone who frequently archives files or sends things around is familiar with the various compression tools used such as WinZip WinRAR 7Zip ect. These tools usually get the job done reasonable well. However there are some files that will not compress much at all or that are still to large even once compressed into an archive.

     

    The solution is a better tool to compress with. Yeah I know your probably thinking great more crap to install. But the tool I recommend has insane compression and the files can be extracted in VERY short time with common tools such as WinZip or WinRAR.

     

    The compression tool to use is called KGB Archiver.

     

    KGB Archiver

     

    Do not expect a large file to be compressed quickly though. You will need a few hours even on the fastest of machines. The advantage is maximum compression with a short decompression time that is compatible with common compression tools.

     

    The key to this happening is choosing the correct options. The options are pretty obvious but I will point this out anyways.

     

    When you run the program and choose a file to compress make sure you choose Zip format and set the compression level to maximum. There is an option to use KGB format instead of zip. The problem is that it will take hours to compress the file and then hours to decompress the file. Not only that but you can only decompress the KGB format with the KGB Archiver and our goal is to make a super small file that most anyone can decompress. Otherwise you would have to make sure that who ever is getting the file has KGB and about 6 hours of free time...


  13. So as I sit here planning out another outrageous system I find myself stuck while choosing ram.

     

    Now I have been at this for a while and I have an idea what I am looking for but the problem is that I cannot make a decision because there are a couple of questions I need answers to before I can make the decision properly.

     

    So here is what I have already come up with thus far.

     

    1. Your choices in ram are limited when looking for something really really extreme.

    2. The configuration your planning can easily limit choices further.

    3. Unless you have a money tree in your back yard your choices are limited even further.

    4. There aren't many companys offering DDR3 1800 sticks designed for extreme setups.

     

    Basically I narrowed my ram search down to 3 possible choices. I can buy Corsair Dominator as a 4gb kit or as a 6gb kit or I can buy some OCZ Reaper in either 4gb or 6gb kits.

     

    Now the question I have is this. Will a tripple channel kit run as 3 single channels or a dual channel pair and a single channel stick in a setup not using a core i7?

     

    I ask this because Corsair only offers the newest Dominator line as a tripple channel kit for i7 systems. OCZ offers the Reaper line this way also. I am not using Intel's junk i7 but I still want this ram.

     

    I really wanted the ReaperX ram but considering you need to space them every other DIMM or they won't fit means I am stuck with either Reaper or Dominator as my choices. If the tripple channel thing isn't going to work out very well then I will just grab 2 Reaper 4gb kits for the system.


  14. Sounds like a great utility.... Any idea where I find a similar utility for VISTA Ultimate? I download this one but it appears to only work for XP and Win2K.

     

    No idea I do not use Vista. I can however dig around and see if there is a utility for Vista that does this. If I find it I will post it in the Vista tips section.


  15. XP - http://www.tweakhound.com/xp/xptweaks/supertweaks5.htm

     

    Vista - http://www.tweakhound.com/vista/tweakguide/page_6.htm

     

    Just turn it off, reboot and then re-create it.

    Guaranteed to defrag the pagefile, with no 3rd party application required. That and if the initial size of the pagefile is large enough, then it should never fragment in the first place.

     

    While manually setting the page file initially defrags it because it is empty it will still fragment during use. But as I also mentioned running page defrag does more than just defrag the pagefile it also defrags the registry which can make a lot of difference depending on the system and how large your registry has gotten.

     

    I always recommend setting the pagefile manually to start because it helps lock it in place. After that defragging is recommended as well because even setting it manually can leave it in more than one place on the drive at times. Rare as it may be the last couple of times I set a pagefile manually it did not set it up as a single block on the drive. When you would analyze the drive in the disk defragmenter it would display it in 2 seperate areas on the drive. Page defrag eliminated that by moving both segments together.

     

    If you can get your hands on an old copy of norton speed disk that also does a really great job at organizing files by priority on the drive for optimal access. You wouldn't need this on an average modern system or on something with a fast drive such as a raptor. However on machines you have many files that are accessed daily for projects this can really help a lot.


  16. thanks for the tip!

    1-i defrag. and all process took 3-5 sec. is it normal?

    2-i run xp pro NTFS File System. is the program run on this one?

    3-when defrag pagefile, does it defrag. all the other syste32\config parts that are present in the program window (the list below c:\papefile.sys) as well?

    4-is it recommended to defrag. all the HD before or after using PageDefrag v2.32?

     

    I would recommend defragging the pagefile and hard drive both in either order. You can defrag the files as normal then run the pagedefrag or you can run page defrag first and then run a normal defrag.

     

    Page defrag only defrags the pagefile and such while a standard defrag is for all your files such as windows and installed programs ect.

     

    Remember that page defrag will also defrag your system registry which is a real good thing. It does not defrag normal files though so you must also run a standard defrag with it to completely defrag the system.

     

    Also about compatability. This does work for XP and probably many other versions of windows in both 32bit and 64bit. I have only ever run this on XP Pro 32bit though so I cannot verify that it works on other versions for sure. If you run vista the only thing you can do is try it and see.


  17. When you said "Watch YouTube Faster!" I expected some kind of plugin that lets me watch YouTube videos with fewer drop-outs, as I'm on a low-speed DSL connection. :S

     

    Yeah I was actually expecting something that would speed up the time it takes to buffer the video.


  18. I also like mediafire.

     

    http://www.mediafire.com/

     

    Fairly unlimited and you can upload pretty big files now. I think the only actual limitation is the file size. You can upload as much as you like though and store and share it and also have unlimited number of downloads for your files.

     

    Oh yeah and no signups or external programs required.

     

    I actually considered getting the pro account of this one.


  19. You can visit this link:

     

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb897426.aspx

     

    And download PageDefrag v2.32 by Mark Russinovich

     

    Run the program and tell it to defrag on next boot. Restart the machine and before windows loads you will get a blue screen with the defrag message. At this point you can simply hit Esc to stop it or let it do it's thing and defrag the PF.

     

    Defraging the PF does a couple of things. For instance today when I went to defrag the harddrives I noticed that the PF (That green block of unmovable files when you defrag a drive) was split up into 2 blocks instead of one neat tidy block. This can slow performance on less powerful systems. So I ran PageDefrag and when I went back to defrag the drive it was one nice solid green block at the end of the files :)

     

    But as with defragging the drives your optimizing the performance. Why not hit that green spot you always wondered about too?

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