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Can I use Driver Booster 6 to add all the drivers when I install a new Win7 operating system?

For now, I would assume yes. As long as the database that Driver Booster uses has valid links to the drivers you need for Windows 7.

However, don't expect that situation to last long anymore.Windows 7 is very near to "being put out to pasture" by Microsoft and driver support will become sketchy after that happens. You can get all the drivers you'll need for your Windows 7 computer yourself and either store them in a safe location or create a new installer DVD or pendrive with all these drivers already included.

That will have your driver needs covered, but you Windows 7 system won't be getting any security updates anymore and that is of much greater concern than not having the latest drivers. Don't use that system anymore for doing anything online that requires your credit card for example. From that moment on, it is wise to not connect that Windows 7 system to the internet at all anymore, if safety is of any concern to you. And if that Windows 7 system is part of a home network with several (Windows) computers, then the Windows 7 pc can be used to enter your network and attack your other computers too.

Security wise, it is better to migrate that Windows 7 system to Windows 10 (to have Microsoft support again) or find an alternative (supported) operating system for that system. Linux Mint or Ubuntu are decent Linux distributions for which you can expect support now and in the future. Or live a little and use a lesser known distribution to increase up your computer skills.

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DC Gamer Club / Re: Stadia Google
« on: March 21, 2019, 09:03 AM »
And maybe the thought of extra business renting consumers their online stuff/entertainment/presence will provide the push to have much better internet service throughout the whole Unites States.

Which would act as an example for the other ISP/Telecom businesses over the world....

Like a herd of sheep being marched to go down the rabbit hole, chanting "#progress", "#new", "#shiny" etc. as we go.

Hmmm, that was a bit dark.

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Living Room / Re: Is there a way to ping a remote desktop?
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:51 AM »
There is software that mimics moving the mouse, so when in a remote session, it won't go lock itself:

Caffeine       Jiggler

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Google has a backup function that should make it easier to move your contacts, mail, photos, apps, etc. from one Android phone to another Android phone.

I have no experience with it, but should be ok. Google is pretty familiar with Android....

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Good lord this Cranioscopicallity is spreading like a virus.
Do I sense some internal resistance?
-cranioscopical (March 20, 2019, 06:01 AM)

That was a circuitous path to that current pun.

Circuitous?  More like a straight conduit to the pun...

Just DODdering along, more like...
-cranioscopical (March 20, 2019, 07:18 PM)

This thread keeps soldering on....

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i interrupt this PUN war to report in from the field: I have somehow finished all electric wiring and plumbing, and everything works (!)
It all works?!  To celebrate, I volt for a Faraday for an entire week!
We'll just call you the generator of a new war...
Leave it to Jody Ohms to be the transformer of the conversation..
can someone remind me, wire are we doing this?
Because no one will be the terminator of the arc.
Yep, we just keep plugging along.


I suppose for some its an outlet, but for the rest its just circuitous...

As long as the posts are positive, and not negative, I'm happy to continue.

IC...

Well, hopefully none reverse the polarity of the thread.

For that, where do I need to sine the petition?

Let me reach out to my contacts, and I'll get back to you.

I think it'll require a three-pronged approach to cover the ground.
-cranioscopical (March 14, 2019, 01:56 PM)

But after that you'll feel transform...er, converted.

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There is a piece of software, called: PanDoc.

It converts a lot of text based formats to other text based formats. One of those is HTML to PDF. It is available for all the major operating systems. It is freeware and really good at what it does. However, it is a command-line tool and that makes it immediate software non grata to some. A manual is included and likely you'll need to install GhostScript (also freeware for all major OS's) for PDF. The amount of parameters you can adjust is staggering and while that may frighten you a bit, the default values for these have worked well for me, on the occasions that I used PanDoc.

Both offline and online documentation is easy to follow. As it is a command-line tool, that means you can scripting to automatically go through your whole collection, even on timed intervals if you have a desire for that as well.

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i interrupt this PUN war to report in from the field: I have somehow finished all electric wiring and plumbing, and everything works (!)
It all works?!  To celebrate, I volt for a Faraday for an entire week!
We'll just call you the generator of a new war...
Leave it to Jody Ohms to be the transformer of the conversation..
can someone remind me, wire are we doing this?
Because no one will be the terminator of the arc.
Yep, we just keep plugging along.


I suppose for some its an outlet, but for the rest its just circuitous...

As long as the posts are positive, and not negative, I'm happy to continue.

IC...

Well, hopefully none reverse the polarity of the thread.

For that, where do I need to sine the petition?

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rule of thumb, no one should ever touch electricity...
Shocking revelation, that.
That lightning wit on display, eh?
These kinds of remarks are a bit of a jolt!
-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 08:21 AM)
Ohm my word, I knew you all wouldn't be able to resist.
That comment really Hertz.
And so it should! After all, we are discussing the crown joules of mouser's demesne.
-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 02:46 PM)
I think that there is a potential difference that you re-fuse to see that I can't relay between our alternating current conversations.
We're poles apart and, to be direct, at the risk of seeming a growler, that kind of thinking comes close to analog ic. You really should keep an ion it.
-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 08:07 PM)
come on guys, try to remember this is a DC forum...
AC your problem.  ;D
Un-phased by all of this...
Trust you to pylon!
-cranioscopical (March 10, 2019, 12:45 PM)
pretty sure you guys have ground about as much as you can out of this
No one would fault mouser if he set an impedance on the frequency of off-topic conversations on this circuit and placed a demand on us to cut it short.
Or he lets us go on by extension, cord-ially....
could go either way, though I fully expect him to arc up soon
Would we want to have him amp up about this?
The mains part of this powerful conversation sure went off the rail, didn't it?
Only a third of it.
This conversation's spark is fading, so wire you giving it more continuity?
I can't tell—do you approve of such conduct or not?
-cranioscopical (March 11, 2019, 02:32 PM)
I feel a need to insulate myself from that line of questioning.
then watt will you do?
I personally volt that we end this now.

Come on Wraith, stay on the bus!

I'm feeling sad for Wraith, his message won't relay.

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rule of thumb, no one should ever touch electricity...

Shocking revelation, that.

That lightning wit on display, eh?

These kinds of remarks are a bit of a jolt!
-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 08:21 AM)

Ohm my word, I knew you all wouldn't be able to resist.

That comment really Hertz.

And so it should! After all, we are discussing the crown joules of mouser's demesne.

-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 02:46 PM)

I think that there is a potential difference that you re-fuse to see that I can't relay between our alternating current conversations.

We're poles apart and, to be direct, at the risk of seeming a growler, that kind of thinking comes close to analog ic. You really should keep an ion it.
-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 08:07 PM)

come on guys, try to remember this is a DC forum...


AC your problem.  ;D

Un-phased by all of this...

Trust you to pylon!
-cranioscopical (March 10, 2019, 12:45 PM)

pretty sure you guys have ground about as much as you can out of this

No one would fault mouser if he set an impedance on the frequency of off-topic conversations on this circuit and placed a demand on us to cut it short.

Or he lets us go on by extension, cord-ially....

could go either way, though I fully expect him to arc up soon


Would we want to have him amp up about this?

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rule of thumb, no one should ever touch electricity...

Shocking revelation, that.

That lightning wit on display, eh?

These kinds of remarks are a bit of a jolt!
-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 08:21 AM)

Ohm my word, I knew you all wouldn't be able to resist.

That comment really Hertz.

And so it should! After all, we are discussing the crown joules of mouser's demesne.

-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 02:46 PM)

I think that there is a potential difference that you re-fuse to see that I can't relay between our alternating current conversations.

We're poles apart and, to be direct, at the risk of seeming a growler, that kind of thinking comes close to analog ic. You really should keep an ion it.
-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 08:07 PM)

come on guys, try to remember this is a DC forum...


AC your problem.  ;D

Un-phased by all of this...

Trust you to pylon!
-cranioscopical (March 10, 2019, 12:45 PM)

pretty sure you guys have ground about as much as you can out of this

No one would fault mouser if he set an impedance on the frequency of off-topic conversations on this circuit and placed a demand on us to cut it short.

Or he lets us go on by extension, cord-ially....

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Oops, forgot to quote....

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rule of thumb, no one should ever touch electricity...

Shocking revelation, that.

That lightning wit on display, eh?

These kinds of remarks are a bit of a jolt!
-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 08:21 AM)

Ohm my word, I knew you all wouldn't be able to resist.

That comment really Hertz.

And so it should! After all, we are discussing the crown joules of mouser's demesne.

-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 02:46 PM)

I think that there is a potential difference that you re-fuse to see that I can't relay between our alternating current conversations.

We're poles apart and, to be direct, at the risk of seeming a growler, that kind of thinking comes close to analog ic. You really should keep an ion it.
-cranioscopical (March 08, 2019, 08:07 PM)

come on guys, try to remember this is a DC forum...


AC your problem.  ;D

Un-phased by all of this...

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I was just mentioning it, because I have such a development machine in a network from the company that also manages the production server from that particular client. And access only at request. 

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Is there no debugger on the production machine?

With the Embarcadero RAD Studio software there is a piece of software (PIA server, if memory serves me) that you need to install on the production system and after that you can use the debugging environment from your own system to "hook" into the production system. Does the debugger software you use have a similar feature?

Such a solution does presume that you have full access to the production system. Not sure how such a solution would hold up if the production system is cloud-based.

I think I mentioned this software before, but here goes: API Monitor  This might give you a better idea of why process is running out of memory. It is portable freeware, so no installation required.


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Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: March 06, 2019, 08:47 PM »
While having the most up-to-date software on your computer is usually an excellent idea, the LifeHacker article doesn't say anything about the reason why. Just that you should do this, because they say so. Call me a rebellious fool or whatever, but when I read such garbage, I am inclined to do just the opposite.

Then again, I don't use Chrome on my PC's...where 99.9% of my internet surfing takes place anyway. My systems are really a 'No Chrome'-zone. As I have Android with Google Play, Chrome comes with that like the unwanted stepchild and gets treated as such, because I am not allowed to remove it from my phone.


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Living Room / Re: Is there any compact portable browser?
« on: March 03, 2019, 11:18 AM »
I recommend just pulling Frederic Meunier's build from here. Lynx only takes about 4mb of disk space.  ;)

Didn't work on my Windows 10 PC (64-bit).

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Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: March 03, 2019, 11:09 AM »
[ Invalid Attachment ]

Canada’s Magical Polka-Dotted Lake is an Otherworldly Sight to See

It is also crap to play 'Twister' on.  :P

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General Software Discussion / UTP cable pin-outs confusion
« on: March 03, 2019, 11:03 AM »
Let me begin with two statements:
1 - There is no general hardware section in the DC forum, so I chose the next best general section.
2 - I make my own UTP cables, for almost 15 years already.

Google wasn't that helpful regarding my question. Most of the (CAT5e) cables I prepared in the beginning are still in use today. I know about TIA568A and B cable pin-out standards. My preference is B.

However, lately I see cables on different locations appear that use a different pin-out. All the pairs are next to each other, instead of switching cables from different pairs as the 568 standards suggest. These are definitely not cross-cables or straight cables either. I know about the differences between the CAT5e/CAT6/CAT7 cable categories, but I am not aware that this had implications on the cable pin-out.

Other forums tell me that this isn't the case, sites like this one tell me that this isn't the case, so now I am getting confused. There is not much necessary to accomplish that, I know. But still, can anyone here enlighten me about the subject or point me to documentation?


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Hardware in laptops is pretty set during the design period and in 99.9% of cases cannot be altered once production has started.

The hardware parts in the laptop have their physical limitations and some imposed by not willing or being able to get licensing right for certain functionality in the hardware parts. There is also expectation of the manufacturer. Most people don't have/want hardware support for the latest/greatest hardware, if that means that they have to pay (a lot) more for laptops. And as laptops prices are always a fight to the bottom, whatever the manufacturer can skimp on, they will.

2 TByte as max storage capacity means they can save quite some money on licensing/patents etc. On a general note: 10 TByte drives are more intended for use in desktops/servers, not laptops. Servers/desktops have more options to get rid of excessive heat. Something that laptops by definition have not. Besides that, 10 TByte storage in a laptop...never a good idea. Chances of data-loss or theft become way too high. And if you really have such huge files to process, you will be much more productive on a properly outfitted workstation than on any laptop.

As the forums say that you can use the drive, how do they mean that? The BIOS/UEFI hardware in your laptop may be limited to 2 TByte. So it may be the case that you cannot use all of the drive, or only have partitions on it that are limited to max 2 Tbyte. So regarding usability of 10 TByte drives in your Asus laptop, you better ask what is meant by being usable and if that fits with your expectations. Likely those are not matched.

Laptops, they are better than nothing....but not by much.


 
 

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All the Android phones I have had access to (ranging from Android 5.x to 8.x) all connected just fine through USB and appeared as drives in Windows explorer where I could copy stuff from and to the phone without any special software on the phone or Windows.

The folder structure in an Android phone takes a bit of getting used to, but isn't difficult. Those were phones from brands Huawei, Samsung, Kyocera and a vague Chinese brand name that I forgot.

So you do not need o get/install software on your phone or computer. I am sure that there are pieces of software that make it a bit easier, but you can easily do without. On a side note, I did activate developer mode (an Android feature) on each of the phones.

Any gathers a lot of garbage quickly when taking photos and doing a bit of WhatsApp. These folders are easy to find and their content is quickly transferred to your computer, where that data can be included in your backup routine. You could store those photos online and access these when you want to show them through your phone to someone.

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Living Room / Re: Is there any compact portable browser?
« on: February 25, 2019, 09:29 AM »
All browsers blow up in size, especially when you plan to use extensions.

Portable browsers often store (part of) their cache in a folder inside their main folder. So i would purge the cache first and see how much storage space is being cleared up.

If storage space is an essential requirement, disable cache entirely. But that will affect your browsing the internet. in lots of ways.

Buying a bigger HD or other storage device should not break the bank. In case of a hard disk in a laptop or desktop, you can pretty simple clone the old hard disk onto the new one.
Diverting cache folders onto a portable HD could be an option (if that portable HD remains connected).

And if another storage device isn't an option either, delete stuff from it that you don't need. Or move stuff that you haven't opened in 6 months or more onto a (marked) dedicated pendrive or portable HD.

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Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: February 24, 2019, 08:28 PM »
Finally found my next PC...

Spoiler
OverclockersUK is selling a gaming PC that costs almost as much as a Tesla Model 3: for $43,000, filthy rich enthusiasts get a tower that is actually two systems in one, comprising three NVIDIA Titan RTX GPUs, a liquid-cooled and overclocked 18C/36T Intel Core i9-7890XE and 8C/8T i9-9700K, 144GB of DDR4 RAM, eight 2TB Samsung SSDs, and a 2000W power supply.

link.



-cranioscopical (February 24, 2019, 07:29 AM)

Not even one i9 9900K CPU for that "kings ransom"? That price difference won't break the bank for the people wanting to purchase such a computer. Because with that amount of "horsepower" you want to game on it. Half of it already makes for a monster of a workstation for practically any task.

Heavier workloads should be run on purpose-built servers anyway.

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Who uses log anyway?
Yule find out one day...    ;)
-cranioscopical (February 16, 2019, 09:19 AM)
...and you'll get fired up!
You guys can stick those puns somewhere.


And then it ends up to be a match...

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Who uses log anyway?
Yule find out one day...    ;)
-cranioscopical (February 16, 2019, 09:19 AM)
...and you'll get fired up!

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