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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5310 on: March 07, 2020, 11:11:41 PM »
Wich one did you end up going with?
Sceptra.
 But i'm so not used to using such a big screen while i need to go back and forth with my head.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5311 on: March 08, 2020, 12:26:53 AM »
What do you mean by your windows screen?
Sorry, Windows computer.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5312 on: March 08, 2020, 12:37:13 AM »
Sorry, Windows computer.
Depends what you want to be bigger. If everything, change the display resolution. If you want the desktop icons to be bigger you can control-scroll to adjust them. Same for web browsers, ms office....
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5313 on: March 08, 2020, 12:37:58 AM »
Depends what you want to be bigger. If everything, change the display resolution. If you want the desktop icons to be bigger you can control-scroll to adjust them. Same for web browsers, ms office....
Thanks
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5314 on: March 08, 2020, 01:38:45 PM »
Thanks
You're welcome! The fastest way to get to those settings is to right click on the desktop (not on an icon, just on the empty space) and click Display.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5315 on: March 08, 2020, 04:10:46 PM »
It depends on what you want to be bigger. If everything, change the display resolution. If you want the desktop icons to be bigger you can control-scroll to adjust them. Same for web browsers, ms office...
Resolution? I think rather change the zoom:

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5316 on: March 08, 2020, 05:08:38 PM »
Resolution? I think rather change the zoom:
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Changing resolution can make it grainy

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5317 on: March 09, 2020, 04:39:11 AM »
Check to see how much RAM it actually says you have in task manager.

Not sure how to do that.  Did you mean check system in control panel?  There it says 16gb.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5318 on: March 09, 2020, 02:02:37 PM »
Not sure how to do that.  Did you mean check system in control panel?  There it says 16gb.
Click CTRL + ALT + DEL and it will pull you to the task manager and from there click on the ram usage.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5319 on: March 09, 2020, 02:33:46 PM »
Click CTRL + ALT + DEL and it will pull you to the task manager and from there click on the ram usage.

I know how to open task manager.  WIN-X T is actually quicker. @ziv716 was suggesting I see how much RAM I have in Task Manager.

My original question was that the RAM usage percentage in Task Manager does not seem to fit with the detailed usage listed below it, not by a long shot.
I have a Dell laptop that I recently added 8gb ram to for a total of 16gb.  In Task Manager it is showing 71% memory usage  but when I add up all the individual processes usage I get about 6gb.  What's going on?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5320 on: March 09, 2020, 05:23:32 PM »
    Im currently using a family members computer, it's slow like a turtle, takes 10 minutes to start up, what should I look for or can be the cause for this problem?

   And even when the computer is on, it's working really slow, 5 minutes to open a browser.
  Thought maybe the computer is jammed with storage or something to that effect but it shows there's 1.7TB free of 1.8TB.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5321 on: March 09, 2020, 05:36:42 PM »
Open task manager and see if the ram is maxed out? Or CPU for that matter.
Also if you hear clicking or grinding noises that could be the hard drive dying, so I'd rush to back everything up (either way backing up is always a good idea)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5322 on: March 09, 2020, 05:41:08 PM »
Open task manager and see if the ram is maxed out? Or CPU for that matter.
Also if you hear clicking or grinding noises that could be the hard drive dying, so I'd rush to back everything up (either way backing up is always a good idea)
What's this Java auto updater that keeps on popping up?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5323 on: March 09, 2020, 05:45:16 PM »
What's this Java auto updater that keeps on popping up?
Probably not necessary, if it was my computer I'd uninstall it. (There are probably lots of other things to uninstall but if it's not your computer...??)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5324 on: March 09, 2020, 05:47:35 PM »
Probably not necessary, if it was my computer I'd uninstall it. (There are probably lots of other things to uninstall but if it's not your computer...??)
It's a relative, doesn't know the first thing about computers, if I knew what I can uninstall I would.
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