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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

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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 #6180 on: July 07, 2023, 06:20:56 PM »
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6181 on: July 13, 2023, 08:20:26 AM »
I have an Hotmail account. I just noticed that I can't see any email older than 8 months. I have not set up any auto-archive rule or anything of the sort.
How do I find older emails?

I'm doing my taxes and all my receipts for 2022 are in that Hotmail  :'(

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6182 on: July 31, 2023, 12:31:45 AM »
I have 2 monitors a P2722H and SE2717H
P2722H supports Dell Display manager 2.1
while SE2717H only supports 1.56
so I'm wondering can I install both or only the older one? how does it work is it on the computer or monitor?

https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=vw7ky&oscode=wt64a&productcode=dell-display-manager-2.0
https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=m33cg&oscode=wt64a&productcode=dell-se2717h-monitor

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6183 on: August 02, 2023, 01:56:26 AM »
Recently my pc is working slow. Tried cleaning cookies and caches, Updating drivers , system updates.  But it doesnt help that much. My system config isn't bad either. Any idea how to fix this?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6184 on: August 02, 2023, 02:45:20 AM »
Recently my pc is working slow. Tried cleaning cookies and caches, Updating drivers , system updates.  But it doesnt help that much. My system config isn't bad either. Any idea how to fix this?
What's your drive storage looking like?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6185 on: August 02, 2023, 05:38:13 AM »
Recently my pc is working slow. Tried cleaning cookies and caches, Updating drivers , system updates.  But it doesnt help that much. My system config isn't bad either. Any idea how to fix this?
Go to task manager (press ctrl+shft+esc) and see what is slowing you down. Check the performance tab. Is it the CPU, the RAM, or the Hard Drive (or the internet)? The way you tell what is slowing you down is see which one is at 90-100%

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« Reply #6186 on: August 02, 2023, 11:31:10 AM »
Go to task manager (press ctrl+shft+esc) and see what is slowing you down. Check the performance tab. Is it the CPU, the RAM, or the Hard Drive (or the internet)? The way you tell what is slowing you down is see which one is at 90-100%
Can blame the RAM at 65% already (unless you have 16GB+).
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6187 on: August 03, 2023, 12:54:10 AM »
Can blame the RAM at 65% already (unless you have 16GB+).
I have 16 gigs of ram, it doesn't generally cross more than 50% .

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6188 on: August 03, 2023, 12:55:34 AM »
What's your drive storage looking like?
Well, my c drive is at like 18 GB storage.  Rest I have plenty. Is it better to reinstall os once?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6189 on: August 03, 2023, 03:28:08 AM »
Well, my c drive is at like 18 GB storage.  Rest I have plenty. Is it better to reinstall os once?
If it is a sudden change, the nuclear option of "reinstall Windows" should work. But if it will be a pain to reinstall programs, you are better off trying other things first. Did you check the task manager for processor utilization and drive utilization?
If either of those are high use, you should sort the list of programs by utilization and see what is working so hard. It could be a virus or a new program that is hard on the computer.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6190 on: August 03, 2023, 07:08:51 AM »
Well, my c drive is at like 18 GB storage.  Rest I have plenty. Is it better to reinstall os once?
Assuming you mean 18GB free, that could be your problem. Generally your OS is on the C drive and should therefore be left half empty give it space for system files. Reinstalling can obviously work as well.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6191 on: August 04, 2023, 05:40:45 AM »
Assuming you mean 18GB free, that could be your problem. Generally your OS is on the C drive and should therefore be left half empty give it space for system files. Reinstalling can obviously work as well.
I did clean my C drive. And found some malware. Those aren't detectable in a Normal virus scan with Avast. Tried using malware bytes and it worked. Anyway thanks for the help guys

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6192 on: August 04, 2023, 10:25:21 AM »
I did clean my C drive. And found some malware. Those aren't detectable in a Normal virus scan with Avast. Tried using malware bytes and it worked. Anyway thanks for the help guys
Wow! Can't believe i didnt think of that first. I always install malwarebytes free version on every computer that i work on...
Thanks for letting us know that it worked out!

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« Reply #6193 on: August 04, 2023, 10:33:00 AM »
Wow! Can't believe i didnt think of that first. I always install malwarebytes free version on every computer that i work on...
Thanks for letting us know that it worked out!
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6194 on: August 07, 2023, 07:49:14 PM »
If I'm on public wifi and want to access my email (have to type in my password) and use chrome remote desktop to access a different computer. Is using a VPN good enough security?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6195 on: August 07, 2023, 07:54:16 PM »
If I'm on public wifi and want to access my email (have to type in my password) and use chrome remote desktop to access a different computer. Is using a VPN good enough security?
I believe best is to VPN to your own network
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6196 on: August 07, 2023, 07:59:02 PM »
I believe best is to VPN to your own network
I've never done that before. Im currently traveling so I don't have access to the computer I want to connect to. I might be able to connect to it via my phone but obviously I can't work like that too well

Is it still possible to do that and is it easyish to do?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6197 on: August 07, 2023, 08:07:53 PM »
I'm trying out Samsung DeX now. Not the best solution but should work for now. I'm open to any suggestions or advice.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6198 on: August 07, 2023, 08:10:09 PM »
A trustworthy VPN should be fine as well
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« Reply #6199 on: August 07, 2023, 10:51:59 PM »
I'm trying out Samsung DeX now. Not the best solution but should work for now. I'm open to any suggestions or advice.
Actually I'm quite surprised how it worked out. Was better than I expected. I used the Chrome Remote Desktop app and it worked quite well. The keyboard shortcuts went through just fine. I did notice the caps lock can be reversed if it gets disconnected mid session.
 
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