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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3990 on: March 27, 2017, 10:03:18 PM »
Is it fair to say that a i5 desktop will work just as fast as a i7 laptop?
No, an i5 desktop will work faster than an i7 laptop
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3991 on: March 27, 2017, 10:18:17 PM »
It wasn't a BSOD (given that it was set to produce dump files and there weren't any.) He meant to the blue screen with repair options that show up after some crashes.

Somehow it seemed to have happened by a Windows Update for the Intel Display Driver. Each time that tried to install it just went off. So I used the Microsoft Troubleshoot tool to hide that update. Seems all good so far.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3992 on: March 27, 2017, 10:19:30 PM »
Why do I have many word documents (which I created, and aren't open elsewhere) randomly open as read only?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3993 on: March 27, 2017, 10:38:52 PM »
Why do I have many word documents (which I created, and aren't open elsewhere) randomly open as read only?
When it happens you should look with Unlocker or Process Explorer what has that file open.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3994 on: March 27, 2017, 10:40:43 PM »
When it happens you should look with Unlocker or Process Explorer what has that file open.
How do I do that?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3996 on: March 27, 2017, 10:54:27 PM »
http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/
But while installing watch out! becuase it tries to trick you to install other badware. Click advance install and deny/refuse any offer.


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3998 on: March 28, 2017, 09:11:14 AM »
http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/

But while installing watch out! becuase it tries to trick you to install other badware. Click advance install and deny/refuse any offer.

I never heard of this and went to check it out and was greeted by this from chrome:

If it's not free shipping it's not worth it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3999 on: March 28, 2017, 09:13:03 AM »
Anyone have this issue? I'm running Windows 10. Using Office and have Outlook 2007. This has been a problem for a while and frustrating. I got rid of add ons as recommended. What happens is, on occasion, many of them, if I delete a message it hangs for quite a while. Not always, but often enough. I get it less often when I click on a message to see what it says in the bottom box. Sometimes it says not responding, but eventually does. No rhyme or reason. Anyone else get this?
Are you using POP or IMAP? I used to have lots of trouble with IMAP and Outlook 2007, probably because my gmail account was too big.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4000 on: March 28, 2017, 09:15:58 AM »
I never heard of this and went to check it out and was greeted by this from chrome:


That's because of the site it's on, not necessarily this software. You can download it from here http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/unlocker.html

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4001 on: March 28, 2017, 10:44:08 AM »
Are you using POP or IMAP? I used to have lots of trouble with IMAP and Outlook 2007, probably because my gmail account was too big.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4002 on: March 28, 2017, 10:45:20 AM »
Are you using POP or IMAP? I used to have lots of trouble with IMAP and Outlook 2007, probably because my gmail account was too big.
Another thing. When I delete my first email it gives me that problem of hanging. Often if I delete emails right after that they delete quickly. Replies to emails also hang.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4003 on: March 28, 2017, 03:31:57 PM »
When it happens you should look with Unlocker or Process Explorer what has that file open.
I use this now:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/opened_files_view.html
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4004 on: March 31, 2017, 08:18:58 AM »
Is it a big deal to install another or a dual graphics card? (desktop)
If I'm buying another graphics card what should I look for?
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