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Old 12-05-2010, 00:28   #61
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Re: Time to Spring Clean

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In control panel look for Real HD Audio Manager

Open it

Pull out a speaker plug, then plug it back in.

A pop-up should ask you what you just plugged in.

Click the right option.
are u refering to the analog popup or the speech bubble, if the analog popup does not pop up then it wont work, ive got it to work now but it doesnt resolve the problem as it made no sense as to why it stopped working!
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Did you have any drivers for the monitor installed before you re installed Windows?
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Old 16-05-2010, 13:44   #63
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Did you have any drivers for the monitor installed before you re installed Windows?
yes, and i dont even need them, it all works now, i havent even installed the realtek drivers and its doing what i want, ha ha, so much for all the tech guys!
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Re: Time to Spring Clean

Being a perfectionist, I wish I could decide how to organise my information (documents, emails, contacts etc) in a rational way like forks in the cutlery drawer etc. I used to try files within folders within folders within folders ... but so many items overlap. I would have the same document in more than one place without realising it, leading to confusion if one was changed. Tagging appeals, but difficult on my new mac. What do other people do?
Vista seemed to offer a "brantub" solution: put them anywhere and use "search" to fish for them - but too much bycatch.
any suggestions?
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:50   #65
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Re: Time to Spring Clean

A computer can be given a quick once-over with a vacuum or dust cloth but it's a good idea to give it a more thorough cleaning occasionally.
To clean a monitor, first unplug the power supply, then lightly dampen a clean, soft, lint-free cloth with water. Wipe the screen gently with a back-and forth motion. Wipe the display case with a non-abrasive, soft, dry cloth to pick up dust.
To clean the keyboard, turn it upside down over a wastebasket and give it a good shake. Then vacuum it with your brush attachment. To clean the keys, rub them and the surrounding with a microfibre cloth.
You can also use a can of compressed air available at camera shops.
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Old 29-09-2011, 10:11   #67
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Re: Time to Spring Clean

Yuk! I vividly remember opening up a Shuttle PC from a friend who has exczema. That was pretty nasty inside: Aquavac and gloves time.
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I just did some cleaning of my registry a few days ago.....

I cleared all "Excel","lotus" and "JET" (microsoft jet) keys as i dont have any of the 3..

The reg shrunk by @ least 20k!!

I often do cleaning like this if i find something in the reg i know i dont have as every little bit helps
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Old 05-10-2011, 13:21   #69
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I just did some cleaning of my registry a few days ago.....

I cleared all "Excel","lotus" and "JET" (microsoft jet) keys as i dont have any of the 3..

The reg shrunk by @ least 20k!!

I often do cleaning like this if i find something in the reg i know i dont have as every little bit helps
Certainly does, every time you launch an app it has to scan/decode the registry to find it's settings, the bigger that set of files gets the slower is the launch.

It's the main reason why a fresh install runs so quick even on old hardware. If you don't or rarely use something then uninstall it at least.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:06   #70
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Cant stand all the ppl that sit there and try to tell you "IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE" and when they say that i give them this comparison..

Is your sock drawer MESSY or NICE AND NEAT?? (If its messy your not gonna find things as fast)

Tonight i just cleared 1 "yahoo!" entry from 'DEFAULT LDAP ACCOUNT'

A few years ago i had a program (Something to do with Gnome (Gnomemeeting i believe)) and that created the entry,i looked it up as i had forgotton and when i saw "GNOME" i knew what it was and removed it
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:04   #71
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The registry does not need scanning everytime you open an app at all because the app has settings in it that places registry entries in specific keys you do not need to scan for something when you already know where it is do you

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Just for point of refference here is a quote from Mark Russinovich Co Founder of Winternals and Sysinternals when asked the question, Do I need registry cleaner?

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No, even if the registry was massively bloated there would be little impact on the performance of anything other than exhaustive searches (ed. of the registry itself).
On Win2K Terminal Server systems, however, there is a limit on the total amount of Registry data that can be loaded and so large profile hives can limit the number of users that can be logged on simultaneously.
I haven’t and never will implement a Registry cleaner since it’s of little practical use on anything other than Win2K terminal servers and developing one that’s both safe and effective requires a huge amount of application-specific knowledge.
source http://www.whatthetech.com/2007/11/2...istry-cleaner/

Below is a link to some information from a guy who had an 18 year career as a programmer with Microsoft

http://ask-leo.com/whats_the_best_registry_cleaner.html

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I rarely use a registry cleaner. In fact, I've never actually felt that I've needed to use a registry cleaner. And I definitely install and play with random things on my machine on a regular basis.


Admitedly its dated but the registry is still the registry, I find it hard to find any technical website that actually endorses Reg scans
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Well i dont care what anyone says OFFICIALLY,i usually always notice an increase in performance after cleaning excess stuff from the reg so im my opinion THEY EITHER DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT OR ARE MISLEADING PEOPLE (Thinking they will hurt thier computer so its better telling them its not needed)
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I think it also depends upon the application, when I originally put the OS on this computer and then Office 2000. Word would launch in about 1 second, now a few years and lots of applications later it now takes 10 seconds plus. This has to be inefficient registry scanning by Word to find it's components.

By contrast self contained apps, often written in GPL, make little or no use of the registry and their launch times are unaffected.

IIRC the latest versions of Windows now makes much less use of registry entries in favour of config files with the app in it's own directory. Going back to the original .ini files.
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Re: Time to Spring Clean

Calm down dear, it's only a placebo effect

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Well i dont care what anyone says OFFICIALLY,i usually always notice an increase in performance after cleaning excess stuff from the reg so im my opinion THEY EITHER DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT OR ARE MISLEADING PEOPLE (Thinking they will hurt thier computer so its better telling them its not needed)
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I think it also depends upon the application, when I originally put the OS on this computer and then Office 2000. Word would launch in about 1 second, now a few years and lots of applications later it now takes 10 seconds plus. This has to be inefficient registry scanning by Word to find it's components.

By contrast self contained apps, often written in GPL, make little or no use of the registry and their launch times are unaffected.

IIRC the latest versions of Windows now makes much less use of registry entries in favour of config files with the app in it's own directory. Going back to the original .ini files.
fragmented hard drive, bloated running processes,bloated temp files cache files and precached files, higher impacted page file. All other reasons a pc slows after time which all would be more likely to effect the opening of an application than reading the registry entires off a tiny database file

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Well i dont care what anyone says OFFICIALLY,i usually always notice an increase in performance after cleaning excess stuff from the reg so im my opinion THEY EITHER DONT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT OR ARE MISLEADING PEOPLE (Thinking they will hurt thier computer so its better telling them its not needed)
yeah the 2 guys who I quoted really look like they may not know what they are talking about lmao
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