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  1. I use it on a Windows 7 laptop and I haven't noticed anything functioning differently. If I remember correctly, the ALSR and SEHOP technologies do not work in Windows XP so it may be of limited use on an XP machine.
  2. How expensive is gas compared to electricity where you live? Where I live electricity prices have risen by ~20% over the past year.
  3. So do you live in a trailer in a field somwhere? Also, gas is more efficient than electric.
  4. You want to untick "Network Passwords" which is under the "Windows Explorer" section. That will remedy your problem.
  5. I hope you don't mean this. http://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-back-120120/
  6. It shouldn't do. Wipe free space will overwrite free space so that the data is unrecoverable since shift-del or deleting via the Recycle Bin only removes the reference to the data but the data will still persist until overwritten. Defrag free space just tries to rearrange the hard drive so you just have one big block of free space. Since you're not changing any performance parameters the two should not have any bearing on the other.
  7. Hmmm from reading Aethec's second post it would appear that you cannot use .net 4 to run applications built with .net 1.1, 2, 3, 3.5. However, according to Microsoft, .net framework 4 is backwards compatible although the compatibility will vary depending on how the application was coded. You might also be interested to know that there is a .net 3.5 client profile if hard drive space is a factor. So if you really don't want the previous versions of .net framework uninstall them and just see how everything goes. Like Winapp2.ini said you can always re-install them or you restore from a recent image if you have one. MSDN: http://msdn.microsof...y/ff602939.aspx Wiki: https://en.wikipedia...T_Framework_3.5
  8. Opera, Safari, Maxthon, any of the other Chromium distributions.
  9. This is impossible, sadly. There are two major things in .NET: Libraries and the Common Language Runtime, or CLR. The CLR is responsible for transforming CIL code (the code in which all .NET language are compiled) into native code. Libraries contain methods to do things, and are compiled for a specific CLR version. .NET 3.0, 3.5 and 3.5 SP1 only added libraries - huge updates (WPF made its appearance in .NET 3.0) but they were compiled for version 2 of the CLR, and thus the CLR itself remained unchanged. Which is why installing .NET 3.5 SP1 installs .NET 2, 3 and 3.5 too. .NET 4 has not only new libraries, but also a new CLR version, which means all software compiled for previous .NET versions will not work on it (the opposite is true, too; a .NET 2 program cannot run on .NET 4). Thus, it does not install previous .NET versions since they are not needed. A nice touch in .NET 4 is that the "Client Profile" is exactly that - a client profile, containing all basic libraries. If you need more, you just have to install the Extended Profile. In .NET 3.5 SP1, the Client Profile was a huge mess - you couldn't install anything on top of it to get the full .NET framework, which made it useless.
  10. If you want a portable version of Google Chrome you can go to portableapps.com and download the relevant version. Also, Chromium does lack the integrated Flash player and sandboxed PDF viewer in Chrome. But it's not really an everyday browser; it's akin to downloading Firefox nightlies. Since a lot of the changes introduced haven't been tested a lot of bugs won't have been ironed out meaning that you can expect more crashes and instability.
  11. Have you tried the "optimize" function to reduce your hosts file size?
  12. I don't think so, maybe "Network passwords" will do what you want but UAH normally just wipes my start menu recent programs list.
  13. Can't you already do this already? CCleaner>Options>Settings>Secure Deletion>Enable "Secure file deletion". Or did I misconstrue your post?
  14. The reason it takes so long is probably because a) your temporary files folder is big, or it has a lot of files in it. You should check what is in C:\Documents and Settings\[Profile]\Local Settings\Temp and C:\Windows\Temp and delete files that have no use (e.g. install files that you have already installed). I don't have the option to only delete temp files that haven't been used in the last 48 hours enabled but have never found there to be an issue when deleting the contents of my temp folder using CCleaner.
  15. So from the website Hazelnut linked I would take the 2.3 GHz in my example to refer to the overall processor clock speed. Correct inference? Anyway, this thread was prompted by another recent one and the following statement: followed by a reply from the OP Is the latter comment correct? From what I inferred it seems incorrect. @login123: When I click on the link to the forum thread you linked it returns to this one, is that supposed to happen?
  16. When looking at multi-core processors what does the clock speed refer to (e.g. Intel? Core? i7-2820QM processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.40 GHz)? Does it refer to the overall processor's clock speed or just the individual clock speed for each core?
  17. The "portable.dat" file greys out the boot time defrag option. If you delete it you may be able to use the feature but I would just download the installer and untick everything except for Defraggler.
  18. Defraggler doesn't give you more space it just defragments your files (makes your files into one contiguous piece instead of parts of one file being scattered around multiple locations). Are you using the computer while you defrag?
  19. If you use the Winapp2.ini made by the community here, it will clear the recent files but also set VLC back to default. Winapp2.ini: http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=32310
  20. At OP, honestly I would just run SFC. I run SP3 and SFC has never caused any problems with regards to overwriting updates. And even if they did I could just install them again from Windows Updates.
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