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  • Joey
    Joey
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    Hi Sarah,

    Is this an EXE or WAV file?

    I presume you tried to extract it per the instructions below?

    7-zip Archive Extraction

  • in reply to: Computer for sims 4 #1664
    Joey
    Joey
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    Sorry. That computer will not run the Sims 4 well.

  • in reply to: Hi #1663
    Joey
    Joey
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    Welcome 🙂

  • in reply to: Running FreeNAS on a USB stick #1605
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hi PC Genie. Here is what you need to do…

    Step 1 – Download FreeNAS to your PC http://freenas.org/download-freenas-release/
    Step 2 – Download UNetbootin to your PC https://unetbootin.github.io/
    Step 3 – Run UNetbootin. Select the “Diskimage” option. Follow the instructions you see on the UNetbootin page.
    **** From there, just plug in your USB drive into a PC that is turned off. Then power it up. The PC must be set to boot from a USB drive, or else it will always fail ****

    Please Note: Sometimes UNetbootin does not work with some operating systems like FreeNAS. If it does not work with the FreeNAS version you are using then switch to a different program that is similar to UNetbootin. Here are 2 different programs that do the same thing.
    http://live.learnfree.eu/en/
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

  • in reply to: Data monitor #1586
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hey Rojo,

    Have you tried further locking down your WiFi with the extra security setting that only accepts computers with the MAC addresses that you have specified? I forgo what this feature is called, “MAC Addressing” maybe?

    About the data monitor, what operating systems are you using on your computer? Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 have built in Internet data usage monitors. I am looking at mine on Windows 10 right now which even breaks down the exact data usage individual apps use.

    For Android and iOS, aren’t there various data meta apps?

  • in reply to: Looking to upgrade graphics card #1576
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hello,

    The best graphics card you can get for the $150 price range is the Radeon R7 370. It is a little faster than the R7 360 and you can get a good R7 370 like this one for $150 http://amzn.to/1O1PYqX
    That Gigabyte one is really well reviewed but if you have other brands you like feel free to research them and see how they compare.

    You will need a 500w minimum power supply for the R7 370. I looked up an R7 360 and it also said 500w or higher.

    If you upgrade to an R7 360 or 370 the new bottleneck will be the CPU. From there you would just need to save for a Phenom II X4. The fastest one your motherboard supports.

    Side Note: How high you can run play also depends on the specific game. An example is, a computer may be able to run The Sims 3 maxed out, but only be able to play The Witcher 3 at low graphic settings.

  • in reply to: Rooting phone #1575
    Joey
    Joey
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    My vacation was relaxed also. Played Tera, GTA V and Star Wars: Battlefront while trying out some craft beers I never tasted before.

    Ordinary people like you and me that have really good programming skills get the latest copy of Android from Google, then they craft it into their own special Android version and offer it to everyone for free. It’s not as flawless as you think though, even with the better versions there can be problems like current working features from your phone not working correctly. Before you root and get another version of Android look at the threads for your phone the the xda developers site. Checkout all the different Android flavors they offer, then look at all the feedback each ones gets.

  • in reply to: screen casting #1568
    Joey
    Joey
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    If it is a hacker, then yes, changing password and enabling Media Access Control (that’s the option where you have to input MAC addresses, right?) will lock it down tight.

  • in reply to: screen casting #1565
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hi Steve,

    Rojo gave good advice and instructions. I will add to it.

    This is exactly the type of thing I like to do to mess with family or friends. I screen cast to their TV and act like they are crazy or dumb when they ask me what is going on. I know, I am mean at times, lol.

    If it is not your family or friends messing with you, it may be an outside hacker. The network map tells you everyone that is currently on your network. So if they hack on your network and screen cast for a few seconds, then disconnect, by the time you check the network map they will not be listed.

    As for passwords, I too use WPA2-PSK [AES]. I always use the following characters in my password which secures it good…
    1. 2-4 lower case letters
    2. 2-4 capital letters
    3. 3-5 numbers
    4. 2-3 of the following, !@#$%^&*()

    If you use something simple like, “starwars2015” or “monkey12345” it can get guessed easily. One of my relatives used to have the name of his favorite football team as his password followed by the year he was born. Everyone that knows him knows he loves that team, so any of them could have hacked his WiFi easy, before I made him change it.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by Joey Joey.
  • in reply to: Rooting phone #1564
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hi Rojo!
    Hope your holiday vacation has been good.

    I see 3 main reasons why you would want to root your Android phone…
    1. You have a lot of preinstalled crapware/bloatware on your phone and can’t delete it unless you are rooted.
    2. You want to use 4G tethering on your phone but your carrier charges you extra for doing so. Rooting could bypass this and let you tether for free.
    3. There are cool Android apps in the Google Play store that you want to use. But they only work on rooted phones.
    I am sure I missed a few, but the top 3 are my main reason I have wanted to root any phone I have owned.

    If none of the 3 options I have listed interest you, it is not worth rooting your phone.

    I have rooted 3 phones in the past. I found the best phone-specific rooting guides at the xda forums. Here is a how-to rooting thread within a special forum dedicated to several Galaxy S4 models, including the AT&T version.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2283918
    The first 2 posters within that thread list different instructions. See which method is easier for you.

    Disclaimer: There is a small chance you will brick your phone (it will be useless) while rooting. Also if there is an AT&T S4 update you will not be able to download it when it is rooted, you must unroot your phone to install AT&T S4 updates. Last, this does not matter on your S4 since it is older, but rooting cancels phone manufacturer warranties.

  • in reply to: Not able to attach files in gmail or upload a video to Youtube #1559
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hi Ron,

    When I experience problems trying to upload anything, it is usually caused by 1 of 3 things… #1 the file I am trying to upload is too big, my Internet connection gets temporarily cut (causing the upload to fail) or an anti-virus, security, firewall or pop-up blocker software is causing the issue.

    Try this for testing purposes…
    Create a small Word or Text file with a few letters inside the file like, “test”, then save. Upload that super tiny file to Gmail. Then send it to someone or another email account you own.
    Does it upload? If Yes, try to upload a larger file. A larger file could be a pic you took on your cell phone or if your PC has a webcam on it. Take the pic on medium quality settings.

    Were you able to upload any of these files I mentioned during your testing?

  • in reply to: Can you overclock a AMD A4 – 5300 APU? #1558
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hello 🙂

    Yes. You can overclock an AMD A4–5300 APU.

    To overclock your CPU you would use AMD Overdrive. Here is a video that shows you what to do, step-by-step. Please Note: This video is not mine

    Be sure do use baby steps, overclock a little bit, use the stability test (as seen in the video) and test it out with a game or whatever else you plan to do on your PC and see if your PC overheats. Then you can go back and push it up a little more.

    WARNING / DISCLAIMER: Overclocking your CPU, GPU, RAM will increase the heat production from the part(s) you overclock. Overheating is the #1 reason PC parts die. There is a chance you will kill your AMD APU or whatever else you try to overclock. Nobody on this site, including myself is responsible if you kill your AMD APU or if it causes other problems like your computer will not boot properly and you can’t even get Windows to load. If you get any of these problems or some other issue I did not mention, you have to take it to a tech in your area so he can fix what you broke, which will probably cost between $250-$400 with parts and labor (It might even cost you more).

  • in reply to: Doom 3 loads but won't start on windows 7 sp1 #1553
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hello,

    Thanks for posting your specs.
    The problem is one or a combination of 3 things, Windows needs to be updated, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti needs the latest graphic drivers or Doom 3 needs to be updated.

    Perform all 3 steps before trying to play Doom 3 again…
    Update Windows 7 to the latest Windows updates, update everything.
    – If you are not sure how to properly update Windows 7, I created a tutorial with a how-to video that will show you how to do it: http://www.cleartechinfo.com/how-to-update-windows-7-microsoft-windows-update

    Update the GeForce GTX 750 Ti to the latest nVidia graphic driver update.
    – The latest update was just released last week. Get it from here: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/95553/en-us
    – After the latest drivers are installed, Restart your PC

    Update the Doom 3 game.
    – I am used to downloading and launching games via Steam or Origin launchers. Those auto-update your games, if not you can go into the settings to make sure they auto-update your games.
    – If Doom 3 is not connected to a launcher like Steam, please post where you got it from, if you don’t know how to update Doom 3

    Now that you finished all 3 tasks above, it is time to launch Doom 3. But this time launch Doom 3 a different way.
    – You need to find the file that launches Doom 3. It is probably named something like, “Doom3.exe” or “Doom3BFG.exe”
    – The file is probably in the “”C:\Program Files\Doom 3\’” or “C:\Program Files (x86)\ \Doom 3\” directory.
    – If you have Steam, The Doom 3 folder could be in a directory that looks like this: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common”

    Last Steps…
    – “Right-click” the “Doom3.exe” or “Doom3BFG.exe” file. You will get a quick pop-up menu.
    – Select “Run as Administrator”

    Note: Yes, I know you are already logged on to an Administrator account. But right-clicking, then selecting “Run as Administrator” is an additive measure to solve problems. It has solved games not launching on my own PC even though I have performed all the steps above with no luck.

  • in reply to: internet explorer #1551
    Joey
    Joey
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    From the new info you posted, I think I know what the problem is.
    You have at least one security suite, anti-virus, firewall, toolbar, ad-blocker or flash blocker installed. At least one of those programs or add-ons is causing the problems.

    How-To Lookup all Toolbars and Add-ons you have installed on Internet Explorer…
    1 – On Internet Explorer, go to “Tools” (on my screen all I see is this little cog wheel, I just click that)
    2 – Go down the pop-up menu and click “Manage add-ons”
    3 – One of those add-ons might be blocking parts of Flash related websites you go to, including the download link on the Adobe Flash Download page.
    4 – Disable whatever add-on you may think is the cause of the problems

    If there is not an add-on messing with your web browsing then it is firewall, anti-virus or security software on your computer. You need to check to see what you have, then go into the settings. Check what settings will make your software program less of an attack dog that kills everything that is Adobe Flash related.

  • in reply to: internet connection problem when trying to download #1548
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hi Anthony,

    This culprit to this problem is either, Windows 7, IE 11 or your Internet connection.

    If you are using a Wireless internet connection, just for testing purposes, plug your computer into the router via the standard Ethernet cable and attempt to download a program or file that previously failed. If it downloads without any problems then it is your wireless connection.

    If you are already wired into your router via an Ethernet cable, then install a new browser. Download and install Google Chrome from here: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/
    Last, use Chrome to download whatever programs or files previously failed.

    If you are using a wired Internet connection and Google Chrome, and still get downloading problems it could be 1 or a combination of the following…
    — Virus on your computer
    — Settings on your Firewall, Security and/or Virus software need to be changed
    — There is a problem with the specific websites you are trying to download from which is causing the errors. When I purchased the Adobe suite I got it from Amazon. They had a special downloader for it on Amazon that was fail proof. Even if someone pulled the Internet plug during the downloading process, when I got my Internet back up the download would continue from where it left off.

  • in reply to: internet explorer #1545
    Joey
    Joey
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    I have a few questions for you…
    – What home page are you talking about? Do you have a website? Or do you mean this website?
    – Does this only happen on Internet Explorer? Have you tried using Google Chrome to see if you get the same problem?

    Thanks.

  • in reply to: Video Playback Plug in Error 70 #1540
    Joey
    Joey
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    You are welcome Angela.

    I am not a DJ. I just took that pic at a mock DJ booth during EDC in Las Vegas.

  • in reply to: Video Playback Plug in Error 70 #1538
    Joey
    Joey
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    This is a tough one. I searched directly on the Microsoft site for an answer. Saw you and someone else ask about it there and the MS rep just gave a cut n paste of general diagnostics for any type of video related problem. One of the things the MS rep suggested (Clean Boot) could narrow down all the possibilities and point out what piece of software is causing all of these issues, well if it is general software and not directly related to a Windows 10 operating system bug.

    The directions that Microsoft listed on how to start the Clean Boot process did not include Windows 10. So here is how to perform a Clean Boot on the new Microsoft Windows 10…

    NOTE: This can pinpoint the source of the problem but it can be very time consuming.

    Step 1 – While logged into Windows 10, press and Hold Down the on your keyboard, then immediately tap the key on your keyboard. A “Run” dialogue box will pop up.

    Step 2 – Type inside of the Run Dialogue Box, “msconfig”. This will pop up the System Configuration window.

    Step 3 – Click on the Services tab. Click the check box that says, “Hide all Microsoft services” (make sure this checkbox is checked). Then near the bottom-right side click the button that says, “Disable All”.

    Step 4 – Click on the Startup tab. Then click the “Open Task Manager” text link.

    *** From here there are 2 routes you can go. Step 5a is the option to take if you have a general idea which apps or processes are causing the problem. Step 5b is the option to go if you have no idea. ***

    Step 5a – Scroll up and down through the list. Select the apps or processes that you think could be causing your problem. Then click the “Disable” button on the lower-right(do this 1 by 1, not as a whole).

    Step 5b – If you don’t have a clue as to what the root of the problem is then go to each individual process and Disable it. Click the button on the lower right that says, “Disable”.

    Step 6 – Click the “OK” button at the bottom. Then restart your computer the same way you would normally do so.
    Btw, you can follow Microsoft’s guide on doing this with pictures included here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135 Refer to the “Windows 8.1 and Windows 8” instructions starting from Step 3 (Ignore step 1 and 2.)

    When the computer is restarting, see if you get the same, “Video Playback Plug in Error 70” error.
    • If you get the same error, it might be a Windows 10 bug
    • If the error disappeared, then one of the apps/programs you temporarily disabled is the culprit
    If you did not get that error message, then open up the task manager again (Step 1,2 & 4 above tell you how to do this). This time you are going to ENABLE 1 of apps/programs, then click on the “OK” button and Restart again.
    • Did the problem come back? Yes, then the apps/program you enabled is the source. Post back here and we can go from there.
    • If you restarted and still error free, then the program you enabled is not the problem. You must repeat the Enable process again until you find the problem.

  • in reply to: Video Playback Plug in Error 70 #1536
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hi Angela,

    I assume this problem started when you updated to Windows 10? I see you already updated to the latest version of RealPlayer and Adobe Flash, since those 2 things would be on my list of possible fixes.

    Try updating to the latest Intel HD graphic drivers for your Dell 15R laptop. The exact graphics card model you have is the Intel HD 4400. Here is a link from the Intel site with the latest graphic drivers, which were released less than a week ago.
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25308/Intel-Iris-Iris-Pro-and-HD-Graphics-Driver-for-4th-Gen-Windows-10-64bit
    There are 2 links. Download the first one, closer to the top of the page. Once you download it, go to your download folder on your computer and start up the file. After the graphics card is updated, restart your computer so it could take full effect.

    Tip For Anyone Needing to Update Drivers: Only download and install drivers from legit sites. Just a few examples of trusted sites are the ones from Intel, Dell, HP, nVidia, AMD, Razor, Logitech, Microsoft, Apple and VIA. Never go to smaller sites you are not familiar with to download drivers, they may contain viruses.

  • Joey
    Joey
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    A YouTube user asks this QUESTION…
    What is your pvp and pve crystals setup please ?

    ANSWER:
    Below is my Crystal / Niveot / Vyrsk / Zyrk Setup for PvP and PvE. If I missed something, please speak up. My writings are not always perfect :-p so please correct any mistakes I make.

    ******************** DPS CRYSTALS ********************
    _____Corsair’s Stronghold, Gridiron & Open World PvP CRYSTALS_____
    WEAPON:
    Fine Savage Niveot
    Fine Cruel Niveot
    Fine Forceful Niveot
    Fine Swift Niveot (can be switched out with Carving)

    ACCESSORIES:
    x4 Fine Griefing Zyrk (can be switched out with x4 Indomitable Zyrk)

    CHEST:
    x3 Fine Relentless Niveot
    Fine Resolute Niveot

    _____Champion’s Skyring PvP CRYSTALS_____
    Fine Salivating Niveot
    Fine Savage Niveot
    Fine Cruel Niveot
    Fine Forceful Niveot

    x4 Fine Griefing Zyrk (can be switched out with x4 Indomitable Zyrk)

    x2 Fine Relentless Niveot
    Fine Resolute Niveot
    Fine Grieving Niveot

    _____Corsair’s Stronghold CRYSTALS – FRONT HITTING GATES & ANCHORSTONE_____
    x4 Fine Pounding Niveot (you can switch 1 out for Fine Carving Niveot)

    x4 Fine Carving / Powerful Niveot

    x3 Fine Relentless Niveot
    Fine Resolute Niveot

    _____Corsair’s Stronghold CRYSTALS – BACK CRITTING GATES & ANCHORSTONE_____
    Fine Bitter Niveot
    Fine Forceful Niveot
    Fine Savage Niveot
    Fine Carving Niveot

    x4 Fine Carving

    x3 Fine Relentless Niveot
    Fine Resolute Niveot

    _____PvE DUNGEON CRYSTALS_____
    Fine Bitter Niveot
    Fine Focused Niveot
    Fine Savage Niveot
    Fine Pounding Niveot (can be switched out with Carving)

    x4 Fine Carving / Powerful Vyrsk (Carving for most DPS classes, Powerful for my Gunner)

    x4 Fine Hardy Niveot

    ******************** HEALER CRYSTALS ********************
    _____Corsair’s Stronghold, Gridiron & Open World PvP CRYSTALS_____
    x2 Fine Brilliant Niveot
    Fine Carving Niveot (Can be switched out with another Fine Brilliant or Fine Grieving Niveot)
    Fine Swift Niveot

    x4 Pristine Indomitable Zyrk (can be switched out with x4 Fine Swift Zyrk for faster spell casting)

    x3 Fine Relentless Niveot (1 Can be switched out for Fine Fleetfoot Niveot)
    Fine Resolute Niveot

    _____Champion’s Skyring PvP CRYSTALS_____
    x3 Fine Brilliant Niveot (1 Can be switched out with Fine Grieving Niveot)
    Fine Swift Niveot

    x4 Pristine Indomitable Zyrk (can be switched out with x4 Fine Swift Zyrk for faster spell casting)

    x2 Fine Relentless Niveot (1 Can be switched out for Fine Fleetfoot Niveot)
    Fine Resolute Niveot
    Fine Grieving Niveot

    _____PvE DUNGEON CRYSTALS_____
    x2 Fine Brilliant Niveot
    Fine Carving Niveot (Can be switched out with another Fine Brilliant Niveot)
    Fine Swift Niveot

    x4 Fine Swift Zyrk (can be switched out with x4 Grounding Vyrsk)

    x4 Fine Hardy Niveot

    • This reply was modified 5 years ago by Joey Joey.
  • in reply to: Start-up programs #1531
    Joey
    Joey
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    I am assuming your laptop has 2 video cards in it, Intel and ATI? If so, don’t mess with any of the Intel graphic start up stuff, since 1 of them may be in charge of switching graphics cards when you play games like Tera. If you don’t have 2 graphic cards, then disable everything that has to do with graphics.

    “Program” “NCUPdateHelper.exe” – During the lifetimeof this laptop, have you installed Aion, Lineage II, Wildstar or Guild Wars 2? That is associated with at least one of the games I mentioned. If you no longer play that game you may disable it.

  • in reply to: Start-up programs #1527
    Joey
    Joey
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    I have a question for you, how do you disable programs from starting up on their own? Do you use the Run Command “MSConfig” OR do you use some sort of 3rd party software like CCleaner?

  • in reply to: Start-up programs #1526
    Joey
    Joey
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    Hi Rojo!

    Here is what to Disable…

    Raptr Desktop App – When you need to use this, just open it up.

    Catalyst Control Center – Just right-click an empty space on your desktop for an option on ATI graphics if you need to mess with the Catalyst Control Center.

    HP Message Service – This reminds you to go buy stuff from them. It is adware.

    brs (Cyberlink) – I assume this is a video player? I see no reason for anything from Cyberlink to be always on.

    Delayed AppStarter.exe – It helps you get connected to a Wireless router when you first setup your laptop. Also, I know you know more than enough about PCs to take the extra 4 seconds to go into your network settings and open it up if you ever want to connect to a new wireless. You don’t need this at all.

    I am not sure about these. So keep them until you find out exactly what they do.

    Persistence Module (Intel)

    hkcmd (Intel)

    I skipped over stuff I see you already disabled. No need to go into those individually, I agree with your choice to disable them.

  • in reply to: Checking system #1524
    Joey
    Joey
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    When I joined there was no such thing as a phone app for this site. Now I see that is they main way you sign up. But I found a workaround. You can sign in with a Twitter account. I created a separate Twitter account for these kinds of purposes that I only use to sign up for sights. You can do the same. Click on Sign In, then go to the Twitter option.

  • Joey
    Joey
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    Thank you for the feedback. Glad it helped 🙂

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