windows

  1. JQuintana

    Beginners Animation software for Windows Surface Pro 6?

    Does anyone know if there are any decent but beginner friendly animation/drawing software out there that would work with the Surface Pro 6 that don't cost $200+ to download? My youngest would like to test the waters of animating things on the Surface but I can't seem to find anything at a...
  2. Ron1973

    Replacement for Windows Media Player (Win 7)

    I might have asked before, but I'm going to shoot at it again. I'm looking for something (has to be free) that's comparable to Windows Media Player. I'm not interested in doing videos; I rarely use my computer for that. I need it for music as I have probably close to 40,000 songs on here. I want...
  3. John Dirk

    Does Netflix Really Support Atmos With Windows 10 App

    To avoid further derailing of the "Looking for a Reliable Inexpensive Blu Ray Player" thread I figured I would branch off here. I've been trying [without much success] to get Atmos content to play via my Windows 10 HTPC for awhile now. I have the latest build and everything in my playback...
  4. Carlo Medina

    Well...I'm back to Windows for gaming...and I bought a pre-built from Best Buy!

    In 2006, when Apple switched to Intel CPUs, I began my move to the Apple ecosystem. Several Macbook Pros and iPhones later, I'm still neck deep in it. However I wanted a desktop PC. The current crop of Mac desktops are aging, and honestly, I wanted to see if I could try my hand at PC gaming...
  5. Jake Lipson

    Widows (2018)

    Title: Widows (2018) Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller Director: Steve McQueen Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson, Garret Dillahunt, Carrie Coon, Jacki Weaver, Molly Kunz...
  6. Ron1973

    Windows Media Player won't open

    It's been happening on and off for ages, but it's decided to go crazy tonight. I rebooted my computer, opened up Media Player, and it won't even show me half of my music. I close it down and it won't reopen. I rebooted and it does the same thing again. No matter how many times I click the icon...
  7. Ron1973

    Windows 7 restore w/o password or boot disk (ignore-got it working)

    My son left his computer when he graduated last year, a nice Windows 7 machine I'd like to sell locally. He has it password protected, and I can't even get in to restore it without his password. I hit F8, go to repair, and it prompts for password. I don't have a Win 7 CD to restore from either...
  8. Dennis Nicholls

    Windows / MacOS fixes for Meltdown and Spectre (Intel kernel flaws)

    There's a bug found in the Intel processors that permits non-privileged programs access to kernel memory. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3245606/security/intel-x86-cpu-kernel-bug-faq-how-it-affects-pc-mac.html https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ This is a HW...
  9. H

    Blacking out windows

    I have a Home Theater with a 75" TV mounted between 2 windows. My problem is that there is virtually no room to mount anything inside the frame (see photo) and I do not want to use something that will cover or block the coved oak trim. Anyone have a good solution as to how I can solve this...
  10. Ron1973

    Did the latest Windows update wipe out anybody else?

    I woke up about 3AM with a screen I've never laid eyes on before telling me my computer would not restart. I let it check the computer twice; it kept giving the same message. It then came up with the standard options of System Restore, Command Prompt, Image Recovery, etc. I tried twice with...
  11. B

    Windows Full Ranged Speaker

    So I have a very unique temporary setup for my home theater. I currently run all my movies off of my computer (which performs all of the receiver's tasks). Before anyone tells me to go and buy an actual receiver, just let me say that that is my long-term plan, but for now my PC will have to...
  12. B

    Windows Full Range Speaker Selection

    So I have a very unique temporary setup for my home theater. I currently run all my movies off of my computer (which performs all of the receiver's tasks). Before anyone tells me to go and buy an actual receiver, just let me say that that is my long-term plan, but for now my PC will have to...
  13. kfx

    PC and/or Windows 10 tab as media center - how?

    Hi guys. Im in a bit of a pickle regarding my bedroom theater. I have a regular HD tv, no smart tv, and what i have done so far is just plugging in my laptop through HDMI, but i am getting tired of wireless mouse and keyboard in my bed and using my smartphone as mouse and keyboard + some other...
  14. Alf S

    Is it safe to say Windows based smartphones are dead?

    Every once in a while I get a wild hair from the boredom of using the same phone system (first I did the iphone thing from phone#1 till the 3S) now I'm all Android, but I'm always wanting to play with something new and different. We use Windows 10 at home (laptops) and I thought maybe trying...
  15. DaveF

    Backup software for Windows 10?

    I need backup software for my HTPC. I've done a little searching, and I'm confused. I want a simple tool to make a bootable clone of my boot drive. If my main drive fails or is corrupted, I can boot, have nominal functionality, and restore with a simple clone from the backup. On the Mac, this...
  16. W

    Problems accessing setting menu on HTPC

    Hi I have a BASE HTPC from a now defunct Irish brand called DF Solutions. it;s hardwired into my NAS drive. Last week the windows o/s seemed to install an update and now when the machine is turned on it dipalys the following error messge: 16 bit ms_dos subsystem The NTVDM CPU has encountered an...