Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Power Supplies

Power Supply Units, or PSUs, are among the most important components of a computer.

It's not the most famous item, though, with processors, memory, motherboards, graphic cards and hard drives/solid state drives fighting for the spotlight...

Anyway, here are a couple of links that validate both my experience, observation, and yes -- blunders, too.
Titles should be self-explanatory.

Hope you find these links useful!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Disable hibernation in Windows 7

Great tutorial, short and sweet. Why would you want to disable hibernation? To save hard disk space. If your computer has 4 Gb of RAM, the system will create a 4 Gb file in order to be able to hibernate.

Therefore, you'd want to disable hibernation especially if you have a desktop computer and/or don't need to use the hibernation feature, which is mainly aimed at laptops.

In a nutshell, you just need to run the command prompt as administrator(AKA elevated command prompt, see screenshot at the end of this post) and type
powercfg -h off
and then press Enter. That's all, folks!

Right-click on the Command Prompt icon and left-click on "Run as administrator"

Get back the command prompt in Windows 10

If you've updated your Windows 10 system to the Creators Update (or newer), you may have noticed that the contextual menu (shift+right c...