We’re riding your easily manipulated machismo as an excuse to look at the pros and cons of using Windows as a home server. The demise of the real Windows Home Server line in 2011 left a hole in Microsoft’s range, one that Windows Server Essentials could never quite fill with its small business remit, at a time when, annoyingly, a home server is of more use than ever.We all have so much digital "stuff" that we want to keep, access, stream, share, and keep safe, that it’s hard to know where to put it. Sure, there are cloud solutions, but who knows where your data is going to end up being stored? Plus, access speed is always limited by your upstream/downstream speeds. So, while throwing stuff up to the cloud is useful, there are limitations and concerns with third-party services.There’s nothing better than having real bare-metal in your locality, running services for high-speed access and backup, from where it can be pushed over slower connections to the cloud if … [Read more...] about Windows Server vs. Network Attached Storage Which is better for a home server?
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Windows 10 was a real overhaul of the way Microsoft handles various elements of the traditional operating system, with better support for modern hardware, but it's still built on the legacy of the past. There are underlying features and bits of code dating back to XP and 2000 and beyond.That's why you'll sometimes run into features like Windows SuperFetch which have been around for years, and they still have their part to play in the modern Windows experience.What is Service Host SuperFetch? What does it do? And how do you fix it when it goes wrong?What is Service Host SuperFetch? Windows SuperFetch was originally introduced with Windows Vista as a successor to PreFetch. It's a process which analyzes your system—specifically your RAM usage—to generate a profile of the programs and applications you run most often. As you use your system, SuperFetch gradually learns what you run most often and will pre-emptively load elements of those applications onto your RAM so … [Read more...] about What is Windows Service Host SuperFetch and how do you fix it?
While you probably don't need to adjust your PC's page and swap files, it's useful to know what they are when troubleshooting, or if you're trying to free up a little hard drive space. What is a page file?A page file acts like a physical extension of RAM and is used to offload excess or idle data from the memory to the hard disk. It's necessary because if the main system RAM is overloaded and no page space is available, a program could crash and potentially lose data. What is a swap file?The swap file and the page file perform essentially the same function. Swap files are also a reserved section of disk space that’s used for offloading data from RAM. One of the swap file's primary functions is to provide a page space for Windows Apps from the Windows Store. When a Windows app enters idle mode, it’s unloaded into the swap file until the user activates it again. This frees up some memory for more important tasks that are currently running.The swap file co-exists … [Read more...] about What are page and swap files and how big should they be?
Scavengers Studio’s battle royale game Darwin Project, which that incorporates more viewer interaction into the experience, has had several Alphas and Betas on PC since it was revealed at Microsoft’s E3 2017 Press Conference. Those of you waiting to play until it hit Early Access and Xbox Game Preview won’t have to wait much longer, as the developers revealed today that Darwin Project will be hitting those aforementioned services on PC and Xbox One on March 9. This March 9 release date delivers on the previously promised Q1 2018 release window for the game, and will also mark the first time Darwin Project is playable for the public on Xbox One. The game will only cost $14.99 on both platforms. The Early Access/Xbox Game Preview release also fully incorporates everything that was tested out in the last open beta into the experience. This includes Spectator Interactions, which lets viewers vote on what the in-game Show Director will do, Private Matches, and a … [Read more...] about Darwin Project Finally Receives and Early Access and Xbox Game Preview Release Date
Microsoft has been supporting Windows 10 with new updates that bring new features and security to the operating system now it seems that Microsoft plans to roll out S Mode for Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise that would potentially convert the OS to Window 10 S but, without the removal of 32-bit components. Windows 10 S was rolled out last year to provide the users an experience focused on security and performance and it seems that Microsoft is looking to provide these features to Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise users. The clue that Microsoft intends to roll out an S Mode for Windows 10 home, Pro and Enterprise making them Windows 10 S, comes from the Bug Bash for the upcoming Redstone 4 update for Windows 10. One of the quests for the Bug Bash was to convert a PC to Windows 10 in S Mode. What S Mode will do is that it will lock down the 32 Bit side of the Operating System, essentially stopping Win32 apps from running on your PC. Furthermore, a report has made its way on the … [Read more...] about Microsoft To Roll Out “S Mode” For Windows 10 Home, Pro And Enterprise