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utility

Find Duplicate Images with VisiPics

I’ve been using this utility for years. It scans folders and matches up duplicate images, from a strict match to “similar” matches (such as the same image, but in a lower resolution).

It seems to not have been updated since 2013-02-04, but it works really well with Windows 10 (64-bit)., up to tens of thousands of images.

It does have an upper limit (20,000+), but I have not determined it exactly yet..

http://www.visipics.info/

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driver

Samsung NVMe 3.1 Driver

Download Here: Samsung NVMe 3.1 Driver
Password: “Samsung“.

I created this because sometimes the windows executable from Samsung won’t install if a temp folder is not set correctly.

This archive is the 3 files from the official Samsung NVMe 3.1 driver download page with no modifications, just zipped up.

Remember: Always create a Restore Point before you install, and keep your antivirus ENABLED.. just to be on the safe side.

Here are my results before installing this driver.
nvme standard 1GB

And the results after installing this driver.
nvme samsung 1GB

Conclusion: only slightly better than Microsoft’s NVMe driver on this computer.
Both results are within the margin of error of each other.

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Anything

How to Make Windows Create a System Restore Point at Boot

via How to Make Windows Automatically Create a System Restore Point at Startup

Thanks, people! Thank you for putting it all together!

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Domain Software

My new software domain!

Hey, hello there! I’ve just started a new course in life! Promoting Software written by me! (Among other useful software/information I find!)

Head on over to Protiguous.Software to check it out!

Yes, I know I used too many exclamation marks in the previous paragraph. I’m just so excited to do this.. I’ve been using computers since Third Grade and writing software since Sixth Grade.

It’s about time I start sharing my gift with other people on the Internets!

If you have any ideas, or a task you would like to automate on your Windows 10 computer, just let me know!

Thanks!

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Anything fix

Solved: Fix Windows 10 intermittently dropping connection on Intel Ethernet in 8 Steps.

So out of the blue, my Intel Ethernet started dropping the connection under Windows 10.

I did the usual checks: cable, router, stapled wires, cat chewed wires, etc.. Nothing was broken. The connection would just stall out then give up and then after ~2 minutes it would start working again all by itself. Very annoying.

The fix for my computer was to simply change the Adaptive-Inter-Frame Spacing to “disabled” and Interrupt Moderation Rate to “Adaptive”. Works like a charm now!

Windows 10 Solution/Fix in 8 Simple Steps:

  1. Make sure you have the latest Intel Ethernet driver installed. I’m using version 12.17.8.7 as of 3/3/2018.
  2. Go to your Device Manager.
  3. Go to Properties on your Ethernet card.
  4. Go to Advanced Adapter Settings.
  5. Scroll down to Performance Options.
  6. Change “Adaptive-Inter-Frame Spacing” to “disabled”.
  7. Change Interrupt Moderation Rate to “Adaptive”.
  8. Click OK.

All done! Enjoy your Internetting!

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Anything

WinSetupFromUSB

This looks promising.. I like to use Rufus 2.18, but it is not recognizing my external USB SSD.

http://www.winsetupfromusb.com/downloads/#1-8