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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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!

How to disable the pagefile in Windows 10 [You can, but DON’T DO IT]

Um… this site mentions “it is not recommended to disable the paging file”.
And then next they state, “How to disable the paging file in Windows 10”.

Some people.. lol. Turning off the page file to gain performance is a myth.

Don’t disable the pagefile.

Windows needs it to reliably run, especially when you start multitasking on the computer.

No matter how much RAM your computer has, Windows will still occasionally swap memory out to disk.

If you really want a performance boost, set the Minimum and Maximum values to the same value to avoid fragmenting the pagefile even more. Or better yet, upgrade to an internal SSD (Solid State Drive)!

Here is what I recommend (having personally tried them):

Amazon.com has a few SSD for sale at a decent price: Search for “Internal Solid State Drives“. The Samsung SSD (sata III) are really nice drives at a nice price.

If your computer’s motherboard has an NVMe slot, then buy a Samsung M.2 NVMe drive (2280 is the most common length). PCIe adapters are also available for NVMe drives. These drives are extremely fast. Like GB/s fast.

Good luck and happy hunting! If you have any questions, please comment below.