Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?
This is the sign that is over the front door of Aileen's and my house, our home, going OUT. Meaning that when someone leaves our house they are going into the ACTUAL Mental Ward.

I've always felt that way. When it is considered how much ugliness and killing and hatred there is in the world today, it actually makes perfect sense that this sign is over the door going out of the house.

Because that's where the real mental ward is.

Monday, August 5, 2013

System Update: Comprehensive

Windows 7 :

The reason I was having those video crashes is because I had some of the programs which are older programs set up in the wrong compatibility mode.  They actually needed to be set up as, for example, Windows XP service pack 3 rather than Windows Vista service pack 2.  And part of the reason for that is because Windows 7 changed a lot of things that are very minor but many of them are critical, or at least were critical to the way that Windows Vista operated.  So that with Windows 7, the user is actually discarding some of the security problems that existed in Windows Vista.  But if you set up an older program to run in Windows Vista, including service pack 2 a lot of times that may not be in fact, as compatible as the earliest Vista or as Windows XP service pack 3.  But that was only part of the problem.  The other problem was that I was not setting these programs up to run as the administrator, which is exactly what they need to run ads.  They need that extra level of permissions that they can circumvent the security issues that apply to normal users.

So by selecting for these other programs to run as the administrator and then setting their compatibility back to Windows XP service pack 3 the programs actually have a higher degree of compatibility within themselves as they are relating to the Windows 7 environment.

And so with that being said, the system is a lot more stable and is able to respond more effectively and efficiently.  Not only to the various programming requests that take place.  But also to Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

And to that end, what I have done to go back to using the PEG video selection for my system.  And that is then giving my system a lot are visual clarity and also broadening the definition of what will be looked upon as a graphic image on my system.

Additionally, as I said, I went back to using this step technology because I found that the problem with the video crashing was not as a result of the speed step technology for the PEG selection was as a result of having these programs that are running running without higher authority of the administrator privileges, and so as a result, when too many graphics would be on the screen at one time without administrator privileges.  The graphics card might get into a condition might feel as if it is in fact get into a position where it might feel itself being hacked.  Which of course is not true.  It's just that with Windows Vista and Windows 7.  Those extra security issues or mandates came about with user control.  And so, consequently, if you are having a problem.  The program where it's not loading correctly or is actually causing some of those security issues to sound off.  Then you probably need to take that program and simply give it administrator privileges which you can do by doing a right-click on program in its folder program files and then when you do a right-click on the program you bring up properties window.  And of course when you do that you go to the compatibility tab and without changing the compatibility, unless it is necessary, all you do is simply select the program to run as administrator.

And once you do that, then of course you give the program.  The ability to circumvent a lot of the normal security issues on the machine, and in your Windows 7 session, which then reduces the potentiality of any kind of video crash.  Because the program is actually running in a more stable way.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking :

The choice to have Dragon NaturallySpeaking startup from the gas scheduler has really been very good idea because it has given Dragon the ability to run in a more stable environment, while the same time allowing its memory threshold and its resource allocation manipulated by the task scheduler in order to preserve memory integrity and system continuity.

So with that being done, I can actually go back to using the dictation box which actually works fairly well because by doing that I don't have to worry about inadvertently making a program all that might set off something inside.  For example, Windows live writer.  And the system works just fine.

Atomic Alarm Clock :

This program really has come a long way because I remember when it first came out and it had a certain amount of compatibility issues with Windows XP service pack 2 and service pack 3.  But over the years it has been going through a number of dates and the recent update has the program completely and totally compatible with Windows 7 and with Windows 8.  So not only is it a really good scheduler for appointments and alarm, but it is also a really excellent program launcher.  They can duplicate a great extent.  Not completely, but a very stanchion extent, the task scheduler.  And it is and can be very handy in that way.


So by doing things in the way that I done them as stated above.  I have able my system to a point where it actually is a great deal more solid and quiet and not anywhere near as reactive.