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#1 kdenton65

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 01:16 AM

I am using Windows 8.1 on a HP Notebook. When I open Windows Explorer and bring up the disk drives (C:/ D:/ or F:/) and right-click and choose Properties, I get an error saying "Desktop - The properties for this item are not available using Windows Explorer." I've never had a problem seeing Properties with Windows Explorer before. What am I doing wrong? Is there another way to view the Properties of my disk drives?

 
I have been all over Google trying to find something, but it seems that 99% of the "solutions" are for Windows 7 or 10. 
 


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:39 PM

Press the Windows key windowskey_zps092d5c75.png and the X key.  In the menu that opens select Disk Management.  This may take a minute to load, so have patience.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:38 PM

Press the Windows key windowskey_zps092d5c75.png and the X key.  In the menu that opens select Disk Management.  This may take a minute to load, so have patience.

Ok I did that. I'm going to try to attach a screenshot. What I am trying to do is create a ReadyBoost (I think that's what it's called) disk. Ok I just found out I can't attach a picture unless it has a URL? Anyway, it still won't let me use the sd card for that purpose. Is there anything you can tell me about that?



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:54 AM

You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.  

Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options.

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When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 08:51 PM

Attached File  disk_mangement.jpg   50.18KB   0 downloadsOk. Here goes nothing...



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 09:58 AM

This shows all of your drives with the possible exception of a optical drive.  Is this what you were looking for?


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 03:09 PM

This shows all of your drives with the possible exception of a optical drive.  Is this what you were looking for?

I wanted to view the properties of the F:/ drive while I had a usb memory stick inserted so I could see if I could use it for ReadyBoost. I've tried so many different things and nothing is working. I'll just live without it. I read something about downloading software that could give you more RAM? What is your opinion on that?



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 03:22 PM

1. I wanted to view the properties of the F:/ drive while I had a usb memory stick inserted so I could see if I could use it for ReadyBoost.

 

2. I read something about downloading software that could give you more RAM? What is your opinion on that?

 

 

1. If your hdd is a 7200 fpm or faster you would only notice a minimal improvement in performance.  It would be so small that you may not even notice the difference.

 

2. There is not way to increase your RAM short of adding more RAM.  If your motherboard is capable of running in dual, triple, or quad mode you can increase the throughput speed making the RAM effectively faster.  But I don't know of any software which will "increase" your RAM.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:22 PM

 

1. I wanted to view the properties of the F:/ drive while I had a usb memory stick inserted so I could see if I could use it for ReadyBoost.

 

2. I read something about downloading software that could give you more RAM? What is your opinion on that?

 

 

1. If your hdd is a 7200 fpm or faster you would only notice a minimal improvement in performance.  It would be so small that you may not even notice the difference.

 

2. There is not way to increase your RAM short of adding more RAM.  If your motherboard is capable of running in dual, triple, or quad mode you can increase the throughput speed making the RAM effectively faster.  But I don't know of any software which will "increase" your RAM.

 

Thank you for all your advice. God bless!



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:13 AM

Glad to be able to help clarify this for you.


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