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1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Hello Im back after many years being gone (Message 1634703)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Ageless
Apropos, a little explanation on what I meant.

Windows 32bit cannot run 64bit applications, not even when you have a 64bit CPU.
Windows 64bit can run both 32bit and 64bit applications.

Now we turn to the wonders of BOINC: because science applications running under BOINC are not started directly by Windows, but instead by BOINC, it is possible to run 64bit science applications on a 64bit CPU using 32bit BOINC and 32bit Windows (or Linux, or FreeBSD, or Unix, or whatever). Especially so when you use the anonymous platform, as by doing so you tell BOINC which application to use. And it will. Well, as long as the CPU is 64bit.

It won't work when the CPU is also 32bit.
2) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Frozen (Message 1634647)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Ageless
I don't know what statistics you're talking about, at least the ones on statistics sites, such as here at BOINCstats shows you having current credit and added per day.

So what do you mean?
The Statistics tab in BOINC Manager perhaps?
Why not make an image and put that on an image site such as Photobucket, Imgur or Flickr, and link to it?
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : Hello Im back after many years being gone (Message 1633674)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Ageless
OK, a bit of digging on the crazy naming used by MS on the Windows 8.1 family - it would appear that I have led you slightly astray - your version is probably a 64 bit version, thus you need to use the 64 bit installer.

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Core x86 Edition shows it's 32 bit. He won't be able to run a true 64 bit program on his 32 bit OS, even when his CPU is of a 64 bit variety.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1633244)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
I tried for 30 minutes to figure out how to shut it down and ended up having to google it. Yeah.

Right-click the "Start" button. It's there among a lot of other stuff, your 'normal' old Start menu, really.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1633222)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
Yep, I had to set up the laptop from scratch as well. I was super glad I tried the thing out first, because to be able to completely install everything... it needs internet. Not sure why though, but one of the first questions is which internet connection you want to use, even before adding a name of a user.

And then the weirdest thing by most is that you have to make a Windows account, with either a @hotmail.com or @outlook.com extension... but this isn't an active email address, it's just an account Windows uses. Or at least, when I tried to log in with that account, Outlook.com (the web site) told me the account was unknown. So I had to separately make it anew, with the same name and password. Yeah, I am going to manage to explain that to my mother. ;-)

An hour ago I was fighting with the pre-installed Skype. Now, the Skype on my own computer has a menu at the top, lots of things to offer and an acquaintances list. Not the one coming with Windows 8.1; here all you have is a button to call people, to look through your empty list and to search through your list. Then there's three dots at the bottom, which when clicked open to give you a chance to search someone out there on the internet and add them, and something else I have already forgotten. NO Options, NO preferences, even getting out of this Skype isn't easy as it's a full-screen endeavour. I'm contemplating uninstalling it and installing a Skype by hand.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1633193)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
Having just played around for the past couple of days with a Lenovo G50 with Windows 8.1 on it, I must say there's nothing more I hate than Windows 8.1

Not easy to get into, not even when you've been using all kinds of Windows since 3.0 days. Very difficult to get rid of all the pre-installed bloatware (both from Lenovo and Microsoft). And whomever came up with those charms should be taken out back and flogged.

I dread tomorrow when I get to give that laptop to my mum, who is 75 years old and gets her first internet connection on Wednesday.
Although I got rid of most of the bloatware, there's still plenty on the machine that apparently needs to stay on as else Windows stops working. Sigh.

That doesn't bode well for Windows 10 then.
I'll make sure to install it on one machine, the tv-server first as that one is easily reformatted and brought back to its former glory, just because there's not much on there. It streams all we do with it from an 8TB NAS. But at least by installing Windows 10 on that machine, the family can decide if they want it on their own machines.

Not if it also sports the "Start menu" with all the tiles and the Microsoft Store that cannot be uninstalled.
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : enabling GPU Prozessing crashes the System (Message 1632617)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
... This was cured by making sure (again) that MS never updates device drivers, and then installing the Nvidia supplied drivers (go to nvidia.com and find the drivers).

I hope you weren't telling Denton to do so, as he has an ATI Radeon HD GPU which gets its drivers from AMD... not Nvidia.
8) Questions and Answers : Preferences : update command (Message 1632613)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
The Simple View has got the normal commands, including "Update" as well, under the Project Commands button. See http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Simple_view#Projects_Window
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : sleep mode (Message 1631235)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Or in the task scheduler...
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Win 10 will be a FREE Upgrade to Win 7 & 8 Users!!! (Message 1630930)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Of course now we're spinning on what could be the catch.
Why isn't it Windows 15, though, if it has the best of Win 7 and 8 combined? :P
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel gpu not seen by BOINC (Message 1630906)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
WK did say of sorts that it drives a monitor:
New MB and CPU on sons computer, it has intel gpu, is seen in device manager (win7 pro) which can and has driven a monitor, but gets these lines in BOINC Manager

Ok, not clear on if there's actually a monitor attached at the moment.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel gpu not seen by BOINC (Message 1630865)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Say... it's not something as simple as having installed BOINC as a service, is it? You don't show the rest of the start up lines, so we can't see that.
13) Questions and Answers : Getting started : could somebody explain what am i doing? (Message 1630831)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Please post the contents of the global_prefs.xml file and if it exists the contents of the global_prefs_override.xml file. These can be found in the BOINC Data directory, default at C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC under Windows XP. You can open the XML files with Notepad, no special XML reader needed.
14) Questions and Answers : Getting started : could somebody explain what am i doing? (Message 1630686)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
my BOINC Manager is: Version:7.4.27.(x86)

Best update to 7.4.36 which is the new recommended (and has been for the past week or so), as that'll fix a couple of things, including one with parts of the download mechanism. http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.4.36_windows_intelx86.exe

You can download it, then install it directly over 7.4.27. No need to uninstall anything first.
And while Seti was out of work for the past hours -- or technically, a server hung -- you should've been able to get work in the mean time.
While it's all right to post what BOINC version you have, better is to post a snippet of the event log showing what BOINC does and answers back. CTRL+SHIFT+E for the log.
15) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Credits reset? (Message 1630366)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
My credits were over 3 million but seemed to have reset to zero.

According to BOINCStats you've accrued about the same amount as it shows under your name here, since December 20th 2014.

Same numbers for the Seti@Home statistics.

Your GPU may be fast, but not that fast. Getting 3 million credit might be done overnight when running a project as Bitcoin Utopia, but here at Seti that would require a multi-CPU with many-multi-GPUs system running 24/7 Astropulse only, and even then that would be problematic.

My system runs Multibeam and Astropulse on the GPU only and only when I allow the system to run BOINC, have been doing that for the past year, and while that increased my credits quite a bit, even I haven't reached 3 million yet. At Seti at least. My BOINC total is at the moment, 9,924,607.11 credit and that's taken me the better part of 15 years to do.
16) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Work units for Android 4.4 (Message 1628983)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
Did you set up the preferences in the BOINC on the Android device? It doesn't use the web preferences, only the local preferences.
17) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : 3d seti graphic's unstable (Message 1628977)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
Now now, lots of information to go on.
But in any case, when you run work on the GPU, it does not come with graphics. Only CPU tasks have graphics. GPU tasks do not. So if you have e.g. one CPU task running and 4 GPU tasks and you run the Seti screen saver, it'll only show the Seti graphics when the CPU task is showing, not when the GPU tasks are showing.
18) Questions and Answers : Getting started : could somebody explain what am i doing? (Message 1628976)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
This project has not always got enough work for everyone. For the past couple of months now it has had database problems and server space problems both affecting the possibility to give out work on a regular basis.

Reading the newest Panic! thread, it seems that the servers are now dropping connections. You can probably see that in the Event Log (CTRL+SHIFT+E). So it's very well possible your BOINC isn't able to get work because of that.

There's nothing we can do about that, while the few Seti volunteers that work at Berkeley also have weekend. They may try to fix it from home, and if they cannot, it'll just have to wait till Monday. No hurry.

If you want your computer to do work, there are plenty of other projects with work to choose from. Just add a second project.
19) Questions and Answers : Web site : Ignore Function Broken (Message 1628702)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
So we'll have to lure someone in who's got Chrome or Chromium (or both) installed on their computer, to see if they see the same thing. I have it on the TV server, but that system is too busy with pumping over 1TB of data over the network to the IcyBox to be bothering it too much at the moment. (aka.. it's s l o w . . .)

PS: I'll forward it to Dr. Anderson. Perhaps that he can fix it anyway.
20) Questions and Answers : Web site : Ignore Function Broken (Message 1628349)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Ageless
I just put you on ignore (for testing) and see no problems. Perhaps it's a problem with the browser? I use Pale Moon 25.1.0 - 64bit with Firefox emulation off.


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