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Aug
24
comment How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.”
This is only tangentially related to my question, and IMO, is more of a comment and less of an answer. But as a reply to your post, yes, I have indeed made a backup of my important files, and will be replacing the hard drive as soon as I am able to. My hard drive still has life left to it though, as I am still using it daily and no more bad sectors have arised.
Jun
21
comment How to reset per application volume setting in Windows 7 and Vista
Related: How do I reset wave volume and overall volume to max?
Jun
20
comment Is Bluetooth faster than Wi-Fi?
Related: Is Bluetooth tethering slower than Wifi? and What's the difference between Wifi and Bluetooth?
Jun
18
comment How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.”
@BigChris and niutech: This doesn't seem to work on Windows 7. I'm getting the ff. error message with the first command: Error: 87 — The restorehealth option is not recognized in this context. — For more information, refer to the help. — The DISM log file can be found at C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log Do you know the counterpart commands for Windows 7?
Apr
23
comment How do I make my laptop use its discrete graphics card instead of its integrated graphics card?
Related: How can I make windows 8 to ignore integrated graphics and only “see” the dedicated GPU? and How do I prevent my laptop from switching to the integrated graphic card when it is not charging
Feb
21
comment How do I remove Ads in *new* Utorrent 3.3.2?
possible duplicate of How do I remove the ADs in uTorrent?
Jan
6
comment Adblock-like plugin for hiding social sites' widgets, buttons, etc
@tumchaaditya You can report that at the EasyList forums, maybe they could fix that: forums.lanik.us/viewforum.php?f=62 Also, try Ghostery.
Jan
2
comment Prevent Windows 7 PC from sleeping while a download is in progress
I know OP asked for solutions for Chrome. I am putting this solution for Firefox and other browsers as other similar and more general questions are being closed as a duplicate of this one.
Jan
2
comment stop computer from going to sleep when downloading
The 'High Performance' plan also sets the minimum processor performance state to '100%' (among setting other non-power efficient settings), so it is not a good idea, IMO, to set it that way.
Jan
1
comment Is it bad to defrag a ssd? Or just pointless?
possible duplicate of Do SSDs suffer from fragmentation?
Dec
30
comment How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.”
@magicandre1981 I've read your answer. I'll provide feedback once I have tried it. I included the logs (which was already there in the original post) to help other potential answers in providing possible solutions.
Dec
19
comment How does SyncBack detect if two files are different?
@MaQleod I'm more interested in learning if it uses a hash algorithm at all rather than knowing what exact hash algorithm is used. Although if that has been posted by a developer somewhere, that could be useful additional information. e.g. Is it CRC32? (common in other file similarity detecting software). I'm mainly interested in knowing how it compares files (By modification date? By size? By checksum? At what order? At what amount of difference will it consider two files different?). If it happens to use a hash algorithm that would be good to know too.
Nov
24
comment How do I allow commenting in Youtube (through Google+) if I have third-party cookies disabled?
I found a solution which I posted here. However, I still encourage users to please share other solutions.
Nov
22
comment How can I block ads in Internet Explorer?
I've updated my answer. Adblock Plus (ABP) for Internet Explorer has been released. It should be able to use ABP ad blocking filter lists.
Nov
22
comment How can I block ads in Internet Explorer?
@LWZ I've updated my answer. Try Adblock Plus for IE.
Nov
19
comment How do I allow commenting in Youtube (through Google+) if I have third-party cookies disabled?
@Ramhound Does that mean I have to make a cookies setting exception for 'google.com', not 'plus.google.com'?
Aug
14
comment How do I set it so that my computer won't go into auto-standby/sleep mode while Opera is downloading?
As per my question, I would like to do this without disabling Windows' auto-standby/sleep setting.
Jul
14
comment Is it possible to start a “Private Tab” vs a “Private Window” in Firefox 20?
possible duplicate of Firefox Addon Privacy
Jul
8
comment How do I convert Opera's bookmarks into Firefox' and preserve the bookmark nicknames / keywords?
@Wk_of_Angmar D'oh! That seems to work. Put your comment as an answer, so I could accept it.
Jul
8
comment Can't open Windows firewall?
Related: How to restore Windows Firewall after some malware deleted its service?