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Jul
26
comment What PC parts can produce bright flash, and smoke, with the PC still appearing to work fine afterwards?
Good hardware will continue to work, however you may begin to notice general system instability. I had a motherboard that bulged and blew a number of caps, but still worked fine. As time went on, I kept getting more BSODs, hard drives failed to recognize, and various other strangeness. Replacing the motherboard cured all issues.
Jun
17
answered Which way can I avoid Dropbox syncing older files when restoring a CloneZilla image?
Jun
13
comment Is the Acronis Version coming with Intel SSDs working with other manufacturers SSDs?
The only setting that you may want to set when cloning from HHD to SSD is make sure you have AHCI turned on in BIOS so you get TRIM support. Nearly all new PCs for the past 5 years come with this option already enabled. You cannot easily enable AHCI after you have installed the OS either, because it expects to not use ACHI. There are hacks available to make this work, but in that scenario your better off reinstalling. AFAIK, the only thing you gain from using AHCI is TRIM support, it doesn't affect the speed of the SSD at all.
May
28
comment My motherboard will not recognize my harddrive
Are you sure that the port that you are connecting it to is enabled in the motherboard BIOS?
May
13
comment Customizing AD Users and Computers snap-in
I updated my original post with the code I used to generate the window. Hope it helps!
May
13
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May
13
answered Customizing AD Users and Computers snap-in
May
13
answered Transfer windows to other hard disk
May
2
comment Is there a way to get software out of a computer running windows 4?
This is probably your best bet if the interface is RS232 or possibly Ethernet. I have previously converted a CMM inspector machine into a VM, and it communicates via serial port. Since VMs have a solid understanding of an Ethernet port, I would bet that VM conversion would work in this scenario.
Mar
20
comment Windows says “access denied” when copying files from one partition to another
To add a bit to this answer, it says access denied because the user account that owns the files exists on one XP system, and not the other. Therefore, the account you are logging in as doesn't have permission to move the files because they belong to the other XP user(even though you are both).
Feb
17
answered How to find the INF file in an installed printer driver
Feb
6
answered How do I copy the boot sector from one computer to another?
Feb
6
answered What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop CS vs Adobe Photoshop CC?
Feb
5
comment GIMP: change one colour to another?
Good answer. As an added note, if your button contains a border this will change it's color as well. To avoid this use the selection tool to only select the area you would like to recolor, then run Hue-Saturation.
Feb
4
comment Load an remote Operating System to the local machine to work like local operating system
What you are referring to is typically called a 'thin client' these days. The architecture is trickier that a typical network, and up front costs are much higher, but maintenance costs can be substantially lower as the number of clients increases.
Feb
3
suggested suggested edit on RAM not usable?
Jan
31
comment Migrate RAID 5 from USB
Opps, for some reason I was thinking of a RAID4 when commenting on your RAID5. Most of the above still holds, but you 'might' be able to get away with externally mounting them. I don't think USB mounting will work though, since the NUC will view them as two independent disks rather than a single RAID volume.
Jan
31
answered Migrate RAID 5 from USB
Jan
30
answered What features to look for in a switch?
Jan
30
comment Anker Battery shuts off for HP Dv6 2064ca
Okay, sorry. Have you tried contact the person you bought it from? It definitely sounds defective to me, there isn't a whole lot to a battery and it should just be a plug and play affair without headache.