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comment Windows 7 folder name improve max character length
The 260 value is MAX_PATH, a Windows architectural limitation, not an NTFS limitation. The NTFS limitation is 255 per folder/directory in the path. The NT kernel limits the total path length to 32,767 characters.
Feb
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comment RunDLL won't stop popping up
You can always upload the dll to virustotal and see what it thinks of it.
Jan
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comment Ram on windows XP
64-bit Windows can run 32-bit Windows programs through WOW64.
Jan
30
answered Why enterprises like Internet Explorer?
Jan
30
comment Securing Windows 8 against changing utilman.exe to avoid login bypass?
You can't rename or replace utilman.exe from a linux live disk without the bitlocker password if bitlocker is enabled.
Jan
29
comment How can I play Blu-Ray movies on a PC upgraded to Windows 8?
@RowlandShaw: Codecs are not shared between applications even before Windows8.
Jan
29
comment How can I play Blu-Ray movies on a PC upgraded to Windows 8?
@Rowland Shaw: How do you expect Windows Media Player to divine the fact that an entirely different application already installed is able to play BluRays?
Dec
20
comment how do i get chrome to remember self-signed certificates?
Are you still getting the message "The cert is for X, but you are on Y?" You can only add valid certs to the store. You can't add certs that don't sign the domain you are visiting because the cert is invalid.
Dec
20
comment how do i get chrome to remember self-signed certificates?
In which case, add it to the local certificates for your OSX system.
Dec
19
comment Max amount of RAM for windows 7 on core duo
I think the point is that even if "32-bit OSes can only use 4GB" is wrong (because of PAE), but this misses the point that "Windows 7 32-bit can only use 4GB" is right. So regardless of whether Dave is wrong on a technicality, his answer of "no, Win7 x86 can only use 4GB of RAM" is substantively correct.
Dec
18
comment Administrator problems in xp (sp3)
In which case my suggestion to you is to backup all of the files you need and then flatten the OS and reinstall. You should take the opportunity to migrate up to a consumer-supported OS like Windows7 at the same time; Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and suffers from numerous security problems as a result of being a circa 2002-era OS.
Dec
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answered Administrator problems in xp (sp3)
Dec
15
comment How to force WinXP to ask for password before software installation/uninstall?
Also, I don't mean to be unkind, but complaining that you "can't make Windows as secure as Linux" and then refusing to actually upgrade to take advantage of any of the kernel protections introduced in the past twelve years is completely nonsensical. WindowsXP is Massively less secure than Windows7. Just upgrade already. Windows7 is faster, more secure and has the huge advantage of actually being actively supported by Microsoft.
Dec
15
comment How to force WinXP to ask for password before software installation/uninstall?
It blocks installing software from your account and then requires you to login as an administrator to run the installer (e.g. via "runas").
Dec
14
comment Stop Windows 7 from forcefully shutting itself down when waiting to update
That isn't the default configuration for Windows, but it is configurable via Group Policy. If you're domain joined, ask your IT administrator to stop screwing with you. If not, flash your OS and start again.
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revised Stop Windows 7 from forcefully shutting itself down when waiting to update
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