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Jun
10
comment Excel: Vertically ordered tables overlap when data changes
@MikeHoney: Something like a SELECT TOP N would work as the tables would never need to expand, so there'd not be any overlap. What I've done in the interim, is I've split the tables into a separate sheet per table. It's definitely not ideal as I don't get all of this information at-a-glance.
Jul
15
comment Copy folder contents to current working directory
@PlanetCaravan: Whichever scripting environment makes sense. batch or powershell are preferred.
May
2
comment Can Windows use a Linux shell instead of cmd?
Why not use powershell?
Apr
16
comment BSOD upon booting XP Pro x86 after dual partition install of XP Pro x86 and W7 Pro x64
@user7625: Is it recovery console functionality that you have to work with or just a method to backtrack/restore previous state(s)? You can always use VM checkpoints.
Apr
15
comment 2.8 of 4.0 GB RAM usable on a Windows 7 Notebook
Was the custom Win7 install a 32bit version by chance?
Apr
15
comment How can I fix a website that doesn't work on my computer?
Can you be more specific as to what doesn't work. You might need to update IE, or flash, or java, or any number of things.
Apr
15
comment USB drivers installed twice
Windows should tell you what's faulty about it in the Device Status box under properties for it in device manager. That error information could be helpful here, otherwise I can't think of anything other than what Tog mentioned.
Apr
15
comment Reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate?
Be careful checking your RAM speed... most tools (I use Speccy) show the speed that the RAM is running at... not its max speed. For power savings, IIRC, RAM will often be down-clocked when not needed. Fiddling with RAM timings can be a headache. My advice is almost always to set the mobo to auto and leave it be.
Apr
15
comment Why is access to my web site is slow for me but fast for other visitors? My access to other sites is fast
try a tracert to your site... there could be a dying switch somewhere. If it's your ISP's then you can call them and let them know.
Apr
15
comment Thomson THG520 modem does not give ip address on both links
Your machine might not be requesting one, if you're in Windows have you tried "troubleshooting" the connection to get an IP?
Apr
15
comment How important is having 64-bit programs on 64-bit OS?
@Michael Steele is right. The max available memory for the system is typically 3.12GB, the rest is reserved for addressing hardware. For a more detailed account see here: support.microsoft.com/kb/929605
Jun
29
comment run as dialog always pops up
@Daisetsu: The account has permissions, because I can use the account in the run as dialog without problems, but it always asks. I suspect there might be a user account reg setting for all .exes.
Jun
21
comment Windows7 Full System Backup - Bare metal Restore (maybe diff specs)
generally speaking, regenerating the SID doesn't matter (blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2009/11/03/…)
May
28
comment Is it legal to use windows 7 home premium as business?
There is no windows 7 'Business' 'reliability' isn't specific to any version. For an actual comparison see: windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows7/products/compare
May
26
comment How to take a screenshot of a something bigger than the screen?
+1: Much better than my solution.
May
25
comment How do I turn off the click sound when closing a tab in chrome?
I think this has to do with the current process model setup in chrome. Try changing
May
25
comment Window7 troubleshooting .exe is not opening
@Sim: You noted that 'the .exe association is corrupted' and the title of the linked article is 'Restore the .exe file association in Windows Vista...' - it also applies to win 7
May
22
comment Windows 7 autostarting apps as administrator
Enable the built-in administrator account (disabled by default) and you should be ok. The only other thing I could see being a problem is the group policy: UAC: Admin Approval Mode For The Built-In Administrator Account (disabled by default which is what you want but check it to be sure)
May
22
comment Can I install my POP account on my EXCHANGE Server at work in Outlook 2007
+1: It's the same with the phone: they have every right to listen to personal calls made through their phone system.
May
22
comment What's normal Taskbar behavior (windows)
Though I agree, I would add that some of the blame for programs that operate like this should be placed on the developers of the individual applications.