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Aug
13
comment Use the Start Screen instead of the Desktop
@MC10 Thanks. You can convert your comment into an answer. Your comment was before the current answer. Unfortunately, Tablet Mode has limitations. But it looks like that's the only answer to my question.
Jul
16
comment Show path of folder after following search result
@Divin3 Perfect. I didn't know about that. You can convert your comment into an answer.
Jun
14
comment Get boot-partition to recognize a second operating system
Thanks.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ +1.
Jun
14
comment Can multiple Windows installations share applications?
Thanks. +1. It's nice to hear a real-world experience.
Apr
12
comment How to determine the DSL-speed of a wireless modem?
@slhck Thanks. I thought ADSL was a general term which includes all speeds. So it seems that though this router (and others like it) can support 300 Mbps connections between computers in your home, they won't support speeds above around 50 Mbps for an internet connection. Not what a consumer would expect! Thanks again.
Apr
12
comment How to determine the DSL-speed of a wireless modem?
@grawity (See my previous comment.)
Apr
12
comment How to determine the DSL-speed of a wireless modem?
@slhck Hmmmm. So the question returns. It seems there's no way to know if a modem will support 100Mbps connections.
Apr
12
comment How to determine the DSL-speed of a wireless modem?
Thanks. +1. That looks very good. Except... Wikipedia caps out at ITU G.992.5 Annex M (24 Mbps). The modem I mentioned also has ITU-T G.994.1 (G.hs) and ITU-T G.995.1 . Any idea where I can find the speeds for those?
Mar
29
comment What features are important in a scanner + sheet feeder for old personal documents
@CroadLangshan The answer (however good or not, that's a separate issue) is in the first paragraph. However, if I'm already answering, I think some advice which I see as important (though admittedly, not worthy of an answer by itself) can be added after it. But as I said - I agree, the "answer" itself is only in the first paragraph.
Jan
26
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
You wrote...the primary benefit in choosing larger cluster sizes is that it will reduce the likelihood of fragmentation in larger files. - implying that fragmentation does matter. Besides - with time - fragmentation might be quite large here. (You can see the discussion in the comments directly under the question.)
Jan
26
comment Will a large block size affect speed noticeably?
But wouldn't the reduced fragmentation cause a noticeable speed difference? (If not - why does the fragmentation matter?)
Jan
26
comment Will a large block size affect speed noticeably?
@misha256 Rotating drive. (I assume that's what you're asking.)
Jan
26
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@killermist OK. No problem. I was just surprised about the bad rep. Anyway, thanks for the feedback.
Jan
26
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@killermist Let's assume you're right. But is asking such a question a reason for downvotes? Is it that bad despite a question on this site having 3 answers, all of them not dismissing defragging? I'm not arguing that it is needed. I'm asking whether it's so bad to ask something, assuming something that others here agree with. (And again, I'm not arguing about defragging here. Maybe you're right about that.)
Jan
26
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@Keltari I disagree. Most of the talk about Windows 7 not needing defragging is because it's done regularly. Not the case with an external drive, and even with the internal drive there are issues... (I recently defragged a "0% fragmented" drive. It took over an hour.)
Jan
26
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@Keltari See my previous comment. I'm worried about slow performance (mainly while backing up. I'm hoping restoring will be kept to a minimum, of course) because of disk fragmentation.
Jan
26
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@killermist I don't have performance issues unless I unwisely fill a pool to more then 80% full - I want to store as many disk images as I can to serve as a makeshift "system restore"-system (because system restore does delete user files (such as JavaScript files).) So yes, it will be very full.
Jan
26
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
Can anyone please explain what's wrong with the question so I can edit it?
Jan
25
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@Darkshadow2913 See my previous comment.
Jan
25
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@Hastur Thanks. By the way - if you don't add "@ispiro" in your comment. I don't get notified of your post.