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May
21
comment How to add new application to run from command prompt
Putting something in the system root folder would work (because this folder is included in the PATH environment variable) but it isn't a sensible solution - you don't want to clog up your \Windows folders with non-OS files.
May
2
comment Why is my disk at 99% usage here?
You don't have much room to manoeuvre in 128GB... perhaps you can splash out on a 240GB replacement? Not the solution you are hoping for but, even if you clear 10GB out, you use it up in no time and you'll forever be battling with it.
May
2
comment Wifi network undetectable on a Lenovo G470
I had a similar problem with a Z570, after refreshing the copy of Windows, the wifi adapter could not see the router. I never got a resolution - but I had a tiny USB wifi adapter on hand so I continue to use that.
Apr
30
comment How to find the source of the low on memory error. Windows 8.1
In this case, it was a problem with a certain range of ATI cards (Radeon HD5xxx-HD7xxx ranges)... AMD were adamant that the problem was with the game (or possibly OpenGL/DirectX/etc), but it was clearly with something low-level. Having upgraded my gfx card, I thankfully no longer have the problem, but it was never actually resolved.
May
30
comment Share an ATI Catalyst Profile across several/all users
@tobsen - sorry, it was 3 years ago; I'm not even with the same company anymore.
Sep
17
comment Pressing v key enters CTRL-V and vice versa in Windows 8
Thanks for the effort - I should have made it clear that it was only the V key that was a problem and not any other combinations.
Sep
6
comment Whats the best windows explorer add in for Skydrive?
I was actually on about the app for other Windows OSes: apps.live.com/skydrive/app/9a65e47d-606a-4816-a246-90f54bf7a3ea. But as it happens, I've had Win 8 Pro on one laptop for nearly 3 weeks, running Skydrive (seems to be OK, albeit with little use so far).
Sep
6
comment Whats the best windows explorer add in for Skydrive?
My experience with this app isn't great. On 3 different machines and crashes usually on 2 out of the 3 and occasionally on the third.
Jul
18
comment How to add an email address in Thunderbird?
@Mark - can you have another crack at an answer. There are plenty of people with this problem, myself included. It would be worth having your solution on here.
Jun
26
comment Is there an exhaustive list of what Windows logs or can log?
@TomWijsman - Substitute 'impossible' for 'Unlikely, difficult to be comprehenisve'. And Windows Server is part of the Windows family you included in your tags.
May
23
comment Can I install Microsoft Visual Web Developer w/o a SQL Server Express installation?
This has been a big bug-bear for me - it amazes me the quantity and scale of some of the supposed dependencies that WPI comes up with. In this case, it wanted to instal SQL Express AND SQL Compact Edition along with various bolt-ons and updates - none of which were needed.
Apr
25
comment Can't use PPPoE connection on boot , until 30+ seconds later
...and what make/model motherboard do you have? Can you communicate with your router in that time?
Apr
23
comment View linked Excel 'Windows' on separate screens
My colleague is just going to grin an bear it, but out of the two solutions, yours is the easiest to implement - so you win the laurels...!
Mar
23
comment How do I get the Windows 7 taskbar with the Start Menu to display on dual monitors?
@nhinkle - That's fair enough. It's a good product - it's a shame the publishers couldn't just accept the recommendation without abusing it.
Feb
21
comment View linked Excel 'Windows' on separate screens
It may be that we can't have our proverbial 'cake and eat it' - But I just didn't want to give up without a fight.
Feb
21
comment View linked Excel 'Windows' on separate screens
Unfortunately, when I initially could not create the cross-workbook links, I did my homework, and the only solutions I found, insisted that I had to open the 2nd workbook, within the same Excel instance. I haven't found an alternative way of creating the necessary links.
Feb
21
comment View linked Excel 'Windows' on separate screens
The whole point of my first paragraph was to explain the background, including the reason why I can't open a second instance of Excel.
Dec
21
comment Could I have damaged a CPU?
That 71.4C is Tcase - the temperature of the case of the CPU. The internal temperature (Tjmax) will typically be 10-120C higher than that, which is what most temperature reporting tools will give you. 95C under load is still too hot - but not as hot as you think.
Dec
21
comment Why doesn't Mozilla release 64-bit versions of Firefox?
What benefit will there be? What costs would there be? Surely the problems far outweigh the benefits? I've been using 64-bit windows since 2005, but even I can't yet seen the need. The nightly builds are simply keeping x64 on the back-burner for when they might be needed in future.
Nov
19
comment How can I share a printer and files on a Windows network over wifi
Try joining them both to a different workgroup, e.g. MSHOME. Clutching at straws here.. ;)