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Nov
19
comment How can I share a printer and files on a Windows network over wifi
PS. While I appreciate the extra rep, you should really mark this question as unanswered. We don't want to disappoint someone else struggling with the same issue.
Nov
19
comment How can I share a printer and files on a Windows network over wifi
If you click on the Joined/Create against Homegroup, it should give you the chance to run a Homegroup troubleshooter. Also, can each machine see itself? Type '\\ThisMachine\c$\' on each machine. Then try '\\TheOtherMachine\C$' on each machine.
Nov
18
comment How can I share a printer and files on a Windows network over wifi
Sorry - limited time on here. What does the network and sharing center say for each? Home network? HomeGroup: Joined? What do you see if you click on the full network map (at the top)?
Nov
18
comment Network use of Gaming PC
Nothing really... Sandy Bridge E is just coming out so that would be a step up, as would a GTX580 or 590, or a Radeon 5990...if you have more money than sense! But they will be out of date before you get them out of the box. You have a very good PC - use it properly... move the wife into the office.
Nov
16
comment How can I share a printer and files on a Windows network over wifi
In Windows Explorer, type in \\MyOtherPcName\ in the address bar and press return - this should show shared resources on this machine (e.g. printers). If it doesnt work, open a command prompt and type 'ping 192.168.0.99' (substituting the IP address of your other pc) - if this command responds with a timeout message, it means there is a connectivity issue.
Nov
16
comment How can I share a printer and files on a Windows network over wifi
I've added a link to a video demonstrating how to connect to a homegroup. Presumably, your 2nd machine can see the first under Homergoups?
Nov
16
comment How can I share a printer and files on a Windows network over wifi
Which version of Windows do each PC run?
Nov
15
comment Recommendations for utility to paste plain text?
+1. Puretext is utterly brilliant. Small, neat, easy to use.
Oct
29
comment Windows 7: Removing Folder Permissions
I've edited his post to provide more helpful instructions, but they need peer-reviewing by someone appropriate.
Oct
17
comment Deleting and moving files is sluggish starting today on Windows 7 with SSD
You might want to tell us what steps you actually took to minimise writes...
Oct
5
comment Will my computer shut down if my graphics card overheats?
Carl, my work PCs never get turned of either. But they are never running with the GPU running at full tilt either. Don't get me wrong, the risk is theoretical, but it's enough not to endorse the idea.
Oct
5
comment Destroy a hard drive without proper equipment
@barlop - submerging wont help - although there are holes to allow air inside, they are covered by filters that stop contaminants (including water).
Oct
5
comment Will my computer shut down if my graphics card overheats?
@CarlF - Although I completely agree the risk is absolutely minimal, if you spoke to your local Fire Safety Officer (which most Fire Brigades have), they would advise you not to do it. The reality is the the most likely disaster would be a bust GFX card and nothing more. However, don't forget, most environments where computers are running under such stress for such time are also cooled, fully monitored, and covered by a halogen extinguishing system.
Aug
15
comment How can I apply environment variables without reboot?
You are perfectly correct, however, some applications may need to be restarted - if they read (and cache) environment variables, they may not be aware of changes. But rarely should that ever mean that a reboot is required.
Aug
15
comment Windows 7 boot problem, multiple hard disks
This. Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt. Now, when I re-install my OS onto a new disk, I disconnect all other disks until a basic OS is installed. IIRC correctly, you can also re-create the BCD using BOOTREC /recreate - might also work in this instance.
Jun
2
comment Alternatives to Crystal Reports
+1 for SSRS. Note: the comparison you reference is 6 years out of date - SSRS has moved on significantly in that time.
Jun
2
comment Is it possible to run Windows without GUI?
@BeyondSora - It casn't been made clear - have you tried rebuilding Windows from scratch? It might be worth investing drivers from the actual manufacturers; ie. Intel/ATI/Nvidia/Realtek/Broadcom etc - the 'official' drivers are frequently well out of date on Dell's site.
Jun
2
comment Is it possible to run Windows without GUI?
@BeyondSora - That doesn't like a particularly troublesome mix of software. However, Dell have been know to have problems - you'll noticed they don't claim 'designed well for Windows 7'! ;)
May
26
comment Windows 7 64 bit to 32 bit conversion
@Dustin G. You may well be right, in which case the VM option is the next best solution. And as you suggest, may be worth investing in a cheap secondhand (retail) copy of an earlier OS.
Jan
26
comment What damage will powering down instead of shutting down do?
You may have saved everything, but it doesn't mean your OS has. The OS is constantly doing things in background that you are not aware of... you could have trouble if you stop something mid-flow. (Less likely these days, but still possible)