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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 Note: the comparison you reference is 6 years out of date - SSRS has moved on significantly in that time.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 Intel/ATI/Nvidia/Realtek/Broadcom etc - the 'official' drivers are frequently well out of date on Dell's site.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)
Dec
16
comment BIOS User Guides and RAM Voltages
@Shinrai - the problem lies with warranties - 'Did you run you RAM more than 1 attoVolt over the designated 1.65v?'. 'Yes'. 'Sorry, you can't have a replacement!'. In reality, the RAM is probably slightly under-volted by the mobo, so you wouldn't be breaching the threshold anyway! ;)
Dec
15
comment BIOS User Guides and RAM Voltages
OK, I've not used that combo of components; I think the RAM voltage problem lies only with X58 motherboards (on Socket 1366) which yours clearly isn't, so you should be OK. It doesn't really matter anyway; I strongly suspect it doesn't make a blind bit of difference which voltage you choose either way!
Nov
14
comment Why is the laptop charger thing (transformer) making a noise?
@Pavium - sorry mate, yes they are... ;)
Nov
10
comment EAX sound effects and hardware acceleration of old games under Windows Vista and Windows 7
Why? Why spend money just to allow the odd old game to play quite limited effects, perhaps not any better than his on-board chipset.
Nov
10
comment Windows 7 backup
What Acronis products offer and what Windows 7 offer are completely different. You get the choice with Acronis, but you don't with Windows 7 - for further details, see the link in my comment to the OP.
Nov
10
comment Windows 7 backup
Your question is effectively answered here: superuser.com/questions/60554/….
Nov
8
comment Computer doesn't turn on, motherboard or CPU?
+1 - But 'implementing all the suggestions' may cost you more.
Nov
8
comment Computer doesn't turn on, motherboard or CPU?
That's a premature diagnosis - it could be the PSU... or the Mobo or the RAM. I've actually seen other components produce similar results (a dodgy NIC actually). Secondly, if it is the PSU, trying to force the PSU's arm could be counter-productive - the voltage regulation circuitry (on mobo) will do it's best to protect, but nevertheless, 'jump-starting' it might not be the best idea.
Oct
11
comment How can I make firefox download different file-types to different locations?
+1 I can't see any solution easier than this....
Oct
11
comment Recommended wifi card for Windows 7 x64
@r0ca - I'm glad the problem is solved.
Oct
1
comment Yahoo Mail: Hacking, Spoofing or Malware explosion
@CHarmon - that is precisely the point. I'm trying to find out (through other people's experiences) if this is likely to be a compromised machine, a compromised account or a weakly secured service. The irony is that the question seems amply catered for by the tags available.
Sep
30
comment Windows 7 doesn't use all the available memory
Glad to hear you have a solution.... In retrospect, I should have offered that solution too! ;)
Sep
27
comment How to speed up Adobe Acrobat Reader?
It's notable that one of the people voting to close is one of the people on the wrong end of the arguments. Sour grapes have no place on SU.
Sep
24
comment 2TB external drive, disk initialization: MBR or GPT
That concerns only bootable drives - not an issue with external (data storage) drives like the OP is talking about.
Sep
24
comment How to speed up Adobe Acrobat Reader?
@TomWij - Yes this is the place for s/w recommendations - if they address the problems that the OP is facing. It is not, however, a soapbox for one particular publisher's fanboys. The SO community has spoken and they disagree with you.