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answered How to fill the space gap when replacing a notebook hard drive for a slimmer one?
Aug
21
comment Networking Home Office
By big brand, I mean Belkin, Belden, others that you normally would purchase through a large professional electrical supply house versus something you'd pickup at some sort of big box store (Walmart/Home supply..) Regarding the electrical standards - most LAN is covered under low voltage regulations which are more relaxed. Check your local regs - always. Regarding the conduit, most of the professional installs go through the wall, down and then turn again to go underground, come back up and go through the wall. You don't have exposure.
Aug
21
comment PSU Noise when turned off
Sure, could be the coil, but bad caps seem to be common. Both are sources of squealing noise. Either way, if you can locate it to the PSU, replace it. Most PSU's are not user serviceable.
Aug
21
answered Networking Home Office
Aug
14
comment Security Login in Windows 7
Are you trying to do 2 factor security or just trying not to remember a password or thinking a password isn't secure enough?
Aug
12
answered Cant copy an encrypted files after formatting a laptop
Aug
5
answered Laptop Keys / Touchpad do not work
Jul
22
answered Bitlocker and wireless security
Jul
19
answered How to fix router Wi-Fi random down-time?
Jul
19
answered Whole house VPN
Jul
18
answered PSU Noise when turned off
Jul
11
answered Internet keeps dropping. 5 different routers have failed, changed modem, etc.
Jun
24
answered How to deal with worn-out USB port?
Apr
24
answered Dont know how to turn on Wireless
Apr
8
comment Is the windows xp administrator account enabled by default
Ophcrack would also be useful for seeing what the password is. Almost no one has a 15 char or longer password.
Mar
21
comment Can I move Windows from one computer to another if the two are hardware-identical?
If they are identical, why bother? Just swap the computers and save yourself the pain.
Feb
21
comment Are USB sticks a good backup medium?
USB is an interface - just like ISA bus which had EISA, PCI PCIe, AGP... Parallel and serial and SCSI became replaced by USB. VGA 15 pin rapidly replaced by DVI and HDMI and newer versions... And now we have Thunderbolt or Lightning coming as a contender. The important lesson is that the interfaces evolve so don't rely on having a USB port. 10 years is an awfully long time in computer terms.
Feb
20
comment Are USB sticks a good backup medium?
Still have the data self erasing 5-10 years down the road and really - probably USB won't be around in 5-10 years. Sad to think how much we've come and we've actually made things more fragile. Your grandparents pictures and letters may outlast your digital data.
Feb
19
answered Are USB sticks a good backup medium?
Jan
14
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