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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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Jan
14
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Jan
14
answered Why do particular keys on my laptop malfunction intermittently?
Jan
14
answered What would be the disadvantages of using a 4 stranded ethernet cable?
Dec
31
answered Will TrueCrypt cause problems on a CrashPlan backup destination?
Dec
27
comment What is this icon?
A search of your user manual could provide the answer. Otherwise, please update with your make and model number.
Nov
19
answered How to identify and recover RAID on 2 drives?
Oct
29
comment MAC OS for Intel based PCs
Phrased another way, Mac OS is officially supported only on Apple computers. Installation on non-Apple devices is a violation of their EULA and technically illegal. That said, many people go ahead and build systems with hardware that emulates Apple computers so that the OS can run on them. They are called Hackintosh computers. Since they are not supported Apple updates break the OS ability to run on them so they are not the most stable systems. You can search for Hackintosh to get sites that list the hardware most have used fairly successfully.
Oct
29
comment Does truecrypt store plaintext password in memory?
Part of the experiment was the question of how long it takes for bits in memory to randomize once the power was removed.
Oct
29
answered Does truecrypt store plaintext password in memory?
Oct
28
comment Bypass read-only SD card with missing 'Lock' slider
Put card on the table. Align it so the part you insert is facing away from you and the gold fingers face the table. The switch should have been on the left edge of the card. There may be a notch on the left side towards the edge you insert. Tape that area and darken it. If you are confused, you can search youtube - there should be a couple of examples.
Oct
28
answered Bypass read-only SD card with missing 'Lock' slider
Oct
28
answered Will using the same password on windows 7 and Ubuntu make it easier to crack either?