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May
6
comment How can wireless reception be improved for a particular device?
as well as a background noise issue. some people have microwaves/refrigerators/motered equipment between or near the devices causing loss of signal. A proper survay would tell you what is putting out the noise. there may be some free software to allow you to walk around with your laptop and find problems that way.
May
6
comment How can wireless reception be improved for a particular device?
Please include model of device like Ron mentioned external antennas are the most popular method but not available for all equipment. there may also be specific bugs in your device etc.
May
4
comment For a 4 storied house - 2 basic routers or 1 extra range router?
even if you get a high gain antenna you may not see good results if the pc's wireless card is weak. I was looking at some industrial wifi cards for my laptop a few years ago that were able to send/recieve with about double or better the transmit power than the average wifi card. Some wifi access points support enterprise settings that allow "seemless" fallover between several ap's which may do you well in this case. they are configured to be aware of other ap's near by and when configured right your pc will automatically switch between them which will change your ip and interupt traffic.
May
4
comment Creating a single file executable from a directory in Windows?
not if the program is currently running locking a file. I am 90% sure I tried using the sfx with auto delete several years agao for our wrapper and it never properly deleted files. I ended up making a batch file to delete the files we didn't want the users to know about. If they got better at that I can't say since I use nsis for every thing now.
May
4
comment Creating a single file executable from a directory in Windows?
7zip or izarc has the option to automatically run an exe after it extracts the files. they don't delete the files though when they are done. so at best you are leaving behind a bunch of files in the tmp folder and at worst have just showed the user where to find your app and files so they can muck with it.
May
4
comment Safe long-term CPU temp?
John the page file is incorrect. MS states it may be possible with lots of ram, but I don't know of many apps to this date that behave properly. Firefox was running @ 1.5gb the other day and I only had 20-40 tabs open. I have 8gb of ram and even when running Linux I have been stuck having to have a swap file due to bad apps. adobe flash and pdf are the first that come to mind. Also some apps are written in such a way that they don't run right if there's no swap
May
4
comment Safe long-term CPU temp?
I just noticed you mentioned a Higher nvidia card. I would be more worried about overall temp causing problems with the video than the cpu. The dell M series has a seperate nvidia card and it burns out all the time due to improper design/build and poor fan settings for bios. Yourse has onboard video which is about an inch away from the cpu or so, it also shares the heat pipe with the cpu. the more heat one puts out the less cooling the other gets.
May
4
comment Safe long-term CPU temp?
athomsfere is correct about lower temp also those # that intel gives out are a "risk management" calculation. intel expects the cpu to last say 5 years so they rate it for maximum temp with a % for saftey that they expect to allow it to live past 5 years. Just turning something on shortens its life, measurable % or not it will ware out. The question is will that affect be soon enough for you to care or notice.
May
4
comment Safe long-term CPU temp?
I would say that current cpu's can be intelligent enough to throttle down assuming the os and every thing works correctly. had a dell tech forget the heat sync on a D620 systemboard swap. the pc ran for about 6 months before the user complained to us. PC was running wicked hot [scalding on bare skin] and the os had throttled to 200mhz. It is possible for them to save them selves from cricical failures but I can't immagine how much service life that removed. on the flip side surviving is very different than preforming well.
May
3
comment Command Prompt - Accessing “Access is Denied” folder
If the drive is already mapped by gpo this may have issues. you may have to run some complex runas/cmd trickery to get a cmd prompt to work for the stated purpose. I dont have any of the cmd info with me but can provide if needed
May
3
comment Safe long-term CPU temp?
you have to look at the cpu specs and verify what the maximum temp is for your chip. my 12core is 58C i believe. I can get it to 55C+ with about 10 threads of prime or another cpu burnin test. In my case currently i cant use over 75% of max cpu if i want to keep my processor alive. I would never run max temp either. another thing Sapalajo didnt mention is that any flaws in the chip will likely be the first to be affected so you may have stability or other quarky issues because that 1 part of the chip couldent handle the heat.
Feb
10
comment Windows PE Recovery CD with explorer shell
Side note, There are questions about if Microsoft will say explorer.exe and such are inproperly licenced by doing this I havent had a chance to pester licence gugrus to find out. If i hear something I will update.
Apr
10
comment Windows PE Recovery CD with explorer shell
Thank you for the wonderful solution to the question I asked. I tried it out today and was able to get all the tools I needed working properly. I looked through the info and was glad to see it didnt appear to change the pe licencing like dart does so I will be able to use it.
Apr
9
comment Windows PE Recovery CD with explorer shell
I take that back I believe DART requires software assurance or enterprise licencing.
Apr
9
comment Windows PE Recovery CD with explorer shell
adding the ability to use the standard windows explorer ui to move and open files is a bonus but not the main issue. Many programs use calls to the explorer.exe api in order to create windows to browse the file system. any thing from office file save as to the browse buttons in things like unstopible copier. if you cause one of those dialog boxes to be called you either get a blank window or nothing happens. like how chm files dont work in win2000 if you tear out ie because they are just webpages stored on your hdd for help files.
Apr
9
comment Windows PE Recovery CD with explorer shell
if other propritary software was not used i could easily use a linux rescue disk but unfortunatly there are other things involved making it a need to use a pe invironment. winpe 3 aka windows7 pe is what i am using right now for the base. DART is not free you need a ultimate? or enterprise licence to use it legally.
Apr
9
comment Windows PE Recovery CD with explorer shell
Sorry i was not specific enough, I know how to make a pe environment, I am having issues getting explorer.exe to run properly. something that was done in BartPE and winPE 1.0
Oct
14
comment How to copy VirtualBox VDI contents to a partition and dual boot the OS from it?
its quite ironic but I will need to do this process soon to. I have a pc that doesnt like installing solaris for some reason so I have to pull the data from a vm I have to the new machine.
Oct
6
comment How to copy VirtualBox VDI contents to a partition and dual boot the OS from it?
you can probably also moutnt the vmdk in a mannter that would allow the image software to directly read it from the host jsut depends on how the image software is.
Oct
4
comment Minimal backup for Windows 7 system recovery
forgot to mention 1 thing. The full backups will keep any annoying quarks to your system as well. If you have the system just the way you like it and theres no annoying bugs etc its great. but if theres this one program you always have to open a specific file run a specific button ... and then start using it as normal that will also be brought along with every thing else. depending on how complex your setup is and how specific your tastes are you may also do well with a full image at the time it works perfect and then reinstall data and newer apps from there.