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Mar
3
comment Word 2010: One button save as PDF?
Nice, thanks for the detail on making ribbon customizations keyboard acceptable.
Feb
25
comment Pretend file on disk exists for old program
Oh! yes this would solve the storage management part, and it's what I'll do if nothing else substantial turns up.
Feb
25
comment Pretend file on disk exists for old program
@DavidPostill what kind of detail? it's pretty specific already, but anyway: unzip datafile.zip -d %temp%\ && ye_old_fortran.exe %temp%\datafile.txt && del %temp%\datafile.txt
Feb
17
comment How can I “turn on wireless capability” in Windows 7?
Yup, this was my problem too. Vital keywords to add for other searchers: with WiFi Intel Manual Diagnostic tool "Software radio is OFF" means wireless is disabled in Windows Mobility Center, and "Hardware radio is OFF" means the laptop switch is off (button on the front/side or Fn-F2/F3/...)
Feb
10
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
@Kiquenet that's the same approach as runas in other answers, with similar results and differences to elevate, isn't it?
Jan
14
comment Import 71 and file permission in ArcGIS
@Gili your two sentences oppose each other. Which one is the typo? ;-) It's good to know that at least for some import71.exe does work on Win7; wish I understood why not for me.
Jan
3
comment Is there any benefit to plugging a USB 2.0 device into a USB 3.0 port?
This is actually the most correct answer, based on data not (just) theory. There is a measurable difference, but it's very unlikely to be perceptible until your operation is in the tens plus minutes range. Anandtech whipped out the tools and benchmarked reads and writes from/to an SSD to various combinations of USB2-in-3 ports, USB 3.0 Flash Drive Roundup. Best case? Shave 19 seconds off 228 seconds. (They also tested US3-in-2 if you're curious.)
Dec
14
comment Will crashplan offsite backup work if crashplan goes out of business?
Thanks for confirming restore works without CP central. If you ever come back here, please also answer the mirror side: will local backup work without CP infrastructure?
Dec
14
comment Will crashplan offsite backup work if crashplan goes out of business?
Great question. One way to test: setup 2 computers to backup to each other on a private network and disable or unplug any connection to external networks (e.g. internet). For exta verification a good idea to leave it in disconnected state for some time (weeks, months) to ensure it's not using cached CP central credentials or something. If someone does do this test, please let us know how it goes.
Dec
14
comment Crashplan: Disable cloud backup option permanently
A confusion arises because on a new install the Crashplan Central backup destination is shown as a green button, as the 30 day free trial is active, and can't be removed or disabled (turned grey). This makes it look as if you're going to back up to cloud no matter what. However if you go in to Settings >> Destinations then for each set there are check boxes to turn on/off Folders, Crashplan Central, Other Computers, etc.
Nov
23
comment What file format/database format does Picasa use?
Looks like interesting project, but even though it's on Sourceforge there's no code and no documentation, just a bare .exe with a one sentence overview. I don't run such things outside a sandbox with realtime process and file monitoring. I don't have one available right now and there's not enough incentive to make one. If you want this project to get used I suggest documentation, at the very least.
Aug
25
comment Inserted Images into Outlook 2007 Email Blurry
also see superuser.com/questions/211020/…
Aug
25
comment Inserted Images into Outlook 2007 Email Blurry
while too brief to be a good answer here, the 96pdi point can be vital. see howto-outlook.com/faq/unsharpimages.htm for more.
Jun
11
comment Does storage capacity affect hard drive performance?
In servers and RAID configurations more platters means more performance, because the read/write jobs can be split into pieces and done concurrently across many heads and platters at once. (I know the Q is about single drives and desktops, I just wanted to head off the "lower platters == better" meme before it got too far)
Jun
10
comment Why do I only get 300-400 Mbit/s on my 1000 Mbit/s network?
this makes me wonder if iperf isn't the only part of Windows that defaults to a smaller packet size than Linux, see superuser.com/a/95587/16966
Apr
11
comment Disable Windows 7's “Open File - Security Warning” dialog for exe on network drive?
Something may have changed (April 2014). The dialog won't let me add a drive letter, e.g. X:\ and X: and file://X: all result in "you have entered an invalid wildcard sequence" (screenshot: i.imgur.com/um529J4.png) (Win7 Home Premium x64)
Mar
20
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
@barlop, ok. I see I don't understand the nature of your complaint, and don't know how else to attempt to address it.
Mar
19
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
@barlop: elevate's purpose isn't to work around or bypass UAC (User Account Control), but to work with it. As long as UAC is enabled there has to be some kind of prompt at some point in the process. If you need to get rid of prompting altogether you have to disable UAC (see 2nd comment). The problem elevate solves is escalating a particular process from a non-privileged shell, and then carrying on as normal. Without this you need to start a privileged command prompt with right-click "Run as Administrator", which can't be scripted, before attempting the privileged command.
Feb
28
comment Move the Public folders on Windows 7
nice bit of archaeological work resurrecting the threads! While closely related they're not quite on topic, which is moving the public folder, not the users folder.
Feb
21
comment Move the Public folders on Windows 7
link is broken. Do you remember the name of the article?