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Jul
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answered Good tape drive for home user?
Jul
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answered Legally reinstall the original windows
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Jun
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comment Wrong Windows version identified when installing anti-virus software. Reset Windows version in registry?
Thank you. Fixed. There are just some days that I shouldn't go near a keyboard.
Jun
25
revised Wrong Windows version identified when installing anti-virus software. Reset Windows version in registry?
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Jun
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answered Wrong Windows version identified when installing anti-virus software. Reset Windows version in registry?
Jun
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comment Battery charge suddenly drops from about 25% to 6%
I've seen this exact behavior with my Dell Latitude - the original battery would go find until it hit about 45%, then die in about 60 seconds. Basically it means your battery is shot and you need a new one.
Jun
21
comment Recommendation for Wiki that supports WYSIWYG?
probably because it isn't an answer to the question at all. What you've provided is just background as to why things are the way they are - it doesn't give any information about how to fix the problem. That reference could have been a good comment on the question, but it's not answer.
Jun
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comment Best way to transfer huge files over internet?
DropBox gives you 2Gig of space for free, so that's probably a good starting option.
Apr
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answered determining the windows type based on the serial number
Mar
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comment System restore discs and Recovery partition
I suspect you can't create a bootable USB repair stick. You should be able to create system repair disks using an external USB dvd writer (they aren't too expensive, and you don't need high speed for this job).
Mar
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comment One time BitTorrent download
For windows I've found that uTorrent (utorrent.com) tends to have the least problems, and it's easiest to use.
Mar
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answered System restore discs and Recovery partition
Feb
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comment How to delete my hard drive safely?
Assuming that you're talking about a complete over-write of the drive, then in theory this is true, but so far no one's ever actually done it. You'd need some rather specialized hardware (no, you can't pull this trick with the drive's existing controller), and so far no one (including data recovery companies) has ever demonstrated this trick in the real world. Of course, if you completely destroy the magnetic media like I suggested, then you don't have this problem.
Feb
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comment Convert Music Library to Ogg Vorbis without losing Tag Data
Be careful with your conversions - you could lose audio quality if you aren't careful. If you have CDs for any of this music, you might want to go re-rip the CDs directly to OGG Vorbis, rather than convert those tracks and risk audio quality.
Feb
12
comment Why does using 2 memory sticks cause my computer to crash?
What memory tests did you run, and for how long? Last time I had ram problems (I had a stick go intermittent) I had to run memtest86 for quite a while for it to show (it needed to warm up).
Jan
25
comment How to make sure I can restore the OS which came preinstalled on my laptop?
The other thing this method lets you do is delete the recovery partition (after taking the image!) and then use that space. Kind of nice to have everything you paid for, really...
Jan
25
answered How to make sure I can restore the OS which came preinstalled on my laptop?
Jan
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comment Is a STOP 0x0000009F (DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE) BSOD a sign of hardware trouble?
The fact that the blue screen happened in Windows code in no way absolves the drivers - it could be that the driver did something wrong in a call to the OS, which the OS responded to by bugchecking. Further, if BlueScreenView didn't have symbols for the driver, then that reporting may be somewhat wrong, which, given the large + value is not unlikely.