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Jan
3
comment Slot load DVD burner options for standard desktop case
Presto! We have a winner! The Digistore drive is what I've just ordered for the job at hand. Thanks!
Jan
3
accepted Slot load DVD burner options for standard desktop case
Jan
3
awarded  Student
Jan
3
asked Slot load DVD burner options for standard desktop case
Dec
27
comment Preventing windows from going over the top of the screen (in win XP)
Don't count on that autohotkey trick working if your system has multiple monitors that aren't aligned on their top edges. Depending on the exact settings, you can get 0 being out of view on the vertically smaller monitor. (I've got a laptop with external monitor, hence the size difference. I keep the tops unaligned so that I have small 'step' between the monitors at the top and bottom instead of a large 'step' at the bottom. I find this makes it less likely that I'll get the mouse 'hung up' on the step and lose track of where it is.)
Dec
9
comment Implement DRM on videos for cellphones
Then you need to talk to the vendors of the default config's players. They control the DRM for their system, and they probably will require you to go through them to get the proper tools and encryption keys. They ARE the only ones who can help you.
Dec
9
answered Implement DRM on videos for cellphones
Nov
24
answered Erase just the free space on my hard drive
Nov
24
answered How can I make bandwidth intensive applications have lower priority than other apps like web browsing/skype
Nov
21
comment Is there a program that will prevent changing the numlock state?
If you hunt around the web, you can also find the appropriate registry values to set to do the same thing - SharpKeys is better interface to the same functionality.
Nov
14
answered Will a bigger monitor with the same resolution have an impact on performance?
Nov
13
answered Is it okay for a new laptop battery to report 90% capacity?
Nov
9
comment Problems replacing RAID drives with non-RAID drives in laptop
Definitely put the new drives in place, then re-do the windows install. That will probably help quite a bit.
Nov
6
answered New build won't boot: some fans turning, no beep or video
Nov
4
comment Is there a way to thoroughly clean a new installation of Windows?
I'm personally a fan of one big partition per drive. Whenever I've tried to make smaller partitions, I've always found that I get it wrong - either I don't have enough space for apps or docs or whatever. And I've had enough bad apps that wouldn't work if not on C: that I never install apps on another drive. If you can properly guess the partition sizes, you're probably better off splitting, but I never could.
Nov
3
answered Is there a way to thoroughly clean a new installation of Windows?
Nov
3
comment Is there a way to thoroughly clean a new installation of Windows?
Especially with name-brand laptops, you need to be careful what you remove. There's some odd software on some of them (support for special function buttons, etc) that you don't want to lose.
Oct
29
comment Universal Remote Question
The Harmony units are awesome. They aren't that hard to program, and once they are set up, they just work. I've seen some of the lower-end one for around $100, but they don't have the really nice displays.
Oct
29
answered Automatically copy files from desktop to USB drive when connected
Oct
28
comment Ban from accessing websites
You know, I'm so used to having a net connection to look stuff up on that I'm not sure I can work without one anymore. It's just so much easier to Google for stuff than to try to sort through the man pages that I almost always go for a browser these days.