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Jan
21
comment Cannot Connect to server
Are you behind a NAT router or firewall perhaps?
Jan
13
comment Do most music CDs contain the needed info about their tracks?
It may be worth mentioning that metadata is only useful if there is a method to display that data, which was not necessarily possible with every CD player (though that may be a chicken-egg-type problem)
Jan
4
comment How to delete non-existing printers in Windows?
@David There are many of these printers but I might be able to compile a list (even a list like "if they formerly had this printer, they better get that printer"). A full cleanup may not be required. Adding printers (say, based on office floors) is of course a fine and I've done that as well, but the current task is about printers the users might have added over the years because sometimes they need a printer somewhere else, for example. I also already managed to do an "if this old printer then that new printer" replacement skript that worked if the old ones still existed - but here they don't
Dec
31
asked How to delete non-existing printers in Windows?
Dec
28
comment Can I move installed programs to another location in Windows?
If the SW is annoyingly bad enough to not allow you to choose an install location, it might also be annoyingly bad enough to have some "C:\" path hard-coded somewhere. The only safe enough way to fool such SW is something like Jonno's answer, where it still "thinks" it is installed in its default location. It may happen though that it is fooled "too much" e.g. regarding available space on "its" drive.
Dec
21
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
12
comment Is GWX technically malware?
@user20574 Given that oh so many KB articles about recent updates only say something like "this is important, but we don't bother telling you for what", you are not left with many updates to install
Dec
11
comment How to prove the authenticity of a screenshot?
@Dave OK, different scenario: I want to prove that visiting www.example.com installs a virus and downloads child pron, provided you have flash installed. What independent 3rd party would be willing to retry the experiment for documentation and voluntarily risk to have their computer infected, illegal material downloaded, and flash installed? OK; they might run a disposable VM for that, but that is also demanding a lot for just alittle witnessing ... All I wanted to say is that this method may not always be applicable
Dec
10
comment How to prove the authenticity of a screenshot?
@Schwern Of course sometimes we want to use the screenshot to demonstrate something directly concerned with the own computer, e.g., "Look, after I left my laptop alone in the hotel for an hour, the foobar.dll has an unusual file size and everytime I open a browser funny kittens appear"
Dec
9
asked Block rename files with wrongly encoded filenames in Windows
Nov
27
comment Why is SMTP over SSL between email servers not so popular?
Even when encryption is negotiated, usually no strict checking of the certificates is done because that would block all those servers with self-signed certs. But without strict checking a man-in-the-middle attack is easy (not to mention that a MITM might prevent STARTTLS by intervening the cleartext phase)
Nov
15
comment Outlook refuses to send email with non-matching address in cert
@TylerDurden I assume you can't because the behaviour is expected. Though it seems harrymc's answer could prove me wrong - it is possible to make Outlook a piece of insecure software ...
Nov
6
answered Outlook refuses to send email with non-matching address in cert
Sep
1
comment Computer doesn't use more than 4 of my 8GB of RAM…? (64-bit computer)
@Mokubai YMMV, but Firefox is usually the top consumer of memory in my environment (and in the case of Windows the top contributor to user profile size)
Aug
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Aug
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answered Why does my D-Link DSL-2730U router claim the firmware update “contains an illegal image”?
Aug
2
comment Why is a router needed?
Doesn't NAPT turn the device into a gateway rather than a router?
Jul
29
comment Shouldn't all Public Domain DNS' resolve all addresses?
How do they differ? If you get different replies for www.example.com it may be due to round robin or geotagging. If one of them gives an NXDOMAIN have you tried walking doen the tree all the way from the root zone? For example, do they already disagree about host -t NS example.com? Have you checked the TTL?