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Apr
24
comment What is the solution for Lenovo after BIOS update failure?
The fixedbios.com site referenced is now gone, but the company that owned it is aqstech.com
Dec
16
answered How do I display all power plans in Windows 7 notification area?
Oct
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
8
revised Is it possible to clone only the software on a machine?
Updated with PickMeApp experiences
Apr
5
answered Is it possible to clone only the software on a machine?
Dec
1
awarded  Yearling
Jul
23
awarded  Constituent
Jul
22
awarded  Caucus
Jun
2
comment MS Word to PDF. Corrupted tables borders
I was actually referring to the different options - Word's "Save As" and specifying .PDf; the Adobe Save option; the Ghostscript-based print-to-PDF options. I'm still going to suggest looking for options relating to the internal format of graphics.
Jun
1
comment How to sync bookmarks between Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on multiple computers?
And a couple of other notes: XMarks lets you use your own server (WebDAV) but only their Firefox plugin supports this. Also, XMarks appears to only encrypt logins by default, so I advise going into the settings and telling it to encrypt everything - at least if you're going to be using it on untrusted networks such as public wifi.
Jun
1
answered Outlook: How to archive files using date range?
Jun
1
answered MS Word to PDF. Corrupted tables borders
May
18
comment Run a script at logoff on XP Home?
Well, I'm not sure if you can set up a hook that will launch an executable, but I doubt it. Since it seems that some variation of this is available in XP Pro and nobody's come up with an XP Home solution that doesn't require a process in the past 10+ years, it seems to me that your options include A) change OS or B) have something running. Expecting innovation for a sunsetted consumer product seems unpromising.
May
17
answered How does Notepad++ know to recognize the HTML and CSS in PHP files? Can I do this with PSP files?
May
17
answered Run a script at logoff on XP Home?
May
15
comment How to sync bookmarks between Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on multiple computers?
I'll throw in a little more plug for XMarks - I had enabled "Open Tab Sync" but hadn't used it today, but today I logged onto a (Win2k8) terminal server, went to Tools>XMarks>Open Remote Tabs and loaded up all of the reference tabs that I'd opened up earlier on a netbook (KUbuntu 11.10) for something I was working on. Very handy.
May
14
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
25
comment Get Windows localhost (port 80) to forward to port 8080 for Apache service
Your question led me to do a bit more digging and this (sepago.de/helge/2009/06/04/… ) appears to be very relevant.
Apr
25
comment Loud grinding noise and blurred printouts on Samsung CLP-620ND laser printer
I've dealt with the situation recently with some Brother printers that call for replacement of the laser and fuser at 100,000 pages - it's a ship-it-to-our-depot repair, and the parts cost ~10% less than a new multifunction of the same or later model, so it's basically a case of use it until the quality deteriorates, then replace. Even with that, the TCO was still lower than comparable HP alternatives.
Apr
25
comment Get Windows localhost (port 80) to forward to port 8080 for Apache service
If you add the relevant lines to the local Hosts file, they might not - on XP it was in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, not sure where it is on Vista/7 and whether it varies between 32- and 64-bit. I have seen some apps or error situations where that can break, as noted here: fencepost.net/2009/11/dns-fails-nslookup-works-fix