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Dec
17
answered Is disk read/write speed affected by processor architecture?
Dec
17
revised Is disk read/write speed affected by processor architecture?
Clarified question
Dec
17
comment Is disk read/write speed affected by processor architecture?
Just because the answer is obvious to some of us doesn't mean the question is invalid or off-topic.
Dec
17
comment Keeps Connection to iPhone Personal Hotspot for Long Time
You have asked a lot of questions about iPhones on this site, and all of them have been closed. Questions about using iPhones are off topic on Super User. Please ask on Ask Different instead. If you continue to post off-topic questions here, your account may be automatically blocked from asking questions.
Dec
8
comment Print a secure PDF to a file using a PDF printer
I've had success before with printing a secured PDT to the XPS Document Writer, then converting it back to PDF from XPS using Adobe Acrobat.
Dec
6
revised Why do my two PCs have different Wifi speed of the same router?
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Dec
4
comment Focus IE window in powershell
@GiantDuck in the future please do not cross-post questions to multiple Stack Exchange sites. Select the site which best fits your question before asking it. If you ask on the wrong site, either wait for it to be migrated, or delete it yourself and re-ask on the appropriate site. Thanks.
Dec
3
awarded  Yearling
Nov
16
comment How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7?
@Pacerier "You need Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise to do this. For other versions, scroll down to my alternate solution."
Nov
16
comment How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7?
@Pacerier are you running a Pro, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise version of Windows?
Nov
10
answered How do CPU temperature checking software work?
Oct
26
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
21
comment I am supposed to get download speed of 150KB/s but I am getting 10MB/s for some sites. How come?
I think @AEonAX means who your ISP is, what geographical region you're in, if it's cable or DSL, etc.
Oct
21
comment I am supposed to get download speed of 150KB/s but I am getting 10MB/s for some sites. How come?
My completely unfounded hunch is that your ISP may have a YouTube cache server on their network, and for torrents there may be peers on the same ISP. Your ISP may not be limiting in-network traffic, which could allow those sources to load faster than the internet at large.
Oct
20
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
15
comment Can Excel show a formula and its result simultaneously?
This requires re-copying the formula every time you change it. When changing a spreadsheet frequently, it would be too easy for the copied formulas to get out of sync with the real formulas.
Oct
15
awarded  Custodian
Oct
10
reviewed Close How do I manage My Computer?
Oct
10
comment How do I manage My Computer?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking how to solve a human problem (organization) with a technological solution. No software can decide for you what files are important to you personally.
Oct
10
reviewed Close monitor internet usage in my office which uses both ubuntu and windows 7