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Sep
7
comment on Windows XP, how can I remove (NOT hide) a system tray icon without closing the process?
Have you considered just setting up separate user accounts for yourself and your brother?
Sep
7
revised Disk churning on Windows 7 machine - can't identify culprit
Improved formatting, reworded to be gentler
Sep
7
comment MS Security Essentials does not update automatically
Do they get installed automatically though? I keep seeing definitions released daily but not checked for "install automatically"; they're always under "optional updates". Is there a way to force them to always download automatically?
Sep
7
comment reinstall windows 7 starter on Acer netbook
@digitxp, that's not actually the case in Windows 7. You can install using any media you want, but if it isn't OEM media from Acer, he would have to call Microsoft in order to complete the activation, and explain to an activation rep. A disk with a signed Acer OEM SLP pre-activation would be more convenient, but any disk would work.
Sep
7
revised Stopping kids from using a machine for illegal activites?
Added details about each product
Sep
7
comment reinstall windows 7 starter on Acer netbook
How to install from a USB drive has already been covered by this question. There is no official way to just download a Windows installer if you are not an MSDN or TechNet subscriber, as explained in this question, so you will have to either buy legal media or borrow it from a friend. The instructions found here on how to install Home Premium using an Ultimate disk apply to Starter Edition as well; you may need that if you can only find a disk for a different edition.
Sep
6
revised How do I modify the boot menu for Windows 7?
added bootloader tag
Sep
6
answered How do I modify the boot menu for Windows 7?
Sep
6
comment How can I determine the origin of a downloaded file?
I just checked on Windows 7 - it will tell you if the file was downloaded from the internet, but not the URL it was downloaded from.
Sep
6
revised How can I determine the origin of a downloaded file?
Fixed grammar, clarified question, removed unnecessary punctuation
Sep
6
comment how can I log all incoming IP traffic from a certain IP address on Windows XP?
This question and questions like it have been asked many times. Monitor all and any internet traffic from my home PC - what should I use? would be a good place to start.
Sep
6
comment Have firefox ask me where to save downloads
@silenttothbone If you have solved your problem, please mark the appropriate answer as accepted, or if none of the answers were your solution, please post a new answer yourself with the solution you found and mark it as accepted. Thank you!
Sep
6
revised How do I repair the .Net Framework on Windows 7
Improved formatting of links
Sep
6
revised Quickest way to see hidden files on Windows?
improved formatting
Sep
6
comment Windows Vista Startup Logo Looping
Glad to hear that! Do make sure to replace the disk if you haven't - SpinRite may have gotten it working, but if it's failed once, it's likely to fail again very soon.
Sep
6
answered Win2008 - Use task scheduler to open a password protected web page every n minutes?
Sep
6
comment Win2008 - Use task scheduler to open a password protected web page every n minutes?
Might it be easier to just create a separate page that doesn't have any valuable data and thus doesn't need to be password protected?
Sep
6
comment Quickest way to see hidden files on Windows?
Looks fantastic! I was going to suggest making 2 reg files and using those, but this is even quicker and more efficient. I copied the script you linked to into the body of your post to make it easier for people reading your answer. Did you write the script or find it? Just curious, since I'd like to add attribution if you just found it.
Sep
6
revised Quickest way to see hidden files on Windows?
Inserted code for the script directly into the answer post
Sep
6
comment Dual boot a headless machine?
What is the model number and manufacturer of the workstation, or if you built it yourself, the motherboard? It's possible that it may have Intel vPro, which allows remote control over low-level operation of the PC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_vPro