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Sep
11
comment How to resolve odd behavior on wireless router, connections hang until DHCP lease is renewed
The other question would be if your router responds to ping under normal circumstances. If not, it might be set not to respond to ICMP packets.
Sep
11
answered Tool to adjust monitor's backlight brightness in Windows
Sep
10
comment How to move an application's dialog box from a disconnected monitor to the main
Does the problem persist even after a reboot?
Sep
10
revised How can I add the program that starts with my PC?
Improved formatting, clarified that this is only for the start menu method
Sep
10
revised How to move an application's dialog box from a disconnected monitor to the main
Fixed link, added windows-xp and display tags
Sep
10
answered How to move an application's dialog box from a disconnected monitor to the main
Sep
10
revised Prevent elevation (UAC) for an application that doesn't need it
Fixed up links, cleaned up post
Sep
10
comment Install Windows 7 using MSDN ISO and Key from my newly purchased Gateway Laptop
What manner of rejected? Did you call the activation hotline and activate by phone like I said? If the automatic phone activation still wasn't working, then you need to find a way to speak to a human operator. Usually shouting gibberish at the machine until it gives up is the quickest way to get a person. Then explain to the person what you're doing, and they'll give you the key. Again, you must activate by phone! Automatic internet activation will not work.
Sep
10
answered Bridging a wireless network to a wired and a second wireless network
Sep
10
revised How do I edit text files in the Windows Command Prompt?
removed errant space from prompt
Sep
10
comment How do I edit text files in the Windows Command Prompt?
Odd... evidently it's installed by default on Windows 7 32-bit, but not on Windows 7 64-bit. That's sad.
Sep
9
comment Google Voice Dialer for Linux?
Would a Chrome Application Shortcut work?
Sep
9
answered Install Windows 7 using MSDN ISO and Key from my newly purchased Gateway Laptop
Sep
9
comment Pidgin - Google Talk - How to display the dialpad
How did you get Google Voice working in the desktop Google Talk client? I'd be interested to see how to do that.
Sep
9
comment Can you match a Windows XP product key to a service pack release?
Ah, your problem isn't related to service packs, it's related to the media source. To reinstall an OEM version of Windows, you should use installation media provided by the manufacturer, or else generic OEM media if you don't have the original. You can still use an off-the-shelf disk, but you will need to call the activation hotline and activate manually by phone for that to work; you cannot do automatic internet activation if your key doesn't match the media being used.
Sep
9
revised How to see who is using my WiFi
Embedded comic image. Because xkcd is just that great :) Also spiced up text slightly.
Sep
9
comment How can I tell if someone is on my home network or wifi?
This question has already been answered: How to see who is using my wifi
Sep
9
revised Can you match a Windows XP product key to a service pack release?
Fixed spelling
Sep
9
answered Can you match a Windows XP product key to a service pack release?
Sep
8
comment How do I watch 1080p video on this setup computer without lagg?
Glad that worked for you! Yep, WMP in Windows 7 is actually pretty nice; I use it a lot.