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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.
Sep
8
answered Secure video chat program as an alternative to Skype
Sep
8
answered How do I watch 1080p video on this setup computer without lagg?
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