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Aug
24
comment How to connect a smart router to a dumb DSL modem?
Yes, usually the ISP will tell you to use PPPoA, but PPPoE almost always works fine. The reason this works is because as far as the ISP and your network see, your modem and your router are essentially one integrated device when you do this. Give it a try, hopefully it'll work!
Aug
24
comment VirtualBox's Internet doesn't work no matter what
Agreed that it may be a bad install. Try reinstalling virtual box - it's possible the network drivers it adds got misconfigured or removed or otherwise messed up.
Aug
24
answered How to connect a smart router to a dumb DSL modem?
Aug
24
comment is it possible to run application in particular processor?
To answer the part about whether it's worthwhile: generally, no. Windows does a pretty good job at balancing things out on its own, and if an application is capable of taking advantage of multiple cores, then limiting it to just one core will degrade its performance. This is especially true with software such as video editing, rendering, and some video games. But you can do it if you feel inclined.
Aug
24
comment is it possible to run application in particular processor?
Beat me to it, I was about to post the exact same answer! Nicely done, you're quick ;)
Aug
24
revised Is PC4200 DDR2 compatible with PC3200 DDR?
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Aug
24
revised Is PC4200 DDR2 compatible with PC3200 DDR?
Corrected title - PC3200 is DDR, not DDR2.
Aug
24
answered Is PC4200 DDR2 compatible with PC3200 DDR?
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Aug
23
comment What is the HPSETUP network?
Interesting. This is the explanation I've seen various times, and I've personally observed the weird ad-hoc behavior in general, but there must be more than one way that HPSETUP gets out there. I'm interested to hear what you eventually find out!
Aug
23
answered What is the HPSETUP network?
Aug
23
revised How do I get Windows XP Professional upgrade to boot directly without having to choose it at startup?
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Aug
23
comment Automatic Windows lock at given time
You put the quotes in the wrong place. You need quotes around the path, but not around the arguments. It should be "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe" user32.dll, LockWorkStation. Right now you're trying to run a file named "rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation" in the system32 folder; you want to run the rundll32.exe file with the arguments user32.dll, LockWorkStation. Make sense?
Aug
23
comment Is it possible to get a Windows 7 iso image legally?
Ah, sorry for missing that. Dell does not offer a way to download it that I'm aware of. You could download the ISO for the trial version of Windows 7 Enterprise (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cc442495.aspx) then use the method I linked to above for converting the image to install any version, then install using that.
Aug
23
revised Is there a simple method to get back the start menu, icons and task bar on the pc's screen?
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Aug
23
answered Is it possible to get a Windows 7 iso image legally?
Aug
23
comment Is there a simple method to get back the start menu, icons and task bar on the pc's screen?
Thanks! Happy to be able to teach you something :)
Aug
22
answered Is there a simple method to get back the start menu, icons and task bar on the pc's screen?
Aug
22
comment is it safe to unplug a USB drive while Windows is in sleep/hibernate/off mode?
Furthermore, it should be fine if you plug it back in when you return, before turning the computer on.
Aug
22
answered Help: Just installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows 7!