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comment Join two computers to work as one
Unfortunately there isn't really enough info to go on here. What are you actually trying to do? There isn't any straightforward way to link two computers like that; distributed computing is more for large computational tasks that can easily be simultaneously processed by multiple computers. The overhead from anything you could set up on commodity hardware would likely exceed any computational benefits.
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comment Plz help me to solve this probability
This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking for somebody to do your homework for you. Questions on Super User should be about specific problems you face with computer software and hardware.
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?
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
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
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
comment change date format on Win 8.1 lock screen
@cybermonkey I'm not the one who deleted your first comment, but I don't disagree with whoever did.
Oct
9
comment change date format on Win 8.1 lock screen
@cybermonkey first of all, you're on Super User not Stack Overflow. Second, music2myear did not "steal" anything from you; you didn't even answer the question. This site is built on collaboration and cooperation. You offered a link; he turned it into an actual useful answer. Just because a question has been answered before on other sites doesn't mean we can't also provide an answer, and perhaps even make the answer easier to read and understand.
Oct
9
comment Can Excel show a formula and its result simultaneously?
Unless I'm misunderstanding you, this has nothing at all to do with what I'm asking.
Sep
23
comment Tooltips in Chrome do not work
This question has been closed because the problem mysteriously disappeared.
Sep
22
comment What is the easy way to start Task Manager as an administrator in Windows 8?
Even quicker than right-clicking, just press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
Sep
14
comment Can you clone a larger drive onto a smaller drive (used space fits on the smaller)
Why use partedmagic instead of just downloading gparted and/or clonezilla separately?
Sep
12
comment How to mount KVM virtual machine image to VirtualBox?
@stbonearth don't worry, this is a perfectly appropriate question as currently worded. Hopefully somebody will be able to provide an answer for you soon.
Sep
11
comment WiFi or Bluetooth controllable power outlet
@Arjan maybe their software being available could be adapted to a DIY setup.
Sep
6
comment My website is slow only when connecting from certain IP addresses
@nullUser it sounds like you may need to give AT&T a call again. I doubt there's much you can do about it. Have you checked that there isn't some kind of QOS on your router that's causing it to slow down?
Sep
6
comment My website is slow only when connecting from certain IP addresses
@Ramhound please be polite. This user seems to have made a reasonable attempt to fix their problem and promptly answered your queries for more details.
Jul
18
comment Can Excel show a formula and its result simultaneously?
Thank you for disclosing your affiliation. It does looks like you do have previous contributions on Stack Exchange, which is great, but I would suggest re-reading the self promotion policy just to be safe. You haven't done anything wrong, but oftentimes when users see somebody whose only answers on the site are promoting something they made, they flag it as spam. It would also improve this answer if you could include a screenshot as an example. Thanks!
Jun
18
comment Windows activation with planned reinstall
@jpoh as I recall, you can use this to back up OEM Windows, yes. You can also do the reinstall from OEM media - see activation FAQ for more info.