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Jan
16
comment 1TB NTFS to FAT32 Drive too big?
@Charles use the edit button to update your first post, and please don't put multiple answers to a single question. You will need to edit your more recent answers into this original answer; they've been deleted.
Jan
14
comment Using multiple instances of webcam without thirdparty applications in windows
FYI @Unnikrishnan if you see a spam answer on a post, please flag it as "spam" instead of "not an answer". The system handles spam flags in a special manner, and content can be automatically deleted if it receives enough spam flags. This also helps the automatic spam filters learn.
Jan
12
comment Can I get Microsoft Word to save before Windows goes into sleep mode? (avoiding having to 'recover' files)
It seems to me that instead of doing this, it might make more sense to figure out why Word crashes when your computer goes to sleep. I've never seen Word just completely crash when the computer goes to sleep, so you might be trying to solve one thing when really something else needs fixing.
Jan
12
comment Is it possible to map an IP address to a USB port?
@Chris I realize this is rather after the fact, but it looks like you're still somewhat active on the SE network, so you might want to take a look at What is the X/Y problem? - it describes the scenario sawdust is referring to here. We specifically ask users to ask "practical, answerable questions based on real-life problems they face," which is why we prefer to get to the bottom of what people are actually trying to do, instead of the one step they're stuck on when there might be a different, easier way.
Jan
11
comment If 32-bit machines can only handle numbers up to 2^32, why can I write 1000000000000 (trillion) without my machine crashing?
Please keep comments on-topic, polite, and relevant to the technical aspects of the question. Nearly 50 joke comments already had to be removed, and we'd like to avoid having to lock the post. Thank you.
Jan
11
comment If 32-bit machines can only handle numbers up to 2^32, why can I write 1000000000000 (trillion) without my machine crashing?
Please keep comments on-topic and relevant to discussing the technical aspects of this answer. Over 60 joke comments have already been deleted from this answer, and we'd like to avoid having to lock the post.
Dec
31
comment Windows 7 Desktop was “reset”
This is probably unrelated to the CD being there and just a coincidence. Try rebooting first - it sounds like you got logged in with a temporary profile because it had an issue loading something. If rebooting doesn't fix it, let us know and I'll give you some instructions on how to copy things over from the old profile.
Dec
29
comment How do I open Resource Monitor on Windows 8?
Thanks @probackpacker. Based on your username, I'm going to ask, have you seen outdoors.stackexchange.com?
Dec
26
comment Trick Comcast into thinking I'm loading a lot of pages
Addon to your server or addon to your service? Also, are you really only getting 1/4 of what you pay for? I've had comcast and regularly got slightly higher than I was paying for. Make sure you have a DOCSIS 3.0 compliant modem and that you've reset your modem recently (just power cycling is fine). If you're still getting speeds that low, definitely file a support ticket.
Dec
22
comment If a server is just a big computer, why not just use a server as your computer?
As people are saying, nothing's stopping you from doing it, and some people do this exactly, but there are cheaper ways to get a high-performance computer.
Dec
8
comment multiple IF Calculation excel
Can you post a screenshot of what the relevant part of your worksheet looks like? Would an OR statement work?
Dec
8
comment Installing Windows over Ubuntu on Surface Pro
I'm a little confused here. Did you actually try creating a Windows 8 bootable USB installer or not? Because that's what you should do.
Dec
4
comment How to change username in LinkedIn Outlook Connector
@Scott the question asks how to use an add-on for Microsoft Outlook that connects to LinkedIn. It's not about using LinkedIn in a browser, so it's not appropriate for migration.
Dec
3
comment Can I pre-edit the html of a web page before the javascript is run?
@Synetech hm. Well I'm assuming the user could probably use Firefox just for this one page, but that's a good point.
Dec
1
comment Can I pre-edit the html of a web page before the javascript is run?
@tieTYT I think the question is OK for SU since you were initially asking if your browser could do something, and there could be other answers that aren't programming-related. If you run into additional problems along the way, I'd suggest searching on SO first, and then asking a question over there if you need to.
Dec
1
comment Convert BMP to PNG while preserving alpha channel
Just out of curiosity @Keikoku is there a link to the SVN repo we could see? Thanks for taking the time to provide this information, and for accurately disclosing your involvement with the project.
Nov
25
comment How to ssl-secure mysql connection on Windows XP?
@Thomas see the details here: meta.stackexchange.com/a/92006/139837
Nov
25
comment How to ssl-secure mysql connection on Windows XP?
@Thomas your question was undeleted before when you said you wanted to get more attention by putting a bounty on it, but you never did. If you still have this problem and want it solved, please place a bounty on it to get some attention. Otherwise it will be automatically deleted for inactivity again in the future.
Nov
25
comment Google search opens multiple windows
Please do not put a signature line in your posts. You can enter your username and a URL on your user profile by clicking on your username, then clicking "edit" on that page.
Nov
20
comment Can't Open URLs in Lync 2010
If you try from a different local account does the problem still persist?