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Apr
25
comment Windows App to Keep Num Lock On
please don't use language like that in your posts.
Apr
25
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@mdpc that very well may be, but at first glance your participation appears far lower than many of the other candidates. If you've made a lot of valuable "quiet" contributions, you need to mention that in your nomination or else you won't appear qualified.
Apr
25
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@Mokubai I think you could be successful as a moderator, but the time commitment is a concern. The reason we're holding this election is largely because many members of the existing moderator team haven't had as much time to devote to moderation. It would be best for our newly elected mods to be people who will have the time to commit to the position.
Apr
25
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The abbreviation that your username stands for seems fitting for your flagging history.
Apr
24
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@Richie086 do you have any experience to back up this claim? It looks like you have very few flags and almost no meta participation. What qualifications do you have that would lead someone to vote for you versus one of the more seemingly experienced candidates?
Apr
22
comment Is ReactOS or WINE the more stable replacement for Windows XP?
ReactOS is in alpha. Windows XP is a mature (albeit ancient) product. I'd vote for upgrading your hardware at this point, or trying Linux, but given the choice between the two, I see little point in using ReactOS.
Apr
22
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Besides quashing noobs, is there any reason behind your sudden interest in Super User? It seems that you have relatively little prior activity on the site.
Apr
21
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Allquixotic is also one of our most active Meta users. He's made many good contributions to the site.
Apr
21
comment Is it possible to install a Windows XP driver on Windows 98?
@ElliottFrisch even with a print server you'd still need some kind of driver. It's a tricky situation.
Apr
14
comment RAM decision for laptop
Also I'm confused - why not keep the 1 stick of 4GB RAM and get a second 2GB stick?
Apr
14
comment RAM decision for laptop
@user315388 you can't find any 4GB sticks at 800 MHz?
Mar
21
comment Windows installer seems to be failing. Cannot install windows updates
@magicandre1981 oops ;)
Mar
21
comment Windows installer seems to be failing. Cannot install windows updates
@MichałPółrolniczak I converted your answer to a comment because it's more asking for clarification than providing a solution. Now that you have 50 reputation points you can comment on any post.
Mar
15
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
@barlop the whole point of UAC is that you can't run elevated without getting the user's permission. If you could just type elevate whatever.exe and have it run elevated, then it would be trivial for an attacker to run elevate nasty-virus.exe. It's an inherent requirement of UAC that confirmation occur somehow. It can't ask for confirmation in the command window, because the confirmation must run on an isolated secure desktop to prevent other software from injecting keystrokes.
Mar
15
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
@barlop of course not. That would defeat the purpose of UAC.
Mar
7
comment Force Close Processes at Shutdown
@David many programs will ask "are you sure you want to quit?" when you issue a shutdown or logout, and that interrupts the logout process by design. It's a valid question, and is not the result of any misconfigured program. It's expected but potentially undesirable behavior.
Mar
7
comment Force Close Processes at Shutdown
@Ramhound I just verified on Windows 8.1 that with a Notepad window with unsaved content in it, Windows will not force a restart. It'll just sit there waiting for you to do something. SnakeDoc is right, and this is a valid question.
Mar
6
comment Why are USB connectors different from RJ45/Ethernet connectors?
@Ramhound I agree that they have different purposes, but power over ethernet has been around for ages.
Feb
19
comment Paranoid Parent: “WiFi safe for baby?”
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Feb
9
comment What should I look for in a UPS to protect my system from outages and surges?
thanks for being flexible and responding to the feedback! It's hard to know all these details as a new user, so no worries. It looks like there's a pre-existing question that covers this topic in pretty good detail, so take a look and see if that will meet your needs.