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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.
Feb
9
comment What should I look for in a UPS to protect my system from outages and surges?
@techie007 I found a question that I think better fits here: superuser.com/questions/9946/…
Feb
9
comment What should I look for in a UPS to protect my system from outages and surges?
Shopping questions are considered off-topic here, but if you edit your question to the form of "what is the process to choose the right UPS for a given system" (without specifying the system specs) then it becomes a more generally useful question that helps everybody, and would be reopened. See this Stack Exchange blog post for more details.
Feb
8
comment RAM not usable?
@Synetech and harrymc, I think it would be good if you both took a less aggressive approach to each other. Synetech, anybody is free to post answers, and the community is free to vote on them as they see fit. Harry, while you're free to answer as you like, sarcastic comment replies are not productive either. Thank you!
Jan
24
comment What is a SAS disk and what cable does it use?
@Ramhound it says "SAS" not "SATA". They're different.
Jan
22
comment Cannot launch application on Wifi Connection
In the task scheduler, it should show if the event ran successfully, exited with an error, or didn't exit at all. Connect to the network and check to see if anything shows up for the latest run in the task scheduler. Hard to tell if it isn't triggering or if the program you're running has an error.
Jan
22
comment Windows 7 - display date using small icons
@harrymc why not just make this an edit on the answer that originally suggested TClock?
Jan
22
comment How to launch a command on network connection/disconnection?
@maythesource.com what did you actually try?
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.