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Oct
15
comment Install Windows 8 without a Product Key
@silent_cookie yes, Windows will prompt you to enter a Windows key every time you start up.
Oct
13
comment Are portable USB DVD drives equally capable as SATA drives for ripping DVD's?
I don't know if speed is of importance to you, but it's worth noting that it will likely take longer over USB vs. SATA. Granted the speed is going to be limited more by the RPMs of the DVD than the speed of the interface, but you might want to look into that.
Oct
12
comment Which is the better computer?
@SuperPrograman yes. We don't accept questions that ask for "which ______ is best for me" or "which _____ is the best". You can read more about the Stack Exchange philosophy on shopping posts here, including examples of how to write a good shopping question. Basically, ask us what you need to know in order to figure it out for yourself, don't ask us to figure it out for you because then it only helps you, and nobody else.
Oct
11
comment Which is the better computer?
"Does anyone know what the fasted computer I could get in my price range would be? Note: I am not looking for opinions, and I'm trying not to ask for specific shopping recommendations." I think you misunderstand "specific shopping recommendations".
Oct
9
comment Displayport to HDMI no audio
Rather than linking to another site, it would be helpful if you could include all relevant details in your question here.
Oct
9
comment How to change default login/lock screen of Windows 8?
You said yourself, "It does not change the 'Logon' screen," and the user wants to change the login screen that you see before anybody has logged in. Ergo, you didn't answer the question.
Oct
8
comment How to change default login/lock screen of Windows 8?
So in other words it doesn't answer the question?
Oct
8
comment How to turn off the backlight of the Apple logo on top of MacBook?
@shawnzhu it doesn't actually use any more energy. It's just allowing some of the light to go out the back. There's no extra light.
Oct
8
comment Need to erase history from command prompt
I've had to delete, convert to comment, or edit 4 of your answers in a row. Please stop for a minute and read the About and How to Answer pages before posting any more answers. Specifically, answers should be serious, to the point, and should not have any signatures added.
Oct
8
comment How to change default login/lock screen of Windows 8?
Doesn't this just change the screen for the current user? Also, please keep your answers respectful and polite.
Oct
8
comment How to know which window is holding access to a folder that am trying to delete
@Josh you now have the ability to add comments. Please use comments to ask for clarification - answers should only be used to present a possible solution.
Oct
6
comment How to replace multiple text into div tags using Notepad++?
I'm still not entirely sure what you're trying to do, but Notepad++ can do search-and-replace with regular expressions, so that's probably the route you want to go.
Oct
6
comment How to replace multiple text into div tags using Notepad++?
Could you clarify what the file looks like before, and how you want it to look after? I think what you're trying to do is possible but it's not quite clear exactly what your goal is.
Sep
28
comment Why is my router admin account able to be hacked so easily?
Or if you tried in incognito mode - that way there's no saved cookies.
Sep
21
comment Are all versions of Windows case insensitive?
@Keltari thank you; that has already been pointed out multiple times in the past 3 years though... both in these comments and in other answers.
Sep
16
comment Is auditing possible on Windows XP Home Edition?
@Ramhound the sensibility of one's goals does not inherently invalidate a question. Although it may seem silly to be trying to do this on Windows XP Home in 2013, not everybody can afford (or maybe even has the desire) to upgrade their software frequently, let alone purchase the hardware required to run a newer OS. Let's focus on answering the question rather than criticizing its purpose.
Sep
14
comment Installing Microsoft office 2010 across multiple drives
@PaoloFCantoni these are effectively the same question as currently written. I would suggest editing this question to just ask if there's a way to install some Office applications to different locations.
Sep
13
comment Old Trial versions of Office
@AlexMax usually for office you don't have to activate for 30 days.
Sep
10
comment Off vs standby. Which is better for an office laser printer?
I'm thiiissss close to closing this for being "primarily opinion based" - you might want to edit it into a more succinct technical question. That being said, that amount of energy is negligible. If you want to prove your point, try hooking up a Kill-A-Watt (or something similar) during the power-on time when it does all its extra maintenance, and see if it uses more energy than when it's in standby. Then compare how much energy you waste turning it on vs. it wastes in standby overnight.
Sep
6
comment How do I change the default color of desktop window decorations on Windows 8?
To take a screenshot you might need to press Fn while pressing the End/PrntScr key. You can also run the "snipping tool" (search for it from the start screen/start menu) and take a screenshot with that. Without a screenshot it's impossible for us to tell what you're talking about.