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Oct
8
comment Simple way to compare processors
Of course, another thing to keep in mind is that most processors today are more powerful than what any normal (or even a lot of power) users need.
Oct
8
comment Is there a router that can take a wireless signal, and connect wired devices?
Tomato can also act as a wireless bridge, and according to some people, is more stable than DD-WRT. It's not supported on as many routers, but for those that do support it, it's quite nice.
Oct
6
comment Why don't all Core i5/i7 laptops have Optimus? Are their Intel HD graphics accessible?
While initially it seems unintuitive that the graphics processing portion just sits there unused, it really does make sense when considered from a broader perspective. If Intel had to produce two separate lines of chips, one with and one without integrated graphics, it would actually make all of the processors more expensive - it's much cheaper for them to just make them all the same. Good luck searching for a laptop! SuperUser doesn't encompass hardware recs, but there are many sites out there which could help you.
Oct
1
comment windows command line: can I tell Service pack number?
Awesome tool, thanks for sharing! @Thr4wn, according to Wikipedia, WMIC is not available on Windows XP Home Edition, but is available on XP Pro and all later versions of Windows.
Oct
1
comment windows command line: can I tell Service pack number?
I know; that's what I stated in my answer. If the key doesn't exist, then there is no service pack, thus it is SP0. If the key does exist, it'll tell you the service pack. So either way, you can figure out what service pack (if any) is installed.
Sep
30
comment windows command line: can I tell Service pack number?
Hm... problem with that is, it opens a GUI tool, which may not be what the user is attempting to do.
Sep
29
comment Having issues with troubleshooting Windows 7 wireless management
Your original post was likely to be closed for being too subjective, so I reworded it for you. When posting in the future, please consider the language you use. People are more likely to help you out if your question is phrased politely and in technical, rather than emotional, terms. I agree with @ChrisA that it would be helpful to know more information. What, specifically, can't you do in Windows 7 that you used to do in Windows XP?
Sep
26
comment 64 vs 32 Bit Performance on Medium Sized Computer
This has already been discussed: Is there any benefit from installing Windows 7 64-bit when you have less than 4GB or RAM?.
Sep
26
comment Make a bootable pen drive for windows?
This question has been asked and answered innumerable times. Take a look at Install Win7 from USB, for example.
Sep
19
comment My damaged Hard Disk doesn't pass SMART test, and Linux won't boot with it connected, even from a Live CD (Windows does). Is there any way to fix it?
+1 for the warning. If a drive is having issues, you're far better off just replacing it. Hard drives are cheap these days.
Sep
17
comment Can I make my PC backup and then sleep on demand with WHS?
Sorry, I haven't heard of Vail before. Could you clarify what that is?
Sep
16
comment Increase MacBook Pro's screen resolution or zoom out past largest res
Might there be a better VNC client that would let you pan around? I know that in LogMeIn you can set it to either scale (zoom out) or you can zoom in all the way and pan around.
Sep
16
comment Windows 7's Windows Virtual PC - How to run VM in multiple monitors?
I just checked and confirmed: there is no way to do it in Virtual PC. Using VMWare would be the best solution if you want to avoid RDP.
Sep
16
comment I Want a Single “Downloads” Folder on Windows 7
Great suggestion for users who don't want to mess around with advanced tools like symlinks. +1
Sep
16
comment I Want a Single “Downloads” Folder on Windows 7
Thanks, Tom. I didn't notice your answer until after I had already posted mine, otherwise I would've just edited yours. Thanks for the support; I'll add a link to Junction Link Magic in my answer.
Sep
15
comment Will VMWare perform better on a 4 core CPU?
Your original question was off-topic per the SuperUser FAQ, which explicitly states that SuperUser is not for buying recommendations. However, I think your question is a good one and am curious myself, so rather than voting to close it, I edited it to be more general about the performance differences between a quad and dual core processor in virtualization, rather than just an individual buying recommendation. This should keep it from being closed as off-topic, while still getting you the information you need. :)
Sep
14
comment Turn off transparency for Windows 7 taskbar only
+1 for suggesting blackening the bottom of the desktop image
Sep
14
comment Wireless Network: How Secure?
I'm not an Apple/iOS platform developer, so I don't know any of the specifics, but it seems like there are products out there which use the charging/USB connector to do more than just charge and sync with the computer - I've seen credit card readers and other devices attached through that port. It would take some hardware development, but is that a potentially viable path to look into?
Sep
14
comment Windows crashing
What is the specific error causing the bluescreen? It is possible that it's related to this problem; for example, if you are getting BSODs from bad video drivers, that might indicate that you have a larger problem with your video drivers which could be causing this as well.
Sep
14
comment .htacess virus - does anyone know how to get rid of this thing?
It's all good, I managed to fix it apparently.