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Oct
14
comment Can my server “download” files?
Depending on what you're trying to do, this might be more appropriate for Stack Overflow, as it could involve extensive programming. Once we find out more about your exact situation, we may want to consider moving it to Stack Overflow.
Oct
14
comment After returning from standby mode, Windows 7 asks for login twice
I've seen this as well. It started happening on my family's desktop, and drives them nuts. (This is on a computer not on a domain, but otherwise same problem. So cached credentials as suggested below can't be it.) I spent hours looking into it, never figured anything out. I'd love to know what solutions people can think up. I may even return to post a bounty...
Oct
13
comment How to disable Windows system sounds - permanently - but not application sound
Sounds good. Odd that the sounds came back... perhaps system file checker or a windows update replaced them?
Oct
13
comment How to disable Windows system sounds - permanently - but not application sound
Thanks! Happy to help. Sometimes the easiest solutions aren't readily apparent... your solution was certainly creative, but this would probably be more straightforward for future searchers who find this question.
Oct
13
comment How to disable Windows system sounds - permanently - but not application sound
I didn't see this question when it first came up, but since you edited, it got bumped to the top again. See the answer I just posted; I think it may do what you're trying to get at, without having to delete/move the system sound files.
Oct
12
comment How to stop Firefox warning about downloading executable files?
It appears that option is only shown if there are multiple actions available. In this case, because I have the DownThemAll addon installed, it gives me the choice since it could either download it regularly or with DownThemAll. It appears that you can change this behavior manually in preferences though. On the Applications tab of the Options dialog, find "Binary file" and choose "save file" from the dropdown menu: grab.by/6PnU
Oct
11
comment How to stop Firefox warning about downloading executable files?
Thanks for updating your question with what you found out. I think I may have found a solution which will actually work. If it doesn't, comment and we'll try to figure it out.
Oct
11
comment Secure video chat program as an alternative to Skype
True, but likewise, Windows Live Messenger video chat is subject to the eyes of Microsoft. I suppose it's up to you who you trust more, but I'd say either one has risks, but probably doesn't care, and probably doesn't keep that many hours of video when they don't need to.
Oct
11
comment How can I download the .mp3 file from Dropbox?
Ohhhh... That sort of information can be useful, and while it is sort of implied in your question, would have been good to explicitly state. With the page open in firefox, you should be able to click "File" -> "Save As". If that doesn't work, could you post whatever isn't working about that method?
Oct
11
comment How can I download the .mp3 file from Dropbox?
Could you be a little more specific about what happens when "it doesn't work"? That's the proper way to do it and is how it should work, so it would be useful to know what happens.
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.