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comment Wget/cURL alternative native to Windows?
@PeterMortensen: Of course not. It's just a .NET object. You can attach an event handler to DownloadProgressChanged, though. But I guess then you'll also need to use the async variants of the methods.
Mar
18
comment What is the 'conhost.exe' process that shows up in Task Manager?
@Synetech: It's back, sort of, in Windows 10. Alt+Enter switches a console window into a fullscreen mode.
Mar
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Feb
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Feb
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comment Can't enter BIOS password containing “!”
@JamesRyan: For consumer devices you have to balance security against average attackers and convenience (or lack of it). People forget passwords all the time – more so than people try to steal laptops and break in, I'd wager. So either Asus makes people angry at them who forget their password, or people who lost their device to some adversary. I'd say the first group is larger by quite a bit. To prevent a thief to get into your computer there are more secure ways of ensuring that, e.g. full-disk encryption and longer passphrases. The BIOS password exists to deter less sophisticated attackers.
Feb
28
comment Can't enter BIOS password containing “!”
@xavierm02: For people stealing computers the solution of simply removing the BIOS battery is by far the easier one.
Feb
28
comment Can't enter BIOS password containing “!”
The second option will never work, unless you're entering the password in Windows. Which you usually don't (since it's a BIOS password). It may be an option if you cannot enter your password anywhere in Windows, but at that point you also have copy/paste and other mechanisms available which should make this a moot point.
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Jan
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answered Stop MS Word from selecting more than I want
Jan
20
comment Why isn't it possible to name a folder “._.” in Windows 7?
@Victor: That's because Far does that for you behind the scenes.
Jan
17
comment What happens if I leave a turned off laptop under direct sunlight for several hours?
@Pacerier: Permanent.
Jan
10
comment How to run a batch file without launching a “command window”?
@TomášZato: You can just call the batch file directly in that case, or, if whatever you use to spawn a process doesn't create a shell first, use cmd /c foo.cmd. There's absolutely no need to use start in those scenarios, and, I'd argue that system should not be used in favor of CreateProcess. By launching a batch file, you're dependent on one platform already, you might as well use the better tools for the job.
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comment Windows 8.1 suspends all running processes
@Pacerier: Launching Process Explorer from Task Manager.