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Nov
8
comment How do I disable Wifi autoconnect after disabling Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10?
Ah, it's Lenovo ... Lenovo has a deal with Microsoft. After you upgrade to Windows 10, I think the second boot, it starts to automatically install Lenovo crapware. In my case, it attempted twice, and i canceled it both times, and it didn't come back, but you may have missed it. See technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh856044.aspx and technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh856038.aspx
Nov
8
comment Windows 10 WiFi “Connect Automatically” flags are not sticky, what is it for then?
Regarding the checkbox, the UI maybe confusing, but it is part of the "Connect" dialog. So, you can uncheck the box and connect, and it won't reconnect automatically the next time. Leave the box checked, and connect, and it will. But, the OS does not save information about WiFi networks to which you have not connected. It will just list all networks nearby. If the OS saved information about every wireless network it saw, things could get crowded in a hurry. In a sense, you can think of not connecting a network as if you pressed cancel in a configuration dialog.
Nov
8
comment Windows 10 WiFi “Connect Automatically” flags are not sticky, what is it for then?
Hiding the SSD is actually a hole in your security: "because a station must probe for a hidden SSID, a fake access point can offer a connection." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_cloaking Instead, use an SSID that is not associated with your identity, and configure WPA2.
Apr
5
comment Why am I getting 'ppm: Command not found' on Mac OSX after installng ActiveState Perl?
OK, I don't mean to offend you, but I think you've put the cart before the horse. You should learn how to use the computer and operating system you chose before taking up programming. Otherwise, it is going to be very, very, very, very frustrating for you.
Mar
15
comment Very slow old notebook laptop- wiping and reinstalling does not help - suggestions?
Also, once you boot with a freshly installed XP, the computer WILL BE BUSY downloading updates for a while. You might want to try to grin and bear it while that's going on.
Mar
15
comment Very slow old notebook laptop- wiping and reinstalling does not help - suggestions?
Which is why I am suggesting you might want to upgrade it. You are starting with a tiny old drive. Given the low memory, there is probably some swapping going on. Can you post screenshots of the "Processes" and "Performance" tabs in Task Manager and the model of the hard drive shown in Device Manager?
Sep
29
comment Can I upgrade the CPU in my Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop?
I just upgraded from a T2300E to T7200. Here's the story: blog.nu42.com/2012/09/…
Mar
8
comment How can I remove all traces of Windows 8 Consumer Preview *downloader* from my system?
Sorry, neither local machine nor current user run entries point to anything. Besides, I want to get rid of all traces of the this thing.
Apr
23
comment Why can't my Perl script in ~/bin find relative file paths?
This is not a programming question but a general computer user question about how executables are located by the shell. Voting to move to SU.
Mar
31
comment Workaround to extend limited screen real-estate on Windows?
It would be nice to know why this was downvoted. Is there a problem that I am not aware of?
Mar
3
comment How do i install Perl 5.10.1 on Debian, using the packaging system?
@mithaldu Thank you for accepting my answer. It is customary to vote up the answer you accept.
Feb
2
comment How do I view Unicode characters in Windows command prompt?
See also stackoverflow.com/questions/1259084/…
Nov
20
comment Searching for Files on Win XP
I have no intention of leaving XP.
Oct
8
comment How do I host a file on my server for download?
@GiH I am assuming the root URL, http://www.example.com/ points to the /httpdocs directory.
Oct
4
comment Windows XP shortcut key to focus a particular window
You should delete your post on SO.
Sep
24
comment Windows port of /usr/bin/time?
@unknown I have never observed timethis clearing the terminal.
Aug
28
comment Windows port of /usr/bin/time?
Please see my answer for a link to timethis.exe which does what you want and is available as an approx 116K download.
Aug
28
comment How can I automatically generate an Xorg.config file?
@samoz Just to make sure, you do have archlinux.org/packages/extra/i686/xf86-input-mouse installed, right?
Aug
27
comment How can I close windows by their handle?
There is no reason to downvote this answer. It is a valid programming answer to a not so programming related question. Reciprocal downvoting is hardly productive.
Aug
4
comment How can I calculate the sum of all positive integers less than n?
@Stan R. Thank you.