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Jul
3
comment How do you shut down an unresponsive program on Windows 8?
Excellent. Thanks for the details & info about Power Shell.
Jul
3
comment How do you shut down an unresponsive program on Windows 8?
Excellent. Thanks a lot for the help.
Sep
4
comment Win 7 — mice only work in safe mode — what does it mean?
Ah, ok, thanks. I didn't understand that.
Sep
3
comment Win 7 — mice only work in safe mode — what does it mean?
@Alex Thanks for the reply. If safe mode boots the machine with Win basic drivers & I remove them, won't that mean I'm removing my basic Windows drivers & messing up the system? (Sorry if that's a naive question -- I'm not very familiar with Windows.)
Jul
10
comment Windows 7 activation on a MacBook Pro — valid product key is “not valid”
Thanks a lot for the help Bon Gart. I was finally able to activate Windows 7.
Jul
4
comment Windows 7 activation on a MacBook Pro — valid product key is “not valid”
To answer your question, the seller was Amazon. Not a third party vendor -- "Ships from and sold by Amazon."
Jul
4
comment Windows 7 activation on a MacBook Pro — valid product key is “not valid”
Thanks for the response. I added a pic.
Sep
21
comment If I route traffic through a SOCKS proxy, does the remote host do the DNS lookups?
Usually Chrome. Occasionally Safari.
Aug
31
comment MacBook Pro running external monitor shows green sparkles
On reading your answer I reached over and pushed on the mini-DVI adapter. The sparkles stopped briefly. I messed around with it some more and now they're gone -- at least for the time being. So I guess it's a problem with the adapter and/or the port. Thanks for the help.
Nov
9
comment How does one connect three monitors to one computer?
OK that's probably the way to do it I guess.
Nov
8
comment How does one connect three monitors to one computer?
Maybe they've raised the price. Lowest I can find on Froogle.com is $280.
Nov
8
comment How does one connect three monitors to one computer?
I kind of broke that down in my question -- intended use, ports, etc. I'll try to edit it to make it clearer.
Nov
8
comment How does one connect three monitors to one computer?
Looks OK but dang, three hundred bucks??? I could get three half decent video cards for that money. Are you sure that's the best option?
Nov
8
comment How does one connect three monitors to one computer?
It looks like the info on that chart may be pretty outdated. None of the cards have more than a half GB of RAM. 1 GB is commonplace these days on cheap cards. Also, hard to say for sure but those look like pretty old price levels. What I'm looking for is more general info than specific product recommendations.
Nov
8
comment Free Mac OS X MySQL GUI
Yeah, SequelPro rules. Well-designed and stable.
Nov
2
comment How can I stop the ads appearing on my desktop?
I'm with you. Start with HP. There were easily at least a dozen pieces of HPSmartCrap and HPLiveJunk that I had to uninstall one. By. One.
Nov
2
comment How can I stop the ads appearing on my desktop?
OK, thanks. Sorry I'm so cranky about this. I've just had it. I did it the hard way but next time maybe I'll give CCleaner a try.
Oct
31
comment How can I stop the ads appearing on my desktop?
I don't know. Install software to get rid of software? That doesn't sound like a very good idea on an intuitive level. And anyway, how can I be sure "CCleaner" isn't just another spam hose?
Oct
31
comment How can I stop the ads appearing on my desktop?
There are at least 20 items in the uninstall control panel from HP, Norton, and other companies I haven't heard of. It could take hours to get rid of it all. And since I'm not a Windows expert there's an excellent chance of uninstalling something important by mistake. "Just restore, then?" More hours. Reinstall the OS from scratch? From what? No Windows DVD came with the system. I appreciate the answer. I'm not mad at you. But I am FURIOUS at HP, Norton, and Microsoft and the IDIOTS who abet them by responding to these ads. This is costing me TIME AND MONEY. It's absolutely maddening.
Nov
17
comment iTerm won't run on my OS X system. Troubleshooting ideas?
Thanks. That seemed to work, at least for now.