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Steve Rowe has been programming for most of his life. It began with Basic on the Commodore 128. Serious programming started with Java and then C++ in 1997. He is currently a test development manager at Microsoft working on Windows Runtime for Windows 8.


Dec
7
comment Will Windows show a warning if someone tries to guess my password for a lot of times?
What password are you trying to stop them from guessing? The Windows password or the network password? Your question conflates the two.
Dec
7
answered What to do with old OS install media?
Dec
4
comment Building Unix/Linux programming environment for a Windows developer
If you want to dip your toe into the water, follow John's advice and start with Cygwin. You can program against Posix (?) without having to install a whole OS.
Dec
4
answered Does Windows 7 Professional 64bit “XP Mode” support 32-bit drivers? If so, how well?
Dec
3
awarded  Tumbleweed
Nov
30
answered Why is autologon in Windows 7 a security risk
Nov
29
comment Das Keyboard not “noticed” by Windows XP
I can't explain it, but I know the Das Keyboard is on the edge power-wise. I've seen other devices not enumerate when it is plugged in. A powered hub solved the issue. If you haven't tried yet, give it a shot.
Nov
27
answered Das Keyboard not “noticed” by Windows XP
Nov
27
comment Text editor supporting custom syntax with *functions*?
What text editor did you find that did this and didn't have a Windows equivalent?
Nov
27
answered Good Laptop for Little Sister (12 years old)
Nov
26
asked Printer keeps going offline in Windows 7 XP Mode
Nov
21
answered SSD compatibility issues?
Nov
19
comment Is it possible to remove constant “beep” sound from recording?
Glad to hear it Darth!
Nov
18
comment Is it possible to remove constant “beep” sound from recording?
Yep. That sounds like nosie due to a poor internal audio chip/wiring.
Nov
17
comment Is SyncToy 2.1 much faster than 2.0
+1 Didn't know that SyncToy 2.1 had been released.
Nov
17
comment Microsoft Defender vs AVG 9.0
+1 for the mention of Security Essentials. Go get that instead of Defender and AVG.
Nov
17
answered Is it possible to remove constant “beep” sound from recording?
Nov
11
answered Windows 7 Family pack upgrade with Windows XP Home OEM
Nov
11
answered why does plugging into a new USB port often solve USB problems?
Nov
11
comment How do I enable multiple audio outputs on Windows 7?
No. Nothing to do with DRM. It's just a lack of functionality.