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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.


Sep
7
comment Are there events which show application launches and activity in Windows?
Is there an option for non-pro versions of Windows?
Apr
16
comment Windows Backup failed with error 0x807800C5
This solved the problem for me. I would get an error in the middle until I granted everyone unlimited access. Then it worked correctly.
Jan
10
comment Duplicate user account being created in Windows-8
I have a friend who saw this and it was also the fingerprint scanner. Removing it solved his issue.
Apr
24
comment Notepad++:Is there a way to fix the fact that I can't run Chrome from the run menu?
While many of these solutions will work, this is probably the most correct answer here.
Mar
24
comment How can I disable the IR/Remote Control on an HP Laptop?
Why couldn't they just put it in the BIOS and make it easy?
Dec
24
comment Recover harddrive data
+1 I have only heard good things about this program.
Dec
7
comment What to do with old OS install media?
Good point. If it is retail media, you can resell it.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Nov
6
comment How can I disable the IR/Remote Control on an HP Laptop?
It might be hard to keep a mug of coffee in front of a laptop though... :)
Nov
5
comment Freely commercially distributable video codecs
@Carl, exactly. @Sunny, you might want to ask you "added" as a new question. The answer is very orthogonal to the original question.
Nov
4
comment Freely commercially distributable video codecs
Of the 3 you list, only 1 is a video format.
Nov
4
comment Freely commercially distributable video codecs
Ogg Vorbis is an audio codec. Do you mean Ogg Theora?