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Dec
15
comment NTFS write speed really slow (<15MB/s) on Ubuntu
With the same Ubuntu 2015.04 laptop, I formatted to NTFS a 320GB external hard disk and a 32GB USB stick. Copying 2GB of pictures to the first one was taking forever (6 hours left estimated after 30 minutes), but to the second one (USB stick) it only took a minute or two. I did not change any settings between the two.
Nov
2
comment Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either
@Manubhargav: Tried, that does not work better in Safe mode unfortunately.
Nov
2
comment Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either
Unfortunately not yet.
Nov
2
comment Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either
I am not the downvoter, and actually I will give you the bounty soon since no other answer seems to come up.
Oct
27
comment Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either
@DavidPostill: yes, even after a restart.
Oct
27
comment Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either
Unfortunately, emptying the values of Icon Streams and Past Icons Stream then rebooting did not do the trick either :-/ We are very hesitant to run a utility such as CCleaner because the machine is in a very controlled environment where every action has to be documented and justified, running such an utility has a risk of making things worse. What parts of the registry would make sense to "clean"? Thanks!
Oct
27
comment Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either
@LevenTech: Icons on Linux have their own share of problems, but in the present case on Windows, the icon has always showed on thousands of computers and it is the first time I ever see the problem.
Oct
27
comment Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either
@LevenTech: The software is called "CmisSync", I am 100% sure it has no such setting.
Oct
27
comment Task bar icon not showing, not in “Control Panel > Notification Area Icons” either
I added two screenshots showing the state of the registry (I did not modify anything yet). As you can see, EnableAutoTray is already at 0. I will try to remove Icon Streans and Past Icons Stream.
Oct
13
comment Installing Win7 on Virtualbox: “Select the driver to be installed” What?
I did this already. Actually this is how I always install Win7 on VirtualBox. The problem appeared even though I had done exactly this.
Sep
29
comment vc_redist.x86.exe Setup Failed: 0x80240017 Unspecified error
@DavidPostill: Your tips solved the problem, thanks! :-)
Sep
29
comment vc_redist.x86.exe Setup Failed: 0x80240017 Unspecified error
@DavidPostill: How did you manage to download? I keep pressing "Try again" but it does not seem to do anything... Reloading the link does not work either. I tried Chrome, Firefox, and even IE, on Windows and Linux.
Sep
10
comment How to “uncompress” a ZIM file?
@ap0: Yes I tried, it says unxz: wikivoyage_en_all_2015-09.zim: File format not recognized.
Jul
14
comment How to uninstall OneDrive/SkyDrive from Windows 7
@Ramhound: See the second line of the question. It is not in the control panel. Or do you mean that somehow installing it over (even though it is already installed) will magically make it appear there?
Jul
14
comment How to uninstall OneDrive/SkyDrive from Windows 7
@Ramhound: Could you please make this an answer and detail the last step? Thanks!
Mar
1
comment How do I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete in VirtualBox?
@Pacerier: If you are in fullscreen, then the solutions of Joey and Christian are more convenient, you just have to remember the keys combination.
Nov
18
comment Where to download a lot of digits of pi?
5 minutes to calculate 100m decimals on my reasonably new laptop (using pi package on non-virtual Ubuntu), 10 seconds to download the same as a 57MB file. Conclusion: calculating is 30 times slower than downloading.
Oct
27
comment Utility for extracting MIME attachments
mu: error: init_mime_msg: cannot construct mime message for noname.eml
Oct
27
comment How to extract attachments from EML files with Windows command line?
munpack tells me Did not find anything to unpack for a .eml that contains 2 attachments.
Oct
27
comment Dropbox-like client for FTP?
Could this question please be moved to softwarerecs.stackexchange.com ? Thanks!