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Jan
31
comment How do I keep chrome from searching for URLs that begin with http
@heavyd that should be an answer.
Jan
30
comment What is the purpose of “C:\swapfile.sys” in Windows 8?
There needs to be two files because too many programs assume the pagefile will be used ONLY for paging, rather than paging plus.
Jan
29
comment Bitlocker on Windows 8.1 without TPM
Please select this as an accepted answer.
Jan
29
comment Start-up folder Windows 10 Techpreview: syncthing.exe hide console on startup
The reason why the OS won't do this is that the program could crash if it makes a system call that would fail if the window is hidden. You'll need a 3rd party program.
Jan
29
comment How to copy a file to a destination only if the source file is newer than any of the destination files?
You can use a checksum to compare files.
Nov
22
comment How to edit all the different context menu entries of the Explorer?
You can remove Refresh. But don't expect Explorer to always work.
Nov
14
comment How to auto syncronize files with network drive on Windows XP?
Offline files can be setup to write locally
Mar
13
comment Windows Display Manager slow down or error
@Rickyfox: I assumed Aero was on. If it is off, expect this to happen even if there is no fullscreen app as all apps draw directly to the screen.
Mar
12
comment Advanced RAM configuration
TLDR: Is it broke? Then your settings are correct.
Mar
12
comment Batch file to compress WinSxS files that haven't been used in a while
You could compress it, but it will slow the heck out of your computer.
Mar
11
comment Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?
This question is impossible to answer without specifics. List the programs installed. Or better yet, a dump of the running processes from Performance Monitor.
Mar
11
comment Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?
I think the question should be titled "Why am I running out of memory."
Mar
3
comment Adding drives to a RAID 10 Array
@JackDouglas: Very good information.
Feb
18
comment Windows Remote Desktop breaks Alt + Tab in Fullscreen
@AviD: They work just fine for me. Note the question. These work when you are not in fullscreen.
Jan
29
comment NTFS: What is a file?
@JdeBP: That doesn't return a file handle. Those are calls directly to the device driver.
Jan
28
comment Copy file with ADS (Alternate Data Streams) via Network loses hidden streams?
It makes sense for them to strip it out. There is no guarantee that the destination file system will support ADS.
Jan
27
comment Changing my hosts file won't work
@Ramhound: That should be an answer :)
Jan
27
comment How to tell software which output to use?
The Windows Mixer will not (and probably never) do that. Many programs still use the legacy APIs and you risk crashing.
Jan
26
comment In windows 8, my proxy server settings get enabled automatically, how do I turn this off?
Enabled randomly?? I'd make sure there isn't malware.
Jan
26
comment Is Windows PowerShell as powerful as the terminal of Unix/Linux?
People offline tell me ... that Windows Powershell is an attempt to make UNIX administrators feel more comfortable using Windows. Those people have neither used Unix or Powershell.