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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 Best tools and strategies for backing up 5+ TB of data?
I don't see how this isn't practical? I've got over 7TB of data backed up myself. It also keeps past versions.
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 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.
Jan
26
comment How to tell software which output to use?
AFAIK, the Windows API does support this, but the application must be using the updated APIs.
Jan
26
comment 100% of RAM is used when the Task Manager shows a cumulative usage of - what should be - less than 12%
5GB into the Non-Paged Pool?? I'd take a look into that. Do you have a page file? What kind of hardware do you have?
Jan
26
comment “Memory IS RAM!” - How true is this?
From a programer's and CPU standpoint, this makes sense. You don't directly interact with anything else except memory. Files on disk are copied into memory. Network traffic is accessed thought memory.
Jan
26
comment SvcHost taking up about 300MB
I don't think this is out of the ordinary. I have a svchost.exe in Windows 7 that is about the same size and it runs just fine. Is there a problem that we are trying to solve? Cause you can just turn off all those services. . .
Jan
25
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
I believe the term you are looking for is "elevated" access. Even though your credentials have admin permission, processes under your credentials don't have admin permissions until you "sudo" the command. In Windows, they call it "elevate".
Jan
25
comment Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?
Unfortunately, this is seriously outdated. Runas merely runs commands under a different set of credentials. Even though your credentials have admin permissions, it doesn't mean all processes under your credentials run as admin.