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Sep
14
comment How can I find out when I last executed a particular .bat file?
The Control Panel statistic is a best guess. It isn't a guaranteed statistic. There is a Old New Thing blog post on that.
Sep
14
comment File transfer via remote desktop?
It's always binary mode. Rdp doesn't use Ftp. If you are transfering a DB, might want to do a checksum.
Jun
8
comment In many games, right clicking makes the camera spin around 180º
@Deses. You should post that as an answer.
May
28
comment how to prevent children from playing online games by increasingly tightening up the bandwidth
Talk to them. . .
May
28
comment Virtualbox, consistent performance with numerous guests?
If you have serious performance requirements, I'd get off VirtualBox.
May
28
comment Unknown process using 50% of HDD periodically and slows down PC heavily
Please send a screenshot with Resource Monitor. That tool ties disk activity to individual processes. Task Monitor ties activity to applications.
May
28
comment What's causing this drop in performance?
Any Explorer extensions? Image previewer handlers?
May
28
comment is it possible for a web server to know which client(IP) did a DNS query for it?
This would be a very brittle solution. It's possible the DNS query was resolved by another DNS zone on another server owned by another company. . .
May
27
comment Multiple Desktops
Don't they make menus and search for these use cases?
May
5
comment Windows: Automatically restart application when closes
By far the easiest method. And there is no overhead.
May
5
comment How to add an item to my “Send To” context menu in Windows 8
shell: sendto is a more accurate method.
Apr
13
comment Can't install any software on windows 8
Do Metro programs install correctly?
Apr
13
comment Windows vista/7/8 “automatically” installed drivers questions
Everything needs a "driver". Even the system clock. Otherwise, how does the OS talk to it??
Jan
24
comment Is there a mail application in Windows 8 desktop mode?
Not if you don't ask it to.
Dec
8
comment Creating a local library with network shares/drives
After you install Windows Search on the server side, make sure the Shares's Share permissions gives Read access to Everyone group
Dec
2
comment How to set permissions on external hard drive in Windows 7
If you aren't sure, then it is very unlikely that you are using Active Directory. I added a dead giveaway if you are using AD.
Dec
2
comment Operating systems on SD cards
Another thing to note are SD cards were originally intended for cameras, who's performance value total bandwidth. Today's OSes value random read access times, which most, if not all, are not designed for.
Nov
11
comment Strategies to share passwords for multiple users such as husband wife?
Lastpass is the way to go
Oct
5
comment changing scheduled task user with same rights gives error result
Without seeing the batch files it could be anything . . .
Sep
26
comment Ultrabook with SSD and HDD?
@AbeMiessler: The biggest driver for a split setup is lower cost.