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I'm just a simple IT guy, who does a bit of programming on the side.


May
4
answered Setting a mixed-case volume label for a FAT32 drive on Windows
May
4
revised Synchronous vs. Asynchronous DRAM
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May
4
revised Create Bootable CD from ISO
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May
4
comment Create Bootable CD from ISO
Windows 7 has a built-in ISO burning capability.
May
4
answered Synchronous vs. Asynchronous DRAM
May
4
answered Create Bootable CD from ISO
May
4
comment Windows XP Activation failed, now what?
MS will let you use the same Retail key on 3 different pieces of hardware, but after the first you have to call and explain what you did (like changing the MB). If it's an OEM key you can't change the hardware. Other licenses have more open restrictions.
May
4
answered data recovery from unallocated harddisk partition
May
3
comment playing Matroska (.mkv) files via Windows Media Center - no audio
+1, Matroska is a container format, not a video or audio codec, it just holds the data. You need a Windows codec for whatever audio format the file has.
Apr
30
comment RAID 1 not performing as expected
+1, Intel's consumer chipsets for things like RAID or Video, generally suck.
Apr
30
comment Why can't I use two or more keyboards/mice at the same time on one computer?
The limitation? Well you're the first person I've ever heard of asking about it. There are no significant technical barriers, there's just almost nobody that wants it.
Apr
29
answered Why can't I use two or more keyboards/mice at the same time on one computer?
Apr
29
answered Batch deletion of smaller files from group of files via unix command line
Apr
29
comment Why does a hard disk suddenly look to Windows as if it “needs to be formatted”?
+1, the concepts are all essentially the same. All file systems have a point where they being, if you lose that point, it's all gone.
Apr
28
answered Mini-ITX Case that would take ~6 SATA Hard Drives
Apr
28
comment What desktop chipsets support AMD's Rapid Virtualization Indexing?
The MB must be Intel VT-d compatible (VT 2nd Gen); I'm not sure what the difference is from VT-x (VT 1st Gen). Some boards might be compatible via updates; check with your MB manufacturer.
Apr
28
comment What desktop chipsets support AMD's Rapid Virtualization Indexing?
+1, correct. RVI and other NPT schemes only require CPU, Northbridge (integrated to CPU for AMD procs), and OS (hypervisor) support.
Apr
28
comment Changing hard disk with ssd, can I migrate contents so that I can switch drives without a hassle?
It depends on the partition setup you have before and after. Most people with XP just have one partiton, and the image will as well, so no changes necessary. If it's more complicated than that, you will probably have to make more changes.
Apr
27
answered RAID for a home PC
Apr
27
answered Changing hard disk with ssd, can I migrate contents so that I can switch drives without a hassle?