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awarded  Revival
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Aug
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revised What is a external reliable IP address to ping to check if internet is available?
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Jul
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comment Are computers with more RAM potentially faster if not all memory is usually in use?
Do you have a reference for your assertion that the L3 cache has slowed down a computer, many times?
Jul
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answered Why are the Ctrl and Fn keys swapped on my Thinkpad?
Jun
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answered What is a external reliable IP address to ping to check if internet is available?
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Feb
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comment What limits Windows 7 x64 machines to <=192GB RAM?
@and31415 You're right that it's certainly not always a matter of "not adding extra features", and yours is a good example. Usually when this sort of thing comes up in conversation, it seems the lower editions are seen as artificially taking things away, I just wanted to provide another perspective on at least some of those removals. Windows Starter, though is almost solely "make it super cheap and remove enough features to hopefully entice people to at least go up to 'home edition'"
Feb
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comment What limits Windows 7 x64 machines to <=192GB RAM?
Just a slight defense: the source code may be the same, but it's not necessarily the same code that would have been there without the support. As an example, a lot of work was done to improve scalability when you have lots of processors (see "global dispatcher lock" here: tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-windows-server,6589.html). That code is almost certainly the same in all editions, however higher editions of Windows support more CPUs. But supporting more CPUs took more work. Is it fair to charge more for that work?
Jan
29
comment Can VirtualBox affect SSE availability?
Do you have any references for not supporting SSE4 being "to allow you to migrate" and whatnot, versus "we just didn't get around to it yet"?
Jan
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Jan
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comment How to extract environment variables from system restore point, Windows 7 64-bit
Yes, see at the bottom, "Special thanks to Microsoft for removing [it] from Windows 8"
Dec
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answered Why am I getting 950 Mbps up but only 360 Mbps down on Gigabit Ethernet?
Nov
30
comment How to run Firefox in Protected Mode? (i.e. at low integrity level)
Jeez, why does IE get the "bad security" rap?
Nov
29
answered How to make my computer forget the key for my Windows 8.1 upgrade?
Nov
29
comment How to make my computer forget the key for my Windows 8.1 upgrade?
He can't even download Windows 8 though because the install program has already saved the fact that he was trying to install Windows 8.1
Nov
27
revised How to extract environment variables from system restore point, Windows 7 64-bit
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comment Can I create a custom Field Code in Word 2010 or use a Macro?
You can also use bookmarks as I just discovered: superuser.com/questions/433874/reference-a-field-in-word-2010