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Apr
7
comment Are MAC addresses unique when coming out of the factory?
1.7 million combinations is certainly not a trivial number, but it isn't a very high number either. Not when you take a large manufacturer (like Netgear or Linksys etc) that have been around for over a decade making new hardware with "unique" MACs all the time
Apr
6
comment Is it possible to prevent Windows from deleting hibernate file (hiberfil.sys) when shut down?
@TomWijsman the frequency of power outages can vary greatly depending on where you are, especially in developing countries
Mar
25
comment Excel, cut-n-paste ERROR-MESSAGE: “The picture is too large and will be truncated.”
to clear the obvious, you've tried rebooting and you've made sure all applicable OS and Excel/Office updates are installed?
Mar
25
comment Excel two columns with word list - find differences
using a macro, yes. using built in functionality, i am not sure.
Mar
25
comment How to make an XP machine on a network not able to access internet?
thanks for teaching me something new
Mar
25
comment How to make an XP machine on a network not able to access internet?
shouldn't manually setting up the network settings and in the process setting the DNS servers to a non-existent address (0.0.0.0?) work? or is my understanding of the function of a DNS server when accessing local computers flawed (that understanding being that they play little to no role)?
Mar
24
comment how can I transfer old drivers to a new Windows installation?
what versions of windows are you working with? Are you just wanting to isntall a newer Windows version (ie Vista or 7) on to an old computer with old windows (95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP etc)?
Mar
24
comment Can I legally downgrade from Win 7 64 bits to Win 7 32 bits?
that includes any ram dedicated to other hardware in the laptop as well (such as a dedicated graphics card, which not all laptops have)
Mar
22
comment Windows 7 Computer with no Anti-Virus and NO Flash Disks, How Secure?
@MattJenkins at this point if MS had some way to magically make their OSes 100% secure i'm sure various governments would hit them with anti-trust suits for trying to put an entire industry out of business
Mar
22
comment Windows 7 Computer with no Anti-Virus and NO Flash Disks, How Secure?
while you'll never have a resident app that takes 0 resources, not all AV applications are created equal and some require less resources than others. however, an other strategy you might consider, if you are worried, would be to run Windows 7 in a virtual machine within the Linux installation. then if anything does go awry you can restore the image.
Mar
20
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Mar
19
comment Printing a dynamic sheet as one document
If you go in to the Page Setup and on the Header/Footer tab set the Footer to "Page 1 of ?" does that not do what you are after?
Mar
18
comment How do I lookup a 'quantity' of items in excel?
@KronoS you could use a pivot table to identify a list of unique values
Mar
18
comment Why can't I renew my dynamic IP address?
depending on the ISP your account might be locked to one MAC address. If you clone another MAC and you can not connect to the internet then call your ISP to update your account.
Mar
18
comment How can I automate or script daily downloads for any new anti- virus databases, and then have the program scan my drive?
Computer Wizards don't grow old, they just lose their Memory
Mar
18
comment Graphics are corrupted both in windows & the BIOS
is that the built in Windows memory test or something more like Memtest86?
Mar
18
comment Graphics are corrupted both in windows & the BIOS
regarding heat and if this is a new issue: depending on how old the computer is, how long it has sat where it is and various environmental factors it may simply need a cleaning/de-dusting.
Mar
18
comment Graphics are corrupted both in windows & the BIOS
my initial reaction is to suspect the RAM or motherboard
Mar
17
comment Task bar remains visible with “Auto-hide the task bar” checked in Windows 7
if you un-check it and apply and then re-check it and apply does it remedy the situation? as for why it is happening, i couldn't say as i too have never heard of it occurring.
Mar
17
comment Should I use 802.11n with a 15 Mbps ISP (Comcast Cable)?
decreased latency maybe? N is also supposed to be better at working through/around walls etc