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Jun
18
comment Making a cracked or activated windows uncracked
It depends on the image you used and what crack(s) it uses. If the image already had cracks and third-party programs pre-installed, then you need to figure out what they are and try to find out how to remove them. (I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a way of building the key into the installation files; other than perhaps unattend.txt, in which case you would need to deactivate it.) Also, the edition (Home, Pro, Ultimate, etc.) of the version you installed from the image must match the one your license is for.
Jun
18
comment Missing mounting brackets for DVD drive
I wonder if those are the HDD screws (grommets already inserted in drive trays) … Clear silicone grommets (already installed in drive trays) mentioned in the manual.
Jun
18
answered Missing mounting brackets for DVD drive
Jun
17
comment I can play “test” sounds, but no other audio works
> my computer thought it was Safe Mode ... I can play all the "test" sounds @Callum, that doesn’t make sense. If the system was booting into safe mode, then the Windows Audio service won’t run, as expected. However, the “test” sounds should not be working since no audio (through the sound-card) should work; only beeps through the PC speaker. When you say you could play the test sounds, did you mean flowery audio through the external speakers or the beep-y kind from the internal speaker?
Jun
15
comment Prevent registry changes by users
Huh? Do they have specific write privileges (i.e., they have write privileges set to their actual, individual usernames as opposed to just the administrator group)? If so, then why? Did you specifically add them? If you didn't then you can specifically remove their write-privileges or remove them altogether so that they inherit their privileges from the parent key.
Jun
14
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
14
comment PCI vs. PCIe wireless network card
> First figure out where your bottleneck is, I suspect it's your Internet connection Or from the ISP in regards to the total speed. As for range, that's probably being limited by the power of the card (check the settings; you may be running in reduced power and can configure it to use more), not to mention walls and such. In short, haimg is correct; the bus connector of the card plays pretty much zero role for a network card (at least a wireless one; a wired one connected to a gigabit intranet may matter).
Jun
14
revised Why does this window have square corners?
What's a "short dialog"?
Jun
14
comment Why does this window have square corners?
That's what edits are for.
Jun
14
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
14
comment Why does this window have square corners?
It has nothing to do with managed/unmanaged or native/.NET code. It is simply a matter of how Windows styles windows with the WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW style. .NET simply aliases FixedToolWindow to WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW and SizableToolWindow to WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW|WS_THICKFRAME. No offence, but this answer doesn’t actually answer the question or explain the behavior asked, it is simply a list/resource of different window styles used in .NET.
Jun
14
revised Windows 7 laptop's volume with headphones way too loud
Added a note for clarity.
Jun
14
comment disable the F1 key for whole system
I really don’t like this—why exactly did they choose svchost to replace it with? At one time I had disabled the Windows help function by replacing helpctr.exe with a small program that does nothing. That worked just fine but of course has issues. This is somewhat similar and has similar, if different issues. A much simpler and safer solution (the one I use now), is to simply disable the Windows Help service. Of course this is all moot here because he wants to disable the key altogether, not just Windows Help. But, for others who land here trying to turn off Help, just disable the service.
Jun
14
answered Why does this window have square corners?
Jun
14
asked Rendering composite/SVideo input with GraphEdit (comp./svid. source for crossbar)?
Jun
14
comment disable the F1 key for whole system
You can always just disable the Windows Help service, or you want to disable help in programs as well? Assigning F1 to help is convention, not law. What about programs that use it for something else? What about combos (e.g., Shift+F1, Ctrl+Alt+F1)? Many programs use such combos for special purposes; do you want those disabled as well?
Jun
14
comment disable the F1 key for whole system
Note: this would prevent it from working in a game as well. You would have to either quit the script before running the game and re-run it after, or add some sort of game-detection-and-exclusion to it.
Jun
14
comment Installing MS-DOS
I wasn't being sarcastic about writing the config.sys and autoexec.bat files.
Jun
13
comment Restoring MBR, partition table, and boot sector of memory card without data loss (“USBC”)
I already tried it, but it could not find any partitions. I don't agree about the easy-to-use comment, but the example in the documentation looks a bit promising (it seems to focus more on NTFS partitions on a hard-drive). I'll give it another go.