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Feb
8
comment How do I get Chrome 17 to prerender pages during autocomplete?
Are you sure you are using the latest version?
Feb
8
comment Any way to detect what is disabling the screensaver?
The screensaver not activating could be caused by three different issues: (1) a program is specifically preventing the screensaver, (2) the mouse is preventing the screensaver because it is “moving” due to a hair on the optical sensor (or dirty ball) or being perched on the edge of a desk/pad/etc, or (3) a program or mouse is preventing the power-management options from activating, and thus indirectly stopping the screensaver. I don’t know of any programs that can list other software that is blocking screensavers/power-settings on purpose, but the mouse problems are easy to check.
Feb
8
answered Random crashes and beeps
Feb
8
answered Overcoming the 1024 character limit with setx
Feb
8
comment Random crashes and beeps
But does 3x3 count as “nine” (in this context)?
Feb
8
comment Random crashes and beeps
Is it 3, 3, 3, then nothing at all anymore? Three short beeps is usually a memory problem, so consider running a memory test (Windows 7 has a built-in one) and re-seat the RAM if necessary.
Feb
8
comment Random crashes and beeps
I think by high frequency, it means the pitch of the beeps, not the number and speed. Besides, they already listed temperatures, which while high, are not failure high.
Feb
8
comment File format of encrypted file
@bpqaoozhoohjfpn, no idea then; you’d have to ask them.
Feb
8
comment Upgrade Windows 7 Home to Pro (or Ultimate)
Cool. I always thought it should be possible (after all, you can upgrade from one whole version of Windows to another; even XP to 7 indirectly through Vista!), so I was surprised when I looked it up a while back and all the responses said it could not be done. Thanks.
Feb
8
comment Upgrade Windows 7 Home to Pro (or Ultimate)
I’ve read that the version of Windows cannot be modified after installation. I have read several times that specifically, Home cannot be upgraded to Professional (or Ultimate) without re-installing. Are you sure it can be done?
Feb
8
answered Can this DVD Player Play Modern File Formats?
Feb
8
comment How do you disconnect a USB drive when getting a “this device is currently in use”?
It doesn’t reload automatically? It should, that’s part of Explorer (and there’s no point in building in an option to kill Explorer without it restarting). Check the task-manager to see if there are other instances. I find that when there is more than one instance of Explorer.exe the auto-restart function gets blocked (or at most opens an actual Explorer window instead of just the desktop).
Feb
8
revised How do I permantly set the command-prompt codepage in Windows 7?
Fixed incorrect tag and title.
Feb
8
answered How do I permantly set the command-prompt codepage in Windows 7?
Feb
8
answered What does bandwidth of a device mean?
Feb
8
accepted ViewSonic LCD Monitor Touch-input connector?
Feb
8
comment ViewSonic LCD Monitor Touch-input connector?
I tried to look into the connector and I think I saw what looked like a resistor or other component. I didn’t bother to open it to confirm because it looks like there is no actual plug inside, which means that the text etching on the outside of the chassis is superfluous for this model. I guess your suspicious is correct. (It would have been nice if they had at least put a little sticker over the words.)
Feb
8
revised ViewSonic LCD Monitor Touch-input connector?
Added photo for reference.
Feb
8
comment ViewSonic LCD Monitor Touch-input connector?
Yes, yes it does.
Feb
8
comment When is it safe to assume file uploads are successful?
Agreed. If you have a shell account on the server, you could hash the files. Better yet, by having to hash the files locally, you can keep a record for yourself of hashes of your files which can come in handy some day.