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Feb
13
comment Network card (link-status LED) still active after shutdown from Windows 7 (but not from XP)
It’s the same system. I’m using the on-board 3Com NIC with the default drivers from Windows. I’ve taken screenshots of every option in Device Manager in XP and will cross-reference them with the ones in 7 because I think 7 may have a few more options than in XP (though I have definitely set every WOL related one to off).
Feb
12
comment Network card (link-status LED) still active after shutdown from Windows 7 (but not from XP)
Desktop. I have set the BIOS to use only S3 for suspend (S1 left the fans and stuff on), but I don’t use suspend anyway; I usually just do a full shutdown to S5.
Feb
12
comment Internet download speed is lower than usual but surfing speed is fine
Most ISPs these days also slow traffic based on time-of-day. They oversell their services and so when there is a lot of traffic during peak hours (eg during business hours—for some reason), they slow everybody’s traffic to balance it out. See if your speeds are still low at night.
Feb
12
comment Cooler does not shut down in standby
You can easily get a Molex-to-fan adapter. You can find them on eBay for as little as $1 with free shipping or at your local computer shop. But first, did you try changing the suspend mode with the dumppo utility on the Windows one?
Feb
12
comment Internet download speed is lower than usual but surfing speed is fine
Does your ISP throttle (have they started)? Does it matter what time?
Feb
12
comment Internet download speed is lower than usual but surfing speed is fine
Downloading what with what, when?
Feb
12
comment Bulk renaming files
Does it have to be from the command-line?
Feb
12
comment Bulk renaming files
That was just an example; they would have to edit and repeat the command for each and every day (which would quickly become problematic without some sort of recursion-preventing attention).
Feb
12
comment Native .iso generation in Windows CMD?
What the hell is wrong with hit-and-run down-voters. I have no clue what the problem is, so unless they leave a comment explaining why a perfectly valid answer to the question is not good, then I will continue to assume that it is correct and not bother to change it.
Feb
12
comment Monitoring CPU usage using MS tools
Yes, but Task Manager does not let you set thresholds or log events.
Feb
12
comment Why can't I delete files that “do not exist”, but appear in my download directory?
Arg; for months now, I have been having the non-refreshing bug in XP’s Explorer, where filename changes or file creations/deletions are not shown and require an F5 to display. And 7’s Explorer has its own, similar but different bug where .EXE files are in use hang around for a while after being deleted, thus making it impossible for folders to be deleted. It’s so annoying. :roll: (Like some of the comments on the NGPixel page, I too do not have a network drive or desktop.ini. Obviously the problem is more complex than just a single causal factor.)
Feb
12
comment Why can't I delete files that “do not exist”, but appear in my download directory?
Use dir /x to see their 8.3 filename in the command-prompt.
Feb
12
comment Software to back up application settings in Windows (including XP)
Thanks for the link to alternativeTo. As for SP1, I honestly don’t remember anymore. I installed SP2 when it first came out and found that there were several things I hated about it (several of which are no longer relevant). I did a test update to SP3 a few months ago to try to get a newer video driver to work correctly, but quickly reverted back. I don’t remember what the problem was, but I have been considering test-updating again for weeks now. :-)
Feb
12
comment Software to back up application settings in Windows (including XP)
Re: Rolling-own; I made and used a system of batch files to automate backups and restores, both at the file/registry level as well as the drive-image level. Unfortunately my backup habit stopped sometime around November 2003. It certainly didn’t help that I keep running out of space. Re: .NET 4; Well I for one wouldn’t simply because I can’t install .NET 3 or higher on my XP SP1 installation. I could use it in my 7 installation though. Re: open-source; Did you already check SourceForge for something that could meet your needs?
Feb
11
comment How should I copy data from HDD to SSD?
What exactly is “the rest”?
Feb
11
comment DVD protection/encryption
Yeah the problem is with me, not you, never. You’re perfect. I’ve gotten this much rep by being an ignorant idiot. You’ve been pirating DVDs for years and cannot figure out how to copy an educational DVD which for some magical reason has super, advanced, up-to-date protection beyond blockbusters. Yup, an “educational” DVD with structural protection, ARccOS, RipGuard, FluxDVD, PuppetLock, Alpha-DVD, etc. That must be a hell of an educational DVD. If they protected it that hard, then you are obviously not meant to copy it… or at least bother getting the latest versions of the ripping programs.
Feb
11
comment Software to back up application settings in Windows (including XP)
Yes, that would certainly be sweet. In fact, a long time ago (10+ years) I had the idea of just writing my own backup program that can be easily extended to support any program. Unfortunately I never had enough time to do much work on it.
Feb
11
comment XP Activation - Am I Legal?
If it were not okay, the system would have let you know (in a friendly, non-accusatory, up-selling, marketing kind of way) because pirated keys are blacklisted and won’t activate.
Feb
11
comment Clear Firefox cookie without restarting?
Don’t bother. This guy doesn’t provide any information and expects people to magically read his mind about what the problem is. Worse, he’ll blame you if your best guess doesn’t work.
Feb
11
comment DVD protection/encryption
Yeah, that’s it. It’s not you at all, it’s everybody else. Good luck with that.