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May
12
comment How do I kill an unattended scheduled task?
I wouldn’t be surprised if it were some Google product that is causing all the trouble; their heavy-handed fascist methods are exactly the kind of thing that fouls things up.
May
12
comment How do I kill an unattended scheduled task?
@DanielRHicks, yes, if so defined, but the default setting is to have it run only when the user logs in. Regardless, the question is dead, so I don’t expect any new information.
May
11
comment Need help creating advanced context menu command in Windows 7 (x64)
@Torres, that is the GUID associated with his NIC. You’ll need to replace it with the GUID associated with your own NIC.
May
11
comment Laptop audio only in one side of headphone/earphone
@chelsealover, sounds like a defective earphone, or possibly a defective laptop, but most likely a short-circuit in the earphone.
May
11
comment Batch rename files to numbers with leading zeros
Yes, exactly. This question is about automatically padding the numbers as necessary in the filenames with leading zeros. The answers you referenced do not do that, neither do your sample scripts. You missed the point to the question entirely.
May
11
comment How do I find version numbers for Google Chrome offline installers?
@sammyg, that’s a shame. Google is certainly baffling. On the one hand, they retain every version of everything for eternity (e.g., Google Maps now allows you to look at previous satellite photos, not just the latest ones), but on the other hand, they force users to update to the latest version of everything whether we like it or not (usually not). Yet another reason to stop using all Google products and services. In the meantime, you could try using Chromium; the last I checked, Google still kept every version of that on their buildbot back to the very first one.
May
11
comment How to open Google Chrome with extensions disabled / turned off?
@studgeek, then you are missing something or modifying it while Chrome is still running (it reverts the setting when you exit) because this is how Chrome determines which extensions are enabled or disabled, and if didn’t work, then you would have to re-enable/disable everything each time you run it (when running normally), but clearly you don’t; it remembers which are enabled or disabled. Also, make sure you are taking extra care with things like commas because a missing or extra one will render the JSON syntax invalid which causes Chrome to ignore the file.
May
11
comment Inconsistent taskbar tooltip UI
I'm not sure if the three bullet points you provided are steps or just different things to try that individually might fix the issue Yes, they are keyboard-only and mouse-only ways to accomplish it.
May
11
comment How can I stop Bing Bar from showing up in Windows Update
@Zarepheth, can you confirm that it never returns, or just until the next update? Of course, if it does, it does so by simply corrupting the version number so that it cannot compare to check if there is an update, so note that they can easily make it so that it always offers Bing if the existing version number is invalid.
May
11
comment Can I safely use a PSU with an ATX 12v 4-pin for a board that has a EPS 12v 8-pin?
@LiuYan刘研, Well your old motherboard only had a 4-pin auxiliary power connector while the new one has an 8-pin connector. You could try a 4-to-8 adapter like figure 4, but that won’t magically provide more power. If your cards are not working, then they are likely not getting enough power, so a simple adapter may not be enough. You would be better off either using a molex adapter like in figure 5, or getting a new PSU with the correct cables.
May
8
comment Can I take a screenshot as vector graphics or at a higher resolution than native?
@hit-and-run-down-voter, what (if anything) is your issue? Others seem to like the answer, so I can’t address any problems you may or may not have with it if you don’t bother to leave a comment.
Apr
30
comment Home wlan won't let me do very specific things(log in facebook, post on some forms etc)
Yay DI-524! I absolutely love mine! It was my first router which I bought it on clearance with the first paycheck from my new job at the time, and even though it’s really old and obsolete, and I have given it up for dead on several occasions, it’s just so wonderful that I will never throw it away.
Apr
25
comment Batch rename files to numbers with leading zeros
This is not a duplicate of the specified question. That is a general bulk-renaming question, and some of the answers involve GUI apps while this is specifically a question about batch-files. Moreover, this question specifically asks about padding the numbers in the filenames with leading-zeros which none of the answers on that page do. If this is a duplicate of anything, it’s of a couple of questions on SO, not on SU.
Apr
25
comment Batch rename files to numbers with leading zeros
Neither of those solutions (nor any on the referenced page) give leading zeros which this question specifically requires.
Apr
21
comment Disable the Security Essentials End-of-Life Warning on Windows XP
They may as well disable GPO and passwords, and when they are ready to discontinue Vista, turn off UAC…
Apr
21
comment Disable the Security Essentials End-of-Life Warning on Windows XP
@and31415, that’s my point; even without new definitions, the real-time protection can still help defend against existing threats. Not all threats are new, current ones can come up at any time, so turning it off altogether is absurd. I guess their “reasoning” is that they figure by turning it off, they force the user to get another product and/or upgrade to Windows 8.1, but of course, neither of those is likely to be true in most cases.
Apr
20
comment Mark Deleted Files as Undeleted
You could always try doing it manually if there’s only a few files, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it. After several minutes of research and checking, I managed to mark a file as not-deleted in the $MFT, but the problem is that is not enough, you also have to mark the used clusters as in-use in the $BITMAP file which proved too difficult and too much work to find and do.
Apr
20
comment Testdisk on SD card heads/cylinder mismatch
You told me that your card had no problems, but then accepted harry's answer on the assumption that the card is bad. So what happened? Was the card bad or not? Did you fix the problem? If so, how?
Apr
20
comment Mark Deleted Files as Undeleted
You could try requesting the devs of some data-recovery tools add this option. Here’s the feedback forums for a couple of the most popular: Recuva, Photorec
Apr
20
comment Change “Show Desktop” to “Minimize All”
Are you sure this isn't simply because the desktop is a window that gets brought to front? It sounds like he’s referring to Aero Peek, in which case it would indeed be a new (temporary) window.