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Aug
24
comment What is the reason for CPUs being so small?
I disagree that this question likely will solicit opinion because the reason for keeping the size of the die small is objective, and not a matter of preference. There are real reasons to do this. I have been exposed to this discussion at length, through my workplace, but unfortunately I can't post an answer due to it being closed.
Aug
23
answered * character is automatically getting printed in my laptop. How to resolve it?
Aug
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
23
comment Is it possible to sync Android or Windows 7 Phone directly with local Exchange?
I have Windows Phone 7 and use it to sync with work email, but also all my personal email accounts. Windows Phone will not cross-sync any accounts. It will display things in consolidated views, but it will not copy your contacts from one account to another, emails from one account to another, etc. The OS is very explicit about where things get sent to. Default storage for newly created contacts and calendar entries go to Windows Live, but you can select where if you want it to go somewhere else. But none of your business data will end up online.
Aug
23
comment How can I find out the actual path to an EXE or BAT file?
+1 This is my favorite brute-force search method, if Windows' GUI search tools fail me for whatever reason (though since Vista, they've gotten better, in my opinion).
Aug
23
comment Disable “other people are logged on to this computer” popup on XP?
@Farseeker I know, but I just wanted to clarify for those that didn't catch on. :)
Aug
23
comment Disable “other people are logged on to this computer” popup on XP?
@Farseeker While it works, I wouldn't recommend that because Windows isn't designed to be shut down that way. There are shutdown services and OS cleanup to be done, and it might cause corruption or damage to data if things aren't properly closed down.
Aug
22
comment Interrupted downloads
Well, I hope that this will solve your issue!
Aug
22
comment Interrupted downloads
@nEAnnam Aha, I see. To be able to see if it works properly, the easiest way to test it is to verify that it gets an IP from a device (like your modem or router), and then is able to connect to other computers and transfer data. Since you have some Internet connectivity, it appears to be working. Windows' configuration of Internet-related services may affect connection quality, but Windows 7's stock settings at boot should work fine for typical users.
Aug
22
comment Interrupted downloads
@nEAnnam Red components or peripherals is not a common term. The component that you listed is your Ethernet interface. Is it literally listed somewhere in a red color? I am still unsure of what you mean.
Aug
22
comment Interrupted downloads
@nEAnnam You're welcome! And which components do you mean by "red components"?
Aug
22
answered Interrupted downloads
Aug
22
comment Windows Aero turns to basic automatically
You have run the Windows 7 Experience Index, right? I don't know why it would revert at random times, but this allows Windows to know that your computer should be able to run Aero fine. If it doesn't pass the Index, it won't allow Aero to be turned on.
Aug
22
comment Interrupted downloads
What is your ISP and is it DSL, Cable, or something else (like cellular or satellite)? What times of day do you experience this or is it at all times of the day? Have you tried doing these things at different times of the day? Also, if you don't have an Antivirus, I recommend you get one soon, just as a general tip (it shouldn't hurt your problem here, but it also shouldn't affect it otherwise, either).
Aug
22
comment How to turn on and remote access home PC to monitor my kid's PC usage?
I've tried enabling Wake On LAN for the purpose of being able to automatically turn on my computer to access the printer. If you can get it to work, then awesome, but I had a very difficult time doing it and never got it to work. As a technically-inclined user, if that's the case, then I wouldn't recommend spending the effort to try it unless you really know your way around computers.
Aug
20
comment Windows Aero turns to basic automatically
Also, if you decide to reinstall your drivers, make sure you completely remove/uninstall any drivers you have installed for your graphics card already, before installing the new ones.
Aug
18
comment Does there exist a folder content reporter with printing and filtering?
@Everyone I edited my answer to include another option that may be useful for you.
Aug
18
revised Does there exist a folder content reporter with printing and filtering?
Adding a link to a new solution option
Aug
17
answered spectrum analyzer that shows 'live' input from the microphone
Aug
17
comment How do I mirror a monitor in Windows Vista?
This option has existed since at least Windows XP (I'd say earlier than that, since Windows 98 really ushered in multimonitor support for Windows). It definitely will work in Vista.