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awarded  Good Answer
Dec
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asked How to fix intermittent USB failures (suspected static grounding related)?
Nov
26
comment Trackpad/Touchpad as drawing board
@MilindR I have no idea how good the hardware would be for this. Since touchpads are designed more for detecting direction and speed, it might not have a good enough resolution to pick up absolute coordinates. Also they tend to be tiny, as it is. You can go ahead and give it a shot, though!
Nov
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Nov
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Nov
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comment Can the Windows 7 Bootloader detect Windows 8?
I did this in the preview. I am not sure if it's doable with the retail version, but it's worth a shot: superuser.com/questions/492327/…
Oct
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accepted How does limiting a laptop battery's full charge to less than 100% extend its battery life?
Oct
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comment How does limiting a laptop battery's full charge to less than 100% extend its battery life?
This is really good information, especially on the 80% and 50% settings. Thanks!
Sep
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answered Show Firefox tabs or tab groups on Windows Taskbar?
Aug
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awarded  Nice Question
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Aug
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comment Turning DisplayPort monitor off disables monitor completely
This isn't an NVIDIA-only thing. It's a monitor hardware thing. Displayport, I believe, has a HPD pin ("hot plug detect"). I believe that what happens is that when the monitor turns off, it brings that pin low, which then causes Windows to detect the display as disconnected, and then disables it. I don't know why this doesn't occur with DVI (or maybe it can). I experience the same thing on Windows 8, AMD Radeon HD graphics, with Samsung SyncMaster950D displays, but only when connected via Displayport.
Aug
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Aug
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answered Resolution of certain programs appear differently on the same screen
Aug
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revised Why do random characters appear in terminals in Windows?
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Aug
9
comment Why do random characters appear in terminals in Windows?
@Windows I am updating the answer with more info.
Aug
8
answered Why do random characters appear in terminals in Windows?
Aug
7
comment Computer randomly restarting: motherboard or processor?
Since you said you have a nearly identical computer, if this doesn't yield any info, I'd start swapping components one-by-one between the two until the second computer starts rebooting randomly. This should identify what's at fault through process of elimination.
Aug
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answered Computer randomly restarting: motherboard or processor?
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