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May
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answered Best software to convert video to a different aspect ratio for various screensizes
May
18
comment Cleanup Windows XP on netbook
+1 for removing hotfix uninstallers. Big honkin' warning though: DO NOT DELETE THE $hf_mig$ FOLDER!!!!
May
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May
17
comment saving excel files to file paths or directories with special characters
Square Brackets are legal filename characters in Windows, it's angled brackets (<>) that aren't legal. I don't know why Excel gets this wrong though, it's really annoying.
May
17
answered GUI FTP client for Mac?
May
16
comment hardlinks on ntfs with windows
.lnk files are shortcut files -- a shell-level item. Symlinks are an NTFS-level link.
May
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May
15
comment IF commands in a batch file
@grawity: I know, but the question has an echo Y | del C:\Path\* statement, so I thought the asker might find that tidbit useful.
May
14
comment IF commands in a batch file
It's also possible to use the /q flag with the del command too.
May
14
answered Torrent Client - Command line - Windows
May
14
comment background copy large files to a laptop?
If you're running 802.11g, then that's at the ragged edge of working. Any hiccups in bandwidth could cause a stutter. If there's a way to tune the memory used for a playback buffer, it could smooth out playback.
May
14
comment Permissionless external drive with NTFS
+1 - "Everyone Full Control" or "Administrators Full Control / Users Modify" is the easiest way around this. Beyond that, it's a matter of making sure something doesn't decide to mess with the ACLs.
May
14
answered How do I browse fonts as files in Windows Explorer
May
14
answered Free MPEG cutting/cropping/editing tool
May
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answered How to test thousands of MP3 files whether they're playable?
May
14
comment Will Windows 7 32 bit edition support 8 GB RAM?
Read the PAE article you linked. 32-bit OSes most certainly can use more than 4 GB of RAM. Also, x86-64 adds an extra level of page table indirection over PAE. It's in no way "faster" than PAE. It's also not appreciably slower. It may be possible to detect in a microbenchmark, but it certainly won't involve a perceptible performance hit. Same with PAE enabled vs PAE disabled. What's more, PAE is almost always enabled on current systems because it's required for NX support.
May
14
comment 3GB RAM Installed and Detected by BIOS, Windows Vista 32bit Only Sees 2GB
"The highest voted answer created after the bounty started with at least 2 upvotes will be automatically accepted." (emphasis mine) That said, you still have a problem if 32-bit Server 2008 doesn't see all 4 GB. If this is a production server, it's something you really should sort out.
May
13
comment Is it technically possible to read CD by its scan?
@liori: Thanks. @Blorgbeard: This is getting absurd quickly, isn't it. :-)
May
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comment Is it technically possible to read CD by its scan?
It's actually even higher than that, since CDs are round and the above calculation is for its containing square. Never mind the hole in the middle. Beyond this I'm out of my depth, but I think you'd need an even higher imaging resolution to be able to resolve all the transitions. Wouldn't the Nyquist-Shannon Sampling Theorem come into play here?