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Jun
13
comment Can I reuse this RAM in my other laptop?
1 Thanks. So long as you are sure that I can't damage the old laptop (what about that voltage comment from barlop?) then i will just stick it in & see if it gets recognized.
Jun
13
comment Can I reuse this RAM in my other laptop?
+1 Thanks. How do I check the voltage? Will it be printed on it? (I don't have it with me at the moment)
May
19
comment Thunderbird 3 “Reply to all”, also replies to myself
You missed out the most important part (see accepted answer). Without this it will not work ... Right-click on you account name Choose Settings... Click on Manage Identities... Add an Identity using the e-mail address for which Reply to All did not work correctly.
Sep
6
comment Copying a large directory tree crashes my PC
BvBAckup seems to be the only one with aGUI. It crashes too. I have emailed the crash log to their support team
Jun
22
comment Do I need UEFI enabled in BIOS for a 4TB external, non-boot disk?
+1 and the naser if you will state that it is not needed for non-bot disks, just so I am 100% certain. Thanks (I mean it reads that way, but you don't actually mention non-boot disks). Sorry, just want to tbe sure. Thanks
May
31
comment How to add an SSD and boot from that?
+1 and thank you. I did not know that reinstalling would adjust settings. Hmmm, is there any tool to do that post facto? Otherwise I have to borrow an external CD drive & boot from that. I used EASUS partition manager & copied the partition. Please let me know if I can avoid reinstall. It looks like you are getting the answer here, thanks.
Mar
6
comment (How) can I change the time until the screensaver kicks in from the command line?
+1 I used a variation on your answer and have posted it in the qustion above. Thanks for your help
Mar
5
comment (How) can I change the time until the screensaver kicks in from the command line?
+1 Well, that's trange. I can see that it is updating the registry key, but when I right click the desktop (or go via control panel) and choose "peronalize", it still shows 5 mintes on the GUI. If I set 10 seconds via registry, the screen saver does not start after 10 seconds (or even a few minutes). If I set 1 minute in the GUI then it does start after 1 minute (and it updates the registry correctly).
Mar
5
comment (How) can I change the time until the screensaver kicks in from the command line?
That works :-) The first time only :-( presumably because I didn't have a registry entry the frist time, so could add, but might need to modify subsequently? +1 for trying. Thanks
Mar
5
comment Why is my taskbar so thick?
Strange. Did you try clicking the top edge and dragging it down slightly to manually resize it?
Feb
6
comment Permissions … how to make a folder undeleteable?
+1 I am not sure that I understand "lock' a particular directory, not ALL the directories" - do you mean lock the directory, but not its sub-direcctories e.g lock /home/a but not /home/a/b or /home/a/c etc ?
Feb
6
comment Prevent linux user from changing their password in ssh
Chmod the passwd command so that only you can execute it
Dec
31
comment Connection loss to random websites on LAN
I can only suggest a process of elimintaion. Comapre the IP settings in Control Panel (if we are talking about windows, else do the similar for Linux/Mac). Swap network cards. Connect the PC in the phyiscal place of one that is ok, in case it is just the cable. As last resort, back-up the PC and either fresh install or clone a PC with no problems onto it ... Something is different ... reaplce things until it starts working and you will find what it is
Dec
27
comment Seeking free project planner with auto resource levelling
now I have enough points to upvote you :-) Thanks again
Dec
27
comment Can random data from a wipe or encryption of a full drive result in fake partitions appearing in the MBR?
Since that is clearly not the intention it could only be because of buggy s/w. Maybe best post to the TrueCrypt support forum? (forums.truecrypt.org) I can only say that I have used TC for years in the manner which you describe and have never once seen a new partition appearing ... sounds curios, best ask the TC guys
Nov
29
comment What is the fastest way to resize a large partition?
Not an explanation,, sorry, just a recommendation that you try the excellent - and free - EASEUS Partition Manager from partition-tool.com
Nov
29
comment Is there any online web application for daily activity logs
are you sure that you don't want a blog (locally on your PC, rather than on the web)? Or is that too heavy-duty for you?
Nov
10
comment Batch file to replace “.” with “-”
There are some good answers here, but please see also techsupportalert.com/best-free-rename-utility.htm Ifor (free) applications which are designed to do this sort of thing
Nov
9
comment TrueCrypt drive letter not available
It looks like you found a bug, so please report it and help others.
Nov
9
comment Wifi Adapter not working in windows 8
Can it connect to other networks? or does it only have a problem with the campus network? Ad did you call Dell tech support?