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Mar
17
comment How to block localhost connections with Windows 7/2008R2 firewall
To control which processes are able to pass through a proxy, installed by a popular antivirus program. It 'conveniently' opens a hole that allows any connection over HTTP, even if the application is specifically blocked or has no firewall rules at all.
Mar
17
comment How to block localhost connections with Windows 7/2008R2 firewall
And this is a Windows firewall issue. Most reasonable third-party firewalls allow these connections to be controlled/blocked.
Mar
17
comment How to block localhost connections with Windows 7/2008R2 firewall
Unless one has a transparent HTTP proxy operating on 127.0.0.1 that simply allows any outbound connection regardless of rules. It's also possible to block these connections, by applying an outbound block to all applications. It simply won't work for individual processes.
Mar
17
comment How to block localhost connections with Windows 7/2008R2 firewall
That's exactly what's happening
Jul
12
comment How to connect to Windows 7 via VPN?
Because your work PC is part of a domain, it's quite likely there are some group policies in play that may impose certain restrictions. If there are problems with being able to configure the desired settings, you may need to have a word with the domain administrator.
Jul
12
comment How to connect to Windows 7 via VPN?
It does sound as if something is blocking you at your work machine. At the very least, you should open port TCP 1723 to allow inbound connections. The other ports I mentioned may not be necessary, it just depends on your situation. How you open the port will depend on the firewall you are using?
Jul
9
comment How to connect to Windows 7 via VPN?
So, the computer at work (the one you want to connect to?) is part of a domain but your workstation at home isn't? It shouldn't prevent you from connecting, however, if you're setting creating this connection from your home PC, you can do things differently, see link:support.microsoft.com/kb/314076 Don't forget though that the firewall at your end as well as the one at work, have to be configured to allow the connection. See the port info above.
Jul
9
comment How to associate MMS protocol in Windows 7 with VLC?
As a test I replaced Media Player with "C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" --no-playlist-enqueue "%1" in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MMS\shell\open\command and that forced IE to open VLC. Although this worked, I'm not 100% sure about the syntax for the key...
Jul
8
comment Computer recognizes harddrive but wont boot
If this is not the way you have formatted the drive, it may be the partition table has become corrupt. There are ways to remedy this...
Jul
8
comment Computer recognizes harddrive but wont boot
SATA doesn't use jumpers, it can be a 'master' on any channel.
Jul
8
comment Can I fool Windows XP into thinking my USB stick is a fixed disk?
Do you just want to make sure the USB drive has a permanent drive letter?
Jul
7
comment Computer recognizes harddrive but wont boot
Do you have access to ctrl-Alt-Del from the black screen or is everything dead?
Jul
6
comment Firefox 3.6 so slow to start
I think it's worth creating a new separate profile, just as a test. It's easy enough to do and you can remove it if you find no improvement. Just create a short-cut to the firefox.exe and at the end of the 'target' line ad -p launcj firefox and follow the prompts, for now you can simplay place the profile folder on your desktop. Don't add anything to it and see how that start-up times compare. if, after using it for a while you find an improvement, we know it's a problem with the old profile and act accordingly.
Jul
6
comment Command line tool for copying changed files
Robocopy also has the /mir switch, which will mirror two directories. if you need more then as suggested by others, SyncToy has command line capabilities but it doesn't support file deltas. You could also install cygwin cygwin.com and use rsync, you could also use cwsync itefix.no/i2/cwrsync or Unison cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison
Jul
5
comment Firefox 3.6 so slow to start
No worries :) A minute is better than 5, so at least we're getting there. The .NET stuff is a pain, you should search on that for proper removal, it's not needed and there are lots about that subject. Don't forget to vacuum occasionally :)
Jul
5
comment Automatically do a “Scan for hardware changes” on startup?
No worries, I'm happy it worked for you :)
Jul
5
comment Automatically do a “Scan for hardware changes” on startup?
The only other way I can think of is by writing a batch file or a powershell script that calls the Devcon utility. Take a look at this support.microsoft.com/kb/311272 It does work with Windows 7
Jul
4
comment Windows 7 64-bits default installation folder problem
I agree with MarkM. Also remember that installations don't only write data to program files. There is also the Program Data folder and users\username\AppData\Local LocalLow and Roaming... Leave all the OS components on the C:\ drive and place your data elsewhere.
Jul
4
comment Can I import existing PDF books into Kindle for PC?
Apologies, I misread your question. I'm afraid, as far as I know, it doesn't support PDF files, you will have to convert them using one of the methods I mentioned above.
Jul
4
comment network folder share issue in Windows
You don't need a domain for this to work, being in a 'Workgroup' is fine. To set-up the share, open 'My Computer'. expand 'Libraries' and then which ever of the four sub-folders you desire, for example, 'documents' right click on 'Public documents' and select 'Properties\sharing\Advanced Sharing' make sure 'Share this folder' is selected then enter a name, Select 'Permissions' and add who ever you wish. That should be it. Here's a good read techotopia.com/index.php/…