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Oct
31
comment System has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry
Well, out of curiosity, how many applications do you have installed? I have a few installations on my network with unreal install counts without this issue on the same OS. These machines are setup for our web developers with every editor, web browser, ssh/ftp client, and ide under the sun (including visual studio 2008/2010), microsoft sql server, mysql, oracle sql, vmware player, virtualbox, virtual pc, including the adobe creative suite and a few score of miscellaneous applications for specific needs.
Oct
31
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Oct
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Oct
29
comment System has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry
Updated my answer with an additional recommendation based on new findings via search.
Oct
29
comment System has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry
Which version do you have installed? I'm assuming the problem existed pre-install and that was an attempt to resolve it?
Oct
29
comment System has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry
If you have system restore enabled on your desktop, do you have a restore point you could revert to? Alternatively, since you use Acronis, do you have an image you can roll back to?
Oct
29
comment System has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry
No offense, but if it takes you 11 days to install software, you're doing something wrong. Been doing sysadmin and software engineering for an equal amount of time as you, and find it always saves me huge amounts of time by doing a clean windows install when the OS starts to act up like this. Whether that means a literal installation, or simple re-imaging the machine with a clean installation, the idea is the same. If you have your data backups all setup, it takes half a day to get a clean install up and running on even the most complex desktops.
Oct
27
answered System has reached the maximum size allowed for the system part of the registry
Oct
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Oct
17
comment Is is normal for a home router to NOT respond to MX requests?
@RichardHowells: you're thinking too narrowly. Of course DNS is needed (and that seems to be the problem), but your router isn't providing it and won't provide it (it can do dynamic dns - see the link to the product manual if you want to play with that). Setup a name server inside your network (your mail server) and point it at global root hints (secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Root_nameserver). Done deal. Almost like what you are doing now, but then you won't be relying on a single name server outside of your control. :)
Oct
8
comment Why is the file copy speed over wireless so slow?
Good answer. Lots of info. Although, small files should always transfer faster than large files. Try moving a 150 GB file across a network compared to 150 GB-worth of small files. The smaller files will get there faster the majority of the time.
Sep
22
answered Hard Disk is full but not due to files
Sep
18
comment Windows activation with planned reinstall
Chris hit the nail on the head. Don't worry about it. Just install the OS on the new system, and if it won't activate, you'll be able to use the OS for 30 days giving you time to call Microsoft and explain. Most of the time you won't have to call them.
Sep
18
comment How can I get Windows 7 to work with two Nvidia graphics cards with different drivers?
What do you mean by "Windows stops being able to boot up."?
Sep
16
comment Is is normal for a home router to NOT respond to MX requests?
Does incoming mail work? Only outgoing mail does not? Can you ping "google.com" and get an ip address from your mail server?
Sep
16
comment Is is normal for a home router to NOT respond to MX requests?
@RichardHowells: Right, so your router doesn't provide DNS at all, your ISP does. In which case it sounds to me like you just need to setup some routing to handle mail traffic to and from your mail server. DNS plays no part in your mail server being able to forward mail out to the WAN, it simply translates names to ips - which your router does not do. Your ISP's name servers typically do that. If you DID have DNS capability, you wouldn't want to forward to your ISP anyway - would be simpler to refer to the root name servers.
Sep
11
answered Is is normal for a home router to NOT respond to MX requests?
Sep
11
answered Virus, Ubuntu and Windows