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revised Does Windows 7 have a repair installation (like XP had)?
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comment Does Windows 7 have a repair installation (like XP had)?
@CharlieRB my screenshots. And the fact that you and nobody else can give a source showing Windows 7 doing a "repair installation" as in, michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm As in, a repair process that involves installing windows. (not creating a new windows installation or totally wiping or moving/renaming one).
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comment Does Windows 7 have a repair installation (like XP had)?
@Ramhound see my update. I'm aware that Windows 7 has those repair options. But not the so-called 'repair installation'/'reoair that involves installation' type that XP had.
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revised Does Windows 7 have a repair installation (like XP had)?
removed the line "to fix a BSOD" 'cos yes it can perhaps potentially fix a BSOD but it's not a repair installation.
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answered Does Windows 7 have a repair installation (like XP had)?
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asked Does Windows 7 have a repair installation (like XP had)?
May
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comment How to make Thompson 516 DSL modem re-establish connection automatically on power loss?
this isn't quite what you're looking for but a UPS might help!
May
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comment How to make Thompson 516 DSL modem re-establish connection automatically on power loss?
@MaQleod or if one knows the linux command when telnetting in. my 546 lets me telnet in though I don't know the command
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May
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comment 128 MByte vs. 128 GByte
so,makers of spinning disk drive,telecomms(early as feb02 revision of article).and it looks like even flash memory ones too,use the decimal prefixes.It helps them also,re advertising,as they sound bigger,tho they can get sued4their drives being too smallThat wikipedia link mentions that "According to one HP brochure,"[t]o reduce confusion,vendors are pursuing one of two remedies:they are changing SI prefixes to the new binary prefixes, or they are recalculating the numbers as powers of ten."But even early as 2001(that 2001 versionOf the article mentions) h drv manufac's were using dec prefixes
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comment 128 MByte vs. 128 GByte
@harrymc ur words "largely ignored by the industry" don't appear in the article but the article does have the phrase "largely ignored" and industry near each other.It says "The plaintiffs acknowledged that the IEC and IEEE standards define a MB as one million bytes but stated that the industry has largely ignored the IEC standards"The defendents in the case were-interestingly,flash memory manufacturers(I say interestingly as i'd have thought they might argue they were following JEDEC - perhaps they did)... So, it's wikipedia saying the plaintiffs agree. And the term "industry" is not accurate.
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comment 128 MByte vs. 128 GByte
@harrymc The IEEE apparently support the IEC standard(as mentioned) which is from 1998/1999.the IEEE supported them while they were being developed physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html and made a standard.The IEC standard makes an allowance for the so-called binary prefixes / usage of the prefixes,and JEDEC standard(2002) uses/references that lenience in the IEC."On 19 March 2005,the IEEE standard- IEEE 1541-2002 "Prefixes for Binary Multiples"(wikipedia) came out using the IEC one.
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comment 128 MByte vs. 128 GByte
when describing JEDEC and IEC.. you could've added IEEE there. And when you wrote a paragraph for each you could've mentioned what each requires. SI standard is no doubt quite old, and says kilo is 1000 before anybody knew what a byte was. Very early computer scientists used kilo=1000. Programmers and computer scientists use kilobyte=1024. It looks like IEC proposed the kibibyte-1024 bytes, and kilobyte=1000 bytes idea in 1996 and published a standard in 1998. IEEE supports them but have some lenience. JEDEC(semiconductor company) publish kilobyte as 1024 bytes. And windows-1024 as you say.
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comment What is the Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface?
@barlop fwiw the win7 fw was disabling ping by default. that was the issue.. nevertheless stlil worth pointing out i was getting the ipv6 respnose when pinging myself locally despite ipv6 being allegedly disabled.
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comment What is the Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface?
I was getting a long ipv6 address when I pinged myself from myself- ping compname. now i'm getting ::1::. I'd like an IPv4 address when pinging. Interestingly I can't ping from another machine. but my point re your answer is this might not totally disable it. I tried unchecking IPv6 in lan propeties too, though didn't see that do anything. your method did a little more though still pinging gives ::1:: on this machine
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comment What is the Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface?
@Svish to troubleshoot a networking issue. this moment i'm having an issue where machine A runs win7. I can't ping machine A from machine B. When I ping machine A from itself I get back an IPv6 address. I don't know why. temporarily disabling IPv6 (if I can) might simplify things a bit to narrow down to the problem. though funnily enough i'm still getting an IPv6 address back when pinging myself - just ::1:: rather than a longer one.
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comment Can't access BIOS and can't boot from USB when HDD is plugged in
your testing is so superfluous re contents of partitions. But You say there's a scenario where you cant' access the BIOS at all? so when the internal drive is in the laptop you hit DEL or F1 and can't get into the BIOS. But when you unplug the internal drive, you can access the BIOS? That is bizarre and USB isn't relevant to that. But I would add though the Samsung 350 is a bit hard to navigate re booting USB - scroll down to my answer here superuser.com/questions/508271/…
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comment 128 MByte vs. 128 GByte
So you rewrote your answer causing his comment and potentially any discussion to not make sense. Next time use the <s>.....</s> tags an#d make the correction below. And if somebody actually spotted a mistake, then comment saying thanks and that you have now corrected it. And @DanielB should have quoted you as he wasn't clear what he was referring to.