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seen Nov 25 '14 at 7:06

That's "Steven" (with the "n" at the end)


"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." — Bertrand Russell


Product designer, consumer electronics: audio (with Philips), home automation.
Done computer science in a previous life too.


Belbin team roles: Plant and Resource Investigator


Personal values: respect, honesty, pride, modesty, fairness


I yell because I care


favorite candy


Nov
13
comment How can I get the Windows 7 calculator on Windows XP?
Neither of these let you run Windows 7's calculator on an XP machine, as OP asked.
Nov
13
comment How can I get the Windows 7 calculator on Windows XP?
@Blorgbeard - it doesn't. Calc.exe returns an error message
Nov
9
comment XP and Windows 7 PCs no longer on speaking terms
@HaydnWVN - The image server seems to have suffered from hickups, but it should be solved
Nov
9
comment XP and Windows 7 PCs no longer on speaking terms
@HaydnWVN - +1 for your help and for being close; see my answer. Thanks.
Nov
9
comment XP and Windows 7 PCs no longer on speaking terms
@HaydnWVN - They have different names. They're on the same subnet (192.168.1.*), and have the same subnet mask (255.255.255.0). I have folders shared with "full control" to "everyone", but that's of little use if the other PC doesn't show on the network in the first place :-(. I might have thought there's something basic missing, but it did work after installation, and I didn't change any of the network settings. Thanks for your thoughts.
Nov
8
comment XP and Windows 7 PCs no longer on speaking terms
@HaydnWVN - typing the IP address directly in the explorer address bar results in a timeout error (cannot connect). I can ping the other PC, though.
Nov
8
comment XP and Windows 7 PCs no longer on speaking terms
"solved" by rebooting. I still have the feeling that this is not the proper answer, nor a proper solution.
Nov
7
comment Permissions for apps in Windows 7
That's why I say useful for some people. BTW, what's "NP"? Nondeterministic polynomial? Nurse practitioner? :-)
Nov
7
comment Permissions for apps in Windows 7
@techie007 - Like I commented to an answer to your linked question: UAC is useful for some people, but for many it's just a nuisance. And like I also said I've never had security problems, on 2 machines running XP, without UAC, for 10 years.
Nov
7
comment Permissions for apps in Windows 7
@techie007 - thanks for the addition
Nov
7
comment Disabling UAC on Windows 7?
-1 for the google link (you can use that as an answer to literally every question here)
Nov
7
comment Disabling UAC on Windows 7?
I'm perfectly able to take care of my computer's security myself. Before switching to Windows 7 I had XP on two machines for 10 years, and never had security problems. UAC may be useful for beginners, for more advanced users it's just a nuisance.
Nov
7
comment How to identify a 4K or 16K RAM chip in an Apple II Plus
IIRC the 2116 was a standard for 16k, don't recall the prefix though.
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
Seems be fixed. At least I could visit several sites and IE is still there after a couple of hours; with GPU rendering it would crash within a minute or so.
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
Thanks. BTW, Internet Options are also available from within IE, under Tools. That's where I found the GPU rendering checkbox. Do you know a real heavy website where I can do more load testing? I tried the Acid3 test, but that just tests compliance.
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
@weberik - It's a laptop, I can't replace the video card.
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
@Sathya - turning off GPU rendering seems to help (keeping fingers crossed). Could you make your comment into an answer, so that I can upvote it, and accept if it solves the problems definitively?
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
Thanks Steve. Resetting doesn't help. Pages render well in FF7, but print garbage from IE9.
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
Could the BSoD error also be due to the video? I don't expect video memory to have parity check. OTOH, it would explain why MemTest86+ didn't find errors.
Nov
7
comment IE9 reliability issues
Thanks. The PC is somewhat old and I only found a video driver for Vista. Could this have to do with it? Also, since other programs work well, is this an IE9 or a driver problem?