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May
5
comment Why do people still make 32 bit software
@kaarez - the number of cores inside your processor are not anything to do with whether or not that processor will support 64-bit software.
Sep
21
comment Is it safe to download and burn a disc image on an infected PC?
Remember those floppy viruses back in the day? That's exactly what they did, except with floppies instead of CDs - No it isn't. You're talking about boot sector viruses, and the way they worked is fundamentally different to what is being discussed here with burning .iso files. You're right to point out that it's possible but anything further is taking a turn into paranoid nonsense, sorry.
Sep
12
comment Should I disable swap file if I have lots of RAM or should I move it to a virtual RAM drive?
@user367257 creating a ram disk to store your page file on is like lending your friend £10 so that he has enough money to allow you to borrow £10 from him. It might be technically possible but all you've accomplished is to needlessly complicate a journey to nowhere.
Sep
10
comment Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work?
I know what you're trying to say but I'm not terribly comfortable with this description, being old enough to have worked on mainframes that meet your precise description of a mainframe above, but which did indeed contain an operation system. The mainframe in your picture would probably be a 1970s IBM mainframe (a s/360 or s/370?) running OS/360 or an early version of MVS.
Aug
31
comment Is putting the swapfile & temp folder to ramdisk a good idea in Windows 7 64 bit with lots of RAM?
The 4GB limit is MS's way of reminiding you you need to pay them more to use your full hardware capability - that must be why 32 bit windows with the 4Gb limit, and 64 bit windows with a much higher limit, cost the same amount of money. Oh wait... hold on a moment...
Aug
6
comment Doesn't metadata occupy any size?
@grawity yes you're right but I think referring to it in that manner in the context of this question is just going to confuse the OP.
Aug
4
comment Doesn't metadata occupy any size?
@TheGoodUser-Sp metadata, on NTFS at least, isn't stored in "a file" in the conventional sense, which is what I get the impression you are looking for. There isn't something tucked away in the \windows folder somewhere that we're all just not telling you about; file metadata is an integral part of the filesystem itself.
Jul
7
comment Pinging between two different vm's with different subnet on same host
Rule #1 of virtualisation: Nothing magical happened because someone said virtualisation. In order for routing to take place between two different subnets you still need a router of some kind. There are a few virtual options out there so this shouldn't be too painful.
May
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Apr
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Feb
13
answered What's faster for office work - SSD + slow CPU or HDD + fast CPU
Aug
26
answered How does ping figure out the IP address of a website?
Aug
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Aug
9
comment Homebuilt system won't power off on shutdown, then won't POST within ~10 minutes of shutdown
Trying a Windows installation repair was going to be my next step, followed by a fresh installation if that did not work. Why? If the machine fails to POST (I'm going to assume that means 'does not power on' rather than 'give an error during POST') them this isn't a Windows issue. Windows isn't running at that point. If it's not powering up then nothing is running at that point and this would be a hardware issue.
Aug
8
revised Attempted to repair install XP froze @ 98% and now nothing will display after a restart
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Aug
8
answered Attempted to repair install XP froze @ 98% and now nothing will display after a restart
Jul
9
answered Why there isn't any Intel Core i4?
May
10
comment This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible
There's a decent enough explanation on the vmware knowledge-base article that you've included above as to what's going on and what to do. Beyond that, none of us can tell you what precisely how to do it for your laptop because this is going to be something that's specific to the BIOS in your computer rather than some standard we can rattle off for you that will work everywhere.
May
10
comment This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible
So what is causing this error? - you've definitely checked the obvious idea that the error message means what it says and says what it means and that your BIOS settings need to be configured as described above?
May
7
comment In Windows, when does a shutdown protect the data?
This happens on most modern operating systems - if the OS detects certain kinds of problems that make it impossible to guarantee the state of the machine from then on then refusing to continue is better than continuing in an unknown state and potentially introducing unknown corruption into your data.