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Mar
15
answered Why does Adobe Acrobat scroll so slowly, and what can I do about it?
Mar
15
revised Something chewing on my HD in Windows 7
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Mar
15
answered Something chewing on my HD in Windows 7
Mar
10
answered Windows 7 freezes on HDD access
Feb
25
comment Do I really need Microsoft Updates?
First and only line of defense needed: Linux.
Feb
25
revised Why do I keep getting the following two errors when I try to open a(ny) document in Office 2010?
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Feb
25
comment How do I disable wireless on Windows 7?
ah, I see what your saying, I misunderstood it. Right.
Feb
25
comment How do I disable wireless on Windows 7?
Mostly correct. If you are connected to the same subnet with two cards, however(such as both wireless and wired) your going to start getting NetBT errors due to name conflicts. Only one connection from a single computer should be on the same subnet.
Feb
24
comment How does a hard drive retain information after being formatted?
Probably a better analogy, its more like using a pencil and eraser. No matter how hard you erase, there is still some remnants of the pencil left.
Feb
24
comment How does a hard drive retain information after being formatted?
@g19fanatic 1 fill is just as easy as 0 fill :) random fill is way harder though, Practically an individual would never pay to recover data this way, you are correct. But the FBI or a business with critical data they need to recover may. Does this warrant companies to run multiple passes? If they are doing something illegal or something that contains SS numbers, CC numbers etc. why not?
Feb
24
comment How does a hard drive retain information after being formatted?
Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams is absolutely correct. Scientifically, a full zero-fill is not too difficult to do. The cost comes in due to the fact it has to be taken apart in a clean room and equipment that is not widely available is used. In fact, a zero fill is the easiest recovery type. random fill is far better(but not so available to do).
Feb
24
comment How does a hard drive retain information after being formatted?
This is a little off, however. Data is not retrieved by an "Electron Microscope" magnetism is invisible even at high magnification. Data CAN be retrieved after one pass of a full 0 write. A full random write would be much better. Look at it like this: .5 magnetism and above = 1 less then .5 = 0. if a full 0 is sent to a 1 it will be more like .8 or so then sent to a 0 more like a .3. so if a full 0 write was done. Former 1s may be a .3 and previous 0s may be a .2, and thus, it may be determinable what the prior state was. Readjust the formula .2=0 .3=1 and you have your data.
Feb
15
comment Is there a Notepad++ plugin or built-in feature that autocloses quotation marks?
Like when you put one quotation mark it immediately puts another? or it intelligently determines where quote should go?
Feb
15
revised How can I mount a local directory as read-only in Windows 7?
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Feb
15
comment How can I make it difficult to install a new operating system on a certain computer?
Do you already own the machine? or will you buy one?
Feb
15
revised How can I mount a local directory as read-only in Windows 7?
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Feb
15
comment How can I mount a local directory as read-only in Windows 7?
I had to adjust my answer since he wants to do this with one program only anyhow so he doesn't restrict his own account or other programs.
Feb
15
revised How can I mount a local directory as read-only in Windows 7?
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Feb
15
comment How can I mount a local directory as read-only in Windows 7?
@afrazier It sounds like he may be on a home or personal use computer. If he is logging on as administrator he would have to remove administrator privs. It would be easier to add deny his account(Which overrides as you said) since this is way better then removing the whole administrator permissions in my opinion.
Feb
15
answered How can I mount a local directory as read-only in Windows 7?