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answered My Hard disk is crashed. How to find the win 8 key which was activated in my laptop?
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Feb
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answered What's the best algorithm to secure erase HDD?
Feb
25
comment 64 Bit OS and RAM
There is a difference between how much RAM the OS can recognize and the maximum size 'chunks' it can allocate for actual programs. 64-bit allows for bigger 'chunks' which basically equates to more bandwidth (which means better performance despite bigger file sizes).
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revised How should I clean and restore an old Apple II computer?
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asked How should I clean and restore an old Apple II computer?
Feb
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comment Batch script to reboot a Windows 7 PC
It may not be practical, but it would be a practical joke.
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Feb
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comment How to set up OSes (Mac/Win/Ubuntu) on a SSD to promote its longevity (TRIM, etc.)
My advice, which is not an answer at all, but just don't worry about it. Keep backups, check warranties on drives (some brands are better with this than others, I've had people get fresh drives from Seagate that were 8 years old and out of warranty when they failed), and when it dies just replace it. I really don't think the amount of effort you could put forth here will really be worth any difference in total life.
Feb
6
comment How do I calculate an over or under-provisioning amount of space for my SSD?
By partitioning do you mean to say create an empty partition to take up 20% of the disc rather than attempting to leave 20% as free space? Or then again the same could probably be said of shrinking the main partition to be 80% of the total capacity. So that means the partition has less to do with the performance than the actual total hardware.
Jan
29
comment Internal UPS for desktop computers?
I wondered about this today as well. I wonder if the internal ones just aren't cost effective nowadays since companies are manufacturing PCs that they want to run anywhere on earth regardless of power standards? Thus without the OEM demand they eventually fall out of the consumer market all together.
Jan
28
answered Why is Kaspersky antivirus blocking some requests to Google Drive?
Jan
28
comment is it safe to use a different power adapter for my router?
@mixfuel besides getting a replacement adapter the other choices would be no longer using the router or replacing it entirely
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comment Why don't some of the tiles on Windows 8 Start Screen have the “larger” choice?
Correct, but that's not the whole picture, it's possible that a metro app will also not have that feature! Also, that doesn't answer his question as to why the METRO app sometimes doesn't support the feature.