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bio website BungalowSoftware.com
location Blacksburg, VA
age 47
visits member for 5 years, 4 months
seen Dec 6 at 1:38
I started a shinkwrap software company ("Micro ISV") in 1995. It's been my full-time job for over 10 years now.

Dec
6
comment How do I force a Windows 8.1 Tablet to boot from a USB stick?
I did figure out how to get to the basic BIOS but USB isn't listed in the Boot order and I can't see a way to add it. : You can access the "basic" bios by holding volume down while pressing the power button when the tablet is off (not sleep, but actually shut down).. Hold the volume down until the bios screen appears..
Dec
6
comment How do I force a Windows 8.1 Tablet to boot from a USB stick?
Doesn't say on it so I can't get the exact model. But it's a Dell Venue 8
Nov
3
comment Two mice, one left handed and another right handed. At the same time
I just got it working with two Marble Mouse Tracbkballs. It was a little tricky getting the Scrolling to work right. I had to (with each Trackball) go into the Settings (wrench icon) > Mouse Control Panel and adjust things in the driver control panel. When you launch that control panel EitherMouse will show a msg "LEFT [or right] mouse detected" allowing you to set control panel setting for THAT mouse.
Oct
24
comment How to set Gmail as default email client in Windows 8?
I don't have have that eye/overlapping-diamongs in my search bar. I did go into Settings and set mailto: handler to gmail. Still no luck.
Sep
7
comment How can I silently install Google Chrome?
Works for me. Great!
Sep
7
comment How can I silently install Google Chrome?
This wont' work on an older Windows XP machine without the SP to support msi installs. (And yes, I run into people with older machines all the time).
Jan
10
comment How do I drill down and find out which System processes are generating lots (10Mb/s) of network traffic?
I figured it out the old fashioned way: I just kept deleting processes till the traffic dropped. Turned out to be my TrueImage backup. The backup was finished but with errors. I suspect (still need to test) that it was still (very actively) trying to continue the backup.
Jan
8
comment How do I drill down and find out which System processes are generating lots (10Mb/s) of network traffic?
@Lawrence, I ran Wireshark but I can't see how to tell what process (or sub? system process) is generating the traffic, it just shows a to and from address (i see the IP and the device (AsusteckC_60, Cisco-LI...) but I don't know enough about WireShark to know which application is generating that. Any suggestions?
Jan
7
comment Is there any way to drill down and see what System process is producing network traffic on my LAN?
How can relate the address to a process (my goal being to find the offending process and perhaps disable it) relate the Address from/to (like Dell_74:51:ef and AsustekC_60:f7:83. (this conversation is 90% of the traffic, about 9 Mb/s.
Jan
7
comment Is there any way to drill down and see what System process is producing network traffic on my LAN?
Thanks for the tip on Stats mode. Wireshark was a bit ...overwhelming without that.
Jul
11
comment How to change the default delay on the boot menu from 30 seconds to 5 seconds on windows 8
I think you misunderstood his question. He was asking about the "count down timer" delay.
Jul
3
comment How can I enable onboard graphics AND dedicated card simultaneously?
FYI, On my new system (sorry, don't have the m/b name in front of me) youc an set it, in the BIOS, to allow both onboard and PCe cards to work. Working find with PCe Card and Onboard video at the same time.
Jun
26
comment Why can't I set Windows 7 folder to Writeable?
Tried that and now I get a warning "Do you want to copy this file without encryption"? (neither source nor destination is encrypted).I was then able to copy it from the Source to the destination drive.
Jun
26
comment Why can't I set Windows 7 folder to Writeable?
Opps! I must have deleted the error message. That PC is now disconnected.
Jun
23
comment How can I enable onboard graphics AND dedicated card simultaneously?
What if you have 2 PCIe slots OR if the video card is a PCI card?
Jun
18
comment Is there a benefit to getting Windows 8 PRO vs. HOME when using VMWARE virtualization?
@all I currently use (and have a lot of VHDs for) Vmware, so I'm planning to stick with that if possible. Does Hyper-V (free version) allow you to CREATE aditional VM's or do I need to buy something from MS for that?
Jun
15
comment Should I use my 128GB SSD drive for my Windows primary or a use a 6GB/s SATA drive)?
@Sammy, I should have said "boot" not "primary". When I select options on Dell's website, the SSD is not listed as one of the Boot drive options, on an option from the Secondary. I talked to a CSR from Dell. He said they do not offer the SSD for the Boot drive.
Jun
15
comment Should I use my 128GB SSD drive for my Windows primary or a use a 6GB/s SATA drive)?
Great review link. Thanks!
Jun
15
comment Should I use my 128GB SSD drive for my Windows primary or a use a 6GB/s SATA drive)?
I just don't want to have to reinstall Windows on the SSD (if it comes preinstalled on the other drive).
Jun
13
comment What are the most common metrics for comparing performance when buying a new Windows PC?
I'm looking more for a PERFORMANCE metric, and ideally for the whole system. Something like "Writing a large block of data to a drive", etc.