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Sep
5
comment PowerShell loads much slower than CMD; Can the PS startup be optimized?
I've experienced this with every system I've used PowerShell on. Most times it's about a second delay or less, but sometimes it is longer. I haven't put it to a stopwatch yet though, this is just how it feels. In any case, it's still noticeably slower to load than CMD.
Sep
4
comment Is it possible to have “no active cell” in an Excel spreadsheet?
@Excellll Very close, though this is referring to manual user interaction where the proposed duplicate is asking about scripting. Not sure how much of a difference that will make since your proposed duplicate doesn't have an answer yet.
Sep
4
comment Is it possible to have “no active cell” in an Excel spreadsheet?
@kjo Would you agree that my edit effectively expresses what you're looking for, or are you trying to fix a different problem? If the latter is true, I apologize - please feel free to re-edit.
Sep
4
comment Is it possible to have “no active cell” in an Excel spreadsheet?
@allquixotic Did you read the original question? The title may be a bit more separated from the text now, but the intent of the question remains the same. The original question was just poorly formed. (Title now fixed, too.)
Sep
4
comment Is it possible to have “no active cell” in an Excel spreadsheet?
There. Hopefully, that edit helps.
Sep
4
comment Is it possible to have “no active cell” in an Excel spreadsheet?
Sorry, but this site is not meant for "useless ... trivia questions". That said, I do see some use for the latter part of your question. More particularly: Is there a way to set a "default view" for a workbook, that is independent of the last "active cell" at the time it was saved? I do find it annoying to open a workbook and find it already pointing to some odd location or sheet, or having some weird filter, that the person working on it previously had just used.
Aug
20
comment What is the modern day equivalent of Firesheep?
@Sirex is correct. And StackExchange, sadly, is not yet one of those sites that have switched to full SSL.
Aug
20
comment Cannot install Guest Additions on Windows 7 host, Windows 8 guest
After you hit "Install Guest Additions", and before you unmounted the drive, did you check the Guest system to see if it was reading the ISO? Windows 8 may be set by default to not perform AutoPlay/Autorun, so you might have to manually run the setup after the ISO is mounted.
Aug
11
comment How to find which channels are supported by my wifi card?
Short, non-technical answer: If it's bought in the U.S., it probably only supports 1-11. Elsewhere, it may support other channels. Check Wikipedia's list of WLAN channels to get a general idea of what is legal to use where. If you use a channel in an area where it is not legal, and your device causes harmful interference to licensed users of that spectrum, you may end up being tracked down by the local authorities (i.e.: FCC in the U.S.).
Aug
8
comment I need excel to help group events within hours during a single day
Glad it helped. I posted an answer summing up the comments, so you can up-vote and/or accept. Let me know if there's any part of your question that is not addressed.
Aug
8
comment I need excel to help group events within hours during a single day
Check out COUNTIF.
Aug
8
comment Importing specific date format to Excel from Microsoft SQL Server
For future reference, please don't cross-post. You should instead flag your question for migration.
Aug
8
comment I need excel to help group events within hours during a single day
If you can make sure that Excel recognizes the data as a date & time, the HOUR function will give you the hour from the time. Go from there.
Aug
4
comment Is there any software/tool/methods using in a real operating system may be like the snapshot in virtual machine?
This thread is not an exact duplicate. The OP isn't looking to hibernate one process. They want to hibernate several processes at once, which are all related to one real-world task.
Aug
4
comment Is there any software/tool/methods using in a real operating system may be like the snapshot in virtual machine?
@GuyQian I think this could theoretically be done if you have multiple OS's installed, each dedicated to a specific job. You would then Hibernate one OS, and just select another OS at the startup screen. Again, this is theoretical only and I haven't tried (or heard of) multi-booting similar OS's (i.e.: multiple copies of Windows 7, as opposed to one Windows 7 and one Windows XP). I've also never tested or heard much about performing Hibernation on a multi-boot system. However, it is something I think should work in principle. Perhaps not an ideal solution, but at least theoretically doable.
Aug
2
comment Windows 7 will not boot after sleep
In my experience, Hibernate is generally more reliable than Sleep. I'm not sure which could really be said to be more for laptops than desktops, as both have benefits for each, but I prefer to stay away from Sleep - or, at least use Hybrid Sleep.
Aug
2
comment Is there any software/tool/methods using in a real operating system may be like the snapshot in virtual machine?
How is this not Hibernation? Hibernation is a standard feature in Windows 7 and many other OS's.
Aug
1
comment How can I locate where this splash screen is stored on my computer?
@FrankComputer At this point, you should really consider if it's even legal for you to remove the splash screen. This isn't VirtualBox we're talking about, it's a Microsoft product - they tend not to like when people distribute modified copies of their products.
Aug
1
comment Getting laptop wireless LED to indicate wireless network activity?
I personally feel NIC LEDs fall under the same category as Wi-Fi LEDs in this regard. HDD LEDs, DVD LEDs, and Battery LEDs may still serve useful purposes in their blinking. The difference here being that there is a lot of noise in network activity. Just because a NIC or Wi-Fi LED would blink, doesn't mean it's doing anything you would have requested, expected, or even understood. HDD activity on the other hand, is mostly something even a mildly savvy end-user can anticipate and correlate to its source.
Aug
1
comment Can I delete the OEM partition on the new Dell XPS 15?
@jhayes The answer isn't meant to say the Utility Partition is not useful for recovery, or not used by Dell for recovery. It's meant to say it's not required for recovery. System recovery can be performed with third-party tools outside of the Utility Partition, just as well as (if not better than) with the tools that are pre-installed there. The tools are just there to help facilitate end-user support - generally a moot issue for power users of the kind who would be installing multiple OS's.