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Oct
9
comment Can not access computer on Windows network (0x80070035 The network path was not found)
Have you checked for a feature called "WiFi Client Isolation" (or similar) on your router?
Oct
9
comment Locate files relating to MS Security Essentials scan result
It looks like you could just remove the items from the whitelist and do a re-scan - then MSE should tell you where they're detected during the rescan, if they're still actually on the system at all.
Oct
8
comment Script to scan through several directories, look for a file and copy it to a new name
@JoshFink Ah, the parenthesis are needed sometimes too. Good catch.
Oct
8
comment How to Make Directories Based on File Names, and Move These Files Inside Them using CMD?
Also, you only specify that you hare files in X:\folder1\folder2. Are there any deeper sub-directories? Are there any other subfolders or files in X:\folder1 that you do or don't want acted upon?
Oct
8
comment How to Make Directories Based on File Names, and Move These Files Inside Them using CMD?
What version of Windows is this for? Probably doable in batch, but maybe easier in PowerShell if 7+. Also, it seems like you're thinking about this all backwards. You should make the XML_Backup folders and then make the file-specific folders as sub-directories of that, and then move the files.
Oct
8
comment Is there a downside to configuring a modem to use a dynamic IP when it has a static IP from the ISP?
@sam Generally DHCP leases expire much sooner than that, but they can be very long. Are you subscribed to a business-class service? Typically, consumer-grade internet connections don't get a dedicated static IP.
Oct
8
comment Script to scan through several directories, look for a file and copy it to a new name
You've tagged this VBScript - does it have to be in VBScript, or will batch/PowerShell do? What version of Windows?
Oct
8
comment Memory not compatible with motherboard?
How are 1 & 2 different? Looks like only 1-4 filled in on both.
Oct
8
comment Memory not compatible with motherboard?
Are you putting the same sticks in roughly the same slots every time? (e.g.: Sticks 1-4 always going in slots 1-4.) Try only running with two sticks, in the first two slots, at a time. If those work fine for a day, swap in two different ones. Keep going until you hit a BSOD. Then, take out one stick and set it aside. Replace that stick with one that tested good earlier. If you hit a BSOD, you know which one's your problem. If you don't hit a BSOD, swap the other stick back in and see what happens.
Oct
7
comment Check for Windows Update on Windows 10 (technical preview)
Note: Not sure if the OP has this, but my systems also aren't connecting to the Windows Store. All other Internet services seem to be fine.
Oct
7
comment Check for Windows Update on Windows 10 (technical preview)
Having the same problem on some Surface 3s today (Win 8 Pro) too. Some are fresh out of the box. Some have gone through OS reloads for good measure to troubleshoot. Problem exists on multiple devices, using different networks. Tried Windows Update troubleshooter & Internet Connection troubleshooter. No dice.
Oct
7
comment How to know your Mac is not compromised (software and hardware) after lending
In short, you can never be 100% sure. Similar question on Information Security: security.stackexchange.com/questions/11117/…
Oct
7
comment Windows search using file version field
@user1501700 Sorry. I was writing that post off the top of my head from my phone. I forgot an underscore, and after some further testing it seems even that's not quite enough. Give me a minute to work out the proper syntax.
Oct
6
comment Windows search using file version field
@elderelder I'd hardly call it a "Hack" in PowerShell. I'm pretty sure it's a standard property of file objects that support it.
Oct
6
comment How did the Marriott block wifi hotspots?
It's really too broad of a question to be good for anywhere in StackExchange. Layer 1 jamming would be the most effective, but would mean that other hotspots sharing the channel your APs use would have to be left alone and you'd still have considerable cross-channel interference from the jammers. Spoofing deauth packets would let you target same-channel hotpots without significantly impacting your own, but I'm not sure how it would keep users from being able to see their own hotspots - certainly, they might not be able to join them but they should still be able to see them.
Oct
6
comment Is there a way to use Regex( or comparable solution) in Excel formulas?
I think we need to know a bit more about what data you're looking to match and how you're going to use it, and what the "data" cells will normally look like. Depending on those parameters, matching could be done to be as simple as "this line contains a stock ID (TRUE/FALSE)" or "this is the stock ID on this line".
Oct
3
comment How to find and replace text in embedded excel spreadsheets in word?
This is incredibly vague, and currently impossible to answer. At the very least, we'll need some samples of the data you're looking to change and an idea of how you're wanting to change it.
Oct
2
comment Excel, using cell text references as input for formula
Short, incomplete answer: I think you need to familiarize yourself with the Excel naming conventions for references that cross between sheets and/or workbooks. Then, fix your formula with INDIRECT and CONCATENATE. However, I'm a little unsure that I properly understand your problem. Can you re-phrase/re-format your post to be less wall-of-texty, and perhaps include some sample data and expected outputs? Also include what formula(s) you're currently using which apply to this problem.
Oct
2
comment Can I disable the warning when a group policy restricts program execution?
@trlkly Fair point. But on a managed system, you should have users see this also. It means either that something legitimate didn't make it into the whitelist, and so some functionality is probably broken that shouldn't be, or some unauthorized software has been installed and sysadmins need to be quickly notified. Event log review/alerting is great, but a user who's gotten a scary-looking notification is usually going to draw attention & action faster. You want that in the case of a possible security incident.
Oct
1
comment How to connect 100 bluetooth devices to a single pc
If nothing else, you're looking to create a metric crap-ton of RF noise with all those devices paired (I'm assuming most, if not all, will also be concurrently active) at once. Keep in mind that Bluetooth operates in the same band as 802.11b/g/n, as well as many wireless phones and many other intentional and incidental RF emitters.