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May
17
comment Cannot Create User Account Named 'Con' Under Windows 7
@Karan: Why would restrictions on folder or file names affect user account names?
May
4
comment Why do PCs still require a CMOS battery?
How can BIOS settings be reset then if the battery only maintains the RTC?
May
4
comment How to access a BitLocker-encrypted drive in Linux?
Perhaps update for TrueCrypt. Steve Gibson has a page for it.
Apr
17
comment Delete hiberfil.sys on Windows 7
This works! At least on Windows 7 the file is deleted immediately, without needing a restart.
Apr
17
comment Windows 7 reduce swap space on SSD
Agreed. I do this as well and have never experienced any ill effects (even though it is officially discouraged).
Apr
17
comment Do I need hiberfil.sys if I only use “Sleep” on a Windows 7 instance that's on an SSD?
It works! I just reclaimed 4 GB on an old system (but still Windows 7) that was low on disk space. hiberfil.sys was deleted immediately, without any need for a restart.
Apr
15
comment How do I remove icon overlays from unversioned folders in Tortoise SVN?
Close cross-site duplicate: TortoiseSVN file overlay performance - are there any ways of improving it?
Apr
15
comment Windows 8.1 powering off USB Drives
According to the updated reference, this is no longer required - "The registry workaround described in this blog is no longer required. A major Windows update published on 2014-04-08 reverts the USBSTOR.SYS driver behavior to 8.0."
Mar
19
comment How to search the content of 7-Zip archives (.7z)?
Yes, this works, and it is quite fast, especially if there is not a lot of matches. But the folder where 7z.exe lives must be in PATH, for example C:\Program Files\7-Zip. However, it does not search the content of files, only the file names and thus does not answer the question.
Mar
18
comment Can’t kill a process that’s running—yet apparently not visible—in the task manager
What platform? Mac OS X? Linux? Cygwin?
Mar
13
comment Is there any way to prevent a USB flash drive from being written to?
Also How will I make a pendrive write protected?
Mar
10
comment How can Windows dump the complete RAM in the hibernation file so fast?
"Gather write"? Do you mean "Rather, write"?
Jan
22
comment How can the Firefox 35 search option for a match to be case sensitive be set to global?
How about a shorter title? :-)
Jan
22
comment How can the Firefox 35 search option for a match to be case sensitive be set to global?
I found the answer while trying out a few things while waiting for an answer.
Dec
29
comment How do I associate my keyboard's media keys with VLC media player?
Are you sure that works? Isn't the only choice, except for Windows Media Player, "Use my current media player"?
Dec
29
comment How do I associate my keyboard's media keys with VLC media player?
Brad's answer works. It should be the accepted answer.
Dec
29
comment How do I associate my keyboard's media keys with VLC media player?
In contrast to Shekhar's answer, this worked for me (after restarting VLC media player!!!!!!). And yes, it should be the accepted answer. +1.
Dec
29
comment How do I associate my keyboard's media keys with VLC media player?
It wasn't my keyboard. By instead using Brad's answer, it worked.
Dec
29
comment How do I associate my keyboard's media keys with VLC media player?
It almost worked when I tried it. It seems like the effect is like a media key is send two times. Thus for a key with toggle effect, play/pause, there is no effect (and double effect for the non-toggle keys). However, it may be a problem with my keyboard. It was tried on VLC media player 1.0.2.
Dec
24
comment Can't shrink partition due to mystery file
Is there anything that can be done to move the files? Boot-time defragmentation? For instance, O&O Defrag or some other tool?