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Feb
3
comment Why do later versions of Windows continue to use shortcut files instead of symbolic links?
@Nasha Aside from Lưu Vĩnh Phúc's comment, the old Windows 3.x lineage ended with Windows Me, which was the follow-up to Windows 95 and 98. (Not to be confused with Windows 2000, which was the follow-up to Windows NT 4.0.) Modern versions of Windows trace their lineage back to Windows NT 3.1, which was the first release in the Windows NT line.
Feb
3
comment Did I just get hacked?
@kevinarpe That is probably much better off as a separate question.
Jan
29
comment Steps Needed to Install .Net and SQL Express on Windows Server 2012
I read through your post twice, but I really can't tell what you are asking. The text you posted doesn't even contain a question mark. Could you edit your question to include the specific question that you want us to answer?
Jan
29
comment Creating an Invoice in Excel
There should be no need to have a Qty column (unless OP wants it, of course); just use =B2*COUNT(C2:N2) (and similar for the other rows) directly.
Jan
23
comment Apps in Windows 10 64 bit don't display the standard “Open File” or “Save File” dialogs
Okay, so what do they display, or do, when you try? Don't tell us just what doesn't happen; tell us what does happen.
Jan
22
comment WOL on Qualcomm Atheros QCA8171 on Linux not working
Wake on LAN is handled by firmware, not the operating system.
Jan
22
comment SSD with Bitlocker not booting after CMOS being cleared
You should not have had to re-flash the firmware just because the CMOS battery had been depleted. Clearing the settings and doing a factory reset from within the firmware (BIOS, UEFI) setup utility should be sufficient unless your system has other issues as well.
Jan
20
comment Unable to debug a single app in Visual Studio 2015 Community
Because it is a programming question this really should go on Stack Overflow, but it needs to be edited to add more detail before it's likely to be well-received there. Particularly, try to include a step-by-step description of everything you do, from the moment of starting Visual Studio, until you get the error; that way, someone else will be able to duplicate your problem and likely offer a solution. Also, please ask only about a single problem in one question. You can edit here and then "flag" for moderator attention and request migration.
Jan
20
comment Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touchpad not working correctly
Can you edit to add some more details? Link to a Fujitsu document, firmware download page, anything official from the company that confirms this and maybe offers the fix?
Jan
20
comment Linux laptop freezes sometimes
@ott-- OP wrote "can't ping it from another computer".
Jan
20
comment What is the granularity of a hard disk URE (unrecoverable read error)?
Note that the article is marked as "needs attention from an expert", "possibly contains original research" and that particular statement is marked as "citation needed". The way it's written ("presumably"??) also makes it sound very much like someone is speculating, rather than something that can be corraborated with high-quality source material.
Jan
20
comment Install Mysql and MariaDB on Debian 8
Debian favors stability over bleeding edge, and for that reason rarely has the most recent versions in the repositories. You can however always build from source, or install a backport package. If you want bleeding edge, look at e.g. Fedora or maybe Gentoo, but be aware of the drawbacks.
Jan
20
comment 2 x 2GB ram or 4 x 1GB ram
If this is a motherboard with 4x512MiB RAM currently, the motherboard might not even support a 64-bit CPU, in which case expanding beyond 4 GiB is pretty much an academic exercise.
Jan
18
comment Convert m2ts to (if possible) lossless format for m2ts to save space?
Lossless video at any reasonable resolution is big. You will have to trade something here. Let's say this is 576 lines (interlaced) at 3:4 aspect ratio (768 pixels wide by 576 pixels high) at 25 frames per second. That gives 576 * 768 * 25 = 11 Mpx/s that we need to store. At lossless, you might hope for 50% compression ratio at best, depending on image content, and assume 24 bpp. That's about 16 MB/s or 56 GB/hour before considering audio, and assuming that 50% compression ratio.
Jan
18
comment How to tell if a laptop has free PCI-E slots without opening it to check?
Given your response to the answers so far, are we to assume that you are looking for a Windows-based solution?
Jan
18
comment Many Transition from drive PhyRdy to PhyNRdy causing latencies in Windows 7?
Almost certainly, PhyRdy is "physical ready", and PhyNRdy is "physical not ready". Your system's hard disk is glitching in and out for some reason. Right now, back up any data that you at all care about.
Jan
17
comment How to make hard disk space virtually unlimited?
@ewwhite Let's hope not, but the original comment with the suggestion just said ZFS. (Iain, don't get me wrong; I use ZFS myself. It's just very easy to fall into traps that are hard, or sometimes practically impossible, to get yourself out of without rebuilding your storage from scratch.)
Jan
17
comment Is there a keyboard shortcut to enter Reader View in Firefox?
This depends entirely on the UI language. I doubt the key sequence you state would work, for example, on a French or Russian version of Firefox.
Jan
17
comment How to make hard disk space virtually unlimited?
@Iain ZFS is great for many reasons, but without redundancy, it suffers from the exact same problem as any other RAID 0 solution: if one disk dies, your data is more or less guaranteed to go to The Great Bitbucket in the Sky. After you pass the redundancy threshold, it's also difficult (much more so than most other file systems) to repair the damage.
Jan
15
comment How can I send email with attachment xls file using shell script as application/xls mimetype without making the received file becoming unreadable
No, I mean how does the data that gets piped into sendmail contain the contents of the file you want to attach to the email?