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Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
9
comment Boot from USB HDD
it depends alot on the notebook, many older, Win XP based systems will not allow you to boot from a USB drive. you'll have to go into the BIOS to see if booting from a USB drive is possible.
Feb
8
answered How do I change a character embedded in file names to another character?
Feb
8
comment How do I change a character embedded in file names to another character?
possible duplicate superuser.com/questions/205083/…
Feb
8
comment Windows UAC vs. Linux sudo
unless you want to get into the nitty-gritty about user roles in the two OSs, I don't think you're going to get a good list of differences between the two.
Feb
8
comment How can I move this file away?
can you copy the file, then delete the original?
Feb
7
answered How do you Change the Folder Template for Computer?
Feb
7
comment How to turn off System Restore and remove System Volume Information folders in Windows?
@Tim just found a microsoft created program, Contig (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897428.aspx), that is aimed at defragging but it also 'optimizes' files location on the disk and may move those files closer to the beginning of the disk. It runs from the command line but there is a freeware GUI frontend for Contig (softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/…) I've never used either, but it may help.
Feb
7
comment How to turn off System Restore and remove System Volume Information folders in Windows?
that's crazy, i wouldn't have expected unmovable files to keep the partition THAT large. are you able to see what types of files they are? if they are system restore files, you should be able to go into system restore and delete those files. I don't have win7 system here to test that idea though
Feb
7
comment How to turn off System Restore and remove System Volume Information folders in Windows?
I'm not sure if GParted will move files that are considered unmovable to windows, but I believe the resizing ability of GParted is better than the included windows resizing tools so you may not need to worry about that. how large is your hard drive in total?
Feb
7
comment How to turn off System Restore and remove System Volume Information folders in Windows?
a program I have used to resize disks was GParted (gparted.sourceforge.net/news.php), it's open-source and updated regularly. Two things though: #1 when I used it, it was with Win XP & #2 do a full backup of your hard drive before using this tool. As with any resizing/re-partitioning of hard drives you should ALWAYS backup first. Doesn't take much to waste all the data on a drive when doing these sorts of things [although as good practice dictates, you should always have a backup anyway :-)]
Feb
7
answered How to turn off System Restore and remove System Volume Information folders in Windows?
Feb
7
comment How to turn off System Restore and remove System Volume Information folders in Windows?
my understanding of System Volume Information folders leads me to believe that if you delete this info from your computer then windows may not boot (if you still want the ability to do that)
Feb
7
answered Is there a way to combine all of an applications updates and fixes with the original installation disc onto a new installation CD?
Feb
7
answered Does Windows Media Center (7 Ultimate x64) support BluRay?
Feb
5
answered How to determine if a device is SATA driven and will be affect by the Sandy Bridge Intel Issue?
Feb
5
accepted Filling memory slots to allow dual channel
Feb
4
asked Filling memory slots to allow dual channel
Jan
31
accepted Verizon Fivespot firewall
Jan
31
answered Verizon Fivespot firewall