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location Fresno, CA
age 30
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Oct 14 at 23:23

Part-time programmer, full-time compression & encryption junkie.


Aug
23
comment Patch msp into msi package
I know this is an old question, but not all msi supports admin install. In fact most don't anymore, it has to be specifically supported and now it's usually not part of the templates that msi generators use.
May
15
awarded  Revival
Jan
27
comment Is it a good idea to use compressed NTFS filesystem on an external harddisk?
NTFS never transfers files compressed, in either the windows or the Linux driver. That optimization doesn't exist, sadly. You'd have to go extremely low level to achieve that: Create the file and metadata, pre-allocate the space, then raw write the compressed data to the MFT and allocated clusters. So in normal use, you won't gain anything I/O-wise.
Dec
18
awarded  Yearling
Nov
13
comment Windows 8.1 search charm slow, with explorer.exe CPU usage at 100%
I wish this answer came up first in every search for this problem; I spent a week trying to figure out a way to do it without indexing all of AppData (it's utterly massive in mine). I hope MS releases a patch to either correct the problem or add this path soon.
Nov
4
answered Windows 7: Recover password from Windows XP Mode
Oct
19
comment What is Windows 8 core?
The only references to it are in the logs. If you look at various Setup logs, you'll find lines like: Source OS: Host SKU Info: Edition = 'Core', Edition Type = 'Complete', Product Name = 'Windows 8', Arch = amd64, etc.
Feb
28
answered How to track which program causes my harddrive to spin up
Feb
28
comment Slow computer on low wattage charger
Worst of all, it will heat up the charger and can possibly cause a fire or premature failure, possibly including shorting out your laptop's power supply or worse. Compared to a $10 replacement off ebay, it's hardly worth the risk.
Feb
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
28
comment No Hybrid Sleep in Windows 8?
I've actually seen manufacturer software disable some of the built-in windows features so that they can only be used through their own, like OEM power management software. Sometimes if you uninstall the software, but crack open the installer and install just the driver itself (if it was removed), it'll show up.
Feb
28
answered What do different values of hard drive's Advanced Power Management feature (hdparm -B) affect, except spin-down?
Feb
28
answered System cooling policy option is missing
Jan
31
awarded  Revival
Dec
18
awarded  Yearling
Dec
14
comment after upgrade to outlook 2013 Contacts have the default picture in reading pane
I have the exact same problem, hopefully someone here comes up with an answer. The funny thing is, the rest of the Office 2013 apps now use the picture just fine in the upper right corner, unlike the 2010 apps.
Oct
31
comment How to search inside files on Windows 7?
Are you using Win8? There, it's changed to where you have to click on the search tab, open Advanced Options, then File Contents.
Oct
30
comment Is it possible to display the Administrative tools as Tiles?
That's exactly what I did, but I see the problem: I was doing it from Desktop. You have to do it from Start; a completely different menu shows in Desktop. (I should have read your answer more carefully.)
Oct
30
comment Is it possible to display the Administrative tools as Tiles?
All I see when I press Win+I or otherwise open the charms bar settings is: "Settings, Desktop (disabled), Control Panel, Personalization, PC Info, Help" I'm an administrator, but it's joined to a domain with no Win8 specific policies yet. Am I just missing something?
Jul
22
awarded  Organizer