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Oct
30
comment Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?
As long as Explorer, a non-admin cmd, or any other standard process is the parent, RunAsInvoker will run with the same limited rights. (Explorer runs restricted by default, otherwise it would never ask you to elevate to delete a file.) It actually seems to work even with new apps. RunAsInvoker means it inherits the exact same ACL token.
Oct
30
comment Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?
@Derek, Gizmo: This only prevents windows from trusting the file properties. If the application demands elevation in its code and won't continue until it gets it, the only way out is patching the exe (or running it in an environment where it doesn't matter).
Jun
16
comment Is there a tool to copy a folder using shadow copy?
Even that's not accurate: DiskShadow is only in the server versions, and the mention of Win8 is just a typo/mistake on TechNet's part.
Jun
16
comment Is there a tool to copy a folder using shadow copy?
Unfortunately, you can only backup individual files & folders on the Server Windows, the desktop versions give an error: "A partial backup of volumes is not supported on this version of Windows." Which is bizarre because the GUI can do it, but I guess that's Microsoft.
May
10
answered Make uTorrent run on the same process started by a scheduled windows task
Jan
29
comment How do I find what's eating up all of my system's memory? (not SuperFetch)
@Oliver Salzburg, one thing to keep in mind is that Windows 7 was designed for spinning rust, not SSDs, and 1-4GB of RAM, not 12. It's not gospel, it should be obvious that there are times when one-size-fits-all defaults don't apply, and the solution isn't to keep advocating to don't think about it and never touch those defaults no matter what when someone wants to more deeply understand an issue. That's fine for noobs, but not for everyone.
Jan
22
comment How can I shrink my Windows partition further than the disk management is allowing?
Apparently you didn't face the same problem, because OP's comes from the NTFS metadata backup always stored at the center of the partition, not from any Windows or user files.
Jan
3
comment How to refresh data in shared Excel 2010 workbook
That refreshes data sources, not the document itself.
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
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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?