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Sep
28
comment Could I save printer's ink/toner by changing the font?
ecofont: the White Castle of typography
Sep
27
comment Is it possible for “cruddy” computers cases to have faulty on/off buttons?
does it "shut down gracefully?" Does it appear as though the OS received a shutdown signal? Does it takes approx. 4 seconds between "merely touching it" and the shutdown?
Sep
23
comment Network meltdown - No properties on the connections
Which antivirus do you have running?
Sep
21
comment Is it normal for the laptop charger to spark when plugging in?
Where, exactly, so the sparks come from?
Sep
16
comment Stop 0x7b after replacing motherboard in Windows 7
identical motherboard?
Sep
16
comment What are users doing that cause .lnk files to be created on a fileserver
If there are laptop users, they probably accidentally click-drag stuff all the time with the single tap bug^^^feature
Sep
16
comment Is it a good idea to disable short filenames on Windows 7 running on a SSD drive?
8.3 can be handy when you are trying to remove a file which somehow came to have invalid characters in its filename.
Sep
16
answered How to capture MIDI played on a Yamaha keyboard?
Sep
14
comment CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives
+1 to rescue Keltari's reputation. The info is there, but the others may not understand the distinction between a disk and a file system.
Sep
14
comment CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives
Do you have multiple partitions? Have you used any software to resize the partition? Do you dual boot?
Sep
14
comment CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives
I think he is saying that chkdsk thinks the drive's file system is being reported as RAW and therefore, it has given up before it has examined anything on it.
Sep
14
answered What mac program should I use to strip EXIF info from files, possibly in batch mode or from the command line?
Sep
13
comment Parents Migrating From XP to Vista - Need Both For a While
Note there are always potential problems and complications with newer hardware, especially if the XP install does not have all service packs etc.
Sep
13
answered Parents Migrating From XP to Vista - Need Both For a While
Sep
9
comment How does calling a program in Windows XP from “Run…” with a colon argument work?
I suspect AGS is a protocol like http. If so, the way to "run" a url from cmd.exe is to specify a program and pass the url to it, such as genericbrowser.exe http://www.foobar.com What program handles the AGS protocol?
Sep
8
comment Fonts in PDF files: How do I ensure that a font will render properly across platforms/readers?
In addition to this advice, IF you have Adobe (Acrobat) Distiller installed, you have the option to print to PDF using the printer dialog and choosing the Adobe PDF printer driver. In the properties of this driver, there is a check box to specify embedding of fonts. This is usually unchecked by default for copyright reasons. There may be freeware PDF printer driver options as well.
Sep
8
comment Windows 7 - Size
The size problem is from winsxs (windows side by side) and the number of programs installed. It is not unusual to have windows 7 report 10GB or more in the winsxs folder. I too, would not install windows on a partition smaller than 50gb (note that winsxs only LOOKS like it takes taht much space because of hard links, but it is still unavailable because explorer doesn't know the difference)
Sep
8
comment Is it possible to run an old 16-bit DOS application under Windows 7 64-bit?
I recommend dosbox as well. However back in the day, when the switch to win95 happened at the shop I worked in, our database written in Clipper tested great except for printing. I think it had to with direct access to prn: and lpt: not working with the windows spooler and drivers. It was hard coded.
Sep
6
comment Running OLEDB VB6 Windows Progam Under Wine
ahh, somehow I missed the ask date on this. I wonder why it was up on the top of the list...
Sep
6
comment Running OLEDB VB6 Windows Progam Under Wine
Are you sure that jet 4.0 is the right library?