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comment How can I delete Time Machine files using the commandline
@Tim: this assertion would even be untrue on other unixoid systems, given the immutable attribute (chattr). What root will give you theoretically is to circumvent any security net.
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comment Firefox sporadically loses ability to perform DNS lookups
But you write that a restart is still required. But that's exactly what I want to avoid. Right now I can get it to work again by restarting FF and then it works for a few hours or days. But the restart is what is unnecessary. Thanks anyway for sharing your findings.
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comment Make a user account on Windows 10 a full admin
@kazaamjt: UAC can be "on" at different levels of "nuisance". No contradiction here.
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comment Make a user account on Windows 10 a full admin
As a side-note, not even being LocalSystem means you would have access everywhere, but yet again you can gain access if you wanted to. It used to be the case at some point in the evolution of NT-based systems that LocalSystem meant having full access everywhere, but that has improved in recent years/Windows versions.
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comment Setting timezone in AIX
@twalberg: surprisingly it's called Central European Summer Time, even though the S in DST means Saving :)
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comment Make a user account on Windows 10 a full admin
Uhm ... being admin does not mean you have full access everywhere. Not by a long shot. It just means that you can gain access everywhere. And if you want to edit a file that isn't otherwise writable more conveniently I suggest icacls or cacls. Btw: it might help if you were more explicit about what mysterious "something" you found for 8.1 that allegedly did what you wanted. Because your question isn't very clear and seems to be based on a misunderstanding.
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comment Firefox sporadically loses ability to perform DNS lookups
@Nikolay: only saw this now. Yes, this looks useful indeed. Will try to make use of that next time it happens. Happened some minutes ago which led me to another hunt for solutions ending up at my own (unsolved) question again.
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comment Upgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 inside a VMware guest
@Ramhound: it worked. So it appears you were right. I made screenshots during all phases, and my colleague confirmed that this was essentially the same process.
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comment Upgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 inside a VMware guest
@Ramhound: so far appears to work. Still not finished. I used an MSDN .iso not the Media Creation Tool. The full-screen wizard before the first restart can be dismissed by means of Win+D to bring the desktop to the foreground, so any work can be continued during that time. However, the reboot is sudden, so I don't recommend to actually continue working.
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comment Upgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 inside a VMware guest
@Ramhound: thanks, then I'll give that a try. Already have those from MSDN.
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comment Upgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 inside a VMware guest
I want to upgrade and keep using Windows. This is not even purely an academic exercise, because I also need to see how a particular software that I maintain will behave during the upgrade.
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