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Dec
19
asked How to work around Skype 7's notice that a hotkey is “probably” used by another application?
Dec
14
comment I don't want Flash, how do I make IE stop asking about installing it?
Did not work on IE11 / Win7; the prompt still appears.
Dec
13
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Dec
4
comment How do I get a special character without a number pad?
Or use the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (free) to make the perfect layout. It's surprisingly easy. I'd say easier than getting used to the dead keys in the US International layout.
Dec
4
answered Disable Windows 8 Monitor detection with display port monitors
Nov
2
comment How do I format a drive as EXT4 on Windows 7?
@David: Welcome to the world of using Unix things on Windows, or Windows things on Unix, or any other cross-ecosystem things :)
Oct
28
comment How to delete Windows NTFS hard link (mklink /h) while original is in use?
The "why" is incomplete; if deleting a hardlink is a modification, then so is adding one, yet you can add hardlinks to open files, just not delete or rename them. I think the "why" is just that it was decided that hardlinks can't be renamed or deleted while a file is open; an intentional design decision.
Oct
27
answered Command Prompt in Administrator mode doesn't see mapped drives
Oct
27
comment Windows task scheduler won't run file on non-system drive
If svcAccount is in the Administrators group, then just ticking the "Run with highest privileges" checkbox should enable it to access the path via its Administrator membership.
Oct
23
answered Disconnected: no supported authentication methods available
Oct
22
comment How can I wipe a broken hard disk drive before sending it back to the manufacturer for maintenance?
The problem with encrypting your drive is that it's not exactly convenient to have to enter a passphrase every time you boot, especially if the machine is often unattended in a secure enough building. As of today there are no HDD encryption programs which don't require a password, unfortunately, as the only use case for that is basically this: secure warranty returns.
Oct
22
answered Decompress lrzip on Windows
Oct
18
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
2
comment Backspace does not work in Cygwin
The simplest fix by far. Hope there are no side-effects.
Sep
26
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Sep
26
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
20
revised How can I get Firefox to update when it thinks it is already running?
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Sep
20
answered How can I get Firefox to update when it thinks it is already running?
Sep
16
answered “This file came from another computer…” - how can I unblock all the files in a folder without having to unblock them individually?
Sep
2
comment Windows 7 will not install a root certificate
It's impossible to tell from the second screenshot how to find this setting; it's here: Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Public Key Policies.