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Apr
20
answered Why does emptying disk space speed up computers?
Apr
20
comment Why does emptying disk space speed up computers?
This does not happen: "so when the drive is held up for an extended time looking for a free location to write to, it can't read any data to you" – it just doesn't. That's not how filesystems work. Please edit your answer to stop spreading misinformation.
Apr
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Apr
13
comment Prevent “document expired” message and just show the expired page?
This is it! The setting is under Tools / Options / Advanced / Network / Override automatic cache management. Not sure if it works for all cases of "Document Expired", but it worked for the one I had, where I was unable to View Source of a POST response.
Apr
13
comment Where can I download Windows 8 legally, from Microsoft?
There's a better way now, one that doesn't require any product keys (but still requires one to run an EXE on a Windows machine for whatever reason): the Media Creation Tool described in this answer.
Apr
13
comment Where can I download Windows 8 legally, from Microsoft?
Great for those already on Windows, impossible for those who are not. They know how to make it difficult, don't they...
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Feb
25
comment How to find source process of unknown popup in Windows 7
Process Hacker can do this too, and is much more actively maintained. It has every feature of Process Explorer that I know of and then some (speaking as a long term Process Explorer user frustrated with lack of progress).
Feb
7
answered How to use Cygwin to copy an image from an SD memory card
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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.