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Dec
7
comment Can Windows 7 be repaired to run with new motherboard?
Regarding "Going to Ubuntu might cause similar problems, although you won't have licensing issues.", I was referring to Ubuntu to avoid doing a fresh reinstall if I change my hardware. Are you saying I will face the same issue?
Dec
6
comment How do I quickly copy 900,000 files?
@FakeName, have you tried piping the files through tar, gzip, scp, and then untar? This just needs one line of code.
Dec
6
comment How do I quickly copy 900,000 files?
Yes, but you would do it only once and other commands like scp would not be delayed by dealing with individual files. If files can be kept in tar archive on the target machine, then you are also saving time on writing one file instead of many.
Dec
5
comment Can Windows 7 be repaired to run with new motherboard?
It was not an OS-breaking experience with Windows XP, with that in mind I though modern OS like Windows 7 would have no issue with this as well. What do you mean by "install Windows 7 on top of current installation"? When I try to install Windows 7 retail on top of the same partition where broken OEM Windows 7 is, it tells me that it will move the old Windows directory to Windows.old. This is highly undesirable for me as all settings and most installed programs will not work anymore.
Dec
5
comment Can Windows 7 be repaired to run with new motherboard?
Thanks for the answer. Needing a new license in either case, how would I get it to work with my existing installation? Do you know of any post where someone describes exactly what BIOS, driver, and registry settings to fiddle with? Would my situation be any different if I had retail version of Windows 7 installed instead of OEM?
Oct
19
comment How do I reset the MySQL password under Windows?
Thanks @AaronBrown! It looks like the question was heavily edited, so that would explain the answers from other people.