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Feb
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Feb
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answered Can Lync switch audio device for a call in progress?
Jan
14
comment How to disable the Java “Security Warning” popup?
How uncool is that -- it creates a new line in deployment.properties upon each and every login. How long should that file become? :O
Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Apr
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awarded  Caucus
Aug
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comment Open Excel files in new window
Yet another "feature" that slams down productivity. I really want to see users drinking water in the usability lab. With a spoon, probably. Btw, from a technical standpoint, diabling DDE is a logical solution. Just not exactly intuitive :O
Feb
6
comment Prevent MS Word from breaking paragraphs across pages
+1 for that nasty but useful four-keystrokes keyboard shortcut.
Feb
6
comment Is Acronis True Image always a true image?
Note that in the past, TrueImage routinely rejected image files created with older versions of TrueImage. Which really can be a pain in the ass if you need to restore an old image, but don´t have the old product handy.
Feb
6
comment Storage Spaces - mix SSD with HDD
+1 for FancyCache hint, never heard of that one before, and might be worth a look.
Dec
4
comment Repair BAD Sectors or Buy a new HDD?
Most (all?) modern drives have spare sectors that they use as a replacement for failing sectors automatically. Read errors are transparently handled by retrying the read until it is successful, marking the defective sector internally as bad, and using a spare sector as a replacement for the failed sector in future reads. "Bad" sectors are failing sectors that could not be read at all, so they could not be remapped to a spare sector. If you see bad sectors on the OS level, the remapping failed to unrecoverable errors, or because the disk ran out of spare sectors.
Dec
4
comment Laptop HDD not mounting.
What interface does the external casing provide -- USB? If so, it might be the USB port does not provide enough power. You could take the HDD out of the casing, and connect it directly to a desktop. Then, look at what disk management tools say.
Nov
6
comment What does the ⊖ button do in the Windows 8 Devices list?
That´s why they refer to it "safely"
Oct
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Oct
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Oct
16
comment Windows says “access denied” when copying files from one partition to another
Why don't you just a scandisk/chkdsk on the "broken" partition, and reassign the owner of all files to your user, so you can access the partition without problems, or, alternatively gain more knowledge about the problem during the process?
Oct
16
comment NTFS: chkdsk reports 11237 files on empty disk
Can we see the exact chkdsk output?
Oct
2
comment work with huge 15000 lines excel files containing formulas
Well it would be very helpful to see what formulas exactly are evaluated. There are tons of optimization ideas that come to mind. Excel is, however, not the most efficient environment to do operations like lookups. That should be done using a database. I don´t see why you stick to Excel, having that many rows.
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May
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comment How can I run a (16-bit) .COM executable that has been renamed to .COS?
True. Cool. Uncool that a simple type tree.com reveals that is has an MZ exe signature. Doh. So what would be the correct answer? "Not at all"?