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Jul
2
comment Does Windows 8 have to be installed on NTFS?
You should specify the Windows version you're talking about in the answer. Many versions of Windows (basically everything through XP) could/can be installed to a FAT partition.
Jun
20
answered Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?
Jun
13
revised Directories will list, but are not recognize by cd
Fix formatting, remove closing
Jun
13
suggested suggested edit on Directories will list, but are not recognize by cd
May
30
comment Very high-pitched noise when computer does something intense?
In addition to the GPU, there is a switching power supply (containing inductors) on most/all modern motherboards, to step the 3.3V/5V/12V from the PSU down to the ~1V required by the CPU.
May
22
suggested suggested edit on Why do some file/folder names on Windows have a dot in front of them?
May
15
awarded  Excavator
May
15
revised Prevent programs from locking Ctrl + Alt + Del
Copy editing
May
15
suggested suggested edit on Prevent programs from locking Ctrl + Alt + Del
May
7
comment Ubuntu does not boot due to disk space full
Kernels are usually on a separate /boot partition in Ubuntu so cleaning out old ones typically won't free up much if any space on /.
May
7
comment Delete empty column from csv file with bash script
This is fine for plain numeric data, but beware that CSV values can contain commas (when properly quoted) and this will not handle that - you would need a full CSV parser.
May
7
comment Running Windows install on real HW through Linux VirtualBox Host
Likewise, Parallels on a Mac has the ability to run a physical Bootcamp Windows install as a VM.
Apr
8
comment Does more RAM usage cause more battery usage?
"more available memory means less disk activity" does not make sense, and it's the opposite of the answer you say you're agreeing with.
Apr
7
comment Why half of my RAM of 8GB is missing?
@MaxxDaymon note the sentence in your link that says "Certain 32-bit versions of Windows Server running on x86-based systems can use PAE to access up to 64 GB or 128 GB of physical memory". All x86 client editions are limited to 4GB RAM (confirmed at msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/…)
Apr
6
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Apr
6
comment Why half of my RAM of 8GB is missing?
This is not the problem here. The OS is seeing and using all 8GB of RAM.
Apr
6
comment Why half of my RAM of 8GB is missing?
It certainly would accomplish something: it would free up 3GB of RAM for processes that actually want to actively use it.
Apr
6
comment Why half of my RAM of 8GB is missing?
The OS is definitely the 64-bit version of Windows 7, because the Task Manager screenshot is showing 8GB Total Physical Memory. On 32-bit Windows 7 that value won't exceed 4GB.
Mar
21
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Mar
21
comment Why can't you uninstall multiple programs at once in Windows?
This is irrelevant as an answer. Everything involving disk I/O has the potential to slow down if you do too many things at once, but the only thing Windows really prevents you from doing is simultaneous (un)installs. And there is a good reason to want to be able to do simultaneous (un)installs - it would be much easier for users to be able to queue up a bunch of operations and let them all run together, vs. having to sit and wait for each one to complete in turn. Also, contention issue is obsolete with SSDs.