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~System~


HP Pavillion DV7-2230sa Entertainment Laptop
17.3" Display (1600 x 900)
Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.20GHz
4GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 4530
500GB HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.


May
24
comment what is the spindle speed of the western digital green 1TB drive?
@Artem Tikhomirov Err... no they're not.
May
23
comment What exactly is the part number of a CD for?
I dont think you would need the part number of a CD in the event that you needed to re-order it. The only difference would be that the re-ordered software CD will likely have a newer build of the software on it, which is a good thing anyway. Also, companies do not often continue to produce old versions (atleast on CD, because of the cost)
May
22
comment Normalize volume of all my computer hardware and software?
I think the easiest way is to just leave everything at full volume (YouTube, iTunes, whatever) and only use one method to change the volume, that covers everything. So either use the Windows master volume control, or the volume control on your speakers. That way everything will always be the same volume.
May
22
comment Script to shutdown Windows 7 PC
@Cody Gray Yes, I am aware that the 'Shutdown' command is not limited to just the shutdown functionality. But if you wanted to change what the script did, you would have to manually edit it every time, or create multiple scripts, which just gets messy. How is this preferable to using a drop down window that takes much less time to change?
May
22
comment Script to shutdown Windows 7 PC
Well as the script he was using has a /t value of more than 0 (5 in this case), it is already implying the /f switch (as seen in your quote), so explicitly adding won't make a difference.
May
22
comment Script to shutdown Windows 7 PC
@Cody Gray Mainly because it is built into Windows, and works every time. It also doesn't limit you to just the Shut Down function. Lastly, I would say it is also quicker to get to. Clicking the taskbar from whatever program you are in and pressing Alt + F4 is quicker than minimizing everything you have open, finding the file, running it, waiting 5 seconds for the timer etc...
May
22
answered Script to shutdown Windows 7 PC
May
22
comment What exactly is the part number of a CD for?
@Pacerier Yes. However, to backup the CD do not simply copy and paste the files you find on the CD and paste them into a folder (espicially bootable CDs like a Windows disk). There are files on the disk that can't be viewed, but are needed to make the CD bootable or auto-run etc. Use a program like PowerIso (poweriso.com) to rip the CD to an ISO image. You can then mount this using PowerIso on a computer to run it, or easily burn it back to a CD if needed in the future. Hope that helps!
May
22
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May
21
answered What exactly is the part number of a CD for?
May
19
comment How to find out how often Windows Seven has rebooted?
I think this is probably a more reliable method than using the Event Viewer, but it has it's caveats also. Unless the drive has been in the same computer from day one, without being changed or used elsewhere, you wont get accurate results. Also, I think older drives don't fully support S..M.A.R.T., so you may find some drives that record power cycle information, and others that don't.
May
19
comment How to find out how often Windows Seven has rebooted?
@rmart I don't know whether the average user would clean out the Event Logs, but they are both fair points. I think using the S.M.A.R.T. data as mentioned above is probably a better way, but that isn't without it's caveats either.
May
18
comment screen resolution to be improved from the existing maximum
Yup, probably just need proper drivers. Normally running the optional updates on Windows Update will find the correct graphics card drivers too, if you dont want to, or dont know how to, go hunting around for them manually.
May
18
comment Photoshop: the grid is on in every image I open, have to turn it off every time
@Joseph Redfern You mean you will lose all of your NON-default settings :)
May
18
comment WRT54g router with DD-WRT firmware
@xLRDxREVENGEx It's OK, I should have worded it better :) Anyway, the ports labelled 1 to 4 are the router ports. That means that the router is sharing the internet connection on all four of those ports. So any computer that you connect to any four of those ports should connect straight away to the internet. Is this what you have tried? Does it work?
May
18
comment WRT54g router with DD-WRT firmware
@xLRDxREVENGEx Sorry, by how is it pluged in I meant what port is it (the first computer) connected to? There should be one port labelled 'Internet' and four others labelled from 1 to 4.
May
18
answered WRT54g router with DD-WRT firmware
May
18
answered How can I identify which application is responsible for my battery life being short?
May
18
comment How can I identify which application is responsible for my battery life being short?
How much shorter is 'much shorter'? If you're getting 4 or 5 hours, that is probably average, if you're getting less than 2 there's probably an issue. Also, what Macbook do you have? They all have different lengths of advertised battery life.
May
15
comment mirror monitors with split screen?
What software are you using to show your presentation? It will be easier to give specific answers if we know what you are working with.