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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
awarded  Nice Answer
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.
May
15
comment mirror monitors with split screen?
While that is a very concise answer, he specifically mentions that he is not using PowerPoint to make his presentation.
May
15
comment How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source
Also, the graphics card in my laptop is an ATI card (ATI Radeon HD 4530), so it is using the same 'ATI Catlyst Control Center' (Specifically version 2010.0706.2128.36662 for reference) software that I imagine is being used for the card in question.
May
15
comment How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source
I have a similar setup, with my laptop connected via HDMI to my Sony TV. However, when I switch inputs, or even turn off the TV, upon returning to the laptop input everything is exactly as I left it. Windows remain maximised and covering the whole desktop, sidebar gadgets stay the same and desktop icons are where I left them. This makes me think it is not an issue with Windows, and instead either the way it is set up (Hardware or Drivers), or something funny with the way the TV handshakes on HDMI.
May
7
revised Multiple concurrent users on a same physical machine
fixed grammar
May
7
suggested approved edit on Multiple concurrent users on a same physical machine
May
5
asked How to intentionally mess up a Mac?