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Aug
11
comment Pacman doesn't download anything - Always 404
Can you open webpages in lynx or links? (I ask because pacman and links/lynx use HTTP, whereas SSH and ping do not.)
Nov
26
comment Does copying files in multiple dialogues slower than in one?
Another thing to consider is, are you copying a bunch of smaller files or a bunch of larger files. Copying smaller files is inherently slower on most operating systems than copying larger files. For example, if I copy 5GB worth of 20MB/each images, it will usually be much slower than copying a single 5GB movie. In my experience, parallel copying of large files is nearly as fast as doing two separate copy operations serially, whereas a bunch of smaller files being copied in parallel is MUCH slower.
Jun
7
comment In IE10 running on Windows 7, how can you load an INS file automatically for any user that logs into a machine?
That worked great! Thanks!
Jun
7
comment In IE10 running on Windows 7, how can you load an INS file automatically for any user that logs into a machine?
@Ramhound My domain account is in the local Administrators group on each machine, so I have local admin rights.
Jun
7
comment In IE10 running on Windows 7, how can you load an INS file automatically for any user that logs into a machine?
@Ramhound I mean admin rights on all the machines in that lab.
Jan
7
comment Why does Microsoft Office installation allocate 1.5GB disk space even if I don't select any of its products?
@Kruug Beyond Microsoft being conservative, the other parts of the above-mentioned article states: "Office-wide Ribbon implementation. In Office 2010, you’ll see the Ribbon in all Office applications. " Some of the actual (and not over-estimated) bulk of Office 2010 comes from the shared components (which includes the suite-wide Ribbon elements).
Jan
5
comment Safe removal of USB mass storage device not possible
Have a look at DiskMon from SysInternals. It will capture all read and write events to all drives. That will let you know if anything is actually being read/written to the drive. I don't think it takes into account caching, but at least it will help you know if anything is being read/written from that drive immediately.
Dec
24
comment Common ISO-file not fitting on a common cd-r disc?
Have you run a checksum on the ISOs to make sure they are not corrupted or altered?
Dec
24
comment Why are my Windows 7 updates continuously failing?
You may want to follow the diagnostic methodology mentioned on Mark Russinovich's Blog that uses the logging capabilties of Sysinternals Process Monitor to get more information about what is going on during installs. It's not a guaranteed fix, however, it may get you a little closer to the root cause.
Oct
31
comment When Windows 8 says a program needs to be reinstalled to work, is doing a Repair good enough?
You are right. I had to fully uninstall both programs, then reinstall. After that, my messages went away.
May
17
comment Removing dvd drive and bay covers from a Asus Essentio CM6850
You were right. The whole front came off. I took both the side panels off. Assuming you're facing the case, the there were four tabs on the left side that had to be dis-engaged. Once you did that, the front panel swung off to the right and came of, as the right side has holes that form free floating hinges. A very nice design once I quit looking for screws. Thanks!
May
11
comment Show the %username% for the logged in user in an elevated command prompt instead of elevated users %username%?
Right now, I'm just using plain ol' batch scripts, but I'm not opposed to getting to know WSH, and this is as good of an excuse as any to learn. I was just hoping there'd be a quick way from a batch file.
May
11
comment Show the %username% for the logged in user in an elevated command prompt instead of elevated users %username%?
Well, my reasons for using eventcreate is that I want to be able to check to see when the script runs. The custom ID, Source, et al makes it easy for me to track stuff that happens in the script. The login message was just an example :)
May
11
comment Show the %username% for the logged in user in an elevated command prompt instead of elevated users %username%?
iAmAdmin is the user account that launches the task. The trigger is when any user logs in.
Dec
19
comment Connecting my Toshiba L655 Laptop to LCD TV with only VGA?
@Jags 1920x1080 is the maximum resolution for a 1080p HDTV. The maximum resolution you'll get over the VGA port on your laptop depends on the graphics adapter in the laptop. Most laptops (aside from some Atom-based netbooks) made in the last 3 years should be able to support the maximum resolution of your TV.
Dec
16
comment Using Win32 in DOS
@grawity Your included link is a great post! I wish I'd have read something like that when I was still using Windows 9x!
Dec
14
comment What is the fastest way to mirror a directory tree on a DVD to a local hard disk in Windows 7
I agree with Paul that what you are doing with the ISO should be the fastest, but have you tried copying the disc using the command prompt? On XP at least, that used to be a little faster than the GUI for large amounts of files (I think because of the attempt to estimate the transfer time with the GUI).
Dec
14
comment Using Win32 in DOS
+1 DOS in Windows 98 is 16 bit. The Windows GUI is a 32 bit wrapper on top of that. For Windows 3.1, there was some Win32 library hacks, but that was never extended to DOS (AFAIK).
Dec
13
comment Connecting my Toshiba L655 Laptop to LCD TV with only VGA?
@Jags Did this solution work for you?
Nov
11
comment Connecting my Toshiba L655 Laptop to LCD TV with only VGA?
You will need an HDMI cable that goes from the TV to the converter box, and a Male-Male VGA cable to go from the converter box to the laptop. You don't really have to buy these cables at Monoprice, but I use them because they are cheap and well made. The maximum resolution is determined by the converter box, which will be 1280x768.