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Jan
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comment Finding Bluetooth link key in Windows 7, to double pair a device on dualboot computer
I'm using Toshiba's bluetooth stack. It could be it stores the keys somewhere else - but if there indeed is a place for them in the registry, it's strange Toshiba would not use that.
Jan
10
comment Finding Bluetooth link key in Windows 7, to double pair a device on dualboot computer
There's some data in CurrentControlSet\Enum\BTHENUM but I don't know what to make of it. Three subkeys in format of {a1b2c3d4-a1b2-a1b2-a1b2-a1b2c3d4e5f6}_LOCALMFG&0000, each of them containing an identical subkey 7&a1b2c3d4&0&000000000000_00000000 which has some 6 values and subkeys LogConf and Properties. None of these I can identify as the BD_ADDR of a device. The Properties subkey has access denied by default - it contains 5 subkeys (same for each 3 subkey trees) in format of {a1b2c3d4-a1b2-a1b2-a1b2-a1b2c3d4e5f6}, which contain some subkeys that don't seem significant.
Jan
9
comment Finding Bluetooth link key in Windows 7, to double pair a device on dualboot computer
Ok, I also changed owner to the group "Administrators", and tried rebooting - no difference. I guess one difference could be I'm running Windows 7 starter edition, but I'd imagine that wouldn't affect anything like this. Not sure if UAC can be turned off in Starter. Further, I also tried to do the same to ControlSet002, and there the [...]\Keys also didn't contain any subkeys even though when accessing that from linux with chntpw -e the subkeys (BD_ADDR's, one for each device) are there as I described, but don't contain any values.
Jan
9
comment Finding Bluetooth link key in Windows 7, to double pair a device on dualboot computer
Yes, I have and had the phone (plus two other devices) paired to windows. I wasn't connected to any of them at the time, though - I figure that couldn't matter since the key has to be stored in any case.
Jan
9
comment Finding Bluetooth link key in Windows 7, to double pair a device on dualboot computer
I changed the owner to Administrator, which then let me access that key, but unfortunately it contains no sub-keys.
Jan
7
comment How to ignore moved lines in a diff
I'm not sure what that's supposed to do exactly, but it doesn't seem to produce the wanted results. As I understand the question, from the two examples in the code /tmp/old and /tmp/new no diff results would be wanted since there's just lines that have been moved around. This code however does produce results.
Jan
7
comment How do I prevent Windows from rebooting ever?
Sure, he would be asking for trouble if he'd never ever want to reboot his computer. But the way I read it, he probably just wants the rebooting to happen at his natural cycle, for example when shutting down the computer for the night. That's really not an unreasonable thing to ask for - that reboot can easily wait for a few hours of browsing around the net. Of course there are risks, but I can easily think of cases where a reboot-nagging box would be completely useless for me.
Jan
7
comment Dropbox - can you have multiple accounts on once computer?
@geek: For Win7 and Vista, the Dropboxen page describes running multiple instances with different computer user account credentials. Maybe this method could work on linux as well?
Jan
7
comment Can two people share two Dropbox accounts on a single Windows user account?
I couldn't find anything in the Dropbox terms that would disallow that sort of use.
Jan
7
comment Dropbox - can you have multiple accounts on once computer?
@Arjan: Phew, quite the assuption there! I can think of at least one simple legit reason: two Dropbox users sharing the same computer user account (for conveniency) but having individual Dropbox accounts because they're meant to be personal. It's really not a very nice idea having to individually set each folder under Dropbox root as shared.
Jan
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Dec
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Nov
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comment How does the “Steam” platform work? Is it DRM? Can I trust “Steam”-powered software?
Anyway, since SE/Gaming is now up and this question has come up there as a duplicate (and remains happily open) here's the link, it should at least be edited to the question: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/2459/…
Nov
29
comment How does the “Steam” platform work? Is it DRM? Can I trust “Steam”-powered software?
@quack quixote @fretje @Ivo Flipse: I came to this question via google, searching information whether this software is something that will wreck havoc on my system because of some lousy DRM schemes. I was glad to end up here, since I consider this is a very good resource for quality information on exactly issues like these. While one context is gaming, the subject is also about OS environments, and that's relevant here. It would be relevant in SE/Gaming too, sure, but in a different context.
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