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Apr
15
comment Removing `sparse` file attribute
@THESorcerer I didn't try to use Far Manager to set Sparse attribute, only to clear it. Does your file consists of zeroes only? If you look closely at fsutil command line, you'll see that Sparse attribute requires setrange to specify the range of bytes "compacted" by sparse attribute. Setting Sparse attribute doesn't automatically analyze the file structure to save disk space, you have to handle it.
Mar
2
comment How can I make Windows 8 use the classic theme?
@Anixx When Classic theme is used on Windows 7, DWM is still running. But what does it prove? When rendering classic theme, Window manager does not use any GPU accelerated APIs. Of course, an application can use GPU 2D or 3D acceleration to render its content. These facts don't contradict each other, do they?
Mar
2
comment How can I make Windows 8 use the classic theme?
@Anixx What I said is Classic theme does not use DWM or GPU 3D acceleration.
Feb
28
comment How can I make Windows 8 use the classic theme?
@Anixx Classic theme doesn't use GPU. Well, of course, both use GPU to display graphics. The difference is Aero-based themes use hardware acceleration and video memory to cache rendered windows. It isn't the case with the classic theme which uses only GDI interfaces, and window needs repainting whenever it becomes visible. Surely, application itself can use hardware acceleration.
Jan
12
revised Is it possible to shrink hiberfil in Windows 8?
Corrected spelling
Dec
16
revised Windows Backup failed with error 0x807800C5
Added note: this feature is removed from Windows 8.1.
Dec
16
comment Windows Backup failed with error 0x807800C5
@Triynko I backup to NAS, Network Attached Storage, where security settings for a folder share are pretty limited. I cannot use SYSTEM, either a list of user accounts (which doesn't work in this case) or everyone.
Nov
18
awarded  Custodian
Nov
18
reviewed Approve Compare to column in excel and return a value from corresponding third column to a new column
Oct
27
comment How to disable the Windows8 volume On-Screen-Display?
Related question: Dismiss Windows 8 Volume Box (top left corner).
Oct
27
comment How to disable the Windows8 volume On-Screen-Display?
This OSD belongs to the system, it's not provided by an application that runs on the desktop.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
25
awarded  Necromancer
Sep
19
answered Best practice for installing small programs without installers on Windows?
Sep
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
8
reviewed Approve Are there solutions that can limit the CPU usage of a process?
Sep
8
reviewed Edit Are there Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts for Log Off and Standby?
Sep
8
revised Are there Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts for Log Off and Standby?
cleanup of the instructions, use of keyboard key formatting
Sep
8
awarded  Custodian
Sep
8
reviewed Edit Ubuntu 14.10/Windows dual boot system reboots instead of shutting down