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Jan
28
comment Windows 7, file properties, date modified, how do you show seconds?
@djs Updated answer with screenshot from Windows 10 showing that file properties does show seconds.
Jan
11
comment How to delete the Recovery Partition in Windows 10?
I used diskpart with the override command to force deletion of the Recovery Partition. I was then able to convert the disk to dynamic, and mirror it to another SSD as i desired. On the down-side, Windows blue-screened on the next boot because that partition was gone. Moral of the story: don't delete the recovery partition. Just wipe your disk and start over with a fresh install.
Jan
11
comment How to delete the Recovery Partition in Windows 10?
@Ramhound I need whatever Windows requires in order to convert a Basic disk into a Dynamic disk. I don't need the full 450MB of that partition back - i only need like 500kB that Windows needs. Strictly speaking i don't need anything - it's the error while converting a basic disk to dynamic. And Microsoft notes that you have to give it some free space.
Jan
9
comment How to delete the Recovery Partition in Windows 10?
@Aganju Unfortunately i need the extra 500 kB.
Dec
16
comment Why does Qatar use a single IP address when 800,000 IP addresses are allocated to it?
@plugwash TCP/UDP ports are limited to 16 bits (65,536). No TCP implementation could open more ports than that; as there is no way in the TCP/UDP protocol to put it.
Nov
12
comment Rebalance hard drives in a Storage Space Pool?
"Optimize pool is supported only with Simple or Mirror Spaces; Parity Spaces are not supported"
Aug
23
comment How to specify folders to backup in Windows 8?
@JonyAdamit The reason i didn't accept this is because i certainly am not going to add folders into a library just to make them backed up. If i add these folders to a new library, then a new library would appear. That's no good.
Jul
25
comment Screenshot tools that include the mouse cursor?
Another con to this method is that it only captures an image when you click the mouse button. In my case i was trying to record a problem that happens when you hover over the Close button of an application.
Mar
5
comment Windows 7, file properties, date modified, how do you show seconds?
@Pacerier 24,000 / 300,000,000 = 0.008%.
Feb
12
comment pfSense: How to route traffic out the WAN port?
Yes, this works. The ability to add extra arbitrary interfaces was added to pfSense sometime after i asked the question. @getack's answer links to the new pfSense How-To entitled Accessing modem from inside firewall
Feb
4
comment Is there a version of Process Monitor that runs on Windows 2000?
That's Process Explorer. We're after Process Monitor.
Jan
28
comment File I can't take ownership of
@Gavin What privilege do Administrators not have that they need to be granted? Under what circumstances would Windows not consider an Administrator as having insufficient rights to take ownership?
Jan
19
comment Why can the AckQueue not be the same as the Queue?
"...if you want pfSense to differentiate." That is the question; i don't want pfSense to differentiate. I want it to be the same queue.
Jan
1
comment How to force a remap of sectors reported in S.M.A.R.T C5 (Current Pending Sector Count)?
@MattMcNabb That's what Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Diagnostic tool can do. It can zero out the entire driv.
Jan
1
comment How to block an IP address from sending or receiving traffic?
I'd long since given up; but that might be a good note. We learned that there is no such thing as traffic going to a LAN address. At first it seemed natural: google.com:80 --> 10.0.0.78:48231. Except because of an undocumented shortcoming, the firewall cannot understand traffic going to an internal address. Instead the traffic goes to the public WAN IP: google.com:80 --> 80.82.64.117:37228. And then sometime later, someplace else, traffic goes from pfSense: 10.0.0.7:37228 --> 10.0.0.78:48231. That's why you can't apply firewall rules on the WAN: they don't work.
Dec
9
comment Event ID:4797 “An attempt was made to query the existence of a blank password for an account.”
But the question remains. "An attempt was made to query the existence of a blank password for an account." Who attempted to query the existance of a blank password for an account? I see this answer explains how to disable these security-auditing events. But who is generating them? Where is the IP address of the person who tried to login as me with no password?
Oct
22
comment How to place SuperFetch cache on an SSD?
I had since looked into it; and turns out my motherboard doesn't support it. The SouthBridge does, but the motherboard is missing some sort of glue that makes it enabled.
Oct
1
comment Is it possible to recover a computer from a failed BIOS update?
Which it did not. Leaving the alternative of spending money to have the thing shipped back.
May
17
comment How to make Google Chrome honor my Windows DPI setting?
Text is horribly blurry. Looks like they're simply applying the blunt hammer of scaling the final composited window image - rather than actually supporting high-dpi. Hopefully it's a work in progress; maybe in 7 years Chrome will be where IE was 7 years ago.
May
14
comment How to force a remap of sectors reported in S.M.A.R.T C5 (Current Pending Sector Count)?
@MarkJeronimus The only think i can think is that there are pending sectors in an area outside of a partition (i.e. outside of "Drive C"). Using something like Western Digital's hard drive tool to write zero's to the entire drive - including partition tables and boot sectors.