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Known in Taiwan as "The Tom".


Apr
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awarded  Famous Question
Apr
8
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
28
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
14
revised How can I force Excel 2007 on Windows 7 to always open another instance of the application?
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Feb
14
answered How can I force Excel 2007 on Windows 7 to always open another instance of the application?
Dec
30
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
30
comment BootMgr is missing, usual fixes don't work
Pretty simple - just copy the backup of the partition on top of the new partition. There was nothing wrong with the partition itself but the bootloader wasn't finding it, so this forces the bootloader to look in the right place.
Oct
29
awarded  Self-Learner
Oct
22
revised Setting up a triple-boot from scratch - Win7, Win8 and Ubuntu
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Oct
22
comment Setting up a triple-boot from scratch - Win7, Win8 and Ubuntu
Fair point, but unfortunately my laptop already has 4 primary partitions: Win7, Win8, HP_TOOLS (FAT32, 5GB) and System Reserved (100MB, NTFS). I don't think I can convert any of these.
Oct
22
revised Setting up a triple-boot from scratch - Win7, Win8 and Ubuntu
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Oct
17
accepted Setting up a triple-boot from scratch - Win7, Win8 and Ubuntu
Oct
16
awarded  Yearling
Oct
16
asked Setting up a triple-boot from scratch - Win7, Win8 and Ubuntu
Oct
14
comment Why does Windows 7 update fail with error 800706BE?
1. Yes. 2. "winmgmt /verifyrepository" returns "WMI repository is consistent".
Oct
14
revised Why does Windows 7 update fail with error 800706BE?
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Oct
14
comment Why does Windows 7 update fail with error 800706BE?
Tried it. The 18 updates I had waiting disappeared for a while but then later I had 26 queued. 2 worked but the other 24 failed with the same error.
Oct
13
revised Why does Windows 7 update fail with error 800706BE?
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Oct
13
revised Why does Windows 7 update fail with error 800706BE?
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Oct
13
accepted Is it possible to run a Windows partition as a VM?