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Known in Taiwan as "The Tom".


Jun
27
comment How can I stop HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome being set?
Yes, that seems to have worked. I'll see what happens next time I reboot.
Jun
27
comment How can I stop HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome being set?
It's greyed out.
Jun
27
comment How can I stop HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome being set?
I don't seem to have permission to do that.
Jun
27
comment How can I stop HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome being set?
Sorry, should have been more specific. They're not changing it manually on my PC so I assume it's being done via Group Policy.
Mar
14
comment Is it possible to allow Windows to reclaim memory when Skype is minimized?
Like he says, it depends on the application. Firefox is obviously freeing up memory when it's minimised but not all programmers are so considerate.
Aug
24
comment BootMgr is missing, usual fixes don't work
So that would be the first on the list of things I tried that didn't help?
Apr
26
comment How can I track network use for a particular website?
I've installed it now. It only gives a rough idea of usage - number of pages visited per website rather than actual bandwidth - but better than anything else I've found.
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
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
14
comment Why does Windows 7 update fail with error 800706BE?
1. Yes. 2. "winmgmt /verifyrepository" returns "WMI repository is consistent".
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
comment How can I track network use for a particular website?
Haven't been able to try Windows Live Essentials - Family Safety yet because I'm still using Windows Live Mesh and the latest version removes that, but it looks like it might do what I need.
Jul
30
comment How can I track network use for a particular website?
Installed it, but I can't find anything that shows me site usage. Why do you think this is possible?
Jul
29
comment How can I track network use for a particular website?
Couple of laptops, XBox, smartphones, but most of the traffic is coming from the main PC and that's the one the kids use.
Jul
29
comment How can I track network use for a particular website?
This is not a duplicate! The answer you've linked is to do with total bandwidth; I'm asking about individual website usage.
May
19
comment Can I set up a Wi-Fi network with multiple access points and DHCP servers?
There's no internet here, but since the wired device is streaming data over a socket to the wireless devices I think changing IP will have an effect.
May
18
comment Can I set up a Wi-Fi network with multiple access points and DHCP servers?
I still don't think having a device change IP address as you move round the SSIDs is a good idea.
May
18
comment Can I set up a Wi-Fi network with multiple access points and DHCP servers?
Why both? Seems to me that either would work.
May
18
comment How to get the WAN IP from a router using UPnP/SSDP
Why does your 'nc' command use two 'v' parameters?
May
10
comment Can I set up a Wi-Fi network with multiple access points and DHCP servers?
Wired - I've amended the question.