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Dec
9
comment Windows 7 finding location of installed program
Finding the program in start menu defeats the purpose. Further, finding it in start menu a lot of times will show you a "Advertised Shortcut" instead of the direct shortcut. The original question was how to get the direct shorctut to the physical executable from the special "Advertised Shortcut" type.
Jun
18
comment Windows 7 finding location of installed program
+1 and it works, but this is terrible for security. If a suspicious application made its way on a computer, and you wanted to know what the shortcut points to without actually running it, Microsoft should have made this dead simple. But were left to our own devices jumping through hoops. How can we even guide little old grandma over the phone to do this. Rant over
Jan
30
comment Are programs also included in Windows 7 Backups?
@Moab when i set up the backup job, it lets me choose the home folders i want to back up, and then there is also a check box that says "include system image"
Jan
30
comment Are programs also included in Windows 7 Backups?
@Moab Windows image backup I guess, because I chose to include a Image backup as well along with my home folders.
Jan
27
comment Does an equivalent of Time Machine exist for Windows?
@alan Alright, misunderstood, point taken. I'm just overly sensitive to that, I see it everywhere and it irritates the crap out of me. I own a Mac too for what it's worth.
Jan
27
comment Does an equivalent of Time Machine exist for Windows?
@Alan & simpatico; so what? That's not the point, The point is to answer the question of where-there is something on the windows platform that performs more or less the same things as Time Machine on the Mac. I'm sorry I just get irritated when things turn into a holy war Mac VS PC. Lets all just get along and leave the punches outside the door.
May
27
comment My webcam just came on “out of the blue”
when it happens again, disconnect your internet, and see if the cam goes dead.
Mar
19
comment Move VirtualBox VM to another host OS
celicni is using VirtualBox , not VMWare. Your solution is for VMWare.
Mar
8
comment Is there a utility I can use to detect the capabilities of my Blu-Ray drive?
I will. but the system doesn't let me accept my own answer unless I wait for like 3 days. The question is still open for answering if anyone else can give a better answer so, it's still "unanswered" till I accept one. :)
Feb
1
comment What is Exclusive Mode in VMWare?
Right, I already noticed these behaviors. But more specifically I wanted to know if there are any performance benefits in using exclusive mode.
Nov
16
comment Are there any tools for aligning dynamic disks in windows 7?
I just tried Paragon's tool, it doesen't seem to do Dynamic disks.
Nov
15
comment What does it mean when people talk about “misaligned” hard drives?
Thanks for clearing that up. Now I am concerned about my SSD drive. I have asked a new question regarding this: superuser.com/questions/211192/…
Oct
5
comment Takes a long time to delete large folders in VMWARE and Windows 7 guest
Billy, do you think if I provision a thick disk and then transfer the OS onto the new disk will it have noticable improvement? Is it worth my time to try that, or will the performance gain be minimal?
Oct
5
comment Takes a long time to delete large folders in VMWARE and Windows 7 guest
@Warren THe VM is on the host's main drive. Not RAID-ed or anything. VMWARE tools installed, latest version. Verified by checking for updates. 8 Gigs of RAM, of which is about 4 Gigs allocated to the guest.
Jun
24
comment “Assign Drive Letter” v.s. “Assign Path”, any differences besides the obvious?
@msw that's actually a really helpful link you gave me, it almost answers everything I wanted to know about it. Thanks!
Mar
11
comment What is the video format to use for archiving videos for long term storage?
Thank you, that't the kind of info i was looking for.
Mar
11
comment What is the video format to use for archiving videos for long term storage?
You don't have to be a smart a*** :-). Well, a popular open source solution would probably be good. I did some research and Ogg/Theora seems to be a good one. I want to see what the superuser community thinks.
Dec
8
comment Does Messenger Plus! contain any spyware?
Good point, thank you for the great answer.
Sep
15
comment “run as administrator” in standard user account
Actually I figured out that the reason it was not prompting me for the password was because I had all of the other administrator accounts deactivated... so I just had to activate one of the administrator accounts using net user admin /active:yes
Sep
5
comment Force-refreshing only JavaScript files in Firefox and Chrome
I appreciate that... But please note that although I know this works in Firefox, and probably IE, I am not sure if CTRL-F5 works the same way in Chrome.