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I'm a senior developer at Chase IT Services in London. We build great software for the financial services industry.


Aug
19
comment resetting admin password without booting
This is wrong. -p is the parameter for the existing password, which the OP doesn't have.
Aug
7
comment Laptop keeps restarting unless in safe mode
@Ramhound it's not my question, the question was asked by John Demetriou. The information is already in the question: on line 4 "I tried running a Live CD of Ubuntu. The pc restarted." and item 8 in the list "I tried performing a format".
Aug
7
answered Laptop keeps restarting unless in safe mode
Aug
7
comment Laptop keeps restarting unless in safe mode
OP's computer restarted while running Ubuntu live CD. The problem is therefore unrelated the installed Windows 8 OS.
Aug
5
answered Create and seed a torrent from scratch, via magnet
Aug
5
answered Google marks my mail as spam
Aug
5
answered Is it allowed to have several bluetooth devices with the same MAC address?
Aug
2
answered Sort by multiple columns in Windows Explorer 8
Jul
15
awarded  Yearling
Jun
26
awarded  Guru
May
28
answered How can I make Google Hangouts open in a new tab?
May
23
answered Disk I/O error when trying to install Linux on Revo
May
22
awarded  Civic Duty
May
22
comment Windows 7 x64 Enterprise after 10 min session block Windows explorer windows closes
anything in the event log?
May
22
comment Windows 7 in enterprise - What about the account picture?
I've never seen this set to a corporate logo even at 10,000+ seat firms. If it were me, I'd just let them change it. If users are going to waste time, this restriction won't stop them. If they change it to something inappropriate there are other ways of dealing with that. Besides, there are some studies that show that letting your employees do things like set their desktop wallpaper or put a plant on their desk actually improves productivity. Not sure how far an icon would help but it cant hurt :)
May
14
awarded  Necromancer
May
8
comment Why there's no hibernate/sleep option for Windows Server 2008 R2?
Not all servers are required 24/7. If your servers are running LOB operations for a single time zone then it makes sense to have them reduce power usage when not required. Many companies have around 40 working hours in a week and there are 168 hours in a week.
May
8
answered 19MB/s Net Speed but Only 2MB/s Usable
May
3
comment Has DBAN completed wiping when it's showing an advertisement?
The advert was added when the rights to dban were purchased by Blancco‌​. There were no other changes‌​.
May
2
revised Trobleshooting monitor acer AL 1916W
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