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May
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May
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comment Where are the physical font files stored?
A hard link is indistinguishable from a "real physical" file. In fact, all files are hard links - that's how NTFS works. The only question is whether a file has only the one hard link, or more than one.
May
18
comment How to allow non-admin users to run a VBS script that requires higher privileges?
The OP isn't asking about getting permission to run scripts, but about arranging things so that the scripts run in admin context. Besides, changing the permissions on cmd.exe is only one way of locking down command-line access, and (probably) not even the most common.
May
18
comment is there an escape for '&' character in the command prompt?
@barlop: seeing as it's the other line that addresses the question, I don't see that it matters.
May
18
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May
18
comment Can't turn on Microsoft update in Windows 7 x86
There's something odd going on here. "Use Microsoft compatibility lists" is on by default, but the MU page still doesn't work - until the second or third time you try it, when it suddenly starts working for no readily apparent reason.
May
17
comment Cannot Create User Account Named 'Con' Under Windows 7
Ingenious. A little risky, perhaps - you might run into other problems later on, for the same reason - but ingenious. :-)
Apr
5
comment What can I do if I forgot my Windows 7 password?
@DavidBalažic: that appears to be AD only, so not applicable to most home users.
Mar
23
comment Can PDFs contain resources that are loaded from the internet?
The PDF format is incredible general, it can do all sorts of nasty things. Whether any particular PDF reader supports them is another question.
Mar
14
comment Do I need to re-install windows 8 to enable UEFI?
It's usually worked for me, except when switching between IDE and SATA models - and even that can be fixed without too much trouble. Mind you, I mostly work with various Dell models. If a motherboard uses a non-standard disk controller that would certainly present a problem, and perhaps this is more common than I realized.
Mar
13
comment Do I need to re-install windows 8 to enable UEFI?
How is that different from moving an MBR disk with Windows on it from one motherboard to another?
Mar
13
comment Does CIFS / SMB use multiple connections?
TCP is most efficient when a single connection is multiplexed, so that's how SMB works.
Mar
12
comment Do I need to re-install windows 8 to enable UEFI?
UEFI doesn't automatically make the operating system universal. Windows will still need to install appropriate device drivers for the new hardware.
Mar
11
comment How can Windows dump the complete RAM in the hibernation file so fast?
@user2284570: yes, that was my point.
Mar
11
comment How can Windows dump the complete RAM in the hibernation file so fast?
@user2284570: the OP was copying data from the internal disk to an external disk, and using that as a baseline for disk speed. There's nothing to suggest that he is booting from the external disk.
Mar
10
comment Why is the free disk space on an external drive varying wildly while copying files on it?
Most likely cause is that the target disk has file compression enabled.
Mar
10
comment How can Windows dump the complete RAM in the hibernation file so fast?
External disk is typically slower than internal disk, too.
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Feb
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comment vim leaves a swapfile after crash with unknown owner
The first troubleshooting step is for a machine admin to determine what the actual ownership of the file is. If it really isn't yours, there's something badly wrong with your machine (because that's not supposed to be possible) and determining the actual owner is likely to help diagnose the problem. (I assume you've tried rebooting, to confirm that it isn't just that some process has a lock on the file?)