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comment Why is data still recoverable after writing zeros to a harddrive?
How about a citation that would suggest this scenario has any application whatsoever to real hard drives?
Nov
14
comment Is it possible to elevate the permission of a program in Windows without using “Run as Administrator”?
Why is a non-admin user trying run an msi which requires elevation?
Nov
11
comment How to run a .bat file silently and automatically
Sorry, there is no Magic. You actually have to tell the computer, one way or another, what you want it to do, and when.
Oct
7
comment Command-Line File Content Search
?The reference has nothing to do with the command-line ...
Sep
29
comment How to block access to certain websites without additional programs?
You asked how to block connections by IP address, but evidently that is not what you meant, since you accepted the answer below, which does not pertain. Please edit your question accordingly.
Aug
18
comment “Limited” internet connection on Windows 7 & 8
Are the neighbors aware that you are "sharing" the connection? I find it exceedingly strange that there is no mention at all of asking the neighbors, who presumably own and control the router, about the situation.
Aug
7
comment I need to understand how to 'read" a cookie file. I am not a techie
The description of session cookies above is not accurate for browsers that can save and restore browsing sessions. In that case session cookies can be stored on disk (and reloaded later) because the "session" effectively does not end when the browser is closed.
Aug
2
comment Windows forgets Download folder location in Favorites
Every browser I know of has a setting for its default download folder. It will use that location without regard to what may be on your Explorer Favorites list.
Jul
11
comment How to prevent scheduled tasks from running as soon as computer wakes up?
This answer appears to have nothing to do with the question!
Jul
11
comment is there a way to sort files in a directory by view count? Win 7
The great majority of column headings one can add in Explorer have no data associated with them. One needs to have an appropriate shell extension installed, and presumably also some program which collects and maintains the relevant data.
Jul
2
comment How do you change the hover text on a pinned taskbar item in Windows 7?
Just a note that in Windows Vista, the shortcut hovertext (name and Comments property) can simply be edited from the context menu Properties dialog. No Explorer restart required, no delving into obscure AppData folders, etc.
Jul
1
comment Why isn't my new PC displaying font icons?
Both IE and Firefox have settings to ignore webpage-specified fonts. Have you checked those?
Jun
28
comment Multiple Boot Manager
"Better" in what way? Both GRUB and Windows Boot Manager (and their derivatives) can boot from any partition, show a boot menu, etc. What features do you find lacking?
Jun
28
comment Link a folder to another folder without using space
What does "syncs it with Box" mean? Please be more specific. Original copy of what?
Jun
28
comment where are “temporary files” cleaned by Windows 7 Disk Cleanup?
The TEMP and TMP environment variables point to the current user's temp file directory only.
Jun
28
comment Emptying Windows temp folder is a good idea?
Disk Cleanup does not touch the Windows Temp folder on my machine (Windows Vista), no matter what the settings.
Jun
28
comment I cannot go to google.com and other websites due to invalid certificate; possible DNS issue?
Since the error messages you are receiving are telling you there's a problem with the website certificates, does it not seem obvious to look at the certificates to try and find out what the problem is? Certificates have nothing to do with DNS.
Jun
19
comment 'msg' command on Windows 7
Of course you would also get the message. Are you saying that when you switch users there is no message box? Are you running the command prompt as an administrator? Maybe the forum post here will help: neowin.net/forum/topic/880618-using-msgexe.
May
22
comment Chainload Windows boot manager from another?
@Mehrdad: this is a bewildering and contradictory specification. Each bootloader needs entries for each OS it boots and each chainloaded boot application (typically another bootloader). There will necessarily be N entries in each of N bootloaders if each can chainload the others.
May
13
comment 128 MByte vs. 128 GByte
The GiB, MiB, KiB notation is used widely in the software that comprises my Linux installations. Your "used nowhere" claim needs to be amended.