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Jan
2
comment Can I use a jumper in place of an on/off switch?
Or salvage an old led with header connector, solder in place of the LED, a normally open button switch and click it when you need to turn it on.
Jan
2
comment Can I use a jumper in place of an on/off switch?
Early AT motherboard based computers used externally switched power PSUs. On the adoption of Plug-n-Play, Energy Star and ACPI power management, the switch function moved to the motherboard which then sent the power state to the PSU. From that point forward, the AT motherboard required a momentary NO power switch just like the ATX motherboard. I was building computer systems during the switchover and had to assure customers that if they really wanted to make sure the computer was depowered, that they needed to use the PSU switch, but after turning it on, would still have to hit the front swtch
Dec
30
comment Why was Windows for Workgroups 3.11 available for quite a long time?
Cheapness, at the time Embedded programmers tended to stagnate on a particular OS. 16 Bit Win 3.11 as opposed to upgrading to the next thing and adopting 32 bit programming. We went through the same thing on the Win95 to WinXP hump when we escaped DOS based underpinnings with a 32 bit environment and moved to basically NT kernel and a full 32 bit environment.
Dec
29
reviewed Reject DLL could not be run for MSI installers
Dec
29
reviewed Approve Windows 8 product key from Dreamspark does not work
Dec
29
reviewed Approve Block chrome://extensions
Dec
28
reviewed Approve How to spindown(sleep) a SATA hard disk drive under Windows?
Dec
28
comment Does system restore remove Windows updates?
Almost everything. It's not the same as a physical backup and restore. Depend on it once too often and you end up with an unstable system.
Dec
28
answered Does system restore remove Windows updates?
Dec
27
comment Is it possible to dual boot two OS's at the same time?
That's just plain Warped... Remembering a neat operating system created by a company that couldn't market its way out of a wet paper bag.
Dec
27
comment Is it possible to dual boot two OS's at the same time?
On a mainframe with partitioned memory...
Dec
23
comment Short Circuiting USB Device gives spark
Heh, 5 volts isn't enough to give a spark when you're shorting it? And 2cm sounds like static discharge.
Dec
22
answered Fresh installed Windows XP refuses to update
Dec
22
comment If a server is just a big computer, why not just use a server as your computer?
Do you need fast graphics and pristine sound? Most servers don't.
Dec
21
comment I am getting a BSOD erro IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Usually a corrupted or incompatible device driver.
Dec
17
comment Are servers at risk of “hard drive bombs”?
SSDs that can't handle this kind of thing are being weeded out of the gene pool. Server grade SSDs are a lot more resilient now. If you're going to call it a server, you might want to spend the bucks that makes it so <grin>.
Dec
17
answered Are servers at risk of “hard drive bombs”?
Dec
16
comment How can I sign a PDF document quickly and cheaply?
I'd rather wash my mouth out with soap than use that A word for compressed, dried mud. It reads Acrobat PDF. Acrobat Reader XI now does allow signatures, see answer below.
Dec
16
answered How can I sign a PDF document quickly and cheaply?
Dec
16
answered Permanently disable num lock in windows?