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Been on the Internet since before there was an Internet. Remember UUCP, news feeds, and Gopher?


Mar
30
comment How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Yeah, all this security stuff kind of gets annoying after while, except when you run without it and find out the consequences. I have this one backup program that pulls up a UAC for admin access even when you're only backing up user folders and have full permissions as that limited user. Groan!
Mar
30
comment How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Reworded the answer and added a link to advice on changing the snapin without messing with file permissions on the original system file.
Mar
30
revised How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
modify snapin
Mar
30
revised How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
bold for emphasis
Mar
30
comment How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Did you read the last two lines and try running SFC? The administrator is not supposed to mess with a lot of system files, only the installer service can properly work with them to maintain proper DACL ACL rights.
Mar
30
answered How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Mar
30
comment How to make services.msc not to ask for admin rights?
Heh, so you changed ACL permissions on it somehow. Find a like file and try to recreate the permissions on it if you can.
Mar
30
revised How does a Windows computer behave when it has multiple default gateways?
route delete
Mar
30
answered How does a Windows computer behave when it has multiple default gateways?
Mar
25
comment Wake on WAN wont work but Wake on LAN does
Recheck on that please, one of the methods is a directed IP WOL packet. One of the methods direct from Intel is Wake on Directed Packet - accepts only patterns containing the adapter's Ethernet address in the Ethernet header or containing the IP address, assigned to the adapter, in the IP header.
Mar
25
answered Wake on WAN wont work but Wake on LAN does
Mar
23
comment How to prevent the sethc.exe hack?
+1 One of many... You drove a fencepost, the attacker walks around it.
Mar
23
comment How do I stroke a path in GIMP (or, just draw a line)?
Don't be baggin' on the Gump... It's almost like Photoshop, but remember that "Life is like a box of Chocolates..."
Mar
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to shop for a laptop by specifications?
Mar
22
comment Where on the disk is the NTFS reserved area?
make it put the MFT and other NTFS files actually inside the area Windows reserves for them. The reserved area is placed just outside the MFT sections so that MFT growth does not fragment the MFT. That's why it's called Reserved. You can't have reserved space if you've already stuffed the MFT in it, kind of defeats the purpose of reserving the space.
Mar
21
comment Using Google Maps and GPS to drive fenceposts
Love to see that fenceline, while it will do for corner posts, using standard tools will allow all the posts to line up and avoid the positional margins of error. Aircraft use WAAS to get the accuracy needed.
Mar
21
comment Where on the disk is the NTFS reserved area?
Properly set up, Windows 7 automatically defrags. Doesn't really care where micro-managers wish to shove stuff and will move it the moment the fiddling quits. Seriously, what's the point of this?
Mar
18
comment Windows Command Prompt
Batch or Command script file is precisely for that. It started out as a way of not having to retype sequential sets of commands over and over again and has been extended with branch and other logic.
Mar
18
comment Office 2013 with Windows 7 theme
As my workmate said, "Embrace the ... pastel, it's the future". No provision for UI customization is made except for background decoration of the ribbon. As is Windows 8, so is Office 2013. Large areas of screen space wasted. Ugly color contrasts that can be hard on the eyes.
Mar
12
comment What's the advantages of usb 3.0 compliant thumbdrive that doesn't have USB 3.0 speed performance?
They actually work on USB 3.0 ports. Just went through this misery with an HP Envy. I Envy people who have USB ports that just work. That touted backwards compatibility is nice when it's built in to the device you're connecting to those blue-plastic wonders, lotta shillin' going on, but USB 3.0 hubs just ain't cutting it and you're kind of stuck as all 4 are SS. You will probably have to re-buy 50% of your USB peripherals.