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If you want the total bandwidth your machine has to access the internet, http://www.speedtest.net/ from a machine that has flash. Updated for more info There are performance counters you can use: ht …
answered Feb 12 '13 by MDMoore313
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The result is unpredictable, but it will be preceded by extreme lagging and/or freezing (they are different). An 8GB RAM system with no pagefile is what I used to run and would like to run, but M$ ISO …
answered Mar 21 '13 by MDMoore313
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Try creating a new desktop icon for your favorites list, that did the trick for me. Update This is what I did. When using this new link, I don't even have a libraries folder on the desktop now.
answered Feb 26 '13 by MDMoore313
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It doesn't matter that the account isn't a domain account: The policy is for the computer, nothing you do short of rebuilding it and/or removing it from the domain will surpass it. Even if it did, qu …
answered Sep 18 '13 by MDMoore313
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\Windows NT\Current Version\Profile List\<SID of User> Key back to the original folder, but be forewarned that in my experience this rarely works. Instead it's best to delete the entire SID, backup …
answered Jul 22 '13 by MDMoore313
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I prefer procmon http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx, and you get much more of what the app is doing as well.
answered Jan 14 '13 by MDMoore313
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This is a powershell two-liner: $TextFiles = Get-Item C:\Users\sudo\Documents\MachineLists\*.list $TextFiles | sort | foreach { Add-Content -Value $(Get-Content $_) -Path C:\users\sudo\Desktop\conca …
answered Jun 6 '13 by MDMoore313
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want to secure your computer in general, then make use of the windows firewall. It's basic but it will get the job done. Take a 1/2 hour, comb through it and ask yourself 'do I really need this port open …
answered Apr 15 '13 by MDMoore313
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it physically to your wireless lan router at home, so you could connect to them via wireless 2)If you had TWO network connections, you could give one to a VM that you would remote into (a windows
answered Jan 30 '13 by MDMoore313
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I would look up the reg key for the user's profile folder you want to copy to eliminate ambiguity. HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList\[Users SID]\Profile Image Path As … (which is minimal if you backup an empty or fresh profile), but the important part is that you get a profile folder created. USMT is available as a download from MS and comes with the Windows 8 ADK also. …
answered Mar 1 '13 by MDMoore313
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Maybe this will help you: I have a script to automatically create self extracting zips from single files. I have added this script to the context menu for obvious reasons. What you can try is adding …
answered Jun 5 '13 by MDMoore313
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I took the following from http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?BetterCygwinTerminal //Make sure rxvt is part of your Cygwin install, and update your C:\cygwin\cygwin.bat to this: @echo off C: chdir \cygwin\bin sta …
answered Feb 4 '13 by MDMoore313
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I use sysinternals autoruns, this shows you pretty much everything that automatically starts up on your machine.
answered Feb 4 '13 by MDMoore313
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Actually yes, you can. The catch though is you have to write the app yourself, using .net and implement ping. The good news is all you have to do is copy the example on this MS page into visual studio …
answered Apr 2 '13 by MDMoore313
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I would heed the bad MFT warning. Although I can't say 100% over the internet what's wrong with your machine, you did some nice troubleshooting. The fact that it's slow before Windows even loads … (safe mode, startup) indicates the problem probably exists in hardware, not the OS. I say this because System Repair doesn't load your user OS, but a diag version of Windows, the chances of the problem …
answered Sep 18 '13 by MDMoore313

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