Help me set up a simple 100% caching forward proxy for my home. I dicked around with squid and then apache+mod_proxy/mod_cache yesterday afternoon, and while they proxy beautifully, they don't seem to have much cache hit even on static content- almost or completely 0% cache hit. [more inside]
Help troubleshooting an iMac/Windows XP/Windows 7/Bootcamp/Parallels installation, please? [more inside]
If I leave my computer for several hours, or it goes into hibernation mode, my audio programs Spotify and/or Media Monkey become weirdly unable to play audio tracks. What gives? Windows XP [more inside]
Double or Triple Pane Windows? [more inside]
Help me purchase a mid-range desktop that plays games besides solitaire and minesweeper. [more inside]
Why on earth is my laptop – and only my laptop – causing our ADSL modem/router to constantly disconnect and reconnect to our ISP? I’m having some serious issues with a new laptop I purchased about [more inside]
I need to go through text files, each containing hundreds of lines, and copy a specific part of each line, and then add all those parts together into one long line, each part separated by a comma. But how? [more inside]
Is there a program that I can manage multiple harddrives as one large virtual HD? [more inside]
Windows 7 64: "Bass boost" became "bass management". I don't want this, and I don't want to play an endless game of cat and mouse with Windows Update. [more inside]
Please help me set up a new Windows computer the correct way. [more inside]
Why does Powerpoint display the negative of a picture or otherwise mess up the colors? [more inside]
Need help deleting a folder at "C:\Program" on my Windows machine. [more inside]
What laptop should I get? [more inside]
Best online service for creating and submitting smartphone apps? [more inside]
I'd like to make certain documents at work (mostly PDFs) only openable to logged-in domain members based on group membership. Watermarking with account credentials would be a plus. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for an automated MySQL backup solution a Windows-only shop will be comfortable with. [more inside]
For the past month or so, my Windows XP SP3 gives me the message "The current user account is not recognised. Restart the computer and then open User Accounts." whenever I try to open User Accounts. The problem is not resolved by restarting, but is temporarily eliminated by logging off and logging back in. It reappears on restart. Why is this happening? [more inside]
I need to be as efficient as possible when using Windows 7, using Office, browsing with Firefox / Chrome, working with files, etc. etc. What are your best tips for being a Windows speed demon? Answers to this question will include keyboard shortcuts, utilities, how you use your taskbar, command-line, whatever. I am looking for how you get the most out of Windows.
Windows XP and word 2002 refuse to recognize changes on a document made on a different machine. What gives? [more inside]
Is there a way to dump the results of a file search in Windows 7 into a text file or spreadsheet? [more inside]
I want to have some sort of easily-editable text box floating on the top level of whatever I'm doing in Windows. Think, like, a sticky note or a ticker. [more inside]
I'm looking for a desktop Twitter client for my Windows laptop. It should be able to both manage multiple accounts and let me easily save and edit drafts of tweets. Does this exist? [more inside]
Can anyone help me determine what's safe to delete in the WINDOWS/Installer folder? [more inside]
You know that peel-away silicon caulk you can use to seal up leaky window panes in the winter and then dispose of in the summer? That stuff's awesome. Unfortunately, I must have accidentally used the regular silicone caulk last fall. Any ideas how to get it off without destroying the finish on the panes? [more inside]
I want a secure way for people to log into a server on my Windows machine from the internet. I have an idea; is it good? [more inside]
Writers using Scrivener for Windows: how do you keep track of timelines? [more inside]
I'm looking for a new Twitter client that lives "inside" Firefox. (Windows 7) [more inside]
Advice needed: how to put together a DIY, on-the-cheap home music system where I can listen to my music from any room in the house? [more inside]
Looking for a windows desktop twitter client like twirl. I know of TweetDeck and Seesmic. What else is there? [more inside]
Windows 7 Homegroup on both my desktop (where it was created) and tablet. Tablet can see desktop just fine. Desktop doesn't even show another member in the Homegroup, when tablet is right there beside it, awake (and with My Docs shared). What gives?
Windows7filter: Are there any options under Windows 7 to sort files and folders in explorer without segregation?
I'm looking to sort an entire folder alphabetically by name, but Windows 7 insists on always keeping files and folders separate. There was a solution for XP earlier, but under 7 that option is nowhere to be seen. I'm open to 3rd party file manager solutions, just as long as they don't look like a programmer with ADHD designed it ala.
Someone close to me is going blind. What kind of screen reader and other software should I set them up on so they can continue to read and send email? [more inside]
Since about a week my work as a web developer has become incredibly frustrating due to intermittent but very frequent FTP problems. Making small changes in a remote stylesheet has become agony (7 out of 10 times the uploading fails, have to restart software and try again). I cannot find the root cause. It's not the software (tried several different applications), it's not the server (problems occur on all the websites I manage) and it happens on both uploading and downloading. I have turned off firewalls, antivirus software and things like DropBox but all to no avail. I don't have any other connection issues (I'm not on WiFi and web browsing and bittorrent work fine for example). I'm on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1 with all the latest updates installed) laptop. That is the only variable I cannot change, I don't have another computer at hand. Does anyone have an idea what could be causing these problems? Is there something else I could try to fix it?
Help me diagnose/repair my Toshiba Satellite A355D-S6889. When I try to boot, I get BOOTMGR MISSING. When I try to reinstall XP from a CD it seems to start out fine, copying drivers and such, until it gets to the message Starting Windows, at which point I get a blue screen o' death with the code 0x7B which google informs me is a hard disk error. [more inside]
Any experience replacing double-hung windows with something like the "european-style" tilt-and-turn windows or a casement window? [more inside]
How do I divide a large monitor & still use Windows 7 Aero Snap? [more inside]
Why is my Windows 7 laptop crashing when I close the lid? [more inside]
Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
Are there best practices for cataloging/storing files on a shared drive within an office environment? [more inside]
What's the story with Windows and big disks? Specifically, Windows 7 and a 3tb drive. I've read what Microsoft and others say about using large drives with Windows 7. I gather it works. However, I haven't found a how-to guide that actually spells out how to get the thing done. In my case, it would not be the boot drive. I'd boot off an SSD and use the 3tb drive for storage. How can I do a clean install on that? I've tried and Windows doesn't see all of the 3tb drive. (The GPT format option is greyed out.) Then, if I get Windows to recognize the 3tb drive, can I partition it into multiple logical drives? So, for example, the SSD would be C: and I'd split the big drive into D: and E: . Doable?
How do I record phone conversations on my Windows computer? [more inside]
I have several hundred machine-generated, human-readable TXT files; one text file per serialized device tested. Each file has test values in predictable places, although in a very irregularly-shaped "table" if you could even call it that. I want a simple Windows program where I say: "Okay, program, here's the row and columns where field #1 starts and ends, ... here's the row and columns where field #n starts and ends ... Give me a CSV file with those values I need and nothing more." [more inside]
I want a Mac, but I also have some software (games) that I need to run in Windows. I know I can use bootcamp to run a virtual machine with Windows on it, but will it be flawless? [more inside]
My Mac has become a host for infected Windows office documents. I have hundreds of Office documents with other people's Windows viruses on them. Help!
My Mac has become a host for infected Windows office documents. I have hundreds of Office documents with other people's Windows viruses on them. Help! [more inside]
Windows directories: this is a land of confusion... let's try to make this a place worth installing in
I have questions about how to use the new directory structures we now have under Windows 7 and Vista. [more inside]
I have a dual screen pc display problem that I'm having trouble diagnosing. [more inside]
IT Manager Interview help! Crash course resources and interview tips wanted. [more inside]
My colleague uses a Windows editor for writing code and a Unix system to run it. He has practical issues with version control. Suggestions? [more inside]
Windows 7 Enterprise Edition and F.O.G: How to avoid manually activating each machine after deployment.
My company is upgrading a few student labs from XP to 7. We do not want to manually activate each machine after deploying our image, nor do we want to run a licensing server, as our network for the labs is very small. We are using HP machines that came with professional edition pre-installed, so we can legally deploy a new Windows image on the machines. Anybody know how to manage licenses in a more elegant manner when deploying Windows 7?
I'm looking to beef up the graphics card on my Shuttle XPC but I'm limited to a 300W power supply, a single slot PCI-Express and a budget of under £100 (~$160). What cards would you recommend? [more inside]