I've got a windows vista installation that, as of a few months ago, has stopped letting me write to a bunch of directories or change a bunch of files, and it won't let me make them writeable again. [more inside]
On Windows 7, is there a way to have the proxy turn on or off depending on which wireless network I'm connected to? [more inside]
What are the best ways to create and deploy Windows 7 images across numbers of often disparate computers? [more inside]
How do I buy windows? The kind that go in your house. That you can see out of. [more inside]
Will be curtain-free for at least two months - any ideas for temporary window coverings for a 7 feet high bay window? Looking for inexpensive options that are more attractive than newspaper...
An important, newly ISO-9001 standard form in my office is an Outlook template (*.oft) that we have to fill out. I use a Mac with Entourage. How do I fill out this form? [more inside]
What do you use to make quick little drawings in Windows? [more inside]
How to undelete a permanently deleted file (Windows edition)? [more inside]
I need to look up the number of employees, number of computers in use at workstations, what type of operating system is used at the workstations, et cetera of a company for a school project. Specifically, I want to calculate the costs/benefits of switching from the presumably Windows OS a company uses to Ubuntu. [more inside]
help me search my HD for about 600 files all at once. [more inside]
What great code/text editors provide a perfectly consistent experience across both Mac and Windows environments? [more inside]
Excel 2007 issue: I'm trying to have Excel mark matching data in two columns with some kind of color or formatting. [more inside]
We had the aluminum windows replaced in our 1968 brick veneer rambler. The replacement windows are vinyl. In the process we had the storm windows and ceramic tile sills ripped out. Now the original framing and drywall is exposed. What is the best way to finish the sills? [more inside]
I'm trying to find window security bars that can be opened from the inside in the case of fire but can't seem to find a way to buy them. [more inside]
Completely stumped: I can't boot *any* OS from my laptop's hard drive. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
I'd like to find a laptop for my son (age 9) so he can play Flight Simulator X to his heart's content this Xmas. Here's the hurdles: I know NOTHING about laptops and I have very little money to spend. Help! [more inside]
I need a new font-smoothing app for Windows, or a fix to stop fonts in Chrome looking like Zalgo is coming. [more inside]
How can I stream audio from several PCs (or one external-hard-drive-based music library) to my downstairs stereo? [more inside]
I have a brand-new Dell laptop. What's the best way to remove all the bloatware? What things should I install? (Please no Linux, this is a Windows 7 machine and I need it to stay that way.) [more inside]
I've 5 HDD and a sixth I'd like to install an image onto in order to install onto another physical computer so it has it's own MBR.
I've 5 HDD and a sixth I'd like to install an image onto in order to install onto another physical computer so it has it's own MBR. [more inside]
Why might a process not use all available physical memory under Windows Server 2008 r2 standard? I have 32Gb of RAM acknowledged by Resource Monitor, of which 19.4 are allocated to a process (the IBM solver CPLEX running in command line form from Power Shell) that has just thrown a controlled OOM error despite there being another 12 Gb marked as available. I'm going to assume (to start with) that the program itself isn't the culprit, but is there a per-user limit switch, a per-process limit switch or something similar in 2008 r2? Any other ideas?
Getting an error after upgrading Ubuntu on dual-boot system (Vista x64). [more inside]
I am trying to find Media Center software (preferably for Windows) that has a video buffer so that I can watch HD video over wi-fi. [more inside]
I'd like to be able to select my Linux box as my audio out device in my Windows 7 box. Is there a way to make that happen?
I'm just starting my undergraduate thesis, and would like a backup method a bit more reliable then my standard 'ThesisV3.tex' + emailing it to myself method. I've never worked with version control before, though I'm sure I can figure that out. I am however worried about *where* to have my offline backup sync too. [more inside]
I desperately need help importing a CSV file as EMAIL into Outlook 2010 inbox. [more inside]
What is wrong with my Airport Base Station and why won't it let anyone with Windows connect to the internet? [more inside]
I "don't have permission" to go into the desktop XP folders on my network from my Windows 7 laptop, but the reverse is fine. Help me? [more inside]
On a Win7 desktop, how can I open and read a 1.61 GB CSV file containing text (kind of an archive of e-mails) without freezing up the system?
Has anyone made a solid, stable, fancier, and Windows 7 compatible version of the awesome old Windows XP "Starfield" screensaver? [more inside]
Help! Windows keeps shuffling my desktop icons. [more inside]
Are there like curtain engineers or something? My house has a very tall vaulted ceiling with windows going all the way up and in the late afternoon the room is completely not usable because of sun. [more inside]
Is there a program that will let me keep a bunch of windows open but pushed out of sight, so I can work with a relatively blank taskbar but not have to re-open everything when I'm done working? [more inside]
I'm a new windows user. Recommend awesome software for me to try. [more inside]
Why is Windows 7 rebooting during boot? [more inside]
What's the best way to search and/or organize a file of CVs in Windows XP? [more inside]
Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation.
Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation. [more inside]
How can I configure WiFi and iTunes on a Windows 7 machine, when not only don't I know much about Windows 7, but the entire user interface is in Russian? [more inside]
Is it wise to install Windows server updates without restarting? [more inside]
Looking into building a house near Golden/Boulder CO area. Planning on using ICF's. Looking for suggestions of almost any kind. Would like the house to be about 2000sqft. Am a teacher and worked construction for several summers (but only w/ stick built houses) a few years ago so I will have some time and rudimentary knowledge. Trying to keep the house as simple as possible to keep costs down. Simple rectangular shape and roof and trying to avoid the need to any custom building supplies. If we keep it under $300,000ish we won't need financing. Is it possible? [more inside]
Is there any windows program that allows to see the desktop or allow programs to be seen and password protect if any modification is needed.
Need help from Sys Admins. You've never steered me wrong here... :) Need to know how to automatically have old data be deleted from Windows Server 2008, as well as have certain file types be automatically killed....Please see explanation... [more inside]
Is there a program that would allow me to display an animated .gif on a Windows desktop? I envision it as looking similar to Windows' Slide Show widget, with a simple border, but with the ability to display the animated image file.
I'm a Windows systems administrator and power user and an enthusiastic user of Unix/Linux-based operating systems. I have hand edited make files and recompiled linux kernels manually. I know how to do administrative scripting and am a Microsoft products (SharePoint, if it matters) support professional/systems engineer in my job. I am certainly not the geekiest person I know but I'm in the top 5 percent. I am switching to a Mac Mini (Lion Server, specs maxed toward storage) after decades of using Windows laptops/desktops and some Linux machines. I'm prepared for the lack of physical mobility, but I don't feel prepared for not being a power user. What methods/resources would you suggest I could use to get up to speed with being a Mac Mini and OSX Lion power user? [more inside]
In the Windows 7 explorer context menu, I'd like to add an item under 'new' that's like "New Folder" but instead creates a folder named e.g. 2011-07-26. I have no idea where I'd start; any approaches or software I should look into?
Why is my Firefox not rendering styles correctly? I'm at my troubleshooting wit's end. [more inside]
Windows 7 Tablet? [more inside]
How do I access the bottom buttons of the RAW image editor in Photoshop Elements? The window is too wide, and can't be resized to fit my screen in Windows 7. [more inside]
I'm trying to set up a small business computer network and I need some help in clarifying what I need. Although we will be hiring a network person to help us set things up, I'm hoping the hive mind can help me understand the basics so I can figure out what equipment we will need. [more inside]