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Top new questions this week:

Why is FAT32 limited to just under 2^28 clusters?

With FAT16 the maximum partition size is 2GB when your maximum cluster size is 32K. This is calculated by multiplying the number of addressable units by the cluster size. (216 Allocation units) * ...

hard-drive partitioning filesystems fat32 fat16  
asked by QMord 24 votes
answered by Josh R 45 votes

What Windows account is used when no one is logged in?

When no one is logged into Windows, (the log in screen is displayed) which user are the current processes running as? (The video/sound drivers, login session, any server software, accessibility ...

windows process uac  
asked by Kunal Chopra 22 votes
answered by grawity 41 votes

Stopping ill-mannered use of guest wifi

I support a small business' tech issues including setting up a guest WiFi network. The WiFi is important since they want people sitting around and consuming their product. Over the past months ...

wireless-networking p2p  
asked by uSlackr 17 votes
answered by Steffen Ullrich 18 votes

What does this entry in hosts-file mean: NPI2A54EA

I took over a Windows 7 PC from a developer and in the hosts file there was this entry: NPI2A54EB Does anybody know why this would be entered there and if this could be a virus or would ...

windows-7 virus hosts hosts-file  
asked by ManOnAMission 10 votes
answered by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 24 votes

Restrict Windows CBS.log verbosity, set log level, stop hectomegabyte info madness

On Windows 7 (Home Premium 64 Bit), hundreds of megabytes of logging that nobody will ever care to read are written to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Take a look, we're counting the lines here: $ dir ...

windows-7 windows installer  
asked by Lumi 6 votes
answered by user1016274 1 vote

How to access Powershell through the WinX menu

The WinX menu contains a lot of useful shortcuts which you can access by using Windows + X + the underlined shortcut key. In the actual WinX location (%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group3) ...

windows-8 keyboard-shortcuts windows-10 powershell  
asked by QMord 5 votes
answered by DavidPostill 7 votes

For an external USB device, why does Linux require a firmware in addition to the driver?

A few days ago I was trying to install a USB WiFi adapter in old version of linux. I installed it successfully. But the procedure I followed required me to install not only driver, but also the ...

linux usb drivers firmware  
asked by Kashyap Kansara 5 votes
answered by MariusMatutiae 5 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do I delete a user profile on a Windows 7 machine that is part of a domain?

How can I delete the local user profile on a Windows 7 machine that is connected to a Windows Server 2008 domain? DelProf doesn't seem to exist on Windows 7.

windows-7 user-profiles windows-domain  
asked by MartinHN 65 votes
answered by Markus 98 votes

How to disable the "Get Windows 10" icon shown in the notification area (tray)?

This icon showed up in my taskbar notification area today and I cannot seem to get rid of it: Clicking on it displays the following screen: So how do I disable or remove the "Get Windows 10" ...

windows windows-10-upgrade  
asked by ProfessionalAmateur 285 votes
answered by Karan 196 votes

Can you answer these?

Which speed should I use with cdrecord on a DVD?

When using cdrecord for data (not audio) to a DVD, should I just say speed=-1? Does slower speed (like speed=1) make for more reliable recording, or longer shelf life? What are the tradeoffs? What ...

dvd compact-disc dvd-burning  
asked by Bill Evans at Mariposa 2 votes

Are there motherboards that support dual PSUs connections?

I was thinking about how I would build myself a server with redundant power supplies. Now they sell redundant PSU units, but they are proprietary. If one PSU in the unit fails and you want to replace ...

motherboard power-supply  
asked by user1028270 4 votes

Screen turns black if charging cell phone is put on top of tower

If I place my charging cell phone on top of my tower (metal) my computer screen turns black either directly or after a few seconds. If I remove the phone the screen turns on again, but hangs sometimes ...

asked by tonydo 2 votes
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