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Glenn9999

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  1. The usual option is setting up a Virtual Machine of some kind. The basic idea is that it's a program that runs on your main OS that simulates a computer. It has container files that represent the hard drive and so on. You go on and install your OS into the VM. Then to get access to other files on your machine by sharing a directory which shows up in the VM OS on a separate drive. It's a little tricky to handle mouse and keyboard stuff sometimes (the need to "capture input" basically and uncapturing it doesn't make seamless interaction) and it might not work as well on a performance sense
  2. Definitely fun stuff and brings back some memories as I read through here. I notice I had to pull the files in the linked thread for the limitation of the attachment system on this forum, but brings to mind that I've been thinking about finding a way to post a lot of stuff like this I've done over the years (and perhaps source to go with it). Probably not much demand, but been thinking either a linked blog to something like Dropbox. Not sure how trying to post a bunch of small things like this on GitHub would fly, but can always figure out something to put some of this stuff back up.
  3. It was in a pile of random other stuff that I obtained. Basically a lot of stuff - I didn't really set out to obtain the specific part in question.
  4. What you posted help me nail down what it is a bit more. It's a Female USB A to Male RJ45 adapter. I don't know what brand it is specifically as it's unmarked, but this one on Amazon is a decent representation of what it is.
  5. I ended up acquiring a RJ45 to USB adapter (kind of port that a flash drive could go into). As stated in the title, I tried to figure out what you would do with it, but didn't have much success. I found a lot of details about wiring cables in such a way and places to buy adapters much like the one I have off of Google, but didn't find any explanation of why you would want such a thing. Any explanations would be welcome.
  6. I usually run a partition for OS/programs and one for everything else. I hate how Windows wants everything to go to the Documents folder and stuff like that because I can't save everything I want to keep to the "other" partition. Done it this way since a couple of regular hard drives before and has worked, since it's easy to just scoop the other partition for data backup. My SSD is partitioned half and half right now, mainly because Windows is a space pig. As for your other questions, I can't say I have a lot of technical expertise to tell you anything. Most of what you'll get is jus
  7. This actually was a good pointer towards the answer. gpedit.msc doesn't exist on my system (only the Pro version has that), but I found where the registry was changed to lock out that particular change and fixed it. Of course the question remains of what exactly did it, but I got the change reverted.
  8. I don't know if this helps or even relates since I'm seeing Windows 8.1 referenced in a Windows 7 forum... I had this same problem a couple of months ago, which I eventually traced to a change Microsoft put out in their patches (May updates I think). It turns out that they added a different kind of sleep option ("hybrid sleep" I believe) and then enabled it. My system didn't support that particular kind of sleep, so it'd just bounce back on if I tried to make it sleep. On top of that, they locked out the settings so only "Administrator" could change them. I can't find the settings r
  9. I'm looking at stuff to do in my pile of projects, and right now (when I get to it), my decisions are between this project and an unreleased music player that I haven't even talked about until now. In that light, I had a question about this project: How much of the functionality is stuff that people actually use? I mainly put a lot of it in for what I needed in Windows XP, or because I thought it would be cool and not necessarily because it provides any good or decent function. Add to that that I actually have what amounts to a Alpha 2 version of a BatchPatcher Downloader 2.0 here, whi
  10. I saw your post just now. Anyway, I'll definitely put that on the list should I have occasion to pick this program up to do another version.
  11. You'd be surprised. The Windows ME license (Upgrade Edition/Retail) I sold last year went pretty quickly after I posted it. It just depends on what people are wanting at any one moment.
  12. Actually it's the original installation media (SP3) and accompanying paperwork, but I preserved the sticker too. I saw on E-bay that people had "just media" OEM copies for sale, so that's probably the answer. As long as I don't include the key or the sticker, I probably could sell the media. But I may just hold onto it just to be sure (or destroy it). This is what I originally thought. But some of the things I was reading when I searched the question made it so I wasn't too sure. Especially with the question of an end-user reselling a used copy as opposed to an OEM provider of par
  13. I have an old Windows XP Professional OEM license. Main question is if there's a way that it's legal to sell. The machine that it was on has long since failed and I've long since moved on to something else. The language I'm seeing when I search this question is kind of sketchy. Any ideas?
  14. I don't have access to Windows 7. By "functionality" I mean the thing just doesn't work sometimes. I get a "No Internet" message when I connect and a "IP configuration not valid" message when I try to diagnose the connection. I can attempt the connection a bunch of times and reset the hardware and finally get it to work again (like it is now). Even getting it to work at all was a challenge. I had to tweak a bunch of settings like disallowing QOS to even get the thing to function at all. Then (of course), the settings don't STAY set. So it just turns into a pure PITA. From what I ge
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