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Posts posted by tim

  1. Hey, if I buy a retail copy of Vista the license for use belongs to me, not the hardware.

    Moving and upgrading should be allowed as long as only 1 working copy of the OS exists.

    I'm sure under UK consumer law these restrictions will not be legally enforcable.

  2. My apologies, I was thinking of this:

    The DLT Client service monitors activity on NTFS volumes and stores maintenance information in a file called Tracking.log, which is located in a hidden folder called System Volume Information at the root of each volume. This folder is protected by permissions that allow only the system to have access to it. The folder is also used by other Windows services, such as Indexing Service.
  3. I got big problems after this patch.

    Explorer hangs using 99% of CPU whenever I try to use it, especially when expanding folders.

    I can't un-install 'cos I did a stupid thing. I cleared out all backups made by the patches.

    Yes I know, very silly.

    The work around did not help. So i'm stuffed until the MS patch-to-fix-a-patch arrives.

  4. In the olden days when floppies were the main storage media they got used a lot.

    To increase storage and enable disk-2-disk copies there were normally 2 floppy drives installed.

    These were always A: and B:.

    It's a hang over from those days that these 2 drive letters are always reserved for floppy drives.

  5. I don't think you can do that.

    Whenever a file is opened it gets copied into memory of the local machine to be worked on.

    It's not possible to tell the difference between 'OPEN' and 'COPY' functions.

    Even the permissions lump 'READ and EXECUTE' together so ya can't do it that way either.

  6. Yes it is possible to write to a CD/DVD writer over a network.

    You need an iSCSI Target software like StarWind from http://www.rocketdivision.com/

    This runs on the machine with the CD/DVD drive to share it over the network.

    Then you connect to the remote iSCSI share with an iSCSI Initiator.

    You can use StarPort from http://www.rocketdivision.com/ .

    There is also a free iSCSI Initiator from Microsoft here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en

    The drive then appears as a local drive letter on the Initiator machine.

    It can be used just like any local CD/DVD drive. I have done this a number of times without a problem.

    You need to make sure there is enough network bandwidth to sustain a CD/DVD writing session!

  7. I been playing with some software from http://www.rocketdivision.com/.

    They do an iSCSI target (server) call StarWind, and an iSCSI initiator (client) call StarPort.

    It's really cool! The client machine will see any shared drive just as a local drive.

    I have successfully shared out a DVD-Writer on one machine and used Nero to burn a DVD from another machine.

    Yep that's right. I burnt and DVD over the network! Cool eh?

    It may have limited uses for the home user but this an interesting network technology all the same.

    Plus you need at least 100Mb network or Gigabit (like me).

    Microsoft do a free iSCSI initiator (currently version 2.0) but not an iSCSI target.

    Anyone else tried something like this?

    Oh yeah nearly forgot!

    It can be used to share out ISO or MDS images file as a CD/DVD-rom drive.

    Plus you can create ram drives to be shared aswell.

    (Copied from my post at www.bitbenderforums.com )

  8. In this hive:



    SourcePath = X:\


    ServicePackSourcePath = X:\

    Where 'X' is the drive letter of your CD/DVD drive that you want to use.

    EDIT: Added this to help you:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


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