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jaclaz last won the day on March 5

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  1. jaclaz

    Getting more keys?

    It sounds a lot like a (small) fee for a license. Try donating 4 Euros, if you get 4 more licenses, then you will have an additional data point and could maybe derive a trend. On the other hand if BigMuscle (randomly) uses this random generator : https://xkcd.com/221/ the trend might be not accurate. I would try to see the (non-) issue from a slightly different angle: 1) BigMuscle (IMHO senselessly) asks for a (small) donation and is irked every time someone mentions the fact that a "forced" donation is actually a fee 2) for some strange reasons he likes to be vague about the minimal amount of a donation[1] and on how many licenses he will "give away" coincidentally, once received such a "donation" 3) you just got the proved proof that he is willing to "give away" three licenses for a donation as low as 3 Euro 4) he clearly doesn't (and won't) get rich from donations of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 Euro 5) why do you want to deprive him of the happyness/fun/whatever he gets by calling things by other names and being vague about the matter? jaclaz [1] BTW I seem to remember he mentioned once that someone sent him a 0.01 Euro donation
  2. jaclaz

    The action cant be completed...............

    You sure it wasn't in the range? http://packetlife.net/blog/2008/sep/24/169-254-0-0-addresses-explained/ that would be "normal" if there are dynamic addresses and not working DHCP. jaclaz
  3. I am failing to see any connection , but feel free to continue senselessly listing similar anecdotes. As I see it there are two possibilities: 1) your same asmedia card worked on your Sandy bridge with any other OS with appropriate drivers for it or: 2) your same asmedia card NEVER worked on your Sandy bridge with any other OS with appropriate drivers for it IF #1 the issue lies in the XP OS, or in its drivers for the card or in your half-@§§ed/half-ripped patch. IF #2 the issue lies in the BIOS that makes your Sandy Bridge motherboard not compatible with your same asmedia card. jaclaz
  4. Absolutely NOT. It was poorly written drivers. jaclaz
  5. jaclaz

    Something of perverse activity ...

    I don't think that puns (and "nerdy" ones at that) can be explained, (actually they can but the effect is spoiled forever). Or do you mean why I posted that (IMHO funny) image? Here : https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/17-jokes-only-smart-people-will-appreciate-clever-funny-hilarious-a7982416.html you can find some actually explained ones, including this (IMHO terrible): Heard about that new band called 1023 MB? They haven't had any gigs yet. and this (IMHO very, very good): A photon is going through airport security. The TSA agent asks if he has any luggage. The photon says, "No, I'm traveling light." jaclaz
  6. You will need to define *any*. Any *like* 2-10, 2-100, 2-1000, 2-100000, etc. jaclaz
  7. Time to get a null (dummy) driver? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/install/installing-a-null-driver jaclaz
  8. jaclaz

    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    The (good?) news are that updates (the ones that are automatically installed) and that (automatically? ) don't work will be automatically uninstalled, and automatically prevented from being reinstalled for 30 days : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4492307/windows-10-why-were-recently-installed-updates-removed jaclaz
  9. I am partial to the concept of "external-to-the-browser" database-like apps. Something *like* (examples) Arado (now discontinued I believe): http://arado.sourceforge.net/ or Storurl: https://www.haztek-software.com/applications/www/storurl/ might do. jaclaz
  10. jaclaz

    Something of perverse activity ...

    Is that supposed to be a "Power Point " of view?[1] jaclaz [1] I know it is actually terrible, but it was stronger than me ...
  11. jaclaz

    Something of perverse activity ...

    You see , that is definitely a good one! jaclaz
  12. jaclaz

    Something of perverse activity ...

    I am not sure if that is a good or a terrible pun Just in case I will preventively retaliate jaclaz
  13. jaclaz

    Something of perverse activity ...

    If you feel like experiencing the real pain, check Windows 98 from floppies (all 39 of them) in real-time: jaclaz
  14. Fun nonetheless for those remembering the install procedure from no less than 23-26 floppy disks[1]: https://hackaday.com/2019/03/09/speedrunning-windows-95/ jaclaz [1] for the OEM version
  15. jaclaz

    Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    No. There is NO need (if you use Windows 7 or Vista) to specify that, it is the default, that's is most of the point. Both OS's sport a Registry entry that goes like: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\vds\Alignment] @="Alignment Settings in Bytes" "Between4_8GB"=dword:00100000 "Between8_32GB"=dword:00100000 "GreaterThan32GB"=dword:00100000 "LessThan4GB"=dword:00010000 Where 0x00100000 means 1048576 bytes, i.e. 1048576/512=2048 sectors Of course these values may have been modified, but it is uncommon. Check this also: @bluebolt If you install a Windows 7 on a "clean" disk ((from DVD, using the "normal" setup PE), then a system and a boot partition (which are defined by MS the other way round from the whole rest of the world) are created: http://www.multibooters.co.uk/system.html If you partition a disk in a already installed Windows 7 (no matter if through diskpart or Disk Management) this won't happen. @cc333 Yep. The behaviour ONLY happens in the PE and ONLY if running a "plain" setup/install. jaclaz