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jaclaz

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  1. jaclaz

    Create several documents at once command line

    No. (You can actually "write the code as shown" but the result upon execution won't be three files). You can use a FOR /L loop, as shown. Or, if you literally want three files called text.txt, text1.txt and text2.txt, all of them with the same content, the output of the command DIR: dir>text.txt&dir>text1.txt&dir>text2.txt almost the same result: FOR /L %? IN (0,1,2) DO DIR>text%?.txt actually the same result: DIR>text.txt&FOR /L %? IN (1,1,2) DO COPY text.txt text%?.txt jaclaz
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    Create several documents at once command line

    I will try again: WHAT do you want to do? You don't pay a fee per word posted, DESCRIBE in DETAIL what you need/want, otherwise you will only have people attempting to help you lose their time in guesses. A one liner that creates an arbitrary number of files (10 in this example, each containing the text "File" followed by the same progressive number that is also added to the filename) : FOR /L %? IN (1,1,10) DO ECHO File%?>text%?.txt jaclaz
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    Create several documents at once command line

    What do you mean? "Random" files? https://www.digitalcitizen.life/3-ways-create-random-dummy-files-windows-given-size or http://www.bertel.de/software/rdfc/index-en.html jaclaz
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    Official - Windows 10 Worst Crap Ever!

    OT, but not much, (still related to MS "policies"), something of relevance (see WHO is actually ranting about some MS practices ): https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-angers-ex-windows-boss-halting-office-365-sync-on-his-new-iphone-is-crazy/ jaclaz
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    Getting more keys?

    Yep, probably that changed sometimes in the past, see: https://msfn.org/board/topic/170850-old-aero-glass-for-win81/?do=findComment&comment=1067046 https://msfn.org/board/topic/170850-old-aero-glass-for-win81/?do=findComment&comment=1067063 jaclaz
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    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
  7. 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
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    The action cant be completed...............

    You sure it wasn't in the 169.254.0.0/16 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
  9. 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
  10. Absolutely NOT. It was poorly written drivers. jaclaz
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    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
  12. You will need to define *any*. Any *like* 2-10, 2-100, 2-1000, 2-100000, etc. jaclaz
  13. Time to get a null (dummy) driver? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/install/installing-a-null-driver jaclaz
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    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
  15. 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
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    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 ...
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    Something of perverse activity ...

    You see , that is definitely a good one! jaclaz
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    Now this is "news". There is NO "extra header partition peculiar to Windows 7" that I know of. jaclaz
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    Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    Sure, it is not like Dynamic disks are much different in this regard. You want to have the same MB alignment for SSD's no matter if basic or dynamic and whether in RAID 0, 1 or 5. If you plan to use SSD in a RAID-like configuration, depending on the RAID level in theory you will have to check the parity data chunk size (though in practice it should never be a problem since it is normally either 64KB or 128KB or 256KB, ie. just fine ). jaclaz
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    Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    Look, it is not difficult, it's three things: 1) The partition needs to be aligned to a multiple of the cluster and possibly to a multiple of the device page, 2048 sectors before is fine, and it is the "normality" on Vista and later using "inbuilt" MS tools, most third party partitioning tools allow you to make this alignment while running on XP 2) if the filesystem used in the partition is NTFS (as it should be) you need NO additional provisions, the formatting can be done on XP using the normal Format command, while if it is FAT12/16/32 the alignment is NOT effective and you need to use "special" formatting tools instead to align the data area. 3) If you use NOT an extended partition on the device, it's fine, if you use one (with one or more logical volumes inside it) you must be aware of the concrete risk of losing them if you change the Active status of the partition via Disk Manager on XP. So , if you can access a windows 7 install/OS its default will create primary partition(s) correctly aligned without any particular setting. Then if you use NTFS you can format the primary partition(s) indifferently on 7 or XP (but I personally would use XP to format it/them). Using logical volumes inside extended partition created under Vista or 7 is NOT advised on XP, if you can avoid them it's better. @dave-h Look - again - it is not difficult. For NTFS partition needs to be aligned to a multiple of cluster size and possibly to a multiple of page size, and with that the filesystem data will be already aligned. For FAT32 what counts is the alignment of the data inside the filesystem, that is outside the scope of Parition Wizard and of any partitioning tool. NO existing tool AFAIK (exception made for RMPREPUSB and - good to know - RFORMAT by R.Loew) will do that alignment, but it is not particularly difficult to format FAT32 "normally" and then modify a few values on the BPB and copy/paste a couple sectors to make it aligned when the volume is empty. Re-aligning an existing partition is on the other hand "tricky" and unless R.Loew will write a dedicated program for it, it is not possible manually. jaclaz
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    Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    No. The "issue" with NTFS is ONLY with the placement of the partition (as the NTFS filesystem normally uses 8 sectors per cluster, i.e. 4096 bytes and ALL metadata of the volume belong to actual clusters, including the PBR which is the $Boot file occupying relative sectors 0-15 or clusters 0-1 ) So, *any* partitioning utility, as long as it can make a partition start at a "correct" multiple offset is fine . In the case of FAT (12/16/32) a number of filesystem structures, including the PBR (three non-contiguous sectors for FAT32), its backup, and the two FAT tables are all inside the volume but before any addressable cluster, since what counts is the offset to first data ( a minor debate is whether it is convenient to calculate first entry, i.e. the volume label inside or outside this offset), so BESIDES aligning the partition correctly, you ADDITIONALLY need to manually format the volume, calculating the exact right offset or use RMPREPUSB (provided it works with internal disks, never checked) that offers this "special" kind of formatting. jaclaz
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    Timedate.cpl not working anymore

    Good . I wouldn't attribute responsabilities to running this or that tool, this kind of issues tend to happen "just because", maybe defragging anticipated the failure of the disk by three seconds or by three years, you'll never know. jaclaz
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