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  1. its pretty clear that noone has actually stopped to read the first post before replying I cant give you any hard facts or links, but personally, if I were in your position, I would upgrade to XP, upgrade your RAM, and try different compatibility modes with XP. If you still have issues, a good, working TV capture can be had for around $40... as for streaming, do you mean streaming video (through a web browser)? Because that certainly CAN be done on XP. In general, you wont usually find XP to be the source of compatibility problems, especially when dealing with hardware.
  2. Most of that I agree with, except the last statement. If youre gonna spend $4 on AS5, spend the extra $5 and get the AS compound remover as well. It sucks the old compound off REALLY easily and completely. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835100010 Its totally worth it, and theres tons in a bottle. If you use alcohol, youll regret it--not only does compound really NOT want to come off, but you wont even remove all of it. (of course, without the AS compound remover, alcohol really is the best alternative...just use high purity alcohol, ie 91%)
  3. Depends on how paranoid you are. I always recommend one regardless of the router, because of forwarded ports or *shudders* UPnP. Not as much a paranoia , having a software firewall (besides hardware) eliminates potential threats and applications an administrator does not want accessing the net. Hardware firewalls can only block by a series of ports , where as a software firewall blocks on a physical level. For a normal home user a simple firewall will do , and will prevent a significant amount of malicious threats , that some hardware firewalls do not detect. cough...Im pretty sure that Cisco PIXes are capable of application level filtering, as well as being a stateful layer 3 firewall...some hardware firewalls specialize in IDS and have signature databases (pretty sure PIX does this too, but maybe not the lower end models).... I wouldnt brush off the security offered by a REAL hardware firewall. Theres a reason PIXes are used in big businesses...
  4. big poppa pump has a point. AMD has always (generally) costed less for equal or better performance than Intel processors, and we've also had to put up with a helluva lot less heat issues. As for DDR2, remember that its a matter of months (?) before we get our socket M (?) and have DDR2 memory DDR2 IS supposed to be better, btw, since the higher clock rate supposedly makes up for the higher latency....
  5. replying to Zxian: I believe that both the "seperate partition" thing and the "large cluster size" ideas are done as a way of fighting fragmentation. If you have a dynamic pagefile, and for some reason expect it to be read a LOT, its possible that it could fragment as it grows, correct? As for the cluster sizes, it will combat fragmentation to some degree. Easiest way to put it is, a 64k file with 4k clusters could possibly be split into 16 fragments. on a 16k cluster size, at the expense of possible wasted space (possibly TONS of wasted space), there could be a maximum of 4 fragments. In reality, I'm not sure how useful it is, but I like to use a 8k partition, just in case . I also like to keep my pagefile on a seperate partition, but thats for a few different reasons--easy to manage rights to it, and the space can easily become usable for a linux swap-partition (or backup partition) upon need.
  6. Well, Im not really an expert on RDP, but for starters, how secure is your RDP password? Have you made sure that any access from the outside can do ONLY what it should (ie, no full admin rights is my thought)? If youre confident about the Windows-enforced security, I would also be aware of the following: http://secunia.com/advisories/15605/ http://secunia.com/advisories/16071/ and make sure your patches are up to date to protect against previous issues. If anyone else has any input, I would appreciate it, since im a little curious about any other known issues with RDP.
  7. I would think that with a fix posted, people would stop complaining.......guess i was wrong.
  8. sigh, so much misinformation running around. The total resulting capacity will depend on what kind of raid is used. There are really only 3 options: Raid0, Raid1, and JBOD raid. Raid 0 will increase speed, decrease reliability, and result in 80gb of useable space Raid1 will increase reliability and read speed, but will result in a mere 40 GB of space What you want is JBOD raid (technically, its not raid). It will do precisely what you're asking--the two disks will be treated as one. I'd do some research on JBOD, since i have no real experience with it. Chances are, though, you would have to buy a special controller card to set it up, regardless of which raid you use, and that could cost as much as a 120GB drive (guessing). EDIT--whoops, didnt see mmX.memnoch's post
  9. It seems a lot of people have been having problems with the Commandline Colors patch of XPize. I had the same problem, but did a little snooping around my computer, and found an easy fix. The Regfile that makes the change has an entry that autoruns the command "CD %windir%" whenever the command prompt is run. I removed this, reapplied the reg file, and all my scripts work. If you guys wanna manually fix it, go into "%windir%\XPize\Resources" (the folder is hidden) and edit the file "XPize Command.reg". The very first section in it should look something like this: Simply delete the highlighted text, save the file, and re-apply it. Note that the text might be slightly different, but regardless, the whole CD command needs to be wiped out. Also note that the changes can be reverted by applying the "Default Command.reg" regfile. Other than that, great work, XPero. I use XPize everywhere--even at work (tho it seems to cause random issues?)
  10. Solution reposted as a new topic. See http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?act=ST...t=0#entry441887
  11. couple of points: Should spyware blaster really be lumped with the others? its not really a full-blown antispyware program, just a simple first line of defense.... theres not much point in rating it since its the best at what it does, since NOTHING can get by it if theres an entry for it... Also, has anyone ever tried using PIX firewall? I havent had much time to fiddle with mine, but i notice that there seems to be content filtering on it, including activex and java, as well as webpage filtering....its entirely possible, from what ive seen, that it could perform at least as well as spywareblaster in keeping out spyware... (non-bundled, that is) On topic, I once tried MSAS and compared to PestPatrol, AdAware, and Spybot, and found that MSAS had some shortcomings....ie, unable to halt a scan without losing results
  12. A ROUTER? bah....that HOGS resources, on the router...yer using it for somethin its not meant for, and routers can be painful/tedious to secure. Try....a Pix 501e the mother of all home networking hardware. Literally plug and play....but....watch out with P2p, it kind of kills the throughput on anything opening that many connections at once.... And its not like its EXPENSIVE or anything (actually, when you consider that it has a 4-port switch built in....thats 4 computers firewalled for ~$75 each...not TOO bad...)
  13. I may be wrong, but i think that you cannot have the welcome screen for logging on at the same time as you have a password screen set for screensaver. you can switch to classic logon, which will solve your problem, however you will NOT see a welcome screen when you first log on. Go into the control panel and open the users applet. Click on the "change how users log on and off" button and uncheck the "use welcome screen" box. You should now have the option you were looking for in the screensver screen.
  14. ronin2040

    WIHU Creator

    PSSST!!! youre linking to the .net SDK....unless im mistaken (quite possible), we' wouldnt need the full, 300 meg SDK... THIS is the link to the framework...er, runtime, or whatever only 22 megs, a tad more reasonable
  15. Um, editing a premade config file is sort of easy, even if its in a format youve never seen before. Id have to say that batch files can be much more difficult. So far, this program doesnt seem like it requires "intermediate" skill to use.... html? javascript? you dont need to know a BIT of those to edit the config file. Creating a batch script (at least a bulletproof one) can be quite a bit more difficult--getting it to run on yer system is easy. Making sure it can handle ANY kind of input in any environment without doing critical damage is a bit harder. Creating this program, on the other hand, is a bit more difficult still, blinkdt, id have to say yer being pretty harsh, and noobish yerself. A guy asked a question about a program that has little in the way of a "how to" (at least in the archive), and you jump on him and start talking about how amateur he is... lighten up

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