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Computer Questions Not Worth Their Own Thread II

Discussion in 'Computer Talk' started by Methos, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    Apparently one valid option is to simply delete almost all files and folders in the installation, except for the actual Steam executable one, and then start up Steam and let it redownload a few gygabytes's worth of gaming material.
     
  2. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    Question: Is there a way to monitor write operations to the registry? I only know of tools that let you take snapshots and compare them.
     
  3. Michkov

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  4. aimeeandbeatles

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    Thank you. I actually have Process Monitor (I use Windows System Control Center to keep all the NirSoft/Sysinternals stuff in one place) so I'll use that. :)
     
  5. aimeeandbeatles

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    Question: I have a command-line program running on task scheduler. It pops up a command prompt window in the foreground and steals focus. Aside from "run with highest privileges," is there any way to make it not do that?
     
  6. Michkov

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    There should be a no console command you can tag onto the line in the task scheduler that specifies the program to run.
     
  7. aimeeandbeatles

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    I have an alternate file manager. It's set as the default file manager instead of Windows Explorer. Most of the time this works. But I have a few programs that when I try to open a folder from them they instead open Windows Explorer specifically. (I'm currently emailing a developer about this.) Why would this happen?
     
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    Have you received an Email from the developer?
     
  9. Birdjaguar

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    Anyone here have experience using Twitch to publish non gaming videos or move streaming videos to a youtube channel for future watching?
     
  10. Quintillus

    Quintillus Archiving Civ3 Content Supporter

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    Most likely it is hard-coded to run Explorer, the equivalent of running the following in a Run prompt:

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    explorer C:\
    This is the equivalent of programs that assume that Windows is is installed at C:\Windows, that Program Files are at C:\Program Files, or that user documents are at C:\Users\<username>\Documents, instead of using the proper ways to check for that. The developer most likely uses Windows Explorer themselves, and was probably unaware of the issue.
     
  11. shadowplay

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    Anyone else still have this message when they open windows update:

    Seems I should have the May 2020 update by now, no? This computer is 4 years old and runs well.
     
  12. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    Likely a compatibility issue. Microsoft has been having... issues... lately with their larger OS updates. Mine still won't download update 2004, which is the "May 2020" update.
     
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  13. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    I only know that it's completely possible to do so, but not how.
     
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  14. aimeeandbeatles

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    I think Commodore once mentioned some non-game YouTubers moving to Twitch because of demonetization. Unfortunately asking him for more info isn't really possible.
     
  15. Sarin

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    Does anyone here have any experience with low end Intel NUC mini computers, and how well do they perform as alternative to very basic desktop computers?
     
  16. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Yeah, my home desktop won’t update. I’m planning on replacing it soon so haven’t bothered to troubleshoot.
     
  17. Zelig

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    Pretty much as you’d expect from the specs. They’re typically not super quiet under load, and are more expensive than Chinese mini-PCs, but they’ll get better driver support from Intel than Chinese mini-PCs.

    Unless I need to pick out specific parts for some reason, I typically go for pre-built business-class mini PCs, just because they’re easier. (HP, Lenovo, Dell, Apple all make PCs in this category. I got my dad an HP and my mom a Lenovo, and they’ve both been working well for years.)
     

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