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Recent content by Coram Daes

  1. Coram Daes

    Thunderstorm readiness - surge woes - your approach?

    An UPS is not an option, not a single one anyway, since I have my main server in the garage, another desktop in room 1, my main desktop in room 2 and my remaining two servers also in room 2. At least they are on the same floor... :p Maybe my best bet, after all, is a remote trigger via the...
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    Thunderstorm readiness - surge woes - your approach?

    That is all good and dandy, but if you have your comps up to 50 meter apart and need to shutdown everything really fast, but still clean?
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    Windows 8 Activation Error

    if you have a legit license, call Microsoft.
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    Thunderstorm readiness - surge woes - your approach?

    The other day we were struck by some heavy bolts and the house literally shattered. Thor seemed pretty pissed at my neighborhood and I considered shutting down all the comps. Even if the house has surge protection and I also have (I do not know what it is called in English, surge protection...
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    Windows 8 Install corrupted

    Well, then assuming you have a backup of your files I suggest you wipe your drive thoroughly and then begin installing W7 and then W8. Microsoft can handle dual boot, provided you install the OS in order lower - > upper versions. I see no immediate alternative solution to this. You could spend...
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    What is 'best practice' for password management?

    Well, I get the point, but that also defeats the purpose with security questions, as I understand them. And you can actually have that setup in a number of ways, it is up to the application developer to decide upon any numbers of security questions and what they should be, or, as I have where I...
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    Windows 8 Install corrupted

    This will delete your customizations with the Partition manager I am pretty sure this tutorial is applicable to your situation, with some considerations like using the correct disk, either for 7 or for 8. MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record - Windows 7 Help Forums The aim is to reset...
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    What is 'best practice' for password management?

    Security questions may be stupid, but they are in fact widely used in Corporations in order to actually help regular users reset their password. That is not such a bad idea in itself, but then again, perhaps not as safe.
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    What is 'best practice' for password management?

    Mystere, I am not saying that Gibson is to be taken by the letter, but rather that there are simple ways to get good passwords through Character repetition. There are many ways to test passwords these days and I actually think that setting up a combination of any "short" character sequence...
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    Fragging wonderful: The truth about defragging your SSD

    I am not even sure we are talking about the same basic tech anymore. Granted Jimbos post makes a lot of sense from that perspective, but is not really what I was addressing or responding to.
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    Fragging wonderful: The truth about defragging your SSD

    I agree that the OS may reside on an SSD and gain performance by it. I also agree that the SSD capacity and price is not really an issue when we are talking about OS allocation. Today. I do NOT agree SSD's were cheap even three years ago. I do NOT agree that the knowledge about not having to...
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    Fragging wonderful: The truth about defragging your SSD

    Which is not what I am talking about. I am addressing storage capacity as still being an issue. Defrag stuff apart.
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    will we be able to download 8.1 iso that can clean install

    I just avoided it. If you select that you want to register a new account in that step in the Setup, you get, on the next page, the possibility to sign in without an account. That will take you to the local user setup page.
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    What is 'best practice' for password management?

    I am currently using Lastpass, after having used Keepass. I found Keepass to be very good, but tedious. Lastpass gives me web integration and the ability to securely stor none web related password in text based notes. I do not know if this is VERY secure, but I need to use something. There are...
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    Fragging wonderful: The truth about defragging your SSD

    Because SSD are not mainstream yet. To me, SSD is still a new technology, emerging in usage as prices for the drives goes down. There is still too much of a price difference for server drives and desktop drives with higher storage volumes in order to start yelling about mainstream. Sure, lower...