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Forum: General Discussion 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,942
Posted By DataMan47
Perhaps it's a cultural thing, the difference...

Perhaps it's a cultural thing, the difference between developer communities (newsgroups, FreeNode IRC channels, and places like Stack Overflow) and this community, but I come from a community where...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,092
Posted By DataMan47
A kernel bugcheck is just the technical name for...

A kernel bugcheck is just the technical name for a "blue screen of death". Standard things to do when you get a BSOD include running the memory diagnostic, updating your hardware device drivers, and...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Aug 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,144
Posted By DataMan47
BTW, if you want to determine exactly which...

BTW, if you want to determine exactly which driver is leaking all your memory, you can use poolmon; more info about this can be found here:
Mark's Blog : Pushing the Limits of Windows: Paged and...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Aug 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,144
Posted By DataMan47
According to your first screenshot, the kernel is...

According to your first screenshot, the kernel is using 2.7GB. Most of that is unpaged (i.e., physical RAM) (well, it's normal for most kernel memory to be unpaged). It's impossible to tell for...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Aug 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,942
Posted By DataMan47
The other thing to look out for are scheduled...

The other thing to look out for are scheduled tasks. It is possible to schedule a task such that it will wake the system up in order for it to do its thing. So you should check your list of...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Aug 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,942
Posted By DataMan47
Yep, that's the option. See, you did just fine...

Yep, that's the option. See, you did just fine without the spoon-feeding.


Well, what else would you call it? A magic packet is just a special directed packet that repeats the MAC address a...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Aug 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By DataMan47
And you think that the customer service rep who...

And you think that the customer service rep who answered the phone (and who almost certainly is not involved in development, distribution, packaging, etc.) will get it right? In all likelihood, they...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Aug 2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By DataMan47
No. 1 key, 2 DVDs per retail package.

No. 1 key, 2 DVDs per retail package.
Forum: General Discussion 19 Aug 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,942
Posted By DataMan47
Not necessarily. Some people know their way...

Not necessarily. Some people know their way around enough that they can find it. Or they are resourceful enough that they can Google (or Bing :P) it. I give people the benefit of the doubt and...
Forum: General Discussion 19 Aug 2009
Replies: 22
Views: 2,942
Posted By DataMan47
You don't have to turn off wake-on-LAN (I use WOL...

You don't have to turn off wake-on-LAN (I use WOL all the time, and I'd go crazy if I had to disable it). What you do have to do is make sure that your adapter is set to wake only on a "magic"...
Forum: General Discussion 16 Aug 2009
Replies: 16
Views: 8,683
Posted By DataMan47
KMS: You don't need to enter a key. Windows will...

KMS: You don't need to enter a key. Windows will look for a KMS server on your domain network. KMS server activates Windows, and KMS server talks to the Microsoft Mothership. Your Windows must be...
Forum: General Discussion 15 Aug 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,014
Posted By DataMan47
The whole point of the Windows pre-order was to...

The whole point of the Windows pre-order was to get a special discount. You won't get it any faster--you'll still be getting it on October 22. Since there is no pre-order discount for FP (it's...
Forum: General Discussion 14 Aug 2009
Replies: 24
Views: 8,881
Posted By DataMan47
It would be helpful if you could identify what's...

It would be helpful if you could identify what's using the memory.

Install Process Explorer (Google/Bing it). Turn on the "Private Bytes" and "WS Private" columns. Private bytes is the amount of...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Aug 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By DataMan47
Microsoft isn't very good about coordinating...

Microsoft isn't very good about coordinating their communications (I got three separate e-mails, all to the same address, from MSFT in July announcing RTM, from Connect, MSDN, and TechNet), and it's...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Aug 2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By DataMan47
No, not timebombed. There are (and have been for...

No, not timebombed. There are (and have been for some time) two separate Server 2008 downloads: one from TechNet (or MSDN) subscriptions that are not timebombed, and one from regular TechNet (no sub...
Forum: Installation & Setup 12 Aug 2009
Replies: 32
Views: 5,696
Posted By DataMan47
There's an easy way to remove ei.cfg while...

There's an easy way to remove ei.cfg while keeping the ISO image bootable. Someone (the same guy who makes HashCheck) made a tool just for this and posted it at Neowin:
Windows 7 RTM ISO Image...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Aug 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,423
Posted By DataMan47
Out of curiosity, have you tried it in 64-bit? I...

Out of curiosity, have you tried it in 64-bit? I have a first-generation digital TV tuner from ATI. They never made 64-bit drivers for this model. All the drivers listed at AMD and in the Windows...
Forum: General Discussion 12 Aug 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,423
Posted By DataMan47
pparks1++ And let's not forget the extra...

pparks1++

And let's not forget the extra memory overhead for WOW64 (and larger code size), which can be a pretty significant hit for systems without a lot of RAM.
Forum: General Discussion 11 Aug 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 16,484
Posted By DataMan47
That's because the BSA only audits businesses;...

That's because the BSA only audits businesses; they couldn't audit homes because they would have no legal grounds to do so (they're already on shaky grounds with auditing businesses) and because it...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Aug 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 7,476
Posted By DataMan47
Even MSDN, which has a much less restrictive...

Even MSDN, which has a much less restrictive license term than TechNet (you can use a MSDN license on any sort of system, as long as it's for devel/design/testing/demonstration), spells out the...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Aug 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,939
Posted By DataMan47
But you'll be in violation of the license...

But you'll be in violation of the license agreement since it's for evaluation and evaluation only--not for business use, not for personal use, not for use on any live system. But since MSFT doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Aug 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 4,939
Posted By DataMan47
The only feature in Ultimate that looks...

The only feature in Ultimate that looks interesting to me it the MUI.

But here's my beef with the MUI: why the hell is it limited to only Ultimate and Enterprise? Let's say you are a family...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Aug 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,682
Posted By DataMan47
Windows has always set the default page file size...

Windows has always set the default page file size to a range of 1.5x to 3x the physical RAM size. And given that 90% of the world's OS is Windows, I think that the vast majority of operating systems...
Forum: General Discussion 10 Aug 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,746
Posted By DataMan47
Someone's made a tool to convert your ultimate...

Someone's made a tool to convert your ultimate ISO into a professional ISO and back again (with the correct and matching hashes), so that you don't have to waste your bandwidth.

Info: Windows 7...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Aug 2009
Replies: 3
Views: 3,973
Posted By DataMan47
One name is the name generated by the build lab: ...

One name is the name generated by the build lab:
7600.16385.090713-1255_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso

7600: build #
16385 (0x4001): QFE #
090713-1255: build tag...
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