Billiam29

Lives in United States Chicago, United States
Joined on Jan 29, 2004

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  • Have you checked the Windows Event Viewer for error or warning messages that occur at the time you plug in one of the problematic disks? Windows Event Viewer > Windows Logs > System Windows Event ...
  • From what I see, the NetGear Orbi Satellite has four Ethernet ports. Have you tried disabling your MBP’s Airport, then plugging in its USB Ethernet adapter to one of the Ethernet ports on the same ...
  • It would be helpful if you could elaborate a bit on the physical cabling topology of what you’re trying to get working. In other words, what are the two Ethernet ports on the Synology plugged ...
  • Thanks for the nostalgia! I remember ordering a four CDROM Slackware set from Walnut Creek CDROM back in the day. I don't recall which specific release it was. I want to say maybe 3.2 or 3.3. ...
  • I very much agree where practical matters are concerned for anyone likely reading this thread. Technically speaking, however, magnetic tape (LTO) is considered by most to be true long term ...
  • Just a reminder for anyone considering a new Ubuntu install (or any of the “official” flavors) that the 18.04.1 point release is scheduled to be available on the 26th of this month. https://wiki.ub ...
  • From my perspective, I really don’t think the difficulties you encountered trying to obtain Windows 7 from Microsoft have to do with their willingness to support “older” operating systems. I ...
  • Communication failure between my eyeballs and my brain apparently. I did the 1803 update Tuesday night and the policy is indeed present on my system. I just flat out missed it when I previously ...
  • Thanks for poitning this out. However, this policy and the similar class ID one seem heavy handed. My interpretation is that they appear intended to completely block installation of matching ...
  • Thanks Patco. I had seen the setting you mentioned previously but I had personally been used to the settings mentioned in this TenForums tutorial ( LINK ). Based on that page, however, it looks ...
  • Apologies if this has been discussed previously, but are the settings to disable updates of drivers indeed gone from build 1803? Considering 1803 has been available for a while now, I’m really ...
  • An additional item that could affect some people is the trash can. IIRC macOS maintains the trash can for files deleted on external drives on the same external drive the files were originally ...
  • My suggestion would be to run the du command again just on the /private/var directory and ouput the results to text file which can then be browsed and searched in whatever manner is convenient. ...
  • Many of the bits and pieces that make up macOS can be found in the /private directory that is hidden from view in Finder. While /private contains a large quantity of items, the storage space it ...
  • If you're talking about ordering a DisplayPort cable, then I assume your computer has a full size DP output. Why can't you just plug the full size DP end of the included cable into your PC and the ...
  • At least the actual password requirements were adequately communicated even if it was after the fact. I recently signed up for a portal site for my doctor’s office. The description text on the new ...
  • By and large, many people seem attracted to no-cost or low cost backup solutions. Adding the cost of additional blank storage just for testing restores is not something that these same people may ...
  • “Test your backup/restore procedures” is a well-intentioned and frequently mentioned sentiment. I contend, however, that relatively few individuals or even small businesses have the resources to ...
  • Are you looking for a WiFi “router” or just a WiFi access point? They’re actually two different categories of devices. A typical home WiFi router is usually comprised of a router/firewall, an ...
  • I just wanted to expand upon this a bit. Note that Eric mentioned all three items in his statement: the NAS, the Mac, and the switch. This is intentional. For all practical purposes, using jumbo ...
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