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Windows OS stuff

Copying many files under Windows, continue on errors

If you ever tried to copy or move many files using Windows Explorer, you’ll know the problem: you start the process, come back hours later and expect it to be finished and it did almost nothing. It may have hit … Continue reading

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Steam: Game unavailable, Update paused and title shown in yellow

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 on my gaming box. Before doing this I saved the Steam folder on another partition using the official guide given here so I did not have to re-download all the stuff. When I started Steam … Continue reading

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Selecting text in the windows console

The console window under Windows sucks and everybody (at least those who ever used a terminal under some UNIX OS) knows. The most annoying thing for me is that you can’t copy & paste text from it. Today I found … Continue reading

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Cygwin: program does nothing when executed

I’ve been using Cygwin to develop programs under Win32 for quite a while. After installing a new package, various programs I had compiled earlier were broken in a strange way: they simply did nothing at all when executed. No error … Continue reading

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Windows Vista: high CPU load when LAN cable plugged in

A friend recently visited me with his notebook that is running Windows Vista. As soon as we plugged in the network cable, everything became very slow for him, task manager showed a cpu load of ~30% even though not a … Continue reading

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