Posts tagged Q&A
Eventually, the battery would stop taking a charge and instead of the two or three hours I’d used to get, the battery life just started falling away to barely more than 20 minutes.
So that raises the question – how long should a notebook battery last? Not just how many hours but how many recharge cycles?
Today’s notebook batteries are virtually all built on Lithium-ion chemistry. Unliek older More >
A. Is this disc are burned CD or is it a legitimate Microsoft replicated CD?
If it’s a burned CD, I’d be pretty sceptical of it working. Still, in order for it to boot, you’ll need to go into your notebook/PC’s BIOS and set the boot drive priority order so that the CD drive is first. You’ll likely need the notebook manual to work out how to get into the BIOS as the settings are generally different for every computer.
Once you’ve made the change, save the settings and reboot. If More >
A. Simple. All you do is separate each command with the ampersand (&) symbol.
copy file1.txt file2.txt & del file1.txt
copies file1.txt to file2.txt and then deletes file1.txt – fairly useless but it does show how the ampersand works. Note that the second command only runs after the first one is complete.
But if you’re looking for a simple way to run multiple commands on the Windows command-line, this is it.
A. Yes, it does – but only non-copy-protected VOB files. Any VOB files you’ve generated from your own DVD authoring should work well with AutoRip. If you’ve copied VOBs straight from a commercial movie, it won’t work. It is illegal for software to circumvent copy-protection measures so AutoRip doesn’t work with VOB files that have CSS (content scrambling system) copy protection.
But if you rip movies with other well-known software first…
Wireless networking is often made out to be this miracle solution to do away with cables. It’s not.
While it might sound as if you can get transfer speed to burn using Wi-Fi, the reality is quite a bit different.
There are three main wireless standards for consumers – 802.11b (12 megabits per second – 12Mbps), 802.11g (54Mbps) and 802.11n (150 or 300Mbps depending on the device).
Now the problem with these speed figures are that they are all theoretical. You More >