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Re: poor advice on fixing things!

in Milliways
Wow, what a wonderful thread. Definitely something that can be talked about forever. Trying not to repeat things already said - one thing that's lately has been ticking me off just a bit is the habit of some hardware folks to recommend "refreshing thermal paste" as a solution to everything. Computer …

Re: Creating a batch file with more than 10 options

The errorlevel should always be a number . The number corresponds to the placement of the character in the choice string. So, for example if you use choice /cqwertyuiopasdfghjkl then errorlevel 1 corresponds to q, errorlevel 2 to w, and so on. In that example, p would be errorlevel 10, k errorlevel …

Re: Windows XP/Windows 7/Windows 10 - TRIPLE BOOT - Is It Possible?

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Tried that with ME after installing 7 it only booted to 7 9x/Me is a slightly different thing. NTLDR (2K/XP Bootloader) can recognize and handle the 9x/Me bootloader, but I'm not sure if BCD (NT6 bootloader) can do the same. It can however, handle NTLDR just fine, so in this particular case it …

Re: Keyboard Suggestion?

I think I have a KB-8923 at my parents' place. If I'm lucky, I might be able to test it. I suppose it is not n-key. I do not know of any IBM keyboard that's actually fully n-key, and I'm not even sure it is possible for a membrane keyboard (KB-8923 is membrane as is KB-7953 and the later variants - …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

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Shadow Warrior is fun, but you described a lot of the feelings I had back in my original playthrough. It can be a really frustrating game. I don't think I ever finished the original one. I keep getting lost in the levels, and eventually drop it and forget about it for several years up to a decade …

Re: Retro confessions. What are yours?

in Milliways
Yep, I recently discovered the "Special Editions" of Monkey Island 1 and 2, and enjoyed them a great deal. For nostalgia purposes, both games also include the original graphics and interface, and you can switch any time.

Re: Let's talk about our hated trends

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Another trend I'm surprised nobody mentioned... web installers everywhere. Agree completely. I think it's best to offer both options, because each has their own advantages. It is clear why distributors would like to avoid offline installers - it is both more work for them and makes it impossible to …

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