I’ve got almost a gig of "$NtUninstall…" files
in my Windows directory. They all appear to be related to various patches,
updates and service packs for Windows. I’ve got XP Pro SP2 installed. Some of
these folders are a couple of years old and they are all flagged as hidden and
read only. I’m getting low on disk space, can I safely delete all these folders
since I have no plans to uninstall any of the related patches, etc.? As updates
and patches accumulate in the future, will this these types of folders continue
to grow and take more unnecessary disk space? Aren’t even the old patches and
stuff dated before SP2, at the very least obsolete? —Dennis
Fred, there’s a
surprisingly useful launch bar built right into every copy of Windows (I’m NOT
talking about the Quick Launch bar, which is just plain lame), and I’m surprised
that I’ve never seen you or anyone else mention it.
HI Fred! The easiest way I know of testing
an IR Remote is aim the remote at your video camera. The camera sees the
frequency of light from the remote. You can see all of the pulses. A simple
trick and can be useful to tell if it is your remote or the sensor. Have Fun!
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Hi Fred! Just like everyone else, I have
been receiving 5-6 phish’s a week. Instead of deleting them, I have started
using a good "WHOIS" tool (like Karen’s WHOIS [
http://tinyurl.com/a8oeg ]) to determine who the domain host
is and then sending the phish to the domain point of contact. In Outlook
Express, when you cursor the link included in the phish, the "real" target
address is shown in the bottom status bar. I’m sure other email programs show
the same type of info. I’ve had some degree of success twice in the last few
Fred, Just wanted to give you a “heads up” that Microsoft now offers Virtual PC 2004 for free!
We’re finally catching up, thank goodness. I spent an
entire day just going through reader mail and subscriber service requests, and
got through most of it; I’m within striking distance of the rest. <g> Most
readers got their last issue normally, but a minority— especially those who
had pending address-change requests, for example— did not. For those folks,
this will be the first issue they’ve seen after the hiatus. (If you missed the
first new issue, it’s here for Plus! subscribers
http://langalist.com/Plus/newsletters/2006/2006-09-18plus.asp and here
for Standard Edition readers:
Here’s something you and fellow Langa-nauts might be interested in – GX::Transcoder is a flexible audio converter software, which is able to convert in a batch mode between a lot of audio formats.
Over the summer, I found a some new
software you might be interested in. Best of all, it’s free. There’s more than I
can put in one issue, so let me start in this issue by telling you of a very
large collection of free stuff— some of it very, very cool:
Is there anything I can use to be able to view