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Comment: Re:FlyDrive would be a better name (Score 2) 274

by HouseOfMisterE (#44440291) Attached to: Microsoft Will Have To Rename SkyDrive

If you installed Windows XP on a computer with a build-in (USB) all-in-one card-reader, the Windows drive will default to H instead of C. (tip: unplug the card-reader before installing Windows XP.)
It's amazing how much software misbehaves when the C drive is an empty card-reader slot. For example exported Autocad profiles are hard-coded to drive letters, so you can't migrate your Autocad settings to/from computers that don't have the /windows/ directory on C.

You could actually work around the problem if Windows XP was trying to install to a drive letter other than "C". During install you would create the partition (it would be drive letter whatever), immediately delete the partition, and then recreate it. It would recreate as drive "C".

Comment: Install a PDF exporter as your default printer (Score 2) 311

by HouseOfMisterE (#39006163) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Go Paperless At Home?

Install a PDF exporter/printer as your default printer on your PC/Mac/etc. For Windows I would recommend the free PDFCreator from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/ .

I do a lot of online shopping and like to keep a copy of my purchase receipts. I print my receipts to PDFCreator, name the output file something descriptive (YYYY-MM-DD - Merchant + Item description.pdf) and save the PDFs to a receipts folder. It fulfills my needs, doesn't waste paper, and I can print a receipt copy if I ever have the need.

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