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  1. Actually it does, for Windows 8 anyways. The language pack at the top of the list is the one that Windows is displayed in. However, there may still be things displayed not under that language, if the Regional Settings are set differently. For instance, when I choose French (Canada) as the active language pack on my computer, sometimes dates will still show in English (i.e. "Thursday" instead of "jeudi") because the regional settings are in English (Canada). Language packs are available for Windows 8 (both standard and pro), as well as Windows 7 Ultimate and perhaps Business.
  2. When I finally went home for my winter break and turned on the power, it booted fine and a box appeared for me to click the Connect button. Right now it is working as expected, but is there any way to prevent this problem from happening again (i.e. due to an unexpected shutdown/power outage)?
  3. There are some websites out there that use CAPTCHAs that ask people to click on cat photos. I'm not sure if it's from another service, but Microsoft is working on something like that, where you click cat photos out of a small array of cat and dog photos.http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/asirra/
  4. I'm betting that it boots to the desktop and just doesn't connect to the router. At least it boots enough into Windows that scheduled tasks are still running properly. I think it's just a matter of opening the WLAN configuration screen and clicking "Connect" (though there might be other problems that I'm not aware of right now), but I guess I'll find out in a few weeks.
  5. Nope, the router doesn't show it as a connected device.
  6. They are unable to as there is no monitor attached to that computer. They can tell me the machine is booting up fine because, well, the power light is on for 12 hours of the day.
  7. I'm not sure what you mean by this or how I can determine it since I don't have access to the machine...
  8. I do have VNC Server on the computer, in fact the router is configured to forward the VNC port to that computer. But even within the home network, I cannot access the computer using VNC as it is offline.
  9. This summer I developed a database application for work as a student, I proposed to the IT department of the organization to use MySQL as I had no experience with MS SQL (SQL Server). I think both options are good, not sure about Oracle though. PostgreSQL also seems like a great system but I've never really used it. Another option for smaller databases would be SQLite as mentioned above somewhere. It's used in many desktop applications like Firefox and Skype.
  10. Here at the University of Ottawa, they teach Java in programming. I'm currently studying software engineering and so far everything up to second-year has been in Java. I'm not really sure why, since Java is rarely used nowadays (though I did read somewhere that it was a recommended requirement to get hired by Facebook as a software engineering). I've also heard that mechanical engineers are in a course that uses the C programming language though.
  11. Yes, it is. I can connect to another computer that has a wired connection to the router. As I said, I have already tried rebooting the router with no success.
  12. I'm wondering if there has been any plans to upgrade the current version of PHP 5.4. Lately I've encountered quite a few scripts that won't run with PHP < 5.3.0.PHP 5.3.0 was released back on June 30, 2009, and 5.4.8 (latest version) about a month ago... I initially thought that there were yearly upgrades to the server, but I guess I was wrong.Can anyone fill me in on this information or should I contact Xisto - Support?
  13. I can use LogMeIn to connect to another computer on the same network. That computer happens to be on a wired connection to the router. I have already tried rebooting the router through the computer that I am able to connect to using LogMeIn. The router doesn't show the device as connected unfortunately. The person that has physical access to the computer does verify that the computer is booting properly (8 AM startup as programmed into the BIOS and 8 PM shutdown as programmed into Windows Task Scheduler). There is only a keyboard connected to the computer at the remote location if I remember correctly, no output display device, so that isn't too helpful.
  14. First of all, the values you provided for IP addresses are private IP addresses. That means your 4 laptops must be on the same private network as the MS SQL server, or else you need to configure your router to do port forwarding to the MS SQL database server. Are you able to see the server within your workgroup? I'm assuming all of the computers are running Windows as you are using MS SQL. If not, there may be a network setting configured incorrectly. Have you configured SQL Server to allow remote connections? https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/914277 The support article is for SQL Server 2005, but you may be able to find a similar option for SQL Server 2008 or other versions.
  15. I would just keep the installation files of these programs on a USB stick or some other media and launch the installers after you do a fresh install of Windows. The latest patches and updates are downloaded automatically through Microsoft Update anyways and I don't really see a problem with that unless you're installing on a computer with no Internet connection (or a dial-up connection, which may take days to download).
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