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Windows7 questions

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Peter Jason, May 17, 2010.

  1. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason Flightless Bird

    Does Windows7 allow:

    Switching off/on extraneous installed HDDs while the
    computer is running?


    Have a faxing facility which allows blocking of junk faxes?
    (like email & newsgroups.)


    Regards
     
  2. Augustus

    Augustus Flightless Bird

    "Peter Jason" <pj@jostle.com> wrote in message
    news:IridnShlErfiiG_WnZ2dnUVZ_jydnZ2d@netspace.net.au...
    > Does Windows7 allow:
    >
    > Switching off/on extraneous installed HDDs while the
    > computer is running?
    >
    >
    > Have a faxing facility which allows blocking of junk faxes? (like email &
    > newsgroups.)
    >
    >
    > Regards


    Kind of. Power setting options can turn them off after a set time. They
    can't be literally turned off manually by software. External drives can, of
    course. Settings can be found at Power Options / Change Plan Settings /
    Advanced Settings / Hard Disk
    You can't block junk faxes with the included Windows fax utility...
     
  3. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 18 May 2010, "Peter Jason" <pj@jostle.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > Does Windows7 allow:
    >
    > Switching off/on extraneous installed HDDs while the
    > computer is running?


    What's an "extraneous" HDD?

    You can eject external drives.

    > Have a faxing facility which allows blocking of junk faxes?
    > (like email & newsgroups.)


    No. That's usually a function of the fax modem.
     
  4. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason Flightless Bird

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D7CFD5B8BCEnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 18 May 2010, "Peter Jason" <pj@jostle.com> wrote in
    > alt.windows7.general:
    >
    >> Does Windows7 allow:
    >>
    >> Switching off/on extraneous installed HDDs while the
    >> computer is running?

    >
    > What's an "extraneous" HDD?
    >
    > You can eject external drives.



    "Extraneous HDD" is one used occasionally for backup and
    other storage purposes. We have spare HDDs in the
    computer, but want to turn them off between use, without
    powering down, to make them last longer and to save some
    power.

    External drives have slower data-transfer rates, though we
    use these for off-site backups.

    It's incredible that Windows can't do this simple thing!







    >
    >> Have a faxing facility which allows blocking of junk
    >> faxes?
    >> (like email & newsgroups.)

    >
    > No. That's usually a function of the fax modem.


    Do you know of any modem with the ability to "filter in" fax
    numbers? We are bombarded with junk faxes. We'll pay
    anything!
     
  5. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason Flightless Bird

    "Augustus" <gehenna@telusplanet.net> wrote in message
    news:aEpIn.4151$Z6.3058@edtnps82...
    >
    >
    > "Peter Jason" <pj@jostle.com> wrote in message
    > news:IridnShlErfiiG_WnZ2dnUVZ_jydnZ2d@netspace.net.au...
    >> Does Windows7 allow:
    >>
    >> Switching off/on extraneous installed HDDs while the
    >> computer is running?
    >>
    >>
    >> Have a faxing facility which allows blocking of junk
    >> faxes? (like email & newsgroups.)
    >>
    >>
    >> Regards

    >
    > Kind of. Power setting options can turn them off after a
    > set time. They can't be literally turned off manually by
    > software. External drives can, of course. Settings can be
    > found at Power Options / Change Plan Settings / Advanced
    > Settings / Hard Disk



    Is this better than the options in XP pro?
    It's so annoying to have to plug/unplug HDDs.



    > You can't block junk faxes with the included Windows fax
    > utility...
     
  6. Jackie

    Jackie Flightless Bird

    On 5/18/2010 08:46, Peter Jason wrote:
    >
    > Is this better than the options in XP pro?
    > It's so annoying to have to plug/unplug HDDs.


    You don't need to unplug them. It's *just* like Augustus said. You don't
    have to turn it off manually. You don't have to do anything but not
    access the drive for a set period of time before it automatically turns
    off. The same option is in XP as well. :)
     
  7. SC Tom

    SC Tom Flightless Bird

    "Peter Jason" <pj@jostle.com> wrote in message
    news:rcedndn9A8APqm_WnZ2dnUVZ_g6dnZ2d@netspace.net.au...
    >
    > "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9D7CFD5B8BCEnilch1@130.133.4.11...
    >> On 18 May 2010, "Peter Jason" <pj@jostle.com> wrote in
    >> alt.windows7.general:
    >>
    >>> Does Windows7 allow:
    >>>
    >>> Switching off/on extraneous installed HDDs while the
    >>> computer is running?

    >>
    >> What's an "extraneous" HDD?
    >>
    >> You can eject external drives.

    >
    >
    > "Extraneous HDD" is one used occasionally for backup and other storage
    > purposes. We have spare HDDs in the computer, but want to turn them off
    > between use, without powering down, to make them last longer and to save
    > some power.
    >
    > External drives have slower data-transfer rates, though we use these for
    > off-site backups.
    >
    > It's incredible that Windows can't do this simple thing!



    **** But it can! Three replies have it explained it. All you have to do is
    implement it :)


    >>
    >>> Have a faxing facility which allows blocking of junk faxes?
    >>> (like email & newsgroups.)

    >>
    >> No. That's usually a function of the fax modem.

    >
    > Do you know of any modem with the ability to "filter in" fax numbers? We
    > are bombarded with junk faxes. We'll pay anything!


    **** Most fax machines have the ability to block incoming numbers, and I
    would think any number of fax modems also, but I haven't worked with modems
    in a number of years.
    In order for the fax machine to be able to block, you have to have caller
    I.D. enabled on your phone service. Then the number can be added to the
    Block Junk Fax list in the fax machine.
    I know of no machine that will arbitrarily block faxes like junk email
    filters do with a particular content since a fax machine doesn't "read" the
    fax as it's coming in. Possibly a fax service would have that function. Call
    your phone company and see if they have anything like that, or if they know
    of anyone in your area that does.
    --
    SC Tom
     
  8. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 18 May 2010, "Peter Jason" <pj@jostle.com> wrote in
    alt.windows7.general:

    > It's incredible that Windows can't do this simple thing!


    It can. I just told you.
     
  9. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason Flightless Bird

    "Jackie" <Jackie@an.on> wrote in message
    news:4bf24271$0$16091$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
    > On 5/18/2010 08:46, Peter Jason wrote:
    >>
    >> Is this better than the options in XP pro?
    >> It's so annoying to have to plug/unplug HDDs.

    >
    > You don't need to unplug them. It's *just* like Augustus
    > said. You don't have to turn it off manually. You don't
    > have to do anything but not access the drive for a set
    > period of time before it automatically turns off. The same
    > option is in XP as well. :)



    But this is for *all* drives no? If I have three HDDs in
    the computer bays and I want to turn 2 of them on/off at
    varying times *without rebooting* can I do this with
    Windows7?

    I have my main HDD, and two others for
    backups/photos&movies, the latter two I access occasionally.
    I want to turn on/off these latter two without having to
    turn off the computer.

    Can Windows7 do this?
     

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