Akemi Iwaya

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

Sometimes it can be a bit confusing or frustrating when you see something referred to by multiple names, like exFAT and FAT64, for example. Which name is correct, or are both of them correct? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Most of us use the Start Menu to shut our Windows system down, but is it possible to cause damage if you choose to use the Command Line instead? Are there any particular commands that could cause damage while others do not? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

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Quite a few people have gotten into “interesting” debates and discussions about the true meaning of the term “Wi-Fi”, but what does the “Fi” portion of the term itself actually stand for? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When designing your own forms in Microsoft Word, you may occasionally encounter problems in knowing how to create the particular sections or features that you need. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful solutions for a reader’s Microsoft Word woes.

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If you are getting ready to add an antenna to your router in order to extend the Wi-Fi range in your home, just how long of a cable can you use? Does the cable’s length even matter? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When you are shopping for a new hard drive, it can sometimes be a bit confusing when similar, or not so similar terminology is all mixed together in the product’s description. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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There are few things as frustrating as getting your Windows system all set up just like you want only to see all your hard work and custom settings gone the next time you log in. Just what is going on? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the solution to a very frustrated reader’s problem.

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When it comes to playing online games, the better our connection speed is, the more we can enjoy ourselves. But what type of connection is actually best for our needs in the end? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.

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If you hate seeing good electronic parts go to waste, then you likely look for ways to incorporate them into other devices or have them serve as accessories of some kind. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post offers some helpful advice to a curious reader.

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Our laptops allow us to be more mobile than ever before, but still always in search of convenient outlets to charge them. If you are in the middle of charging a laptop and need to move to a different outlet while it is still running, will it damage it? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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We all worry about keeping our data and files safe and intact, but is it possible for data to become damaged and be accessed by a user without a notification or warning of any kind about the problem? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

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When looking up information about a website, there are different amounts of data you can find based on the type of search you do. You may also find yourself wondering if the same type of search goes by more than one name as well. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.

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Usually, we just type in the address of a website we want to view, but would a web server actually “know” if we used the direct IP address instead? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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When you set up a network in your office, and depending on the equipment and setup used, just how smart and/or efficient could that network actually be? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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We can all agree that faster download speeds are preferable and would assume that a VPN might slow things down a bit, but what if the opposite happens and your VPN actually increases the speed? With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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There are many ways to learn the location of a computer from its IP address, but how do you go about it if you decide to use the command line to find the information? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions to help a reader find the information he wants.

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When you are tweaking or adjusting various settings on your computer, sooner or later you will likely run across some options that leave you puzzled or confused. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s questions.

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When learning more about how operating systems and the hardware they run on work and interact with each other, you may be surprised to see what appears to be oddities or under-utilization of “resources” occurring. Why is that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Altering or expanding the capabilities of a Wi-Fi network that you have set up in your own home is one thing, but what do you do when someone else performed the installation and did an exceptional job of “hiding” the router in a discreet, out-of-the-way location?  Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some useful suggestions to help a frustrated reader find an elusive router.

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When linking similar devices to one another, you may wonder why one specific type of cable is used rather than another one. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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A few small harmless pranks between friends is one thing, but what do you do when you are the victim of a prank that turns the key mapping for your keyboard into a complete train wreck? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers that a frustrated reader needs to deal with his keyboard woes.

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If you start encountering bad sectors on your hard drive and decide to format it, will it “remember” those bad sectors afterward or not? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps answer a curious reader’s question about bad sectors and formatting.

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If you happen to be researching specific computer hardware like SSDs, for instance, you might expect the smaller ones to be faster than the larger ones. But is that actually the case or is the opposite true? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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For the most part, all of us are used to having a unique public IP address, but what do you do when that is actually not the case? What exactly is going on? With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a confused reader solve an IP address mystery.

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Sometimes names and terms are pretty interchangeable and everyone understands what is being referred to without confusion, but then there are times when things are not so clear and leave you with more questions than answers. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps clarify things for a confused reader.

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