Greatest Hits

4
votes
4answers
55k views

How to setup a PXE boot server?

I want to try and setup a PXE boot server for a laptop that has a damaged hard drive. I have a custom built desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I want to make it my server so I can use my laptop ...
2
votes
5answers
72k views

How to password-protect a file with Adobe Reader X?

Is it possible to create a password for a file on Adobe Reader X?
10
votes
13answers
46k views

Microsoft Word files have weird icons suddenly?

All of a sudden, my Microsoft Office files have the generic file icon, and it happens with Powerpoint and Word, but not Excel. I can open the files just fine, and I tried restarting my computer, ...
2
votes
5answers
36k views

Thumbnails for video files are not showing in Windows 7

When I open my video folder, the thumbnails aren't showing. Instead, the default VLC icon was being displayed. Other files and image thumbnails are being displayed properly, only the videos have ...
109
votes
5answers
100k views

How to list files of a Debian package without install

This command can only list contents of installed packages, dpkg -L PACKAGENAME but how to list contents of a non-installed package, to preview/examine the package?
7
votes
8answers
44k views

HDMI won't output audio to my TV?

I recently upgraded my graphics card from an XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB to an MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB. (Windows 8 x64) The TV is a Vizio E500i-A1 My HDMI audio output used to work fine with my TV, but ...
11
votes
9answers
64k views

Change Overscan/Underscan settings without Catalyst Control Center

Just installed Windows 8 and downloaded the Catalyst version which ATI website recommended. However it says that it can't start! My main monitor is connected to my PC via a HDMI cable and the display ...
71
votes
11answers
121k views

How to wipe free disk space in Linux?

When a file is deleted, its contents may still be left in the filesystem, unless explicitly overwritten with something else. The wipe command can securely erase files, but does not seem to allow ...
2
votes
5answers
19k views

Excel documents will open excel with blank window

When opening any excel document it will only bring up the excel window. To open the document I will have to goto file -> open. I am using Office 2013 on windows 7 64bit Only started happening the ...
131
votes
10answers
70k views

Why does 64-bit Windows need a separate “Program Files (x86)” folder?

I know that on a 64-bit version of Windows the "Program Files" folder is for 64-bit programs and the "Program Files (x86)" folder is for 32-bit programs, but why is this even necessary? By ...
18
votes
1answer
14k views

Sorting lines in Notepad++ without TextFx plugin

Current version of Notepad++ is 6.6.3. Version 6.5.2 is the first, that introduced native (without plugin) sorting function to Notepad++. At least that's what they claim. Because, even though we're ...
10
votes
3answers
96k views

How to remove unwanted tunnel adapter connections?

I did "ipconfig" today and found about 10 network interfaces, most of them disconnected. How can I diagnose this? Where can I remove them? Edit: The extra network appear like this: Tunnel ...
3
votes
2answers
13k views

How to upgrade from Linux Mint 15 to Linux Mint 17?

How do I upgrade from Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) to Linux Mint 17 (Qiana)? I googled, but the results showed only upgrading 16 to 17. Please help on this.
54
votes
5answers
96k views

Where to find the .bashrc file on Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion?

I want to install rvm on my Snow Leopard machine. It says I need to add a line to my .bashrc file (I'm using bash) but where is my .bashrc file?
33
votes
1answer
69k views

What are the differences between the Windows 8 editions available on MSDN?

My DreamSpark account shows me several download links for Windows 8. I am not sure what is the difference between them and which one is suitable for me. Microsoft Windows 8 with Apps 32-bit ...
8
votes
1answer
55k views

How to completely remove printer from Windows 7

I'm having some issues with my Canon Pixma IP1900 printer - it doesn't respond to any OS requests. I am using Windows 7 x64 with additional Canon drivers and the printer used to work ok, but recently ...
6
votes
8answers
85k views

Fixing Outlook 2010's notorious 'Disabled Search Indexer' Add-in problem

I have been impressed with the improvements in search introduced in Outlook 2010. Unfortunately, in the last week search has stopped working for me. I have tried all the obvious repair tasks such as ...
7
votes
2answers
31k views

SSD, SD, eMMC, Raw NAND what are the differences?

so the underlying technology with SSD, eMMC, SD, USB Flash etc... is NAND flash correct? So is the difference between all of them just the way controllers are implemented? Or are the technologies ...
0
votes
4answers
34k views

Can I configure a TP-LINK TL-WR740N as a repeater?

My ISP provided with a new modem, that is already an router with WiFi and some ports. I would like to use my TP-LINK TL-WR740N as a wireless repeater, putting it in another room and connect to my ISP ...
30
votes
4answers
60k views

How to open the Recycle Bin from the Windows command line?

How do I open the Recycle Bin from the command line? I'd be very glad if there is a built-in Windows command.
13
votes
2answers
66k views

How do I create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker?

I'm trying to create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker (on Windows 7) but when doing so I get the error that the file type is not supported and cannot be imported. What is the easiest way ...
43
votes
6answers
124k views

Boot Camp: is it possible to restart directly to Windows from Mac OS X?

With the Boot Camp tools installed on Windows, there's an option for rebooting directly to Mac OS ("Restart in Mac OS X" from Boot Camp system tray item). But is this possible in the opposite ...
49
votes
3answers
106k views

How can I make chown work recursively?

I've got a directory called pdfs that contains a bunch of sub- and sub-sub-directories. I want to change ownership on all PDF files in all of the subfolders. I just tried this: chown -R ...
18
votes
3answers
36k views

How does Google Chromecast connect to secured wifi?

Google Chromecast can be set up by going to the setup page on a supported device. But in technical terms, what is actually happening on your device that configures the Chromecast dongle? For ...
33
votes
9answers
93k views

PuTTY how to select text and copy text using keyboard ONLY

Is there any way of selecting a text with keyboard the way I do it normally using Shift+arrows.
23
votes
3answers
43k views

Sublime Text 2 - Encoding UTF-8

How do I change the file encoding in Sublime Text 2? How do I change character encoding of a text file in OpenOffice.org writer? http://www.sublimetext.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3541
14
votes
7answers
34k views

How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.”

In Windows 7, after running chkdsk C: /F /R and finding out that my hard disk has 24 KB in bad sectors (log is posted below), I decided to run Windows 7's System File Checker utility (sfc /scannow). ...
18
votes
3answers
50k views

How to allow Chrome (browser) to load insecure content?

Google Chrome, by default, blocks insecure content on secure pages. Is there any way to allow it to load the full content and have it ask me (like Firefox does)? Even if it doesn't ask me and just ...
2
votes
1answer
20k views

Black screen issue playing videos in youtube on Google Chrome

when i play a video in youtube there is a black screen, see - http://prntscr.com/2wzrmn, altough i can use the interactions and hear the audio, i can't see the video. There is enough space in my C ...
4
votes
6answers
39k views

How to CLEAN INSTALL Windows 7 Professional 64Bit on Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo / Special Edition laptop?

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 15R Turbo/Special Edition with following configuration: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M processor, Windows 8 Single Language, English (64bit), 8GB 2 DIMM (4GB ...
2
votes
4answers
28k views

Default password of kali OS after first installation

I installed kali OS on my hard disk and set nothing as username and password.Now at the time of login it ask for Localhost username and password.I tried "root" and "toor" as default but didn't worked ...
43
votes
4answers
49k views

How do I sync multiple g-calendars to the new Windows 8 Calendar?

I'm able to add multiple g-calendars from multiple accounts, but it appears that only the root calendar is synced with Windows 8's Metro Calendar app. Is there a way to sync all gmail calendars?
5
votes
4answers
65k views

Connect Samsung Galaxy S2 with laptop. thru WIFI Direct

How can I send a picture from the phone to the laptop. Bluetooth is the easiest way, but not so fast. I want to use WIFI direct, but I cant find the laptop when i'm searching. What do I need to do ...
13
votes
2answers
43k views

Where is the Temp folder in OS X?

I am working on a project that stores output files in the Temp folder. In Windows I can search the Temp folder but I don't know the location of Temp folder in OS X. Can you please guide me to the ...
14
votes
5answers
82k views

How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7?

I need to hide the D: drive for specified users on Windows 7. How can I do that?
-2
votes
1answer
27k views

Can I downgrade to Windows 8 from Windows 8.1 using Windows 8 DVD?

I upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 without taking a system Image before the upgrade. And I'm pretty unhappy with the upgrade as my PC continuously keeps crashing and keeps showing some lame ...
8
votes
1answer
40k views

Nexus 7 Doesn't Show Up As Media Device (MTP)

When connecting my Nexus 7 to my Windows 7 computer, it doesn't show up in neither Windows Explorer > My Computer nor Device Manager > Portable Devices. I did, however, install the Google USB ...
16
votes
6answers
53k views

How to disable Windows 8 lock screen?

So I took a plunge and installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my main home PC. So far so good, but there is one annoyance - the system "locks" the computer after a period of inactivity causing me to ...
7
votes
1answer
52k views

What is the difference between 2.4G and 5G wireless?

I just got a new "dual band" wireless router. The sales rep didn't really understand the difference between the "2.4G" and "5G" wireless networks that the router supports. Can anyone please explain ...
14
votes
6answers
34k views

How to shut down a Windows 8.1 Pro computer in remote session?

When you right click the Windows 8.1 "start" button, you get some options to quickly perform common tasks, e.g. to shut down, reboot, or put the computer to sleep. But when you're using the computer ...
139
votes
9answers
21k views

Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to crack people's Wi-Fi networks?

Can most enthusiastic users (even if they are not professionals) use well-known techniques to break through the average home router's security? Some basic security options are: strong network ...
15
votes
8answers
117k views

How to read and write Mac drives on Windows

I have some external hard drives that are Mac OS Extended (Journaled) formatted. What software can you recommend for working with those drives when under Windows? Do you have any experience with this? ...
4
votes
3answers
11k views

How can I tell if I have Google Chrome 64-bit installed?

I think I just installed Chrome 64-bit, but I can't tell. About Google Chrome screen shows only Version 37.0.2062.94 m and I don't have anything in my 64-bit Program Files folder. Is there a way to ...
82
votes
8answers
69k views

Download all mail messages from Gmail including Sent folder items

How can I download all the messages from a Gmail account, including the Sent folder items, when a normal POP fetch will only grab the inbox items? My wife recently died, and she gave me access to her ...
5
votes
4answers
47k views

How to make a hidden partition visible

Here's how my hard drive is partitioned: Recovery Partition 21 GB (primary partition) C: 101 GB (Primary partition) D: 141 GB (logical drive) E: 141 GB (logical drive) F: 190 GB (logical drive) ...
47
votes
5answers
97k views

How do I create an administrator user on Ubuntu?

I want to create a user having sudo powers in Ubuntu. How can I do that?
9
votes
3answers
71k views

How do I format a drive as EXT4 on Windows 7?

I'm trying to create an ext4 file system on an external drive. The partition manager I usually use, EASEUS Partition Master, doesn't support ext4. What are some free alternatives? Edit: It turns out ...
56
29
votes
5answers
91k views

How can I scan the local network for connected devices? (Mac OS)

I'm basically looking for something like this but available on Mac. I am trying to connect a new workstation to our wireless multifunction printer and I'm having a hell of a time getting the device ...
13
votes
4answers
69k views

How to use Windows mini-dump files?

I have a Mini-ITX Intel DH61AG mobo w/ an Intel i3 processor and 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM. Anyways, this computer has been crashing kind of frequently. It is not an OS problem, as I have used Ubuntu ...
15
votes
4answers
91k views

Any way of changing Windows 7 screen resolution via command line?

I am using Microsoft's Live Mesh program to remotely access a PC running Windows 7, running on 2 screens: one with 1920x1080 and the other 1920x1200 resolution. I am accessing them via an old laptop ...