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Windows 8 hard disk usage 100%

This is a problem I've seen described in many places: Super User (here, here, here and so on) Microsoft support forums (here, here...) The Lenovo forums have some users complaining about this too ...
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Remove empty lines and spaces in Notepad++?

Suppose I have these lines: A B C D E I want remove empty lines, and the spaces before the letter too, like this: A B C D E How can I achieve this in Notepad++?
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Is there a good tool for monitoring network activity on Mac OS X?

Is there a good bit of software on Mac OS X that I can use to monitor incoming and outgoing network activity? Nothing too geeky, I just want something simple to use. I'm on version 10.6 (Snow ...
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Bash: Display each sub-directory size in a list format using 1 line command?

I want to get a list of the directories and their sizes in a list format like how you get when you do a ls -l. The thing is that is there a one line command that can do this? I see others have long ...
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Text size suddenly got bigger on all sites on Google Chrome

This morning I started my Google Chrome browser as I do every day. The text size was suddenly bigger than normal, on all sites. I did not change any setting anywhere. If I set the zoom to 90% it ...
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How to restore Windows Firewall after some malware deleted its service?

Yesterday I visited some web site, and apparently got infected via some Flash exploit. Microsoft Security essentials immediately kicked in, and displayed a warning about four items: > ...
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How to reinstall GRUB2 EFI?

After successfully updating my bios, something went wrong and I ended up with a blinking cursor on the top left corner of a black screen. No errors, no nothing. The bios now only listed a SATA: ...
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How do I add someone to a scheduled Outlook meeting without sending that update to everyone else?

I have scheduled a recurring Outlook meeting that everyone has already accepted. Now I need to include one more person, and I'd like to send her the invitation "officially" so that it appears on her ...
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How to replace a USB wireless mouse receiver in this case?

My mouse is quite good, but unfortunately the USB wireless receiver is as big as an adult's little finger (pinky). It breaks easily when the laptop is moved. I want a micro receiver and the company ...
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Cannot install Windows 8.1 Update Kb2919355. Windows Update Error 80073712

I'm running Win 8.1 Pro x64. On April 9th, I was offered two updates from Microsoft. Usually, updates install automatically through Windows update but the following two updates, I noticed today (April ...
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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?
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How do I Uninstall Windows 10 preview?

I joined in the preview program and I don't like it. How can I downgrade back to Windows 8/7? Same question for Windows 8
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Add Google as Default Search Provider for Windows 8.1 IE 11

I have been trying with no luck to use Google as the default search provider for IE11 on Windows 8.1 Currently I can only add Google Australia as an "Accelerator" however this does not provide the ...
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How can I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and keep my files and applications?

I want to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8. How can I do this while keeping all of my files in-tact? Is it possible to retain all of my applications and user settings, too?
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An operating system wasn't found

When I boot my computer, it boots fine. When I restart it though, I get the following error: An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. ...
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How can I merge two mp4 files without losing quality?

I have two high-quality mp4 files, which are of two parts of the same show. I want to merge them together into 1 file, and I usually use VirtualDub to merge my files... But it doesn't seem to support ...
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How to password-protect a file with Adobe Reader X?

Is it possible to create a password for a file on Adobe Reader X?
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How do I set an animated wallpaper on Windows Seven?

Well, on Windows XP and on Windows 98 you can put an animated gif as an wallpaper easily. On Windows Seven, when doing that the displayed wallpaper is only a frame of the animated gif. How to put an ...
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How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP Dell laptop?

I have a Dell Latitude D410. Running Windows XP. I am receiving the STOP: 0x000000ED (0X899CF030,0XC0000185,0X00000000,0X00000000) blue screen. Initially, I tried everything specified with the ...
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Why does my Windows 7 computer freeze after waking up from Sleep?

Moderator edit: if you have a similar problem, please ask your own question, since it seems there are several things that can cause this situation, it is better to treat each case separately. Hey ...
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“Google Software Update would like to control this computer…” What?

For the first time (that I've seen), some piece of Google's software updater is now asking for permission to control my computer. I couldn't find any other mention of this on the web, so I don't ...
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Why/how is svchost.exe using 6.5GB of memory?

What is going on here? I have almost nothing running. By almost nothing, I mean Firefox, and some background network applications that are entirely passive and would never use this much memory. ...
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Difference between Ethernet splitter and switch

I have one Ethernet port that is wired directly to the router on another level. However, I want to run a desktop and a server both off this one Ethernet port. Can anyone tell me the difference ...
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Can I delete the folder “C:\WINDOWS\Installer\$PatchCache$”?

This folder is taking up nearly a GB of my C partition. Is it possible to just delete it?
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How do I view or delete individual cookies in Windows 7 or Windows Vista?

I'd like to be able to view and delete individual cookies in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. I've looked in all the Internet Options dialogs that I can find, and also done ...
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Does DisplayPort carry sound as HDMI does?

Does DisplayPort carry sound as HDMI does? Specifically, I am looking at Lenovo Laptops T410 or T510. I'm wondering if the spec permits for audio over DP and if possible if the Lenovo laptops I ...
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Mapping drive letters to local folders

Is there a windows equivalent to the old DOS SUBST command? I want to be able to assign a local drive letter to a folder on a local drive. I realise that a mapped drive will work (and so far that's ...
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Enable F1-F12 keys without Fn on Lenovo Ideapad S400u

I just have bought a new Lenovo Ideapad S400u notebook, and it is not default F1-F12, it is default mute button, refresh, more brightness, less brightness... I've downloaded "Lenovo Keyboard Slim Fn ...
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How do I upgrade to Snow Leopard without a CD drive?

I'm on a Intel Mac (desktop) which has a broken CD drive. Is there any way to install without buying an external CD drive?
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Can I force Google Chrome to remember passwords?

Is there a way to force Google Chrome to remember passwords for sites that have autocomplete turned off? Clarification: I am a programmer, but ideally, I'd like a method that I could help regular ...
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How can I view the entire source code of an email in Outlook 2010?

I know how to view the headers of an email message as well as the source of an HTML message. In Outlook Express, however, there was an option to see the entire message source code the exact same way ...
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How to do networking between virtual machines in VirtualBox?

I have two virtual machines in VirtualBox. I would like to do networking between them. For the moment I have the default configuration on both, but they seem to have the same IP-address 10.0.2.15. I ...
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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 ...
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How to install/upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM without a Microsoft account

When I installed Windows 8, I deliberately chose not to use a Microsoft account to sign in. I like to keep things separate, and just logon with a traditional local account. Any apps that require me to ...
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How do you change default delimiter in the Text Import in Excel?

I want to import a CSV file to Excel. The CSV file has comma separated data (go figure), but the delimiter in the Text Import Wizard is set to "Tab" by default. How can I change the default to "Comma" ...
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Removing Windows Technical Preview from Windows Update

Windows 10 Technical Preview question, running Windows 7 as my base OS. Before I noticed the .iso files that were available, I ran an .exe from the Microsoft preview website that apparently ...
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What is the Application Block Detector on Windows 7?

My firewall has recently started warning me that the application queryappblock.exe is trying to reach the internet. Google did not provide useful information except, for this MSDN page ...
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How to add user to a group from Mac OS X command line?

trying to add a user to a group from the command line but can't figure out how? Specifically this is on Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 like to add user to 'admin' and 'wheel' groups
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How to fix Windows 7 when System Recovery Options hangs?

The battery power ran out on my HP G60 laptop and it shut down. Even after recharging, Windows 7 will now not start up. After any attempted startup, it bluescreens and takes me to the "Startup Repair ...
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How to get rid of prompts for credentials connecting to proxy Server officeimg.vo.msecnd.net in Office 2013?

I have experienced this issue mainly with Excel, Word and Powerpoint 2013, where there is constant pop-up box asking for login credentials as it tries to connect to officeimg.vo.msecnd.net I have ...
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Windows 7 Busy Icon won't stop spinning

In windows 7 you have the busy icon that is a little blue wheel spinning beside the cursor when it is doing something. It has started to spin for about a second every 3-5 seconds. There is noting ...
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How do I SCP from remote machine to local machine when I am outside of my home network?

While I understand how to scp files to and from my server from within my home network, how can I scp a file from my server to my local machine when I am on the outside, say at Starbucks? While I am ...
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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 ...
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How do I get the “net send” messenger service working on Windows 7?

When trying to use the method below to send message in Windows 7 nothing happens. net send It seems the Messenger Service is not working. Any suggestions as to why?
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Updating ASUS BIOS on Windows 7 64bit

I've recently decided that I want to try and utilize my two graphics cards so that I can have a dual monitor setup. Unfortunately Windows only seems to notice my most recent graphics card installation ...
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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
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What is the modern day equivalent of Firesheep?

Firesheep came out on the scene in 2010 and rocked the world... and never made it to version 1.0. Mozilla has since released 15 major versions of Firefox and is incompatible with the extension. Is ...
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How to download a URL as a file?

A website URL has "hidden" some MP3 files by embedding them as Shockwave files, as follows. <span class="caption"><!-- Odeo player --><embed ...
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How can I generate thumbnail previews for FLV files in Windows 7?

Is there a way to add the ability to show previews of FLV files in Windows Explorer under Windows 7?
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What is “Ticino” in my Windows 7 Explorer context menu?

I noticed today that I have a new Explorer context menu item called "Ticino" when I right-click a file on Windows 7. What is it?