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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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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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What's the maximum typical speed possible with a USB2.0 drive?

I'm getting only 30MB/sec between my computer and a USB drive, despite the fact that USB 2.0 supports 480Mb/sec (or 60MB/sec) transfers. (Therefore, I'm only getting half the rated speed) Is there ...
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How to open internet explorer in “desktop mode” and not the “windows UI mode” in windows 8.1

Just needed a new laptop and windows 8 came with it.. One of the issues we're frustrated most about is those applications that open in de "windows ui" mode (formerly known as metro-style). Such as ...
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How to export Gantt Chart from MS Project as an image

I want to know (if possible) how to export a Gantt Chart from MS Project 2010 to an image or similar to insert in PowerPoint. I've searched over the internet and I found articles about exporting to ...
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How to add text over GIF animation?

I have a gif animation and I want to add a caption over it. How can I do that ?
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How do you force excel to quote all columns of a CSV file?

Excel only places quotes around certain fields, how do I force excel to save a CSV file with quotes around every column?
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how to get rid of certificate error: navigation blocked in ie8

when I access our intranet via https I get this "certificate error: navigation blocked" error in IE8 on Windows XP SP3. I can click Continue to this website (not recommended). but I use IE for ...
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Can I get an alternative browser (Firefox/Chrome) on Win8 RT?

Where can I find Firefox or Chrome for Win8 RT? I checked both google.com/chrome and firefox.com, but they seem to only have x86 version of the browser, but not ARM.
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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?
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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 ...
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Google Chrome has stopped working

Last night, I was using Chrome just nicely, but this morning, I can't even start Google Chrome as it immediately crashes. I have already tried a clean uninstall and reinstall of Google Chrome but ...
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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 ...
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Can't enable windows audio on Windows 8.1

I have been having an error with my audio and I have tried to fix it by re-enabling it in services.msc. However when I tried to load it this happened: This is the error message that occurs: ...
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Windows cannot access \\[other computer] error code 0x80004005

I have two windows machine on a home wired network, one running windows 7 (I will call it w7 from now on) and one running windows 8.1 (I will call it w8 from now on). Both machines could access each ...
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How can I run legacy versions of IE (IE7/IE8) on Windows 8?

I'm doing web development on a Windows 8 system. I'm running the latest IE, but I need to test the app with older versions of IE as well (especially IE7 and IE8). Is it possible to run these legacy ...
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How to customize tiles (change/bigger icon, change color) for desktop applications in the Start Screen?

In my start menu have I have tiles (/shortcuts) to different desktop applications. They all get the same background color, a small icon etc. and don't look very nice compared to Modern UI app tiles. ...
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How to disable popup messages in Windows 8?

Windows 8 keeps popping up irritating messages at all odd times at the top of the screen: These seem to be like some sort of new balloon tips. How do I get rid of these permanently?
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Convert .oxps file to .pdf file on Windows 8

I have done a university assignment and accidentally saved it as an .oxps file... How might I convert .oxps file to .pdf on Windows 8?
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Is bluetooth 4.0 backwards compatible with bluetooth 2.0+EDR?

I have been unable to find an answer for this. The last spec I seem to find that mentions backward compatibility is 2.1.
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How to copy Unix file path in OS X Yosemite

When I try to get the path of a file using ⌘ (Command)+I, it gives the path in a different way. I see this only after updating to Yosemite. It is not a text. How do I get it in the format ...
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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 ...
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How do I get Apache to follow symlinks?

In my apache www folder (/var/www on ubuntu 10.10) I have: mydir -> /home/user/mydir (that I created with ln -s) Now, if I want to see a listing of the files in mydir from the web, I have to ...
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How to bypass the VBA project password from Excel

I need help with password retrieval or bypassing the password on a project that was done at work. The author has used MS Excel to do the project, and it's in the client's server. The server that we ...
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What is AMD FUEL service?

I found it on my new AMD APU (E2-1800) based notebook. What services it provides, any reason I should keep it ON? Since notebook have an APU I can't even tell is this service corresponds to integrated ...
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How to turn on WIFI via cmd?

My laptop's WiFi button is not working. Is there any command in Windows to turn on WiFi ?
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Change background of a Windows 7 machine using Registry

I connected my machine to a work group. The settings to change the wallpaper is in server machine, so that all the machine will have same wallpaper. Now how can I change my machine's wallpaper using ...
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What is standard A4 paper size in pixels for a given resolution?

Is there a standard size of A4 paper in pixels? Dimensions of A4 paper are 210mm × 297mm or 8.27in × 11.69in. For 600dpi resolution, I calculate the paper size in pixels like below: In imperial ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why did my flash drive become “read only” and (how) can I fix it?

I have a brand new flash drive (one week old) that has become marked as read only, by Windows, Kubuntu and a bootable partitioner. Why did this happen? Is it fixable? If it is, how can I fix this? ...
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DVI-D vs. DVI-I: Is the digital video quality any different?

Since DVI-D is all digital and DVI-I is digital and analog, I am wondering if DVI-I sacrifices any digital quality in order to also support analog.
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Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Email is too large, limit size to less than 20 MB

I use email with outlook 2013 and imap to my godaddy webmail which is unlimited. I keep getting this error - ""Your IMAP server wants to alert you to the following: Email is too large, limit size to ...
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In Excel 2013, where are Visual Basic (VBA), Macros and AddIn tools?

In Excel 2013, where are options and tools such as Visual Basic (VBA), Macros and AddIn tools? Are they supported?
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How can I change my default inbox and sent folders in Outlook 2010?

I have two parent folders: 1. Outlook data Inbox Sent Deleted 2. IP address Inbox Sent Deleted Now my default Sent and Inbox folders are under the IP Address folder. How can I change the ...
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Turn off display in Windows on command

Is there a way to turn off the display in Windows (7), preferably without using additional software? Powershell script works fine, but leaves command-line window after turning on the display.
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What is SuperFetch and its relation to svchost.exe - LocalSystemNetworkRestricted?

I have been having lots of problems for the last year of to MUCH hard-drive activity. So I searched and found the answer here. Some responded that it was a primary problem with Laptops running Vista ...
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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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How to access a BitLocker-encrypted drive in Linux?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using BitLocker. Now I have also installed Lubuntu along with Windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in Linux. How ...
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How to split large file on Windows?

Is there a tool to split large text file (9Gb) into smaller files so that I can open it and look through? Anything usable from command line that comes with Windows (XP)? Or what's the best way to ...
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Windows 7 wifi / ethernet driver for Asus X551CA Notebook

I bought a notebook Asus X551CA. I installed Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, but when I went to download official drivers for Asus, I can download drivers only for Windows 8. I installed Windows 7 and ...
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How to partition hard disk with Windows 8 preinstalled?

I have just purchased my first Samsung NP550PC S03IN Laptop with 1TB HDD pre-installed with Windows 8. Could anyone help me in partitioning my HDD without an external application? (I'm a beginner, ...
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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 ...
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How can I produce high CPU load on a Linux server?

I’m currently in the process of debugging a Cacti installation and want to create CPU load to debug my CPU utilization graphs. I tried to simply run cat /dev/zero > /dev/null, which works great ...
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How to start a program with command line arguments on Windows' cmd with 'start' command?

I need to start a program (virtual machine) in the background with a start command on Windows' 7 command line. Normally you would do this like that: start /b cmd yourprogram But I need to pass some ...
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How to check if a directory exists in Windows?

I would like to translate this Linux/Bash script to Windows shell: if test -d myDirName; then echo "ok"; else mkdir myDirName; fi It tests if a directory exists, and if it doesn't it creates it.
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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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Windows 8 DLNA streaming of MKV files

I have a Samsung TV that is capable of playing MKV files. The Windows DLNA Play To menu that appears when you right-click a media file does not support MKV files, but a simple trick has been to change ...