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How to unlock a Hard Drive and Refresh PC

I have Windows 8, and none of the metro UI apps were working, so I downloaded a registry fix from Microsoft. I ran it, and during that time I ran Windows Update. I restarted the PC, and after the boot ...
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How to remove an old OS from the boot menu

When I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7, I had a second drive around and set it to dual boot. After a while, I decided that I wasn't ever going to go back to Windows XP, and so I deleted the ...
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How can I direct a query to specific DNS server?

I would like to issue a query to a specific DNS server, whose IP address I know. It doesn't really matter if it's on Windows or *nix. In Windows I can do something like: C:\Documents and Settings\...
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Black screen without cursor after upgrading to Windows 10

Ola, I've been searching all over the internet for this one, so far without any luck. Today I hit the big update button in Windows 7. I updated all my stuff before doing this, then restarted, then ...
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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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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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Using GParted to convert GPT to MBR without access to an OS

I wiped my Windows 8 thinking I could install Windows 7 x86 but I can't because the disk is GPT. I need to convert to MBR. I'm trying to use GParted to convert to MBR but it seems GParted can only ...
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Remove read-only attribute from folder - Windows 8.1

I reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 on my laptop after formatting drive C. Then I tried to access my Photos folder on drive D and got the error Access is denied. It turned into a Read Only ...
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Excel: filter a column by more than two values

I have a worksheet with a column, user_ID, that contains a large number of user IDs I'd like to filter it down to about a dozen IDs, but using Filter -> Custom Filter only allows me to filter by 2 ...
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How do I transfer meeting ownership in Outlook 2010?

My secretary is leaving and we have a lot of meetings she has set up. How do I transfer ownership of these meeting? If I cannot do this the new temp will have to input all the meetings again from her ...
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Completely delete a folder in Windows using command line

I need to delete one folder containing other folders and files inside. I tried del and rmdir commands but sometimes they fail with some error lines: [PATH]: The directory isn't empty. Is there any ...
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Windows 10 wifi issue: “Can't connect to this network”

A little background - I have a Lenevo G50 which was running Windows 8.1 up until a few months back. Then came along the free upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft updated the laptop OS to windows 10, and ...
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Windows 10 DISM error: 0x800f081f

I have been trying to run sfc /scannow in cmd but have been unsuccessful. Therefore, after some research on the Internet, I turned to the following command: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /...
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How do I access Windows 8 Recovery partition and how to recover it to factory image?

On Windows 7 I usually enter into Windows Recovery partition by using F7 and choosing it to recovery mode. Now on Windows 8 F7, F8 or any of FXX keys works on booting (even on Full Reboot). How do I ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to create a new domain profile with same name as an existing one?

I had a corrupt user profile (let's call it bob) affecting xslx files for Excel on a Windows 7 Pro x64 workstation. I verified that the issue was not present on other profiles on the same machine. I ...
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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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Windows 10 upgrade shows “Restoring your previous version of Windows” when at 100%

Today I've got my reserved copy of Windows 10 Pro, tried to download and install it, twice, from Windows Update application, and both times installation goes up to 100% and then - "Restoring your ...
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Is it possible to pause the Windows Update download?

I'm on a slow dial-up connection, and my Windows 8 is downloading some critical updates. The connection keeps disconnecting, so I was thinking if it was possible to pause the updates download?
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Windows 10, can't edit hosts file

I have recently gotten a new computer and have upgraded to Windows 10 (though I suspect this is a problem in other versions as well.) My user is an administrator. I have set UAC to the lowest level. ...
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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 change fixed size VDI with modifyhd command in Windows?

I'm trying to figure out how to change the size of a VDI file. I'm new to VirtualBox, and I got a lot to learn. But I think I got the hang of the basics. I have already installed Windows 7 as my first ...
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Getting around the FAT32 4GB file size limit

I recently purchased a 32GB USB 3 stick that was formatted FAT32. I plugged it into my computer and attempted to copy a film onto it, the file was over 4GB however and it would not let me copy the ...
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How do I select all text from a file with nano?

I open a file in Ubuntu nano editor from the comand line and I want to copy all the contents of the file so I can paste it in an another application outside the shell. So far I can only copy using ...
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Linux: find out what process is using all the RAM?

Before actually asking, just to be clear: yes, I know about disk cache, and no, it is not my case :) Sorry, for this preamble :) I'm using CentOS 5. Every application in the system is swapping ...
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Only 360p on Youtube with HTML5

I recently read that Firefox improved it's HTML5 video support, so I thought I gave it a go again, because I am not a fan of Flash. It works fairly well, but unfortunately the videos are limited to ...
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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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Creating ext4 partition from console

I have a volume /dev/sda1 (1.2 TB) containing an NTFS partition using 0.6 TB space. I want to make an ext4 partition in the remaining 0.6 TB space. I have not tried anything yet because I don't want ...
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Disable the Security Essentials End-of-Life Warning on Windows XP

Is it possible to disable the "Support for this operating system is ending" warning that the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials displays on Windows XP? Based on a quick couple of ...
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tinyumbrella shows black screen in windows 7

I have an iPhone 4s which was stuck in Recovery Mode after performing an update to iOS 8. I'm trying to use tinyumbrella to kick the device out of the recovery mode. However, each time I run the tool, ...
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Is it better to use a crowded 2.4GHz Wi-Fi channel 1, 6, 11 or “unused” 3, 4, 8, or 9?

I understand that 2.4GHz Wi-Fi channels overlap, and that the most popular non-overlapping set of channels in the US is 1, 6, and 11. Generally, my signal strength on channels 1, 6, and 11 are much ...
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How can I open EPS files under Windows 7?

How do I view EPS files? I heard that Adobe Acrobat supports them, but that didnt work for me... I am using Windows 7 64 bit edition..
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USB flash drive not working or is appearing as an empty disk drive, Disk Management reports “No Media” with 0 bytes size

I have a USB flash drive which is no longer recognized by my computer. Windows Disk Management and DiskPart report No Media with no storage space (0 bytes) on the drive and I cannot partition or ...
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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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Commmand line command to copy entire directory (including directory folder) to another directory

using the command line, I'd like to copy one directory to another. For example there is directory C:/test and C:/test2. I'd like to copy C:/test into C:/test2 so that the result will be C:/test2/test ...
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How to open a .tar.gz file in Windows?

I need to open a file that sadly is only available in the .tar.gz file format and I am using Windows 7. I can unzip the file using 7-zip but after that I still have a .tar file that I can't open in ...
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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 ...
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Can't edit MP3 tags like artist or title

I try to edit the tags of MP3 files and I found that some of the file cannot be edited. Here's the procedure when I edit the information of the MP3 file: Right click the MP3 file in Windows ...
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How do I force Windows to check for updates?

After a fresh Windows install – XP or 7 – how can I "force" Windows updates? I don't want to have "old" Windows updates after a week, so could it be done in "one step"? Are there any "magical" ...
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What is the lastest working version of VMWare Player on Windows 7 32 bits?

The latest version on their site is 7.0.0 and doesn't work on 7 32 bits. They have a history page on their website with version 2.5 but it doesn't accept recent vmx files. What is the lastest working ...
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Reset File and Folder Permission of External Hard Drive Data to default in windows 7

I have External Hard and changed some security setting of files and now I am not able to access in my other system. I am admin in this system is there any tool that can make all setting of all content ...
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Excel chart with two X-axes (horizontal), possible?

Is it possible to create an Excel chart which has two X-axes (i.e. horizontal axes, not vertical Y-axes!) ? I want to use the second axis to plot the normalized value of the default horizontal axis. ...
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TP -Link powerline adapters randomly disconnect

I recently bought a new PC which I use for gaming (mostly online games like TF2). In order to play the games without lag, the sales assistant suggested I use an ethernet connection rather than ...
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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 add & remove windows 10 pin sign-in?

I'm testing windows 10 build 9926. Fresh install. I'm having problems with pin sign-in option. 1. I've added a pin and restarted it and could only sign-in with password. 2. I tried to remove my pin ...
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Windows 10 Alt+Tab can't switch to desktop

In Windows 8, when Alt+Tab, the desktop would appear as an option to switch to at the end of the list of open programs (thus Alt-Shift-Tab helpfully took you right to the desktop). In Windows 10 that ...
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Windows 10 - Recovery loop

How do I bypass this? The message reads: Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. A component of the OS has expired File: \windows\system32\winload.exe Error Code: 0xc0000605 You'll need to ...
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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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diagnosing 100 percent disk usage in windows 10

Since updating to win 10, I'm experiencing issues with my disk usage. From time to time (sometimes every 10 minutes, sometimes once every few hours) my system becomes unresponsive because the disk ...
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Check if Windows 7 product key has been used

Selling my Windows 7 as used to someone, however, I have lost track of whether the product key is still used on an old PC of mine. Is there any quick way to check whether a product key has been used ...
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Excel keyboard shortcut to copy/fill down for all cells with non-blank adjacent cells?

I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut that will duplicate the functionality available by double-clicking the "handle" in the bottom-right corner of a cell. Is there something that can do this, without ...