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How to get Excel to interpret the comma as a default delimiter in CSV files?

I have a number of .csv files. Some of them are comma delimited, some are tab delimited (maybe they should be called .tsv ...) The csv extension gets associated with Excel when Excel is installed. ...
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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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How to copy text out of a PDF without losing formatting?

When I copy text out of a PDF file and into a text editor, it ends up mangled in a variety of ways. Formatting like bold and italics are lost; soft line breaks within a paragraph of text are converted ...
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Virtual Box error after creating new VM

I have followed several tutorials thinking I was doing something wrong while installing virtual machines using VirtualBox. It is important to say that I'm running Virtual Box on Windows 8.1 The ...
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I can’t access the BIOS setup using F2 key on Samsung NP270E5V laptop

My Samsung NP270E5V laptop came with Ubuntu 13.04 installed on it, but I cant boot from a CD/DVD or USB flash drive to install Windows 7. Pressing F2 during boot doesn’t take me to BIOS menu so that I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can I delete MSOCache?

I need more space on my SSD drive and I found that MSOCache is occupying 1.3 GB. I have Microsoft Office 2010 installed. Can I safely delete MSOCache?
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Disabling Function Keys in Windows 8 with Autohotkey

I would need to use Autohotkey to disable Function keys ( F1 -F12 ) on my Lenovo ideapad u310, running a Windows 8. I need this in order to use the F1-F12 in applications such as Ableton Live. ...
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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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Windows 8.1 Pro change language

I have installed Windows 8.1 Pro from MSDN. I would like to Change my Display language from german to english. In the menu, there is written "no additonal languages are avaible". Is there a way to ...
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How to enable the “middle” button of Apple's new Magic Mouse?

The Magic Mouse seems to be a vast improvement over the old Mighty Mouse after using it for a few hours. However, I just discovered that there seems to be no way to execute a "middle" click. I use ...
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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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Windows 8.1 update effectively disabled wireless networking

I was running Windows 8 on a Lenovo G780. After updating to Windows 8.1, WiFi does not work anymore - I always receive a "DNS server not responding" error. I have tried using public DNS servers from ...
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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 ...
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How to format my mac without the installation disk?

My mac has several problems, running very slowly being the greatest. I have decided for that reason and a few others that it will beneficial to format my Mac. However, I do not have the installation ...
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SSH Permission denied on Correct Password Authentication

I could successfully SSH into my machine yesterday with the exact same credentials I am using today. The machine is running Centos 6.3. But now for some reason it is giving me permission denied. Here ...
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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 ...
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How can I enable PAE on Windows 7 (32-bit) to support more than 3.5 GB of RAM?

I know that Windows XP 32-bit can be configured, through PAE, to support more than 3.5 GB of RAM. Is there a good tutorial to do this with Windows 7 32-bit? As to why I don't simply use 64-bit ...
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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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Cannot edit footer in PowerPoint 2010 (seems to be embedded into background)

I am not a big expert in Microsoft PowerPoint. At work we have PowePoint 2010 installed. We have a corporation-specific template that includes a kind of footer. Now, I am not sure that I can call it a ...
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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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ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED in Chrome on a single site

Our internet connection at the office went down for a bit yesterday, and now Chrome can't find youtube.com. I get the ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED error, even though the site loads perfectly fine in other ...
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How to force Windows 7 to ask for a “fresh” IP address from DHCP server?

I'm troubleshooting a certain issue with my DHCP configuration, and need my Windows machine to ask for a "fresh" IP address, so I can see which address DHCP server gives by default. When I do ...
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How do I install a network printer for all users on a Windows 7 computer?

I have a Windows 7 computer. There is a second computer (Windows XP) that has a printer attached to it and is shared. On the Windows 7 computer I install the printer as a network printer (not TCP/IP ...
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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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Why does virtualbox only have 32-bit option, no 64-bit option on Windows 7?

I have downloaded and installed the newest virtualbox 4.3.20 for my Windows 7 (64-bit OS), but when I want to install 64-bit Linux, the New->Create Virtual Machine only displays 32-bit option, no ...
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Adobe Flash Player : PPAPI vs NPAPI in Google Chrome?

What is the difference of PPAPI and NPAPI version of Adobe Flash Player in Google Chrome? They have different versions and they are both enabled. If a Flash movie / game is loaded in Chrome... ...
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Cannot enter the BIOS on a Samsung ATIV Book 2

I bought a new Samsung ATIV Book 2 NP270E5V-K01AE Notebook. It was running Windows 8 perfectly. I downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 and after the installation the laptop just restarts ...
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Convenient way to enable/disable Hyper-V in Windows 8

I really like the Hyper-V support in Windows 8, however, there are some situations in which I need to disable Hyper-V in order to run some apps which don't like to be executed even in the root ...
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On Windows 8, particularly on tablets with a permanently inserted micro SD card, is there a universal way to treat the card as a non-removable drive?

I have a Windows 8.1 tablet, a Surface Pro, and I have a micro SD card that is permanently inserted. I use it to store media files like music and video. Windows, recognizing that it is a removable ...
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Where can I download a rescue disk for Windows 8?

Where can I download a rescue disk for Windows 8? I have paid for Windows 8, but I would like to be able to download a Windows 8 repair disk using my product key. Is this possible?
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How can I stream a game through VLC to my TV?

Is there a viable solution that can stream live input from PC games such as Left 4 Dead to the TV, possibly using DLNA? I've found a lot of streaming hard- and software, but they're all about sharing ...
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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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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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Windows 7 intermittently drops wired Internet/LAN connection

In a nutshell, my Windows 7 Ultimate PC intermittently drops its Internet connection. Why? Background: My PC is wired to my ADSL modem/router which is directly connected to the phone line. I also ...
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Cannot connect to a shared network drive

I am using windows 7, I cannot connect to a shared network drive on another machine. I can ping the machine. I can remote desktop connect to the machine. The machine is on the same subnet My friend ...
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How do I view a specific date in my Google Chrome history?

I was looking for a specific page and found it in my history search, but I can't see the entry in the context of how I found the page in the first place. I tried to search by date (the only metadata I ...
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How to logon windows 7 as administrator

Windows 7 home premium Has two users 'admin' and 'user', admin was been hidden by wrong operation, so now on logon screen, only 'user' is shown, since 'user' cannot change any logon settings, so I ...
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Opened a JPG picture with notepad, pasted all the “text” to a new notepad file, changed to .JPG and it no longer opens. Why?

This phenomenon has been leaving me questions to ask. Here is the detailed experiment, my OS is Windows 7 x64 SP1: I changed a picture (JPG) file to TXT by simply changing its extension (or one ...
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Setting UTF8 as default Character Encoding in Windows 7

is there a way to set Windows 7 to globally use UTF-8 as standard? its really annoying to set every single text editor to use it.
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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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Is the 4-pin PSU connector required? (Trying to connect a PSU to a mini case.)

I am trying to build a computer, placing an ASUS P8H67-I DELUXE in a custom retro C64 case. The case is an extra small form factor which can accomodate the Mini ITX board, but requires an external ...
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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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How to boot from USB on ASUS X551CA?

This laptop - Asus X551CA, does not have any optical drive, and I am trying to boot it from USB, so I could install an OS to it, because its newly bought and has no OS in it. My USB is perfectly ...
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Verifying USB connection speed (USB 3 or USB 2?)

I've purchased several new USB 3 capable drives to use with my new (USB 3 capable) laptop. They connect ok but I suspect they're silently falling back to USB 2. The sustained transfer rates I'm seeing ...
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Can I install my copy of Windows 8.1 on a different PC (deactivate the first installation)?

I have seen this question answered for Windows 7, but I am wondering if the same holds true for Windows 8.1--I recently installed a legal copy of Win 8.1 on a machine I built and I now want to use ...
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How can I separate my speaker and headphones sound?

I am using Windows 7, and I want to separate the sounds of my headphones and speakers so I can talk to my friends on Skype while my parents are listening to music on the speakers. Is there any way I ...
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How do I mute certain tabs in Chrome? [duplicate]

In Google Chrome, can I mute sound in a single tab? Suppose a tab has a youtube video that I would like to silence. However, I still want to hear the audio from another tab.
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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 ...