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How to kill tasks in Windows 7 when even Task Manager won't open or respond?

Occasionally one of my computers will get so bogged down that everything locks up, Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't work, Task Manager won't open, or they work, but are opening so slowly that it will take hours ...
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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 ...
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What is “C1E support” on my AMD CPU?

I'm building a new computer and have found in the bios the following options on the "CPU Feature" screen: AMD Cool'n'Quiet C1E Support SVM Support I understand what "Cool'n'Quiet", and "SVM ...
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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 ...
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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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Microsoft Setup Bootstrapper Has Stopped Working

When I try to run one of my Microsoft office professional plus 2013 programs I get an error message that reads: Microsoft setup boots-trapper had stopped working A problem caused the program to stop ...
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Running bat file at startup as administrator in Windows 7

I'm currently running a startup script in form of a bat file successfully in Windows 7 (I've inserted a new registry key entry with the bat file path as value in ...
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How can I use my small SSD as a cache for a larger hard disk?

I would like to use a (small) SSD disk as a cache for a large hard disk. I realize there are hardware-based products that do this: HighPoint RocketHybrid HBA, Intel SmartResponse and others. There is ...
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How to watch a video in full screen on multiple monitors?

How can I watch a video in full screen on multiple monitors? I'm using Windows 7 x64 and I can only make it go full screen on one monitor.
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How to properly adjust monitor brightness and contrast?

This days, it seems that I either go worse with my eyes or some settings with contrast and brightness have been changed. However, I have been searching now for some tutorial on how to adjust contrast ...
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Tool to fix video that's out of sync with audio?

I'm looking for (preferably free) software for Windows 7 that will allow me to fix an AVI file that has audio out of sync with the video. I tried with Windows Live Movie Maker and VirtualDub and ...
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Emptying Windows temp folder is a good idea?

Am using DELL Inspiron with Windows 7. As far as I know emptying the windows temp folder would be good. But I faced a strange behaviour around 8 months back, when I clear my windows temp folder. The ...
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excel - how to enter formula for entire column

I know if I select the entire column and then enter the formula in first column and then press ctrl+enter, it would be taken care of. However, my first row is title row. How else should I do it?
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Can't use scrollbars of dropdowns (HTML select) in Chrome 32

After an update of Google Chrome to version 32 (the current stable version), the scroll bar on dropdowns (HTML elements) cannot be scrolled with dragging. It can only be scrolled by the mouse wheel. ...
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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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Windows Store not recognizing Admin privileges

I'm trying to upgrade a new Dell laptop with Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Using the default user logon created at initial boot, trying to upgrade to 8.1 via the Windows Store, I get the following error: ...
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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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How can I remove all white parts from an image in Photoshop?

I have this image in Photoshop below, and I am trying to figure out a way to get rid of all of the white parts of this image and replace with the same blue color that is there. I have tried: Hue / ...
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CPU-Z says my PC3-10600 1333MHz RAM is actually PC3-10700 667MHz. Do I have 1333 or 667 MHz RAM?

CPU-Z says this: DDR3 4096 MBytes PC3-10700 (667 MHz) I am supposed to have PC3-10600 1333MHz. What am I not understanding? Or, is my RAM only half of what the label and seller claims it to be? ...
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How to completely uninstall/remove cygwin from Windows 7

How can I completely uninstall/remove cygwin? I don't think it is as simple as deleting C:\cygwin. Maybe alter registry?
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How to copy files to read-only NTFS hard drive on a Mac?

I want to copy my some files from Mac (Macbook-Air) to an USB external hard drive, formatted as NTFS. How is it possible? Because when I do copy my files from the Mac and go to paste them on the ...
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How to recover a removed file under Linux?

By accident, I used rm on a file I didn't want to delete. Is there a way that I can get it back under Linux?
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How to find video in Firefox cache?

I'm trying to find youtube video (just watched) in Firefox cache folder, but I cant find the folder. win xp sp3 Firefox 16.1 I tried C:\Documents and Settings\eDIN\Local Settings\Application ...
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Does FileZilla contain a virus?

I downloaded FileZilla from SourceForge on February 16, install was OK, but recently my antivirus said that the file contains a virus (MalSign.Generic.550). Previously there was no notification about ...
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How do I enable/disable overscan on my TV in Catalyst Control Center?

I've connected my PC to my TV via HDMI (I've also tried using DVI). Whatever the resolution (anything from 800 x 600 to 1080p), the image displayed on the TV does not fill the entire screen surface; ...
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Citrix ICA client (64 bits, Windows 7)

To access applications remotely I need to install the "Citrix ICA client". That seems simple, until you're confronted with the Citrix Downloads webpage: ...
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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 conect to my ISP ...
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How to mount a dmg file in Windows?

I need to mount a .dmg file on windows 7. These are the disk image container files as are commonly used with Apple's OSX. What applications/utilities will do this? I know Daemon tools won't.
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On how many computers can you install the retail version of Windows 8?

I bought the Windows 8 Pro retail install disc (not the upgrade). I seem to recall somewhere hearing that you can install it onto multiple computers without having to purchase a new license key. How ...
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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 ...
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What is 1e100.net and why do I have TCP ports open to it?

I see my PC has TCP connections open to 1e100.net. Looking at the content this seems to be a Chinese site and I immediately feared the worst re viruses/malware. Then I checked the whois record and ...
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How to revert to Windows 7 after installing Windows 8?

I was a little gung-ho with my installation of W8 and installed it on my main PC. How do I revert to W7, keeping programs etc?
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How do I make my Boot Camp partition bootable again?

I needed to resize my Boot Camp partition so I used Gparted to move and resize it. This seemed to work, except that now I can't boot into Windows. I can boot into OS X just fine. OS X can recognize ...
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How can I enable onboard graphics AND dedicated card simultaneously?

My PC (Compaq Presario) has an onboard Intel 3100 which is pretty lame wbut would be useful for testing on, or a 3rd monitor. I've then got a nVidia PCIx card installed. I can't seem to find a way to ...
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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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Replace Carriage Return and Line Feed in Notepad++

I have a file with a mix of CRLF and LF, and wish to remove the LF. I am new to Notepad++ and just downloaded V6.23. I'm using the search/replace dialogue box in extended mode. It will find and ...
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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 do you disable an upstart service in ubuntu 10.10?

In 10.10 upstart is being used instead of sysvinit. It's possible to remove annoying upstart services which you do not want by removing the appropriate file in /etc/init/blah.conf However, this ...
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This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible

I have windows 7 64x professional Laptop , then i download a new VM on it , but when i try to mount an ISO imag for windows server 2008 i got the following error :_ **This virtual machine is ...
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Is there a modern browser that runs on Windows 3.1?

Ok, so I know what you are thinking: "What on earth are you doing still running Windows 3.1?" Here's the situation. The computer running 3.1 is also the controller for $150,000 bandsaw made in ...
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How to disable HP client security setup autostart?

Every time I start my new HP ProBook 420g0 laptop the HP client security setup application pops up asking me to set up a password, "SpareKey", fingerprints etc (see the screenshot below). But I don't ...
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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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After upgrading to Windows 8.1, none of my music plays

Amazon Cloud Player just won't play the songs and fails silently. Windows media player says: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not ...
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List all installed software on PC

Is there anything built in to Windows that would allow me to list all of the installed software on a computer in a fashion that can be copy/pasted to a spreadsheet? I know there is software that can ...
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How to access an SD card from a virtual machine?

I want to format an SD card from my Linux virtual machine. I have a built-in SD card reader in my laptop. I tried using VirtualBox and VMware Player and installed Ubuntu 10.04 guest. None of them are ...
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Why/how is svchost.exe using all of my 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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Resolution setting for 32 inch LCD TV as a PC monitor

I am using a 32 inch LCD TV as a PC monitor. And I have NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS graphics card. But unfortunately the highest resolution offered in my display settings is 1360x768. I want to know ...
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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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How to convert or burn a .DMG image file on Windows?

What software can be recommended to burn a Mac created .DMG file on a Windows operating system? Ideally it should be free, or at least reasonably priced. Or, as an alternative, an application convert ...
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Netflix streaming: how much bandwidth does it use?

Title more or less says the question. I'm thinking about getting netflix, but want to make sure that our connect is fast enough to watch movies streamed. So: what is the bandwidth used by netflix, ...