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What is Windows command to convert machine name to ip address and vice versa?

I need to know the ip address of another machine in a lan network. What is the Windows command for getting ip address from machine name and vice versa?
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Windows 10 - Microsoft Edge missing in start menu and pins

Note: People have seem to have had issues doing this in windows 10 pro, this could be because of windows updates. If the solution does not work, please use "Refresh your PC" Ok. I have just upgraded ...
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Is there a way to prioritize internet traffic between computers on my network?

My household has four computers in it- not counting an iPod which uses Wifi and my smartphone. Is there a way I can prioritize my laptop for internet usage over the rest of the devices?
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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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HDMI with resolution 2560 x 1440 possible?

I have an Acer 1810T and am going to buy a Dell u2711 with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. Can I connect the panel over HDMI with the Acer and use the 2560 x 1440 res?
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How to prove the authenticity of a screenshot?

I have take some screenshots of chat from Whatsapp web using Windows 8 Snipping Tool. I saved those images in PNG format. Now I want to prove that those images are the original, not tampered or ...
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Issue installing BootCamp drivers for Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 on my 15" Retina Macbook Pro. Once installed, I attempted to install the BootCamp drivers but it keeps getting hung up on the Realtek audio driver. I even left it overnight ...
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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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Turn off scientific notation in Excel

I would like to prevent Excel behavior that any large number I enter is stored as a number, then abbreviated to scientific notation. Is it possible to tell Excel 2007 to stop doing this?
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Automatic Repair fails to repair my PC

I ran into an issue on Windows 8.1 that can be fixed (according to articles I've read online) by running automatic repair, so that's what I tried to do. Each time I run it, automatic repair fails and ...
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Does streaming use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading?

Assuming the content is of the same quality (ceteris paribus), does streaming media (i.e. video, audio) use the same amount of bandwidth as downloading it? Say I was to download an HD movie from ...
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Excel: How to create (truly) blank cells from formula so that they wont show up in a chart?

I have a table where track data on a daily base, compare it to a daily target I have set, calculate the gap between the two and display the data on a line chart. The data has 4 columns: A. Date (from ...
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Windows 10 - No connections are available

I just updated my Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 in my laptop. Everything is working fine except for the WiFi adapter. It doesn't scan for any available WiFi networks. When I hover it, it says "No ...
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Bluestacks Application - Failed to Load Channels. Unable to connect to the Internet

I have installed the Bluestacks 2 application (bluestacks.com) on Mac OS X (El Capitan). The application is installed successfully. When I launch the application, I get this weird error "Failed ...
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How to get BIOS serialnumber with WMIC command

Whenever I use the command line below wmic bios get serialnumber It outputs the BIOS Serial number with my laptop. However, I've tried that command line to get BIOS serial number with my ...
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What is the difference between CentOS “DVD” vs “Everything” ISOs

What is the difference between the DVD ISO and the Everything ISO? These options are presented on the CentOS download page but there is no explanation as to what the difference is.
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Will installing Windows 10 affect Windows Live Mail?

I'm still on the fence about installing the new version of Windows. I currently have Windows 7 Premium and Windows Live Mail. Will installing Windows 10 render this email system obsolete?
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No network connection after upgrading to Windows 10

A few hours ago I upgraded my Dell Optiplex 3020 from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 via the updater. Since then I have no network connection. I did the same update on a similar machine and the Internet ...
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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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Check if my SSD in runing on AHCI mode inside Windows 7

How can I check to see if my SSD is running in AHCI mode? Do I need to install some special driver for that? Looking for some AHCI indication: I'm using Windows 7.
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Windows 10 Remote desktop not working properly (The Remote desktop services is currently busy)

I have four machines running Windows 10 Pro, all upgraded from Windows 8.1. I use mstsc to remote between them. When I do this several things commonly go wrong. The first workflow 1a) On first ...
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Disable wireless when ethernet connection is detected on an HP EliteBook

My company has recently started giving out HP Elitebooks to employees, replacing the Lenovo ThinkPads we used to use. I'm trying to find a way to disable the wireless when it detects that an ...
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How to check if I have sudo access?

I recently got into trouble because of this. $sudo vim /etc/motd [sudo] password for bruce: bruce is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. Is there a way to check if I have ...
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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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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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How to open sql file as a table?

Someone gave me a file with extension sql, but I don't know what should I use to open it. I can open it with a text editor, but I would like to view it as a table. Is there any software that can do it ...
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How to make bootable pendrive for Windows 10 Technical Preview from Ubuntu?

I want to install Windows 10 Technical Preview x64 in my computer, I have downloaded the .iso file. Now I need to make the USB stick bootable but I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit so how can I make ...
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How can I access /storage/emulated/0/DCIM on android device?

I recently lost the contents of a micro-SD card and hadn't backed up the contents recently enough. Luckily, I noticed that the pictures I was missing happen to be in /storage/emulated/0/DCIM/....
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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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How do I run multiple commands on one line in Powershell?

In cmd prompt, you can run two commands on one line like so: ipconfig /release & ipconfig /renew When I run this command in PowerShell, I get: Ampersand not allowed. The & operator is ...
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Using robocopy and excluding multiple directories

I'm trying to copy some directories from a server before I restore from backup (my latest backup was corrupt, so I have to use an older one :( ). I'm in the Windows Recovery Environment and have ...
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Windows 10 waking from sleep with unknown reason

I recently started experiencing an issue with my Windows 10 Pro installation. It wakes from hibernation at seemingly random times. I have done the following to try and troubleshoot the issue: Turn ...
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Accidentally clicked “Don't save” in new Word document

After accidentally closing a new document without saving, on Windows I feel I might have a chance at finding temporary files. On a Mac with MS Office 2011 is there somewhere I might find a scratch ...
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How can I configure my firewall to block Abobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7?

I have a very simple question. How can I configure my firewall to block Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7?
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Windows 7 time keeps changing by itself

As the title suggests windows time keeps changing in random times, with random amounts. It sometimes happens every minute, sometimes it is good for hours. If I go hit synchronize with Internet time, ...
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Difference between DDR3 SDRAM and DDR3 SODIMM for laptop

I have an ASUS A55VD-NS51 laptop with 6GB of RAM and I've been wanting to upgrade the memory for a while. I've finally decided to go through with it, but I am unsure as to whether to buy DDR3 SDRAM or ...
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Disable Error Reporting In Windows 10 Home

Is there any way, that anyone knows of, to disable Error Reporting in Windows 10? From Windows 7 to 8.1, this was possible under "Action Center", however the Action Center is no longer in Windows 10 ...
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Granting write permissions to www-data group

I am creating a website and part of the function is to write out user generated data with php. I'm using nginx on Ubuntu 13.04. A the moment I'm only testing and everything is served through nginx on ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 is used instead of nVidia Geforce 630M for old game?

I have recently bought an Toshiba Satellite P855-32X laptop. Firs thing after I did launch this laptop is ofcourse update all drivers to the newest ones. Configure everything I needed and it works ...
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Linux - Mount device with specific user rights

How can I mount a device with specific user rights on start up? I still have some problems figuring it out. I would like to mount the divide with uid=1000 and gid=1000. My current entry to the /etc/...
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What does the BIOS setting XHCI Pre-Boot Mode do?

I have a BIOS setting called XHCI Pre-Boot Mode. If I have this enabled USB devices which aren't plugged in at boot are never recognised, if I set it to Disabled then USB devices work normally. The ...
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How to set boot disk flag with diskpart

My Windows Server 2008 R2 won't start and stops with Stop 7B, so I start the recovery console and use diskpart to check the disk. There are to partitions one of Type 17 and one of type 07, the detail ...
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Windows 10 doesn't support Nvidia Graphics. Any fix to this?

I downloaded the Windows 10 technical preview, and tried to run League of Legends. It wasn't running (gave an error message, something about DirectX), so I went to the NVIDIA control panel and made ...
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SATA drives: What is the difference b/w IDE mode and AHCI?

I just built a PC for the first time. My Gigabyte motherboard notifies me after the POST that I have SATA drives operating in "IDE MODE". It asks me if I want to switch to AHCI mode to allow hot ...
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How do I determine whether a drive is an HDD or SSD in Windows 8?

I've recently received an assembled PC. I don't know if the disk is an SSD or old HDD (whether SATA or other technologies). I can't find a way to tell if the disk is SSD or not, apart from the size ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31A touchpad driver no longer works in Windows 10

As the title says, I upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and now the multitouch no longer works. The Asus website doesn't appear to have drivers for Windows 8 or 10 (although the Windows 7 drivers ...
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Windows 10 default programs keep changing

Since the fall update last month, Windows 10 automatically keeps changing the default apps for certain types (mostly browser,pdf,mp3,jpg). I have tried changing them back from the Settings app as well ...
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Windows 10: Missing boot.wim?

I am trying to get Windows 10 to install on my brand-new 8.1 laptop. As some background, when I first started up the laptop, I was shown the GWX dialog asking if I wanted to register for Windows 10. ...
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How can I remove the “Windows 10 education” watermark from my dreamspark licensed Windows 10 without running untrusted software?

A fine looking desktop, except for one little thing: the watermark in the bottom-right corner. I wish to remove it. I would prefer to avoid untrusted software for a cosmetic change. How can it be ...
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registry setting for IE's compatibility view settings to add a site?

We've got one single site (intranet site) that doesn't play well with IE 10 unless we add it to IE's Compatibility View Settings. SO if you open IE and go to the menu Tools->Compatibility View ...