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Reset Asus rt-n66u Black Knight Wireless Router

I have a connection that is 50 Mbs per second and I am having trouble downloading most files. for example watch this video of my attempted download of SourceTree. Edit I have determined it is ...
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Change default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks

Is there any way to change the default mouse cursor on OSX Mavericks? More precisely, I'd like to make it look like in windows, and even more precisely I want to move the 'point' where the mouse ...
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HyperTerminal in Windows 8?

I recently purchased a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium, and it doesn't any in-built terminal, so I need to copy hyperterminal.exe from an external source and then execute it. I am planning to ...
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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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UEFI Legacy boot hidden - tricks to unlock it?

I bought an Acer Aspire E1-510P-4459 with Windows 8.1... And I am considering installing Linux on it; maybe Win7, but I'd need to get a USB CD for that. So I downloaded a live image of my favourite ...
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How can I get the mount path of a USB device on OSX?

I have a backup script that backs up some data to a USB device. The problem I have is that OSX sometimes changes the expected mount path. For example if some file is locked under the expected mount ...
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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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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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Windows 7 doesn't recognize USB devices anymore

So I have a problem with my desktop. I have an iPad 2 which WAS working fine on my desktop, however, after a week of not connecting it, it suddenly isnt recognized anymore by windows 7. First I ...
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How do I create an FTP share on Mac OS X Yosemite and access it from Windows 7 via FTP?

I am running JRiver Media Client/Server on a Windows 7 Ultimate box accessing media files shared on a MacPro running Yosemite (can also run Mavericks). JRiver needs to be able to read and write to ...
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How to use BCDEdit to dual boot Windows installations?

What are the bcdedit commands necessary to setup dual boot between different installations of Windows?5 Background I recently installed Windows 8 onto a separate hard drive1. Now that Windows 8 in ...
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How do I FTP multiple files from the command line?

I would like to FTP the contents of a directory, but can't seem to find the right way to use a wildcard. Seems like this would be a common thing to do, is my whole approach wrong? The command is ftp ...
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DNS Lookup for “d2e24t2jgcnor2.webhostoid.com” failed. No such host is known

this is what comes up in the address bar when you enter any url ...
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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 to crack a password protected zip file

I recently downloaded a piece of software that came in a .ZIP archive, but the .EXE software inside of the archive had a password on it. The website that I would have gotten the password from closed ...
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Windows 8.1 System process using High CPU

I have a Dell XPS 8500 with I7-3770 CPU and 8 logical processors, 24Gb RAM. It's running Windows 8.1 (Update 1). Recently I've noticed the System process is using 12.5% (1/8) of CPU on a constant ...
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Upgrading Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro fails with “This key won't work. Check it and try again, or try a different key”

I can't seem to find a way to upgrade my laptop Windows 8.1 (64 bits) OS to Windows 8.1 Pro. I do have a key for the new version but when I input it in the Windows updater, it tells me: This key ...
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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 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 ...
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Why does my %appdata%\Local\Temp folder have almost 100GB in it? If this data is disposable, why hasn't Windows told me?

Hard disk failed. With a little trickery, I was able to coerse the Windows Backup and Restore 320GB VHD drive partition image (which contained only 220GB of actual data) to restore it onto a smaller ...
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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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How to install Windows 8.1 on new PC with SSD

I just build new PC and trying to install Windows 8.1 from DVD (USB DVD ROM). I tried many different ways which from the internet but nothing is working. First attempt UEFI installation. Boot ...
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Can I view print job history on a shared network printer?

I have a printer that is shared over my network from my Windows 7 PC. Several other computers in the network print to it, and I would like to be able to go back and see what they've printed. I know ...
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USB Ports Not Working

None of the USB ports work anymore on my HP EliteBook 2540p laptop which is running Windows 7 Pro SP1. By "not working," I mean if I try plugging in a thumbdrive or external HDD it does nothing ...
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What's the recommended way to move a VirtualBox VM to another computer?

I use VirtualBox 4.1.x on my Ubuntu machine and I've set up several virtual machines. Since there are several ways one can move a VM in VirtualBox to another computer, I was wondering which one is the ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview - Synaptics Scrolling

OS Details: Architecture: 64bit Build: 9841 Synaptics: v15.3.22 Problem: Both two-finger and one-finger scrolling functionality does not seem to work for me in certain contexts. While third-party ...
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How to tell full path of file on Mac?

I have a text file opened up in TextEdit, and I can't seem to figure out the full path of the file. Also, if I search for the file in spotlight, it doesn't seem to tell me the full path of the file ...
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How to play YouTube videos on a Sonos system?

Out of the box, a Sonos system is not able to play (the audio of) YouTube videos. How to achieve this? If you have a server (or a VM running Linux) that is always turned on in your house, here is a ...
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sftp: upload all files, directories and sub-directories contained in a folder

On machine A I have the folder /home/a/ On machine B I have the folder /home/b/ I wish transfer all files, directories and sub-directories of /home/a in /home/b with sftp On machine A I tried ...
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How to reset a Dell PC with Windows XP back to factory settings?

How do I restore my Windows XP Dell PC to factory settings? I have already tried F2 and F12. If you can help thanks.
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Excel: If statement with #N/A

I have over 6000 records and half of them are formulas that are missing a variable so they result in #N/A on the spreadsheet, what i want to do is if the cell is #N/A then leave the cell blank, ...
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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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Windows 8 - Mapping Network Drive (NAS)

This question has been asked throughout the web, but I am simply not able to get it working. I am Running Windows 8 Pro (x64), when I connect to the office network, I can connect to all network ...
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need iptables rule to accept all incoming traffic

For my test environment i want to accept all incoming traffic, can someone please give me the iptable rule to be added. My current iptables -L -n output looks like this Chain INPUT (policy ...
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Can't get Chromecast to connect to my wifi, I have an Actiontec Q1000

I put the Chromecast into my HDMI tv and downloaded the app to my Android phone and my Android Tablet. My laptop which is Windows Vista says it is not supported. When I try to connect to my wifi from ...
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Ticking sound when keyboard is pressed? Windows 7

I suddenly can't use my laptop's keyboard. I think my cat accidentally pressed something or held down some button (while I was asleep) because now, whenever I try to press any button, I only get ...
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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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How to reduce the size (disk space) of Windows 8

This question is about what things I can do to reduce the size that Windows 8 uses. Background example: At present, and with only one program installed (MS Access 2007), I have used about 15GB of my ...
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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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Does a wireless-N (802.11n) network have poor performance when in b/g “mixed” mode?

It seems to be an "old" wives tale that, when using a wireless-N router in "mixed mode" to support legacy 802.11b or 802.11g devices, the performance of 802.11n clients will suffer. Some places ...
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How to get the Hard Drive serial number

I wanted to get the serial number assigned by Hard disk manufacturer. The serial number is usually printed in the hard disk. Normally to get the serial number, I have to take out the hard disk. Is ...
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What's all this deploy.akamaitechnologies.com traffic?

I happened to do a tcpdump while leaving my Mac idle, and when I came back after a mere half-hour there were something like 5000 packets involving deploy.akamaitechnologies.com, in which my computer ...
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Why does my computer take an abnormally long time to shut down?

I am booting Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit off an SSD (specifically, a 128GB ADATA SP900), and while it boots up incredibly fast, it also takes an obscenely long time to shut-down. The time to go ...
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How to change the saved Office 2013 Product Key

I installed Office 2013 and put in the product key when it asked me to. After typing in the product key, it allowed me to use MS Word once. After I closed MS Word and went to reopen it the next day, ...
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How to boot a Sony Vaio E Series running Windows 8 into Safe Mode

Following a bad graphics driver update leaving my screen completely black at boot I had a huge amount of trouble getting into Safe Mode to roll back the driver. First off the problem is that F8 ...
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svchost.exe high memory usage - wuauserv

I'm running Windows 7, and I've been experiencing high memory usage from one of my svchost.exe processes. Services under that particular process are BITS, EAPHost, IKEEXT, LanmanServer, MMCSS, ...
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How can I connect 2 windows 8 machines with WiFi Direct?

I noticed I have a WiFi direct network adapter in Device Manager. Did a bit of research and it provides peer-to-peer communication between two devices using WiFi. I searched on how to treansfer files ...
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Why is my USB Flash Drive Now Read-Only?

Suddenly my USB Flash Drive (8gb Corsaire Voyager) is suddenly read-only, and I'm not sure why. There is no "read-only" switch on the drive. All of the data is still there. But nothing can be ...
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How to Extend primary partition(/dev/sda1) in linux?

Im having a problem, my primary partition is running out of space. Due to this, I can't access linux machine remotely (through vncserver). I have another drive (/dev/sdb) having much more free space. ...