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Add Google as Default Search Provider for Windows 8.1 IE 11

I have been trying with no luck to use Google as the default search provider for IE11 on Windows 8.1 Currently I can only add Google Australia as an "Accelerator" however this does not provide the ...
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How to open two “Computer” windows on Windows 7?

This is a simple thing that has been bothering me for a while now. When you try to open a second "Computer" window (the place where you can see all your hard drives, cd drives, memory devices, etc.) ...
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how do I connect an Apple Thunderbolt display to a PC?

I have this Apple Thunderbolt display. it works fine with my Macbook Pro. I also want to connect it to my Windows laptop via HDMI. I bought this converter, which converts the HDMI signal to ...
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How can I force YouTube to not use HTML5 player because it is not working on the latest version of Firefox and now I can't see any video?

This is really annoying. Yesterday everything was working fine, now I wake up only to realize that all the videos on YouTube are using the HTML5 player. Here is what I see when I try to play a video ...
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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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Why is my disk at 99% usage here?

I have a similar issue as this user. You can pretty much take his screen shot and apply it to my issue: Windows 8.1, 99% disk usage or in that vicinity for a longer period of time (minutes). Yet the ...
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How can I run a shell script in Windows?

I'm a Mac user and new to Windows. How can I execute a shell script in Windows? Generally, I would save the text file with the extension .sh and run it via Terminal. But how could I do that in ...
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Cannot install Windows 8.1 Update Kb2919355. Windows Update Error 80073712

I'm running Win 8.1 Pro x64. On April 9th, I was offered two updates from Microsoft. Usually, updates install automatically through Windows update but the following two updates, I noticed today (April ...
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Windows 10 Offer Icon (GWX) - How to get it on AD/Domain joined PCs?

I know there´s no need to rush getting Windows 10 as I should receive it for free in the future, at least according to what I´ve read. However, information about the upgrade offer popping up in the ...
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Windows 10 windows VPN IPv4 properties not accessible

I just installed Windows 10 and I want to join my domain through my windows VPN. But when I want to change the properties of the IPv4 protocol, nothing happens. The button is NOT greyed out. (I ...
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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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Should I plug my mouse into a USB 3.0 port?

I'm looking for an authoritative answer, backed by data. A friend asked me the other day whether he would benefit from plugging his mouse into a USB 3.0 port instead of an available 2.0 port. I ...
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What is Quickset64 on my Dell machine?

I was browsing through my list of installed programs to come across some Dell shipped with my computer. One of them is called "Quickset64". I did some Googling and learnt that it's supposed to take ...
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How can I install an old version of Google Chrome

I have a specific requirement (probably silly!) for testing a browser of Chrome. I realize this requirement isn't the most logical, but politics being what they may I'd like to know the technical ...
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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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How to set login to phpmyadmin for default user/password in wamp server?

I understand that I need to log in to wamp server in order to create a database. My problem is that the phpmyadmin page opens without asking me to log in. So, I presume that I am not logged in. If ...
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Do two computers connected on the same Wi-Fi have the same IP address?

Do two computers connected on the same Wi-Fi have the same IP address (for example, my dad's computer and my computer, at home)? If so, how does the outside world distinguishes one computer with the ...
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the program can't start because xinput1_3.dll is missing from your computer

I'm trying to run Elite Dangerous Launcher, yet I keep getting following error: the program can't start because xinput1_3.dll is missing from your computer According to: How to install the latest ...
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Windows 10 Media installers fails to start

I was really excited for Windows 10, but my system was factory reset, so I had to go back to Windows 8.1. By the time I got back to Windows 8.1, I installed all 100-something updates, hoping Win10 or ...
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Windows 10 upgrade and Truecrypt

Can you safely upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when using Truecrypt 7.1a without risk of corrupting the bootloader and without first decrypting the drive?
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Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?

I have a system which dual-boots Gentoo Linux and Windows 7 using GRUB2. The computer has four drives, and Windows is installed on the third (last) partition of drive #2. The drive layout looks like ...
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Windows 10 Wifi Limited Connection - Wi-FI doesn't have a valid IP configuration

Wifi was working via router in my house. Took it round to my friends house and it says Limited Connection. Wireless network adaptor is Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 and current driver is 10.0.0.62. I ...
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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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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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Delete all files from a folder and its sub folders

I want to remove all files from a folder structure, so I'm left with an empty folder structure. Can this be achieved in either batch or VBScript scripting? I have tried a very basic batch command, ...
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Your PC/Device needs to be repaired with Error code: 0xc0000605

Today I had an error code 0xc0000605 at startup. I cannot boot into my computer. It says: Recovery Your PC/Device needs to be repaired. A component of your operating system has expired. File: ...
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VBA code to hide or unhide rows based on a cell value

Heres my code, but its not really doing anything, I dont see anything wrong with it: Private Sub PG1(ByVal Target As Range) If .Range("E50").Value = "Passed" Then ...
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Is there a difference between “Thunderbolt” and “Mini DisplayPort” cables?

TB-to-TB cables seems to be more expensive than mDP-to-mDP cables. Is there any actual difference besides the branding? This is for use in connecting a MacBook Pro to a dock with multiple ports (USB ...
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Which 5Ghz channel to use?

My "better" router has 5GHz channels - 36,40,44,48,149,153,157,161 My not so much better router has 5GHz channels 36,40,44,48,52,56,60,64,100,104,108,112,116,132,136,149,153,157,161 I am ...
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How to export favourites/bookmarks from Microsoft Edge?

How to export favourites/bookmarks from Microsoft Edge? Or does it not have this function? Thanks.
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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 ...
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Windows 10 Installation - A media driver your computer needs is missing

The most weird thing is happening to me: I have a hp notebook which has no internal DVD drive, so I installed via an external USB LG Blueray burner. First I installed Windows 10 customer preview ...
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How to find ip address of my Asus RT-AC86U in Access Point mode?

I'm using an Asus wireless router model RT-AC68U and can connect fine to the internet using it wirelessly. I configured the router to be an Access Point, but having done so, I can no longer locate ...
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Can I get an alternative browser (Firefox/Chrome) on Win8 RT?

Where can I find Firefox or Chrome for Win8 RT? I checked both google.com/chrome and firefox.com, but they seem to only have x86 version of the browser, but not ARM.
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Can't eject external USB hard drive in Windows 10

First, I must state that it is not that "ejecting" the drive always prompt the "This drive is still utilized by etc." message. It is that there is simply no option to "eject" it in the first place in ...
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What is this random “Do you need more hard disk on your Mac?” pop-up on a Mac about?

I get a random popup that asks “Do you need more hard disk on your Mac?” It happens only when I’m in Safari. It pops up on the top right hand corner of my screen.
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Hiren's Boot CD with UEFI support?

I am a long term user of Hiren's Boot CD, but the CD does not support booting on UEFI/EFI/SecureBoot hardware, is there some kind of update/patch to apply to the cd image to be able to boot without ...
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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 I can't seem to find the right way to use a wildcard. It seems like this would be a common thing to do; is my whole approach wrong? The command is ...
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Many Personal Files turned into .micro files

Yesterday, I shut down my computer and went to sleep. I woke up today, went to school, came back and now when I turn it on, it shows this .TXT file. Many of my files have turned into .micro files, and ...
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Why doesn’t my Chromecast device appear in my Wi-Fi settings on my iPad?

My Chromecast device does not show up in my iPad’s Wi-Fi settings any longer. I had taken the device to a different location and network and since returning to original location and network, the ...
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Where to find a Win 10 product key after upgrade?

I just upgraded from Win 8.1 to Win 10 and I was trying to find the product key for the new Win 10 OS. I found product ID but I am not completely sure whether "product ID" and "product key" is the ...
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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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How to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 offline?

How do I upgrade a Windows 8 machine without a network connection to Windows 8.1?
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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 create an EFI System Partition?

TL; DR How do I create an EFI system partition from scratch? How do I put the EFI firmware on it onces it is created? Long version I hava Toshiba T430 laptop. I received it with Windows 7 installed ...
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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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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 create new partition on an unallocated space using diskpart?

I want to install windows 7 on an unallocated space made by shrinking an extended partition. the problem is that windows setup can't create new partition on unallocated space. how I can create a ...
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How to select paravirtualization interface in virtual box

Given a windows 8 host system (Intel Core i5) and a Linux Fedora host, I would like to determine the optimal setting for the paravirtual interface. Options are none Default Legacy minimal Hyper-V ...
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Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 for Clients on Java 7

Java 7 disables TLS 1.1 and 1.2 for clients. From Java Cryptography Architecture Oracle Providers Documentation: Although SunJSSE in the Java SE 7 release supports TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2, neither ...