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Chmod to allow read and write permissions for directory

I have created directories in root. I am looking for the chmod command to allow all users read and write permissions to a specific directory. I have done chmod 775 for a file but I need this for a ...
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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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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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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 ACCEPT)...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 Rows("51").EntireRow....
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows using too much RAM, how to diagnose resource hog

I have 16GB of system RAM. On startup with no applications open except the task-manager Windows is using about 3gb of RAM. I looked in the processes tab, but nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. ...
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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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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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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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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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M3U8 file to MP4 conversion?

Can an M3U8 video file be converted to MP4? I have had no luck finding a file converter that can do this since the M3U8 file is really an Audio playlist with many smaller files in a folder.
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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 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 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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Black screen with cursor after successful Windows 10 upgrade

Last night I tried to upgrade my Lenovo G580 laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 using the icon/reserve feature in the corner. It completed 100%, rebooted, asked me whether to use Express Settings ...
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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 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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Windows installation media cant detect keyboard and mouse

I just built a brand new computer. I inserted the windows 7 ultimate disk into the drive, and when prompted, pressed a key to boot from the CD. At this point, the computer itself is able to detect the ...
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Windows 8 hard disk usage 100%

This is a problem I've seen described in many places: Super User (here, here, here and so on) Microsoft support forums (here, here...) The Lenovo forums have some users complaining about this too (...
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Use AdBlock without being detected

Upon visiting a site today I was rewarded with Comic Sans. Behold it's glory: Source Needless to say I can finally understand why so many people loathe this font. However, this does bring up a ...
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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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Excel - How to auto-populate from one sheet to another

Here is the scenario. For ease, I will use a Calorie log as my example. Worksheet1 contains all food consumed for an entire day. Worksheet2 is an index of the foods consumed. For example, in ...
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Windows 10 auto-logout on <5 minutes of inactivity

Have updated to windows 10 pro edition In power options have sleep/turn off display - never when powered and 30/15 minutes when battery. Computer is powered Every time i go out for 1-2 minutes it ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 with BitLocker Enabled?

I am currently running Windows 8.1 Pro, with BitLocker enabled (the hardware has no TPM, though). I am curious as to whether I will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 when it is rolled out without ...
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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 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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What is the difference between 4K, UHD and QHD? Do we agree on one official resolution?

Nowadays it seems that Full HD isn’t enough anymore and the terms “4K,” “QHD” and “UHD” are thrown around interchangeably. At the same time, there is not just one “4K” resolution in the catalogs. I ...
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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 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 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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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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Blocked by Group Policy: trying to install TCP/IPv4 (Windows 10)

So I uninstalled Winsock and Winsock2 registry keys and now cannot connect to the internet. I am using the following walkthrough to try and reinstall Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) but every ...
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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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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 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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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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Can't install nvidia driver on windows 10

I've installed Windows 10. Then I tried to install the driver for my nvidia card (gtx 750) but it failed. At first restart the resolution became really high (1920x1080) so it seemed like the driver ...
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What's the technical difference between a flash drive and an SSD?

I was just reading a question on backups with flash drives, but I was not quite sure why SSDs would be better than flash drives for backups. To me, solid-state drives look like larger versions of ...
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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 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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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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Excel 2010 Crashes When Opening Files From Sharepoint (office 365)

Problem: A user has Excel 2010 and is attempting to open an Excel document from our Office 365 Sharepoint server. Excel Crashes when attempting to open the file with a faulting file "mso.dll" ...