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What is the difference between an Intel i7 and a Xeon quad core processor?

I know the Xeon processors have been around for a long time and are mostly used in servers, but I am curious, why do people not use the Xeons in a high performance desktop? As far as I know about ...
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Windows 7: How to solve IPv6 “No network access” problem?

I'm tearing my hair out on this one. Basically I need IPv6 to work on a Windows 7 (Home Premium) Dell laptop and it isn't. I have the wireless networking all working but if I click on the wireless ...
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How do I remove the header/footer of some pages?

I created a template in Word 2010. In this template, there is a footer and a header. When I create a document based on this template, I'd like for some pages not to show them.
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Move an off-screen window back on-screen on Mac OS X

It seems that Mac OS X 10.6.1 Snow Leopard has a tendency to leave some windows off-screen at times, especially when I disconnect an external monitor from my MacBook. How can I move the window back ...
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How to save a rotated Adobe PDF file

I received an Adobe PDF scan of a document that displays upside-down. I rotated it inside Adobe Acrobat and chose Save As to make a new document, however, the rotation is not saved and when I open ...
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How to change some of the numbers in word to be arabic numbers within Word

I have a Word document. It has two parts: one English and one Arabic. The problem is that all the numbers are English numbers [0123456789], but I want the Arabic part's numbers to be Arabic numbers ...
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What are the “N” versions of Windows 8?

Microsoft just released the final Windows 8 versions for MSDN members, before its consumer release in october. Anyway, I am a MSDN member. Today I went to see my downloads page and I found a list of ...
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How do I get Google Chrome back to desktop mode on Windows 8

The Windows 8 version of Google Chrome seems to have been updated to support the UI formerly known as Metro. However, this seems to be the only option now, which means that I can no longer use Chrome ...
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How to disable the skype ads (advertisement)?

The Skype client shows a disturbing colored ad at the bottom of the client. The ad is unnecessary and only takes away important space for the contact list. How can I remove that permanentely? Even ...
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How to let my friends upload their files to my Dropbox account?

I have a bunch of friends, and we will share our documents and photos. My original idea is that we can use "public folder" or "shared folder" in Dropbox so that each of us can easily upload photos to ...
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How to find a directory on linux?

I have a VPS with Suse Linux 10.3. I've logged in via SSH/putty and am trying to find where my web files are located. Since I'm uploading via FTP in a directory called httpdocs, I assume that this ...
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How do I boot my Samsung laptop from a CD/DVD?

I have a Samsung Series 3 laptop and want to boot from an Ubuntu Live CD. When I press F10 to pull up the BIOS/boot configuration, I don't get an option to boot from the CD. Similarly, in the BIOS, ...
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Windows 8.1 & manual removal of “Sentinel Runtime Drivers”

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 (basic upgrade from Windows 8). It is complaining of Sentinel Runtime Drivers incompatibility. I've looked for it in my Programs & Features list, but it's not ...
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Inverting direction of mouse scroll wheel

Is there a way to make a mouse scroll wheel invert its direction? I'd like to scroll upwards and have that action scroll downwards and vice-versa. There is no setting on the Mouse control panel that ...
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How to make Excel's “Auto Fit Row Height” feature actually auto fit the row height?

For every generation of Excel I can remember (including 2010, which I'm using now), Excel's "Auto Size Row" features sometimes fails to actually auto size a row when the cell contains wrapped text. ...
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How to mount a HFS partition in Ubuntu as Read/Write?

I plugged in my external harddrive (which was formatted on my Mac into HFS+ journaled) to my Ubuntu desktop 9.04 64bit. I am not able to get the drive to mount with write capability, how do I do ...
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How do I install the Sun/Oracle Java SDK on Ubuntu?

Since 11.10 Ubuntu does not provide the sun-java-jdk, how do I install it?
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How do I connect VLC to a known DLNA server?

I have VLC on my Mac and would like to connect to a DLNA server on my LAN but the server isn't showing up in VLC's UPnP auto-discovery UI. Given the IP address of the server how can I point VLC to it ...
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How much data (MB) does Skype consume in a 1 minute call?

How much data (in megabytes) does Skype consume in a 1 minute audio call? And how much data does Skype consume in a 1 minute video call? Is it fixed or does it vary with the mobile version or PC ...
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How can one turn off spell checking in Notepad++?

Notepad++ recently added built-in support for spell checking, and it is enabled by default. Where can I turn it off?
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How to find out which USB port is USB 3.0?

In my laptop (a Lenovo y470 ) there are three USB ports. One of those is USB 3.0 others are USB 2.0 . I do not know which one is what. When I copy data from my External HDD it transfers at 38MB/s from ...
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What is the difference between mSATA and SATA SSDs?

Is there any difference between an mSATA SSD and an SATA SSD (other than the fact that the mSATA doesn't take up a disk slot)?
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How do you auto resize cells in Excel?

I have copied some data into Excel 2010. I have found that some of the cells need to be widened to allow the data to fit. How do I automatically adjust the height of the cells to fit the content?
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Remove auto-complete field entries in Google Chrome

Is there a way to stop the gmail address field (on the login page) from displaying all the gmail addresses that you have ever typed in it? When logging in with Google Chrome or trying to set up a ...
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How do I change the wallpaper of Windows 7 Starter Edition?

Is there a way to change the desktop wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter Edition? I wanted to do that on my new netbook, just to find out that there is no "Customize" option in the control panel. Microsoft ...
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How do I recover a closed Sticky Note in Windows?

By accident, I closed my sticky notes in Windows. Is there any way to recover them?
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Disable Microsoft Office Upload Center

With the new Office 2013, a new Microsoft Office Upload Center is started. But I don't use that and want to remove it completely (not just hiding). How can I remove that program completely?
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How can I prevent Ask.com Toolbar from being installed every time Java is updated?

As many are painfully aware of, Oracle continues to not only bundle the Java installation with the useless Internet browser toolbar from Ask.com, but also enable its installation by default. In ...
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How to rename user folder in Windows 8?

When I log in on a Windows 8 machine for the first time with my Microsoft Account (by providing an e-mail address), a new user folder is created: C:\Users\dzinx_000 In previous versions of Windows, ...
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Revert New Tab Page Behavior in Google Chrome 29+

I don’t like the behavior of the new tab page in Google Chrome 29+. How can I restore the old behavior? The new tab page (if you have Google set as the default search engine) now shows the Google ...
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Chrome new tab page changed but I want it back

I'm using Google Chrome version 21.0.1180.89 m (on Windows 7). The problem is that I installed an anti-virus program that accidentally changed the home page (I didn't uncheck the option). Now every ...
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Re-enable extensions not coming from Chrome Web Store on Chrome v35+ (with enhanced security)

Does anybody know how to re-enable your own extensions after they were disabled by the Chrome v35 update? (Mostly greasemonkey scripts in my case, thus simple .js files previously drag-n-dropped in ...
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How to create a bootable USB Windows OS using Mac OS X

I'm having a trouble here because of my PC infected today and I tried everything to get it back and the only option left for me now is to do a clean install. Now what happen is I have Macbook Pro ...
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How to use rupee symbol in Dell keyboard?

I have Dell Latitude laptop and it has both Indian rupee symbol and euro in keyboard. But don't know how to use it. What keys can I press to insert the symbols? I'm using Windows 7. Any help?
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How do I disable the warning Chrome gives if a security certificate is not trusted?

I want to know if it's possible to disable the warning you get in Chrome when you try to go to some HTTPS site that doesn't have a trusted certificate. I have a few sites in my bookmarks that use ...
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How can I send a Ctrl+Alt+Delete through Remote Desktop in Windows 8?

I need to send a CtrlAltDelete to a remote machine through Remote Desktop. The CtrlAltDelete is being intercepted by Windows 8, regardless of whether the remote desktop has focus or is in full screen. ...
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How can I set the fan speed to 100% on a laptop?

I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv7-4031. When it's cool, it works smoothly and efficiently. However when CPU and GPU temperatures reach 60c and above, the PC starts freezing up and stuttering. I ...
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Where is the favourites folder in Windows 7?

I wanted to copy my favourites links from another machine onto a newly installed Windows 7 machine, but the system won't let me paste them into the Favourites folder showing at the top of Windows ...
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Transatlantic ping faster than sending a pixel to the screen?

John Carmack tweeted, I can send an IP packet to Europe faster than I can send a pixel to the screen. How f’d up is that? And if this weren’t John Carmack, I’d file it under “the interwebs being ...
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How do I fix my USB drive to get its original 8GB size back?

My USB drive used to be originally 8GB when I bought it. I'm trying to reformatted in Windows 7 by right clicking on the drive and selecting Format.... But the capacity only shows 250MB. Is there ...
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Disable the Security Essentials End-of-Life Warning on Windows XP

Is it possible to disable the "Support for this operating system is ending" warning that the current version of Microsoft Security Essentials displays on Windows XP? Based on a quick couple of ...
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Is there a way to “auto login” in PuTTY with a password?

Is there a way to configure a password for a stored session in PuTTY? I know there is the capability to specify an "auto-login username" (under Connection/Data), but is there a way to do the same ...
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How can I display the contents of an environment variable from the command prompt in Windows 7?

In Windows 7, when I start the Command prompt, is there any command to display the contents of an environment variable (such as the JAVA_HOME or PATH variables)? I have tried with echo $PATH, echo ...
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The Outlook data file can't be accessed, how do I repair it?

I am using the beta 2010 Office Outlook. When I try receive or send, I get the following error. Outlook data file cannot be accessed. Repairing and reinstalling Office and trying to use any ...
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How to easily remove hyperlinks from multiple cells?

I have data exported from a tool as XLS. In this, one of the column has text which is a hyperlink to information in the tool. I can remove the hyperlink for each cell. But I want to remove the ...
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How do I enable Automatic Logon in Windows 7 when I'm on a domain?

When Windows 7 is joined to a domain the option to automatically login is no longer available in the advanced User Management console. Since I am running a small home domain because of SharePoint and ...
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Permanently remove/disable Touch Keyboard in Windows 8 taskbar?

I have Windows 8 (final, MSDN) on my Macbook Pro Retina. Windows 8's ongoing, continuous tantrum of insisting that it's on a tablet device is causing it to always have a touch keyboard 'icon' on the ...
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How can I make just one page of a Word document horizontal?

I'm using Microsoft Word 2010. How do I set only the last page of my document to be horizontal? All other pages have to remain vertical.
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Where to download Flash Player for offline installation?

I can't find Flash Player download link which will give me the full EXE/MSI file, not the tiny downloader which downloads data from the internet. What's the proper download site for this?
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How to control master volume in Windows 7?

Some keyboards have volume controls on them that can be pressed anytime to control the master volume. My keyboard does not have that. Is there a way that I can create a key macro that will work like ...