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Did Windows ever support any hardware architectures other than x86?

Microsoft Windows Internals, 4th Edition says: The architecture of the Intel x86 processor defines four privilege levels, or rings, to protect system code and data from being overwritten ...
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SSH :connect to host localhost port 22: Connection refused

In debian kali I tried to connect ssh and getting the following error : SSH: connect to host localhost port 22: Connection refused Background : I was trying to connect ssh in debian, I am using ...
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Using wildcard search/replace in Notepad++

Here's my problem: In a .txt file, I need to find and replace thousands of instances of syntax like this: (see (a053007djfgspwdf)) or (see (a053007djfgspwdf) and (a54134xsedgeg)) or (see (...
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Can I use CAT5e jacks with CAT6 cable?

I was wondering if I can use a CAT5e keystone jack with CAT6 cable. I am refering to the parts that terminate a cable where it comes out of the wall. I want to run a 30 ft length of CAT6 but all I ...
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How to re-install Windows 10 calculator app

I uninstalled the calculator like this in PowerShell: Get-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage. How do I reinstall it? Many thanks in advance.
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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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How to fix Windows 10 explorer.exe not responding?

I have updated from Windows 7 Ultimate x64 to Windows 10 Pro x64 using Media Creation Tool. After some weeks when I'm clicking on the start button nothing happens and the whole status bar becomes ...
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how to install .tar.xz file in ubuntu

i am new in linux. i downloaded a vlc .tar.xz file. then searched Internet how to install .tar.xz. But unable to install. The command i written and result got given below.. ubuntu@ubuntu-HP:~/...
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Putty: 'Server unexpectedly closed network connection'

Putty 'Server unexpectedly closed network connection' I have been getting the 'Server unexpectedly closed network connection' (see Putty ends to an unexpected error and VNC shows terminal with error ...
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Excel 2010 - how to Select or display rows if column C has specific values? No VB

I have a huge spreadsheet and column C contains IDs such as 1, 99, 732387, 28. I have a separate list of IDs such as 23, 87, 902 and I only want to display the rows whose column C value belongs to my ...
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Where is the Visual Studio Express 2015 executable located on Windows 10?

I installed Visual Studio 2015 Express, but I can't find a shortcut icon anywhere. It also does not show up in Start menu Apps or via Search. I also see nothing in folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft ...
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Should I enabled or disable xHCI hand-off in BIOS setup, when running Windows 7?

I have a Jetway NF9E-Q77 motherboard which supports USB 3.0. An Intel driver is available to enabled USB 3.0 support in Windows 7. Assuming the driver is installed, should xHCI hand-off be enabled ...
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How to disable file download popup in Internet Explorer?

I was able to disable file download popup in all popular browsers except Internet Explorer. This is the popup: I thought this would do it, but I still get the popup: Internet Explorer -> menu ...
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How to clean Windows\Installer folder in Windows 10?

My C:\Windows\Installer folder is huge: 14 GB. My understanding is that this is where failed updates go to die, and it should not be this big. What is the correct way to clean it on Windows 10?
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How to automatically make all entered numbers in a row negative using Excel?

I am making a simple cash flow and would like to set up a column for outflows where it automatically makes any number typed in that column a negative. How would I do this?
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ping can't resolve hostname, but nslookup can

ping tells me that it can't resolve some hostname ("ping: unknown host domain.company.local") in a URL but when I use host or nslookup on the same computer on the command line, the resolutions works ...
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Booting from USB with UEFI bios to install Windows 8.1

I have a Lenovo 11e Yoga laptop. I have installed a new, blank SSD in the system and now I want to reinstall Windows 8.1 (which is what the laptop came with). I created a bootable USB stick using ...
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How can I run a command after boot?

I would like to run the simple shell command echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq at each boot, to enable the sysrq keys. When in boot should this be done, and where should I put a script to do it?
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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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Excel extract substring from string

I am looking for a way to extract a variable length substring from a string. My cells will look something like: ABC - DEF ABCDE - DEF ABCD - ABC I want to split the string at the - character, so ...
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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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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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Is it possible to track browsing history inside a wireless network

I'm using Internet, shared through wireless network. Now, is there any possibility to track me (i.e. my browsing history) from another computer of same network using "Wireshark" or other tracking ...
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Where is the System Restore on Windows Server 2012?

I have Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition and would like to use Windows System Restore. But, I can't find it. Trying to start it using the Windows Run command restore didn't work. I can't find it ...
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Hotkey to switch between multiple displays in Windows 8.1

I have a PC with a monitor. My PC is connected to my TV via HDMI. When I watch movies I use TV screen. For work and gaming I use my monitor. I have to open "Screen Resolution" window and select "Show ...
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What is the difference between Cat 6 and Cat 6e Ethernet cabling?

What is the difference between Cat 6 and Cat 6e Ethernet cabling? The length is not an issue for me, since I will be using the cables for intra-rack connections.
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How to use teamviewer if the remote computer has restarted?

I have a computer that I use in my work. I've installed TeamViewer and I log into it from my home using my laptop. Sometimes the computer restarts for some reason and I won't be able to connect to ...
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Why do Windows 7 updates take so long to install?

I installed Windows 7 on an old laptop yesterday evening, so that I could experiment with Win32 API programming. I started it updating about 5 hours ago. It downloaded the updates in 30 minutes or so, ...
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How can I import a .PST to GMail?

I desperately need the content of an email that I received at my work account (Exchange) from 2 years back. I no longer work there, my email account is long deleted, but I have a copy of the .PST ...
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Synology DSM - Can't log as root (but works with admin)

After some automatic updates (or being hacked ?) I have many things broken and a huge problem to resolve them since I can't login as root anymore. ssh admin : login success su root : permission ...
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Pasting image into Outlook results in an attachment, rather than inline with content

I am pasting an image into an Outlook 2013 email. I want the image to appear in-line with the text. Sometimes the image appears as an attachment. I can force the image to appear in-line by using ...
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Default SA password of SQL Server automatically installed by SharePoint Server 2010 setup

I installed SharePoint server 2010 recently on a test server. It was installed in standalone mode. After the installation, I realized that it had installed SQL Server Express 2008 (10.0.2531.0) ...
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Why are smaller capacity SSDs slower?

I was reading this Tom's Hardware article on testing SSDs and came across the following claim: With SSDs, performance varies by capacity point. Smaller drives tend to be slower than larger ones, ...
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Upgrade Windows 8.1 Enterprise to Windows 10

I have Windows 8.1 Enterprise and I wanted to install the Windows 10 Enterprise evaluation (from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-10-enterprise). I don't want to wait until ...
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Can I install my copy of Windows 8.1 on a different PC (deactivate the first installation)?

I have seen this question answered for Windows 7, but I am wondering if the same holds true for Windows 8.1--I recently installed a legal copy of Win 8.1 on a machine I built and I now want to use ...
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Permanently change default language and keyboard settings - what am I missing?

I'm trying to configure a Debian Linux (ARMHF 3.8.13-bone20) on a BeagleBone Black to use German as the default language and keyboard layout, which does not work, and I can't see why. I'm talking ...
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what port or ports are used for File sharing in windows?

I want to know on the windows operating system, what is the port number for the file sharing service?For example as you know the port number for HTTP service is 80. So I need to know the port number ...
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Where are ALL locations of Start Menu folders in Windows 10?

I am trying to fix start menu damage after windows 10 install. Currently, I removed all files from known locations of start menu files, but still have some entries in Start Menu. Here is the proof ...
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How do I modify the data of an existing registry key value name from cmd?

How do I modify an existing registry key value from cmd? There are a lot of options and switches, bells and whistles, for the Reg command. There are options to query, add, and delete keys, subkeys, ...
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Put file with tftp client in Linux

I am going to put a new ROM file on a network attached instrument and I need to use tftp. Does anyone know how to do this? I am going to upload two different files and they will go into separate ...
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Are 6th-generation Intel processors slower than 4th-generation?

I'm looking at building a computer for my brother. Back when I built my own I used a 4th-gen CPU. My thinking is "well he should obviously have the latest generation because they say they're always ...
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why has makecab.exe started at boot?

I am trying to find out why this process appeared during 2 boot occasions. Autoruns does not show it anywhere. It appeared when I uninstalled google chrome and malwarebytes. The prefetch file for ...
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How many passes does Defrag take in Windows 10?

How many passes does Defrag.exe take in Windows 10? New laptop, and I started a while ago and it's now up to Pass 14
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Why am I unable to connect using Remote Desktop on my Windows 10 computer?

I have two computers that came with Windows 8.1. I recently upgraded them to Windows 10. I've been trying to configure the machines for remote access but am having limited/no luck. The RDP connection ...
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Disable Adobe Sign-in - Acrobat DC

I've packaged an install for Acrobat DC using the Creative Cloud Packager, everything installs correctly but during testing I noticed that every time I launch Acrobat DC or open a PDF a window will ...
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Compare multiple columns for any two or more cells within the same row having the same content

I need a formula to compare multiple columns for any two or more cells within the same row having the same content. If that is true, then display "TEXT A" (can be anything such as "TRUE"). If all of ...
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Change Outlook attachment file mode from read only to read/write?

I use Microsoft Outlook 2013 and when I get mail with an attachment and I open the attached file (mainly Word and Excel documents), they open only in read only mode. I want them to open in read/...
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What does the “Grant easy access” feature in TeamViewer do?

What does the "Grant easy access" feature in TeamViewer do? I can't find the documentation for it anywhere.
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How long can I use Windows 10 without activation?

It would seem that there should be web resources to quickly find an answer to this question but I couldn't find any, so I'm trying my luck here. I used the Win10 Media Creation Tool to download ...
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Unable to activate Windows 10 with error 0xc004f210

I am trying to activate Windows Home Single Language 10 (latest build 10586) using a Windows 8.1 Single Language Product Key. But it's saying: You are running Windows 10 Home Single Language. The ...