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What would happen if I take my hard drive out of my current PC and put it in a new PC?

Basically, I want to get a new PC, but I have so many software/games installed on my current hard drive, that I don't want to waste the time to re-install/re-configure. Would it work if I just take ...
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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 do I uninstall and remove a .kext on Mac OS X?

I bought a X-in-1 media card reader and had to install a driver in order to be able to read SD-HC cards. Now sometimes when I unplug the reader from the USB port I get a kernel panic. So now I'd like ...
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Why does just splitting an Ethernet cable not work?

I thought the Ethernet is logically a one-line communication bus (for argument's sake, I am excluding hubs). All machines attached on the bus hears the same signals and the machines themselves try to ...
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How do you write an Excel formula that will paste a specific value in a different cell?

So basically I want to write a formula that will check a condition, and if that condition is met, then I want to paste a specific line of text in a different cell. I should note that I do not want the ...
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What is the RuntimeBroker.exe process in Windows 8?

I was looking through my Task Manager today and saw something called Runtime Broker running: I've never seen this in previous versions of Windows. What is it? What does it do?
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OSX Mavericks using way too much RAM

I recently upgraded my mid-2011 15" MacBook Pro to OSX 10.9 Mavericks. Since then, my computer's RAM usage spikes to the point of making my computer unusable. Specifically, anywhere between a minute ...
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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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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 do I view a specific date in my Google Chrome history?

I was looking for a specific page and found it in my history search, but I can't see the entry in the context of how I found the page in the first place. I tried to search by date (the only metadata I ...
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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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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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How do I add a password to a batch file to automatically authenticate?

I'm trying to run xcopy commands in a batch file as an administrator. Is this the correct command and how can I pass the password into it? runas /noprofile /user:Domain Name\user account
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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 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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trying to delete a file called search protect

have a file called, search protect, which I am trying to delete but cannot. every time I try a message comes up and says, You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Search Protect. Please contact ...
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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 can I completely delete SkyDrive from Windows 8.1?

I installed SkyDrive and causes me trouble with Skype. I wish to completely remove SkyDrive from my machine. Is there any way to do so? It sounds funny as I can't find it in the packages when I ...
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How do I get the Windows 7 taskbar with the Start Menu to display on dual monitors?

I am looking for an application with features as follows:- It will give me a dual monitor set up with a Windows 7 taskbar with Aero peek and the Start Menu on each monitor. The taskbar should ...
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Windows (ALL) OEM activation

Looking for solid confirmation on how Windows(XP,Vista,7,8) OEM can be reinstalled/activated Windows XP (Home/Professional) OEM(SLP) (Dell, HP etc.) Using GRTMHOEM_EN.iso (Generic Home OEM) ...
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“Connection refused” vs “No route to host”

I have an Apache server running on a server: [root@te-srv2 ~]# ps -ecf|grep httpd root 698 32047 TS 19 10:45 pts/24 00:00:00 grep httpd root 32081 1 TS 19 10:16 ? 00:00:00 ...
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Can I repair a physically broken USB drive?

My friend just wrote to me, all in panic, that he had broken his USB with his math homework for tomorrow. (Yes, no other backups, just that.) It looks like this now: Is there any way that I could ...
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How can I to free up drive space from the Windows installer folder without killing Windows 8.1?

On my SSD machine, the C:\Windows\Installer folder is massive and takes up about 15% of my total disk space. Is there a way to clean up that folder without killing Windows 8.1? The way Microsoft ...
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How to send POST with body data, headers, and HTTP params over the cURL command line?

I found a lot of examples on how to use simple POST commands in cURL, but I didn't find examples on how to send full HTTP POST commands, which contain: Headers (Basic Authentication) HTTP Params ...
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What is the purpose of this 4 pin cable with 3 wires that came with an old IDE DVD-ROM drive?

Stumbled on this cable today, it has 4 pins, of which only three are actually in use. It was found with a quick installation guide of an old DVD-ROM IDE drive and nothing else except some screws, so ...
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Windows cannot access \\[other computer] error code 0x80004005

I have two windows machine on a home wired network, one running windows 7 (I will call it w7 from now on) and one running windows 8.1 (I will call it w8 from now on). Both machines could access each ...
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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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Deleting Mail on iOS 7 won't delete them from server

I recently got an iPhone 5s to replace my last phone. When trying to set up the Mail app I can't figure out how to make it so when I delete an email, it also get deleted from the sever so when I log ...
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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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How to enable Flash player in Opera without installing the Adobe bloatware

I just want to be able to play Youtube videos in Opera 12. I copied np32dsw.dll in Program Files/Opera/program/plugins but it still says missing plugin :( Is there any way to install the Flash ...
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Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?

TL;DR When you initiate Windows Updates within Windows XP, you are directed to the Windows Updates website. (Assuming you already have the ActiveX, Installer plug-in installed in your browser,) the ...
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My PC is not a phone - how do I remove the swipey pre-log in screen from Gnome 3?

I'm currently running centos 7 (the server with gui config) on a VM. I'd like to keep the log in screen, but the 'phone' style pre-login lock screen that requires a swipe to access the main login ...
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How can I export chrome passwords?

I want to be able to export passwords from Chrome browser so that I can make a printed copy.
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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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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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Dropbox: How to password protect files and folders and maintain accessibility?

I'm aware that there is a similar thread on this subject, but I don't think that situation is similar to mine because the solution that was reached will not work for me. In that scenario, using ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection Save Credentials not working

How to i allow credentials to be saved when connecting to another machine with Remote Desktop Connection? Background i try to connect to a server, and the Remote Desktop Client does not have any ...
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command not found when using sudo

There are a few question on the site that seem related to my problem but I could not find a solution in any of them. My operating system is Ubuntu 12.04. I have mvn installed in ...
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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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ASUS RT-AC66R hard reset

Have an ASUS RT-AC66R - we had set it up for our church and was working flawlessly. I was approached last sunday to say it was not connecting (2014-01-19). We had set it with the 2.5 and 5 Ghz ...
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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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64 Bit Windows 8.1 Failure to reinstall Java JDK and JRE

Attempting to update to jre-7u67 from 65 did not appear to work. On reattempting, installation failed with a “Access is denied” message. JDK was still there but I followed recommendations to remove ...
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Start button, charms bar not working after registry clean

I used Advanced System Optimizer in Windows 8.1 to do a system scan, clean registry, defragment disk etc. Now start button and the button on bottom right that shows the desktop doesn't do anything ...
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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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Wi-Fi does not work on OS X Yosemite Beta 4

When I installed OS X Yosemite Beta 4 on my 2008 iMac, it could not see any wireless networks and the button on the menu bar went crazy. When I turned it off, it did not change anything in the ...
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Check if my SSD in runing on AHCI mode inside Windows 7

How can I check to see if my SSD is running in AHCI mode? Do I need to install some special driver for that? Looking for some AHCI indication: I'm using Windows 7.
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Adding sites to Internet Explorer 11 Compatibility View list

With IE10, I could add selected sites to Compatibility View via the registry with something like registry setting for IE's compatibility view settings to add a site?, so it was easy to push these ...
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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 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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Telnet: Could not open connection to the host on port 23 : connect failed

I've Googled it a lot and checked it on many forums, but still haven't been able to solve it. When I do a telnet from a Windows system 192.18.212.169 to an RHEL system on 192.18.212.124 I get the ...