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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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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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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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What is the Application Block Detector on Windows 7?

My firewall has recently started warning me that the application queryappblock.exe is trying to reach the internet. Google did not provide useful information except, for this MSDN page ...
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Prevent Windows 10 from installing/updating a specific driver?

It seems that the recent Synaptics driver update for Synaptics SMBus TouchPad on Windows 10 (build 100049) somehow doesn't see my middle-button. Uninstalling, and installing an older driver for ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I install and use Windows Virtual PC in Windows 8?

I really liked the integrated Virtual Machine that Windows had built-in with Windows 7, known as the Windows Virtual PC. I'm looking to install that again. I'd like to be able to install multiple ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Error “WinVerifyTrust failed with hrc=Unknown Status” when launching a guest machine on VirtualBox

After working flawlessly for months, all of a sudden I cannot launch guests on VirtualBox. When I attempt to launch a VM, I receive the error: WinVerifyTrust failed on stub executable: ...
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How to use BCDEdit to dual boot Windows installations?

What are the bcdedit commands necessary to setup dual boot between different installations of Windows?5 Background I recently installed Windows 8 onto a separate hard drive1. Now that Windows 8 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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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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Internal card reader fails after upgrade to Windows 10 - “Device could not be migrated”

I have just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, everything went smoothly except for one thing: My internal card reader mostly stopped working - it doesn't recognize any card that I can insert into ...
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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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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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Very low sound in Windows 10

Been googleing around for a few days now on that problem, nothing seems to work. The sound coming out of the speakers is very, VERY low. It does so since I updated to Windows 10 and then resetted to ...
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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 can a file's size on disk be 0 bytes when there's data in it?

I have a file in Windows 10 with 362 bytes of data, but the "size on disk" is just 0 bytes. It's a simple "Hello world" program written in assembly, and saved in Notepad++. How is it possible that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Suddenly getting bsod memory management issue after Updating to windows 10

I recently upgraded to windows 10, most things seemd to work fine, aside from a few issues here and there which was easily resolved. Thou i had to reinstall the Nvivida Driver for the graphic card. ...
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Windows 10 default programs keep changing

Since the fall update last month, Windows 10 automatically keeps changing the default apps for certain types (mostly browser,pdf,mp3,jpg). I have tried changing them back from the Settings app as well ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does the Windows 10 ISO have a EI.CFG file for changing the edition?

The ISO image of both Windows 7 and Windows 8 had a file ei.cfg that could be modified to allow a user to install any edition of Windows. Since I am going to install the Windows 10 operating system ...
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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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Why do later versions of Windows continue to use shortcut files instead of symbolic links?

Windows XP and later support symbolic links. Yet, Windows continues to use shortcut files (which essentially store the location of the linked file as text). Why?
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How can I install Quicktime player to Windows 10?

I would like to play a movie in the web and a webpage ask me, download Quicktime plugin. I opened up this web page and I tryed download and install Quicktime But when I tried install I get this ...
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Homebrew doesn't install new apps in El Capitan

just upgraded to beta El Capitan for developers. Deniss-MBP:src me$ brew install hg Warning: You are using OS X 10.11. We do not provide support for this pre-release version. You may encounter build ...
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BlueStacks giving me an object reference error after a possibly messy reinstall

I installed the latest BlueStacks 2 version, but it got stuck on the init screen, so I: Killed its processes. Deleted the BlueStacks folders. Deleted BlueStacks from register(?). Reinstalled and ...
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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.. ...
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Unable to activate windows 10

I am trying to activate Windows Home Single Language 10 latest build 10586 With Windows 8.1 Single Language Product Key But its saying You are running Windows 10 Home Single Language. The ...
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Windows 10 wifi issue: “Can't connect to this network”

A little background - I have a Lenevo G50 which was running Windows 8.1 up until a few months back. Then came along the free upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft updated the laptop OS to windows 10, and ...
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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 ...