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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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How to sync bookmarks between Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on multiple computers?

There are some similar question on bookmark syncing, but most answers point to Delicious or Google bookmarks. However, as Chrome doesn't have the Google toolbar, how would those sync? I use several ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on Windows 8 Pro with Media center addon key

This question has been asked earler in this forum but a clear answer for the same is not yet available for the people who bought windows 8 pro upgrade I purchased Windows 8 pro upgrade from Win 7 ...
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Pinging a machine on my local network gets an 'unreachable' response from my own IP address?

Edit for future readers who get here from google: This question is now the top google result when searching for 'destination host unreachable from my own ip address'. If that's how you got here, then ...
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Excel runtime error “32809” corrupt workbooks?

Currently facing an incomprehensible issue with Excel... We have developed a work order electronic package that is used by about one hundred users every day. It is essentially the exact same workbook ...
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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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Self signed certificate is not appearing in Chrome after importing

I have a Synology NAS that creates a self signed certificate for SSL access. I'm using the latest Chrome on Windows 7. Upon visiting the NAS's landing page, Chrome presents a red warning to say that ...
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Create .zip folder from the command line - (Windows)

Is it possible to create a .zip file from a folder in the command line, I don't want to use any third party executable. I was thinking something like 'send to compressed folder' but I don t know how ...
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Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied

I am getting the error message "Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied" when trying to access my Plex server through the web interface. How do I stop this happening?
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What is Windows 8 core?

I've found some references, when looking for information on WAIK installs of Windows 8 of a varient called Windows 8 core, that can be installed off the professional edition disk. There's also a ...
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Difference between DDR3 SDRAM and DDR3 SODIMM for laptop

I have an ASUS A55VD-NS51 laptop with 6GB of RAM and I've been wanting to upgrade the memory for a while. I've finally decided to go through with it, but I am unsure as to whether to buy DDR3 SDRAM or ...
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Is there really a “USB communication protocol”?

According to Wikipedia, USB: defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices ...
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Accept Remote Desktop Connections in Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 7 Home Premium does not support incoming Remote Desktop connections by default (i.e. as a Terminal Services server). But, do ways exist to enable Remote Desktop (server) via a registry ...
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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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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 send POST with body, headers, and HTTP params using cURL?

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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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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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 burn a bootable OSX Mavericks ISO on a DVD?

My early 2011 Macbook Pro is almost full right now, and I was thinking about formatting and installing the new OSX Mavericks, because it's free. But. Since my Macbook came with OSX Lion 10.7.5 ...
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I need to make Windows 7 STOP disabling the wifi adapter when the wired LAN is connected

This is a Dell Latitude E6430. There is a setting in the bios to control this behavior and I have DISABLED it but it still happens. I am also running the latest bios. When I plug in a network cable ...
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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 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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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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“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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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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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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Searching for grub configuration file in CentOS 7

Im searching for grub.conf file in CentOS 7. I cant find it with locate(I called updatedb before). Where does it stores? In older versions of CentOS I could find it.
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Is it possible to install Helvetica for Microsoft Office?

I am trying to use a font in the Helvetica family for a Word document on a Windows 7 machine. Why is the Helvetica font is not available by default through Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Office?
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How to unrar a password procted rar file?

I have a rar file which is password protected. I forgot the password. Is there any way that will extract this file without giving password ?
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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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“iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. This device is no longer connected.”

I have a first generation iPad Air (with up-to-date iOS 8.1) When I connect it to my 2013 iMac (with up-to-date OS X Yosemite 10.10) - it doesn't work. Specifically - iTunes automatically launches, ...
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What's the difference between a AM3, FM1 or FM2 AMD processor?

I am thinking about upgrading my computer, and my PC store offers three different branches of AMD processors: AM3, FM1, FM2. Which technical differences do those branches have? Is FM1 obsolete (by ...
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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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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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Concatenating Variables within Powershell

I'm trying to concatenate two variables within Powershell to form a complete file path and file name to save a text file. I have two variables $Log_path and $Log_name I'm trying to join the two ...
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How to install AMD driver for ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics in Windows 7?

I have a ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics on a HP Pavilion g7 (hp pavilion g7-1246ef). I had some graphics problems with this VGA card in Linux and I found (here) that I have this double-VGA type of ...
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How to get BIOS serialnumber with WMIC command

Whenever I use the command line below wmic bios get serialnumber It outputs the BIOS Serial number with my laptop. However, I've tried that command line to get BIOS serial number with my ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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Available memory differs by several GiB from what is installed

I have recently upgraded a Windows 7 Home Premium PC with 12 GB of RAM. For some reason once I looked in the System tab it said only 7.96 GB of 12 GB of RAM is usable. I have already tried to go into ...
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Disable SSLv3 in major browsers

As the question suggests: How to disable support of the SSL version 3 and set TLS version 1 as minimum (oldest) protocol supported in order to defend against POODLE. One can test a browser with this ...
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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 ...
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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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Where can I download the OpenVPN client?

I would like to download this version of the OpenVPN client for my Windows 8.1 (x64) computer: However, I can't find the official link. On OpenVPN download page, only the OpenVPN GUI is provided. ...
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How to cast Skype audio to TV from Nexus 7 via Chromecast?

I just unwrapped and plugged in my new Chromecast dongle. Owning a Samsung Smart TV with DLNA, it covers most of the Chromecast capabilities anyway, but I wanted wireless means to mirror my Nexus 7 ...
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How to create Windows 8.1 with Bing installation media?

I've read somewhere that I can modify a Windows 8.1 Core image so that it could be installed as Windows 8.1 with Bing and activated with my Lenovo G50-70's BIOS key. It has something to do with this: ...