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How can I unlock a Microsoft .docx document?

I have a Microsoft .docx document that is locked down. I'm wondering if there is an easy way to unlock it. I would just like to use spell check and track changes on it without having to copy and ...
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What can I do with .chk files in FOUND.000 folders?

Just discovered I have gotten a FOUND.000 folder on my usb drive. I guess from running chkdsk once. It has three files in it: FILE0000.CHK FILE0001.CHK FILE0002.CHK What exactly can I do with ...
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How to tell how many CPUs (cores) you have on Windows 7

I got me a nice new laptop and I want to know a bit more about the hardware. How can I see how many CPUs my computer has in Windows 7? (Note: Clicking on Start->Right clicking on Computer-> ...
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How do I change my Chrome language back to English?

Suddenly, my Chrome language has been changed to Tamil. I didn't make this change manually. I don't know how to change this setting to English.
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How can I determine and set my primary graphics card?

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with two graphics cards: I think Windows 7 (64 bit) is using my Intel graphics card ₃ which I think is integrated — because I have a low graphics rating in ...
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How can I use Font Awesome in Photoshop and Fireworks?

So I downloaded Font Awesome and installed the font. Now I'd like to use this font in my designs in Photoshop and Fireworks. How would I do that?
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How do I uninstall Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

Say, for instance, I don't like this Windows 8 consumer preview and that I downloaded, agreed to terms and installed it on my machine. How do I get rid of it? I want to go back to what I had before ...
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What is the Windows equivalent of Wget?

How can I download something from the web directly without Internet Explorer or Firefox opening Acrobat Reader/Quicktime/MS Word/whatever? I'm using Windows, so a Windows version of Wget would ...
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What can I do to stop the Play / Pause button from opening iTunes?

In Snow Leopard the Play / Pause media button (on the F8 key) opens up iTunes. How can I disable that? Preferably keeping the old Leopard behaviour, so I can use it to control other media applications ...
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In Excel, how do I check if a cell is in a list of values (a range of cells)

I've got a range (A3:A10) that contains names, and I'd like to check if the contents of another cell (D1) matches one of the names in my list. I've named the range A3:A10 'some_names', and I'd like ...
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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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Remove Recent List in VLC Players on Windows 7

VLC player is one of the item most used on my Windows 7 machine. When I click "Start", I\it appears as "pinned" at the program list. When I mouse over to the VLC players, I will see a list of ...
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How to change iPhone backup location on Windows?

iTunes creates quite a big backup directory on my C: drive whenever I back up my iPhone. Is there a way to tell iTunes to back up the iPhone data to another location?
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Why does Excel not auto-update my equations anymore?

For some reason all of a sudden when I update cells in Excel, my equations are not being updated. For example, I have a simple equation =SUM(C4:C16). If I change any of the cells in C4-C16, the ...
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How to remove the print preview lines in Excel 2010?

Somehow or other I have managed to switch on the print margin lines in Excel 2010. I cannot seem to turn them off. I went to Page Layout->Page Setup->Print Area->Clear Print Area but the lines remain ...
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Can you zip a file from the command prompt using ONLY Windows' built-in capability to zip files?

I have a batch file that outputs a text file. I thought it would be nice if I could zip it up too. This will be used in an uncontrolled environment, so I can't make assumptions about the presence of ...
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How to chmod 755 all directories but no file (recursively)?

How to chmod 755 all directories but no file (recursively) ? Inversely, how to chmod only files (recursively) but no directory ?
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Microsoft Word form - Preserving “lines” to type on instead of underscoring and underlining

We've got a form that somebody created in Microsoft Word 2007. As an example, it would look something like this: Name: ____________________________ Where the "line" is created by somebody typing ...
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How do I solve an unidentified network issue? It can't connect to the Internet

I basically have a problem with Windows 7 connecting to my home network. It keeps identifying my home network as unidentified, and it continually does "identifying" until it simply say cannot connect ...
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How can I move the page file to another physical disk location?

I would like to know exact instructions for moving the page file from 1 disk location to another disk in Windows 7. I.e. from an SSD to a non-SSD drive. I've spent about two hours searching - ...
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How can I disable write protection in my USB flash drive?

My USB flash drive is currently unusable because it somehow (quite suddenly!) became write protected. I have googled around and tried many solutions to this problem, but none of them have worked so ...
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How can I shut down the PC after specified amount of time?

How would you go about turning you computer after a specified amount of time? I listen music before I go to sleep and would like to be able to shutdown my computer after a specified amount of time. ...
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How can I improve font appearance in google chrome?

. On the left is firefox 4, on the right is chrome 12. Is there a way to make chrome render prettier fonts? The above image was taken on windows xp. Below is another example from windows 7.
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Where does Chrome save its bookmarks on Windows?

I'm trying to recover a Windows system from backups and can't seem to find where Chrome saves its bookmarks. Anybody knows where Chrome saves its bookmarks on Windows?
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How can I install a Windows 7 into BootCamp via USB

I have a MacBook and I'd like to install Windows 7 via USB. I've created the partition using Boot Camp and I've got an .ISO of my Windows 7 install disk. Is it possible to install this via USB, ...
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How do I turn on Bluetooth on a Dell Latitude E6410?

I have recently acquired a Dell Latitude E6410. It's great, but I can't get Bluetooth to work. I have enabled Bluetooth for the wireless switch in the BIOS. However, whenever I try and install the ...
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Access denied even though I'm an Administrator?

My user account on Windows 7 is part of the Administrators group which has a full control permissions on C:\inetpub\wwwroot: However, when I try to create a folder in it, I get the "access denied" ...
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How do you prevent the dock from switching monitors in OSX Mavericks?

In Mavericks, Apple introduced a "feature" where if you hover at the bottom of any screen the dock pops up on that screen. This is disrupting my workflow as I am constantly having the dock pop up ...
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Mac OS X: Best Way to Make an ISO from a CD or DVD

Both command-line and screen-oriented pointers appreciated! update: I verified the disk utility, hdiutil, and dd methods. dd seems the fastest, 30 minutes on my macbook pro vs. 40 minutes for ...
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Free webcam software for laptop (Dell 15R N5110)

I installed the Dell Webcam Center software from Dell but it seems it does not support my Dell 15R N5110 webcam or the Windows 7 64-bit web cam driver. I get the following error: No supported ...
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Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop?

Equaling 3 Displays Total (or 2, if the laptop display cannot be used). I work at home on two large monitors, but at the office on a laptop with a single large monitor. Is it possible to attach two ...
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How to execute .sh file on Windows?

When I am trying to execute a file(name.sh) in the command line by the command ./name.sh , I am getting the error that: "." is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable or ...
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How to force Internet Explorer (IE) to REALLY reload the page?

When using Internet Explorer 8 to test my web application I often find it doesn't reload the page, so I don't see my changes. This has resulted in a lot of wasted time and frustration wondering why my ...
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Can’t play Vine/Instagram videos in Chrome

I installed Chrome because I have a new laptop. But now when I want to play Vine/Instagram videos, it doesn’t display them—I only get the sound. These videos are .mp4 I guess. What could be the ...
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How can I disable my laptop's built-in keyboard in Windows 7?

I have a HP Compaq Presario C700 laptop with Windows 7 installed on it. My laptop's keyboard is not working properly; some keys never work and some keys will keep on pressing. I've formatted the OS ...
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How do I enable the scroll option on my Acer Aspire laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire 5532, and it used to have a scroll option on it, on the side of the touchpad. I used a regular mouse plugged into the USB drive for a while, with the touchpad disabled, but it ...
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How to use the Internet while Heartbleed is being fixed?

There are many websites who are not currently vulnerable, but I have no idea if they were vulnerable a few days ago. For example: twitter.com: Not vulnerable right now, but the certificate is from ...
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How do I format a usb drive on a PC that was formatted on a Mac?

I have a SanDisk Cruser drive that was formatted for a Mac and now I want to use it for a PC (and I don't have access to the Mac. What can I do?
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Does Heartbleed affect ssh keys?

Does the recent Heartbleed bug affect the ssh keys I've generated and use to push/pull code with Github, Heroku, and other similar sites? Do I need to replace the keys I've been using?
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How can the font size be changed in Notepad++?

How can the font size be changed in Notepad++? I just downloaded and installed Notepad++ v5.4.5 (I have been using UltraEdit for the last 11.5 years) and can not find a menu command for changing the ...
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How to reformat HD from GPT partitions to NTFS partitions for Windows 7 install?

I want to install Windows 7 on a brand new machine that is currently running windows 8. The drive is divided into 6 partitions: one for the OS, three reserved for OEM, one for MRS and one as primary. ...
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How do you remove a default program association for file types in Windows 7?

I somehow have set the default file type association for a file type in Windows 7. It doesn't appear to be possible to delete it from the "Change the file type associated with a file extension" ...
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Install Windows 8 without a Product Key

Windows 8 setup asks for the product key at the beginning of the setup without letting you install it. I got the Windows 8 ISO from MSDN but I didn't get enough keys to install it on all my 7 ...
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How do I remove the “eye symbol” from password fields in Windows 8?

While I was entering my password in Gmail and other mail accounts, I could see a symbol of an "eye" in the text box. This is really dangerous because once you click on the eye, your password is ...
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DLL could not be run for MSI installers

I'm guessing its a problem with Windows Installer. I've tried restarting the service but to no effect. I'm not able to install anything that ends with .msi. Sometimes I get such an error message: ...
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What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them?

Questions about setting environment variables the PATH are very common here, and in most cases the answers are very similar to each other. In the future it would be nice to have a good Q/A for ...
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Where are my icons in Windows 7?

In previous versions of Windows when I right click on a shortcut and dived in to change the icon the initial list populated with a whole catalog of default icons. On Windows 7 (RTM) here is what I ...
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Trackpad gestures on Asus VivoBook stopped working after using mouse

I have had my laptop for a month now, and had no problems. I recently got a mouse to go with my laptop in order to play games. However, ever since I started using this mouse, all of the gestures have ...
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How to turn on/off Bluetooth on Windows 8.1

In Windows 8 this switch was in PC settings near WiFi and mobile broadband switches. Now after updating to 8.1 Preview WiFi and mobile switches moved to the Network fly out panel (what is good, imho), ...
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How can I “group by” and sum a column in excel?

I'm trying to figure out how to "group by" values in an Excel spreadsheet. Given the following example (this is an inventory sheet I use at my restaurant:) At the far right of the spreadsheet ...