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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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Why Virtual Box won't give me option to create 64 bits guests?

My host is x64 bits Windows 8.1. I downloaded the latest Virtual Box (4.3) and I'm trying to create a VM with a 64 bits Ubuntu OS (ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64). When I go to New VM wizard, it doesn'...
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System found unauthorized changes on the firmware

I have a PC with an Asus motherboard running Windows 7 Pro. Yesterday I installed latest Windows updates, restarted, and shortly afterwards hibernated the machine. This morning on un-hibernating I ...
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Windows 10 system font size change

I wish to increase the size of the font used within explorer.exe (aka MY COMPUTER) to list files/folders. I do not wish to increase/decrease the screen's overall DPI. I just to change the system UI ...
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“Some settings are managed by your organization” while not on domain?

So, I installed Windows 10 Pro 64-bit yesterday and have been configuring it since. Somewhere along the way a setting got triggered somehow which results in a message "Some settings are managed by ...
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How to find the Ram type in command prompt?

How to find the ram type(DDR2/DDR3) of the system using command prompt? I have tried "SYSTEMINFO" in command prompt but it did not display the ram type.
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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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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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What is the difference in “Boot with BIOS” and “Boot with UEFI”

Now Windows 8 supports the UEFI bootloader and I have read that its different from the BIOS, but it's unclear to me after many searches on the Google. Some points in mind are below As we all know, ...
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How to split a string based on “:” in MS-Excel?

My excel column is filled with words like this: 1.) ABC:DCF 2.) DCF:FED I want to split each word based on " : " and put the result in adjacent columns such that "ABC:DCF" in cell "A:1" becomes "...
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How do I set my wireless network to be private instead of public?

Trying to maintain good security settings on my laptop, I want my home network to be interpreted as private and the university network at school to be interpreted as public. However, my home network ...
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Excel Auto-Fill a Series Without Mouse (Keyboard Only)

So when I want to extend a series or something along those lines, I can highlight a group of cells, then click on the bottom right corner of the highlighting box and drag down. Excel will then ...
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How do I set up continuous paging in Word across different sections?

Background In a document I'm preparing, I have the following sections: Cover page, table of contents, introduction, etc. -- portrait orientation The second section, some challenges -- landscape ...
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Repairing corrupted Pen Drive

Last night, I formatted the Pen drive using Windows formatting tool. Once the format was done, I pulled it out without using "Remove device safely". Next time, I plugged in the device, the drive is ...
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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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Copy UNC network path (not drive letter) for paths on mapped drives from Windows Explorer

I frequently want to share Windows network paths to files with other folks on my team via email or chat. We have a lot of mapped drives here, both ones we set up ourselves and ones set up by our IT ...
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Unable to install fonts on Windows 10

I'm using Windows 10 x64 Pro and I'm unable to preview or install fonts. When I try to preview a font (double click or Right Click >> Preview), I get an error message that reads "The requested ...
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How do I get an entire directory in sftp?

I'm just learning to use sftp, and I want to copy a directory from the remote computer to my local computer. If I try get [directory] it gives me this error: Cannot download non-regular file: /...
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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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Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?

Is there any way that I can force a program that normally requires administrator privileges (via UAC) to run without them? (ie: no UAC prompt and no system-wide access.) Added: Without modifying the ...
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Modify or disable Windows 8 swipe gestures on touchpad / laptop

I have an ASUS G75VW laptop with a Synaptic touchpad (/trackpad). When I move my finger from one edge towards the middle (the swipe), Windows 8 will bring up different stuff. This is a problem ...
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Windows 10 installation gives “page fault in nonpaged area.”

I own an original Windows 7 OS, and downloaded the update for Windows 10. After installation of files comes the installation of drivers and related files. The computer then reboots into Windows 10 ...
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What is the “You have new mail” message in Linux/UNIX?

Sometimes, when I log into a box and 'su' to root, I get a cute little message saying I have mail (thank GOD it's not AOL). Where is this mail? What does it contain? Who/What sent it? How important ...
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How can I list all IPs in the connected network, through Terminal preferably?

Using Ubuntu 10.10, I was wondering if there was a command line command that can list all the IPs of devices connected to the network? I would use this for example, to list all the computers ...
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Cortana Search is not finding applications on Windows 10

For the past several versions (since Windows Vista, I think), if you hit the Windows key and start typing, Windows will search for applications. Since upgrading to Windows 10 with Cortana, she is ...
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How to enable execution of PowerShell scripts?

When I try to execute my PowerShell script I get this error: File C:\Common\Scripts\hello.ps1 cannot be loaded because the execution of scripts is disabled on this system. Please see "get-help ...
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How can we recover (not reset) the router password?

How can we obtain the current username and password of a router that is currently connected to the computer? I've already tried the default username and password. Some answers have suggested ...
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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 create a bootable USB Windows OS using Mac OS X

I'm having a trouble here because of my PC got infected today and I've tried everything to get it back to normal, but the only option left for me now is to do a clean install. Now, what happen is ...
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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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Black screen issue playing videos in youtube on Google Chrome

when i play a video in youtube there is a black screen, see - http://prntscr.com/2wzrmn, altough i can use the interactions and hear the audio, i can't see the video. There is enough space in my C ...
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Excel documents will open excel with blank window

When opening any excel document it will only bring up the excel window. To open the document I will have to goto file -> open. I am using Office 2013 on windows 7 64bit Only started happening the ...
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How do you easily add equation numbers to Microsoft Word 2010 equations?

How do you create equations in Word 2010 that are automatically numbered with the equation number centered vertically on the equation and right justified? While a number of references have discussed ...
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How to properly merge two tables in MS Word

I would like to merge 2 tables together in Microsoft Word. I have attempted to do the usual drag and drop, but I'm out of luck! I don't know if my mouse is the problem, but even if I use the touch ...
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Fix damaged MicroSD card that cannot be formatted

I have, not one but two microSD cards that my phone (Samsung Galaxy Young, Gingerbread OS) seem to have broken. One is 1GB and the other is 2GB. The 1GB one won't be formatted. When I put the 1GB one ...
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How to compare the differences between two PDF files on Windows?

Do you know a good Windows software to compare PDF files side-by-side and show the modifications between the two? It would be great if you can post both free and not-free products.
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How do I view, add or edit Cookies in Google Chrome?

I wish to view, add and edit the cookies of my google chrome. Can anyone suggest to me a way to do it?
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Volume Low in Chrome Browser

Volume for audio and video sounds too quiet in Chrome, e.g. on YouTube. I have tried restarting it (via the actual exit option) and then I tried restarting the computer. Running Windows 8.1. Volume ...
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Why can't Chrome load a web page? ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED

Chrome gives this error, yet I can ping the server! The server at www.odesk.com can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to ...
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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 to disable the skype ads (advertisement)?

The Skype client shows a disturbing colored ad at the bottom of the client. The ad is unnecessary and only takes away important space for the contact list. How can I remove that permanentely? Even ...
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Does moving from 20MHz to 40 MHz increase my wireless speed?

I found out that my acccespoint supports dual band (LinkSys E3000), so I went to its settings and changed it from operating on 20MHz to 40MHz. Does this mean I get better speed now? Or have I ...
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How can I set the fan speed to 100% on a laptop?

I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv7-4031. When it's cool, it works smoothly and efficiently. However when CPU and GPU temperatures reach 60c and above, the PC starts freezing up and stuttering. I ...
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How do I figure out which /dev is a USB flash drive?

I want to mount a USB drive, two of them and I need two different mount points. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel underwent a name change and I can't figure out which /dev location is the right one. Is ...
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Display the taskbar clock on multiple screens in Windows?

Is it possible to display the clock on the taskbar on each screen in Windows 8, preferably without 3rd-party tools?
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How can I resume a stopped job in Linux?

How can I resume a stopped job in Linux? I was using emacs and accidentally hit ctrl-z which blasted me back to the console. I can see it when I type 'jobs' [*****]$ jobs [1]+ Stopped ...
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Update to Windows 10: What is going to happen to my data and apps?

I have Windows 8.1 Update, if I update to Windows 10 when it becomes available what is going to happen to my data and apps? Of course I have to do a backup, but I wonder if the data will be ...
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Comparing two strings in Excel?

I need to compare two strings in excel and determine if they are equal, the strings are in adjacent cells. For example, given: apple apple water water pear carrot apple water dog dog ...
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How do you open the command prompt in Windows 7 with a shortcut key?

Is it possible to open the command prompt with Windows 7 with a shortcut key, and if it is, how do you do it? I know that I can assign a shortcut key to it, but does Windows come with a shortcut key ...
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How to Merge Data From Multiple Excel Files into a Single Excel File or Access Database?

I have a few dozen excel files which are all of the same format (i.e. 4 worksheets per Excel file). I need to combine all the files into 1 master file which must have just 2 of the 4 worksheets. The ...