Process of preparing a disk for storing data. Specifically, "high-level formatting" involves the creation of a new file system and/or a boot sector.

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Does anyone have an original Word 2003 normal.dot file?

I'm running Microsoft Office XP Small Business which has Word 2003. I need to know what the Original Default settings were in normal.dot for Paragraph Formatting, specifically: Indentation: Special: ...
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Appending the partitions structure of a system

Let's say I received a computer with Windows XP installed, and it has 3 partitions. I want to upgrade the PC to a Windows 7 installation, and also change the partitions structure to only 1 big ...
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How do I fix my USB drive to get its original 8GB size back?

My USB drive used to be originally 8GB when I bought it. I'm trying to reformatted in Windows 7 by right clicking on the drive and selecting Format.... But the capacity only shows 250MB. Is there ...
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How to rescue Compact Flash card that has been corrupted by a bad formatting

I used my CompactFlash card as a boot drive to install Snow Leopard for my laptop a while ago. To do that I had to repartition it to HFS+ with a GUID partition table. When partitioning it back to ...
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Why is the right side of the cell not also highlighted?

I have a link on my website that, when I click on it in Chrome v16.0.912.75 or Safari v5.0.6 (5533.22.3) becomes highlighted by a blue border. The link html is as follows: <li><a ...
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Truecrypt partly encrypted

My friend tried to encrypt his external hard drive with Truecrypt in Windows 7, but he realized that he forgot the password, so he stopped the encryption at ~30%. Is there a way for him to at least ...
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Why don't I need to format and partition a CD or DVD before writing files to it?

Every time that I need to use a Flash USB drive, SD card or a HDD I must format it and create a partition before using it, such as NTFS, FAT, FAT32, etc. So this makes me raise some doubts: Why ...
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Notepad++: I want to highlight questions in multiple colors?

I've written a script in Notepad++, and I want to highlight individual lines based on who is speaking. I'm just trying to find a place where I can change text color or background color for individual ...
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Formatting code with line numbers

Looking for a way to format my code in MS Word I found this question on Stack Overflow and combined the two high rated answers to create an openDocument with the code keeping its formatting: Go ...
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How do you get Thunderbird's replies to show up at the top of the email?

How do you get Thunderbird's replies to show up at the top of the email, rather than the bottom? I have provided an example below: Initial email: On 1/11/2012 5:17 PM, m*@n***.com wrote: How did ...
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Missing space on (relatively) new SSD

I recently cloned my old 100 GB hard drive (~90 gigs used) onto a new 256 GB solid state drive. In my negligence, I created a single partition on the new drive that was just about the whole capacity ...
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Block size and llf

I read that low level formatting is done before you even receive the disk. This determines the block size. It also says that block sizes are fixed. Are really not allowed to change the blocks size ...
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Format main OS hard drive with non-standard allocation unit size before restoring Ghost image

I want to try formatting my main internal hard drive with NTFS using an allocation unit size of 64 KB instead of the default 4KB. Then I have a Windows 7 Ghost image that I will be restoring to the ...
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Is disk Format equivalent to TRIM on all blocks of SSD

I wonder what happens to SSD disk if I format it in Windows. Does it replace old data with new data or tells it to erase data just like TRIM command without filling anything instead ? I want to use ...
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From Windows Vista to 7, can I get rid of folder Windows.old?

I've just changed my laptop OS from Windows Vista to Windows 7. I didn't choose to have both OS together, I just want to have Windows 7. I was specting Windows 7 instalation program to format/clean ...
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Please explain wasted space on an exFAT formatted external hard drive [duplicate]

I recently bought a 750 GB 2.5" hard drive and put it in an external enclosure. It has Advanced Format Technology (AFT), but I use Windows 7, so I assumed I would be safe. I decided to try exFAT, ...
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Pasting HTML table into Excel 2007 without modifying the format of each cell

I have a table in HTML having cells storing numbers like 123.0,123.00. When I use ctrl-A to copy the whole page into excel, 123.0 and 123.00 are all changed to 123, which is not something I want to ...
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Transferring programs after formatting Windows 7

I'm planning on formatting my pc, but I'm really not looking forward to redownloading and reinstalling my programs, as I have a download cap of about 80GB, and my games are ±50GB. Is there any way to ...
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Large Number, Abbreviated Formatting

Consider the following scenario. I have a data column that contains a large list of numeric, whole number values. Some of these values are comparatively small (i.e. 1,000) while others are very ...
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Format USB Flash Drive to be compatible on Windows, Linux and OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Large File System Format to use for USB Flash drive compatible with Ubuntu/Mac/Windows? I am trying to copy my data from Linux (Fedora ) to Windows OS? My 16 gb ...
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Formatting a Drive in Windows XP vs. Windows 7 [closed]

Are there any differences between formatting a drive in Windows XP vs. 7?
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moving secondary hard drive to another computer build

Say I'm using a secondary hard drive on one computer build and I just built another computer with different motherboard, different CPU, and same OS. Can I move my secondary hard drive from my old PC ...
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“Correct” way of UDF formatting a USB drive

I managed to UDF format my USB drive following the instructions in Using UDF on a USB flash drive. Later, I came by this post and I began to doubt... Could anyone explain which would be the "best" ...
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Changing data series line weights in Excel chart (many at once)

Is there a way to edit the weight of all lines at once on an Excel line chart? I have a graph with about 50 data series on it, and it's too much to go through all of them and change the weights ...
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How to format system drive of windows XP without cd drive

My sister is giving away her old computer. The data is non-sensitive, however she'd rather give it away empty. The computer is disconnected from the internet, does not have a CD drive anymore and runs ...
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Quick windows install on several pc's? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what is sysprep? how is it useful? I often have to format/install Windows 7 on several pc's (laptops mainly) what's the quickest way to install? DVD / USB install is ...
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What does “full format operation” do to a disk?

I ran a "full format operation" (unchecked "quick format") on my disk. Does this remove data in a secure way? I have read answers for related questions and looked on Wikipedia, but am still unclear ...
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Excel elapsed time format

In Excel, given a number representing some amount of time (e.g. 25.5 hours), is there a way to format it so that it shows as 1d 1h 30m? Bounty question : Is there a way to add months to this format? ...
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Why does the debian installer erase the swap when encrypting?

I am installing a new copy of debian squeeze. I decided to use an encrypted Lvm this time. I noticed that is taking a really really long time to format the drive. It says it is erasing partition #5 ...
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copying word/powerpoint equations into mathematica notebook presentation slides

I am trying to copy mathematical equations/content that I wrote in Word using the Office equation editor into a Mathematica notebook slide as a Mathematica presentation. I tried copying the equations ...
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How to set back the USB device to its factory state?

I've a 2GB Kingston USB drive. I'm using it on USB audio device and two days ago its started to hanging at some tracks. So I format the device and copy-paste the tracks again but the result was same. ...
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How do I reformat an unmountable/unrecognised/unformatted USB drive?

How do I reformat an unmountable/unrecognised/unformatted USB drive? It will not mount or format on Windows Vista or OSX Tiger. Disk Utility sees the hardware, but no partition to mount. Testdisk ...
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How to revert formated partition?

While installing Windows 7, I accidently formatted a partition (D drive) while I was trying to install Windows on the system partition (C drive). I know that it is possible to revert this situation, ...
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1 GB space left, even after formatting a 16 GB flash drive?

My 16 GB USB flash drive (SanDisk Cruzer SDCZ36-016G BL1008OFZB) got corrupted and I was going to format it, when I saw the setting for size only had one element in its dropdown menu: 1.00 GB. ...
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Word 2010 Equations Alter Themselves without my Approval

I regularly use Microsoft Word 2010 to write long, technical documents. One of many annoyances is that equations alter themselves without my approval. For instance, characters sometimes completely ...
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How can I format a USB drive as limited user without administrative privileges on Windows XP?

I'm trying to format my corrupted USB drive from school, where the Windows formatting tool has been disabled by the Administrator. Is there any alternative utility I can use? (preferably portable, ...
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For a PC with 1GB RAM, should I install 32 Bit or 64 Bit Windows 7?

I would like to install Windows 7 Ultimate on a PC with 1GB of RAM. What's better for me? The 32 or 64-bit version?
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Can you make a 'named' format in Excel?

Is there a way to make a named format applied to cells and then change that format and it cascade to all cells using that format? That way I can format certain numerical values and if the need ...
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Reinstall operating system on computer with full disk encryption

I have a computer that has checkpoint full disk encryption installed on it. For reasons I won't go into I can not remove the encryption. However I want to install a new operating system. I don't ...
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How can I wipe Windows from the command line?

I need to erase all my data before giving out my old computer but I don't have the Windows CD. How can I wipe my C: drive from the command line?
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How to remove Word heading style without losing the formatting?

I have received a word file where lots of text has the style Heading 1 but was later formatted to not look like the Heading 1 style. Whenever I do a refresh of the TOC it will insert the complete ...
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How to stop Excel from Auto-formatting and making it work like a number crunching program

I have a real problem with Excel in csv files where it is formatting numbers in certain ways and I cannot seem to get Excel to display the data right no matter what I do. Imagine I have a colum ...
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Connect an internal HDD eSTATA to iMAC

I purchased a 3TB HDD which I intend to put into an USB enclosure for the iMAC. The drive is recognized at boot but only shows 801.23GB, same can be duplicate in windows. Ive tried to format the ...
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How do I put a border on only the top and bottom of an image in Microsoft Word 2010?

I upgraded to Word 2010 (from Word 2003), and am no longer able to apply only top and bottom borders to photos and charts that are inserted or copied into my document as pictures. I used to use the ...
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How to copy multi-line text from Excel without quotes?

When you create a multi-line string in an excel cell (by using Alt-Enter), if you copy that cell to a text editor, excel will automatically add double quotes (") around the full string, ie: Cell1 | ...
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What does Microsoft Word's “line spacing multiple at” refer to?

What does it mean to have a line spacing multiple at 1.15? (My font size is 20, however when I compared 1.15 with exactly 23 point, they aren't equal.)
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USB drive acts like formatted

I put my USB hard drive to another computer at work (Windows 7) and after trying to read it for a while in the end it asked me that I need to format it before I can use it. Of course I said no. It was ...
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Formatting a tab-delimited CSV/TSV to force Excel to interpret value as a string

I had a followup question to this related post - Formatting a CSV to force Excel to interpret value as a string (not date or number) I was wondering how does one escape text starting with " using ...
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How do I get detailed dvd formatting info in OS X?

The GUI in OS X does not provide enough detail about my HFS+ formatted DVDs. I can't get pdisk -l to tell me anything useful. I have two DVD backups made and formatted in "HFS+". I can only get one ...
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How To Make Thunderbird Compose Mail With “Body Text” As Default?

When I compose message it composes by paragraph as default. How can I make it compose without paragraphs but regular body text?