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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How can I copy cells in Excel 2007 and paste with formatting

I am wanting to be able to copy cells in a worksheet and paste them elsewhere in the same worksheet while maintaining the original formatting. I also want to be able to paste into Word and Outlook ...
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Format as NTFS without Journal

I have a flash drive that I'd like to format for use in Windows. I would like support for symbolic links, so I can't use FAT/FAT32/exFAT. I would prefer to use the ext4 filesystem and disable ...
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Which program can be used to create references with bullet points like these?

This seems to be created using a program, maybe Adobe Acrobat? Look at http://elsa.berkeley.edu/~sdellavi/wp/FieldExperimentJEPPublished.pdf Starting from page 56 (at the bottom), you can see that ...
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Which file system is the fastest? [closed]

I'm looking to format my hard drive. I've heard about a file system called "ext3", it's supposedly a linux partition and I think is a lot faster than NTFS. But my question, is, is there anything ...
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How can I check cells for number series?

I have a bit of a problem evaluating an excel cell. Example: M M M M M M M M M 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 2;5;7 1;9 3;5;7;9 I have a number of excel ...
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Installing Windows 7 on a new partition

My laptop is two years old and it came with an original Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. Unfortunately, it had one partition and I didn't change this at the beginning. Now, I want to format the ...
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Unable to format disk: 'The system cannot find the file specified'

I have a USB flash drive, which I may have mucked up, so I used DISKPART's CLEAN to clean it up. I created a simple volume, and tried to format it. (This is all using Windows' disk management.) I was ...
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Installing Windows XP on Samsung SENS 145 plus notebook (no CD drive)

Hi I was trying to install Windows XP on a Samsung SENS 145 plus Notebook. It does not have a cd drive and I already managed to format it and semi install Windows XP, so now it does not even boot up ...
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Is it possible to have a conditional formatting cell “visually cycle” through all the formats that evaluated true?

Like the title says, "In Excel, when a cell has multiple conditional formatting rules that evaluate true, is it possible to have the cell "visually cycle" through all the formats that evaluated true? ...
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How do I recover data from a HD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover lost/inacessible data from my storage device? Today I tried to read an external HD, and it was dead. The only way it could be re-detected by the system ...
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Installing XP through USB-flash disc

I don't know whether this could be asked here... So, Pardon me for this. Probably, this is based on My laptop and a contradiction to this question asked already here... I tried to format my ...
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What happened to my recovery partition after upgrading to Windows 8?

After upgrading to Windows 8 Pro from Vista I noticed an unformatted Local Disk (M:). I think that this is my old Vista recovery partition (since I have nothing else connected) but I'm not sure. Is it ...
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How can I stop others from formatting the hard drive in Windows 8?

Till now we were having only 1 user in Windows 7. But some days back my stupid brother formatted D: when he wanted to format USB drive in E:, which made me lose lot of important data. Now I am ...
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Formatting an internal HDD on PC with no optical drive

How can I format the internal HDD of a PC that has no optical drive, only USB? I'm guessing some sort of USB bootable option, I'm just not quite sure what? Disconnecting the HDD from the PC and ...
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How to rotate text in axis category labels of Pivot Chart in Excel 2007?

I'm using a pivot chart in Excel to display data. My problem is: I can not influence the orientation of the text in the "axis" (don't know how to call it correctly, I'm sorry). As an example: In the ...
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SSD can't be seen/formatted/anything , stops other drives from booting

I have an old SSD I once installed Win 7 on. As far as I remember the install was working fine at the time. I booted the PC in question up again recently - it contains the SSD in question as well as ...
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Cannot format Lenovo Notebook to Windows XP

I have a Lenovo B430 notebook, which I'm trying to format to Windows XP SP3 Professional, 'cause of some driver problems in Windows 7. The notebook boot the CD fine, but when try to show the screen ...
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Partition error being reported by only some programs

I am getting an error about the partitions on one of my drives. I checked my hard disk with Acronis Disk Director 11 Home, HDTunePro, MiniTool Partition Wizard, Hddscan, HDD Regenerator 2011, WD Data ...
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Is it possible to change the font in Trello?

In Trello I'm noticing that a lowercase l (el) and an uppercase I (aye) look the same in a task. I'm starting to use an open source font called Source Sans Pro. I've tried changing it in my browser ...
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Format drive in Windows, using drive in Mac (Marking bad sectors)

I have a new 3 TB hard drive that I would like to peform a full format on in Windows. Its my understanding that a full format will mark any bad sectors on the drive and will not use those sectors to ...
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What exactly is my computer doing when I format a disk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does Format Do? I've been formatting all matter of media for years, but I'm unclear on what exactly formatting even is. I know that it prepares the disk to be used ...
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Can I format my Windows 7 Pro installation and re-install it without a CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? Can I format my Windows 7 Pro installation and re-install it without a CD? I have a legit copy of my licence ...
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Using conditional formatting for exact match text

I am trying to use conditional formatting to highlight cells in a column that contain an exact word with Excel 2012. I am only having partial success using "cells that contain text" function. The ...
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Microsoft Word suddenly lose the whole formatting

I was working on a document in MS Word when all of a sudden the whole formatting went lost. I don't remember the exact sequence of operations I did, and I understand this could be a problem, but I ...
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How to format date dynamically in Excel 2010

Could anyone help me to provide the format as below. You can use Macro, if you want to format, else if any other easy step, tell me. I searched other threads and all refer to specific cells, but I ...
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Keep lines together in Word; but the heading gets cut off

I recently found out about the 'keep lines together' option in Word, and it has saved me vast amounts of the worst kind of proofing. What remains are odd headings here and there in lengthy documents ...
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Cannot reformat flash drive

I have tried to reformat on Ubuntu using gparted, in Windows using their tool, and OSX using Disk Utility. I have also attempted by using the terminal but also failed there. When I verify disk using ...
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Retrive Microsoft Outlook 2007 information after format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover data from full format on NTFS partition I'm trying to retrieve back information (i.e; emails, contacts, ...etc) of Microsoft Outlook 2007 after the hard disk (C ...
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NTFS hard disk now recognized as 'RAW'

My Windows XP was recently corrupted and my hard disk was password protected. In an effort to retrieve my old info I slaved my hard disk to a friends PC. I changed the permissions on my old, slaved ...
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USB Diskdrive cannot be formatted nor accessed

So I have just recently bought and 8GB USB stick(Kingston DT 100 G2) on which I had installed Linux. However I needed to reinstall said Linux so I formatted the stick to "default" settings which ...
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How to format an mp3 player in linux

I have a cheap 2Gig mp3 player. It works well with a windows filesystem, but in linux there must be some tricks I'm overlooking. The format is generally good with the following options: mkfs.vfat -I ...
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How can you add two lines of text on a single line in Word 2010?

Odd title, wasn't sure how to word it. Basically, I have two separate fonts I want to be on the same line, for resume purposes. My name is in a large font at the top, and I want my email and website ...
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How to set up a PC which can be booted from Linux AND Windows?

Our PC was running Windows XP up to know. It has become incredibly slow and I'm considering switching to Linux (Ubuntu?!) as a fresh OS. However, there are some applications we rarely use which run ...
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Excel keeps adding hyphens within words when pasting

I'm transferring data from another document to an Excel document. Everything was proceeding as expected but at a certain point, anytime I paste something, Excel adds hyphens within words using the ...
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How Many times can we low level format a disk drive without damaging it? [closed]

I heard that doing too many Low Level formats can damage the hard drive. But it make things really fast and remove almost all the malware infections. So, my question is, how many times can we do the ...
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Formatting a cell in Excel - how to show a symbol in a specified position

When formatting a cell in Excel (or LibreOffice), how can I have a certain symbol displayed in a specified position? For instance, I want a cell formatted so that the sixth symbol is a hyphen, eg. ...
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Missing “Disk options (advanced)” on Windows 7 installation

I wanted to install Windows 7 and format the disk partition while doing so. My problem is that advanced disk options are missing. Here is a screen shot: And here is how it should look: I probably ...
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Is there a way to reformat css using vim macros or other tools?

I have a css file with lines like this: .exhibit-page-nav {list-style:none; float: left; padding: 1em 0; width: 100%; border-top: 1px solid #c7b5a2;} but I want it to look like this: ...
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No drives to choose while formatting

I was trying to format my friend's computer and when we came to the point where we have to choose which drive to install windows on, there was no option to choose from, i.e there were no drives ...
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Format vs Erase a flash disk?

I read something sometime ago that erasing instead of format may cause corrupt data in a digicam's memory card. But my question is regarding flash/thumb drive in a similar way, when you want to ...
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HP Notebook NC8000 multibay 40 GB SATA installed disk seen as 9 GB in MultiWord DMA2

I've installed 40 GB A-data S599 SATA SSD in Multibay but it's being shown as 9 GB and works only in MultiWord DMA 2 mode (about 30 MB/s). How to correct this ? I'm using Samsung HM160HC 160 GB PATA ...
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How to formatting a hard drive partition while leaving other partition alone?

I have 3 partitions, one has Windows 7 installed, and other 2 windows server. (So basically triple boot, right?) Windows 7 has a virus and has been impossible to remove, how can I reinstall just ...
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Word stuck in strange mode

My father's Word 2010 installation is stuck in a strange mode so when I create a new document (based on the blank template - so it doesn't seem to be caused by a template). This strange mode is ...
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Start menu content has disappeared after reinstalling C: partition

I have Windows 7 64bit with 2 partitions: C:, which is system partition (~100GB) D: partition (~600GB) for programs [I've changed in Windows Registry default directory for new installed ...
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VIM with iA Writer type formatting?

I've been Googling for a while now. I would like to have iA Writer-like (or a bit like StackExchange) formatting in Vim. Since I love the way it formats my texts, but I'm constantly pressing "w" to ...
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Which Allocation Unit Size do I have to choose for my SDHC card?

I'm formatting my SDHC 4GB card before putting an OS on it for my Raspberry Pi. It says "allocation unit size" 32 KB and gives me options of up to 1024 MB. What do I do about that?
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Some way to reset formatting when ENTER is pushed in microsoft word

When I do some special formatting when writing text (such as bolding or italics) it carries over to the next line when I push ENTER automatically. Is there any way to set it so that when ENTER is ...
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hard drive formatting error

I have a disk composed of a single partition. It is formatted in ntfs and has files in it. Linux reads them fine, and is able to write on it too. So the disk is fine, and it doesn't show any smart ...
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Install Windows 7 from external USB hard disk

How can I install Windows 7 from an external USB Hard disk? I format many computers a day and need both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. I was wondering if I could launch an hypotetic 'live' installer ...
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Install Windows XP onto data drive

I had Windows XP installed (on C:), an optical drive as D: and a small (160GB) second hard drive with data on it as E:. Drive C: recently crashed and I have disconnected it. I would like to install ...