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What is the name of the cable inside PC cases?

Due to limited linguistic and technical knowledge, I do not know (and can not find) the name for the 4 pin (or perhaps 3?) plugs that are used inside PC cases to deliver electricity. My questions: ...
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How to find motherboard model from offline HDD

My HP 8540w laptop had a water spill accident and motherboard is damaged. I don't remember exact specs about which CPU is there and other model details. Is there any way to get this info on HDD when ...
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What do the numbers on Western Digital drives mean?

There are numerous numbers on a Western Digital drive, MDL (presumably model, ex WD5000BEKT-00KA9T0) -- not sure what the 99KA9T0 is. WWN (ex 50014EE25AC8C945) DCM (ex HBNTJBBB) LBA (ex 976773168) ...
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How can we discover what programming language was used to make a software?

How can we discover what programming language a software was written in? For example: Office, Photoshop or any other application and their corresponding languages (C#, Java or ...). Does anyone know?
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How can I (really) change my browser identification (user agent AND javascript attributes)? [duplicate]

A website can get information about your browser and system via several methods: user agent, javascript attributes (like navigator.platform), profiling by testing avalaible browser features ...
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Compare multiple columns across sheets in Excel and find full and partial duplicate rows

I have a workbook with multiple sheets (number of sheets will increase and decrease but for sake of example let us assume it is 101). 100 sheets have data in 2 columns A and B (both with header row). ...
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Is there something unique that identifies a computer from others?

I'm developing an application and I need to identify all computers that I encounter. Is there a certain technology to identify a computer? Is it the hard disk serial number?
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How can I know if the specified model of Intel processor is 3rd g or 4th g?

I need a quick and easy way to identify if the Intel processor in the specifications of a laptop is from the 3rd Generation or 4th generation without using software or internet. Thanks in advance.
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In Windows 8, how to know exactly which ISO file is mounted in a virtual drive?

Windows 8 has the ability to natively mount ISO images. But how to know which ISO file is mounted in a virtual drive?
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What kind of hardware information is accessible for computers on a network?

If a computer is connected to say, your job's network what kind of hardware information can be retrieved. More specifically can an administrator get a list of all the CPU's and there serial ...
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How do I determine which type of RAM my laptop uses?

I have a HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103ST laptop and I want to learn whether it uses DDR2 or DDR3 RAM. In its official web page, it is said that it has 3 GB DDR2 (1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB). (Obviously ...
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Is it possible to find out the version/edition of windows installation on disk?

Is it possible to find out what version of windows 7 I have installed (for example home premium 64-bit) by looking at the files on the disk. The disk I have is a MBR installed windows copied to a GPT ...
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Identification software for Mathematical symbols?

Typically if you've forgotten or have never seen a symbol in a math equation before you are forced to read a large part of the context you found it in and guess which name that symbol has. That is too ...
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What antique computer is it that appears on the recent Xfinity commercial? [closed]

My family is going crazy trying to identify the old computer in the recent Xfinity commercial. Here's a link to the commercial itself: ...
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Identify “Composite Document File”

In a folder containing several PowerPoint Presentations and Spreadsheets, I discovered the following file: Name: ppt115.tmp Size: 160 MB Meta: No EXIF or other metadata Type: (as identified by ...
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What is a 8086 relocatable?

I'm running some Fortran software (LBLRTM) and a shell-script that prepares input generates a number of files with names TAPE3, TAPE4, etc. For debugging purposes, I used file to identify the file ...
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How to acquire unique hardware ID of my computer?

I'm going to send my computer for maintenance. But the services at my place have bad reputation, so I think I better be careful. I intend to write down all the hardware ID, so I can know if they ...
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How do I tell if I've Carbon or Cocoa installed on my Mac?

I need to compile some program with either Cocoa or Carbon windowing system. I have a 10.6.8 Snow Leopard installed on a i386 (at least "uname -a" tells me this) system. I opened the system-profiler ...
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Confused by CPU model

This seems like a candidate for someone posting a lmgtfy link as an answer, but I don't trust the info I'm finding. I've got a Linux box that's been whirring away in my loft for quite some time, and ...
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How to tell double-density vs. high-density in 5.25" floppies?

I recently found a box of old 5.25" floppies. Is there a way to tell the double-density (360K) 5.25" ones from the high-density (1.2M) ones when the disks do not have any markings? It looks like the ...
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“No Internet Access” But Still Can Access Internet?

This is weird because while status bar of wireless connection tells me that it still identifies hotspot (Not Available) and internet is not accessible, my email client (Windows Live Mail) freely pulls ...
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Is there a plugin or software that automatically identifies music tracks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I have some unknown tracks which are named Track - 1.mp3, Track - 2.mp3. Is there a plugin or some software which would allow me to automatically ...
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How to identify graphic card I have in hand not in a computer?

I tried to identify it with the serial number on Asus website but it find nothing, the GPU if from an AMD 64 bits CPU computer at the beginning of 64 bits support on Windows XP What could I do ...
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How can you tell a USB cable version?

Here is a question a student asked me in one of my A+ certification classes: How can you tell a USB cable version? I honestly dont know the answer, I cant find one either. USB cables are rated for ...
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How to identify music after ripping an audio CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I've just ripped some audio CDs that I've burned a while back. Since I made the CDs, I mostly know what songs are on, but it would be a pain to rename ...
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Is there a way from within windows to identify which BIOS is in the machine?

I'm wondering if there's a way to retrieve information on the BIOS from within Windows 7 without rebooting and going into the BIOS. I've checked Control Panel\System and Security\System and Device ...
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What are these oddly shaped optical media?

I found the following image of oddly shaped optical media on http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2801, under Other discs, which will not work with these computers: I know that the one on the top left is ...
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How do I determine which graphics card I'm using?

I recently read this answer on Gaming.SE, which made me realize that I actually have no idea how to tell which graphics card I have in my PC. Where can I find this information?
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Identifying a graphics card

How do I determine the make and model of a graphics card installed in a Dell Desktop? Belarc Advisor doesn't identify anything, and the model, a Dell Optiplex 780, has 5 different models to choose ...
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How do I identify the file system used on a partition?

Let's say I have a disk which has undergone corruption and I can't boot it anymore. How can I identify out the file system that has been used for the disk partition in an easy way?
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Can someone help me identify this hard drive?

This was in my old hard drive box, but I have no idea what it is... Googling the numbers on it says it's Seagate, but none of the pictures I've seen look anything like this! This is the hard drive ...
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Tracking down laptops Google has never heard of

Using MS tools to get information on PCs using our software, our customers have sent several Lenovo systems which have names we simply cannot find using Google... no search results at all. ...
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Is personally identifying info on user hardware sent through internet?

I've read here that it's possible for a website to use cross site scripting to pull your router's MAC address without your permission. This can then be used to determine your location through Google ...
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What causes an unidentified network in Windows?

I have a desktop computer and a laptop; I want to make a network by cross cable. I installed Windows on my desktop PC and installed Windows 7 64-bit on my laptop PC. On my laptop and desktop computer ...
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Anyone knows all 3 components of mainboard in this picture? [closed]

Can you list their names and short description on their functionality?
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Which backup software i've used?

I've tested some backup softwares, but i've probably don't remove on of then and i have here some backups which i don't want: duplicity-full.20100728T171159Z.manifest ...
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How can I know the matrix type of monitor?

I read there are different matrix type, such as: TN TN,P-MVA PVA S-PVA S-IPS S-IPS AS-IPS A-TW-IPS Where in the specs would this be? How can I find out if a monitor is TN or S-IPS etc?
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Does anyone know what this is?

This is plugged into a friends computer and they have no idea what it is. Any ideas?
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Is it possible to confirm CD was burned on a particular machine?

Is it possible to determine whether a CD was burned by a particular CD/DVD burner? Is there any identifier of that burner that is always written to any disc it burns? This is something I'd like to ...
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Motherboard Identification

How do I find the manufacturer to upgrade the BIOS?
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What is this internet device?

I was watching YouTube videos of the very opinionated Chris Pirillo, recordings of his live show. He has a little internet device sitting between his two monitors. Here's an example video that shows ...