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Installing VSS Sample Provider stucks on Add the DLL Component

Am trying to install the VSS hardware provider as mentioned in https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/VSS-Sample-Provider-3096be2a But the script hangs in Add the DLL component What could be ...
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Why is Bluetooth Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) functioning slowly on one machine but fine on another?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and the bluetooth dongle which I use to connect to the Internet via Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) is only functioning at 12% of what it should be according ...
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Merge Office 2013 Calendars

I have users with office 365 calendars and some local. How can I merge them all into one calendar account that can be easily shared? I've tried doing a copy and drag and drop with no luck.
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Can't Sign into Cortana?

I upgraded to Windows 10 about 5 days ago, everything is working but I cant sign into Cortana. I went through the whole process and did everything correctly. But when Cortana tells me to sign in and I ...
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Is there anyway to get rid of the shutdown/sleep option in the lock screen in windows 10?

The reason why is quite complicated and cant be explained ATM. I'm pretty sure there's an option for it in the settings but I can't find it.
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Opening PowerPoint Presentations (as email attachments)

I would like to know how to prevent Google from commandeering my PPS/ppt files when I want them to open in Powerpoint. I have Microsoft Powerpoint set as my default program but can't get them to ...
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Office 2013 Activation error

I am having trouble with Office 2013 software that appears to activate the license on the computer, but.. 1-2 weeks later comes Activation error code ( 0x80070054 ). This is an MAK license key ( ...
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Multiple display languages in Office 2010

I'm looking to use multiple display languages as set in the title: I need to specify the language for each office program separately, somehow. For example, I want to use English Display Language for ...
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files cannot be uploaded or downloaded in One Drive

I know this is a known issue and wondering if anyone has a fix. I am trying to use one drive as my primary back up option. As a developer, I have long file paths and names. This is causing one drive ...
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Microsoft Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard 7000 Favorites not working on Windows 8.1

The MS 7000 wireless keyboard was set up with favorites keys that worked fine until a week ago. Now when I go to the mouse and keyboard control center the keyboard doesn't even appear, only the mouse. ...
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Remove fade in fade out graphics

Two days ago, my computer was "updated" by Microsoft. Now, but not before the "upate" there is a fade-in fade-out on all Microsoft applications including Outlook.
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Leader PC Notebook with Windows 7, Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Wireless

My Sculpt keyboard intermittently does this and it's driving me nuts: In either of internet browsers (IE or Firefox) - I press the 0 button on the keyboard (not the number pad), it sends the browser ...
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How can I use Microsoft Network Monitor to view messages sent via socket client/server

I would like to view the exact messages sent/received in Microsoft network monitor, but I do not know how. I have build a program to send messages via TCP socket and If a message "ready" is sent over ...
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what to put on HDD and SSD? [duplicate]

I'm building a new computer with a 1 terabyte HDD and a 256 gigabyte SSD. i want to put my OS on my SSD I mainly play steam games and I was wondering if I should put the games on the SSD or the ...
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Windows 7 Activation key stop working

I tried to upgrade to Windows 10 a few days ago. Something went wrong, and my computer began to operate extremely slow. After several unsuccessful attempts at troubleshooting, I decided to reinstall ...
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How to change Microsoft Security Essentials proxy settings?

I use special proxy settings to connect to the internet and I find that Microsoft Security Essentials is no longer updated. How can I change Microsoft Security Essentials' proxy settings?
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Where is Microsoft Edge located in windows 10 or how to launch Microsoft edge browser?

I have upgraded my laptop to windows 10 Home. But I can't find the Microsoft Edge web browser. Does anyone know where it is located or do I need to install it? Update: I could find ...
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Swap Windows 8 Pro / 8.1 licenses?

I had bought a retail copy of Windows 8 Pro for my laptop some time ago and when I built a desktop pc recently, I decided to use a retail copy of Windows 8.1 for it. Since then, the laptop has been ...
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How do I use a Surface as a drawing tablet?

I have a Microsoft Surface. No, it's not a Surface Pro. But since I don't have a Wacom tablet, I'd like to be able to use my surface like a Wacom tablet and have the things I draw on it show up in ...
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Windows 10 update - Boot problems after updates

I used the mediacreationtool in order to update to Windows 10, and when it was done it worked correctly. I did install Visual Studio, and it asked me to restart my laptop. Okay, that's all right. So ...
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If function in MS-Excel

=IF(F506>0,IF(F506-L506=0,0,IF((F506*0.05)>U506,(F506*0.05),U506)),IF(G506>5000,G506*0.05,0)) When the Value of F506-L506 is 0, its not returning 0, rather its returning the value U506. ...
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Possible scam call from a “Microsoft maintenance service representative”

I got a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft maintenance service, telling me that he was receiving messages from my computer that there was a virus. There were several pop-up message alerts ...
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trying to copy a formula skipping multiple rows

I would like to know how to copy a formula that skips a number of rows. For example, E40-E1, E80-E40, E120-E80, E160-E120, etc. Basically I only want the values every 40th row. I would run a macro to ...
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Excel Drop down lists

I have a drop down list of product names. Each of these products has an assigned group of employees. I would like to select the product name and then have the assigned employees names automatically ...
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Windows 10 Working poorly

I have Windows 10 insider (technically now it's not an insider anymore but let's say that beta) and some days ago it started working like ***. I have my Samsung 850 evo ssd FULLY USED then it's now ...
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How to add another Word document as a section in several and have it live linked

So I can't seem to find the answer, however, I have a handbook, 10 of them, and want the general sections to be managed from master Word Documents. A section on Library for example is identical in ...
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Is it possible to hide Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection's menu bar icon (Mac)?

I run a computer lab at work and IT came by today to install MS System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection on my machines (all Macs). But whereas I've tried to maintain a clean interface with only things ...
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How to enter product key for trial version of Office 2013

My new laptop came with a trial version of Microsoft office Professional Plus, this trial lasts for 30 days. So I found a website that sells the key I need, here is the link to the website: ...
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Install now Windows 10 (test) and update to final build later?

I would like to ask, because I'm a bit impatient, if now I can install the Windows 10 test version or whatever it is called, and just update later to the final build whenever it becomes available to ...
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Microsoft wants to install updates for a different OS version

I was on the Microsoft website looking at the specifics for the latest Microsoft security updates and noticed as I have in the past that it wants to install updates for a different version OS than I ...
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Update all fields in Word 2010 automatically

I want a way of updating all the fields on a document automatically. I currently have a macro which is linked to F9. This macro updates all the fields in the header and footer, as well as all the ones ...
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Excel: Check if column A has a specific value, if so, display another cell within the row where the value is located

How would I be able to write a formula that checks if column A has a specific value, and if so, displays another cell within the row where the value is located. From the example below, I want to find ...
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windows 7 ultimate x64 bit unable to save or browse files

i have this problem where i can't open or save files. any application that saves or browse files wont save or browse files. For example, in microsoft word, if i click save as, a windows explorer would ...
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Issues with Microsoft sculpt ergonomic keyboard/mouse

I have a Microsoft sculpt ergonomic keyboard and mouse. When I switch the computer on, it makes a beeping noise and the keyboard and mouse are unusable. I have replaced the batteries and that didn;t ...
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Pull column data from one sheet to another, only when there is an X on first sheet

If I want to pull data from Cell 2 into another sheet when there is an X in Cell 1, but I want this to be true for the entire column, and then display it in another sheet, what is the best way to go ...
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How do I add invisible colums in Microsoft Word for only parts of the page? (Writing a CV)

I am trying to write a CV/Resume but having a lot of trouble organizing items in neat lines. I tried inserting invisible tables first, but they introduce a slight intent. What I am looking for now ...
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Changing existing Excel data

I have a list of telephone numbers already in Excel. None of them have a 0 in front of them .I need to out a zero in front of them for my touch dialling phone system. Is it possible to create a rule ...
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i am missing psapi.lib from windows and visual studio

i have microsoft visual studio 2012, windows 7 ultiamate 64 bit. I am missing psapi.lib I try google it, but i didn't find it at all. I don't have it at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows ...
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I need a specification for .sxdata sections

Does a specification for .sxdata sections (in PE Objectfiles) exist? I have read the Microsoft definition of PE files, and find the information on .sxdata section to be somewhat sparse. My program ...
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Offline backups for OneNote

I'm using Microsoft's OneNote on my Surface, is it possible to make offline backups of my notes? (Export my notes to a file) I am using OneNote version 16.0.3327.1043, it doesn't say anything about a ...
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Microsoft All-in-one Media Keyboard FN-Lock

Is there any way to lock the FN key or any third party software that disables/locks/removes the fn key?
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Printer Email Address Outlook 2010

I would like the email address to show when printing emails from Outlook 2010, is there any way to set this to default? Currently it only shows the persons First and last name.
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Cpu fan keeps on running after shut down

Cpu fan keeps on running as if pc is shut downed. Even then cpu light turn off, cpu fan keep on running . Mine computer is desktop.
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Crash when using Get External Data From Web in a macro

Is there a way to disconnect IE from Excel when using the "Get External Data From Web" and use another browser such as Chrome or Firefox? I've been having problems where IE stall/hangs and the ...
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Microsoft word 2007 date printing

I have a MS Word 2007 file , which is my company's daily stock format. Now I want to print whole of months (30-31 days) pages at the beginning of each month. Now my query is "how to print individual ...
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microsoft designer mouse can't pair on Lenovo, windows 7 laptop

I've tried it all, I purchased a Microsoft Designer Bluetooth® Mouse, but unable to pair it with my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e520. Tried to update system with this, but installation process is stopped ...
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Cursor stuck on Mac

I have a graphic at the top left of my page in Word using a Mac. I cannot get the cursor below the graphic so that I can just type. The return key and arrow keys don't work.
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How to replace HTML code using MS Word 2010?

I’m trying to delete the CSS from my code using Word 2010. I’ve searched online on how to find and replace text, and tried some but none worked. Below is the code i don't want. ...
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Edit embedded oleobject in dxl DOORS

Embedded oleobject has text and ole object... But it has borders, I need to remove the borders. Or it is possible to copy the content to word and there this can be edited
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Saving a Word doc as a hi res pdf

I am trying to save a Word doc in the font AT Citadel to a hi res pdf for hi quality output. My pdf is translating to a lo res font when output on a high quality copier. I am using Word 2007. Any ...