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How can I recover a Microsoft account which I've forgotten the password of?

I've got a bit of an issue. I can't remember my Microsoft password anymore because I'm horrible with passwords, it won't recognize my phone number if I enter it for a one-time code, and while I can ...
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How to stop LifeCam HD-5000 from constantly changing focus?

My LifeCam HD-5000 camera is constanly changing focus, while capturing video. Nothing can stop it. Is it possible to disable autofocus feature at all or to make it more tolerant? Proof: ...
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VISIO connector

I want to know if I delete the middle manager, the connections to the middle manager will be transferred to the next highest manager instead of getting deleted. Is there a way to make this happen. Is ...
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Visual editor for graphviz DOT files

Sometimes big .gv/.dot Graphviz DOT files I write get screwed when I use dot to export them to .png. Circles get kind of almost-stacked and arrows start to get hard to follow. I seem to be in the need ...
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Microsoft Media Server: Streamed mp3 files are garbled, while source is perfectly fine

I've taken over some media duties for my church, and I'm having issues with our webhost's streaming system. They are using Microsoft Media Server to stream audio, and when streamed, it's coming out ...
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Microsoft SQL: dealing with invalidated databases

I created a Microsoft SQL Server database that has now changed location. (The details are probably unimportant, but for the curious, I originally created it in a folder on an external drive mapped to ...
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PDF hyperlinks work on one computer only?

I saved a bunch of PDFs from MS word using save as pdf, there were several hyperlinks in each. The links work and show up when I open the pdf either in a reader or in google docs on my computer where ...
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What does the Office 365 Small Business Premium “1 user 5 PC” actually means?

For the past year, we used 4 Office 365 Small Business License for 4 users, each with their own Office 365 accounts logged in their machines. Those licenses expired in the beginning of August and we ...
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How can I explicitly set Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter to be used to share Internet while creating Hosted Network?

When manually creating a hotspot in Windows: you have to select the Internet providing network adapter, and in sharing tab, select Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter from Home Networking ...
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Plot 3 y axis in excel

I'm trying to plot three axes on the same graph. My data headings are: date/time (x axis), water level, temp, trout up, trout down. I've seen examples where this is possible but don't know how to do ...
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Sharepoint 365 list query

Is it possible to make a list in sharepoint 365 where columns only appear when a certain option are selected in a previous column? So when the user selects the option "Fruit" from a drop down box a ...
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Skype shows online status even when I changed password and loged out

I suspected my account may have been signed in elsewhere, so I changed my password to force sign out, but nothing improved; my status still appears online to my contacts. Please Help me. Thanks,
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how to use 1 microsoft account without two different (keyboard layout) laptops

i have 2 laptops one has the United Kingdom Layout and other has the United States keyboard layout , the problem is since i upgraded to windows 8.1 and logged in with Microsoft account the settings ...
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Resume Download support for MSDN subscription

I have subscribed for MSDN Ultimate subscription recently. The problem is when I try to download any large software from there (Such as VS 2013 Ultimate), it takes a lot of time and it doesn't support ...
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vgaSave “Legacy driver” preventing hibernation

My PC cannot enable sleep/hibernation mode because of VGA Save driver. I think understand that this is a backup driver to provide video, how do I circumvent it? I have (or at least had,) Nvidia ...
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How to make Batch file to give a message when exiting?

Code: @echo off start /wait /b echo hi > message.txt pause exit When you click the batch and type exit, you the message saved. My problem is, if you exit by click " X " button, then no message ...
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MS Project 2010 - can't change working time

I have a problem: I can't add any exception to the working plan in any of my plans (I have several of the in my project). Changing working time for resources is not a problem, it works fine, but when ...
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Preview a Microsoft PowerPoint slide from a certain frame in the “Animation Pane” in order to view, for example, only the last few seconds of a slide?

I am designing a number of video animations in one slide in a Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. What happens is, every time I add some new actions or objects, if I want to see the result, PowerPoint 2010 ...
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Default Navigation Levels

How do I set up default Navigation levels in Word 2010. I have not seen any precise explanation that works. Suggestions about replacing Normal.dotm in the Templates folder were obscure. The ...
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How do I recreate Microsoft's Synthetic Bold in a non-Microsoft application?

I am using a font that does not have a "bold" typeface in a non-Microsoft application (specifically, a vector graphics program). I like the BOLD typeface that Microsoft synthesizes when I push CTRL-B ...
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hyper-v manager. connect to server: you don't have the required permission

On my Hyper-V host I created a Hyper-V Server 2012 Core VM. I configured it with sconfig. Added local administrator user that is the same as my host's. Added credentials for the IP of that VM in the ...
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What are the drawbacks to using mod_log_rotate and rotatelogs.exe together?

On Microsoft-based platforms, using Apache, are there any drawbacks or hidden pitfalls to using rotatelogs.exe for ErrorLog directive(s) and allowing mod_log_rotate to handle CustomLog directives for ...
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Keyboard Map Software OSX Mountain Lion

I'm just wondering if there's any software that I could use to remap my Microsoft Sidewinder X4 keyboard to allow me to use the macro buttons for various macros or even just keyboard shortcuts? I ...
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Microsoft Word 2007 Bibliography

I have sources for my bibliography that i entered manually and I'm afraid that when my computer crashes, it will be all gone. Is there a chance that the sources for bibliography can be backed up if i ...
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select options from a drop down list multiple times in excel 2013

I have a drop down list that has Option 1, Option 2, Option 3 etc. when I select an option it populates all the information into another worksheet. the second worksheet is listed with days of the ...
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Scroll Lock key on for keyboard lights but off for Excel

My keyboard uses the Scroll Lock key to turn the lights for the keys and key background on and off. Excel uses the same key to control movement when using the arrow keys. How can I "tell" Excel the ...
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I can not make Access repair database using built-in utility?

Access 2013 reports that the file is not a database, and the data in the file are displayed via NotePad. Function "Database Utilities | Compact and Repair Database" does not work.
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Can't choose “rows to repeat at the top” in excel page setup menu

I purchased a brother dcp-8150 printer and now when i'm in office 2007 excel file my "rows to repeat at the top" option in page setup cannot be highlighted. Can you help
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Can't uninstall Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web

I have Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web on my laptop but I want to install the full version of Visual Studio Express 2013 (for both Web and Windows Desktop). Link to Visual Studio Express (full) ...
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dell inspiron n5050 fan constantly turned on

My dell inspiron n5050 fan is continuously turned on from start till I shut down. I updated Bios to A05 and ran diagnostic test to check HD failure and I got this error error code 2000-0142 ...
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In MS Excel 2007,IF functions or AND funciton

Per FUEL Conversion Bracket <35% 35.01 to 40.00 40.01 to 44.99 >45% < 76% 0 10 15 20 >76.01 % < 80.99% 25 ...
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Colour change when printing when overlaying transparent PNGs in Publisher

I have a a Publisher file which has a block of solid colour as a background. Over the top of that, I've overlaid a PNG with a completely transparent background. This looks as expected when on screen, ...
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TCP behavior in microsoft products

What happens when a TCP SYN segment is received on a closed port? Does windows send a RST or it just ignores it?
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 Calendar searches

When I search the calendar for a specific contact, it will find numerous contacts with that name, but it does not find all of them? Any ideas would be appreciated.
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How to Label / Tag Items in a Spreadsheet and get results in column

I want to tag items in a spreadsheet for similar reasons to nusantara in his question of 27 Mar 12 (see How to Label / Tag Items in a Spreadsheet). I have followed the excellent instructions given by ...
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Schedule a mail on server using outlook 2010?

Is it possible to schedule a mail in outlook, I'm not asking about delaying a mail that I'm aware of. I want the mail will be dafted and scheduled and it should send it on time what I've schedule but ...
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How to decrease brightness of laptop screen which was changed?

I own http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c03061225 HP pavilion g6 1201tx laptop after using it for 2 years my laptop's screen display got damanged and i changed it ...
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Natural Keyboard : change the behavior of the F Lock key

Is it possible to use a modifier like Ctrl to execute the action of a function key instead of having to press F Lock every time for executing the action instead of the function key ? The main problem ...
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How to link information box on multiple documents in Microsoft Word 2007

I want to have multiple documents pulled up on word and link the information boxes so if I type in one information box on a document, it will automatically populate to the linked document and ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials Prevent PC From Sleep

Recently I had some problems getting my HTPC to sleep (S3), I noticed that sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. After some testing, I found out that once I disable microsoft security ...
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Windows 8 download on mac

I am planning to install windows 8 on a second computer I'm building. I have a serial key and have found microsofts downloader. The problem is that the downloader is an exe and I only have 1 ...
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Excel Form Creation

i am creating a form in excel but want for the words to end at page margin and continue to next cell. i have word wrap off and the cells within margins are merged. I am new to Excel and need some ...
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Microsoft Access 2013 Files

I created a file in Access 2013, but now only have Access 2007. Is there a way I can open this file in Access 2007?
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Microsoft account and software ownership

I have VS 2013 at home and I sign in to it with my Microsoft account. I also work at another computer where VS 2013 is installed, which belongs to my employer. Can I sign in using my existing ...
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Windows 8.1 cant find the update?

I have the retail version of windows 8 installed with the update KB 2871389. When I do slmgr /dli in the command promote it tells me my Product key is the 'Retail Channel' but still no update... I ...
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How secure is TFS Online?

A colleague just asked me how secure is TFS Online? His question is deeper than the MSDN security documentation. What he really wants to know is, if there was some rogue Microsoft employee, is TFS ...
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Microsoft Mouse Installation

Can not find a resolution to error code 2146762485 I have looked on several Websites to no avail. I am trying to get my Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 to operate. I have looked on ...
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ZuneHD not being seen on Windows 7

I recently upgraded to Windows 7, possibly the worst choice I have ever made. Immediately after updating, I attempted to connect my Zune to my PC, assuming that a Microsoft device should work on a ...
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Changing the interface language on Windows 7 Proffesional

There have been many threads about this but my case is rather tricky. I have bought a new PC, the person who assambled the pc has installed a Windows 7 Professional Polish starter pack. The day after ...
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Server: Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0 running on port 10234 on my Windows 7 pc?

I've recently set up a home server and spent some time working on the security. One of the tools I've been using nmap which I pointed at my Windows 7 desktop. It showed an unknown service on port ...