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why do i need visual c++ 2008 redistributable

I have Microsoft visual c++ 2008 redistributable x64 installed on my computer it takes up 4GB of space from which i could greatly benefit from gaining. I don't understand why i need the visual c++ on ...
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LAN connection says network cable is unplugged

My Local Area Connection was working normally, but one day it broke. I tried to fix it and I tried using another internet cable but it is saying the same: Network cable unplugged. I also tried the ...
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Moving my store bought Windows 8 Pro license off of old laptop to new laptop. Clean install both times

I have installed Windows 8 pro onto laptop 1 from a CD purchased at a store. I entered the CD key on Laptop 1. Now laptop1 is out of comission, and i want to move my Windwos 8 Pro license from dead ...
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Word 2010 using Windows 8

I just purchased an HP All-in-one desktop with Windows 8 and installed Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010. It was working perfectly for about a week. Now when I open Word to create a ...
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Dreamspark windows 7 on several computer at once

I read the dreamspark term of use but I can't find whether or not I can do it. I know that I can activate the same license 10 times but can I use a windows 7 pro x64 with the same license on 2 ...
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CMD - Why “start winword” works but just “winword” doesn't

Assume Microsoft Office is installed. Consider the following batch file: REM the following line successfully launches Microsoft Word start winword REM none of the following commands work to launch ...
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Excel: Change all cells with one character to something else

Is there a formula I can use that will change all cells with one character to something else? For example, I have cells with single letters and no matter what the letter is I want that cell to ...
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Is there a way to make Microsoft Windows 7 Taks Scheduler use a 24-hour clock?

When I set ISO date and time formats in 'region and language', the Microsoft Task Scheduler uses ISO date and time formats for date and duration, but sticks to AM/PM format for time of day in the ...
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How to change Microsoft Office Language?

I have Legal license of Microsoft Office 2010 and Legal license of Windows 8. The OS, Windows 8 is English and the Microsoft Office is Hebrew. It's very uncomfortable, because Hebrew is a ...
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Microsoft Word 2010 Style Sets - Where to get downloads [closed]

Knowing that I can edit existing styles, is there anywhere that offers style-sets that can be downloaded and added to the list of available style-sets that come with Microsoft Office 2010? Another ...
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Windows 8 upgrade to windows 8 Pro

My customer purchased windows 8 and only windows 8 pro has the capability to join to the domain. Windows 7 had an upgrade key which you can purchase at any store and you can upgrade windows 7 home ...
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Transfer Speeds [closed]

I want to transfer a large amount of data (around a 100GB) from my laptop to my desktop. So I wanted to get people's opinion/knowledge on what is the fastest method to transfer amongst the following ...
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How to manually synchronize MS Wireless Mouse

I bought this Microsoft Wireless Mouses 5000 two times some time ago. Now - today - it happened, that I got the wrong (bluetooth) transceiver with me. It's theoretically the same as the one from the ...
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How to configure Microsoft exchange email account using Thunderbird on Ubuntu

I have my work email that works on Windows and Microsoft Outlook. I tried Thunderbird on Windows and the email account works properly. Then, I installed Ubuntu and tried to configure my account in ...
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Recovering application installation parameters from MDT deployment

I used MDT to deploy Windows 7 with a bunch of applications. After a hard-drive failure, I no longer have the original deployment directory and have lost everything. I do, however, have the USB key ...
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Upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 8. Then downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7

Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 8 and then downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7?
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New Task Sequence Wizard

How should/do I fill this out? I cannot find anything the helps me understand what I should put on this page. For Example **Full Name** Whose name or Full Name of what **Organization** I will use ...
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Creating Microsoft Word templates for each page of the same document

I'm trying to create a template in Microsoft Word that will appear on every page of my document. All help articles I've seen have told me to use Headers and Footers - which isn't working for the type ...
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Disabling Microsoft Antimalware service

I can't disable Microsoft Antimalware service (MsMpSvc/MsMpEng.exe). I tried using services.msc, but the startup type is grayed out and I can't change it to disabled nor stop the service. I also tried ...
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How many times can a Win 7 Professional serial be activated?

Not doing any piracy work but I format my computer some times more than I should. I hear that there is a number of times a win 7 key can be used for activation. is that true? If so how many times can ...
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What is the official Microsoft name for Windows 8 versions: Intel compatible vs. ARM?

Windows 8 will, AFAIK, be available in two very different flavors: One that supports old Windows programs (intel processor, I think) and the other will be an ARM processor which does NOT support x86 ...
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Outlook Error for users who upgraded to Outlook 2010 from 2003/2007 (PC)

There are several users I support who have upgraded to Microsoft Outlook 2010 from Outlook 2003/2007 who recieve this error, "You are not responding to the latest message in this conversation", when ...
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Downloading Microsoft Security Essentials via HTTPS

I want to download Microsoft Security Essentials on my brand new Windows 7 home PC. The official site presented to me is http://windows.microsoft.com/de-CH/windows/products/security-essentials, as I ...
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Emails in inbox but not letting me read them

I'm showing 3 unread messages in my inbox but they are not showing up in the to read bar. I know the emails exist because I have my phone linked in to the account and they have appeared on there. I ...
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Is microsoft security essentials good enough to secure PC [closed]

I am running a small business, has group of 10 people. I am planning to install security essentials in all machines, Is this enough to keep PCs protected or Is there any other products from microsoft ...
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I want to calculate difference between higher date and lower date in excel where the dates are in two different rows having one common factor

Example: Row A Row B Col A: - AMS Alert 1-sep12 1-sep12 Col B: - AMS Alert 4-sep12 4-sep12 Now I want to calculate turn around time for task AMS Alert where I ...
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Word randomly creating file called English

2nd Revision since I'm getting new information on this problem. Word is randomly creating a file called English in places that a Word document has been opened or Saved to. This includes network ...
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work with huge 15000 lines excel files containing formulas

We work on a huge excel file. it contains a sheet setting 22000 lines We use Excel 2011 on Mac and Windows on Intel i7 with 8Gb Ram. We have disabled the automatic computation of the file the file ...
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How do I stop Outlook from asking me to choose a profile over and over again?

I have the same problem as mentioned in this post: How do I stop Outlook from asking me to choose a profile? But unfortunately the solution doesn't help. It was already set to this required setting ...
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What causes blue screen of death? [closed]

What are the causes of a blue screen of death?
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Why does Security Essentials notify me about custom DLL file?

I created a dll file with gcc(mingw). When I start my application Microsoft Security Essentials notifies me: Security Essentials detected items on your PC that it doesn't recognize Why does ...
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Edit date field code on multiple Word Documents

I have multiple word documents that have a date field code displaying the current date. I need a way to modify each document so that it shows the CreateDate field instead of Date. The format for each ...
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Will I have to do any update or upgrade at the release date of the Windows 8 OS?

I'm a MSDN subscriber and I would like to download and setup Windows 8 (x64) (legally of course) on my computer. The question I currently asking myself is the following : Will I have to do any update ...
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Suppress incoming message popups from a specific account in Microsoft Outlook 2010

I recently added a second account to my Microsoft Outlook 2010. This account has about 74k mails and there are steady new status updates. Are there any settings to suppress the popups?
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How to edit SSRS 2008R2 Reports in Visual Studio 2012?

I'm a report writer who's been able to edit/update reports in Visual Studio 2008 (we use SSRS2008R2). I've just installed Visual Studio 2012 and when I go to convert my reports project it's not ...
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Automatic LaTex document generation from Excel spreadsheet

I have some data in an Excel file from which I have to generate a report. I repeat this task fairly regularly and am looking to automate it. I have a LaTeX project into which I usually just copy data ...
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Is There a Fair Trade Computer Manufacturer? [closed]

There has been much criticism of Apple and their Foxconn factory surrounding the release of the new iPhone. It seems that in the world of computer manufacturing that it is not un-common for work ...
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Microsoft Word 2003 - Debug loading times?

Loading new and most local documents is fast as hell, but a few specific documents can take up to 10 minutes to load, which is not acceptable. I know that these documents have macros enabled and ...
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Did Microsoft TechNet 2005 contain Visual Fox Pro 9.0?

I'm working at a company that has an old copy of Microsoft TechnNet 2005, and I was told else where that "If you have a license to MSDN Professional (or higher) you have a license to Visual FoxPro" ...
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Unable to install SQL Management Studio

When trying to install SQL Management Studio express Im met with the following error But I have version 4 of the .net framework installed, so this shouldn't be a problem? Im running MS Server 2008 ...
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Alternative CDN to Google and Microsoft [closed]

For hotlinking to js, css files I use Google and Microsoft's CDN servers: https://developers.google.com/speed/libraries/devguide?hl=tr http://www.asp.net/ajaxlibrary/cdn.ashx But it seems like they ...
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Windows feature to prevent limited account from login when admin logon is switched off

I am using Windows XP SP2, I have two user accounts (admin and limited), So I wish there could any windows feature when I login as admin and switch user (I mean lock screen), then limited user can't ...
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System Center 2012 - Can't Install Virtual Machine Manager

Here is my setup: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Enterprise (updated to SP2) 32GB RAM x2 Quad Core Xeon 5500 Series Processors (16 cores total) x3 120GB Intel SSDs Computer is joined to a ...
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What dose the yellow in the new Microsoft logo represent? [closed]

Microsoft just launched a new logo and from this video you can see that the different colors represent different parts of Microsoft. From the video you can clearly see that: Blue = Windows Green = ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8 and keeping Windows 7

If I pay the $39.99 for the upgrade from Windows 7, will I still be able to use my Windows 7 license on another PC? I know it probably isn't supposed to work, but does anyone know for sure?
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we can able connect more than a single modem (same modems) in a windows xp system?

I had one doubt. I want to connect the 2 (2 or more) modems (same modems) in a windows xp laptop. Through the modems i want to use network at a same time. Please send the details it is possible or ...
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Microsoft Word automatically password-protecting documents

I have a very weird issue I'm working on. We have some Microsoft Word documents that will randomly apply a password to it when saved. It doesn't happen all the time and I can't pinpoint if there's a ...
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How to do I save (Export) my Office Communicator Contacts?

When we upgrade to our new version of Office IT said our Communciator contacts will be nuked. Is there a way to export the contacts to a text/xml file of somesort to import once we upgrade? Or where ...
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Windows XP Microsoft Update web page continuous reload loop

So I go to update.microsoft.com. Run the ActiveX, and then the page loads, and says Done on the status bar. However, nothing happens. Windows updater does not run on the page. I have isntalled the ...
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How to insert a table into a header in Excel 2010?

Is it possible to create a table in the header of Excel 2010?