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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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How can I return a Microsoft License delivered with a Dell computer?

I have to change my current single core Pentium computer to a new Dell XPS8300. Unfortunately, I'm deadly allergic to Microsoft and someone where I work says I can return the Microsoft Windows that ...
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Is it possible to change the Microsoft Lync keyboard shortcuts?

Pressing the Windows Logo Key + Q key combination currently opens the minimized Lync client. I want to remove that mapping. Is it possible to change it? If so, how?
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How can I filter data based on items in a list?

How can I filter entries containing any specific word in a list of words? For example, I have a list of road names in Singapore. Amoy Street, Singapore Ann Siang Hill Anson Road Arab Street Armenian ...
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Is Instant Viewer only available for Microsoft mice?

I need to replace my discontinued mouse. I'm looking at non-Microsoft brands (like Razer), but I think the lack of Instant Viewer might be a show-stopper for me. Is this a Microsoft Mouse only ...
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Excel cell formatting

I want to insert numbers in an Excel cell (ex. 01-00), but the formatting wants it to default to a date (ex. Jan-1). How do I delete this formating so I can enter simple numbers?
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Performance required to improve Windows Experience Index?

Is there a guide on the metrics required to obtain a certain Windows Experience Index? A Microsoft guy said in January 2009: On the matter of transparency, it is indeed our plan to disclose in ...
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Is Windows Kinect a different hardware from Xbox Kinect?

I couldn't tell from the official site whether Windows Kinect is just an SDK, or another hardware piece that works only with Windows.
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What is the maximum number of activations Microsoft allows for an OEM Windows 7 license?

Assume that I have a very very bad user (trying to use nice language) who loves to format his Windows drive once in a week. It's always the same hard drive and the same user. So, how many times can ...
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I'm receiving Windows Update error 8024402f after changing update to include MS office

Brand new Dell desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows Update works fine until I add MS office 2007 and then change Windows update to "Get updates for other Microsoft products. Then the error ...
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commandline tool to set msspecific “rating” tag in jpeg

I want to create a windows batchfile to set tags of jpeg-files to the contents of a database. i am using ExifTool-6.93 for this. this works perfect setting "keywords". Unfortunatly exiftool cannot ...
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Can I make a CD or DVD to install Microsoft updates?

Say I'm setting up (brand new) multilple PCs at one time and I don't have enough ethernet ports to hook them all up to the internet at once, is it possible to create a CD/DVD of updates that I could ...
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Word 2007 - Save as Pdf gives error

I have created a MS Word document in 2007. When I try saving/publishing it in PDF format it gives me the following error: The export failed due to an unexpected error Can someone please guide me ...
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How to report an excel bug to microsoft [closed]

Can some one give me a direct link to submit a bug on MS Excel 2010?
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Microsoft Windows Licensing, Validity/transferring between burnt/working MOTHER-BOARDS

I would like to license copy of WINDOWS XP and WINDOWS 7 for four to five PC's From what I understand there are many ways shown on Microsoft site for Volume Licensing, but I am interested in ...
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Right to Left Writing Using English Letters [duplicate]

Can you write your name from right to left using English characters in micrsoft word 2007. For example if your name is zaid it shoud appear as diaz by typing z, a ,i and d respectively.
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Dimming screen on Dell Precision M4600 breaks after Windows Update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which driver do I need to install in order to dim screen on Dell I have reinstalled Windows 7 and I have trouble dimming the screen. I installed the drivers first ...