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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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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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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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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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How do I stop MS Outlook from Contacting://www.google-analytics.com?

I am using MS Outlook 2013 on my desktop to access my gmail account. Everytime (and I mean EVERY time) I click on an email in Outlook, I get a small window saying, "Microsoft Outlook ...
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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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Mapping special function keys on a keyboard [duplicate]

I recently purchased a new Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 I want to change a few of the special keys in the keyboard such as the zoom and favorite buttons. Microsoft's default driver ...
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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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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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Outlook 2013 Autocomplete Function not working

So usually after a few quick googles things like this can be resolved in a few minutes, but for some reason this one has escaped both myself as well as another senior engineer. Here is the setup. The ...
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How do I set up Outlook 2010 to send auto reply based on the time and day of the week? [duplicate]

I need to set up an Auto reply to send messages from 6:30 pm - 6:30 am Mon-Fri and 24 hours a day Saturday and Sunday during non-supported hours. Can Outlook 2010 be setup to send auto replies during ...
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how to report windows 8 bug to microsoft [duplicate]

I recently (5 minutes ago) a bug in my windows 8 installation, I want to report it to microsoft but I don't know how to do this. Is there anyone who knows?
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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 ...