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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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Determine which software product a Microsoft Product Key activates

Without a product key being labelled, is there is any way to identify what Microsoft software product a given product key is meant to activate? Let's say for example I had the product key ...
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How to install multiple Microsoft applications without conflicts

                  For all the IT students, self-teachers, and new professionals Situation: The days of ...
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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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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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Microsoft Visio branching connectors

In Visio 2007, how would you use a connector as a data bus to reach multiple shapes? From what I've read, there is no branching connector. You have to use multiple connectors and that is really messy. ...
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Is there a way to save the installed app list on Windows 8 RP?

I'm testing Windows 8 RP. Installed tens of apps from market. What I wanna know is, is there any way to save (or maybe sync with Windows Live account) installed app list, and install these saved ...
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Why do all web-based UI open in the default browser instead of inside the window?

Some Background All UIs that use HTML are displayed on the default browser instead of inside the window. I noticed this problem after trying to make a simple browser window and posted a question on ...
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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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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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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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How can I install Microsoft Bluetooth Stack on my laptop

The toshiba bluetooth stack is giving me a hard time to manage and I want to switch to Microsoft's. My netbook uses Microsoft's and I am fine with it. How can I install it on my laptop. I followed ...
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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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Adding additional locations to Office 2013 save “Places”

When saving a document in Office, you are given the option of saving locally or to your SkyDrive account. Presumably, it's possible to add additional locations to this menu (Dropbox, etc.). Is ...
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How do I get a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick to work on Windows 8?

When I plug it in, Windows 8 doesn't recognize the Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick as being plugged in at all and it doesn't work.
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Install Windows 8 on other partition from Windows 7

Is it possible to install Windows 8 on an other partition from Windows 7 (so I mean not from the boot menu but from within Windows itself)? Thanks!
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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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reinstall XP OS but retain Office installation key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a product key finder for a PC? Is there a way I can grab Office 2007 installation key from the already-installed and activated software? I no longer have the ...
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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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Word 2010 how to make absolutely no space between lines? (example pictures included)

I cannot find any answers on google on how to do this. I want literally no space between lines. But to Microsoft Word 2010, no space means this: But I want literally no space. Like this: I think ...
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What is the difference between “Send To” and “Copy or Cut and Paste” method in windows operating System?

I have googled and found few Answers. But till i'm not clear about Send To and Copy Paste operation During copy and paste, when u copy something that will get stored in the clipboard and u can ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 start page numbering on page 5

This is driving me absolutely insane. I want to start the page numbering on page 5 and for it to continue to the end of the document. I've tried using page/section breaks but that didn't work. I've ...
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Customizing Microsoft Office 2013 OEM Preinstallation

I am trying to preinstall OEM Microsoft Office 2013 Professional on an embedded Win7 image. This is the type of Office where the user can try it for roughly one week and then must purchase a license ...
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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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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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Need to paste a column from excel into powerpoint- how to paste so they are individual slides, not one

I have a column of 50 in excel 2003. I want to paste it into powerpoint but it continues to paste as 1 whole text box. I need 50 individual text boxes. Is this possible?
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Importing specific date format to Excel from Microsoft SQL Server

I've already asked the question at: StackOverFlow and got sent to this place here. I'm importing dates from a German SQL Server table into a German Excel file via the built-in Excel connection tool. ...
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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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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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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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Are all of these programs really needed?

My English classroom has a lot of computers, all of which are very slow due to not being maintained and old, outdated software... or even software that is redundant. One of the computer has three ...
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Detect what process is changing a file on Windows

Is there a way to detect what process is changing a file on Windows 7? I know procmon is a great tool but couldn't figure it out how to do it or even if it's possible. The problem is that I have a ...
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Windows 7 product key, which is the valid one - in registry or on a sticker?

I am not too familiar with the software licensing and how this all works, but I have a question regarding Windows 7 and partially Office - generally Microsoft products. I have been asked to assist our ...
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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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How to return first non-blank cell and if it's already a value before it, return the third non-blank and so on?

How to make a function which would return the first non-blank cell value but if it's defined in the left cells next to it, it would jump 2 cells and look for the next value. Table: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | ...
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How do I align a column of numbers by decimal point in microsoft excel when some of those numbers are negative?

Let's say I have a list of the following numbers: 0.02 -0.25 -0.04 -4.13 -1.12 5.24 -2.12 -11.36 40.61 -141.20 -1.82 -6.48 How would I align them in a column such that they are ...
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Cropped Word 2010 equations

I'm having lots of trouble with Microsoft Word 2010 cropping my equations. I have tried changing from proffesional to linear and back again and other things with no results... Here is a screenshot of ...
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Microsoft Word 2010: “replace all” with same word + something else

I want to find all bolded words and replace them with the same word, unbolded, but with a symbol after it indicating that it was bolded. So for example Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play. ...
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Reducing size of MIcrosoft Word file

I have read every "help" source I can find so far and not found an answer to my question. I have created a word document which is a template for a book - it is not saved as a .dotx file, just a ...
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Running Scheduled Task Multiple Times a Day

Is there a way to run a scheduled task multiple times a day, instead of just one defined time, without creating multiple task jobs?
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Recover Visual C# 2010 Project

I have spent a lot of time writing a project in Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express. While creating it i used multiple computers and opted to store the files on a external hard drive. While finishing my ...
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Using Conditional formatting

how can i highlight a cell to show that range of cells in a row has no data I have tried the conditional formatting eg answer in cell AL, for range = L2 to AK2 using isblank but i cant get it to ...
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Removing headers from a PDF document using Microsoft Word

I have a dictionary in PDF format, where I need to remove a horizontal line at the top of the page with the words above it indicating the alphabetic range of words on the page, as shown on this ...
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MS Outlook Cannot Drag & Drop Files

This isn't a programming question, but I wasn't sure of a better place within stackexchange to put it: Sometimes MS Outlook will freeze when using the app, such that you cannot drag & drop ...
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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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Is there a formula in excel to allow a search in one column? (we're trying to pull specific cities from one column)

Okay, so we have an email database with the home address for each person in it and we need to know if we can enter a formula to search the database to find the specific cities. The column for cities ...
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runas - 1326: Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password

I tried to execute notepad from cmd using the following command- runas /noprofile /user:<username>@<ip> notepad Then I got this output where I was asked to enter my password Enter the ...
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What do Ctrl-J, Ctrl-M and Ctrl-I mean in Microsoft Notepad?

I just noticed, by a fluke, that when hitting Ctrl+J or Ctrl+M in Microsoft Notepad (on Windows 7), it has and same effect as Enter. Hitting Ctrl+I has and same effect as Tab. This has no practical ...
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How do I stop Excel from checking the validity of hyperlinks before it opens them?

If you open an Excel spreadsheet containing external hyperlinks, when you click the link, Excel will check that the link is valid (i.e. doesn't return a 404 error) before actually opening it in the ...
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Where is the “Experience” Tab on Remote Desktop Connection for Mac

I am working on an EC2 instance through RDC (Server 2008 R2 SP1). In many places, I hear the "Experience Tab" referred to. Here's my question: Where is the Experience tab or the equivalent thereof in ...