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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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Does the Edge web-browser by Microsoft run on multiple platforms (i.e. Linux, Mac, Windows)?

Does the Edge web-browser by Microsoft run on multiple platforms (i.e. Linux, Mac, Windows)? (Is Edge cross-platform?)
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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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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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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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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 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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Can't see shared folder in OneDrive app on Windows 8.1

I have windows 8.1. My friend shared with me a folder on OneDrive and gave me permission to edit. I can see shared folder online, but I'm not able to see it in my OneDerive app. Would you mind ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 to enable scrolling in Visual Studio when it's run under admin privileges

I'm the owner of a Microsoft touch mouse and like it a lot. However it seems that it stops working when I startup Visual Studio 2012 under admin privileges. I read somewhere that I also need to start ...
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How do I make Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse middle-click on single touch?

I've just got my Arc Touch Mouse. It has a touch panel instead of the wheel. By default you can scroll by swiping your finger on the touch panel. Tapping ends of the panel sends Page Up and Page Down ...
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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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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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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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What does the Office 365 Small Business Premium “1 User/5 PCs” actually mean?

For the past year, we used four Microsoft Office 365 Small Business Licenses for four users, each with their own Office 365 accounts logged into their machines. Those licenses expired in the ...
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rebind microsoft sculpt mobile mouse (windows Key)

using the microsoft sculpt mobile mouse, by downloading the Mouse and Keyboard Center , i can rebind the mouse keys, but the WINDOWS key i can't change it, and that is the only key i may(and want) to ...
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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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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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SQL Result to excel file

In Microsoft SQL Service Management Studio, there is an option to send results to file when a query is executed. Is it possible for that result to be changed to excel format? Are there other ways to ...
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Excel 2007 Formula Issue - Newbie

I have a cell containing 5;9;11;13;15;17. There could be upto 15 different numbers in the cell. These numbers represent attributes. For example 5 = Padlockable, 9 = Keylock etc. There are around 50 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I find out who owns a Microsoft Software key?

Some of the machines at the office where I work have copies of Microsoft software installed on them, but they were installed a long time ago, and there's no indication of who or what MVLC account was ...
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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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How to add another Word document as a section in several and have it live linked

So I can't seem to find the answer, however, I have a handbook, 10 of them, and want the general sections to be managed from master Word Documents. A section on Library for example is identical in ...
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade - What happens to Windows 7/8? [duplicate]

Microsoft is giving Windows 10 away for free to Windows 7/8/8.1 users. If one reserves Windows 10 with the new notification in the tray area, what will happen to their Windows 7/8/8.1 license? Are ...
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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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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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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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Embedding an Excel spreadsheet into Word 2010

I tried to embed an Excel spreadsheet into a Word document (Microsoft Office 2010) but the spreadsheet does not appear in the document where I have placed the cursor/where I want it to be. What am ...
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Program suspended in Windows 8.1. Can't kill it because 'Access is Denied'

I have been getting this problem since I upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. What happens is after any program crashes, I cannot open it again and I cannot change any of the files that would normally not ...
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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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Can't stop Microsoft.com from detecting my location

I want to record a screen recording for an English customer. So I don't want any windows or websites to be shown in my local non-English language. What a frustrating process! Things I have done: ...
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Where is Microsoft Edge located in windows 10 or how to launch Microsoft edge browser?

I have upgraded my laptop to windows 10 Home. But I can't find the Microsoft Edge web browser. Does anyone know where it is located or do I need to install it? Update: I could find ...
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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 ...