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How would I replace default Windows Explorer with an alternative one, say Q-Dir?

I would like to re-map existing shortcuts, right-clicks, etc so Q-Dir is opened instead of default Windows Explorer. short of renaming ``explorer.exe in Windows folder - are there any settings I need ...
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Are laptop hard drives fairly generic, or do I need to be careful to get the right one for my computer model?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, and the hard drive is failing and I'd like to get a new one. What I'm wondering is, do I need to buy a hard drive specific to my computer model, or are laptop ...
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Switching motherboard without new install?

I need to replace my current motherboard with a new one, no other parts are changed. Must I format my harddrive and reinstall windows, or can I use the old installation and let windows install the ...
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Replacement mouse “feet”?

The plastic skid pad "feet" on the bottom of my Logitech G9 mouse (which I love!) are getting rather worn down -- to the point that the outer shell of the mouse scrapes on the mousepad a bit. I've ...
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Replacing an LCD screen in a laptop

So I just got my new laptop today -- HP Envy 15 -- and it turns out it's actually 1366 x 768 instead of the 1920 x 1080 I had originally thought it was... obviously I miss read :\ Anyways, I want to ...
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Laptop Battery Diagnostics Software? [closed]

My Compaq CQ50-215CA laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate RC 32-bit recently told me to replace my battery for fear of sudden shutdowns. Is there any good diagnostics software that anyone has used to test ...
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Mac OS X search and replace tool with regular expression support

I'm looking for a regular expression based search/replace GUI tool that is able to handle multiple files/subdirectories, something like grepWin but for Mac OS X. PS. I'm aware of grep and I don't ...
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Replacing hard drive of laptop having geniune windows 8 [duplicate]

I have bought a new Laptop Sony VAIO E17, it has a pre-installed windows 8 64bit. Now after using it few days I want to replace my HDD with new SSD, if I will change my hard-drive I will loss my ...
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How long do Lithium Ion batteries normally last?

On the laptop I have, I've had to buy a new Li-Ion batter roughly every year. I do use this computer quite a lot, but I'm wondering if this is normal. Right now, my battery is completely dead (it ...
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Where to get laptop replacement parts? [closed]

I am sure some of us have older laptops that still works but just one or two parts started not working very well. However, to send it back to the manufacturer for repair might not be worth the money ...
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Asus Eee replacement netbook monitor doesn't fit connector

I bought a replacement screen for an Asus Eee netbook 1005HA from a company that said the screen they were selling was compatible, but the connector on the replacement is smaller than the original. ...
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The fan on my heat-sink is dead, how do I figure out what to replace?

The fan on my heat-sink died and I need to know how to tell what type of heat-sink it is, if there's anything beyond thermal gel that I should think about?
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Notepad++ Search & Replace with Regular Expressions

I know its simple, but I can't get it to work... I have a strings like {span style="display:none"}123{/span} and {span style="display:none"}456{/span} and {span style="display:none"}789{/span} ...
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Can I replace my laptop screen with another one with a higher resolution?

I currently own a HP EliteBook 8530p laptop. The screen resolution is 1280x800. This is way too low for my standards, so I'm considering ordering another laptop screen with a higher resolution (for ...
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How do I find compatible motherboard for my computer?

I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 that recently stopped working, and I suspect a motherboard (I can go into why if needed). I want to get a replacement from eBay or the like, but I'm not sure what to get. ...
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How can I efficiently replace the icon for documents/files of a certain type?

I've downloaded a set of Adobe CS4 replacement icons, and I'd like to change the Adobe applications/document icons I have to use this new set. Is there an easy and efficient way I can do this?