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How to split window in Windows 7, like in Ubuntu Nautilus (F3 key)

I love the Ubuntu feature when I press F3, two windows appear so that I can drag and drop files between different folders. Can I get this functionality in Windows 7? Like an extension or something? ...
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Why is wuauctl overloading my Win XP and how to stop it?

Today I just opened my old laptop with Win XP (I use it every day, I don't shut it down nor hybernate, just close the lid in the evening and open in the morning) connected to Internet and it started ...
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Can't expand network nodes in project explorer - Aptana Studio 3

i have a question about aptana studio 3. I search a ide which has a ftp integration and i found aptana. I use sublime text 3 before. I simply want to open a folder on a server which is in our network. ...
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“Disk” always at maximum usage

I recently opened up my laptop to fix a faulty power connector. Since then I have noticed my disk usage (not sure what it actually corresponds to) has been very high, as in the screenshot below: (Note ...
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Can a non-admin windows user install Firefox to their C:\Users\xx folder?

I was under the understanding that installing Firefox wrote to the C:\program files (x86)\ folder and put registry entries into HKLM, therefore on a locked-down workstation a user would have to have ...
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How to disable Javascript Debugging in IE11?

I am building an ASP.NET Web Forms application (not site) and whenever I debug with Internet Explorer, I cannot seem to disable the integrated Javascript debugging with Visual Studio 2013 Pro. How do ...
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How to remove old history/data from Google Chrome?

I've checked the official options in Google Chrome and it looks like there is only option to remove RECENT data, but I want to remove OLD data. Is there any way to do this on Windows?
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Ways to compartmentalize software in Windows [on hold]

I have numerous software for different purposes: graphic design, web development, video editing, and music production. Each of these tasks uses a different set of software from the others. I would ...
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iTunes is showing 2 locations for its Library

In "Summary" tab the path states "file://localhost/F:/iTunes 1/iTunes Media... BUT in Preferences "Advanced" the path is C:\Music\iTunes 1\iTunes Media Why are these different?
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Is there a way to see a list of application crashes?

i.e. When did which installed application crash. If not - perhaps a way to see when was the last time a specific application crashed? Does Windows store that kind of information? Is there a way to ...
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Mac to PC RDP same LAN

I can RDP into my work desktop from home (using a Macbook Pro, early-2011) but when I'm on the work network with my Mac, I can't bring up my desktop using RDP (same credentials) - I keep getting an ...
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Does new mobo and gpu require clean windows install?

I am upgrading my motherboard and gpu. I want to do a clean windows install to prevent incompatibilities, and I don't want to have to buy another copy. My machine has an OEM windows 8 version. A ...
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custom shortcuts for launching programs in Mac

All, I've been a power" windows user since 20+ years and now I'll be using a Mac (Mavericks). I look forward to some of the innovations in the Mac and at the same time dread some things that I can't ...
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Hp laptop core I7 windows 7

Is it possible to use multiple usb wifi dongles simultaneously one for recieve Internet and the other as access wifi point ? Internet wifi signal was poor at my place only the laptop can recieve it, ...
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How to disable DirectWrite in Google Chrome 37?

Today Google Chrome 37 got final and well... the fonts looking ugly. It looks unsharp like on most .NET programs. Is there a way to disable DirectWrite and get back to Chrome <= 36 font rendering? ...
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Make a file run every time before shutdown

As far as we know, we can make a file run every time after turning on the windows, by putting it in Startup folder or make a key in registry with its path in the value! Now I want to now, is there ...
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Changing 'syskey' password using Command-Line

As far as we know, We can change windows account's passwords using the below command in CMD windows (With a user that have administrator privilege) : net user TheUserName NewPassword Now, I want to ...
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Batch file to read a file and create a JSON?

I have a text file with some dozens of entries in the following format: code: SETX id: 1 msg: Message for setx code: SETY id: 2 msg: Message for sety msg_ja: Japanese message for sety As you can ...
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How to turn off a particular hard disk in a multiple disk computer system to save power?

Explanation: I have about 5 hard disks in my windows 7/8 machine. Since, the operating system is only installed in 1 disk, the rest 4 drives just consume power staying connected to the motherboard. ...
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Slow Windows Application Startup

I have Windows 8 Pro/i5 3320M laptop with 8GB memory. Java based applications such as Eclipse, Phpstorm takes about 15-30 mins to load. (i assume issue is with java apps, others work fine). I tried ...
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How do you remove other OSes on Windows 8?

I have two hard drives currently set up on my PC, a 500GB one that has Windows 7 on it as well as games (this was my first OS) then I have my 160GB one which I installed Windows 8.1 on a few days ago. ...
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Unable to set default program

I have tried all of the suggestions that indicate the Control Panel processes, but the program in question does not show up in the "Open with" or the file associations lists and I can see no way of ...
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New hdd not detected in BIOS after CloneZilla

I did a disk to disk clone with clonezilla. I cloned all partitions and used the -k1 option. I put the new hdd in and it doesn't boot. BIOS does not detect an hdd. Why might that be? old hdd: 80gb, ...
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Windows-native commands to monitor remote port for service availability

Similar Question: How to tell if Remote Desktop service is running and available? I've searched around for answers to the problem of "How do I ping a specific port?" and found several ...
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How high can I expect to push my FSB with PC3 10666 CL7 1.8Volt Ram Moduls in Dual Channel Modus [on hold]

I´m not sure which is the best method for overclocking my OCZ PC3 10666 7-7-7@1.8Volt Dual Channel RAM with my ASUS P5KPL-SE. I would like to see 1133 MHz.
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Windows randomly downloads 1.5 Gb - how can I pinpoint the process responsible?

I often use a tool called 'BitMeter' to keep track of my computer's data usage (Windows 8). Very recently, I have checked the tool to find that my computer downloaded approximately 1.5 Gb of data. ...
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External monitor display cuts in and out

I have a HP Pavilion 25bw external monitor that is connected to my lenovo T420s via a displayport to hdmi cable. When I boot into Ubuntu I have no issue but when I boot in Windows (7 or 8.1) the ...
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Can windows allow a group of users remote control over a single user/desktop/environment?

On ubuntu I can set up a server to only allow a group of users to log in and allow that group to su and control e.g. a webserver user. Is there a way for me to replicate that flow with Windows, LDAP ...
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boot2docker mount windows share

I am running boot2docker on windows and I am trying to access a shared folder on my host from the VM. I have executed the following sudo mkdir /mnt/docktest sudo mount -t cifs ...
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How to determine when and why Windows Network Discovery was enabled?

I have a Windows 7 Professional workstation that was configured with the Network Discovery off. It is on a Work network according to the Network and Sharing Center. Recently (last two weeks), I ...
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Bulk edit txt names

I'm on windows 7 and have a folder of txt and all txt are named keyword_uniqueFileName.txt keyword_uniqueFileName2.txt keyword_uniqueFileName3.txt and would like to bulk change ...
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What are all these strange files?

In my drive D I see these strange folders: I can't delete the file
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How to control Winswitch on Windows from command line

We are trying to wrap our own application around Winswitch application. It is a UI for Xpra app that allows remote access to particualr application on Linux. Question: is there a way to, for ...
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Perl module DBI and DBD::ASAny install failed in windows

While install perl module DBD::ASAny the following error is occurred. How to fix this issue? C:\Users\rajan>cpanm DBI DBI is up to date. (1.631) C:\Users\rajan>cpanm DBD::ASAny --> Working on ...
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Is there a way to view password stored in Windows Credentials?

I have a list of credentials stored in my Windows Credential Manager. But I can't view those passwords. Is there any way to see those credentials?
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Is there an alternative to AutoSizer for 64-bit Windows?

Is there an application that sits in your systray and automatically moves/resizes windows as they appear (no hotkey press necessary)? I've been using AutoSizer for years and sadly it no longer works ...
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.bat file to rename files (not bulk)

I take pictures of airplanes. When i put them on the computer they are named DCS_5678 (or anotrher number :p ) The way i catalogue my pictures is by renaming them as followed: ...
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How to find location of Applications listed in Add/Remove Programs of the Control Panel (Windows)

I am cleaning up a Windows 8 computer and have a program which cannot be uninstalled from the control panel Add/Remove programs section. Is there a way to easily find the locations of the programs ...
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Error EOF using pscp to transfer files to windows server

I am using pscp to transfer files from my computer to a windows server but it doesn't work. here is the command I'm using and the result pscp -v -scp file_test.txt LOGIN@HOST_ADDRESS:C:.\ Looking ...
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What are the default English error messages for Windows password policies?

Specifically, I've been looking through MSDN and Technet trying to find the default US English error message used by Windows for the following Account Policy Settings: Enforce Password history ...
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Two different physical ssd's for two different OS

i have 1st SSD formatted as ext4 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it and i plan to get 2nd SSD and format it to NTFS and install Windows 8 on it. Can i switch hard drives in a bios? e.g.: if i want to ...
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Can't connect to webserver on Win 7 PC with Windows 8.1 [on hold]

I want to access a created website on an Windows 7 PC from a Windows 8.1 PC, using its IP address like 192.168.1.12/site-name. Here site-name is the virtual directory created in IIS SERVER for my ...
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Windows Snipping Tool default screen selection

With Windows Snipping Tool i'm able to select an area in my screen and save the image. Is it possible to set a default selection-size? I'm trying to auto-screenshot a specific area of my screen and ...
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How do I uncenter my tasbar icons in Windows 8.1?

For whatever reason all my icons are now centered in the taskbar on Windows 8.1. How do I get it to be left aligned again?
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My audio on my Toshiba laptop has become distorted

Recently my computer was used by someone trying to use it through a church sound system. Something has gotten messed up and the audio is now distorted. It sound like it has split channel audio and ...
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Extract the 1st, 4th and 8th page from multiple pdfs

I have 268 PDFs to go through and need to extract the 1st, 4th and 8th page of. so instead of having a pdf file of multiple pages, I need to somehow make them into files with the desire pages only. ...
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What causes Ping.exe to run? [on hold]

I noticed there was a prefetch file for ping.exe in c:/windows/prefetch Tracing the time that it was created, I compared it to event viewer. I compared 3 different prefetchs, and they were all ...
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lenovo g500s, windows 8.1, veriface, blank screen [on hold]

just set up veriface, and now get blank screen when logging in. I have disabled veriface now, still goes to blank screen.Reboots,
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vimtutor: command not found

My first time trying to pull up vimtutor fails. I get a vimtutor: command not found message. Strangely, running vim works fine. I've never installed Vim on my own, I just found it working when I type ...
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Abode Flash Player 14 Active X “Failed to register” Error Windows 8.1

I am trying to install Flash player 14 ActiveX plug-in for Windows 7 in Windows 8.1. You might say Windows 8. 1 already has it but I have a program which specifically needs the ActiveX plug-in for ...