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Dual Booting Windows 7 & Ubuntu

So I had a dual boot, on separate drives, for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Pro (all 64bit). My Windows install had come first, and then Ubuntu. This was a year or so ago. The other day I felt it was ...
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Office 2013 Exchange email keeps sending out winmail.dat instead of attachments

Whenever a client of mine sends out attachments they keep turning into winmail.dat files. However, if I send one to my exchange account or gmail they seem fine. However, if they send to their e-mail ...
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how to share file between 2 computer's windows 8 and windows xp

How can I can share a file between 2 computers (first computer windows 8 and second computer windows xp).
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Window-Navigation (win7) | alt+tab alternative method

I'm looking for a way to stray away from traditional alt+tabbing to switch between windows which doesn't help when you have more than two open. So I was thinking about an alternative way to navigate ...
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is there a tool for windows that creates text formula out of a image formula? [on hold]

i have 100 pages math question bank written by hand which contains math formulas. How can i convert them to Word or Text files easily after scanned them as images?
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How can I make the Windows boot process look more like that of Knoppix? [on hold]

I wish to have my computer say initiating startup services with some cool animation and initiating shut down sequences much like knoppix ? How this can be done?
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Windows application rights

Can an application with admin rights give admin rights to another one on Windows? I tried to imagine an answer but I came up with two scenarios: Windows asked us if we are willing to give rights ...
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Gem installation failling with “The compiler failed to generate an executable file” on cygwin

Trying to install multiple gems on cygwin, I keep getting this error: /usr/share/ruby/2.2.0/mkmf.rb:456:in try_do': The compiler failed to generate an executable file. (RuntimeError) This error is ...
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update to windows 10: what is going to happen to my data?

The title says it all: I have Win. 8.1 Update, if I update to Win.10 when it will be available what is going to happen to my data? Of course I have to do a backup, but I wonder if the data will be ...
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What does last major release of Windows mean?

Check out this link: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/frequently-asked-questions-windows-10/5c0b9368-a9e8-4238-b1e4-45f4b7ed2fb9 And an excerpt from above ...
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USB devices recognized by BIOS but not by Windows or Ubuntu

I have an older PC with an Asus P5E-VM HDMI mainboard and the USB mouse and keyboard have stopped working. In fact, nothing seems to be recognized by Windows when attached to a USB port: gamepads, ...
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How to use my Windows 7 home basic 64bit original key to activate Windows 7 ultimate? any ideas please do share [on hold]

How to use my Windows 7 home basic 64 bit original key to activate Windows 7 ultimate? any ideas please do share. Any ideas? Please do let me know
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Windows' recommendation for monitor's resolution: what's the basis?

In Windows, a resolution is recommended for each monitor. What's the basis of this recommendation, .i.e how does Windows decide what the recommended resolution?
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Dell Inspiron 1525 won't boot. Says there is no drive to boot to

My son bought himself another laptop and wanted to give the old one to me. He wiped the drive using a program which allowed him to wipe the drive 33+ times. Now the computer says there is no drive. ...
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The “Get Windows 10” icon does not appear [duplicate]

The "GET WINDOWS 10" icon does not appear on my taskbar despite it meeting all the criteria that Microsoft provided. I have the KB update that is required for this but it still does not work. ...
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Is my upgrade to Windows 10 really safe, or am I at risk for trouble?

I recently downloaded the Windows 10 app, which tells me that yes, my system is ready for upgrading. What worries me is that there is a flash screen before telling me about the compatibility which ...
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Reinstall Lenovo x86 tablet with “mom” friendly operating system [on hold]

We've got a Lenovo Miix 2 8" x86 tablet with Windows 8.1 but it's really not comfortable for my mom. I would like to reinstall the tablet with Ubuntu Touch or any other very-very handy operating ...
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Shared folder not connecting over Mac VirtualBox guest

I am trying to connect with the Windows 7 host's shared folder from my VirtualBox Mac (Yosemite) guest. It is showing my PC's name in Finder's sidebar but when I double click it, it fails to connect ...
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade - can I cancel?

I agreed to reserve the free Windows 10 update when prompted. I understand Windows 10 will be downloaded automatically some time in the near future. I also understand that I will have a choice whether ...
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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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boot mode legacy or uefi hybrid or uefi native for windows 8.1

I am going to re-install my OS. This time i am going to install windows 8.1 instead of windows 7. Now I came into something new (to me ) There are different boot mode in my laptop boot option ...
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Windows 7 - What happens when you delete the AppData folder? [duplicate]

What happens when you delete the entire C:/Users/Username/AppData folder? I haven't used my Windows boot in a while and want to make space on my harddrive. But if I decide to use Windows again, I ...
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Will Windows 10 allow my PC to see internal hard drive greater than 2TB?

Gigabyte motherboard EX-UD-3R. It does not see more than 2TB of any internal hard drive. My CPU is a first gen Intel core i7 and therefore it can run Windows 10 64bit. If I go ahead and buy Windows ...
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padlock with 9 in middle

On a Dell Vista computer keyboard, the padlock with a 9 in the middle has appeared. The google sites I visited all say it's a number lock but I can't get it to release and the keyboard appears frozen. ...
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Windows Explorer show file modified date as ago string

Is it possible to modify Windows File explorer to show file modified section as "ago" string. So it would be showing file modified "2 days 2 hours ago" or "14 seconds ago" etc..
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How does sshd under cygwin authenticate?

I know very little of Windows yet I have to work with a Windows server. The only way to make this bearable is with Cygwin and sshd. I have installed and configured sshd but I don't really understand ...
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To Create a batch file which answer automatically

Want to create a batch file which executes the code and if question is asked the answered need to be entered automatically
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Is it possible to process millions of datagrams per second with Windows?

I am investigating if I can implement an HPC app on Windows that receives small UDP multicast datagrams (mostly 100-400 Bytes) at a high rate, using a dozen or up to maybe 200 multicast groups (i.e. ...
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Get Windows 10 App Horribly Broken

This isn't filling me with optimism at the moment. I have the Get Windows 10 tray icon but when I click on it I see this monstrosity: Clicking on any of the links does nothing at all. Very ...
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sfc /scannow reports “Cannot repair member file …”

Aging but important HP Pavillion Vista Home Premium 64 machine. Replaced Hard drive. Cloned. sfc not coming up clean on these files ("Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to ...
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Allow 4GB of RAM (Patch) in Windows Thin PC [duplicate]

I tried to modify the Windows kernel 3 times. Ended up badly with a blue screen. I tried using RAMPatch for Windows 7, but with no effect.
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How to access folder path from first input parameter and how to call IF Loop in batch file?

@Echo OFF SET FilePath=%1 SET HeaderFilePath=%2 SET RetrunCode="0" Call :sub %FilePath% exit /b :sub SET FileName=%~n1 SET FilePath=%1 SET "FileType=.zip" CALL SET ...
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How does Microsoft push Windows 10 Upgrade? [duplicate]

A little while ago I turned on my gaming computer and noticed the following window on my taskbar. When I click it, I get the following window. If I had my update settings turned off. Would they ...
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How to run elevated shell from within console2 (Windows 8.1)? Possible?

I come from Linux, and for days I have been pulling my hair out trying to run an elevated shell (powershell, ipython interpreter, and bash) from within Console2. However, it always pops open a new ...
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How to install Windows 8+ with drives mapped as directories

I do not know if it is even feasible at installation time. My setup is as follow : One 32Gb SSD One 1Tb HDD On the HDD, i'd like to create two partitions, one for the programs, one for the users ...
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How to re-image windows on a a machine with single drive/hard

I'd like to purchase a Lenovo W541 laptop, but I have an issue with the way Lenovo changed their way of having HDD. On my current laptop I have two partitions/HDD, one for system files and one for ...
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Why don’t I have the Get Windows 10 icon?

I want to get Windows 10, but I do not see this icon in the notification area (tray): How do I get the icon to get Windows 10?
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Seagate External Hard zero size

I have a seagate external hard disk and recently I encountered some problem with that. I am using both windows and Ubuntu environment and my hard disk detecting on both but, in windows it's says the ...
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Installing Windows 10 from the Internal HDD [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 Partition (C:) and a partition which contains my data. I currently have a Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO Image. Can I install Windows 10 directly by running the 'Setup.exe'? I ...
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How to back-up an external drive using Windows File History

Windows File History only back-up Library Folders, I have an external drive I also want to back-up its got about 1Tb of data so it would be useful to back-up changes as they happen as well as my ...
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If I drag and drop a file to “copy” it from one drive to an other, if the object drive has an identically named file, does that file get overwritten?

In Windows 7 if I drag and drop a file to "copy" it from one drive to an other, if the object drive has an identically named file, does that file get overwritten ?
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I have a bootable Ubuntu 10.10 on an old flash drive. What is the best way to update to Ubuntu 14.xx?

I have no files I'm concerned about losing, but my flash drive is only 2GB. Can I update through Ubuntu itself, or do I need to go through Windows? Thanks!
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Windows 8.1 stuck on “Checking for updates…”

Windows 8.1 doesn't appear to be updating. When I go to check for updates, it seems to just continuously check for updates without making progress. I have left it for a few hours with no luck. I ...
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windows 8 windows login changed to hotmail login [duplicate]

To install some apps from the app store in windows 8 you had to login with a windows login.. Now the login to windows is changed to the login of my hotmail account?! What the ....... !%"&! How ...
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Can i install Hyper-v on a Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2008 or 2012?

I need to install Hyper-V on a Virtual Machine to have different OS to try my programs.My Virtual Machine is Windows Server 2008 R2 but if i need to i could change it to 2012.Could you explane it ...
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See a USB storage device in Windows Disk Management, even if it contains non-Windows partitions

When I insert a USB-stick or a SD card containing only Linux partitions, Windows doesn't see these partitions, and doesn't assign a letter (D:, E:, ...) to them. This is normal, I don't want Windows ...
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Free Windows 10 Upgrade after One Year

As many of us know that Microsoft is giving free update to Windows 10 for the first year for Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 user. As I am using Windows 7 and today I get that "creepy icon" providing me ...
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How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)? [duplicate]

Microsoft has slipped adware prompting users to upgrade to Windows 10 into Windows Update, which for some was marked as important. That counts as shady business in my book, more so because as far as I ...
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How to disable the “Get Windows 10” icon shown in the notification area (tray)?

This icon showed up in my taskbar notification area today and I cannot seem to get rid of it: Clicking on it displays the following screen: So how do I disable or remove the "Get Windows 10" ...
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Identify latest added or updated files in Windows file folders

In Windows Explorer, I would like to list all the files in a folder, including those in subfolders, and sort them by the time they were added, or the last time they were modified. I am trying to ...