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How to install development tools when Ruby compiled from source

I have Windows 8, and I need to install Ruby 2.1.2 for a project. I followed these instructions. I unzipped the source into C:\Ruby2.1.2\src\, ran nmake in C:\Ruby2.1.2\build\, and ran nmake install ...
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Letter A turned off by an uncertin key combination

I hit either the window key or the fn key and somehow disable the a. Any ideas to fix it? I have tried searching but without finding any solutions so far.
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Sysinternals - Streams access is denied error

I am using streams.exe to remove blocking of game by Windows but it is showing me "Access is denied" error although I am running the command with administrator. Article (that one I am following) : ...
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No delete option when right clicking people windows 8.1.

Finally got contacts into people in Windows 8.1. Finally learned how to delete contacts, but with some, there is no delete option, only edit. These contacts are not on social media because they are ...
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In Windows (8), when typing a quotation mark, nothing happens until the next key is pressed. How can I disable this?

A friend has an HP Pavilion laptop running Windows 8 and there is something that causes it to do nothing if you type a quotation mark until you type the next character, at which point it displays the ...
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Windows Update Cleanup fails to clean up

I run Disk Cleanup as administrator and it showed 3.5G under Windows Update Cleanup. However, it didn't clean this space (or any that I can see) and on the next run showed 2.04M. Is there any way to ...
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Excel - take two csv files and map them

I have two csv files. 1 has a list of emails, another has a longer list of emails with first names, last names, address, etc. What I am looking to do is take both of these files and map the emails ...
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Dual monitors — Control from which edge the cursor appears at

Let me explain better. I have dual monitors. When I move my mouse toward the right edge on my primary monitor and then move it over the edge, the mouse appears on the left edge on the second monitor ...
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How can I use vim to view git diffs on Windows?

I want to use vim to view the output of git diff. I am running Windows 8 and I have vim 7.4 installed. I have, for convenience, created an environment variable VIMDIR set to Vim's install directory ...
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How to repair Windows 8.1 generic network drivers?

It's very strange problem: after loading from Arch Linux LiveCD, when returned back to Win8.1, I tried to connect via VPN PPTP to Internet, as I always do, but it hanged for a while, and no connection ...
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Certain file types (INDD and XLS) routinely corrupt on our Windows Server share

We have recently moved to a Windows Server 2012 R2 (I think) network share, which our office of ~30 people access via Windows machines on a domain. Routinely, but sporadically, InDesign INDD and ...
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Enumerate processes using display adapter

I'm trying to enumerate processes that are sending GPU workloads to a given display adapter. What I've been up to: Iterate all processes and see which ones loaded the UMD DLL of that display ...
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Print to Wireless Printer from Linode Server

I have a wireless Brother laser printer connected to my home wifi network, and a Windows 7 computer which is setup to use it/configure it, but no linux box. I would like to print from the command ...
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Windows 7: allow limited users to change network type

I'm an intern that admins Windows machines for a school in a charter school system. When I got here everything was a mess, mainly the students had admin accounts and were turning their machines into ...
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How to use | symbol in windows command prompt

Am trying to generate key hash using this command: keytool -exportcert -alias androiddebugkey -keystore %HOMEPATH%\.android\debug.keystore | openssl sha1 -binary | openssl base64 but cannot create ...
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Windows firewall blocks internet connection for application from network share

this is my setup: Windows 7 home premium Windows firewall with inbound and outbound traffic blocked by default, file and printer sharing and some basic Windows services allowed Tinywall to control ...
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How to navigate PHP-based pagination with WGET?

I'm trying to come up with a list of possible names for our next baby boy and have been looking through the site IndiaParenting. Each name on the site has a detail page at a URL like this one ...
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Lan settings constantly being changed to proxy server in Windows 8.1

Now matter which of three ways I go in and change my settings to automatically detect, within 15 to 30 seconds it flips back to having the proxy server option checked. This started happening two, ...
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How switch keyboard layout once for all open programms?

When I switch keyboard layout windows switches it for current open program. When I switch among many programs I often get confused what keyboard current program uses. Is there a way to switch keyboard ...
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Windows 8.1 update error 8009001D

I cant install windows updates, it reports error 8009001D. I've tried to disable all windows services (expect Microsoft's), but still cannot install any updates. Does anyone know what this error ...
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Why does a website opens each time I log into Windows

Each time I log into Windows, my default browser Firefox opens this specific website: http://www.future.net.bd/login?dst=http%3A%2F%2Fgo.microsoft.com%2Ffwlink%2F%3FLinkID%3D219472%26clcid%3D0x409 ...
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InnoSetup - how do you override the “remembered” install folder and group?

InnoSetup has the DefaultDirName and DefaultGroupName directives for specifying the install folder and group the first time the installer runs. The problem is that it remembers that foldername and ...
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What is difference between homeusers group and users group?

What is difference between homeusers group and users group? I want to know the property of homeusers group. and I want to know the property of users group?
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Active Directory setup with Profile Path and Home Folder

I have roaming profiles turned on. I was wondering what the different was between Profile Path and Home Folder in the Active Directory setup.
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Setting up Slimv on Windows + Vim / gVim

I intend to learn Common Lisp, and the book I plan to follow has suggested that GNU Emacs in conjunction with SLIME be used. However, I am not particularly fond of the way Emacs runs on Windows, and ...
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Why does Windows 8.1 boot always boot first?

I have a drive that has a broken windows 8.1 installation. Despite setting the boot order in the BIOS it still always boots first. Even when I plug it in via eSATA with a drive connector it still ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows

How much memory is required to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu and windows (XP, although I'll upgrade to 7 soon)? The Ubuntu installation process says I'll need 6 GB, but is this just for the ...
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My computer is running really slowly ever since I used the Compress option

I clicked compress and now my windows 7 is runningreally slow and I get error message that I have no disk space How can I put this right ?
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Select text, right-click and have option to append text to an URL in a new tab?

I use PC Chrome. We use two ticketing systems where I work: Salesforce and JIRA. Tickets cross reference each other, but the reference ids are not clickable (are not hyperlinks to the other tool) -- ...
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Batch replace non-ASCII characters in filenames

I'm looking for a shell script that will recursively replace non-ASCI characters with underscore or just remove them. The issue is that a drive with files, created on Linux, has to be used on ...
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Change Default Naming Behavior When Copying Files - Making Revision Versions

In Windows 7, when I copy/paste a file named "project.ext" I want the result to be "project Rev.1.ext". (That part is solved by tweaking the code in this post.) In addition to that, however, I want ...
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How to open new window of Outlook 2013 with separate views

Ok... Here's my desire. I found it is possible to open multiple windows when Outlook starts from this answer: How do I open multiple windows when Outlook 2010 starts? But here's what I am wanting to ...
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What is the maximum desktop resolution in Windows

I found in one of the blogs the following statement: *"Windows does have a hard limit on maximum resolution and overall pixel count. The maximum continuous windows desktop available is up to 32k ...
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Difference between Local Policy and Registry Key

I would like to understand the difference between this registry key, MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters\MaximumPasswordAge=4,30 and the local computer policy settings via ...
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An attempt was made to logon, but the network logon service was not started,

I am remotely connected to a machine on the network and at the same time from that same machine trying to mapp a drive located on another machine I get the following error "An attempt was made to ...
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Where can I find IE6 x64 installation package?

I want to find a stand-alone x64 IE6 installation package. Where can I get it?
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How to change the dns using command prompt?

I can't change my dns using the gui. Does anyone know how to change the DNS using command prompt in windows? Thanks
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Permanently add a firewall exception on Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 32-bits and on every start-up, a Windows security alert popup is displayed and I need to authorize the programs to access the network. If I accept the popup, the program can ...
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Comparison of the system performance in virtualization using different operating systems [on hold]

One of the great advantages of Linux is when you're setting up a system, you can strip all of the bloat except for only those components that you need to support whatever you plan to run on the box. ...
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Why some web pages interfere with my USB speakerphone?

I have a speakerphone (Jabra Speak 510) connected via USB to my computer (Windows 8.1). There are some specific web pages (very few) which interfere with the speakerphone (like the sound of a modem, ...
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Installing Windows XP from USB, PC refuses to boot working bootable USB

I have to reinstall Windows XP on my old PC. Installing via USB is the only option - the CD/DVD drive doesn't work anymore, as well as the floppy drive and the computer can't start, the startup just ...
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Move files into specific folder in a folder directory if empty [on hold]

Batch file that can Move files (Files are all in a folder) into specific folder in a folder directory if empty. I want to make a batch file that can move files into a specific folder/directory if ...
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Javascript pop-ups on desktop [on hold]

Hi I have javascipt pop-ups on my desktop and I'm not sure what they are or where they come from. They are always from weird websites that I have never visited and are usually in another language. ...
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mklink in batch file keep returning insufisent permission

I made a code to execute an simbolic link between my Music folder and the music stored in my other hard drive @ECHO OFF SET /p bn=Band Name : md "%E:\Music\%bn%" SET /p dl=Album Name : mklink /d ...
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Connect to the internet via routing through another PC?

Build Windows 2008 R2 Server. Two (2) Ethernet ports: One Ethernet port, statically assigned to 192.168.2.4, is connected to an internal subnet (192.168.2.x), which I'm using for a local test ...
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How to fix the missing msvcp110.dll

I just turned on my computer and got an error from "explorer.exe" which says that msvcp110.dll is missing. Why that might happen, and how do I fix that? There are several sites that "provide" missing ...
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How to edit “Send to Mail Recipient” on Windows Xp or Windows 7

The client I'm using is Windows Live Mail. Desired outcome: User right clicks on a file and selects "Send To->Mail Recipient" (or another custom created shortcut). Windows Live Mail New Message ...
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Native Boot differencing VHD with parent from different volume

Is there a way how to boot Windows 7 from a differencing VHD which is located on different drive than its parent VHD? Here is appropriate part of output of bcdedit command: Windows Boot Loader ...
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Format an old computer (doesn't have a cd reader and doesn't allow booting from USB)

I have an old laptop that I want to reinstall windows XP on. As mentioned in the title there is no CD drive. And the boot menu shows only these 4 options: Harddisk. Floppy (the computer doesn't have ...
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Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...