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How to know the compression level of a PNG file and whether it is lossy?

Can I know whether a PNG file was compressed and how (at least, whether it was a lossless compression) in Windows? When I open the standard file properties dialog from the Windows Explorer, I see no ...
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Is there any way to INSTALL windows xp “or any other version” on usb flash disk

I have a computer with broken hard drive .. I can not get a new drive right now .. So , Can I install windows on an 8GB usb disk ..or copy an installed windows to a flsh disk and boot this windows ...
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DNS not functioning on command line

I recently did a combination of Vagrant + VirtualBox stuff on my machine to try to get a virtualized Ubuntu install working. However, I had no luck with it so I just uninstalled everything. Ever since ...
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How does IPv6 and Windows Remote Desktop work?

Say I have a Windows Server KVM with only an IPv6 IP. Do I have to configure anything specifically for the IPv6 address? And when I want to connect to the server via remote desktop connect, would I ...
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Restoring Windows Image from D: after formatting the C: partition

I have a single HDD with two partitions: C and D. I am running Windows 7 64 bit pro. The system and all the files are on C partition. I can successfully create an Image backup and store it on D. I can ...
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Where is the vimperatorrc file in Windows?

I want to remap control A to something else. Presently it's overriding select all. I can't seem to find where this file would be located.
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Open File quit working [on hold]

Why can't I write in an open file on spreadsheet office 2003? It worked fine earlier today. now can't write a date, company, or amount. I've tried to find what is wrong by shutting down the computer. ...
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Why is my Windows 8.1 (new laptop) extremely slow and sluggish when compared with Linux

I recently got this laptop, so it is still new and so is the installation. The laptop is TOSHIBA SATELLITE C55D-A-149. I realise that this is a budget laptop and the processor is fairly weak. I dont ...
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Resume installation/download after saving state of VM

I'm using VirtualBox as a VM and I was wondering the following. If I am doing an installation of some sort (lets say. windows updates) and it seems to take longer than I want... If I were to save my ...
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Metro Screen & Shortcuts disappeared

After using a "registry fixer" program and then rebooted, I cannot use the Metro Interface any longer if I press the windows key it doesn't show and even all the shortcuts and charms are gone with it. ...
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Passing through a firewall with a “reverse” proxy

I have to do a workshop in a firewalled environment which is preventing me to show everything I would like and I'm looking for a workaround. I'll be demoing a software which runs on Windows. During ...
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Unable to Import BCD Backup Using CMD [on hold]

I am running windows 7 64bit. I have previously upgraded to win8 and downgraded back to win7 using windows own upgrade software. Had problems with my computer and attempted to rebuild the bcd using ...
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Remove all entries from location/address bar in Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2?

I want to clear all the files/folders Ive been to that if you click the drop down arrow next, to the right, of the address/location bar in Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2, show. How can I do this ...
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Can't delete contact - no delete option appears [on hold]

When I right click on the contacts page the delete option does not appear. This bogus (misspelled) address shows up when I type in the beginning of the correct address (in a note)but does not appear ...
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can't run 'wget|curl|git clone' or 'irb' in MobaXterm

A collegaue recommended me to try out MobaXterm (Personal) for my *nix on Windows (7) needs. It's promissing but I have the following problems: although I had installed ruby (tried the apt-get and ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...
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ntoskrnl.exe!_misaligned_access eats a lot of CPU when idle

Please advise what might be causing the unnecessary cpu use described below. Symptoms: When the computer is left idle, a system process starts to eat about 30% of the CPU. If any key is pressed or ...
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Creating installer for Windows manually [on hold]

I have started working on many commercial projects. I need to create the installer on Windows and Linux. In Linux I know that there is .desktop file creating and editing it would do it for me. ...
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Rsync - resending all files, because files have different timestamp (off by 1 second!)

I am using rsync to backup files from my Mac laptop to a usb drive (exFAT) on my Windows laptop. The usb drive is shared within my home network, and mounted on my Mac. I noticed a weird problem when ...
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In Windows, what are the possible places the JVM might get the default time zone from?

I'm in a situation where I need to create a UAT environment which mirrors the production environment as closely as possible. I currently have a problem with a Java application using a different time ...
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Is there a way to automate folder optimization type in windows?

In windows 7 and 8, the downloads folder become optimized for pictures after a while, it causes the folder to lag when opened and even after changing that it returns to pictures every now and then. ...
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Windows application to view a remote web page as HTML/XML tree? [on hold]

I was wondering if there were a Windows application that could take a URL, download the page and displays its structure in an HTML/XML tree. I mean this, but without having to first download the page ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro activation problems

I was recently (last Thanksgiving) gifted with a Dell Inspiron i3 computer with Windows 8.1 Pro installed. It was purchased at a resale shop in OKC, but after I got it home here in Texas, I discovered ...
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AutoIt: Get text from inside a Windows Metro app

I'm automating a Windows Metro app and need to read some text that it returns. I've tried using the "AutoIt v3 Window Info" utility to inspect the application but it's unable to see the text. What ...
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Why won't normal uninstalls remove values from the registry?

Expanding on How do I remove residual traces of uninstalled software from the registry? -- every time I uninstall a program and then later look it up via RegEdit it's still there! Why are the ...
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How do I use an Ext4 partition from Windows with correct file permissions for Linux?

I use Windows 7 and ext2fsd to access a data partition which uses ext4 as mentioned here, here and here. I can read and write from Windows. When I boot into Linux, it is able to read the files but ...
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How to automate conversion of dozens of JPG files to PDF [duplicate]

I need to convert dozens of JPG files into a single PDF file and then publish it on the website. I normally use Universal Document Converter. I open the folder with JPG files, select them all, send to ...
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What happened to most of my icons?

What happened to most of my icons? Most programs and even just plain text files or word files have lost their icons. I haven't installed any weird crap, and I don't have any viruses/malware. How can ...
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How to manage space effectively on a small SSD

How do you manage disk space on a small SSD? I bought a new PC that came with a 128GB SSD (local disk) and 1TB internal drive. The OS takes up most of the space on the SSD. From the moment I turned ...
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Is it possible for SSD to mis-diagnose its lifespan S.M.A.R.T parameter?

I have my crucial M4 256GB SSD for a little over 2 years, always had windows 7 on it, the SMART data never showed any problem, the last time I check I think the SMART reported 80% lifespan left on the ...
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Moving a file that has shortcuts

How do shortcuts work when the file that they point to is updated? According to microsoft website they should not work if the original file has been moved, which is what I always thought, but the ...
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Dodgy window focus in EA's Origin client

For the past few weeks I've had a setup at home whereby I use Steam in-home streaming to stream Origin games from one computer to another, by adding Origin as a non-Steam program on the host PC. ...
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Can I install C# Razor .NET on XAMPP?

I have been trying to install IIS (Windows 8) on my head computer. I ended up installing XAMPP on it, setting up the FileZilla server to work with Visual Studio Community 2015 FTP on my development ...
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How should I install windows with a 2 drive setup?

My PC has 2 drives: a small solid state, and a large hard drive. Obviously I want to install Windows on the solid state, but how can I configure it such that all other installations are defaulted to ...
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Backup a bitlocker partition

I have my windows installed on C:\ and created a virtual partition at D:. I mode my files to D:\ and turned on bitlocker only on D partition. Everything works fine. But now I want to backup this D to ...
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Is there any custom DWM (Desktop Window Manager) for Windows 8?

So my question is is there any custom DWM that can entirely replace explorer.exe and window frames on Windows 8, and if not is it even possible to create one?
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Batch/Powershell - Empty directory - mkdir with todays date - backup folders

I'm trying to make a batch or a powershell script that: First: Empties the folder C:\backup\ Second: Creates a new folder with todays date withinin c:\backup\ Third: Copies 2 folders c:\123 and ...
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How to find (or sort into sub-folder) multiple TIFF images with layers and/or transparency?

I have a folder with many TIFF files which I need to convert to JPEG. However some of the files have layers and/or transparency and these I don't want to convert. So how can I move these TIFF files ...
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Why would my computer suddenly and without reason become stuck in a “HDD-access” loop?

I've got a Thinkpad X201 tablet which is around 3 years old, never reinstalled windows; so I am aware it must be quite clunky and slow like a tortoise and I'm sort of ok with that for the time being. ...
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Is there a simple way to transfer files across a local network?

I have a computer with lots of files that I want to move to a computer sitting right next to it. So far I've been using a 64GB USB stick to move stuff around, which works. Both computers are on the ...
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Can I install Windows Home Premium over Windows 7 Professional? [duplicate]

Some context: I have been tasked with repairing a PC which is running non-genuine Windows 7 Professional. The PC does come with an OEM license for Windows 7 Home Premium, and I will be offering to ...
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How do you boot a computer that hangs on keyboard input?

I have an older Toshiba laptop. I've always known that it would hang on the Windows resume menu, but I never thought about it much until now. My sister tried to turn it on the other day, but decided ...
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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Installing EFI boot on 128GB memory card

I am using laptop having 5200rpm hdd, and I stuck with its speed, so I was thinking to purchase a ssd which can improve performance but hdd are so expensive, and I can't keep both hdd in my laptop. So ...
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How to prevent GPO from mapping network drives on my PC?

I'm using a Windows 8.1 laptop I got from my workplace, and it's is a member of the workplace domain. The IT department at my workplace thought it was a good idea to enforce mapped network drives for ...
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How to add FTP or OPP capability to inbuilt bluetooth in Windows 8?

What I wanted to do was browser files on my Windows 8 laptop over bluetooth from my Android phone. For that, I wanted to add OPP or FTP on my bluetooth, which I understand that the default Windows ...
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How to install exe versions of linux utilities on windows? [duplicate]

I am aware that we can get .exe versions of many linux utilities. I happen to have wget.exe, curl.exe and busybox.exe. But how can I install them so that instead of typing C:\Users\Rahul>cd ...
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HP DV 5 LIGHTS BLINKING ,NO SCREEN [on hold]

have an HP dv5 that flashes lights around keyboard and one at the touch pad ,screen tries to illuminate ;lights flash then waits 5 sec & flashes again.
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Language changes when pressing Shift+Space (Windows 7 Ultimate K)

I have recently bought a Windows 7 Ultimate K, and changed it's language pack and such to English. I have two languages (Korean and English) I use on my computer and whenever I press SHIFT+SPACE it ...
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In windows, do file-locks stay after a process was terminated via taskkill?

We are not talking about a reboot/restart here (similar to another question). This question distinguishes the different way that windows handles existing file locks on a taskkill versus the way it ...