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Software - Synergy between laptop and desktop

I am working at a university, and have been given a wired-desktop; it doesn't have a wireless card on it, or another wired port - and I also have a laptop that connects to the university's wireless ...
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My computer just started playing a video…without any program open

I was charging my mp3 player, had my computer on, but no programs were running. All at once a video starts playing...not an appropriate one I might add. I closed media player..left computer ...
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The sound from my headphone jack is fuzzy. How can I fix it?

I have a toshiba satellite and my headphones don't play sound properly when I use them. The sound is fuzzy, like when your under water. It's definitely not the headphones. It was working literally ...
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I can't delete a folder that's on my desktop, even after I've tried many different methods

Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\Users\(censored)\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again. I have tried different solutions from people who have also had ...
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What's wrong with Wireless Network Adapter?

I have a problem with my Wireless Network Adapter. As the picture shows below, although my Wireless Network Adapter is not connected to the Internet (no red X next to it), but it looks like connected! ...
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Windows keeps making annoying noise

I'm using Windows 7. I keep getting an annoying noise that happens maybe once or twice an hour. I can live with it but it's really quite off putting when I'm watching a movie or playing a game and ...
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Find & replace on a folder of .txt (but only first 1-3 lines)

I have a folder of .txt files. They all look like this: Title: Title of blog post. Tags: tag1,tag2,tag3 Text on the post. Just my thoughts. > A blockqoute Written in *markdown.* Using ...
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Display current playback speed in VLC

Is there any way to display current playback speed in VLC? Right now I have to decrease or increase the playback speed,which is not convenient: I use the latest version of VLC (2.1.3) on Windows 7 ...
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Aptio Setup Utility - Cannot change boot

I am so sorry to ask this. I feel like a total idiot - Aptio Setup Utility has me licked. I just bought an ASUS X75V with Freedos, Version 2.15.1226. The boot configuration has "Launch PXE OpROM ...
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Shadowplay not recording or streaming to Twitch

My computer specs: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit AMD FX-8350 EVGA GTX760 4GB 2x4GB RAM 7200 RPM HDD GeForce Experience v. 2.1.0.0 GeForce 337.88 Driver As the tile says, I am having ...
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Size on disk of a virtualized folder - How big can ProgramData actually measure?

According to File Explorer in Windows 7 my system's ProgramData folder is 1,6 GB in size for 2541 files in 953 folders. According to Thunar in Debian Linux my system's ProgramData folder is 120 GB in ...
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does Windows reduce the life of SSDs? [on hold]

I read that SSD's cells last between 5,000 and 10,000 writes. Windows tends to create and overwrite files frequently as it operates, not counting the user-specified activities. would his constant ...
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Two-way connection via Remote Desktop?

I am an avid user of a reverse phone look up site (not naming any names) where you can look up a recent phone number that has called. One of the numbers involves the infamous "Windows Tech Support" ...
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Sharing internet connection using ethernet switch

I use a TP-Link modem for my internet connection and use a switch to share the internet connection between two PCs. I previously had a Enterr switch that worked perfectly fine and recently stopped ...
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How to properly connect Logitech bluetooth headphones in an HCL ME laptop?

I have a HCL ME laptop running Windows 7. When I connect my Logitech 981-000463 Wireless Headset in my HCL ME laptop, I can see the headphone icon, but when I right-click on the icon there is not a ...
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How to fix invisible file name?

How do I fix an invisible file name? I can open it in Notepad, and it shows the filename as .gitignore, but it shows up like this: Google gives me tutorials on how to accomplish this, but I want ...
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Domain attached computer - Allow account selection at logon?

(Windows 7, x64) When not attached to a domain, Windows will show a list of accounts available to log into (of which you can use various methods to show or hide) on the GINA. However, once joined to a ...
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Windows 7 NetBIOS name resolution failure

I'm having issues resolving the NetBIOS name of a new FreeNAS server. I can ping and access CIFS shares by IP i.e. \\10.1.1.15 I cannot ping or access by the NetBIOS name FREENAS Running nbtstat on ...
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(How) can I recover a truecrypt partition, or files from it, after deleting it and formating over it?

I had two truecrypt encrypted drives, and I subjected them to this process: With the two drives mounted in truecrypt, I deleted their partitions using Windows 7 Disk Management After dismounting the ...
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i can't install fedora 20 dual core with windows 7

why during installing fedora 20 linux it see all the hard drive as one disk and no available space, however i have 500GB HDD and hint tat i want to install it dual core with windows it says that the ...
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Getting a BSOD “Hardware Malfunction” after installing drivers

Alright so ive been upgrading my computers hardware and i bought a new GPU. Now i put my new GPU in and booted and it works fine. The computer boots properly no problems with good VGA output. I used ...
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Remote desktop (mstsc) from Windows 7 to RHEL5, some apps not responding to most keyboard buttons

I'm using remote desktop on my Windows box to connect to a RHEL5 box. The problem I'm having is that some applications (I'll get into details below) seem to not want to pick up most keyboard input ...
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Bitlocker decryption not starting

I was about to do a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit on a laptop currently running Windows 7 32 bit with a Bitlocker encrypted 232GB hard-drive with 1.54GB free. I have already backed up all the data ...
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Send audio to all outputs with individual level control

I have some head phones hooked up to the front jack and some speakers hooked to the rear. In the Realtek Audio Manager I disabled front panel jack detection so I get sound out of both. However I would ...
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Allow administrator rights to a program running under a limited account

I have an application I support which requires permission to read and write to the Registry and also create files on disk and CD-ROM. I would like to run the computers using a limited user so nothing ...
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“Open the current folder in Explorer” in TexMaker?

Many IDEs natively provide a way to easily open the current folder in Explorer. Is there any way to do this in TexMaker? E.g. in Microsoft Visual Studio, I use:
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How to encrypt a file on a Windows 7 machine and decrypt on Ubuntu

I need to encrypt a file on a Windows 7 machine, and then decrypt it on an Ubuntu machine. What is the simplest way of doing this, preferably with tools that are likely to already be installed on the ...
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What to do when a particular program in Windows 7 won't open?

I am using Lyx (word processing software) on a remote computer which has Windows 7. I was working with R (programming language) and Lyx simultaneously while accessing the remote computer through ...
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How to **solve** DWM ghosting & persistent item issue?

The question has also been well asked here: Menu select item stuck on screen after context or command menu has closed and here: Persisting right click menu highlight But I'll restate it: In Windows ...
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sound crackling/popping after wake from suspend

I have a windows 7 PC, with built-in sound card in the motherboard and a USB headphone. After waking from sleep, the sound very often (though not every time) crackles/pops (say, when playing a flash ...
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How to launch Dell Backup and Recovery Manager from CMD?

I want to use "Dell Backup and Recovery Manager", however, given the problem I have on my Dell laptop with Windows 7 installed on it, I can only use CMD commands. How can I launch Dell Backup and ...
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How to copy a volume to external volume with a different filesystem?

I connected an external hard drive to my computer. I want to copy the content of the volume D:\ (NTFS) to the connected hard drive which is labeled by F:\ (FAT32). What is the command to copy from ...
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Active Directory login

I have a machine with a strange error when logging into ADS. (Local logins work fine.) Profile invalid But when I look through the hard drive I don't even see the account. I know the user has ...
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How can I turn the formatting marks off in Microsoft Word

How can I delete the 'right to left' and 'left to right' icons next to lines and sentences when using Microsoft Word. I believe I actually accidentally hit a couple of buttons which caused this, and I ...
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CMG SDE Key Recovery will be required at this point

I run Windows 7 on Dell PRECISION M4700 laptop. I allowed updating my operating system. After rebooting, I got a blue screen due to the update of a given driver. After some search, I follwed these ...
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How to unboot my bootable usb

I recently made my pen-drive bootable with Ubuntu 14.04. But I need to unboot my pen-drive now. I formatted my pen-drive once,But the size of the pen-drive still shows 2.25 MB. Whereas,this is an 8GB ...
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Special Characters in Folder Names Cause Delete by Batch File to Fail

I'm trying to delete empty folders via a batch file, in Windows. for /f "usebackq delims=" %%d in ("dir V:\Temp /ad/b/s | sort /R") do rd "%%d" fails on folders with special characters - ...
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Run a batch file on a remote computer as administrator

I am trying to run a batch file (to install some software) on a remote computer. To do this, I am using PSExec. psexec.exe \\COMPUTER C:\swsetup\install.bat This works fine, apart from some of ...
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I ran Memtest and got errors. What do I do now?

This is my first time running Memtest and I'm not really sure what these errors mean and what to do with them.
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I got BSOD with the error information as follows,what to do?

I was working on Excel and have 2 sites opened & working on battery on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61. "windows 7 OS original,updates ON, Symantec Endpoint Original, Office 2010 Original." while working ...
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Remove HDD while the computer is shutdown but sitll plugged in

I have 2 internal HDDs and it happens a lot that I need to unplug one of them or swap the SATA cables to make one or the other 'Master'. what I do now is shutdown/hibernate and unplug the power cord ...
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Cant install certificate to Intermediate Certification Authorities?

I navigate to MCC and add the Certificates snap-in. From here I right click on Intermediate Certification Authorities > All Tasks and click import I then browse to my Certifcate select it and complete ...
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Unable to connect to personal hot spot on iPhone 5s, using Dell Laptop

I am trying to connect to my iPhone 5s hotspot using a Dell Lattitude laptop. It discovers the phone and accepts the password, it seems to connect for a brief second as my phone shows that there is ...
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Unhide the administrator account

I hide my administrator account using regedit\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList\DWORD (32bit) Value\ set the value to 0. But 'yes' ...
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Why does my PC slow down to a crawl when VMware and ntoskrnl.exe is writing to a data drive?

My PC becomes almost unusable when writing to my data drive. The main suspect which exhibits this issue is VMware Player. The problem does not happen when I myself move files in Windows Explorer or do ...
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How can I track links that are being redirected during browsing?

I'm using Chrome on Windows 7. When I'm going on to a site such as youtube.com, I'm being redirected to site that tells me YouTube is blocked. Now, I'd like to find out – during a regular browsing ...
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I want connect my mobile via wifi

I have HCL Laptop and connected internet (ACT broadband with LAN port) and I want to use internet with my mobile phone via WiFi from that laptop. How would I do this?
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Windows 7 installation and pc system

When i make 1st partition in windows 7 an unallocated space containing omb not extend able made auto matically.my pc is acer vertion m220 .i completely install windows 7.but another porblem is ...
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Random hard freezes started happening after installing a new graphics card?

Recently I replaced my old nVidia GTX 480 with a new Asus AMD R9 290. Since then, my computer has been randomly locking up (as in, the mouse stops moving and network services stop responding to ...
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SATA external hdd is detected as a removable drive and asks “please insert a disk”

I have external SATA hdd of Samsung 200GB. When i try to connect it to my PC, it's being recognized as a removable Disk and when I click on it, a message of "Please insert a disk to the drive" pops. ...