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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) is so slow at startup

My laptop is Dell Inspiron N4050 that its RAM was upgraded to 8 GB. I have dual boot OS (Win8 and Ubuntu). My laptop is so slow when booting from Ubuntu It takes about 2 minutes but Win8 will boot at ...
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Strange empty square pops out of nowhere, minimizes all windows, hides icons, goes away after restarting explorer.exe

An empty, rectangle box popped out of nowhere whilst playing a game and listening to music trough Chrome. This resulted in all my current apps being minimized, including the game I was playing. ...
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Windows 8 internet-Qualcomm atheros 801.11b/g/n running 54mbps?

After discovering that my internet is running roughly half the speed it should, how can i get my router to go faster? I'm on a notebook PC with Windows 8.
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windows 8 administrator account troble accessing it [duplicate]

I don't remember my password for my administrator account and I didn't know about been able to create a password reset disk and my other accounts user don't have administrator privilege. I try net ...
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What is the difference between primary and system partition

I was trying to update my system to windows 8, now at partition selection window it shows, partition 0 as system partition and my three other partitions as primary partitions when I select one of my ...
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Windows 8.1 Dism can't find source even when ISO mounted

I had problems with my PC and I downloaded the ISO file for Win 8.1, because DISM wasn't working. Then I realized that I don't have install.wim file and I converted the install.esd file to ...
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I cannot access internet after installing AVG

I have recently installed AVG but after getting it installed I cannot access the internet any more. I have tried disabling the Windows firewall and AVG internet protection shield. I have finally ...
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Is it possible to always run cmd from Windows' Run panel as admin?

I'd like to be able to start Command Prompt as admin either as default or as an easy routine. I know about Ctrl+Shift+Enter in the search list or adding a Registry Entry for a new Context Menu, but I ...
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Windows 8.1 INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error preventing startup

Background My Fujitsu Lifebook laptop (running Windows 8.1) has gradually been getting slower over the last few months, so I recently took steps to speed it up. These included: Making use of the ...
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Using the BoseSound True Mic on Windows 8

So I bought these as an upgrade to my iPhone earbuds. I had used a mac for everything until I got a new PC and decided to switch it to my main system for at home. The only problem of course is that ...
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My update of KB3035583 KB2976978 have failed to install

I have a genuine copy of windows that has come bundled up with my laptop. only both these updates KB3035583 KB2976978 have repeatedly failed to install during auto update of windows 8, please tell me ...
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Why does the IIS starting by default on Windows 8 break WAMP Server?

I'm trying to develop for Wordpress locally, but I can't even get WAMP to work. I install it and start but it hangs on the orange icon with the message "server Offline". I've tried changing the ...
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I can't get Windows 8.1 to execute batch files through the interface

(moved from stackoverflow where I mistakenly placed it in the wrong spot) Windows 8 has decided that a .bat file has no association. I can't choose to associate it with cmd.exe from the open file ...
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How to change the default Segoe WP font on Windows 8?

Short question: How can I change the default windows 8.1 fonts to something else?! (see pic below for further details) Long question: I discovered that the default Windows 8 font is Segoe WP which ...
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Computer screen going black [on hold]

I have a HP 64 bit Windows 8.1 desktop. Processor Is Intel Core I5-2320 CPU 3.000GHz. Not sure how to find the video card or anything else at this moment but my issue is that when watching a movie ...
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What does this Chrome icon mean?

Since today my Chrome browser has a pizza slice on its icon on the taskbar. I just restarted my PC without exiting Chrome. So its been forced to quit by the Windows system. After the restart I had ...
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My computer turns on after hibernate [duplicate]

I'm not going crazy or anything but after I hibernate my PC it just decides to turn back on again without me doing anything. I have checked my BIOS and it shows nothing that will turn it back on. Any ...
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How to restore a missing prepackaged driver

When uninstalling a usb peripheral, I deleted the driver that comes prepacked in Windows. The OEM's website proudly says that the driver comes with Windows and doesn't need to be installed. How can ...
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Windows 8: connected to the Wi-fi but not loading any page [duplicate]

I had a problem with the internet over the last 2 days, I fixed it thanks to this network (some information around) and wanted to make a little thread to help future users with my same problem. ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot installation mess up

I've been trying to set up Ubuntu 14.04LTS and Windows 8 for quite some time now; several months. I've had over four failed attempts. I finally gave up and worked on Ubuntu in VMware from inside ...
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How do I add a Bluetooth COM port in the Win8 Device Manager?

I am trying to set up terminal communication across two Windows 8.1 bluetooth devices - my workstation and an HP Stream 7 Tablet. The devices see each other, pair, and can transmit files, however the ...
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Can I activate a different version of Windows using an OEM key?

I wanted to reinstall Windows on my laptop, which came with Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally reinstalled it using a non-Pro install medium. Now Windows won't activate with the key from my initial ...
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schedule windows 8.1 update task

I have Windows 8.1, which came on my HP laptop when purchased. I am also on a metered connection which allows 10GB of 'anytime' and 50GB of 'bonus' data (between 2:00am and 8:00am). I would prefer ...
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How to quit applications black screen with white borders?

While playing Dynasty Warriors 8 Empire, I accidentally pressed the off button of my laptop. Afterwards turned on and logged in, it's like that although musics still play. function keys work, like ...
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Wampserver cannot start after adding a LoadFile in httpd.conf on Windows 8.1

The system is Windows 8.1 Pro and there is wampserver 2.4 installed in it ; there is also a PostgreSQL database inside the computer. I want to add this line inside the httpd.conf of Apache : LoadFile ...
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My laptop suddenly lost all its audio devices

Today after turning on my laptop (MSI GS70 Stealth Pro) a Windows error message appeared, with Windows then proceeding to "fix" it. I didn't bother checking what was the error because it looked like ...
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I can't copy files from a HDD, do I need permission from my own account?

My friend wanted me to backup all the photos and music and text documents on his hard drive so I'm trying to do that. He gave me the whole computer. It's an OEM machine from 2005 running Windows XP. ...
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Which level of compression should I use a .iso file [duplicate]

I have a .iso file on my hard drive (on a windows 8 pc) and it is really big (something like 16 GB). I was trying to compress it (using 7-zip) so it could fit on a DVD-R. But when it finished ...
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“attrib -s -h *.* /s /d” access denied errors

My problem is that my usb flash drive doesn't show the contents and I searched it on Google I find the solution for this error. But When I type the command from cmd as administrator it gives me ...
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How do I perform an OEM Windows installation?

I'm building a computer for one of my friends, and have purchased a Windows System Builder License. After running Windows Update and installing missing drivers and a few other necessary applications, ...
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Win 8 Touch Keyboard un-resize windows

I have a client that uses the Touch Keyboard to type into our application which has a set size to it. Recently he reported that when he is done using the touch keyboard, the windows do not resize back ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to close a window in Windows? [duplicate]

I have always wondered if there was and this would improve my productivity manifold times.
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How to assign a shortcut key to the mouse?

I have got a mouse with two additional buttons on the sides. How can I assign shortcut keys to the mouse buttons? For example, using side left button as ctr+w in order to close down a tab in chrome. ...
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IE on windows 8 Can I remove selected tabs from the restore last session list before the restore

I have windows 8 installed on my system with IE 11.0.9600. I have about 30 some tabs open while searching for some information. I opened one more and IE hung. When I try to restore last session It ...
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Win XP, Win 8 and Linux in Grub2

For the following setup: kellogs@kellogs-PC:~ > sudo fdisk -l [sudo] password for kellogs: omitting empty partition (5) Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160040803840 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, ...
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Unable to refresh Windows 8.1, Location is locked

I have a problem trying to refresh my Windows 8.1 laptop. Whenever I try, it tells me that the location my Windows is located is locked. I searched around on the internet, but everyone else has hard ...
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Disable IE11 (metro edition) spell checker [duplicate]

I'm on Win 8.1 on my Surface Pro 2 and on this device my favorite web browser by far is in fact IE11. However, it has one absolutely infuriating flaw that I cannot find out how to correct: It appears ...
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Windows 8.1 Update - PCs on my local network

In Windows 10, one is able to perform windows update from the local network (obviously provided that the updates are available): Is this possible on Windows 8.1?
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Display issues when using *any* remote control application? (WIn 8.1) [on hold]

I'm experiencing this weird issue. I tried a few apps (Teamviewer, Google Remote Desktop and another one I can't remember, which I found googling) and the windows don't display correctly. For ...
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What do I now I forgot the Toshiba Satellite S55T-A5360 BIOS password? [duplicate]

I have Toshiba Satellite S55T-A5360 Laptop. I forget the BIOS password. What can I do? I did not find the jumper or how I can change the password.
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Program to move spin flip rotate images on android app development [closed]

I am looking to find a program that allows you to spin, rotate, flip a picture for android app development. If anyone knows of a program, let a brother know please. Im in desperation to find it. ...
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Change language windows 8.1 single china language

I follow and realize change language my tablet (cube Iwork 11) step by step in accordance with way How to install a new "display language" onto Windows 8.1 Single Language? But after reboot ...
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Unable to boot Windows 8.1 UEFI USB key on XPS 13 2015

I have an XPS 13 Developer edition on witch I try to install Windows 8.1 I have already done that on others computer always with success. But I am unable to do so with this XPS. I use Rufus to ...
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Save as dialog on mapped drive in Windows 8.1 slower than in Windows 8.0

Whenever i save a file on a mapped network drive, the directory seems to load very slow in Windows 8.1 whilst Windows 8.0 and lower opens the filelist very fast so you can save immediatly. Is this a ...
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Creating 2 instances of the same printer in Windows 8

I have a Cannon printer connected to my network. Windows 8 found it and I'm printing wirelessly successfully. But I often switch between printing 1 page for paper sheet, and 2 pages per paper sheet. ...
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View available in shared folder

I have access to a shared folder on a Windows Server. I have no access to that server other than this shared folder, I don't even know the windows version. I also don't know if there is any storage ...
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Is there any way to get a 'Watched' Tag for Video files in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to add a watched tag automatically on video files in windows explorer for the videos that are partially/completely watched? Something like youtube.com does. If partially watched and ...
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How do I configure windows to start with firefox.exe instead of explorer.exe?

I am working on web browser only kiosk environment with touchscreen windows 8. I found it better to have only firefox or chrome to run and not explorer.exe because I am unable to disable touchscreen's ...
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How to add an SVG gradient to GIMP, in Windows 8?

Given the recent trend of Facebook avatars incorporating the rainbow flag, to reflect the recent Supreme Court of The United States' ruling that gay marriage is legal nationwide (in the US), I was ...
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How to get rid of the annoying block cursor highlighter (adjusting the cursor thickness)?

So I have this annoying problem where my cursor on a select few documents comes up as the cursor shown in this picture. Does anyone know how to change this. I have a brooding suspicion that this ...