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Diagnose encryption problem in Microsoft Outlook?

I am unable to send an encrypted email to a party for whom I have a certificate. How can I diagnose the problem? Microsoft's error message does not explain what the problem is: Notes: The party's ...
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Meaning of the tilde in registry values for compatibility mode in Windows 8+

I've to support a legacy application, originally created for Windows NT 4 (32-bit), but still running fine under Windows 10 (64-bit), provided all of the compatibility settings are done. The problem ...
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Accessing inetmgr from Run Window

while i am trying to open inetmgr for IIS through Run window displaying message like window cannot open inetmgr make sure name correctly,but in start menu i am getting IIS option what would be the ...
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Downgrade Windows storage spaces pool from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1

I have a storage spaces pool that was originally on Windows 8.1. When I moved the pool to a Windows 10 system, I unfortunately upgraded the storage spaces pool to the newer 'Windows 10 version'. So ...
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MySql 5.6 - windows 8.1 can't access or copy ibdata1 file after force restart - cannot restart MYSQL

I'm having a serious problem with my MySQL server and my ibdata1 file. I had for force restart my development machine - as result I cannot restart my MYSQL server. When I restart my MySQL server - ...
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Upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1, failed installation--error code 0x80004005

I have been trying to update Windows 8 to 8.1 with no success--From the Windows store I downloaded Windows 8.1 (free installation)--it downloads and installs all to the end (90%)--where I get message "...
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Windows 8.1 Task Scheduler library won't load

I disabled regular Windows 8.1 maintenance task some time ago because it never completes the task and just slows down everything. My laptop has been lagging lately. Just earlier I noticed that Windows ...
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how to change icon size according to laptop mode?

I have a Lenovo Yoga pro 2, and Windows 8 as OS. My PC has 3 types of mode - laptop, tablet ant tent. I know how to change in general the size of the icons. Can I automatically change the size of ...
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Use dosbox to run 16-bit program on 64-bit

After reading a lot about how to use dosbox and virtual machines to run older programs on x-64 I found myself in another situation. I have a 32-bit program that runs correctly, but calls a 16-bit ...
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Cannot ping, but can connect to the internet - Windows 8

I am not able to ping google.com or any other host when connected to ethernet (request timed out), however I do have network connectivity. When I connect to Wi-Fi on the same network, I am able to ...
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Application show on task manager but disappears after a few seconds

there are some games that i have been having problem with... whenever i start the game it doesn't open but shows on the task manager. And after 5 to 6 seconds it also disappears. can any one help me ...
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Prevent offset of multiple Windows Explorer windows

For Windows 8/10: I would like for Windows Explorer to always open in the same location (i.e., no horizontal offset with second and following windows). How can this be done? I previously used a ...
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Remove Main Partition (C:) and make other Parition (D:) the main

Basically I installed windows 8 and windows 10 on the same HDD. I created a partition on the HDD for each. I started with windows 8 on C: and then created a partition (D:) and installed windows 10 on ...
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Bios and System showing different RAM size

I just installed DDR2 2 GB Ram into my PC where i have already installed 1 GB Ram. I check bios it showing correct total 3GB RAM but system properties showing only 2 GB. I also check using Z-CPU id ...
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Windows break out of search mode to acquire address

I was working on setting an environment variable in windows. I didn't know where the file was that I wanted to find so I used the search bar in windows. But once I found the file I was unable to copy ...
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Migrating a windows 8 partition into vmware on ubuntu

So currently, on my laptop, I have ubuntu 14.10 and windows 8 installed, and I dual boot (99% of the time, into the ubuntu partition). I was wondering if there's a way to "move" the windows 8 ...
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One of my three monitors refuses to go into power saving mode after recent Windows update

Very weird situation. I have this Windows 8.1 desktop with 3 monitors. The power setting in CP is to show password protected screensaver after 5 minutes of inactivity, and then turn all of them off ...
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Can external keyboard use dvorak while internal uses qwerty

Is it possible to configure so a standard external keyboard is configured so it uses Dvorak and with the inbuilt keyboard still using qwerty. I have got both keyboard using qwerty and have successful ...
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PC Storage not adding up? [duplicate]

I have used around 350GB of my 1TB (930GB) storage device. The problem is it says I only have 65GB of space left on the storage and that does not add up. I know there is hidden files and I did all the ...
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Why can I still read compressed files?

Why is it that when I Zip some files in Windows and double click on the resulting file, I can still see all the files in their original form? Since they were compressed, shouldn’t they be illegible? ...
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In Windows 10, is there a way to display the time remaining when backing up files?

Question: When using File History to back up my files in Windows 10 (or 8/8.1) is there a way to display how much time is remaining until the backup completes? Or any display of progress what so ever? ...
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How to reset the default Windows command line after installing Cygwin?

I have installed cygwin into my Windows 8.1 and configured the settings in the advanced system (Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables) It has ...
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How do I tell if my laptop has been messed around with?

I just have my laptop to h local service people, but the thing is, I live in a bad neighborhood. I took a backup before giving it. But how will I be able to tell if they switched out any parts with ...
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upgrade existing recovery partition to windows 8.1

I am using Lenovo G510 Notebook. It came with windows 8.0 recovery option and Lenovo One key recovery (OKR). I have upgraded my windows to 8.1 from windows Store. Now I want to update my recovery ...
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System process using CPU while lid is closed

I'm running Windows 8.1 on my laptop, and it is set to do nothing when the lid is closed. However, I often notice that the fan gets very loud, and when I open the laptop I can see CPU usage suddenly ...
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Does OpenCL work over Remote Desktop?

I have heard conflicting things about the ability of OpenCL with GPU working over remote desktop. Recently, I read that it can, if you have Windows 8 or greater? Is this true?
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Windows win-key plus number - any way to stop it “toggling” the app and minimising it if already launched?

I have a couple of shortcuts pinned to my taskbar. I can use the Windows-key plus "1" or "2" etc to launch these. When using this shortcut, the behaviour seems to be :- if the application is not ...
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Windows 8 stopped recognizing My Passport Ultra Drive

I have Windows 8 on Dell Inspiron 15 R laptop. I purchased a Brand new My Passport Ultra Drive. For past two weeks I plugged in My Passport Ultra Drive and created System Image. This week, my ...
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Windows 8.1 failing to boot after BSOD

I've come across a pretty hefty problem. A couple of days ago, I was using my computer (Desktop) when I suddenly got a BSOD. My windows 8.1 boot then got stuck in an automatic-repair loop where it ...
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Allow OpenVPN and Securepoint through Windows 8.1 Firewall

A Windows 8.1 machine is connected to an OpenVPN using the Securepoint client software. The Windows 8.1 client is able to https to the OpenVPN server, and to ping another client through the OpenVPN. ...
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SSD detected on my Windows but not detected on BIOS boot

My Notebook had problem with boot priority. So I have HDD on main port and I just added SSD for my second port (replace my CD/DVD drive). I had problem with my main port so i cant replace it for SSD. ...
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two different ethernet lan connection internet connection issue

I have a two lan connection: Ethernet 1 is a my internet access. Eherhnet 2 is our office lan connection /no internet access/ So I have problem with internet connection while I enable 'Ethernet 2' ...
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Memory access on 32/64 bit Windows, freeze

So I have this old laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad T510 and I tried upgrading it's RAM from 2GB to 2*4GB (8GB). I was on a Windows 8 x32, and it worked, but only 3 out of 8GB were usable. So I tried to ...
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Is it possible to install 2 OS onto the SAME virtual machine in Hyper-V, and if yes how to?

Suppose I already created an virtual machine in hyper-V client with Windows 8.1 install. Now I also want to install another OS (Ubuntu) onto the same VM in hyper-V alongside the already Windows OS ...
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Can I _boot_ using a Macbook Superdrive DVD with a Windows PC?

Specifically a Dell Latitude. I am not sure if there is something special I could do to make it work. It does not work for me to use it as a boot device currently, although a no-name DVD drive will. ...
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File disappeared after move

I have used the following command hoping to move pdf files from \\netdrive\F1\F2\Source\ to another folder \\netdrive\F3\F4\Des\ Command: PushD "\\netdrive\F1\F2\Source\" &&(forfiles /...
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Installing .NET Framework 4.5.2 for Windows 8

I've been trying to install .NET Framework 4.5.2 in my laptop (Windows 8 OS) so I can install Visual Studio Community 2015. I've tried installing it through Windows update but it just fails to ...
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Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Pro downgrade rights and Windows 10 upgrade rights

I have two genuine Windows 8 Professional product keys (one 32-bit, one 64-bit, though I think they work equally). Non-OEM. I assume these have downgrade rights to Windows 7 (?) Is that indicated to ...
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Windows 8 feeling slow

I installed my Windows 8.1 x64 a few years ago. Usually I did re-setup the system once a year or so to make it fast again, but I don't have too much time for that right now. PROBLEM: The system ...
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Can I use asus charger for acer laptop?

I forgot my charger at home and Im far at home. I am thinking if I could use my cousin's charger, but his laptop is asus brand x453m... and I am using acer laptop 4736Z?
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[SOLVED]Touchpad not working even after clean OS reinstall

I had my machine with a Fedora23/Windows8 dual boot. All seemed to run smoothly until I needed more disk space on my Fedora partition. After claiming some space from the windows partition fedora just ...
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Windows 8 shuts down without a warning

After having a problem with Windows 10 that stopped the UI from working I wanted to restart my computer. But now I have a new error I had before that I had forgot about. It turns off without a warning....
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What hardware changes are allowed for Windows 8 and 8.1 64 bits machines?

If one upgrade the motherboard (change a new motherboard), Windows OS will ask you to re-activate. So, what hardware changes / upgrades are allowed for Windows 8 and 8.1 64-bits machines?
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How to sort filename duplicates numerically, with unnumbered filename first?

I have a list of files with the same name, but with numbers appended (see image). Like this: Target practice (01) Target practice (02) Target practice (03) Target practice How does one make ...
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Possible to upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1 and keep 8.1?

Is it possible to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from 8.1 Pro retail version and keep 8.1? I've read this Win Super Site article about upgrading to reserve it for free before the July 29th deadline, like ...
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Headset not connecting with windows 8 bluetooth

I have an LG HBS 730 headset and I am trying to connect it to my laptop (HP Pavilion n031se) via Bluetooth. The problem is Bluetooth discovers the headset, connects with it, but then shows the device ...
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mysqld looks for config file and data in wrong place

I have new MySQL portable located in D:\Apps\MySQL\mysql-5.7.13-winx64 and it has my.ini file in D:\Apps\MySQL\mysql-5.7.13-winx64\my.ini The content of ini file is follows: [client] port=...
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Unexpected events while sending files over Bluetooth

In Windows 8, while I'm trying to send file via Bluetooth by right clicking the file and choosing Send by Bluetooth, it opens the file with unexpected programmes like with Notepad++ or with Visual ...
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Is there any way to force laptop with two graphics cards to use the better one?

I have an MSI laptop with an additional monitor and two graphics cards: an motherboard-integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 and a separate Nvidia GTX 870M. I'd like to run the monitor on 1600x1200 ...
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Windows Boot Manager works very slow

I want to reboot from Windows 10 into Linux from USB. I am doing it by restart with pressed shift key. But it is very slow. After press restart and shift together I wait more than 1 minute on black ...