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Prevent Office 2010 from opening Hyperlinks in Internet Explorer

I have several hyperlinks in an Excel 2010 sheet that are .png image files. I have .png files set to open in MS Paint. In Windows 7, clicking a link would directly open the file in MS Paint. But in ...
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Windows 8 - System found unauthorized changes on the firmware

I have a PC running windows 8 from Asus. A couple of days ago, I downloaded a windows update and the next morning when I tried to boot up the computer, it sent me directly to the BIOS, after giving ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro wants to upgrade to 10 Home

I recently bought a new Acer laptop, that had Windows 10 Home preinstalled. Since I still had a Windows 8 Pro key, I wanted to upgrade that to 10 Pro. What I did so far: Install Windows 8.1 using ...
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Modifying properties/metadata of .mkv files

I tried to modify the Tags property by right-clicking an .mkv file and then selecting Properties - Details, like I did for other filetypes (like .mp4), but I was not able to do the same in that case. ...
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Laptop shuts down automatically after start up

My laptop shuts down after the initial logo shows up. Sometimes it manages to get to a page saying Windows did not start up correctly. Once, I went to system recovery point and while it was recovering ...
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Print screen in higher resolution

I have drawing in my program window and I would like to do print screen of it. But Drawing with enough resolution not fits in screen. How to do print screen with higher resolution?
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“AuthorizationManager check failed” in PowerShell, fixed after restarting WMI

About once a day, PowerShell scripts will stop working on my computer with an error that looks like this. AuthorizationManager check failed. At line:1 char:3 + . .\matt.ps1 + ~~~~~~~~~~ + ...
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Windows 8 not booting after update?

Windows 8 is not booting after installing update. Its windows 8 pro 64 bit. Before update i had changed > Msconfig - boot - advanced - unchecked maximum memory. I did it to solve low ram issue. I ...
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Why firefox showing some strings instead of Facebook in windows 8

I am using Mozilla Firefox 46.0.1 in windows 8 64 bit machine. I was browsing Facebook well,but suddenly when i was trying to browse Facebook from Firefox, instead of Facebook window some strings are ...
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Can I use a Vista installation disk to repair a Windows 8.1 system?

Someone I know is having a problem with booting their Windows 8/8.1 system. I'm assuming the boot /fixboot (and maybe boot /fixmbr) command will be able to solve the problem, but I don't have a ...
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Changing file from .txt to .FOR

I have a .txt file that I want to turn to a .FOR file. I thought I could simply do the following "test.txt" to "text.FOR" when naming the file but that did not work, so what can I do? I downloaded the ...
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Unable to activate Windows 8.1

I had to reset my Windows 8 laptop to factory settings because an application downloaded from the Microsoft official page totally ruined the OS and now I cannot activate Windows. When I enter product ...
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Is there a way to release the integrated webcam service held by an .exe application?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3542 laptop with Windows 8.1. Recently, I installed the Zbar application for scanning QR code. It does decode the QR code using integrated webcam. But the problem is, i am ...
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Access 2010: Database cannot be opened because the VBA project cannot be read

I used a simple software made with access on windows 8 s.o. with accde extension After formatted pc and installed windows 7, I can't run software because "Access 2010: Database cannot be opened ...
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Synaptics Touchpad exclude buttons from touch area

I have an ASUS Y50 with a Synaptics Clickpad V1.1 using Windows 8.1. The two buttons are also part of the "touch area" which is annoying if I want to drag & drop because the gesture is often ...
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Windows not Activated [duplicate]

I bought a laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed with a product key. However, for sometime I get the issue that windows are not activated although a product key is inserted. It also not allowing me ...
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windows 8 keyboard input method not working

I am using windows 8 and suddenly the primary language of my keyboard(Turkish) disappeared from the language bar. The language preferences window still shows it but instead English keyboard is in ...
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May I use the same licence for Windows on different partitions? [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 installed on my tablet and I want to install the same version of Windows 8 on a second different partition of the same disk, on dual boot, possibly from the same ISO. Given that the ...
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Automating Outlook from Excel leading to different row heights on different computers

A colleague is automating the creation of an email report in MS Outlook 2013 from MS Excel 2013 using the following code from Ron de Bruin. The code ignores charts so what we have done is merge all ...
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Bluetooth is not visible in device manager

Bluetooth radios files are not in device manager after updating the bios in my laptop .i have done all things by updating drivers and all but still bluetooth is not working .also there is no icon on ...
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How to configure a windows account to save files only to a specific folder?

How to configure a windows account such that the user is restricted to save/create files only to a particular folder? Thanks!
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How do I kill a specific thread in Windows?

The process explorer.exe has a thread with "start address" starting with "windows.immersiveshell.serviceprovider.dll". It takes a lot of processing power. Additionally, after waking up from sleep it ...
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Where does Win 8.1 keep these Display - Screen Resolution - Adapter - “List All Modes” settings options?

These settings options can be found by opening the following screens on Windows Desktop as shown in this tutorial from EightForums.com : I'd like to know where/ how Windows 8.1 stores this and then ...
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View IE multiple tabs in tile view

Would anybody know how to view multiple tabs in IE11 using the old "tile view"? (I wonder whether they have disabled this altogether & replaced it with the "show previews for individual tabs in ...
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Windows 8 laptop suddenly won't connect to wifi

I have a Dell e6400, and I was using it, connected to wifi and it was all working fine. I closed it and opened it back up about 10 minutes later and the laptop was no longer connected to wifi and ...
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I am missing [New Folder] Button in Windows 8.1 Save As Dialog

One day my new folder (and organize) button just disappeared from my save as dialog. I use that button all the time so I was surprised to find it missing. To make sure I wasn't crazy I did a quick ...
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How do I activate windows 8.1? (clean install on a pre-installed laptop) [duplicate]

I used the media creation tool kit to create a windows 8.1 pro boot dvd from Microsoft's website. I booted off of it, wiped my drive and partitions, recreated the partitions, and proceeded with the ...
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Windows 8 force battery/plugged-in icon to show in task bar

On laptop systems with a battery, Windows 8 shows either a battery icon (when running from battery) or a "plugged in" icon (when running from AC). Clicking on this icon allows changing the power ...
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File Explorer Crashing With Storage Drive

Over the last few days for absolutely no rhyme or reason, when I plug in my external storage and try to load the contents my file explorer (W8) takes AGES to even open a folder them freezes/crashes. ...
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My Windows 8 computer is booting up with USB disabled, so I can't log in

My Windows 8 computer has today started booting up (or possibly restarting) with the USB ports disabled, which means that my USB keybaord and mouse are not working, and I can't log in. I can press the ...
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Windows 8.1 can't see Windows 10 network share

I have a Windows 10 Home box which I'm sharing some files from. From a Windows 8.1 box, I can sometimes connect to it and sometimes not. Usually, if I cannot connect, by connecting the other way (10 ...
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Windows VNC server with image rescaling

I have a machine with a high dpi screeen that I want to display on a low dpi device using vnc. Because the viewer runs on a very resource constrained device, I am looking for a VNC server that can ...
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files are not getting added in jump list, say, in notepad+

in w8-32 bit, as well as in w10-64 bit, new files that I open and use and save in some software are not automatically getting added to jump. I am observing this in notepad+ If jump list is a feature ...
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How to change hotkey of switch language in windows with outo hotkey script?

I want when press menu key of keyboard input language changed. Windows OS has not setting for do this.I can change language by ~LAlt & e::Send ^{Shift} script but this difficult I want do this ...
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What is launching Chrome with MSN at system startup?

Since kb3000850 installed itself on my Dell Win8 laptop, Chrome launches with MSN every time I boot my machine, no doubt to make sure all my tracking cookies are up to date. The chrome startup ...
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Issue with laptop headphones sound output

I just used my laptop to connect to a tv via a 3.5mm to RCA cable, then later plugged my headphones into my laptop to watch a video and discovered that I could hear the instrumental parts of tracks, ...
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Security Reasons to upgrade from Windows XP Needed [duplicate]

Is there a white paper, or any long winded sob story already written why we desperately need to stop using Windows XP and upgrade to... well, anything other than XP really, 7/8/10. ? I've searched, ...
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Multiple copy/paste on windows 8

Does windows 8 have a multiple copy/paste facility, or is it still one piece of content allowed to be copied at a time? If so, how can I have multiple copy/paste with different shortcuts if necessary.
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USB device STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR after reboot, what could be wrong?

It's about older hardware and software, for sure. But one thing I don't get that it is working at the first place and after a reboot it is no longer working. Kind of strange, I don't understand. It's ...
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How to navigate up a folder from My Documents in Explorer, not go back to Library folders

More often than not, when I go up a level from My Documents, I don't want to go back to the list of Library Folders, I want to go to the user folder that contains My Documents, Desktop, etc. How do I ...
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Parse an output of a command to disconnect a remote desktop session

qwinsta administrator | findstr Administrator Gives output as >rdp-tcp#26 Administrator 2 Active I need to get only the SESSIONNAME i.e. "rdp-tcp#26" and use in next ...
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New 4tb hard drive can't be accessed

My setup Windows 8.1 64 bit Motherboard ASUS H87I-PLUS The drive is Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB (bought from amazon) I have installed the SeagateDisc Wizard It is attached to the motherboard, with ...
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Skype microphone not working, Surface Pro 3

I have a surface pro 3, with Skype 7.22.0.109 installed on Windows 8.1. When in calls, I can hear received audio, but my microphone will only give static or nothing. I have checked in the settings and ...
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Unable to open any executable on Windows 8. It say file not found

In my office windows 8 OS i'm unable to open any exe files and also even Regedit.exe and any other windows exe. But all the files are there in c:\windows\Regedit.exe. What i did was i changed the ...
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Only 3.3GB of RAM is used from 4.0 GB installed, how to use full memory? [duplicate]

In w10-64bit, (also in w7-32bit, w8-32bit in multiboot) only 3.3 GB of RAM is used from the 4.0 GB installed DDR2 RAM. Is there any tweak to use the full 4 GB RAM? CPU Intel premium E2180 Dual Core ...
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Removing “System Volume Information” folder and “System Restore” completely

I disable System Restore on all drives yet it continues to force me to have a pointless System Volume Information folder set to hidden with 1 "Tracking" file inside. Can someone please explain how to ...
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Windows default font in bars? [duplicate]

I want to know what's the Windows default font name used in bars. I can't find the window to change window color and appearance in the Windows 8, and it'd show the current font name in the bar (I ...
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CPU-Z and Computer Properties Showing Different Amounts of RAM

When I open up CPU-Z it says I have 8GB of DDR2 RAM, however when I open up Computer properties it says I only have 5GB. Who's right? I usually go with Computer properties, but CPU-Z Has never ...
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Can not connect to WiFi from win8, but can from ubuntu

I had an eduroam account(from the university) which I was connecting to successfully. Now I moved to another city in Germany and again they have eduroam network. When I am connecting and giving my ...
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replace windows 8 with fedora 21

Has anyone replaced their windows 8 pc with fedora 21 ? if yes, is it advisable to do so? also, did you have to disable secure boot or bootloader lock or both?