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Windows 8 is blocking port 25

I have 3 computers at home: two with Windows 8 and one with Windows 7. Both W8 computers are blocking port 25. I'm trying telnet [server] 25 and I can't reach it. W7 works OK so it's not an ISP ...
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In Windows, what is a built-in way to make drag-and-drop more difficult to occur accidentally?

Is there a "native" Windows way to prevent users from accidentally moving folders and files due to accidental "drag-and-drop"? Because of the default of a 4-pixel movement needed to trigger a ...
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Recent Windows Update causing Admin issues in Windows 7

After a recent Windows Update in December 2014 or January 2015, I now have to run a lot of programs as Administrator in order to avoid access/security errors. I'm not sure why, as I'm a local ...
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windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow

I have being doing some research on Google but I cannot find what is the windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow. I need to find it to do a global update for my citrix gold image.
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New Laptops missing Windows Product Keys

I just had two new Lenovo laptops come in. They came new from a reputable vendor in all original packing with factory seal I had to break to get at the actual machines. Windows XP Pro was ...
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Translate ssh tunneling command to Bitvise settings

With the help of an expert, I have set up a ssh tunnel. The sever side is all set up (I own the sever), and I can use the following command the set up the client side (on Mac/Linux): ssh -f ...
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Make a specific program see the file-system differently on Windows

I'm using Winamp since god knows when. I have all my songs in the media library with all my mp3 files with all kind of cool statistics like how many times I've listened to each song, ratings etc. The ...
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Sonicwall Netextender - I have no idea what to do with this prompt

I've been using SonicWALL NetExtender to connect to a server and it's been working for a while, but when I started my pc today it came up with this prompt: I thought that I had to change the VPN ...
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How to reinstall Chrome on Windows [on hold]

Looks to me that the only way to reinstall chrome on windows is to uninstall it and reintall it manually. Is there an easier way to do it?
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Windows 8.1: Restore .bat file association to default

A few weeks ago I accidentally changed .bat files to open with Notepad++ (a fairly common issue I believe). On Win XP and Win 7 I had a .reg file that updated the relevant registry keys and sorted out ...
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Windows 8 Services Failed to Start Error

I have Windows 8 x64 and some HDDs randomly appear that do not exist. I went in to the BIOS to check if they were there (they are not there) and booted with out modifying any settings. Windows froze ...
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How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows?

So, I need to do just that before I move the program to 32bit machine and experience a spectacular failure. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Dual booting Error of Windows 8.1 and Windows server 2008R2

I have pre-loaded Windows 8.1 OS (Genuine) in my laptop. There was only 2 Partitions (C & D) in it. Windows 8.1 is in C drive. Now I wanna install Windows Server 2008 R2 in separate partition. So ...
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AMD Radeon outputs only 1080i (1920x1080@30hz) on Full HD TV

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon r9 270x Screen : Samsung F5000 series 32 inch LED Full HDTV. Cable : HDMI cable connected to my graphics card's HDMI slot, and to my screen's HDMI slot. OS: Windows 8.1 ...
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Using OpenSSH on Windows for enterprise use

Is OpenSSH for Windows (using Cygwin) is considered to be robust & stable for enterprise use?
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How to stop Windows 10 build 9926 from installing

I'm on a brand new Dell XPS 15 and the new Technical Preview build 9926 is completely unusable. It's not compatible with my intel and Nvdia drivers and most of the time I get stuck on a black screen ...
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Copying and deleting time lengths different for same file size

It took about 40 minutes to transfer a 90GB folder from my desktop to my external HDD. Why does it take over 3 hours to delete that same 90GB folder from my desktop? I understand that the file ops are ...
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Batch file to copy a file from one location to another with a self-generated folder name

So I run a game server and I have had an issue as of late with corrupted information. I currently have a bat file running to automatically restart the program if/when it goes down. I would like to add ...
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Automatic usage of Upload bandwidth. How to prevent this?

My network usage is tremendously increasing from the last couple of days. My upload bandwidth increases everyday. After turning on the computer in the morning and within the next one hour, upload ...
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Media server with authentication and on the fly transcode

I want a home video server which would allow me to stream videos from my PC to my Android device on the fly. These are the requirements: Free Supports authentication (I don't want anyone on the ...
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Writing a batch script to swith between connecting through a proxy server or not

When at work I have to connect to a proxy server and at home there is no server, so every morning I have to go through the fairly tedious routine of ticking the box in Control panel --> Configure ...
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Windows default programs: unable to make changes

I am administrator of this machine. UAC is completely disabled. I want to clear the defaults for Firefox, but am unable to do that because the check boxes aren't clickable. I can uninstall Firefox ...
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Windows 8.1 folder selection dialog missing My Computer and sub-items

I've noticed that on many different applications (everything from Picasa backup to the Elder Scrolls Online installer), the standard folder selection dialog on my Windows 8.1 x64 system does not offer ...
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How do I keep folder integrity when compressing files in different folders

I have a batch file that runs on our dedicated servers every day and compresses the files. Here is a piece of the batch file: %SUBDIR%7z a -tzip %fullname% %datapath%\*.txt >>%LOGFILE% ...
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How to have “Fit picture to frame” disabled by default when printing a picture?

I use to print full page pictures a lot. Every time the Windows Print Pictures form appears, I need to uncheck the "Fit picture to frame" all the time, and it's getting ennoying. Is there a hack ...
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Windows 8.1 won't start a file extension using a .jar file, eventhough it's possible in windows 7

Here is a picture of the file i want to open, and the program i want to open it with. If i just click the jar file, it opens my program smoothly (I made that java progrma my self), no questions ...
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How to uninstall the JDK after deleting its files?

I wanted to install the JDK, but when I try to, it says: This software has already been installed on your computer. Would you like to reinstall it? I press yes. Preparing to remove... ...
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Why is a service not automatically starting on bootup? (Windows 7)

I run an application that needs the Telephony service to run. Despite having the startup type set to Automatic, I still need to start it manually after it boots. I created a bat file with "net start ...
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Force javascript to use a non-default sound device

I'm trying to force a single page that's playing audio through javascript to use a different soundcard from the rest of the browser(from the rest of the system actually). My current understanding is ...
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Compact files into contiguous area on disk [on hold]

Consider the following case: a disk has two very large files stored one after the other - the first being slightly smaller than the second. As far as I know (and please correct me if I'm wrong) - If I ...
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Will a large block size affect speed noticeably? [on hold]

I've seen discussions about it being fine to have a large block size on drives where large files will be stored because not much space will be wasted. But will it also help to speed up reading? I'm ...
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Disable Java 8 update 20 security prompts

Java version 8 update 20 introduced a tedious step of having to verify if an applet is legitimate through some convoluted series of steps. Oracle says this about it: Medium (removed from Java 8 ...
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Skype will not send/receive messages to specific person (they will LAG)

There is a similar question, but I tried changing audio settings. I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and sometimes when talking to specific person it just doesn't send messages or receive them. It may even show ...
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What's the difference between PCL6, PS, PPD, and XPS printer drivers? Which one's the best? [on hold]

I'm installing drivers for a network printer, and during the installation process, I'm presented with these options: There was also a driver package I could have downloaded from the manufacturer's ...
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Can't connect any FTP servers from my desktop

I've recently purchased VPS and setup virtualmin with all dependencies. I can reach my website, and I can connect via SSH to the server, but I can't connect with ftp from my desktop. When I'm using ...
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VMware installation MSI failed

I had tried installing VMWare Workstation, VMWare Player, anything by VMWare, and the installation always crashes; it says The MSI '.........\vmwareplayer_x64.msi' failed. I have Windows 7 Ultimate. ...
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Suggest a dictionary application, keyboard controlled and easy to use [on hold]

I'd like to find a small dictionary or translation app for Windows that would be able to do the following: Usually stay out of sight, by being an icon in the notification area or something like ...
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How to retrieve details such as title, subtitle and length of a MP3 file via command line?

I want to make a batch file which can list all the details of mp3 files present in a directory in a file. If I say wmic i dont get the details of the album or artist.
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Windows: Fastest way of killing a process running on a specific port

I am going over this process many times. I have to kill a process on a Windows machine and I just know its port. Normally the steps are as below: Find the PID by looking at the ports (example port ...
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Particular Windows user restricted to 8.3 format file names on a particular server

Our office uses locked down PCs which are prepared off-site and installed by an engineer so I have no insight into the build process. One colleague had a PC replaced this week and since then he is ...
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Prohibit computers from showing in 'Network' in Windows Explorer

Can someone tell me how I can prohibit certain users from seeing the whole network in Windows Explorer? We are in an AD based domain with 2003 schema. I need to restrict users from seeing all ...
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SSD in external USB 3.0 closure not recognized as SSD

I've brought an SSD and external closure that supports UASP and USB 3.0. The drive is recognized and the speed is ok. But the drive is recognized as normal hard drive by Windows (8.1). I.e. when I ...
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How to prepare Laptop (or other device) for a mobile hotspot to save data

I want to browse the internet with my laptop over my mobile data plan using a mobile Wi-Fi- or USB hotspot. My data plan is limited to a certain amount of data and I don't want to spend that on ...
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Can't Use Switchable Graphics

I can't get my switchable graphics cards working on my Acer 4820TG laptop. It came installed with Windows 7, but I've installed the RTM build of Windows 8. I have to keep the "Graphics" setting on the ...
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How to create second color calibration profile in Windows 8 and switch between the two?

Windows 8 offers Display Color Calibration wizard. (Control Panel > Display > Calibrate Color.) It is great for basic use. Its only downside is that it always changes current color profile, giving no ...
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In Windows 10, is Technical Preview the same as Consumer Preview?

I've just installed the Technical Preview of Windows 10. However, the name confused me as in the Windows event they called it the Consumer Preview. When I go to the Windows Insider Program, I can only ...
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Need an application that can accept TCP data and forward data to URL (HTTP)

I have bought a GPS tracker that submits data to an IP on a specified port. The data is TCP, not HTTP. I want to receive this data in a PHP script. In other words, I need an application that can run ...
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How to download files from command line in Windows, like Wget is doing?

How can I download something from the web directly without Internet Explorer or Firefox opening Acrobat Reader/Quicktime/MS Word/whatever? I'm using Windows, so a Windows version of Wget would ...
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How can I move linked Word/Excel files without breaking the links under Windows 7?

I currently operate under Windows XP and have multiple links between my Word and Excel files. I have to upgrade to Windows 7. When the .doc and .xls files are converted to .docm and .xlsm, ...
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Outlook 2013 “forgets” settings after few minutes

I am using Outlook 2013 on Windows 7. I want my Outlook to show number of unread messages in inbox instead of total number of messages in my inbox. I have made the change according to "Method B" of ...