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Power user switching between Windows, Linux, and OSX - Need easier way to map Keyboard

Alright, I know this question has similar questions. I went ahead and copied some below. I am not interested in why I should learn Mac instead of Windows nor how to remap keys (It doesn't work very ...
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How can I tell if a Windows 8.1 machine has 'full' UEFI?

I've seen a Windows 8.1 machine that has a MBR format drive and a 'Legacy' BIOS, and it has fancy graphics that look like UEFI. If I have a GPT format drive is it still possible to have the old style ...
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What does “parse junctions” mean when copying all files to another drive?

The free program Shadow Copy is supposed to copy all files from one drive to another, including system and hidden files, so the destination will also be bootable if the source was. There is an option ...
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windows 8.1 does not boot after CHKDSK command

I had problem with Windows 8.1 high Disk usage so in order to solve , searched forums. A voted answer suggested to use CHKDSK command as follow: run command prompt and as administrator type ...
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FreeNAS 9.2.1.7 cannot start CIFS

I have a FreeNAS server running and I got AFP for my Mac working but whenever I try to start CIFS, I get an error at the top of the screen saying the service cannot be started. I've searched the ...
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How do I change the Windows 8.1 background color?

When I lock my computer and I go to the login screen there is a purple colored background, how do I change this? I set this with my windows 8.1 was first installed.
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How to recover Windows Boot Manager after a Mint installation gone wrong

Yesterday, my cousin wanted me to install Linux Mint onto his Windows 8 Lenovo laptop so he could dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 8 so he could get some hands-on experience with Windows 8. I've ...
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Malwarebytes informs me once every ~20 minutes that it's blocking something outgoing to www.tracknl.info

The port changes, but the domain, IP, type, and process are all constant. I just want to know, is this normal/acceptable? What should I do about it? I think this is just a trial of Malwarebytes and ...
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Windows Firewall Remote IP Address Scope List Limit

I had read in the answer to this question that the Remote IP Address scope list limit is 1000 in Windows Firewall for a given rule. I am however at 1043 entries in the remote IP Address scope list ...
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In Windows 8.1, how to know if Early Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) will work with the Anti-Virus Program?

When looking up about security in Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. I read here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/dn168167.aspx (Securing the Windows 8 Boot Process) that Early Launch Anti-Malware ...
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Moving software RAID to Linux

I'm using a RAID 1 (mirrored pair) configuration in my Media Center/ NAS system. Currently it's running Windows 8 (yeah, big mistake I know) and I'm regretting it (did it for the games, not worth it). ...
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Windows: Should I install Server or stick with regular?

I hope somebody can help me solve my dilemma. I have my home PC (using Windows 7) which I use for both work and leisure (gaming, surfing, movies etc.) I tend to never turn it off, only when I must ...
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Can I have multiple custom startup configurations in windows 7?

Currently I can only put programs to startup folder and after that all of them will launch every time when I turn on PC. But what if I want several configurations? For example first configuration for ...
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Different boot time for the same computer by different commands

As far as I am aware, there are 3 ways to check the computer boot time in windows. And they should give the same time, just in different formats. Why do I get different times, where do these commands ...
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Can't connect to Wi-Fi after resuming from sleep

I've got a USB Wi-Fi adapter; every time when I resume my PC from sleep, the Wi-Fi adapter isn't working and Wi-Fi networks aren't shown in the list. I have to unplug/plug again the adapter every ...
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A connection to the remote access server was not made because the modem was not found

I'm trying to setup VPN connection and getting this error: Connection failed with error 797 A connection to the remote access server was not made because the modem was not found. Ideas?
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how to extract lots of gz files in windows

I have 36,348 .gz files. I need to extract them all the same directory. In unix I would use gunzip and so forth from the shell. How would I do it on my windows 7 machine? I can't even get winrar to ...
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What is there with the C partition elements to do with the speed of a computer system [on hold]

Whenever I google 'How to speed up a slow windows computer?, the usual answers which I can end up with my search are Uninstall applications that are no longer needed Find and delete the temporary ...
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Window 7 Update Problems how to solved [on hold]

my computer window 7 automatic update off.....but my internet bandwidth loss how to solved this problem..... how to permanently off my windows 7 update. please see in the screenshot ...
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USB 2.0 Port Causing Weird Audio Artifacts on MP3 Player

I have a SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 8 gb. A little while ago, I built a new computer, and so far everything has been working fine, besides the USB 2.0 ports on the front. The ports seem to work fine ...
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Windows 7 lan, shared folder transmission slow

I've already disabled autotuning, Large Send Offload, Remote Differential Compression. I've also disabled ipv6, but it still transferring at 200-500 kbps. It's a wireless home connection, with four ...
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Opening a firewall port on virtualized Windows 7 running on Mac OS X 10.9

I am currently using a virtual machine running Windows 7 (32-bit) which is hosted by the VirtualBox application from Oracle; this latter is installed on a MacBook with the last up-to-date version of ...
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SMTP proxy to investigate outgoing e-mails not being sent?

For some reason, using the same e-mail account that works the rest of the time, some outgoing e-mails aren't being sent by my ISP's SMTP server: Error reading from network Cause: Eudora got tired ...
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Tags of other peoples names that have nothing to do with the file

I am asking this here because you are set up the way I wish all were set up. Straightforward. So, I will do the same. None of the possible questions on this site that popped up as related to mine ...
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Send sleep/wake command via displayport to computer

Is it possible for windows or linux based system to check if displayport display has been turned off/on and react accordingly to sleep/wake/shutdown/start system?
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Windows 8.1 frustratingly slow to boot up after restart

A friend recently had a clean install of windows 8.1 done on a brand new pc to use for her design business. AVG Internet Security 2014 and the Adobe CS 6 suite have been installed. The machine is an ...
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Default Windows Theme

Can someone please upload their default windows "aero" theme for me? It can be found at C:\Windows\Resources\Themes. C:/ can of course be substituted with the drive letter in which Windows is ...
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Deleting User Account Without Losing All My Files?

This is a necessary follow-up question to my original query which can be found here: Will deleting my microsoft account from my laptop lock me out of my laptop? David, I followed your advice and set ...
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Can I make a Partition in Windows 7, and put Ubuntu on it?

I just rescued my files off of my old computer through a Ubuntu disk, but it took almost all day. I was wondering, if I make a partition on my windows 7 hd, if I can put Ubuntu there without crashing ...
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My numeric keypad has somehow got into a “mouse emulation” mode

My numeric keypad has somehow got into a "mouse emulation" mode where the number keys just move the mouse pointer around (2 = down; 8 = up, 6 = right, etc). Anyone know how to make it work normally ...
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What is the proper way to turn off wiped Windows 8 computer?

I just reset the computer to factory settings and wiped out all the contents of HDDs. It automatically restarted and opened "Region and language" screen. What is the proper way to shut it down at ...
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EgisTec Fingerprint Scanner Won't Work with Win 7

I have a built-in fingerprint scanner for my laptop - the EgisTec ES603. It shows up in device manager, and I have a driver for it (Windows seems to think it's the latest driver, and I have no ...
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Impact of storing a surface with dead battrey

I recently bought a surface pro 3 and the battery was dead when I took it out of the box. I charged it and the battery seems fine. I seem to remember reading somewhere that leaving your battery dead ...
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Cannot run Windows after upgrading Ubuntu

Here is the scenario of my Lenovo 3000 G430 Laptop: System configuration: P4 Dual core T3200 CPU 3GB RAM (1+2 in two slots) 500GB HDD Partition layout for HDD: 170GB Priamry - NTFS (for Windows ...
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Create bootable Linux pendrive that can be booted on Windows and Mac

How do I create a bootable linux pendrive that can be booted on a PC (windows) and iMac (Mac) using the same usb? installing linux with unetbootin doesn't work for imacs...
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Windows 8.1 no jpeg images only thumbmail

Windows 8.1 why are my OneDrive jpeg files showing as icons and not thumbnails?
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In Windows 8.1 what are the differences between UEFI, and the UEFI style Legacy BIOS?

When using Legacy BIOS (and MBR format disc) the BIOS still looks like UEFI, has a mouse pointer, and appears to function in a similar way. I believe that you can only use Secure Boot with UEFI on a ...
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Is UEFI more or less vulnerable than Legacy BIOS?

Is UEFI more secure than BIOS on a Windows 8.1 machine? Is UEFI vulnerable to malware in ways that Legacy BIOS is not? Is it correct that UEFI can connect to the internet before the OS (or ...
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Undo system encryption windows 7

I have formatted my PC that had windows 7 on it. Before the formatting I have backed up my information. Now, when I try to access it I encountered a problem: I have encrypted the files using windows ...
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Visual Studio 2010 not able to find definition

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 not able to find function definition using F12 of a lib. How can I specify desired folder to search for definition ?
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Activate jumboframe on Synology and windows/linux network

i wish to activate jumboframe in my home network. I have several computers (windows 7 and linux), and a NAS Synology on the same network. How can i activate jumboframe? and how can i test it ...
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How can i make changes to this file Encoding?

I have these 3 files 21/08/2014 07:15 PM 122 Tw2AWK.csv 21/08/2014 07:15 PM 125 Tw2Notepad.csv 21/08/2014 07:15 PM 119 Tw2REPL.csv C:\myfiles>file ...
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Knowing what a Windows application has written on RAM and on disk? [closed]

Is there any program to show us what a Windows application has written on RAM and on disk ?
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Win7 Audio: save and restore balance/volume profiles

I'm looking for a program or scriptable solution to save and restore audio profiles quickly. Right now i adjust the balance levels manually 1~2 times a day which is a daunting task. I want to have ...
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I can't find Intel drivers for my graphics card

I bought a new laptop and installed Windows 7 on it. When I start some game or program, it says: Bad video card drivers! unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode. This can ...
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Missing operation system and can't enter bios

I tried to load my default settings from the Bios. But when i did and i restarted i get the message: Missing operation system Whenever i try to restart i cannot enter the bios and change the boot ...
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linux mint debian trying to run windows 7 64-bit virtual box

Trying to install Windows 7 64-bit but keep getting this message when trying to finish installing the OS: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine mine. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 ...
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MySQL / DBServer

I'm trying to match services running on Windows servers using the executable path returned by WMI. I'm getting MySQL through a path like C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld.exe I ...
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Windows daemon to execute commands read from file [on hold]

I have a programming language (Stata) where one is usually able to execute shell code except for a particular environment (Windows in non-interactive/"batch" mode). I would like to find a way around ...
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Windows Explorer Recent Folders

I have Windows Explorer pinned to the task bar (I'm on Win-7) If I right click on the little icon on the task bar, a list pops up of recent folders; cool. I can then left click on one of those, and ...