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SQL Result to excel file

In Microsoft SQL Service Management Studio, there is an option to send results to file when a query is executed. Is it possible for that result to be changed to excel format? Are there other ways to ...
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Script to disable “Show Characters” in the WIFI network properties

I want to know if it exist a script to disable the "Show Characters" check box in the WIFI network properties. I know it is possible to do it manually, but given that we have a lot of computer to ...
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How to revoke installation rights on an account on Windows 8.1?

A laptop has Windows 8.1 installed, with all the available updates. This laptop has two accounts: A and B. A (my account) has administrator rights. Is it possible to give B the same administrator ...
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Accessing two devices with the same IP?

I want to connect my laptop to two WiFi enabled digital cameras, that have the same IP hardcoded: 192.168.1.1 One solution that I've successfully tried: Connect one device to the laptop's built in ...
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OS X running Windows VM or Windows running OS X VM [on hold]

I'm looking to set up a quad core i7 Mac Mini with 16Gb ram as a server. I need: An OS X system to run X Code (Yosemite) A Windows Domain Controller (2012 R2) A File Server (using credentials set ...
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Cannot share folders in Windows Server 2008 R2

When I try to share a folder on Windows Server 2008 R2, I get following error message Windows File Sharing Your system administrator has blocked you from running this program The service ...
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Accessing Linux NFS Shares using Windows Explorer

I have a Linux Machine (CentOS 6.4) using which I exported a NFS Share. I'm pretty sure that this is an NFS Share since I Created an entry in /etc/exports Ran the command exportfs -avr Now when ...
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Can I add another stick of 2 GB to a 32 bit Windows Starter system?

I am running Win 7 Starter 32-bit on an Acer Aspire, 2gb RAM. Will 2 extra GB Ram make my system faster? When I install the RAM system properties says that the system has 4 GB but only 2 is usable. ...
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OneDrive Syncing Issues

OneDrive keeps reporting that "5 items couldn't be synced". When I click "View Sync problems", it says that the last sync worked correctly. I've tried syncing and restarting, but it hasn't been very ...
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How to convert .OBJ to .CGNS

Working with 3d geometry. I need to convert .OBJ file obtained from maya/3ds max to .CGNS (a really strange format described here). Is there an application that can do this (for windows or ubuntu?)
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Can't read any created Junctions

I'm using Windows 10 tech preview. Anytime I create a junction (using either mklink from cmd or junction.exe here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx ), I cannot load it ...
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How to reverse sound tracks from command-line?

How can I turn a normal sound track into a reversed file (play normal file as backward) from Command-line in windows platform? (using free and portable utilities)
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Slow writes when writing to a file outside the current working directory

I'm baffled at the results of an experiment I performed on my Windows laptop. My app writes a huge binary file (~3.5 GB) and I noticed that if the file that I write is outside the current working ...
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Secondary Monitor not waking up

I have an Acer aspire laptop, with an external monitor, connected through VGA. I use the "Projector Only" Function. When I put the computer to sleep, then wake it again, Both screens remain blank. I ...
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Truecrypt mount system drive from “outside”

i am trying to mount an encrypted system disk from a Winbuilder Win 8 live disk with Truecrypt 7.1a. The encrypted disk originally has a 100GB and a 400GB partition, but truecrypts mount dialogue ...
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Use 2 different page number formats in same document - MS Word 2013

I have first 10 pages numbered by Roman digits. I want that the 11th page's numbering should start by 1, 2, 3 and so on... How do I do that?
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Ethernet Driver for Elitebook 2540p

PCI/VEN_8086&DEV_4239&SUBSYS_13118086&REV_35 Its for a HP Elitebook 2540p ethernet. I've tried many drivers. I can only find dead links for the one listed above. This is for Windows 7 ...
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VirtualBox XP host on Yosemite fails to connect to Mac share

Upon upgrade to Yosemite, my VirtualBox Windows VMs no longer connect to shares on the host Mac e.g. \\my-mac's-name\folder-name. It seems to see them (in Network Places) and either continually ...
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SMART results shows serious disk problems?

I have bought a new computer 2 months ago. Computer performance has continuously gone down until a point that Windows7 freezes a lot with the light that indicates the disk usage fixed and turned on. I ...
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Could any user account damage windows?

I have a new pc with windows 7 installed with no restrictions, admin accounts are protected with a password. If i let a random guy use my pc (with a normal account, not Admin), could he use cmd or ...
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Windows XP requires BIOS IDE setting to boot up, how to fix this?

Every time I try to boot my system which runs on windows XP, my PC does not start and I have to press F10 to go to BIOS set up mode and under advanced option, I have to select IDE (in default mode, it ...
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Can I make the Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent?

Is there a way to make the standard Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent? I simply want to be able to type underneath the keyboard and still see what I'm typing, like on the picture ...
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How to deal with file subsets?

Often I need a bunch of files that are taken from an organized set stored on a hard drive in Windows 7. An example will elucidate: Let's say you have 9 folders, each named with the name of a ...
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Put windows back onto a computer after replacing with ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a laptop currently running ubuntu 14.04. The laptop came with window 8 on it and I was curious about the best way to reinstall windows 8 alongside ubuntu. The laptop was a display model and ...
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LMMS Not Starting Windows 8.1

I just downloaded LMMS (ver 1.0.3) and it won't start. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing and also installing an older version. When I start it all it shows is the splash screen and then ...
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removing upgrade windows 8.1 banner

If I change the registry with Set-ItemProperty -Path 'registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\UpgradeNotification' -Name UpgradeAvailable -Value 0 # Will I still get regular updates?
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Windows to go boot from a wrong place on my home PC

I've installed a windows to go on my USB driver. It works well, but only doesn't work on my own home computer. The symptom is that it will boot from my hard drive(I've already set the BIOS to boot ...
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How to share a folder (directory) with an Android device?

Step by step, how does one share a folder (directory) that is on a Windows 7 system with an Android device? I want a true networking share (over Wifi), not an FTP connection. I would prefer not to ...
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Recommend a Hardware Setup - Two Machines and Single IO

I need to setup two machines, such that, I can connect all IOs (Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers). Is there any switch, to which I just click and it will swap between both systems, and automatically ...
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Use of gd.h library in c [closed]

Can I use the gd.h library in c for pixel level manipulation of images?If so how can I install it on cygwin 64 bit running on windows?
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Can't get symbolic link creation permissions to work under windows

I am trying to grant my user the privileges to create symbolic links. I ran secpol.msc and navigated to Local policies -> User rights assignment -> Create symbolic links. I have added my user's ...
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stopping/killing a process using command prompt without knowing the PID

I am starting a notepad from command prompt using the command: start notepad I am not aware of the PID of this instance of notepad. In such a case, how can I close the same instance of notepad using ...
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Windows won't let me change the correct driver

When I plug in my phone to flash a new ROM onto it, I can't use adb and fastboot because windows thinks my phone is "removable storage." It doesn't list the Google phone driver anymore as an option, ...
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Can't connect to shared network printer with new router

Recently, we got a new router for our home network. However, this seems to have caused problems with printing. We have one desktop computer, connected to the router via a ethernet cable, which our ...
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Formatting the SSD with one partition or two?

I am preparing to format all my drives and install the Windows 8.1 now that I purchased the 850 Pro 256GB. What I'm trying to ask is: Is it better to create a partition only for Windows (around ...
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Carry Windows user permissions from a previous installation

I reinstalled Windows. As a result, I have lost permissions for some files from my previous installation. I know how to take ownership or grant permissions. However, can I not tell Windows somehow ...
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Is it possible to mount VHD image over smb with ftp backend?

Let's say I mount remote ftp server folder to a local folder using fuse. Then I setup samba and create a share pointing to local ftp folder. Can I place a VHD image on that share and then mount it in ...
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Local group policy editor: Out of date version?

I've been trying to use gpedit.msc recently but I haven't been having much success. Sometimes the policy editor freezes when I press "apply" (the policy does still apply though), and I can't seem to ...
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Prevent file from being uploaded(windows)

Say you have some file on your windows system. Is there a simple way or tool which can mark this file as not uploadable to some other machine over the internet? All applications on the system can ...
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Uninstall windows technical preview

Recently I installed windows technical preview to test the features. So currently I have 2 operating system listed in boot menu. Windows 8.1 & Technical Preview( I installed Windows technical ...
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Find network pcs connected on wan port

If I connect the ethernet cable to my pc's lan port, on the network and sharing center all the discoverable pcs are listed. If I connect to my router wan port It only shows pcs on my lan. How to get ...
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How to install mintty into 'Git Bash' on windows?

I have installed git on windows from http://git-scm.com/download/win and I use the Git Bash shortcut to access git commands. Unfortunately, Git Bash uses the Windows Command (CMD.EXE) Terminal which ...
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AppData/Roaming: Unnecessary Programs or Not? [on hold]

A Dell technical service representative recently tried to help me with a problem on my computer which is not relevant to this question. During the screen-sharing session we performed, he started ...
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How can a bootable partition be created for Windows installation media on an external HDD?

Now I'm not talking about a backup image or creating a partition that holds the entire OS to boot from, just to clarify. What I'm asking for is taking the Windows installation media, plopping that ...
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Make Git Bash open to root directory from custom link

I'm using rainmeter to make a custom dashboard for windows and ran into a problem making a custom start button for git bash needing it to open to my root directory. The odd part is I have gitbash ...
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Windows 7 background still black after activation?

I recently reformatted my hard drive, and reinstalled Windows. At the time I did not know I had to uninstall my product key, when Windows said it was invalid after some time, I didn't do anything ...
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How to configure RealVNC Viewer to display on only specific monitors instead of all monitors?

I am trying to configure RealVNC Viewer on Windows 7 64 bit, to use only 2 out of 3 available displays. I could come across UseAllMonitors option, setting which to true uses all 3 monitors, and not ...
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FFMPEG. Two dshow sources and one output. Combine commands

Office PC has to record what operators say to clients and contrariwise way - clients to operator. I got low resourse solution. But is there way to combine this two commands? ffmpeg.exe -f dshow -i ...
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Mouse arrow stops at times

Few days ago I started having problems with my mouse. Every couple of minutes, my mouse arrow would stop for a second or two, and then suddenly jump to the location it should have been had it not ...
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Is there functionality that CMD has that PowerShell doesn't? [closed]

This is not a question regarding which is better; I am purely interested in use cases where PowerShell cannot perform the same functions that CMD can. The only thing that comes to mind for me is that ...