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NTFS : The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation

In my OCZ 240GB PCI-Express SSD, I create huge files and after write about two files 45GB and 45GB the software throw exception "The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system ...
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How do I set up Ruby + Thin server in Windows? [closed]

I need to setup the "Thin" server on Windows, but I'm running into some issues, anyone able to help?
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Difference between “reg save” and “reg export”?

Using the Windows cmd command reg: reg save Saves a copy of specified subkeys, entries, and values of the registry in a specified file. reg export Creates a copy of specified subkeys, entries, ...
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Automate 24 online internet authentication

I have recently switched to new ISP named Beam. It always asks for username and password at every system restart and also in the middle of the browsing sometimes. I already have a latest router ...
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free avi clipping program for windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: edit .avi movie cut I have some video files in avi format. I need to pull out clips at certain time ranges. Are there any free apps out there that do this?
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Password protecting individual files

Im wondering what is the best way to password protect individual files or folders? I am working with peoples personal details and need to secure the currently unprotected files. I was thinking of ...
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Vulnerability of EFS (Encrypting File System) on Windows 7

I am looking into using EFS (Encrypting File System) at file/folder level on Windows 7. I read Wikipedia article on EFS and it does mention several vulnerabilities related to Windows 2000 and XP. ...
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Taskbar icons appearing jagged in Windows 7

Title explains it all. I'm setting up a new laptop and noticed some of the icons look like crap and are blurry/jagged. Laptop is at native resolution, and the taskbar icons are the only ones that ...
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Windows ALT+NUMPAD ASCII Key Combos

You all probably know about Windows' ability to render any character by specifying it's ASCII code using the numpad. To do so, you press and hold the Alt key while sequentially pressing the numbers ...
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Windows 7: security problem does not let me execute certain files

I am trying to download Photoshop CS5 from the Adobe site. This downloads a file called AdobeDownloadAssistant.exe. When attempting to execute this file, however, Windows 7 tells me that this software ...
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How can I make Windows Task Manager keep it's position and size upon reopening?

When I open Windows Task Manager in Windows XP with SP3 it opens in the top left corner and it occupies a very small part of the screen. If I resize and reposition it to fill most of the screen when I ...
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I'm looking for a better way to backup my stuff 400GB [closed]

I'm looking for a better way to backup my stuff 400GB. I have a folder called C:\Pocket and everything important is in that folder, Right now, I have a 1TB external harddrive and every week or so I ...
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Windows XP limited users access shared folder

How I can access a shared folder from the network as a limited user?
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Starting a service which may have port conflicts with existing service

Is there any way to start a service and force a service that is already running to stop if it uses the port that the service I want to start is going to be using? I'm going to be installing apache ...
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I want to reinstall my Windows 7 but will my Ubuntu be uninstalled with it?

I installed the Ubuntu 11.04 inside of Win 7 via Wubi. It works great and I don't want to reinstall it again, now I want to reinstall my Win 7, is there a way to keep Ubuntu?
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How can I prevent a policy-enforced screen lock in Windows 7?

Our corporate BOFH imposes the screen lock setting with a ridiculously short delay. It's frustrating and counterproductive. Is there a way to prevent the automatic screen lock? I would assume there ...
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Repair Windows 7 without the disk

Is it possible to repair Windows 7 without the disk? This PC hasn't been scanned for a while. Last time the PC was on, it was scanned using Avast Free Antivirus. It detected some corrupt zip files, ...
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Unable to create a logical drive, all drives are dynamic

I am unable to create a logical drive from my unallocated space. When I click on New simple volume and proceed, it creates another dynamic drive. I tried to creating a logical drive from my Windows 7 ...
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Windows Live Photo Gallery is deleting photos

I'm helping my mother organize her photos in Windows Live Photo Gallery (Windows 7). We've been scanning in slides taken decades ago. We want to arrange the photos by date, so we have been changing ...
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Installing Windows 7 onto a Raid 5 setup without an install disk. Can it be done?

I am upgrading my motherboard from a crappy dell prefab to a Foxconn Inferno Katana. I am also upgrading my ram from crappy stock dell ram to G.Skill. I have decided to set up a raid system, now ...
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Deleting Linux partition

I am currently running a dual boot machine with Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows Vista. Is there any way I can delete the Linux partition and Grub boot loader without affecting the Windows partition at all? ...
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Program that saves image to desktop when pressing prntscrn

Is there any tool for Windows (7) that will, upon pressing the prntscrn button, save the whole screen to a .png file directly to the desktop OR to a path I can specify in the tool, instead of copying ...
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Why was the %Temp% folder invented?

Why was the %Temp% folder invented? Why will any program ever need to have to have a temporary folder for data? Can they not just use the RAM or any other temporary storage?
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How do we view images slideshow in fullscreen?

I have a couple of images in a folder and I would like to easily browse through them at my own pace in Fullscreen. Now I'm using Windows Photo Gallery but when i "play slide show" it keeps moving to ...
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Can I access an ext4 Linux partition in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I access a Linux partition from Windows? How to read EXT2 from Windows 7 64-bit? Does a ext4 reader for Windows exist? I am currently in Windows and was ...
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Is there something like “Firebug” for Windows API?

I'm searching for a utility that can scan opened windows and show their properties, like Firebug in Firefox, but for Windows API. I tried to search for it on the web, but no luck. Has anybody seen ...
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Serial Number and Product Number of laptop in Windows

How do I get the Product and Serial Number of ASUS EeePC netbook on Windows (XP preferably)? Edit: I am not a label reader and I am interested to retrieve the two numbers by software or tool.
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Command line way to get total gdi handles (or gdi handles free)

I'm looking for a tool to track GDI usage so I can get alerts when it gets close to the max. This is on Windows XP SP3. As background, here are some related pages/apps that don't quite fit the bill: ...
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Edit a very large textfile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a text editor for very big files? I've a 3 gigabytes big log file and I have to edit just a few rows. With Notepad++, I can't edit the file at all. Does ...
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How to reset IE9

There is a Reset button in IE in Tools-> Internet Options-> Advanced Tab. The problem is, when the button is pushed, it says that all IE windows and programs should be closed. Since the Internet ...
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MacBook Air Keyboard Mappings via VPN Java Client

I'm not sure if this is limited to only the MacBook Air's keyboard, but my company has implemented a cross-platform Java client for connecting to our remote Windows machines for VPN access. The only ...
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When login to Skype, a webpage is opened, listing files of C:\

I have downloaded the latest version of Skype for Windows from the official website and when I login with my existent user/password, a website is opened on Chrome, listing the directories of ...
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How can I install drivers before Windows boots?

If there's a bad hardware driver that is causing Windows to crash during startup, how can you update the driver? Do I need to make a boot disk? I have the driver installation disc that came with it ...
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Is there a way to access the file in a “Open file dialog window” without using the mouse?

Is there a way to access the file in a "Open file dialog window" without using the mouse and/or without typing the entire filename? I was thinking of [Tab] but it doesn't work. Right now "down ...
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my laptop keeps crashing recently

My laptop (Acer Aspire 4937G) keeps crashing recently (already the third or fourth time) The crashes seem to occur after I have uTorrent installed (my uTorrent is running while the computer is on of ...
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Graphically use other users' processes

A regular user logs out leaving some applications running. Then an administrator enters the system, and is able to terminate the former's processes. But could he use said applications including their ...
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How can I find out what chip is used in USB <-> Serial (RS232) converter from FTDI?

I have an USB <-> RS232 converter with no designation of producer on it. After plugging it into USB port on Windows Vista 64bit computer I chose an option to automatically find and install drivers ...
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Will Windows viruses infect RAR or ZIP files?

I heard from some techie person that .rar and .zip files never get infected by viruses. Is this true? If yes, then why such behavior?
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remote desktop while computer's in power saving mode

Will remote desktop still work when Windows has turned off the hard drive? Can I still login remotely?
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Why does my Xerox network laser printer silently fail to print some documents?

I've recently encountered a mysterious problem with my Xerox Phaser 6180N networked colour laser printer in which certain documents fail to print from Microsoft Word. When the problem appears the ...
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Is there a way to get x-mouse-type scrolling under the cursor for child windows within one program window?

I've been messing with X-mouse setups, to enable scrolling for whatever is under the cursor, regardless of whether it has the focus or not. I've found several ways to get this to work between various ...
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How can I restore my “Unknown” partition type, back to NTFS?

Lately I've been having trouble restoring my PC after uninstalling GRUB, and an Ubuntu install from it. Usually I don't encounter any problems when doing this, but this time is different. My Windows ...
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Why should I update system drivers and how can I automatically do it?

Why should I keep updating my system drivers? How do they help to make it faster and less error-prone? When we purchase the system, it already ships with the latest drivers and utilities that my OS ...
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Windows 7: application to check folder size in computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Reclaiming disk space on Windows Best free tool to find largest files and folders on a drive I would like check my computer's C: drive for files that consume an lot ...
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How do I disable the “Security Certificate Error” message in Internet Explorer?

How do I get rid of this annoying message? To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors. Click here for ...
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How to fix a corrupted .rar file? [duplicate]

I was wondering how to fix these corrupted files I've downloaded. They're in parts, and part 5 and 11 are corrupt. I can't extract the whole file. I already tried to repair it using WinRAR repair.
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How do I get around SafeConnect for devices that don't support it?

I just moved into my college dorm and their Internet is very limiting. All we have access to is WiFi, and we must install something call Safeconnect that monitors the computer and network connections. ...
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External drive stops being recognized after waking my laptop from sleep mode

Whenever my laptop wakes up from sleep mode, I'm unable to see the external drive connected to it. I've tried restarting and reconnecting the external drive, and scanning the local and external disks ...
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Transparent background but solid title bar and text in Windows 7

I'd like to have a terminal like the one in Ubuntu where the background is transparent but title bar and text is still solid. I have tried Console, but setting the alpha value makes the entire window ...
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Windows XP - Forced to login as Guest when accessing a computer through Windows Explorer

In Windows XP, when I attempt to connect to one of my co-workers computers to share files, I get the following screen: I cannot enter a username, because the username text box is disabled; I can ...