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How to get WUBI to install to a certain directory in Windows 7

How would I get WUBI to install to a specified directory other than the default one in c drive? In Windows 7. Could I get all of the files to maybe go to the hidden boot folder also on the C: drive.
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Windows XP repeatedly reboots after switching hard drive from old PC to new PC; both PC is same model

I have Two Dell Optiplex 755, one is newer condition than the other, both working properly. I took the hard drive from the older Dell and swapped it with the hard drive in the newer Dell, because I ...
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Windows 7 can't ping an IP

I am unable to ping an IP address on a Amazon EC2 instance. When I do it from a Mac or Linux machine, it works just fine. But, on Windows 7 it doesn't work. I've tried turning off the firewall, but ...
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Sort files in a directory

I have a hardware mp3 player which seems to play the tracks in the order they were stored in the file system of the player. Hence, if i copy the files 01.mp3, 03.mp3 and 02.mp3 to the player in that ...
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How to open a file the next time the Windows computer boots?

I'm going to be fixing a family friend's computer later and won't be interacting with the computer owner personally, so I would like to have a readme.txt to automatically open the first time (and only ...
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Is it possible to change the color scheme of the Windows terminal?

Many programs like to output certain things in blue. That's almost unreadable on a common black background. Turning off color output for the program in question is one alternative, but in X (xterm), ...
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Telnet error when connecting from Windows to Unix

When I try to connect through telnet from a Windows system to Unix, I am not able to connect. I am getting this log error. Is this related to a firewall issue, or anything I need to mention in the ...
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Computer Problems not sure how to figure out what is going wrong

I recently bought a new computer case to replace my old one since it was breaking. I bought the case and put everything into it. After I went through that painful process I noticed that door on the ...
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Why won't Windows save my multi-monitor settings?

I use two monitors (different makes and models but the same 1280x1024 resolution) on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 system. The GPU is an nVidia GeForce 8600GTS, using driver version 8.17.12.8026 dated 3 ...
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What is an efficient way to set up different VM's to do cross browser testing

I have checked out several links, and also this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2565505/whats-the-best-way-to-do-cross-browser-testing I came to the conclusion that the best way to do a ...
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After unselecting an icon the select-rectangle does not dissapear

Here's what I'm talking about. After I selected this icon (or any icon for that mater) and clicked on the blue background (the desktop) thus un-selecting the icon the dotted select rectangle still ...
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Why does exiftool make the current date and time shift?

When I try to shift the date and time using exiftool on both OS X and Windows I get the same outcome: the current date and time changed instead of adding 2m 18d 11hr 14m 0s. exe file and command run ...
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How to create your own shortcuts inside any application?

for example when I'm in firefox I would like to press Alt+T and have chosen sidebar opened (in menu View -> Sidebar -> name of sidebar) Is there any application that can do it? P.S. I have used ...
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Default login name for git

How do I set up default login name for git on Windows 7? When I run git clone ssh://<server>/repo, git tries to connect to user@<server>, where user is my Windows username. How can I ...
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Where can I download 802.11n drivers for RTL8188CE?

Where can I go and download free software for 802.11n technology for RTL8188CE drive/adapter 802.11 b/g/n? I need the full power of the n technology since the n technology in the adapter I have was ...
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Where can I find the boot.ini file on Windows 7?

Where is the boot.ini file in Windows 7? Supposedly it's in the C: drive - I enabled hidden files and disabled Hide system files in the Folder Options but I still can't find it. Does anyone know ...
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I can't log into a Wifi network's secondary login

At my school, after connecting to Wifi, they require a secondary login. I tweak my computer a lot. After the summer break, I wasn't able to bring up the secondary login page. I can connect to the Wifi ...
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Installing Windows on machine that has Ubuntu on it?

I have a problem installing Windows XP. I had single partition in which I have installed Ubuntu 10.04. Now I partitioned the disk and created a NTFS partition for installing Windows XP. But, when I ...
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Automatically analyse my work - time control on browser and other apps

I need some software that can analyze my daily time usage for application and browsing websites to be more productive and to see where I lose time. - For example: Monday: Office Word 2 hours ...
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How do I get a fully qualified file list from a shared folder?

I'm attempting to get a list of files on a shared folder (with their complete path names)- for example, instead of File1.txt File2.txt on \\sharename\foldername, I'm trying to get: ...
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Improve FN Keys and Touchpads on Windows Laptops

Is there software that improves the fn keys and touchpads on Windows laptops? I'm sick of the inconstancy and the bugginess. it'd be nice to have some open source software to make it a better ...
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How can I access a more accurate time in a command prompt

I am running a batch script to retrieve information from a device. Tieing this up with a separate log file requires accuracy greater than the minute accuracy I can get using time /t. This question ...
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Can't intall Win 7 64Bit. Something about GPT disk

I've got Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 with 2600k. It got the UEFI bios. I got 4 HDDs and I run them as AHCI setup. Now, I want to install Win7 64Bit over my Win7 32Bit. I boot up from the DVD, all goes ...
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Why is csrss.exe running 169 times?

When I noticed that opening many tabs (10 to 20) in Google Chrome took an increased time with every new one I looked into Process Hacker and discovered 169 csrss.exe processes. I've never seen that ...
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KVM - a Windows 2008 server guest on a Debian 6.0.2 root server - networking

I have a problem to understand how KVM does networking with a Windows 2008 Server guest I set up. My problem is as follows: I have a dedicated root server and there's a guest (Win 2k8 server). I ...
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Is there virtual webcam software that accepts a HTTP stream as a video source?

I need to stream video from DVBViewer's Netstreamer plugin, and capturing its onscreen video output is too laggy. Is there any virtual webcam software that accepts HTTP Live Streams as a video ...
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Want to throttle CPU on Windows 7 desktop, but it is ignoring Max CPU setting in Power Options

I want to be able to substantially throttle down the CPU on my desktop, which due to space constraints is in our bedroom and the wife is suspending it each night because of the fan noise. I've tried ...
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AHK macro automation software: GUI does not show

I remember in the past I have used AHK to do some repetitive task. I did it via some GUI; it recorded my mouse gestures and my keyboard strokes. I have downloaded it again but now I see no GUI, just ...
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Is there a way to package cygwin packages installation

Each time I have to reinstall my computer or new incomers arrive in our team, we install cygwin, and each time, we forget to install a package. We can write somewhere useful packages, (i even just ...
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What is a Windows text editor that will make it easy for me to have four text files open onscreen at once?

When brainstorming / planning I like to have four text files open onscreen at once: One for notes/stream of consciousness, one for action items to follow up on, one for a rough outline, etc.... What ...
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Are there any disadvantages installing Ubuntu from Windows with Wubi?

I will install Ubuntu on my machine on another HDD (an empty partition for Ubuntu). I will do this with Wubi to avoid having to burn a CD and is more practical at the moment. Is there any problem ...
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“X cannot be done because file is open in another program” Possible to figure out which? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I identify what application is using a given file? Every once in a while I'm told by Windows that I cannot perform a certain action (like deleting a file) ...
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Installing Same Windows Enviroment on Two Exact Same Computers

I have two computers which have the exact same hardware and I'm looking to install the exact same environment on each computers (Windows 7 Professional I will be using). Obviously I need to change ...
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Error when installing wubi on windows 7

Im installing ubuntu on windows 7(wubi 11.10): when its nearly done it gives me this error in the log file: Usage: /cygdrive/c/Users/Psao/AppData/Local/Temp/pyl10D2.tmp/bin/resize2fs.exe -f ...
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How do I create a hotkey that will copy highlighted text into an editor?

How do I create a shortcut key that will copy highlighted text into a new text editor instance?
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Get windows 7 desktop to act like linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the multiple desktop utility you suggest for Windows? There is a guy at my job that has a Unix OS, something like Ubuntu or something like that. Anyways he has ...
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Scroll when key pressed? [closed]

I'm on a Windows machine with an ALPS trackpad looking for a way to get mac-like scrolling for web browsing, etc. So far the best option I've found is the "ChromeTouch" extension for Google Chrome. ...
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Would it be possible to swap system restore points on different brands of computers?

So I have a ThinkPad computer that I've installed a program called "Deep Freeze" which restores your computer to the "Frozen" state. I also have a Toshiba computer with no Deep Freeze on it. My ...
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Where I can find the Windows build of wget 1.13.4?

I can't seem to find the latest version of wget easily using a Google Search. I'm looking for a Windows version that I can use, and no one seems to have it.
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Hidden Files on Flash Drive

I was just handed a flash drive by a co-worker. When plugged into a windows machine, some logic on the device opens a run dialog, types in a URL letter by letter, and then presses enter in some way to ...
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How to protect a partition from writing only for one OS

I have an unusual scenario & problem: I have three operating systems installed on a laptop: Windows 7, Windows 8 Developer Preview and Windows Vista. I have a partition for each operating system ...
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How can I make my Flash movie automatically be fullscreen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to start the flash player (or program) in full screen through the shortcut target command? I have a kiosk. Its only reason for existence is to show ...
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Creating a folder from first 5 characters of filename in a batch file

Here's what I have: C:\test\12345-test1.txt C:\test\23456-test2.txt C:\test\44444-test3.doc I would like to have the script read the first 5 digits from the file, create a folder with those digits, ...
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Where do I find the TCP/IP stack in Process Explorer on Windows 7?

I was wondering, if the TCP/IP stack is part of the kernel or running as a service? Where do I find the TCP/IP stack in sysinternals ProcExp?
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Install entire visual studio on ramdisk?

How would i go about installing visual studio 2010 and all of its dependencies entirely on a ramdisk? I have 16GB ram in my computer and a 4GB ramdisk just for visual studio. If i just try to ...
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Advanced folder synchronizing software

I am looking for a folder synchronization software for windows with advanced features like: Support of network shares Incremental sync Adding custom tasks and filters. For example: Instead of ...
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Not able to install OS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Not able to install Windows in AHCI mode I have a Lenovo G460 laptop, having boot problem with the error.. Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083) Copyright(c) 1997-2000 ...
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Windows Will not Start, hangs at “Starting Windows”

I have Ubuntu as the only OS on my netbook, and as a dual-boot on my laptop. I started a Ubuntu 11.10 CD to burn on Windows and left the house. On my return, I took out the CD, shut down, and went to ...
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Skype 5.5 - How do I clear the “username” field so that nothing is shown when I start Skype under Windows?

For Skype 5.5 under Windows (Vista), every time I start the program the username is filled in. How do I get rid of this 'cache' such that it is completely empty every time I start the program? Or, at ...
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Screencast several application windows at once in Microsoft Windows

I have several (20+) applications running on a Microsoft Windows PC. What I would like is a solution that allows me to broadcast the window of each application in a webpage, in readonly mode (there's ...