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Windows Live Mesh - Selectively not sync a specific subdirectory

I'd like to sync the my iTunes directory on my Mac (osx lion) over to my PC (windows server 2008); however, I'd like to prevent it from syncing the podcast directory as this is not important to me for ...
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How to get my external IP address (over NAT) from the Windows command-line? [duplicate]

The Windows "ipconfig" command can only show me the parameters from the Ethernet interfaces from my machine (even with the ipconfig /all argument). It can show detailed information about the ...
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Route all traffic via OpenVPN client

I've got OpenVPN client running on 192.168.0.3. What I'd like to do is route all the traffic from the second computer with 192.168.0.100 via OpenVPN client that's running on the first computer. My ...
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Why is there RAM usage limitation in 32-bit Operating Systems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows only show about 3.5GB of my 4GB+ of RAM? I stumbled through many blogs about the limitations of a 32-bit Windows in contrast to 64-bit. The foremost ...
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Smooth (!) mac-like two-finger scroll with Win7 / Synaptics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get two-finger scroll on Windows laptop touchpad (like on macbook)? I know there are many threads about this topic, but all of them are answered either with "use ...
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Can't ping devices by IP address for devices allocated IPs by DHCP

I have a home network with a Trendnet wireless router and a Windows Domain. The Domain Controller/DNS server is a Windows 2000 Server and is configured to forward queries to DNS servers provided by ...
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Font conversion between Apple and Windows and vice versa

What are the font types are used on Apple system and how to convert font types from Mac to Windows and Windows to Mac?
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Redirect pipe to a variable in Windows batch file

I want to stop and start a Windows service from a remote PC using the Windows command line, in a batch file. sc \\192.168.1.1 stop <ServiceName> rem sc \\192.168.1.1 query <ServiceName> ...
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Cleaning system from removed applications trash

Details My OS: Windows 7 Ultimate X64 with SP1 I'm using CCleaner for daily, weekly PC cleanings. Recently during uninstallation of Acronis True Image, uninstaller crashed and closed itself at the ...
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Restart without shutdown on Windows

Is there a way to restart without shutting down first on Windows? On Linux this is possible using kexec and serves to minimize downtime. What happens is that one does not pass through the bootloader ...
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Is there a way to backup all my files and replace with 0-byte files with same name?

My main drive on laptop keeps filling up so I take a backup on a USB and delete the original files. But then I find myself getting (downloading or getting from someone else) files that I already have ...
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NTFS external hard drive only usable on linux

My Dad has a 2TB Seagate USB external hard drive (formatted NTFS) that is about 3 or 4 months old and has begun acting very strangely. If the hard drive is plugged in when you are starting or shutting ...
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PATH doesn't work on Windows 8 RC x64

...or I just don't know how to make it work :) You can see the folder IS in the path variable, hower I can't execute hg, which is inside the folder. What's going on?
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What is the proper way of debugging a slow Windows installation?

You know the drill - you've been asked to check why your cousin's computer is running slow. I was right there yesterday. Being a Mac user since 2007 I haven't really dug deep in Windows internals in ...
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Can I suppress error reporting dialog boxes that prevent my crashed console app from closing?

I have a windows console app that hosts a WCF service and also transcodes video using DirectShow. I use a great little app called Restart on Crash which reliably detects when a process has exited and ...
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Creating a .reg file for Windows 7

I created a .reg file but when I double-click it, it doesn't want to be imported. The specified file is not a registry script.You can only import binary registry files from within the registry ...
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Find out what sectors are a file on a hard drive?

How would I go about finding what sectors a file's data is on so i would be able to delete the file via bootable assembly code. Eg: File: C:\system.sys Location: sector 1837,1739,2736 etc Or some ...
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How to install multiple versions of the same software?

I manage phone systems for multiple clients. Each system uses the same administrator software, but it runs on different versions depending on what version of firmware is installed on the system ...
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Fastest way to restore Windows 7's original MBR?

I have removed GRUB's partition, and I wanted to restore the original Windows boot part. WinToFlash failed again to make my pendrive bootable, thus I'm in a bit of a trouble now. I looked all ...
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Check for only numerical input in batch file

In the Windows NT-based command line (mostly for XP or higher), is there a way to verify if a switch being provided is a number only? Depending on the number, I want it to loop through the code x ...
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I need to preserve a tape using symantec backup exec. I'm aving trouble doing so

Please forgive me if this is the wrong stack exchange site. Please suggest which one I should post this to if it is. There's an automatic tape machine running in a remote location, with software ...
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Microsoft Live Messenger only signs in when I have a Socks proxy

I've installed the last version of Microsoft Live Messenger. The problem I have is that it signs in to the server just if I start a Socks proxy. Otherwise, it can not signs me in, and tell me there is ...
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Romanian voice for blind people narrator windows 7

Do you guys know any software for blind people to work on windows 7, but the voice has to be in romanian, any tips will be appreciated.
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Benefits of clicking Refresh all the time on the Windows desktop

Some people seem to right-click Desktop -> Refresh all the time. They seem to think that it solves computer problems in general, or that one must do it in order to keep the computer working properly. ...
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Can one take a partial screen shot in Windows 7?

One can take a screen shot of a part of the screen on a Mac with Cmd + Shift + 4. Is there a similar functionality in Windows 7?
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Is it possible to start an application by hotkey, without 3rd party software? If so, how?

Is there a way to setup some key combination on windows 7 to call a specific .exe file without installing any sort of third party application? thank you all
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TP-Link WN722N usb NIC

I'm having trouble connecting to my home network using a new USB NIC I ordered from Newegg.com. I have installed the newest drivers from the manufacturer's website and tried multiple times to diagnose ...
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Generating new Opera user profile

How can I create new user profile for Opera? I like to keep lot of open tabs, but often when I work I need to look up things every now and then. So when I need to concentrate on something, e.g. some ...
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Why do I lack permissions to install jEdit in C:\Program Files (x86)\jEdit 4.5.0?

I am trying to install jEdit on my Windows 7 PC using the Java-based installer. However, I am getting this error that claims that I lack permissions to install jEdit within C:\Program Files ...
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Should I ever put my computer in sleep mode? [closed]

Besides the cost of electricity, is it detrimental if a computer never goes into sleep mode? Obviously, servers are running 24/7, but is it different for a personal computer?
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0 Byte File Windows Contacts

I have synced contacts from my blackberry to windows contacts on windows 7 and the transfer has created a number of files under the name of the person but they are 0 byte files. You cannot delete or ...
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Command prompt hangs/freezes/crashes sporadically

I'm finding it very difficult to Google this, I don't seem to be able to find anyone with the same issue and I don't know enough about the Windows operating system to troubleshoot. The machine(s) we ...
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Can I use Windows XP without license after the support period has ended?

Microsoft dropped support for Windows XP. Is it legal to install Windows XP without any license? Update: As Wikipedia states "Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the ...
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Security concerns of using auto-login (when using preboot authentication)

I have TrueCrypt with preboot authentication. Is it safe to make Windows auto-login?
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Any idea why icons would arbitrarily move around on a Windows desktop?

Virus-scan checks out; if someone's hacking in, they're just moving icons. No apparent pattern, except icons being in different places. Thoughts?
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fat and ext partitions on same drive, readable by Windows

I have a flash drive with a Debian installation on it, with lots of partitions (however many it makes if you choose all separate during installation). Anyways, what I want to do is create a FAT ...
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Why does Windows not recognize files inside Linux partitions?

I dual booted my Windows XP, installing Linux Mint. I found out that when using Linux Mint, I could see and open files installed on Windows XP, but when using Windows XP, I can't see and open files ...
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Switch off the monitor when mouse reaches the edge of the screen

I have two computers at home (Windows XP and Windows 7), but one monitor for both of them. They are connected to this monitor using different interfaces: DVI and VGA. I'm also using one keyboard ...
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accessing a machine locally without network auth?

I have a machine that probably used LDAP or something for auth on a network but im trying to login to manage the system but cant seem to login even after doing a reset of the administrator password. ...
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graphics card issue?

I have a simple graphics card in a business system which everything runs fine for about a week but then I'll get problems where the screens will flicker and I'll get multiple cursors and then the ...
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DVD drive not detected in BIOS / Windows XP

My parents bought a PC (a old Hewlett Packard Bell Pentium 4) just to watch YouTube. It worked well for months but last week, the DVD drives (there a 2 dvd drives) are no more recognized by the BIOS ...
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Flatbed Document Scanner

I have a flatbed scanner hooked up to my older WinXP machine. When I hit the scan button it brings up the prompt asking to what program I want to run. Is there a registry edit, program that will allow ...
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How to count pages in multiple PDF files?

I just received a pdf textbook comprised of some 20 separate pdfs (by chapter) with quasi-regular names. Is there a way for counting the pages in th book w/o openning each file (or going through the ...
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WPAD working for everything except Windows Update

I'm trying to get proxy auto detection working on a network, and it is working fine for all browsers, including IE, but Windows Update will not work. I have set up a web server to serve the same WPAD ...
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Creating a scheduled task in Windows that will run at intervals indefinitely

I seem to be getting slightly confused by the Task Scheduler trigger settings. (I'm on Windows Server 2008 Web) I want to create a task that will run every 5 minutes, whether a user is logged in or ...
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Scroll wheel causes browsers + Windows explorer to go back

I use Windows 7 on a VirtualBox VM on a Mac. Lately, when I'm using any browser (IE9, Chrome or FireFox or even Windows Explorer), use of the scroll wheel followed by any movement of the mouse cursor ...
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Displaying file names with a certain number of characters in command line

I need to list all text files on the C drive whose names are seven characters long. I tried the following command DIR ???????.txt However, this command displayed files with seven characters and ...
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Moving windows using keyboard…faster?

I like using keyboard shortcuts because it's faster as it does not force me to move my hands off the keyboard. In Windows I can use them to move windows around desktop: Press Alt+Space to open ...
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Poor home office network performance

I have worked with small to mid size networks for quite a long time and can say I'm comfortable connecting hardware. Where you will start to lose me is with managed switches and firewalls. To start, ...
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Do not batch move files that are currently written

I need to periodically move some tv records, however it is possible that one of them is still recorded during moving. now i need a batch utility that can detect if a file is already completely written ...