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ssmtp for windows

I have the following problem with a software that should do mail notification for a biometric entry system: the software does currently only support SMTP over port 25 without TLS/SSL. Which is bad ...
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Can I use a slash in the Windows open file dialog?

In the standard Windows open file dialog (the dialog that comes up with the "File > Open" menu entry in Notepad, for example), I would like to be able to type a path containing slashes /. But only ...
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ACDSee alternatives for batch editing images

I am looking for free, preferably open, alternatives to ACDSee for batch editing work. While I can do much of the work well on ACDSee, it's not entirely satisfactory despite having to pay for it. I ...
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Hidden files that impossible to see Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? In the propeties of directory C:/Documents and Settings it says that it contains 26,937 files and take up ...
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How does Linux see Windows partitions?

I have Windows XP installed in a hard drive which is partitioned into 2 drives: C and D. I have a second hard drive which is partitioned into drive G. As far as I know, Linux uses a tree filing ...
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DHCP Client Can't Find DHCP Server

I currently have 3 machines: CentOS (router) eth1 - 18.0.168.1 eth2 - 145.165.34.1 Windows Server 2008 (server) 18.0.168.2 DHCP scope - 145.165.34.10 - 145.165.34.20 Windows 7 (client) Supposed ...
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Change “winword” in run dialog from MS Word 2007 to 2010

I have both MS Word 2007 and 2010 (trial version). When I go to Start -> Run and enter winword, MS Word 2007 opens. I want to change it, so MS Word 2010 opens by default. How can I do this?
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Getting an boot error when starting computer

I was in the middle of watching a movie on Netflix, then suddenly everything started crashing. First, explorer.exe closed down, then Google chrome. I had multiple things running in the background ...
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Can a system restore reinstalls uinstalled programs

My pc has starting acting weird lately. I ran scan using Nod32, malware bytes. It did detect some viruses but my pc behaviour doesnt change. When I use Adobe reader X it doesnt find the the word given ...
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Thumbnails not showing, cannot preview images, sometimes folders do not show up at all

When I try to preview images, nothing happens. Sometimes, all/most thumbnails do not show a preview and only show up as an icon. Sometimes when I open 'My Computer' or 'My Documents' etc. the ...
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How to remove blank lines in .txt files

I want to change a text file's format, removing all blank lines. How can I do that? (2) 5. The function of the condenser is to: a) vapourise the liquid refrigerant b) change ...
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Is it normal for windows to constantly write to disk [closed]

Hi I have recently bought a new PC with a SSD. Because of this I have been looking around at stuff in the resource monitor more than I usually would I have noticed that there always seems so be some ...
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Windows batch command equivalent for these PHP and Bash commands

What are the equivalent commands in Windows if I have these commands in Linux? if (!is_dir('geoip')) mkdir('geoip', 0744); shell_exec('unzip -oj GeoLiteCity.zip -d geoip/'); shell_exec('rm -rf ...
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Make backups of Dropbox folder every week

I have a Dropbox folder which is shared by couple of users. I would like to make a backup of this folder that will occur every week and store this backup on another hard drive. I can simply copy the ...
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What kernel does Windows use? [closed]

XNU for OSX, Linux for Linux Distros. What is the name of the kernel that Windows use? (Don't tell me it uses "Windows Kernel")
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Windows Registry Tweaks [closed]

We all have heard about them but do they really work or just myth? Does running registry modifications of certain kinds really improve windows performance? Like ones that remove Access Time and other ...
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How can I run an application in windowed mode [closed]

I use to start an application in windowed mode by creating a shortcut and specifying the resolution in either Target or Start in field. I think one of the parameters was -h and the other one was -w ...
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Missing SSD storage capacity

I recently cloned my windows installation to a new SSD, the partition on my old hard drive was 111 GB whereas my new SSD is 120 GB. I used paragon Paragon Migrate OS to SSD and told it to use the ...
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Make My Own Made Java Based Text editor as default Text Editor in Windows

I have made a Text Editor in Java and I want to make it default text editor. Similar to Windows when it defaults to Notepad as the editor, and whose icon shows on all text files and double clicking ...
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Flickering visual artefacts and see-through windows after playing video in media player

I was watching a film using Windows Media Player on my secondary monitor whilst using Unity 3D on my primary monitor. This is something that I often do, however yesterday the video in Media Player ...
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What is the safest way to create a boot sector on an existing system drive?

I have 2 drives in my PC one is primary master and used to be the system drive with windows XP installed. The second one is secondary and has Windows 7 installed that I'm using as the operating ...
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How do I add c:\python27 to system's PATH

Just downloaded and installed Python27 (C:\Python27). And when I run python in cmd. I get : 'python' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program batch file.. I looked at ...
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Linux Iptables Routing

I need help with a problem. My setup is: CentOS (Router) eth1 18.0.168.1 255.255.248.0 eth2 145.165.34.1 255.255.254.0 Windows Server 2008 18.0.168.2 My problem is from the Windows machine, I ...
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Sending a Fax without a fax number

I have an HP Officejet 8600 Pro that has faxing capabilities. However I do not send faxes often and I do not need to pay for a dedicated fax number/line. Is there a way to send and receive faxes using ...
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Installing Windows from Ubuntu while booting only from hard drive

My problem is unrelated to this workaround (the question) here, but the end result is that I cannot change boot order (or use a boot menu) on my laptop. It is currently running Ubuntu 12.04 with a ...
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Anti-virus Software downloads [closed]

I don't have any ant-software installed on my PC. I have Windows Vista and would like to install Microsoft Security Essentials. Will having only this on my laptop be enough? What do I need to make ...
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Some web pages won't download fully

Some web pages won't download fully under any browser on any computer connected to the network. I have Internet access through a wireless modem/router (2 Mbps DSL connection, wireless reception is ...
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Is there a way to get a shared spreadsheet to update without closing and reopening?

Using Excel 2010, I have a spreadsheet that is used by 3 different people at any one time. But if one person has the spreadsheet open on there PC the other people can only view it as read only. I ...
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Lync client 2010 and VPN firewall rule

I am running Lync client 2010 (4.0.7577.4598) on Windows 7 x64. The server for this is a corporate one, and in parallel I use a Juniper VPN to access the corporate intranet and other resources. ...
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How to open ftp link from website in Windows Explorer?

So, i have link on ftp in my page. When user click on this link he's relocate on ftp which open in browser. Is it possible to create behavior such as opening ftp links in Windows Explorer?
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video editing tool to color overlay a specific part

I have downloaded a video from YouTube. But the publisher has put some link (their twitter and facebook) for promotional purpose. The links keeps coming up through out the video in the black area (up ...
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How can I check whether an ISO image is bootable?

Is there any software available to check whether an ISO Image is bootable, without writing it in to a DVD or running it on virtual machine?
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Keyboard shortcut to cycle through programs (rather than just the alt-tab switch)?

This question applies to both Windows and Mac OS X because I intend to use my mouse (Logitech G700) with both of them. The idea is I want one of my configurations to use two of my buttons to switch ...
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Why is there a Message Box Text item in the Windows color scheme dialog?

In the Advanced Appearance dialog, you can edit Windows’ color scheme by setting the colors of numerous UI controls. What is baffling is the Message Box (dialog boxes). Other than 3D Objects (buttons ...
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Intel Rapid Start Driver Reinstallation doesn't work?

I recently had to reformat my entire drive and reinstall Windows 7. Something that bothers me is that when I was downloading the Intel Rapid Start driver (I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y480, and it comes ...
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Is there any way to make Google Chrome use current Windows theme, not its own?

I was setting up my girlfriend's laptop for her and I thought I would use a cool Windows 7 theme I found on DeviantArt. I got a nice clean looking transparent theme. The problems is: Google Chrome ...
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A simple, easy to use FTP client for non-techical clients? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an absolutely idiot-proof Windows FTP client? As the title suggests: Does anyone know of a FTP client which would be easy for a less technical person to use? ...
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How to get list of software installed on my windows for second usre?

Mistakenly I set 500% resoultion for my account. I have create a new account for getting it's worked. Can someone know how to get list of software I already have installed. When I logged in from ...
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How to trigger a website on file creation?

I want to create a task which triggers a website whenever a new file is created in a specific folder. Can anyone suggest how to do this on Windows (XP if possible) and Windows 7? Thanks.
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Can I replace a pdf file while Adobe Reader shows this file?

I'm often writing documents with LaTeX and for my company I use Windows. Under Linux (e.g. Ubuntu and evince) it's possible to have a pdf file open while recompiling the document and seeing the ...
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How to bind old user's SID to new user to remain NTFS file ownership and permissions after freshly reinstall of Windows?

Each time we reinstalled Windows, it will create a new SID for user even the username is as same as before. // example (not real SID format, just show the problem) user SID -------------------- ...
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Joining / nesting excel if statements in Excel

I have three statements: =IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH($ET$2,B2)),B2,CONCATENATE("NA ",B2)) But I want to do =IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH($ET$2 **OR** $ET$3 **OR** $ET$4, B2,CONCATENATE("NA ",B2)) how could this ...
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Hardening Word and Reader against exploits

I have recently heard a lot about exploits for PDF and DOC files on Windows, which when opened in Reader or Word would infect the computer. I'm assuming most of those exploits rely on some kind of ...
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What is the unit of size we get from using wmic command on windows

I use a couple of wmic commands and I was wondering how can a user come to know the the unit of any size related command output? For Instance I use the below 2 commands wmic /node:Abhishek-PC cpu ...
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I'm replacing some coworkers' old (Win XP) PCs with new ones (Win 7). They only login via the network domain. Will all files/settings transfer?

So, four coworkers of mine are getting new Windows 7-installed machines to replace their ancient Windows XP ones. All of these users login to the (Windows Server 2003) domain for mail and files, etc., ...
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Piping/Streaming all audio cross-platform to Android app

I wonder if there is really a way to create a cross-platform server/client program where you could simply send all audio output from a desktop PC to a homemade Android application which receives the ...
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Jump to the end of next line in Windows applications

Is there any universal keyboard shortcut to jump to the end of the next line in Windows applications? For example, similar to Shift+Down? However, I just want to move cursor; I don't want to highlight ...
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Network cable showing unplugged

The network cable is shown to be Unplugged when i connect my ethernet cable to laptop.But when i connect the same cable to my desktop it works fine,why is it so. Both use Wdows XP OS. Could it be ...
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How do I find a phone number in the body of an email using Windows Search?

I am pretty sure that I have an email with somebody's phone number in it, I'll call him Bob. But all I know is the person's name. I have lots of email that includes their name so I'd like to use ...
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Run a .bat file upon logoff, windows XP, no domain controller

I have a standalone windows XP machine which is using pGina 1.8.8 to authenticate. Users log in using a single-sign-on ID (from LDAP) and are then logged into windows XP pro. I have a batch file which ...