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Monitor/Track data sent over internet by an application

How do I monitor/track (and possibly save) the data that is sent over the internet by an application? Example: I have an application "X", it sends some data over the internet, now I want to know what ...
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tortoise svn checkout repository folder from Disk D:/ to Disk E :/ how to?

I recently installed a tortoise svn subversion. Now, using tortoise svn, how can I check out the "Repository" folder from Disk D:/Repository to Disk E:/ ?
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Reducing cache waste in Windwows VMs

At Is there a way to reset Windows file cache? we learnt how to use RamMap to free up the all-you-can-eat Windows file cache, which was nice. Am I the only person to think that reducing cache sizes ...
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what occurs when Windows 8 Enterprise evaluation expires? [duplicate]

I've been searching to find out what would happen if the evaluation expires before you activate it, but can't find anything except answers to the beta versions with predetermined expirations. I would ...
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Is it possible to start all programs with admin privileges?

These days I'm having problems with "Run as Administrator" for most of my executables like Visual Studio, Command Prompt and sometimes even Notepad. It started with Visual Studio having problems ...
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Windows 8 - LAN connection doesn't startup on reboot

I don't know what's gone wrong, but of late whenever I reboot my Win 8 Pro x64 box, the ethernet connection doesn't turn on by itself. I have to go into network settings and manually disable/re-enable ...
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rEFIt on Mac won't boot into USB Installation after OS is installed

Recently I have used Bootcamp to install Windows 7 Professional (64bit) on my Mac Book Air 3,2. I didn't have a CD/DVD so I used ISO and USB. This is how I did it: Use VirtualBox to install the ...
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How to index and search SFTP/SSH files in Windows?

I use Index Your Files to index and search shared network locations quickly in Windows. I found some files on a shared network location. When I opened this network location in WinSCP I found that it ...
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How can I check what outbound ports are allowed in a network?

On some networks (primarily corporate ones), the firewall restricts outbound connections to some port number. The allowed ports generally comprise of port 80, 11, 443, etc. Is there a way I could do ...
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Are there other softwares like VNC in Linux like Windows Remote Desktop Connection Tool?

Are there other softwares like VNC thats is a remote desktop viewer like VNC but connects to the original screen rather than a virtual one. I m using ubuntu and i would really like to have a tool in ...
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How does Windows page when there are multiple pagefiles on multiple disks? [duplicate]

Let's say I have two internal HDDs and configure Windows to place pagefiles on both of them. How do pagefile writes occur? Are pagefile writes spread evenly across the disks? Does Windows prefer ...
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Windows 7 64-bit can't display text after update

After my computer updated Windows, some programs can't display text labels. You can see the error in this picture: How can I fix this problem?
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How to hide an Admin account on the Windows 7 logon screen [duplicate]

Is it possible to hide an Admin account on the Windows 7 logon screen? If so, how would I do it? I am doing some business work on my machine and my kids need to use the same system. So, I need my ...
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crackling/beeping/distorted audio on my Dell Inspiron after one day running

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I got it a little less than 2 years ago. For the last year or so I've noticed that when it's on for a little while (a day or two, ...
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Why would the TEMP environment variable contain more than one path?

A colleague's %TEMP% environment variable has this value: C:\Users\his.name\AppData\Local\Temp; C:\Program Files (x86)\MATLAB\MATLAB Compiler Runtime\v78\runtime\win32; C:\Program Files ...
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Find all the files of a specific extension and put them to a rar or zip

i want to find all the *.pdf files(including the pdf with the same name)for all 3 of my partitions C,D and F and put them into a .rar or .zip.when i started i wanted to just copy the pdf into a file ...
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Installer runs and fails at startup

Whenever I reboot my Windows 7 computer, the systems tries to install an update to HP Photosmart Essentials. This window pops up: After a few seconds, it is replaced by this: If I press "OK", ...
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Windows Event Forwarding between two computer out of a domain

I've got two computers and I want to set up event forwarding between them. Source computer is out of a domain, another is in some Domain. I tried to configure source initiated event subscrption but it ...
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What cache makes a file search faster for the second time exactly?

On Windows on a HDD partition with Total Commander, if I make a file search on the file system root e.g. C:\, it will take considerable time: it display as it walks the entire directory structure ...
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Is there any way to copy file which are modified at particular time in cmd?

I am using the below command to copy all modified file day wise D:\ws\xcopy *.* /s /D:04-02-2013 D:\new but now i want to copy files which are modified at particular time, any have any idea how to ...
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is it possible Pattern ping in windows?

Is it possible to pattern ping in Windows, like we do in linux (ping -p ff [dest_ip]?
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Determining what processes like svchost, rundll, etc are doing

How can I determine what processes like svchost or rundll are doing? Not necessarily in great detail, but I want to understand how and why such processes are used by Windows. As a novice admin, I ...
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Trouble in dual booting windows 7 and windows 8

I installed Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same partition of my hard disk.I had first installed Windows 7 and after that I installed Windows 8.But after installing windows 8 on the boot-list I didn't ...
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Using 2 network cards simultaneouly

I have a built in pci wifi card and a usb wifi card. If I have both of them connected to the same router, will windows use both of them simultaneously or prefer one over the other? If I have them ...
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Can I install Windows on an iMac, and will that Windows have full functionality as a normal PC

I'm intending to buy a new iMAC for iOS programming and graphics processing. But I also work on ASP.NET and PHP. I've thought about installing a VM that runs Windows 7 but it would be painfully slow. ...
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714Gig HD partition shows 652Gig full - only 285Gigs used - NOT DUPLICATE [duplicate]

PLEASE HELP - but this is NOT A DUPLICATE question - please don't mark it as such before reading it. Several people marked last posting that way - clearly didn't read it. Yes, I have read through ...
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Windows 7 computer won't boot, won't restore

I installed a printer driver today which required a reboot. After the reboot, my computer blue screened. Windows can't fix the problem itself, and I attempted to do a system restore but it won't take ...
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Install windows 7 on a hard-disk and use that to other system?

Is there any way to install windows 7 on a hard-drive of Computer A and unplug the hard-drive and uses that on Computer B? when I tried for this showed me the blue screen and crashed! why?
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How to know what Task is Taskeng running?

I've notice a couple of taskeng.exe instances running on my PC today. I know that these runs tasks scheduled in the task manager. Question is: How to know, at run time, which specific task is running ...
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Non-domain computer authenticating on a domain computer to use SMB/CIFS shares

Long story short: One of my home servers has a share called "Profiles", in which everyone here has their own folder (of which they can only access) they can use to sync or backup their Windows profile ...
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Moving Skype History from machine to machine

Is there a way to copy my skype chat history to another machine?
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Why does my memory usage seem so off?

I've recently started getting popup warnings on Windos 8 that I need to close programs to free memory. After a fresh reboot, I ran taskmanager just to see what my memory is doing and this is what I've ...
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Does the ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4250 count as UMA or not?

I need to order some replacement parts for my laptop (HP 625) and which audio I/O board I pick depends on whether my model has a system board "with UMA graphics subsystem" or not. Could somebody ...
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how to get current directory for executing batch file from current directory? [duplicate]

I have a batch file(lunch.bat) to run which has command to run another batch file(main.bat). I copyied this two files in my pendrive. I know my pendrive's drive latter in my computer,that's why i can ...
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Command to get first xx files in a directory listing

Given a directory, is there a way to just return the first, say, 100 files with their full path shown?
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Shell script that monitors CPU usage and terminates services with high CPU utilisation

We have a Windows 2003 server where 3 services are running constantly. Sometimes these services consume over 90% CPU. Restarting these services returns normalcy. I need a script/program that will ...
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Computer blocking websites?

The problem I've got my website up again, however I'm now unable to connect to it. I was able to connect for a short time, but now again I can't. It says that the website is too slow to answer. I ...
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Username gone from login screen

I have a Lenovo X61 tablet that runs Windows. It runs automatic updates weekly and after one of these updates, my user account was gone from my login screen. Now, I can login as a guest or ...
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Does a storage HDD need a page file?

I've an HDD used only for storing files (i.e., not used for installing software). Do I need to set a page file for it?
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Flash drive doesn't show up on Windows, but works on Ubuntu

I have a Corsair Flash Voyager GT with capacity of 16 GB bought roughly 5 years ago. It was working okay on all my computers, like a flash drive usually does. One day I lend it to my friend and when ...
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Windows 7 Home - programs won't work after “sleep”

Just very recently - past four days - when the computer comes out of "sleep" programs will not open, or open and will not run. This is MS programs (eg outlook) and non-MS (eg Firefox). Never had ...
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How to disable windows live cd booting?

Ever since I learned that I could simply put any distro live cd and copy every single file in a HD I have been sort of worried, is there any way that disable it in windows? I know that in linux one ...
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Windows 8 Right-click (context) menu hang

Recently I reintalled Windows 8. All software that I installed on fresh OS is up to date and Windows 8 compatible. When I try to open context menu explorer was crashing. I used CCleaner to fix ...
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750Gig Hard Drive shows full with only 315Gigs used

I have a Win7 laptop with a 750Gig C: drive. It came partitioned with 714Gig usable from manufacturer. I installed programs, music files, etc up to 285 gigs. As of a few weeks ago it showed 285 ...
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Indicate in Windows which video files have been viewed

A rather specific problem... I watch video's using VLC. (I've found Windows Media Player and XBMC too cumbersome.) We are always trying to find which was the latest show in a series that we last ...
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Scheduled tasks don't execute when initiated sleep from command line

I have the problem that scheduled tasks will only cause the pc to weak up from sleep, if the PC has been put to sleep with the GUI manually. However if I use the command line to suspend the computer ...
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Turn laptop windows 7 into wireless hotspot with static IP

I have static IP from my ISP and I want to turn my laptop (windows 7) into wireless through connectify, so I like to ask you if it is possible for static IP? Thanks
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Windows touchpad damaged

While I was making my bootable DVD for Fedora 18 with another laptop, after finishing, I wanted to try whether it worked or not. So I restarted my system. It worked, so I've turned the installation ...
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Drive not accessible after OS change

My PC has a C: drive containing the OS and an E: containing a bunch of data. I usually use Windows 8 but occasionally use Windows 7. To do this I physically remove the SSD that holds C: and replace ...
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Blank Windows Explorer Window

Simply put, my Windows Explorer seems to be messed up. I've run a virus scan, sfc /scannow, and several other checks. I also uninstalled DAEMON Tools Lite, but all to no avail. I'm wondering if this ...