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With SSD drives, should I still use separate drives for OS, swap file, and audio/video files in a DAW?

For the best performance on a digital audio workstation (DAW), I had formerly understood that separate drives for the OS, virtual memory (swap) file, and project media files (audio, video, sample ...
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Delete duplicate filenames from filesystem [duplicate]

How would I write a simple script to remove files with the same name and/or md5 checksum from a target filesystem? I'm sure in a Unix like system this is simple but I'm actually trying to get one ...
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Can't disable IIS

I cannot disable IIS. I've tried uninstalling everything I can think of realted to it including MS Web Deploy, Web Matrix Platform, IIS express (am I missing anything?). I tried disabling the ...
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How do I disable panning of windows on the edge of the screen?

When I move a window to the edge of the screen, any portion of it that remains off-screen is panned back on to the screen when I move my cursor "past" the edge. This is a nice feature, but it's one I ...
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How do I find and remove corrupt images from directory? [duplicate]

I downloaded a bunch of images off a web server (70,000 or so) from a website I am working on and a fairly large number of them are corrupt but not empty. I can see the corrupt ones as thumbnails in ...
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Dell Precision 690 workstation - Boot device not found

My Dell Precision 690 workstation has stopped booting into Windows 7 altogether. About a week ago, the BIOS started giving me a message that the amount of memory had changed from the default ...
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Monitoring application usage of a computer with many users?

I have a server running Windows in a domain which is accessed by many users and acts as a PC. It has more than 10 sessions at the same time. I'm hoping to figure out what applications are most used ...
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Making emacs/AucTeX open Acrobat on Windows

How can I configure emacs 24 (with AucTeX) on MS windows so that I can bind a key to compile the latex document in the active buffer and then open the resulting pdf in acrobat? Can the same technique ...
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What is Event ID 33: SpellChecker in Windows 7 and 8 about?

On newly installed Windows machines (Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7) I've seen event id 33 regularly appearing in the event viewer with this message: Failed to add hardcoded change pair "aids -> aids" ...
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Apache php_ldap.dll error

I have apache with php 5.4 installed on a Windows 7 64bit machine. When I restart Apache I get the following: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'c:/PHP54/ext\\php_ldap.dll' - %1 is not a ...
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Boot Windows 8 from SD Card

My goal is to boot Windows 8 on my MacBook Air from an SD Card. I came up with the idea after I purchased the Nifty Minidrive. Since it added a whole 64 GB of expandable storage, I thought it would ...
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Windows can't find domain name that everyone else can see

I've configured a DNS server on my home LAN. It serves a few extra domain names, such as foo. Note that foo is configured to return 404s for all requests. (I haven't gotten to getting it to do what I ...
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Windows Vista SP2 access denied to c: drive (RESOLVED)

I have inadvertently managed to remove all permissions to my C: drive so now its become read only and is obviously causing numerous problems. I have tried booting in safe mode with command prompt ...
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copy file from windows to Linux

I am writing one script. it will run one linux machine. its targets includes linux, solaris and windows. I know that i can use scp to copy files between *nix. but how about copying file from windows? ...
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Windows 7 workstation network issue

I have a client that has 20+ computers on a domain. All the computers can see each other as well as the servers except one. I have checked these: Remote login Windows firewall is turned off there ...
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Best way to speed up my old Macbook Pro?

I'm looking for quite a technical answer here, despite the amateur sounding question. I've got a 2006 era 17" Macbook Pro (primarily running Windows) which is limited in a number of key ways. For ...
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How to remove Program Events from the Sound control panel?

I have Program Events in the Sound control panel (mmsys.cpl) for TortoiseSVN, which is no longer installed on my computer. How can I remove them? I have tried reinstalling and unintallting the ...
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Secure Online Storage with Mapped Network Drive [closed]

I am searching for an online storage solution that uses encryption when transferring the data, and when storing the data. I want to be able to map a network drive to the online storage in Windows and ...
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Weird monitor issues related to sleep

About a week ago, the monitor did not return when the system spooled up from sleep. Actually, the monitor still had a green (connected) lite and when you turned it off, and then back on again i would ...
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How to copy only new files AND only those that are modified after a certain date?

I would like to copy files from one drive to another, but I only want to copy source files that are newer than the destination file. BUT, I also want to only copy source files that have been changed ...
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Windows/OS X: Is it possible to switch to a window in a particular direction?

I'm looking for the functionality that you can find on window managers like awesome, screen, and tmux where you can specify the window you want to switch to with a directional key. When using ...
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Run 2 different games on 2 cards on 2 monitors in Windows 7

Well i have been looking for 4 hours and i cant find anything. I have a qx6700, 4gbs of ddr2 5 5 5 18 ram, evga 750i FTW mother board, a gts 450, and a gtx 480. What i want to do is set the gpus like ...
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ssh can't use key, but password works

I have an Ubuntu server running for my SCM, and am doing my development on a windows computer. This setup has worked for a long time with out any problems. But now I get a strange problem. The ...
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Command line option to check if another user is connected to the system

I know how to find it out by GUI, but I need to check this in cmd in batch script. Basically I need to find out if connection on PC is shared to some other users.
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MS Office Word - EXCEL

I've got a problem: I want to create one document, consisting of different documents. Using an excel sheet (comparable to mail merge therefore) ! But: Every recipient has a different content. ...
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Backup but leave old versions of files on server

I have recently asked a question about backups but now I have different, similar one. I need to backup on my server, but leave files, new versions, and old ones. The backup should go in one direction ...
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How do I set the the text direction in word 2010 to right to left for languages like Hebrew or Arabic when copy/pasting?

In Office word 2010, when I want to create a new style, under the paragraph section the direction (left-to-right and right-to-left) is disabled. Can I modify the direction then? Added for mahmoud ...
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Reboot after power failure for MacPro 3,1 early 2008 using Windows 7 x64

I'm using a Mac Pro 3,1 early 2008, with Windows 7 64 bit installed to run as a Server. Is it possible to make it automatically restart after a power recovery? Previously I was using a Pentium 4 ...
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Which Graphic Card is faster? [closed]

Here are 3 Graphic cards for review... Configuration of Bar Graphic Card Graphics Engine AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5450 GPU Clock 650 MHz Bus Standard PCI Express 2.1 Memory ...
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Set up email in Windows 8 Mail without a Microsoft Account/Email Address?

Is there a way to use the default Mail app in Windows 8 without signing in using a Microsoft Account? I'd like to only add an Exchange account and have no need for an extra Microsoft Account on my ...
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Acer Inspire Windows 8 Pro Product Key

My brother took his laptop to be upgraded to Windows 8 Pro. He received the card with a Product Key on it but then when he went to "Control Panel" and then "Systems", a different Product Key than ...
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taskkill windows command getting hung

I have a few batch files in which I directly call taskkill command to kill running processes (because they interfere with these nightly build scripts). But recently, it seems after some Windows ...
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How to change the icon of html files?

Windows (at least XP and Vista, I haven't tried 7) refuses to honor my setting of the icon to show for html files. It insist in showing the paper sheet with the IE logo on it. On XP I changed the ...
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Can I set Windows default second-monitor behaviour to “Extend these displays”?

I travel to multiple offices (and multiple desks in those offices), and whenever possible I plug an external monitor into my laptop. Whenever I plug in a monitor I haven't used before, Windows ...
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Install VC Redist 2008 on Windows Server 2000

I recently set up a server with Windows Server 2000 (I know it´s old, but the hardware of the computer wouldn´t take more than that). Now I installed xampp which requires the VC redist package 2008. ...
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Email clients with GPG for linux, windows and android

I need Your help. Im looking for some email client with GPG to use under linux, windows and android. Important for me is that, when I marked email as read under eg. linux it is marked as well under ...
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What is the OS name and browser version for Windows NT 6.1 and Mozilla/4.0?

I currently see the following browser information from a user: Mozilla/4.0 ( compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/4.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT ...
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3D Designing programs such as Google Sketchup, Blender, Wings 3D crash on my 64bit Win 7 PC

Google Sketchup, Blender, Wings 3D, Maya and all such programs, whenever started, crash. Google Sketchup produces a bug splat but doesn't say anything specific about the error, Wings 3D and blender ...
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Tell Windows 7 or 8 not to use other drives [duplicate]

When installing anything, namely Windows Updates, Windows tends to use other physical drives to unpack installer, and launch it from there. This leaves plethora of stupidly named folders after a while ...
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Disable a key in windows [duplicate]

The laptop keyboard has been giving me some problems over the past couple of days with the home and end keys 'acting' like struck at any random point of time. 'Acting' as in , they dont seem struck ...
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How do I exclude specific directories from a Windows search?

I want to search for a file on drive C:. I know for sure it does not exist in a specific directory(s) (say Program Files). So to shorten my search time, I want Windows to exclude searching in those ...
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Why does the Windows Firewall ask to unblock an application that has no incoming connections

I have an application that connects to a License Server. The application triggers the request to allow connections on Windows XP and up. No matter whether I block or unblock the application, it gets ...
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Does Windows use hybrid sleep by default?

I'm on Windows 7, and I've got "Enable hybrid sleep" set to "On" in the setting of my power plan. Does it mean that Windows puts my computer into hybrid sleep mode every time I click "Sleep" in the ...
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How much safe is it to keep a desktop computer in sleep state overnight? [closed]

So far, I'm putting it into hibernate state overnight, but it takes way too much time to resume. Probably because of all the installed software and two virtual machines I'm constantly running on my ...
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Work around Windows 7 bug where it shows me my wallpaper even though i told it not to show it for this remote desktop session

Windows 7 is showing me my background wallpaper when I disabled it explicitly for the current remote desktop session in the remote desktop experience Tab in the RDP connection settings dialog, the ...
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Which fonts (if any) are pre-installed on Windows, OS X, and iOS?

I'm setting up my email client on OS X, and am not sure which font to select in Mail so as to ensure a consistent appearance across devices. In particular, iOS is a problem as I cannot seem to find a ...
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Can't read file from SSD

I have a Crucial m4 SSD which is only a few months old. I use this to run a virtual machine from and suddenly today the machine is unable to read one of the files needed to start up. I have tried ...
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How to create Symbolic Link chain in Windows?

I am trying to create multi-level symbolic links in Windows 8, but only the direct (first level) symlink seems to be working. If I try to use the second level SymLink, i get errors. i have been using ...
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Windows Bitlocker and automatic unlock password storage safety

I've encrypted my external HDD with a Bitlocker and after rebooting computer I tried to open that drive and got this message: Say, if I pick to "Automatically unlock on this computer from now on", ...
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how to block certain users by machine name in remote desktop?

I have a scenario where a common user can be connected from multiple machines, i.e, login: analysis.lhr users from multiple machines can use this login to connect to servers using remote desktop. ...