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DOS Downloaders / Downloads Managers (e.g. WGET) any more? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: wget/cURL alternative native to Windows? I am currently looknig for a DOS down-loader similar to wget, are there any alternatives for Windows?
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Simple time tracker for Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Time Tracking Applications I'd like a small Windows application (not web-based) that sits in the icon bar and keep track of time I spend on different projects by ...
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Howto manually force Windows 7 to work in the way as it had SSD vs hard drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Confirming that Windows 7 is using SSD optimizations I have a SSD and Windows 7 working in virtual environment (VirtualBox). Windows 7 works great with SSD but I wonder ...
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How do you check how much power a USB port can deliver?

Some laptops have a special USB port that can deliver more power than the other ones. However it is not always easy to identify which one is the good one, nor how much power it can deliver. So is ...
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Is there a convenient way to edit PATH in Windows 7?

I do not understand why Windows 7 is still adopting this stuffy dialog box? I feel uncomfortable when editing and looking-up a path in this narrow text box. Is there a convenient way to edit PATH ...
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Several desktops on Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows 7 Windows XP, Windows 7, what is the best program to have several workspaces just like under Linux/GNOME?
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How to set the arithmetic precision in “set” batch files variables?

How do I set a precision to the SET arithmetic operation on divisions? eg. SET /A t=3/4 But that gives result as '0' and not '0.75' ( I want at least 2 decimal places ) Or is there any other ...
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How to reference a PPP adapter in Windows command?

When using the windows command ipconfig /all, the result will show a PPP adapter followed by a long name closed with braces. It looks like the below image: When I try to set the DNS of my PPP ...
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Is there a command line utility equivalent to wmctrl on Windows

I'm trying to write a remote window manager so that I can control my open windows via bluetooth using anyremote. There's wmctrl for Linux that manages windows from the command line. Is there similar ...
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Prevent Windows logon password from being stored on disk

I'm going over some options a tweaker-program is presenting, and one of them is "Do not store your logon password on the disk". The logon username & password are stored on the disk where they can ...
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Windows on a hybrid MBR/GPT

I thought I'd finally relegated Windows to life inside a virtual machine, but alas, I came across some games I'd like to play that just won't do in that setup. In the days since Windows last occupied ...
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DOS pauses in stdout/execution

I've been having this odd issue recently where my command line screens will basically lock the programs writing to them until I give mouse focus to the DOS window and then perform some keyboard ...
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What improvements can be done in a small network in regards to shares?

Short of setting up an Active Directory; What improvements can be done in a small network in regards to windows shares/device discovery? I have a small network. ADSL Modem/Router/WiFi (gateway, ...
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Windows 7 and cd to symbolic links

So I have created a bunch of symbolic links to top of source code tree, data directories, etc How do I, from command line, cd to these links?
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Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4

I realize that this might be a tough one but I thought I'll try nonetheless for there are many knowledgeable people here. Skype recently shipped out an update which automatically installed a games ...
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How to make “ping” display a less verbose output

How is it possible for "ping" in windows to display less information e.g. a less verbose output. E.g. just the "Reply from" part?
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How can I start a program even before Windows starts itself?

I know that there are a lot of applications (such as that ones which manage partitions like Partition Magic, Partition Logic, Easeus, etc) that start even before Windows starts to load itself (the ...
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Setting horizontal spanning in Windows 7

Is there any tool/option/thing which allows two monitors in Win7 to act like big one? I need to get two projectors together to make bigger resolution. I am currently using Win7 64b Professional SP1 ...
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Recover directory deleted from C#

I used the following C# code to delete a directory: Directory.Delete ("C:\TC"); Can I restore the directory C:\TC? Can I also restore the subdirectories?
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How to find out which program add LANG environment variable besides system/current-user environments on windows OS?

I found there's a LANG environment variable with value zh_CN in environments (reported by set), but this variable does NOT exists in system-wide/current-user environments. After reboot, the LANG ...
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Can I setup my Sennheiser RS170 headphones to auto switch audio when turned off/on?

I'm using the on board audio on my Asus P6T Deluxe V2 motherboard, green line-out goes to Creative Labs speakers. When I plug my Sennheiser RS170 headphones into the headphone jack of the speakers, ...
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AT Command - How to specify more than one occurrence

How do you specify more than one occurrence using the "AT" command e.g. run xxxx.exe every 20 minutes
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“[error] cannot find git path” when trying to run program

[error] cannot find git path I bought a laptop (used) and it works fine except for this problem - when I go to Start and Programs and try to open ANY program it gives me this error. This is a ...
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List of Samba parameters?

Where can I find a list of samba parameters? I've tried google but cannot find a list. Is there an official one somewhere?
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Mouse-less use of Windows 7 — Selection of windows?

So I have been slowly transitioning to using my keyboard for faster use of my computer but have been looking for an alternative to alt+tab and win+tab for selecting windows. I am hoping someone knows ...
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How to access internet from QEMU?

I am running qemu version 0.13 on windows XP. My Host OS is Windows XP and my guest OS is Debian 4(Etch). How do I connect to internet from Debian OS? My windows OS can connect to Internet. The ...
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Windows Explorer Extension to generate file: URIs

I am searching for a way to obtain a proper file:/ URI from inside Windows Explorer. Basically I would like to have a context menu entry which says "copy file URI to clipboard". Does something ...
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Windows 7 fails to connect connect to samba

I have a local workgroup network. It has one ubuntu 10 LTS machine, two XP boxes and a Windows 7. I everything works great eccept for the Widnows 7 box. I can see it and access it from the other ...
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How to enable the Remember Password option in Firefox?

I am using Firefox 3.6, but the remember password box is not getting displayed each time I login to Gmail or any other site where login is required. I did the same thing in Internet Explorer. ...
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Wait for Ping and notify

Is there a utility that works in the background and is able to notify me if my computer is being pinged?
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Is there a tool for windows 7 that provides an additional quick access bar

Preferably a bar always on top that you can put your shortcuts at for quick access. I have problems adding my shortcuts to the taskbar and even the start menu. And the start menu is not convenient as ...
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Using NTFS hard links to combine full/differential backups

Short: Is it possible to (robo)copy a directory tree using hard links instead of physical copy? I want to make a daily backup of my data files, every day in it's own directory. Now most files don't ...
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How to set a different default font for every language?

How does Chrome decide which font to use for every Unicode character? For example, let's say I have 4 Hebrew fonts, 5 Hindi fonts and 6 Arabic fonts. Which font will be used to display Hebrew, Arabic ...
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See yourself on a webcam [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I take a picture with my webcam in Windows 7? If you have a webcam properly installed, what program (preferably built-in, Windows 7) can you use to see yourself ...
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Command Prompt shows up and disappears immediately

When I open Start > Run, type cmd.exe and press Enter, a black window shows up and disappears immediately. I've tried opening it from C:\windows\System32\cmd.exe I've tried cleaning the PATH ...
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When is a Windows User's Temp directory cleaned out?

When does Windows clear this directory? The only time it seems to is when running disk cleanup tool one is given the option..
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How can I control a remote machine if I know its admin account and password?

A while back I came across some software with which I could fully control a remote machine, but I can't remember its name. I now want to do some automation from my server so that I can put files on ...
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Two monitors display

I have two monitors for my desktop. I want to see one Internet Explorer window on one monitor and another window on the other monitor. Is there such a feature in Windows 7?
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Reinstalling Windows' MBR

I'd like to reinstall the Windows MBR. My first hard drive is as follows: (hd0,0): fedora 15/ext4 (hd0,1): windows 7 x64 I have GRUB installed on it right now, which allows me to boot Fedora just ...
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Using a Toshiba laptop without the battery [duplicate]

My Toshiba laptop battery is just about dead. Can I continue to use the laptop without the battery in the unit at all? Will it harm the laptop in the long run?
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Windows remote desktop - how to untrap keyboard?

I have two monitors, will a full-screen remote desktop session running on one of them, and regular windows programs running on the other. When one of the other programs have focus, I can Alt+Tab ...
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Freeware to make predefined size screen capture

There are tons of screen capture but I cannot find one that can do predefined size screen capture. Do you know one that works on Windows 7?
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Behavior of xcopy when moving files on a network drive

Using a batch file, suppose a directory on a network machine, mapped to a drive with net use. net use \\"server name"\"share name" y: Then from that directory y: cd archive An xcopy to another ...
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Pound sign on Windows on MBP with US keyboard

I have a MacBook Pro (early 2011 model) with a U.S. keyboard, which of course does not have a number pad. I have Windows 7 installed on a second partition using Boot Camp. How can I insert the GBP ...
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More than One Internet Connections on Windows

I currently have two different Internet connections: one is a 1 Mbps 3G connection (very low downtime but unstable bandwidth, fair latency, mobile, already NAT-ed at ISP-level, tethering allowed, 2 GB ...
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How do I recover Windows 7 after Ubuntu and Fedora install?

I have tried many linux distros and I have always been able to see the Windows 7 option in the grub file. However, recently I installed Ubuntu 11.04 and Fedora 15, I am not able to access Windows ...
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Border does not print from PDF

When I print from an HP Business Inkjet 5800 printer (shared from an XP computer) the borders only print from a random side. This happens when printing from Windows XP, Vista or 7. When printing the ...
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How to “join” two partitions

I have a laptop hard drive that I'm using now as an external USB hard drive. The drive has two partitions - I don't want this configuration and only want one partition. How can I join the partitions ...
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Which programs are using my USB flash drive?

Sometimes when I follow the process to safely remove a USB flash drive, I get told that I can't remove the drive because some programs are using it. However I'm unable to tell which programs these ...
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Win XP: put harddrive in new computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to move system disk to a new computer? I want to move my exisiting harddrive which has windows XP on it to a new box which has better hardware (mb, processor, ...