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Windows 7 64bit search bar is buggered

When I search for something in the Windows 7 Start Menu, I am only given categories. Screenshot: I have tried the following, to no avail: Deleted registry keys Restarted, stopped, started, ...
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Logging Virus Definition Updates for MS Security Essentials in The Security Event Log

I would like to log a security in event in Windows 7 whenever the Microsoft Security Essentials 2 virus definition files are updates, deleted, or changed. I was expecting to do this with an Audit ...
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Troubleshooting the Microsoft generic USB HID drivers

I've had the Logitech Wave MK550 for about two years now, and it has acted up twice on me now. Now being the second time, anyways. What is happening is the mouse and keyboard simply stop working on ...
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Windows software to redirect console output to the cursor

It's not uncommon for me to have to run a command line program that gives me a unique code (kind of like an RSA SecurID token, but entirely software), and then paste that code into a web page or ssh ...
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make: Interrupt/Exception caught

I'm using Make from the MinGW distribution. It has always worked, but recently I've gotten the following error: > make clean make: Interrupt/Exception caught (code = 0xc0000005, addr = 0x0040b0ac) ...
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SSH Terminal width when run from plink.exe on Windows

I'm using Console2 to run a Powershell in which I run plink.exe to connect to a Linux server. It works fine except that ps, top and other utilities in the shell only thinks the output window is 80 ...
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What is the best way to test a webpage on higher resolution than your current screen's resolutions?

I'm making a responsive website where I need to test my webpage's css, html, javascript rendering on 2400px resolution while my screen is only 1900px.
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Syncing four computers over LAN if possible and over internet if not [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping folders synced between several machines Is there any software that allows you to sync the files arbitrary folders on four computers over the LAN and keep it ...
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Kill process by name and owner?

Before I look into reinventing the wheel and roll my own, is anyone aware of an application/utility that allows me to kill processes, filtering by both process name and process owner? Alternatively ...
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Setting up Relays in Windows

I'm trying to setup a pivoting relay with netcat on Windows, replicating a scenario easily possible by using pipes in Linux. Assume machine A can route to machine B and machine B can route to ...
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Any tool (paid/free) to add folders to CAB archive?

Do any of you know CabPack? A tool from 99 that allows to add folders to a CAB archive. Are there any alternatives to this software? Cabpack doesn't have command line options. I tried ...
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Virtual Wifi without Internet Connection Sharing and/or compatible network adapter?

This seems unlikely, but is there a way to create a virtual wifi hotspot using Windows 7 that does not involve using Internet Connection Sharing or a wireless network adapter that can support sharing? ...
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Can't change text color in Microsoft Word 2010

I have Microsoft Office 2010 32-bit running on Windows 7 32-bit. When text is highlighted and a color is selected from the mini-toolbar or the ribbon, the text does not change color. If I change the ...
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is there a way to create symbolic link between folders in linux that works in windows also?

I have created a link to folder in unix using ln -s command.. but if I copy the folder structures to windows box the same does not work in windows. is there a way to achieve symbolic/hard links ...
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Looking for batch automation program to reorganize/move/sort files into a new folder/directory structure based on file name content (Windows)

I have music files that already have artist name and title in the file name. However the files are currently not well organised in folders. I don't require audio-fingerprinting. Is there a program ...
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unreadable hard drive partition. is partition table corrupted?

I have a hard drive that had 2 partitions C drive and D drive. My internet stopped responding, so I restarted my computer. However, my computer acted like it no longer recognized my C drive and that ...
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Computer shutting down during boot when starting to load windows [closed]

Lately my PC has been shutting down during boot, most recently it has started doing it randomly during use as well. It will normally power off after the Bios screen when the Windows loading screen ...
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What will happen when I join an existing machine to a domain?

I have a computer that is currently in use. It is a daily used personal computer. I want to create a domain controller and add this machine to the domain. What will be the effect of the machine ...
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Getting Notified that a Virus Definition Update is Available for Microsoft Security Essentials

I have to perform regular offline updates on Microsoft Security Essentials Virus definition files for a computer not hooked up to the internet. I found the following KB article with a link to the ...
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Windows 7 Starter To Windows 7 Home Premium Any Time Upgrade Fails

I have an ASUS Eee PCnetbook laptop with OEM Windows 7 Starter I purchased the any time upgrade key. I followed the instructions... Error Message: The upgrade key you entered is fpr an edition of ...
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How does one regulate audio from different programs in Windows?

When I am chatting with someone in Skype, I want to mute any audio coming out of Chrome. Is this possible on a Windows machine?
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Restoring Operating System & Preloaded Apps on Dell Laptop

I got a virus on my computer and wanted to do a complete re-install on my computer. I got the re-installation disk provided when I first got the computer. I had three partitions OEM, Recovery, and OS, ...
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Broadcom NetLink BCM5906M driver

I have bought a laptop HP 6715s today, but I'm not able to find the ethernet controller driver. The drivers from Broadcom and Google are not the same version and are not compatible. Can someone tell ...
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Chrome cannot play FLV files

I've been using Google Chrome for a while now.. but for the first time i'm on a dead end: I cannot play a FLV. It says that the plug-in is not installed, but it doesn't open a bar to download it, and ...
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Why does Windows Progress Bar always give such horrible estimates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows File Copy Dialog: Why is the Estimation So… BAD? I realized this "bug" a long time ago, since Windows 95/98, but it still continues until today, on ...
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Diffing a PHP class file

I'm looking for a program that can diff/merge code files, and be aware of method names. Currently, I'm diffing two files in WinMerge - one is a class called Core_Search, the other is a class called ...
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What exactly is using port 29178

I am trying to launch a program which is uses port 29178 but it won't start up because it says the port is already in use. Netstat gives me this C:\Rush>netstat -aon | findstr 29178 TCP ...
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How to get rid of pages separation?

I am writing a document in MS Word. There is no need for pages, since I am not going to print it. Therefore, the breaks in the middle of the document only annoy me. I found out that I can double ...
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Why does my Windows folder use 75 GB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? My dad has asked me to have a look at his ...
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What It Takes To Create Rescue/Recovery/Reanimator USB Multi-Bootable Flash Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a bootable USB Flash PcRepair Kit? I wanted to create rescue/recovery/reanimator USB multi-bootable flash drive a year ago. I want to create the ultimate ...
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Is there any better idea to reverse a video and save it with and without voice? [closed]

What kind of programming language we have to use for this process or any free softwares are available ?
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Ideas for setting up a network in my clinic [closed]

I have a clinic with 6 machines connecting to a server. All these machines use Windows XP. It's a desktop application for recording patient activities. 5 machines are active throughout the day, but ...
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How to allow non-admin users to run a VBS script that requires higher privileges?

I have a vbs script that needs to be provided to end users, but it requires more rights than they have on their locked down workstations - specifically updating some HKLM registry values and ...
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On Windows 7, how can I retrieve/set system (not administrator) password?

Ok, so I know on many unix variants, you can set up a root / admin user, a standard user, etc. And by default sometimes on some distros of Linux the 'root' superuser is known to have a default ...
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Secure shared folders over VPN

I have machines both on windows 7 and windows 2008 R2.The VPN is up and running, and on all machines the VPN network is set to Home, and router network is set to public. What I need, is a secure and ...
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My keyboard has no volume control keys; how do I assign shortcuts to control the global sound volume? [duplicate]

My keyboard lacks any "multimedia" keys but I really want to have keyboard shortcuts for the global Volume Up, Volume Down, and Mute actions. What's the easiest way to program custom keyboard ...
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What to put on RAMDisk on Windows?

I got a lot of RAM installed in my PC recently and I looked into this RAMDisk thing. There are two things I've found from my investigation: You should not mess with Windows native pagefile/memory ...
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BitLocker status “Not Encryptable” for my USB drives

I encrypted my regular disks with BitLocker, but I am unable to do so with any USB drive I have. When I select the disk in Windows Explorer, I don't have the right-click menu "Manage BitLocker" on ...
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How can I see the rate at which data is sent?

I have an app that sends messages over UDP in some known format. I'd like to know the rate at which these messages are sent. To be clear, I could care less about the datarate - it's a loopback, so ...
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OCR software for Windows, with support for non-English language

Precisely, I would like to find an OCR software which can convert PDF files and images to text. Also, it should support "Hungarian" language. I tried looking around, searching for such a software, ...
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vpn and proxy to get ip from another network

i used to be connected to a server in the US and i got it's IP so i could get to pandora from outside of the US. now i need to be connected to another computer of mine, windows xp home, and my ...
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How to measure the power consumed by a program in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows application that debug battery consumption I have the following dilemma: I am testing several programs which have power saving features that can be used on ...
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shortcut for opening cmd.exe at a certain location

How can I create an icon\shortcut to a script that opens cmd.exe command prompt at a certain location on a certain drive under Win7?
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How are \n and \r handled differently on Linux and Windows?

I think \n moves the needle down, and \r moves the needle to the beginning of a line (left align)? I'm not sure, though. So, if I'm wrong please correct me.... Anyway, I was told that Windows and ...
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Partitioning Disk: Maximum Partitions Reached in windows

I was installing Windows 7 using the CD. I have 3 partitions already, and when creating a new partition using the DVD, it says "You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the ...
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Unicode-based POSIX tools (other than Cygwin) for Windows?

GNU Win32 and MSYS are awesome, but it seems like all of their tools use the ANSI version of the Windows API, rather than the Unicode versions. Obviously, those are meant for Windows 95 and 98, not ...
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How do I copy DVDs to a hard disk?

I want to copy movie DVDs to an old 1TB external disk where they won't be susceptible to scratching. How do I do this? What software do I use to rip those DVDs? What about copy protection? What ...
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How can I get access to EXT2, EX3 and EXT4 partitions on Windows 7?

I tried all programs recommended to mount Linux partitions like EXT2 or EXT3 or even EXT4 but no one can do well on Windows 7 32 bit. I want to access read-write, is there a program that can do this? ...
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Possible to burn a music CD with additional files?

I've decided to burn a music CD, and was supposed to print out a paper, but the printer was empty on black ink. So I tried the obvious, to just drag 'n drop the .docx file over to the music CD. As I ...
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Why does a monitor connected through a DVI-to-VGA connector goes black when booting?

I have a Galaxy GF9500GF PCI-e video card, 1GB. It has two DVI ports and I connect it to a VGA cable using a special connector. When Windows XP SP3 is loading (I can see the progress bar), the monitor ...