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Software that simulates a LAN admin [closed]

You know you recommend a software that simulates a LAN, to use as a virtual test environment before you apply the settings on physical machines? Should I install it on Windows 7.
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Unable to Boot Windows 7 after GPT/RAID migration

I recently did a migration off of a single hard disk to a RAID array. I backed up my partitions with Clonezilla and everything worked fine. I was able to then restore both my Windows 7 Bootloader and ...
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External hard drive to work with Windows, OSX & Linux?

I have an 1 TB external hard drive and I'm going to use it with OSX, Windows XP/7 and Ubuntu, mostly for backup. I'm thinking of creating a bigger FAT32 partition to exchange files between the OS's ...
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Frequently Wifi network disappears on Windows 8

I'm using Windows 8. My Laptop is DELL inspiron 5110 15r. The problem is, I'm getting warning sign on the tray wifi network icon very frequently. When I hover mouse on warning sign, baloon with ...
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How to forbid particular windows update?

I have original Windows 7 Ultimate but a month before I have started to see the following message on every PC turn on: On this computer not original copy of windows is installed After some ...
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Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote

“Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection” When you try to install an MSI through an RDP connection you could get the “Windows Installer does not permit ...
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Merely chainloading an Acer Recovery Partition deleted all data

I was starting a backup of Acer's factory restore partition located inside of an extended partition to determine whether or not it still worked. I clicked "take no action" once I saw that it had, in ...
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Computer “loses” connection to wireless router intermittently

Recently I find my Windows 7 laptop computer often "losing" connectivity with my Linksys wireless router. When it "loses connection" to the router, the computer doesn't have any connectivity (no ...
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How find IP adress of a lost Bridge

This is my network : (Yellow : Wifi and Green : Cable) Image Link : http://i.stack.imgur.com/AtewB.jpg (Sorry I dont have 10 reputation i'm new) My PC 3 can't obtain ip adress by DHCP because the ...
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WebDav as MediaServer

I am wondering if makes sense, to use WebDav as a media server, to stream Movies (in the best case), but at least stream my Music. I have a 100MBit Internet connection with about 5MBit Upload, so in ...
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Remove the rectangle around desktop icon when selected

Is there a way to remove the rectangle around desktop icons, whithin the aero theme? Take a look at this icon. You can see the box around the icon when it's highlighted: Now, take a look at the ...
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Caching a Non-OS HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use Intel RST caching on another (i.e. non-OS) hard drive? Is it possible to cache a non-OS HDD with an SSD in RST? I put the HDD and the SSD in RAID-0, and the ...
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Windows 8 product key from Dreamspark does not work

I recently downloaded Windows 8 Professional N 32/64 and got a product key from Dreamspark. However when I try to install Windows 8, it asks me for a product key. I enter it and it fails: The ...
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Making pendrive bootable for Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive I have to make pen-drive bootable for my Windows XP ISO file. I'm Using Windows 7 ultimate. I saw many links on net whose ...
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External HDD i/o device error can't format or read

I'm using a 160GB Hitachi External HDD. When I was creating partitions, I accidentally formatted it from NTFS to RAW. I tried to format it back to NTFS, but I got an error ("could not format"). I ...
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Posh-Git – What does it do?

I’ve been battling with Git on Windows for over a week now, trying to make it usable. I heard about Posh-Git for PowerShell, but I can’t seem to find any information about what it actually does. Does ...
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Get Windows ping and ipconfig tools

For some reason, my Windows 7 computer does not recognise the cmd.exe tools ping and ipconfig. I have tried to download them from the web, but I can only find tools that do similar stuff; not the ...
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Windows XP installation loop and freeze [closed]

I am trying to install Windows XP and I get to the first installation screen when it reboots and asks me to press any key. If I don't but just wait nothing happens. If I start installation again ...
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User specific folder rights vs group membership rights

If a user individually granted one set of rights to a folder but a different set of rights is granted to a group to which he belongs, which takes precedence? I originally thought that the lower ...
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How does FileStream appends physically works?

I was dealing with a prepending problem and suddenly leads me to think about this question.... Maybe not only related to FileStream, I want to know how we actually appends binary into a file ...
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How to burn .img linux file to DVD?

I would like to install Chrome os ( vanilla http://chromeos.hexxeh.net ) on my old Toshiba laptop. I tried to burn the .img file to my USB. But My toshiba doesn't have any USB option in Startup Bios. ...
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Transfer file from Windows to VMware linux client

I have a Windows 7 host that runs a VMware RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.3 client (which has been modified and given to me as an .iso). Instead of being shown a graphical interface, I just have access to ...
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Wrong screen resolution Windows 7/8

I know this has been asked many times before, but I have not yet found a solution... So as the title says, my computer displays the wrong screen resolution. What happened, was the power went down one ...
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Multiple folders on server, create zip file for each

I have a large number of folders on a server that I need to zip. Each folder will be zipped to a separate zip file. Zip file name = folder name. After zip is created, delete folder. Can I do ...
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How do I keep my files and folders unlocked in Windows 7?

My IDE is getting a frequent problem of failing to delete temporary or scratch files from the disk it is working on and the reason is the files and folders it is working on are being locked by itself ...
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Clipboard usage

just curious with windows clipboard. I use printscreen to capture a screenshot . Again i use the same to capture another screenshot. Ok, how exactly do I access the previous screenshots? Is that ...
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How do I share a printer that is attached to a Fedora computer?

I have a computer running Fedora 17 with a Xerox Phaser 6360N attached to it. I need to share that printer to a LAN computer running Windows 7. How do I do this? Preferably without Samba.
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Triple Boot Windows

The toshiba laptop has Win 7 Home Edition. I resized the partition (shrink). I made two other partitions to install two Win XP SP3. Trying to have 1x Win7, 2x WinXP, when resized the partition, i made ...
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Audio output soundcard and video card

So I'm running the ATI 4870x2 and from this with a DVI to HDMI adapter I have audio and video going to my tv - which feeds through to my amp and speakers. This is wonderful and I couldn't be happier, ...
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HDMI PORT not working

I have a ASUS K53SV laptop. I was using the HDMI port for about a year with my Samsung TV, and an external monitor. One day it lost signal and now my laptop no longer displays picture or sound through ...
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Windows command to display all IP addresses

I know there is a single line of a command and its arguments that can help display all computer IP addresses (those that are being used) on a LAN, and my computer is also a client, as one of those ...
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Remote Viewing Software

I'm looking for some software and having a difficult time finding what exactly I require. What I would like is to run on a central computer somewhere, a piece of software that I would like ...
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Tesla C2075 as a VGA

I'd like to use a Tesla C2075's VGA (D-SUB) DVI output. I installed the latest Quadro driver (as suggested by the NVIDIA driver finder) on the 64-bit Windows 7, but it doesn't seem to be working. E.g. ...
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How to install drivers for Microsoft Kinect on Windows Vista

I have a Kinect sensor for XBox, and I´d like to try to develop some applications for Kinect. Problem is that when I´ve tried to install SDK or runtime, an error occurred. Namely, I have an unsuitable ...
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IE - Personal Certificates - where does it read it from?

If I go to Internet Explorer Options -> Content Tab -> Certificates Button -> Personal Tab, I see a list of certificates there - where does IE read from? Several of these certificates are different ...
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Windows 8 Remote Desktop only allows one user at a time?

I tried connecting to Windows 8 using its built-in Remote Desktop feature, but for some inexplicable reason, it requires that no users are logged in on the target machine before a remote user can log ...
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Will I lose my Windows 8 activation after hardware upgrade?

Windows 8 Pro w/WMC is installed on an Asus M3A78-EM with an on-board GPU. I wish to upgrade the GPU and have purchased a compatible one but have not installed it yet. I also wish to upgrade its CPU. ...
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How to alternate between login screen types in Windows 7?

When already at the default login screen in Windows 7 where you click on an icon to select a user, is there a way to switch to the mode where you enter both a username and a password? In Windows XP, ...
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File Auditing in Windows

I believe there is no other way to check on a Windows System (for instance Win 7) who has copied or access a file or folder except for enabling File Auditing in the Local Security Policy. Now that ...
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laptop screen goes blank

I have been trying to debug this laptop screen issue and the screen kinda flickers then it goes blank. The back light goes out as you can still see what is on the screen but it is very dark. There ...
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Where is the Regedit user-settings file located?

I want to make a backup of it. For the favorites.
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How can I view a .eml file from command line in Windows Vista?

Ok, so my parent's computer crashed (horribly - corruptedRegistry) and I'm trying to access one of their e-mail files that is saved locally on the hard drive. I can't launch Windows itself so right ...
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Problems with Sysprep

I was on Windows 8 until sometime ago, then my HDD port broke and i had to change for something like... Ubuntu bootable live DVD, i used it to manage the creation of something smaller to get into a ...
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Different files on shared partition?

I am dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04. My partition scheme looks like this: /dev/sda1 - Windows 8 (nfts) /dev/sda2 - Ubuntu / (ext4) /dev/sda3 - Ubuntu home (ext4) /dev/sda5 - swap /dev/sda6 - ...
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'Canonical' way to block websites in Windows 8 without using hosts

In Windows 8, Microsoft has (rightly) decided that Windows Defender will prevent modifications from being made to the %WINDOWS%/System32/Drivers/etc/hosts file. This is an attempt to prevent trojans ...
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Keeping a laptop clean of viruses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC? I've just got my laptop cleaned of dust and completely wiped - i.e. set to factory ...
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Data recovery from memory card for undeleted files that are not visible

I had a memory card from a friend and we were trying to copy some pics to and fro my laptop. TL,DR: Need a software to recover undeleted files from a MMC. That's right, I need to do undeleted files ...
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Detect what process is changing a file on Windows

Is there a way to detect what process is changing a file on Windows 7? I know procmon is a great tool but couldn't figure it out how to do it or even if it's possible. The problem is that I have a ...
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How to add commands of windows to local shell of XShell 4

XShell is a very powerful tools to ssh remote computers such as Unix/Linux. And it has built some internal commands for you to run within your Windows. Xshell:\> help Internal Commands: new: ...
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Mount remote drive by port forwarding

I have a windows 7 computer at home and a remote windows XP machine with an external USB drive attached to it. I would like to be able to copy files to and from home/the remote USB drive. The problem ...