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Increasing the user space on windows XP machine

I have a problem with user space on XP. I have a machine with 3GB RAM and my application needs more memory. One solution would be increase the RAM to 4GB and switch on the 3GB Switch. Right now, I ...
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How to get Linux users list from LDAP

We've just linked one of our Linux host to LDAP and ActiveDirectory. Now I'm trying to check how I get list of users and their details from within the Linux side.
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How use a Wireless router as a switch ? (even wi-fi access)

I have a router TP-Link (without wireless) connected in my modem wich have this subnet : 192.168.0.*, that work fine. But I need a wireless connection too, my wireless router had this ip given by the ...
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Arial font missing — browsers showing most text as italic or bold

Today I opened up my browser (Opera 11.60) and noticed that all of the font was italicized. There are still some text that isn't italicized, but most of the text is italicized. I then opened up ...
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Windows Networking adapter/driver problems

I am having a Windows networking problem. My system is a Windows Vista x86_64 System. I have a dual boot into Linux, and in Linux the networking works fine, so I know its not a Hardware/Router ...
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Is running a Windows 7 VM on an SSD a bad idea?

I'm using VirtualBox to run a 64-bit Windows 7 VM, with the guest drive being on an SSD for speed. Host OS is also 64-bit Windows 7. I know Windows 7 automagically tweaks some settings if it detects ...
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Change the “temp” folder used when zipping/archiving files?

I'm trying to zip up a huge file, but it fails since my C:\ drive doesn't have enough space. How do change it to use another drive?
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How to reorder the files of a FAT32 file system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reorder folders? (as displayed in ls -U) How to physically reorder files 03.mp3 01.mp3 02.mp3 (ls -f) in a directory? I know this sounds a bit strange, but ...
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Trick Windows 7 into Thinking It Is Installed on a Tablet PC

Is there a way to make Windows 7 think it is installed on a tablet pc? (Not like an iPad but a convertible laptop) The reason is, I'm having trouble with OneNote and Wacom Cintiq the handwriting is ...
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Unable to change Windows file permissions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: All folders are Read-Only (Windows) My work computer runs Windows Vista, on a typical Windows network (not sure which version of Windows server). I am the owner of my ...
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How to access a BitLocker-encrypted drive in Linux?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using BitLocker. Now I have also installed Lubuntu along with Windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in Linux. How ...
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Does the Windows Task Scheduler have a way to run a command a set time after the user logs on?

Does the Windows Task Scheduler have a way to run a command a set time after the user logs on? I prefer it to run the first time anybody logs on, whether manually or if the computer is set to logon a ...
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Is there a way to run a service a set time after Windows starts?

I have a program that works as a service and works with the network on a low level. It appears that a service it starts too early, so I want to configure it so that it starts after Windows starts, ie ...
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Search doesn't work for Windows 7 offline folder

Ever since the My Documents folder was setup for offline use on my new laptop I can no longer use the search box in explorer, neither when I am online nor offline. My admin says this is normal. I ...
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Can I map my Mac keyboard shortcuts to match windows?

Is their a way that I can GLOBALLY map my keyboard shortcuts on my Macbook pro to match windows shortcuts? (Cut, Copy, Paste, Beginning of Line, End of Line, etc...) I go through spells where I am ...
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Where does Chrome save its bookmarks on Windows?

I'm trying to recover a Windows system from backups and can't seem to find where Chrome saves its bookmarks. Does anybody know where Chrome saves its bookmarks on Windows?
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How to get adapter setting (IPs, MASK, DNS,…) from corrupted Windows 7?

I want to get adapter setting from my corrupted Windows 7. Windows are now unbootable and unrepairable. I have got a ubuntu live dvd so I have access to all files. Is somewhere in Widows some file ...
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Is there any free way to write on a PDF form? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free PDF Editor for Windows I have been sent a form as a scanned PDF (it has no fields). There are several online tools that can be used to fill it in such as ...
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is there a “run as” in Windows 7?

I have issue with user without local admin who want to install font on their PC call me everyday. The thing is there is no run as, like in windows XP.I don't want to logoff user session and go into ...
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Driver Tool accidently deleted, no netwrok access

I accidently deleted driver tool from the control panel. Now In device manager, at Network Controller has yellow question mark. There is no wireless icon or wizard under netwrok connection in control ...
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How would I specify specific start menu items for a certain user?

I have a member of my family with a user account that I am restricting, I have already added loads of restrictions using the mmc. What I want to know is, is it possible to set up a separate start ...
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DCOM Server Process Launcher service is in disabled state in Windows 7

Due to a long battle with a computer virus, my DCOM Server Process is disabled from services.msc in Windows 7. Is there any way to bring it back? I don't want to: Reformat - lost time Do an in ...
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I keep having to System Restore

Sorry the question title isn't very helpful. Anyway, every so often (week or so, irregular intervals) my computer just stops working properly. I get a program claiming to be something like "Win7 ...
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How can I copy names of files selected in explorer to the clipboard? (Like SendToX)

In Win95 and XP, I used SendToX (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc751394.aspx) to select a number of files in directory and copy the names to the clipboard so that I could paste them into ...
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Prevent applications from automatically starting

In Windows, there are generally 2 ways a program automatically launches Start Up folder A Registry entry (in HKLM,HKCU/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run Is there a way to prevent ...
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Empty DVD Drive indicates it has music in it (CDFS)

I have a Windows 7, 64 bit computer with a Blu-ray DVD drive. When I first start the computer, the DVD drive indicates it has music in it, but it is empty. If I put a CD in it, it will not ...
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Is there a music player that will automatically mute when other audio starts playing?

I find myself listening to music while I use my computer, and constantly pausing and un-pausing the music when I watch a video on youtube, open up a game, or any other task that needs audio. Do any ...
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How can I create custom mouse actions in Windows 7?

My mouse has 2 additional buttons at the side. The mouse's default driver doesn't have many functions. I want to set it so that if one of the buttons is pressed, the other buttons (including right ...
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How can I close tabs to the left in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome has a button to "close tabs to the right" (right click on a tab), but not one for the left. Firstly, why is this? Secondly, how do I add a button to close tabs to the left? I've ...
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Windows theme ravaged after BSoD

I know this is going to sound stupid, but due to a faulty RAM module, my Windows 7 x64 crashed with a blue screen, and after reboot, my theme was lost. Sadly, I can't seem to figure out how to get it ...
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shortcut key for changing user in time of login

In windows xp it is possible to change the user at login time by clicking Alt+Ctrl+Del Is there any shortcut for same purpose in windows 7 ?
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Program to customize a window in Windows (Vista)?

I want a utility that allows me to set a custom opacity for some of my open windows. Basically, I want to be able to watch movies on VLC while I code, and do other things on my computer. I want the ...
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The “FIND” command in Windows 7 Command Prompt [closed]

Is the find command in the Windows 7 DOS Command Prompt? I tried to type "find" just in the cmd console, but it shows a message the command is not recognized. I run it as an administrator. Any ideas?
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Alternatives uses for small SSDs

So are there any alternative uses for small SSDs? I was recently given a 40 GB SSD and I am reluctant to rebuild my OS just to get Windows on the SSD and everything else on a different drive. I ...
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Share printer with Win XP server and Win 7 client

I have a 32 bit Windows XP computer with a installed Epson R200 printer. I shared this printer and want to use it with a 64 bit Windows 7 system, now. But the problem is, that the Windows 7 client ...
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Windows Media Player doesn't notice when I change CD

I'm using WMP on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. When I put a CD in the drive, WMP starts itself up and I've got it set to rip the CD. This works fine. When it's finished ripping, I eject the CD and put a ...
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In Windows, how do I connect two computers to the Internet using one Ethernet socket?

In Windows, how do I connect two computers to the Internet when there is only one Ethernet socket on the wall? I don't have any extra hardware such as a router, switch, or hub.
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Realtime sync across multiple computers

What software can I use to synchronize files that detects changes on each of my computers and syncs continuously with an always-on server? I'm looking for: Running as a service on the server and ...
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Does Windows take care of closing sockets when processes exit?

I've read up this question about Linux, Can a port be bound when the process has terminated? Linux appears to clean up after processes exiting, and leaving open sockets. I was wondering if there's any ...
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Installing too many applications on Windows. Is that possible? [closed]

I am wondering if, other than the space applications can take on disk, I can incur into any performance problems if I install many applications on Windows. Maybe the Windows registry becomes bigger ...
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Alternative to TinyTERM Terminal Emulator

I work for a company that has been using the TinyTERM Terminal Emulator for at least 20 years now. Here is a link to the program's description: ...
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No sound in any media player

No media player has any sound. If I try to play any video file there is only video, and no sound. This happens with Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic. I have K Lite Codec Pack version 8 ...
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How do I stop my hp pavillion from sounding like a live mic?

My computer is constantly recording or something and everytime I speak I can hear myself as if I were speaking into a microphone on stage somewhere. How can I disable it? It's driving me crazy, ...
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Webcam effects for Windows 7

I need a software that can creates effects in webcam for video chat in Google and Skype. I can do effects with HP touchsmart softwares. but not able to do the same for Google talk or Skype. EDIT: ...
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How to synchronize clocks for computers that are not online?

I have some computers that run Windows 7 embedded and are connected to each other by a switch, but are not connected to a larger network or the internet. After a few weeks, the clocks drift and it is ...
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Reinstall Windows under TrueCrypt

I usually partition my hard-drive so that the OS and applications are on C: and ll the data, including user folders such as Documents are on D:. I do this not for any performance gain, but just so I ...
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Why does the text `fi` get cut when I copy from a PDF or print a document?

When I copy from an Adobe Reader PDF file that contains Define an operation I rather see Dene an operation when I paste the text, why is this? How can I remedy this annoying problem? I've also ...
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Is there a tab-enabled CLI for Windows?

I'm looking for a terminal for Windows that supports tabs, maybe splitting and I'd love to be able to autocomplete and double tap the tab key to list files like in Linux terminals. Is there such a ...
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How can I diagnose my PC regularly pausing / hanging up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to diagnose repeated freezing of windows 7 (comes back alive in few seconds) I have a borrowed HP nx9420 laptop, running Windows 7 Pro, no SP. Very regularly, maybe ...
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how do I disable the minimize button in windows 7

Is there any way to disable the minimize button in windows? I don't use it and when someone else uses my pc they tend to minimize everything