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Task Manager and memory usage

I'm a little bit confused about Task Manager and usage memory. Is the sum of all memory processes equal to the physical memory used? This is a picture of my Task Manager ordered by memory usage high ...
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How to kill a particular tcp connection in windows?

On Linux we can kill an Established TCP Connection using tcpkill command. For example, to drop all connection to/from a particular IP: tcpkill host ipaddr Or similary to kill all connection ...
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Windows font directory doesn't display all fonts installed

My Windows Fonts directory only displays 22 fonts, while i have around 1000 fonts installed. How do I unhide the remaining fonts? When i view the fonts using BitStream Navigator I can view all fonts. ...
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Unable to connect to computer name other than for file sharing

I have a computer on my network at home called "shuttle" running Win XP Pro. I can connect to this machine's file shares by visiting \\shuttle and it works fine. However, the machine also has a web ...
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Tray icon utility to track WAN IP address

I need small tray icon utility for windows which will track my internet (wan) ip address changes. I guess there should some freeware but I couldn't find any.
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How to export multi-line cells to CSV file

I have an XSLX file where some rows have multiple lines, for example: test test1 test2 When I'm trying to export (using menu "Save As") this file as CSV or Excel workbook (1997-2003), Excel ...
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Perl Package Manager via NTLM proxy

I've installed ActivePerl and the include PPM at work, but I'm unable to get it connect to the module repository through the proxy. I've set up an environment variable HTTP_PROXY = ...
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Specific browser for specific links

Does any one know how to open a specific browser for specific links? I have two links that I want to open in IE and others in Chrome. Is this even possible?
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how do I make a batch file that executes this command

I am trying to make a batch file that executes the following DOS command: exiftool "-FileName<CreateDate" -d "%Y%m%d_%H%M%S.%%e" "C:\Users\Tom\Desktop\belvedere" (FYI, exiftool.exe is a script ...
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Is it possible to run a program to redirect all port 5938 access to port 59000?

We'd like some sort of program that redirects all reads/writes to port 5938, to port 59000. It has to work in both directions, kind of like a "port tunnel". Is this possible?
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How can I store Windows “tree” command output in a file and retrieve it again?

When I do a tree > somefile.txt the file indeed contains the output of the tree command, but the lines drawn in the console are displayed as accented letters ÃÄÄÄ. Which encoding or mode do I have ...
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How to build installer of some files?

I have some files on my laptop and I need to build either an exe or msi installer. My intention is that when running that installer, it must place one file on to the C: disk and another file to the ...
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How do I locate the PID code for an ASUS laptop webcam?

I can't look in the Device Manager for the PID code because the camera has disappeared from the device list. The driver still shows up in programs list, but the camera doesn't work. Where else can I ...
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All VMware software & their installers fail to start, all of sudden, with no error messages & without getting listed in Task Manager

I have been using VMware Player on a Windows 7 machine. Today I noticed that my VMware player wasn't starting so tried to repair it using the installer but even that failed to start. After clicking ...
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Take frame from video with command-line utility in Windows

I want to take a frame of a video at a certain percentage of time (for example, 25%, 50% and 75%) and save it somewhere. I need this to be done from the command-line so I can automate it. Also, this ...
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Dual Monitor + Virtual Desktop software (plus for cube)

I've recently purchased another monitor, my first one being a TV and being much larger. I now sit at a desk and use my shiny new 24" LED more often, but I like to extend the desktop into the TV. The ...
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iTunes does not load new tracks from the library

I have a big music library, I configured iTunes in settings the following path: C:\Users\-\Music. The first time I did this it loaded all my MP3 files from folders and subfolders. Then I downloaded ...
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Unable to Change Windows Vista Read-Only Folder Attribute

Windows Vista and 7 use the read-only attribute of folders to also indicate that the folder is 'custom.' It turns out that this is preventing programs I use from updating files in my documents ...
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Press button device for PC keyboard space key simulation

I am looking for a commercial input device(Button ) , which can interface with PC,preferably via USB, and serve as a substitute for a standard PC keyboard space bar press.
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What advantages does Ending Task have over Ending Process?

From what I know, everytime we want to stop an app (or a frozen app), we will go TaskManager, select the app, Go to Process and terminate the process. "Ending Process" is preferred over "Ending Task" ...
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Getting files out of an NTFS-formatted system disk via USB

I have replaced an old SATA disk in my laptop with an SSD. Now I want to get some files (that I thought I backed up but I didn't) from the old disk. I have an external disk enclosure that connects the ...
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Windows 7 and LDAP [closed]

Does Windows 7 make use of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) at all? If so, where and how? Do I have to install anything special for this? Is there a difference amongst the editions ...
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windows cmd with too long prompt

When I go to a deep directory in MS Windows cmd, the prompt is too long since it show the full name of the working directory. How to make it hide the directory name or at least part of it?
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Is a guest installation of Windows Server 2008 R2 in VMware Player protected by the antivirus software in the host OS?

I have installed Windows Server R2 as a guest in VMware Player in Windows 7. The host OS has Microsoft Security essentials. Since everything that comes to the guest has to come through the host, is ...
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How to track down the source of strange funny noise in Windows XP?

I have very strange issue of hearing a "froggy" sound from my Lenovo laptop built-in speakers on Windows XP every 20 to 30 seconds. If I turn down the volume, the sound is gone. Obviously, there is ...
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Extract text from PDF with a right to left language

I'm trying to extract text from a PDF with right to left language, and the text is get is mirrored. This happens in Nitro Reader 2 and Adobe Reader. How can I do it so that the text extracted will be ...
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How can I mix two movies together before I handbrake them?

How can I mix two movies together before I handbrake them? I've got a two part movie on my disk as a pair of VideoTS folders. I want to generate one output movie. I plan on using handbrake to do the ...
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Distributed computing project? [closed]

I've tried seti@home and folding. But are there any other good ones that might have better luck actually making a difference? I don't want to contribute to a project that is going to use the results ...
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Excluding files of particular extension using DIR command on windows command line

if i want to see e.g. files of a particular extension only using dir listing, i can do that using the command: DIR *.txt And it shows all files with .txt extension. Now i want to know is there ...
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Recovering infected Windows files?

I was wondering: When an anti-virus application detects a virus and the file(s) affected is/are Windows system files, is it a good idea to 1) reboot with a bootable USB keydrive running eg. Linux + ...
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How can I automatically run a script from my CD when the OS is up?

I want to write a script that will be run from my CD any time the OS finishes to go up. My questions: What type of script to write? What should I write to cause the script to run automatically when ...
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How to restore Emacs' windows and buffers from the last session?

How to restore Emacs' windows and buffers from the last session? The behavior I want is like in web browser that you can restore all the tabs from last session.
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Laptop screen is suddenly rotated

I turned my laptop upside down to get some dust that had gathered under the keyboard to fall out. But then suddenly, everything was sideways. The entire desktop had turned 90 degrees, the trackpad ...
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Installing Lenovo internet drivers after windows 7 upgrade

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad W520 (4270) that I just upgraded to Window 7 Ultimate x64. After the upgrade I couldn't connect to the internet and found out that I have no adapters (wireless or ethernet). ...
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SD memory card causes BSOD on Windows when inserted

An Asus Eee PC netbook started to get BSOD blue stop screen with ntfs.sys stated in its error message. I found out that the cause of BSOD is a Transcend SD 16 GB flash memory card (similar to this ...
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Speeding up the browsing of PDFs in Adobe Acrobat

I have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat 9 (9.0.5) installed on a relatively powerful workstation: A Windows 7 64 bit machine with 96 GB of RAM and two six-core processors Intel Xeon X5690 @ ...
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Does built in Windows 7 backup handle paths > 256 chars?

Does built in Windows 7 backup handle paths > 256 chars ? I'm doing NTFS to NTFS backup using Cobain, from external drive to external drive, and it's simply NOT backing up those files that have ...
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Is it possible to associate particular filename to an application

Say I'd like to open any Makefile with MS notepad. Is it to make such an association? Binding notepad to any file without suffix is not a nice solution.
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Do I have to decrypt my hard drive when switching OS?

I have encrypted my whole laptop using TrueCrypt on Windows 7 and I would like to switch to Ubuntu. Do I have to select Permanently decrypt system partition or drive before installing Ubuntu or can I ...
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Is there ANY backup tool that can handle 256 path length limit on NTFS?

Is there ANY backup tool that can handle 256 path length limit on NTFS ? I'm not talking about a sync or filecopy tool like robocopy, but an incremental backup tool like cobian backup (which cannot ...
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How to simply remove subtitles and languages with handbrake?

I use Handbrake to transcode some of my MPEG-2 Transport Stream videos, but I'm not pleased with the resulting quality, even if set high bitrates. So my idea is to simply remove unwanted audio tracks ...
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Lossless cutting of MPEG TS files in Windows [closed]

I have several HD video files in transport stream (.ts) format, recorded with my satellite receiver. I want to cut them, as in simply remove a few minutes from the beginning, the end and sometimes a ...
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Why is my RAM is not fully used in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 4 GB of Ram installed but only 2.97GB usable. What gives? I got a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Professional. Initially it had 3GB of RAM. Then I upgraded my laptop ...
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HTTP proxy server for Windows that forwards to SOCKS proxy

I have am application for Windows which only supports HTTP proxies (no SOCKS support). Because I already have some good SOCKS proxy lists, I was wondering: Is there some HTTP proxy server for ...
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Sound Mixer on Windows to mix sound over several output devices

I am looking for software that primarily let me mix sound over all devices, sound-cards etc. For example to have sound mixed over a blue-tooth headset and laptop speakers. It should also be possible ...
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Windows network share on linux server without samba

I want to mount shared folders from my linux server on the network to appear like normal drives in Windows. The server has a private network on one side and a public network (which happens to give me ...
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PC boot no signal

So when the PC boots up, is shows the BIOS message and after that the led of the monitor switches between red/blue but after a few minutes(like 4-5min) boots up..what's the main problem? OS: Windows ...
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What is the “Super key” on a Windows laptop keyboard?

At the bottom of this page https://github.com/Paaskehare/pastebin-sublime-plugin it says Select some text (or dont) and hit Super + M and afterwards Ctrl + V - and you're good to go! What is the ...
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Windows swap keyboard mapping of @ (at) symbol and " (quote)

I've recently moved to France from the UK and have a UK QWERTY keyboard, but certain symbols have been swapped such as the at symbol and the double quote. I'm using Windows 7 French version, with the ...
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Windows Shell integration parameters

I'm trying to integrate a shell menu entry for all files (*) to encrypt them using a tool i already have made. I have managed to create the entries but I don't really understand how to send the path ...