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How can I run a VM of Windows Server 2003 on Windows 7?

I want to create a VM of Windows Server 2003 on my Windows 7 laptop, in order to run SAP-BI applications on Windows 7. The total size of Server 2003 is 260GB. (SAP-BI is installed in Server 2003) ...
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Effects of Auslogic BoostSpeed on Windows 7

I have heard Auslogic BoostSpeed is really good with Windows XP. Is it similarly good with Windows 7?
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How to upload a file to windows through a netcat session

I have a netcat session and I want to upload a binary to the target windows machine. How can I do so? Is there a native "wget" in windows?
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WinPcap installation error

When installing WinPcap 4.1.2 (as well as earlier versions) I get the following error: An error occurred while loading the WinPcap Install Helper DLL I checked the WinPcap FAQ but there was ...
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Securely partitioning multiple Windows installations that are completely separate

Can anyone explain how to install multiple instances of Windows 7 so that both instances are isolated from each other? I have a new computer with two partitions on the same drive. One partition is ...
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Command Prompt: Run as other user?

If I use the command runas and run a program as a different user on the domain will this actually return information regarding their computer or will it give me my comptuers information? for example ...
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Windows 7 repartitioning

When I set up my laptop I didn't know what I was doing and allocated too much disk space to my recovery partition (D: drive). Now that I am a little more familiar with it I would like to know how to ...
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Why is windows more prone to viruses than linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is Linux not prone to viruses, malware and those kinds of things? I want to get some broad level sense of why Windows is more prone to viruses than Linux.. What ...
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Can't browse windows network from OSX

Here's the situation: I've got a Windows PC (running Win 7) that I want to be able to see from my Mac (running Snow Leopard). I've been through all the tutorials about how to get it working, and I ...
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How to repair a corrupted Excel file

I'm trying to restore some files for a friend who messed up a USB stick by pulling it out of the computer too soon. By searching invisible partitions I was able to restore the files. All files are ...
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Automatically Overwrite files and skip new files

How can I overwrite existing files on destination (corrupt files) but don't copy other files from source I can't collect existing files from source and no more free disk space available on ...
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How to correct unicode filenames?

I have Windows 7 with NTFS filesystem. I have filenames and directory names like: Kispál és a Borz - 02 - Tökéletes Helyettes I want to transform them to: Kispál és a Borz - 02 - Tökéletes ...
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Windows 7 Professional: always forgets shared directory on truecrypt volume

I mount my true crypt volume with a logon script, so it is available very early after logging in. Then I right-click the directory, Properties -> Sharing -> Advanced Sharing -> UAC: Yes -> [x] Share ...
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How to center a windows program on the screen? (Windows XP)

Is there a hotkey or something to center a program? Like say I open a new Notepad session, it tends to open around the bottom left corner. Is there a way to center it on the screen? Thanks.
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Quickly jump between two or more points in a PDF

When reading an ebook PDF with a hundred pages I need to jump quickly to different sections of the book and go back. The problem is after I jump to that section there is no quick way to go back ...
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Windows 7 virus removed shortcuts and folder permisions

A friend's machine has become infected with a virus which seems to have messed up his Windows 7 set up quite a bit. This computer only has one user. When he logs in all desktop icons are gone and all ...
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Why does my file copy silently fail on explorer on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a large number of files in a complicated directory tree on a flash drive that I am attempting to copy onto a Windows 7 system. The largest individual file is 2 MB. If I drag the files to copy ...
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How to connect laptop to digital camera - bypass memory card & have photo show on screen

I am trying to create a simple photo booth for a dance. What I would like to do is use a Windows laptop, USB cable and digital camera on a tripod. I would like for the camera to bypass its memory ...
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What are the criteria that Windows uses to put the system state on idle?

I'm looking that there are some tasks that are embedded with Windows that runs when system goes to idle state (such as Scheduled Defrag, System Restore, DefenderScan and RegistryBackup). However, ...
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How to embed-assign a catalog assigned driver?

"Drivers can be signed in one of two ways: catalog signing (which includes the signature in a catalog file) or embedded signing (which embeds the signature in the driver file)." I was looking over a ...
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Looking for tips: building a workstation around Xen and GPU pass-through

I'm building my new home machine right now and as usual this will be a heavily overloaded workstation that will serve as development and testing machine, file server and game console (plus I'm adding ...
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Edit files from Cyberduck in an existing Vim window

I use Cyberduck as my go to FTP client on Windows. I have but one complaint, and that is whenever I click the edit button to edit the remote file with a local version of gVim, it opens in a new ...
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How much time a delayed service waits to start? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does “delayed start” do in startup type for a windows service? When I configure a service (from services.msc) as Automatic and delayed there is a fixed ...
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Hardware RAID - what happens if the motherboard or controller fails?

I want to set up a RAID 5 array in a machine that has an intel motherboard. It has built in raid (sata). My concern is what happens if the motherboard fails? How can I take those hard drives ...
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creating compressed iso image file

I want to create a compressed ISO image file and mount that file to one of the virtual drives and access the content (read-only) without worrying about manual decompression/extraction. For Windows and ...
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Can I replace Starter OS Windows 7 Starter with XP

I am buying an HP Mini 10.1" Netbook (210-2150NR) with 250GB Hard Drive,1GB Memory that has Windows 7 Starter installed. Can I replace that Windows 7 with XP?
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Installing legal older versions of Windows XP

For testing purposes, I need to install a Windows XP Home environment in a virtual machine. The thing here is I don't have a license and Microsoft won't sell it anymore. What can I do about it?
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Why does my DSL modem list more than one physical address?

OS : Windows XP 32 Modem: Huawei MT882 What little I know, physical address is typically unique for a given network adapter. Why then does ipconfig /all give me more than one physical address listed? ...
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Laptop gets GRUB error 21 when turned on without external hard drive (w/ Linux) attached

I have Windows Vista on my notebook's internal hard drive and Kubuntu Linux on the external hard drive. My notebook has lost all portability because it cannot boot into Windows without the external ...
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Expose application in windows

I am wondering if there is anything similar to the effect of All windows of Expose of Mac OSX. That is, with a system level hotkey, all of the open windows shrink with their current views to fit the ...
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How do you organise your files/folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Organized Dictionary structure? I would like to know how do you organise your files/folder for downloads, documents, pictures, movies, etc I have 3 drives as follows: ...
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Allow Non Administrator User To Launch iTunes When Another User Already Has iTunes Open

On My Windows 7 machine I have two user accounts, one Admin account for myself and one regular account for my wife. Both of us use iTunes to manage our separate music libraries and Apple devices. ...
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Do code-signed executables (signtool.exe) run properly on Windows 98?

Unfortunately I don't have a Windows 98 machine to test this out on. Does anyone know if executables code-signed with SignTool.exe (on Windows 7) will run properly on Windows 98?
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Windows XP Pro fails to install even though Windows 7 works

I had a Windows XP Professional installation running fine until suddenly it stopped working and showed following error while booting: NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt. I tried to boot through ...
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how to deal with virus coming from removable media like Flash Drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virus protection for flash drives. I have printing setup where people come to print their documents. The problem is that despite having up-to-date anti-virus that ...
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How to make PDFs sharper (better readability)?

I've really badly scanned document in PDF which I would like to enhance (make grey, hardly visible invoice readable). Is there some free tool, or trial tool that I could use on this one document? ...
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Will Linux fonts ever be like windows ones?

I've read all the tutorials, i've tried everything...but i just know...that actually it's Impossible to get the same font rendering. And that's the only reason i can't just go with linux on Desktop. ...
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Bios Clears Itself

For whatever reason, my computer regularly bluescreens. Oftentimes when it bluescreens the bios gets cleared. I doubt the CMOS battery is bad, as it is relatively new (the same with the power ...
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How to play all Windows 7 sounds from PC speaker?

My system administrator refuses to give me normal external speakers. He says my job requirement doesn't involve sounds. However, I do want to hear some Windows sounds. Is there any way to play them ...
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How to start another Firefox instance on Windows?

How exactly can I start several Firefox instances, so that I could use several proxies? I don't want to use Firefox add-ons, and I need to be logged in several places [via HTTPS in Firefox], but it ...
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Spliting display in half, making two virtual displays

I would like to split my display in two, so they would behave like two physical monitors, i.e. it would be for example like to connecting two 960x1080 monitors through physical ports. Is something ...
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Why doesn't TrueCrypt support system encryption on non-Windows machines?

Specifically, Linux. I would love to be able to use TrueCrypt consistently across all my machines, be they Windows or Linux. As it stands, I can do full-disk encryption with pre-boot authentication ...
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Stuck in Windows “safe mode”. What can I do?

My girlfriend have a laptop running Windows XP – or, well, it used to run Windows XP. Right now it does nothing at all. When booting the machine, it gets past the Windows splash screen fine, and the ...
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How do I Create My Own Font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Your Own Hand-written Font for Free How do I make my own TrueType or OpenType font (Windows)? Is there any freeware out there to help me do that? Edit: I'm ...
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Windows 7: Home network

I have a Windows 7 PC with the network location set to 'Home Network'. The problem is, every time I restart the PC, it changes itself to 'Public' which means Tight VNC won't work + the Homegroup. Any ...
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Abnormal wireless connection in Windows 7

I live in an apartment with an ADSL connection shared by four people. We all use wireless and recently have experienced extremely slow Internet; we cannot even open web pages. One of the flatmates ...
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User activity monitoring open source software

I was wondering if there is open source project similar to this commercial product SpectorPro. I have been using it for some time now and I love how I can view all my activity as I would history in ...
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FF4 profiles portability Windows/Linux

I'd like to move Firefox 4 profiles from an old Windows box to Linux and see all the profile data I had on Windows (bookmarks, passwords and everything) on the new workstation. I can't figure out ...
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Download manager continues to send packets and uses up bandwidth

Recently I have realized my bandwidth for internet is getting full, even when I don't use internet. My firewall shows "bandwidth full". So I install Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 and finally I think ...
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Installing Windows 1.04

I have Windows 1.04 on seven 5¼" disks, and I have a Dell from 2000 with a 5¼" floppy drive connected up. Now with the first disk in, and with the BIOS set up to boot from A:, after the normal Dell ...