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Maximum users of shared folder on my Vista machine

I share a Vista computer folder with about 25 people (not concurrently) every now and then I get a message that I exceeded my limit, so I reboot my vista machine and all is well for a little while. I ...
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Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Home Premium?

I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) installed and am planning on upgrading it to Windows 7 Professional (64-bit). I would like to know if it is possible, however, to revert back to ...
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What is the equivalent of Linux's “~” (tilde) in Windows?

In Linux, we can go to the user home by entering the tilde (~) character after cd: cd ~ How to do the same in Windows? Each time, I need to type: cd C:\Document and Settings\freewind That's too ...
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How to make two PCs on LAN act as one?

I have one computer connected to the internet, then second computer connected to the first. I want the second PC (which is not connected to internet) to act like the first PC. I dont have a router and ...
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Is there a way to use a bootable USB stick on a Mac?

I'm trying to upgrade my SSD firmware on my Mac, but it won't boot using the bootable USB stick that the Samsung SSD Magician software made since it's DOS. Is there a way to boot from it? I have ...
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How can I wipe Windows from the command line?

I need to erase all my data before giving out my old computer but I don't have the Windows CD. How can I wipe my C: drive from the command line?
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HDD being accessed while SSD is primary

I bought a new SSD and installed Windows on it, but I kept my old HDD attached just in case I need something. However, even if I don't use anything on the HDD, I can still hear it making noises. This ...
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How to play security cam records

I have a security video records on my computer. And try to play them, I almost tried all possible alternative players. The file extensions are exp and h264, some errors I have received could not ...
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Missing MSVCP70.dll

I'm trying to run a program that says it wants MSVCP70.dll. Where can I obtain this? I assume it's some Microsoft Visual C redistributable, but it seems like MS DLL numbering has nothing to do with ...
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Unexpected network delay when “Base Filtering Engine” service is enabled

I am running a Jetty web server on a Windows 7 32-bit machine. When "Base Filtering Engine" service is enabled, I see an unexpected 500ms delay after each HTTP response (between the time the server ...
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Trustable all-in-one driver solution? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatic driver search & update on Windows? There are many "all-in-one" driver solutions, just like there are "registry fixers". I am looking for a free one that I ...
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How can I allow non-administrators to use shutdown.exe?

As per the comments in the accepted answer to this question, I'm having issues running a scheduled task which calls shutdown.exe, even when the user is an administrator. I'm administrating someone ...
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Can I run a script on my LOCAL windows machine from PuTTY?

I use a command line twitter client, TTYtter, thru PuTTY on a linux box. Lots of tweets contain links, so there's a /url command to open urls, which searches for URLs a in a given tweet and runs a ...
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Mount user-specific folder on logon

There is a small network with an active directory, and there is one machine with RAID-1 storage. How can I mount a user-specific shared folder, for example: \\NetworkStorage\Storage\%USERNAME% when ...
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USB Mouse Unstable and Flickering

I have this Microsoft USB mouse which is unstable with pointer and is flickering a lot. For example, when I open Firefox or other browser or any other text editor, the vertical scrollbar on the right ...
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Windows 7 - Assigning hotkeys to applications

I'm on windows 7 and was hoping to find an application that would make it easy to assign hotkeys to applications, for example I might assign ALT+C as the command to bring my Chrome window to the front ...
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Forgot Windows 7 Password, How to Get in Your Password Protected PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I forgot my Windows password? I forgot amin Password of my login account, i'm using Win7, can here anyone help me to get it back?
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windows runas command with elevated privileges, user in admin group

I have a windows 7 user who belongs to admin group. I want to execute sc command that requires admin privileges. I DON'T want to open an elevated cmd, want to be able to simply Win+R->Enter command, ...
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Windows equivalent of ssh - how to connect to a remote machine and access command line?

I'm having a difficult time coming up with a solution to extend a framework that was designed for *nix machines over to windows. The framework currently runs from one *nix server and ssh's out to ...
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Windows XP Professional will not boot

I have a Windows XP Professional desktop. Until today everything was running fine. This morning when I restarted the machine, I could see the Windows XP initial screen; the progress bar kept on moving ...
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How can I run chkdsk on boot up for multiple drives in Windows (Vista)?

I know how to run a chkdsk on boot for C:. How can I schedule chkdsk to run on boot for multiple drives (which normally will just be checked inside Windows)?
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How to install Linux and not break Windows

I'm interesting in installing Linux but I dont want to break my Windows installation. How would one go about doing such a thing?
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How can I backup Windows 7 with programs and files?

Is there any way that I can reinstall Windows 7 and put all my programs and files back on the system without reinstalling programs one-by-one, like a Mac?
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Irssi for Windows adding beep when reply is made?

There have been several tutorials on how to do this, but none of them are for Windows... I got the settings all correct, and /beep works, but there is no sound, and I can't find any way to get it to ...
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How do I convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk without losing data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Converting dynamic to basic disk I have a SATA hard drive and when i am connecting it to a laptop running Windows 7, it's not detecting it. It's showing as a dynamic ...
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Windows XP freeze on startup

I'm trying to turn on a computer with Windows XP. When it gets to the progress bar before you get to the welcome screen (where it loads), it passes twice then hangs up halfway through. I'm using ...
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My homebuilt computer can't awake from sleep mode

So I decided to build my own computer about 3 weeks ago. Everything went smooth however I noticed a pretty nasty issue when the computer goes to sleep. Indeed when it goes to sleep for more than ...
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Can't ping network machines by hostname when behind wireless router on university network (only IP)

I have a TP-LINK wireless router (TL-WR340G) that is connected to my university LAN via an Ethernet cable (which assigns a dynamic IP address to each device connected). My Windows 7 computer is behind ...
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Windows XP always boots as administrator

I am using Windows XP Professional. Whenever I boot my machine it always logs in as administrator. I understand that it's not good from the security point of view. How can I make Windows log in as ...
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Why does compressing and decompressing my SSD hard drive free up space?

I bought an SSD (SandForce 2), created a tiny 25GB partition on it for Windows and installed Windows 7 64-bit. In order to free disk space, I enabled compression on the drive using the Properties ...
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Is there a way to create a dump file of what the Windows Resource Monitor records every second?

Or basically, archive all activity of all tasks across a span of 1 hour? What about all activity of a particular task? And is there also a way to create a similar dump file for activity recorded on ...
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How to preserve diacritics when cross-mounting drives to Windows7 and Linux

A friend backed up an in accessible Windows 7 partition to a big (close to 1TB) external USB drive using KNOPIX. Unfortunately the umlauts and accents in the file names of his extensive music ...
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In the Resource Monitor of Windows 7, what does the “disk queue length” really mean?

In the Resource Monitor of Windows 7, what does the "disk queue length" really mean? (View larger size) In addition, what does the green area and blue lines stand for, as well as the response time ...
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Is there a version of Process Monitor that runs on Windows 2000?

I have a problem I'm trying to track down on a Windows 2000 machine. I downloaded SysInternals Process Monitor (ProcMon.exe) but it seems to need Windows XP SP2 or higher. I've seen traffic that ...
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What is the best way to maintain software tool chains?

Short Question What is the best way to create, maintain, and distribute software development tool chains? Background I am trying to develop a workflow / process to create an isolated environment in ...
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How to give windows priority over applications?

For example, when I run two instances of PiFast, I can barely move my mouse, because that program is using all the CPU resources, but I would like to know if it's possible to give windows priority ...
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How to create registry key of type REG_NONE?

Information on files' associations are stored in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes and HKCU\SOFTWARE\Classes Windows' registry branches (among others). Each entry there can have OpenWithProgIDs key which adds ...
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Blocked process state affect on thread state within process?

If multiple threads are running within a process and the process goes from running to blocked state then do all the threads within the process automatically go into blocked state as well? If the ...
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How to change Windows 7 default startup (before user log in) language?

How to change default language before user log in? I have to put english password to enter into my account but I have different input language.
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Is it possible to turn off Dropbox's file-labelling?

Dropbox labels files with a "✓" if they completed syncing, with an "x" if there's some problem, etc. These labels are very annoying because in order to maintain their accuracy, the Dropbox app ...
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Does anyone have a suitable Windows/Mac keyboard mapping shortcut reference?

I'm looking for a Windows to Mac keyboard shortcut reference. For example: In Windows, 'highlight to end of current line' is Shift + End. What is the Mac equivalent? This Wikipedia entry doesn't ...
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Virtual Midi Keyboard software that displays inputs from electronic keyboard

Please post links to a Virtual Midi Keyboard software, which can take inputs from whatever is played via a Midi keyboard or from a score or midi song. The output should be displayed on the computer ...
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How can I change the language of Windows 7 to English?

I have a German edition of Windows 7 and want to change its language to English. Does anyone know how to do this? P.s. I have a home version of windows (not professional or ultimate) :) P.s.s. I ...
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How can I specify what action (run/open/edit) I want to execute on given file in the command line window?

Is it possible to specify what action (run/open/edit) I want to execute on a given file in the command line window? If so how?
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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Disable DVD autorun on double-click

I use Windows 7 x64. I thought I disabled Autorun - that is nothing happens when DVD/CD is inserted. However, by accident I found out that if in Windows Explorer I go to "My Computer" and then ...
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Windows 7 crashes on wireless/wired internet connection

I've just started to encounter a problem with Win7. My PC is fine until I connect to the net using wireless, wired or even iPhone hotspots through USB. I use a dongle for the wifi and can connect it ...
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Why does 500 GB HDD show as 1000GB in Disk Management?

I am using a Western Digital 500 GB HDD. But when I open Disk Management in my system it shows: Disk 0 Basic 826.12 GB Online When comes to partitions it is showing 361 GB of unallocated space in ...
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How do I partition a disk with Windows XP already installed?

I have Windows XP Professional on a hard disk. Is it possible to partition this disk so I can install Linux in a dual boot configuration?
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How can I stop Microsoft Security Essentials launching on startup?

Microsoft Security Essentials automatically installed/ran itself during our last Windows update. How can I turn it off? I don't want to uninstall it. I don't want it to run during startup. I don't ...