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What does it mean for WinRAR to “check for SFX archives”?

I understand what are SFX archives, but what does WinRAR installer means when it asks "where to check for SFX archives" : ==Windows Vista Home Premium sp2
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Windows RAM disk that can be installed on the command line, and supports > 4GB?

Is there a Windows RAM disk that can: Be installed/controlled from the command line. Supports > 4GB on a 64-bit system. I've written a .NET app to decompress some .rar files to a temporary ...
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Can I extend my hard disk partition backwards without third-party tools?

I'm trying to extend my D: partition in Windows Vista Home Premium to contain the 30.91 GB unallocated space seen below: I've read this thread which says it is not possible to extend "backwards", ...
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Is there a Windows app that can do FLV playlists?

Does anyone know of a Windows software that can do FLV playlists? In other words, you'd load a bunch of FLV files and have them play one after another.
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New Admin user account password repetitively fails to login in Windows 7

Strange problem. From a Windows 7 Admin account I create a new user with admin privileges. Then I set a new password for the new account and log out of the original Admin account. Then I try to ...
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installer download vs zipped download

I was wondering when I have the option to download the installer vs the zipped package, which should I choose? What are the advantages of each decision? Taking Notepad++ as an example, what's the ...
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Is there a way to automate file/folder syncing if and when there is a change to specified files/folders?

Right now I have a Dropbox Folder synced to another folder on my hard drive and to one on my external hard drive. I have done this by using Sync Toy and a scheduled event that fires every 30 minutes. ...
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Network music solution for mixed-OS network

My home network at current includes, two Ubuntu machines a Windows 7 desktop a Windows Vista laptop and a Windows XP netbook. In addition, there's one android-based smartphone in the house, ...
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Is there a Windows 8 shortcut to display the taskbar?

In Windows 7, Win can be used to raise an auto-hidden taskbar. In Windows 8, Win overwrites the entire screen with the Start Screen. Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows 8 to display the Taskbar ...
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Is there a Windows 8 shortcut to display the current time?

Using Windows 8 with keyboard and mouse, when you are on the desktop and you move the mouse to the lower left corner, the time is displayed in a popup window. Is there a keyboard shortcut to do the ...
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Software to learn English words [closed]

I am seeking software to expand my English vocabulary. For example it can maybe let me add word - translation pairs and review them later. I already have good electronic dictionary - Lingoes, but it ...
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Speeding up tray icon hide

"Hide inactive icons" is checked. But the arrow to slide the hidden icons in/out of view moves very slowly ( >2 seconds to reveal, about the same to hide them again ). Is there any way to tweak the ...
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SSH to Ubuntu tablet over USB?

I have a tablet running Ubuntu 9.04 with a USB connection to a host computer. (Ideally the host is running Windows, but if absolutely necessary I could switch the host to be Ubuntu also.) I want to ...
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How do we apply the latest Windows Update?

I've just reformatted my computer and I was running Windows Update, but after installing the updates and restarting, I have more updates again, and even after those updates, I have more updates yet ...
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How can I restrict windows 7 to only use the local subnet, but block the internet

I want to block all internet connections to and from my windows 7 machine, but allow it to access everything on the local network. The local network is behind an Apple Airport Extreme. What is the ...
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How to copy files and create hardlinks instead of copying when files are identical

Are there any tools for Windows that can copy one dir to another read copied content generate MD5 if the current file is identical to a previously copied one, create a hardlink in destination dir ...
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Win 7 64 bit on a Gateway SX2840 stuck on identifying network - wireless or wired - no Internet connection

this is the second time this has happened on this system - the first time I just ended up using a system restore and started fresh - I saw this thread already and tried all that stuff: Windows-7 ...
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What's the direct way to open the screen @ Control panel >> System

I was wondering what's the direct way to go straight to the screen at Control Panel >> System: For example, to go straight to Advanced System Settings, I could simply open ...
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Connecting to RealVNC Server asks for username, but I haven't configured any

I've installed RealVNC server (Windows), authentication mode was set to VNC password (there is no user name to fill). When I tried to connect to server via the viewer, it asks for password and ...
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Do we need to turn on DEP for all programs?

I was wondering do we need to turn on DEP for all programs or only essential Windows programs and services? Also, how do we turn off DEP for essential Windows programs and services?
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Rename drive letter of the system partition on Microsoft Small Business Server 2003

I left Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 to install itself on a Dell server with two SCSI hard drives. During Windows setup, both the drives were unformatted, so I chose the first to format with ...
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What is cmd's equivalent to Bash's & (ampersand) for running a command without waiting for it to terminate?

In bash: java -jar jarfile1.jar & java -jar jarfile2.jar & The ampersand lets you launch the first program, and then do another one while the first is still running. How do I do this in ...
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Why is my network slower on Ubuntu?

I'm encountering a strange phenomena in Ubuntu 11.04. My Thinkpad x220, has two operating systems installed, Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. In Windows, everything is OK. My network speed is very fast, ...
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WinXP cannot access FAT/FAT32 Drives

One of my systems, running WinXP SP3, can no longer access FAT and FAT32 formatted drives. When I insert a USB flash drive, it is recognized and assigned a drive letter, but when I try to access it I ...
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Opensource duplicate finder for directories?

Is there an open source tool that will tell me if two directories have byte-for-byte identical content? I need a tool that confirms if two directories are the same. A listing of files that I need to ...
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Netsh wireless hosted network server 2008 R2 / Windows 7

Just been messing around with the new Wireless Hosted Network settings in netsh and I would like to know if it is possible to create a access point that doesn't have to be secured with a password. ...
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How to bulk deselect “stop time” for songs and movies in iTunes

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. For some reason, the majority of my songs and movies (80%, nearing 5000) have a "stop time" checked – which I did not put on (under Get Info » Options). This is ...
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Is there a “gentle” visual bell in PuTTY?

So I don't like having the system bell ring when the PuTTY receives a bell control character, so I've set it to "visual bell." This, however, causes the entire window to flash which is quite jarring ...
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Cannot access one specific site on two computers

As of yesterday, I cannot access my university's website with either my Laptop (Windows 7, I used Firefox/Chrome/Opera/Safari/IE) or my desktop (Ubuntu, Firefox). Both computers can access any other ...
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Is there a way to view IP addresses that have been assigned, historically, to a single Windows XP workstation?

For example, if a laptop had an IP address of a.b.c.d during period x and then an IP address of a.b.c.e during period y, would it be possible to see both of these addresses in a list somewhere ...
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How to schedule a windows task to repeat every day within a time range?

In Windows 7, how to schedule a task which repeats every hour, every day but within a time range. I have a script which needs to run everyday from 08:00 to 20:00 in 1 hour interval.Could not find any ...
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Running a batch file on logoff

I have a batch file that makes a directory on H:\ and copies all of my CS work from I:\ to H:\ ( our I:\ drive isn't always available ). Is there a way to possibly run this batch file on logoff so ...
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History Timeline of free disk space on a windows system

What is a good and simple tool to monitor and graph free disk space over time on a windows machine? The usual disk visualization tools are not a good fit, as the result should be an timeline of the ...
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Graph free disk space on windows systems

What is a good and simple tool to monitor and graph free disk space over time on a windows machine? The usual disk visualization tools are not a good fit, as the result should be an timeline of the ...
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How can I perform a ping every X minutes and check the response time?

I am currently working in a big company and we have serious latency issues. This is happening in a process control system, and is unacceptable (Open a valve sometimes take 2 minutes before command ...
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How do I press the Windows key from a Mac running a Citrix session on a Windows host?

For example, I wish to perform Windows+E to open the Windows file explorer in the Windows environment running over Citrix from my Mac. The Citrix-Online-Plugin-for-Macintosh-Administrators-Guide [1] ...
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Sync Windows Mobile and Window Hotmail Calendar via USB

I want to sync my Windows Mobile Phone with the Windows Live Mail Calendar (Windows 7), since I don't have WLAN. I tried syncing the phone directly with Windows Hotmail, but ActiveSync seems to only ...
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Utility that can add files to a volumed archive?

Is there a utility/archive format that works on windows, that can add files to an already existing archive that is split into volumes (like file.rar.001, file.rar.002)? And if the size of these new ...
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Chromium ignores user data relocation command line switch?

I'm trying to make Chromium portable, and according to this page I have to add --user-data-dir=<dir> as a command line-switch to chromium in order to use a custom directory to save personal ...
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Windows command prompt seemingly ignoring PATH [closed]

I am trying to use a package called virtualenv for Python, which temporarily changes the PATH environment variable to add a certain directory and give convenient access to several executables. My ...
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Is there a program that can scan an image and tell you what font type it's using? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Font recognition software Is there a program that can scan an image and tell you what font type it's using? Possibly by dragging a box around a sample for example.
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How do we tell from the log of a chkdsk, check success or fail?

I did a chkdsk C: /r and this is what I had from event viewer: Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. Volume label is ACER. A disk check has been scheduled. Windows will now ...
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task scheduler in windows server 2008

The windows task scheduler fails to stop even after completing the task. It re-runs the completed task. So how to configure the task to stop after particular duration ??
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Realtek-NIC with VLAN under Windows always showing UNPLUGGED

I'm running a Win7-Machine and need to configure my NIC to understand untagged and VLAN-tagged packages. I'm using a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller and already installed a common tagged ...
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Bizarre font rendering in Chrome UI (address bar) in Windows

My friend's laptop is displaying text really weird in Chrome. Elsewhere on the computer it looks fine. Internet Explorer (and other browsers) render text just fine. With a completely fresh install of ...
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Free Super Personalised Desktop Software [closed]

Ok, call me a weirdo, but I was wondering if there is some free software out there somewhere which transforms your desktop into more of an actual desktop? Hard to explain, but I would like to stick ...
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Adding group + items in Windows Explorer's pop-up menu?

An application I use regularly is command-line based, and I would like to add the most used commands in the Windows Explorer's context menu that pops up when right-clicking on a file or folder. ...
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Is it possible to run MS DOS commands in Mac OSX?

I'm new to the Mac platform. May I know if there is any possibility to run MS DOS commands in Mac? Is there any package or script available to do this?
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“To upgrade windows, the users, program files, and windows directories need to be on the same partition.”

I am trying to upgrade to windows 7 64-bit and it is giving me this error. Problem is they are all on the same partition, C:... I even checked all the registry keys and they all point to someplace on ...
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How to share a Windows 7 Library while preserving its 'one-ness'?

My media server with all my movies is running Windows 7. I have two folders on different drives I want to share, E:\Movies and F:\Movies, so I've combined them with a library called "Movies," so I can ...