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How to change network's info in Windows?

I once connected my computer to a wireless network named MaxRelax2 which was provided by my router. Later I changed the name of this wireless network and connected the same computer to the same router ...
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How to setup oversized physical screen resolution in winxp

My physical resolution is 1024x768, but I need to virtually set up resolution in Windows XP to be 1280x1024 and use it by scrolling on the edges of my desktop. The reason is that I have special ...
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On a Mac, can I read a file written to a thumb drive by Windows?

If I write simple text files to a thumb drive using a Windows PC, can they be read later on a Mac? If so, can they also be locked and unlocked with a software program (not encrypted) if I forward ...
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How to pipe Windows “dir” in ANSI codepage

This applies to both Windows XP and Windows 7. Some of my files have names with European characters, for example the German a-umlaut, also known as a-diaeresis. These are displayed correctly in ...
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Cannot take ownership of a file by Administrator even using command line

I have copied and paste a directory between 2 windows server 2008 through remote desktop transiting via my local pc. After pasting I deleted it. Then I realized it wasn't deleted and I couldn't ...
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Wingdings Mouse Character in Start Menu

A colleague here at work recently brought me their laptop because they were having troubles logging into their local machine account. I was able to repair that problem, but noticed that a little mouse ...
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How can I understand what characters an application support?

I use ProShow application and it seems it doesn't support the whole unicode characters, for examples this character: À ( U+00C0 ) with font Arial, replace it with a question mark (?). Didn't find ...
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Which software do I need to make a single video out of few pics of different resolution and videos of different resolution

We had a get-together party. I'm the most technically sound person in my group. I collected pictures & videos from all the friends who attended that party. Because, not all are taken using same ...
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How to trim the first 10 seconds from a batch of mp3?

This was asked before, Mass MP3 audio file editor, but I'm wondering if things have changed by now. I'm also ok with any solution that works for any OS, and even CLI. ffmpeg doesn't do the trick (the ...
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Do user-specified shortcut keys for Windows only work on certain directories?

I am trying to mute my computer's speakers by pressing a shortcut key. My keyboard doesn't have a button for 'Mute' or any other extra multimedia buttons. With my keyboard, I mute my computer by ...
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Windows 7 unable to launch java control panel

whenever I click on java control panel, nothing happens. I did C:\Windows\System32>control java.cpl still nothing happens. I installed Java 6 update 24(the latest update), did not help. how do I ...
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Setting up a local RTMP Relay

I'm trying to live stream an online game, but I lag, so what I'm trying to do is find a way to setup my live stream client which lets me specify a custom RTMP server to connect to another computer ...
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How to Rotate a Window's Orientation?

It's fairly easy to rotate the entire desktop's orientation on MS Windows. However, I'm looking for a way to rotate a single window's orientation. Are there any easy tricks to do this?
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Can't access SQL Server from outside the network

I am trying to log in remotely to SQL Server 2008 R2. After reading several posts I was able to log in remotely from a computer on the same network. But I still cannot remotely log in from outside ...
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How can I prevent Windows Update from crashing my computer?

I have Automatic Updates enabled and every now and then I'll get that little pop-up window that nags me to reboot to complete the update process. Usually, I ignore it and after 2 days my computer ...
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Explain the output of ICACLS.EXE, line by line, item by item

What does this mean: C:\foo\> icacls . . NT AUTHORITY\IUSR:(M) BUILTIN\IIS_IUSRS:(M) BUILTIN\IIS_IUSRS:(OI)(CI)(M) NT AUTHORITY\IUSR:(OI)(CI)(M) BUILTIN\IIS_IUSRS:(I)(OI)(CI)(RX) NT ...
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Why does my System Process use 50% of CPU time?

The System process running on my Windows 7 installation uses almost 50% of CPU arbitrarily. I monitor the process with Process Explorer from Sysinternals. Click the images to enlarge them... ...
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How do I achieve a storage pool on my NAS?

I'm about to get a NAS for my home, and I'm thinking about FreeNas as opposed to a commercial solution, but I'm open to the most convenient and smooth solution The single most important thing I want ...
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How do I change the fade color of the Windows 7 Login Screen?

I've customized my Windows 7 Login Screen with a custom background, that is mostly block colour save for a logo. This color is not black. The fade out of the loin screen and fade in of the desktop, is ...
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Display automatically shuts off while watching videos

Whenever I'm watching a video streamed over the web, my display will auto-off due to not touching the mouse or keyboard. How can I configure the computer to not timeout like this while watching a ...
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How to determine if a 32- or 64-bit OS is suitable for a laptop based on RAM size [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7: Should I Install 64-bit or 32-bit Version? (x64 vs x86) I have heard that if a laptop has more than 2 GBs of RAM (my laptop has 3 GBs of RAM), then one must ...
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Customizing device installation settings

Windows 7's Windows Update device driver update settings can be configured in Control Panel - Devices and Printers - Device installation settings: (click image to view full, larger image) What ...
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How is the “AppData\Local\Application Data\” directory linked?

I deleted "AppData\Local\Application Data\" from my profile and I want to create the link again. My problem is that if I create an mklink to %localappdata%, it behaves differently than the original: ...
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Rake, Rspec and Windows

If I try and run the simplest of rake rspec tests in my windows environment (which I have basically no experience in) I get the following error: >ruby "D:\Ruby191\bin\rake" test ...
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Windows XP services are offline and not starting

I recently installed a version of nLite on a computer, and after booting I noticed that a few things went wrong. The theme was Windows 2000 None of the applications I had told nLite to install had ...
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How can I reinstall Windows Installer 4.5 on a Windows Vista SP1?

How can I reinstall Windows Installer 4.5 on a Windows Vista SP1? When I run the redistributable installer, it simply says that the update is not needed (msiexec /? indeed returns the same version). ...
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How can I get around UAC in Windows 7 / Vista to run tests using Selenium under NetBeans?

I am trying to set-up a test environment for a PHP web application on a windows 7 system. I'm using the NetBeans IDE with the Selenium PHP plugin and PHPUnit installed on a local web server (XAMPP). I ...
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Start Windows application from batch file without leftover command window

I have a simple batch file that sets some necessary per-session path information and then launches an application: SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\Qt\473_x64\lib;C:\Qt\jom start ...
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Which characteristic have an aplication instalation that must reboot computer after installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I need restart computer after installing new software? There are some applications that after its installation you must reboot your Windows in order to ...
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How do I determine if my Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit using a command? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to tell if a computer has a 64-bit CPU or OS Detect Windows Server version 32/64-bit in CLI OS version: 32-bit or 64-bit? How do I determine if my Windows ...
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Performance Monitor most useful counters [closed]

Windows PerfMon has many counters. A selection is suggested on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782186(WS.10).aspx but that's still a lot. Which counters would you suggest as being the ...
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Equivalent of 'ssh' config option in Hg for Git?

On Windows 7, my .hgrc config file provides a nice an easy way to tell Mercurial about the private SSH key location with the following syntax: [ui] username = John Doe <jdoe@example.com> ssh = ...
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How do I disable the Windows Error messages if a program crashes?

Is there any way how to disable the messages displaying when a program crashes? I am talking about the one asking you to send details to Microsoft or not. My server sometimes crashes and it probably ...
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Extract a certain file from an archive with 7-Zip from the command line

If I have an archive, for example, some.zip that contains one or more files, how can I extract only one file (I know the name of the file) with 7-Zip from the command line in Windows?
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Clear Safari HTML5 local storage on Windows

I am trying to the clear the HTML5 local storage for Safari on a Windows system. I had a look at this post but I can only find answers tailored to macs. Does anyone know how?
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Tools for analyzing email messages (for debugging purposes)

I'm having some troubles with some email messages programmatically generated vs some sent with Outlook clients. I'm looking for a tool I can use to compare the differences between those emails. I'm ...
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Can I install Windows 7 OEM SystemBuilder on a MacBook Air?

I just bought a new MacBook Air for university and would really like to have a Windows 7 installation accessible. Now if I use Boot Camp for it, there's always the same problem: I set the size for ...
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Error while installation

I am trying to install a software(Bitnami Trac Stac) on Windows 7. But it fails with following errors. Actually I had this software installed previously but accidentally some of the files ...
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How to remote access Windows from Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Access windows box from linux Is there a way to remote access a Windows 7 machine from Ubuntu Linux using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)? I use "mstsc.exe" for Windows ...
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Search Windows share from OS X

Is there a way to search the file contents of a windows share in OS X (specifically Lion)? i.e. Find all files in a shared directory Foo containing the words "Bar".
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How to disable some plugins of adobe-reader X?

There are a lot of plug-ins (I mean not a browser plugin to view pdfs, but plugins of reader itself, e.g. for internet access, commenting a pdf, javascript in pdf, 3d in pdf and so on) pre installed ...
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Bluetooth version and capabilities of a USB adapter

Is there a Windows utility that shows detailed information about the current bluetooth device attached to the PC? Like supported bluetooth versions, standards, etc.
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Excel documents 'blanking' after a short delay

One of my clients is having a problem with certain Excel documents. Some of the worksheets go 'blank' after a short delay, after Enable Editing is clicked. The content is there before, and other ...
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Why does Chrome install itself under user directory instead of Program files?

On Windows 7 (x64), Chrome is installed in: C:\Users\userid\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\ Is that better that Program Files? Is it a general best practice? I suppose it's good (and ...
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windows vista bsod

I had to reinstall Vista about a two months ago due to machine unable to boot-up properly. Reinstalled my software apps. A few weeks ago got the BSOD. Again I got it today. Now I am using the windows ...
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With Ubuntu's fdisk, what does “omitting empty partition” mean?

I currently have a 250 GB hard disk dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.04. The main partitions are as followed: Windows XP main partition: 160 GB An NTFS partition which only contains media ...
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Windows Event Log - Installs

Is there a way to find distinct program installs in the Windows Event log? I have tried looking for a specific ID to look for but cannot find one that references installs. If not, is there an easy way ...
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What is the registry key to find if Windows Error Reporting is enabled?

I would like to know if Windows Error Reporting is enabled on the OS on which my code runs. What is the registry key to find this information?
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disable 'play' key on media keyboard opening files in windows media player

Okay, this is admittedly a little obscure. I have a standard Microsoft keyboard that includes 'media' keys - play/pause and volume adjust / mute. If Windows Media Player is open, pressing these keys ...
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How to find empty directories in Windows using a Powershell Script

What command do you use to find empty directories in Windows? Some folders might contain some hidden folders like .svn or .settings, but they should still be treated as empty folders.