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Every file opened with default program

I don't know whether it is the right place to ask this question. If not, please redirect me. My friend's younger brother was trying to play games on the system(He hasn't got much experience in ...
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If I change my computers date / time, what could be affected? [closed]

I have recently come across a couple of games that trigger certain events only at certain times and/or dates (Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery, and FEZ). If I want for such events to happen, I ...
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How do I replace the audio in an MP4 file without re-encoding?

I've got a video in an MP4 container that I would like to replace the audio track in (not add another audio stream to, nor convert the audio format of). Someone elsewhere online suggested to use ...
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How to run bootable media on Asus S550CM ultrabook while preserving existing pre-installed Windows 8?

I recently bought an Asus S550CM ultrabook with Windows 8 pre-installed on it. However, I need to also install Fedora 19 beta on the same machine simultaneously as a dual boot option for my work, ...
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Contains a virus and will be deleted

I fixed someone's laptop recently and found a malware infection. It's all gone now and all tools show the computer is free of viruses and malware. However, when downloading a file in internet ...
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Why are Acrobat PDF tags not shown in Windows?

I have added tags such as Author, Subject and Title to some new PDF files I created. But they are not shown in Windows when I view file properties. Why? In order to see this information I have to ...
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How to enable aero with windows 7 [duplicate]

I just reinstalled windows 7 on my computer, and aero is not working anymore. I did not change any hardware or drivers, and aero worked before reinstalling windows. I am using a nVidia GeForce GTX ...
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“No drives were found” during windows 7 Installation [duplicate]

I have XPS-15 L502 with 1TB HD I have ONLY ubuntu 12.04 installed. It runs just fine. No other OS is installed. While trying to re-install Windows 7 using the Recovery Disk Dell provides, it asks me ...
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How to pipe output and duplicate it to STDOUT? [duplicate]

How can I pipe the output of one program to another, but also have it appear on screen. For example, to duplicate what winds up on the clipboard in dir | clip, or to see what's happening along the ...
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Microsoft Windows latest version subscription

I remember hearing about a subscription service that Microsoft offered to businesses where they could always have the most recent version of windows installed/deployed on their workstations (maybe ...
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Formatting and re-installing OS vs. just re-installing OS

To make Windows run faster, people consider re-installing the OS. I read this article. What does an OS re-install help with? My question is.. Does formatting the drive before re-installing the OS ...
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Copying text from PeopleSoft to Windows 7 Professional clipboard

When I had Windows XP, I had to select the silver windows theme in order to copy text to the clipboard in our PeopleSoft application. Now, I have Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1. What ...
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dual booted pc: windows 7 clock becomes wrong after booting linux

I have dual booted pc, i always do that, this time though, i have installed crunchbang, after booting linux, windows 7 clock becomes wrong, it goes back 3 hours. i tried to fix it and it stays fixed ...
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How to write cmd shim for msbuild?

People in my office often ask me 'how do I run those tests?'. I tell them, browse to the Build folder, open a command prompt, and run msbuild /t:Tests. That works for me, because msbuild is in my ...
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How to include full e-mail address in “ftp://” line in Windows folder?

As an easy way to interact with an FTP server, Windows supports typing URLs in the Address section in any folder. Problem is, the FTP server I need to connect to requires a full e-mail address, and ...
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Wildcards in Windows 8 search [duplicate]

I already read this question: Can I use wildcards in Windows 8 search? but it doesn't answer mine. It seems to me, that the wildcards (especially *) are not consistently working correctly. Assume I ...
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Run ClickOnce / .appref.ms application as another user? (Specifically GitHub for Windows)

I want to run GitHub Shell (part of GitHub for Windows) as another user, but I'm not sure how to do this. This is a ClickOnce application. Using the GUI, there is no option to run it as another user ...
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C:\ hidden but can still be accessed via a shortcut

I currently have C: hidden through an Active Directory group policy. The students have worked out that they can bring a short cut of their C: from home and when they run it they can see and access ...
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Creating Picasa web albums on my web hosting server

I have used Picasa for years, and now have ver 3.9.0. I do not like the way Google has taken over, as I like to retain some control over privacy and security of what I put on the Internet. Can ...
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Assigning icon to new extension in Windows

Here is code I tried: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\DLI\DefaultIcon] @="c:\\dli\\fav.ico" [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\DLI\shell\open\command] @="c:\...
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How to quickly navigate/jump between functions on emacs?

How to quickly navigate/jump between functions on emacs? I'm looking for a way to jump quickly to functions on emacs. I'm using the emacs search to do it,but it's too slow and fail. For example,I need ...
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Remote powershell permissions restricted to machine

I am unable to execute powershell scripts on a remote server, but only on my current machine - please help. Running the following script to give a list of a temp directory on the remote server works ...
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Forward windows print jobs from one printer to another [duplicate]

Is there a sensible way to forward print jobs from one printer to another (both having them print out) in windows?
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Securing files in Windows environment

I'm working on a project to determine whether or not the files our company uses are secured properly. I'm talking about financial documents (which are by local law required to be kept for a number of ...
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Error: Simba Hive ODBC connector requires Visual C++ 2010 runtimes

I'm trying to install Simba ODBC connector on Windows Server 2008 x64. After clicking on installation file, I get an error: Simba ODBC connector requires Visual C++ 2010 runtimes (64 bit). Please use ...
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Automatically install software on new Windows install

Installing Windows on a new machine is really painful when it also requires you to re-install all your applications and re-configure all the other miscellaneous details. Are there any applications ...
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Does provisioning a Windows to go drive delete all data?

I am thinking of creating a windows-to-go workspace, but need to know if creating the workspace will cause all data on the drive to be wiped or if it just creates a separate partition for the windows-...
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NTFS Formatted Drive will not Mount. Labeled as Compaq Diagnostic

I'm trying to mount my Windows drive while running an Arch install on an external drive. However, when I try to mount the partition, it throws Wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, ...
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How to set environment variables on Windows 8 [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me how to set environment variables for Windows 8? I can't figure out how. I've tried following instructions for Windows 7, but they don't apply to Windows 8.
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vim not finding the end of the sql statement

In gvim if I put the cursor (normal mode) in the word SELECT and then hit \se then it runs ok: SELECT GETDATE(); If I do exactly the same but for a query over two lines then it errors. SELECT ...
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Scaling an application

If my question is in any way unclear to you, please read this link. I'm wondering if there is a way to set up an application to appear larger. The reason I'm asking this is that I recently ...
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In a specified folder, how can I recursively delete everything except “.mkv” and “.nfo” files?

I'm trying to figure out the code for a batch-file (Windows) that In a specified folder recursively deletes everything except files with a certain extension (i.e. .mkv and .nfo)? Something like this, ...
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Windows doesn't send DHCP Request after DHCP Offer

I'm just at a friends place and we have problems with the WiFi. Scenario is, there are (about) 8 Android devices, all without any problems logged in to the WiFi and connected to the internet. Also, ...
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Thunderbird reply-to Address

I am using Thunderbird 17.0.6 on Windows 7 x64. I use it to manage two e-mail accounts. I wanted to unsubscribe from a mailing list, so I sent an e-mail to an automatic service in order to do so. I ...
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Cygwin ssh-host-config on windows for hadoop

I'm new to cygwin and hadoop, please anyone could explain which mirror link is the proper to install cygwin what version of hadoop is bug free ( .sh works good ) is it must to run below commands ...
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Windows 7: Application Windows Fail to Appear Occasionally

I have a Windows 7 64 bit system which has a strange problem for past several months: After the computer runs for several days continuously a problem is encountered where clicking on the task bar to ...
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what is this error “Access violation at address at 00000000. read at address 00000000”"

I recently downloaded an application. but when i try to start running it it throws me an error stating this "Access violation at address at 00000000. read at address 00000000"" I couldnt understand ...
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Full text search in multiple PDF documents on Windows [duplicate]

Is there a tool for Windows that would enable me to search multiple PDF files (saved in one directory/subdirectories)? I'm aware of this question at SO, but it gives answers only for Linux users. Are ...
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How can I do string translation on the windows command line

If I have something like set value = c:\\some\\path I want to convert this to c:\some\path. How do I do this?
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Cable unplugged after NeoRouter connection disabled once

Network adapters can be disabled and then enabled again in Windows. This doesn't work for the NeoRouter network adapter, which is a VPN shell. What happens is that once disabled, this adapter can't ...
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How to update the PATH user environment variable from command-line

I have a system PATH variable with the system level config. I use the user PATH variable to complement the PATH with user-specific config. I would like to update the user PATH variable from command-...
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How to create/delete a HomeGroup in Windows 8?

I never used homegroups. Now, when I enter HomeGroup control panel page, I see that somebody has created homegroup on the network. User name and computer name displayed. I don't know who is this. I ...
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VMware installation MSI failed

I had tried installing VMWare Workstation, VMWare Player, anything by VMWare, and the installation always crashes; it says The MSI '.........\vmwareplayer_x64.msi' failed. I have Windows 7 Ultimate.
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7+ minute Windows 7 boot/restart time with SSD + HDD

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I had Windows 7 x64 on my HDD for a while before begin gifted an OCZ Agility 64Gb SSD as a boot drive and to hold often-used applications. Because ...
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Creating unique template HTML files for all MP4 files in a directory

I've prepared a number of video files that will each have their own HTML page. (I'm making a series of lecture videos and trying to keep things simple since I'm a chemist, not a coder.) I'd like ...
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Start download automatically when files are copied completely

I am trying to create a utility which can initiate download when files are copied on a FTP folder. I get these files from my another team. They copy new files during their day time and I start ...
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New terminal window (duplicate session) from Putty command line?

Being on Windows and accessing Linux via Putty, is it possible to spawn new terminal (Putty) window from the command line? I.e. to send something to Linux, while responding on which, it initiate new ...
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Change the icon of one specific folder in Windows 8

How to change the icon of one specific folder in Windows 8? I want to customize some folders' icons.
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Windows script to run as a batch to replace character in list of file names

I have 4 files as below: C:\Documents and Settings\vm\AC R\test JE.BOS.20130516.CSV JE.BES.20130516.CSV KFROPN.SAVEFILE.CSV KFBAD.SAVEFILE.CSV I have to replace "." in the filename with "-". But ...
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Is it possible to hint Windows to bring a process completely out of swap

Is it possible to hint the Windows virtual-memory-manager to bring a particular process out of swap? The situation I often find myself in is normally using about 50% of my RAM for all the normal ...