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Dual boot windows 7 and ubuntu linux from 2 diff hdd? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual Boot Linux/Windows 7 Dual Boot Windows 7 + Linux on 2 separate SDD + Data HDD I want to install ubuntu on seperate hard drive then my current win 7 and I want to ...
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new ssd drive - programs on old hdd- easy transfer?

Thanks in advance for any help. I have a hdd which has windows 7 installed along with LOADS of programs. I have just bought a new SSD and installed a new install of windows onto it as the main drive. ...
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What windows 7 task scheduler event would respond to an idle END condition?

The Windows 7 task scheduler allows me to run a task when the computer goes idle, but there doesn't seem to be any obvious way to run a task when the computer resumes from idle, or is no longer idle. ...
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Having problems writing a list of simple commands in a batch file

I am trying to run a few simple batch commands in one batch. For that matter each command is a batch command as follows: rails generate scaffold illness name:string rails generate scaffold ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows alongside Ubuntu? I've installed Windows on half of my hard disk space. Only one partition. I would like to install Ubuntu into my free disk ...
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DOS copy recursive, but squash directory structure

Similar to How can I copy file recursively ignoring destination directory structure? but in DOS. I'd like to copy all files recursively, but in the destination folder I'd like to squash the directory ...
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How can I create a popup in Windows with the results of a command called in a .bat file?

I'm calling an exe in a .bat file that returns quickly and I'd like to popup a message box with the results of the text so I can read it (after the program has ended). My .bat looks like this: ...
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Disable automatic updates in AcdSee Pro 5

I cannot find how to disable ACDSee Pro 5 automatic updates. There is no such option in application settings. The annoying notification comes up after every reboot. And the annoying window comes ...
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Windows doesn't find my network

I have this new router, and I set up my connection like this: 2.4 GHz B-G-N Mode AP + WDS Channel width: 40 MHz Channel number: auto Security disabled (just for now) My network card is the Intel ...
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What is binding this port?

Something is serving content on my port 80, but I don't know what process is doing this. Is there any way to find out what process is bound to which port(s)? Update: This is the output of netstat... ...
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net share and CD/DVD drives

I have 2 machines both have Win2K8 R2 Enterprise and if I run the command net share on one computer it shows me CD/DVD drive on other it doesnt show CD/DVD. On both I am running with a user which is ...
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Wifi stops working after 10 minutes

I don't know why, but on my Windows 7, my wifi stops working after about 10-30 mins, and the computer goes very slow! I don't know what that is, but I think it's a virus. Note: I have dual-booted ...
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Tool for managing file routing on Windows XP

I would like to be able to see when a file is created/read/edited, and be able to reroute thoughs events to a new location the next time that transaction is executed to another local file path. ...
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Display a permanent OSD

Is there any way to have a permanent static translucent OSD somewhere on my screen? I'm looking for an overlay that I cannot interact with so I can still use whatever is behind it. What I am trying ...
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Can I customize the color scheme in PowerShell?

For example, I'd like blue to be a little bit lighter, or change red to be a bit more orangeish. Is this possible? I know that I can change the background and foreground colors easily. What about the ...
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How do I run a command with elevated permissions within a PowerShell/cmd.exe session?

In Linux, one can do su to become root (Administrator) for multiple commands, or sudo ... to run one command as root. Is there something similar in Windows, for either PowerShell or cmd.exe, that ...
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Why do Windows applications need to be installed, while OS X applications can just be dragged into a folder?

I can't find out why Windows applications need to be installed. In OS X, applications can just be dragged to /Applications. Can anyone provide any resources explaining this and what is actually ...
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Runas different user to launch CMD and run command

I want to run a batch file as a different user, via the Windows -> Run dialogue. I have tried: runas /profile /user:test CMD "C:\Users\MyName\Desktop\Run.bat" runas /profile /user:test "CMD ...
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Set Windows Update to include Visual Studio

Can I set Windows Update to include also updates to Visual Studio Beta? For example, Microsoft just announced April update for Visual Studio 11 Beta. It would be great, if I was able to install them ...
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Acer laptop screen won't start unless I click fn+f4 help needed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Acer laptop screen won't start unless i click fn+f4 I have an Acer laptop. When I turn it on, the screen turns on and then turns off before the Windows 7 login ...
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how to list all files and directories in given directory with full path but not recursive?

Somehow like dir /b command but I need also hidden and system files there. Built in dir command doesn't allow to list such 'hidden' files with the rest and I must use /s to have full path in there, ...
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Is there a key combination that mimics the “Windows Key” press when using Remote Desktop

I love using my keyboard for most tasks, and use the Windows Key quite frequently to start programs, or do things such as Windows+R to get the Run prompt, etc. Is there a key combination I can hit ...
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How can I temporarily override a domain name resolution without using the hosts file?

I have 2 versions of the same website located on different IPs -- one is production, and one is staging. The production server: is managed completely by Site5. DNS is done so that foo.com resolves to ...
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Losing the saved Network Authentication password information

I have a customer that has several PC's on a network. Most are Windows XP, a few are Windows 7. For some reason on 1 XP PC, the user name and password to the server is not being retained in the ...
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Is there a way to reset Windows file cache?

When an application reads a file from a media, the first time the timing is significant as the file is indeed read, sometimes several minutes. But with subsequent reads, it only takes a few seconds ...
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How to enable response to broadcast ping on Windows?

I have many Windows servers in the lab. I wanted to use ping broadcasting to discover the machines. I try to avoid a central server to maintain the list of machines as this seems like a single point ...
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Automated Clonezilla like backups?

I have a laptop with two hard drives; one SSD (64gb) and one HDD (750gb). My SSD contains important files and OS (Windows) files. I would like to store an image of my SSD on my HDD for backup ...
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Monitoring Bandwidth usage (which apps are secretly accessing the net from my pc) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I use to measure the bandwidth a specific Windows application uses? I recently got a Dell Inspiron to replace an ageing desktop. I use my new Dell to connect to ...
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Open Notepad++ with a folder as a project

I am looking for a way to open notepad++ in a folder (using cmd) and auto-load this folder as a project or open it with light explorer plugin. Say I go to D:/foo/bar in cmd and want to run something ...
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Making cursor position animation more in-your-face

I can set this: Mouse Properties -> Pointer Options -> Visibility -> Show location of pointer when I press the CTRL key but on six 24" screens the little circle this produces is often not large enough ...
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How much disk space needed for a single system restore point?

I'm not very familiar with windows' system restore mechanism, but wondering how much disk space is necessary (I just want to create my own single restore point)? I just don't need windows to create ...
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How does the desktop application of Google Drive work?

I've seen all the demo videos on how google drive works but some things still don't make sense: I downloaded the app and the folder appears on my computer. Does it sync everything automatically or ...
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Updated Adobe Flash, now can't use flash content on any site

This morning, I got a notification that a newer version of Flash was released, so I downloaded it. Now, in Firefox, I can't use Flash on any site. Looking at the plugins list in the Add-ons Manager, ...
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How to launch Windows XP or 7 from two drives one after another

I'm figuring out how to make something like Apple Bootcamp, but just for Windows. Given 2 hard drives with independent Window copies (XP or 7) installed for the same machine. Can I somehow ...
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How to get Synergy working on Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit, however, Synergy only works when a window (application or folder) is open and touching the edge of the screen where the mouse should "jump". In ...
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How to make a scheduled window-creating program not steal the focus?

I have written a small console program that checks that all my websites are up and running properly. I use the Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler to run this program automatically once a day. The ...
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Cut a part from a filename (windows batch)

I got files named like this: cam1(word1 word2 wordN) (24-04-2012 00-11-13).mpg cam2(word1 word2 wordN) (24-04-2012 00-11-13).mpg cam3(word1 word2 wordN) (24-04-2012 00-11-13).mpg Need to cut (word1 ...
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Remove Altova Mission Kit

I tried the Altova software, and it's fine, but too much for my humble needs. I uninstalled it. Now, every time I right click on anything, the system tries to install Altova Mission Kit 2012. It's ...
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“idea net setter” 2g data card not detecting in linux mint 12 but working in windows well

My Idea Net Setter data card working in Windows 7 , but not working in Linux mint Model : EG162G The data card is USB type , driver and applications are available inside the data card memory for ...
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Dark background in LibreOffice under Windows

I hate to write on with background, so i usally write my papers in a simple text editor, because I can have a dark background, but it's still annoying not to be able to use LibreOffice advanced ...
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Output filenames with for loop in a batch file

I want to rename files with a batch command and capture the original and renamed files in a list in order to provide a cross reference (doing a DIR /OS >file both before and after the batch file is ...
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CSV to map/card [closed]

I have a CSV file with 500 users in it, with adresses, age etc. I would love to have some graphic on that, importing this csv file into some sort of map program, then display it. I have found ...
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Connection management WPA2 hotspot in Win 8 CP

I have a question featuring the by microsoft proudly presented connection manager. I only just discovered that all possibilities to manage saved internet connections have been removed, and the ...
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Is it safe to delete Windows post installation files?

I have Windows XP installed on the first partition and the second partition is empty. I also have an external hard drive plugged in. I installed Windows Vista on the second partition and now my ...
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Dashboard-like functionality for Windows (specifically, a directory list widget with custom sorting)?

Is there a good dashboard-like app for Windows? I mean the functionality that exists in for example MacOS or KDE, where you press a button, and a fullscreen window appears, on which you can manually ...
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Can't use PPPoE connection on boot , until 30+ seconds later

When I boot my Windows XP , it's fast. WHen everything is done , I see no more blinking of the HDD indicator. I try to use the PPPoE connection (I create a shortcut on desktop) , it's in-responsive. ...
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Partitioning laptop with 4 primary partitions

I have HP laptop with 4 primary partitions. The second one is windows partition and other 3 are recovery, system and blah blah(i.e. unusable) So, basically my explorer shows only one partition where i ...
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Edit group in Skype

I created a group of contacts in Skype. It is now in my contact list. How can I edit this group (add and remove members) without the need of dropping and recreating the group? I use Skype 5.8.0
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How to display all accessible domains on Windows 7?

I belong to one specific domain, but I would like to access the other local domains, that I am allowed to browsed, just like on XP (image below). Is that even possible to do so in Windows 7 ?
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Automatically connect to any wireless network in range

Is there an application or utility for Windows that will keep scanning for public unprotected wireless networks, and when one is found, automatically connect to it?