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Writing ~ 630 MBs of MP3 to a Regular Audio CD

I have around 630 MBs of an MP3 podcast that I want to burn to a CD so that a friend can listen to it while driving. I understand that MP3 is very different from the normal audio CD format, but would ...
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How to boot a cd before windows loads?

I changed my bios settings to 1st boot CD-Rom, 2nd boot CD-Rom, 3rd boot CD-Rom. So in theory it should not load windows up but for some reason it does. I am not sure why this is happening. It is ...
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“Path is Too Deep” error when copying files from PC to NAS

I keep getting a "path is too deep" error when copying files and folders from my PC to a NAS device over the wireless network. Anybody else had this? When I try from Windows command prompt, I get ...
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Multiple nt52 entries in bootmgr

I have a machine with Windows XP, Server 2003 R2, and Server 2008 R2. Right now, bootmgr has one entry for Server 2008 R2 and one entry for ntldr, which then leads to the ntldr boot.ini menu. Is it ...
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Boot Windows XP from a raw disk image using Grub4dos:is it possible(and how to)?

Ubuntu can be booted from a disk image(via Wubi), BeOS Personal is booted from a disk image by default, too. So my question is: Is it possible to use grub4dos(or standard grub or any other ...
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Mac OS X 10.5 VNC Resolution independent of hardware display

Is it possible to set the VNC display resolution that is independent of the hardware resolution when you are using OS X 10.5 Screen Sharing? I have a macbook and a windows box with 3 monitors. I'd ...
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How to convert laptop drive for use as VMware image?

I have a windows laptop that recently died (dead motherboard). It being a 7 year old laptop, I decided to give Apple a try this time around and try to use VMware to access my old data if necessary. ...
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Good App to Download Subtitles for Windows [closed]

What is a good program to download synced subtitles for my movies while allowing me to specify the language I want?
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log into a VM on startup?

My cousin has kids. He wants them to be able to use windows and install whatever they like but he wants them to only do it to a disk image so if there are any problems or nasty virus he can quickly ...
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Runnig a Windows 7 in a virtual machine (linux host) from a partition

At the moment I'm dual booting openSUSE 11.2 64bit and Windows 7 64bit. I'd like to run some windows applications from Linux without rebooting into windows or using Wine (which doesn't work on ...
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Help me understand SpeedFan settings

My computer fans speed up and down whenever my cpu use twitches. The varying sound of the fans is very annoying so I installed SpeedFan to try to fix this. I have fiddled with the SpeedFan settings ...
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Get two-finger scroll on Windows laptop touchpad (like on macbook)?

I have a Dell Latitude laptop. Scrolling using the touchpad is possible by sliding along the right (or bottom) side of the touchpad. This doesn't work too well for me. Is it possible to configure the ...
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How to open/mount a BKF file?

Will the Microsoft Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility overwrite my files if I use it to open this file? How to use it under Windows 7? (Windows 7 doesn't have the Removable Storage Management ...
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How to map a key to a file explorer shell extension?

I have a file explorer shell extension called "Copy File Path" or "Copy Folder Path", depending on which pane I am in in file explorer, which copies the full path of a file or a folder to the ...
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Programmable Answering Machine Software? [closed]

Are there any free or commercial answering machine software that can be programmed to play different message based on the datetime of call? hardware: TAPI voice modem on Windows.
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Boot PC straight to C Prompt

I don't want to boot into Windows for certain tasks. How can I boot my machine straight to a C:/> Prompt?
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Setting $HOME in PowerShell

How do I change my default home directory to "C:\Users\khornsby" for every time I open powershell? I am running Windows 7. Below is info about the state of my environment. Windows PowerShell ...
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Volume Shadow Copy based backup that works with TrueCrypt?

I have enabled whole-drive encryption on my external drive to comply with my company's requirements about data security. I want to be able to make a backup of files on the drive, even while they're in ...
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Parite worm on windows vps

Is it dangerous for me to connect via rdp to my vps to try and clean off this worm? What threats does it pose? I have used MBAM to quarantine the worm, it has infected a memory module and several ...
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How can I customize the window that opens when starting a command from the Windows “Run” command?

If I start a console-based command (such as cmd or powershell) from the Windows Vista "Run..." command (Windows-R), it opens in a default command window. I'd like to customize the size, colors, and ...
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File Transfer Manager software

[within a LAN, using Windows] Say you want to transfer a 1GB file from one PC to another. While it's transferring, there are other big files you would like to transfer. If you start the new ...
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User-based keyboard key remapping

Is it possible to remap keys in Windows, but not for the whole computer, but only for the particular user. I'm aware about the "Scancode Map" key in the ...
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How do I create a GIF screencast in Windows?

I need a way to record my Windows desktop and save it as an animated GIF file. Here's an example: I need GIF animations so that they can run from a web page without requiring any plugins. I want ...
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Sharing files from my Macbook to Windows Desktop

What's the most dependable way to share files and folders on a OS X to Windows (I'm using 7). I've followed this guide: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1812 However, this method does not seem ...
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Compressing a folder periodically

I need to compress a specific folder in Windows on an hourly basis and move it to a different destination folder. How can I do this?
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Can windows command line support Linux “cd -”?

In Linux we can use "cd -" to enter the previous directory, like: /home/user: cd /a /a: cd - /home/user: The - means the latest previous directory.
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Computer Dual Booting?

I have two hard drives. One with Windows 7 32-bit (C:) and one with Windows XP 32-bit (D:). I didn't partition the hard drive, they are two separate drives. I want to have an option whether to boot ...
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Printing from a PC to a Mac prints out too light

I have my two Windows PCs hooked up to a printer that is connected to an iMac. When printing from the iMac the printout is fine but when printing from the PC the print out is too light. Any ideas?
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Windows XP - Start Process at Login Screen

I need a process to start at a Windows XP Professional login screen once the user presses Control-Alt-Delete at the login screen. Is there a registry key that I can edit to cause this to occur? Is it ...
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How to create a fake hostname in windows?

I was reading a book and it said that I can setup a fake hostname in windows by changing the file hosts present in C:/Windows/System32/Drivers/etc/ but it didn't say how to do it. I mean like ...
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Dual Boot Question

How do I add a linux partition to the Vista/7 bootloader? Here's a teensy weeensy complication: The target partition has no bootloader, such as grub or lilo installed and I can't install them. Also, ...
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sort utility on the command line

Need a free command-line utility to sort a big flat file (>10Mb) on fields at specific position. A few years ago, I was using something called bigsort.exe on OS/2 but I can't find something similar.
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Power states in Windows

Does anybody know or have a link to documentation on how the Power Manager of Windows, determines to go to the ACPI power states S1-S4? Are there any settings that can be configured? I know that by ...
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Why does my Windows Vista machine keep switching color schemes?

I am using Windows Vista 32-bit. Very often, if I open a folder that contains some .mp4 files (sometimes this does happen other times also), my color theme changes to Vista Basic and this message is ...
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alt-tab alternative

Let's consider the following scenario: In my desktop machine i have two applications opened side by side, a browser and a text editor(half size of the display for each application). How can I switch ...
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Remote OS installation

I have a laptop whose Optical drive is not working and i need to format that system and reinstall windows. Is it possible to install windows without using optical drive. I can connet that laptop on ...
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Batch convert TIFF images to PDF?

Are there any free utilities that will batch convert TIFF files to PDF? I've tried PDF printers like PrimoPDF & CutePDF, but these seem to require a GUI click to confirm each filename. What I'm ...
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Can FFMPEG capture from the screen in Windows?

I am trying to capture a certain region of the screen (actually its specifically a number of visible windows) on Windows XP with FFMPEG but I can only find options to capture from X11: ...
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External Hard Drive - Data Corrupted

I have a Maxtor 500gb externally powered USB hard drive. Overnight a lot of the files became corrupt on the drive, upon restart of the computer a ChkDsk was automatically started on the drive. The ...
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How to trace a dialog that pops up repeatedly?

The standard warning and error dialogs in Windows. Is there a way to trace them (to find out what process is creating them)? I have an error that pops up after being closed, but looking at the event ...
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Why does iTunes make 2 copies of my music when adding to library?

I set iTunes to "Keep iTunes Media folder organized" and to "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" because I prefer to keep my music consolidated, organized, and consistent. ...
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HP Windows 7 Upgrade - Can I use it on a non HP computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: how do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I bought a HP laptop ...
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How can I get rsync on windows via ssh not to hang?

I have MobaSSH installed on two Windows (XP and Vista) machines. When I do rsync over ssh it often hangs. I've read this happens with cygwin/rsync/ssh (MobaSSH is cygin based). Is there any known fix ...
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Is there a way that Windows users can use an iChat server?

Is it possible for Windows users to connect to an iChat server? I have many windows users and a mac os x leopard server. I can't find anything I can use with iChat on the mac server. I don't want ...
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Sharing iTunes library (Mac/PC)

I recently got a MacBook and installed Windows 7 on it. Being a .NET developer and a Windows lover (I'm sorry, it happens), I want to keep my iTunes library on my NTFS partition, but have both Windows ...
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Is the current version of Remote Desktop secure?

I remember when I first started using Remote Desktop with Windows XP Pro many years ago, that it wasn't secure to use without vpn. Now, with Windows 7, when I connect to my home computer i get some ...
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Microsoft Windows applications acting as X clients

Well I know that using a X server (e.g Xming) installed on a Windows machine, I can see the graphical output of a remote machine on the Windows box. This is easy when remote machine is built using X ...
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How to set Notepad2 to UTF-8 instead of ANSI?

Each time I create a new file in Notepad2 default is ANSI instead I'd like to have UTF-8. Is there a way to get this ?
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Create a new file in Filezilla folder?

I can see a "New Folder" menu but no "New File". Is this impossible or any Filezilla alternative that can do so?
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How does Vista ReadyBoost speed up the PC , since FLASH drives are slower than HDD's?

Flash Drives tend to be in the 10-30 MB/s transfer rate speed compared to HDD's in the 100+ MB/s range. I realize that seek time is shorter for the Flash drive, but if you've defragged your page file ...