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Windows 7 - Firefox - Font Displayed Strangely

The p's and b's in the above image are strange, relative to the other letters. They are more-bold or stretched a bit horizontally. This is viewing wikipedia in firefox on windows 7. Even the text on ...
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Maximum number of processes in Windows XP, Vista and 7

How many processes can Windows support at the same time? This question is nothing to do with parellel processing of any sort. Processes can be running, waiting in the queue, sleeping etc,
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What real-world transfer speeds should I expect for backups over my home network?

I want to start backing up my home PCs (mix of XP and Vista) to a spare machine (XP). All have recent SATA 7200rpm drives (no RAID), 100Mbit network cards, except one laptop connected over 802.11g. ...
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Any good way to get the new Menlo font on Windows?

I like the new Menlo font on Snow Leopard a lot. I tried copying it over to my Windows machine, but Windows does not like the format. Does anyone know if there's any legitimate way of getting Menlo ...
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How can I edit a PDF file? [closed]

I received this PDF file and need to make some changes in the document, is there any great free software available for me to do this?
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64 bit alternative shell

Im looking for a 64 bit, minimalistic replacement shell for Windows XP/Vista/7. Any ideas?
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How to open Explorer window to show another PC's directory using command line

I want to make a shortcut/batch file to prompt for username/password and then for a specific directory to be opened in Windows Explorer. I'm using Windows XP. The following prompts for the other PC's ...
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What is a good hardware monitor?

Does anyone have a good freeware app for monitoring laptop hardware? Things like temperature and fan speed. I had one, but after a few weeks it wanted me to pay.
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Can't ping by hostname of CentOS running on VM from Windows, but can from Mac

I have an instance of CentOS running in VMware on a Windows Server 2003 machine on my home network. CentOS hostname: varia Windows XP hostname: friend From my Windows XP machine I am unable to ping ...
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“EISA Configuration” partition

I have a new Alienware M17x running Vista x64. I just found out that it came with a misterious "EISA Configuration" partition. On Disk Management, my Disk 0 tells me that my HD has about 300 GB. The ...
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Network MP600 printer asking me to install new driver on laptop

I have windows 7 home 32-bit on my desktop which is connected to my mp600 via USB. I have Vista 64-bit on my laptop. The MP600 is set for sharing and appears under printers in network under my pc's ...
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What is the best multi-application macro tool for windows?

I used to use Texter as a program to create text macros that can be used in any application, e.g. so you can type "sigg" followed by the space bar and it would replace the word with your signature ...
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Remove an Application from Control Panel?

Any Windows tool available to remove an application from Control Panel's "Add or Delete Programs"? For example I have an application listed in the Control Panel. I know I can remove it from disk and ...
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What is an USB filter driver?

On HP's website, I see a driver which is named "AMD USB Filter Driver". What is a USB filter driver? What does it do? What happens if I don't install it?
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What tool to build a clients database and agenda?

Background: A friend of mine wants to upgrade his computer. He is using an old proprietary tool to manage his clients files and agenda. This tool won't work on a modern OS, he could ...
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Remapping Ctrl-R in IE to Refresh

I'm a web developer who works on Macs. I do most of my testing on Firefox and Safari and then test my sites on IE to ensure compatibility. I have Parallels and Windows XP running and I find that I ...
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Connect External HardDisk to two computers - concurrently

I have two computers sitting very close to each other. One is an older computer nearly constantly logged in via VPN to another network, and I use SVN to push/pull files from that other network and ...
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Checklist for migrating old Windows to Windows 7, making a fresh install

I'm starting to install Windows 7 from scratch, overwriting my old Vista installation. My checklist so far for the migration: copy user data to separate drive make a list of applications to install ...
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The specified network name is no longer available

I'm trying to transfer files from my windows 7 machine to my self built windows home server (old dell 4550). The WHS is the default install except Whiis add-on is installed. I also installed and ...
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Is it possible to boost Windows' sound volume to a higher limited value?

I often listen to Last.fm with my headphones on, but sadly, some songs are recorded with a bit lower volume than the other. Even when maxing out all my audio settings, I want more. Is there any way ...
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What is the easiest way to make a bootable Ghost disk?

I need to make a bootable Norton Ghost disk (CD/DVD - this old PC won't boot from USB keys! And that is what I usually use.). What would be the quickest/easiest way?
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Why do some programs not start when I launch them in Windows 7?

I just installed Windows 7 and I'm finding that some older (3 years) programs don't even launch when I double click on them. I opened up Process Explorer and the process don't even flash in the list ...
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Do windows vista and windows 7 coexist with Win XP in the same HD?

Can it be installed in 3 different partitions without conflicts?
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Where are the shortcuts for the Windows 7 Taskbar stored on disk?

Where, in the Windows 7 file system, are the taskbar shortcuts stored (per user)?
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Creating a Windows XP installation flash drive in linux

How can I create a bootable flash drive to install Windows XP from under Linux? I have Ubuntu installed on my PC and want to install Windows XP parallelly. I already have an NTFS hard drive, so what ...
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Is there a registry key to tell windows to delete a file at next startup?

Is there a registry key to tell windows to delete a file at next startup?
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Should I install the 64 bit version of Windows 7 on my Macbook? [closed]

I have a Macbook that's maxed out to 4gb of ram. I had Leopard running on it, as well as the 32 bit version of Windows 7 installed with Bootcamp. Under Windows 7, only 2.97gb of 4gb of ram is useable ...
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How do you manage Outlook Personal Folders between multiple devices?

This seems to be a recurring problem. I have users who have 2 devices they use on a regular basis: their desktop at work and a portable lightweight notebook. Generally these are executives who ...
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Eratic network speed

Having erratic network speeds and have come to the end of ideas for troubleshooting. Basically I have a wired connection that when downloading files starts off slow and slowly builds speed then will ...
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Does exists a portable feed reader based on Google Reader?

I am looking for a portable (can be installed on a USB key) feed reader based on Google Reader database. I am using FeedDemon now, but unfortunately is not portable and Firefox Portable + Google ...
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Alternative to K9 spam handler? [closed]

I've been using the free K9 spam handler for a couple of years now, but it hasn't been updated since 2004 and has a couple of bugs that bother me: The Find feature stops at the first e-mail found, ...
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How do I sync the Solution Explorer with the current File in Visual Studio?

When I have an open code file in Visual Studio that I am editing I would like to keep that same file highlighted inside of the solution Explorer so that I know where I am at. What I'd really like ...
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Alternatives to gsview/ghostscript for Windows [closed]

Are there more user-friendly alternatives to gsview/ghostcript for Windows?
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Free command line archivers [closed]

Nowadays, we have a plethora of free arhivers (7-zip, j-zip, winrar <-- okey, that one's not free, ...) But does anyone know of some free command line archivers for popular formats (RAR, ZIP or ...
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Some sites work, some don't

I'm having some internet connection problem - some sites (thankfully superuser is included) work perfectly while others (like www.boardgamegeek.com or www.couchsurfing.com) do not work at all. The ...
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Any way to install 32-bit Virtualbox on 64-bit Vista?

Virtualbox has a single installer for windows that installs 32 bit application on 32 bit os and 64 bit application on 64 bit os. Is it any way to install 32 bit application on 64 bit windows Vista? I ...
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Can I manually add a thumbnail web page to the Chrome homepage?

Is there a way to manually add a web page to the 8 thumbnails that appear when you open Chrome? I want to add Google Maps for easy access. The Google front page already shows up so I presume the ...
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Prevent extra space when setting variable on Windows command line

When setting a variable like this: > set foo=hello && echo test then the value of the variable foo contains an extra unwanted space: > echo "%foo%" "hello " How do I prevent this ...
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How to shut down a computer having a particular IP address?

If we have a collection of Windows and Linux computers on a LAN, is it possible to shutdown a computer having a specific IP address, using the Linux shell? Assume that I do not have ssh or telnet ...
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Setting a shortcut to trigger task scheduler

I wanted to disable the UAC popup box when running the command prompt as admin, but this didn't work for me. What did work, was setting the task scheduler to run it as admin given a specific trigger. ...
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Does VirtualBox support hard drives and USB portable drives?

I'm new to VirtualBox and just installed it in my Windows 7. I installed Windows XP in my VirtualBox installation, and I don't know how to import some of my stuff from my Windows 7 ...
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Software that annotates audio and video files

I am looking for free or inexpensive software that I can watch video or listen to audio files and annotate what is happening as I watch. I am looking for something akin to audacity's label track but ...
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Uninstalling Google Update

So, I installed Google Chrome a while back to test it, but I'm still too attached to Firefox to let go. Today I uninstalled Chrome, but I see Google Update spread all around my PC. There's a Firefox ...
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How to change hosts file in Vista?

How to change hosts file in Vista?
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How do I view a webapp in an application and call it up with a hotkey?

I frequently visit a web app hosted on a nearby server, usually via browser bookmarks. I'd like to have a hotkey to "launch" it in an application with none of the browser toolbars or menus, since the ...
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Problem with remoted display of java applications

I'm trying to remote display Java based development environments, such as NetBeans and IntelliJ, from a linux machine to a windows machine. When I do this, the right click functionality of the ...
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Communicator.exe takes 96% CPU

My Communicator.exe is taking up 96% CPU. I have to run this program for work to chat with my coworkers... what could be causing it to use such a high CPU percent?
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How do I view the amount of L2 cache in windows?

I know where to find CPU class and speed, and amount of RAM. But I don't see the amount of CPU cache in computer properties or device manager. Does windows (XP currently) provide this information, ...
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Editing JPEG EXIF properties

How can I edit EXIF properties of JPEG files on a Windows machine? Some image editing utilities handle the Rotation property wrong, which leaves me needing to make manual edits after rotating images ...
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Freeware local proxy engine for Windows? [closed]

Is there a nice and small, freeware proxy application that runs in the system tray? It should support HTTP and HTTPS proxy connections, NTLM authentication and configurable rules (different proxy ...