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How to programmaticaly generate icon overlays?

See the small blue icon overlay? Is there a way that I can generate this type of items programmaticaly? I'd also like to know what these particular overlays mean.
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Setting default program for a type does not work as expected

I am trying to open a text document with SciTE on Windows. I select Open With -> Choose Program. I then select Browse and navigate to the Program Files/Scintilla Text Editor/SciTE.exe, but the SciTE ...
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How to render remote assistance to a person using Live Messenger?

There is a feature within Windows Live Messenger v9 that allows a person to ask for remote assistance. BBut as I understand it, this works only if the router is UPnP enabled on both ends. Today I ...
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How can I restore my original IME Romaji input settings?

the this one, Japanese IME on Windows: switch back to romaji input method (3) did not help. The problem seems the same. My Vista home premium version PC, I had been using Microsoft IME to use English ...
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Copy files to all subdirectories

I was planning on using a command like this FOR /R %f in (".") DO xcopt test.txt %f to copy a file into all subdirectories of a folder. This works fine when I write the file into the command ...
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Which Linux LiveCD is best in general use for fixing windows boxes?

Story: At our University, the tech help desk is decidedly low-tech. Virus outbreaks are frequent and users, of course, haven't backed up. Recently I pulled out a Linux LiveCD (Mint 8 for the curious) ...
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Is there a good free icon collection for windows like moricons.dll?

Moricons.dll has plenty of icons for crufty old dos apps like Foxpro. Are there any DLL icon collections with a nicer set of images that are also free to use? Edit I ended up just making my own dll ...
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Increase Microsoft outlook 2007 PST file limit

I am unable to send/receive any emails in my MS outlook 2007. I am prompted with the following error Can't move the items. The file <path>\<filename>.pst has reached its maximum size. To ...
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How to setup a Wi-Fi 2-computer network with Internet sharing?

I have the following devices: Desktop Computer (Windows XP Professional) Laptop Computer (Windows Vista Home Premium) A USB modem that I want to connect to my Desktop computer (so my Desktop has ...
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Low CPU Usage, But the CPU Light is Blinking

My machine's CPU usage is low (<10%), as judged from Process Explorer and Task Manager, but the CPU, or HDD Light ( the light just below the power button, at the front of CPU, I am not sure whether ...
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Is there a way to avoid waking up the cdrom when running explorer?

When I type Win+E to run Explorer, it takes several seconds to appear. The main reason seems to be because the cdrom wakes up. Is there a way to avoid that?
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Windows Updates: How to automatically install Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (without user intervention)?

Every so often Windows Update pushes out an updated version of this tool. Unfortunately, each time the user has to agree to the EULA. Is there any way of configuring the Windows Update service to ...
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Restore single occurrence from recurring appointment?

When you have a recurring appointment in MS Outlook and you delete some occurrences, is it afterwards possible to restore one of it? They don't show up in the recycle bin.
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Any way to add new line at end of multiple text files

I am merging (concatenating) many text files into one, but I have the problem that they don't have a new line at the end of the text. Is there any way to append a new line to all files using Windows ...
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Is there an opensource SVN like backup system?

I'm looking for a delta backup system that lets me restore data from a specific revision like SVN does. I know of and use Time Machine, however sparse bundles get corrupt all the time. I have heard ...
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Any command-line or batch cmd to concatenate multiple files?

I have 50 text files in one dir. Is there a Windows command-line method to concatenate those files into a single file? I am using Windows Vista. I don't want to type the name of all files.
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Tool to assist scheduling a meeting across multiple time zones [closed]

I am looking for a tool that would make it easier to schedule/plan a meeting with participants in different time zones. I am not necessarily looking for a tool that sends out the invitations etc. but ...
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Any software which can filter the files in a directory

Is there any software by which if i type anything in the seach box and shows those files matched (in particular directory) and then i can copy or paste only those files. OS:Windows
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Unable to access a registry key

I wondered why some file associations were broken and stumbled upon a nasty problem: I cannot access the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes. As you can see above, I cannot view its current ...
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Read registry files in Windows “config” directory from a backup?

I have a backup of a computer and I need to get some information from its registry files. I have the files from the registry, but cannot find a tool or anything to let me view this information, just ...
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How can I specify IP and ports for a hostname in the Windows hosts file?

I want to specify host names with two different ports in the Windows hosts file. Is there a way to do it? Or is it not allowed by Windows itself? I have been wasting my time searching for the ...
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“Fatal Error attempting to save” in Maya 2009

I am facing a problem when I start Maya 2009. I am getting Fatal Error attempting to save in c:\users\xxxxx\appdata\locals\xxxxx.2010.. I tried reinstalling Maya many times, but it didn't help. ...
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Is there an unintrusive antivirus program that I can ask to scan object on demand only? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recommended offline on-demand virus scanners I'm looking for an unintrusive antivirus program that I can get to run scans on suspicious objects on demand and only on ...
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What kind of messages does Windows send to applications?

What kind of messages does Windows send to applications? For example, when I click this Firefox window, what does happen? Does Windows find the process ID of the application and send it some message ...
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Remove rootkit from Windows XP Pro system

How can I best detect AND remove rootkits from my Windows XP Pro system
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How to use Win XP mode,where can I find it?

I have windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on my laptop and the ultimate version is supposed to have "WinXP Mode"(installed together with os) ,but I can't find it anywhere. Where is it located?
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How OS manage running programs

since windows is multitasking OS, it must somehow switch between processes. But how is it done? Does windows include some kind of breakpoints into running programs, which should switch to other ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 equal to Windows 7?

HI! My Windows 7 RC is destroying itself in some days. I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Dreamspark License. Well, I ask myself can I use the server like my Windows 7? Are there some performance ...
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Turning off Chrome's visual effects

Is there any way to turn off the visual effects used by Google Chrome? For example, the tabs slide around smoothly, the scrolling is really smooth, and there is a huge arrow that fades in and out ...
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Best Options for Installing Linux

What are the best options for installing a version of linux on my windows(vista) laptop? Do I install a VM and which one? or Do I install linux as 2nd OS boot option?
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Can't open Windows firewall?

I accidentally opened a virus on my windows XP, now i can't open the Windows firewall. Control Panel > Click on Windows firewall > Gives me this error - "Unable to display Windows Firewall settings ...
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Where are the Windows Registry Files stored?

Where can I find the files edited when you run RegEdit?
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Is there a ln symlink command in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does window have the ln -s or equivalent? Is there an equivalent ln command to create symlinks in Windows?
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Detect when hard disk goes to sleep

Is it possible to trace when Windows turns off a hard disk (due to the power saving threshold being met)? I'd like to see when (if at all) the disks are being turned off.
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How can I get a history of directories I visited in the commandline?

I know you can get the command history in some consoles, but is history for the visited directories stored in a similar way?
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Can't Access a file I downloaded since I don't have permissions yet I am admin?

I downloaded some file and everytime I try to copy it or move it somewhere I get these errors Windows cannot access the specified device, path , or file. You may not have the appropriate ...
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Windows Explorer - Diff two files from the context menu?

Is there any way to diff two selected files from the context menu in Windows Explorer?
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Can you zip a file from the command prompt using ONLY Windows' built-in capability to zip files?

I have a batch file that outputs a text file. I thought it would be nice if I could zip it up too. This will be used in an uncontrolled environment, so I can't make assumptions about the presence of ...
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Is there an application that can tell you what DLL's and other dependencies a program uses?

Is there an application that can tell you what .dll's and other dependencies a program uses?
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Is there any good RESTORE software for Windows? [closed]

In the spirit of Joel Spolsky's "Let’s stop talking about backups" article, is there any software that's good at restoring a Windows computer? By "good", I mean it can handle a situation where a ...
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Which file managers on Windows handle .filesStartingWithDots?

Windows Explorer will not allow to create a file like .htaccess (Apache configuration), .project (Eclipse project files) etc. Which file managers on Windows have support for file and folder names ...
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Utility to measure width/size of location on screen?

Sometimes, I need to check how many pixels an area takes on the screen. Does someone know of a utility for Windows that would let me click somewhere on the screen, drag 'n drop to the lower right ...
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Write a DVD from the Windows Command Line

Does anyone know an easy way to write files to a DVD from the command line. I've found a program that does it for CDs, and another that writes .ISO images to DVD. I want to use it to write files to a ...
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How to find sql server instance?

I have sql server 2000 and 2005 installed on my machine. Now instances were installed as Machine04 [2000] and other Machine04\SomeInstance [2005] (this some instance i don't remember now) So is ...
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hal.dll file deleted .. how to recover the PC ..?

Because of the viral infection, if the PC gets crashed, On start-up, it shows the msg on Console screen on start-up, saying, "hal.dll file is missing/deleted, press alt+ctrl+delete to restart the ...
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Does Safari on Windows support Silverlight?

Does the latest version of Safari (ver 4) under Windows support Silverlight? (This question was asked in the spirit of just having this information available on SuperUser after this question was ...
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How can I save my Windows system restore points to a DVD?

Is there any way to copy the restore points to another location? A virus could delete the restore points so I want to put them in a separate directory and save them for later use. My OS is Windows ...
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Internet Explorer stuck saving images as BMP format instead of JPEG [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: IE 8 likes to save photos as BMP when the photo is JPG. How to solve this? I'm using Internet Explorer 8 on Vista and when I save a picture using "Save as..." it will ...
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How can I graphically render audio(visualizations)?

I want to create very high resolution graphic representations of some high bitrate WAV files I have for printing in a book a la art project. Here's some examples: I could just get a trial / buy ...
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Looking for a tool to manage all maintenance work on my PC [closed]

I'm looking for a tool to manage the maintenance tasks on a Windows PC. Things like disk defrag, antivirus, update software and any other maintenance. This should not be an all-in-one solutions, with ...