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How do I enable/disable spellcheck in pidgin on windows?

How do I (temporarily) disable the spellchecker in pidgin on windows?
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How can I determine the highest GPU-supported DirectX version?

On Windows 7 / Vista how can I determine what DirectX version is really supported by the GPU?
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How to make sure a system is not infected by a specific trojan? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? In this case it's the TR/Alureon.19456U.3 trojan. On this Antivir site it's stated to be detected: ...
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Copy “%SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution\Download” to another computer

Is it possible (and safe) to copy the SoftwareDistribution\Download folder from one Windows XP machine, A, to another, B, and then let update.microsoft.com do its thing on B minus the download ...
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Can I use an onboard and pci vga simultaneously?

I have an old machine I'd like to get running with dual monitors. The pci vga only has only 1 output port. However, I have another output via the onboard video card. Can I leverage both video cards to ...
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Erratic Scrolling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my computer erratically scroll up and down? I am running Windows XP with SP 3 on a 2002 Gateway machine. For the last few days I have experienced the problem ...
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Windows 7 upgrade question

If I purchase an upgrade for Windows Vista (Home Premium) to Windows 7 (Home Premium), do I retain the key and download rights to Windows 7 in case I format my computer in the distant future? Ideally ...
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How do I move my PC to a VM instance?

Is there a way for me to take my current PC and transfer it to a VM running on the same machine or another machine? I am currently running Windows XP.
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Windows Live Mail - calendar's corrupted data error when importing mail from Outlook Express

I installed Windows Live Mail on Windows XP SP3 and on the first run it tried to import Outlook Express mail (without even asking!). The import process ended with the error 0x80040154 informing about ...
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How to split a multipage TIFF file on Windows?

I thought Adobe Photoshop could do everything, but apparently it cannot read multipage TIFF files. I have a TIFF file with four pages, and I need to edit one of the pages. Windows Picture Viewer can ...
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How to disable a keyboard?

Im looking how I can disable my laptop keyboard, I looked into the Device manager and there is no "Disable this device", Don't want to uninstall it, just turn it off. I'm just troubleshooting some ...
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Windows XP stop 0x0000007b Error

I'm having problems with two computers I have at my current work place. They are very similar to other machines I repair and reimage but for some reason when I reimage these two machines i contiune ...
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How to take a single screenshot of a large folder's contents in Windows

I have a folder with 643 subfolders in it, and I want to be able to capture a screenshot of the contents of this folder (in a single image). Now obviously, even with my 1920px resolution and the sub ...
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How to disable the middle button scrolling in Chrome

When I press middle mouse button, it opens: It is so difficult to control the scrolling. Is there any way to disable this?
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Remote desktop/vnc into a windows computer from a Ubuntu computer

I'm looking for a good solution that allows me to remote desktop a windows computer from a ubuntu computer. If the software is open-source and in the standard repositories (so I just can apt-get ...
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File Locked on Flash Drive

I'm completely frustrated. I'm an owner of a OCZ 8GB Rally2 which I've used flawlessly for about 4 months now, and all of a sudden this week I begin getting errors telling me that I can't delete a ...
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Drive Contents Have Gone Wayward

Anybody know of any tools which force deletion of a folder on my drive? The user I am logged in as doesn't own the files either. More background though, I found some info which should help me take ...
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VLC has gone over the top left of the screen. How do I move it?

I started VLC the other day, and it is starting off the top left corner of the screen, so as I can't select the title bar to move. I've tried right clicking it's entry in the task bar, and selecting ...
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How do I download Vista hotfixes since SP2 for a vLite image?

I am creating an up to date Vista image with vLite. Therefore I integrated SP2 in the slipstream, but the SP2 came out in May 26, 2009, according to Microsoft. There has been numerous hotfixes ...
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Getting devices information

Is there any freeware app to list the pci and usb devices under windows. I'm looking for something like lspci/lsusb. I'm interested in the vendor and device ids mostly. It needs to list devices that ...
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How to listen text while using Windows?

I want to listen instead of reading some e-books I downloaded (unprotected PDFs, that means that the text is machine readable without OCR). I don't know how to make Windows Narrator to do this or if I ...
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How can I convert MP4 video files to DVD?

I've got some MP4 video files that I'd like to put onto DVD. What is the best software (preferably free) for accomplishing such a task?
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Replacement software for mice? [closed]

I found VIM. but this work on only text editing mode. I want to not use mouse. But i need better than windows accessibility tools Has any software?
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Slow responding keyboard Windows XP

The keyboard response is normal in the Windows login screen, but is very slow while inside Windows. The problem occures at all times, in all programs. The problem is not sticky keys or filter keys. ...
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Is it possible to “zoom in” in Windows (Vista), like we can in Ubuntu?

One of the features of Ubuntu that I miss in Windows is the zoom in feature. Does someone know how can that be achieved in Windows? PS: I am not looking for the zoom that Vista provides by default ...
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How do I recover a closed Sticky Note in Windows?

By accident, I closed my sticky notes in Windows. Is there any way to recover them?
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Windows x86 physical memory is 24-bit?

I am reading the new book, Windows Internals 5 about memory management (chapter 9 in Physical Address Extension PAE section). It is mentioned "A 32-bit system represents physical addresses internally ...
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How do I give a program high priority for memory and processor speed?

I use NaturallySpeaking a lot, and it's a great program, but it's very processor and memory intensive. As long as it's being used, it works fine, but if I tab away to another program for five minutes ...
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Is there any way to restore original fonts supplied with windows?

On Windows XP, is there any way to get back original fonts? I uninstalled a bunch of applications now my browser and other applications are missing fonts and displaying the current ones incorrectly.
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Windows tool which can create a 3D text or logo in batch or command line?

I want to create text in 3D or create logos but wanted to automate the process to create a large number of them by passing in the text. Are there any tools for Windows that can work in any kind of non ...
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PuTTY and Remote Desktop

I recently needed to access a Windows machine with Windows Remote Desktop, but I was unable to connect due to a firewall on the network. (While on the network, I have successfully connected to the ...
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Windows Software used to interface with a Garmin Nuvi?

I've got a Garmin Nuvi 260W that can connect via USB to my Windows computer. I've connected it and the device was detected and drivers autoinstalled by Windows. My question is, ... what now? What ...
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How do I manage My Computer? [closed]

My Computer is completely cluttered with folders and highly disorganized. Today, I wanted to take a backup but I couldn't because I didn't know what to backup and what not to, and I did not want to ...
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Upgrading Windows Vista 32 bit to 64 bit Windows Server

I am planning on upgrading Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit to Windows Server 2008 Standard 64-bit (I have a quad core cpu which supports 64 bit and I have 4gb memory so can't see all of it at the ...
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How can I have multiple active Windows sessions simultaneously?

When I log on to my computer remotely with Remote Desktop the local user is locked out. When the local user logs in my Remote Desktop session is interrupted. I want to get rid of this limitation. ...
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Why do Windows Installers (.msi files) take so much longer to uninstall than other installers?

Since the Windows XP days, Windows Installers (.msi files), including InstallShield installers (which is just a bootstrap for MSI) has taken around five times longer to uninstall an application than ...
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Any gotcha's using Apple keyboards with Windows or Linux?

I used one of the aluminum Apple keyboards in a computer lab today and really liked it, and really want one, I just want to know if there are any issues that would arise when not using them with OSX. ...
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Why does my laptop randomly restart, blue-screen, or work normally on reboot?

I have several problems with a laptop... When I try to boot it doesn't act deterministcally but goes randomly into one of several modes: Restarting every 4 seconds Boots up and gets a bluescreen ...
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Windows File Copy Dialog: Why is the Estimation So… BAD?

xkcd I know that the Windows copy dialog (in XP) stores the copy in memory first, and is still copying after the dialog closes, so the time is off, but why is the estimation of the time it will ...
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What you'd need to setup BBS?

What I need to setup BBS nowadays? I'm thinking of BBBS or PCBoard (no telnet! too new technology). What I've thinked so far, I'd need: virtual machine which runs DOS and hook that virtual COM-port ...
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Print screen in Windows XP

When using Windows XP SP3, when I want to print the screen I use a program called Printkey2000. When Printkey2000 executes, I click on the "print" button, but instead of sending it to my printer for a ...
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What are some things to avoid if you want to keep your computer adware/spyware free?

I recently reinstalled the OS (XP Home) on a friend's heavily spyware/adware infected machine. It appears as though his kids (7 and 11 years I believe) were visiting sites that offered downloads for ...
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Why is System process listening on Port 80?

I am running Windows 7 RC1. I have multiple issues getting IIS to work on my system and today when I installed a new application and I tried to load it using http:\localhost\MyApplication I get ...
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How do I get the Windows 7 taskbar with the Start Menu to display on dual monitors?

I am looking for an application with features as follows:- It will give me a dual monitor set up with a Windows 7 taskbar with Aero peek and the Start Menu on each monitor. The taskbar should ...
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Editing windows Registry

Hai I want to edit the registry entry of a system from another system using connect network registry.I am getting the system names on my network,but its not possible for me to access the ...
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How can I hide an application from the Windows taskbar?

Is there a way to "hide" a normal windowed application in Windows? I'm looking for something that removes it from the taskbar and possibly puts an icon in the system tray instead.
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What's a good way for organizing PDF documents on Windows? [closed]

I'm looking for a good way to manage a lot of PDF documents (e.g. papers, ebooks) on Windows. Ideally I'm looking for a Windows version of the great Mac app Yep. I've looked quite a bit and haven't ...
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What is the oldest Windows operating system to run on a modern (2007-2009) computer? [closed]

As I'm soon wiping my computer clean to install Windows 7, I had an idea of trying out some older operating systems on new hardware to see how the user experience is (especially regarding boot time ...
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normalize .wav sounds

When playing counter-strike certain servers will force you to download sound files their server uses. These range from song clips to sounds from other games like unreal tournament and quake. The ...
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Stop a Windows XP taskbar item from blinking forever

In Windows XP when an application that doesn't currently have the focus wants to attract the user's attention its Taskbar item blinks. Often it blinks 3 times and then stops, which is fine. However, ...