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Trying To Organize Folders - Can I Delete?

Had to get a new laptop and it came loaded with Windows 7. How many folders do I need that have "documents" in the title? I've spent days trying to get answers to questions and running into forums ...
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Booting Windows7 kernel from an initrd/wim image file

I'm wondering if it's possibile to have Win7 kernel and relative drivers (especially storage drivers) to boot from an initrd-like image file (maybe .wim?) and later then mount the windows root ...
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Generate random port traffic windows

Without installing any third party software is there a way to generate random traffic for a port of choice in Windows 2003? I'm testing a few Port Forwards and just need some random test data. I'd ...
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Getting return code from tee on windows

tee is a slick little utility that allows piping output to a file as well as stdout (the console). Windows ports for tee exist (wintee, gnuwin32's tee, etc), but all the ones I've tried have the same ...
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Boot records messed on dual boot (win7 and ubuntu) machine with SSD and HDD

I have a Lenovo Ideapad y570 with two hard drives: SSD and normal HDD both managed by RapidDrive and Windows 7 pre-installed. First, I have shrunk my 500 GB HDD a little bit to make some place for a ...
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install MSMQ on windows XP uE

I am running windows XP uE SP3 and I need to install MSMQ in order to install wincc (a Siemens automation software) the problem is that this UE version doesn't let me add/remove windows components ...
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How to setup Windows 7 per device Autoplay?

Autoplay works, but the devices are not listed in Control Panel - AutoPlay - Devices, thus I can't set it up per device. Tried two different PCs, USB sticks, USB harddisk, DVDs, nothing. In XP I could ...
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Installing Windows in a laptop with a dysfunctional display

My laptop's display does not work. I am currently using an external LCD screen. So when I power up my laptop I can't see anything. Only after the windows logon screen is displayed, the screen shows up ...
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Can someone tell me how I can make my Windows Server Web 2008 R2 like Windows 7?

I am using Windows web server 2008 R2. Every time I have open my computer and they have show me "Preparing your computer...." "create ...." I want to stop it. it's take more time to load. Every ...
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Hardware Configuration for Windows MultiPoint Server

I've read every article on the Microsoft sites regarding Windows MultiPoint Server 11. I decided to go with a zero-client over USB configuration. The problem is, we don't have distributors in our ...
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Pairing bluetooth mouse with two system on same computer

I have a Microsoft Mobile Memory Mouse 8000 paired to my notebook under Windows via Bluetooth. However I have a Linux installation as well (openSUSE 12.1) and I thought I could make that mouse work ...
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System Memory: Only half is being displayed

Using multiple tools, I have verified that my computer can "see" that 8GB of RAM is installed, but only is using 4GB of ram. I've seen this behavior with: Memtest86+ 4.20: Memory SDP Information ...
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Gifsicle: How to set it to not overwrite the original GIF file if the resulting modified GIF file is larger than the original?

About Gifsicle: Gifsicle is a command-line tool for creating, editing, and getting information about GIF images and animations. One of its features is (from its website): Optimize your ...
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Network Dialog does not show all nodes on network: Why?

There is a network dialog box thats sprinkled througout the Windows (XP,Vista, 7) OS that lets you browse the available nodes that are on your network. For example, this dialog box appears when you ...
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Freeware Local Proxy for Proxy Chaining with HTTPAUTH

I am looking for a freeware local proxy to perform proxy-chaining with HTTPAUTH. To explain my situation: In my workplace I am forced to keep switching between several internet-connected apps, and ...
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Control Targeted Browser Window

When I have multiple browser windows open, I don't know how to control which is chosen to open a new link - when that link is selected in a non-browser application. For example, when I click a web ...
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Checking audio output levels per channel in Windows 7

I've got a new 5.1 channel headset, and am in the process of testing and adjusting it. How can I check the output levels per channel? I'd also be interested in seeing a breakdown of the output by ...
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How do I prevent screen tearing in Windows 7 desktop with Aero disabled?

After disabling all the Windows 7 visual enhancements, I began noticing some screen tearing while playing YouTube videos, dragging windows, etc.. It's very noticeable while looking at this: Barcode ...
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Force Windows 7 to store thumbnails locally

I want Windows 7 to store thumbnails cache files in the same folder as the files (thumbs.db) instead of using the centralized location for all thumbnails (By default ...
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How can I prevent Ctrl+Shift from changing the text direction?

In Windows 7 and 8, the following keyboard shortcuts exist when both left-to-right and right-to-left languages are installed: Ctrl+Right Shift sets the text direction to right-to-left. Ctrl+Left ...
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Linux and Windows Dual Boot

I set up a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Server 11.10. Everything works fine until I boot into Windows. After booting into Windows, the machine reboots when I select Linux from the grub menu. ...
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How to “mount” WebDAV folder as a local folder instead of a drive?

I know I can use "NET USE X: https://server/" to mount a WebDAV folder to X:. However, I'd like to know if and how I can use mklink to do the same, but with a folder, without mounting it as a drive ...
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Terminal Server - Task Manager disapears Windows 2003 Server

A bit of a problem on our Server 2003 Windows, from time to time terminal server manager stops working and I couldn't see any active sessions, so I went over to task manager to see the ...
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How can I prepare a TortoiseSVN installer to use the serf HTTP library instead of neon?

I'm going to be distributing instructions on how to access our new Subversion repository with TortoiseSVN. Because it's hosted on Windows, and we have some large files in the repository, we have to ...
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How can I make Windows stop updating my broken shortcuts?

When I click on a shortcut that doesn't exist, Windows opens a dialog (on WinXP) asking me to find the location, and in Win7 automatically does this (this is my observation). I don't want my ...
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Basecamp Notification Application for Windows

There is a great Basecamp notifications app for Mac OS X: BaseApp. Is there any Basecamp notification app for Windows?
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Windows 7 64bit search bar is buggered

When I search for something in the Windows 7 Start Menu, I am only given categories. Screenshot: I have tried the following, to no avail: Deleted registry keys Restarted, stopped, started, ...
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How to burn an MKV file with subtitles to DVD?

I have a DVD disc with an mkv file and the corresponding subtitles (.srt) If I insert the DVD in a PC, all works ok. But if I insert the DVD in a regular DVD player, I see invalid disk. How should ...
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Convert OEM Windows XP box to virtual machine?

I know I can technically convert an existing Windows XP box to a virtual machine. (e.g. VMWare converter). What I do not quite understand is whether I can then actuall use this image/guest. The ...
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Can no longer print in duplex with Adobe Reader X update

Since updating from Reader 9 (which usually let me print in duplex) to Adobe Reader X, I can no longer print in duplex. I have verified that my settings are correct for the printer, two-sided mode ...
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Download file behind Integrated Windows Auth from command line

I'm looking for a way to be able to download the contents of a particular url that's protected behind Integrated Windows authentication from a computer that is a member of the domain, using the ...
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Installing Adobe Photoshop CS4 results in “Error 1603”

I tried to install Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Director 11.5 on my Windows 7 PC, but I got the error: Adobe Anchor Service CS4 Error: Error 1603. I had Adobe Flash Professional CS5 ...
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How can I have bluetooth enabled at startup?

I have bluetooth keyboards that I want to use on my WinXP and Win7 machines, but I quickly discovered that I have to log in to Windows before I can use any bluetooth devices. Is there an easy to way ...
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Is it possible to get Windows 7 “Libraries” functionality on a Mac?

Smart Folders are fantastic, but I would really like to replicate the Windows 7 "Libraries" functionality on my Mac. Is it possible? For example, most of my movies are stored on an external drive so ...
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Can I work on a Rails project in a directory other than C:\Sites on Windows?

I'm a beginner to Rails. I installed Rails using RailsInstaller for Windows. Is C:\Sites\ a magic directory path or can I still use the Rails framework in a directory like ...
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How to scan and autocrop?

I have windows 7 64bit and HP Printer, I used to have windows XP and the HP software use to autocrop the image, with windows 7 there is no option to autocrop a picture once you are done scanning, you ...
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Windows 7 stopped booting and showing some message on black screen

I have Lenovo g460 with Windows 7 premium 64-bit, it was working fine yesterday...but when I try to use my laptop now I see a message on black screen PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable ...
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How to reduce the hide-delay of Windows 7 taskbar previews?

When you hover the mouse over a taskbar item in Windows 7, it pops up the thumbnail preview. When you remove the mouse, there is a short delay and then the thumbnail disappears. Does anyone know if ...
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Can't connect to Windows 2003 Server from WAN via mac RDP client

Question: How to connect to server from WAN? I have no problems connecting from the LAN, that works fine. What I have done: set up port forwarding on router for port 3389, and it points at the ...
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Skype audio device batch file

I need to create a .bat that will change my Skype mic input to a virtual audio cable and the speakers output to a different virtual audio cable, and it cannot affect the Windows default devices in any ...
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Disable Windows Thumbnails for Specific Folders

I know there are methods for Disabling thumbnails in Windows. But, I actually don't mind the feature, especially since Windows caches the thumbnails after the first pass. But, I have directories ...
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How to share a Windows 7 Library while preserving its 'one-ness'?

My media server with all my movies is running Windows 7. I have two folders on different drives I want to share, E:\Movies and F:\Movies, so I've combined them with a library called "Movies," so I can ...
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Remote Access (via thin client, etc.) with sound?

I'd like to be able to have folks on Macs and with iOS devices access our Windows programs. I've seen a variety of services that web-enable a Windows app. The latest I've seen is Graphon. I'm ...
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How to downmix 6-channel DTS to stereo from the command line?

I tried command eac3to.exe src.dst dst.wav -down16 -down2 (v.3.24) but it just re-produces the same 6ch audio without any warning. Operating system: both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Update: See a solution ...
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Is it possible to create or store a Windows backup system image on a non-NTFS drive?

I'm trying to use Windows Backup on Windows 7 to create a system image to a network location. The destination, identified by UNC path, is an Apple Time Capsule formatted with HFS+. While Windows ...
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windows system backup does not recognize second hard disk anymore

I used to take my windows system backups on D: (windows 7 is installed on C:). D: is a 2x300GB RAID0 installation and was (and still is) working fine. Apart from backups, D: was also my big-files ...
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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Transcoding a video from GoToMeeting WMV to MP4 using FFMPEG on Windows locks up dos window

I've been tasked with converting some pre-recorded GoToMeeting videos from wmv to mp4 format. I've got the GoToMeeting transcoder app available from Citrix (g2mtranscoder.exe) that takes the source ...
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Videoconferencing software that degrades framerate rather then resolution

Is there a video-conferencing software that can be set to degrade framerate rather then resolution when the intervening connection is slow? I do a significant amount of remote collaborative work. ...
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Setting up a local RTMP Relay

I'm trying to live stream an online game, but I lag, so what I'm trying to do is find a way to setup my live stream client which lets me specify a custom RTMP server to connect to another computer ...