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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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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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Make Telnet default to localecho ON

Whenever I use telnet to connect to a system, one of the first things I do is: CTRL+] set localecho ENTER Is there a registry key or config file somewhere that I can change, so I don't have to do ...
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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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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 ...
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Search Windows share from OS X

Is there a way to search the file contents of a windows share in OS X (specifically Lion)? i.e. Find all files in a shared directory Foo containing the words "Bar".
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How to find a given game room in all TS3 servers?

I want to find a particular room (for example, a room related to Civilization V) in TeamSpeak 3, but I can't enter each server manually. How do I do it?
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Can't Boot With SSD As Cache

I have an issue where I can't boot into Windows 7 using a Crucial M4 SSD as cache. I have two Caviar Blue's in a RAID1, and the SSD is set as the cache. The motherboard is an MSI Z68A-GD65 B3. ...
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NFS client (SFU in Windows 7) creates folders with 'x' bits set to false

I have a drive mounted on a Windows 7 64-bit machine from a VirtualBox Ubuntu VM via NFS. Whenever I try creating a folder from Windows, the folder is created with its executable bit set to false, ...
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Windows restarting certain applications after a Windows Update

So I've come across this strange function in Windows where after a Windows Update and the reboot it tries to restore your session prior to restarting. This though only works with Microsoft's own ...
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Subversion (update) performance, Windows vs. Mac. Why is the Mac version so fast?

I’m working on a dual platform application; Windows & Macintosh). It’s a full blown application, not only a tool. So maybe it’s not huge, but at least big, lets say. One thing I can’t put my ...
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command line remove read only flag on all subfolder entries or overwrite read only files with robocopy

I need one of two things to work: I use robocopy to copy all sub-files and sub-folders from one folder to another, and the destination contains older files + files not in the source, and I need the ...
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Unable to uninstall a font on Windows (Vista)

I'm unable to uninstall the font "Helvetica Neue" neither form the Windows Font tool (from the control panel) nor from any font tool downloaded from the internet (for example: The Font Thing 0.8) ...
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Maximum number of dialed RAS connections

Our Windows based application dials out to multiple devices using RS-232 connections over RAS with a null modem connection. These connections are created by calling RasSetEntryProperties with a ...
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When I try to use secpol.msc (Group Policy) I get an error

When I try to use secpol.msc (Group Policy) I get an error: Failed to open group policy object on this computer. You may not have appropriate rights. I am an admin and I tried running it as ...
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Can't access folder on file server within IIS webpage request on Windows

I'm trying to give permission to a folder on a file server to a webpage running in IIS on a web server. Both machines are on a Windows network but there's no Active Directory domain. So I've done the ...
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VM cannot start because of the saved state in C:\

I have a problem regarding my Virtual Box guest OS. I'm using Windows XP, and when I start my Vbox I encountered this error` VM cannot start because the saved state in c:\ I followed the ...
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How do I configure Windows 7 to get its timezone from DHCP?

The DHCP protocol supports setting the time zone and the Windows DHCP Server implements this feature. The time zone on my company laptop (a member of a Windows domain) never changes when I connect to ...
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Default Audio Output Device Selector

I have a laptop with a HDMI port that I am using at home to connect to a big monitor with speakers. When at home, I want my default audio out to be HDMI. However I also take my laptop to work with ...
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Installed applications in descending order of use?

To move from an old XP host to a new Windows 7 host, I need to go through the list of applications that I use. Ideally, I'd like to find a (GUI) tool that list all installed applications in descending ...
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After NAT how to setup VPN in windows server 2008 r2?

We have one windows server 2008 R2 with about 10 Hyper-V virtual machines. We've used wizard that comes when you enable RRAS to setup NAT, so that virtual machines can connect to internet (and to ...
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forslash as the default path separator in windows?

Since windows now accept the forslash "/" as a path separator in addition to its default backslash path separator, so that both c:\windows and c:/windows are valid paths (though the former is ...
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How to change Windows 7 Aero Desktop Icon Text Color

The default icons are white on blue. Since I am older with vision issues I find a pale green or yellow with black text easiest to read and see. We were developed on a yellow-green planet! I would ...