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GParted - cant have overlapping partitions

Simple question: GParted shows that I have overlapping partitions. I dont understand much from partitions, but this is my output "fdisk -l -u": http://pastebin.com/MySTBhNF If you can tell me what ...
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Is it possible to encrypt home folder on Windows 7 and decrypt it after login to Windows?

This question have been asked[1] but didn't exactly got a direct answer to the question. I want to encrypt my home folder in Windows 7 (c:\users\username) and decrypt it after I log in to Windows. ...
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Powershell equivalent to unix `which` command?

Does powershell have an equivalent to the which command found in most (if not all) unix shells? There are a number of times I'd like to know the location of something I'm running from the command ...
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Windows 7 (DirectWrite) text-rendering comparison

Windows 7 apparently has advances in its text rendering through the new DirectWrite API. It sounds to me like DirectWrite is employing a more OS X Quartz style of text rendering; MS call it Natural ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 always create 100MB partition?

I have two 500GB hard drives in my laptop. I have formatted both so they contain nothing. When I'm installing Windows 7, depending on the drive I choose to install Windows on I may or may not get the ...
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How do I find my files from my Windows account?

I've just installed Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon) on my laptop from disc, and I cannot find my files ANYWHERE, and I'm new totally to Linux so, rookie alert... Also, it does not allow me to choose between ...
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Folder emulated as USB storage

Is there a software that can emulate a folder from a PC disk as a usb storage? I need that in order to "share" the folder from Host OS (win7) into guest system (winXP) via virtualPC 6.1 (it has some ...
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How do I tell Agent Ransack to avoid a particular path/filename pattern?

I've started using Agent Ransack to search an entire directory at once looking for a particular string. The only issue I have with it so far is that if I'm searching in a Subversion working copy, it ...
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Syncing directory between Kubuntu and Windows 7

I recently came across an issue on my work computer. I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 as my main development OS and Windows 7 for compatibility with some company software and network stuff. My problem is ...
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Convert hex file to binary file on Windows?

I have a hex file that I am attempting to convert to binary. I have performed this on Linux before using the command: xxd -r -p mykey.hex > mykey.bin But I cannot figure out how to do this same ...
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Will Windows renew IP address sometime after “ipconfig /release”?

On a Windows 2000 PC, I did a "ipconfig /release" to disconnect it from the network. After about 6 hours, I checked it again and it was still disconnected. But then about 17 hours after that, I ...
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Automatically hide files with certain extension in Windows

Is it possible for Windows to automatically hide files with a certain extension? Let's say some program generates a set of files (I cant alter the sources of the program), and I would like some of ...
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How do I fix corrupt files with 'sfc /scannow' in Windows 8.1?

I saw this question How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.", but it was for Windows ...
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Open Power plan window using RunDll32.exe

I am a power user of AutoHotKey. Currently, I want to create a shortcut to open Power plan in windows 7. The window I want to open is in the screenshot below I tried the following commands too but ...
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How to do connect to ubuntu machine (remote desktop) from windows machine remotely? [duplicate]

How to do connect to Ubuntu machine (remote desktop) from windows machine remotely? I need to add an account on my Ubuntu machine. Maybe through ssh? Thanks
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Why copy-paste in Windows command-line tools is usually cumbersome

I've used the command prompt, cygwin, mobaxterm in Windows. Although they do support copy-paste, the operation is usually not that straightforward. The selection of the text in the command prompt is ...
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How to disable sleep mode via CMD?

With only the command prompt, is it possible to disable sleep mode when closing the lid of a laptop?
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Windows 7 64bit will not invoke VirtualBox.

Can not install virtual box in windows 7 64bit. Does anybody know why? Message states that " Virtual box-4.3.14-95030-Win.exe is not a valid win 32 application.
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Can't connect to network on Windows 7 (Wireless or Wired)

I'm helping a friend that can't connect to the internet through a hard wired connection or through wireless. It's a laptop, that usually connected fine through both. The error is that the WiFi bars ...
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Invisible mouse pointer when recording screen on a remote PC

What I'm trying to do is record videos on a remote server. The issue is that when I use any other remote control application other than the native windows remote desktop, the mouse pointer is never ...
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Not process a variable in a string immediately in batch script

I'd like to know if it's possible to process a variable containing a variable not immediately but only when asked. For example this batch: @echo off setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion set VA=Two set ...
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Why does Windows Media Player prevent changing playback speed only on certain files and not others?

I would really like to have this capability for all media types. It seems like it allows it for .mp4 files but not for certain .mkvs?
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Cannot ping or connect to IIS server both internally and externally

I am having this problem that has bugged me for quite a little whereby I cannot connect to my IIS server and even ping the machine after a short while of successful usage. The weird thing is, I am ...
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How to get Microsoft SmartScreen to stop blocking my app for my customers?

I've finished creating a small utility that I will be uploading to my website, to be publicly available. When I download it and run it, Microsoft SmartScreen blocks it with a big message in the middle ...
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How to transfer iTunes from Windows to Mac wirelessly?

Is there a way to transfer the content of my iTunes library from a Windows laptop to a MacBook over our house's network?
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Using multiple KeePass databases with separate configurations

We are using KeePass (2.16, Windows) to store passwords in our company (let's name it KeePass_Corp). Additionally I am using another installation on a USB-stick to store my private passwords ...
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Windows fails to resume from hibernation every other reboot

I have a Dell XPS 15z. Under Windows 7, I was seeing the problem where Windows wouldn't resume from hibernation on every other reboot. In other words, I could cold boot, and it would hibernate and ...
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Lenovo Ideapad with 6 partitions - advice for shrinking to create space for Linux

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10 with Windows 8.1 installed. I want to install Linux on it using this guide. For this to work I need to shrink the main partition to create space. I opened the disk ...
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Windows 8 Keyboards stopped working

I have no idea what happened, but now none of my keyboards are working. I have an HP PS/2 keyboard that I use on my computer. A couple of minutes ago I stepped away from my computer and when I came ...
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Windows: Test if entry is a file or a folder

I Have to create 5 subfolders under every folder in a folder. This rootfolder contains files as well as folders. In this rootfolder are subfolders for our relations and we need to create 5 subfolders ...
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Windows 7 driver updates

Cut the story short, I was wondering if there's any possible and effective way of updating Active Directory clients(mostly windows 7 machines) through setting a GPO?
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Should my directory structure in Windows look like this?

I believe I have weird placement of my files on my Windows computer. I'm not sure what the correct way it is supposed to be. For example, all the programs that I use are located in C:\Documents and ...
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How to Move multiple sub-folders through out a tree structure with the same name to one folder

I'm looking for a batch file to move multiple sub-folders that have the same name throughout a tree structure to a new folder that will contain a single folder with all the files. i.e. Folder 1 - ...
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Intel Rapid Start Technology Incompatible with Whole-Disk Encryption?

I have a brand new Dell XPS 15 laptop, and I'm getting the following message popping up from time to time. Searching around, I see that Windows 8.1 is supposed to have whole disk encryption enabled ...
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Windows 7 Reinstalling Hardware - How…?

I wanted to install a new driver for my Wireless Network Card but Windows 7 reported the driver was up to date. So I decided to uninstall the driver. That seemed to do more than I expected... My WiFi ...
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How to modify an offline device in Windows 7?

I have assigned the wrong driver to my USB mouse, and everytime I connect it the system crashes (BSoD). Now I have to change the driver, but it must be done while the device is offline. Is it ...
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Bitlocker Performance Impact on SSD

I've put a brand new SSD into my work computer and my IT department wants me to use BitLocker. I read one of the other threads on BitLocker performance on standard harddrives, but I was wondering - ...
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Windows programs mysteriously lost licenses and activations

I have a remote desktop server that recently lost the licenses and activation information for Office, Quickbooks, and the CALs for Remote Desktops all at the same time. I went ahead and re-entered the ...
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Application to split file without making a copy?

I've got a truly humongous file that I want to split (~500GB) and only 200GB of free space left. I obviously can't split it the conventional way, with 7zip or any other splitter utility I've been able ...
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What is a “0-Namespace-http” file and how to delete it?

I am trying to delete some files from a rescued user's profile folder from previous installation of Windows 8. I'm talking about the files that are normally located at C:\Users\Someone. I have copied ...
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Very erratic file transfer speeds in Windows 8.1

This may not have anything to do with the OS but here are the results of copying the same 20GB file between two internal SSDs and over the network. For internal disk transfers, the peak followed by ...
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Is there any way to get the name of a printer that used to be connected to a Windows computer?

I have Windows 8, and I used to have a printer connected to it. I loved it, but it broke, so now I'm trying to buy a new one, but I forgot to take down the model of it before it was thrown away. I ...
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Search-and-go in Windows CMD

I know that for file search on Windows CMD one can use the following command: dir /S /P "PATH/FILENAME" Is there an easy way to go straight to the result directory. For example, the requested file ...
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Duplicate folder identification/removal tool [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Duplicate file finder Is there a tool that can identify/manage duplicates at the directory level? I've tried using duplicate file removal software to weed out ...
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How do I restore the start menu after killing explorer.exe?

In Windows 7 64 bit, I killed explorer.exe, and then via the task manager do file->run "." This method has always caused the start menu to reappear, but right now it doesn't. After killing a rogue ...
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File Generation Differences between Windows Vista and Linux

I know that there are differences between Linux and Vista. I know that there are address issues from converting certain files between the two operating systems as well. I am currently working on a ...
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Protect file or folder from copy-paste

I want to make a folder on a local computer and prevent it from being copied to another machine. For example, I have a folder with one file in it, so what should I adjust in order to prevent users of ...
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How to analyze sporadic lag in explorer

So my Windows 7 (64 bit) system is lagging from time to time. It happens when I open the start menu and start typing something or open the explorer. It seems that it always comes down to the explorer ...
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How can I find out what kind of file this is? [duplicate]

I have this file, and I have absolutely no idea what kind of file it is. When I open it in Notepad++ it reads as ð X döS or How can I figure out what this is, and how to modfiy it?
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How do I get rid of malicious spyware, malware, viruses or rootkits from my PC?

What should I do if my Windows computer seems to be infected with a virus or malware? What are the symptoms of an infection? What should I do after noticing an infection? What can I do to get rid of ...