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MacBook Pro dual-boot Windows using Boot Camp - Performance loss?

Long story short: I need a Mac for programming, girlfriend needs Windows for every day tasks (movies, web browsing, ocasional Win Games). I didn't specify the version of either OSX / Win because they ...
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Is it possible to change the Windows System Language without complete reinstall?

I am not speaking of the display language (installing an MUI-package). I am talking about changing the language of the whole OS (the language you choose when you install Windows). Is this in any way ...
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What is the quickest way to Recover an NTFS partition?

I've ran the following on the wrong drive in the diskpart command in windows: select disk 1 clean create part pri What is the quickest way I can recover the old partition in the drive? It was an ...
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Is there a way to make DLLs in some folder have higher priority than app's folder?

Certain software I'm using comes with a broken DLL which makes it crash at random. The only way to fix issue is to download correct dll from somewhere like dll-files.com. I've already made aware ...
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Windows 7 Error Windows cannot access \\Computer

I have four computers on my home network: a 2003 Server in the domain NETCON, a desktop XP machine, a laptop XP machine and a laptop 7 machine. All the machines can see each other on the network. All ...
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Windows 10 black screen - no cursor - no safe mode - can't get in to change video driver

Windows 10 upgrade from Win 7 Ultimate finished & rebooted into low res. But it did work. Tried to upgrade video drivers to latest 2 versions of Win 10 Nvidia drivers. Both failed. EVGA GTX 970 ...
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Java under OpenVZ and hosting under virtual machines

Skype Chat [10:27:47 PM] Koby: Xen is better for Java anyway [10:28:11 PM] ME: does java have issues in other virts? [10:28:47 PM] Koby: OpenVZ, yes. [10:29:03 PM] ME: any reason why? [10:29:04 PM] ...
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Is it okay to run Windows Defender and another antivirus program at the same time?

We all know that it isn't recommended to run more than one antivirus program at a time. But since Windows Defender comes with Windows, is it safe to have it and another antivirus program (AVG, Avast) ...
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About some Fonts

So I found some fonts that windows might read. Even when I copy some words on Word with those fonts, and past them on the Enternet explorer, on google. The font stay and I can save a Word page and ...
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Installing Windows 10 “We couldn't create a new partition.”

i'm trying to install the Windows 10 test build on my laptop dual-booted with Windows 7. I had Windows 8 dual booted previously, but deleted it to make space for 10. Upon trying to create a new ...
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How do I set system environment variables in Windows 10?

How do I set a system environment variable in Windows 10 (without using the registry editor)? (Note: Other answers don't specifically address Windows 10 - at least not yet - and they leave off ...
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Windows 10 upgrade and Truecrypt

Can you safely upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 when using Truecrypt 7.1a without risk of corrupting the bootloader and without first decrypting the drive?
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Is there a way to “hack” windows 10 to use its entire CPU power in one task or process?

I work with applications like Blender, and, according to "Task Manager" and "Resource Monitor", windows uses less than 40% CPU (at most, with the option below) and less than 30% memory when I render a ...
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Windows 10 free upgrade eligibility: why not on my laptop?

I use three computers: Personal desktop computer with OS history from last format: Windows 7 -> Windows 8 Pro -> Windows 8.1 Pro - Eligible for free Windows 10 Personal ASUS laptop computer with ...
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How do I install gfortran (via cygwin and etexteditor) and enable ifort under Windows XP?

I'm a newbie in the Unix world so all this is a little confusing to me. I'm having trouble compiling some Fortran files under Cygwin on Windows XP. Here's what I've done so far: Installed the e ...
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How to resolve Windows 10 installation error FIRST_BOOT, MIGRATE_DATA?

Trying to update my German Windows 8.1. Professional to Windows 10, it fails after about half an hour with the (German) error message: Manually translated this reads: Could not install Windows ...
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Black Screen while installing Windows 10 [on hold]

In the middle of installing Windows 10, my computer has a black screen with only the cursor. I've been trying to fix this for hours with no luck.
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Can I use an Windows 7 or 8 key to do a clean Windows 10 install using ISO-image?

Can I use an Windows 7 or 8 key to do a clean Windows 10 install using ISO-image ? I haven't tried it yet, so I'm asking if any of you guys have experience using a Windows 7 or 8 key to do a ...
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How to update the PATH user environment variable from command-line

I have a system PATH variable with the system level config. I use the user PATH variable to complement the PATH with user-specific config. I would like to update the user PATH variable from ...
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Windows 7 Professional not recognising all installed RAM

My current set up is below I bought this computer build from a 3rd party, they self built it. I reinstalled windows. At the time I did not know about Home edition not recognizing all 24 GB ram. So ...
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Incorrect profile path

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 10. After logging into my Microsoft account, I discovered that the path of my profile (%UserProfile%) is the beginning of my Email address, while I want a different ...
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how to force any application into fullscreen?

I couldn't find any solution to this, even though it should be the most obvious and easy thing to do. I basically just want to be able to force any program that can be switched to fullscreen with ...
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Windows 8.1 + embeddable release of Python 3.5 = “Python has stopped working” error

So I downloaded Python 3.5.0b4 - Windows x86-64 embeddable zip file and placed it into %USERPROFILE%\Documents\python. I then opened up PowerShell, cd'd into that directory and typed ./python and got ...
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Command to find domain name from IP address

I have a website with dedicated IP address. Currently it is: 184.154.225.69 If I do nslookup this IP, I get placeholder.sgded.com as output name. But I want to get my domain name, exactly how I get ...
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How to change the capitalization of the user folder in Windows 10?

My question is very similar to this one; I followed traintes' answer, but had limited success. My issue is that the user folder Win10 created for me is "C:\Users\tyler" with a lower-case "t", which ...
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Windows can't be installed on GPT partition

I got a Windows 10 official release ISO file, so I burned it to a USB flash drive, and tried to boot it. I deleted all but one D: partition, which has all my working files so I can't delete it. I then ...
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how to fix grayed out wifi button on windows 10?

I am using a Sony vpceh25en laptop . recently I received the Windows 10 technical preview update through Windows Update, so I migrated my Windows 7 to windows 10. Everything was working well during ...
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How to know an application is run as administrator, if it doesn't show that in its title bar?

Using "troubleshoot compatibility" I have configured many applications to always run as administrator. Visual Studio, SQL Server and many more applications show that in their title bar using a ...
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How to set Synaptics locked-dragging Timeout under Windows?

I have Lenovo Ideapad Y510p with Synaptics Clickpad and running Windows 10. I like to have Locked-Dragging feature but Synaptics settings application only allow to either turn it On or Off. However, I ...
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Can I use WD My Passport locked drive to boot directly as USB drive?

My question is regarding WD My Passport Ultra 2GB. I have locked my drive with secure password. But Can I use that drive to boot my laptop directly from USB port ? My Lenovo Thinkpad E440 laptop ...
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changed my screen resolution on windows 7

i put a new operating system in my lap.but my screen resolution is changed on my windows .my display ,icons,file is expand and stressed type. how to put a new screen resolution software so please ...
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Windows 10 Child account problems

I have a laptop that was running Windows 8.1 that I've recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. I had to delete my six year old son's local account because Child Accounts now have to be Microsoft ...
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Win7 won't boot, HDD is invisible

I was using my PC with Win7 installed on the only HDD inside my computer until two days ago. Then I installed a new HDD with the intention of clean installing Win10 from DVD, so I could dual-boot the ...
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How can I use a bash like shell on windows

I use Linux and a Mac. I'll be teaching some command line stuff soon. What can I install on Windows to give me a terminal window most similar to a basic mac/linux bash shell. Would like to be able to ...
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Download windows 10 lenovo flex 2

I have lenovo flex 2 14 inch, i change the hard drive to ssd abd install pirate windows 7 know i want to upgrade to windows 10, i extract the product key from the old hard drive, did there as a way ...
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Alternative UI for Skype on Windows?

I know that there is no full-scale alternative client as the Skype protocol is closed, but perhaps there is an alternative UI for the official Skype client?
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Windows 10 Pro upgrade missing “boot.wim” file

I am trying to install/upgrade Windows Pro 8.1 to Windows 10 through setup.exe from C:\$Windows.~BT. But installer tell me that boot.wim file is missing. In update history logs I can see that update ...
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What does hyphen mean in Windows batch file?

In particular, I have problems understanding the hyphens in the following lines, which are from wikibooks if not -%1-==-- echo Argument one provided if -%1-==-- echo Argument one not provided & ...
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Setting up my touchpad to be one big button?

I'm forced to use Windows for a while, and I need some set up to work with my machine in a way I'm used to. I've got Asus N750Jv, which has a "mac"-style big touchpad, which is devided into 2 areas - ...
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Windows 8 Services Failed to Start Error

I have Windows 8 x64 and some HDDs randomly appear that do not exist. I went in to the BIOS to check if they were there (they are not there) and booted with out modifying any settings. Windows froze ...
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Black screen windows 8.1

After cloning to 850 pro, both the original HDD and the 850 pro do not work. Black screen on original and an endless loop of windows loading on the SSD. I am removing one to try the other and can not. ...
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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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How to customize Windows 10 “6 Folders” in My Computer

I would like to customize the folders in the Default Folders group of My computer. It is not necessary to have the same folders appear on the left sidebar and in the middle view. How can I do that ? ...
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How do I bypass an SFX Installer password popup?

I want to create a sfx installer with protection (means no one can extract inner files and the script I'm used for installation). My requirement is after making exe when the users running via setup ...
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Windows 10: Change shortcut keys to switch between desktops

In windows 10, currently the shortcut keys for switching desktop are ctrl + win + right or left arrow key. Now i wanted to simplify it, by changing it to ctrl + right or left arrow key only. How can i ...
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Bluetooth not working on MSI GS60 2QE

I have a problem with my Bluetooth and honestly the Killer Network card makes me angry. The bluetooth worked fine since I've bought my computer, but earlier a bug has happened with bluetooth on ...
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Windows 10 updating from Windows 7 via Windows update fail after 84%

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) with Windows 7 Home Premium-64 bit. I already reserved my Windows 10 copy and started an update to it that was 2,712.6 MB and failed after 84%, it took for that 17 ...
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Determining the purpose of a Windows process

In the course of diagnosing a problem, our attention is often drawn to a running process shown in Task Manager. This raises questions such as, "Is this process legitimate?" or, "What does this ...
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Windows (7, 8, 10) - Is a clean install better than an upgrade and if so why? (be specific)

I'd like to know if given an existing Windows PC, are there any concrete reasons why a clean install should be performed over an update. Articles like this one at How to Geek refer to "bloatware" and ...
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accsess of windows 8 without PIN option

I woke up this morning and found that i couldnt access my laptop.I had a PIN option and also the password.But now the PIN option is not there and only asking last used password fot the PC.When i gave ...