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Reason 1 Because Microsoft made a toaster driver sample. In the sample there is the line <DeviceIconFile>Toaster.ico</DeviceIconFile> and there is a chance that your keyboard manufacturer took that sample. Reason 2 Look at the back of the keyboard for some place to insert a slice of bread…


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I recommend reinstalling Windows If you try to salvage the existing install you'll end up spending hours or, likely, days working on it and have nothing to show for your efforts. And even if you were able to successfully run all malware removal tools I wouldn't trust that all malware actually had been removed because, by definition, the malware authors are ...


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You should use only shortcuts for that configuration (mouse movements alone seems not supported for that special side that crosses over to the other monitor) NOTE: On multiple monitors, continually pressing a keyboard shortcut combination below will cause the window to snap to the side and scroll in that direction through the multiple monitor screens. ...


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A few major problems for you, In bios disable the processors L2 cache - Machine crawls Windows+break-->advanced system settings --> hardware tab --> Device Manager, right click disable mouse (make sure you can get here with just your keyboard so you can undo this!) ctrl+alt + Arrow key - on some graphics cards this rotates the screen. (usually with no ...


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The problem was introduced back in Windows 2000 when fading menu items were added. Originally, the feature was added in kernel-mode code and was tightly integrated into portions of the UI. Since it worked so well, it ended up staying there. The problem has appeared from time to time, but no one has had a reliable way to reproduce it in the kernel debugger to ...


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Somehow, your langs.xml has errors in it. Perhaps while exploring various Notepad++ options you accidentally made unintended changes to it. That's what happened to me. Go to the installation folder for Notepad++ and rename langs.xml to langs.xml.bad. Then, in that same folder, find langs.model.xml, make a copy of it, and rename the copy to langs.xml. DO NOT ...


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You are seeking technical solutions to a social problem and you're trying to address the symptoms instead of the underlying cause. This runs the risk of failure if he finds some other way of shutting down your machine. Talk to your friend and remind him that you're not pals messing about at university, any more: you're professionals being paid to do a job. ...


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Be very careful. If you have a symbolic link that is a directory (made with mklink /d) then using del will delete all of the files in the target directory (the directory that the link points to), rather than just the link. SOLUTION: rmdir on the other hand will only delete the directory link, not what the link points to.


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The worst that can happen is limited only by your attacker's imagination. If you're going to be paranoid, physically connecting pretty much any device to your system means it can be compromised. Doubly so if that device looks like a simple USB stick. What if it's this? Pictured above is the infamous USB rubber ducky, a little device that looks like a ...


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Short answer: the license Excluding hardware from the equation, it is mostly an artificial software restriction: [The] limit is retrieved from the registry by calling a function named ZwQueryLicenseValue, which is itself called from an internal procedure which Microsoft's published symbol files name as MxMemoryLicense. Source: Licensed Memory in ...


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Create a shortcut to your batch file. Get into shortcut property and change target to something like: cmd.exe /C "path-to-your-batch". Simply drag your new shortcut to the taskbar. It should now be pinnable.


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Run gpedit.msc and try disabling the option as shown below. Restart your PC to see if it works: Click to enlarge


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There is a registry setting named FlipFlopWheel that does this! HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\VID_???\VID_???\Device Parameters. There might be multiple mouse entries. The default value for FlipFlopWheel should already ready 0. Change into 1 to invert scrolling. Reboot or possibly replug in mouse for changes to take effect. To get the ...


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Take the CMOS battery out for a few seconds. That's the little watch-type battery on the motherboard. (While the machine is unplugged) And / or use the CMOS jumper on the motherboard, and drain the CMOS that way. Your manual will tell you how. Normally you move the jumper, turn on for a few seconds, and then move the jumper back. That will reset the time ...


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Create a mouse cursor theme where the arrow tip is NOT at mouse position. This should be puzzling enough.


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Press CTRL + ALT + DEL it says so in the bottom and most people are aware of this shortcut (especially in corporate environments where people have to press CTRL + ALT + DEL to login). vs


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Windows 7 Professional x64 (64-bit) English: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65805/X15-65805.iso German: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65813/X15-65813.iso French: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net/msvista/pub/X15-65811/X15-65811.iso Spanish: ...


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Last time I saw this was in Windows 2000 where it happened to me occasionally. I suppose, a workaround would be to disable menu items fading out after clicking in the Performance options:


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It sounds like you have a USB/eSATA combo port AKA eSATAp. Which enables you to use either the USB or the eSATA on that particular port. Picture taken from: techarena's forum. eSATAp is also known as Power over eSATA or eSATA/USB Combo. eSATAp port combines the strength of both eSATA (high speed) and USB (compatibility) into a single port. eSATAp ...


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Windows key+L should do what you need.


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The answers so far are good, but I thought there must be an open source tool that does this. It turns out there is: Dual Monitor Tools This is a set of Free (open source) utilities. It can configure wallpaper for a dual-screen setup. It can mix both landscape and portrait-mode monitors. It also has several other tools, including a screenshot utility.


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I can run one desktop background image spanned across both screens out of the box, with no extra software installed. The trick is to find an image that matches the resolution of both screens together. In my case, with 17" monitors both at 1280x1024, I need an image that is 2560x1024. Now go to Control Panel>Personalization>Desktop Background and select the ...


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Windows 7 home premium supports up to 16 GB of RAM. That is why only a certain amount is showing as usable. Your computer supports the extra RAM and does detect it. It's a licensing issue in Windows that makes it only use 16. Source: Memory Limits for Windows and Windows Server Releases, Physical Memory Limits: Windows 7


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In Windows Command-Prompt the syntax is echo %PATH% To get a list of all environment variables enter the command set To send those variables to a text file enter the command set > filename.txt


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There are two distinct lineages when it comes to Microsoft Windows, and it doesn't help things when people write things about one lineage that they have learned about the other. The DOS+Windows lineage comprises DOS+Windows all versions up to version 3.11, DOS+Windows 95, DOS+Windows 98, and DOS+Windows Millennium Edition. It has Windows layered on top of ...


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It's formatted as FAT32. The largest size file supported on FAT32 is 4GB. You will have to reformat the drive as NTFS or ExFAT.


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From the Vim Wiki. In Vim, your home directory is specified with $HOME. On Unix systems, this is your ~ directory. On Windows systems, the best way to find the value of $HOME is from within Vim, as follows. These commands are useful to see what directories your Vim is using: :version :echo expand('~') :echo $HOME :echo $VIM :echo $VIMRUNTIME Once you ...


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Press Win+Pause (if you can explain to people where those keys are). For reference, here are screenshots of the resulting dialog under various versions of Windows: Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7


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This is caused when you set Notepad++ to run as administrator on Windows 7. Go into your registry as an administrator and search for notepad++.exe. Find the key under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT that has an entry with the Edit with Notepad++ (or maybe Edit with &Notepadd++) and delete the whole key. Right click and you should see that you no longer have that ...



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