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revised How do I get out my embedded Windows 8 key from a Linux environment?
Changed command to use xxd because that's more compatible
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comment Remove linux file named with set of shell responsive characters
@Alex if your program's environment has a library function to shell-escape strings, you should use that. If you're in an interactive shell environment with tab-completion, I find that extremely handy for operating on files with weird names!
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Sep
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comment When data gets deleted from your Recycle Bin, what happens to it?
@Mark not quite, I believe - there's a 'recycle bin' folder on every drive (is it .$TRASHES? can't remember), and Windows combines all of them when you open the Recycle Bin. So your C: drive and E: drive both have a folder, because Windows doesn't want to copy everything when you delete it (that's the whole point!).
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comment How do I get out my embedded Windows 8 key from a Linux environment?
Yup, that works too - I put hd in my answer because it displays the binary data too, so you have a clearer separation of where it starts.
Sep
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comment How do I get out my embedded Windows 8 key from a Linux environment?
Hm - two things. (1) why are you on 13.10, it's september 2014. And (2) - does the folder /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/ exist? Possible that you have something mounting it somewhere else (or not at all).
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revised How do I get out my embedded Windows 8 key from a Linux environment?
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comment ANSI to UTF-8 in Notepad++
Note that, in general, "UTF-8 without Byte Order Mark" is what you want. As several others have said in the past, "UTF-8 is the only useful string encoding."
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comment How do I get out my embedded Windows 8 key from a Linux environment?
@DanielB All you need to do is call MS and confirm that you are, in fact, installing Windows on the same computer as the one you were sold.
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comment How do I disable an Outlook 2013 add-in without starting Outlook?
I personally wouldn't do this - if it was an actually malicious addin (as opposed to a crashing addin by a legitimate company), it's possible that it would have used those administrator privileges to further compromise your system.
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