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Linksys WMP54G setup file crashes?

I am reformatting and putting a fresh installation of windows on 3 machines for a daycare. They each happen to have a PCI wifi adapter. There is not a driver for this from the desktop's manufactuer. ...
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3answers
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What is the best way to go about running Cat6 over 100 meters?

I have two building about 300 meters apart that I would like to network together using Cat6. I would prefer to wire them together instead of using wireless if possible. Please let me know of any ...
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11answers
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Why would a RAMdisk be used today?

After reading this question I started thinking, "Hey, what happened to those RAM disk utilities we used to run in the ol' DOS days?" I haven't heard about RAM disks for years until today, but why? ...
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2answers
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Is there any way to mute a thread in outlook?

I'm looking for a plug-in that will let me mute conversations/threads that once I decide are no longer relevant the plugin would automatically mark the future ones as read. I don't want to set a ...
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8answers
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Advantages of Cd Burning Software vs built in Windows CD Burner

What are the advantages of CD burning software over the built in Windows CD Burner? Why would I want to purchase or download burning software when Windows can do it for me?
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!! 0xc01a00d !! aka Vista won't boot [closed]

Answer: Parts of the hard drive are corrupted. All of my user's code was checked in, so I'm just going to format the box. One of my users has an HP DV5-1235dx laptop running Windows Vista ...
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1answer
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How do I know if DirectX is using hardware acceleration or software rendering?

Is there any DirectX diagnostcs tool which will allow me to understand if Graphics acceleration from my GPU is actually working or software rendering is kicking-in instead? I ask this because If I go ...
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3answers
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What tool can record multiple parallel stream to files of defined size? [closed]

I would like to record record multiple audio web streams like this one in parallel to an mp3 or wma file for a duration of several days. I would like to be able to limit the file size or the duration ...
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2answers
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Folder Aliases in Dock or List View cannot be expanded?

I have been increasingly frustrated with the fact that you cannot expand a folder alias in the Finder "List View" via the "expand triangle" or in the dock. If I add a folder to the dock that contains ...
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8answers
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Can I install 64-bit Windows 7 on a Dell Vostro 1700 laptop?

The processor is reported as being an Intel Duo T7250.
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3answers
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Delete a folder where argument list is too long

I have a directory which has a tree of directories inside. It's not the name of the dir that is long, it is the tree of dirs inside it that vista is complaining about. I tried using- rmdir /S [...
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2answers
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Audio recording, a tool for human-aided drum quantizing

I have this situation: the drummer records the track (8 tracks in a multitrack session). Now, how do I check how distant are the recorded beats from their theoretical position i.e.: there is always ...
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4answers
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Snow Leopard on Core Duo

The first run of MacBook Pros have Core Duo processors, whereas all the ones after that have Core 2 Duos. Apple says Snow Leopard only requires an Intel processor, but will a first-gen MacBook Pro get ...
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1answer
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2 Templates to one SharePoint Library, Default templates

Ok, I'm not a script writer, otherwise I'd have this automated already. I need a quick assist in the most basic steps possible. I have a SharePoint form library using InfoPath based forms. I have a "...
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1answer
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Access 2007 wont show Navigation Pane

I have a Access database that normally opens to a switchboard. I want to see the Navigation Pane but it wont show. Even if I check the option for it to show. How can i get the Navigation Pane and the ...
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2answers
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Adaptive Brightness service with MacBook Pro with Windows 7 x64 RTM

I just installed Windows 7 enterprise x64 RTM on a MacBook Pro unibody using Boot Camp 3.0 from Snow Leopard. Everything installs very smoothly like HP/Copmpaq SmartStart. I noticed, however, that the ...
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3answers
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VPN Router drops connections

We are using a Netgear VPN Firewall Router FVS318v3.. We have a DSL connection here at the office, and my users complain of the connection dropping, or locking up on their end.. Latest firmware is ...
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1answer
728 views

VirtualBox OpenSolaris guest on OS X host; Audio does not work

I have OpenSolaris 2009.06 installed as a guest operating system on Virtualbox 3.0.4 under OS X 10.5.8. The VirtualBox guest additions have been installed. All available updates have been applied to ...
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7answers
17k views

Are there effective Anti-glare screens? [closed]

I've got a laptop with a glossy screen, and have considered several so-called 'anti-glare' filters, since this glossy thing really gives me a headache. The one I tried might have protected the screen ...
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4answers
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Opening mdb files in Ubuntu

I have an MDB document that I need to view on my Ubuntu machine, I downloaded MDB viewer and when opening the file with it the application closes. Also OpenOffice DB viewer does not want to work. Are ...
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7answers
5k views

GUI for editing image metadata

Is there a graphical application for editing image metadata in EXIF, IPTC and XMP formats? Preferably free and for Windows. Some image editors and the Windows Explorer properties window allow editing ...
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5answers
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How can I make an actual compact cassette “tape” mix-tape from iTunes?

I want to make an actual compact cassette mix-tape as a gift for someone. I use iTunes to manage all of my music. So a few questions: If I gather a bunch of songs on a playlist for sides A/B of ...
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4answers
528 views

Do I need to bother about correctly uninstalling Mac software?

I'm a recent switcher from Windows. Uninstalling programs correctly is a big deal on that platform because of the crap that gets left everywhere if you don't. On the Mac I've noticed the majority of ...
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1answer
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Excel 2003 : How to lock the whole template except a few cells?

I want to lock the whole template/sheet except for a few cells that are to be filled manually. To lock the template I used "Tools / Protection / Protect Sheet " I am using Excel 2003 spreadsheets. ...
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5answers
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xcopy Not Surpressing File/Directory Query

I'm attempting to use xcopy to copy over a file from one machine to another on our network as part of a Java program. I'm calling xcopy like this: xcopy "C:\Program Files\path\to\my\file" "\\...
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3answers
546 views

CompactFlash and ReadyBoost on a Vista-64 bits system

I have an old HP iPaq with a CF card of 16 GB. New card, old device. It works fine. Or worked fine, I should say, since it fell to the ground and is damaged beyond repair... So I have a new and more ...
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2answers
813 views

Screen capture of USB connected CE device

Does anyone know if there's a tool to capture a video from a CE device (like this)? I used the Windows CE Remote Zoom-in to capture stills, but for presentation purposes I would like to show moving ...
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2answers
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Software Review Questions [closed]

If you were reading through software reviews based on questions, rating answers on a 1-5 scale, what kind of questions would you expect or like to see on the review?
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10answers
189k views

Combine/merge PDF files in Windows? [closed]

Is there a painless way to combine/merge PDF files in Windows? I understand that pdftk will do it on Linux.
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1answer
4k views

Easy way to select all HTML Objects for deletion in MS Excel

So, here's the situation: I copy some data from a website into MS Excel. I look at the data in MS Excel and see checkboxes. When I select 'Design Mode' to delete the checkboxes, I see hidden ...
2
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2answers
841 views

DNS does not resolve

I have a domain name that I have added as an add-on domain on another primary domain that I own. I have changed the nameservers with the domain name registrar 5 days ago and a whois search shows that ...
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12answers
24k views

Can I create a shortcut to a Windows directory?

I would like a quick command line-based way to get to a directory I use all the time. Is there a way to create some kind of alias in Windows so that I can type, for example, VS08P at a command prompt ...
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3answers
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What type of SD card do I need to use as Windows Ready Boost memory?

I have a laptop with an SD card reader and was wanting to buy and SD card to use as ready boost memory. Is there a specific type of SD card that is required so that windows can access it?
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6answers
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RAID 0 disk failure, how to recover the RAID?

Situation is this. A PC with 2 hard disks, in an RAID 0 Array. The electronics on one of the disks has failed. I can not find the same board for the disk (I've tried this, removed board from the OK ...
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2answers
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Mount VMware images (.vmwarevm) in Snow Leopard with MacFuse

Snow Leopard removed the extended file context menus, which for VMware gave the option to mount .vmwarevm files with MacFuse. Is there a way to mount the .vmwarevm files in Snow Leopard? I'm using ...
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3answers
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Deleting a file in Windows 7 skips the recycle bin and is deleted permanantly

When I delete a file, it bypasses the recycle bin and is deleted permanantly. I've made sure the recycle bin's "Don't move files to the recycle bin" option is unchecked and it has a maximum size of ...
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3answers
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How do I open .CDR file with Adobe Illustrator CS3?

I have a Corel Draw file from a customer and was wondering if we could open this in Adobe Illustrator CS3? I don't know what version the Coreldraw file was created in. Thanks!
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2answers
981 views

Why dont I have a windows update icon in the toolbar

I have windows update set up to download but not to install, I then normally click on the yellow shield, review the updates and install them. Now when I shut down it tells me I can turn off and ...
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8answers
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Is there any way to make Mac OS X Spotlight only index the file names and not the contents?

I do understand that the point of Spotlight is to look inside files, but it also returns file name matches, and that's what I need most of the time. Besides, Spotlight is running so absurdly slow on ...
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6answers
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How can I remap my Caps-Lock key to Escape (for Vim) in Snow Leopard?

Obviously, in Linux I can use xmodmap. On Leopard, I used an InputManager called PCKeyboardHack. But InputManagers are now broken. How can I preserve my sanity and keep on using Caps Lock to Escape ...
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3answers
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Is my i7 CPU running too hot?

Here's my setup Intel i7 940 - stock speed 12GB DDR3 RAM ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series 2x 10k RPM Velociraptor Hard drives At no load, room temperature my cpu cores consistently read: 43 43 46 43 (...
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5answers
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Flash card reader - how to hide inactive drives letters?

My flash card reader shows multiple drive letters (one letter for each card type), even when cards are not inserted. Is there any way to hide these inactive drives?
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5answers
51k views

What's the shortcut in excel to show/hide cell comments?

what's the shortcut in excel to show/hide cell comments?
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3answers
4k views

SecureW2 equivalent on Linux

I'm studying at the HAN (Hogeschool Arnhem & Nijmegen) in the Netherlands, where we have a wireless network that is secured with SecureW2 (IEEE 802.1x). The SecureW2 client is not available for ...
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3answers
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How do I bypass Visual Studio 2005 SP1 failing to install on Windows 7?

I'm trying to install Visual Studio 2005 in Windows 7. When attempting to start, Windows 7 complains that Visual Studio 2005 is incompatible with Windows 7 and offers me to search online for a ...
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2answers
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Hanging on “Scanning for Harddisk partitions and creating /etc/fstab” when trying to install Damn Small Linux

Following a suggestion made before, I'm trying to use UNetbootin to install Damn Small Linux on a Windows computer. I'd like to reformat the entire HD and install Linux on it. I installed UNetbootin ...
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4answers
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Mirror hard-drive? RAID or something?

I have two disks, D:\ with 70gb capacity and E:\ with 250gb I want EVERYTHING that is added, modified, deleted etc to E:\Backups\ to be mirrored onto D:\ How to do? I'm running Win XP pro. Both ...
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4answers
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vim , reformat text for programming

I've a big file with lines that look like 2 No route to specified transit network 3 No route to destination And I'd like to transform that for use in a programming language to {2,"No ...
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7answers
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Why would windows only recognise half a stick or RAM?

I was at the in-laws over the weekend and one of the machines was reported as having got much slower recently. After some investigation it seemed that windows was reporting only 384mb of ram, and ...
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1answer
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Vista Group Policy Editor via run “gpedit.msc” not found

When I try and run the group policy editor, via gpedit.msc, I get an error message "Windows could not find gpedit.msc, please try again, etc." How can I fix this and access the Group Policy editor?

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