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Workaround for Vista BSOD when setting SATA drive frm AHCI to standard when trying to setup Dual Boot w/XP

I was trying to setup a friends laptop to dual boot vista/xp like mine. However after some searching, I found that his BIOS has his SATA setup to use AHCI mode. If I change that back to legacy or ...
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gitk looks ugly / doesn't honor theme settings

I'm running Xubuntu, (actually linux mint with xfce on top, but I suppose it's essentially the same thing) I set my appearance theme to (a modified version of) MurrinaStormCloud, but if I run gitk, ...
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How can I close windows by their handle?

Does anyone know of an application which would close a window given its handle? Command line is good. Note, that I do not wish to kill the respective application, rather a modal window owned by that ...
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Is there a multi-user Remote Desktop app for Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a Mac be used by multiple users at same time? Is there a remote desktop app for the Mac that allows multiple people to be remoted in at the same time, similar to RDP in ...
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Add the extension, jpg, to a lot of files

I have a folder with a lot of folders with a lot of files and maybe more folders with more files, where some files lost their extension. I believe they are all jpgs, but I could be wrong. Any ideas ...
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Transfer address book from Lotus Notes to Outlook

Is there a way to transfer the address book (contacts) from Lotus Notes 8.0 to Microsoft Outlook?
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Safe temperature range for a Core 2 Quad CPU? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does anyone know the temperature ranges one can expect on a core2 duo I've looked around for an answer to this for a while, and have found many conflicting answers. I've heard ...
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What happens when more RAM is installed than the motherboard supports?

I have a free RAM slot and some spare memory that will fit my computer. However the problem is my motherboard only supports 2GB and I have 2GB installed. What would happen if I plugged the spare ...
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Share a Stand Alone Scanner Over Network?

My office just got a new ScanSnap S1500 scanner and I wanted to hook it up so 4 or 5 different computers can access it and use it just as if it was connected directly to their machine. Is my only ...
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HP Pavilion dv3 volume control display driver on Windows 7

I've recently bought an HP Pavilion dv3-2150ep and I'm having a hard time getting the volume control display to work as expected. The control is a back-lit touch-sensitive bar above the keyboard. Now ...
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1answer
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Debian 3.0 eth1 and eth0 switching at boot

I have a debian 3.0 woody installation. I have eth1 and eth0 being randomly switched at reboot. I cannot figure out how to set a manual way to make this always associate to that network card. It is ...
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Terminal with real time dmesg output

Somewhere in the past, I saw a linux box with real time dmesg terminal - i.e. you push Ctrl-Alt-F12 and a terminal with with fresh dmesg output pops out. How can I reproduce such effect? I know ...
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Kubuntu to Ubuntu

Is there a way to switch from Kubuntu to Ubuntu? I tried to search with add /remove and on net but always get Ubuntu to Kubuntu not otherway around.
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Cable modem speed test

Are the popular speed tests (cable, dsl, etc) that are available accurate? if so, how? Also, it seems that they only measure download speed of one file and not responsiveness, latency, robustness, etc....
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1answer
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Emails are stripped when printing from Outlook 2003

Sometimes my emails are stripped (mostly in the right side). I have checked that the margins are properly set in Outlook and also the printer settings. Every thing seems to be OK. Is there an ...
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“no mail for admin”, trying to send mail from command-line

I reinstalled Postfix, reconfigured it, and yet I'm getting this message when I use the mail program to start sending a new email. admin@mail:~$ mail No mail for admin Any tip what I should look for?...
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VIM has stopped using my _vimrc and I can't figure out where it is getting set?

My _vimrc looks like this set nocompatible source $VIMRUNTIME/vimrc_example.vim colorscheme pablo set backup=~/vimfiles/backup set directory=~/vimfiles/tmp set diffexpr=MyDiff() function MyDiff() ...
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Mac OS X - installing software via DMG vs. *nix command line style

New Mac owner here, but long time Linux user. Can anyone describe to me the differences between installing a piece of software, such as Subversion, from a .dmg image as opposed to compiling and ...
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Why does my shell not accept shortcuts in my remote AIX session?

I'm logging into an AIX 5.3 Machine with putty via SSH. When I press TAB it will actually insert a TAB instead of trying to complete a statement, up and down keys don't cycle through history but ...
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Good tool for finding photo duplicates based on image data [closed]

What is a good (and preferably free) tool for finding photo duplicates based on the photos themselves? So, not filename, filesize etc., but how the photos look like. It would be nice if it managed to ...
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Remove key from known_hosts

I built several virtual machines during the last few weeks. The problem is, the .ssh/known_hosts gives me the Man in the middle warning. This happens because another fingerprint is associated with the ...
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Using Mac mini as wifi router

I have a Mac mini (leopard/4gb ram/2.0ghz core duo) that is currently acting as my NAS and is also connected to my tv as a htpc (netflix, eyetv, etc.). I'm wondering if I can get rid of my wifi ...
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1answer
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Linux i7 Rig for quiet stability and maybe a little Quake Live

I am considering building a PC for the first time in about 10 years. I would really appreciate a review of the components I have chosen. I hope to run mainly ArchLinux, where I'll be doing browser ...
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Is there a way to use the built-in Windows file compression tool on the command line?

Instead of using Right-Click/Send To/Compress (Zipped) Folder. I am using Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.
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How to check thread priority of a random process?

In Windows Task Manager I can set (or when I right click I can view) the process priority. Is shows "real time", "high", "above normal", etc. The same goes for the "ProcessExplorer" (from sysinternals,...
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Linux distributions comparison

Does any good comparison exist (like a table of present features) between the many Linux distributions? What are the features and advantages on each distribution? (Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, etc.) ...
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merging two excel files into one

I have two files with multiple worksheets in each that I would like to combine into one file. I want the formulas to remain but without the association to the old file.
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Internet Explorer doesn't render CSS occasionally

On one of my computers, Internet Explorer occasionally "forgets" to load CSS and instead displays the page using just the HTML, which resembles Web pages from 1995 in Spry Mosaic... If I click CTRL+...
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Run as administrator needed for IE8 workaround but user is in Administrators group

I'm running IE8 on Windows 7 and logging in under a company domain account (not the machine domain). The domain account is assigned to the machine's administrators group. As a workaround for the issue ...
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How do I troubleshoot a freeze during Windows shutdown?

I have a computer running Windows XP that is sometimes freezing during the shutdown process. The freeze occurs while the message "Windows is shutting down..." is displayed on screen, and happens ...
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RSS tab not shown in Outlook 2007

I currently don't have an RSS Feeds tab in Tools->Account Settings in Outlook 2007. How do I enable it or get it to appear?
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Enable ReadyBoost on a second internal HDD?

I have two SATA HDDs in my desktop PC (one for daily activity, one for storage and backup). I can finely use ReadyBoost with pendrives, but I wonder, Is there a way I could use my underutilized second ...
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What is the difference between SATA and eSATA?

Is the following correct? eSATA is the same as SATA, except that the cable plug has a slightly different shape, but as far as the electrical signal goes, it's the exact same thing. In theory, if you ...
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Is there any way to hide taskbar labels and not combine taskbar buttons?

There are three options for customizing taskbar buttons in Windows 7: Always combine, hide labels Combine when taskbar is full Never combine Is there any way to hide labels and not combine taskbar ...
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Safari keeps asking permission to access the keychain

Normally when I save a password in Safari it will get added to my login keychain without fuss (assuming that it is already unlocked). But after I set a a master password the default keychain was ...
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Why won't my desktop come back after switching away from desktop session?

==================================================================== UPDATE I've still got Gnome/Metacity installed so I logged into that (still used KDM) and the problems listed below seem to not ...
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How can I make a gnome panel only appear if I have a second monitor hooked up?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu installed on it and I'm constantly switching from just my laptop to also having a monitor. When I'm using the laptop screen and monitor, I have a panel on each monitor ...
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Why is TFTP 'PUT' failing on Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 RTM, and things are running smoothly for the most part. My Windows 7 installation is the default, out of the box configuration. I am using the standard TFTP utility available ...
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Setting up a network printer on Kubuntu

I'm struggling to setup a network printer on Kubuntu. Ubuntu works 100%, but Kubuntu just does nothing I did as below From the Kubuntu desktop, Kmenu > System Settings > Printers > Add > Add Printer/...
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How do I make my “Fn + Volume Up/Down” keys adjust my headphone channel in Ubuntu Jaunty?

I always have my master channel muted, and I switched the volume applet to adjust the headphone channel. This way, sound never comes out of my speakers, but it's always on when I plug headphones in. ...
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Start default browser with its default search engine from Windows command line

Is it possible from the Windows command line to both: Start the default web browser and have it query the default search engine within that browser The command would work correctly in this type of ...
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What is the lightest weight solution for controlling 2 machines from the same monitor(s)

I have 2 desktops at the office. I use the main one in dual monitor mode and I tend to max out its meager reasources between web browsers (for code testing) a music or other media player and all of my ...
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Add a program the autorun list on Windows Vista

I am wondering: how can I make sure some programs are started on the Vista startup? Most programs offer this service themselves, but what about programs that don't? How can I make them launch at ...
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Are On-Screen Keyboards Really More Secure?

A quick question: I use on-screen keyboard when entering my bank passwords, credit card numbers, etc., in an effort to guard against malware. Is this a good idea or am I wasting my time? Some internet ...
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HTTPDebuggerPro doesn't save response contents

I'm using HTTPDebuggerPro on Win 7 x64 and the problem is, it doesn't save response contents for some of the response bodies. Is there a way to fix it? I've tried Charles... it's so lame, you need to ...
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Outlook with Gmail

I'm using Outlook to IMAP a Gmail account and the following error happens intermittently. Lately, it has been much more frequent. Has anyone found a workable solution to this? Your IMAP server closed ...
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Incremental backup and sync software [closed]

I need a free software for Windows (with gui or command line) that does incremental backup copying all files and storing changed or deleted files in a directory named like last change date (or a ...
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16 bit application in Windows XP

How to run 16 bit applications in Windows XP. Turbo C is not working in WinXPSP3
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How do I install a 64-bits kernel in my Ubuntu?

I'm running in a machine with a 64bits CPU, but my kernel shows me (when I use uname -m command) that I'm running on 32bits (686). How can I change the kernel version to use all capacity of my machine?...
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How do I know if my linux kernel is running in 32bit or 64bit?

When I do a cat in /proc/cpuinfo it shows a line with clflushsize : 64 Does this mean my kernel is running in 64 bits?

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