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If I upgrade my version of Windows Vista, which version of Windows 7 will I get?

I need to get a laptop with Vista Home Premium onto a domain, which requires Business or Ultimate. The computer, with Home Premium, is already registered for the free Windows 7 upgrade. If I upgrade ...
2
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1answer
683 views

How to get a list of Software Updates that have been applied to my MacBook Pro via Software Update

How can I get a list of the patches that have been applied to my MacBook Pro via the Mac OS X software updater?
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6answers
14k views

Is there a way to use an inline PNG image in an Outlook e-mail?

In my work as a developer I sometimes find myself sending details emails with screenshots to illustrate some point or problem. The content of these screenshots is often text. So knowing that PNG is ...
2
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6answers
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Remote desktop through hardware only

I have two computers, and I want to use only one keyboard/mouse/monitor to work on both systems. I don't want to use a KVM device because I don't the switching mechanisms of these horrible things. (I ...
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2answers
7k views

Can I make acrobat reader reload a changed pdf?

With lots of document readers (okular, xpdf, skim, ghostview) the viewer will reload a document if it is changed. Can acrobat reader do this? Ubuntu linux 9.04, acroread 8.1.3
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13answers
68k views

Why can't Windows handle an environment variable in Path?

My colleague and I have identical Dell workstations with Windows XP Professional x64 edition installed. My Path environment variable starts with: %JAVA_HOME%\bin;... My colleague's Path variable ...
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3answers
394 views

How to type # in vim with a British keyboard layout on OS X

My Mac has a British keyboard layout and the # symbol is entered with option-3, instead of shift-3 as with the US layout. This arrangement, though odd, works fine most of the time. However, when ...
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2answers
148 views

Installing WinXP on a vista-equipped laptop [dual-boot(?)]

Ok, so I'm new to this. What I want is to install Windows XP on my vista-equipped laptop (dual-boot, if that's what it's called). I have no idea what to do and where to begin. Can someone help me? :) ...
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5answers
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What is the 'conhost.exe' process that shows up in Task Manager?

The process conhost.exe started showing up on Windows 7, and searching Google doesn't reveal an explanation of what this process is and why it shows up. What is the conhost.exe process?
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2answers
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What is the procedure to troubleshoot an iBook G4 whose networking has gone deaf?

I have an iBook G4 whose wired and airport card aren't leasing a dhcp'd IP address. ifconfig shows that neither interface has an ip address. The DHCP server is known to be good and working properly. ...
0
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1answer
5k views

Can't open Folder Options from Control Panel. How to fix this?

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2. As the question says, I can't open "Folder Options" from "Control Panel". I can, however, access "Folder Options" from the Tools menu in Windows Explorer. Nothing ...
20
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7answers
69k views

Double-speed playback for iTunes?

The iPod app on the iPhone (and presumably the iPod Touch) supports playback at 2x the recorded speed. This is great for listening to talk-radio podcasts when I'm driving, as I can get about twice the ...
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2answers
136 views

Vista networking problem?

Here is a problem at my home network. We have two laptops in our household both Vistas. I can not access internet via my Cisco Wireless Router when both laptops are switched on. However I can be ...
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6answers
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Focus Follows Mouse or Sloppy Focus on Mac OS X

"Focus follows mouse" or "sloppy focus" is a feature common to X11 window managers on Linux/Unix, including GNOME, KDE, CDE, XFCE and window managers like Enlightenment, Fluxbox and Window Maker. It ...
11
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6answers
106k views

How do I find out what service is using a certain port?

Port 22 specifically. I installed freeSSHd on a Windows Server 2008 box that only runs IIS. When I try to start the SSH Service, it tells me that the port is already being used. How can I find out ...
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5answers
14k views

How can I make Windows prefer my wired connection?

I am running Windows 7 RC, but have noticed this behavior on Windows Vista as well. When I am in an area that has a wireless network and I plug in my wired network so I can get a better connection (...
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6answers
3k views

How to get back the themes feature in Windows XP?

When I try to set a visual style in Windows XP (the standard Luna, for example), I get one of these two: "Access denied" error. It works, but when I restart the computer, I get the Classic look again,...
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1answer
224 views

Tweetdeck search column incomplete

When I add a new search column in Tweetdeck some of the chosen keywords give incomplete search results compared to search results from twitter.com. I tried another Tweetdeck username (for syncing), ...
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5answers
40k views

Layer visibility shortcut in Photoshop

Is there a way to set a keyboard shortcut to toggle layer visibility in Photoshop (CS3)?
2
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5answers
15k views

Setup Linksys WRT54G to use modem`s DHCP server

i cant figure out how to set Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router to use modem`s DHCP server. My network scheme is like this: [COMCAST MODEM] <=> [HUB] | | [LINKSYS] [...
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3answers
659 views

Sync more than 20 most recent iPhotos events to my iPhone?

I have finally made up my mind to import all the photos I have since year 2000. Now my iPhoto photo count has exploded from ~3K photos to >11K photos. Now the problem is I usually sync all the photos ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Can I delete files in the 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\LOG' folder?

This is on my development machine, running Windows XP, and I don't run any production db's on it.
158
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9answers
604k views

How do I disable the warning Chrome gives if a security certificate is not trusted?

I want to know if it's possible to disable the warning you get in Chrome when you try to go to some HTTPS site that doesn't have a trusted certificate. I have a few sites in my bookmarks that use ...
3
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2answers
31k views

Is it safe to delete files in the WINDOWS\pchealth\ERRORREP\UserDumps\ folder?

I have files in C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\ERRORREP\UserDumps\ getting close to 100 MB each. Is it safe to delete them?
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7answers
124k views

How to verify my current user has admin rights or not? [duplicate]

I'am running win XP sp2. How to check that whether I have admin rights or not? I can't check the system properties. I don't have that much items in the configuration panel. It seems I don't have ...
2
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4answers
3k views

How To Add An Ethernet?

I was wondering how can I add an ethernet connection to a desktop computer that does not have any ethernet connection. I am using Windows XP Pro. I want to add internet cable to my computer but I ...
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2answers
114 views

How to edit the audio in an avi/wma video

I am creating an instructional video and I want to add some music to the intro and ending. Currently I record my video with SnagIt witch saves the video as an AVI but apparently encodes with wma. ...
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4answers
3k views

Google Talk Chat/Conference Solutions

I started using the old confbot python conference script in 2005 for my family. This essentially implements an IRC like conference room over Google Talk (or any Jabber/XMPP server). It has ...
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3answers
3k views

Open bookmarks in new tab

Is there a way to always open bookmarks in a new tab in Opera?
49
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15answers
123k views

How to find out the real download URL on download sites that use redirects

Let's say I want to download something with wget but the website that has the files I need redirects to a site which automatically chooses a mirror for me (and there's no static file URL provided). ...
6
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1answer
211 views

Audio capture tool

I'm looking for a free audio tool for capturing the audio that's playing on my computer to a wav/mp3, etc. I've been messing around with http://lab.andre-michelle.com/tonematrix and would like to ...
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3answers
2k views

Ethernet Port Troubles

A copy of an email I sent to company I bought my PC from last December. Does anyone else have any further suggestions? Basically yesterday my Internet connection went down, and my diagnosis led ...
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4answers
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Disk Error on Boot (Possible boot sector issue)

I own a 4-5 year old Dell Dimension E510 with Windows XP: Media Center Edition. I have 2 drives installed: C Drive: Windows XP: Media Center Edition G Drive: 2 partitions: Windows 7 (beta) Windows ...
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9answers
36k views

How to adjust Aspect Ratio in Windows Media Center

Is there any way of adjusting the aspect ratio of movies I view in Windows Media Center on Windows 7 RTM x64? Any hidden features? Any brilliant light weight plugins? Using Shark007 Codecs, and ...
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2answers
792 views

Looking for a windows-based WebDAV enabled editor (for code) [closed]

I'm looking for a good editor for windows with built-in WebDAV support. I'm aware of Netdrive, Webdrive and Windows' built-in WebDAV client, but these don't work as well, because they need to emulate ...
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6answers
6k views

Microsoft Exchange vs Gmail?

What are the main benefits of using Exchange over Gmail? I currently use Gmail and sync my Outlook calendar via ActiveSync to phone and to Google Calendar via Google Calendar Sync. Does Exchange ...
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4answers
5k views

Firefox Certificate Error

I have this annoying problem - every time I get into a site with a security certificate I always see a warning page that the certificate is invalid. I've grown accustomed to just setting an exception ...
0
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2answers
643 views

How to get Compiz wall desktop viewer to show more than 2 desktops?

Since I've switched to KDE on my Ubuntu install (I guess for now I'm a Kubuntu guy) I can't see more than 2 of my virtual desktops in my Wall switcher. I can't even use the switcher to switch to the ...
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2answers
8k views

Where do I setup Windows 7 to not hibernate when laptop's lid is closed?

Where do I setup Windows 7 to not hibernate when laptop's lid is closed?
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2answers
304 views

What is the difference between following wireless card?

What is the difference between following wireless card? Wireless-G LAN card Wireless-N LAN card
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7answers
5k views

Why is my battery not charging?

I have my battery at 95% and it's not charging while plugged in. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. Do you know if it might be a setting somewhere?
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2answers
2k views

Parallel Operating System (How to virtualize a second OS)?

Can anyone tell me how to install two operating system on one PC such that both operating systems can be used at the same time?
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9answers
26k views

Is there any way to distribute x264 encoding jobs across multiple computers (to increase the encoding speed)?

Does anyone know of a current, active solution to encoding x264 videos across many computers (via the network) to increase encoding FPS? Brownie points for cross-platform and open source, but just so ...
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3answers
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mspsueom.dll file missing

The file 'windows\system32\mspsueom.dll' was recommended for removal by my antivirus software; it was flagged as a trojan virus. I removed the file, rebooted, and now windows complains that the file ...
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7answers
2k views

What is the current status of Usenet? [closed]

What is the current status of Usenet? What I mean is, do people still use it often? Is it as big as it once was? Basically, what's happened to it in the last two decades or so? I understand that ...
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4answers
2k views

Ubuntu Transfer data to iPod Touch

What is the least fuss way of transferring data to iPod touch from ubuntu. Preferably, I don't want to install any software. I just want to browse around the contents, add and delete as if a mass ...
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1answer
280 views

Creating a VPN Tunnel between website and the server

The machine which is connected in server LAN has the IP Camera Connected. From server the IP camera video feed can be viewable. I would like to view this IP camera from anywhere on the world through ...
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4answers
34k views

Specifying delimiter for Excel 2007 export

I'm trying to save an Excel 2007 file as a pipe-delimited text file but in the Save As list, I see only tab-delimited and csv options. How do I go about specifying the delimiter, which as I recall ...
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4answers
3k views

Apple wireless keyboard/mouse with 1.2V NiMH batteries

I have just invested in a set of 2460mAh rechargeable NiMH AA batteries for my Apple wireless mouse and keyboard - I felt a little guilty dumping the non-rechargeables in the bin. However, I notice ...
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1answer
3k views

Laptop keyboard can only press 2 keys at once? Sucks for FPS gaming

I recently purchased a new laptop and I want to play some games on it. I noticed that I cannot press more than 2 keys at once without the first 2 keys blocking the input of the 3rd. This makes playing ...

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