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A batch file is a text file containing a series of commands that are executed by the command interpreter on MS-DOS, IBM OS/2, or Microsoft Windows systems.
cmd.exe, or the Command Prompt, is the default command-line interpreter for many Microsoft-created operating systems.
For questions specific to Windows 11. Use [windows] instead for questions involving Windows in general.
Encryption is the process of transforming information using an algorithm to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge.
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
Installation or use of multiple operating systems on a single computer.
A power supply is an electronic device that supplies electric power to another device, such as a computer, monitor or printer. This is achieved by converting wall power (or mains power) to a lower vol…
Questions about using a router/networking, e.g. port forwarding, VPNs
The IP (internet protocol) is a protocol for transmitting data over packets ("datagrams"). It is the primary protocol of the Internet. "IP" may also refer to an IP address, the numerical address assig…
An automated series of instructions carried out in a specific order, such as a Windows script created to launch a specific program on startup.
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A proxy server is a software or a dedicated computer that acts as an intermediary for client requests. Most proxies are used as web proxies in order to filter or cache browsed web content. Using a pro…
Git is an open source distributed version control system originally designed and written by Linus Torvalds. It is generally used to keep track of source code for software projects. As a DVCS, Git pr…
Window registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components as well…
Questions about using, installing, configuring, repairing, or otherwise troubleshooting mice.
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A family of networking technologies for LANs. Ethernet encompasses bother the physical connection between devices and part of the protocols which define how the connected devices can communicate.
Software that controls what connections can be made to and from a network.
A device that allows access to the Internet or computer network without the need for a wired connection.
Mount is the process of making available to the computer a new file system device, like a disk drive or a network share.
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Redundant array of independent/inexpensive disks; a technology which utilizes multiple disks to provide increased reliability, performance, and/or redundancy. Can be implemented either in software or …
Widely-used object-oriented programming language, emphasizing portability. Questions about programming with Java are off topic and should be asked on stackoverflow.com.
Port forwarding is the act of using redirecting one port to another, commonly used to access a computer from behind a firewall with NAT.
String of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, system or application.
Refers to processors where data are stored in 64-bit registers. Use for questions about hardware or software only if 64-bit architecture is central to the question. For questions comparing 32 vs. 64…
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Virtualization is the process of using software to emulate an entire computer, in which "guest" operating systems can run.
for questions about techniques for recovering lost data — e.g., from deleted files and/or damaged or corrupted digital media. Please review the tag wiki before posting a question. Do not e…
GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) is a multiboot bootloader from the GNU project. This tag is for questions relating to the legacy version of GRUB. Use the GRUB2 tag for questions dealing with GRUB2, a…
Microsoft Office Excel is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft. Use this tag for problems specific to Excel 2007 for Windows.
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Fedora is a Linux-based free operating system sponsored by Red Hat.
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Printing is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.
Quantity of sorts composing of a complete character set of a single style of a particular typeface.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a common protocol for transferring files between computers over networks
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A printer is a device used for printing text and/or graphics from the computer.
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USB Flash Drives are portable USB drives that rely upon flash storage, also known as pen drives or USB sticks.
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Integral service in Windows since Windows Vista that updates Windows components, including installed components and drivers, and certain other Microsoft software, notably Office.
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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a widely used interface for transmitting audio and video signals between devices and displays. Many PCs now include the ability to output audio/video dir…
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NTFS (New Technology File System) is the default file system for Windows NT and its derivatives (2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003 and 2008).