Chris Thompson
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How to tell if Microsoft Works is 32 or 64 bit? Please Help!
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Well, the best way I have found to determine whether an app is 32 or 64 is to do the following Open the program press Ctrl+Alt+Del to open the task manager (or click start task manager from the ...

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What do you do when somebody repeatedly tries to scan ports on your computer?
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You could always have some fun with them. If you're really good, (far better than I) you could write a program that listens on those ports and mimics the responses for common programs (like a ...

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"run as administrator" in standard user account
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If you type cmd into the search box after clickining on the Windows Orb, right click on the program and select Run as Administrator It will prompt you for the admin password and then start the ...

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Buying an OEM Windows for a MacBook
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NewEgg usually has these. Vista is definitely there, Windows 7 might not be there until it releases to retail (even though these are OEM/system builder versions)

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How to enable Windows diagnostic / descriptive / detailed startup mode that shows what it's doing?
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I can't attest to Windows XP (sorry I don't have a machine to try it on) but in 7, Run -> msconfig -> Boot and check the box "Boot Log" Hope that helps!

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Would Microsoft Security Essentials be adequate protection?
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It's meant to be a successor to OneCare, which surprisingly provided pretty adequate protection. I'm running it now on Windows 7 and although I cannot attest to it's security, I've been very happy ...

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Should I install the 64 bit version of Windows 7 on my Macbook?
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Installing 64-bit Win7 will make all of your memory show up. 32 simply can't address that much. Molly makes a good point, 64-bit apps tend to use more memory but you will also be able to use more of ...

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Break up a file to attach to an email
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Just to provide another answer, (the one's above are correct and good) WinRAR will also do it. You can get it from http://www.rarlab.com

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What is a subnet mask, and the difference between a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and 255.0.0.0?
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In more technical terms, the subnet mask helps machines identify the network number associated with a given IP address. The 255 represents all 1's for that byte of the address and when you perform a ...

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Should we holdout in buying a wireless n router?
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According to engadget (which isn't always the most technical authority, but they usually know what they're talking about) the finalized spec is very similar to the "draft" spec that has been floating ...

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Make default browser whichever one is currently running?
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Something you could try is writing a shell script that sets the default browser and opens a specific browser, so instead of opening Firefox by using it's icon, you would use your "Start Firefox" shell ...

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connect to two networks from one computer simultaneously
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You can definitely do it and it's as simple as connecting to both of them at the same time. Plug the network cable in and then connect in the wireless utilities. I know from personal experience that ...

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Migrating a hard drive from one system to another in Windows 7
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It depends. I've had some luck doing that. A lot of it depends on how similar the systems are. For instance, there is no way you could take a drive from an AMD-based machine and put it in an Intel-...

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Switching from Windows Vista to Mac
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OpenOffice.org is nice, although I really prefer Microsoft Office. I have a few friends that use OpenOffice and they like it just fine. I've personally tried it in a pinch when I didn't have my ...

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Windows 7 Printing Issue
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I had this problem in Vista, somehow windows decides to remove the "default" setting and you're left with no default. The solution is to make a default printer, then your problems should go away. ...

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Does Microsoft Security Essentials Shut Down Illegal Copies of Windows 7?
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To answer the question in the title (I don't have a cracked version to try it on), no, it shouldn't shut it down by itself (who knows what Microsoft will do if they find out you have a pirated copy ...

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Configure Mouse Buttons for "Administrator"/Elevated privileges
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This likely has to do with an odd implementation detail in the way Microsoft handled the Run as Administrator. Rather than granting you privileges, it runs it as if you logged in as Administrator and ...

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Outlook unexpectedly entering "Customize Controls" mode
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So this sounds dumb, but have you tried working with a different mouse? I've had that problem when my battery starts to die (on a wireless one) or I got some food or drink inside and clicks would ...

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Error installing program on Windows 7 64-bit
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The answer to your question can be found in this post. It will take a little bit of work, but you should be able to do it :)

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