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Questions tagged [windows]

For questions not specific to a single version of Microsoft Windows. Otherwise, use a more specific tag such as [windows-7] or [windows-10].

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Recovery CD for Windows XP Notebook

My Windows XP notebook manufacturer provides a software to create recovery CD/DVD. (The model does not have a inbuilt CD/DVD drive, instead I have an external USB CD/DVD drive). But in the BIOS ...
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Windows XP Video Configuration Issues

Recently I had my motherboard burn out on me. Needing the machine for work, I purchased a different motherboard and installed that. Generally a reinstall of windows is good at that point but I am ...
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How to connect to wireless router when SSID isn't broadcast?

I have a wireless router setup, and I have already successfully connected my laptop to that router wirelessly, when the SSID was broadcast. But, I decided I don't want to broadcast the SSID, so I ...
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How to make Windows bootloader the default?

When I got a new computer, I installed Ubuntu and Windows XP on it. When I turn it on, GRUB shows up and lets me choose between the OSes. All right so far. A while later, I decided I don't want ...
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Do I need a third party firewall for Windows 7?

I have always used third party firewalls (Zone Alarm) to avert attacks and to prevent installed softwares (like Adobe Updater) from connecting to internet. Unfortunately, when I migrated to Windows 7,...
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Looking for good program for cataloging DVD, Video files, ebook [closed]

I'm looking for a windows program for cataloging my DVD, video files, ebook, etc... The program must have some retrieval of information from the internet and from the files themselves. Also, one ...
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Should I be able to install Virtual PC without my laptop grinding to a halt?

As much out of curiosity as anything else, a few weeks ago I installed Virtual PC on my old ThinkPad T41 and although I only set up a single W2K VM and have hardly touched it since, I've noticed that ...
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Change the length of a line and keep same width?

How do I resize a line without changing the width of the line in Inkscape? Scenario: I have already drawn a horizontal line and want to make it longer. If I select the line, use the resize handle to ...
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Lean and mean file searching on Windows [closed]

I'm looking for a lean and mean search solution program for Windows that does the following things: Non index searching (I'm still not convinced that disk indexing comes without a performance impact) ...
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How can I determine which process owns a hotkey in Windows?

Given a hotkey, how can I find which program owns it?
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What is a simple, secure way to encrypt files in Windows?

I want a colleague of mine to send me a sensitive Microsoft Word document via e-mail. Since Word's encryption is questionable, I would like to encrypt the file using a passphrase. Do you know of any ...
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How to find out uptime on Windows?

What is the simplest way to find out how long a computer is turned on Windows?
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Incremental copy from linux to windows share

Using a cronjob I'm daily backing up a linux system (ubuntu) onto a windows network share so it gets picked up by our organisation's backup system. Currently I'm copying using cp -au. Although this ...
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Anyone know of something like Fluid, for Windows? [closed]

I'm looking for something like Fluid (Mac OS X), for Windows. It's an app that lets you run a single browser window, as a standalone app. So I can have a Fluid 'app' each for say Fogbugz and Stack ...
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How can I see all active connections?

My Internet connection has been slow lately, and I think it might be a possible attack. A friend has told me to use Wireshark, but it is a big install, and I do not have the time to learn how to use ...

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