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In order to further (artificially) inflate the number of Windows 10 installations, Microsoft is now showing the following pop-up on some users' computers: ... And even more heavy-handed, some users are getting the following: ... Smart users will realize that they can always click X and just close the window. …
by Reverend Jim 1,149 in Microsoft Windows ()
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What are my chances of data recovery from external hard drive which is password protected. I consulted one data recovery services and their asking price is $350. Do I have some other less costlier option for data recovery? HDD Manufacturer - WD Elements WDBUZG0010BBK-EESN 1TB Portable External Hard Drive"
by john-carter in Mac OS X ()
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so i checked my storage on my mac(running windows 10) it said 340gb used out of 500gb. 249gb of that are the windows system files. why are they so big and how do i make more storage. please help. im at high school and all my documents take a crap …
by fallout4player in Microsoft Windows ()
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My laptop has horizontal flashing lines across the screen. After a little while, the screen will freeze, while the audio continues to work, and fade to white. Is this a graphics card malfunction? If not, what is it and what can I do?
by Zoe21 in Hardware and Software ()
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With a Scanner that has data rate of 1MB/sec and 802.11n wireless has a data rate of 37.5MB/sec, is it possible to use a scanner to scan a document and transmit the data over an 802.11n wireless network at full speed?
by kxjakkk in Hardware and Software ()
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when we are calling from one SIP IP Phone to another SIP IP phone with UNCONDITIONAL Call Forwarding feature activated,We have 2 methods : 1)Through Recursive proxy server 2)Through Non-Recursive proxy Server How does these 2 servers actually works ? What is the basic difference ?
by tagore_1 in Networking ()
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Which is the best application to connect Linux remotely? Best regards, ...
by infovirtualser in Linux and Unix ()
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Hello I am currently facing an issue with an HP laptop running Windows 10, whereby the following keys are not responding at all when typing: R, T, F, G, V, B. Sticky keys and other similar features have been turned off. Any fix for this issue?
by lordrt 34 in Hardware ()
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Hi, Somehow system is stopped showing the ‘D’ Drive in Windows Explorer. Did check in Disk Management but could not see the drive or unallocated space. Please suggest. Regards, Steve
by Steven1142 in Hardware and Software ()
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I have a WIndows Server 2003 unit which runs DHCP. Lately, no one is able to connect to our WiFi access point; and even plugging an Ethernet patch cable into the wall usually results in no IP address being assigned to that device...so no INternet. I'm not that familiar with …
by troverman 5 in Networking ()
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Why my computer always has blue screen problems
by jameshan in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hi everyone, My phone 5c runs so slow recently, and I tried to delete some files in my iPhone and get more space. Ah, it doesn't work at all. Do you meet this? My phone has used 2 years and everything goes well until last week. It suddenly changed so …
by christopher.ava in Mac OS X ()
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ok. my freind(not any more) got water on his laptop. (toshiba statellite, its 12inch and is gold(plastic) it has core m3) i by mistake spilled water on it. he now has a keyboard that doesnt work- is there a way to fix this without the need for a crap load …
by fallout4player in Hardware and Software ()
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We do live streaming via a laptop. We stream in HD and need a very fast processor for sure. I am not sure how important the graphics card is in this but maybe a dedicated one would be best. I had purchased an HP laptop with an i7 quad core …
by ingeborgdot@yah in Hardware and Software ()
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I just got off the phone. It was an interesting call. It was a technician from Microsoft calling to tell me that my computer had been sending a lot of fault data to Microsoft and that he was going to remote in to fix the problem. First he had me …
by Reverend Jim 1,149 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I suddenly have no video display, monitor is fine, changed video card didn't work, new motherboard( bought same board) didn't work and different hard drive and Ram and still no display. When I turn computer on no beeps and all fans work, power supply lignt is on (grn) but no …
by scmgolf in Hardware and Software ()
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When I used my PC suddenly I got the blue screen of death. After the reboot I can’t open my Adobe Illustrator file. I got notification: “The file is damaged and could not be repaired.” Is it so severe? Any ways to work it out?
by anthonybanks in Hardware and Software ()
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When I want to use Firefox with the KeePass Password Manager you have the KeeFox add-on. But it there anything similar to use if you want to integrate your KeePass password database with the new Microsoft Edge browser, or is it another way to do it ?
by it@61@sec 14 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Guys who knows about custom rom ?
by pauline marie in Hardware and Software ()
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I find the inability to make multiple playlists too limiting in this otherwise wonderful program. What is the next best program just for viewing movies in many formats that supports multiple playlists? I am willing to pay a reasonable amount. Thanks.
by JacobBrown -4 in Mac OS X ()
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Can any one Suggest me best live Chat Software For Website.
by Robin_7 in Cloud-based Applications ()
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I am experiencing a weird problem with my computer. When I turn on my computer, it interferes with my TV downstairs and it won't receive any signal on a handful of channels (ITV, ITV2 and a couple other channels)dunwe. This issue has only happened when I moved my computer into …
by spammyyammy in Hardware ()
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How to check for Windows Installer 1603 errors, how to check for the causes and solution for these errors. Can we check for these kind of errors in Microsoft.Net programming.
by jhamb.manish in Microsoft Windows ()
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my mac(2011) 13 inch running windows 10 has a weird fan. it turns on when in regular use like browsing online or word processing, having multiple windows kicks the fan on in a long but almost silent hum. at random times it is high pitched and very loud. is there …
by fallout4player in Hardware ()
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Hi all, I was recently reading an interesting article about setting up an SSH honeypot to track malicious activity (article avaliable here ... ) The article mentions that after an attacker gained SSH access to a server, they installed an IRC bot. Now, my knowledge of IRC is very limited, …
by James_43 15 in Linux and Unix ()
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Last night I tried hooking my tv up to my computer to use as a second monitor I googled how to do it, Google told me to turn off the computer connect the hdmi cord and turn the computer back on so I did. But when I turned computer back …
by Michael_50 in Hardware ()
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I have bought 2 different types of HDD and still I am unable to format using Disk Utilities it always gets stuck halfway. Will buying an installation disk fix this problem? or is there somethan out there besides disk utility to format the HDD Regards -Steve
by Steven1142 in Mac OS X ()
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the window have a icon, on caption\title bar. that icon show us the System Menu(mouse right button). my objective is add to it the Allways on Top option. using a program, on background, i can do it. but i will have another program on process's. so is there another way …
by cambalinho 14 in Microsoft Windows ()
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This happens every so often. The update gets processed, and my audio is deactivated for about 24 hours. Then it comes back with no indication as to why. It's got nothing to do with my audio driver.....it happens because of the windows update. Anybody seeing this happen?
by dkary555 in Microsoft Windows ()
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My laptop comes on and gives me a "black" sceen with a pointer. Mouse moves pionter ,but only ctl alt dele will bring up a menu. Everything is normal in SAFE mode
by rlauckhardt in Microsoft Windows ()
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