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Hello Anyone knows the URL or IP of the server from which the Media Creation Tool connects to download the ISO of Windows 10? I need this to add it to the exception list of my proxy as currently the latter is denying access to download the ISO file.
by lordrt 20 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Please, help! I should restore very important file! My work depends on it. I use CorelDraw X3. Through it I can't correctly open the file, I see the unknown image instead my chart.
by DavidSpencer in Microsoft Windows ()
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My brothers laptop recently died, I believe due to a failed hard drive because when you turned it on you couldn't get out of the BIOS. I unscrewed the laptop's bottom from it's keyboard and replaced the hard drive but now it won't even turn on at all, I can't …
by lewashby 14 in Hardware ()
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Hello, I've clean-installed a Windows 10 Home on a PC which had Windows 7 Home (with OEM key present), but now am unable to activate the Windows 10 with the OEM key available. I read that Microsoft is now allowing the use of existing OEM keys to activate Win 10, …
by lordrt 20 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I can't create a junction from one sub-folder to another sub-folder without an error that the system cannot find the path specified ? For example; Source Path: "C:\Users\<username>\Appdata\Roaming\<folderA>\<folderB>" Target Path: "C:\Custom Program Settings\<folderA>\" In other words, I want the Source path specifically the sub-folder to belive that the Target path, …
by Siberian 1 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Good Evening, I just can't seem to wrap my head around this IP addressing. Lets say I want to use 192.168.1.0 default gateway. Then Router IP Address = 192.168.1.0 Lets say my subnet mask is 255.255.255.224 = 32 IP addresses and 30 hosts. That makes my first line out g0/0 …
by kes166 37 in Networking ()
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Hello, just wanna try my luck if you can help me, i got my new ps/2 keyboard just a week ago ill cut right to the chase, so this week my keyboard is automatically backspacing for no reason, so i tried opening my keyboard.. blow some dust,cleaned... then plugged now …
by Man_1 in Hardware ()
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Good Evening, I hope everyone is doing well this evening. Regarding the subject of subnetting in a LAN, please bear with me as I try to quantify the question in which I have. While the question did spawn from a homework assignment that I am attempting to complete for a …
by kes166 37 in Networking ()
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... I have an empty file called backups in my backups directory to keep the tar file from trying to backup itself. Does anyone know why I'm getting this output? -> ... Note that there was a backtick between leading and ../ .
by lewashby 14 in Linux and Unix ()
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My inbox is completely erased after last night's windows update restart. I tried to reimport the inbox.dbx file but keep getting "no messages can be found" error. tried to copy the .dbx file else where, rename the old .dbx file and reimport, also didn't work. I even tried to delete …
by andrspalma in Microsoft Windows ()
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I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop and am using a USB Mouse. Cannot disable the touchpad. Downloaded the Dell utility to turn it off, and upon booting up it turns it back on. I've tried uninstalling drivers in device manager (touchpad, PS/2 device) checked the BIOS (couldn't find it). …
by Thorgo in Hardware ()
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good day sir kindly please give me more information regarding how improve internet connection and also to improve the performance of the computer thanks.. very truely yours ARIEL MARALIT
by darkhero126 in Hardware and Software ()
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I have a new Mac Mini but an old Dell monitor. A while back I had a monitor display problem, and I'm not sure what I did to correct it, but the issue went away. Now it's back. First of all, everything has taken on a green tinge. Secondly, the …
by Helen_2 in Hardware and Software ()
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Greetings, I am a windows OS user, however, I installed a VMware and I need to install Linux OS on a virtual machine. I searched for Linux official website to download the lastest version of the OS from it and unfortunately I did not find, or I could not be …
by Amr.Mohammad87 6 in Linux and Unix ()
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Hi, I could import some numbers from notepad to excel 2010, and after right click the cells were converted to General from scientific format. However, when I drag the notepad file to Excel 2013 they cannot be converted to General format. I tried different ways to convert them from text …
by rela in Microsoft Windows ()
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Linux Mint 17 I have recently download the SFML library but I don't know where to put the files. There is a lib directory and an include directory. The lib directory appears to have a lot of sym links in it. ... And here is the contents of the include …
by lewashby 14 in Linux and Unix ()
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Hi I am running a Lotus Domino 8.5 server on Centos 5.2 x64 Linux. The installation is on a Intel server with Adaptec RAID controller 1.7Tb and the Notesdata directory is on an external Dell PowerVault MD1000 5.5Tb with RAID 5 configuration. I also have LVM2 installed. On Wednesday last …
by JoostSmits in Microsoft Windows ()
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STEP 0 : Install Install program pdftk and imagemagick : sudo apt-get install pdftk imagemagick STEP 1 : Convert Input is : /image/topic-01/01-01.jpg /image/topic-02/02-01.jpg /image/topic-02/02-02.jpg /image/topic-03/03-01.jpg Output is : - topic-01.pdf (1 pages) - topic-02.pdf (2 pages) - topic-03.pdf (1 pages) Basic convert : find /image -type d | while …
by Athicom in Linux and Unix ()
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I would like to ask for help on this problem that I've tried to troubleshoot, but have had no success at. The print spooler on a windows XP Home Edition SP3 machine is refusing to start. Previous to this problem, 5 or 6 printers had been configured and working for …
by DDoerschuk in Microsoft Windows ()
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Story happens in imaginary universe, but I'm using current time "relativation". vmWare Player type of application (but for free). I consider adding it to Open Source because everybody is saying how great it is and how fast bugs can be fixed. There's couple stories to be told: Side of Manager …
by Aeonix 39 in Information Security ()
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Hello Community, I was just clearing up my (Android) phone and when I was looking in the downloads folder there is an Adobe Acrobat folder and inside of it is a random file I couldn't imagine I've downloaded its name is 'ChandlerIncidentReview.pdf' no a single clue how it got on …
by joshl_1995 22 in Hardware and Software ()
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... Please explain the meaning of [weak self] inside closure . what if we dont declare it as [weak self] ? Thanks /
by ravi_14 in Mac OS X ()
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Hello, I am having a very strange problem. I am entering data in a file with the vi editor, and the data is to be read by a C program. Each line of data has to be 80 colums, with spaces to file out the line if there is no …
by JohnMcPherson in Linux and Unix ()
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Hello, I am having a very strange problem. I am entering data in a file with the vi editor, and the data is to be read by a C program. Each line of data has to be 80 colums, with spaces to file out the line if there is no …
by JohnMcPherson in Linux and Unix ()
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Hey guys, I'm not sure what the problem is and don't know what info you even need to figure this out, but my laptop is only able to properly shut down about 20% of the time. The rest of the time, it shows the Shutting Down screen and waits forever, …
by nicksuave in Microsoft Windows ()
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I am supporting a customer who has a Server 2003 SBS server. We recently migrated this customer to a new Exchange 2013 server running on a Server 2012 server. Some of the mailboxes weren't exported to .PST files before this migration was done and the old Server 2003/Exchange 2003 SBS …
by joseffosse in Microsoft Windows ()
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I have got 3 MS-Word 2007 document files (DOCX) which MS Word is now unable to open because they are corrupted. MS Word's recovery could work. Tried Stella Phoenix, Recovery Tool Box and a few more: they do the job but are for sale. Is there any free one which …
by fowlergeorge in Microsoft Windows ()
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Hi. Has anyone maybe found this miraculous software. That I could install on Windows/Linux machine (server) and client on my own computer let it be Windows/Linux. And have really great response time and quality? The server would be at 100Mbps, my connection would be at around 50Mbps. If my machine …
by Aeonix 39 in Hardware and Software ()
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After running a custom Windows Update a few days ago, I am now receiving an error message when opening various PowerPoint files: "PowerPoint" was unable to display some of the text, images, or objects on slides in the file, "filename," because they have become corrupted. Affected slides have been replaced …
by LindaGood in Hardware and Software ()
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Good Day One of my pc has been infected by a Ransom:Win32/Crowti.gen!A virus and as a result all the files are are not accessible they appear as encrypted and the file extensions automatically default to .AAA whether be it a txt, ppt, xls, docx or pdf file. Is there a …
by professor123 in Information Security ()
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