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    Unable to set default program

    Hi, I'm trying to associate the .epub extension with an installed program (an ebook reader, Icecream). I do this in multiple ways: right clicking on the file and choosing "Open with"/Use this app for all epub files" and then choosing the program from the list, and by going to Control...
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    How to change SATA mode after Windows installation?

    I have a Windows 8.1x64 system that was installed under AHCI mode and now want to change the BIOS SATA mode to RAID, but when I do this it won't boot (BSOD), it only boots if I set SATA mode to AHCI. I googled and tried the following tip but it still won't boot (BSOD): Change to RAID mode from...
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    Solved How to disable "Configuring Bluetooth Services"?

    While working with my new Dell XPS laptop, I get an annoying "configuring bluetooth services" message displayed frequently. Any hint as to how to disable it?
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    Outlook 2013 to Outlook 2016/restoring email accounts

    Hi, is there any way of backing up all email accounts in Outlook 2013 (including username+password) and restoring them in Outlook 2016 without having to manually recreate the accounts? Thanks
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    Need help/2 950 Pro NVMe in RAID 0/Asus Z170-A

    Hi, after some struggling I was able to clone (using Samsung Cloning Tool) my original Windows 8.1x64 from a Samsung 830 SSD to the Samsung 950 Pro in the Z170-A onboard M.2 slot and boot Windows 8.1x64 from it. Then I added a 2nd 950Pro mounted on a PCIe card to the 3rd PCIe slot and was able...
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    Wireless Security/basic question

    I read that wifi routers use various encryption standards like WEP, WPA, etc. Is this encryption only active during the login process to protect unauthorized access (username/password encryption), or is this encryption also active during all data exchange between a client (notebook, tablet, etc)...
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    How to encrypt all wifi communications?

    I don't mean just the wifi router access encryption (WPA, etc), I mean all wifi connections to the wifi router. Is there a way to do this? Thanks
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    Weird!Windows Credentials auto delete after a certain time

    Hi all, I created a Windows Credential (Control Panel/Credential Manager/Windows Credential/Add a Windows Credential) for my external Synology NAS so that I don't have to input my NAS username and password each time I want to map the NAS as a drive in Windows Explorer. The strange thing is that...
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    Need Video card recommendation

    I sold my MSI GeForce N660Ti PE 2GD5/OC videocard and plan to replace it with a new GeForce card. What would be the cheapest videocard that outperforms this card today? Thanks
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    Unable to open, rename or delete a folder

    Yesterday I encountered a weird situation. We all know the 256 character Windows limitation, and I always was able to override this issue by renaming the file or folder. This time I had this folder with more than 256 characters, and Windows was unable to open, rename or delete it, in all cases...
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    Trying to free up disk space

    Hi all, I will be cloning my main OS to a smaller size SSD so I'm forced to free up space. 1) I see a folder called "System Volume Information" , size 105GB, with a bunch of files dating back to Septembrer 2015. Are all these files necessary? 2) I see a "hiberfil.sys" in the root C, size...
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    "Sorry, there was a problem mounting the file"

    Whenever I try to mount an ISO file trying it to open with Windows Explorer I get the following message: I found a solution in the web that works by copying the ISO to any location and mounting the copied file. Does anyone have a permanent fix (maybe registry?) without having to copy the ISO? I...
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    Solved Extract driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2?

    Hi all, I need to do the following: I have a driver installed in one machine (Sdo Sensor V2 version 10.0.10240.16384, Microsoft) that I need to install in another machine. Is there a way to extract the driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2? I know that there are 3rd party tools that...
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    Solved Extracting drivers

    Hi, I'll be upgrading my PC hardware and plan to use Acronis Universal Restore. It instructs to extract drivers for the new hardware (chipset, etc) to obtain the inf, oem or sys files. Problem is that I see no files with those extensions when unzipping the exe files for the drivers. Any hint? Thanks
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    Problem with October 13th Updates

    After applying latest updates I noticed that all Office 2013 programs (Excel, Word, etc) take a long time to open. Does anyone else noticed this? UPDATE: Restarted the PC and now the lag is gone, no idea what caused this.
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    Start/All Programs list not showing in alphabetical order

    Hi all, I have Win8.1x64 with Startisback . For some unknown reason the Start/All Programs list lost its alphabetical order sorting. I checked Startisback Options and "Sort items by name" is marked. Is there any registry hack or other means to correct this? Thanks for your feedback.
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    Solved Wanted to share this fix to an annoying BSOD!

    Hi all! Yesterday I updated the Nvidia drivers and not sure if this was the culprit, but when I rebooted, it went directly into a BSOD that read something like:"Recovery-Your PC needs to be repaired-A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed-error code 0xc000000e" and sometimes made...
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    Need advice on Dell 15 Inspiron 7000 2 in 1 Touch

    Hi all, I'm planning on purchasing this convertible laptop . Should I choose FullHD display or UHD? I'm confused since I read the UHD is not exaclty 4K, but a bit lower, and also that there are issues with some apps' scaling, and also more battery consumption. Do you think the specs of that...
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    Unable to update Intel LAN driver

    I currently have a driver dated 5/2/14 for the Intel 82579V adapter. When I run the Intel utility it reports it's outdated and installs the latest one (v20.1) dated June 2015, but after install and upon checking Device Manager I see that the old driver was not updated. Any way to clean install...
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    Unable to disable a background task/acrotray.exe

    Hi all, I'm trying to disable acrotray.exe from constantly running in the background. I disabled it in msconfig/startup tab, and I checked scheduled tasks and services and there's nothing associated with this task, and yet it keeps showing active in the background. Sure, I can terminate it using...