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    Get complete list of installed applications from disk

    I had a Win 8 laptop that failed (display failed). I removed the hard drive, and have scrapped the rest of the PC. Now I have a new laptop running Win 10, and I want to install most of the software I had before. The task is therefore to get from the hard drive of the old machine a complete list...
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    Why do scroll bars disappear?

    Who was the incompetent UI "expert" at MS who decided that scroll bars (e.g. in IE) should hide themselves after a few seconds and only reappear if you mouse over them? It is surely a given in UI design that users should be able to see on screen the things they can do? Is there any way I can...
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    Solved Mouse goes off right hand side of screen

    I have Windows 8.1 installed on a new PC. I am finding that when the mouse pointer goes off the right hand side of the screen, I have to move the mouse back quite a long way before the pointer reappears on screen. It's like it thinks the screen is bigger than it is, but this can't be it, because...
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    Otimum configuration for SSD plus hard drive

    Optimum configuration for SSD plus hard drive I am considering fitting an SSD to my desktop computer to improve its performance. The computer is a Dell XPS8700 with 16GB RAM, running Windows 8. I have some questions about the best way to do this: 1. Should the whole of Windows be installed on...
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    Solved <program> has stopped working

    When I run a particular program on my Windows 8.1 X64 PC, I get a pup-up saying "<program name> has stopped working ... Windows will close the program..." (not the world's most helpful error message). Can someone tell me exactly what this message means? Does it mean that the application has...
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    "Ridiculously slow keyboard" mode

    My computer, running Windows 8.1 Pro, sometimes goes into an "extremely slow keyboard" mode. There is a long delay between pressing a key and the character arriving in the application, and there is a limit of one character every 1 or 2 seconds to the rate at which characters arrive in the...
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    How do I install WMIC?

    I have a version of Windows 8 on a bootable USB stick that is part of the installation procedure for a software package that am working with. I need to be able to list the disk drives that have been detected on this computer. WMIC seems a good tool to use for this, but WMIC does not seem to...
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    Recently created files missing from Explorer

    I don't think I'm imagining this... When I have just created a new file, or downloaded it, or moved it from one folder to another, or renamed it, I have the impression that it doesn't show in Windows Explorer. It looks as if it's just not there. You can't find it by browsing, nor by searching...
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