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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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    Solved Mouse goes off right hand side of screen

    Thank you very much. This was the problem. I had two cables (one HDMI, one DVI) connecting to my monitor so it thought I had two monitors attached, even though there was in fact only one. On removing one of the cables it stopped this behaviour. Thank you very much for helping me solve this...
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    Solved Mouse goes off right hand side of screen

    Thanks for your reply. I was using a USB mouse. This is on a desktop PC. I have now connected a different keyboard with a built in track pad (also USB), and the problem is the same. I can move the mouse pointer a long way off the right hand side of the screen (using the track pad), and it then...
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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 don't think a screenshot will do much good, because it will show either nothing (i.e. the normal contents of the screen with no mouse pointer), or the screen with a mouse pointer. The problem is that if I move the mouse so the pointer is on the right hand edge of the screen, and then move the...
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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

    Thanks for all the information and advice. My MB has a socket marked MSATA1. I've attached a picture of it. It seems to have 8 pins to the left of the keyway and 18 pins to the right of the keyway. Is this an M.2 connection? How do I tell how many lanes it has? I'm confused by the...
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    Otimum configuration for SSD plus hard drive

    Thanks for your advice. I can't do what you suggest, because my hard drive is corrupted and won't boot, so the first thing I have to do is to get Windows running on the SSD, and run some data recovery software on the hard drive to rescue my files. Then I can set about configuring things...
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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

    >It is a PROGRAM Stack overflow that is causing WINDOWS to popup an Generic ERROR Message.. Yes, I understand that. When I started this thread, all that I knew was that I had an error message saying "<program> has stopped working". That is a totally unhelpful message, since I already know that...
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    Solved <program> has stopped working

    >Yeah it could be any general syntax error.. I repeat my previous question; a syntax error where? It can't be a syntax error in the Gema source, or it would not have compiled. A syntax error in my input files is irrelevant. Gema should be able to process any input file. If it crashes with my...
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    Solved <program> has stopped working

    No, I think David Gray is American. You can see a bit more about Gema at General-purpose macro processor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, or see the main page on Sourceforge. Gema is extremely powerful for text processing, and can do some amazing things in a very small amount of code. I havre...
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    Solved <program> has stopped working

    >GEMA is some obscure program not many know about That's why I didn't bother to say what the program was at the beginning. Someone must know what this specific message means. After all, there must be a piece of source code saying "print ("<program> has stopped working")" somewhere within...
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    Solved <program> has stopped working

    The program is GEMA, written by David Gray. When you say "it's your syntax", my syntax where? The input files are just text. Surely whatever text I give to the program, it should not crash. It should do whatever it is designed to do, hopefully give me a helpful error message, but if not that...
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    Solved <program> has stopped working

    I don't think it's to do with any of those things. I think it's probably to do with the data I'm giving it, which is causing some problem in the code, like running out of memory, or causing an infinite loop. The program processes other input files fine. Surely someone must know what this...
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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

    Thanks for your reply. In my case Filter Keys was not turned on. I did discover though a service that was taking 100% of CPU time (according to Task Manager). Having killed this, things are better. In time we will find out whether this is a permanent cure or not... Thanks - Rowan
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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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