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Installing my own XP VHD into Windows 7

I am following these instructions to install my own XP VHD into Windows 7 Virtual PC (XP Mode).When I click on Install Integration Components on the Tools menu the setup does not start. I don't ...
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Learning to draw technical illustrations in inkscape?

I am looking for good resources (books, tutorials, courses, etc.) on learning to draw technical illustrations in Inkscape?I am specifically looking for resources aimed at beginners in both drawing ...
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Ubuntu: Accidentally changed root user to nonexistent shell

I tried to change my user's shell, but used "sudo chsh", and changed the root shell to "bash" instead of "/bin/bash". Now when I try to change it I get "chsh: PAM authentication failed" and it seems ...
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Why do deleted exe System files come back?

I noticed on one computer running XP SP2 that when I delete some exe files (Examples: spider.exe, spoolsv.exe) from c:\Windows\System32 folder, that they came back. I thought it is a virus. So, I ...
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iPhone Remote Not Working w/ iTunes on Vista

This problem is driving me nuts. My iPhone Remote app longer can control the iTunes instance on my Vista desktop machine. It used to work several months ago and I haven't been able to get it working ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu boots up in Mute

My Ubuntu always boots up in mute. There is no explicit setting I am aware of that does this.What should I change to boot in normal volume.Also, worth mentioning, this happened recently after I ...
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Hard drive not recognized by BIOS, but is by XP installer

I am installing Windows XP on an old Dell Dimension 2400. I have a 40 GB drive on the primary IDE controller, and a DVD drive on the secondary controller. When I boot the machine, it complains ...
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Cannot see all available wireless networks?

There are two wireless networks setup in my office, a primary one and a backup. Plus there are few other wireless networks nearby. However, Windows (XP SP3) has ceased to show other available wireless ...
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Lock icon on many files in my home folder

Many of the files in my home folder have a small lock icon in the lower left corner. I think this may have to do with the fact I installed several times trying to get a dual-boot set up. Anyways, I ...
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1answer
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How do I remove SSH key passphrases from being remembered by Mac OS?

Mac OS X (Snow Leopard). I accidentally selected the "remember password in my keychain" option when providing the ssh private key passphrase when connecting to a remote server. Now, when I ssh to ...
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After ntfsresize (ntfs resize), what is the exact line to type in for fdisk?

I was told that after ntfsresize (ntfs resize), the fdisk command needs to be run...But how can it be run? What is the exact line?In a book Knoppix Hacks, it seems to suggest needing some ...
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Debian and Ubuntu power management

I use Debian normally, but whenever Ubuntu releases a new version I tend to use it for some time.In the newer version a lot of changes have been made. In Ubuntu I observed that the backup battery ...
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Is there a command-line API or scripting interface for Ubuntu One?

I've put some files on Ubuntu One, and amongst other things I'd like to be able to synchronise it from within Emacs, and script it with Python or Bash. Is this possible?
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7zip Add Operation Not Supported?

When I try to add a new file to a zipped archive, I get the message "Operation not supported." Anyone know how to fix this?
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What is the best policy for user account on a Windows 7 Media Center shared by the whole family

What is a good way to manage user accounts for a Windows 7 Media Center PC that is part of an entertainment center for a family? Each family member keeps most of their personal stuff on their own ...

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