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New windows installation and language change

My company currently has a computer that has a Japanese version of Windows 7 Professional installed on it. We want to install an English language version of Windows 8.1 on the computer. Will the language for the Microsoft Office software (currently also Japanese) already installed on the computer also change to English when we change to the new English language version of Windows 8.1? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Apr 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Help needed with nvidia works with Parallels Desktop 9 in MS Windows 8.1

I have an Apple MacBook Pro Retina display with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M I use Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac and I installed Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with success, however windows does not recognize that I have nvidia installed in my system. My question is: How to let Parallels Desktop 9 to enable NVIDIA work in windows 8.1 pro? If it does not support it, what other tools or software to make nvidia work in windows 8.1 pro? Thank you.
posted by omaralareefi on Nov 13, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I get synctoy to work or find a good alternative?

I'm having problems with microsoft synctoy and would like advice on how to troubleshoot it or find an alternative. [more inside]
posted by medusa on Oct 29, 2013 - 3 answers

How to transfer files between PCs in the new remote PC app in win 8.1?

Is there a way to transfer files using the remote PC app in windows 8.1? If not, what is the best way to transfer files flawlessly and fast? Thank you. [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Oct 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Gaming the System

We're building a new PC. We're also an avid gamers. What OS do we want (and/or monitor and mouse/trackpad combo)? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Aug 14, 2013 - 20 answers

Can I take advantage of $40 Windows 8 if I don't have an older Windows?

I currently don't have any version of Windows installed on my PC (it's a Mac). I would like to install Windows on a Bootcamp partition. I noticed that Microsoft has a special offer where they are selling a Windows 8 download for $40 through Jan. 31. That's a good price for me. The possible catch: Microsoft seems to be saying that I need to have an earlier version of Windows installed in order to use that download. I can't quite tell whether they are serious about this. Do I really need to have a preexisting Windows install to take advantage of the $40 Windows 8 offer? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jan 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Recovering Office 2010 product key from dead Windows 7 system

How might I recover an Office 2010 product key from a Windows install now located on an external hard drive? [more inside]
posted by dumbland on Dec 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Can I Use A Legitimate Windows 7 CD Key with an Illegal Copy and Not Run Foul of MS?

I have a genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate which i have previously installed and activated through Microsoft. I wanted to reinstall Windows today but I've found the DVD has somehow been scratched and my DVD drive refuses to read the disc. If i download a copy of Windows 7 from BitTorrent and install it using my genuine CD key, will I get into any trouble? Will it even work? If not, what are my options?
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Accidentally deleted audio driver on Windows XP machine. How do I get it back?

I accidentally deleted my audio driver software on my XP machine. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Oct 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Old computer for a new employee?

Help me set up my old computer for a new employee, and make this easier the next time. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on May 25, 2012 - 9 answers

How to customize a default user profile in Windows 7. Part of a continuing SteadyState-replacement saga.

I'm trying to customize a default user profile in Windows 7 professional, with the intent of using it to create a mandatory profile. Microsoft requires the use of Sysprep. I am but an intern, and Sysprep confuses me. I can't get Sysprep to run with the command-line switches I need. The SteadyState replacement saga continues... [more inside]
posted by UrbanEye on Nov 16, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I open and fill out an .oft template in Entourage?

An important, newly ISO-9001 standard form in my office is an Outlook template (*.oft) that we have to fill out. I use a Mac with Entourage. How do I fill out this form? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Oct 25, 2011 - 3 answers

Is it wise to install Windows server updates without restarting?

Is it wise to install Windows server updates without restarting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2011 - 12 answers

How to sort data WITHIN a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007 on Windows?

How to sort data WITHIN a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007 on Windows? [more inside]
posted by bottlebrushtree on Mar 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Name the actor in this Windows 7 commercial

Who is the actor in this Microsoft Windows 7 "To the Cloud" Windows 7 tv commercial?
posted by theperfectcrime on Jan 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Is Microsoft really gonna make me pay for piracy?

Am I really gonna get busted for using a pirated copy of windows 7? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Oct 2, 2010 - 33 answers

How to use linking tables and bound objects in MS Access forms.

Microsoft Access 2007 form creation question. Hopefully not-too-wrongheaded and clearly described inside. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 4, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I sync the calendar and contacts between two computers?

How do I sync the calendar and contacts between one computer running outlook 2007 and another running windows live mail? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on May 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Hardware + Windows 7 Pro + XP Mode?

Can I use a Keyspan USB-to-serial adapter with a Windows XP 32-bit application running within XP Compatibility Mode within Windows 7 Professional 64-bit? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Key differences between Apple and Microsoft's UI guidelines?

I'm preparing a talk for my design studio on the key differences between Apple's Human Interface Guidelines and Microsoft's Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines. Looking for any resources. [more inside]
posted by jragon on Mar 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Windows 7 for a college student?

How do I legally acquiring Windows 7 Professional for a new computer through an academic licensing program? [more inside]
posted by Nameless on Mar 15, 2010 - 15 answers

MMB behaviour on Google in IE8 is erratic!

Middle Mouse Button Misbehavin', only on Google, only with IE8! What gives?? [more inside]
posted by Jinkeez on Mar 3, 2010 - 2 answers

Voice to Text Conversion

I am considering buying "Dragon" voice to text software. Many of the audio files I want it to convert, however, are in Quicktime. Neither the packaging or the website (that I could find) say whether it will convert non-Microsoft compatible audio files. Does anybody know?
posted by CollectiveMind on Feb 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Can Windows OEM run in a virtual machine?

I want to use Windows 7 in VMWare Fusion on my Mac. Can I use an OEM package or am I obligated to buy a full license? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Feb 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Dell says my Studio 1535 doesn't support Win7. Should I install it anyway?

Dell says my Studio 1535 doesn't support Win7. Should I install it anyway? [more inside]
posted by mneekadon on Feb 7, 2010 - 10 answers

What to do about a computer business that knowingly installs counterfeit software on several clients computers

A local computer repair store has contracts with several local businesses to provide tech support. It was discovered that they have installed illegal software (hacked/downloaded copies of Windows and other Microsoft software) and charged for the full price of the software. [more inside]
posted by newfers on Feb 1, 2010 - 15 answers

ASP .NET based CMS versus Drupal

Trying to make the case against Drupal and find a ASP .NET CMS solution. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Jan 29, 2010 - 20 answers

Will Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit utilize 8GB of RAM?

Just for confirmation, will Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit utilize 8GB of RAM? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Oct 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Windows 7 for Less (in Canada)

Is there anything like Win741 for students in Canada? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Oct 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Windows utility to cause all movable windows to be represented in the taskbar?

Is there a Windows utility that will add buttons to the taskbar for windows that normally don't get represented there? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Windows 2000 max resolution issue

I'm working on a windows 2000 pro machine that is running at 800 x 600 resolution. The monitor supports 1024x768, but in display settings, the resolution slider is all the way. It seems that 800 x 600 is the max resolution. Is there any way I can increase this?
posted by kraigory on Aug 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Ultimate OS?

I am currently running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit on my laptop and am looking forward to stepping up to Windows 7. This is a great deal that would allow me to upgrade from Home Premium to Vista Ultimate which would then qualify me for Windows 7 Ultimate, right? [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Jul 2, 2009 - 9 answers

When will Windows 7 be standard on new computers and how should this affect my intent to buy a new laptop?

When will Windows 7 be standard on new computers and how should this affect my intent to buy a new laptop? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Jun 17, 2009 - 13 answers

64-bit Vista on Mac Pro?

I'm thinking of getting one of the new desktop Mac Pros recently announced. I'd like to both run Apple's OS X and also use Boot Camp to run 64-bit Windows Vista on it. The question is: will I be able to use the Mac Pro's keyboard and mouse with Vista? Will I be able to use an Apple Cinema Display with Vista? [more inside]
posted by richg on Mar 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Java Bunnies Breeding

Which of these Java programs can i get rid of and why are they breeding like bunnies? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Feb 19, 2009 - 12 answers

Can you find documentation regarding Windows ftp.exe and passive mode?

The Windows ftp.exe command line program does not support passive mode. Can anyone point me to definitive documentation, preferably from Microsoft, that states this is true? [more inside]
posted by Roger Dodger on Feb 13, 2009 - 3 answers

How do I increase the size of the font in my viewing pane without effecting outgoing mail in Outlook 2003?

How do I increase the size of the font in my viewing pane without effecting outgoing mail in Outlook 2003? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Feb 4, 2009 - 6 answers

I don't want Word to always be on top

All of my MS Word windows are always on top, and it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Jan 28, 2009 - 2 answers

How to read .msg files on a Mac?

I've got a bunch of (important) single .msg files that I want to read on my Mac (10.5.x). Any advice? Any tool that converts entire mailboxes doesn't seem to apply, and the only dedicated .msg reader I could find is broken. Renaming as .txt doesn't work either. Nor does Emailalchemy or NeoOffice. Help!
posted by Coherence Panda on Dec 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Why aren't there universal 32->64 bit driver translator/emulators?

Why aren't there universal 32->64 bit driver translator/emulators? [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Aug 23, 2008 - 9 answers

How can create a simple program to modify Windows Address Book and Outlook Address Book entries?

I'd like to create a simple program that would modify the phone numbers in my MS Windows and MS Outlook Address Books (reason is we got new area codes). What is the simplest programming language on windows and best way to get this done by directly accessing the address books (without exporting to CSV)? [more inside]
posted by mrbloo on Aug 13, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I create or add a group of Favorites in Internet Explorer?

How can I turn a long list of hyperlinks into either a list of filenames in Windows Explorer or a list of Favorites in Internet Explorer? Say I have 1,000 hyperlinks in a list so it is 1,000 entries long (could be in an Excel file, a Word file, or on a web page). I want to have these 1,000 hyperlinks as Favorites, which seems to be the same as converting them from the content of one file to the file names of 1,000 files. I can manually save each hyperlink as the name of a file, but if there are 1,000, and if they need to be updated every week, that would be a killer. I need an automated solution.
posted by Wagging Dog on Jun 2, 2008 - 4 answers

How to surmount the enormous obstacle of text color?

Form Controls in Word 2007: OK, I created a form with Rich Text and Drop-Down List controls. The controls appear within a table. The question is, how do I get the resulting text (once the form is filled in) to appear in black, not gray? [more inside]
posted by freudenschade on Apr 10, 2008 - 2 answers

how to re-enable wmp11 combining artists/albums/etc?

I checked "Don't ask me again" when dragging one artist into another in WMP11 on vista in order to change all the names from one to another (to combine "the beatles" and "beatles" into one, in this case), expecting it to just do it without asking in the future, but now I've lost this functionality altogether. How can I re-enable it?
posted by lrodman on Mar 22, 2008 - 1 answer

configuration of vista breadcrumb bar/firefox second tab row

Is it possible to trim Vista Breadcrumb sections so that the breadcrumb bar doesn't clip off most of the path in long titles? I.e. anything over say, 10 characters gets cropped, so that long paths can be shown? Also, is there a way to fix the glitchy second row of tabs in firefox? I want the second row of tabs to have the same height as the first, so that graphics don't go all screwy.
posted by lrodman on Mar 13, 2008 - 0 answers

Windows Refund: Bought Laptop from Dell Outlet. Dell Refusing to Give me a Refund for Windows Vista

Dell Outlet Windows / OS Refund. [more inside]
posted by BillyRayMae on Oct 4, 2007 - 24 answers

Making Colonization work in Vista

Can't play Colonization in Vista... [more inside]
posted by saladin on Sep 21, 2007 - 6 answers

Limiting Filetypes in Foldershare

Any one know if you can limit MS's Foldershare app to only sync certain filetypes (say .mp3 only). I am trying to sync my music collection between 2 PC's but I've hit the 10000 file limit. These folders include the .jpg album covers that media player downloads when updating an album. I would rather sync just the .mp3 files and have each PC download the album art so I can stay under the 10000 file limit. Thanks.
posted by schleppo on Sep 20, 2007 - 3 answers

IP over Firewire in Vista

I see that Microsoft has quietly dropped IP networking over Firewire/1394 from Windows Vista. Is there any possible way to enable it, using third-party drivers or software?
posted by nervestaple on Aug 4, 2007 - 3 answers

Third Times a charm

I am building a new computer and was wondering if this setup seems good I already have the OS and case/power supply more details after break. (previously, previously) [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Jul 26, 2007 - 13 answers

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