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Software and hardware upgrade - private documents migration

I am facing a problem, where I need to upgrade bunch of pc's into newer ones. The old pc's are running win xp, while the new ones have win 7 installed on them. I need to make sure, that every ...
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Defending PCs against APTs

We are evaluating the security of the PCs used by people with access to high-value company documents. At the moment they are kept patched and run a virus checker, but we are concerned about zero-day ...
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Do i need specific server to handle mac and pc users? [closed]

I have 5-6 users half use PC and another half uses Mac OS. They want to setup local file server, right now they use Drop Box for reason that in the past in their experience mac's corrupt file and make ...
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Asset Tracking: Best Practices

We'd like to track I.T. assets across different organizations and I have a bunch of questions: What is a good, systematic method to choose a universally unique asset tag (i.e. name)? What method ...
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Could the Input/Output or some other difference between adapters/chargers cause this? [closed]

I have a laptop and my adapter/charger could not be used anymore as the cable was cut. So I bought a new adapter but it was slightly different than the original. My original had (Toshiba's original): ...
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How do I find out which pairs of a CAT5e cable are actually connected to another machine?

Using Linux (Debian, to be specific) on a laptop, I want to be able to check whether, for example, the TX or RX pairs are both connected to another machine. If, say, I've only connected RX (and am ...
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Are Anti Static Foam Cleaners OK for cleaning all parts of a PC? [closed]

Can anyone tell me whether anti static foam cleaners are good for cleaning motherboards, RAMs, VGAs etc? Also if it's good for that purpose would anyone know a good brand that sells overseas? ...
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how can i recognize in pc that which domain name should be linked to which folder [duplicate]

I want to forward different domain names to single IP Address (local for testing), but how can i recognize in pc that which domain name should be linked to which folder? for example, in windows host ...
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IP setting on a windows

I am working at a job site that i am setting up a jumbo sign and i am trying to figure out if there is a way to set a ip for a wifi on a windows PC and when you log off that wifi it will go away, but ...
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What should we recycle from old pcs? [closed]

We are getting rid of about 10 old pcs but we want to make sure that we don't throw out any useful hardware. This is the list of parts we are keeping from each: working hard drives bios batteries ...
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PC Shutting Down Without Warning [closed]

I have a Windows 7 PC that is shutting down without warning, seemingly at random. Here are the symptoms and notes: PC seemingly turns off completely. After taking off the cover it turns out the ...
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50 workstations, 1 .bat file on a network server, will it work?

I have a .bat file to perform maintenance on machines. I put the .bat file on a network attached server for all workstations to access it. If I were to use the windows scheduler to make that .bat ...
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Should pcs be unplugged before restoring power

We have an upcoming scheduled power outage for maintenance. UPS protects our servers. But it has been suggested that all PCs should be unplugged to prevent damage from power surges when power is ...
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What is the difference between a server built machine and a home pc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what is the difference between motherboard/processor for server and the ones for desktop ? I've been hosting stuff on my computers for the last couple of months from my ...
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Which Linux tool to do a full backup of pc on my LAN running windows?

I would like to backup my small home LAN computers (5 of them) using my ubuntu server (but I can change distro if needed). I've read about backuppc but I don't understand if I can fully backup a pc ...
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multiple servers porting to each other

here is the details: theres is who "servers": VPS with ubuntu 10.10x32 and home pc, win7 on win7 apatche2.2 is running with webpage on VPS game server is running DNS forwards www subdomain to PC, and ...
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can you use normal pc for rack server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the cons to using a PC/cheap PCs as servers vs hardware designed to be used for servers? I would like to build some my rack servers based on commodity pc ...
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Flow of packets in network

I can't visualize in my mind the network traffic flow. eg. If there are 15 pc's in a LAN When packet goes from router to local LAN, do it passes all the computers? Does it go to the ethernet card ...
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Windows Virtual PC [closed]

Does anyone know when Microsoft is coming out with a newer version of Windows Virutal PC where it supports 64bit guess.
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Very high density PC/rack required

I'm a server guy, specifically a blade guy and know my high-end gear well but I've got a new little challenge that I'm a bit lost on and you may be able to help. I have a server spec that will do a ...
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Would you buy a dell desktop PC? [closed]

Would you buy a Dell desktop, such as the Vostro 320? Why? Why not?
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Whats the average lifespan of a server?

i'd really like to know what the lifespan of a server is, or could be. Is there something like lifespan in the world of PCs at all? Lets assume it runs 24/7, how many hours/days/years/etc could it be ...
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Ad Agency storage/file server +backup needed (NAS or something else?)

Looking for a "this is all you need" recommendation. We're a small ad agency with both mac & pcs that access and share files from a 3 yr old Windows 2000 box (no server software). We currently ...
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Access Virtual PC Website from Host Browser

I have Virtual PC 2007 running Windows XP. I can access a website setup on the Virtual machine from a browser in the Virtual machine. How do I setup the virtual machine so I can access the website ...
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Hardware recommendation for remote monitoring [closed]

We're working on a project that requires PCs to be deployed to various locations and report back various data to a central server, and are interested in a recommendation on the hardware to use. We ...
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Free Hardware and Software Logging Software

Just wondering if anyone knows of some software that will log windows based computer hardware, software, license keys for OS, Word etc. Preferable a exe that I can run that produces a html/text file ...
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Accessing PC localhost from Mac over WiFi

I have a web service running on the localhost of my PC. I set up an ad hoc local wifi network and I would like to access the web service from my Mac. Can this be done? What would the url to my web ...
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Disable F1 key in Windows 7 virtual PC

I have Windows Virtual PC running Windows XP in windowed (not full-screen) mode. One of the custom applications that I run in the Virtual PC makes heavy use of F1 key, however every time I press it, ...
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Infrastructure network without router

Is there any way to create an infrastructure network without a router? In other words, is there some way to make a PC behave as a router? Other PCs should be able to see this network as an access ...
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Windows PC randomly shutting down

I have a client PC at work that appears to be shutting down randomly as of late (very annoying!). I have investigated the guts of the case, cleaned out a lot of dust, and the problem persists. The PC ...
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Share Single Backup Drive with Mac and PC

I have an external 1.5TB HDD which I would like to use as a backup for both my Mac (OSX 10.5.7) and PC (Windows Server 2003). If possible, I would like to utilize Apple's built in Time Machine for ...
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Using a dual-monitor PC and a MacBook to create a dual-monitor OS X development environment?

Here’s the situation: I have a MacBook and while I can and do connect a second monitor to it, I’d like to be able to use the larger/nicer/identical monitors connected to my PC to interact with my ...
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Virtual PC - Moving Physical PC into virtual environment

Greetings. I have a small Dell GX260 machine that I have been using for testing purposes. And very often during one of my experiments on the machine I mess it up so I have to re-install Windows XP ...
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Sugestions for cleansing PC's before recycling / disposal

What procedures do people follow before recycling or disposing of old PC's? Do you: Remove the hard drive Damage it beyond repair Use a tool to completely wipe the hard drive. If so, which? Other ...