Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.

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I used below to draw one flow diagram

when i saved to my computer it is saving as .XML file

I want to save it as image file for my diagram

how can i achieve this

please advise
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IS there a way to disable the Software reporter tool in Chrome thru a GPO that can be applied to all computers?
Is there a way when deploying either an SCCM application or package to limit the number of installs?
For example, we have some licensed software such as SnagIt and Nuance PDF, we wish to only allow the client machines to install the software up to the number of licenses we have.

So if we have 150 Nuance licenses only 150 clients can install the software.
Does anyone have experience with or know a good way to backup virtual machines running on VMWare? But it is a requirement that there be open source software. Partly because I am on a tight budget, but also in principle because I think there is very good open source software in general.  It is also a requirement that it should run on Linux as I do not have a single Windows machine.
I am looking for a free IBM MQ Client Software which can help me drop a message into a remote IBM MQ queue. I have all the details like the server's hostname, MQ Manager name, channel, queue name, etc. Can I please get suggestions?

I have an environment of VMWare 6.5 hosts running on HP bl460c servers in a c7000 enclosure. All 16 servers have two vmnic's dedicated to iSCSI, and attached to a DS which is dedicated for storage traffic. These vmnic's are bound to vmk adapters which are in turn bound to the iSCSI software adapter on the host. The server nics are connected to Cisco switches via the passthrough interconnects on the enclosure.

For my storage device, I have a NetGear ReadyNAS 4312 with four 1Gb interfaces. I have configured these into dual bonded nics and both bonds are set with Layer 2 LACP modes and configured channel-groups on the Cisco switches. The bonds were assigned IPs, the vmks, were assigned IPs, and the software adapter was configured to discover the iSCSI LUN on the appropriate IP addresses.

During the original configuration, all MTUs in the path were at 1500. All 16 servers saw the storage and it was presented as a datastore to the cluster for which it was intended. All seemed well, but once the VMs were all running on the datastore, we began to have latency issues and significat lag when interacting with the VMs, whether by SSH or the console. As a test, I moved a couple of the trouble VMs to a different storage and the problems were eliminated. I knew that jumbo frames were supposed to be best practice for iSCSI but didn't want to shutdown the entire environment in order to configure and bounce all the switching but after these problems, and reading several papers on the …
I have a number of production workstation running Windows 7 Pro.  One started freezing up a few times each day and I've been trying to troubleshoot it.
(Please don't suggest a new computer or a new operating system as these are definitely worthy of consideration but are *not* the purpose of this question).
"Freezing" in this case means it requires a hard reboot to recover.  Nothing is responsive.  I presume that the remaining display comes from the monitor's buffer.

Any number of things have been done:
cleaned up accumulated dust
Refreshed the CPU heatsink compound.
driver updates
new power supply
HD testing and monitoring
RAM testing

Last week, I took the machine into the lab and ran it for 4 days straight without any indication of freezing - including stress tests.
Then, figuring that hardware and some software were eliminated, returned it to production.
The freezing while in production resumed and I've witnessed it / experienced it.
Event Monitor shows nothing leading up to the reboot.

Now I have it back in the lab along with its charge card machine, wireless mouse, wired keyboard.  Other than networked printer, everything should be here.
It's been running now for 15 hours nonstop and I have to be planning the next steps.
This question is as much about considering approaches as about fixing this immediate issue!!

We have a machine that freezes in production and does not freeze in the lab.  What's different?
- Environmental: Does the …
Sporadic problem with Outlook client (Outlook 2016 client using O365)

More and more users (and myself) are noticing stripped images in Outlook.  Specifically it says "The Linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location."   The internet is pointing me everywhere but the kitchen sink.  I am inclined to think it is NOT Temporary Internet files since it seems to be happening on a lot of different machines for different users; one of which has only been here two weeks so it is doubtful his internet cache would need clearing so soon.  I have seen articles that anti-malware software could be doing it (specifically Malwarebytes) but I am not sure about that either.  There is also a thought that our web based spam filter could be doing it as well (SpamTitan) It DOES seem to be only Windows 10 machines so far though as far as I know but that is not verified just yet...nor  have I heard it happening with our Macs either; either of which if that is the case; would eliminate spamtitan.  Does anyone have any credible suggestions for what could be at issue that would affect multiple users/clients across multiple sites?  Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit randomly freezes and has to do hard shutdown.  It's not specific to software or any common thing. It could be opening a file or reading an email or just navigating the folders and it just freezes. It doesn't even have the time to do a memory dump.
17gb free of 230 gb in C drive on windows10 laptop
i see some slow ness
how much free space ideally i should have to run smoothly
how to see which folder occupying more to delete and move
please advise
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I want to stop firewall restart after in setings desactivate

How to stop for good Mcafee Endpoint security firewall
In setting i come over and stops and restars
i delete the module from remove software and when update re installit

How to stop that service for good?
We have a user who needs to clear out their chrome browser history but it is grayed out and "blocked by administrator." We checked the group policies both local and on the domain and there is nothing indicating that the setting has been blocked. We updated the software, and ran an anti-malware scan. We would prefer to not uninstall and reinstall so we are looking for other options.
Curious what others are doing for backups..... I am about to take a sledgehammer to our current setup, and am curious what other people use and what backup strategies they employ. Cloud is not an option for our firm- our backups to tape can accommodate storage. Currently, we have a daily incremental backup, a weekly full backup that expires after 5 weeks and a monthly backup that never expires and is retained indefinitely. Currently, I have to schedule backups to run every Friday and then watch them all weekend because the backup software randomly marks our full backups as "superseded" (Just started this a month ago), and support was never good from this vendor. We have in-house Exchange, file servers, in-house SQL, an AD domain, and of course file servers. Almost our entire infrastructure is Hyper-V. Total amount of data is about 20TB. I'm more interested in strategies to safeguard the data than an actual product. Should I consider changing the weekly backups to only backing up data that has changed in the past 30 days, and have the monthly be all data? I'll take any suggestions or perspectives on the best way to do this.

I am taking backup using Hyperoo Backup Software. It is configured properly with all its settings and configuration but it fails everytime it tries to take backup. I checked VSS settings, re-registered VSS but i have no success, I tried different solutions specified on internet.

It gives me this error "0x8004230f".

Can anyone please help me to fix this error.

Thank You
i am looking for a duplicate file finder - prefereably free, and i know there are lots of these programs
what is the best in your opinion, and why ?
but is there a product that also lists duplicate folders? i meaning folders with identicalcontent?
and it would be nice if i could select the disks, or folders to be compared
Upgrading Sage TimeSlips version 2015 to 2019. The BDE database has to be converted to Firebird and during the process the conversion tool crashes with AppHangB1 error.

A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:      AppHangB1
  Application Name:      TSConverter.exe
  Application Version:
  Application Timestamp:      2a425e19
  Hang Signature:      c041
  Hang Type:      0
  OS Version:      6.0.6002.
  Locale ID:      1033
  Additional Hang Signature 1:      3470f376fca118742a52762dedb45259
  Additional Hang Signature 2:      fe6e
  Additional Hang Signature 3:      08345124dbeb395d548908d64ac75350
  Additional Hang Signature 4:      c041
  Additional Hang Signature 5:      3470f376fca118742a52762dedb45259
  Additional Hang Signature 6:      fe6e
  Additional Hang Signature 7:      08345124dbeb395d548908d64ac75350

Specifically hangs when getting to Converting Features Tables
I have a client experiencing an issue with scanning into Thomson Reuters File Cabinet from a Xerox AltaLink B8055. The user is able to intiate the scan, however in the when the items appear in the preview window, prior to import FileCabinet crashes. I believe I have narrowed it down to a software incompatibility between the Xerox twain driver and the software. I am looking for an older version of the the Twain driver as the issue just started at the beginning of December 2018. Currently, she has Xerox Twain version 7.2.25 installed. I've contacted Xerox support and have been told that they do not hold onto legacy copies of their drivers...
We have an internal application, whereby users are required to reset their passwords every 90 days. The application has its own security & accounts, and does not integrate with our AD domain in any way. The system itself stores fairly personal client records. If a user does not access the application in a period of time, the administrators do not seem very effective in disabling the users account which is what should happen (they are expected to manually review all active accounts every 8 weeks and disable any stale accounts, and query them with their line manager to determine if access is still appropriate or not), this what should happen – but a recent audit has identified this does not appear to be the case or working effectively.  

The application itself does not work in the same way as say Active Directory, as if a users password has expired (every 90 days is the current setting), the application does not simply prompt them to set a new password and then access can be achieved again, the administrator would have to reset the users password before access could be achieved. The admins are of the view that this is sufficient, e.g. if they have a list of 10 accounts who have not logged into the system in over 365 days, it doesn't really matter that they haven't disabled their accounts, as they cannot gain access to the data as their passwords will have expired. I am not overly comfortable with this approach, but I am struggling to find any real reasoning to counter their …
I need to add more space to one of our new customers pre existing server.
Its really a regular pc that is running server software.

the mainboard is a Gigabyte z77x-ud5h. i7-2600k processor.

right now they have 2 256 GB SSD. and they have them setup for raid 1 using intel rapid storage technology version

We need to add more space but I am not familiar with this kind of raid. I'm used to HP ProLiant servers and dell. that have their own software.

We are going to put in 2 500 GB DHH to make more space but I'm not sure how if this software support 2 separate arrays.
that way I don't have to reinstall the OS>

When I go into intel RST  there is no option to add anything. I don't have the new drives hooked up yet. I was just checking where to add or if you can add more than one array.
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Need to free up some space and wondering if ok to delete all contents in the Software distribution folder.

I run an app and web development agency. We always have approx 25-35 projects (websites or apps) on the go at any one time. We have been using a mixture of different tools to manage our client’s projects over the last few years.

We’ve trialled and tested several different tools and software to manage each project but always end up back using Trello and Google Sheets.

We are now considering building our own software to manage all of our projects as we can’t find one piece of software to manage our entire process, HOWEVER I would like to explain our requirements to see if anyone here can recommend a tool / software that will facilitate our needs before we go building a bespoke web app to manage our client’s and projects.


01 - ability to add leads manually

02- ability to collect leads from your website (via contact form)

03 - ability to change ‘leads’ to ‘live’ to ‘completed’ etc

04 - ability to have a predefined set of tasks auto created each time you create a new lead or change the stage / status of a project (‘lead’ to ‘live’ etc)... every project and stage has common tasks that we do for each project so I’d like these common tasks to be auto created per project and stage

05 - ability to control who sees what tasks (don’t want developers seeing financial or client business tasks... and don’t want clients seeing internal dev snag lists that we create... at the moment we manage this via Trello but it means we have to create 2 separate…
Controllable Knight Rider LED project

I have a WS2812B-5M light strip and a SP105E Magic Controller.  Unfortunately, the SP105E does not have the mode I would like.

Specifically, i'd like to cut off about 30" of LED strip and make a controllable Knight Rider type light strip.  

What I mean about Knight Rider is that one LED will fade in then one LED will be bright and then the trailing LED fade out while moving from one end of the strip to the other and back again.  The SP105E does not have a preset program that does this.

I would also like to control:
     1.  the color of the LED
     2.  the speed of the LED (how fast the LED moves from one end and back)

The control can happen with a USB connection to my laptop although a Bluetooth iPhone connection like the SP105E would be preferred.

Can someone suggest
     1.  where I can get this code for a Knight Rider effect (or where I can have it coded for it to be fully controllable)
     2.  what controller, or hardware (Bluetooth would be so cool), I would need to download the code into and then connect to the light strip
     3.  and what I would need on my computer to download from my computer to the controller or
     4.  what software on my computer to have the light strip connected to my computer via usb to control the LED strip

thanks for your help!
Scribe 7.9.2   GP 10.0

Need assistance setting up Scribe to enter GP payable transactions from a excel worksheet.

I have done the Scribe certification process, I am an authorized consultant but have not used Scribe or GP for about three years

Looking for guidance on step control, have looked on the scribesoft site but dont find any relevant help on transaction batch entry
Hello, we are create internal documentation, and recording the screen of how to setup say a firewall would be helpful. Is there a free software that does taht we can use to store for configurations?
I have a zip file containing tab-delimited text files that are exported from a modeling software. Rather than opening each file individually in Excel to change the data and then exporting each file to a .txt file and then zipping the whole collection up again, I would like to program a macro to do the following (using MacPro Excel):

1) In an Excel workbook with a macro that opens (from a specified location on my computer) all the files in the zip file and puts each .txt file in a separate sheet in the workbook. The name of each worksheet corresponds to each .txt file name in the zipped file. For instance, File1.txt and File2.txt

2) In the same workbook, have another macro that saves all the worksheets by their original file names and creates a zip file at a specified location on my computer with a specified name.

Both the number of files in the zip file and the number of fields in each .txt file will vary depending on the version of the model so the macro needs to open all the files in the zip file.

Accompanying is a sample zip file






Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.