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Canonical question for remapping keyboard keys

We have many questions regarding remapping keyboard keys on Windows. Should we make one of them a canonical question and close the others as dupes?
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Choosing a canonical question for “Is my processor 32-bit or 64-bit?”

Super User has several questions asking how to check whether they have a 32-bit or 64-bit Operating System, and how to check if their CPU is 64-bit capable. The majority combine both questions into ...
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Canonical question on PXE/“no bootable device” errors, help us close the duplicates

We get variations of what is essentially the same question all the time: the system doesn't start Windows, dropping to PXE boot and failing and/or throwing a "no bootable device" or similar error. The ...
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Canonical question on USB flash drives becoming write-protected

We have lots of questions about USB flash drives becoming write-protected and most of them aren't closed. The closest I can find to a canonical question is this, whose answers are rather lacking as ...
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Two long answers disagreeing with each other - how to canonicalize?

Someone posted a new answer to a rather old question of mine, Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD?. The answer I accepted has 13 upvotes at this time, and I have accepted the information therein as ...
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General troubleshooting tips for Excel formulas and VBA

I'm interested mainly in Excel and VBA, reading a lot of questions in these topics. I often find questions like "formula doesn't work", "what is the problem with this code" for which there are a ...
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Does a list of canonical questions for Super User exist?

When reviewing questions I often run across ones I think should already have a canonical answer, but I'm still new enough to the site that I don't know for sure. Not wanting to answer if the question ...
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Possibility of a canonical Fn-invert question?

Annoying Fn keys How To Permanently Lock the "Fn" Key Down So It Is Active On My Laptop Keyboard? How can I make my laptop F-key's work as F-keys? F-Keys are Alternate by default on a ...
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Creating a single CW post for the Windows 8.1 0xc1900101/Upgrade Bootup issue

There are quite a few questions out there regarding upgrading to Windows 8.1 and then running into a BSOD and then subsequent reversion back to Windows 8: Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed with ...
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Collect the multitude of “SMART - failure predicted” questions?

We have half a dozen questions asking about a boot-time SMART warning: On booting my laptop warns me about failure of hard disk is imminent...can it be repaired or to be replaced..? Is there a script ...
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Can and should we have community wikis for identifying cables

I just picked up a fair amount of reputation from what was a fairly simple question that was about identifying a cable. On one hand, its not a great question, though one that needed some experience to ...
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Folks, we need a decent canonical Windows recovery question

It seems that we have hundreds of questions about recovering deleted files or partitions under Windows, but none of them in a really good format for Super User. Most of them degraded into the typical ...
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Create a Hardware diagnosis canonical answer

I think that there are many posts that begin with something like "My computer does not start up", Fuzzy scree on boot, etc, and that it would be a useful thing to have. I was thinking that it should ...
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Merge questions about Windows symlinks

The best answer IMO is grawity's bold headings: https://superuser.com/a/347946/24500 What is the difference between NTFS hard links and directory junctions? Windows 7: hard link, symbolic link and ...
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“One question to rule them all” questions on SuperUser

SuperUser is haunted by repeated questions on topics as: Antivirus suggestions Virus/Spyware removing Best practices for troubleshooting common problems Best buy guides for hardware and software In ...