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Questions about finding duplicates, handling duplicate content, voting to close, et cetera

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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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Swap the duplicates (the general question is closed, the vista-specific one is open)

Following the answer of How to suggest to change "X is a duplicate of Y" to "Y is a duplicate of X"?, I'm posting my question here: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a ...
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How are there two *exact* duplicate questions? (Title, answers, author, date, comments, migration)

While viewing related questions on Meta Super User, I noticed two questions with the same title. Initially I assumed this was a strange coincidence or a bug in the system. But then I realized the two ...
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The "Possible Duplicate" link/auto-text should NOT be part of the question itself

When a question gets closed as a possible duplicate, Community ♦ edits the post to insert the "duplicate link": That's great! We should be directing users to the "original" question. The problem ...
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How to search for duplicates efficiently?

In my experience the search box in Close as duplicate dialog is almost useless. For example we have a canonical malware removal question. Its score is 454 as I'm writing this. It has over a dozen ...
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How is this a duplicate?

How to restore data after accidentally starting DD on a hard drive but stopping it before it went too far? Let's look at answers in the supposed duplicate: Click here in case you suspect corruption ...
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Duplicate questions of very old posts

I was about to post a question on Superuser, when I found that there was a duplicate of exactly the question I wanted to ask, only it was asked 3 and half years ago with no good answer. Is it OK for ...
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Can we convert older (question body format) duplicate notices to the new, not editable duplicate format?

Duplicates used to be handled by the system putting some markup in the question body, like so: > **Possible Duplicate:** > [Title of the Duplicate Question](http://superuser.com/) <!-- ...
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HTTPS links aren't accepted when proposing a duplicate

I'm using HTTPS Everywhere plugin which redirects me to HTTPS versions of websites if they are available. It works on SuperUser too, so all SU pages are loaded through HTTPS. I have just tried to ...
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Option to show possible duplicates in the review pane?

Anyone else thing that this would be a useful feature? Currently, when I look at a question, I use the script that can be found in the accepted answer here to do that. It works pretty well as a rule. ...
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When I try to vote to close this question as a duplicate, the site tells me it doesn't have an upvoted answer, but it does. Is this a bug?

See these two questions: whenever I start my windows laptop, after laptop is opened terminal is automatically opened and inside terminal its written -, and On windows startup terminal opens ...
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My question was marked as duplicate but it's really not

I recently asked this question about a strange behaviour my computer was having. It had recorded keystrokes I've made one month ago, leading to think about a possible malware/keylogger infection. It ...
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Merge most of the IDE-to-AHCI questions

As it stands, we have at least six questions dealing with enabling AHCI support on an IDE mode Windows installation: How to get AHCI support on an IDE Windows 7 installation? (~150 views, asked July ...
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Removing ALL similar answers instead of removing duplicates?

I was looking for an answer to the question How do I copy/paste into VirtualBox? I found two such questions here but none contained the answer that I need. After I figured out the answer myself I ...
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Help us close duplicates of two new Community FAQ questions

I've recently added two questions to the Community FAQ because they were found to have many duplicates: USB flash drive not working or is appearing as an empty disk drive, Disk Management reports &...
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Creating sign-post questions

I came across a problem I couldn't quickly solve myself (stress related, my search skills were turned off). I copy and pasted the message into the Search bar of SU, and could not find any results in ...
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A lot of "no such partition" questions, how do we clean them up?

See this Google Search for "no such partition" on Super User: 2700 (224 according to the last page). Without tag pages: 556 (206 according to the last page) Without tag pages and close votes: 551 (...
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Should my question be a duplicate?

I asked this question about network shares becoming inaccessible on my Windows computer. It was closed as a duplicate of this question. I'm not convinced mine should be closed as a duplicate of the ...
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My question has been mistakenly marked duplicate

My question here - https://superuser.com/questions/725545/ - has been marked duplicate to this question - Does installing many programs really slow down Windows?. To those who say its duplicate, the ...
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