The criteria for closing a question as a duplicate is focused solely on the content of the two questions.
If another question asks exactly the same thing (or, by the judgment of 5 trusted community members, very nearly the same thing) as yours, then your question is subject to being closed as a duplicate of that other "master" question.
Whether the question has been answered or not is completely irrelevant. That doesn't make your question not a duplicate, it just means that the original question hasn't been answered yet.
If you'd like to encourage someone to answer it, you can set a bounty on the original "master" question. There is nothing keeping you from setting a bounty on someone else's question. In fact, that's encouraged—you even get a badge for it.
However, in this particular case, a bounty seems unnecessary. Raymond Chen already answered it in the comments with a link to his blog post on the same topic. Tim Pietzcker tried to encourage him to post that as an actual answer, but Raymond rightly pointed out that it's not, in itself, answer because it is only a link to an external resource. He says that if someone finds his relevant blog article helpful, they should post their own answer to the question and link to his blog post for reference. That person could be you!