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1answer
44 views

How to make any Windows application unresponsive?

I have a rather unusual dilemma: Can you share a few methods for causing any Windows desktop application to stop working, as fast as possible? I want to be able to open any application and so ...
1
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1answer
19 views

Using the Windows Store with an Active Directory account

Is there a way to still use apps in the app store without having to switch from an AD account to a Windows Live account? I find it very annoying that I have to switch from my current account to a ...
0
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0answers
17 views

How can I start Xampp Control Mysql Service automatically with Program?

I am working on C# using mysql phpmyadmin server and I am creating application for windows forms. I want this application to start xampp controller itself in background so I don't have to start it ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Is there a way to see a list of application crashes?

i.e. When did which installed application crash. If not - perhaps a way to see when was the last time a specific application crashed? Does Windows store that kind of information? Is there a way to ...
2
votes
3answers
101 views

Disable Windows program without uninstalling

On Android Titanium Backup can 'Freeze' an app. Is there something similar for Windows? Let me clarify: I would like a registry hack that would disable the application from starting up ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Find URL that a process, application or script is requesting

I can see the established network connection a program creates with TCPview, netstat or Resource Monitor but I'm trying to see the URL a program initially reaches out to. For instance, this URL ...
0
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0answers
64 views

Windows firewall blocks internet connection for application from network share

this is my setup: Windows 7 home premium Windows firewall with inbound and outbound traffic blocked by default, file and printer sharing and some basic Windows services allowed Tinywall to control ...
1
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0answers
35 views

What Would I Call This? [closed]

When I'm working on a web development project or tutorial, I generally open the same applications, just with different files. I wrote a batch file for my current project, so I can open these with one ...
0
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0answers
24 views

How to import & export the data for default programs? [duplicate]

I try to use Portable Apps as much as possible. I always put them in D:/PortableApps/AppName on all of my computers. Everytime I reinstall Windows (which I do often) or get new machines, I have to ...
0
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2answers
22 views

How can I launch Task Manager and Explorer upon login while on a Domain?

Attempting to launch both of these application upon login into any server on the Domain. Placing these application in the StartUp folder would not be a solution since there are too many servers. ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Is there a windows app that can create floating screenshots? [closed]

I'm looking for a Windows app, that can create floating screenshots, i.e. you select an area, it creates a screenshot that then is a top level window. Just like what ScreenFloat does on Mac:
16
votes
4answers
730 views

Is there a way to select a file in Windows and get its file path with one shortcut? [duplicate]

Is there some application for selecting a file in Windows Explorer, and copy its file path to the clipboard, with one shortcut? Does Windows have some built-in tool for it?
0
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0answers
15 views

Streaming programs, windows

A while ago I stumbled across a program for Windows that allows program streaming, ie. running an program without installation. I now have need of this program, but after extensive googling and ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Opening multiple instances of an application which doesn't allow it [duplicate]

Problem I'm looking for a way to open multiple instances of an application in Windows 8.1, such as FastStone Image Viewer, which does not seem to have an option to enable multiple instances. My goal ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Trying to get KO99.exe running on a new computer

I cannot get KO99.exe (either restored from an archive or downloaded from the source: http://retrospec.sgn.net/users/rjordan/klass/) to run on my new(er) computer. Every time I run it, it asks if I ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to Make an Autorun CD /DVD with multiple .exe files?

I have asked a question about :How to make an Autorun CD/DVD? @nerdwaller gave me an answer. Now I want to know whether is it possible to make an autorun CD/DVD which will contain the following : ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How to list all applications displayed from add/remove WinXP/Win7 via command-line?

I'm trying to list all applications installed that are displayed in the add/remove programs list (WinXP/Win7) via command-line. I understand that for Win7 it's called "Programs and Features" from the ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Application hang with specific parent folder name

I have this environment: Windows 7 32bts (Spanish version) First weird thing i saw: There are two "Archivos de programa" folders (ProgramFiles). The application route: C:\Archivos de ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Restrict Applications access to Device

I have a PC that has the ability to handle running multiple game clients at once (specifically Tera Online). What I'd like to do is assign and/or restrict each clients access to a device (Gamepad) so ...
3
votes
4answers
267 views

Is the Windows kernel considered an “application”?

If it is true that all Windows files with the ".exe" file extension are considered "applications", is NTOSKRNL.exe, the Windows kernel, an "application", or is this an exception to the rule? What ...
2
votes
1answer
886 views

How can I bulk move and rename images/videos in a folder

All my mobile device's photos and videos are backed up to the cloud and synchronized to my laptop using Dropbox's "Camera Upload" feature. All the photos and videos get added to the "camera uploads" ...
4
votes
2answers
493 views

Hacker Typer style application for Windows

I need to do a bunch of screencasts that demonstrate some programming techniques. I already know what I'm going to type for each of them, and I'd like to minimize all the delays and awkwardness from ...
-2
votes
1answer
51 views

Reading directory of PDF's - find source online [closed]

I have a folder in Windows containing over a thousand PDF's that I downloaded from various websites over a period of 2 years. I would now like to find the source URL for these documents. Is there ...
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votes
3answers
69 views

what is “virtual box” [closed]

I have a "PC" computer and i want to make apps for my iPod touch but apple wont make it compatible with windows. I was searching the web for how to run a mac program on a "PC" and I came across this ...
0
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0answers
88 views

Install Multiple Skypes on same Pc

Is there any possible way to install multiple skypes to different folders each? And have them run independently? I know i can run two instances of one installation using skype.exe /secondary but I ...
-3
votes
2answers
1k views

Using a Windows Memory Cleaner/Optimization application [closed]

My desktop computer run Windows 8, with 2 GB of RAM installed. It gets really slow when I open few programs. Even when I close a running program it doesn't seem to recover its memory quickly and runs ...
-2
votes
2answers
55 views

Screen lock application [closed]

I'm looking for a windows application that locks the screen but doesn't go to the windows login screen. It would only lock all the inputs such as keyboard and mouse but it would keep the screen on. ...
0
votes
2answers
519 views

Is it possible to pin a windows to the desktop in Windows 7?

I am looking at pinning the window from an application to the desktop in Windows 7. I do not want this window to be on top of the others, just "glued" to the desktop. It could look like what used to ...
0
votes
1answer
90 views

Run small metro App on second monitor

in Windows 8 you can stick a metro app to a side of the monitor so it runs on the side. The problem is, that you can do that apparently only on the primary monitor. Is there a way to display it on ...
0
votes
1answer
155 views

Windows 7: Application Windows Fail to Appear Occasionally

I have a Windows 7 64 bit system which has a strange problem for past several months: After the computer runs for several days continuously a problem is encountered where clicking on the task bar to ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

what is this error “Access violation at address at 00000000. read at address 00000000”"

I recently downloaded an application. but when i try to start running it it throws me an error stating this "Access violation at address at 00000000. read at address 00000000"" I couldnt understand ...
1
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0answers
67 views

Windows slowing down minimized processes

When I minimize the window of a program that is performing some computation - is active, it slows down, if not becoming idle like the OS lowers its priority. When I maximize the window - restore it, ...
0
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0answers
38 views

Application to monitor use of applications?

To make it easier to migrate users from XP to Windows 7 or 8, I'd like to let an application run for several days to list applications that people use, so I know which ones are really important to ...
0
votes
2answers
806 views

How can I overlay a grid on top of Windows? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to overlay an editable grid on top of Windows OS to be able to check if UI elements are aligned. Does this sort of desktop utility exist?
0
votes
1answer
454 views

Monitor/Track data sent over internet by an application

How do I monitor/track (and possibly save) the data that is sent over the internet by an application? Example: I have an application "X", it sends some data over the internet, now I want to know what ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Set up email in Windows 8 Mail without a Microsoft Account/Email Address?

Is there a way to use the default Mail app in Windows 8 without signing in using a Microsoft Account? I'd like to only add an Exchange account and have no need for an extra Microsoft Account on my ...
0
votes
0answers
75 views

Win8 Firewall Apps blocked

i set the Win8 Advanced Firewall to "Block all outgoing connections". Problem is now i can get neither the winstore nor my mail apps to access my microsoft account data (e.g. outlook.com email or sign ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Moving application data to other Windows host?

I'd like to make it easier to move from XP to Windows7/8. The main issue is that it takes a lot of work to identify which applications the user needs, moving the data, and reconfiguring the app just ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to use specific proxy address for specific application in Windows XP?

I have a chat client application. When I connect to internet & chat with other person via that application, the application uses the IP of my ISP to connect to internet & transfers data via ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Run an Application When PC Locked?

I have an application (winpenguin; it creates cute little penguins that wander around your Windows desktop) that I would like to run when my PC is locked. How's this possible?
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps?

Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps? Even for third party ones not intended to be included in the Windows 8 store? I thought the Metro was the future, and I understand why ...
6
votes
2answers
569 views

What's the difference between an application, a process and a service?

I know that an application is a program that you interact with on the desktop, but what exactly are processes and services? Are services classified as processes or is it the other way round?
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votes
1answer
98 views

Last uninstalled application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Windows 7 uninstall log that shows who uninstalled what? I accidenally uninstalled 1 of my applications. (Actually I wanted to uninstall another one) The ...
-2
votes
1answer
149 views

what icon sizes are usually used for software deployment on a Windows OS? [closed]

I have an application that is currently utilizing a generic icon. I want to customize it. A shortcut to the application is placed on desktop by default. There is also an icon in the tray. I am ...
5
votes
1answer
500 views

How do I check the version of a Modern UI (Metro) Application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find the version of a Windows 8 store/RT app I have installed? As any Windows software, Modern UI apps have a release version, but I couldn't find it by looking ...
2
votes
0answers
47 views

Looking For A Good Hardware Monitoring Application [closed]

So I want to be able to see my cpu clock speed, gpu memory clock, fan speeds, mobo temperature, etc. all in one application. Anyone have a good program that they could recommend that would do that ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

app to make shortcuts that will type words

is there some software for windows that will allow me to register a shortcut that will type a certain sentence for example the app runs and when I'm in word/skype/browser and I type Ctrl+Shift+G it ...
-2
votes
1answer
643 views

Is there a way to run an application from within a fullscreen application in windows?

For example, is there a way that you can run your web browser or another program from inside a fullscreen program? I'm using Windows 7.
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Pros and cons about installing appllications on a different drive than the OS [closed]

My OS is Windows 7. When I want to install applications, I choose a drive which is different than the one where my OS is installed. For example, I only have Windows 7 installed on C:, and I install ...
3
votes
1answer
32 views

Applications Installtion Location

Where is the best place to install applications? By default it seems to be the Programs folder in Windows, but this fills up quickly and I now have little of my initial 20Gb OS space remaining. Is ...