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Windows won't check for updates, fails to update manually.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 I've had this problem for about a year now. Unfortunately, I don't have enough reputation to post images directly on here yet, but I can link to screenshots I have uploaded ...
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1answer
25 views

Running an app when the system is idle?

Is there any simple way to run an app or send some keyboard sequence when the system is idle? A solution using AHK is acceptable as well.
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0answers
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Automatic sleep on idle computer at specific battery level

Can I create a task in task scheduler that starts when a specific battery level reaches on idle computer to go to sleep? Windows does give option to make computer to go to sleep at specific battery ...
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1answer
39 views

Windows Power Plan automation

I like to keep my Asus ROG G750JZ(laptop) on all the time and I have already automated sleeping at 01:00 in the morning, auto wake-up on opening the lid. However since I am not using the laptop all ...
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15 views

Server Tasks Automation

I would like to run some tasks on my Windows 2008 R2 server and need some kind of automation. Right now I am running the tasks with my Macro Recorder - BUT - I need to be connected via RDP in order ...
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1answer
28 views

Is there a way to save and replay a sequence of shortcut key on Windows?

I'm executing a repetitive series of shortcuts on Windows. Is there a way to save them and "replay" them automatically? This is supposed to work Windows-wide as I use multiple software on the ...
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1answer
44 views

Batch file to open 4 or 6 internet explorer screens and place them by dividing the desktop equally

I intend to write a script that can open 4-6 IE screens that can be automatically be placed on the desktop. So essentially all of them will get equal space on the desktop. I am aware of the command ...
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2answers
29 views

Auto focus on control panel's search box

I am not sure if this applies to Windows in general or just Windows 7. On my old Windows 7 computer, whenever I would open the Control Panel the search box would be in focus. On my new Windows 7 ...
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0answers
51 views

Script to fire fn + f6 every time computer starts?

My laptop's touchpad has malfunctioned. Every time I start the computer, I have to manually press the keys fn+f6 to shut it off. How can I create a script which does this automatically on every start? ...
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2answers
63 views

Windows 8 - How to create a shortcut that opens several programs

I want to make a shortcut which opens sublime text, chrome and 2 git bash consoles and types some commands in it, and resizes the windows. Is it possible to do it ? PS: I tried .bat but when i try ...
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8 views

How to perform certain tasks when switching from/to Power Saver mode in Windows 8? (Disable services etc)

How can I disable certain services and terminate certain programs automaticly when I let my laptop go into power saver? And then automaticly restore them when I go to "performance" mode again? If ...
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1answer
113 views

Creating a script to open and save a file

I currently have about five thousand 2D drawings, under many directories on one server, and all of them have a .prt extension. These files were created in the 90's using a software called CADKey. ...
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1answer
222 views

How to connect to a VPN on start up?

I need to have a computer at a branch office automatically connect to the corporate VPN to simplify the login process (not forcing the user to press network login down the right). The client machine ...
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1answer
54 views

Automatically start task when computer is locked in Windows 7 Home Edition

I found a tutorial on how to start a task automatically when my computer locks, which required that I use secpol.msc. Unfortunately, this utility is unavailable in Windows 7 Home edition. I went to ...
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0answers
65 views

How to generate DDS (DirectX Texture file) from multiple images?

I am creating a direct X application and I want to put all textures in one DDS file. I have thousands of little .png images (48x48) and I want to put them into one big DDS file without having to ...
2
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1answer
82 views

Tool to arrange browser windows on multiple monitors, interact with web page - all on startup?

Imagine you wanted to arrange content for a video wall type application. I'd like the computer to - upon startup - open a handful of browser windows, potentially interact with them (log in, drill in ...
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1answer
143 views

I want to automate IT tasks and wonder if Python is a good choice [closed]

I am a beginner in programming, mainly toying around with Python and Java at the moment. I want to get a little further and many suggestions reasonably encourage finding ways to implement the language ...
0
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1answer
39 views

Get the title of all the URLs in a list

I have a huge list of URLs and I want to get the title of all of them. Is it possible? (without actually having to visit each and every one of them manually) I'm using Windows 8
2
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1answer
29 views

Close programs when on battery

Is there a Windows application or a script that kills programs when my laptop in not plugged in (and preferably relaunches them when charging)? I have a few background applications that use too much ...
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2answers
95 views

Log a Windows workstation in with user/password from remote

There are a bunch of computers I have to log onto guest accounts every once in a while. I prefer having the guests logged in by the time they arrive, so I'd like to log them on in advance. I used to ...
0
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1answer
156 views

Windows XP/7/8 software installation automation [closed]

I'm a computer technician and I install 5+ windows computers a day. I have no problem with the installation of windows and the drivers as I use DriverPack Solution. The only problem is that I install ...
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0answers
9 views

Eventtrigers on Windows 7 console-based

In my Company I have to set up Event-Triggers. We want to monitor our Event-Logs in a lightweight and easy way. As a Requirement from the management we have to use the System-Tools. So I found the ...
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1answer
101 views

Change keyboard layout automatically based on keyboard being used (Win) [duplicate]

My laptop has an Italian keyboard layout, but after moving to the US I'm using it with a US keyboard attached via USB when at work. When on the go I'm on the IT keyboard and constantly switching ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I schedule my Windows 8 computer to turn on at specific times?

I have searched on google, and all I found was instructions on how to schedule a shut down. A question on this website - "Can my Windows 8 computer turn on by itself?" - had an answer which said "Most ...
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0answers
4k views

Remove app from BlueStacks using HD-Run.exe

Basically what I'm trying to understand is a way to uninstall apps from BlueStacks using CLI. For example, you can run app like this: HD-RunApp.exe Android com.nubee.valkyriecrusade ...
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3answers
475 views

How To Lock Down Windows RT

I have a Windows tablet that is running Windows RT. I would like to "lock down" Windows from a normal user. I would like to remove the charm bar, or disable it. I have an App this is running on the ...
3
votes
1answer
80 views

Burning audio-disc from command line

Is there a command line utility for Windows from which you can make audio CDs out of MP3 r any other common audio format? If there's no true command line it should be able to be made with a input-list ...
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1answer
893 views

Auto answer “Y” to simple CLI command with DOS command

I need to automate the following command that runs on win xp (from CMD window ) D:\Documents and Settings\muser> erase_disk.exe after 10 minutes I get the question: ...
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3answers
194 views

How to launch a windows application when “Target” and “Start in” fields are different

I am writing automation scripts and to start windows application I use "Win + R" command. However I have a problem with applications which has different data in "Start in" and "Target". Obviously ...
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3answers
277 views

Automated file send from remote desktop

I have a main PC (running WinXP), on which Remote Desktop Connection Manager is installed. I use it to connect to a remote virtual environment (running Win 7). Currently, I am able to copy\paste text ...
8
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2answers
713 views

How do I record and run multiple find/replace with Sublime Text 2?

How do I record and run multiple find/replace with Sublime Text 2? I tried recording a macro but, as it seems, Sublime won't record find/replace, only text input etc.
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5answers
234 views

Any method/command/software to perform a relative file move?

I'll explain what's what I'm trying to do. From a project with thousands of files, we want to remove many of them matching a pattern, but we want to store a backup. We are looking for a method to ...
0
votes
1answer
638 views

Registry script to enable automatic updates for Adobe/Java

Is there a registry script or a one click system to enable automatic updates for the following? Adobe Flash Java Adobe Reader This way I can quickly enable these services to download and install ...
1
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1answer
594 views

Windows command to copy file forcefully when that file is used by another process

I am copy a file using copy command. But its throwing some error. copy /y ..\BuildLog.htm . Error is : The process cannot access the file because its used by another process XCOPY /Y is also ...
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votes
1answer
28 views

How to perform zipped mirroring on Windows?

My source is a directory hierarchy. I need to auto-copy the files in the source to a destination directory, but to have each file individually zipped inside the destination sub-directories. ...
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votes
1answer
159 views

Can I have 2 folders from 2 different servers in sync one way

Can I have 2 folder from 2 different server in sync one way! I have a Windows server, Server 1 :public server a Windows server, Server 2: local on my network :under NAT The problem is that I get ...
2
votes
3answers
365 views

How to run a Windows application when the ethernet cable is connected?

We have a laptop that is primarily used offline, but when it is connected to our network (via ethernet cable), we would like to start a backup application. Is it possible? The network address is ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

msconfig overridden with restart

Several times I have gone to msconfig and unchecked SendIt from automatically starting with boot up. Several times, after a reboot, SendIt starts up and a box shows up. Am I doing something wrong or ...
0
votes
1answer
229 views

I need a program that will do a mouse click on the Firefox browser [duplicate]

I need a program that will do a single mouseclick at a certain place on the Firefox browser. Nothing else. It needs to be executable under Windows-XP (an .exe, .vbs, etc.) The mouse click will ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Is it possible to automate bulk PDF printing with specific settings in Adobe Reader?

Around ance a week, I need to bulk print a couple of documents with my desk jet printer (it doesn't support automated both sides printing). I like the Booklet printing feature in Adobe Reader, and I ...
0
votes
1answer
53 views

Automatic Bootup

Is there any way I can make my old laptop, a HP Pavilion dv2225la, boot up automatically say at 7:00 each morning? I know I can shut it down automatically, but boot up? Does anyone have any ideas? ...
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votes
3answers
362 views

Automate clicking of button on program launch

I know how to auto start a program when Windows starts up (by creating a shortcut in the Startup folder), but when the program starts there is a button titled "Proceed" which needs to be clicked. Can ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

Create a resized versions of photo collection and keep it in sync

This is for Windows, but I could run a virtual Linux client if there is an awesome solution not in Windows. I keep a master photo collection, and I need to have it automatically sync to e resized ...
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2answers
283 views

Automatic paste and save to MS Paint in background

I am trying to automate (Microsoft) Paint to paste and save with AutoHotKey while Paint is open behind a full screen program every time I press the PrtScn key. This is the sequence of events that I ...
0
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1answer
72 views

Autokey - What windows application is the Closest Alternative?

In Ubuntu, I use autokey-qt to associate both (1) hot-keys and (2) typed-abbreviations to automate typing and initiate python scripts that modify selected text: sudo apt-get install autokey-qt What ...
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3answers
692 views

Need help creating a batch file to replace “.” with “-”

Like the title says, I need help creating a batch file to replace "." with "-", however I need to perserve the file extensions and it needs to work through the subfolders. I found another post on here ...
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2answers
115 views

Is there a way to switch my keyboard layout based on a trigger?

On my latop, Windows 7 x64 automatically detects when I am at the office and when I am at home and switches the external monitor layout. I also use different ISPs at home then at work (naturally ...
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2answers
187 views

automating script via GIT for windows

I'm running GIT for windows 1.7.11, I have a shell script that I want to automate, I am not willing to bog down my network running the script during the day and I have no desire to come to work at ...
1
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2answers
672 views

Is it possible to make a (Windows 7) executable automatically run when I put in my thumb drive? [duplicate]

I have portable apps on a thumbdrive, and want to automatically run the "menu" app (E:\Applications\Windows\Start.exe) when I insert that drive. I realize (or think I realize, based on a foggy ...
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1answer
92 views

Automating Nightly Build Installation?

Every night a new build of my program is made and copied to a /Builds/ folder. I have a Windows machine that I want to have uninstall the program then install the latest version of the program from ...