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How reset to default TaskScheduler in Windows 8.1

I did some confusion with the taskscheduler and in particular with the maintenance options. How to restore default settings?
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Customize time and behavior of Windows 8.1 Maintenance

I tried to modify the settings of the Maintenance in the Windows Scheduler, but the maintenance doesn't start or doesn't start at the time I set. I only want to set the Maintenance to start at 01.00 ...
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Optimal Environment for Secondary Storage [closed]

What's the best temperature/light/humidity exposure for secondary storage (USB/Flash Drives/SSDs), to mitigate the probability of data loss over time? I'm using SD cards to backup data and would ...
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Will using a bicycle pump to clean my laptop damage it?

I have a Lenovo G580 laptop. Unfortunately, there is no way to access the fan even after opening maintenance hatch, so I have no real way of removing dust from the cooling vents without using some ...
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SMART-Test never finishes

When running SMART-Tests using smartmontools, they NEVER finish. I always get "Interrupted (host reset.)" on various different systems and disks, including Debian in x86 and ARM, OS X on x64, with ...
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Run htop over ssh via single command

I want to run htop over ssh - but launch it automatically on a keyboard-less system with a shell script. My first idea was ssh user@test.home 'htop' but: Error opening terminal: unknown. Is ...
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UPS - practical maintenance advices to help end-user keeping batteries (classic lead acid models) in good shape

I have read that most (maybe all?) UPS devices for personal computing have lead-acid batteries inside. As long as its chemistry, compared to lithium-ion, is very different, I would like to know ...
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How to create a PC toolkit on a single CD for windows 7 32 or 64bit? [closed]

It is my first time creating a toolkit and I do not know how to start. The purpose is to make it diagnose faults, tune the PC and record or backup data from windows PC with no hardware errors that ...
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How to get status of Windows 8.1 maintenance?

How do I get the status (5% complete, 10% complete, etc.) for the Windows maintenance, once it is running? Can that be turned on, if it exists, when not running? I am running Windows 8.1 Professional ...
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Is any special maintenance required for an edible ink printer?

Is there any special maintenance required in order to maintain food safety and keep the printer operating correctly? For example, do I need to manually clean the print head periodically to prevent ...
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How can I perform Disk Cleanup on all user accounts that exist on a computer?

Can you help me with some ideas regarding a possible way that I can use for performing maintenance tasks on all computer users in one shot (e.g. Disk Cleanup, Registry Cleanup)? I would like to kill ...
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What is Windows Automatic Maintenance? and How can I manually disable it? [duplicate]

It really frustrates me and I can't disable it! Automatic Maintenance seems to take forever and reaches 80% in CPU usage or more, if it's ran automatically it stops as soon as I touch the Touchpad but ...
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Does a windows 8 PC REALLY need maintenance every few months by a tech expert? [closed]

OK, is this for real, or is my AntiVirus company trying to pull one over on me? I have a Windows 8 HP Envy laptop a little under a year old. I purchased WebRoot antivirus at Best Buy when I bought ...
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Auto maintanence for Windows 8 will not stay disabled

It is imperative that I disable auto maintenance and do it manually because I need access to my PC at odd hours. I thought I had disabled it by going to Schedule Task > Task Scheduler > ...
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Why does computer slow down after not using for a long time?

I have a computer but I don't use it often (about once a month). Every time I turn on the computer, it slows down noticeably and the fan just gets louder and louder. It still slows down overtime even ...
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Windows doesn't put computer to sleep or turn it off after turning it on for maintenance

I've configured Windows to turn my computer on during the night to perform maintenance: However, I've found that after it does this and finishes maintenance, it doesn't put the computer to sleep, ...
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What is the PCI card that tells you what's wrong with the computer?

First, I'm not sure if this is the correct place, so apologies for that. Second, I want to know how to easily identify the hardware faults. I heard about this PCI card that when connected to the PC ...
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How to check what was installed by Windows Automatic Maintenance?

Windows Automatic Maintenance (on windows 8.1) just finished and during about 2 hours it consumed 6GB of disc space (which is very valuable as I have 128GB SSD only). How can I check what it installed ...
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Include job in bak to be activated on restore

I have a database with stored procedures and a maintenance job that runs some of the stored procedures nightly. When I take a backup of the database, is there any way that I can include the job in ...
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How to protect my portable HDD from physical damage? [closed]

I have a 1TB Portable HDD - Western Digital: My Passport. I usually keep it in my pocket and move around a lot, I wanted to know what I can do to protect it from possible damage (if there is any). I ...
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What should I make my computer do while I'm away from keyboard? [duplicate]

During the day, usually I'm away from my computer for 3-5 hours. I also sleep 6+ hours every night. I run Arch Linux x64 on my computer. Besides the usual things that do not require user ...
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After uninstalling Media Player Classic some shortcuts are left behind

I uninstalled Media Player Classic but some short cuts are left behind that don't work anymore. For example the "Play Video" option when the external hard drive is shown is now invalid. How can I ...
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How to clean hardware with an air compressor?

Can I safely use an air compressor to clean the internal components of a computer or might hardware be damaged if the air compressor is too powerful?
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Defragmentation stops and does not reduce below 52%

In one of my PC a single drive is not defragmenting. When i do it using windows defragmentation option the fragmentation does not reduce below 52%. I tried so many times and facing same problem. Then ...
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How can I clean HOME folder in linux?

There is a way to clean in a controlled way the $HOME folders than usually save cache files? E.g: I have a .config folder with more than 300MB. How can I clean it?. Is there a program that can be ...
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How to open wireless if the function button is not working?

I'm trying to open the wireless connection for HP pavilion laptop but the function key is not working and I have no clue why. Is there another way to open the wireless? Is there a downloadable driver ...
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Can a TRIM capable SSD be used on a non-TRIM system and transferred to a TRIM capable machine for maintenance?

My current system has a slow hard drive, through a PATA interface. SATA interface is not an option. I am planning to replace the HDD with an mSATA SSD through a PATA adapter, though this will not ...
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How do I physically prevent people from unplugging an Ethernet cable?

We have a crowded computer laboratory. We render free Ethernet ports for laptop users. But they don't carry their Ethernet cables with them, they unplug cable of a fixed desktop PC and plug it to ...
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How to uninstall a program on Windows 7 via Linux [closed]

I have a dual boot system which has gathered some problem with malware or some other problem in Windows 7 due to which I am unable to use Windows 7. Is it possible to uninstall Windows 7 programs by ...
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Arch Linux: How to handle patches which only you will use?

I'm using freerdp together with xmonad and it has been giving me a lot of trouble. The super key (or "windows key") is my mod key in xmonad and it has been interfering with my freerdp usage rather ...
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CCleaner for all user accounts

Is there an easy way to make CCleaner clear the browser caches, temp directories, recycle bins, etc., for all user accounts instead of just the one currently logged in? If not, is there a similar ...
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Disable “automatic maintenance” in Windows 8

I'm running a few VMs, and suddenly I noticed my CPU fan was spinning louder than usual. I tracked it down to Windows 8 doing some "automatic maintenance": How can I turn this completely off? I ...
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Should something be done if I drop my laptop on the floor and it looks fine from outside?

Are there any software / hardware tests that one should perform if this happens? Note No, I haven't actually done so. I just need to know about this issue beforehand should it happen in future.
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How to open a netbook case after removing all screws?

My Sony VAIO netbook case is closed, all I could remove so far is a dozen of screws, some covers, the battery and the hard disk. Using a screwdriver I investigated the keyboard keys, the keyboard ...
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How to acquire unique hardware ID of my computer?

I'm going to send my computer for maintenance. But the services at my place have bad reputation, so I think I better be careful. I intend to write down all the hardware ID, so I can know if they ...
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How to maintain VPS server?

Assuming I have no experience in running them, what would be called a good maintenance routine for a VPS server running mail server and LAMP with a couple of sites. I've got one for quite a while ...
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What subsystems are operational when a computer is at sleep mode?

Is it only the RAM, a RAM controller, and perhaps a BUS controller related to RAM controller and a Power system? I assume the CPU is dead, because that might require cooling. And I don't see any ...
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Cleaning system from removed applications trash

Details My OS: Windows 7 Ultimate X64 with SP1 I'm using CCleaner for daily, weekly PC cleanings. Recently during uninstallation of Acronis True Image, uninstaller crashed and closed itself at the ...
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Certain keys on my keyboard stopped working

Ive never spilt anything on my keyboard and they do work some of the time. All the keys that aren't working are on one side of the keyboard, but its not the entire side... 123456789 qwertyuio[]\ ...
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Which malfunctions cause old computers to slow down and crash?

I've had a few computers of my own break after a few years of use, and I've seen computers owned by friends and family do the same thing. They either slow down (even running the original software ...
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is there a tool I can use that will show me the size of directories visually? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows? I was listening to the StackExchange podcast (either 28 or 29) and Jeff briefly mentioned a tool that you could use ...
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Writing scripts for use on multiple system with change in some variables etc

The title may not be much clear. I have written some scripts for housekeeping tasks on the Ubuntu servers we maintain. When ever there is a new deployment for a client, I have to change user ids, ...
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Raid maintenance cares?

Are there any maintenance that should be done overtime to the RAID/HD's related ? Just to serve as an example defragmentation or any other system diagnostic tool or anything... I have SCSI SiI 3132 ...
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Touchpad on MacBook is shiny?

I noticed that the touchpad was getting a little shiny on the middle-most part. I just want to know if there's a way to clean this and restore the laptop to its previous texture? If there's no way to ...
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Is it possible to lower key resistance on a MS Natural Ergo Keyboard 7000?

My old keyboard finally died. Kaput, dead, it will be missed. I've read many good things from coders about the MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, but when I went to the store they only had the 7000 ...
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Blinking of Caps Lock key and F11 and F12 keys being constantly on, on a new HP DV7 notebook

I believe it is related to a faulty keyboard that has very unstable behavior in regards to letter "N". History: Laptop was fine (CPU and GPU and RAM perfectly stable even on heavier conditions ...
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Accessing an additional GUI Windows-XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to allow concurrent remote desktop users on XP without changing dlls? Is there a way to access a 2nd instance of a GUI in Windows XP? For instance, I ...
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Can a Raid5 array be optimized using defragmenting or other maintenance tools?

I have a Lian Li Ex-50 Raid Array setup to be 4x 2TB WD Black in a Raid5 formatted to HFS+ (journaled). The raid array is a hardware raid running through a Sil3132 chipset (SATA2 via eSata ...
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How do I maintain and clean a printer?

Just like computers, printers also collect dust and dirt over time which can staple up and cause opponents to slow down or move incorrectly. Unlike computers, they contain objects that move a lot and ...
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How to reduce heat on palm rest and left side of the keyboard?

I got an Asus N43SL and it's really hot on the left hand side. I can't rest my left hand there for too long, because it's really hot. The problem probably is its harddisk. And the air vent is there ...