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Running multiple concurrent background processes then wait for all of them to terminate, on Windows

Anybody know if there is cmd script that does that and/or a command line tool ready for the job?
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What do I do when a program stops responding?

When a program stops responding, and turns gray and the box that says "this program is no longer responding" comes up, How do I know when to close the window, and when do I wait for it to respond?
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When booting Windows 7, everytime a sceen appears for 10 minutes “configuring updates 0%” before continuing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop Windows 7 from installing some updates which aren't working? Prevent Windows 7 from installing a “critical” updates that crashes the system. Windows Update ...
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WIN Task Scheduler - Wait before shutdown

I have a laptop which performs a task scheduled by Windows task scheduler every 30 min. It is running in the background in the "hidden" mode. It takes about 2-3 min for task to finish. If I then ...
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Windows XP waits for USB drive on almost every operation

I have a problem with my Windows XP operating system, particularly with the USB device that is plugged in - 1TB WD My Book external drive. I haven't found any information about such behavior when ...
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Setting up an alias that waits for the next prompt to enter a command

I'm trying to set up an alias that connects to an ftp site.. so far (with the help of SO :] ) I've been able to create the alias that will connect. I've tried adding the next command preceded by a ...
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How to wait for Autodesk installation to be completed when over the network?

The title may not be all that clear, but I'll do my best to explain better here: Our company is using a bundle of Multi-Seat Standalone et Network licences for Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium ...
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Opera waits indefinitely for certain pages

I have a very strange problem, that from time to time Opera stops opening certain pages. It hangs forever on "Waiting for XXX..." message. The strangest part is, that sometimes problem covers not only ...
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My laptop(windows 7 ultimate-32 bit) keep on repeating the 'Please Wait' stage ? How can I fix this?

I accidentally happened to install an application (just for 64 bit) in my 32 bit laptop. I have kept it on for as long as 4 hours to no avail. I have tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, and ...